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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Probably my favourite craft right now is with parchment, both traditional skills and Groovi, very relaxing and calming to do.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

WOYWW - 175

Still reasonably tidy for the second week in a row.  I have been very strict with myself and tidied up after every session or when each piece of work is finished.  I am sorry that there is not a lot I can show you this week on my desk.  That is because I am working on my contribution to the Craft A Scene Design Team for this month, and they must remain hidden until they go up on the website later this month.  I was very proud to be accepted onto the DT and I just hope that my offerings will be good enough to give others ideas on what they can do with what they have.

My desk is set ready to get busy tomorrow, hopefully, on my second project, so the brayer is out and the Splodge mat.  The papers are a mixture of masks and photos that I am turning into line art to use as digi stamps.  They are my own photos so there is no problem with copyright as that all belongs to me anyway.

This week has been a time for losing things and finding them.  There was something I had lost last week, but I cannot remember what that was.  Anyway, I found it.  Then I moved my Melt Dust and the papers to go with them from the sensibly labelled drawer to what I foolishly thought was a better place.  You've guessed it - I lost them all.  Then I needed my posh tracing paper to do the line art from the photos.  Could I find it - nah!  However, hunting for that, I found the Melt Dust stuff and more I had forgotten all about.  I also found my A4 plastic sleeves, and my cello bags.

Then I needed to move my shrink plastic, and there was the tracing paper.  Result!  The only problem now is has anyone seen my mini labels, the ones I picked up and moved yesterday?

Do share tales of what you have lost and found recently.  Those of us who get together with Julia at What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday would love to hear your stories.  See you over there.  Do join us.


Maria said...

Hi Maggie,

What is melt dust I've never heard of that?
I hope you find your mini labels lol, I'm like that too my hubby is asking me how I find anything on my craft table...
Have a great WOYWW


okienurse said...

OMG! Maggie you sound like me. My DH says my room is a disaster but when I clean it up it turns in to a hunt and seek for a week project. Hope you find your labels. Vickie #41

Karen said...

Lovely desk full of goodies for WOYWW!!! Hope you find all the things you moved. Karen T 90 x

Erika said...

Hi Maggie a busy desk today and very tidy unlike mine. Have a super Wednesday and congratulations on the DT work.
Hugs Erika. 96

sandra de said...

OMGoodness I do know that feeling of moving something to the new place and then never finding it again. I do hope all turns up. Enjoy your week.
Sandra @31

Bernice said...

Hope you find everything you've lost - and don't lose anything more!! I do that kind of thing all the time! Nice tidy desk anyway.
Bernice #5

Angie said...

Maybe my desk will be tidy one day ...and I manage to keep it so.
I am terrible for loosing things ...especially if I think I will put an item safely away ...out of sight out of mind is my problem....but I also seem to make things invisible ...to my eyes ant way.I can curse that i had 'what ever' a moment ago and its now gone...I can look and look ...eventually DD takes pity and comes to my help ...Is this it??? and its right there in plain sight ....Grrrr I hate getting old. xx#70

Linda said...

Afternoon Maggie, I know just what you mean about putting things away and then not finding them I do exactly the same. I hope you find your labels.

Linda xxx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Congrats on the DT! Cant wait to see what you come up with

Twiglet said...

Oh I know the feeling - it's hopeless if I have a big tidy up - I can never remember where I "hide" everything! x Jo

kay said...

hi maggie,thanks for visiting me,have fun being on the DT and the only thing i have lost lately is my marbles......lol
re the gloves,they are washable but are a bit messy but thats ok :)
have a great woyww
kay #48

Zildara said...

Haha, I always lose stuff on my desk, even when the thing lost is sitting right in front of me... ;) Hop you find your labels!

/Zildara #98

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh! A familiar tale! Having just moved and bought new storage boxes I am now trying to label everything-only thing is forgot to do it as I filled them! Chris#111

butterfly said...

Oh I so hate that... when you had a thing just a moment ago, and you reach out your hand for it, and then it's no longer there! Bah - I blame the house-elves... Happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Samantha Elliott said...

See Maggie...it is possible to be too tidy you know!
I am sure the DT chose you for a very good reason...you inspire!

VonnyK said...

I have the same problem with losing things and then when I look for them I find things I haven't seen for ages. It's a clever way to do things if you think about it :)
Hope you find the labels, look for something else and they will probably turn up.
Have a great week.
Von #18

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Even when something is really important and you think it needs an extra safe place, I still manage to forget where I've put it later on! In the end, I made a box for Very Important Stuff and put it all in there! It's still a complete tip inside but at least all the stuff is in one place, lol!!!
Hugs, LLJ #50 xx

Annie said...

I have to have a place for everything and I do my best to put things back in their place cos if I move them I don't have the time to look for them!
A x #68

Ann B said...

I'm always losing things but read something recently that if you have a better chance of finding what you are looking for if you say it's 'name' out loud. Tried it and it works for me.
As for pets and knitting, no cats in our house but my dog jumps up on my knee all the time and is put out if I am knitting as she can't fit on.

Ann B

Congratulations onthe design team

KatzElbows said...

I lost my mind recently, but I seem to do that every other day. So far it keeps coming back, but I worry that one day it will be gone for ever!

I would like to suggest that messiness will let you find things more easily. I don't know why, but I can never find things when I've been tidy!

Thanks for stopping by and here's to a great weekend.

cheers, rachel