my lack of mojo may just not be in my head! A relief of sorts to find out that my regular meds need adjusting to bring my thyroid levels back to where they belong. I've been on Synthroid for about 15 years to regulate my thyroid after I was diagnosed with Grave's Disease way back when. Long story short, due to radioactive iodine therapy, I no longer have an active thyroid gland and need to take synthetic thyroid to keep me functioning. I'm no doctor, but apparently your your thyroid gland is an integral part of your system. Ü Last week I went in for my regular blood work, turns out, I need an adjustment to my meds. I am basically hypothyroid right now which makes for tiredness and fuzzy thinking, among many other things. And here I thought I was just doing too much, by the time I had to time to create, I had nothing left!
So, hopefully in a week or so, I'll have my creative energy back!
In the meantime, I want to share a couple of photos of my workspace with you. So many stampers I've seen have dedicated rooms to store all the *schtuff* that we need to play. I do not have my own room, I share the family room. In addition, I am in the percentage of stampers who stand, thus the counter height cabinets with the Corian slab. As a result of being a shared space, it also means I need to be neat and organized, so everything has a place to call home. My stamps are stored in a bookshelf that you can't see, it's to the right side of the picture, next to that 12 x 12 paper storage unit. My Cuttlebug dies and Spellbinder dies rest in baskets atop the paper storage unit.
Punches, embellishments, etc. are stored in the top drawers of the cabinet. Paper scraps (by color family in Sterlite shoeboxes), more embellishments, embossing stuff, crimper, adhesives, envelopes, etc. and more are stored in the cabinets below. My regular paper is stored in a rolling cart that is covered by a Waverly curtain, barely seen at the end of the counter.
Jay made my stamp pad holder years ago...and I love it. However, who knew SU! would start adding 6 colors every year?! 2 metal tins, turned sideways, store the latest 12 pads and neutrals. By next year, I'm going to need something better. I store additional stamp pads, StazOn, Versafine, Palette, etc. in the drawer near the base of the unit.
I keep my most reached for tools (Yes, Jenn, the SAMJ is in there!) in baskets at the far end of the counter near the ribbon rack.
I've tried a variety of ribbon storage, never seeming to find the right one for my space. I was blog browsing and saw a wonderful space here using pegboard and pegboard sticker racks. I knew I wanted something like this, it looks so organized! Because my space is not in a room that can be closed off, Jay didn't want to use pegboard as the base holder, instead he made these stainless steel channels to hold the racks. Perfect. The top shelf, for now, stores loose ribbon that I keep in canning jars (a few more jars sit atop the bookshelf where I store my stamps). I foresee the jars leaving in the future to be replaced by spools now that I have the room to store them.
Previously I used another wall mount variety, but the spools were on dowels threaded through each spool....to remove any spools to use, it had to be dismantled, what a pain! Usually I would need the one farthest from the end that was removable! Anyhoo, this new rack allows me to remove a spool easily and replace it with ease. Looks pretty cool, too!
Thanks for bearing with me. I'm going to try my best to get a new card posted tomorrow. Tonight is Mother - Son night down at our school, so Brett and I will be headed there to watch "Night at the Museum" along with other moms and sons. We've seen this movie before, and even own it, but we are still looking forward to our time tonight.
Until tomorrow, have a wonderful Saturday!