Wednesday, 21 July 2010

WOYWW - 21st July

Can't believe it's Wednesday already! Time to head over to Julia's for a big old party nosing at the world's crafty spaces!
So, what's on my desk floor today?  I seem to have gone shopping again.... oops, wonder how that happened!
My toes are in the way again - I love this green, it totally matches my fave fave skirt! I promise not to make this a regular, Wednesday, "nail polish watch" feature of my WOYWW!






Here's a proper look at the new stash. Thanks, Leandra for getting them to me so quick - great service!

 (and I wasn't going to get anything more till Stevenage in August, but I couldn't wait... I've also pre-ordered a couple of new Wendy V sets - only 2 for now and some fab Graphic 45 paper is on the way... I have no will power, at all!) Not shopping, I'm not shopping...


A couple of weeks ago, these boxes turned up at the office, with some promotional material from one of the life insurance companies, and a great apple-shaped stress ball inside.  We kept them at work - well, everyone gets stressed sometimes and they are really nice squishy stress balls apples!  Anyhow, I snatched the empty boxes and the outer wrappers, cos I KNEW I'd be able to do something with them - one day! I've been meaning to show you for a while. Watch this space, as they say!
In the foreground of that shot, and here for a better look, is a tag I'm working on for my Tag Tuesday challenge "faces" which isn't finished yet.  I'm playing with this great flower template on it, that I got at Newbury (thanks, Alison, for the heads up on how great it is!)






Ok. those were taken Tuesday evening. Now I am going to completely embarrass myself at the total MESS that is my living room/craft room with these taken at 6 am today. This is the overall view of my room... yikes it needs a tidy up!    The first one is from the window to the door.

This is from the door to the window.  You can see the arm of the chair I stood on (see Monday post) so I wasn't in danger at all!
However, as I've said before, I don't have children and I don't have pets, so there is only me here!!


Anyhow, it's time to head over to Julia's to catch up on some more of your desks to see what you've all been up to.  I know this is another great waffly long post,sorry! I can't do short and sweet. Have a great Wednesday.
(p.s. sorry about the lack of background, tried to change it and can't get it to work from work!  Will restore it later!)

63 comments:

Maz said...

That is a LOT of stuff! Can you REALLY manage til August to not buy anything else? We'll see! x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really like those cubby boxes with the finger half circles. I hope you know what I mean. They look like they hold a lot of stuff. And I'm loving the green toenail polish. You have a ton of "stuff" in these photos. No pets, no kids, just perfect for you.

Jennie said...

I NEED to come over and sort you out...strangely enough I can sort out everyone else except me!!( was a former job of mine :( lol We will be at Stamperama, so you must come and say hello..lol Loving the green nail polish.. my kind of girl :))

kath said...

loved seeing your messy workspace helen..such a consolation there are messier folks than me...and love the green toenails...hugs kath xxx

Lynne said...

Wow so much crafty stash, fantastic. Enjoy inking your new stamps, they are one of my favs. Love the nails.

Cheryl said...

oh wow just so much stash you have there loving the nail polish,hugs cheryl xxx

Sue said...

Hi Helen
wow so much stash, luv your polish fabby colour, i have them them stamps, luv em, have great day, sue,x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

I wouldn't put money on it that you won't by anymore stash until Stevenage!!

Great pics this week and If i lived on my own I'm sure my room would look like that too!

Love the nail varnish this week.

xx

Maggie said...

So glad I popped by to see your WOYWW now I know I'm not alone so much stash and so little space to keep it all I feel at home here!

Maggie
ps love the nail varnish!

Carmen said...

I sit here with my chops all agog at these pictures. My face is as green as your nail polish with envy!

I'm leaving your page open to show Craig when he gets in - if he blimming moans about my desk one more time... I keep telling him I want a room with a lock just for me and my stash. He says as long as the lock is on the outside! Charming eh??

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Thanks for sharing the painted toenails again hehe. I've got the other flower stencil in that range, they're great value. Love the stamps
Anne x

JoZart said...

That's a great snoop and you are lucky you can please yourself and be as you want.
Great toenails and tag.
Thanks for sharing,
Jo x

Lesley said...

Good grief woman have you no shame!!!! I need to come and organise you lol!!! Seriously though - what a lot you got haha!!!

Lesley x

Yours Artfully said...

Great toes Helen...as you know, green is my favourite colour! I'm sure that there are a lot of green WOYWWers who would kill for your stash!

Lin x

Linda Elbourne said...

They are fab toes Helen ... as for buying more stash ... I can see why you need it ... I mean ... how do you cope with just those few bits and pieces *LOL*

Ikki said...

Hi Hels, love your toes - great colour! Now for your room....???...!!!....what to say...you are defo a shopaholic....but, boy oh boy, do you get to use some FAB stuff. Have fun. ikki x

Anneliese said...

lol at your stash ... what a fun room you have there ! those creative workshop stencils are fab aren't they ?
thanks for sharing :o) x

Lothian Crafts said...

love the colour of your nail varnish and all the drawers are fab.
Elaine

Kathy said...

WOW!!!! What a fab bunch of photos - wonderful to see more of your crafting space.

Thistleblue said...

Very pretty nail colour! (and very pretty looking skirt!)
Yummy new stamps and die! and oh my gosh I am impressed at all your drawers and storage! Hope you have a wonderful WOYWW!
hugs
Michelle
xx

Cath Wilson said...

Oh, what an interesting room! I'd LOVE to come rummage in it and I bet it's filled with oodles of creative bits to inspire. I love it.

Cath said...

I will have to get those stamps and die now. You have a lot on stash....

Cathx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Blimey! What a crafting space - bet you are always stumbling on interesting things. Love the boxes - I have a stash of them myself, saved from all sorts of packaging. They always make interesting projects. Have fun!

Mary Anne

Yvonne said...

Now come on, there is so much space there, you will NEED to buy more, if you can move, it will fit more stuff in.. well thats my saying, lol
Now thats my idea of a perfect home!

craftytrog said...

Flipping heck Helen! I thought I had a lot of 'stuff'! Lol! Your tag's looking good, thanks for the link, those templates are fab aren't they?! Nice nail polish btw! xx

scrapcat 1 said...

thats a lot of craft stash Helen how do you remember where everything is?

mckinkle said...

Thanks for sharing, that is sure one big amount of crafting goodness!

Keryn x

Rosie said...

WOW that's quite a lot of stash you've got there - is this really your living rooM? Can only conclude that you live to craft! Maybe you need a big run of Expedit bookcases there or something ....

Darcy said...

love the nail polish, you should def include it every week. i think you need a bigger craft room lol

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

all the stash! omg its heaven! love your nail polish, I ordered one just like it from avon last night, cant wait for it to come :)

Bettythebaglady said...

OMG-yours looks a bit like my sister's place and she does have kids and bunny rabbits and soon another pussy cat-beloved Snuggles passed away after a fall from a very high tree. They craft and do scouts,cubs brownies,dancing,gymnastics etc etc and she finds time to go to work. Love those templates-have seen them on Create and Craft and my DH has a card sent to him by my crafty friend in France. Especially admire what you have done with the template. Hugs BettyXXX

Twiglet said...

I think you should invite us all round and we could play for hours with all that fab stuff!!!

Foil Play said...

Oh wow - you are letting us have a really good snoop this week - thank you :-D

Hope you enjoy playing with your new stash - those boxes certainly have lots of potential, look forward to seeing what you do with them.

Handmade with Love said...

Love your nail plolish colour and skirt! Love your new purchases too they look brilliant. Goodness though I would like to come and tidy your space, you have so much stuff! Tracey x

Spyder said...

def b able to do something with those boxes, I have boxes, people give them to me..somethimes I wish there was something nice inside!!!Nice nail vanish and very nice skirt!

((Lyn))

Julia Dunnit said...

It's not about shopping - it was only a bit of topping up. And because Leandra was so quick to get it to you there's no time for guilt to build. Perfect. You're not having many parties at home these days then!! Love it.

Alix said...

yummy nail polish...love that colour :0)
and i love your room...i bet i could get lost in there for hours!! lol

downrightcrafty said...

pleased you liked the house mouse update lol

love the nail polish fab colour, but my god 10/10 on the messy scale in your room from all angels amazing

Hugs Kate xx

Lori said...

Wowza! Is it Wednesday already? Actually, I kinda forgot about it, although my post for today was a picture of what's on my desk, guess that qualifies. I can't BELIEVE all the stash, do you ever sit in that chair? lol

Kay said...

Fab nail polish again! You really should shop more, my friend, you have so little stash to manage with, lol

Jingle said...

I love a great nail polish!!! Those new stamps look fabulous!

Violets Corner said...

The tag is fab, love the way you used the stencil. Hehe, you do love your crafty goodies and crafting. Must be awkward for the knees to be at the floor too long though :)

Hugs
Maarit

Toucan Scraps said...

how do you manaage to move in there/ or find anything - what a lot of stash!

Doone said...

ooooh green toes - oooh can't get past the green toes! oooohhh

chrissy xx said...

This is one serious amount of stuff!! You didn't buy it all in Sevenage did you!! When my daughter lived there i didn't see any crafts shops. p.s. love the toes.
Chrissyxx

Joanne said...

I love your green toes, and there's nothing wrong with living in a craft shop - I do!!! LOL.
Luv Joanne xx

angeleef said...

So MUCH stuff!!! I was wondering when we were going to see the storage space :) But hey... If it works for you, why not?
** Evi **

Wendy said...

WOW so much stash, so no one gets to watch telly in your living room, they wont be able to find it, love the idea of altering those boxes

Rica said...

Tee-hee - it's a good job there's no-one there but you - there's no room for anyone else with all that lovely stash.
No, the glossy accents won't peel off my desk, will get my heat gun out when the weather cools down.
hugs Heather xx

Sid said...

Ohh you have loads of IKEA there, but I think they are fab !

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Ooooo I love a good old mess, its so creative! Love all of your stash, thanks for sharing, hugs Heidi xx

FlipSyde said...

No WAY should you be embarassed! Judging from your blog posts, you are a groovy cool woman who lives exactly as she pleases. It would be baloney to be ashamed of that well-loved art world. Man, I Strive to be that cool. Period.
Amy

Tracy Evans said...

Hi Helen, only just got back from Tatton Show, had a great time and now trying to get around a few desks. I purchased that flower stencil, it came today its fab, I've used quite a few now and I love them. Wow you have a lot of stash, I'm still collecting lots LOL. You only live once, so why not that's what I say. Tracy Evans x

Kaz said...

I'd just like to say that your room looks well loved and there's not a thing wrong with it. I've got that stamp set and I love it and I need to get hold of that template x

joey said...

Hiya

oooooh I am sure I have a nail polish colour similiar to that somewhere I must do my toenails now, I am funny cant have coloured polish on my fingernails its makes me go all funny but toes are ok lol. Your room is just fabulous

Joey.x

minnie_mac said...

Thanks for the detailed tour. So much fab stuff.

Marilyn

Alicia.R. said...

Looks like so much fun and Oh to have all that space to yourself.
Love your tag so far too.

Alisonw30 said...

Hey snap I have my left foot in my pic this week too and also can't stop shopping lol! How on earth do you actually reach your desk by the way? ;-)

Wipso said...

Sorry I'm rather late calling in this week. My day was really manic yesterday and had to end with a 62mile round journey to visit my neighbour in hospital.
Gosh what a lot of stash you have.
A x

Lou and Mel said...

Good grief - you have a LOT of stash! Wouldnt it be fantastic to go mooching through everyones stuff!!!!

Sam said...

Oh My Word!!! However much stuff have you got there!!! Brill I love it and the nail polish just tops it off hehehehe.
Sam x

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh I would so love to mooch through all that stuff - what fun! reminds me of when I used to live alone in flat and could keep all my bits and pieces out handy too! As for the Paperartsy stamps I think i need those now too!

Kathleen said...

Blimey! A crafters paradise love it.