Wednesday, 11 August 2010

WOYWW 62/ Red Drawers

I was overwhelmed last week to get so many comments, funny ones, such kind ones and some where WOYWWers were so relieved to see mine they now don't feel so bad about their creative chaos. I therefore think I've found my purpose in life and it's so good to know I help others feel good about themselves!!
Thank you one and all!
If you are new to this mayhem, and read this message wondering what on earth I'm drivelling on about, then go to visit the source of our inspiration and motivation.....Julia's Stamping Ground where you'll find lots of others baring their souls...nay, desks, craft rooms, places where they create wonders to delight, all which  make a melange of residue, which is the aftermath of all that happens in our creativities, otherwise identified as WOYWW.
Here's my current state of affairs and you can see that I am in the middle of altering the letter L for the 1st birthday of one of my lovely grandees. I've made so much mess doing it and now I'll have to leave it a while to set and dry the crackle paint to full effect. I've prepared several elements in grunge card to add to it... swirls, a star, a heart, keys etc., but I'll have to wait till it is dry to see which pieces will be suitable. The colours are chosen to co-ordinate with her nursery accents. I'll post the finished article ASAP!
You'll spot my new Tim Holtz die and 4 new colours of Promarker pens.
No comment about the MAD HOUSE SIGN.. but it fell off the wall in shock when
I did, at last, move my paper bin into the perfect spot to catch waste perfectly. That's my effort this week for a big tidy, one hand and two seconds worth!
Below are my 6 red Ikea cabinets which store my paper and ribbons and other various things I can't live without knowing they are there (with Johnny Depp keeping a red beady eye on them).
My work room, originally the utility room, has 4 doors wasting space, one to the garden, one to the kitchen and one to the garage. The 4th leads to the front of our house, and is hiding behind these red cabinets, so it is ideal that the cabinets have wheels in case I ever need to have access.
Here's a peek inside a few drawers showing some of my stash of ribbons and fibres. Not too tidy but hey are reasonably sorted into colours for the ribbons but the fibres are mixed over 2 drawers.
Thanks again to all who pop by and I'll do my best to spy on as many of you as time allows. If I had a 7 day week like some people I'd be OK but my weeks morph into 3 days max... don't know how on earth it happens or who gets my other days!!! If you find any ... Give them back!!  

34 comments:

bosenberries said...

Wow... love your desk... just want to dive in and join the fun!!! The red drawers are fab! Robin

Artyjen said...

Loved looking around today...great Ikea storage...love the red
xoxo Sioux

Neet said...

hi Hun - now why didn't I snoop around yesterday when I was over? Love the wings you have put on Lotta's "L" - perfect.
Glad I didn't snoop as knowing my luck the "Mad House" sign would have landed on my head.
Have dealt with my plants accordingly and love my bucket! Seems like only yesterday I last saw you and only minutes since we spoke (tee hee)

Minxy said...

Oh my.. one does have alot of red draws..how divine.
Great desk, a hive of inspiration..as for the sign.. not so much no comment as i think i need one of those! but i'd change the house to person!!!!!

Sue said...

Hi ya Jo
lovely creative desk hahah i luv the mad house sign so fiting for us lot!! Oh i have got to get to Ikea, those drawers are fab, have great day, sue,x

Dotpat said...

Love it Jo, I don't feel so guilty now

Cath Wilson said...

Lots of productivity, Jo - that's what I like to see - creative mess. Love it. Love those drawers, too AND your craft room, of course - but especially that cool circular table!

Helen said...

Love the red drawers, great to have them movable! and the contents... just fab!! I am using lots of your stash you sent when you didn't want to put it all away!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh Jo I thought you were going to flash your drawers :-0 I've got one set of those, they just fit in nicely where they are. The 'L' is looking fabulous :-) Hahaha funny post today
Anne xxx

Linda Elbourne said...

I wanna come play and I LOVE those red drawers ... I think I may paint mine ... Doh! I can't they are plastic :0)

minnie_mac said...

Fab desk and drawers. Love how the letter L is coming along.

Marilyn

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love your colorful drawers, Jo. They really are an eye catcher. So is your desk, though. Hope to see the "L" when it's finished.

I was reading through the comments after waking this morning (had a bit of a nap to tie me over) and you are the first to say anything about a rocking horse I "hid" in the photo. Thanks for being observant. Happy WOYWW and hope that sign didn't hurt itself too badly from shock!

Artyjen said...

ATYQ....I'm doing the Lindsay Mason mirror workshop at Dawn Bibby Design Studio and visiting friends too
xoxo Sioux

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous storage solutions and such a vibrant colour too, love the progress of the L and cannot wait to see more of it
thanks for the snoop
Kate xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh lovely mooch in the drawers there! fabulous L too that is going to look brilliant when finished (it already does!) and how exciting to have four new promarkers and a tim holtz die too! I have been naughty this week and caught a sale and am awaiting delivery of some new distress inks and embossing folders of tims too! My desk is still really tidy (thanks for the comment!) but only because I am sitting in the lounge watching tv and making flowers here instead - it might be messed up later if my boys decide to watch the football I might disappear into the craft room for awhile! Have a great day.

Lori said...

I love the red drawers, and so great that they are wheeled!

Julie M said...

Ooh I love that L, Jo (although I had to look to see it, the mad house sign distracted me!! lol!!). Love your red drawers (what a suggestive blog post title!!!) - I've got just one set of white ones!!!!

Julie :o)

Darcy said...

wow sooooo jealous of your red drawers! love the mad house sign, I so need one of those lol

Diane said...

A wonderful craetive mess, Jo! Whatever it looks like now, I know that something wonderful will emerge from it because it always does!
Diane x

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Jo, back again. You look like your going to have fun. especially with the Tim H. goodies. My you do have lots of ribbons, I thought I had loads but you have even more. Have a fab evening Lol Jo,xxxx

Kay said...

that is a fabulous desk! I love the L, it looks gorgeous

Sarpreet said...

love your drawer storage, and your sign Mad house made me laugh, Happy WOYWW! Thank you for visiting my blog and sharing your workspace. Storage up to the ceiling now thats an idea.

Pam said...

I love ur space now onto the ribbon hv u got any 17mm organza with gold edge in there I can't find any for a wedding order ;-) hugs Pam x

Sheila said...

I need some utility drawers. Love your space. Love your creative mess.

Spyder said...

yes me too, love the mad house sign, lovely crafty space you have and soooo much going on, and not too messy at all!! Have a fabulous woyww!!
(((Lyn)))

kath said...

thanks for letting me have a peek around your workspace and love your busy desk and red drawers...ooops I mean the storage...hugs kath xxx

Sid said...

Just love your red drawer units, that desk looks very buy too !!

ikki said...

Love your storage drawers - good place for my CC's and stamps (lol) ikki

Heather x said...

Lots of creativity going on here Jo, I think quite a lot of us can relate to the "mad house" lol.
Love the red drawers!
Wow I've just noticed the concertina file you've made, awesome! I wish my backgrounds came out so devine...I love playing but 8/10 times they end up in the bin :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

ooooo I wants some red drawers now!!! Great pics. Love the mad house. My mum has always said you dont have to be mad to live here but it does help!!!

angeleef said...

Hahahaha I was so looking at the mess that I was going 'what L is she altering?' and then it's the biggest thing in the picture!
Thanks for not being embarrased about your true purpose in life: making other people feel better by making a mess of your desk
Have a nice day!
** Evi **

Phree said...

OMG, and I thought I could make a mess! I see I have much to learn from you! LOVE IT!!! Loving that letter L too, it looks like such a gloriously messing sort of project!

Esther said...

Liking those drawers they're fab! As you'll see I'm an all week WOYWWer too - I know where five of my days go however, at work earning money to pay for my stash (and maybe the odd bill!!). Love those photos from your day out Thursday too, can see why you enjoyed it. Happy belated WOYWW...Esther x

Carola Bartz said...

Love, love, LOVE your creative chaos!! And those red drawers - OMG! Red is one of my favorite colors!