Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~


Click on the tabs below for some other stuff

............................................................................................................

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

The Swinger is in Town

Hello all you WOYWW's ad welcome to anyone who isn't a WOYWWer yet ..... why dont you hop over to the WOYWW originator's blog and join in?
Today - as my desk is unusually bare and devoid of crafty projects on the go, so I am swinging -
swinging to the left
(just had to check that, its the hand I don't write with.. even though I am in my fifth decade I still have to double check which is my right and left, I have a condition called leftrightconfusionitus)



so this is where most of my stash is stored, it may look a mess to you (BTW where is Mrs Scary B these days??) but I can promise you I know where everything is. The white boxes contain some of my unmounted stamps, and the unruly lot of boxes underneath hold my stash of 'bits'




For someone who very rarely makes cards these days I seem to have alot of card, (so much so the cardboard shelves seem to have collapsed a bit) so why do I never have the right colour??

Ikea drawers half decorated by my kids a few years ago, as you can tell by the rather blobby decor - they cringe when they see them but I love them!



Inside my drawers i am quite tidy - its outside I am not!


sweetie jars are not just for sweets, they are for keeping all those little bits and pieces that WILL one day come in useful!
Next week, I may post the right hand side (that's the side I do write with) - that is IF any of you
organised freaks you are ever brave enough to return!

I am in the process of trying to make it tidy enough for me to invite a crafty friend round to play... Now this is a test to see if Mags does really check my blog... Mags are you brave enough to venture in here??

39 comments:

  1. Looks like a lovely place to play in, mine is the same, I tidy it, it still looks messy BUT I know where all my stuff is, I do love them Ikea drawers!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh I really could spend some time rummaging through all your stash. I love your organised chaos :-)
    A x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh, I just love everything going on here, I want to come and play too!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Actually the drawer fronts look enchanting, bribe them to do the rest.

    Hugs
    Kay

    ReplyDelete
  5. Maybe I should let my 2 year old loose with some paint and my ikea drawers - at the moment they hold comments of various descriptions from when it was on my teachers desk.......

    ReplyDelete
  6. That's some stash you have there! Happy WOYWW by N° 57 on the list! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi ya Nicks
    wow now that is a lot of crafty shelves, would luv a good rummage in there, very tidy drawers. have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

    ReplyDelete
  8. right hand side! what theres more! Nicks I think you need to stop buying lol lol. Joey.x

    ReplyDelete
  9. I think I've got the same condition, luckily Iam helped by the fact I have a scar on my right hand :-) Lots of lovely stash Hugs Pam x

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks for the look round it's fab love the drawers. I broke my right thumb when I was a kid and have a funny nail so that's how I tell my left from my right.
    Elaine

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for the nosey look round in your very tidy work room

    ReplyDelete
  12. Those ikea drawers are really handy!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks for the snoop around your space, it looks like the kind of organised chaos I can relate to

    ReplyDelete
  14. Not messy, just crowded with lots of lovely stuff :-)
    Anne x

    ReplyDelete
  15. As a neat freak, I would not be uncomfortable in your studio. And I love organized drawers, too. After all, when it comes to your storage, if you have to rummage, it's a real time buster. Love those little drawers, too. The fact that they hold so many memories is precious. Happy WOYWW from the LEFT continent (grin).

    ReplyDelete
  16. Ha, ha, ha. Too late, The Queen of Clean is here! Although it's been a while I have to admit.... and I have to confess that I'm not quite as anal as when I first started this WOYWWing lark, I'm really quite mellow as can be evidenced by the (relative) state of my own desk this week! So, shock horror, no telling off from me, but I'm sure someone else will be along soon to fulfill that role. I'd like to have a good rummage though and I'm very glad to see you keep tidy drawers!

    Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  17. (49 here)

    Oh I have given up and just point saying that side - you try telling someone (subjects) left and (subjects) right when you are looking at an image whilst referring to the subjects features on a portrait - - confusion? this way....thank God I am not a surgeon - left kidney - oh His Left not My LEft well now there is no kidney left...at all

    dx

    ReplyDelete
  18. You have a very ordered and tidy workspace there. I agree the Ikea drawers are fantastic, it's the the kind of painting style we are all aiming for.
    Sue xx

    ReplyDelete
  19. Lovely post... great stuff to snoop at and it all looks so organised too. I love the boxes painted by your children so much.
    JoZarty x
    who was 43, but due to a typo the repost aged me to 71

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wow you have a fab selection of stash in your room. I have to say I have the same problem I can never find the correct colour card when I need it. Enjoyed my snoop, THANKS. Have a lovely evening, Tracy Evans x

    ReplyDelete
  21. Lovely collection of 'stuff' I have that same problem, so much cardstock, but never the right colour. Personally I think its a conspiracy.

    ReplyDelete
  22. So glad your a swinger otherwise we would have missed all that fab stash.

    Great snoop....A.xx

    ReplyDelete
  23. love your stash, if you know where everything is, thats all that matters, fab workspace,Happy WOYWW! Thank you for sharing your workspace (Linky number 19)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Wow, lots of stuff, looks like some of your storage is suffering under the weight of that card!
    Chrissie

    ReplyDelete
  25. Great, wonderful stuff! Love your IKEA drawers! Happy WOYWW, Carola - 112

    ReplyDelete
  26. An industrious craft space indeed!

    Ciara
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  27. Gosh, ok so it may not be the height of tidiness but you have heaps of fun stuff to play with - and I think that counts!!
    I am also a sufferer of the left/right confusion... which doesn't help when driving!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Great desk this week hun xx Happy WOYWW, Sorry I'm a bit late xx Hugs Tina (#9) xx

    ReplyDelete
  29. I've never bought one of those big 'juicy' inks yet, are they good, or do they over ink and you end up with a black blob of an image? Great snoop! Have grrr- eat woyww!!((Lyn))

    ReplyDelete
  30. Fab workspace, it all looks very neatly organised to me!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Fantastic - we like creative mess!

    ReplyDelete
  32. love your space,so much to rummage through
    C (25)
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  33. Well, yes, it does look a LITTLE bit messy, and your descriptions of what is where are a TINY bit vague, but nevertheless it looks well-loved and busy. I really like the fact that you've kept those drawers just as they are. I have a huge clip-framed collage of Queen Elizabeth I on my living room wall. People give it odd looks but my son and his friends did it at junior school! (Altho a couple of years ago he informed that he 'only really did the hand' - but never mind!)

    ReplyDelete
  34. where DID you get that sweetie jar??? lol
    Looks good
    Sparkles

    ReplyDelete
  35. Oh those children art drawers are a delight - I bet you smile inside every time you see them. I don't know if I could find it again, but there used to be an online shop that sold jars full of useful bits just like yours - only they charge 45 dollars! Almsot irresistible!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Of course I read your blog!

    Can't wait to see it in the flesh!!!

    Tea, white, one sugar please!!!! xxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  37. OK, if that's not 'tidy' can you come around and sort out my office? Your 'mess' looks like an artwork in itself!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Can I come over to your house and play, please?

    ReplyDelete

COMMENTS - Thank you for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your views. I am sorry I have had to add 'word verification' (i find it very annoying myself) but I am getting increasing amounts of spam - please don't let it stop you commenting xx