Wednesday, 7 April 2010

WOYWW - Just when you thought you'd seen it all

Hi everyone. Ok so I may have been exaggerating in my last post, teasing you with something amazing coming up.  BUT, this Wednesday finds me with -(DRUMROLL) ... twice the amount of space.... I spent part of Easter Monday (you'd better all sit down somewhere safe...) tidying up my stash. (well, some of it, anyhow)

So now I have maybe DOUBLE the amount of floorspace (i.e. my desk) to work at.... didn't go so mad as to get the hoover out though.... you can only go so far, right?

(sorry about the arm of the sofa, I'd transferred the photos before I stopped to look at them properly..)



I moved a couple of piles of old scraps of part made cards and other things that didn't quite work out - chucked some of them away - managed to find room in a box; moved some craft magazines (2007-10.... yikes) and pulled out this cardboard storage box (a less than perfect QVC buy, though it's ok...the drawers don't open very well) and moved it to just inside the doorway. Thought I'd show you some of the stamps inside - I haven't used many of them for a while as previously it lived behind those blue boxes (the Timmy/glimmer mist one) so there wasn't often room to pull it out.


I also put the contents a collapsing plastic box full of (dusty) stamps into the box under the Timmy box .... which I have to move to the sofa if I want a stamp from this box, but life's not perfect, right?!  Ok, so the first time I need to find a stamp in here it will get totally messed up... but I couldn't get to many of them in the old place...
Some of these stamps were already in this box, but it was being under-utilised!  And now I look at the piccy there is still a huge pile of sweets on show.  Oops (I have a very sweet tooth!!)

This created the spare floor space - I've "pushed back" my pile of distress inks (they don't fit in the drawer where I used to keep them and as I use them all the time, there's no point putting them away - and my melting pot, against these stamp towers that you saw a couple of weeks ago.
The plastic tub on my workspace (in pic one) came from work - my manager brought it in on Thursday before Easter - it's a "Toy Story" tub of eggs which she handed out - and I grabbed the empty tub.  Not sure what I'll fill it with yet, but there'll be something, rofl. (At the moment it still has an uneaten egg inside it!)
So there it is this week.  If you want to see some more - much neater, lots of them - workspaces, check them out here .  I may not be here next week, unless I schedule something as I may be going to spend a couple of days with my Mum, but if I get back in time I'll come visiting.

35 comments:

Cathy said...

WOW! WOW!
All those stamps!

Crafty Chris said...

hi Helen
I dont think I have seen that many stamps in a shop, dont know how you craft on the floor my back would be broke, was thinking of buying a melting pot, do you use yours much?
Christine x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh it'll be like having new stamps all over again! Love the tidied up zone - but it does take ages and require moving of stuff huh! Welld one you - happy bigger space!

craftytrog said...

Wow! All those drawers of stamps! Erm...I think I probably have as many! Lol! Glad you have a bit more space after your tidying! Well done You! xx

Pam said...

All those stamps to play with you won't know where to start!
Hugs Pam

Cardarian said...

All those gorgeous stamps! And all the rest of your lovely stash! Envy!!!!!! Woman you are very lucky!
Uhh - love the snoop!
Cardarian

Hels Sheridan said...

Good for you tidying up...it does help cos you found stuff that I bet you forgot you had..so now you dont need to buy any new stash....AHAH!! Joking...course you need new stash, it is necessary for us crafters to be stashed up every so often LOL .. will you be at Ally Pally this time hun? x

Artyjen said...

Love those stamps you have not played with much...now you can get at them we will be seeing them in action....right? :)
xoxo

Wipso said...

Love all your stash. Bet you found lots you'd forgot you had whilst tidying up :-) You will have fun using old favourites.
A x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wow, you have been busy.
I love your stamp collection.
Clare x

Kay said...

Hey whaddya know... there's a carpet under there LOL. Well done on the tidy up. That's what I need, lots more drawers... a girl can never have too many drawers.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

It's good that you can get at more of your stamps, you'll have fun discovering long-forgotten treasures :) You've certainly got lots of storage.
Anne xx

Rosie said...

I can't BELIEVE that you work on the floor - doesn't it hurt?? You must be either very young and fit, or super flexible - makes my bum hurt just thinking about it!!

butlersabroad said...

I agree, working on the floor must be hard! But I love that you're surrounded by all your treasures too!

Brenda

Kaz said...

Oooohhhh look at all your lovely stamps! I'd love to have a good look through them! xx

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

wow that was some organising! well done! LOVE LOVE LOVE all your stamps!

{{hugs}}mandyxx

Paula Gale said...

your space always makes me smile - you have sooooo much stuff - how do you know where to start??? I bet sorting those boxes out was like buying new stash.... in reality - you should never need to buy any new stamps ever again....but at least they are cheaper than shoes.... and don't give you blisters right?

Paula x x x

Vicki said...

ooh well done on tidying!!! so fun... don't you find that you find stuff when you clear up???? love the stamps xx

Carmen said...

My poor back aches every time I see your WOYWW just at the thought of crafting on the floor :P Love all the extra space you've got now. All those stamps - wow. I could fit my stamp collection in one small basket :D

Cher~ said...

Girl, you've got the stuff going on, don't you? And look at all those yummy Studio paints. I really need to get some and try them; I heard they paint like butter.

Angie said...

Second try ...got an error report ???? Here we go again.....

What fun it would be to have a play with your stamps ... I had two of those drawer sets and one totally fell apart ...both suffered from stuck drawer syndrome

LadyBug said...

I don't think I've ever seen so many stamps all in one place!!!!! WOW

Spyder said...

OMG!!!! all those stamps!!! Cardboard draws never work do they! You grabbed an empty plastic tub, well, I grabbed an empty Easter egg box made completely of acetate, can't throw that away! It's sooo useful!
Talc was used for un-sticking a very large butterfly seen here it would've looked a bit silly suck on 'flat' and the letters??? They stand for Dark, Light and Cream and they were Tiles I had laid out on my kitchen worktop in some kind of pattern

(Lyn))

Linby said...

love those stamps in the drawers - just made for them. As others have said you must be supple to craft on the floor - oh it is make my knees ache to think of it LOL! I have that Bline stamp you used a few posts back - needs to see ink but I only got mine a month ago so have an excuse hee he.
Linbyx

Lori said...

WOW! Is that a FLOOR I see? rofl. You are TOO FUNNY! Feels good to clean out once and a while, doesn't it? I only do it when I don't have an inch of workspace to..er..work in!

Darcy said...

wow love all those stamp drawers. I have stamp envy! i often have to craft on the floor when my table gets too messy. Well done on the big tidy up.x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Amazing!!! You have some wonderful stamps - go and create.x

peggy gatto said...

Can I come stamp with you?????
Good job!!!
Even if it gets messed up there is a satisfaction about cleaning up sometimes!!!
Fun space you have!

Ikki said...

Gosh you have been busy! Your stamp collection is fab, and now you've found some of them again - you will not be able to stop stamping. Look forward to seeing some of these in action. ikki x

Linda Elbourne said...

Well done you on the tidying up ... bet you found loads that you had forgotten you had ... well I always do :0)

Chrissie said...

Wow what a lot of stuff!
Chrissie

Twiglet said...

Very impressive collection of crafty stuff there - pat on the back for having a good sort out - bet you feel really good and so nice of you to show us all!

Linby said...

me again-I've posted the shoe card now. Can't wait to see what you have been creating this evening too.
Linbyx

Mummylade said...

wow, plenty drawers! I can't have things in drawers cause I just take it all out and put it on the desk to have it handy =)

Glen said...

It was lovely to meet you at Ally Pally Helen. I love all of your stamps - well, stash in general. I spoke with a lady on the bus going home on Saturday and she told me that she had 4,000 stamps!!! Shock and amazement. TFS. ~Glen~