Wednesday, 10 February 2010

WOYWW?

Well, for a start it's not a workdesk as I don't have one, (the dining table is covered in books that won't fit in bookcases, I read ... quite a lot...!! and the table that was meant to be my craft space is full of computer equipment, sob sob, do you feel sorry for me yet?) so I have to work on my knees on the floor in front of the TV in the living room.  You can just see the table leg in question, underneath it is packed with years and years of craft magazines.


Sadly the piles of "stuff" around the craft mat stay there all the time (that's storage, don't you know!), and I was intending to decorate this frame for a challenge but got sidetracked onto something else in the end.

It technically wasn't even a Wednesday and because I don't have a digital camera that will upload to the computer (long story, don't ask!) I had to take these shots on my 35mm film camera when I knew I'd be going somewhere to finish them off (see earlier post from Sunday about my trip to Kew Gardens) 


These to the left show some of my drawers (the wooden ones all have stamps in and are stacked double so they go down to the floor behind the ones in front, which sounds a bit Irish, sorry - and apologies to all Irish friends) I kind of know which stamps are in which drawers, just about!  It's not the full picture though, there is somewhat of an overflow round to the left (first picture) not on camera AND outside the living room door are lots of boxes of card stock - colour co-ordinated for ease of finding card - but guess what, mainly these days I use white....but they'll come in handy one day, lol!)
The cardboard 4-drawer chests are where the inks mainly live, and various embellishments, mountboard, etc.
 You'll have to forgive the tshirts hanging down in the shot (didn't look through the lens properly) - that's one of my wardrobe overflows.... do you get the idea my flat is too small for the amount of things I have?! I probably shouldn't have posted this, because it looks dreadful, but I wanted to join in with WOYWW.   Don't anyone tell my Mum how messy I am, I don't think she believes me when I try to!

It was also supposed to post at mid-day but I must have done something wrong - so here it is.

20 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

Fantastic!...Now YOU have some stuff! You must have lots of stamps, I wanna see in your drawers now!! So being on your knees doesn't interfere with the viewing pleasure of anyone else? And really, how long can you kneel for? I'm guessing you aren't a fat middle aged woman like erm...others..!Fascinating...

Wipso said...

Hehehe I see Julia has made a mention about me in her comment....I'm certainly one of the fat middle aged women who can't kneel [I have a replacement knee and thats my excuse :-)]
I really love your stash. What a lot you have. Would really like an hour or more to rummage through it all :-)
A x

Helen said...

Ha! I can't kneel as long as I used to (it's an age thing, I know!) and as there is no-one else in the flat , I only get in my own way - that's why it's so messy, no-one else to moan at me to clear it up! Thanks for looking.

Nicks said...

oooo loads of interesting stuff, can we come for a rummage??
wont tell your mum honest!

Tinkertaylor said...

Do you think we could organise open days like the garden thing. I'm much more interested in stash than flowers and you have some serious stash Helen

Twiglet said...

He he yes Helen I have to agree now - mine is an organised mess!!! You obviously don't have a tidiness freak living with you - at least you can wallow in your creativity because I always use that as a reason for being untidy - I am a creative person!!!

Chrissie said...

Oooooooooooh I'd love a rummage through that lot. You have got a serious amount of stuff there, wonderful! At least it seems that you can remember where you put stuff, which is a talent I sadly don't possess!
Chrissie

Lori said...

Ouch! My knees couldn't take it. My back barely can after standing more than an hour. Well, Helen, looks like you certainly have a stash! And I thought I had a lot.....lol

Sam said...

wow - you don't just have a craft desk or even room, you have a craft house!!! I often double (or triple) stack my books cos I have way too many, but at least books are easy to pull out - how on earth do you get the drawers waaaaay down the bottom?!?

Handmade with Love said...

My goodness you have a load of stuff! Love all of the draws and your crafting pad! Have a great week. Tracey x

butlersabroad said...

Brilliant! I think this is the post of the week for me and I haven't even got halfway through the blogs yet! I'm itching to get stuck into those drawers, so if there's a rummage party going on please count me in!

Hugs
Brenda

Paula Gale said...

OMG - there some serious crafting stuff here!!!!

Of course - you will know EXACTLY where it all is. If no-one moans at you to tidy it away - why shouldn't ou have it all out. Thanks for sharing - you're very brave!!!

Paula x x x

Spyder said...

oh my giddy aunt, I could get lost in here and then never ever want to find my way out!!
(Lyn)

Pam said...

Oh you could probaly ie Susie Sugar a run for her money I thouht she had a lot of stash but I think you could be on par. Hugs Pam

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh, loads of stash just nowhere to work! You definitely need a bigger flat/house ;) Just noticed you're a Liverpool supporter - not that I'm a football fan myself, but lots of Liverpool supporters in the family :) I'm posting this at 3am - can't sleep!! Just had some hot chocolate so hoping that'll help. Don't know if I'll be up in time for tap dancing though :(
Anne xx

Julie said...

Love the idea of an open house day for crafters!! think yours would definitely be top of my list - I want a craft flat too!!

Hels said...

Flippin flip hun....how many drawers...inside looks please LOL As for working on your knees, I used to do that too...but the carpet took a bashing so I was sent to a room!!

Tolegranny said...

I think you have been peeking into my studo. I'm buried under paper, magazines, paint, glue and everything else that goes with it.

Sarah Anderson said...

I always find it reassuring when other people's craft areas look like mine!! ;) I suspect there are a number of us out there to be honest, it comes with the territory :) x

Susie Sugar said...

Wow you got some "stuff" girl I thought I was at home for a moment !! lol but of coause you need all this to make your super duper creations don't you darling ....well that my exccuss anyways !! he he
Love Susie xx