Wednesday, 17 August 2011

WOYWW???? ... I {FOUND} IT !!!!

I should probably be utterly ashamed that for the last *whispers* (cough, mumble, not telling) years I have kind of lost my desk(s) in my studio and if I show you this piccie below you can see that it was actually quite a feat just to get your butt inside the door!
So this space realistically is not JUST a studio..technically it is also a storage space...but initially it WAS my studio...and then it got lost.....lost behind all the boxes...boxes for shows, boxes of class supplies, boxes of unused class kits, boxes of stock, boxes of stamps...boxes of stuff i really needed to sort out. It was driving me utterly bonkers, and I just couldn't find a minute to get stuck in.

On her shining horse came Jo Firth-Young to the rescue..(insert trumpets)and she spent days and days ordering around PaperArtsy elves, and drawing up plans....and co-ordinating what went where....and then left me to it to sort out the nitty gritty of what went where. It was fabulous to have another person to do this with, and we had a lot of laffs along the way.

As many of you know, we embarked on this process several weeks ago, and a skip load later and many many many more hours than I ever imagined it would take, finally we are done. The relief is enormous, and I LOVE my new space. So it does need some tweaking, but at this point, everything is in a box and on a shelf or in a cupnoard. I still need to arrange lots of artwork back on the wall etc to pretty it all up, but for now it is utterly FUNCTIONAL!

So do you wanna see??? Do ya????
Well here is the magnificence of it all! Look at all that floor! 
 And look, not ONE but TWO desks! I found TWO desks!! A bit greedy I admit..all clean and ready to play 
And here are some of the shelves with everything all in a place..now to be honest if you ask me to find..say buttons, or grungepaper...I may have a job finding it all...but I know its there somewhere...and all of the same thing in one place for a change!
 And this is what I call the homework zone..for munchkins...and it could also be the coffee/ lunch area!! Oh what the heck, it's an internet cafe!! Clearly you can see that!*squeals*
 Hidden behind the internet cafe is this storage zone...some of our boxes...more class supplies, excess stock
 And also some more cupboard for more stock

And it's just as well we got it ready because today *drum roll* Mrs Linda Brown herself is the first to play in MY STUDIO...many of you may remember I was first to play in her Studio a few weeks back, so it's only fair that I return the compliment. However, just between you and me, she has just texted that she has a whole car load of stuff to bring...I hope she's not going to come in and trash the place! Surely she knows I have everything a crafter could possibly need already!!
Regardless, if she does go into trash mode, I shall duly report back to you with an update....just so we're clear about who has to clean up their mess later OK?? So I have set up the tables all nice and pretty ready to roll after lunch when she gets here...and this is what my desks look like today! For those of you WOYWW fanatics who have been with me on this journey of tidiness, I salute you for getting to the end of this post!

I think this calls for that pimms get together to celebrate...currently taking signs up on twitter...everyone is bringing drinkies and nibbles....must go and check the calendar for a free day in between kiwi visitors...we have had 3 sets so far this summer BTW!

And don't forget to go see Julia's blog to share whats on your desk today and have a nosey around a whole lot more!

Leandra

27 comments:

Gabrielle said...

So proud of you (and Jo and the elves) for (nearly)finishing that mammoth task! I hope you and Lin have a fab day getting it all messy again and that, should you really have EXCESS stock - you can pop it in her car and I'll take it off your hands ;)

Yours Artfully said...

I hope there's a corner in that beautiful studio for all the stuff we got in Paris....it's in my car and it's coming your way!!!!

Lin x

Helen said...

Your STUDIO now looks stunning - have fun with Lin, can't wait to see some pics of what you do....

Ellie said...

That looks muuuuuch better, and if Linda brings too much stuff, let her bring that to me.... LOL

Artyjen said...

It's always a help to "sort" of know where everything is!!! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Bella said...

pity it is a 12 hour flight or I would be there like a shot to celebrate with you! ENJOY your space, you earned it!

Ann B said...

Now that's what I call a tidy-up. Bet it took and age to do, and bet you could get it back to its messy state in less time than it took to tidy it.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's always better to have a mate help you in situations like that - but what JFY did is above and beyond the call of duty! Well done, both of you for creating order out of the most chaotic, chaoticy chaoticness that I have ever seen :) xx

Hazel said...

What a transformation! - Hazel WOYWW #65 x

dianneo said...

Great new studio! Have fun playing!

CraftyLoops said...

Oh wow, what a transformation. If only I had a 10th of this space. I'd fill it with all your stamps! Come on lotto numbers, heehee. Lee xx

whyducks said...

Oh how lovely, enjoy your creative space!

fairy thoughts said...

WOW that is what I call a work space arena!
no excuse for not creating now. thanks for sharing
janet

Sharon Curtis (glitterangel) said...

Wow a mammoth task but worth it - it looks fabulous and I'm very jealous of all the stuff you have to play with!

Julia Dunnit said...

A bath full of Pimms to you and Jo - it takes a monumental act of will to turn the before into the after. Love the internet cafe - the trick now is to avoid even looking at the computer when you find time to get in there and play. Hope you and LB had a fab afternoon. I can't imagine that she trashed the place - it's not really in her nature. Is it?!!

Dragon said...

What a before and after shot that is!!!! What a great person that Jo is!!!! Let's hope you have great inky olay with Lin today and don't trash it TOO much!!!
Frankie
xx
PS you mentioned surplus stock... well I CAN give you my address, no problems finding room here!!! tee hee...

Angie said...

Wow ...and again WOW ...what an amazing studio.

Wipso said...

I'm having a quick trip round the WOYWWers before I start on my next batch of little African dresses. It's great to see what you're busy with this week.
Hugs,
A x

okienurse said...

great looking crafting room/sorting room now! Boy that was a lot of work! Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Tertia said...

WOW! That must have been exhausting! But so worth it. Lovely playroom you have there, I wish I could come and play too!
Happy WOYWW

sandra de said...

That is amazing ... before and after!

Morti said...

(thadunk)..... sorry, that was me hitting the deck in amazement. Gorgeous, yet practical space, I drool with envy... WTG Leandra!

butlersabroad said...

Wow that's an amazing transformation! Have fun playing there and let's hope it stays that way!!

Hugs
Brenda 80

JoZart said...

What a transformation... it looks amazing and I think those tidy elves could earn a living circulating WOYWWers for hard card makeovers!
Happy crafting there and hope you produce lots of wondrous things ( no doubt for us to buy) so it will be all worthwhile....
JoZarty x

Neet said...

well, what a transformation. Jo certainly weaved her magic on that room.
Sorry I can't make the next AC - gutted! Hope it goes well (as if I need to "hope"- always does go fantastically).
Thanks for sharing- Neet #19

Carol said...

what a great space. Hope Lin doesn't retaliate and inks up your nice new table!! rofl enjoy your play time....x

Siobhan Brignull said...

wowee JoFY clearly is an angel, space looks great, can I book in for a couple of days late Novemeber. BTW wouldnt want to be you if you mess it up, xx

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