Wednesday, 28 October 2015

WOYWW 334 - ribbon sorting galore!

Hello, deskers!  I am actually writing this and taking the necessary desk shots in daylight, as I have the day off (it's Tuesday as I'm writing ) after the weekend in Glasgow - check here and here for the write up... Anyhow, welcome to the WOYWW marathon for another week  I'll be back at work then!

the dreadful looking orange and purple tag on the workmat is meant to be for the swap on Saturday..not sure yet if it will make it!

I had to pop out shopping on Tuesday morning, and found a storage box that I thought might fit all my ribbons into....
 because this one is quite full.... and I have just bought that 100 metre bundle of sari ribbon... no way is that fitting in there.
 no, in the end, it didn't all fit in one... I put all the reels into the new box, together with some colour co-ordinated zip bags for the loose ribbons..

and the original box has the bundles that are on the cardboard holders you can buy them on at some shows.. the sari ribbon and the fibres I got at the weekend which I had meant to store somewhere else (but not sure where!) had to go in another box altogether!
so that meant having to shift things around on the top of the Ikea stamp boxes somewhat!!

Now I have got to think of what I'm going to bring with me to the crop on Saturday - will try and travel light!!


Nikki said...

Ribbon sorting can take so long but once done it's fantastic it's all those rolls that take up so much space I took off most of mine and re-rolled them so they could fit in a smaller space but it was a slow long process I suggest doing it while watching tv lol
Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki
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Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I have absolutely know idea what I'll be bringing yet, other than cake! See you on Saturday :-)

Unknown said...

My ribbons are the bain of my life. I don't have many but they are all just thrown into a box which once upon a time was quite tidy.. but now…! I really do need to get my act together and have a sort out! And you should see my stamps…! Don't get me started!
Have a great week and enjoy the crop
Lynda B 4

buterfliecrafter said...

you have some seriously awesome stuff in yourstash.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I so wish I lived closer to Julia, I must look into exactly how I would get there, it can't be that difficult! I hope you all have a brilliant time on Saturday. Have a great week and happy woyww, Angela x 14

glitterandglue said...

Hi Helen. Hope you all have a great time on Saturday - enjoy! Those ribbons are glorious - I love their colours. Well done on the sorting out - must have taken ages.
Thanks for already visiting.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Annie said...

Love the ribbons....but of course I would. Have a great time on Sat....alas I can't join you as I will be at Phoebe's 7th birthday party and being entertained by a magician....what fun :-)
Annie x # 9

Glenda said...

Just look at all that wonderful ribbon! I have so little compared to you...Lovely achievement!
Glenda #24

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You could open a ribbon shop with all that stash!! I adore ribbons and lace, but they are pains to sort out and then keep tidy. It just doesn't happen in my craft room!
I'm glad you had a great time in's one of my favourite cities!
See ya Saturday :-)
Hugs, LLJ 13 xx

Lisca said...

I have had to house my ribbons in different boxes too. Sigh. But I'm glad I have a decent collection as I do love to add the odd ribbon here and there.
I will now go and look at your Glasgow posts.
Thanks for visiting already,
Have a good week,

butterfly said...

A hundred metres of sari ribbon - wow!! Good work on the organising - I always feel happy I'm not the only one with overflowing craft supplies when I visit here!
Alison xx

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Helen,enjoyed your Glasgow posts.I'm bringing my colouring on Saturday, I think. Thats if I don't have a change of mind between now and then.Ribbon storage seems to be the bane of everyones life, yours looks like a good solution.Looking forward to seeing everyone, have a great week, hugs, Shaz xx.

Unknown said...

That is a dream of mine to get to travel over and go to one of the crops! Your ribbon is dreamy Helen. Have a fun week. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #39

Christine said...

What a wonderful weekend you have had ....... love all the stash.
Take care
God Bless
Bishopsmate #49

Ali H said...

Serious ribbon project you have there! What do you use it all on! Thanks for visiting Ali xx #11

Hettie said...

You cannot see the crapalanch that is on the left of the desk...cut out of the photo! I just pushed everything out to the sides before I started my card! I did put all the stuff away after though.
What is wrong with your tag? I challenge you to finish it for Saturday!!
Now where did you buy sari ribbon? I was looking for some a while ago.
No idea what I am taking Saturday yet. I cannot imagine you know the meaning of travelling light!!! LOL!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Haha, we are always in the process of sorting and organizing our materials aren't we? I love your wooden drawers. Ikea, you say? I will have to look for them the next time I get the chance to visit Ikea!
Happy WOYWW and thanks very much for already visiting!
Blessings, peggy aplSEEDS

Cardarian said...

Hi Helen!

I looked at your Glasgow posts - loved them - I think I will have to go up there at some point!
Huh you have a LOT of ribbon - well to be honest so do I but not here - they are all in Slovenia - I have just a tiny box here as I don't use much ribbon!
Anyway looking forward to seeing you at the crop and we will have a nice chat there!
Lots of hugs,

Jill said...

I'm jealous of your ribbon stash, I've just got a few reels and they are always tangle up. I've just bought some tartan ribbon for the hanging hearts I'm making

Sofie said...

Wow you have a big stash! Enjoy playing with the pretty ribbons!

Greetings, Sofie #44

craftytrog said...

What a lot of ribbon...I'm guilty of that too! Lol!
Have a fab weekend Helen!
Alison x

Twiglet said...

I am sooo late getting round desks this week! Hope you have a fab day with all our lovely buddies!x Jo

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm, Helen have my ribbon sorted by colours well done on getting it done.
Thanks for popping over too..

Hope you will pop back as just put up my fifth blogaversary candy and it has an illuminated text as one of the prizes.
Hugs and God bless your day,
Shaz in Oz.x

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