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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

WOYWW #139 - Don't Faint, It's a Bit Tidier!!!

Hi All.... I hope you are all well. I have missed you and hope I can get back to visiting you properly again... where? well right HERE chez Julia of course...

And do I have anything on offer?? Well YES for a change. I have been having a tidy and a sort around in readiness for a proper spring clean... YEA and verily thus... it IS THAT BAD that I have to tidy up before I can tidy!!!! Ha ha ha ... So on the newly EMPTY desk I decided to get out my beads and findings ready to put into my crimble pressies - the TH boxes!!! I have some new Vintaj on order too, so I shall be having a good go at that before long... I DO HOPE!!!!

And why have I been SO absent??? Well I have had a shockingly awful week and bit with mum... she really is beyond the pale at times... still that's mine to sort out!!! Surfice it to say I don't get much time to myself, and none in my "craftyoom" until today. Freddie fitted a bolt on mum's door for when I need to be sure she is safe and not roaming around the house, tripping on my chinese rugs and cat toys, not to mention any one of my 6 cats!!!!!! So I used it today, to get time to sort and sift!!! Yumminess it was too...

 The thingy with footies on is my Jay's design for his birthday invitations... so I hope to get those finished tomorrow, so he can send them out on Friday... His background is beautifully multi-coloured, so I am doing a smooch with his colours in distress inks then cutting his footballs out and pasting...

And I even made a start with sorting and labelling my newest boxes of card. This unit is directly behind me when I am at my desk. I have started at the top and am working my way down... After the week I have had, tidying is strangely theraputic!!!! Oh my, those of you who know me or visit often will KNOW I am needing help!!! Tee hee... oh well, here's hoping Miranda will hear about her bone graft soon, so she can start and finish her next six weeks in plaster before the year gets too much older!!!

I will definitely be coming round to see you, so pop the kettle on!!!
Love and light to you all
Frankie
xx

36 comments:

Hazel said...

Well done on all the sorting and labelling - yes, tidying can be very therapeutic and I certainly know what you mean about needing to tidy before tidying! - (Hazel, WOYWW #10) x

Deb said...

lots of lovely trinkets in those boxes!
Happy WOYWW, Debxx #8

Danielle said...

Doing great with the organizing. Hope you find some time to create soon. Danielle #22

Minxy said...

Ooooo my fav kinda desk. loaded with trinkets... excuse me while I have a rummage lol
Good for you with the labelling, I so need to do that on some of my draws, always opening the wrong ones!!

Happy Wednesday x
Minxy x

RosA said...

Hi there! Love all those bits and pieces on your desk! Specially those watch face things. Are they old? Or can you actually buy them from somewhere? Happy WOYWW!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

There is nothing more satisfying than sorting beads and embellishments. Happy WOYWW. I'm # 30 this week.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

lots of treasures on your desk. i love Vintaj embellishments! and yes, tidying up is therapeutic for me too. hope your mum's condition gets better.
happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

scrappymo! said...

Sometimes I love the organizing as much as the crafting! Especially if I have pretty containers to organize into.

jude said...

Loving all those trinket boxes,hope you get some more me time.Thats mum has better week
hugs judex55

Neil said...

Hi there. Great to have a peek into your crafty world this morning thanks to the wonders of WOYWW! Enjoy the tidying, I find it strangely inspiring sometimes! Hope the rest of your week goes well and that you manage some time for your creative soul.
Neil #48

Helen said...

So glad you found some "you" time, Frankie, you need to look after you as well as your Mum... LOVE your desk full of goodies - am trying to sort my own stash out too... not getting far! Sending hugs. Helen 42

Lunch Lady Jan said...

When your mind and body need a rest, doing a mundane task like sorting out really helps, I find. I admire your strength and tenacity for having your mum at home - look after yourself as well though...
Lovely football invitations - made me smile!!
Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Looks fun. Hope you enjoy this WOYWW. Zo x 89

okienurse said...

very nice desk today! I think sorting stuff is almost as calming as crafting. Sorry to hear all the problems with your mum! I can empathize with you cause my mom didn't even remember who we were towards the end and would fall and not be able to get up! I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #87

May said...

Wonderful crafty space, great job with the labelling, Have a agreat week, Hugs May x x x

inkypinkycraft said...

What I wouldn't give to through all those tins of things!!!!!hugs trace x no53

Spyder said...

I have to tidy up before I can tidy too! oh it's great to hear someone else does that too...Don't tell, but, if I want to buy something in a posher shop than I usually go in...I have to wear my Sunday best...other wise its a bit like pretty woman, without the pretty...have a great woyww
(Lyn)

Ann B said...

You opening a shop Frankie with all that card? Thought I had a lot but you beat me. Can associate with the 'tidying before tidying' method, it's what I do all the time.
Love all that metal as well.
Ann B
#65

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Love the crafty space, fab, Happy WOYWW Hun, hoping this posts as I have had issues all week!!

Lou P

Lou said...

Oh a fab inviting desk just ready for playing- had to smile reading that you had to tidy before you could tidy, i get a bit like that hehe, The invites sound like they will be amazing, will have to pop back and see those, Hope you have a great week Lou E

Karen said...

I hope you manage to get your invitations finished, a fun and busy creative space, TFS :)

Have a great WOYWW, Luv Karen #108

Kemma said...

What fun! I just love looking at everyone's desks and seeing what they are up to.
Kemma #36

Stephanie said...

Good on ya for all the sorting--I always find so much stuff that I didn't even know that I had when I do. Good luck to you!

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Enjoy the organising. Can I come round and sort the tins? I could sit for hours playing lol

Laura #86

Sheena said...

Oh, I'm jealous of all that Timmie stuff!
I hope things settle down for you to be able to get crafting.

I'm attempting to get around everyone's woyww posts this week (a new one for me!) I don't usually have time to get round everyone.
But I haven't done my own post yet - it'll have to wait til I get home from work this evening.

Sheena
xxx

BumbleVee said...

it's still kind of, sort of organized... from here....

Enfys said...

Thanks for a great crafty snoop this week.
hugs
Enfys

Jeremy and Samantha said...

organization is always therapeutic to me too, thanks for letting me take a peek into you crafty space, happy WOYWW

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I agree that sorting and organizing can be very therapeutic. I like to poke through all the bits and findings on your desk there. I'll bet there is lots to inspire.

RosC said...

I do like getting organised but it takes me forever because I'm distracted by stuff I've forgotten about or an idea that just rolled into mind. Thanks for sharing the process in your domain.
Cheers,
Ros. (180)

Elizabeth said...

I love sorting and organising ... it's amazing what gems you find as you sort through stuff. Your boxes of cards are really impressive and working from the top down sounds like a good plan to me. It also sounds like you have your work cut out with caring for your mum, nevertheless I wish you a very good week. Elizabeth x #78

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

WOW! look at all the findings!
Aeryn (181)

Tertia said...

Hope this week is a whole lot better for you. You are a saint to look after your mom, it must be very very hard!
Hope you get lots of time for some therapeutic cleaning and if you run out of places to tidy, I really NEED somebody to come and help me. LOLHappy belated WOYWW

Julia Dunnit said...

It is hard gal, and frightening the injury they can do themselves in what we consider a safe environment. I imagine that any alone and worry free time is therapy, and I can see why you've about tidying and sorting...it shows such a result . I'm loving the look of the boxes frilled with card, yummy!!

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh I have card envy... and look at you getting all organised... tis a very nice feeling once it is done though... I am still polishing my halo after my mammoth tidyup the other week lol Sorry am late, doing a mahoosive catch up today :O))

Hardwick Creations said...

I love all your storage ideas. I hope to get my storage sorted out one day too.