Friday, 9 January 2015

And Now the Fun Begins......

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.
I have pieces by the wonderful Lin Cummings and Paris Miniatures.....
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......

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  1. Hi Janice! I think that the fridge is the perfect size and will come in handy during the summer months too.
    I have also have opted for the translucent craft containers after years of having had bits and bobs stashed in shoe boxes and becoming "Missing Minis". It makes life a LOT easier. It will be like Christmas all over again, as you get your lot sorted out. I know that technically it is work, but what great fun! :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Oh it is great fun and I am discovering old friends as I go through. I had to run out today for more storage boxes, the small ones with compartments so I lost a lot of time. Now I think I have most of what I need so I can get stuck in.

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  2. It already looks like you have been very busy. Hope the rest goes well and looking forward to reading your updates :)

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    1. This is where my work starts and I think I may take longer than the builders!!

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  3. Estás haciendo un buen trabajo con el orden.Está quedando sensacional.

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  4. Wow, Janice! What a Paradise of a workspace you have!!! I can't wait to see all your projects lined up together! As for the "Art of Organizing" ... I wish there was a simple way to do it! It seems that no matter how much you "plan" there is always not enough space so things get put with the wrong sort of stuff.... Really, until the house is "finished" there isn't a good place for the parts! So we wrestle with Chaos! I wish you luck on your organizing.... You are braver than I am!

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    1. I must admit to being a bit daunted by the sheer volume of stuff at the moment but I have kept to the plan today and sorted my paper, wood and a small craft unit I used to keep on my old desk. Tomorrow I am going to find a home for the painting stuff I hope.

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  5. Te espera un gran trabajo,pero ya veras como el esfuerzo se ve recompensado,tendrás todo a mano y visible.
    Besos.

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  6. Must be fun finding all those things you forgot you had. How great to have such a big space all to yourself.

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    1. Oh I am so lucky. I am having so much fun.

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  7. Has hecho un estupendo orden, así será mucho más fácil el trabajo, también me ha ocurrido comprar algo nuevamente por no encontrarlo.
    Teniendo espacio es mejor así.
    Un abrazo
    Maite

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  8. Rediscovering all these hidden treasures, it's like Christmas all over again. With all your new space you will have such wonderful room to display all your pieces. Looking forward to seeing more pics of your progress.
    Jenn

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  9. I am definitely having a second Christmas Jenn. I haven't been able to do much today family and dogs got in the way.

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