10 Mar 2010

WOYDW or Not !!!?

I can't show you my desk today ....why you ask ?....well its coz I can't find it!!!.....really its lost under a big pile of "Stuff" craft stuff that is, I have so many craft projects on the go today I've got to step back and have a little (no make that BIG sort out) before I go any further coz there is a real risk of me getting lost too!! lol
I wasn't gonna join in WOYDW this week I was gonna take a holiday week !! lol but the bug has got me and I just can't stay away so I though I would do what Julia calls a swing to the left and show you just a few of my flower collection.
The ones in the photo above are the ones I have within reach from my desk at the moment I do tend to swap them about with other jars I have over the other side of the room when the fancy takes me
The above photo is the shelves to the left of my desk "stuff" I need close at hand (that won't fit on the desk!!)
These large jars I bought from Asda for only £1 each I have 36 they fit 2 deep on these shelves and hold loads , I use a lot of dried herbs mainly chives and coriander leaf and always save the jars as they make good storage for small items like brads eyelets and buttons
Now for a new toy I'm sure some of you already have this Tim Holtz "Tiny Attacher" but I have only just got mine this week and I now know I can't live without it , its invaluable in the art of handmade flowers (and just know that Paula Gale will love it ....if you haven't already got one, it will be great for your lovely flowers you make) I just thought I would tell you all coz you all gotta get one
And lastly Tim's New dies are out there go find them girls !!!!they are to die for(sorry for the pun!! lol) I got mine from David and Brenda at Craft Obsessions where the service is brilliant and the prices are great too they have got loads of lovey crafty stash in fact everything you need. Well I have to go now as Garry is giving me the evil eye as he is cutting all the orders for the shop while I'm well ....playing as he calls it , I will be round to see all the other desks this evening coz I gotta go and pretend I'm doing some work now !!! he he
Have a crafty afternoon and if you feel like showing your desk , post your photo on your blog and pop over to Julia's blog and leave a link in a comment on on the WOYDW post so we can all come and have a peek at what you've been creating today.

68 comments:

airing cupboard crafts said...

Loving Tims new dies they are lovely. Your flower collection is amazing.

NormaJean said...

HIya Susie, love the flower collection!! I cant find my desk either, the tim holtz dies do you know if you can use them in the cuttlebug

Hugs Norma

sammie@paperlily cards said...

I love looking at your stash susie its amazing..one day i will own that much!!! lol
Those big asda jars are fab will have to have a look for those.
Have a fun crafting day im off to put some new designs in my shop.
sammie x x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Thanks for sharing the storage ;) I'm thinking I need to put more shelves in my bookcase as there's a lot of wasted vertical space and then store more stuff in jars like this. I'm defo going to get some of Tim's dies so thanks for the link :) Know what you mean aobut being addicted to WOYWW, I'm wondering what to do if I'm on holiday for a week LOL
Anne xx

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Susie
What an array of colour, Im so jealous, love the storage for the flowers, and Tim's new dies look fantastic, love the flower one.
You are very well organised, I wont be here next week so will be in withdrawal.
Christine x

Esme said...

Ooh what an amazing hoard of flowers!! And the jars are a fab idea - if only we had the shelves.....sigh.
Think I will have to get those Tim Holtz flower dies so I can make some flowers myself!! Can't wait to see what you do with them.


Esme xxx

Marisa said...

Hi Susie, I'm green with envy at your lovely collection of flowers. And so well organised, thanks for sharing!
Hugs
Marisa

Susie Sugar said...

Hi Norma Jean The Cuttlebug is probably the only cutting machine we don't have but I believe these dies from Tim Holtz will work in the Cuttlebug, they are the same size as the normal Sizzix BigZ dies so if your Cuttlebug takes the Bigz dies then it will take these
Thanks for visiting my blog today xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Susie Dahling ... I LOVE you right!!! You know that!!! But having those dies sat there ready to use makes me wanna do you harm with a pokey tool ... it's not fair ... I want them and I want them now!!!!!!

Claude said...

I love seeing how everyone sorts their things thanks for sharing with us!

Lorraine said...

WOW you have so much gorgeous stuff love the new shape nesties i must invest in some absolutely gorgeous xx

kim said...

I love your flower collection- and the peep at the new products.

craftykitten said...

Hi Susie,
OMG I would be like a child in a sweet shop in your craft room. All that stash - and I thought I had alot!! I really think you have far too many flowers and I know where they would find a good home LOL. Those new Tim Holtz dies look good too.
Hugs
DAwn xx

Clare said...

Ooh look at all those gorgeous flowers! What a great collection.
Lovely new dies too.
Clare x

Stressed Stamper said...

OMG how much!!!???Oh sooooo wish I had all of it though I am sat at work going green!!!!
Sarah
PS love the Asda jars - will check those out

Vicki said...

WOW fabby jars, really lovely flower collection. love the attacher - we have one and it's FAB!!!

Rhonda P said...

Wow you have some really awesome stuff.

Mary said...

Great flower collection! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I got a few ideas for storage from them.

hugs
Mary

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing and wow, herb jars, never thought of using those to store craft stuff in - that's a brill idea, thanks.

Twiglet said...

Oh what great stuff you clever card makers have. I think I would just like to spend a day with each of you watching you work with all those clever gadgets!

Jo said...

Oh Susie!

Your flower collection and your dies are both "to die for"!!

Hope your work is going well and that the guys are all feeling better.

Love and hugs.

Jo xx

Doodles said...

Hi Suzie ,
bet you've been asked this already but can i come over and play .???

WOW you do have a heap of lovely crafty fun on that desk.

have a wonderful end of week
hugs Sharon xx

Rosa-kreattiva said...

wow che ordine... le mie cose sono letteralmente un caos... ;-)

HazelQ said...

Wow!! What a nice flower collection! One day I hope to have somethin like that :P
Hugs
Hazel

Julia Dunnit said...

Now get a grip good woman - 36 big jars for FLOWERS? God god, no wonder you laiygh at my pathetic attempts to use one or two per quarter!! Love the mini fastener; but more than that, I love that you already know Paula well enough to know how badly she needs one!

Diamond Doll said...

Wow Susie what a fab flower collection,i love those new dies i will be watching to see what you make with them.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

great items to show us all.... i love lookin at your desk on a wed ... makes me feel better that mine is all messy... lol... and someones has the same sort of mess lyin round as i do....lol.. bit here and there while creatin...lol.. love the flower collection...!!! i am goin to have to remember to look for them jars at asda... i sooo need to sort out my room.. started a little bit.. but not much the other week...lol
enjoy playin with your new tim holz stuff... so need then...lol
kaz_za

Kaz said...

Ooooo I've just shown my mum your stash of flowers cos she thinks I have loads and I only have a fraction of yours!! I have drooled over your flowers - sorry, send me the ruined ones ;)
I didn't see the Tims flower die when I looked on Craft Obs, that's the one I want first!
xxx

Sheng said...

Oh gosh lolly...I want to rummage through your craft desk so bad...look at all those crafty items..

Biscuitlid said...

i love Wednesdays -should rename it drool at stash day!
Love your flower collection and if I beg pretty please will you post a pic of your desk? I love cluttered creative spaces!
Hugs
Victoria
x

Pam said...

I want those flowers, and dies, and well just everything can we swap craft room.Hugs Psm

*JayNy* said...

I love love love ur stuff! sadly im in Malaysia and buying stuff like these costs me a bomb. =(

*JayNy* said...

I love love love ur stuff! sadly im in Malaysia and buying stuff like these costs me a bomb. =(

Sandra said...

love those new dies!
Sandra

Helen said...

Oh my, love those jars of flowers. The dies look great, think I'm going to have to get some. Thanks for the info re the tiny attacher, I was thinking I didn't need it, but maybe......

Linda Elbourne said...

No Distrezz it all for me yet :0( and of course I won't hurt you ... not really ... your comments always brighten my day X

Sarah A said...

If you need a hand sorting that lot out you can give me a shout!!! I will happily work for a few flowers LOL!

Sarah x

Judy said...

Thanks for sharing your flower collection and it sure is a large collection. I enjoyed hearing about the new products and seeing how you store your crafting supplies.

Cardarian said...

Amamzing flower collection....and all the other stuff too....It will probably be a year before I get Tim's dies - I am too far away and by the time I order it is all gone..sigh!
I don't believe your desk is so bad...still it is suppose to be if you want anything done
Cardarian xxx

jzayler said...

What a stash! Do you have that all insured in case of flooding. Maybe it should have it's own craft room policy. haha I figure if something bad happened to my craft room I'd be in trouble - 40 years of collecting and I don't just do papercrafts - Hubby would never let me replace it all again.

Spyder said...

love love love your storage jars all filled with yummy crafty stuff. I wonder how many!! (flowers that is!!)
((Lyn))

LadyBug said...

Fantastic flower collection Susie and HOW many comments tonight?????

Gail said...

WOW,thats some stash you have there girl.I know now why you make such fabby cards.

Hugs

Gail

Anne said...

:) :) can't find my desk today either! Maybe tomorrow!!! Hugs x

Angela said...

Wow Suzie you must have green finger with all of those gorgeous flowers!! lol Yummy new stash too,
Angela x

Julie said...

Speechless - surely that's a florists!!!! Loving the look of the Tim Holtz attacher thingy! Just off to investigate!! Juliexx

Angie said...

You say your desk is untidy ... well your shelves are a work of art. Isnt the Tiny Attacher wonderful ...must get some refills

Paula Gale said...

god I am so late with this today - i'll still be catching up into my Birthday.

Oh My God - I got the Tim Holtz dies - hoping they're gonna work with my cuttlebug - I got mine from Craft Obsessions too... OMG (again) they came today - have opened them but not played as I don't know whether they will work with the bug - although i'm sure David advertised that they would...

You have a serious amount of jars and flowers Susie - I LOVE IT ALL - how do you get anything done though with all that on your desk - have you spilled over somewhere else???

hugs

Paula x x x

Linda said...

I know the feeling of not being able to find the top of your craft table. LOL
Very yummy display of flowers....a girl can never have too many pretty flowers.

Loz (Aus) said...
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Loz (Aus) said...

OMG! I want your stash!! Have fun 'playing' with your goodies xx

Wipso said...

Wow wow wow I really love all your gorgeousness in your jars. I'd really love and hour or more just to look at it all.
A x

Nikki said...

Susie those dies are gorgeous and your Garden is looking marvelous :)
hugs Nikki

Gosia said...

OMG Susie What a fantastic flower collection!!!!
I love this Tim Holz dies

JAN said...

wow Susie you have got more flowers than the chelsea flower show..i have some of those black and white spotty ones seen in the first picture..i snapped em up at a car boot sale brand new for 75 pence..I love all your jars but here's a tip ..Poundland have a set of two large glass jars for a pound..and a smaller set of three for a pound.the small ones sure are cute..loved seeing the pics of your stash..happy crafting to you..hugs jan

Jessie said...

Wow, so many lovely goodies! :)

☼ Cheryl* said...

WOW SUSIE!!! How I would love to have a quarter of what you have! Maybe one day i'll join in with WOYDW but my craft area is just a set of draws and a computer desk. I never thought to use spice jars for tiny bits, i'll definitely be saving them now :)
Your package arrived today by the way. I will open it on Saturday when it's my birthday so I have more to open, hehe!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a fab flower collection you have Susie. I love to see other's storage ideas. Marianne x

Linby said...

oooh love all your flowers and all that stash on those shelves -uhm - I could just live in there very happily!
Linbyx

butlersabroad said...

I'm in awe of your flowers! You're definitely the Queen of Prima!

Brenda

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh look at your stash ...I'm drooling!

Julye said...

So many flowers and all so neat and tidy toothanks for sharing the jar idea, will have to have a look next week when shopping Julye

Kathy said...

Oh Darn you, you evil temptress!

Loving the glimpse of your stash this week - at least you managed to find time to do photos - unlike meeself!
On the left of the shelf with the bottles of flowers there's a huge stack of what look like paper pads - but surely they can't be - because none of them look to have ever been used....

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Your craft room is like craft heaven!
Thank you again for being so generous as always. I have left you a little something on my blog x x

fi's cards and crafts said...

OMG...your stash looks organised...you have so many flowers and promarkers and stamps and everything!! WOW!!

Fi
x

Sam said...

How many flowers!!!! I'm on my way round.....makes my collection look quite sad :-(
Sam x

Jean McKenzie said...

Wow what a wonderful stash and all so close at hand!! Love those jars - great storage - thank you for showing us!

Mandi said...

Oh Suse all those flower, all in yummy jars lol

mandi xx