More than a few Boomdeeadda visitors have commented or wondered where I manage to store what seems like an endless supply of scrapbook ‘stuff’. Mr B sometimes wonders too. Heck, he may even think I have too much I don’t know about you, but I prefer to have all the little bits and bobs
hidden out of view. Small box’s from The Dollar Store or something I find on sale, like these aqua shoe box’s ($3.99 each) are useful. Even better, a pretty decorative keepsake box like this one. It contained fab gifts from Alys. Bonus, it’s not only functional, I’m reminded of her generous and lovely nature every time I use it.
If you’re a regular visitor here (BTW, thanks so much), you’ve probably come with me to the Antique Mall more than once. It’s easy to pickup a pretty sugar bowl on the cheap when the creamer has been broken by some ‘butter-fingered’ klutz (GUILTY) or a vintage planter, once celebrating the arrival of a baby. Vintage vases, candy dishes and even the odd glass egg cup all beg to come home with me and join the hodgepodge party. I simply fancy working around pretty things when I’m working on pretty things :D. I’m just silly-happy and I think, more creative in this environment. It’s like baking in a fabulous kitchen, it just tastes better. Do you find that too?
Hey now, I’ve gotta be honest or as Dr Phil says, “let’s get real people”. Sometimes things go off the rails. It might even get right out of control (Martha wanna-be’s, overt your eyes). Yowzer, not so pretty hey? Nor functional.
Then I spotted an item on Pinterest. A ‘RASKOG‘ !!!! A RASK-what (said Petals) ??? Well, I quickly got ‘The B Team’ together to develop a plan of attack.
Blossum demanded the Instructions, pointed out the important parts and supervised.
Blossum is a little bossy at times, but I love her
Then she got sidetracked when Petals went to her new office.
Why the RASKOG you ask? Or, “Varför Raskog?” As they say in the homeland. Do any of you regulars know the answer to this ancient Swedish mystery?
Because it’s a colour to die for !!! Right? I mean, it matches EVERYTHING in my craft room right down to my custom painted craft room chair !! Wait, am I using too many exclamations !?
Besides that, it’s got three levels and easily moves around your workspace. Look at all the gear it holds right at my crafty finger tips.
I love it so much but hey, I’m not always an organizing ‘Diva’. This is how I corral all the crafty bits I’m using on a current project. A recycled piece of cardboard moves around my workspace easily too.
Either way, if you find your creative space is getting a wee bit out-of-control there’s a ton of inexpensive or free solutions to get you right back on track. ((( Alys ))) made me this little lantern, I think it says it well.