Monday, 28 July 2014

Not Drowning just Waving :)

Just waving HELLO so you know I am still alive & well!
Busy busy times for me at the moment on the personal front, helping
 hubs prepare for a big meeting coming up & lots of admin & paperwork.

On the scrappy front I BEGAN SORTING OUT MY STUDIO.
I won't say biggest mistake ever because I KNOW I WILL BE DELIGHTED
EVENTUALLY!!!  Right now though of course it's a right old mess...

One side is almost complete now so I am probably 40% done.

Going to have a HUGE SALE of stash here.  I have had giveaways
regularly on my blog in the last couple of years but I still have far too much.
Really because I used to buy more than I could scrap.  Now I know my limits
& almost everything that makes it's way in doesn't get out alive any longer.

So while it's a painstaking task to sort things out, categorise & photograph
everything to sell it's a necessary evil & I have some super stash - it just doesn't
float MY boat any longer as my style has changed SO much over the last year.

For those of you who have followed me for more than a year will know that
I only really found my personal scrapbooking style just over a year ago.
Prior to that I was so versatile, I could take on any style.  Now I just can't
do that any longer.  I know exactly what I like for me & what I don't.

And that's a huge relief because now it's not difficult for me to sort through
my stash & know what to keep & what not to keep.  If it doesn't truly get my
heart racing I'm hoping it will do that for someone else instead ♥

For the first time in years I've actually "got a gap" & time to take it on.
I've lost a couple of DTs lately {both of them closed down, Inkido & one other}
so I'm taking that as a sign to use this time to finally clear my room out.
It's really small & I'm already loving having got rid of my Mixed Media
 trolley & filled an empty drawer with all my pastes instead.   

It does mean that I can't create as much as usual at the moment
but it's not going to go on forever so hang in there I will be back!


Margaret Mifsud said...

Wish I could clear my space out. Unfortunately, I'm a bit of a hoarder. I can get rid of stuff but I also hang on to a lot 'just in case'. Sad that those Teams closed down but great that it gives you some extra time to do a clean out. Please don't take too long though, 'cos I'll get withdrawal symptoms from missing out on seeing your gorgeous works!! Hugs

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Good luck with the clean up! I know it's not easy! :)

Paula Calvanico said...

Cleaning out feels liberating :) Enjoy the space :D


riliska said...

wow! i am envious you have so many to clear your space out even
I have fust a few scrap stuff, and I wish I had more :).

Desire Fourie said...

Have fun with the early spring clean.

Adriana B said...

when you finish your room, you can come over here :)
and do mind..... have fun cleaning :)

Lizzy Hill said...

You funny girl! We're still here.....waiting patiently for you to clean up your room & start scrapping again!!!! It must be a relief to actually look at your stash & simply go 'yes' or 'no'..& be confident in that!!!! Good on you for tackling it. I swept the floor in mine. THat should do me for the next 6 months!!!

Lizzyc said...

Have fun tidying up.. it will be great when it is done!

Val-Belle said...

Yep that is what I am doing at the moment except that I won't be getting rid of anything just yet. Although I have a rather large shop here. I still havent found my style and at this rate I will be dead before I do. :)Cant wait to see how you go.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Good for you! It must feel liberating! Nothing new on my blog as well … been sick for so long now that I haven't scrapped in 5 weeks. I'm on the mend now though and hoping I remember how! LOL

Heather McMahon said...

Oh good luck with the clean out! I cleaned my room out a while ago and got rid of boxes of stuff. And somehow, my room is full again!

Tina Connolly said...

Wish I had time to sort my scrap area out! The mess seems to keep growing! (Mental note to self...must stop buying supplies!)

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Good for you Helen. I share your small space situation too. I think it might actually be a good thing to be small because imagine how much more we would end up with because we would have space. It really helps limit purchases. Sounds like your clean up will be well worth it.:)

Lynette Jacobs said...

Well done on destashing Helen. Overwhelmed...and waving back xx

Creative Mayhem said...

I am right there with you on the cleaning out front. I've been going through my stash and putting things in a giveaway pile to go to someone else as well. I'm in the middle of trying to find my true style and am really enjoying the process of just being able to create. Can't wait to see your room!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh this photo made me laugh out loud! Good luck with your big sort and purge.... sending you best wishes on that!

Linda Eggleton said...

Hopefully you're finished with all the sorting & are now enjoying your well organised space!! I need to do this soon too :-/

Bente Fagerberg said...

You had me LOLing at the title and that photo! I have most of my stuff in boxes at the moment as my house is on the market. So difficult when I cannot get to all the stuff that I know I have and 'need' to be creative... :-) Well done on the de-stashing. It's hard!

Denise van Deventer said...

It's always good to do a spring clean through one's scrappy stuff! As we have's style changes and some of the goodies we had previously purchased are no longer our "go-to's! It clears the way for new adventures and creativity! x

Ava Gavloski said...

Ok, Miss Rose!!!!
You say you are not drowning, you say you waving. But, when I saw this hand , I had the Miss Rose from the Titanic flash back. I have had it on my mind to re-watch the video, so now you have done it. Tonight, I am watching Helen's hand stretch out.....giggle....