Sunday, March 1, 2009

Creative havoc on my desk

O.K. I can no longer hide it. I have to own up to the fact that I am a messy, messy, person. This is the desk in my craft studio, it is 6' long and 26" wide, and no matter how many times I clean it up and make things nice, this is how it looks after a couple of days of making thing. There are many things in progress here. The pillow ( a close up below) is slated for a shop as well as the heart which is still in the undecided pile as to how it will end up... as a hanging or an add on I haven't decided yet.

This close up of the pillow and heart was mainly to show you this fabulous shoe box I got from Nordstrom. The pink part is a drawer that pulls out. How cute is that.

I have some cellophane bags with different things in them. The ones in the front are called peddler packs and they have collectible sewing supplies, such as a vintage button card, vintage lace wrapped on a vintage clothespin, some ribbon, beads and some porcelain flowers and a battenburg lace flower. The bags in the back have fabric cupcakes in them, they are trimmed with ribbon roses and lace. All are for sale if you are interested.

The chaos goes on, ribbon, glue rubber stamps, card stock, tape measure, a vintage dresser scarf ( lower left) I just got it at a garage sale it's fate is undecided. These are all the elements of the finished product. And I might add many unfinished ones. I work from both sides of the desk depending on what I am doing.
On this side I usually do my beading work. There, I have come clean now anyone in the whole world can know what a mess I make when I am making things. But I must admit when I sit down to a clean desk, I get very little creative input. So it just maybe that my creative gene is spliced with one of chaos.


Vintage To Chic said...

good Morning Lady, Wonder why I think this makes me feel right at home.

Just be happy! said...

it looks like you have been a busy bee!

C Maisy said...

I just did a post about this myself. I am truly my own worst enemy. I spent years yellin' at everyone. I realized the other day "oh's also me!"
They say the most creative people are the messy ones. So, the end of the day does it really matter??? I think not. You just keep creatin'

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda,

Thank you for visiting me and leaving the kind comment. I had to pop over to visit you back -- love your blog!

I enjoyed your "Desk" post as I have the same problem with keeping my desk clean... ;) I think chaos seem to trigger my creativity better, or at least that's what I'd like to think... ;)

Do come back and visit again.

Libby said...

Well, admitting it is the first step. :-) I think your desk is just a sign that you are a very creative person. Artistic people have a right to be messy.

Thanks for stopping by on my blog too and thanks for the compliments. I will take some more time and browse your blog.

needlewings said...

Just had to visit your blog since we share the same name and now it looks like we share the same artistic mess. lol We also each have a beautiful daughter. The only thing is your in the upper midwest somewhere and I am stuck in Ohio, however we are planning a trip to Seattle soon:) I've enjoyed reading your blog.

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

All I saw was a creativity at it's best!!

the wild raspberry said...

my craft table is always exploding like this also {and it makes me VERY uncomfortable} grrrr.

Dresden Plate said...

It looks like 'organised chaos' to me! What very attractive things you have on your desk!

Tina- said...

my desk looks like that too right now..uggh. lol aww well a sign of genius perhaps?:)

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