So you might remember a time nearly a year ago already when I sketched up my new work station plan, got it all priced out, and ready to go? Yeah, well....it's not happened yet. So many other things keep leap frogging to the top of the list.
It is what it is.
In the meantime, I just keep shuffling things around trying to create a more accessible work enviroment. It's a constant juggle. Last week I brought my cardstock files to the top of the desk out from under the desk. I put some of the lesser used items down below.
And yes, I sort according to the rainbow. It helps me sleep better.
Above the rainbow are six other files
- My newest Creative Memories things
- My Technique Tuesday papers
- My planners/paperwork/schedules
- My newest purchases
- Layouts to be filed
- And the empty one is for guest spots/Scrap Review product/Get it Scrapped lessons/other things I'm working on. I should be getting a box soon to shove in that slot. *tease*
The concern now is that it's more exposed to the sun.
No matter what they tell you, cardstock will fade.
So. Plan B.
My thought was to simply velcro a piece of fabric to create a shade of sorts. When I went up to my stash I found this piece that I had picked up at a garage sale who knows how long ago and was already sewn - having covered something or another in that person's home. I wondered what the chances were that it would fit my tower, then thought - no way.
But look at that - it's like it was made for it. I wonder if that person had a cardstock tower too?
Because of the way it was made, I had to put it on my tower backwards otherwise I would have to slip the whole thing off to get to my cardstock. Forget that. With it tho, my sides and top are now protected and I only had to worry/fix the front.
I went through my pile of embroidered linens and found this one that I bought for a quarter (I know, right?!) this summer. I put a couple pieces of velcro on it, and put it in place. It's perfect. Although Wendy informed me that the top birdbath is upside down. That does a little bit make me twitch, but the option was to sew a piece of fabric to size, and my sewing machine is such a chore to pull out these days. Maybe someday when I line up a whole day of sewing projects.
I like this though.
Now all I have to do is lift up the linen and grab the piece I need.
I'll straighten/fix the top part of the premade piece - the next time I pull out my sewing machine.
That's it from me today.
Now to bring Mark to preschool and race back home to create.
I create the most on Wednesdays.