Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Coming Clean...

Oh dear indeedily!  All that talk yesterday of cracking on with the Room of Stash and actually I spent the sum total of about 20 minutes moving things about and then got fazed and decided that a whole day was needed... so I put it off til today.  I am only showing you because I will then have to show you just how much cleaning has been done... and that is an incentive to do it.  My wish for today is that I get the Room of Stash done... without getting sidetracked or bored or both!   Also, it is Wednesday and up until last year, I used to regularly join in with the weekly event that is WOYWW- which is short for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  If you haven't heard about this do click HERE to be transported over the Julia's blog where she will tell you all about how to join in and also you can see lots of other messy desks and workspaces too.



Now that there pic is showing the corner of the Room of Stash (well, one of the corners - it is a room so it does have 4 lol)  Piled up stuff that needs sorting after telly shows and classes.... there's no excuse for my slatternly behaviour any longer so that will be attacked first.   And this here pic shows my desks.  O.H. D.E.A.R! ! ! ! !  What can I say eh?  Nothing that will make it any better, that's for sure!  




Anyways, instead of stopping here and waffling for another half hour, I am taking the bull by the horns, facing my demons, erm, face on... and am away to get cleaning!!!  I am, well, just after I have checked my emails and Facebook and played SongPop.... hahhaaa, no, really, I am off to tidy... right now!   Thanks for looking... hope you aren't too shocked by those photo's... if you are, may I suggest a hot cuppa and a piece of cake as a remedy?   TTFN

Hels x

P.S.... 9 DAYS to CHA!!!!

51 comments:

Joanne said...

Now I know why I can't make amazing art like you - mine's tidy!!!!!
xxx

Sue said...

Sorry Hun but as a member of the "lets pretend I cannot see it brigade" I can't stop feeling so much happier that your area looks so much worse than mine and because of that mine can stay as it is...............x

Redanne said...

Oh dear Hels! I think I need to take back what I said yesterday about waiting until after the CHA, it does need some tidying! We don't want any accidents before CHA now do we? I think that once you get started you won't be able to stop.........good luck.....
Hugs, Anne x #7

Glenda said...

Would you just look at that! Girl you have bared your soul to us...go girl! I'm afraid I'm a little ashamed of my tidy space. Yours looks like you have jumped in with both feet and are having so very much fun! No wonder you are so creative!
Glenda #43

Helen said...

Oh, so you did mean it was a mess.... hope you find time to tidy it before you got to CHA, imagine how much worse it would look when you get back with new goodies (cos there are sure to be new goodies that come back with you....)Happy WOYWW. Helen, 4

Netrix said...

Look mrs, was Vincent Van G and artists of the same ilk tidy tidy tidy?.....nope I'm sure they paints n stuffs alllll over the place. Bet you know where all things are.
Hugs
X

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, Hope you manage today
mine is bad too but I don't have as much
space as you my craft room also
functions as a dressing room but
my husband takes his clothes into
the spare room to get dressed as
he says he can't move in said room.
Nancyd xx

Kate said...

Are you going to CHA??? Can I travel in your suit case?

Love the room of stash at the moment, looks like a home from home for me! Can I ask what the green shelves are in the corner of the 1st shot. I need something to put my dies on and yours seem to fit there perfect?

Happy New Year
** Kate **

Julia Watts said...

Disgraceful! Not showing any pics of my room however, your room actually looks worse than mine at the moment!

Good Luck xxxx

Sandra said...

Tidied my room over Christmas, but already I am down to about 6" square of free space. I just don't know how it happens!

Francesca said...

Happy New Year to you. Well I'm relieved your space is no worse than mine is normally. Good luck with the clear up....Great desk. Francesca #50

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hi Hels, think we've all got spaces to sort, hope you get to do yours but don't over do it hey?! Look forward to seeing your 2013 creations. Anyway Happy New Year to you! Here's hoping that 2013 is a super year for us all. Take care Zo xx 69

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

'Tis a good feeling when tidying is done. Then you can start getting messy again ! FUN! X

whyducks said...

What a relief to know I am not alone in the world of messy stash! My problem is no where to put it! No crafting room as such, it is the dinning room table, which we use every day! So when visitors come the boxes all get moved to the bedroom, where I bump into it on my middle of the night journey to the loo. Not Good at all. x

Cornish Emma said...

Afternoon Hels, well have to say compared to mine your's looks tidy! Honest i have more piles and mess that most of the floor is covered. I find i can't work without making a mess. Wish i could keep it tidy as like you i hate not being able to find what im looking for. Good luck with the tidy. Emma

Li'l Pidge said...

Brilliant....I'm not the only one with slutty craft room photos! Mine was thrown on my bed to ensure I didn't get sidetracked!
Just think....you are sorting out the room of stash for new CHA stash!

Kyla #10

House of Bears said...

Goodness, a bear could get lost in the room of stash, it looks kind of fun too though.

The bears @#71 this week

Ann B said...

You can't beat an untidy desk for a bit of interest. all those possibilities, that's if you can find the space to create. Thanks for making me feel positively angelicaly tidy.
Ann B
#58

Buttons said...

You've got me thinking and this may not help - like you my room has piles of stuff all over (even inside the cupboards, shame!) But, the trouble with clearing up is that it goes away in boxes so you can't see it, spend ages looking for it or forget you've got it! Aaarghh! Maybe it's a change in style of storage that's needed! Now shops have a fab way of holding tons of stuff which is all displayed ready to be seen/accessed (ok, bought!) Trouble is that means putting off the clearing up to find said storage, get it, and install it. No, maybe I shouldn't have suggested this option!!!? Whatever you get done today hope you feel better at the end of it and reward yourself with cake. Hugs, Jenny #47

Terry said...

At times I wonder how I can do anything with the unorganized pile of crafty goodness I have! I suppose that is the challenge! Happy New Year!

Erika said...

Hels I am at home in your pics as my craft room is as clean and tidy, hee, hee. Can't wait to get a day to myself and get in and tidy. All the best for 2013, hugs Erika. 59

rachel said...

well Hels - I have some competition!!!!! My girls said that yours is even messier than my room - but I suspect not!!!! Nice to know I've got something in common with you though Hun xx

Sandy Leigh said...

I feel like I am constantly having to tidy up my crafting space--never ends! You have lots of nice goodies! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #63

LARAINE Breeze said...

Oh I am so pleased to see your work room and desks. Mine is so much like yours and it gladdens my heart to see someone elses 'mess'............

Thanks Hels - I am going to get my place sorted too.
Laraine B

jellinacreations said...

Actually I'm a bit jealous of you mess.
That means there is space for you.
I do everything in the living room and must therefore clean up everything every time we go to dinner.
So check it from the positive side!

Tracey said...

You still have a few inches of space on the table in front of your chair to do some emergency crafting. I always think that I wont be able to find anything if I put it all away. Happy New Year to you. Tracey R ±48

Carol Gibson said...

Love to see I'm not alone in
my crafty mess.

Robin Spitzer said...

it seems, it's a common denominator to us that our rooms are untidy...

Andrea said...

WOW WHAT A ROOM... so much to look at im in awe ....good luck I hope you get it finished and best wishes for 2013 Andrea#9

Nan G said...

No wonder you create such awesomeness! Room I'd stash indeedy!! But where do you sit? Or do you stand to create? :) hey, how'd your macaroon thingies go over? LOL New Year's greetings! Nan 78

Caz said...

WOW!! That's one hell of a mess - good luck on the clear up!! Nice to see you joining in WOYWW again!!
Don't overdo it and put your back out!
Lotsa
xxxx

Ali H said...

Oh Hels - that's not a tidy up - that's a flame thrower needed !!
What a task ! Hope you make it out alive !! Keep us posted when you come up for air !! Ali #121

okienurse said...

OMG! a glorious mess if I have ever seen one but...I have also seen the awesomeness coming out of your room of stash and to get that I would definitely put up with a creative mess. Hope you have a Happy and Prosperous New Year! Look forward to your posts in 2013! Vickie #17

nannapat said...

Only 9 days to CHA - do you think you'll get your stash sorted and tidy before then?? Pat x

carol e said...

Well Hells at least you have a good excuse for having a messy craft room. All the demos and TV work etc you do, mine is just for a hobby!!
Carol E

Barb Cady said...

It has been lovely reading through your comments and seeing your photos, I may even get brave and post mine one day which will leave you feeling all virtuous cos your room is so much tidier than mine even before you start cleaning! Mind your back, I think your room shows real style just as it is! Xx

Linda said...

Well at least make sure the 12x12 papers are laying flat and clean off your chair then you should be ready to go again.

nelle said...

I feel so much better now..Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
My room can now come under the banner of organised. xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, That is definitely a 'lived in' craft room, you do lots of tv and lots of demo'ing at crafting shops, where you have to take boxes and boxes of stuff out, and you are always so busy, it's no wonder your craft room gets in a state, there are only so many hours in a day, but I bet you know where 'most' of your stuff is !!!! I find when I tidy, I can never find anything and spend more time looking than actually crafting. There is never an easy solution, but good luck with the organisation.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Carole Z said...

Thank you for making me feel better! I spent most of yesterday trying to tidy mine and it still looks worse and I can't find a thing! Carole Z X

val jones said...

Well, mine did look a bit like yours last week before i sorted it to put all my Christmas stash away. I think you could definitely win the "untidiest room" prize with thaat Hels. Good luck with the sorting.

Val in Spain xxx

jane gray said...

Hi Hels. Alas i dont have the joy of a craft room andhave to make use a of the little storage i have in the dinning room(which we use) however i know that i need to sort out my boxes this week as i have some great things to use but have gotten lost and fogotten at the bottom. Just hope the kids let me get on with it instead of try to help me.

Take care
Jane:-)x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Well er...yes it is a bit of a state but look what you had to show for it! I'm going back to my tip of a room tomorrow and will deffo have to tidy before I can do anything! Chris#70

Brenda B said...

Oh Hels, you really have fallen by the wayside since last year. Joining in with WOYWW keeps you clean you know, you sound like a drug addict, lol!! Perhaps a craft addict is better!! Lovely to have you back too and all the best for 2013.

Hugs
Brenda 73

kath stewart said...

Crikey hels...do you need a pair of helping hands...I suspect that a tornado blew through when you weren't looking...happy new year hugs kath xxx

Annie said...

Happy New Year Hels x when you are creative you have to make a mess. Especially when you have lots of projects on the go. X my room is a disaster too but it will be tackled again tomorrow.

Best wishes for 2013

Annie x

Anita Houston said...

You go girl! I'm right behind you. Maybe you can inspire me to clean mine...Christmas items have seemed to explode into my cave! Ugh!

Sue said...

I craft in the conservatory which had to be tidied in order for us to eat Christmas dinner!! Now I can't remember where I hid everything...better to be untidy & bascically know where everything is. Happy New Crafty Year! Sx

Julia Dunnit said...

I dont know how you do it. Even as someone who 'conducts' a workshop or two fairly locally, the unpacking is torture. All those left over bits that have to have a home...argh. Specially if you have to keep em separate from other makes and stuff. So, you take a day, or two..but above all, take it easy at some sage, huh?!

Craftychris said...

Good Luck with the tidying and Happy New Year! xx

scrappymo! said...

It's always the unpacking that kills any hopes of my room staying tidy.
I can clean and organize over and over but it eventually always needs redone as it's the crops and crop bags that get everything out of their assigned "homes" and when you get home you are too tired to put it all away!

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