Some sneak peeks from different pieces under construction. As you can see, I'm not a neat crafter - my desk is fairly big but the available surface keeps getting smaller and smaller as tools and material remnants gain ground - I'm so glad I'm working on these tiny things at the moment! I try to tidy up between pieces but it's unbelievable how much stuff one small collage can generate around itself. (I've given up on the floor for the time being, since it feels pointless to move my piles of paper into drawers only to take them out some hours later.)
The last photo reveals my secret weapon: I use pages from old photo albums (the type with sticky pages and clear protective films, in which I used to keep my massive Victorian scraps collection when I was a child) to store my text snippets. I've taken the album apart, not only because the covers featured most likely some cheezy kitten photo, but because it's easy to spread the loose pages about and see all available snippets (I use the reverse sides to store finished cut-up poems and snippets already reserved for some project or another). I have separate pages for Finnish and English texts, and some pages I've cut in half, so I have tiny portable projects that I can work on on the go, so to speak. At some stage I tried using tweezers in organizing the texts, but I've found my fingers nimble enough to do the job quicker without. The most important thing is not to breathe in the general direction of workdesk while creating a text from multiple snippets on a non-stick surface (the second most important thing is not to show unstuck text to spouse, who will surely send them flying with his untrained breath).