Wednesday, 21 January 2015

WOYWW #294: This and That and a Pen Organizer made out of TPRs

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesdays seem to come around thick and fast these days! It seems only yesterday I wrote my previous WOYWW post. If you are wondering what the heck I'm talking about, just hop over to the Stamping Ground to find out.

This week, I'm showing you my desk as it was (after some careful rearrangement, hehe) on Tuesday afternoon. I'll show you some of my ongoing projects, as well as ones that I've completed since my last post. Just follow the links below if you want to find out more about any of them.




  1. My Word of Inspiration Wednesday post titled "Smile and the whole world smiles with you" can be found here.
  2. I completed my Documented Life Project page for week three yesterday and you can see it here.
  3. I know I said I was not going to buy any new art supplies for a while, but books don't count. Right? (Come on, back me up here!) I've been wanting this for a while because I adore Dina Wakley's carefree style and I already have her first book, Art Journal Freedom, which I love. This book contains step-by-step process descriptions of several gorgeous projects. I'd really like to learn to use white space the way Dina does. It's currently £11.89 on Amazon, the lowest price it's ever been and just about as much as I'm willing to pay for a book of its kind.
  4. This is an initial sketch for my new LifeBook project. It's supposed to be a "bonus" lesson, but it looks like a proper big project to me that will take a couple of days to complete. I'll show you the completed piece next week!
  5. This is a quick and simple project that I saw on YouTube posted by Sylvia Tabor. A genius way of reusing toilet paper rolls (TPRs) and shipping boxes to make a pen organizer. I've found a box that fits eight rolls perfectly - I don't even need to glue them in.  I'll just have to decorate the box. It will be perfect for storing all my gel pens currently stored in that purple make-up bag on my desk, which is not really suitable for this purpose as I can never find anything in it.
Update: I managed to finish my pen organizer last night, so I can show it to you today. I used my gelli prints to cover the box and reinforced the seams with washi tape. I also put some washi tape around the rim of the TPR's. It's so practical and I'm already using it for pen storage and there's even enough room to store my 2" brayer as well. Thank you Sylvia Tabor for such a brilliant idea!

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