Wednesday, 21 August 2013

WOYWW 220

So. It's Wednesday, it's silly o'clock and it's.... Crackerjack... Sorry, reverting to my youth there for a minute. Ok, so it's not Friday, or 5 to 5....those of you of a certain age and from the UK will probably remember the children's tv programme... anyway, I digress and Julia will be having a go at me for taking too long....

So, it's Wednesday and it's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday day.... still don't know? Check out Julia's blog here for all the info and where to link up - come on, share your crafty space and bare all - you know you want to! Apart from being half way to the weekend, today is the day we love, for the day were we all get together and show our desks/ironing tables/cupboards/floors...

(will she ever stop waffling? OK then...)
 There isn't actually anything much on the "desk" today.. my journal you can just see, at the bottom of the photo- is shut (I published 3 blog posts on Sunday and since then haven't done anything) So I've taken a reveal all (well some) shot for you - it's been a while!

This shot is taken from gap between the spare chair (not that anyone can sit on it, it's got another box full of stash sat on it) and some of the piles of magazines under the window - towards the door... which you can see acts as a wardrobe overflow... perhaps I should have taken them down first!
I have been recycling from work too, the empty box is from some envelopes and is so sturdy it was too good to let it be thrown away - I am sure I can find something to store inside!!

And the canvas bag came from one of the big banks - it has a revolting plasticised advert on one side, but I am sure I can hide that somehow, and use it for something....don't you?! I have tried to see if it will peel off, but I think it's stuck fast, so will need hiding somehow... watch this space, but don't hold your breath, it may take a while!!

Better let you go, Julia will be waiting for you... have a good week all.

60 comments:

Spyder said...

Oh my goodness that's one big pile of stash you have there...You should show us what's in those drawers too! Happy WOYWW
((Lyn))no 5

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As always, I'm super impressed with all that storage. You have more storage than I could ever imagine. And of course, you have more stamps and inky stuff than anyone I know, including my local stamp store. If I had a bucket list, playing with you in your stash would be at the top of it!! Happy WOYWW from # 10.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As always, I'm super impressed with all that storage. You have more storage than I could ever imagine. And of course, you have more stamps and inky stuff than anyone I know, including my local stamp store. If I had a bucket list, playing with you in your stash would be at the top of it!! Happy WOYWW from # 10.

Candace said...

Great storage and I'm sure its all full of lovely stash

Thanks for sharing, hope you have a good week

Candace #14

peggy apl said...

i love all your drawers! and i also like to keep boxes and bags and i have plans like yours of covering the adverts on the bag. i was thinking of sewing a pocket on but haven't gotten around to doing it!
happy WOYWW! peggy aplSEEDS @ 12

Nan G said...

Fab drawers! And I couldn't agree more....let us come dig through...erm..play with your stamps. :) Pretty please?! I do like the ones I see in front on the floor! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #1

Danie May said...

I was immediately drawn to your wonderful stash of dylusions stamps. You definitely look like you have lots of wonderful goodies to be playing with. I would be like a child in a lolly store if I was to visit. Hope you have a great week and get some time to create. Happy WOYWW! Danie #17

Regina Hamilton said...

You have a huge pile of crafting goodies. Happy crafting #7

Roberta B said...

Hello and good day :-} I have to ask is that all craft goodies in those boxes?? I wanta see ...That would fun to peek in your goodie boxes. Take a break and relax. Have a great day and Bright blessings to you and yours Roberta 26

Eliza said...

I spy heaps of drawers that need to be covered and decorated, gosh could I have fun in there, awesome fun. Now you have to get some of them done they will look brilliant. You do have one huge stash of stuff, a treasure trove.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 24

Julie Ann Lee said...

OMG! Crackerjack! I remember it well! But your workspace is amazing! I think you should definitely find a use for that sturdy cardboard box: I can understand why you didn't want to leave that to its fate! Not sure what you could do about the horrible plasticised advert, but I'm sure you'll find a way! Careful you don't get Dylusions spray on your clothes there! Happy WOYWW! Julie Ann xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

OOps! I forgot, all that excitement about Crackerjack - I'm #35 today! Julie Ann xx

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Helen yes I remember Crackerjack! Brings back lovely memories, First visit to your desk and wow it is impressive. Lovely stash I see. You are just like me, I always look at boxes ans bags etc.. To see if I could "do something with them!" Hope you get inspiration to so something with these... Have a happy week
Lynda B #38

Belinda Basson said...

We also have a wardrobe overflow on hooks behind a door...works for us. Love all the things I can see and all your storage drawers too. #46

jill said...

Crackerjack now thats a blast from the past . Helen i loved that show .Happy crafting Jill

Julia Dunnit said...

It's not till you hit publish that you notice stuff that you prolly don't want in the picture huh?! I don't mind seeing your immaculately ironed tops though...gives me aspirations of slimness and erm, ironed clothes!
Now I know that your lounge is stash central, so I also know that whatever else it was when you bought it, that roasting tin is probably not a stray from the kitchen!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Meant to say - loved your weekend posts...my you are prolific when the muse gets you!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Oh how I would love to be let loose among those drawers! I think I might have more chance of getting in there and sneaking out with a few bits unnoticed than you would at mine! Thanks for your kind comments x
Fiona #37

glitterandglue said...

Goodness - yes, remember all the cabbages? Three and you were out - drop something and gain another cabbage!! You have so many drawers - I'd love to peek sometime!! I just find storage drawers exciting - never know what you'll find....
Have a great week.
Margaret #58

Annie said...

I'm obviously of a certain age ....I'd win the cabbage! :-)
Fab storage.
Hugs,
A x # 61

Neet said...

Helen, where do you fit in that room? I 'd love you to affix yourself to the ceiling and do an aerial shot for us. Love those sets of drawers. I think the box you brought home is fantastic, love the handle on it and the bag can have its logo covered with a patch that is decorated easily.
Have a good week and thanks for your visit earlier.
Hugs, Neet 32 xx

Claire said...

so long as you know where everything is, it's all good :) and a spare chair is a spare surface to put stuff, in my book!
thanks for stopping by already!
happy W0YWW and have a great week :)
no. 43

Jackie said...

I so remember its Friday its five o clock it's crackerjack!!! Same age!!!
Thanks for visit
Jackie44
Scrapbangwallop

My name is Cindy said...

Sadly, I am old enough to remember crackerjack!! (Though I never won a pencil). Helen you really are a womble - just like me!! The strangest things turn up on my desk at work because people didn't want to throw it away 'jusat in case you could do something crafty with it.....'. Bit like home and the recycling actually. Anyway, just adore your carpet mayhem - do you ever have visitors lol? Happy WOYWW Cindy #59

Kate said...

Wow, drawers and drawers of stash!!!

~Kate~

Ria Gall said...

Hi Helen
I nearly didn't get to leaving a comment because I was so busy poking around all your crafting stash gosh hours of fun.
Looking forward to seeing what you do with your freebies
Have and extra special WOYWW and week
Hugs Ria #87

Lynda Norton said...

Plenty of much needed supplies always look good to me, and more of the recycling nature too brilliant. Sure you can cover that bag with something, its a good size too.

Lynda #96

Glenda Brooks said...

Looks like a large pile of supplies....Lots of crafting!

VonnyK said...

I have to say I'm really impressed by your room. Those drawers look fantastic, I could spend hours peeking into those and finding all sorts of treasures. You certainly have a lot of goodies there.
Have a great week.
Von #62

CraftygasheadZo said...

I do indeed remember Crackerjack! Ha ha. Fab pics of your storage and nice to see you are recycling goodies from work. Take care Zo xx 93

House of Bears said...

Oh Crackerjack, Wlibear is off on one of his lengthy 'When I was a cub' spiels now!

The bears @#99

Ann B said...

Crackerjack! What a blast from the past, I'm so old I remember it in black and white with Lesley Crowther and Peter Glaze. Wanted to go on but afraid I would be first to drop a cabbage.
Love your 'desk' always makes me feel better to know there is at least one person in the world with as much stash as me.
Have a good week, and thanks for visiting.
Ann B
45

Maisie Moonshine said...

That's quite some Aladdin's cave you've got there Helen! Love those drawer units - do you have a long tem plan to "alter" them or are you sticking with the timber look? Good luck with your up-cycling looking forward to seeing the results. Thanks for your visit. MMx #33

Debs Willis said...

Oooh lots of lovely goodies there!

happy woyww

Debs #98

Lindsay Weirich said...

your desk looks like mine with projects floor to ceiling! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #20

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I loved Peter Glaze from Crackerjack, he always made me laugh! Happy days :-)
Hugs, LLJ 63 xx

Lynn McAuley said...

Love your wall of drawers! So many places to poke away your stash!

My eyes were drawn to those awesome stamps!!

Have a great Wednesday!!

Lynn #19

famfa said...

So many drawers, so much stuff.
Thanks for visiting
Famfa 3

Gita said...

Wow, look at you and all that storage. I see alot of TH/Dylusions stamps it seems. I try to "see" potential in stuff but others just have a much better eye than me to upcycle things, etc. Brigita #108

Sandy Leigh said...

Helen, this beautiful stash makes me realize how I need more stamps and ink pads!! But I have to tell you, I'm still laughing about "silly o'clock" -- I'm going to use that! Hugs! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #9

Robyn said...

Ah stash- yes I have it. tyg
Thanks for the kind words, and the snoop around.
Robyn 25

Hammers said...

Thanks for swinging by my blog earlier Helen..you have so much storage..I am well Jel! Cx #29

Shaz Brooks said...

Love all those drawers- I can't resist anything full of little drawers! Maybe Gesso the bag? Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #50 xx

Deb said...

Nice to see someone else who can't throw boxes away! love that canvas bag, I am sure you can easily cover the advert up!
Yes, I remember that saying, it still comes into my mind from time to time too, were we brainwashed by it do you think?
Debxx #18

Daniella said...

Great space!! I would have kept that box too, great way to upcycle!!
xxDaniella#13

Caro said...

I love the look of all those neat boxes and drawers...what a lovely lot of stash there is! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#87)

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Helen you could always use the box to store you crackerjack book and pen.
thanks for your comments earlier
janet#31

jojo79 said...

wow that is amazing workspace Helen. So much stash.

Jo
x

Elizabeth said...

Ah yes, Eamonn Andrews and cabbages - days of innocence, I remember it well. Your 'desk' - I strongly suspect that if it wasn't for the EM's 'influence' I think mine would be very similar - gotta love that pile of stamps conveniently close to the sofa :) Look forward to seeing how you get round that canvas bag problem. Thanks for the earlier visit. Hope you have a good week. Elizabeth x #47

BJ said...

Looks like no where to sit when I visit now :( I'm rather late today, thought Wednesday was tomorrow, rapidly loosing plot methinks. BJ#132

Darnell J Knauss said...

Loved the long view of your unique crafting area, Helen! And do love how you visualize everything and think of ways to recycle and upcycle and then do it! Well done!

Happy WOYWW and thank you for the visit to me! I appreciate your good wishes! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #16

Andrea said...

thanks for visiting yesterday that is some serious stash you have there loving the storage boxes and like you I collect bits for recycling .one day I will turn al the collected cardboard etc into something amazing ! good luck and happy crafting Andrea #51

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I have SO MANY fabulous boxes stashed and yet I never seem to get around to using them in a timely fashion. But knowing you thru WOYWW, I'm betting you'll be inspiring me in a week or two....

Happy (better late than never) WOYWW!
Mary Anne (27)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for stopping by, Glad to know I'm not the only "Salvage" "rescue" person...my dh just shakes his head. Enjoy the week

trisha too said...

Helen, you have so many intriguing boxes and stacks, I could spend days just snooping through your stuff! Oh yes, just gesso over that ad, or put a patch on it, whatever you do will make it better than it is!

(My desk is almost NEVER clean, and it took me days to excavate it down to the actual desk you see this week!)

Thank you for stopping by this woyww, Helen!

:)trisha
#21 this week

Nikki said...

HOLY STASH !!! Open the drawers show it all :) hugs Nikki 22 thanks for the visit

Peg Robinson said...

Awesome recycle...You inspire. Have a great day.

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Helen - I have boxes piling up that are too good to throw away - but they make great hamper holders for chrissy gifts LOL - good luck with the bank bag - the only thing that helps get rid of the plastic stuff is heat - but then that can damage the cotton too - Thanks for popping by earlier - I am playing catch up - Happy WOYWW - Mxx #138

voodoo vixen said...

I love those drawers you have at the back, but it might help if you could actually get within arms reach of them? LOL The box would be a keeper for me too... can't throw boxes out if they are nice and sturdy and a decent size and the bag would be great, you just need to make something to go over the logo!! Apologies for my late arrival of doing the round of WOYWW desks! Annette #6

Kezzy said...

Wow so much yumminess to look at, I think I have just spent 10mins having a right good nosy lol. I love the box and bag, with the bag I think I would do some fresco fabric square colouring with some lin brown flowers on top then sew it over the logo, hmmmmm think I need to go in search through my bags lol. Happy late woyww :-) Kezzy xxx p.s I got lynne Perilla (spelt wrong) number 8 stamps that you couldn't quite see on my desk xxx