Wednesday, March 10

The Morning After the Night Before!

WOYWW1003

If you can't bare mess ... Look away now! If you can't bear unfinished and discarded projects ... Look away now! If untidiness and general devastation brings you out in hives ... you really really need to look away now!

How on earth has this happened? ... it may have been the result of an all night rave ... a wild crafting party ... a break in ... but I know otherwise!

I could give excuses ... like ... I have a lot on ... a head full of ideas and not enough time to tidy as I go ... but I know what you WOYWWers are like ... you would see right through that in an instant! So I have thought long and hard about saying something intelligent and believable ... I have revisited my A Level in English language ... racked my brain for my creative writing skills about the state of my desk and the best I can come up with is ... erm ... OOPS!WOYWWa1003

In for a penny ... in for a pound as they say ... I did the ever growing in popularity and really quite fashionable swing ... and the other side aint much better!

Still at least it is all out in the open now ... I feel kind of liberated and spurred on to tidy before I start crafting today ... perhaps our illustrious leader, Julia could set a HMDYTBT challenge ... you know like ... How Much Did You Tidy By Thursday!

That's me then peeps ... I may be back later with something prettier to view ... that is if I actually manage to get to my desk without breaking a limb!

Have a good day y'all and I will be seeing you shortly!

55 comments:

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Well if it's too much for you, you could just sit and stare at your beautiful lilac wall for a bit till a feeling of peace and serenity returned - in fact if you took a photo of your wall alone anyone who's feeling stressed after looking at your desk and floor could sit and look at that for a few minutes till their equilibrium had been restored ;) hehe
Anne xx

Hels Sheridan said...

ROFL hun...I have shown "my other side" today too...you know, that place where you normally sit??? Well it is a pigsty now and I need help to get it cleared up....fancy a trip to Lutonia to help me...plllllease!!! LOL

karenm said...

I don't see the mess Linda, I just see lots of yummy goodies to play with. I do think your idea of HMDYTBT is great though. Maybe we should run with it. But then there would be pressure to tidy!

kazzells said...

"What mess!!" Thats so tidy!! oops did I just say that out loud!! I have chous in my den(which is a shed in my garden), I have a disater happening in my conservatory and as for the kitchen table well you cannot actually see it!!Lol. at least your mess is contained to one area and not several like mine.......enjoy your mess I love mine!!

kazx

tkelli said...

HMDYTBT is a wonderful idea!! Perhaps Julia will start it, or maybe I will someday...HA!

Clare said...

It may be a little bit untidy, but it is a wonderful work area. I love how your wall and chair are colour co-ordinated - such a pretty colour too.
Clare x

Rachel said...

HMDYTBT is a very good idea. Although maybe you could give us a week! Anyway, I think you've started it, so I'll be checking back tomorrow to see how you've done. No pressure!

Gez said...

NO you can't tidy up Linda.... you'll never find anything then hun! hehe.. in true Arnie style I'll be back. :) Have a great day. Gez.xx

tkelli said...

Wow, you're about the 50 bazillionth person to comment on my paper trimmer! Thanks! Since so many have asked about it, I've made it its very own blog post HERE. Have a lovely day =D

helen said...

I love the lilac colour of your wall too. It doesn't look messy to me (you haven't seen mine yet?!) but the idea of a wild crafting party sounds good....

craftimamma said...

Chaos? Maybe, but I bet it's real comfy and cosy!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

sarah copeland said...

Oooh, looks like you're well on your way to boxing yourself right in at your desk there linda :oP

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Linda
what a lovely mess wish I was there, would have loved to see the desk, there looks like a lot of creativity going on there, love the colour on the walls, just cant wait for the day I have my own room, and even half of your stash
Brilliant
Christine x

Ikki said...

I think a HMDYTBT a good idea, as would be a WOYFF (What's on your floor Friday). I fit into that catagory real easy! BUT, on second thoughts - when would we craft? We'd be blogging all the time, but THEN there would be no mesy would there? Think I'd rather have mesy! Love your ribbon storage. ikki

Nicks said...

I love you even more now... well done

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah ha! No doubt, the more space you have, the quicker it can be filled! Never mind HMDYTBT - how about -HLDITTU - How long does it take to untidy? I need to know what was originally in those tubs on the floor. And if it was food - is it still a favourite?

Vicki said...

well it may be untidy but i bet you're creating some fabulous creations in there!!!! xxx

Toucan Scraps said...

lolvey little room, I really like slated ceilings.
I'm bookmarking your blog to come back tomorrow to see your HMDYTBT

Spyder said...

Don't worry it's fab!! With all that lovely crafty stuff how can it be untidy!! It's all creative art work, no matter where it lands!
(Lyn)

Handmade with Love said...

My goodness, well what can I say, the swing round part is not too bad actually and I must admit that my craft room quite often has stuff all over the floor. When you get to the point where you can't get back out then you know you have to tidy up! Tracey x

Hazel said...

I love the idea of all those unfinished projects forming into something beautiful - it's all a productive untidyness x

Twiglet said...

Great crafty spot - love the HMDYTBT - not a lot would be my answer!!

Twiglet said...

Great crafty spot - love the HMDYTBT - not a lot would be my answer!!

Caroline said...

I am so glad that mine isn't the only untidy desk, lol, and floor for that matter!

Kaz said...

Bugger it, let it stay messy!! I like the tidy corner a bit but love the mess. I miss my mess, I'm coming round to yours and I may pinch someof your stuff like I'm going to pinch Hels's stuff!! xxx

Lottie said...

At last - a genuine photo of what a craft room really looks like at some stage - what a relief - it's artfully messy, colourful messy, creatively messy - just perfect.

Biscuitlid said...

now y'see that's actually quite tidy. I swung right out of the room and downstairs to take my pics today as my craft room is more of a pile of stuff room at the moment!
Hugs
Victoria
x

Susie Sugar said...

Well I never I have just been reading my Craft Stamper mag and butter wouldn't melt would it ....and then you come over to my blog wanting to stab me with a pokeyy tool coz I got Tims Die before you !! you are a naughty girl you are !!
Well thats a first me getting something before you !! lol
Have you got Donna Salazar's new Distrezz toy yet ? do tell darling ??
Your mess looks lovely as always
Hugs Susie xx
ps please don't hurt me xx

Pam said...

Just use the same excuse the rest of us do "its not chaos, its creative mess" Hugs Pam x

June said...

Oh Linda, I love your craft space, i wanna come round and play now lol. Hope you are well my friend
by the way, i now give freebies on tuesdays and wednesdays at my other blog if you want them. Just thought i would mention it so you dont miss out http://dezinaworld.blogspot.com/
Hugs June xxxx

craftytrog said...

No hives here! I'd feel perfectly at home with all your luverly stash Linda!

Yvonne said...

Is this a mess... looks all well and fine to me, don't know what the problem is myself ..could work fine in this no problem, lol

Linby said...

well you can't stop the creative flow and if this is what it leaves behind so be it! love your projects this week, that box with the rose on top is divine. did you really eat all those eggs??LOL!
Linbyx

Kay said...

You know what they say.... only boring people have immaculate homes... or... tidy people are just too lazy to look for things LOL

Janice said...

I reckon if you can see the floor, it's tidy enough lol!

LadyBug said...

OH my!!!!! no hives I just wanna come over and help you sort!!!!! what a wonderful pile of crafting stash just crying out to be sorted through and tidyed away :)

Sally said...

you can't be creative in a tidy room - that's my excuse and I am sticking by it!

Charlie said...

Thanks for visiting. Looks like home and very cosy to me. And I know the "fight your way to the desk and keep those knees up HIGH" saves me a fortune not having to go to the gym for all that exercise.... MUHHHAHAHA

Paula Gale said...

Linda - I seriously cannot believe that you create your masterpieces in THAT... no excuse - you would never find me making any excuses about my mess (tee hee - woteva)!!! You can be forgiven for the mess as you are the creative type - doesn't it come with the territory!!!

happy tidying up, and sorry i can't do it for you... cos... errr.... just cos!!!

Paula x x x

Angie said...

what mess ???? ... looks fine to me. Have to admit that I cleared a space for DD to craft as instructed but when Vicki went in all I could here was 'OMG ...I thought you were tidying in here' She and DD just sighed and tidyed up .....tee hee.

Net said...

And what's wrong with that then Linda? Looks fine to me - however I may not be the best judge...

jordiegirl said...

Looks pretty normal to me! Just how a crafter's space should be don't you think?

If you tidy up you'll never find anything!

The Inky Minx said...

Think if i came over to help clean ya up i'd get buried alive in stash.. but what a way to die lol

Diane.W. said...

OMGosh,Linda!!!
Right "YOU'RE GROUNDED!" lol,that's what I used to say to the kids if they didn't tidy their rooms!!!
I laughed at you using the floor as there are no more surfaces left,hahaha.... :o)x

Wipso said...

I have a problem...You told me to look away but then I couldn't read your blog so had to look back!!
A x

Jennie said...

Mine may be tidy, err but like you the floor is somewhat messy, no to mention the drawers! maybe i should i give in and show all!

What do I do? said...

WOWWEE what can I say everyone has said it all......
Wonderful craft room a girl after my own heart, for if it were tidy you can't create.. that would be awful.....I love to see what you come up with next...... I just Tim's book,apron and the new inks....to play with.. I'm at the stroking stage at the moment.

MAGPIE said...

what do I do..... whats happend.... Ohh I know.. Linda thats me MAGPIE... the post above !!!

Kerry said...

I am so jealous of your room, love the purple wall and the mess. One day when all the kiddos are on their own I dream of having a room where I can leave it a mess if I want.

Alix said...

it wasn't until i crafted with Rosie that i found out not everyone does it like this...i mean...my room always looks like that!! lol

funny how good it feels after a tidy tho, eh?

Tracey said...

I'd luuurrrvvvve to get lost in your stash Linda.
x

Kate said...

Fascinating workspace. What's stood up in rows the grey crates on top of the wooden shelves?? ** Kate **

Linda Elbourne said...

That is part of my unmounted stamp collection Kate ... all stored on A5 laminated sheets :0) See I am a bit organised :0)

Rosie said...

Had a lovely nosey round your desk again Linda! Love your way of organising unmounted stamps - do you put them in a bag as well? Mine seem to fall off the laminate surface a lot ....

butlersabroad said...

It might be a tad untidy at the moment, but my god, it's still a beautiful space. And did you say "that's part of my stamp collection???". That's incredible, truly amazing.

Brenda

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