Well, before the piccies and gobbledegook relating to my now severely overcrowded workspace, can I just send a hoooooooooooge congratulations to the incredible Lady D who thought this whole thing up, well Dun(nit) sistah, 2 years! Woohoo!
HAPPY 2nd ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!
If you're wondering what I'm gibbering on about pop over to Lady Julia's blog here and have a look! Although I must say, I've never seen it looking so blooming clear over there!
As some of you know, my camera has been very poorly sick...piccies getting worse by the week...so on the bank Holiday I popped into a high street emporium (who were having a half price sale!) and got me a new one! Now I feel a little shamed, as the picture quality is so blinking good, it shows my workspace to be the messy place it truly is! Hahahaha
See what I mean?!!!
Ok, we'll start bottom left and work our way round...a ginormous pile of stash, that I've pulled out to work on various projects and not yet put away (including my cropadile), sheepish look here, large stack of dvd's..which I 'listen to' whilst crafting, all my glitters, pearls, gems and charms. Files and folders full of more precious stashly papers and things.
Middle top, drawers full of ribbons and other fabulous crafty things, stickles, liquid pearls, shimmer mists.
Right, magnetic board with stamped and coloured/painted images ready for as yet unmade cards! Old Papermania storage boxes full of H20's and Cosmic Shimmer paints, fusible fibres and films, metal embossing stencils, chipboards, 12x12 storage boxes (with more precious papers in!), box of new stamps (which I haven't yet catalogued and put in the file!), quilling board and my super Dahle rotary paper trimmer with about a zillion different blades (I love this bit of kit!).
Under the desk you can see a variety of totes, which I use to both store additional stash in and for my community workshops and groups that I run...and maybe a few 'jiffy' bags with more stash that I haven't yet found a home for! (another sheepish look!)
Oooh what's in the middle of the piccie? My usual accents stash, well battered and inked cutting mat, a couple of toppers that are nearly finished (there may even be a sneak peek of the DT piece I'm working on, I do lurve shrink plastic!) and ...oh what's that gift box?
Just look at all that glamour dust on those card toppers, ink pads all left out...slap my wrist!
Oh, the box?
It's a chinese takeaway gift box that I've made for this very, very special occasion that is WOYWW #104 PiF!!!!!
Lovely double sided card, one of my most, most, most favourite gardenias, from Wild Orchid...what's that? There's no name on it yet? That's because I don't know who it's going to be winging it's way to, not until I post this and see...how mega exciting is that?!!!
What's inside, did you say?
It's a surprise, for the crafter who get's the box!!!!!
All I can say is that, as a fellow crafter, I would be very happy to get it! Hehehehe :)
Thanks for popping over to have a peek around my clutter, on this most auspicious of occasions! I'm off to snoop around your workdesks now...catch you later!
*hugs* Sal x