Wednesday, 16 February 2011

WOYWW/THREE MUSES

Wednesday again and a chance to pop over to WOYWW My first picture is of my desk this morning - what a mess - how can I possibly do anything amongst all that lot







....so call it shame or motivation but I decided to tidy it all up - it really didn't take that long - I even threw away some scraps, shock horror. When I first started crafting my mentor told me to keep any little scrap of paper as it could come in handy - and I did and I have and now I'm overflowing with tiny bits of paper I'll never use - so last week I had a good sort out of my scraps draw and threw the lot in the recycling bin - and I'm being firm with myself not to get suffocated by lots of little bits of paper - just in case..





So with that lot all tidied away - I actually found an old cheese box that I thought I might alter - perhaps I can store some of my many inchies in it - I've also got that book I found in the charity shop last week - its still in one piece - I haven't yet plucked up the courage to tear it apart but today could be the day - there are some lovely pictures of flowers in it so I think I'll use them as the inspiration for my box.





Tomorrow I'm off for a crafting day with my blogging friend Karen Missy K who I met through my inchy blog - I could bring this along and get some of her wonderful input.

Off to check out some more desks - the girls who do WOYWW are such fun and so many of them come and visit and leave comments - its so nice when people do that!

The Three Muses challenge this week is HOT. The film Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe came to mind - the image of Marilyn here is from a stamp from Cherry Pie Art Stamps. I have a lot of Marina's stamps - I so love her images.


Only one more day for OWOH so gets your comments in quick - I'll be choosing the winners tomorrow!




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28 comments:

Leonie said...

Hi Fiona- no it doesn't look like a mess more \like a thriving desk of activity and creativity!!
Happy woyww- thanks for hopping by my blog- smokey the cat says hi to pepper!
have a fairy happy day xxL

Starry said...

I'm envious of your 'mess' my beading is not messy, but my papercraft... well that is way out of control!
Good news from my mum today, she found her missing pin cushion lost a good two years ago... it wasn't that she hasn't tidied up for two years, its that she found it inside a bag of fabric remnants.

Neil said...

Hi, thanks for visiting me. No, I'm not Tim, but trying hard to be as inspiring!!!!! Yes, sometimes you need to throw bits away. otherwise you may not have found the box again, EVER!!!! Have a lovely day

Scrapcat 1 said...

I use my scraps to cut shapes from my dies so they are ready to use and I can let DD loose on them as they didn't cost me anything. thanks for the peek

missy k said...

Hi Fiona

Bring the cheese box!!!!

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow..... email me if you need any directions or anything.... anytime after 11 is fine to give me time to get back from dance class.

I think I may tidy up my desk today though we will be 'playing' in the kitchen!!!! I am impressed with your desk - and that book looks great!

Love Karenx

nnalorac said...

Lovely creative desk Fiona, so hard to change habbits I think! Still keeping every scrap, whatever for I do not know but some day they might just come in handy! Have a great day. Carolxx

Helen said...

love the desk today - loads going on here.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Love all your fun crafting stuff! I had to put everything away too! It is always the question how small is too small before you throw away? Great idea for the cheese box, and love the book!

Lizbethem said...

Marilyn had a real woman's figure and, yes, she was hot. Nice entry.

Joanna said...

Your post made me laugh - your 'before' desk photo is just like my desk - and I haven't tidied mine up so I'm still working on just one square inch of space (or so it seems)!

Have a lovely day at Karen't tomorrow - looking forward to seeing what you make of that cheesebox - the book looks fab, full of inspiration.

xx

indybev said...

I think Monroe's movie "Some Like It Hot" is almost synonymous with the word hot! Thanks for joining in our challenge this week at Three Muses!

S said...

Fun card. S #106

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hi Fiona, I used to keep my tiny scraps like you, and they become a burden, don't they? I like your flower book, I buy old books to use, once you get past the guilt, it's okay. Love your Marilyn piece, it's fab, Judith xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Fabolous workspace, lots of creativeness. Have fun!!

Andrea.xx

jude said...

Very creative desk this week my motto is messy but creative!Happy creative wednesday
hugs judex22

Judy said...

Fabulous 3 Muses piece!

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely Fiona, just what I needed, a good rummage. See, the motivation to clear up does happen, just for me, not enough. I figure if you lifted that stamper's sampler, you'd have another weeks worth of room!!

butlersabroad said...

Not too bad an example of a "before desk", but still nice to have a clear up. I get a unindated with scraps too sometimes, I saw a tip to punch out lots of little shapes from the scraps for future use, like flowers or butterflies etc. haven't tried that yet but might do it with some of the smaller pieces.

Hugs
Brenda 100

Jackie said...

What a fabulous piece - great stamping!

okienurse said...

Your desk is not a mess. Take a look at my craft room if you want a mess...even the majority of this kind group agree with me! Love the tag. Very nice. Thanks for sharing
Vickie #30

Susan said...

Hi Fiona,
Haven't tried altering anything although I just finished making something I have never made before! It will be on the Anyone for Anya? Challenge blog on Sunday.
Thanks for visiting me.
Susan xxox #13
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

Caro said...

Well done you on the tidying front and rediscovering a project. Have fun altering it!

Esther said...

Hi Fiona, Im the same with books..love em so find it hard to tear them up, but have got one very old charity shop Catherine Cookson that I use for text paper! Love the Marilyn piece...Happy WOYWW Esther xx

voodoo vixen said...

I used to keep all my scraps but it became overpowering and I avoided going through them... so I binned them and now if I want a small piece I cut it and grin!! I am also the same about tearing pages out of books - I think it was my upbringing, we were taught to be nice to books! I now buy rubbish ones that are fit for the rubbish and tear pages from them, still get a twinge of guilt though!! hugs Annette

Nicky said...

Love your card you have made and that book looks really interesting. As to scraps I put mine in the drawer in the middle of my desk when I cannot shut it I sort it out and recycle the bits I will not use ~ Nicky no.6

Sam said...

There is no such thing as a messy desk! It is how most of us crafters get our inspiration! Although, I have surprised myself today by turning into a Housewifey thing! Don't worry, it won't last long!
Thanks for visiting me. I have a few spring piccies to put on my blog - maybe even later!!
Sam aka Hettie

Carola Bartz said...

I love your Marilyn card - it's great. I'm a big fan of Cherry Pie Art Stamps, they're wonderful.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Fiona, late and as such I took a peek at everything else you have been up to this last week and so glad I did. Lover your inchies and what you did with that book. I've got a wee collection of cheese boxes awaiting inspiration (I love cheese triangles). And your hubby's MG brings back memories of the 1960s and a boyfriend who actually owned one (a boyfriend with a car was a rarity back then!). Spring in Hampshire sounds so romantic - love your photos. Elizabeth x