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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.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

WOYWW - 194

I cannot believe that I am sitting here at just after 5pm with the setting sun streaming into my room, and the window open to breathe in the fresh air.  After all the gloom and sogginess, this is a real treat.  I don't even need my light to craft.  As you might gather from this, I am scheduling this post, and giving you the benefit of a sunny day, rather than a possibly gloomy morning desk.  However, nothing will change here before Wednesday morning, as we are playing cards as usual with friends tonight.  You might be wondering why I am concerned about showing you my desk for a Wednesday.  The explanation can be found at our illustrious leader's blog home - Stamping Ground, where you will find over 150 other desks from around the work on show.  You are welcome to wander over there to Julia's and poke around to see what everyone else is doing.  Please leave a short comment when you visit so that we know where to find you to visit you in return.

I have had to hide some of my work for today as it is for a DT piece for next month, but you will get to see it in March.  You can see a little taste of my ambition to use each of my stamps at least twice this year.  The roundel is one of three wood mounted stamps I bought ages ago.  They are quite useful for male cards as they are not too flowery, and this one is coloured with a mixture of Promarkers and Sakura glitter pens, which you can see in a heap, waiting to be put away behind me.  I will finish those cards and show them in a later post this week, hopefully.

Looking a little further to my left, you can see the mountains have reduced a lot, and a little green cutting mat is visible this week.  My box of tissues are fun as each one is coated in a fine coat of glitter - unintentional but never mind.

I have now finished going through all my stamps, putting them into the file and on to the computer.  The Clarity ones are in their correct boxes and I can find each one within 30 seconds - result.  The rest are just in cardboard boxes until I can get over to Hobbycraft to get a set of plastic boxes to store them properly, which will not be until next week as the rest of this week is totally manic.  We may be having our delayed Christmas with the other half of the family, unless it snows again.

This is the shelf behind me where I have put my unboxed stamps until they can be done properly.  The first time for months that this shelf has been reasonable tidy.   The pace between this set of shelves and me is slowly improving as I do one small section each day. 

Now I must end as Julia does like us to be short and sweet, and I have rambled on a bit this week.  Hope to meet up with you all again as we all wander round the desks on show.  Have a good week, crafting and blogging.  xx

Update:- I knew that lovely sun was too good to last - this morning is gloomy, misty and cold.  Was that Summer, do you think?   Still, it was beautiful while it lasted.


Helen said...

It was lovely yesterday, wasn't it!! Have a good week - wonderful photos today sharing your lovely space. Helen 5

okienurse said...

busy crafty area! Your desk looks like there is a lot of fun things there to play with! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #28

Redanne said...

Hi Maggie, can I book you for a session at my house to put my stamps in order too please? LOL. You have done an amazing job there - hats off to you! Hope the delayed Christmas goes well. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #37

sandra de said...

Looks like a very busy desk and some great storage idea for your tapes. I can't believe you paper towel roll is so pretty!!
Sandra @83

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Marg- Doug was a little worried on the Health & Safety front by the overhanging box on the top of the shelves, lol. I said there's more than half on the shelf, so perfectly safe :).Enjoy your very late Christmas, and Hobbycrafts. Theres some Hobbycraft purchases on my post today. Speak soon, Love Shaz xx

Heather Alger said...

lots of lovely stamps getting organised :0)
Happy WOYWW Heather # 72

susibee said...

Same here,sunny and warm yesterday and cold and miserable this morning.

Your craft space looks very organised.

Happy Wednesday Susi#86

Anonymous said...

DOH! Hidden DT work is soo frustrating (yes, I know it is necessary but I am just a nosy parker :))

Your poor pooch - those collars always look so uncomfortable. Sorry, I peeked back :)


MA (16)

Lori said...

I need a tape tree for my desk!!

Enjoy hopping around the world today nosing into people desks.
Lori #57

Antonia said...

Busy desk and full of my favourite things too. I see a brayer gel pens and promarkers . We are fortunate with our weather here today too with sunlight streaming in

Toni #132

Neet said...

One of y friends saw my catalogued stamps and decided to do the same with hers. Now she is cussing me! A mammoth task ahead.
Thanks for sharing so much with us this week.
Hugs, Neet xx 11

Ria Gall said...

Congrats on getting your stamps all sorted and indexed I am about half way through doing mine.
I hope you get to do your Christmas bit with your family.
Wishing you a very happy WOYWW
Ria #73

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Maggie,

Look at all those tapes! When Di was here we looked for Promarkers and didn't find any. They must be sold in the UK only. We do have plenty of other markers to choose from though.

Be careful of the stuff on the top shelf!

Thank you for visiting me already!

Hugs, Kay #2

Alison Scott said...

How organised are you. Great job Maggie.
The sun was lovely while it lasted eh!

Caro said...

Fantastic looking desk...I love the way there are lots of different interesting things out and the gorgeous coloured image on the right of the top photo. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x #65

Alison Scott said...

Lovely organised space.
Hasn't the sun been lovely while it's lasted.
Love the glittery hankies! Nothing nicer ghan a sparkly nose.

Samantha Elliott said...

What is it this week with everyone tidying up and sorting stamp storage? Everyone needs order to make things easier!
Enjoy Christmas!

Nan G said...

Feels good to be organized and be able find your stamps doesn't it?! I'm almost done with my stamp reorg. Have a great week. Happy WOYWW! Nan 7

pearshapedcrafting said...

Doesn't getting organised give you a lift! When I got my stamps sorted a few weeks ago I got so much more done - craftwise that is not hw!!!! Have a great week, Chris#141ps hope you are sleeping a bit better!

Fandhmum said...

Hi, are you getting visits from the tidy fairies? I think so.
Happy belated WOYWW
Rosie x

Gibby Frogett said...

Great desk, lots to see. Well done with the stamp indexing. Happy crafting Gill x #103

Carol Yates said...

Do you think that the extra bit of daylight and a spot of sun is spurring us on with tidying?
Carol.x #60

Helen said...

Hi Maggie thanks for popping by - I was just off to bed when you popped in so I thought I would return the visit before I retire. My fairy is finished so I will post her next week. I think I got to grips with her face in the end. I think you should try drawing again - after all if you don't tell anyone you have lost your confidence (especially yourself!) no one will ever know. Just go for it!
Belated Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 82 Night night x

VonnyK said...

You have been busy tidying up your stamps. You sure have lots of goodies in your room.
Have a great week.
Von #62

RosC said...

Desk looks great, and chugging along with organisation is the only way to go I think. I glad to say I'm making some headway at last with a little and often approach.

Thank you for visiting my blog this week. We can't all do all of it all the time. I'm even done in writing that sentence. Delighted you like the vellum butterflies.

Spring must be round the corner, but not for a wee while yet if my time in Canada is anything to go by.

Enjoy the week, and hugs,
Ros, #36.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Unintentional glitter, lol!!! I get that all the time in school, especially at Christmas time :) talking of which, I hope you enjoy your late turkey tomorrow!! Thanks for dropping by :)
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxxx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Always great to get some organizing done! Happy that you had some sunshine!

Meihsia Liu said...

Your work space is neat! Just love it. :)