It's spring around here. There wasn't any winter to speak of, so I'm not as excited to see budding leaves on the trees as I have been in the last couple of years.
My spring cleaning last year was a new desk...this year it's a cabinet for storing all the paper crafting supplies. It's not a pretty piece of furniture. It falls into the category of funky. But it's very, very useful. Here's the latest addition to storage chez moi.
It's a dental cabinet. I don't know when it was made. Looks like maybe the 40s or 50s, from the style of it. It's a very heavy plywood and metal cabinet, American Cabinet Co. Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
What I love is that it has 10 drawers. And that it fits on a wall in my dining room. Which means that I can store things very nearby the table where I like to work in the afternoon sunlight. An organized drawer is a thing of beauty, even if the drawer itself is a little utilitarian.
In celebration of organization, (and in celebration of the fact that I didn't have to drag out six boxes of supplies to find my tools) I made a card and some refrigerator magnets. Neither idea is my own -- they are my interpretations. The magnet ideas came from guest artist, Sharon Harnist, at Karen Lockhart's website. The Spring card is from CardMaker's Hand-Lettering Workbook, by Nancy Burke and Marian Rodenhizer. I really like the magnets, even though I did them with colored pencils rather than Copic markers. I also cut out more of the stamped image and lifted them off the matboard with dimensional adhesive.
Happy Easter and Happy Spring!