2 April 2014


Finally, I've shaken off that nasty cold and am blogging again!

I haven't been totally idle... as my physical energy returned, I began to tackle the chaos of my desk area!

This is what I still have to organize *sigh*

... but this is what I've accomplished so far...

... a tidy art cupboard - top...

... and bottom...

So, I'm feeling quite proud of myself :-)

And I've got back into the swing of Giveaways, after a two-week hiatus. Here's this week's

To see more photos and info visit this post and leave a comment to enter the draw on Sunday. It's a lovely book of wisdom, which deserves a good home...

Now, to embark on a global hop of interesting desks gathered over at Julia's Stamping Ground


  1. Well done on your organizing! You've accomplished quite a lot and you have every right to be proud of yourself!
    Happy WOYWW!
    peggy aplSEEDS@19

  2. Hi Claire and thanks for visiting my desk today. Your craft cupboard is fantastic, great pull out shelves too and well done for getting round to organizing your bits. Lots of mags I see under the desk - I have a few piles too and really should get some holders so they're more accessible. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#40

  3. Good morning claire glad you are feeling better and nice to see you back in your crafting room. Looks very tidy
    Lynn x

  4. Thanks for calling by already and for your kind comments.
    Well done you with the tidying and organising :-)
    Annie x # 1

  5. Anonymous10:48 am

    Glad you are feeling better and look how much you've accomplished already! I do love a tidy space, but not enough to stop creating to sort it, till I ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO. :D

    Happy WOYWW!

    Mary Anne (11)

  6. so glad youre feeling better! wow that cupboard - its looking good! I sometimes wonder "where" all those things come from in our homes?

  7. I am glad to hear you are feeling better and your energy has returned. Nice job with the cabinet...I need to do that!

  8. Well it all looks great! It wont take long to do the rest. I cant seem to get anything to stay that way. Thanks for the peek. Roberta 42

  9. I've decided it's impossible to be creative and tidy (well, most of the time). There's so much STUFF, eh? And none of it stacks/fits together. So my motto - enjoy crafting and hang the housekeeping! Have a great week, Chrysalis 53 xx

  10. It all looks wonderfully organised, Claire! It's really hard to keep on top of it, though, isn't it. Why is it that it is so much easier to make a mess than to keep tidy? One of the more unfair of the Universal Laws, I think!! Lol! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. The curved work suface sweeps round 3 sides of the room, and really aids the creative flow in a way I wasn't expecting - I have designated "zones" for different activities but they do seem to overlap and flow into each other which is lovely. So glad you like the teabag art - I can't believe how much potential there is in them. I can't wait to get my sewing machine back from being repaired so I can get on to the next stage!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #20

  11. Very nice and tidy... Wanna come round and tackle my mess when you're done lol
    Happy WoYwW
    Minxy {was #6 now #23}

  12. Hi Claire! Glad you are back! Very tidy work space, and you are very generous too!

  13. I'm a bit late this week but here now for a good snoop. Love your well organised space and had a close up of those pages on your desk - lovely colours.
    Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments, your magnolia is an absolute beauty.
    Ann B

  14. I've found that a good tidying makes for some serious creativity ahead! I bet that your desk is creatively cluttered in no time at all! Thanks for the visit!
    Angie #84

  15. I like the colors you used on the water color paper you have on your desk. I am very impressed with all the organizing, it looks great! thank you for stopping by. See you next week. Diane #69

  16. Sorry for the late return visit
    The tidying up is going well... Good luck with the last leg
    Jackie 5

  17. Glad you are better, guest you must have shaken your cold my way because we are all down with it :(
    You have a lovely craft space. Great job tidying up, your craft cupboard is very interesting and practical.
    Thanks for popping over mine.
    Zee xoxo

  18. Hi Claire,
    So glad you are feeling better. The tidy up is coming along quite nicely. I've been fighting allergies a bit but we got snow here yesterday so I'm hoping for a little reprieve from all the pollen blowing about.

    Can you email me your mailing address? On the package I received it was covered up.

    Thank you for visiting me already! Happy belated WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay (21)

  19. Thanks for visiting my blog, your shelves are so organised now, I love the feeling of knowing where everything is even if it is only for a short while, am almost at the pull everything out and start again time as everything seems to be balancing on something else!
    Dawn #3

  20. Glad you are starting to feel better. Well done on the sorting out, love the fact that you have a light attached to to inside top of the storage, brilliant idea.

    Thanks for visiting my desk already
    kyla #2

  21. Wow, that's great tidying! Glad you are feeling better. Sorry its taken me so long to get around but we sold our house already! Have a great week. #4


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