July 28, 2010

WOYWW...?

hi Wednesday workspacers!
firstly a bit of an apology...i seemed to somehow insert a link to March in last week's posting...so although it was lovely to have so many unseasonal Birthday wishes...you may not have actually seen what was on my desk!! lol
it was in fact...a wine crate...naked and ready for painting...and now here it is...on my wall...proudly displaying my collection of favourite inkpads!


while i had the paint out...i decided to paint the edges of my most used inkpads and label them so i'd know which was which :0)

as you can see from my Stazon collection...it does not pay to be mean with the paint...a good thick layer makes a much better label!

using the wine crate like this, is not only handy for ink storage...its also created a shelf for me to display the *CREATE* sign that someone gave me forever ago...which leads me on to whats going to be on my desk today...that sign is...as its only half~way through its transformation into something lovely!
hope you all have a sunny, productive Wednesday...and if this post has left you totally baffled...pop over to Julia's she'll explain all :0)

40 comments:

joey said...

Hi Alix

fabulous inkpad storage, I think thats something I need to work on too now.

Joey.x

kath said...

wow love your inky pad storage...thanks for sharing...hugs kath xxx

Sandra said...

What a great idea ... I'm always looking for crafting storage ideas, so thank you very much for this ...it looks fab.

Sid said...

Great storage idea, easy labelling too !!

Twiglet said...

Another great idea for an alternative crafty use for an everyday object!

Wendy said...

What a great project, love the idea of painting the ends of the pads, love the sign

Heather x said...

oh love your ink storage hun :0)
Great desk pics hun :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Darcy said...

great storage alix, you have more patience than me, I printed labels and taped them on, couldn't wait for paint to dry lol

Love the Create sign, I have an 'Altered Art' one that I bought years ago...it's unfinished, actually I think it might be unstarted lol

Pam said...

Great storage, did you drink all the wine!! Hugs Pam x

Rosie said...

Now thats a GREAT solution to the inkpad storage problem! Glad to see that you're working on the sign too!

Linda Elbourne said...

OMG ... you clever thing you ... now get around here with some wine crates pronto ... I have a little job for you :0)

Tracy Evans said...

How organised labelling up all your inkpads, great idea though. Love your cupboard and that CREATE sign is fab. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Sue said...

Hi Alix
luv the stamp storage, and your create sign is lovely, have great day, sue,x

Helen said...

Great idea - and what an excuse to buy wine!!

Carmen said...

Absolutely brilliant idea! I love your create sign too - so purty!

misteejay said...

Fab storage - so much nicer than the plastic boxes I currently have to poke around in.

Toni :o)

Lizzybobs said...

great ink pad storage - thanks for sharing - lv Liz

JoZart said...

Great storage solution and soooo neat! love your CREATE sign too.
Yes! the Cinch is great to use and my friend's 3 year old could push it down to cut the holes quite easily. Haven't made anything fully yet, just played, but another friend has queried squashing the spiral strips down so I'll have to try it out fully.
Jo x

Cheryl said...

oh wow what fab ink storage,hun,love the labelling too,love cheryl xxxx

Yours Artfully said...

I may need to go and purcahse some wine!!!

Julia Dunnit said...

It looks great Alix - and as if you've had it there for ages already being used as a shelf and all; really like the colours you've got going on that Create sign...will be on the edge of my seat for the next instalment!

Cath said...

Great storage and love the sign.

Cathx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The wine crate looks fantastic and I love the 'Create' on top, fab
Anne x

Angie said...

How clever to see the potential ...fabulous storage.

jude said...

Fabulous ink storage and great labelling .Just so organized!
hugs judex

Jodene said...

Wow, what a great use of a wine crate for inkpad storage!
Thanks for your comments on my blog Alix, and to answer your quesiton I am not from the UK. I actually live in Western Australia. I have never met any other Jodene's but have seen a few online (none from Australia though).

Kathleen said...

Brilliant storage idea, love the create sign

angeleef said...

How great of you to come up with the idea to use a wine storer to store your inks. Wouldn't work for me though, I would still be able to knock of most of them as I was reaching for the bottom one :)
Have a nice day!
** Evi **

Claireliz said...

Ooh now theres an idea for inkpad storage, problem is I have no wall space lol Love the create sign :)
C
xx

Serendipity (Christine) said...

Great idea and it all looks so lovely and organised :-)

Jackie xxx said...

OMG - I just love this - where did you get the crate from?

Doone said...

the only thing I can think of that I woudl rather see inthat crate than your ink pads woudl be the wine!!

alexa said...

Brilliant piece of storage - very inventive! Like the labelling the side of the ink pads too: boy, can it be difficult to find the one you want ... Great idea. :)

Serendipity Stamping said...

Wonderful idea for storage and a great gift was the create sign.

Tracey said...

wonderful storage solution. I love your create sign and cant wait to see what more you can do with it. I bet you had a bit of a shock last week with all the birthday wishes lol.

sorry this is late, so many blogs to read through, have a brilliant weekend.
Tracey

Hels Sheridan said...

great idea for labelling your ink pads...mine have little stickers on them but they either fall off or get covered in ink LOL

Spyder said...

I've just bought some new ink ans at last, they now come with little labels so you can do this! Loads of lovely inks!! have a lovely woyww weekend
((Lyn)

Samm said...

Very cute and very tidy!!! x

Chrissie said...

Ingenious and very useful!
Labelling is a great time-saving idea too!
Chrissie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I know I am really late this week, but I was glad I made it by to see that wine rack used as storage space. Looks like you can't be frugal with some paint (grin). I'm crazy about that CREATE piece, too. Happy belated WOYWW.