Wednesday, 22 September 2010

WOYWW - 22.9.10

So, here we all are again! Time to meet at Julia's to catch up on the workspaces of the world!

My patch on the floor is pretty bare tonight (I am writing this on Tuesday night as normal) because I can't decide what to do for 2 challenges, so neither have got off far the ground! (well, obviously neither have, cos of me working on the floor, but you know what I mean.  I think I was trying too hard to make one thing do for both and my brain went into meltdown!

The top one is meant to be for Tag Tuesday "banners" but I know not what I'm doing. And the big one - well, I haven't done Sunday Stampers "at the movies" yet.... I give up for today.




So instead I have some pics of the 'creative' mess around me as I kneel on the floor, which I know many of you still can't believe I do.... Shame I can't prove it, but there's no-one to take the pic of me doing so!

One day I will replace the old video recorder (in the background) with a dvd, but I wouldn't be without my cable tv for sky sports!
Anyhow, this is my now full craft spinner with my DI blender tools, (need another one sometime) The little wire pot holds my mini misters with my DI reinker/perfect pearl mixes. There are some empty ones in there too that I haven't got round to making up yet

Boxes of stash all around me!! No spare surfaces in MY living room! Behind my WOYWWAC and my box of terra/croco is a cardboard box lid (it sits on top of my paint dabbers) that holds my "bits and pieces" of cut off paper, grungepaper etc that "will be useful one day". The box for my eco green paints is now too small for them, hence the heap on top!
And that orange ribbon is tumbling out of it's little plastic packet. Must put that in the box with all the other ribbons...



And to the left is a little pile of stamps (that is growing) that haven't made it to any box/drawer/overflow system yet. Some of them are still unused, some of them are new favourites...
The plastic boxes (more of the business card boxes like the ones I rescued a few weeks ago) hold buttons, washers, some bits of grungepaper flowers etc etc!  The copper wire is the roll I 'borrowed' from my dad's shed last time I went to see my mum - she says, the more I can take from the shed, the better!  He must have wound it round this stick himself. Kind of nice, having something of Dad's close by!

It looks SO messy in the photos - it kind of brings it home to me just how MUCH stuff there is here....ah well, when I win the lottery I can buy a big crafting house..... yeh, right! (but I can hope!)
Anyhow,  blogger is playing up so I think I'll call it a day for this week.
Off to Ally Pally on Saturday (hurrah!) hope to meet up with some of you there. Have a great Wednesday.

73 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Even before you made the comment of obviously not getting off the ground, I thought the same thing you wrote in the next sentence. I'm starting to think British (grin).

Before I forget, hope you take some photos of Ally Pally. Would love to see the madness.

Like you, I'm old school with my VCR. I just refuse to go to DVDs when I can stay stuck in the 90s (tee hee).

You really DO have a lot of stash. I bet you will bring back even MORE after Sunday. Have a great WOYWW.

Jennie said...

great spacce , even if it is on the floor!! not sure how you manage .. I would never get up again!!
Com and say hello Saturday.. we have lots of goodies... and surprises too!
Happy Woywwing!

Lynn Stevens said...

I don't know how you do it, I have a bum knee and can't get down much less up! A great way to stay in shape I'd say! have a blast at Ally Pally

She said...

Hi Helen, love all your stash! If I got down on the floor, I'd never make it up again! Might try that next time I don't want to cook!! Have a good Wednesday and a great day at AllyPally. S x (13)

Susan Allan said...

Very busy desk, nice!!!!
I see you have some 'Eco Friendly' paints. They are fantastic, don't you agree? Full of pigment and they mix well together to make some amazing colours.
Have a great week
Sue xx 8

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Helen, Tom Jones song came into my head My My My Deliah I know it should be Why, but what wonderful stash you have. I'm going to Ally Pally on Saturday and hopefully will get to see some of those pasted being used. I have three Gold Purple and Blue. If you have a big mirror you can take a picture of yourself on the floor he he. I have tried working on the floor but cannot get up my knees go. Lovely stamps, I just adore stamps. Hope you have a nice WOYWW, big Hugs Jo.xxx

Serendipity (Christine) said...

Wow what a lot of lovely stuff you have. Adore that flag bunting. Christine (Link No.11) :-)

Lizzybobs said...

thanks for sharing your fab space with us I love your stacker thingy happy WOYWW enjoy AP lv liz (24)

Wipso said...

Don't think 'Living room' is the right name for that room :-) I'd call it a crafting play room :-) Love it.
A x

Joanne said...

What a lot you got. I can get down on my knees too, but that's it! I can't get up again or walk! Mind, this sitting down and getting up is not easy either!!!LOL
Luv Joanne xx (47)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

well i also have a lot of "this will be useful one day" stuff! hopefully, it will!

Heather x said...

I love your little craftspace on the floor, it looks very cosy :)
*hugs* Heather x (41)

Sue said...

Hi Ya Helen
wow you have so much stuff around you, im such a fidget when i craft going from one drawer to the wardrobe dont think i could sit long enough on the floor, oh im off to ally pally sat, can't wait, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (3)

Kay said...

Helen, you really don't have very much stash, do you? You should do more shopping, hun LOL. See you Saturday x

Sarah said...

Wow, look at all your stuff :) I can't believe you can craft on the floor like that, I would get cramp.

I have that wire cake stand (Homebase?) and some eco-green paints which are lovely.

Sarah (57)

Thistleblue said...

Good morning Helen! Thanks for sharing all your fabulous crafty goodies! I love the idea of a crafty house!, here i was thinking about when we win the lotto, changing the garage to a super heated crafty room, but a crafty house! oh love that! hehe.
have a wonderful wednesday!
hugs
Michelle
x
#49

Anneliese said...

there is some fabulous stash there ... loving the look of that pile of stamps you have too ! :o) (65)

Neet said...

Love that wire stand you have - tiered holders are the way to go - must look out for one.
What a busy area you have - love how you are crafting on the floor - made me smile - I just put things on the floor but never got down to craft on it.
Have a great time at AP and look forward to reading about your stash.

Spyder said...

No, there's no way I could craft on he floor, I'd have to stay down there and wait for hubby to come home to get me up, or walk around on my knees till I found a suitable place to help heave on to help me up. I had a tidy up. Had to get down on the floor to pull out things that had falling down the back. Frog the cat thought it a great game, and came and sat on my head. Purring of course. You have so much stuff, but then, if it were all in cupboards, would there be items that would never be seen again? Out of sight out of mind? Have a great woyww...
((Lyn)

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

your desk looks a lovely space .... I could happilly while away a month or so on there.

Hugs
Kay
Toodles and Binks
Number 9 (chicken noodles) on the WOYWW menu this week

Lou and Mel said...

Busy workspace there!
I Love bunting so this really caught my eye!

The Taming of the Glue said...

I might get down on the floor but getting up again could be a problem! Did I spy some Eco-Green paints on your floor? Pam (6)

Wishcraft said...

Great workspace - so much stash! I can't believe you manage to work on the floor though :o) I do pile lots of stuff up on the floor, but I couldn't work there (there's not enough space for a start lol!). Lisa x

cauliflower cupcake said...

Wow so much going on - love the mess I think it adds to the creativity in you.
Thanks for the peek
Rebecca (15)

Lori said...

So far your banners are looking great! Can't wait to see how the rest of the tag comes out!

Sam Poole Designs said...

WOW You have so much stash! I could view this desk a thousand times and still find something I didnt spot before lol Thanks for sharing! Sam x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Fabulous space this week, what a lot of stuff. "will be useful some day" makes me laugh - I have stuff I've carted back and forth across the ocean for the better part of 17 years and have actually used some of it, so take heart!

Mary Anne

butlersabroad said...

There's so much stiff there that I can't even see half the things you point out! I do see a PB Maple stamp though! I often wonder that if you do move one day an move all your stuff out what your carpet underneath all those boxes would look like!! Have a great time at the show too.

Hugs
Brenda (88)

Candace said...

Hi Sorry this is a quick cut & paste but not too well and wanting to let as many as possible know I have visited. I am going to read all blogs on my blackberry when I have a lie down but can't comment very well & can't sit for too long at laptop to type - sorry seems little impersonal but all explained on my blog

Candace (#43) x

Sarah Anderson said...

Enjoy Ally Pally, and thanks for sharing your floor space, it looks fab! Persevere with that tag though, your bunting looks really cute :) Sarah (106)

Tertia said...

Problem with working on the floor for me would be the fact that I would never ever be able to get back up again! You have so much stash! I will have to come back and have a really good look. (100)

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love all your stash. :) Thanks for sharing.

Maggie #96

xx

Sheena said...

love the look of all your stash particularly the stamps.
many thanks for sharing
Sheena 64

NEEDLEWINGS said...

I would so want to play in your studio. What fun stuff!

Tracy Evans said...

You have so much stash, and I still can't quite believe you work on the floor. I must admit I am struggling to keep up this week with the challenges, I still have the Sunday Stamper and Stampotique to do. Where does the time go. Ooh by the way my mushrooms just appeared in the garden I did not grow them. Have a fab time at Ally Pally buying more yummy goodies. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

Claire x said...

I can't believe you work on the floor!!!! However you are surrounded by some fabulous stash and those stamps look amazing - I could spend hours in there! LOL. Hugs, Claire x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Helen, love your floor, I can see carpet between all your lovely goodies! Just think of me when wandering the stash filled aisles of Ally Pally only ever got there once, loved every minute and would just love to go again, boo hoo, hope you have lots of fun and get lots of inspiration and techniques and stash :0) xx

Sunshine Girl said...

What a lovely load of stash you have! it lovely to mooch around on your floor! hope inspiration has struck you for the tags now.

lisa said...

What a serious amount of lovely stash you have. I can just imagine you sat on the floor surrounded by all this just having a fantastic time.
Hugs Lisax

Daniele said...

the getting down is ok its the getting up thats the problem....your work areas look so busy with lots of lovely stash everywhere
hugs

Carola Bartz said...

I'm working on that banner tag as well - and don't know yet what to do either. I love the creative mess at your place, makes my fingers itch.

Piddawinkle said...

that is one hell of a space or should I say pile, LOL, you look like you have absolutely loads of stuff, is there any living room left for normal activities :) no 115

Deezines Art said...

Fab photos - hope you enjoy your day at Ally Pally - Jacqueline xx.

madebyKarla said...

I love you crafting space! There's so much to choose from! It's great to have such a big stash of goodies! Thanks for the peek and thanks for your comment ;)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Helen woweeee lots and lots to see, I will have to move onto my floor soon, am running out of workspace, lol!

Hope to meet you on Saturday, enjoy the show and have a super time hugs Heidi xx

Dragon said...

Ooo I so admire you working on the floor... Can't imagine kneeling to work but love your space
Frankie
xx

Paula said...

Enjoy the Ally Pally - where are you going to put it so you can find it?? I do sympathize with your projects - I do that too. Amazed by all your things - will have to show it to my husband - he says I'm very untidy......
Paula - PEP (113)

triciasconfetti said...

Lucky that you are able to craft on the floor - I would never get up again. enjoy it while you can. Probably don't have too many disasters of things falling off. Love the wirly gig thingy with stuff on. thanks for commenting on my space.
x Tricia (73)

Lothian Crafts said...

Lots of lovely stamps around you. Thanks for the nosey.
Elaine no55

Sherry said...

Oh my, what a lot you've got! I only wish I could get down to the floor without my knees cracking and back aching (only cos I did some gardening yesterday - lol)
Enjoy AllyPally and don't forgot to show us what you get next week!

(thanks for already visiting my desk - 103 - I am not a number, my name is Sherry! lol)

Cardmaking Galore said...

Love your banner and your desks looks like a hub of activity! Such wonderful goodies.

Clare H said...

Love how everything is over flowing, looks like a well loved space

Clare (83)

joey said...

Hiya Helen

you have so much stash!!! lol, love the look of your tag cos it does have bunting lol :O)

Joey.x

Linda C said...

Now You are a dedicated crafter and must be very young and fit. I use my kitchen table to craft on. If I ever got down on the floor, I would never get back up. I would always be afraid someone would take a picture of me getting up and post it on the internet. Ha Ha
Happy WOYWW, Linda #50

Serendipity Stamping said...

Wow I want to rummage through all your goodies! Hip surgery keeps me off the floor most of the time, so crafting there for me unless I want to spend some time getting back up. More power to you, whatever works, works.

Cardarian said...

Hiya!
What a nice snoop around all your stuff! I am amazed that you can do your crafting on the floor! Still everybody has their own unique style! I am looking forward to meeting you at ALLY PALLY!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Helen said...

Thanks for your comment on my WOYWW - just been for a look at your workspace and it's amazing! Great to see the storage ideas - I always like seeing how other people organise themselves!!

Helen x

Janetlynne said...

Great work area...looks like you have tons to work with

S said...

I rarely work on the floor, but you'll often find my supplies there when the desk gets overloaded. I do spread out on the floor when I'm rearranging layouts and filling up scrapbooks. I like your tiered wire basket storage idea - might have to act on that one.

Leo said...

I'm always kicking stuff around on the floor too although I don't think my knees would take working off the floor so hats off to you hun!
Have fun at Ally Pally! xx Leo

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Helen
I am fine thanks all went well

sort of don't know really what to say to your mess other than 10/10 on the messy scale and then next week after the Ally Pally you will be way off the scale

love it thanks for the belated return snoop
Kate xx

Twiglet said...

oh such a lot of crafty stuff to play with!!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Fab pics this week and I love the little banner you have started to make.

Have a great time in Ally Pally.


A.xx (38)

nerllybird said...

Woweee! That is aMAZingly messy, and that's no way a criticism, lol! Messy means creative, obviously! I am loving looking at all your stash, and whilst all around you there is chaos(ish), you have achieved that of which I am incapable - ie, a decent-sized space to work in! I sometimes actually LOSE the thing I am working on! TFS! Helen (46)

Theresa said...

Loving all your oodles of STUFF! How inspirational! Looking very organized too!

Myzdamena's World said...

Woohooo put me on the list for an invite to your crafting house when you win the lottery! :)

Stashtastic! xxxx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Love your creative mess Helen :-) Sometimes thinking about what to do too much is no help :-/
Anne x

Julia Dunnit said...

'some day', does that mean the same as 'around to it'?!! I like that flowery stencil template thingy, and am just starting to think that you will have to create another layer if you buy too much at Ally Pally - have a fab time!

Kerry said...

We've still got our video player too :)

Esther said...

Hi - the great thing about being a late WOYWWer is that I can see the before and after pics of creations - your movies tag turned out great.

Fab photos of all your stash, though don't know how you manage on the floor...Esther xx

kelli said...

hee hee I got rid of my VCR years ago! But then, I am very much a gadget lover!! Thanks for the snoop of your floor! x (#61)

Morti said...

Fab "desk" as always!

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