Monday, January 31, 2011

And The Winner Is...

This is it, folks! The moment you've all (all 14 of you) have been waiting for (for almost a whole week)! I announced early last week that anyone who became a follower of my blog would be entered into a drawing to receive a free mini notecard set. All the names were individually written, cut out and folded. For all fairness I had my 2 1/2 year old draw the name (she was only too happy to help!). And the winner is... ***DRUM ROLL PLEASE***

I will be contacting her through email to make the arrangements. Thank you so much to everyone else who is also following my blog. There will be more promotions and give-aways like this in the future so keep checking back! If there is something you would like me to post on I am always open to suggestions. Leave a comment, send an email... whatever! I am here to not only share my ideas on crafting, but to hear yours as well!
As always

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Oh Workbox, How I Love Thee

So here it is! After about 5 hours of assembling the basic structure (thanks to my husband and brother) I then had to add the little shelf holder thing-a-ma-jiggers, shelves and totes (which were all included). Wednesday was spent transfering all of my supplies into every available space inside the Workbox. It is even more amazing than I thought it would be! There is so much space and it has features I wasn't even aware of like removable dividers for the smallest totes which are perfect for separating embellishments (really handy with all my different colors of paper flowers). This is a wide view of the entire unit.

This is a view of the left side of the unit. You can see it also comes with these great plastic bags that velcro to the walls.

And here is a picture of the right side.

What The Workbox Comes With:
  • 80 Canvas Totes in Different Sizes
  • 20 Zipper Pouches
  • A collapsible work table (it's very sturdy)
  • Adjustable shelves
  • Pre-cut hole for electrical wiring
So there it is, folks. My really awesome Workbox and my not so awesome photography skills! I'm currently working on editing some video footage of the delivery and set-up and of course of all the goodies I put inside. Just a maker I am not!
As always

Monday, January 24, 2011

Momma's Got A Brand New Workbox

My heart goes out to all the crafters who have to use every last crevice and corner for their supplies... the crafters who have to pull out their projects on any random available surface only to have to stuff them away again so that said random surface can be used for its intended purpose (dinner, anyone?)... the crafters who's husbands are at their wits end from seeing craft supplies in every room... Yes, my heart goes out to you, for I too am one of those crafters. But no more!

On January 9th I took the plunge and ordered The Original Scrapbox Workbox from The first time I came across this I was immediately smitten. Who in their right mind wouldn't be? It was perfect... the answer to all my crafting problems- the culmination of all my crafting dreams. Of course it comes with a pretty hefty price tag too so I knew I would have to wait. So now, all these months later, the wait is over! I was told it would take two weeks for my Workbox to arrive and it did- exactly two weeks. My Workbox arrived today, January 24th, via FedEx freight in all its 350 lb, 5 box glory. It is currently sitting on my living room floor as my husband is not able to assemble it until tomorrow after work. For those of you wondering... yes, it's killing me. (At least my 2 1/2 year old had fun using the boxes as launch pads... see, silver lining).

So here's goodbye to my crafting supplies being scattered to the ends of the earth... Momma's got a brand new Workbox and her supplies have a brand new home!

**You can view a video of the Workbox at

Here's just a small sampling of the chaos (there's much more not pictured... this is just the dining room).