Monday, 16 May 2011
A little while ago we had the inlaws visiting for the weekend, so we went for a day out to Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire. It was a bit cold and grey outside, but the inside of the hall was really interesting.
My husband was playing around with his new toy - a lensBaby creative lens for his camera. It gives some cool blurry arty effects. He took these wonderful photographs while we were there:
They were taken in a room where the walls were lined floor to ceiling with drawers, originally used for storing all title deeds for the land and businesses the estate owned. I couldn't help thinking it would have been great for storing craft materials (or possibly shoes :0)) I've always had a bit of an obsession with little drawers - is it strange to get pleasure from organising things?
Anyway, Hubby and I went to TK Maxx this weekend looking for a silicon baking tray. Well, we found the baking tray, but I spotted a couple of storage bits that I couldn't resist. Including these gorgeous little drawers that really reminded me of the room from Hardwick Hall. They look almost antique and were only £12! Perfect for storing some crafty bits.
I love the homeware section at TK Maxx, it has so much slightly random and quirky stuff. I also found this lovely basket, perfect for storing all my dies and embossing folders.
Have to admit craft storage is taking over my house :0)