Today's the day we get to visit the desk Julia Dunnit and a lot of other crafters. You can find the website and the information about what's on your work desk Wednesday here. Well I've kind of been missing in action for a couple of weeks and for good reason. First I spent a wonderful weekend with friends at an Irish Hooley, visiting the Titanic exhibition, and The Downton Abby exhibition.
While I was gone I found out that my granddaughter was in the ICU unit at University Hospital. I spent about a week running back-and-forth there. Never fear she is doing much better and back home.
Once I was back home and had some free time I really tore into my studio. I've been working on reorganizing again and decided to take everything out of my containers and sort. Well as we all know things get worse before they get better.
Rules for my happy organization, love it or lose it. Set goals and rewards.
1. Sort into a 4 section system
Letters and numbers
A-Z themed items
There is no miscellaneous.
2. Keep things together that go together and set a date goal to use it.
3. Store things the way you think about things. If bunnies mean Easter then store them there. If B is for Bunny then put it a-z.
4. Try not to overthink it.
5. Set purge goals. Be prepared to purge. Have a box ready to keep things you will never use. Decide where purge things are going. You can have these everywhere. In the laundry, kitchen, bath. When box is full, give it away.
6. Paper organization three sections sentiments-themes, rainbow, calendar-year.
Light to dark solid then multi theme. Pull papers that go with the intention it was purchased for originally. Kits and stacks label to remind yourself with a number or system. Add that number or system to the 4 sections above so you can pull it out to use it when you are working out of that section. Start sorting into vertical storage A-Z. These can be broken down later. A can mean animal' ancestry or any "a". B can be baby, beach, birthday and so on. Sort the Alphabet section again later.
Maybe this will help you too.
So to reward myself I took a couple of breaks and made a few things.
These are cards made with dies from Tailored Expressions and using Pan Pastels. More about that in a previous post. And yesterday was Kraaft It Live at the Kraaft Shaak working with Pastels.
This is a drawing I completed with pan pastel while working along with an online video chat from Kraaft It Live. Well I'm off to see what everyone else is been doing Tata for now.