Wednesday, 7 March 2012

WOYWW #144

I seem to be getting to do my WOYWW post later and later each week and the reason for today late visit to Julia over at  The stamping ground  is that I simply overslept this morning, putting me all behind.

I then had to go out and I had every intension of getting on here as soon as I got back from the local post office but just as I arrived home the delivery lady turned up with a parcel for me and then I got a little distracted with my latest acquisition .

As you can see, on my table this afternoon is a new storage box for my ProMarkers.

Although last year I sorted out my pens and made new storage by turning a CD rack on its side and love to see all the pretty colours looking down on me from the shelf where I have it, it really wasn’t working for me because every time I take a pen out to use, three or four more would fall out and it was getting on my nerves.

So I decided to think again and everywhere in blog land I kept coming across people shouting about the fab 100 CD storage boxes they were getting from Tesco for around £8. Apparently they hold the entire collection of Promarker pens, so I went to see if I could find one , only to be disappointed because they’ve discontinued them.

My next thought was eBay to see if I could find anything on there, which as you can see I did and what a bargain it was.
This is bigger than the Tesco one, holding 140CD’s so there’s room inside for my Marvy Le Plume pens as well.
Admittedly this one’s second hand but there’s no digs or scratches on the case at all and the only thing I can see wrong is that the keys are missing , which doesn’t matter at all.
The guy has even thrown in two new packs of the CD sleeves and all for the bargain price of just £8.99 with free postage. Result!

So now I shall be spending the rest of the afternoon sorting out my pens. 

Craft wise I’ve not actually done very much since we last meet, but I have been doing some cross stitching in the evenings and have managed to do another fourteen panels to send out to Nicki in Switzerland for the Kids Company project, including these few.

I've also spent quite a lot of time on   My Sewing Blog,  adding lots of more projects to it and am almost up to the end of last year now, so it’s nearly up to date, although in saying that, there are quite a few posts that I’ve had to leave as drafts for the time being.

They are all related to the quilt project for St Clare Hospice and I can’t show them on my blog yet because there’s a possibility that the story about them will be featured in the cross stitch magazine, The World Of Cross Stitching.

So, that’s what’s going on in my craft room this week, now let’s see what’s happening in yours.

Happy Crafting!


Bella said...

Oh I love a good bargain!

April said...

Ooh Fabulous box, what a bargain!!! enjoy sorting through your pens :o) lovely cross stitch designs, perfect for kids x

Di said...

Brilliant result for the PM etc. storage Sue! Well done you :)

I love the cross stitch - getting itchy fingers here to get mine out again now.

I did laugh about the Leaning Tower of Pisa comment you left today - whisper, you didn't get to see behind me :))


Annie said...

What a brilliant find for your pens. Really love your cross stitch panels Sue.
A x

lisa said...

Your new PM storage looks great, Sue. I always wondered what these boxes were. You'll be super organised now.
Love those x-stitch panels too. You get on so quickly with them. I only ever manage to do a little bit at any sitting.
Hugs Lisax

Karen said...

Love the pro-marker storage idea, it looks fab :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a great week, Luv Karen xx

sandee said...

Cool storage box, I hope this system works better for you. Love your cross stitching, fabulous! waving hi from the beautiful hills of North Carolina :)

Yogi said...

well that's a fabulous bargain. Happy sorting. I know I love sorting and organizing, it's part of the left/right brain syndrome. BIG GRIN cute cross stitch projects.
Have a great day and thanks for the peek

May said...

Love this idea, getting on to ebay asap as mine are held together with elastic bands! love the cross stitch designs beautiful! Hugs May x x x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for stopping by. Very interesting post, it is always fun to get something to make crafting a bit easier. Hope it works out for you. I love your other photos, pretty colors. I am hopping over to the sewing blog too. I switch about with my crafts too. Making most of my gifts. Enjoy and Happy WOYWW good luck with the cut of calories..It is a hard go as I've gotten older.

Caatje said...

Well, that will hold a lot of markers indeed, I'm impressed. I'm also usually one of the latest posters on woyww, I never get how people can post so early unless they already plan a post on tuesday or just don't hold a day job (or live in australia where it's wednesday a lot sooner). Mine usually goes up after I've been to the office at about 6 pm european time. Oh well...
I love the cross stitched panels. Very pretty.

Spyder said...

aw soooo sweet! love the kitty best!
Have a great crafty week. Happy WOYWW!
((Lyn)) #26

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab bargain and those cross stitched pics are lovely. Take care & enjoy this week's WOYWW, it's now Friday & I'm still snooping! Zo xx 60

Anonymous said...

Brilliant storage for the pens, I have to admit to procuring two more of the 12 packs of the Marvy LePlume pens this week! I had two 50% off coupons to use up! Beautiful cross stitch projects too. Hope you are keeping well.

Brenda 6

Carolyn said...

wow Sue I have not stopped by in a long while, you have some beautiful makes. I hope you are keeping well :)

scrappymo! said...

What a great must have had fun sorting and putting your pens away.

I have not cross stitched for ages...years in fact. It was fun to look through yours!