Although the calendar says August, I pretended it said April and got up to some Playhouse Spring Cleaning these few days passed. You may remember how dirty my TV and windows were, so those got a wash. And instead of wood, I axed a bunch of paper.
So this is what I'm currently working on at my desk:
(The sharp-eyed will notice that I was obviously the victim of a robbery since you were last here. I mean, obviously. It's the only pliable explanation.)
Some of you may remember how happy I was when I got my new drawers last September. Fresh elastic will do that to a girl. But the truth was, while I was happy about the new drawers, I had squalms. I mean the papers all fit and I certainly liked them better corralled in the drawers rather than achoo and scrunched in the trays, but, well, it wasn't all that user-friendly.
With weak and thin-skinned granny hands and a bad back, how stoopid was I to establish a system where I had to bend over and lift up and leaf through 500 sheets of paper to find the one I wanted?! And, people, I have several drawers of the schtuff collected since the last century.
The cool thing about joining in the WOYWW hop is that it is so nonjudgmental when it comes to our craft spaces. We are sometimes horrified in equal parts by how messy / neat we keep the areas where we all do our crafty magic. But we understand that all of us are creative, no matter the condition of our desks!
Personally, the hamster and I have so much clutter and chaos happening up in the party in our head, that we work best under Neat and Orderly conditions. Thus, here now are my patterned papers cut into either 6x6 or 6x12 sheets, sorted, and tabbed.
I even made a card in celebration:
So that's the news from around the Playhouse. How you doin?
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