Friday, January 13, 2012

Crafty Parcels

Morning folks....yes it's time to share the crafty parcels that arrived yesterday in the cubbyhole...I love crafty parcels especially since I rarely get any for Christmas...the perfect excuse for having a bit of splurge.  I've been thinking for some time that the cubbyhole was sorely in need of some new storage...something a bit more streamlined so that all the products and tools I use everyday are right at my starting off with a revolving Tool Caddy and Timmie's fabulous Crafty Spinners...can't believe how I managed to live without these for so long...
 all neat and tidy and leaving me so much more space on my workdesk...
Revolving Caddy from Sir Stampalot
Craft Spinners from Artist Trading Post
great customer service from both companies....arriving in super duper fast time
this CD holder used to hang on the wall in the family room but was destined for the bin until I had one of those rare lightbulb moments...perfect for storing oft used ink pads...extra workshop ink pads and sticky down stuff ...I just need to find some time to label up the rest of the blending tools and all those inkpads...but retail therapy isn't much fun when it's the boring storage stuff so I had to include some play stuff in the shopping Hero Arts Stamps and some of their brand new Mid Tone Chalk Ink Pads...
and The Furry Boy's "cheer-me-up" parcel from Craft Obsessions bumper sale arrived...and well done Buddy...he obviously pays attention...all essential cubbyhole re-stock items.
Crikey the weather here has turned's bitterly cold with snow forecast and seeing as this is Friday the 13th...I'm not in the least bit superstitious but I've had enough of gremlins for one week...I'm having a snuggly warm "keeping a low profile" cubbyhole day chasing those deadlines...I'll leave you with a sneaky peek and see you all tomorrow for another fabulous challenge over at Penny Black Saturday...
hugs Kath xxx


  1. I'm suffering from storage envy Kath! Fab idea to re-use the CD storage! Will keep an eye out for one of those in the future! Hugs Karen x

  2. Fantastic idea on the cd storage unit Kath, I have one hiding in the loft, will be getting that down asap, love the crafty goodies you got sorry I mean(Buddy ordered) and love the Spinner storage for Timmie's distress ink tools, the cubbyhole is looking good, can't wait to see more of the sneek peek x x, stay warm, Hugs May x x x x x

  3. Wow Kathy, I love all your storage & goodies! I've also been drooling (keyboard is soaking wet) over all your wonderful creations now that the blogland god is playing nice again. I love stopping by to see your gorgeous cards xoxoxo

  4. Morning Kath...i'm new to your blog and very inspiring it is too...i'm very short of suitable storage so up-cycling an old CD holder is genius...sounds like you have the perfect excuse not to leave the cubbyhole today with that weather forecast...MelXx

  5. Ooooh thanks for that Kath I have been looking for a carousel like that and have just placed my order with Sir Stampalot, you can't beat retail therapy to chase away those January blues xx

  6. wow that caddy...must check them out!! Clever idea using the CD rack...perfect for all those inks etc.


  7. I love seeing how everyone stores their stash. Some lovely new storage and some fun stuff too.

  8. Wonderful storage, it all looks so tidy. Enjoy your new craft goodies. Big hug to Buddy.

  9. Ooh YES . . . total RESULT on the storage front . . . except . . . SHOCK HORROR . . . some of your ink pads are stored SIDEWAYS . . . cardinal sin. Tut tut! I am very worried about them!

    LOVE that spinner storage unit . . . will have to use your link now!

    Happy Crafting xxxx

  10. The caddy's greatn Kath, bought mine before Christmas, everything to hand, great. Keep toying with the inky sticks holder. Great new buys. Carolxx

  11. Great new additions to your craft room Kate, very impressed with all your storage. My problem is, I don't have a craft room so cannot leave things lying out for handiness. Invested in a new computer desk, the other one fell to pieces!

  12. Ah, lovely to have a bit of retail therapy, Buddy knows you very well obviously! I have one of those revolving storage caddies, had it since last Christmas and haven't used it yet!!! Looking forward to getting back into the swing of things at PBSC tomorrow, been a very busy week unfortunately.


  13. Oooh Im loving all your crafty purchases! Especially the new storage, I want it all! lol xxx

  14. afternoon Kath,
    I have just unearthed an old cd case after seeing yours turned into shelving space!!! I asked santa for some shelving in my 'happy place' but he failed to come up with the goods. Maybe I can adapt, recycle and reuse... the new project looks exciting can't wait to see it in full
    Wintry feel to the weather here in Elgin too...a weekend of crafting methinks!

  15. Oh I've got a revolving desk storage too just need to find space to put it on my desk. Love the CD storage too.
    Enjoy playing with your new stash.
    Hugs Erika.

  16. Love the storage ideas Kath, and of course, casting a little beady green eye over your new goodies.... Have a lovely weekend,
    En xx

  17. love the new storage.i am desperately in need of craft room re vamp,storage is a big problem.Love the new goodies can't wait to see the sneeky peek.Keep warm n snug.Hugglesxx Cuddles for Buddy.xx

  18. Nothing like a little retail therapy. And Buddy did a wonderful job. Brilliant idea to re-use the CD storage! Can’t tell you how much I wish I could take part in your workshops, only that pesky ocean stopping me. Keep warm.
    Blessings Bernie

  19. Sneaky peek looks lovely Kath.

    I've been thinking about one of these revolving caddies for a while. I've also been looking at the new Hero Arts stamps and trying not to buy!!

    Kat xx

  20. ooooooh - those TH spinners! I Have finally treated myself to two packs of blending foam so I can start using one for each colour of Distress Ink. Only one handle as yet but that will have to do for the moment. Working on the sponge daudbers - one for each colour.
    Hope you nailed some of the deadlines.
    Paula (PEP)