Thursday, February 25, 2010

poking about in my drawers (not THOSE drawers)


at blog camp, we talked quite a lot about the many drawers in this house. and to be honest, i'd never thought that much about it before. but with three different units that used to stand a little shop somewhere, we do have an awful lot of drawers around here.  the drawer unit above stands in the famed blue room and is in the worst shape. it needs a serious renovation. as you can see, two of the drawers aren't even in it. they're in husband's workshop, waiting to be fixed. but frankly the other drawers aren't that far behind. the knobs don't stay in and often, i have to get the drawer below open and reach up to open the one above. but it serves its purpose, which is the storage of mostly pretty paper.  the blog campers got to partake of the abundance, so they can vouch for how much is there (a totally obscene amount, i admit).

anyway, i promised marie-thérèse that i would give you a peek inside the drawers:

 1 drawer of pretty paper

 one drawer full of paint and painting supplies

 one drawer full of embellishments and alphabets

drawer #2 of pretty paper

 glue gun and various die cutting tools.
and a bar of soap i intend to felt at some point.

 drawer #3 of pretty paper

 oh look, more pretty paper.

what a surprise - pretty paper.

 and drawer #4 of pretty paper.

various miscellaneous goodies.
beeswax for encaustic work, old iPod boxes, etc.
there's also a year's worth of starbucks sleeves.
they would make a great little mini-book, you know.

one drawer is full of CDs (lounge and chill, of course).
and somehow i missed getting pix of the one w/gocco cards, zip-locs and tape.
mmm, tape.

and as for those blue fabric boxes in the drawer holes, one is full of gocco bulbs & screens and the other is sabin's stuff - pipe cleaners, felting supplies and perleplader (for those beads that you iron).

15 comments:

Molly said...

that's an OBSCENE amount of pretty paper! :)

Lynne said...

Ok,that's it.
I've been reading thorug a week's worth of Julochka (as has become my habit now that I seem to be working sleeping working sleeping)and I think I have discovered the secret.
I'm convinced that there is some kind of Danish time warp thing going on that means that even though you also have 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day... your minutes and hours are actually longer than mine.
Like the Genisis "God created the world in seven days" argument that says that each "day" was actually a million years or something...
So you can achieve so much more creatively that I ever can...and its not actually something that I can do anything about. Unless I move to Denmark, and that's not likely in this lifetime. Sadly.

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

What pretty paper! You can learn so much about people just by looking in their drawers.

Have a good day!

Best
Tracy :)

KLo said...

There are so many projects to be done and so little time to do it : )

And I love all the pretty paper ... it's making me feel crafty ;)

Janni said...

If you feel like emptying those drawers, just sell all that pretty paper to me :-), i saw a lot of Cosmo and Sassafrass - my favorits.

Sarah said...

LOL! I LOVE the pretty paper! :) Cool post!

CrowNology said...

Wow.
In true "rock star" fashion, I'd love to have your drawers! ;)
I keep the Starbucks sleeves too...Though, I had no idea what to do with them. Just love corrugated cardboard. :)
Nice place. Will visit again.
Andrea

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

oh yes oh yes you did it!!!!!!!!!!!!

droool, will look at everything again slowly and carefully. (sorry to sound like a perv)

*cough* you put an e in my name *cough*

Thank you for poking about in your drawers in public!!!!!!! I am way too excited over this!!!!!!

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

P.S. I love the paper with the deer!

Char said...

that is a lot of paper...a lot.

i expect some papercrafts pdq

The Fragrant Muse said...

At some point during that visual experience I got an ethereal whiff of old wood with a hint of acrylic paint. It was lovely.

OneGirlCircus said...

OH J, this is such a lovely, lovely set of drawers. I think I have too many shelves and not enough drawers...I'll need to correct that!

And if you need some impetus to finally felt those soaps, I saw this yesterday and thought of you:http://well-crafted.typepad.com/wellcrafted/2010/02/pretty-felted-soaps.html

Barb said...

OMG, I'm totally in love with "what's in your drawers".

And do not touch that cabinet, it is absolutely beautiful just the way it is. There is beauty in age!

Barb
xo

Marilynne said...

I loved looking in your drawers (the wooden ones). I am in the slow process at looking at my storage areas and deciding what can stay and what needs to go. An awful lot of my drawer space holds stuff I just stashed away. It's not particularly important to me.

trinsch said...

wow! i think i could live in your drawers. or at least take a little vacation down there :)