Wednesday, 3 November 2010

WOYWW

By anyone's standards, this is a mess!
A few weeks ago I bought three new ribbon racks, which are great for my reels of ribbon, but I have a fair amount of other bits and bobs which have gradually got into quite pickle. So I took the bull by the horns and had a tidy up!
There, that's better!
I can actually see what I've got in the box now! I also discovered a few ribbons I had forgotten about completely.
On my desk this morning are a bunch of envelopes for some cards I made, for which I can't seem to find ready made envelopes. I love the dimensions of this  rectangular card and can just manage to get an envelope out of a sheet of A4. I use my Enveloper Pro and worked out the scoring formula for this particular envelope by trial and error.
I think I managed to visit everyone last week... and had visits from lots of lovely people, so thank you all!
Tomorrow, I'm going to be meeting a couple of friends for the first time... Val who is on the DT with me at One Stop Cards and Crafts and Anne (Stargroves) who is on the DT with me at Cooking it Up with Katie.
Guess where we're going!!!
You got it... the NEC for the craft fair. Give us a wave if you see us!
I wonder what we'll buy!
Pop over to Julia's WOYWW... the link is on my side bar, to visit work desks around the world and broaden your circle of friends!

51 comments:

  1. I can't believe you beat Annette. She was up so late, too! The ribbon by the yard must be a scrapbook thing. Most of the ribbon I buy comes by the spool. I've only seen ribbon sold by the yard in pricey scrapbook places. But I must say, you have really given that ribbon box the old tidy number.

    As for the Enveloper Pro, it's yet another thing I've never heard of. That's why this snooping is so much fun. Happy WOYWW from #1.

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  2. oh i too am still sorting my ribbons,out hun,but not got that far yet,love yours which are now all lovely and tidy,have not tried one of those envelope,pro's yet,hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  3. I'm so glad I'm not the only one with ribbon problems! I still have a box like your first picture and keep meaning to sort through them, well done you - a fine example :-) Christine #7

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  4. Have a fab time at the NEC, wish I could go but still haven't recovered from how much I spent at Ally Pally!!! Also have some serious "ribbon issues"!!!!

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  5. Hi ya Chrissie
    now don't you feel better now the odds n sods are all tidy? lol, have a great time at the craft fayre n meeting up with the girlies, have great day, happy WPYWW, sue,(17)x

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  6. Dont you just love ribbon! I'm finding some new ways to use it on my cards and scrapbook pages after snooping on some desks. Great storage idea for it. Enjoy the NEC. caroline #16

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  7. Hi Chrissie
    Im with you I have little bits of ribbon [lots] that are a mess! I had them all sorted, but, it only takes a couple of rummages...wlel for me and they were abit of a mess again! Sure yours will stay tidier!

    Love your new background...very you!
    Happy OWYWW mandi xx

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  8. Love your neat ribbon box now! Have fun at the NEC, it is too far for me, so will be (saving money) staying at home, lol.

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  9. Hey Chrissie, love the ribbons all nice and tidy! I will be off to the NEC on Saturday too can't wait wish I was going tomorrow.... Just joining in the fun. Hugs Jo x

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  10. hey you copied my system of storing ribbon!

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  11. Chrissie, another ribbon-holic I see. It will hopefully make things easier for you now that they bits-and-pieces of ribbons not on reels are sorted. Hope you have a lovely time at the NEC. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 36)

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  12. Ooo, have fun at the NEC. I went to that show a few years back and it's huuuuuge!

    I'm very impressed you sorted your ribbons out, it's great when you find stuff you'd forgotten about. Like getting new stash for free!

    Make sure you show us your new purchases from the show next week please :-)

    Ciara
    xx

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  13. Ooh - enjoy the NEC, won't you? It's always great when you tidy up something and find stash you'd forgotten about isn't it?

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  14. You have done well organizing your ribbons - I will have to do that soon as I keep on buying them and stuffing them in boxes! Enjoy your day out at the NEC - wish I could go too!
    Hugs,
    Cardarian

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  15. Love what you've done to the ribbon box. Have a great time at the NEC.
    A x

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  16. have a great day out Chrissie
    Dx 46

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  17. Oh wish I was going to the NEC too. You have a great time - and what I want to know is "will you be buying any more ribbons?"

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  18. All that lovely ribbon. Yum! I hope you're better at it than I am: every time I sort my ribbon it only lasts for a month. At most!

    Good luck and have fun.
    cheers,
    rachel #34

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  19. Very commendable of you Chrissie to tidy up your ribbons! My box looks like the first picture too, wish I was more tidy :) Hope to be going to the NEC myself on Friday. Have a good time.

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  20. Your ribbon box looks great now, isn't it lovely when you rediscover stash you'd forgotten about? Have fun at the NEC :D (69)

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  21. That's it, you have inspired me. I am going to sort out my ribbons. I like the way you have stored them, once sorted.
    Sue xx 73

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  22. oh i have an ongoing nightmare with ribbon storage too!! i love tidying up...but it never lasts long...i love mussing it all up again too! ;0)

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  23. Have a good time at the NEC. I was at the SECC last week. Had a ball. Kathleen x

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  24. love the ribbon tidy, my ribbon hangs on the wall so I see it and remember ti use it lol, I have an ultimate and love being able to make my envelopes. Have fun at the NEC

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  25. Oh Chrissie, you are a star doing all that ribbon organising... if you fancy doing some more I have a tin full! Have a fabby weekend x

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  26. Very tidy on the ribbon front
    Have fun at the NEC lucky thing :)
    Rach xx

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  27. congratulaitons on your tidy up. i think my ribbons need a tidy up too. and what in the world is an enveloper pro?

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  28. I have most of my ribbons on little bobbins in a box for embroidery threads (well five of them actually) but I still manage to have lots of odd bits thrown in a box that get tangled and messy. Not sure what the answers is to that other than to buy more boxes and bobbins.

    Enjoy your day at the NEC and your meeting with the girls. Can’t wait to see what you buy.
    Sue
    x

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  29. oh i am going to the NEC tomorrow too!!! i cant wait and your ribbon box looks so much better after the tidy!! lol!! hugs Lou xx

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  30. I love the before and after pictures of the ribbon! What a difference! Have fun at the NEC!

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  31. Enjoy the craft fair!!!! Had a little ribbon clean up myself this week... very satisfying!! Robin

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  32. Hi Chrissie, don't suppose you fancy popping over and sorting my ribbons out? Enjoy the NEC. I was at the hobbycrafts in Glasgow at the weekend and spent far too much

    xx

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  33. Isn't it a good feeling to get organized, so you can then turn around and make a new mess? Thanks for sharing what's on your desk today.

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  34. Its a good job i didn't have a drink of my coffee right then - i would have spit it out at the sight of your ribbon box LOL!!! So glad you managed to tidy it up. I have a box of ribbons that are wrapped around card- then i typed out the colours and type of the ribbon and die cut with one of the smaller dies in the labels 8 set - looks quite effective, but my box isn't as neat as your new look!!!

    WOW - you're going to the NEC... I'm still hoping that Darren will take me on Friday - I nearly ended up going in October having convinced myself it was then before I found out it was November!!! Story of my life!

    Have a super fab time - and don't buy everything up - leave me some!!!!

    Have a good one

    Paula x x x

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  35. Oh tidy ribbons..my head is bowed in shame. Ish!
    Have a super time at the NEC..I wonder if you'll meet any WOYWWers!

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  36. Tidy, tidy ribbons! Pop over and do mine! Have a great time at the NEC.
    Linbyx

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  37. I've got just the drawer for you to tidy up!!! The Enveloper is so useful isn't it?

    Have a fab time at the NEC and please give my commiserations to the credit card in advance....hehe!!
    A.xx(14)

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  38. Sorry forgot to say 'Twinchies' are 2 inch square pieces of artwork.

    A.xx(14)

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  39. I'd like to be going to the NEC too - hope you have a great time. What a difference you have made to those ribbons - I chuckled when you wrote that you found ribbon you'd forgotten you had - happens to me all the time! And like you I have met lots of interesting people through WOYWW - it's great:) Elizabeth #98

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  40. Congratulations on getting some organizing done! Wish I could say the same for myself!
    Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  41. whhhhhoo Chrissie have you seen my ribbons get yasef over here lol. Joey.x

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  42. I've got most of my 'nice' ribbons in jars, but loads more in a plastic lidded box and that's always a mess, nice tho' when you find a ribbon you forgot you had, maddening when you find one that you've already buy twice before! Have a great woyww
    (Lyn)

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  43. what a great collection of easily visible ribbon. It always feels good to have things tidied up a bit.

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  44. Love the neat ribbons now - nice to have a sort out.
    Sarah x

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  45. Well done on sorting the ribbon, it is always such a great feeling once it is organised - hope you had a lovely time at NEC!! Annette #5

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  46. Good job on the ribbon sorting...I did mine a while back but it is a constant battle against the tangles during a flurried arty session when I start pulling all colours...
    sasa

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  47. Great organization idea and have fun at the NEC!

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  48. Well done you for tidying up all those ribbons, they always get in such a muddle don't they and I have to admit I quite like seeing a heap in a box. I just want to delve in!!
    Enjoy the NEC you lucky girls.
    Hugs Lisa (112)

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  49. fabulous organization, I always end up messing it up again right away, oh well the price we pay to create. Love your adorable card, thanks for a great blog hop. Come visit sometime
    Debs
    xxx

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  50. Hmmmm I don't use my ribbons because it's too much bother untangling them.......

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  51. Ah, out of the chaos comes order. I have such a ribbon fetish it's untrue, I've got more ribbon than I know what to do with yet I'm still drooling over yours!

    Hugs
    Brenda 88

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Chrissie