The foibles of dis-organization.

The next cupboard I am going to work on is one that very seldom gets opened.  Why?  Because my video making light is attached to the door handle and it blocks the use of both doors.

My video work light

My video work light

Boggles the mind to think that anything creative would ever come out of this space of Chaos.

I forgot to take a “Before” picture of this cupboard.  There still is not much in it but at least it is organized.

Book binding cupboard

Book binding cupboard

On the bottom shelf is my newly acquired We R Memory Makers Cinch.  In the center of the shelf is my Zutter Bind-It-All that I’ve had for a number of years.  Next to the Zutter is a Silent Setter tool made by Provo Craft and purchased long before this century went into the double digits.  Sometime around 2006.  Next to that is a Christmas gift I received from a friend.  A Slice tool set.

On the sort of “middle” shelf are my binding wires for both the Zutter and the Cinch.  I can move the shelf pegs down just a bit in the event I acquire more binding wires.

Now to the top shelf.  I’ll start with the right side of the shelf.  My “sane” purchases.  The purchases I made over the years that have a purpose and are used frequently.

There is the Crimping Tool.  I freely admit that this tool has not been used for quite a number of years.

Crimping Tool

Crimping Tool

Next to the Crimping Tool are my hole punch tools.  My We R Memory Keepers Big Bite and my Cropadile.  I do use these.  In fact, I used the Cropadile when I made the tags for the buckets in my other cabinet.

Cropadile and Big Bite

Cropadile and Big Bite

Now to the insanity.  A big basket of insanity to be exact.  This is Plexiglass.  Not just any Plexiglass either.  These are off cuts from some manufacturing facility somewhere in Kansas.  The Yard Store in Wichita, Kansas had shelves full of these off cuts.  I saw the price of 10 for $1.00 and I went nuts.

Plexiglass off cuts

Plexiglass off cuts

You see….my thinking was – and still is….these pieces would make fantastic mini albums.  The “feet”, which are standing upright now, would help to hold the mini album upright.  I have made one mini album using this Plexiglass and gave the finished item to my youngest daughter about six years ago.  Nothing has happened with these since then.

There is a lot of “real estate” to stamp, even heat emboss, attach photos and tons of embellishments.

Lots of creative space

Lots of creative space

Now that I am home and not on the road being a truck driver I think I will make use of several of these pieces.

For now, I’m pleased that all my book binding supplies and tools are in one place and within easy reach.  Now I need to figure out where I will hang the video making light.

Aye Ca-rumba!  My desire to get this room organized is flagging.  The further I go the worse the mess becomes.  I guess it is just time to…..

Put my big girl panties on

Put my big girl panties on

Stick with me.  The organizational mission is continuing.  Buckle up.  It is proving to be one heck of a bumpy ride :/

Leslie

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maureen
    Jan 15, 2014 @ 10:52:48

    You should keep your chipboard in there, too. And I confess that I myself have plexiglass squares when one of the stores at the outlet mall was selling their fixtures. I’ve used some to store cling mount stamps, and it’s nice to be able to flip through them when I need them. Right now, I just have some of the larger sets that I bought just the rubber and had to attach the cling foam and cut out. Many of my stamps are in CDs, but I wanted an option for storing them together, rather than to split the collection out into many CDs.

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    • Message In A Fold
      Jan 15, 2014 @ 11:25:06

      You will see in another post (tomorrow’s maybe – I can’t remember) I have one entire cupboard designated for my chipboard. I’ve lost my mind I think.

      You’ve given me an idea for using the plexiglass pieces. Thank you for putting in your two cents. That is worth a Million Dollars!

      Love you my friend – Leslie

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  2. gardenpinks
    Jan 15, 2014 @ 19:08:39

    Well done Leslie on getting to grips with the job in hand. You will beat our craft room into submission 🙂
    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx

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