After being AWOL for a few mad busy weeks I am back in the midst of the WOYWW family.
This week I eclipse Helen's own up mess of last week! Sorry H!
I am doing my best to clear out my workroom and the garage with the hope of getting a downstairs loo, in a little ante room, off my workroom. As I have cupboards blocking access I have to clear everything away so the builders can give us an estimate for the job. My crafty stuff will have to take a hike to the garage but I will need to organise it so I can access the items I need.
Here is my desk before I started...........all together now UGH!! and EEEK!
I agree but I haven't used this for many weeks so it has become a dumping ground.
It took ages to get to this.......
and No! it's not all under the table as I painstakingly put every little fiddly item I came across AWAY in it's rightful place. I even cleared cupboards and drawers to make more space.
I just hate throwing out anything that might be useful. I think it's due to growing up in post World War 2 England
with rationing and a make do and mend society.
This means I walk around with tiny odds and ends which just could be treasures, that odd button, 6 inches of ribbon, a feather, etc., but it takes ages to put them all away in their proper homes. I have, however, filled the paper recycling bin and Shhhh, I've started borrowing space in my neighbour's whilst she is away. She never minds as she never ever needs as much recycling space as I do.
I completed the mammoth task of sorting out my envelope drawer and I really don't think I'll ever need to buy another envie.... or do you know better?
This below has yet to be tackled in the garage.
I put all the UM stamps in my workroom into baskets and also filled a file box, all waiting in the garage to be filed but probably half of them first need cleaning.
I've not finished over by the window either. There are so many card samples from workshops and dems to be filed away.
If, by now, you are wondering why I'm showing all this then you've obviously never seen What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday... or you would know that each Wednesday over a hundred creative souls own up to the state they are in. If you'd like a snoop on the rest just pop over to our illustrious leader,
It hasn't been all "tidy upping" this week as I made a few more bags to hold the Bravery Beads which are awarded to the children as they progress through their treatments for cancer.
Shock horror! I also finished off the Ch*****s decorations I made for the instore dem days I've just finished at Abakhan. It is so spooky for me to get C things done before December but I had to!
Whilst I've made these with patchwork techniques they can be easily made with decorated card.
The unfinished one, still open before assembling, shows the lay out of the eight, 2 inch, equilateral triangles. They can be scaled up or down to the size you prefer and take very little fabric to make the patchwork ones.It may be late before I get around visiting as I will be out most of the day but I'll do my best when I return home and will get up early to catch some of you in your PJs too. Good to have time to come back to the fold and I hope Miss Julia doesn't give me and lines or detention!