Thursday, 11 April 2013

Normal Service Is Resumed....

...oh boy, I am sitting here, ever so slightly smiley of face because... I did it! Oh yesh, I tidied the Room of Stash and now I have a lovely long desk to work at again.  It took about four hours - and every time the old Room gets messy I say "never again... that is ****(insert amount of hours lost) I will never get back and could have been creating".   So.  I know it will happen again but... for now... it is back to how I want it!  And here it is...




Yes, the shelves need a tidy... and don't look under the desk, that is... ahem... my collection of Yankee Candles (my FAVE candles, my fave scents are Sweetpea and any of the cherry ones) which need a proper box instead of a Clinton's bag.  As well as my Clinton's collection bag, my Studio 490 stamps live there, I oft get asked "what are those things under the desk..."  So there you go, my most beloved collection of stamps!  Also on the desk is my latest sketch for a creation... I shall hopefully be making that later today.   Let me tell you about what happened yesterday though!  So, I am mid way through making the Room of Stash habitable and it is lunchtime.  So, Grim says "I will make it"  And me, being ever the control freak said "Tis ok, I shall do it..."  SO, into the kitchen, tins of tuna being opened, cucumber being sliced and AlfieCat being a demon around my ankles.  He loves his tune-tunes.   So, I put a bit into his bowl and there he was scoffing awway noisily.  He does love his tune-tunes very muchly.  What he also likes to do is nip in between my ankles as I am walking.  Which is exactly what he did.  And I had two options: first one was to keep walking and tread on him.  That isn't even an option is it really?  So, the other thing I could have done was to do a little side-steppy maneuvere... which is what, I indeedily, did do.  And ended up off balance and going from standing upright to thumping onto my left hip in about 2 seconds flat.  Alfie scattered, he was obviously scared of getting squished.  So, from my place on the kitchen floor and the ever so slightly really-wanted-to-laugh-but-it-really-hurt-very-much look on my face, I decided to sit it out... you know, wait til enough time has passed so it looks like you did it on purpose.  That wasn't going to happen was it?  Grim, bless him, didn't laugh... I could not have blamed him though.  Needless to say, I spent the majority of the rest of the day bemoaning my "broken hip" and nursing my, once more, aggravated war wound.  Not to worry though.... it turned out ok, Alf is ok, the kitchen floor isn't damaged... and those tuna sammies were lush!    I reckon it is time to go and make that desk messy again so I shall say... thanks for looking!! TTFN...

Hels x

PS.  Just remembered... I have had a few emails asking "will you be at Ally Pally?"  Yes, I will be there on Sunday demonstrating on the Creative Expressions stand and also I am doing a 20 minute demo in the Demonstration Area... not sure what the time of that is, I will let you know as soon as I do :O)

28 comments:

Buttons said...

Standing ovation for your massive tidy-up!!!!! Most impressive what with your broken hip and all. Hugs, Jenny x

Helen said...

It looks so neat and tidy (except under the desk!) Well done Grim not laughing at you...not sure I'd have managed to keep a straight face. Hope you're ok today though.

Lin said...

oh Hels you do make me laugh...sitting here giggling away, they think i'm crazy in this house. As for the room of stash..you have done a great job!!..you need to train alfie cat not to trip yo over..my black cat can smell a tin of tuna from a mile away lol!! hope to see you sunday...

Joanne said...

Broken hip mended, AlfieCat dutifully cuddled, room of stash bright and sparkly - tick.
well done.
As for Ally Pally, I would love to go to that one day so can you tell me, as it's inside the M25 does that mean you have to book your car in to the powers that be to enter London to attend??
xx

Julie Short said...

Transformed! Bet you can't find anything now though!

snazzyoriginal said...

Such tidiness is putting me to shame. See you Sunday xx

The Taming of the Glue said...

WOW...what a difference between the photos! All that with a broken hip and a scared cat!
Looking forward to seeing the creation that you about to start work on....if you can bear to mess up the desk!!

betjunroe said...

Great job on tidying up the "room of stash" Hels! I've been purging stuff from my craft room like crazy. Especially the 5,001 books on how to scrapbook gathering dust over the years. It's a good feeling--until I bring in more stuff--lol! Can't wait to see your new creation! Bette

butterfly said...

Yay! Well done, you!! And now to make a mess again...
Alison x

TAM said...

Well done, just hope you can find everything now you've had a tidy up.

lucretia said...

Wow. What a difference. You have so many stamps it's amazing.

Aquarius said...

Your room looks wonderfully tidy now - well done. Sorry to hear about your 'broken' hip, but so pleased you didn't squish Alfie!! Your emails never fail to make me smile and that in itself is a public service you are performing!!

nannapat said...

Very tidylicious Hels. Poor you having a fall - less brandy on the cornflaes in future! Pat x

sally said...

What a tidy up you have had Hels! Hard to believe its the same room :-)
Hope you are enjoying the Cheetos that Anita brought over....did she manage a Yankee Candle or 3 as well?

Sally

Lynne M said...

Hi Hels, I am new to your blog but I am laughing like mad at the things u get up to . Glad hip is ok and ur craft room looks great. Hoped to see you at Ally Pally to say a BIG thank you for getting me hooked on the Meltpot but unfortunately going on Saturday. Can't wait till the 17th to see what else you bring us . Lol Lynne M x x x

rachel said...

very jealous of your wonderful workspace Hels - My problem is it would take me about 4 hours to get mine tidy too and I just don't have 4 hours - unless I don't sleep!!! So I just have to work around it! Thats my excuse anyway and I'm sticking to it lol xx

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Linda Simpson said...

Your desk looks fab now Hels. I hope you have a lovely day on Sunday.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Glad you are ok after a nasty fall.
Room looks good. X

carol e said...

Well done Hels on your tidy up. Glad you were ok after your trip.

catherine said...

Looks like a fantastic place now Hels for all your wonderful creations. Hope your ok after your little accident
x catherine

Jacqueline said...

Hi Hels,well the after pic are terrific,what a sense of satisfaction you must be feeling.enjoy crafting in your very tidy space.Jacqueline S

Korry said...

WOW!!!! It looks fab! I really need to do mine (well it is almost the entire house that is used as a craft room here). This motivates me, if only I had the time!!!

Caroline said...

I'm with snazzyoriginal, just put me further into corner of shame:( how very dare you! Lol.
Glad Alfie cat wasn't squished (don't we always save them regardless of incurred injuries to oneself?)
Glad your 'broken hip' is fixed, hope your war wound has improved too.
I am working on squares & stamping & I thank you coz although mojo gone, I can just play without pressure (except self-imposed).
Love your posts most muchly as always cheers me in the morning! :))

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hels, firstly good morning secondly WOW you were true to your word you did it! Looks like you had a '60 Minute Makeover', well 4 hour makeover! See what happens when the "control freak" comes out, ooh sounded so painful. I reconstructed it in my head as I was reading, sorry I did laugh out loud. However I'm glad that both parties were OK, other than the broken hip. Ah another war wound to the collection! That old phrase ' Where there's a blame there's a claim, poor Alfie, I'm sure he's humbly sorry. Sadly, I won't be @ AP this time. However, I'm sure you will be bringing something amazing on Wed on C&C. Have a fab weekend crafty hugs Debbie R

nattyboots said...

Well done,i guess you will not be able to find anything now lol x

Elaine H X

Nan G said...

Oh wow! Let's play and make a mess. :) Now Hels you know yon kitchen has it in for you! I am impressed the room of stash was finished and with a broke hip no less. Do take care and let Grim cook. :)

slowef said...

Well done you did a great job, all regrouped ready to start again.

Sympathy for the hip, I fell and it took a good 18 months to feel normal again :-(

I want to play at your house!! :-) x

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