Wednesday, 24 November 2010

WOYWW - 11 Hours Later...

...yes indeedily, I am looking rather pleased with myself today, in fact, I could describe it as almost euphoric! After the past few weeks of scenes of total devastation in the Room of Stash, I can happily report that... it is... TIDY!!! And, it has stayed tidy since Sunday! And no, I haven't been away so it has had some use! Why am I pontificating about my Room??? Well, for no other reason that today is Wednesday, which means it is time for the World of the Blogger to unit in the phenomenon that is known as What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - hosted by Head Hopper in Chief, Julia, all the deets are on her blog... HERE :O))


So, this mammoth tidy up started on Friday - several (and I am not exagerating!) hours later, it looked worse than it did when I started.... for the simple reason that when I moved into this room some seven months ago, I unpacked all... erm... 36 boxes of stash and just bunged it anywhere without a thought for the future.




Now, seven months later, eveything (well, almost) has a home and I have even spent hours making little labels for my blending tools so my Craft Spinner is organised! Well, I had to feed my inner OCD a little bit.



So.. the 11 hours later in the title... is actually how long it took me to get my room looking better... memo to self - do NOT allow it to get into such a state again!!! LOL On my desk today (apart from being totally spotless and ink free) are some Grungepaper flowers which I am half way through cutting out - these will be inked and layered and popped onto something later this week... not sure what yet, but I have this love of cutting out Grungepaper flowers because it is a bit therapeutic! (again, feeding the inner OCD) Anyways... that is about it from the new look Room of Stash for one day. Have a very goodly day! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

PS... only three days now til Ellen arrives all the way from America... I so have to keep things neat and tidy until then lol

77 comments:

jude said...

Lovely tiday desk this wek hun,buts mine to shame!Have fab wednesday hugs jude#3

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an amazing transformation. I noticed your blender spinner the first thing. I know it always looks worse right before the end. Congrats on getting #1 this week. (I'm 8)

voodoo vixen said...

I am stunned into silence... wow, you really tidy up once you set your mind to it, don't you? or is it the impending visitation??? (That normally motivates me)!!

Joanne said...

Well done Hels. Your room looks as amazing as your incredible art.
Luv Joanne xx

Helen said...

Wow!! Tidy room AND no 1 on the list of desks!! Your room looks amazing, I am sure there is more room - maybe I should give it a go!! Have a great day.

Chrissie said...

One cannot fail to be impressed Hels, it looks splendid, gives you a great feeling doesn't it... not that I've felt it recently... I really should follow suit!
I'm doubly impressed that it has stayed tidy for several days.
Chrissie #5

Mandi said...

and look at your floor!! lol

Isnt it funny we get in a worse mess before it gets better

Enjoy your tidy room, oh you must be so excited!

Happy WOYWW
mandi xx

oneoff said...

Phew, that's an epic tidy. I am suitably ashamed, and rather inspired to get going on my unsorted cupboards. And my, you were up early this morning!

Sue said...

Hi ya write a lovely tidy desk I wonder for how long got?lol aww I bet you can't wait, counting the days, have good day, happy WOYWW,sue,x(16)

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Very nice neat desk! WTG.

I love your stamps all in rows on the shelf too.

Happy WOYWW!
Sam # 24

Neet said...

What a lovely look around your room this week. So much to see so am popping back to have a detailed look at all of your piccies. Now tell me, is it being kept tidy for the visitor? #27

Jennie said...

oh it looking fab for your visitor!
You will have aball..but am taking bets that it doesn't stay tidy for long...rofl
Hugs xxx

Susan said...

Wow! That is so tidy. Well done Hels...I did some tidying up myself today. Happy WOYWW!
Susan xxox #12

Daniele said...

wow I am impressed not only number 1 at woyww but a lovely tidy room....how long will it last when your creative juices start to flow??
hugs

Sherry Goodloe said...

Niiiiiiiice! I am now motivated to get off the computer and tidy up MYSELF! Thanks for the encouragement *smiles*

I'm not participating this week in WOYWW as everything looks the same (or worse) than it did LAST Wednesday. LOL

Carol D said...

So organized and tidy, amazing what expecting a visiter can do.

Hugs Carol #32

Lionelsa said...

It looks like you take day off :-)

kelli said...

I thought I was the only one who made a bigger mess out of cleaning lol! Doesn't it feel soo much better when it's done though?! Happy woyww x (36)

Wipso said...

It looks like we have both been feeding the inner OCD lately. I'm loving your beautifully organised and tidy space this week. :-)
A x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

congratulations two times over! - number one in WOYWW this week AND a tidy desk! wow! i know what you mean about how it looks so much worse before it gets better when cleaning up.

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Hels, wow what a lovely room and so organised. Will have to start getting my spinner organised with labels, have painted on them but labels are better. Have fun with your grundge flowers the ones you made already were amazing. Big Hugs JO. *24*

Lothian Crafts said...

Wow you have done a fantastic job sorting everything out, now if your not to busy can you come and help me please..lol
Elaine no56

JoZart said...

Oh wow! and wow again.... that is so cool! It looks amazing and yet it still looks an inviting creative space. I'm sure you could get lots of commissions but please do mine next!!!!
JoZarty x

sandra de said...

It looks splendid and just ready for your creative ideas to start to flow.. Plus you got #1 spot.
Sandra xx#58

mustavcoffee said...

Wow Hels, fantastic tidy room, can't get over the amount of gorgeous rubba sitting on those lovely shelves.......mmmmmmm:0) xx

Christine said...

No.1 and a tidy workspace, wow how brilliant - still so many wonderful things to see and how many boxes did you have to transport!!?? :-)

Claireliz said...

It looks great, I can sympathise with the 11 hours, it took me 8 hours to tidy mine on saturday.
C (#74)
xx

Biscuitlid said...

now that it tidy! Well worth all those hours!
Hugs
Victoria
x

akilli melek said...

wow, this is the first time i have noticed that you actually have 2 desks. It looks fab....thinking of buying you a flight so you can come help me organise my room lol. caroline #2

Jules said...

I hate that feeling half way through tidying when it looks like all you've done is made things worse! I often give up at that point, so well done for sticking with it - looking good! :D

Tracy Evans said...

Beautifully tidy Hels, I love it. All ready now for your visitor and you can then both mess it up again LOL. Love the red hearts hanging up in the background. Have a good week. Tracy Evans x x

Artyjen said...

OMG!....No...not that it is tidy!...But that you have the very same blue waste bin as me!!! HOL
Wishing you lots of fun in 3 days time! ;)
xoxo Sioux

Doone said...

BADDDDD MOVE, the last time I tidied like that I lost our passports, it is dangerous to have so much tidiness in one room...

but it does look nice...

Dx

karen said...

Wow! That really IS tidy! Well done you! Now you can pop over and organize mine!
Have fun with your special visitor in 3 days!!!

Wendy said...

no way is that your craft room lol, looks nothing like the room i visited the other week.........bet you and Ellen mess it up again in no time lol

ellen said...

Yes, but once I arrive... between the two of us??? No promises... :) But I have an inner-OCD "monster" to think of, as well.... no matter... we'll have a BLAST!!! See you in... 3 days!!!! Big Hugs.... Els xxxx

whyducks said...

Oh that is why you tidied up, I had forgotten about your visitor! What a lovely lot of stamps you got! I find if I tidy up, I then don't craft, but if it is all out I get lots of ideas!

Aisling said...

I'm speechless! Your desk looks so tidy... and it costed you 11 hours, wow, so impressed! Hope you're enjoying this moment to the fullest! #66

Aisling said...

I'm speechless! Your desk looks so tidy... and it costed you 11 hours, wow, so impressed! Hope you're enjoying this moment to the fullest! #66

joey said...

WOW Hels 11 hours eeeek!, but so worth it,everything is so tidy!
I do love it when my space is tidy sadly I cant see it happening till Christmas is over lol, have a good week. Joey.xx

Morti said...

drrrrrrrrooooooooooolllllllll

Amazing how fab a room looks once tidied.... well done you!

Sue A said...

Your workroom is lovely and bright and I should think a joy to work in.
Have a fun week!
Sue xxx 77

karenm said...

Wow what a tidy girl you are. I am curious though, what are those black scalloped shaped things under your desk on the rhs. They look like roof tiles for cardboard houses. LOl

Kirsti said...

How gorgeously tidy are you this week - jealous?...just a little..enjoy the rest of the week....x

Becky said...

Now that your room is tidy, is there a little voice calling "come ink and cut and paint and play and create and mess and....". No? Just me then!

Debgem said...

Wow! What a lovely room and so tidy too.

Pam said...

Well looky you! Not only #1 but tidy too - you are setting a very difficult precedence! And labels on things? Bah Humbug! (this said out of jealousy you see)

AmberInk is #4 this week

Kalyber said...

36 boxes? Wow. Lovely space ready for crafty mess making.

Violets Corner said...

Stunning transformation and well done! But I love them busy, he he. Your blender spinner is great.

Hugs
Maarit

Carola Bartz said...

Wow, that is a tidy desk! You have some lovely stamps on your shleves! I wonder whether you can stick to never let the desk get that busy again. I always tell that myself when I have tidied up, but it NEVER works.

SusanK said...

Love a clean and neat workspace but it takes no time and the place is trashed, with love, as you seek to find and create that next wonderful project!

Lou and Mel said...

...but do you know where everything is?

Phree said...

Wow, how tidy is that space, I really need to try harder!

penibear said...

Wow, Hels, that is TIDY.......

Sarah A said...

Blimey Hels, what a transformation!! Ellen will be well impressed!! You'd better sit on your hands til she gets there, at least her first impression will be good - you can then sod it and make a mess after that lol

Sarah x

SueH said...

Wow……what a transformation!

Now that you’re well practiced in tidying Hels, would you like to come and have a go at my room now?

Sue
x

Vicki B in OP NY said...

What an amazing job you have done. Looks like you are ready for company to come only to watch the room explode again in a frenzy of creativity! Congrats though on having everything in its place - the room is a work of art in itself. lol

Spyder said...

Very tidy, now all I need is some of that tidiness to rub off on me!!
Happy WOYWW!!
((Lyn)) 54#

Twiglet said...

Brill - a job well done - now will you come and help me with mine!!

Mrs A. said...

I am so jealous. You have a whole room to yourself with shelves? 36 boxes of stash, now I don't feel so bad. My stash is hiding in an outbuilding which one day just might be allowed to become my craft room.

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Girl you are right... that is the cleanest I have ever ever seen your desk.. It looks great... sing it from the Mountian tops!!!!!!!!!! lol

Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin #47

Becky Bowden said...

Wow! Very tidy and loads of stuff! Very inspiring blog x

Serendipity Stamping said...

11 hours - wow! But well worth the effort me thinks. Good job Hels. I have nothing new on my blog so don't even go look.

Nicky said...

I love your tidy workspace - whenever I tidy I always make more mess before it improves - and usually end up boxing myself in with all the stuff around me x

Ali said...

Wow! So not just a tidy but a complete reorganisation! I must say it looks fabulous!

Thanks for sharing. :)

Ali #87

Carmen said...

It's like I keep telling my OH, it has to get 100% worse in order for it to get better - he usually walks in when I'm at the 100% worse bit, sobs a bit and walks away till I'm at the tadaaaaa stage.

Looks flipping amazing! Hard work def paid off ;)

Carmen #101

(I have a school chum visit this weekend - she's coming all the way to Kent from Scotland... I predict some hurricane stylee tidying in the whoopidoo household tomorrow!)

kelly said...

Hels,

This does look nice and organized.And organized enough to be first on the list.......


Have a great day.

Kelly

Sheila said...

Congrats on #1! Such a clean desk.

Christina said...

Wow! You really went to town!! Looks fantastic! It's always fun to visit your blog. I chose you for the stylish blogger award on my page so to accept it you must visit my page and follow along if you like. Thanks!

Christina B.
http://freshbrewedeverymorning.blogspot.com

Dee said...

Great tidy and organised work space. Must give those grungepaper flowers a try one day.

Dee #51

Maz said...

I should take some inspiration from you as I really must tidy my space...love your little pin board of "stuff". Maz (65) x

lisa said...

Wow, what a tidy room. It looks fab and I bet you love it being all tidy and everything in it's place. I know I love it when I've had a tidy, not very often unfortunately. I need to take a leaf out of your book.
Hugs Lisax (116)

Jo Davies said...

Afternoon, wow what a tidy room do you want to do mine lol!! Trying to catch up and have a nose at everyone's work areas.....thanks for sharing. Big hugs JO xxx (33)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Hels, Here is a lovely neat and tidy desk. You have been busy with the tidy up. Lots of nice things on here to have a play with. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 42)

Minxy said...

Wow i'm impressed, thats a spankinly tidy room Hels...but will probably be messy again as soon as you and ellen let loose in there lol

Elizabeth said...

Excellent job done - your room looks very inviting. Elizabeth #44

Rachel said...

Congratulations! That is an amazing looking desk. Well done.

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