Wednesday, 20 June 2012

WOYWW 159

Wednesday has come round again with amazing speed, although actually perhaps this last week has seemed a bit longer because some days have been quite fraught - enough of that! So it's time for WOYWW 159 (don't know what I'm talking about? Click on the link, find out and join in!).

It's no secret that most of the time I like to be organised and so I tend to show my workspace that reflects that - it's just the way I am. But today, you can see that in between the tidying up I do get in a mess, so, without further ado, here is my space that I've woken up to this morning:





Having admitted that I like everything organised, I admit that I'll clear this up soon so that I have a clear workspace to craft in.

Apologies if I didn't get to you last week - I tried my best, but 'real life' did get in the way! I actually started last week at 101 and went forwards, intending to get back to the earlier numbers later, but it didn't happen in the end.

Thanks to all who take the time to visit and leave me comments - it is much appreciated.

75 comments:

  1. Great space. And, even though messy people like me believe mess is the only true way, you should never apologise for being tidy. Remember, the rest of us wish we were like you!

    Thank you for showing us your desk and for visiting me earlier.

    Happy WOYWW,
    cheers, rachel #19

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  2. Your mess is my neat, so don't rush to clean up. You have so many stamps all neatly placed on those shelves, looks great.
    Have a great week.
    Von #28

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  3. Hazel - even with some crafting going on, you can still see how wonderfully tidy and organised your craft room is. I love the shelves of stamps - looks like the shop I used to work in! Happy WOYWW. Ali x #61

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  4. Hi Hazel we love that you can share your messy moments with us! Have you been making ATCs I wonder?

    Hugs from Helen 107

    P.S. Please pop to see Angenita (89) as she could do with a WOYWW hug today (pass it on)

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  5. Fab photos of your room, nice to see a little bit of clutter for a change but it still looks relatively tidy to me.
    Sorry if things have not been that good - hope it all improves.
    Thanks for sharing - Sending BIG Hugs, Neet #21 xx

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  6. Hi Hazel, I just love your space, I so wish I could be as tidy and organised as you, even messy looks good on your desk as everything above is immaculate. Hope life treats you better over the next week so that you can have fun in your lovely craft room. Crafty hugs, Anne x #43

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  7. Hazel, I usually like my work space to be uber organised too but alas today mine is also messy :o( Never mind eh it will soon be tidied and the best part about getting in a mess is the organisation afterwards!! YIPEE!!

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  8. Tidy is GOOD - I just don't have the drive to do it. But you should keep it clean if it makes you happy. Me, I work on 4 square inches of space, or on the floor, or on a tray table and curse my chaotic tendencies :)

    Hope things get better. Have a great WOYWW

    MA (4)

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  9. Busy Wisy Hazel - hope you are tidy now, know the feeling!! BJ#47

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  10. Amazing craft space.. It looks like I could sit there and be entertained for months!

    Happy WOYWW

    Zoe #57

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  11. Bet it's nice n tidy by now!!!!

    Thanks for visiting me. Happy WOYWW.

    Hugs
    Sarn #80 xxx

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  12. Great desk. Have fun tidying it.
    Famfa 117

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  13. Your space always looks so nice, thanks for the tips on organizing challenges, maybe I will try that. Barb

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  14. What a great space Hazel! My favorite part (besides the stamps?) That AMAZING stack on the left! My kind of organization - build a beanstalk made of paper - lol!

    Have a wonderful day as you

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

    P.S. Love your Cherry Blossom ATC in the previous post (WordPress allows me to "peek" at blogs before I visit and it caught my eye when I was reading your comments! Would love for you to share your art at Inspire Me Monday! :-)

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  15. Great Space Hazel. I love your card tower. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita 46 XX

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  16. You're still so organized despite the little mess! I am spread out over a few tables because I can't seem to get my act together at this moment!

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  17. I like your workspace! I really like how you have shelves above your desk for stamps! I never thought about storing mine that way. I tend to keep mine in art bins labeled by themes so I can take them with me when I go to classes or crops. I also like how you have your markers. I really like the window too. I prefer natural lighting! The more windows the better! I see lots of creative potential in this space...messy or not :) Valerie #55

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  18. I agree that Wednesdays seem to be happening faster and faster :)
    I am the same way about organization. I just work better if I am organized. :)
    Love all of your wonderfully colorful pens and markers! :)
    Mary Jo #123

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  19. nice to meet another tidy crafter,i like you need to clear up after something ready for the next time :)
    thanks for visiting me
    have a fab crafty week
    kay #63

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  20. Here I am another tidy crafter. I make an absolute tip across the 4 desks that I have when I craft, but I can't leave it like that I always have to tidy up before I begin again. I constantly create my own visious circle lol
    Thanks for your visit to my desk Amanda J @76 x

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  21. Oh Hazel, that’s so not like you to be in a mess, it’s a wonder you can find anything on that desk of yours.
    I seem to have more trouble when I am tidy because I forget where I’ve put things, Lol!

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    x
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  22. Tidy, messy, doesn't matter as long as it suits you. I switch from one to the other every couple of days. Yesterday, when I did my WOYWW post it was a total mess - today, nothing on it.

    Thanks for visiting earlier - only just back from a day out in the sunshine.

    Ann B
    #67

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  23. Looks good to me and you have quite the collection of stamps! I do have some finished washer pendants on my pinterest board, jewelry designs...link is on the top of my blog page.

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  24. Hazel you are really well organised I could do with a visit to sort me out! Thanks for sharing and popping by my place and enjoy what is left of Wednesday, hugs Erika. #83

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  25. Great space. Love the pots of colour co-ordinated markers!
    #101

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  26. I am impressed by your shelves of stamps - they are an art all by themselves!! Doesn't look that messy to me.
    Thanks for stopping by :)
    Hugs, LLJ '72 xx

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  27. So great to see that you can be a little untidy.lol Love the photo above of your hubby ....not sure who is the craziest lol xx#9

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  28. Great to see every bit of available surface being used...including the windowsill :-)
    Sophie no.93

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  29. ...you have a wonderful work space looks neat & tidy to me, a fantastic collection of pens too, all co-ordinated...have a great week and thank you for dropping by me...Mel :)

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  30. I love your work space Hazel.. It's so inviting it makes me want to craft!!!love the pen collection.. Hugs May x x x'62

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  31. love that stamp shelf!! I'm the same way, love to craft, or really do anything, in a clean organized space :)

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  32. thanks for the crafty snoop hazel..looks like fantastic creative clutter...happy WOyWW..hugs kath xxx

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  33. Wow Hazel, that's what my desk looks like on a good day!! It just looks like you were having lots of crafty fun!!

    Thanks for your sweet words on my Father's Day card...I had a lot of fun with it!!

    Happy WOYWW!

    Amy E. #17
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  34. It looks like a great crafty space - tidy or not! x Jo #84

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  35. Yep, Twiglet is right. Plus, it's fun to see all the different types of desks, anyway--tidy, disaster, and in between!

    I didn't have much I could show this week, so went with
    the WOYWW--Daughter Edition!

    :)trisha
    #143

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  36. Love your stamp shelves. Happy crafting

    Helen xx

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  37. Hazel, I just realized that I'm not a follower so I have signed up to follow your blog. I love your space and those shelves are amazing!
    Glenda 101

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  38. I tend to the neat side, too, but sometimes opt to leave things as they are for a WOYWW picture rather than neatening up first. Hope you're having a happy Wednesday. ~ Laura #127 Thanks for popping over to my blog for a visit already! :)

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  39. Lovely creative space Hazel, I;m afraid I;m one of the 'messy' camp though! I sort of tidy up between projects but tend to have an outward spreading 'tide' of bits that don't get put away :-)

    Happy woyww

    Debs #144

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  40. WOW just look at all your stash Hazel, you've got a great work station filled with lots of goodies! I feel like I just want to reach in and have a play. I can imagine lots of happy crafting hours at that desk :-)

    Crafty Debs x

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  41. Thanks for coming by early to visit me, Hazel! Your desk will clean up in no time - just the way we like it, huh?! Have a great week! All the best, Darnell #45

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  42. LOL = ok, I'll agree, that's a little untidy for you! There's some intriguing bits on your desk though - and I can't get in close enough to see them! Shucks....

    Thanks for stopping by,

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  43. Wow great organising, love the way you have colour coordinated pots of pens.

    Happy WOYWW! Thanks for visiting me today xx

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  44. I do like your desk and the natural light. I find that deciding on colours is best natural light even though I have quite a good 'daylight' lamp.
    Getting around to everyone is such a tall order - I think we just have to allow that we won't manage everyone every week.
    Thank you for visiting me so quickly this time.
    Cheers,
    Ros #51

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  45. Pshawww.. I'd love to have a space that neat! :) Lovely to see all your goodies! Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting me! Warmly, Tracy #105(I'll stop with the exclamation points now.)

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  46. What a great organised desk you have such brilliant stash and so many stamps. Have a great day, Laura

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  47. You have such a cheerful place to create. And next to such a nice big sunny window! What an amazing plethora of stamps! Have much fun at your desk this week and thanks for visiting mine!
    Lisa
    #41

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  48. Wow. You are crazy hard core craft woman! Love that organized but BUSY station! Thanks for visiting!

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  49. I love the way you have a pencil color cup for each color family. I'm tend to be very organized too, but I'm not sure I could keep up with them. Thanks for sharing your studio.pictures.

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  50. great looking workspace Hazel looks like a fun place to work. Looked through your earlier post about Ellie and John! Cute picture. Have a great week. Vickie #23

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  51. Wow! lots going on on your desk, you can't get creative whithout making a mess :o) x April #100

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  52. No need to apologies for not visiting everyone I think you do a lot better than most of us. Nice aerial view of your desk . Your space looks very well organised from my side of the world.
    Sandra @32

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  53. Nice to see you mid flow so to speak, and to see that you do make a mess too!! Nice to see the extended view. Hope whatever is making your fraught is over with soon.

    Hugs
    Brenda 2

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  54. Looks an amazing crafty space...so busy yet so organised.
    I like to be tidy when I'm working but then I only have a few pens and paper, so it's easy!
    I can never visit as many desks as I would wish...but I keep trying :D
    Have lots of fun ~ Happy WOYWW Neesie #26

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  55. Thanks for stopping by Madame Bizarro World! I would love it if my desk were as neat as yours. :D

    You and I have the same keyboard and mousie! Cheers and get better!

    Nan #162

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  56. Wow love how your shelves look. Just makes me want to come over, dive in and play.

    Leandra

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  57. I find it very reassuring that super organised crafters get in a mess sometimes, makes me feel much better for living like that permanently, although I have to admit that even your "mess" is tidier than my desk!!!
    Thanks for your visit and Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax 103

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  58. If that's untidy, I'd hate to think what you'd make of my desk at the moment!!!
    Great looking space!
    Happy WOYWW
    Caz
    #156

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  59. Ohhh, you have a lovely branch stamp out there...
    and those pretty aqua flowers...
    Oh my.
    Can't wait to see what you create.

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  60. Your desktop looks a little out of control, but look at how nice and neat those shelves are! I like all your little miniature milk crate looking basket. What do you keep in them? Your pencil cups full of markers got me thinking of my Copics. I have a lovely case to put them in but there is room to grow in the case so they fall over. Right now I shoved some little boxes in the extra room, but pencil cups....! Then I could group them into color families too. Well, a trip to the office supply store is in my future now. Thank you for that! And I'm sure your desk is all sorted now so you can play. Enjoy!

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  61. I wish I was half as organised as you. Love those shelves with your stamps on them!

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  62. some WONDERFUL stamps!!! LOVE it!

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  63. to me you have the perfect balance of organized and busy :)
    and thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment :)
    no. 64

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  64. You have a lovely space! Thanks for visiting!!

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  65. Hi there Hazel, I cannot beleive how many posts you have above this one I dont know who you manage it - I really love the little blossom Japanese card - looks really lovely, as does your space. Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #25

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  66. Hazel, messy (which I don't think it is) or not, I love your workspace. Looks like lots is happening there.

    Enjoy your week and thanks for peeking at my desk.

    Belinda (110)

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  67. happy WOYWW! thanks for the peek at your busy desk! i love that big pile of paper. yes, do encourage us to be more organized!
    hugs, #15 peggy aplSEEDS

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  68. Nice shelves and some seriously organised papers....so wish I could get the knack of organising! Thanks for sharing and visited my desk.
    Kyla #74

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  69. That is a lovely organized spot and the stamps are so accessible.

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  70. Personally I love a good crafty mess! Happy creating!

    -Annie

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  71. Ha! the thing about being so late getting around-I get to see all your pretty pics of the week! Good to see your are busy crafting this week. It is nice to get a little wild and crazy sometimes!

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  72. I really like your crafting space! It looks marvelously organized and tidy, even with a bit of a mess on your desktop! Which I'm sure disappeared very quickly, huh? ;)
    Thanks for stopping by my space this week!
    Deeyll #157

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  73. Great over all shot, Hazel, and of course your desk gets to be in a work i progress state...its the tidying up nefore re-starting something new tha tis so impressive...dont change!

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  74. nah! not really messy in the real sense but very impressive.
    have fun
    janet back from pisa #60

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  75. Super pics this week! Take care, am super late visiting but it's better than not at all! Zo xx 73

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