Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WOYWW 281: The one where she returns to the fold

I'm back and joining Julia, my dear internet friend at Stamping Ground

with my latest new storage unit.

But first, it's time to get the obligatory rocking horse(s) out of the way.  I may have shown one of these before, but never both and never together.

I came up with the bright idea to create a legend, so I would know what was in each tray.  Not so bright when I realized I could remove the trays and take them with me to various areas of my craft room or basement studio.

That's when I decided to figure out a way to adhere removable labels to the trays.  (As an aside, the plastic tubes will be cut to hold the bobbin thread from wandering and getting tangled)  

But for now, I'm sticking with the legend as it stands, since most of what I have in these drawers so far is thread and a few rubber stamps I've segregated for easy access.

The two rockers I showed before were for "show."  These three will now live on top of this rolling cart.

Our beloved Julia likes us to keep things short, so I hope this hasn't been too boring and long.  I might have gotten a bit carried away since I'm so happy to be back among my friends and WOYWW family.  I ask that you please leave your number, since it's so much easier to find you that way.



37 thoughtful remarks:

Patsy Paterno said...

Hi Elizabeth! The first set of horses are rather dignified, and the second are more whimsical! You know I sent you a second ATC with a rocking horse for the anniversary and as it still has not arrived I suppose that is lost too! :^((( Oh well... one day i will make a third, They say the third one's a charm, so I expect you will get that one...when I get to make it!!! Nice to see your new organizer. I make a legend for my whole room!!! It's very useful! #6 patsy (wow! I actually remembered to put a number!)

Helen said...

Love today's rocking horses! Your new storage unit looks very useful (and full already). I hope your labelling works well for you. (yes, they are mica powders, they're new and if I'd thought about it they could have featured properly on my desk, lol!!) Helen 4

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a fab organizer .. reminds me of the hairdresser there were the hair curlers for the permanent curles in such an organizer... good 20 years ago I had my last permanent curles... was a stupid hair fashion lol. Ma hairdresser told me there are still older women getting this nowadays....
o.k. why not ... it was handy ....

I saw such an organizer at IKEA's recently... for sure I will take such a thing for me when my craft room will be ready once.

Eliza said...

Now these are really lovely rocking horses, I think I like the second pair more, not really sure why. I still have a rocking horse die cut on my desk to post to you, hhmm must get that UFO out of the way too. I have special containers for my bobbins and threads and it keeps them perfectly and labelling is a must, I have everything labeled. Hope you have a wonderful crafting week.

Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan
Happy WOYWW #8

Mrs.D said...

Morning Elizabeth, what a super storage unit, the drawers are not too deep, just right for sewing threads, and such a lovely array of colours too.
Those horses are all very dignified and superior looking.
Chris#15

jill said...

A good & useful storage unit Elizabeth . Happy woyww Jill #29

sandra de said...

Lovely to see you back in woyww. I think many of us have had a little break.... life just gets busy. Nice set of tidy drawers and of course very sweet rockers.
Sandra de @15

sandra de said...

So true ... Vietnam is definitely the war that has had a huge impact on our generation. For DH and I it was really important to go and see where his friends/relatives had fought. Sandra de

Annie said...

Hi Elizabeth. It's good to have you back in the fold...you have been missed and so have your rocking horses :-)
Love the new storage [esp full of threads] and the latest 4 horses are gorgeous.
Hugs,
Annie x # 31

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Elizabeth, you're back!! Hooray, I've missed you :-)
Blimey girl, you have more threads and bobbins than I do!! I think I'm sadly lacking in the thread department, especially the metallics. I'm hoping to get more into free machining embroidery so I may have to go on a little of shopping expedition...oh dearie me :-)
Hugs, LLJ 21 xx

Chrysalis said...

Welcome back - and what a lovely thing to collect, rocking horses. They are so evocative of childhood, I reckon. How organised you are! My threads just cosy together (and overflow) in a large sweet tin! I always have to untangle, which makes your plastic tube idea a great one! Happy WOYWW, Chris # 3

Angela Radford said...

Love the rocking horses and pleased to see you. Better go now so you are not distracted from your tidying up job, it's looking very organised. Happy crafting, Angela x

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I love the storage unit and just look at all those drawers! I've looked at those before but somehow just never purchased one. I do love the idea! And of course there is a flat surface on top and just perfect for the rocking horses! Love them!
Glenda #46

Lisca Meijer said...

Brilliant idea to keep everything tidy. I love it.
Thank you for the tip of keeping spools between two tubes.
The rocking horses are beautiful. Do you collect them?
Thank you for letting me have a peep of your workspace,
Have a good week
Lisca#32

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

That drawer unit looks very useful - I have something similar, just smaller. Those rocking horses rock! Have a great Wednesday! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #45

Regina Hamilton said...

That's a fantastic storage unit. Your rocking horses are stunning. I love seeing them. #1

see you there! said...

What a useful looking storage unit. I enjoyed the rocking horses as I always do.

Darla

Ohhh Snap said...

Yay, you're back : D. Love the rocking horses! The new storage is fabu, I love it when I can pull out a drawer without muss and fuss. And oh my bug what a great idea bout the tubing and bobbins! I'm thinking I'll combine it with the golf tee to store the bobbin with the spool of thread I saw on pinterest. Happy WOYWW! #56

Robyn said...

we've been spending so much time together, I didn't notice you were MIA here.

Love the new storage
thanks for visiting and the kind words!
robyn 18

Marit said...

It's been a while since I visited your blog, glad to see you (and the horses!) are still rockin'.... love the storage unit and all its possibilities! The plastic tubes are a great idea! Happy woyww and a big hug from rainy Holland, Marit #59

artatag said...

Hi Elisabeth,
very cool storage unit and I love the yarn colours! I just wonder how many rocking horses you have...
Hugs
Gabriele 33

~*~Patty S said...

Your wooden rocking horses are so very handsome and compliment one another very nicely E!
Great storage you have there. I have a similar set up but made the mistake of loading up a couple of the drawers and when they got heavier they wanted to slip out of the tracks...clearly a case of too much stuff here.
Making a chart of what you have in your drawers = wowee that IS very organized...maybe in my next life LOL
oxo

Krisha said...

Gorgeous rockers!
I had one of those storage units when they first came out. I LOVE the concept, but the screws kept loosing up and the drawers would slip out of the tracks. Maybe it was because I thought it would hold everything I own.....LOL I finally kept the drawers and the metal top and trashed the rest of it. I have found, for me, the Iris carts are the best, but they don't have as many drawers. Now I see more and more of this style of cart in Blogland. They must be designing them a little better.....but I think it was just me....grin
Krisha #61 I think

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Elizabeth, and hugs to Bleubeard. Love your new storage, and your rocking horses are ace as always. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #28 xx

Bernice said...

A great storage system you've got there and cute rocking horses to keep you company!
Bernice #36

Peg Robinson said...

Great storage and organization. I always love seeing your horse collection. These have a lovely home. Peg R #20

Bridget Larsen said...

Glad to see you back on WOYWW, have missed your posts. Love that new storage system, have always looked at them but never game enough to get one. You have a lot of cotton
Bridget #9

fairy thoughts said...

Hi again ... I just commented on your latest post and then realised that it wasn't your desk post .... even though there was lots of desk photos .... ha ha
good luck with the sorting
janet #22

Monica said...

This morning i was without internet service due to some technical issue that despite a detailed explanation sort of whirled over my head. That is a good way to store thing . Being able to move the drawer means you don't have to remember to move the used items. Like the horse collection. My new kitties like Bluebeard.

Cazzy said...

Hi Elizabeth and Bleubeard, Happy WOYWW.

I love your new unit. I tried labelling my stamp boxes but as I have around 40 of them and I keep rearranging them better - or I did, and lately selling a few, and the labels and numbers I have tried so far have all fallen off at some point - I sort of gave up, but I really should do it, I bought a label printer and have never used it!
Love the rocking horses, especially the little one.

Cazzy x #66

StampinCarol said...

I just LOVE all your horses!! And that's a nice storage unit! Are all the drawers the same depth? Hope you have a happy WOYWW!
Carol N #58

Sharon Madson said...

Hi Elizabeth! Welcome back! Love those rocking horses. And a great storage. I think we all like storage items as well as our "sutff" we store! LOL #77

Dianne said...

yay for a new storage unit! love your rocking horses...and made me smile with your 'legend' for organizing :) you are our ever scientific & organized artist! like the rainbow of threads too...it's a quilter's thing...♥

Shoshi said...

Great storage unit, Elizabeth, and I love all the rocking horses! Nice to see you back on WOYWW again.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #42

Halle said...

I've seen those carts before...although I think they had more colorful drawers. Anyway...I considered one myself but didn't pick one up. You'll have to let me know what you think of it after some use.

Sue said...

Hi Elizabeth, I am loving looking at your blog. What wonderful projects.

The rocking horses are fab.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #17

Kyla said...

Welcome back. I was admiring your horses and storage but my eyes were caught by your lovely thread stash....ooh, some lovely colours in there.

Thanks for visiting my desk already
Kyla #11