Wednesday, 14 April 2010

WOYWW - Erm...

BOXES!

And lots of them! :O{

And... a whole heap of crud that I need to sort out into keep and throw away piles. Blimey, I spent 15 hours yesterday (I kid you not) trying to sort out my stash. A word of advice to any crafters out there. DO NOT MOVE HOUSE! Or, if you are planning to - have a clear out about three months before you are due to pack...cos leaving it right down to the last minute is so not a good idea! I still have 1/3 of the room to do - seriously, I never realised just how much rubbish I collected... I found several carrier bags with little off cuts of paper and cardstock...never been one for throwing stuff away .. but when will I ever use them eh? Cos I cannot resist slicing into a new sheet of paper the little bits get forgotten! Anyways...today is Wednesday, which can only mean one thing...Mrs Dunnit and her trusty followers are showing their crafting spaces...and here am I - a shy and retiring type normally (snort) showing off the sad state of my room!

This pic is Desk #2 where the boxes are sitting




This is the corner where the stash from my big unit is stacked...





And this pic is Desk #1 where all the crud is there sitting...waiting patiently to be sorted...and there was me thinking that the "Feel Sorry for Hels Fairy" would have done something with it during the night...ha! Not a chance LOL





And... cos it is Wednesday, it also means that there is a brand new challenge over on the Gingersnap Creations Blog...




The theme this week is FOUND OBJECTS... oh, how could I not join in with this one...actually...being part of their DT really was useful cos I made this a few weeks ago...what I could have said is that I made it yesterday while packing with the other hand and holding a duster in my teeth...but nay, I altered this spoon with Alcohol Inks and beads ... the ickle spidery thing that has only got 6 legs, so techernically speaking, it isn't a spider, was revamped...the body is a pearl, coloured with Alc Inks and I added in little gems for the eyes.





The hangy offy thing is an acorn I think...it is yonks old and was in an old trash box I found on my rummagey travels.




Anyways..back to the grindstone again now...best foot forward and all that ...actually, do I have a best foot? Come to think of it, both of my feet are more or less the same and I couldn't possibly favour one cos the other would feel left out and then sulk and give me jip...see, this is what packing does to you...makes you ramble on like a mad old bag....*who said that I did that before????* ROFL TTFN peeps...apologies if I don't get around to you all today...I wish I could just sit and play in Blogland but that packing won't do itself...am sure you will understand though..oh, and this will be my very last WOYWW from the Room of Stash @ 62 - next time, it will be from Room One 4 - I know, I am poncing about giving my craft room a name when I should be packing...see, aversion tactics again....I gotta go.....byeeeeeeee
Hels x

63 comments:

Sandy said...

Gosh what a lovely altered spoon hun.
I love the design. Great work as always.

Nicks said...

i'm trying to persuade my lot to move to I can take over the whole house.... much better idea methinks!

Good luck and be careful with that back of yours!

Joanne said...

So glad that isn't a spider 'cos I hate them! I've stood for over an hour infront of a spider, too scared to pass it, hands clenched so tight that my nails stuck in my palms and drew blood!! But the spoon is nice LOL. xxx

Ann said...

Absolutely love your altered spoon Hels, tis stunning!! Good luck with the move & Carry On Packing!! :D
Hugs, Ann xxx

Karen said...

WOW that altered spoon is AWESOME Hels!!!!!

Awe sweetie, I do feel for you with all this packing & sorting, HUGS XXX

Wipso said...

Hehehe we have both blogged boxes this week...mine were empty needing filling too but I'm not moving houses.
A x
ps keep an eye out for that postman

Annmaree said...

aw you poor thing I would die without my craft stash, and would HATE to think of how hard it would be to have to move it all and go through it!

Toucan Scraps said...

packing can be hard. But did you find any exciting forgotten treaures?
Hope the move goes well

craftytrog said...

Lovely shades of brown those boxes! Good luck with the 'crud'! Love your altered spoon! xx

Mummylade said...

you poor, poor thing =)

But I adore the spoon, that's the most amazing ever!!

Artyjen said...

Love the spoon....I'd have come over to help with the packing only I think I would have been more of a hindrence! I can't bring myself to throw much away...just reading you've thrown out bin bags full is bringing me out in a cold sweat!! HOL
xoxo

whyducks said...

Good luck with the move, have you told Alfie yet that he is moving. He needs time to say good bye to all his mates too you know!

Cardarian said...

Ah the horror of packing and moving, done it soooo many times and I can understand you girl!
Still your spoon is soooo beautiful!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Kaz said...

Please tell me that those boxes are stuffed full of craft stuff and then please tell me one is addressed to me?!

Good luck with it xxx

oh and the spoon is inspired xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Looks as though you've still a long way to go packing wise, good luck. Fabulous work, love the altered spoon. xx

Wendy said...

Why is it packed boxes of stash always look so inviting.........??

Julia Dunnit said...

You've done so well...I wonder how long it will take you to unpack and decant onto new shelves - I guess that depends on whether you know what you're missing! As for the crud - just sweep it into a box and sort it at the other end!!
Good luck!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Don't envy you Hels, but looking forward to seeing you again at in the new 'Room of Stash' Love the spoon ;)
Anne xx

Spyder said...

I would've never guessed it was a spoon, until I read it was, fabulous. I have boxes, usually empty, as people seem to think I like them...
(Lyn)

Helen said...

I love the spoon! I don't think I could face packing my stash up, what do you think???!!!!! Good luck with the rest of it hun.

Willow said...

Oh how I know that feeling!! Leaving the very heart of your room of stash (your no.1 desk)until the last possible moment!!Here's hoping you get to unpack it really fast in your new space! My stash was the absolute last to be unpacked because I needed new (well new to me)furniture to unpack it all!! That was so HARD!!! To stare at my beloved treasures all pack away, wondering what happened!! But, alas, you did leave us with a tantalizing piece of your artistry...the spoon...gorgeous!! But where are the curds and whey? And where is Ms. Muffet?

DonnaMundinger said...

Very cool spoo, the scary trying to be a spider, not so much. LOL Well, it sure looks like you're making progress. Wonder how long it'll take to UNPACK!? YIKES! xxD

Sarah said...

The spoon is gorgeous the packing not so much. Don't envy you the task I found moving from one room to another in the same house bad enough.

Paula Gale said...

you are so funny Hels - I love your ramblings - I detect that you and Ms Elbourne spend too much time together or have been to the same school of rambly people or something - good luck with the packing - I really don't envy you - are you moving far? Wud love to send you a moving house card - let me have your addy so that I can...

your boxes are lovely... but not as lovely as that spoon - blingy or what...

Happy packing

Paula x x x

Rosie said...

It's looking good there - think positive, for a while at least you will know where everything is because you have just unpacked it!! Hope your new craft room is MUCH bigger than your old one??

Pam said...

yuk packing, the last 2 times we have paid the extra for the removal men to do it, has its advantages and disadvantages! Once when we started unpacking a tea pot seemed a bit heavy on investigation we discovered it was full of tea and teabags they had stuffed the spout with newspaper so it wouldn't leak!!! I had put t Hugs Pam x

Clarky J said...

Love the spoon LOL at the boxes and as a fellow "must save everything crafter" I sympathise with your task xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It looks like quite a chore with all those boxes. But it will be great when they are unpacked.

This is my first ever WOYWW and I can't wait to check out all the other participants. I really love your blog and it's so good to see you again.

butlersabroad said...

I feel for you Hels, hope the move goes smoothly and that your new crafty space is huge and lovely and light and airy for you. Great spoon too! Take care of your back with all that packing!

Brenda

lesleyanne said...

love the altered spoon Hels
good to see the packing is going well
will be worth it in the end
lesley xx

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous spoon. Love those colours. Hope move goes smoothly. xx

Vicki said...

wow this is a beautiful spoon. moving sucks with all your crafting stuff, i'm sure it'll all go well tho xxx

airing cupboard crafts said...

Gorgeous spoon - I have to say I have no imagination I would never think of altering a spoon lol yours looks fab xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Well Hels your lucky to have "found" your spoon in all your moving boxes, and Grand it is!
BTW are there any more boxes left in your town? You must have used them all up already! LOL

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I feel sorry for you packing all those boxes Hels. I remember clearing out my whole room once, it nearly finished me off. Are you having a nice new craft space in your new pad? Have a good evening Hels. Tracy Evans x x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Awesome spoon!!! Happy packing day.x

Jennie said...

LOl miossus, soooo much stuff.. one of the reasons I will NEVER move.. mind you they will have to dig a big hole to get rid of it all...
Good luck with the rest of it
Hugs xx

Kay said...

Fantastic spoon! Good luck with the rest of your packing and look forward to seeing the new room of stash

Twiglet said...

Wow - you spoon is amazing - clever you! Good luck with your move - glad its not me though!!

Julie said...

That is one gorgeous piece of art!! Oh no, having seen all your boxes I've gone right off the idea again of packing up my room!! JUliex

Shar said...

Scary boxes & delightful jewelry!

joey said...

Hiya

I hear your warning!!!I moved my craft space last week and regreted it the minute I opened the first draw lol

Joey.x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh man! Moving isn't fun! Good luck with the packing and unpacking! Amazing make! Kim

allyf said...

O love your spoon, even if it has got a spider on it. :-)
Good luck on your move, hope you get your craft room sorted again soon.

TinaB said...

Beautiful Hels xx I helped my brother move today ............. My back is breaking so I know where your coming from hun xx

Debra said...

I will wish for the fairies to come & help with the packing tonight ;-)
I fear that I too will be needing them to help me soon. DH might be relocated (sigh) - I guess I should get a move on in the sorting department. I have been in denial over how much I actually have in my stash & know I will need to let go of a lot when we move.
Good luck with your packing & can't wait to see the new spot.

Debby said...

Think of of this way. Your craft room is neat and tidy :) Your found object creation is positively mind blowing gorgeous!

Linda Elbourne said...

Send the stash boxes to me and I will unpack them here :0)Think nothing of it hun .. that is what friends are for :0)

Cathy said...

great job on the packing - just think of all the fun you will have unpacking them ;-)
I love what you have done with the spoon.
thanks for visiting my desk
Cathy, xxx

craftimamma said...

The horrid thing about packing to move Hels, is that you have the whole bl.............ooming lot to unpack and put away neatly when you get to the other end. What joy, eh?!?!

Love the altered spoon BTWQ.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Dawn said...

Love what you have done with the spoon I have found some in charity shops & on e-bay I wanted to alter but wasn't sure what to do with them I love this gem of work you have done.

I have recently down sized all my stuff (some far too good to throw away) but not for me pee offs from my begginner days stickers etc I gave them all to a new begginer who loved them. so I so know what you meen about sorting out now I still have stuff I haven't used but it all fits I don't think I have half aas much as you! though lol good luck I will pray for some fairy help for you

Love Dawn xx

voodoo vixen said...

Your spoon is stunning Hels... and you appear to be making huge inroads into the stash piles... though I feel for you, it is gobsmackingly amazing how much stuff we can accumulate in so short a time!! I've only been in this house a year and I dread trying to fit all the stash into a shipment back to the UK in a few more weeks!!

Anita said...

Wow! All those boxes. I can't even imagine trying to move. Good luck! I love your project.

Glen said...

I don't envy you Hels. It's a job I am going to have to do in the not too distant future...I can feel it. Love the spoon. What an unusual item to alter. Great idea. It was lovely to meet you at Ally Pally on Saturday. TFS. ~Glen~

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

gorgeous work! so so pretty!

well done on all that packing, dont think I would come out of that alive!

{{hugs}}mandyxx

Lorraine said...

love your altered findings..good luck with the move!!

Cher~ said...

Good luck with the rest of that packing and then unpacking! I REALLY like that altered spoon. Would have never thought of that, but I do so like it.

The Inky Minx said...

Oh it will soooooo be worth all the hard work when your settled into your fab new bigger room of stash, and then i'll defo expect an invite to stay and play lol
loving your inky spoon xx
Thanks for a fab time at ally pally xx big hugs xx

Gillian said...

Hi Hels ... Oooo how gorgeous is your altered spoon, colours are fab, good luck with your packing, oh how I don't envy you that lol.

Chrissie said...

Good luck with the relocation!
I really don't envy you one little bit. It's one of the most stressful things.
Chrissie

Debs said...

Rather you than me! lol

Sue from Oregon said...

oh what a job girlie...I hope by now you have made wonderful progress!

Vicky said...

This is so unusual, it's fabulous Hel's...
You clever girl you!!!
x
Vicky

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