Wednesday, 18 May 2011

WOYWW... Feeling Krafty...

... has it really been nearly a month since I last showed off my desk??? Well, where did that go huh? Anyways... today is Wednesday, meaning it is the day for showing of workdesks and Rooms of Stash... devised and hosted by the inimitable Mrs Julia Dunnit... click HERE to see all the deets about what I am waffling on about...


So... after my smugness for the best part of this year, I can now report that not only is my desk trashed, so it the Room of Stash. Well, it is all because I hate unpacking... and whilst in America I picked up a few goodies... plus a mahoosive amount of stashly bits from Ranger... and I had to borrow Ellen's case to get said goodies home... and yep, it is still there... rummaged through a bit but... not unpacked. That is a job for (later) Ron or Tom (orrow).... I will do it, eventually lol



That there box is one of the delights I collected at the fab Antique Mall at Chesapeake Bay... it is an ancient Recipe Box... it will soon be an ancient altered Recipe Box... but it is so nice I am not sure what to do with it yet. Check out the ickle bottles... aren't they just perfect!!! They were $1 and had to come home with me... the bigger clear one has some kind of gunky stuff in it... it looks a bit manky but I love it!


And that there box is a Cigar Box... which will be storage for something... am thinking Distress Stains... they would stand perfectly in there. Oh and the old book... was a pressie from Ellen's sister in law... bless her, she also brought me a delightful bunch of orange roses... how kind!


I need to sort out this Room ... it is fast becoming the Doom of Trash again... thing is, I lost my Mojo yesterday, actually I think he naffed off on his holidays and forgot to tell me... and nothing I was doing was making any sense... I faffed with paper, with paint, with wood, with ink... you get the picture... so eventually I gave up and went and watched the telly... something I rarely do of an evening.



Anyways... phew, Mojo came home during the night and woke me up early, getting me at my desk and playing with Kraft Resist Paper... oooh, I love this stuff. It took a bit of getting used to when I first got the pad but I have sussed out that it loves Stains... so I made this canvas... all the deets on how I made it will be over on The Stamp Attic Blog in a few mins... just going to go and waffle on there now lol. Right... best get a wiggle on... thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

24 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

lol...I would love to have an area like that to make cards on! I stack things up at the end of my dining table...I love looking at your space
Dot xxx

Wipso said...

Glad your mojo only needed a short break :-) Always so much fun stuff going on in your world. Thanks for sharing.
A x

Zuzu's Blog said...

IS the colour of that flower inspired by Cheetos by any chance? lol

Very beautiful. burnt orange is one of my favourite colours. the flower is gorgeous.

Helen said...

Great flowers, and that box, and, and and..... Not surprised you had to nick a case from Ellen!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous, love the PA stuff too, fab poem about the ickle mices, hope he has been tempted by the peanut butter, that's exactly what we use too.
xx

NatashaMay said...

Love all the goodies you collected. :)

Minxy said...

Lovely to have your desk back on view, you know i like a good nosey, maybe one day i'll get to see it for real HINT HINT
have box envy, both your finds are fabby, can't wait to see how you alter them xx

whyducks said...

ooh ooh just everything is lovely. x

Globe Packaging said...

good use for storage boxes

Wendy said...

not unpacked, blimey, jet lag worse than I thought LOL Canvas is lovely, I love those Kraft Resist papers, I hope folk come on over for the full showing, thank you for doing it x

JoZart said...

You've got to have your mojo back as we want to se the results of your US trip and it's looking good already!
Love joZarty x

Linda Elbourne said...

Nice haul missus!

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Those boxes are amazing - you're going to have such fun with them!
Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Happy WOYWW
Rebecca (51) x

Barb Cady said...

So glad Mojo came home! That recipe box is ace! I brought a fab set of stamps for recipes with cockrels and hens from Wendy at The Stamp Attic last year.Have you seen them? Enjoy! xx

Joanne said...

Oh Hels, I learnt that about kraft resist paper last Sunday and now can't wait to play. Must make a flower 'cos it will look fab. BTW did you know that coke makes your boobs big????????
Hugs Joanne xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lots of great treasures. It takes a while to get caught up from traveling, but when the energy level is low, one just gets funky.
Take a walk and get refreshed!!
Your desk is great. Happy WOYWW

Anne said...

Oh Wow, love all that Ranger goodieness you brought back . Love the recipe file box --- think I would keep as is ---- just use the cigar boxes !!!!
have fun with all your new stash
Will be back to see what you do
Have a good week
Anne x

Julia Dunnit said...

Hels, could it be that you've really turned a corner and now need a tidy room to craft in? Perhaps that unpacked suitcase is holding you back!! Love teh recipe box...I would do the inside but not the out...double the whammy and keep some of its original lovlieness.

Hazel said...

You need to get that case unpacked, Hels, and get using all the goodies. x Hazel 130

Chrissy said...

Great findings! How was the trip and Ranger U???

Diane said...

I loooove that distressed flower!

RosC said...

Hi Hels,
I hate unpacking too, unless it's a bit like Christmas with goodies you brought home. :-)
I love the old recipe box with the chook on the front. Saw Tim's video about the Resist paper - looks interesting, but haven't seen it in the shops here yet. How does it differ from using clear EP or wax resist?
Cheers,
Ros. (140)

butlersabroad said...

I loved reading all your holiday adventures, looks like you had a brilliant time. Glad you dodged the tornadoes though, they're definitely not to be messed with. LOVED the Cheetos curtains! Although you've probably turned your insides orange by now!

Hugs
Brenda

Kaz said...

Just catching up on posts....missed this one, OMG Im hyperventilating.....Love Like really love that box and the books .....YUMMY! I cannot wait to see wait you do with them. xx

hugs kazxx

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