Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Galvanised

After a morning full of the sort of domestic chores that leave me numb (not cold, just numb with the shock that I'm doing them again, so soon...oh why can't we have self cleaning homes?), I felt really galvanised to tackle some of my 'to do' list in terms of workshop preparation and crop stuff. This is a very pompous way of saying ( justifying, perhaps) that I spent the afternoon in my workroom. Mega large jumper, scarf (triangular thing, not a long outdoorsy one!) oil filled radiator and large cup of Assam required, almost the law. Got to be cheaper than having the heating on, even if a little eccentric looking!
Well, I kinda had the cleaning 'bit' between my teeth so I ended up making good on one of my non-resolutions! Hurrah! It took me a couple of hours but look:I sorted out my scrap box! And I didn't throw any of it away - just goes to show how untidy it was then, because I thought it was bursting at the seams. I have taken out the patterned paper scraps - they have their own box now, but it's small. I couldn't decide which was the predominant colour per pattern and you know what, that's the sort of thing that makes me obsess and waste time. So I didn't. Man I'm winning already! I've also made up the LO and instructions for the Lesson Session at this weekend's crop, and I've finally stopped procrastinating and finished this peg. My friends at the Crafthouse Press released a CD late last year featuring a huge number of images to print including boxes tags and templates, in a load of different designs. It's called Men's Travel & Sport. So now you know the subjects. It includes alphabets and vintage images as well as more modern, graphic style backgrounds. Great stuff. It will crop up on here quite a lot. Men are just so difficult! Anyhoo, the peg uses their paper and a Jolly Nation shrink plastic character. It's to be a gift for my BiL...just waiting for his club to upload their Fixture lists for this year so I can give him the peg already in use. That way he has doesn't have to do anything to make the present 'work' and it won't get slung into the dead gadget drawer or meet some other unused fate! Men are just so difficult!

15 comments:

Ann said...

Have you set some New Year Resolutions Julia and I missed them? You're far too organised today. What will you have to show on your desk tomorrow if it's all tidied away?
Yes, WOYWW is tomorrow, not today! I am very sorry for confusing everyone! (I can just see you all frantically checking your calendars) I set the post up ahead of time but managed to put in the wrong date - I'll just go and hide for a while :(

Linda Elbourne said...

Cor Blimey ... am I in the wrong place??? A neat scrap box ... this can't be Julia's blog ... I shall re-check my coordinates and go and find the real Julia Dunnit :0)

Charlie said...

Well done Julia. Looks good - I am a paper horder too. Love it when I make a "free card" using my scraps. Thanks for your nice comment to my pussycat card - to answer your question about how long a card takes me: If you ask my DH he would say "to B.... long" but to be more accurate - anything from 2 to 3 hours depending on the detail that goes into it and because I seldom make duplicate cards - which means I have to think it through every time. I know this is silly - but I love making these personal and sometimes silly cards and they are very popular. This is why I never make cards by the bunch to sell - I only make cards to order and people are ready to pay me what I ask for them.

Linby said...

I thought I was the only one verging on an OCD with scraps. I keep thinking how big does a piece of paper have to be to be in the scrap box instead of with the rest of the paper - resisted sorting it but have sorted white scraps into two sizes-as this made use of yet another box I coudln't throw away. Forget bag lady I think I will be known as box lady!
Linbyx

Linby said...

forgot to say! LOVE the peg
Linbyx

Pam said...

Oh Julia you have too much time on your hands, so can you come and sort out my scrap drawer and whilst your here just have a tidy around my craft room, my domestic goddess (DH) just refuses to even cross the threashold now as he says the untidyness brings him out in a rash!!!! But as he done the ironing last night I'll have to forgive him!

Kathy said...

Wow! Is this early "Spring Cleaning" then? and if you're all done at yours, mine could use some of the same treatment!

Love that giant peg

Kaz said...

Good grief Julia, I think you need a lie down after all this organisation. I'm just jealous x

Debbie said...

I am liking your scrapbox muchly and if we are blessed with a snow day off work tomorrow I may well have a stab at one myself!

Carmen said...

Hear that noise? That's much clapping going on this end and Craig thinking he can now make me do the same. Thanks a bunch Julia !! :D

Loving that peg and may pass the idea on to my bud whose hubby is a golfing nut if you doesn't mind ;)

ffroggie said...

Well done on starting with the good intentions! I have been wrapped up, hibernating and knitting for days now, snowed in here as I think I remember saying to you yesterday when you kindly told me that you were out having lunch and enjoying the sunshine. Are you still enjoying the weather!? LOL

NormaJean said...

Hi Julia, wow I need to do that with my scraps, Love the peg...where did you get it??
Hugs Norma

Wipso said...

What with Ann's WOYWW and a tidy Julia life is becoming very confusing :-) I'm really impressed...wonder how long it will last eh?
A x

Lyn said...

Wow, Jules, impressive, and I don't just mean the peg!

I'll be very interested to see what you do with the Men's images on the craft - men are such a pain ..... and I'll leave it at that!

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