Tuesday, 26 August 2008

I Think It Is About Time We Had Our Dining Table Back

As you can see from the first picture I had taken over the dining table as my work bench. The boxes are full of beads, gemstones and findings and this is not all. Quite a few more boxes are laying in the spare room on the spare bed.
So at the Stitches and Craft Show in Rosehill I bit the bullet and bought a craft cabinet from Arnolds Scrapbook and Craft Supplies. $525.00 was so expensive but I never did get an offer from my 'shopfitting apprentice' son to make me one, so what choice did I have if I wanted my dining table back, I had to buy it. (My excuse anyway).

I just don't know no how long it is going to take me to transfer all my goodies into this cabinet. Tonight I spent an hour just sorting through my Swarovski crystals and glass trumpet flowers. I have so much more work to do that crafting is going to have to take a back seat until I have finished. Only one problem I still need to use the dining table to actually work at, at least I will have more room.

14 comments:

Made By Tammy said...

You kitchen table looks like my kitchen counter, LOL!

Awesome craft cabinet. I think, I need one or two!

Designing Hilary said...

That looks like my dining table as it was a couple of years ago!! I finally moved my "studio" into the bedroom, much to the hubby's dismay. I keep telling him to build me a studio in the backyard ... WITH air conditioning. We are in Texas after all.

jealousydesign said...
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jealousydesign said...

what a great cabinet!
I am lucky to have my own studio for my art work but I can understand it must be diffucult to bead at the kitchen table.

you must show pics when you have put in the beads in the cabinet

Rosebud Collection said...

Now that is what I call being organized..Of course, I am lousy at it..What a great cabinet..

Night Sky said...

Wow!! I am totally jealous of your new cabinet!! It's beautiful, and so functional! Have fun filling it up!

Fish On The Wall said...

Wow- just look at all those lonely empty little trays for your beads!

I think re organizing is the best way to be inspired-- Cause ya have to touch & feel each & every bead you own!

Good luck on deciding the best way to sort them-- by stone? by color? by shape? I DO recommend you putting a small about of your most used items together & at waist height-- I have one for common findings & basic beads-- then I have "back-stock" in a harder to reach location.
Oh- and those Dymo letter tag things- to print out nice neat content labels!

MorganAlexaDesigns said...

What a great cabinet for your stash!
I have my space in a corner of the living room with beads in plastic boxes stacked on a long folding table. It's functional, but not very attractive. I need a curtain to pull around the area. Yeah...in my next life.

Mandy... you've got to take a pic when it's full for us to see. OK?

Silver Canyons said...

that is some cabinet! Woohoo!!!!

Mekhismom said...

My table looks just like that! I thought I was the only kitchen table crafter! I have to get organized you've given me inspiration!

Hot Rocks said...

Oh, that cabinet looks awesome, I am so envious!

otilius said...

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Woodbury Commons said...

Sorting through your Swarovski crystals? Dang, how many do you have. What a huge set of drawers!

Lisa

planettreasures said...

Wow! It's a fabulous cabinet, Mandy - I'm SO jealous!