Wednesday, 23 March 2011

WOYWW - 23 March 2011

Well, it's technically Wednesday here (and I *really* should go to bed soon! :D) so it's time for a peek at What's On My Workdesk.

Now then. I know I always say in these posts that what's on my desk is a mess. Well. This time, it really is. I BADLY need to tidy. My desk (and when I say my desk, I mean the entirety of the two large Ikea desks.. including the corner that is nominally my computer area) is covered in stash and equipment that I have used and not put away, scraps and debris of the crafting process and new stash that I need to find a home for! And not just the desks either. The chaos has spread to the floor and beyond... I have bits and bobs cluttering every surface and even resting on open drawers in my craft unit.

In short. MESS!!

Let me treat you to the full-on panoramic view:

Starting from the right... technically my "tool/gadget desk" is covered in tools and bits and bobs...
there's just about enough space for me to use my BigShot... but only just!!

My actual work area... just about enough desk space to actually craft in... currently containing a
just completed card for a customer and a recently completed set of ATCs.

This is supposed to be the computer area. The keyboard has been shoved aside
and the mouse is adrift in a sea of crafty bits and bobs!

I can just about reach over the piles of stuff to type on the keyboard. *Just* I'm pretty
sure there's a printer under there somewhere...

It's never a good sign when you actually can't open the filing cabinet drawer because
of the stuff piled up on the floor in front of it!!

Not just tidying but some serious reorganisation needed here as the drawers in which I keep my
clear stamps have reached - and exceeded! - capacity... and that's without the new stamps acquired at GNPE,
which are currently sitting in a carrier bag under my desk!!

Piled-up packets of cardstock and mountboard prevent access to some of my
paper shelves and the lower shelves of my Expedit!!

It's now reaching the point where I am struggling to craft because I a) am lacking the desk space to craft in and b) when I use an item, I'm struggling to find a spare square inch of desk space to put it down on! :lol:

So next week I *hope* to bring you pictures of a much tidier desk/workspace. No really. ;)

Thanks for stopping by - if you're new to WOYWW then you can find the full list of workdesks to take a peek at Julia's Stamping Ground blog here.

22 comments:

Jo Davies said...

A lovely creative room a bit like mine with stuff everywhere...thanks for sharing Jo (51) xxx

Karen said...

A lovely creative room and a really gorgeous card on your desk, along with some lovely ATC's. TFS.
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #11

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Oh dear Ali, what a tip, lol. Mine looks good now in comparison, he he

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Looks like a great creative space!

~Elaine http://quixoticcards.com/

sasa said...

You have an amazing space - full of goodies. Just great. Love the drawer unit - where do you get that?
Thanks for sharing today, enjoy yourself...


Sasa at 12 (Sarah)

http://blueboxbabe.blogspot.com/

MaggieC said...

Ali, you can at least see your mouse. My keyboard spends most of its life on the floor or on top of my spray booth (grand title fot a large cardboard box I do all my spraying in). Your room would not look like that if you had not been very creative.

Steph said...

Oh crumbs Ali, lol....you have lots of lovely stuff though :) Love the 'Mum' card on the desk.

butlersabroad said...

Good grief! Have you been burgled, lol!!! At least we get to see lots of lovey stash this way.

Hugs
Brenda 84

Victoria said...

stunning mum card you have made

happy woyww
vicky - angeldrummer number 41

Twiglet said...

Messy = creative in my book - enjoy!
If you haven't already, then please pop over to our blog shop and get your name down in the BIG celebration draw.

http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

Good luck
Jo

LuLu said...

Howdy,

Looks pretty NEAT and organized to me, not messy. Thanks for sharing - Happy WOYWW!

Peace,
LuLu #129
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2011/03/woyww-94-lulus-seven-mini-todos.html

Helen said...

Wow, you have some stash! What a lovely assortment - and a lovely card for Mum! picture 2 looks neat, anyway!

Deb said...

wow, what I wouldn't give for a play in your craft room! I could spend all day just looking at your stamps!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Bugged Designs said...

Lovely card on your desk and lots of goodies to play with :)

Mrs A. said...

Gosh. I feel ever so much better now. I didn't think anyones space could look worse than mine.Lol.
Look forward to seeing the after photos.
Hugs mrs a. #54

The Crafty Elf said...

Lovely work area! When I'm working I have stuff all over and drawers opened too. I believe it makes for a quicker clean up. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Beautiful card by the way!

Minxy said...

wow Ali.. you sure do have a lot of 'stuff' lol
i'm totally jealous of your paper draws, messy or not i'd kill for a unit like that.
StAy InKy
hUgS MiNxY x

okienurse said...

Very creative and busy work space. Love the peek at all your stash! I think you stamp/create like I do...total disregard of anything but the project at hand.

lisa said...

Now that's a craft space and a half and it looks incredibly creative. You have some gorgeous things taking shape on your desk. I love the gold theme you've got happening.
Hugs Lisa #148

SDCrafts said...

The main thing is do you have fun and does the crafting get done? Of course it is and does...I spy a Mothers' Day card?

Been poorly so short & sweet this week
Shirl #38 again!

RosC said...

Hi Ali. I see you have a Slice on your desk. I don't use mine as much as I'd like to. It's a fussy little thing I find. I think we all run on a system of I need, I buy, I find storage in that order. Consequently, when I buy extra storage, I fill it the minute it's installed!!!
I've been looking at small sewing machines, even one of those hand held small things for cards. What's yours like? It looks small-ish.
Ros. (42)
:-)

JaneH said...

Oooh, I like those storage units!!! A LOT!

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