I ain't Martha

It really doesn't take that much to understand, that sorted things are easier to use than piles marked with miscellaneous. I get those bursts of organizing-enthusiasm every now and then, and start sorting things with fury. The rest of the house is pretty much in order already (my mantra being a place for everything - everything in its place), and there's not that much clutter anywhere anymore (a huge achievement, I love things), but my studio... 

I know it is a real false advertising to show only those I think I am clever- solutions to you, but whilst we still are in progress to make everything functional (and pretty, my claim), I am not happy to show you around too much. But soon, I promise wish.

I found three different sized wooden trays (meant for knives, apparently) while thrifting the other day, and got one of my Martha-moments. I purchased all three (I know, you should be getting rid of the stuff not buying extra thingies to store them but) and wow! I have a shipping station now! A single thing with cards, tapes, glue, scissors and all in one tray, all you need to do is to find have some wrapping paper and you're all set! I can't tell you how many times just before Post closes I have been hunting for a stamp/glue/priority sticker and then with a rush-rush-rush biked after the Mail-truck to get my parcel in still. You all lovely people who have bought my handmades are so close to my hear that I want always ship asap but that has nearly killed me, really. Not anymore.

The other two trays are still in progress. One is full of sewing threads and the other has buttons, but that might still change. The very though of those trays make me happy still, as I know they'll eventually be in great use making my life easier. Love it.

I also am emptying my shop shelves, and for one week (8.6.2014 - 15.6.2014) all my wool-felted handmades are -40%! Oh yes, there's time to get those pretties moving, so I can fill the space with new designs. There's no coupon code of any sort needed, all felts are stocked in one place here, and the prices have been marked down already. Only shipping fees remain the usual, but will be combined should there be multiple purchases. So please feel most welcome to have a look, thank you!

Happy Sunday, everyone!



greenrabbitdesigns said...

Haha Mia I have this vision of you chasing the mail van on your bike, like in the cartoons! :)
Well get you being all organised! Brilliant idea with the packing station, I know what it's like looking for something that you know you have but can't find only to find it a week later!
Love the colour coordinated buttons . :)
Happy Sunday my friend.
V x
P.S. My Hb's grandmother WAS Martha ! :)

Mia said...

Hello Vivienne,

I know, it must have been a real the funniest home videos-material me biking (during the winter even more so!) after that truck, a few times the driver has taken my parcel still in from the car window :) talk about the customer service!

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday too!


Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Mia! Well done! I love your wooden trays and boxes! I have organized lots of beads lately and do realized how much easier it is work when everything is in order. My problem is that I may 'forget myself' just to organize! Have a great week! x Teje

Mia said...

Hello Teje,

Loved the fact that we share the same problem: I start a day with a clear vision what I shall accomplish, and after several hours I have just sorted my button trays by color :) But sometimes that is needed, I think, sort of meditative thing to do?

Have a lovely day, and how I wish you could come and have a slice of my freshly baked raparperipiirakka!


Megumi said...

They look very nice. Organizing is fun and I usually feel so good after.... Sometimes it's hard to keep it that way and get all jumbled again. So I feel like I am organizing the same place over and over.

Anyway, it was fun to see all sorts of buttons:) I like your mailing station!


Mia said...

Hello Megumi,

I LOVE clean&organized house, it is the cleaning&sorting part that doesn't appeal...Except my button sand other bits&bobs! Those I could sort for ages!

Wishing you a beautiful June days, sunshine from here!


Unknown said...

Hi Mia, I love your new organizing trays. What a good use for a knife tray. I know what you mean about looking for packaging things at the last minute!!

Pretty buttons, too.

Thinking of you in almost mid-June.....
Anne xx

Mia said...

Hello Anne,

These trays (I think they might be from IKEA originally?) are really handy, and I just can't leave them empty - sorting comes easy!

I wish you the most wonderful June, we'll talk soon again!


Beth of The Linen Cat said...

Hi Mia, love your tidy trays, such a good use for them, I need to take your lead and get my workspace organised, I've just moved everything in the room around...again...in the hope to fit it all in better! ha ha, I really need to reduce it, not move it. Bethx

Mia said...

Hello Beth,

I am happy I have these trays tidy at least - reducing it would be badly needed here too. I am a hoarder when it comes to crafting supplies.

Wishing you happy organizing times!


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