Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Progress in the craft room

I was asked by one of the lovely ladies in the international desk hop if I could show more of my room. It is currently missing a lot of my stash, as my girlfriend and have been doing all our work on her kitchen table. It will slowly move it's way to my room over the next few weeks.
So here is my room as it stands currently.

I have a lot of work to do, in order to get it fully functional but I am looking forward to it.

Oh and the picture hanging on the wall behind my computer is a sample of the sort of work I do for a living. It took me 12 months to finish it, as I was always too busy making pieces for other people lol.

What's on your work desk Wednesday 125

I thought I would take part in a little but of fun this week. I have now got the basics of my craft room set up and have been able to get some work done.

I think this little guy is from greeting farm. I am doing a series of cards for my monthly craft stall in Kalamunda, Western Australia
If you want to join in with WOYWW to can visit Stamping Ground and join in with the fun.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

A trip to the dentist

Archer had his first dentist checkup yesterday. I was amazed a how well he did, considering how unpredictable he can be with new and strange sensations.The dental nurse was fantastic and was completely ready for anything. However, Archer took it all in his stride. He giggled a little when the nurse was checking his teeth for carries. It must have felt funny.
On the positive side, he has perfect teeth. I had to laugh, as we haven't been able to clean his teeth until recently and for most of the time, we use fluoride free toothpaste. I felt like giving myself a high 5 as I don't think our kids need all the fluoride that is in the water, plus toothpaste.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

The new craft room

Well the move has been and gone. Thought I would show you the very first photo of my new craft room.
My old dining table is now my craft table. I have reduced the size of my office desk. I am hoping this will help me to keep clutter off of it. I am planning to put up some shelving and a rack or two to store my punches etc. I hope this new space will inspire me to get out the sewing machine again too.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

27 fling boogie.

I made the decision today that my desk needs to be cleared. This seems to be a regular occurrence, but it gets easier each time. I will show you how I do it.

I start with my tools. For my office I use 2 trays and a rubbish bag. One tray is for put away/filing, the other is for shredding and the bag is for rubbish. The aim is for improvement, not perfection.

 I then find 27 items to be filed/put away, 27 for the bin and 27 to be shredded. The last one for me has been a recent revelation. I used to hoard lots of paper, because I thought it needed it all and the thought of sorting through it was too much for me. When I discovered Flylady, I discovered how easy it can be..... And fun!

The most important part is that when you have sorted the area and got each of your 27 items, you have to throw the rubbish immediately, file the filing/ put away items and shred the shredding. Otherwise you will never really declutter the offending area.

As you can see, my desk isn't perfect. However, I know that I can find everything I need and it will make really easy to pack later this week. Hope you have been inspired. Have a great day!

Friday, 7 October 2011

The innocence of a child

I had a fantastic "Mum and Son" day today.  I love it when we get to have time together, as is a rare thing for us to have a day of just us. Between buying new school shoes and getting his hair cut, he is feeling like a prince at the moment.
This afternoon, we went to do the grocery shopping. My awesome boy thought that everything I said or did was worthy a gut busting laugh. I haven't had so much fun with him in ages. The best part of it was, that when we got home he happily amused himself with educational entertainment. He didn't get off of the computer for over an hour, but he was the happiest I have seen him in ages.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

A day at the park.

We had a get together at faulkner park today, with WA Special Families. The kids had a blast and I got to meet some parents with similar situations. I really enjoyed getting to meet some like minded parents. It was a great break from all of the packing and phone calls for the new house.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Journey to our new life.

My family has just bought our first home. All the excitement had been a little overwhelming. My ds Archer, must have thought it a wonderland, as he ran around checking it all out. We are all looking forward to the move. I am especially looking forward to having a designated work space for my craft activities.

Getting Back in the swing of it all

I had a blog years ago. I let it go by the way side. So much so, that I can't even remember what it is called LOL.
So now I am determined to get back into it. My goal is to show you what I am making, how I am decluttering and streamlining my home and give you an insight into my life with 2 wonderful kids.