Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WOYWW, or Holy Crap...what a mess...

This is my first time attempting "What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday", so please be gentle. And I know it's pretty bad but I'd actually taken off a good chunk of what's on there yesterday afternoon. Now I have the remnants of the aftermath of a 12 hour crop on Saturday which I haven't unpacked from and one of the 75,000 different organizing projects I'm working on. It seems like I just get things organized and I suddenly come up with something new that I tell myself will revolutionize how I'm going to do things, but instead just takes weeks of me plodding through my stuff, admiring it and finding something new to do with it. But on the other hand, I am a bit weird in that I LIKE organizing certain things. Not the important things like my kitchen cabinets or my sock drawers, but certain things that I own and love, I can classify and organize and just spend hours on it. Then I'll finish a project like that and say that I'm NEVER GOING TO DO THAT AGAIN. And I don't. Until the next time that I do. Anyway, here's my "workdesk." I just noticed that there's a fall decoration up at the top. I MEANT for that to be there, so I can keep the spirit of Autumn in my heart each and every day. My scrap "room" is actually a pantry. We live in an older style house and the minute I saw it, I knew that's what I wanted to do with it. To the back, I have tons of built in shelves and then this huge...well...counter, I guess you'd call it. It's tough to put a chair there to work, but I don't mind standing by it. A lot of times, since I work at home, I'll have a layout out there and will walk past and just do something on it, then move along on my merry way, probably whistling a merry tune. I keep all my brads, buttons, punches and basic tools up here so I have easy access to them. You can tell I've been easily accessing stuff because the drawers are all artfully askew. This counter also has built in drawers and things like that so I can fit a lot of stuff. And, in case you were wondering (and how could you not?)--I have A LOT of stuff. I sometimes think that I could take all my paper, go out in the backyard and build a small fortress. From this fortress I could then survey all the land and if anyone dared get too close to my Crate Paper or Echo Park stash, I'd use my Cricut spatula to hurl brads at them. Those little spikes could really do some damage, and would teach those coveting my Stickles that they'd need to just move on. I probably won't do that, but it's nice to dream.

50 comments:

Laura said...

Don't bother unpacking.... Crop on Friday night! I love reading your blog and so happy you have one again!

IDKWTM said...

Suddenly my work desk doesn't look so cluttered after all.

Jingle said...

Honey, that's nothing! LOL! Totally workable space there... and lots at your fingertips to play with to your heart's desire! :-)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Love that you are using a pantry!
How fun is that?!
We live in an older house, too, and I love the character.
We actually remodeled an old sun room porch upstairs off of one of the bedrooms to make a little scrap office for me :)
It's amazing what you can make work!

JoZart said...

Welcome to WOYWW! Great fun and great people here.
That's a great crafty pantry, such a good use of space! I loved reading all you wrote and you have a humorous way of writing. I'd risk the brads to get free stash!
Hope to see you soon and thanks for calling in on me!
JoZarty x

Sheena said...

I think it actually looks quite tidy!
I love that you have so much stuff right at your fingertips!
It's a fab space!

Sheena
xxx

Karen said...

Welcome to WOYWW, its a fab challenge to follow and very addictive!! A great creative space you have there :)

Have a great WOYWW, Luv Karen #80

May said...

Welcome to WOYWW, be warned it's very addictive having a nosey oops sorry a look at desks from all over the world, I think your desk is fab, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x x x

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

This is a photo of LIES!!!! I know what you're hiding, you can't fool me!!! LMAO!

Love the desk, and I'm glad you're playing along with us. I'm also glad to know if I need a brad you'll probably be able to locate and send me one, hehe.

(((hugs))
Aeryn

Pamela said...

This is messy? Wow...looks pretty good to me. :)

famfa said...

Welcome to woyww. It is addictive. Lovely space and great words to describe your stuff

Heidi said...

I like how you have everything close to you!

Angie said...

Wecome to the insanity that is WOYWW ...time will speed up and atleast one day in the week will disappear ...you dont believe me? ...you wait ...and it is very adictive too.
I think you have a great space ...pretty organized ...next time LEAVE the mess ...its fun for us to nose around. Thanks for dropping by my place ...good luck with your heritage scrapping.

buggalcrafts said...

LOL! Love ur autumn idea. I have a "Harvest" plaque sitting on a sehlf in the living room. everytime I go to put it up I just can't. I LOVE fall - the leaves, cooler weather, pumpkins, etc. It's my favorite time of the year.

My prob with organizing is that I run acroos a project I haven't completed (or even started( and then I just do it and get lost in crafting for hours. That's why I've called the "organizing police" (my older sister and her friend) to come over and help me get a handle on this!!!1

Oblibby said...

Greetings from another messy craft room! Actually, your workspace is much more organised than mine. Love how you have everything close at hand.

Lisa xoxo

Anne said...

Welcome to WOYWW. Would love to look closer at your stash. How lovely to have a pantry to 'cook up lovely projects in' As you know I have a christmas decoration on my desk.Quite like looking at it and remembering our lovely christmas. Anne x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Welcome to WOYWW - it's a fab network of some really talented people! I like being organised as well, there's nothing wrong with that :D I hate wasting time searching for stuff so keeping things in some sort of order is a necessity for me. And yet, housework... bleurgh, shiver....I'm not OCD there, that's for sure, LOL!!
Hugs, LLJ #45 xx

MaggieC said...

We live in an older house too, but our pantry was not big enough to work in, and we have now converted it to a downstairs loo. My craft area is the littlest bedroom, was son's until he moved out. Welcome to the Wednesday desk hoppers, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. I just wish my room was as tidy and organised as yours. have a good week. Maggie #90

Anita Scroggins said...

HaHaHa!!! When I first looked at the photo I thought it was your FLOOR and I thought OMG I LOVE those HUGE drawer cabinets she has all her stuff in!!!! LOL!! I still love them even though they are smaller than I first thought! I try to keep my desk clean between projects and some days it is better than others :o)

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Welcome to WOYWW! Lovely crafty place and I'm lovin' those drawers! :) Happy WOYWW! Hugs, Joanna #123
Ps. And you have a new follower now, too! :)

Sarah said...

Welcome to WOYWW .... Lovely craft room ... I'd love a nosey at what's in all those drawers and storage units!! Sarah x #147

Nicky said...

Love your craft space be warned joining it WOYWW becomes addictive, look forward to you showing us round you craft room and all your organised drawers - I too am a tidy organised crafter and get great enjoyment of organising and sorting things :)

Danak3 said...

Haha- ur blog post had me laughing so hard!! :)

Debs Willis said...

Hi Stephanie, lovely crafty space, and nowhere near as messy as mine, as you've seen!

Welcome to woyww, it's great fun and hugely addictive, you get some great inspiration, see lots of crafty stash to add to your wish list, and will make some great crafty friends!

Hugs

debs #117

Kim Dellow said...

Oh great workspace! Welcome to WOYWW! I agree with the other comments - it is very addictive! Thanks for a peek at your creative space. Kim

Morti said...

Welcome to WOYWW, Stephanie - and like the others have said, it's addictive. Some weeks I say to myself, I'm not going to WOYWW, and then suddenly I have. Whoops. hehehehehe. I love your little space, sounds not too disimilar to that of Ms Dunnit's!

Enjoy!

BumbleVee said...

Me too...first timer at WOYWW... off to check out some more of your blog.

Electra said...

You call that messy? OMG, to me it's clean! lol

My name is Cindy said...

It's not that bad. You have a lot of button and brad storage. In fact you must have a LOT of buttons!!I like your writing style, reminds me of me when I had a sense of humour. If we joined up our paper stashes do you think they would be able to see it from space? Hope you enjoy WOYWW and that I will see you around again. Thanks for popping in to see me, Cindy #51

The Crafty Elf said...

So enjoyed your post! I remember my first time joining WOYWW, I cleaned up my entire desk and displayed all my crafty tools so pretty! Totally got called on it! How the heck did I know? Don't do that anymore - AT ALL! I think you'll have noticed that we all have quite a stash of crafty toys! Why not? You'll fit in quite nicely! Welcome aboard.....happy WOYWW!

Deb said...

love your craft space, all those cute little drawers, so perfect!
Happy WOYWW! Deb #106

sandra de said...

Welcome to woyww .... no need to clean or tidy we accept all crafters in various stages of creative mess. Thanks for sharing.

ScrappnBee said...

LOL! Welcome to the wonderful WOYWW world! You are too funny! I will build my fortress next to yours (with Graphics 45 and MME) and we can use bakers twine to rig a pulley and pass notes! :) The desk looks great! Thanks for sharing- Amanda 36

Tracy said...

Love your work desk, you think this is a mess? I'm scared to know what you thought of mine.
As I do love to organize...me desk is always in chaos :)

Neet said...

Gentle I will be - no need to worry - some folks do clean desks, some messy - some inbetween. It doesn't matter - just the friendships that are made are the things that really matter. Keep at it and thanks for commenting on my blog.
Hugs, Neet #6

505whimsygirl said...

Welcome to WOYWW. Your desk is quite neat, actually. I love all the little drawers of goodies. I just tried to organize all my 12 x 12 papers and it was a little more difficult than what I thought it was.
Happy WOYWW
Kay
#114

Lou said...

Welcome to WOYWW, i enjoyed reading your post, i thought your desk was fairly tidy, all those little draws look fab, A wonderfully inspiring desk full of crafting goodies, hope you lovely week hugs Lou E #82

Sharon said...

You made me laugh this morning! You should see my desk and the floor around it!!!!! LOL!!!!!

Chrizette said...

Thank you for visiting my WOYWW. I don't think your desk is untidy at all :)
Celestial Things

ger76 said...

Hello from a fellow WOWW newbie :D
Your desk looks fantastically tidy & made me want to root about in your drawers lol
Have a great day and thanx for stopping by my blog,
Gx

Craftychris said...

Welcome to the Wednesday desk snoop! Its fun isn't it? Your post did make me laugh! I keep trying to orgainise too but it never seems to work - everthing still ends up in a mess. Thank you for visiting my desk and have a happy and creative week xx

Laura said...

What a great counter/desk you have it looks pretty tidy and well organised with all the colours in separate drawers. Have a lovely crafty day, Laura

Julia Dunnit said...

Well Stephanie, I am a it jealous that you have a pantry full of shelves and that massive counter...I love that you have your autumn decoration up there because you WANT it to stay there,! I think there's room on your desk to play, don't organise for a bit, make something lovely!! Enjoy!!

Shoshi said...

Looks pretty tidy to me, Stephanie! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm gradually getting to grips with Sheba, and am also learning Inkscape - as always I'm trying to bite off more than I can chew, and am now working on a complicated woven Celtic design that I want to emboss in metal lol lol! It'll probably take me till next Christmas, and I've got so many other projects I should be thinking about! Happy belated WOYWW. Shoshi #79

Katie said...

Oh my gosh - this is a mess? I am jealous! My desk never looks this clean, even when its clean! I love that you have converted the pantry to be your scrap area, that sounds just lovely. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog :)

Happy WOYWW (on Thursday!)
Katie

Sue said...

Wow, that's a tidy desk by my standards, love all your crafty shelves, lots of goodies to play with too, Happy WOYWW, Sue xx

Lavinia said...

Hey your desk aint that bad! Well ok it is I suppose, but in a good creative way! And I love the way everyone's ATG sticks
out like a sore thumb..lol...mine does too & its one of the
horrid yellow ones too! Still ploughing through my ribbons,
hopefully will have them sorted by next week! Cheers for
popping by my blog! Have a good weekend!
Lavinia
x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Stephanie an a very big welcome to the worlds best sticky beaks of WOYWW! yep we do have fun and occasionally we actually learn something, thanks so much for popping over, and for sharing. Happy WOYWW!
Oh and do love the page at the top at present with the banners on it yes generally am with you (or you were) I dont like them but you have really done it so well - it doesn't dominate but compliments the page - well done! Shaz in Oz. x #26

Lori said...

Stephanie - you are too funny with the "Holy crap" statement - that is what I feel like all the time. You desk looks tidy in comparison. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

Pauline said...

Welcome :-) I'm only on my 3rd week . Loving your tidy desk, thanks for visiting xxx