Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year Wishes...

...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!   I hope that 2013 is a very kind and giving year and all your wishes do come true.  I don't normally go in for the old resolutions - like giving up the fags and losing weight - I like to set realistic goals *hahahaaa... * so this year, I have decided that the only goal I will have is to try and stay positive.  It is all too easy to mope about (I am Queen of the Mopers) when things don't go right or if my pain gets too much.  Instead of thinking "oh that has gone wrong.... " I am going to be thinking "Well, that didn't turn out how I wanted but I will do something about it"  And the first thing that will be sorted is my poor old Room of Stash.  It has got into the worst state ever... mainly because a) I have so much stuff in here and no order b) I have so much stuff in here and I am a lazy moo and c) I have so much stuff in here and my slatternly behaviour of late has made it completely out of control.   I mean, this is how bad I am getting, instead of saying "oh I shall tidy the Room of Stash and make it nice and ordered" I am saying "Oh look, that book there on the shelf needs reading" or "Oh look, there's something I can make without disturbing the pile of stuff I have chucked onto the floor"     I know, not only am I Queen of the Mopers, I am also Queen of the Prevaricators!  No more, oh no, I am going to do something about it  *perhaps after I have de-fuzzed the tumble-dryer.... *



Anyways... today I have had a little play in the Room of Stash (instead of tidying it) and have made this little hanging.  I wanted to make something to blog and I also wanted it to be quick so I can make a start on the tidying *believe that, you will believe 'owt*  And actually, I have a Skypey sesh lined up with Ellen this afternoon so I needs to get blogged and ready for our chatterings.  The base is a papier mache thingy from Paper Artsy, edged with Espresso Dabber and then some of that gorgeous Bazzill Basics paper popped over the top.  All edged with Vintage Photo (cos you know, brown is my comfort zone)  The flower is a grouping of Prima's and I jazzed up a Melissa Frances embellie to make the wordy thing - which was stamped with Alpha's and it it the word of 2013 for me... Wish will be my buzz word, I shall make a lot of them and attempt to make a few come true too.  (just pop a  wand in my hand and call my Fairy Godmother... which is better than Fairy Elephant which is what I am normally called rofl)



So.  Last night was a right result!  Remember I said that "boohoo" I was going to be alone at midnight because Grim had to be up early?  Well, it just so happens that because of a derailed freight train last week, part of the line he drives is closed overnight.  Which meant that there weren't any trains until 9am... which meant... he went to work later and he could stay up til midnight! Hurrah!  I celebrated with a Bailey's... poor old Grim couldn't though as he was driving this morning, so I had to have another one for him lol *hic*    Anyways, I should away really because I needs to get this Room of Stash relatively normal before Ellen sees it on Skype, she would pass out if she saw how bad it is really... and her studio is always so neat so I need to make the effort lol   Thanks for looking... have a fab day!  TTFN

Hels x


P.S... 10 days to CHA!

P.P.S Don't forget the Sunday Stamper giveaway... HERE

35 comments:

Anita Houston said...

Happy New Year Hels! May all your newly made dreams come true!!!! Hiccup myself! Love your hanghiccuping!!! The script background with the flowers and butterflies is gorgeous! As well as the hiccup rose...love those papers! See you in 10 days!!!

Bella said...

Yip, can't wait for all the sneak peaks for CHA. My whole house had a case of "Creapage" of stuff as I now call it. We had a MAJOR clean up yesterday!

Marleine said...


Hiya Hels.
Wishing a healthy, Happy New Year to you and Grimm.

Love the hanging, gorgeous embellishments .

Me thinks that the room of stash and you is option A. Enjoy your chat. X

Carole Z said...

Happy New Year Hels! Oh dash I really need to sort my room of stash toooooo :( xxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, Happy New Year to yourself and Grim. So glad you weren't alone last night, poor G not being able to have a Baileys, never mind you had his, so that's OK.
Hope you managed to clear an area for when speaking to Ellen. I was in mine yesterday trying to tidy, but it is hard when everything is everywhere, I do have lots of organisation but there is more that is not organised ha ha. I managed to tidy away all the christmas things that were strewn about all over the place. Not helped by a pair of ladders propped up in front of one desk, which have been there since my G got all the christmas deccies out of the loft, now they are still there waiting for me to pack away all the said deccies ready for G to put back into the loft, so that'll be another few days then ha ha.
Your hanging is absolutely beautiful, as always, I love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
PS Can't wait to see what's new at CHA, especially Tim's stall, sneaky peaks please ha ha xx

Artyjen said...

Happy New Year Hels :) Thanks for your inspiration throughout 2012. It helped me for sure ;)
Lets hope 2013 is great fo us all.
xoxo Sioux

Dragonlady said...

Happy New Year Hels, hope to see much more of you on C & C this year. have loved all your wonderful inspiration so far.

Hugs Ali x

Helen said...

This is just beautiful! Glad you got to see in the new year with Grim after all! Happy New year to you.

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous...Loved the walkthrough. Good thing you helped out hubby but having his Baileys! You are too kind.

Sounds like your DH is an engineer.
I'm from a family of railroad people. My granfather was a railroad contractor. He and his crews built railroads all over Canada and the States. My uncles were all engineers or conductors.
Cousins were all dispatchers or chief dispatchers and operators (myself included at one time)!
Funny how the railroad lifestyle becomes part of you! teehee
Happy New Year.

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, Happy New Year to you and
Grim and all fellow bloggers. Got all my decorations back up in loft
yesterday but didn't get craft room
tidied trying to do three wedding cards
at moment so no point tidying till
there finished thats my excuse and
I'm sticking to it. Love the tag
today by the way and also looking
forward to seeing more of you on C&C. Nancyd xx

Jacky said...

Happy New Year!! Oh such a shame... I mean - CHA coming up and not having any spare space in your craft room to put any of the new goodies??? Oh well. Love to be entered to win your creation - just love it as always. I have made a card with some "writing" on - here is mine: http://muddlycrafting.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/scrunchy-flowers-card.html
Have a great time.

Cornish Emma said...

Happy New year Hels, can't wait for more delicious posts and inspiration from you over this coming year.
My craft is taking over the place as i don't have a craft room so its all stashed where theres a space!!
Emma

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Happy New Year to you & Grim, Hels, I'm glad you were able to see in the New Year together. And I love the little wall hanging.
I tidied my craft room before Christmas & must have tidied away my mojo at the same time, because I haven't seen it since. Here's hoping it shows up soon.
Enjoy the rest of your week.

Kaz said...

Happy new cheesy Cheetos year to you Hels!! Lovely that you got to spend new year together, hope your year is full of fantabulous things!! Now I need to know how big that suitcase is!? Need to squeeze in it!! I promise to be good.....honest! Lol dead excited to see all you CHA adventures, have a ton of fun xxx

Kaz x

Redanne said...

How lovely that you and Grim got to spend time together and see in the new year after all. Love your hanging thingy, the papers are gorgeous and the butterflies are fabulous. Is there any point in tidying before you go to CHA - you will only bring more stuff back - have a clean up then...... Happy New Year! Hugs, Anne x

Astrid Maclean said...

Ohhh, so it was two Baileys......Hope you could still see the fireworks....

Ok, so please don't say anymore about tidying craft rooms or rooms of stash or whatever, cos if you do I will start to think that if you can do it I should be able to do it too..... I have precisely 5 square inches to put my pieces down on, yikes, I don't even want to think about it....
Anyways, love your hangy thingy and hope you had a good skype.
Happy new year!!

Mary said...

Happy New Year! I can't imagine you moping because reading your blog always brings a smile to my face. =) Here's to a crafty 2013!

Buttons said...

Happy New Year hun. So glad you got to spend last night with Grim. No time to clean here with plenty to make. It'll happen soon:) Hugs, Jenny x

rachel said...

a happy new year to you too Hels - good luck with the room of stash - I say it every year about this time - and it usually lasts about a month - or two if I'm lucky - but then it just returns to its usual self - because I return to my usual self - slobbish and lazy - there - I've said it!!!! Big Hugs xxx

Andrea said...

Happy new year to you both Hels, here is hoping to see you more this year, I have not set myself any resolutions as I know I will break them, one thing I always tell myself is to learn to say no but it never works. well my friend take care and all the love in the world is coming your way xx

Linda said...

Happy New Year Hels. I hope all your Wishes come true.
Take plenty of pics at CHA. Looking forward to seeing sneaky peeks at whats there. xx

Sandra said...

Happy New Year to you too!

Very pretty!
Sandra ltb

val jones said...

Hi Hels. Happy New Year. Love the hanging today.

Good New Yeaars resolution, one which I think is needed in my life too.

Have a great day.

Val in Spain xxx

Shazza said...

love this hanging Hels. happy New Year x

Craftychris said...

Absolutely Fabulous wall hanging, I just love it! xx

gayle said...

Happy New Year Hels! Have a fabulicious 2013, what a wonderful start :) give my love to the States, I miss it so! xx

jane gray said...

Hi hels. So pleased uyou liked the card. One of my little goals this year is to use your inspiration and create something with a little plan box that i have. Just hope the kids let me

Jane:-)x

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