Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Oh... The Shame!!!

...now, if you are of a nervous disposition and all that, it might be best if you look away now... because I am doing something that I have to do in order to make me do something that I have been putting off for days.  *NB, that necessarily isn't making sense at the moment.... *  Ok, so I am officially "outing" myself.  Here goes,  my name is Hels and I have adopted slatternly behaviours and now have a Room of Trash....   and here it is!!!!!!!!!!!!



I know, I know, I know... some people would love to have a lovely room all to themselves for their crafty stash.  And I have one and I have abused it.  *hangs head in shame*  What am I doing showing you what it looks like?  Well, like I said, I am outing myself.  Because at the moment it is so bad I have nowhere to sit, work at or, come to think of it, I can't find a thing either!  I figured that if I show you the photo's I will have no choice but to clean it up, sort it out and get it back to tidy again.  The amount of time spent prevaricating is getting out of hand too... I really don't need to see another You Tube video of a cute cat chasing a laser light or falling into a cardboard box do I?  Do I?  Nope!  Here's another shot of the mess...



And in my defence, it has become this bad because last week I did all those telly shows and came home, bunged the boxes in here and dumped some stuff out of them and put more stuff into them ready for my workshop last Saturday... and then Sunday I was tired and aching so I decided to put it off until Monday, then the sad news about Mrs T came on the radio so I watched the news all afternoon... and yesterday  I spent a wonderful day in Londinium with Anita Houston who is over from the good old US of A.... and now I am fast thinking up excuses to not tidy it today... well, there are some dusty cobwebs that need attention and you can see from the photo that some of the clocks I collect have actually stopped... several weeks ago!  And the kitchen floor needs a wipe over... and I have some buttons that need colour sorting...  Yikes *stop it Hels* !!!!!  So, time has come to show myself up and by outing myself it means that next time I post I will have nice tidy pics to show you.  Plus, I cannot possibly make anything whilst the room is in this state... and... shhhh, don't tell anyone but... I have some more telly shows!!! Next Wednesday.. times to be advised but I can tell you that... it is the Melt Pot with... something brand new!!!! Tee HEEEEEEE.  I can't wait to show you all, so on that sneaky bombshell, I shall bid you a goodly day and away to clear the decks.... thanks for looking, have a FAB day!!!  TTFN

Hels x

44 comments:

Helen said...

thought your blog title meant you were going to be linking at WOYWW, not seen you there for yonks. Glad you had a good time in London with Andrea, (pics??) Your room looks fine to me (apart from that huge box, lol!!) Now, go get tidying.... shame I'll miss you at AP as I am there (as always) on Saturday and I know you are teaching.

Keren Howell said...

Hooray! I've got the week off work next week so I'll be able to watch your Melt Pot dems. As for your room- if our craft spaces are as bad or worse than yours, then we're in no place to judge. And if ours are tidier than yours, then you've made us feel good about ourselves. It's a public service you're doing there. xxx Keren

lucretia said...

Oh Hels, you obviously have too much crafting stuff. I have the perfect solution...I'll give you my address and you can send it to me. Ha ha ha!

melanie said...

and I thought my rooms was a mess I have been on cleaning spree I don`t have a craft room so everything is everywhere in different room`s .Melanie

Neil said...

No matter what mess you have we don't mind as you always create and inspire. In any case, your place looks kinda like mine does most of the time...

nannapat said...

Wish I had that much stuff to get untidy!! I'm sure you will get it all sorted post haste so that you can get all creative again. Real little tease aren't you about your show next week, can't wait to see what ne3w goodies you're bringing us. Pat x

Sharon said...

Oh Hels, your messy room is nowhere near as bad as mine - i can't see my desks, floor or sofa and the useless cupboard has so much piled outside of it i can't open it's doors! Today is my day to get it straight.....although half hour in and can't see I've made a difference yet! Gonna be a long day...... Good luck with yours, I'm not brave enough to post pics. Now, back to it! x

Maisie Moonshine said...

Shocking! Tee Hee :0) MMx

Marleine said...


Morning Hels,

Never heard of a tidy crafter when on a mission of multi shows.
Wow! More to look forward to next week.

Was hoping to see you at AP. did not know at the time arrangements were made that you are not there on Saturday. Boo hoo! X

Angela said...

Not as bad as mine, Hels, and I don't even have the excuse of being as busy as you. Loved your recent shows.

Joanne said...

Oh my giddy aunt what a mess
I shall up out of my sick bed and charge down the M6/M1 to your aide
Get the kettle on
xx

nattyboots said...

Im with lucretia , would just love to have as much crafty stuff as you ,What a stash !

Looking forward to seeing you next week

Happy sorting

Elaine H X

Julie Cassidy said...

your craftroom looks ok, maybe a tad untidy but as you say your a busy girl, loved the melt pot show, thanks for all the tips and techniques, will be tuning in next week , Julie x

Mooffie said...

In my book (indeed, in my craft room) I follow the cheffy type adage (you know, 'never trust a skinny chef'..?) never trust a tidy crafter!!! It's the sign of a sick mind in my humble opinion!! Having said that, the sense of acheievement when you can see a work top is just amazing!! I had a bit of a tidy up yesterday, whilst waiting for paint to dry... Enjoy! Ruth

Gerrina said...

Okay...Came for a short look here after have been making up a bed, give the rooms upstairs some fresh air, doing one wash in the machine and hang it to dry, cleaning the bathroom and two wc´s, making myzelf some tea to sit and call 3 persons for financial administration reasons and try to put the last cards in ring binders so I could try to get inky fingers this afternoon with the things I pulled out and are laying on my worktable... and then I see the pics of your room... Okay I now I already did a lot today, but it is raining today and I´ve been ill this weekend (so at home statt going to the biggest Stampshow here in the Netherlands...), so my fingers want to play with ink... And that before the daughter is coming home from school, ´cause I promised to go shopping with here for a big party on Friday... Now I see myself as a lucky person, cause my room is so small that I have to arrange all of my stuff directly after I finished my work, otherwise I can´t move around in the room...
Wish you good luck with tiddying your room and much joy afterwords!!! Hugs, Gerrina

slowef said...

Wow, what fun I could have let loose in there, oh don't you know? I love tidying up!! But I think I would play more than tidy :-)
I call it "regrouping" sounds less daunting then. You have been so busy you deserve a break. good luck with your regrouping today x

Shazza said...

this made me grin Hels, have fun tidying x

Debbie Ravenhill said...

What mess!!! If that's a mess then my craft room has been bombed without me knowing! It's working progress, you work to produce beautiful things then progress to new ideas. What's the problem? The spiders are happy, the clocks will be correct twice a day, there you go. You little tease, defiantly looking forward to Wednesday now. Put your feet up, you deserve it!!! Debbie R xx

Claudine C. said...

You would think they would have an anonymous meeting for people with messy craft rooms huh? Mine is a big mess too and I bet we aren't the only ones haha!

Teresa said...

Your room looks just like mine, but we love it!!! xxx

Teresa said...

I can't find your email address, so hope you read this... I bought the melt pot from C&C and it's got a few little scratches in the pan, will that matter??? I haven't completely taken it out of the packet yet.

BLiSsAngELs said...

I'm not commenting LOL... for I wendy Aspinall need to clean up, clean out my studio .... best of luck with the cleaning and if we don't hear from you in a week We sent a search party

hugs wendy

Aquarius said...

Your room puts mine to shame - I don't have too many lovely shelves so I have boxes piled on a bed and the floor. My actual working space shrinks with each moment I'm in there playing which is the wsorst bit. good luck with the tidying and well done for 'coming out'. Good news about the melt pot shows.

lucretia said...

By the way, did you pick a winner yet for mother nature's son for the sunday stamper or have I missed it somehow? Thanks

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, I see your gorgeous pieces up on the wall, they look fantastic, hopefully you can tidy just enough to get you by so you can work ha ha. I know what you mean about getting sidetracked on the internet, I am guilty of that too ha ha.
My new texture treads and UTEE colours and paints arrived today, and I got some cutters and now you're telling me you're on again next week with Melt Pot, brilliant, can't wait.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

corinna said...

yep, i agree, shame on you!! so i have an excuse better than yours for being a messy, messy, messy crafter. thing is how on earth do you find anything, i have tidy ups (now and again) and keep finding "stuff" i forgot i had, hahaha, good luck with the clean up, looking forward to wednesday, take care, corinna

corinna said...

whoops, i forgot to say i have a corner of the living room, thats my excuse for the mess!!!

Carole Z said...

You just made me feel better Hels, I too am lucky enough to have a craft room and it looks like something has exploded in it..shameful! Oh wow, you're back next Wednesday, how much cash am I going to hold back when I go to Ally Pally this weekend?:) X

nikkib said...

oh Hels, thanks you thanks you thanks you... I am not alone..... I too cannot create anything as I have so much stash in my craft room and I have to do something about it..... maybe I can show my Oh your pics to show him I am not the only one..... cant wait to see your shows and the new items..... x

My name is Cindy said...

Ha ha.Been there, done that, got the T shirt... you'll be fine! Good luck, Cindy

Linda Simpson said...

OMG Hels, my bank manager is going to have a dicky fit!!!!! I can't wait to see what you on Wednesday and you know I am having a love affair with my melt pot so off course my melt pot will want what it is. My goodies from last week came today so serious play time tomorrow. Your room isn't as bad as I thought it was but I bet it is nearly all cleared now :)

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Carol Gibson said...

Oh such a messy room. Thank you,
now I don't feel so bad about
my own.

darcydaydream said...

Thank you thank you thank you. Now I don't feel so bad...hehehe
Christine in Darcy...xx

Joan said...

Neat room =boring to my mind! I'm not lucky enough to have a craft room but you should see my dining room which is where I craft

Jacqueline said...

Hi Hels,
well thank goodness I am not alone,it's amazing how things spread when you are crafting,can you remember the film the Blob,well I think something like that takes over whilst crafting LOL,(look forward to seeing the AFTER pictures).Don't stress too much it will become good again I'm sure.Jacqueline.S

Joanne K said...

Evening Hels, I have never seen anthing like this in all my life. Hee! Hee! Thanks for the low down on Weds shows will set the recorder up. Still patiently waiting for my melt pot. Good luck clearing your room. Kind regards Joanne K x

carol e said...

Hi Hels Love the craft room and after all it is your playing room oh I forgot it's your work. So glad you are doing another melt pot show. I did not manage to get one last week so hoping I might be able to next week.

rachel said...

Hi Hels - I'm afraid my room looks like yours most of the time - I am a messy crafter - what can I say? xx

trisha too said...

Well, this looks pretty much like my mess, only not quite messy enough! Keep trying, Hels! ;)

Yvonne said...

Oh Hels...you're room likes like mine! I must clean too...no fun. I do love your little sock monkey that looks as though she is guarding over your stash!!!! Good luck on getting it all tidied up. Hugs.

Julie Short said...

OMG Hels I could not work at all. I'd be spending too much time looking at stuff and going that's cool and so is that! And of course then there is always the rash choice to chuck a lot out and of course it will be exactly what you NEED next week.
On a totally different tack and knowing your love of birds I though you might like to see our newest residents.
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Caroline said...

Well I think most of us agree, our spaces (I don't have a craft room, I have a craft flat) are the same if not worse than yours. We don't have same excuses either. I will also remind you, swell as being super uber busy, you have had a bad back???? Umm?? No lifting boxes or tidying when you have that!!! That's you told!!
Please tell me melt pot will be on flexi-pay, I'll join club if you do... (that doesn't make any difference to you does it? What else can I promise ?)
Grateful you showed your room, my space is SO much worse!! Wondering if that's why I have totally lost mojo :(( so frustrating to have ideas in head but no way of 'doing' them.
Squidges to Alfie cat. Good luck... :))

Tracy Harris said...

Hold your head high Hels, I stand here today and confess that I to have taken my craft area for granted! Once the creative spirit flows you must let it travel !!!! Lol ......

Keep up the great demos Hels life is way to short to worry about a messy craft room x

Tracy

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