A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Note: my Privacy Policy can be found at a tab below and you can find my NBUS Challenge online. I hope you'll join in the fun there! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

April 4, 2012


Good Morning!

I'm off to run some errands, but I'm going to try and get this posted first since I'll already be way down on the list of Open Houses over at Julia Dunnit's Stamping Ground What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesdays.  Click on over to see lots of other peep's spaces and let us see yours!

I had a lot of queries last week about how I did such a Whirlwind Cleanup in only ten minutes.  This is how I do it:

Okay, eyes moving down - I mean down to the typewritten words - and wishful thinking put away, the reality of it is that my space is quite compact and since I'm OCD about organization (see "My Stamping Pad" tab above), it's pretty easy to just turn in circles, just like a whirlwind, and bam, it's all put away.  I'm a lucky girl to have my own dedicated space all to myself!  And while it is compact, it's huge and a heap of a ton more space than I used to have and than most crafters have, so I'm very grateful!

I took the following pictures with the chair purposely in the photo so you can see that I can literally roll around and put things away if I want to.  Not that I would ever do that, because of course getting off my buttosski is good for circulation every couple three hours or so.  Mr. Skill above (you Brits have all the luck!) puts things away for me that are in the upper cupboards. 

Sorry about the funky lighting.  The sun just came round the yard arm and I don't have time to wait for it to sail higher:

And back we are to the beginning.  Everything is a mess from making yesterday's "Geri the Giraffe" card.  I put this potted Dahlia on my desk to show you what I've mostly been doing the last couple of days and, after cleaning up my desk (of course!), that's what I will be doing again today when I get back home.  I hope my plant babies hold up, however, since I saw on the weather this morning that it is supposed to get down to freezing again tonight!  What the?  Mother Nature is losing it this year! 

Please enjoy ~ and, as always, thank you for stopping by!   Special thanks to you if you took the time to join as a follower or leave me a comment!


Victoria said...

A desk full of creativity! Lovely! Yes, Mother Nature does seem a bit confused, doesn't she?!

Anonymous said...

Your storage impresses me more each day! Loving your scissors. Ali x # 56

Redanne said...

I kind of do the same as you and whizz round on my chair but yours seems so much better organised!

Anne-marie said...

wow I love your craft space so light and airy love the storage pots in the last pic
Anne-marie no 95

Miriam said...

I love your space. Lots of great stampin up goodies too!


Shoshi said...

Love your creative space, Darnell! So beautiful, so organised! My chair is supposed to scoot around like yours does, but the trouble is, these days there's so much stuff on the floor that I can't manage it lol!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! So encouraging. Glad you like my stuff this week! I'm having such fun with it all.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #25

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Darnell,

O.k. you really had me going! Instead of Merry Maids there's Merry Men?!?

I always enjoy seeing your desk and notice something different every time I visit.

I'm not participating this week but wanted to stop by and see what you've been up to.

Kim Heggins said...

oh my goodness, what a fabulous place to "play"...thank you so much for your sweet works on one of my cards, you are just too kind. I am in love with your blog and had to become a follower too.

Vicky Hayes said...

Wow Darnell - it certainly looks fun in here! Thanks for letting me know about the ColourQ win!

Karen M said...

Hi Darnell:) Not only does your craft space looks amazing and organised, its cute as a button!! ps can I have that maid when your done with him? Hugs x x

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow lovely workspace you have there. Thanks for visiting me and have a great Easter - Sunshine Girl.

Julia Dunnit said...

It IS a lovely space Darnell, a bit bigger than mine but certainly WAY more tidy...I can't do anything without making a horrid mess! I don't recognise the chap holding the broom, but if you have him trapped in a cupboard at your place, I'm telling.

Mary Jo said...

You have such a nice craft space!! :)
Mary Jo #120

Unknown said...

You look super organised and what a fab space to craft in. Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great weekend.


Danielle said...

I took a tour of your room and it is awesome! Like you, I have to have things put back in their place, so I spin around and viola' done. My room is 8x9 1/2 even though it may look bigger in the photos. I just re-did it to utilize all of the wall space and leave the center empty. Best floor plan I ever had. dani133

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab pictures and yes that clean up pic made me smile. Thanks for popping by my place. Running late. chaos caused by holidays and football on a Friday! Take care Zo x 78

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

What a lovely crafting space you have and so tidy. You asked if there was a link or template for the carrots. I've posted a tutorial today on how to make them :o)
Fiona xx

Debs Willis said...

Hi Darnell, great crafty space and I love your Easter bunnies, have some leftover snowballs that I will reinvent now as bunny tails!

happy woyww and thanks for visiting