Wednesday, 25 May 2011

WOYWW... Four Mishaps & A Halo...

..uh oh... yes, you read right... mishaps... yep, I have been at it again. I can only assume that at some point during my previous life I was actually a Bull... you know one of those that runs around a China Shop? lol So... today, Wednesday, nay and thrice the very last Wedsnesday of May indeedily! Wednesday's mean that the people of the world unite (ok, not everyone in the World cos that would be just soo many desks to visit) but... you get my drift... all devised and hosted etc by the lovely and very witty Julia... she of the Head Desk Inspector-In-Chief of BlogLandia fame. There are a few more pics than normal in my post today... and I promise I will try to keep the chopsing to a minimum cos I know time is of the essence and all of that lark... so... lots of pics... firstly, the truth behind the rumour that my Room of Stash is actually a perfect paradise of paper arts... this is what it was like yesterday morning...



I know, I am ashamed... you see, I have a very goodly excuse... I went away to that America place... and when I came home my room was trashed! Like seriously trashed... because, my dears, my AlfieCat had taken up crafting as a hobby... And the mess he made!!! And then decided that inking and stamping weren't for him... and he left the place like a bombsite... the nawty little tyke (blimey, I haven't used that word for yonks) had even left unmounted stamps off their sheets! Tsk Tsk Tsk indeed!


Ok, ok, what kind of a mother am I to blame my poor little Furbaby on making such messes, when, in actual fact, it was me, it's a fair cop Guv'ner and all that. I had an extra case on the way home from that America... with some stashly goodies from Ranger and au naturellement (blimey, French??? ) and a few stashly delights and trinkets from that Michael's place - please please please Mr Owner of Michael's, can you bring the stores to the UK!!! We need them!!!




Anyways... I took it upon myself to tell everyone that I was going to clean up my act... so I had to go through with it... plus the fact, it was getting a bit ridiculous, all that shoving stuff onto the floor and then catching AlfieCat asleep on a half finished project (that is true BTW, tis!! he was sleeping on the frame/canvas/teatowel combo in pic above) So... I started by sorting out inkpads and sprays and desk drawers and then got a pile of things I have made and set about bunging them up onto the bare wall I have been saving for this very thing... Well, I deliberated about waiting for Grim to get home and do it for me and then I thought "NO! I can do it!" Errrrm... famous last words.




What ensued can only be described as a catalogue of calamities that mean that I shalln't be operating any kind of hammery or naily device for a loooong time. First of all, I had all the pieces I wanted to put up in a pile... and one of them is a beautiful mirror that Kat made for me. It is gorgeous... and heavy... so I added two screwy hooky things to the back and put some wire through them. Aha, I am being DIY minded and clever, methinks to myself. Until, said wire, by which I was holding the mirror, undid itself and said mirror dropped, landing corner on, onto my foot. I was barefoot. Ouch #1. So, I repaired the wirey thing (thank heavens the mirror didn't break!) Next, I was halfway through the hanging of the arty things and I needed the loo... so I stepped backwards, only to remember that I had left the little tray of nails on the floor. Still barefoot... now hopping about with nails sticking out of the same foot that had already suffered an assault. Who knew nails were so chuffing sharp!!!


Anyways... I got over that mishap and carried on with the wall stuff... and I finished it and I am ever so chuffed with it... there's a collection of my stuff up there, plus Kat's Mirror, Ellen's Drippage BFF Canvas and Gillian's beauty in blue Steampunk canvas. Isn't it all marvellously displayed and not at all too close together in parts (agree with me please, Grim said the four canvases were too close together... obviously that was planned... ahem!) Then came mishap #3... during which I actually lost a very lot of blood. Here is a moral of the story story... never, not ever, not even if you are wearing chain mail (sp?) gloves, ever, ever... attempt to catch a pair of Tim's Tonic Scissors that are falling off a desk... cos if you do, you will end up with a very lot of blood dripping from your finger. Let that be a lesson to us all... all I can say is that I have gone through three Steri-Strips and three BandAid's... and finally it has stopped bleeding! Above pic was taken (cackhandedly) cos I am after the sympathy lol



Anyways.. my Room is now pristine... and shiny and organised and packaging-less... and I am now going to find the Mr Sheen and a Duster and polish my halo... I made a New Year Ressy... keep the Room of Stash tidy... and I have suffered a slight abberation... and now I am back on the straight and narrow... I am keeping this promise for myself... I love just sitting here in my room and looking around, and opening drawers and not having to stand back whilst stuff pings out... and not having to shove my hand in whilst closing drawers, ramming it all back into place. Right... time for me to call it a night and get my aching, bruised and battered carcass to bed. I have a "thing" on today so I may be a little late visiting desks... I will deffo try to get them all this week though, that is my goal :O)) Thanks for looking.. oh and ... erm... sorry for waffling... I am just a trappy cow, can't help it rofl TTFN!

Hels x

44 comments:

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jude said...

Well your craftroom certainly looks neat and tidy.even if in the process you had a couple of mishaps!Have creative wednesday
hugs judex12

Sarpreet said...

sorry for the mishaps, great workspace, beautiful goodies,Happy WOYWW 103, #18 (you have some spam there)

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

I think that you should not be allowed to have hammer, nails, and scissors!! rofl Room looks nice and neat ...:))) Finally I can comment!! yeah!
xx

Neil said...

I'm sure you have learn't your lesson so carry on polishing the halo as your room looks great again....... Your display is great. Have a good day

madebyKarla said...

LOL, what a change! Yes, it's hard to fight instinct. I try to catch sharp objects as they fall too. you're not alone ;) Where in America did you visit?

Helen said...

Wow, what a transformation - shame about the self inflicted injuries! Wasn't sure you hadn't been exaggerating about the mess, but no!! Looks great now though - have a good day!

Zuzu's Blog said...

LOL

I liked the reading parts more than the pics today. you made me giggle (yes I am laughing at your trauma. thats the kind of gal I am)
that art wall looks way cool though. lucky girl, and obviously talented too (trying to make up for laughing at your misfortune. is it too little too late?)

Z x

Morti said...

Not much one can say to that lot but ROFLMAO.....

The wall looks great though Hels!

Julia Dunnit said...

Well done Hels..for a minute there I thought you's reverted to oldHels, but no, you battled back! Poor Alfie cat, he has to sleep where he can! Love your art display - blimey you've got some lovely pieces - and all perfectly hung. Ahem, if Grim doesn't like that for a comment, then I don't know what else to say! Also - you've learnt life lesson number two - never ever reach for and always step back from when you drop something sharp. I learned it the same way you did!!

Wipso said...

Sympathy Sympathy Sympathy Sympathy
Sending lots of Sympathy to you. ouch!. What a shame your had to suffer to clean up your space.
A x

okienurse said...

Very nice before and after pics. Sorry to hear about all the mishaps and injury you suffered getting the room of stash straightened up. Love the wall! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #48

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Your craft area looks great after all that work and injury! Well done...

Linda Elbourne said...

Well Done you ... now get round here and do mine ... erm ... plase :0)

jodpea said...

Why do we do DIY barefoot? I'm the same, u'd think we'd've learned by now! Never a good idea! Happy WOYWW!

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
lol fabby post made me chuckle, fancy blaming the fur baby!! naughty mummy, great crafty space, enjoy all your new goodies, hope the fingers ok, thanks for the snoop, happy WOYWW, sue,x

sasa said...

I think you need to take over the living room and turn it into a gallery, hire a handyman, recilne on the sofa with a big glass of something...(of what I leave up to you) Back away from the tools lady and stick to sanding blocks and Glossy stuff.
Thanks for sharing, have a great week.
Sarah at 18 (Sasa)

Dragon said...

Hurrah for my iPad... Trouble commenting all morning!!! Well you certainly got back on track but at what cost, girl!!! Your poor ickle footsie!! The pieces look great though now they are up... Have a great week
Frankie
xx

Artyjen said...

Ouch! Those T!m scissors are fab but lethal!!! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Sunshine Girl said...

Very productive! I love the finished art wall - hope all your bruises and cuts mend quickly - hope you didnt get any blood on any stash! Sunshine Girl No. 60

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh what a wonderful wall of inspiration you have! All the blood is worth it! but be more careful next time! I don't know the feeling of sitting down in a craft space where everything is in its place, but it must be marvelous! Patsy from
HeARTworks

MaggieC said...

What a great post. I really giggled all the way through, even through sending you some sympathy. Well done for getting all that sorting out done - quite an achievement.

angelfish said...

Ouch! Love your wall of arty things:)

RosC said...

What a hoot, in between heaps of fellow feeling about slings & arrows of DIY cuts and bruises. Room looks great - I always think I've made progress when I can sit on the chair with no competition from craft or cat! Wall is terrific too.
Keep on with the DIY; it gets better with practice and is very satisfying.
Ros.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh, poor you, poor cat, poor stash! I must hunt back for a recap of your American trip :) You were so excited I hope it was as fabulous as you expected! Love your wall BTW - what a feast for the eyes that is.

Happy WOYWW

Mary Anne

Deb said...

Fabulous desk!nice before and after shots!
Happy crafting and WOYWW!
Debxx

Kathleen said...

Love the art wall
Kathleen

Bella said...

Great art wall, tell Grim to get knotted with his ideas of how to hang those canvasses...Ouch, that finger took a beating from those scissors, can't say they aren't efficient cutting machinery! Fi-nom-i-nal room transformation, I know that sit back and enjoy feeling, hope it lasts a while.

Chrissy said...

Wow. Thanks for the adventure. ;) Becareful so you can keep creating your beautiful art! Love the altered mirror on your art wall.
Chrissy

Siobhan Brignull said...

how you make me laugh Hels, and I know the feeling, why should we wait for our man when we can do it ourselves LOL

Paula Gale said...

What ARE you bloody like?

It sounds like you've had a bit of an ordeal in that there room of yours - and what a transformation you made.

Its seems ages since I was here so just wanted to know how you are and what have you been up to. Hope the Halo hasn't slipped and covered your eyes causing you to have more mishaps since you wrote your post.

Keeping fingers crossed for you that your room doesn't untidy itself anytime soon!

love and hugs to you

Paula x x x

Li'l Pidge said...

Ouch!

I have heard/read SO much about Michael's...is it as good as it sounds? Oh, I bet it is.

Kyla

Sam said...

Big Owchies Hels!!! Just shows that sometimes it is worth leaving your room in a mess!! Make sure you dont get polish in those cuts!!

Sally Morgan said...

What a transformation! Well done Hels, ginormous pattage on the back and sympathy huggage for ya hunni!
BUT where is poor Alfiecat going to sleep now? :o
Do ya think that if we petition 'Mr Michael's' he will expand from the America to the United Kingdom of Craft?
*hugs* Sal x

Anne said...

A fablious workspace as my GS would say. You have suffered for your crafting today that's for sure. Enjoyed your descriptions of all your mishaps. I too have uffered today- I was carrying a lion ( my GD's sit and rock on lion ) I forgot the wire across the floor slipped and fell flat- full length. Have very sore knee and elbow. Happy WOYWW Anne x

karen said...

Ouch! Your poor finger! Did you have a bit of a hissy fit and throw the scissors down and say "Obviously, I am NOT meant to clean this room!" Or is that just what I would do, lol?! Good for you for continuing on and now it looks all beautiful again!
xoxo Karen (#123)

Linda Cain said...

There you go, girl! Sorry about the injuies, but your studio ended up looking spiffy!

~Linda

Kat said...

love your wall of art,
love that my mirror made the cut to be up there,
sorry about your finger,
now you are all spick & span it's time to get messy again (lol)
have fun,
Kat.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Hels, thoroughly enjoyed reading your post this week and the catalogue of disasters but the end result was worth it - well I wasn't the one who drew blood so I can say that ;) Love your wall of artwork - should you run out of space I have a wall here that is screaming out for a Hels original :) Have a great week and a speedy recovery! Elizabeth x #53

Nicks said...

how can you possibly blame your cat, you evil mother!!

Spyder said...

Naughty Alfie but it does look like he had fun! and ouch, nasty! They do say you should run with scissors... not sure about hammers and nails! Great crafty space you have happy WOYWW
((Lyn)

Lita said...

Your post was a delight to read! lol SUch a great storyteller. Oh, and go tell Grim that of course those canvasses are not too close, they are precisely where you intended them to be ;)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Laughed at your post ... doling out loads of sympathy too!! I can relate and I am not DIY but very accident prone and often go through several bandaids even up at casualty after a Stanley knife misdemeanor.. but yes your wall is gorgeous! Shaz in oz.x

Ali said...

Oh my! What a catalogue of disasters! :lol: And even your "trashed" craft room looks tidier than mine! :lol:

Thanks for sharing. :)

Ali #70

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