Wednesday, 27 August 2014


First of all a big THANK YOU to everyone who send hugs and sympathy last week when I was feeling very sorry for myself after my disaster with the water. I had to ditch a few more things because even when they had dried they were not salvageable.
However I have got over my pity party and but am now making Christmas cards with the stuff I stamped last time, which fortunately was nowhere near the water.
In future, before I do any more stamping, I will clear the desk of anything that doesn't need to be there and will throw the water away before I go to bed!! That's the theory, anyway.
So pictures on Tuesday evening of chaos, but productive chaos.

 I wasn't standing on the worktop for this one, just leaning over so that you could get a good view of the mess.
But here you can something actually happening! 
Christmas cards being made,  a pile on the windowsill and another one on the Big Shot so in spite of the muddle, I am achieving something,  :) I keep telling myself I will tidy it up, but I keep finding exciting things in the boxes, as I try to put things away, and they get pulled out, I play with them and then they are added to the chaos.
 And I do have plenty of storage space, but I just seem to have problems putting things away.
And this is a disgraceful pic of the floor showing the consequences of using the Bigshot, but I've been having fun, and that's what it should be about.
If you really wonder why this terribly untidy mad woman is showing her dreadful mess to the world and sounding proud of it, take yourself off to the Party the being hosted by Dame Julia and nosey around the workspaces of lots of crafty friends.
Thank you so much for visiting and have a great time snooping around lots of super desks.


jill said...

I've only managed to start making one Christmas card so far . A lovely crafty desk which shows just how busy you've been making yours Chris . Happy woyww Jill #16

Helen said...

wow, you're organised... I usually start saying 'I'm going to start soon' in about September, which is - oh heck - next week, lol! Hope you have a less wet week this week! Helen 4

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Chris can see that crafting is in full swing here.. love some of those shapes and folders too, all looks great.. well done on getting into the Christmas cards too! posted two this week. Shaz in Oz.x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oops ..
... happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #10

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Chris....a fabulous workspace, great windows and storage and lots happening, great to see, have fun making Christmas cards and happy WOYWW, cheers RobynO#24

Anne said...

Hi Chris I love your desk and storage. Fabulous light there as well. You sound as though you're having fun. All sorts of interesting 'stuff' there! Happy WOYWW Anne x #28

Sue McDonald said...

Loving all the crafty things to play with on your desk. Miss my stash sooo much when I'm away! Have a fab woyww.

Sue #5

Unknown said...

I think all of our floors look like that, we just don't have the gumption to show our dirty little secret! Glad you stayed off the chair this week to photo desk. looking forward to seeing the completed Christmas cards. Diane #32

J said...

My floor is always like that, unfortunately being tiled it blows about too!
Funny how we spread ourselves over every inch of work space
have a great week Jan x

Unknown said...

Thihi, I love your sense of humour - and the desk of yours also your storage. I think I reckon the way you are working with storage, I have the problem too with putting things away. Splendid!!

Kind regards

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well done on the graceful recovery from the water disaster - your desk is looking suitably refreshed and ready for more action!!
Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

fairy thoughts said...

i did nt see thedisaster from last week but it sou.ds interesting hehe
at least your caos is productive and i hav to say very organised looking
janet #8

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Pleased to hear the water didn't do too much damage.
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 34

Bridget Larsen said...

Love your bright desk and the view, yep I can relate to that floor too when using dies
Bridget #6

Julia Dunnit said...

We'll I think that stopping to tidy when you're mid flow is dangerous....first of all you interrupt your genius and then, can't find stuff! May eye is drawn to the pile of ribbons, they look like liquid jewels...lovely!

VonnyK said...

You have such wonderful storage and so many goodies in them. See, I didn't even notice any mess. I agree with Julia, tidying up stops the creative flow and things hide on you. Your floor is nothing, I have (had) white tiles and now they are every colour of the rainbow with permanent ink and paint, at least you can vacuum yours up (not that you should be in a hurry to do so) :) Bummer about the water but you seem to have fared okay.
Have a great week,
Von #15

glitterandglue said...

Got here at last!! Great afternoon yesterday with Rosie and Sue - still got the results on my desk - not put them away yet!! They have just joined the rest of the chaos. Glad you are managing to get some Christmas cards done - I've just had a great day crafting - 26 C cards made! Weyhey!!!
Take care. God bless.
See you soon.
Margaret #17

Twiglet said...

Too late for WOYWW I know! My computer is rubbish this week so I have got a bit behind with myself. Glad to see you have been busy with lovely crafty activity. x Jo

LuLu said...

Love my BigShot - I don't need any othe die cutting machine - altho I do want the Brother Scn N CUt!

ZYour counter space is to die for - great windows and light!

Happy WOYWW!

LuLu Too Beaucoup

Nikki said...

Glad to see your making up for lost time and working on your Christmas cards. Your space also doesn't seem that messy either hugs Nikki 2