Wednesday, April 11, 2012

WOYWW #149...and the door OPENS!!!!!!!!!

OK........

It's midweek....

It's time for "What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday"...

And I promised last week on my first week taking part that I'd show some photos of my actual craft space.

Well this is a card that I have on the wall of my craft room (just to slightly prepare you for what's ahead lol)...



lol oh how true...

And now for the big reveal...

drum rol please.........(click on the arrow to get really in the swing of the post rofl)



dddddddddrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Heeheeheehee!!!!!!!!

Believe me you are not ready for this....


here we go!!

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo lol

Dare I upload it roflroflrofl


Tense yourselves.....are you sitting down....



TA-DAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!










WHAT THE!!!!!!!!!



NO WAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY!!!!!!!!




"It's a craft room Jim, but not as we know it"





" ............."





ROFL...
OK, who thought I was exaggerating last week when I said my table was too messy to work at.

And how may of you just swore at the screen in shock roflrofl!!??!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now you understand why I just use it as storage at the moment and when I need to make something I play a version of 'Twister' over the boxes, reach what I need and then (stepping in reverse, backwards, the way I came in) go and work in the lounge. I have to admit, there ARE shelves with stamps on them but they are on the wall nearest me so not in view for the photo.

Is there a 'messiest desk ever' award?

Or in fact a competition like the old 'Spot The Ball' where you guess where the desk is?

Hope you enjoyed it rofl... you could show your family/friends etc next time they moan about the craft stuff taking over the house and making a mess and say 'Look, it's not as bad as Jo Capper-Sandon's'!!!!

Hope no one was too shocked and/or injured themselves on furniture having fainted.

Please pop back next week to see if I've managed to clear a pathway. :0)

Who knows what I will discover under there....

unopened packs of paper,

'new' stamps,

long lost relatives !!

I shall keep a photographic record as I venture in there (mustn't forget to tie a long ribbon around my waist and loop it onto the door handle incase I can't find my way back again rofl ).

And in answer to the question 'What's on your workdesk', well from here I can just about see a storage basket, a box of 12 x 12's, some stamps and two trays of inks and powder....plus other stuff!

I hope it makes you feel a tad better about the mess you have on your desk and that I raised a smile :0)

67 comments:

Sheilagh said...

Hahaha love it, I have got to show my husband, to show him I am not the only one!!! Thank you. Trouble is mine blocks my creativity, yours doesn't:) I love what you do.

Sheilagh

Gabrielle said...

Oh my giddy aunt! That is one delicious space that will make us all feel sooooooo much better that we have an ink pad out of place! I really chuckled reading this! Thank you for sharing!!!

Sid said...

Now I really feel better Jo ..... thought mine was horrendous but ...... Love the pics, that cat is fab too !!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

I love your door open. Beautiful work jo. love your pics.
Lovely greet
marja

Helen in the UK said...

I started reading and I thought the build up might be a bit over the top for what you were going to show up. BUT ... oh my lord!!!!
Looks like you have a fantastic craft space, but you NEED to dig it out big time!!!
Good luck with getting it cleared so you can get back to your desk :)

Helen said...

Oh my, Jo that is SOME stash you have - I think, I can't quite tell ... good luck with the rescue mission! You made me gasp out loud.... loved the drum roll. come again and show us how you're getting on. Helen, at 39 on the list.

Laura said...

Oh! That is... wow!
Now my excuse of 'but I know where everything is' in my messy space might not work for here!!
Laura desk #84

Cath Wilson said...

Love it, Jo - and yes, it makes me feel a teeny weeny bit better because my floor stash is at least organised -ish, lol - but oh what fun you'll have when you go through it all. I love the tidying because even though I tend to run out of places to put things, I find other stuff that I want to complete or that I want to start because I find bits and bobs of germinating ideas from when I was in a really creative zone. Enjoy it and I bet it takes less time than you imagine... xxx

Helen said...

Had to come back and have another look.... !

vinny said...

oh this did make me laugh. Looks just like my middle daughters bedroom and I`ve given up going in there ! Thanks for sharing x Lavinia

anna christensen crafts said...

Oh Jo! You are brilliant for sharing this! I've howled with laughter reading it! The photo's are fabulous too -speshully that cat!

Alas... Every time I see your work now, I will imagine you with a rope tied around your middle playing Twister trying to get at your stamps.

Could stamping be re classified as a dangerous sport?

Carmen said...

Bliddy Hell! I'm so showing Craig this!

I'm... stunned.

And slightly jealous!

Laura said...

What a most fantastic post! Loved it!. Loved the Van Gogh post card. Rang so true to me. I think you may just pip the award from me for messiest craft room. Could be just because my space is bigger so it can be spread further afield. It certainly has made me feel better! Thanks.

But just recently I have made an effort to be a more organized person and spent several days re sorting. Every day it is an effort to try to keep it up and I truly have to make an effort to tidy when I have finished. When I am creating things just go everywhere! It is still chaotic compared to normal crafters.

Laura said...

P.S If there is a best post award you should certainly get it!

inkypinkycraft said...

I love it a room full of post creativeness and so many goodies and the post , well it really made me smile!!!!!have fun and the image of crafty twister will make me smile for days to come!!!! Hugs trace x

JoZart said...

Capital OMG!!! I love it! Best laugh yet for this week and as my mother would have said.... "now don't you feel better?" I bet it's not like that next week as you've really set yourself a task to dive in and do some serious tidying.
Is there really a craft room under there?
Beam me up Scottie!
Love JoZarty x
Thanks so much BTW as now my DH thinks I am sooooo tidy.

kjjc said...

OMG.

Jacqui said...

Definitely more than a smile!! Love your work

Jacqui #112

Artyjen said...

Yikes!!! That is some messy area ;)
Fantastic post though...made me smile :)
xoxo Sioux

Ann B said...

OK, you win, not just a messy, crafty desk but a whole room - WOW!... and I never knew Van Gogh was a stamper.

Thanks for sharing.
Ann B
#46

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ha! Loved the drumroll, the pics and the big reveal!! You definitely win the prize :) If we don't hear from you for a while, then I'll send in a St Bernard with brandy. Good Luck, Carruthers!!
Hugs, LLJ #3 xx

Jane Wetzel said...

hey Jo! Ive got a whole new amount of respect for you!!! lololol Thank you cuz now I may actually feel ok bout sharing mine!! THANK YOU for being normal...ugh..so many "organized" pics all the time...just dont get lost in there girl! :)

Cardarian said...

Ok, Ok you won this weeks messiest but most weeks I can win! Huh you do have a few things out don't you??? Great fun reading your post!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Terrie said...

:) You made me smile - but there's no way I could find an iota of creativity in that much .... hubbub! Good luck making your path...... woyww#62

Astrid Maclean said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! As far as I am concerned you are the winner!! Will have to call DH over in a minute to have a peep! As long as it doesn't stop you creating, who cares though.... I would offer to come and help tidy, I could always sneak off with a few bits and bobs and I bet you would never notice, but then of course I would never do that.....

Totally loved the other photos btw!!

Have a great week and happy hopping #32

Happy Days said...

PMSL!!! I now know why we couldn't find Moongirl!!! ROFL. Sorry Jo but this soooooo funny....look on the bright side of it though - no room for those bloody dust bunnies!!! :D

Claire xxx

Sherry Edwards said...

Absolutely brilliant Jo - love your post and picture of your .... er... creativity!!!

I missed your first week last week, but look forward to seeing more!

Thanks for already coming to see my desk this week
Sherry - WOYWW #73

Carol Q said...

Bloody hell Jo - what a tip!! ROFL. That really is creative chaos. Has made me chuckle.

Lisa said...

Yay!!!! You're worse than me!!! Made my day :) I'm sure I've made this offer of help to others before but no one's taken me up on it, so....... I can help. Get some big boxes, put it all in, tape it up and send it to me. Easy peasy tidy up.....

No need to thank me, for you I'd take it on the chin......

Yours Artfully said...

Well Jo, I think you have made a lot of people laugh out load today as well as make them breathe a sigh of relief in the knowledge that their workspace is not the messiest on the planet. Thanks for showing us, it was hilarious.

Lin

Jackie said...

Just the best!!!! Love it..... Had to show hubby..... Please do an update next week

Jackie said...

Just the best!!!! Love it..... Had to show hubby..... Please do an update next week

Karen said...

I love it! The Star Trek reference was fantastic. And the Van Gogh cartoon! I shrieked with laughter. frankly, I was expecting a lot worse from your craft room. I can only imagine what treasures you will find. Including, I suspect, a cache of devotees, hiding in there, hoping to be closer to the magic.

My name is Cindy said...

OMG, you would give my daughter a run for her money. This is the first desk I've looked at today and I know it won't get better (worse) than this!! Very amusing post but what really made me laugh was that you have one of those 'close it up and hide all your storage cupboards'. LOL. Thanks for stopping by to see me.

Cindy

Miriam said...

LOL!!! That's one busy craft space!!

#148

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful:I am not the only one hahah, van gogh*gg* your post is such a fun, thanks for sharing.
My new blog cat doodle has fun too, meow :-)
xox Anja

Elaine said...

What a brilliant post Jo. I love nosing in other people's craft spaces. Yours looks like my winter abandoned shed did, although I have started my blitz. It is blooming hard work for sure! It's what happens when you dump your stuff and run instead of actually work in there isn't it? Loved the idea of tying the ribbon to the door handle! Hope you can make inroads soon. Elaine x

Sarah Anderson said...

love your bravery! Mine is very similar I have to say, and it's so good to know other people have spaces just like mine :)

May said...

Well what a giggle i've just had, great post, wish you luck.... see you nxt week....Hugs May x x x x No15

judith@poppy cottage said...

I have a craft room just like that! I have to work elsewhere too, it's hardly safe to venture inside the door of my craft room, lol! I wish you luck with your big tidy up, I need to do one as well, Judith xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

I have a craft room just like that! I have to work elsewhere too, it's hardly safe to venture inside the door of my craft room, lol! I wish you luck with your big tidy up, I need to do one as well, Judith xx

Anne said...

Wow I thought the room I work in had a lot of stuff waiting to be 'sorted' but I don't come near that. You post cheered me up. Thanks for visiting me last week. Anne x

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Whoa Girl! You are Queen Bee here! Not only is your desk full, but the floor as well. How in the world do you find anything. I'm getting old and have a hard time finding my stuff! Good luck with that!

fairy thoughts said...

yep I think even our leader Julia would admit it is a tad untidy in there. If you find anything interesting do tell.... like Lord Lucan or a lost tribe of pygmy crafters, or maybe even an undiscovered Tim technique.
Good luck and dont forget
keep calm and carry on
janet #19
thanks I do feel better about my space now

Ginger said...

I thoughts actually matched the first picture, how do you get in and out lol. Mine could usually rival this, but its been destashed and its sooo tidy, it looks new,lol

Lynn said...

Enjoyed your post enormously. Yes, your room is a tip and no wonder you have to work outside of it - but what a gorgeous tip! You will have so much fun sorting it all out and making many surprising finds one day. No way will I show my partner your post, his study is in much the same the condition and he does make forays into the dining room with reams of paper - but he gets sent back very smartly:):)

Lynn said...

Enjoyed your post enormously. Yes, your room is a tip and no wonder you have to work outside of it - but what a gorgeous tip! You will have so much fun sorting it all out and making many surprising finds one day. No way will I show my partner your post, his study is in much the same the condition and he does make forays into the dining room with reams of paper - but he gets sent back very smartly:):)

Queen Lightwell said...

Fantastically lovely beautiful mess! Its like a crafter exploded in there! lol I really wanted one of those crafters organize-it-all cabinet thingies, but now I'm so glad I haven't splurged on one as you have clearly proven they don't work at all like advertised! lol
Wonderful post to go along with your pics, too. I'm so bookmarking your crafting cave pics to share with anyone who dares say mine is a wreck. I don't think I'll ever have to clean it again! heeheehee Thanks for sharing it with us!
~Deeyll #166

Kate said...

JO! that is just wonderful and the accompanying photos really did make me laugh (esp one eared cat!).

I've never shown the true extent of my messy craft space maybe now I will date to.

** Kate **

Li'l Pidge said...

Love it! I always knew those lovely craft tidy units would never hold enough stash!!

Sorry, but I am showing my hubby this...as proof that crafters are all the same (though not quite as bad as your room!!) LOL!!

Kyla

Lottie said...

That looks like my idea of heaven. It reminds me of the time I took my one and only little grandson to a play barn with a bit full of balls. He rolled around with joy and dived in!

That is just how I feel - I want to dive in, roll around, crawl under and over, lie on my back and just marvel at your equivalent of Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory.

I dare not make up a funny title after my last catastrophe with your husbands name!

It's my idea of heaven. When I win the lottery you can help me create the exact same space full of fabulous surprises. I think I would even build a house to put it all in.

kay said...

just had to wait a bit for my blood pressure to settle back down....lol
would love to come and organise you
but i expect you know where everything is like that :)
have a fab crafty week and
happy woyww
kay #70

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh you made me giggle. Actually it's funny as I have Van Gogh's bedroom picture on my VG calendar for this month! Take care, it's Thursday now so I'm late but I can never get through the list in one go! Love Zo xx 75

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Well now that I have calmed down I can type.........you CRACK me up girl!!!! What a post!!!

RosC said...

Fan-bloody-tastic! The post I mean. The desk? Well, yes been there. Next step levitation. But this post is something else, a great giggle.
Ros. #90

NETTI said...

ROFL,Jo!!!! Love the build-up and the faces....excellent and I shall indeed be showing this to my other half to make mine look not quite so bad!!!

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous, absolutely brilliant...gives me something to aim for and scare my husband with!
Sophie x
No.79

PetraB said...

Somehow it looks familiar (lol), and I definitely go with Van Gogh!

Katy said...

OMG Jo that is one untidy craft room! You've made me feel very virtuous that mine is only very messy, not insanely messy LOL.

Odetta said...

Dear Jo, Oh, this is so recognizable! I thought for one second that this was my room, hahaha. You're not the only one, we crafters are collectors. But you are a very brave woman to share this with us!
Kind regards from the Netherlands, Odetta

Jean Hardy said...

So delighted to have spotted this post Jo- your craft room looks exactly like mine!!!! How I envy the beautiful, feminine, organised craft rooms I see on blogs and so glad to see a totally crazy craft room I can totally relate to. Jean x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Apart from a sore jaw, did you hear it as it went THUD on the floor (?) I'd say I escape pretty much unscathed.
I need to save this and do exactly what you say - show it to my family as a comparison point.
You have brought joy to my life today as I don't feel quite as despaired as I did when I stepped into my wee craft space earlier today.
Absolute fun and bravo for you to sharing this with us!!!!!
Wishes
Lynne

Ali said...

Hahaha... I didn't think it was actually possible but... you win! Your craft room is even messier than mine! :lol: I do at least still have a small path from the door to the chair so that I can get in and out. :D :D

Have fun exploring in there... just make sure you tell someone before you go in so we know to send in the search parties if you're gone for too long! :D

Ali

Lucy Edmondson said...

I called my husband over to have a look as he always criticizes my mess and said, there's this lady whose work I have always admired. He took one look and said, please will you find yourself another role model! ROFL!

Lucy x

Ruthie said...

JO! You are an absolute star! I posted my craft area makeover and was a bit embarassed about the mess, then Clare (Happy Days) told me to pop over here! I LOVE your mess! Lol - you are my hero x

Oh and a really funny post too!

Rx

Michelle Webb said...

Holy Cow Jo! This is crazy. I think our respective other halves will be glad that our's is not that bad! lol Wowee, when you do sort it though you're going to get some nice surprises of things you had forgotten about, so there is a plus side! Michelle x

Susie Campbell (Sue Smith) said...

I've just found this post - hilarious, because my room is pretty much the same!!!! I'm so tempted to link this post to my 'you know what' thingy thing that I'm doing!!!! xx