Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Come On Over to My Place.... WOYWW?

Hey, you, we're having a party - nosying round your workdesk!

Well, as you all know, I don't have a digital camera so these are the photos I took last week of my "workdesk" and the promised swing round inside my drawers!!

This is an aerial shot of the floor space I work "at", including some of the stash from the Stevenage show on 28th Feb, and my new Wendy Vecchi stamps.

You can see on the craft sheet the prepartions of the Gingersnap yahoo group swap I am doing (gone in the post ready for swapping now, will show the finished articles after the swap). There is a right mess of stamps that has overflown from the wooden boxes in the next shots, and all sorts of "must have immediately to hand stuff" that doesn't fit anywhere else.
I did also take a swing round shot to the left of this but it didn't come out - think the camera strap got in the way, how lame is that! I was going to show you the inside of the blue box you can just see in this pic, which is my "Idea-ology, Prima, Glimmer mist etc box of accessories", so you'll just have to imagine it... Don't look too closely at the pile of cakes and sweets that seem to have crept into the viewfinder.  I said, DON'T look...

It looks a real muddle and I am quite ashamed of it - I may even get round to trying to sort it out soon... ha ha. I visit some amazing blogs and they all look so neat and tidy, I promise you I do -more or less - know where everything is..... usually. (like, I know "that" stamp is in...one of "those" drawers, lol!! 

These two are the peaks inside the drawers - some of them - as promised.  The one on the left here I wobbled a bit so it's a bit out of focus (I was standing on the sofa...) but you may be able to see some of the stamps. I couldn't pull them out too far as I didn't want everything to fall over, Leaning Tower of Pisa-like!!  (can you imagine the mess..)The stamps that are in these drawers are categorised, some by make (magenta, stampscapes) some by type (cats, fairies, flowers, more flowers..... )
I took this one in case the one above was too out of focus.  I was standing on a low stool by now! There is the Flower Fairy drawer, a couple of flower drawers, the cat stamps drawer, at the back. The ones in front, show a Magenta drawer, two (!) of the Stampscapes drawers, a script stamp drawer... at the front.  You may be able to make out an oven timer - that's so dinner doesn't burn whilst I'm faffing around with the camera.... and Eggheads on TV...
So, although it's not "this" Wednesday, this is my workspace! Someone asked the other week, how I get to the drawers at the back.  Well, I have to clear off one or two of the boxes on top (they hold tags, the smaller packs of patterned papers - I haven't got as far as showing you the A4 or 12x12 area yet! and my Craftwork Cards box of mats & layers, shapes, frames etc etc) and kind of lean over (there is space for one foot beside the TV - whilst not slipping on the craft mat or knocking everything else off..... must be a sight to behold - thank goodness there is never anyone there to witness it!!)

I am trying to schedule this as I will be out at work all day (I leave home at 6.30, don't ask why it's too long and boring a story and won't be home till 6) and will sneak onto Julia's blog to link it when I can, during the day; but I am coming to find you all!!   (edit at 8.50 a.m Yay! the link is up early today)

And if you've got this far down the post (sorry it's so long, hope you're still with me) and don't know what the heck I'm on about, check it out here at our host Julia's,  to join lots of likeminded (i.e. nosy) people to see WOYWW (what's on your workdesk Wednesday). See you all soon. (if I can get away with it during the day, if not later on tonight)
Thank you for visiting.

29 comments:

Crafty Chris said...

Oh wow never seen so much stuff in the one room, fantastic I bet you find stuff there that you forgot you had, brilliant.
Christine x

Wendy said...

you sure love your stamps, and what a great way to store them in those drawers, mine are all in a large box, not as many as yiu have

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh wow. How fascinating. I love that you craft in front of eggheads. They make me shout at the tv so my lovelies don't like me to be in the same room! I would very very much like to rummage through your stamps. And after that I'd like to see you do the contortionist trick that lets you get at the back row of drawers! Love your WOYWW today!

Cardarian said...

Lots of stuff on the desk which means lots of fun snooping! The drawers are soooo full of stamps...I couldn't even fill in one drawer!!! You sure are a collecter! Wish I had some of those!
Happy crafting!
Cardarian

Hels Sheridan said...

OMG!!!! Cake and sweets next to your work area....what a FAB idea...*actually, I have to admit that I have bags of Minstrels in my room...emergency chocolate rations for when the Mojo clears off!*

Thanks for sharing your work area...you need a desk hun...it must kill your back working on the floor!

Check my shady secret out...oh dear, I fear I shalln't be forgiven for this one ROFL xx

Toucan Scraps said...

you have ana amazing stash! and fabulous draws.

Ikki said...

Wish you were a neighbour of mine then I could pop round and see this amazing collection of stamps, and perhaps borrow the odd one!?!?!?

Linda Elbourne said...

Don't be ashamed .... just don't have any holidays ... I think it it one of those rooms when you really need to remember where everything is. I am still trying to get over my disappointment ... I really wanted to see inside the blue box :0)

Yvonne said...

WOW, thats a perfect craft place to work..urm share comes to mind, lol

Spyder said...

It's okay, I have boxes of cakes and crunchie nut cornflakes under my desk..they're empty (of course!) I just save the card, it might come in handy one day!
(Lyn)

Vicki said...

ooh i want to see your prima and glimmer mist drawer - how fantastic!!! love the photo of your workdesk. have a great day xxx

Nicks said...

Hey......... that looks like my workroom!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

I beg your pardon! Oh those drawers LOL Hehe the image of you balancing on one leg while trying to access the back set of drawers is very funny. it must be like an obstacle course. So how come you've loads of storage but no desk?
Anne xx

Angie said...

What a treasure trove ....would love to rummage in your drawers .... so many drawers

Twiglet said...

All that lovely stuff to play with - think I need to come over for lessons!

butlersabroad said...

Ordinarily I'd run screaming from a room like that, but I'm absolutely fascinated by all that stuff you have. So much so that it's completely overriding my natural tidiness tendencies, instead, I want to come round and rummage when you're busy at work! I'm sure you wouldn't miss anything if I happened to "borrow" it!!

Brenda

Pam said...

You have so much stuff. But even better than that I would love to have seen the guys face if he caught sight of the photos when he was processing them!! Hugs Pam

Lori said...

Oh my stars, I thought I had a lot! I see you're also working on something that requires the word "party", lol! Thanks for the unabashed views of your workspace, and by the way, how did you get that aerial shot, hang from the ceiling??

Wipso said...

Oh wow. I see lots of Ikea going on there. Where would we be without it eh?
A x

craftytrog said...

Wow! You're a serial stamp collector Helen! x

LadyBug said...

looks to me like you have a good system for all your stamps..... so many!!!! ;) i love all the little drawers :)

Kay said...

Hmmmm.. not sure you have quite enough stash there Helen LOL.

Twiglet said...

Hi Helen
If you are interested check out one of my old blogs and also Wipso's blog. We call our embellishing "dumfing" cos thats the sound the machine makes as we work. (mad or what!)

http://twiglet5.blogspot.com/2009/11/what-is-embellishing-machine.html

Paula Gale said...

jeez Helen - I don't know about you needing a craft room - with all that stuff, a small industrial unit would be more appropriate - you have got a serious amount of goodies there - i'm in awe that you can actually remember where everything is... that deserves an award!!!

Paula x x x

The Inky Minx said...

Down and dirty on the floor with open draws.. oh i say!!! lol

The Inky Minx said...

Down and dirty on the floor with open draws.. oh i say!!! lol

Rachel said...

Everything looks fabulous. Don't be ashamed of it. Celebrate all the creativity and inspiration! In fact, I'm going to invite myself round for a play date because I bet we'd have a huge heap of fun. Good to see someone else with a tv in their craft space too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. And check out my post for last week's WOYWW if you'd like to see mess!

Kerry said...

Love your space :) I so wish I could leave my stuff out like that.

Kate said...

Never mind my one packet of crisps, you've got a whole shop there missus! Really like those wooden drawers, will they stay plain? Don't think I could resist altering them if they were mine. ** Kate **