Moving in day has arrived and I must admit to feeling a little nervous and not a little daunted by the task ahead of me. First things first I installed my mini fridge soon to be filled with reviving cordials, well diet coke.
I have bought a variety of drawer inserts from Ikea. Not sure how many I will use but I wanted a them on hand. Any I don't use I can take back.
I have a lot of my miniatures stashed away in plastic Fairy boxes by project. These are all pieces for my Potage's Cauldron Shop some of which I had forgotten I even had so I have transferred them into this craft storage box so I can see what I have. Storing them by project has often meant craft supplies sort of disappear into drawers and I end up buying the same items because I can't find what I need.
So, I am going to sort through everything bit by bit and try and make everything much more accessible and not leave tools and the such like along with cauldrons for example. I now seem to have two wire strippers both of which were tucked away rather than sitting where they should be with my lighting supplies.
Now all my Cauldron shop items can be easily seen and readily accessible.
I also discovered my very small collection of Stokseyware, I am sure I have some more somewhere, that I intend to display in a shop box by Jill Bennett
I have decided to place some of my miniatures in a sort of dummy show rather than hiding them away again now I have a bit more room. I might have to re-think this as I go along as I may be being a little profligate with the additional space my work shop is giving me but this is my plan.
So, in line with this I am keeping out one of the market stalls I bought in Holland and I have placed some of the gingerbread minis I have been able to uncover. I am beginning to wonder how many minis I may have inadvertently mis-laid or lost altogether in the general chaos of my storage.
now I need to find the others. Displaying them like this will also make me keep an eye on what I actually have and stop me buying too much stuff!!
Then I discovered these two pieces by one of my favourite miniaturists Lory. I love her whimsical pieces as well as all her cheeky vegetables and beautiful teapots. These two pieces will go in my glass cabinet they are too pretty to be stashed away again.
Well a few boxes were sorted and unpacked to day but by the time I had finished playing, er I mean sorting, I realised I am going to have to be a little more organised with my organisation if you see what I mean.
I need to unpack in a more orderly way otherwise I am going to run out of room fast because I am using up drawers willy nilly at the moment. Tomorrow I am going to sort through all my craft paper, then fabrics, then glues and so on. After all I am only going to do this once......