Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WOYWW 67

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Yesterday, I just couldn't sleep. My mojo is back. It is so back, it's not letting me sleep. I go to bed, try to close my eyes and these designs just float in my head. I had to wake up at around 1.30am just to go back to a card I'd been working on that evening and finish it off. Am I crazy or what? Probably, it was the fault of my 5.00pm nap after coming home with a terrible headache from work.


If you remember Mr. Postie had brought me a hard-earned lovely box of Basic Grey goodies just before I left for Exeter College (see this post). I really didn't have the time to play with it before I left, so I am trying to make up for it now.


As you now know, I like to take things out and try to match before I start. Some of the items in the picture were not used but inspired me for my card. It is not yet finished, so you'll have to come back to see it. The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Olivia Collection and is just gorgeous!

But here is another peak in my room:

Sorry to disappoint you ladies & gentlemen, but I'm only showing one of my stash drawers and hiding the mess around me. Maybe one day, I'll show you the innovative use my ironing board has (haha - my husband learnt what he got into a tad too late, lol - I'm certainly not your traditional housewife).

Back to my drawer. Here you can find some of my clear stamps, brads, chipboard, gel pens and the like. Note the Lock! Yes, my drawer has a lock. No, my husband doesn't bum my craft stash. Nor does Ginger, I assure you. I have to cajole him with bacon treats to come to my room and he stays there until it's polite enough for him to go back to his hideout - under a table in the living room.

So can you guess why the lock? Dad made this cabinet for me when I was still at Uni and I brought it with me to my new house (he's such a crafter my dad, someday I'll introduce you to him). I always complained how my little sister bummed my stationery - and voila, my dad put locks on it.

"Now, no one can take my stash away," Josianne growls in the dark.

Here are some more close ups:


Rachel Ann Miller, Magnolia and Imaginesce are just a few among them. That peach box is a K & Co chipboard alphabeths. They're so yummy, I just can't use them. Contorted thinking, isn't it?

I'm sure you noticed I haven't used most of this stash. I know, I know, less shopping, more crafting Josianne!

If you want to join WOYWW go over to Julia's blog and come back later to see my two new creations. And don't forget to check out my blog candy.

32 comments:

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Thanku dear for ur sweet comment on my blog.

Pam said...

Lots of nice goodies here. Hugs Pam x

joey said...

Hiya

Lovely goodies, you have some fab sizlitt dies

Joeyx

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Always lovely to have a cyber sift through somebody's drawers if you know what I mean!

Hugs
Kay (#39)

Helen said...

Wow, what a lot of lovely stash to rummage through.

Sue said...

Hi ya
glad you managed to finish your card, typical how good ideas come to us in bed!! Lots lovely goodies in your drawers,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Nicks said...

come on.. we want to see your mess, makes me feel better lol

Lou and Mel said...

Looks like a little shop - lots of great stuff to play with!

Lou and Mel said...

Looks like a little shop - lots of great stuff to play with!

Chrissie said...

Lots of lovely stuff to ogle at!
Chrissie

Doone said...

nope not crazy - just obsessed ( now you wish you Were Crazy doncha?)

Dx (49)

kelly said...

Lots of lovely new stash to play with :) hope the job thing improves soon x

Sarah said...

Some lovely stash you've got there

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That's a good motto to use your stash. I do like all those lovely things you have treated yourself to. Since I don't own an ironing board, I'm really curious about yours now. Come on, don't tease us. PLEASE??? show is next week, please. Happy WOYWW.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Great to have a snoop around your workspace - there's some gorgeous stash in there! I enjoyed reading your stories too - they made me smile!
Hugs, Sylvia x

butlersabroad said...

Lovely range of crafty stash to nose through. Do you have any craft stores in Malta or do you have to have everything shipped?

Hugs
Brenda

Ciara said...

I love that BG Olivia paper, will probably cave in & buy it at some point!
Thanks for the nosey in your drawers :-)

Ciara
xx

Shirley Pumpkin said...

I have lots of stuff in drawers I have never used too.. so the same goes for me... MORE Crafting Shirley... lol thanks for the WOYWW

Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin (#102)

Claireliz said...

very organised workspace, thanks for sharing
C
xx
(linky 25)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love the BasicGrey papers and the ones you have on your desk look gorgeous. You have some fab stash in your room. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans (No.2)

Sarpreet said...

wow, lots of gorgeous goodies, fab workspace,Happy WOYWW! Thank you for sharing your workspace (Linky number 19)

Twiglet said...

All crafty folk have far too much stuff - I guess its addictive! I try to use some of it every day but it just keeps multiplying in my cupboards!!!!!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Fab pics this week and a lovely snoop at some of your stash.

A.xx

Sheena said...

loving the look of all your stamps
thanks for sharing x

mustavcoffee said...

Heloo there, love your crafty goodies, Basic Grey is one of my favourites too, would love to see what you do with this one, Thank you for letting me peek :0) xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Lots of lovely stash there! my mojo has been missing for quite a while now but has suddenly returned and I too cant sleep for the ideas! arent we funny!

Carola Bartz said...

That's lovely stuff around you! Happy WOYWW - Carola, 112

peggy aplSEEDS said...

yummy, lots of goodies in your drawers! isn't it nice to have a dad who is a crafter? just like my dad!

Phree said...

Lots of lovely crafty stuff in your drawer, thanks for the snoop round.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, wow great desk, loving all of your stash. Thanks for the lovely birthday message you left me, and for all of the candy, I will list on my blog for you, hugs Heidi xxx

secret scrapbooker said...

Lots of great stuff, i couldnt have drawers as i would just fill them and still never find anything lol.How do you keep them so organised?
Kate x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I get that - I buy precious new stuff and sometimes it's (*shhh*) nearly a year before I can bring myself to use it. There is no-one at my home who would 'borrow' my stuff, but I'd still lock it up if I could! The BG stuff is gorgeous - those stamps!!