Wednesday, 6 March 2013

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday #196

Just like last week, there is no actual crafting happening here today. I went away at the weekend for a DIY craft retreat and had a brilliant time. When I got home on Monday afternoon I couldn’t face unloading all my craft stuff from the car so it stayed there until this morning. Now it needs sorting out properly.

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It’s rare that I craft away from home and I had no idea what to take with me. In the end I grabbed an empty cardboard box (just visible at the back) and took stamps off the shelf until I couldn’t fit any more in there. I did the same with inkpads into that shoe box. Punches and card went into the cupcake carrier at the front.

My scoreboard and boxes of various random stuff went into the bag at the back and my tool tote came along too. Just how many pairs of scissors do I need?! The carrier bag houses a pile of patterns that Karen kindly gave me. She was having a clear out and remembered I was taking part in The Love What You Wear Project.

It’s all back where it belongs now and I might just get the chance to use some of it again soon. The lounge floor from me, but other folk will be showing their desks as is the convention on a Wednesday. Join in at Julia’s place, or just have a nosey. Everyone is welcome.

26 comments:

Angela said...

Hello and Happy WOYWW to you :)

So glad you enjoyed the craft retreat. You have an exciting collection of crafting goodies there.

Have a great week

AngelGreetings #134

Maisie Moonshine said...

Glad you had fun retreat and hope you're up an crafting again soon. Happy WOYWW MM x #99

scrappyjacky said...

I've been away for a weekend crafting as well....first time ever....and as I went by train my supplies were very limited.....luckily the 'car' ladies had plenty to share.

Jo said...

Glad you had fun at the retreat. I pack everything when I go to a crop :) x

Linda said...

Sounds as if you had a much needed break and what a way to spend it crafting with like minded folks. What did you make in the end?

Jess said...

I'm a "just in case" packer, that is I pack everything "just in case I need it!" I'm the same when we pack for holidays! Better safe than sorry, that's what I say lol xx

Victoria said...

Sounds like a super-fun time away..Wow...lovely..happy creating! Visiting from WOYWWW!
Victoria

Annie said...

Glad you had a fun time away. I'm sure you will be back up and crafting again soon.
Hugs,
A x #44

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh great that it was such a good weekend. And can I point out that you only just have enough scissors. Really, by my standard collection anyway, I think you're safe!! Unpacking is the pits, and because you've got more than you went with, I'm not surprised that you put it off. Still, are you all inspired and ready to get all prolific and crafty now? Hope so, need your sewing inspiration!

Ria Gall said...

your craft stash looks like my car when I go to visit my sister and do crafting with her. I take that much stuff just in case I need it and then it is a job putting it all away again. Glad you had a great time
Have a great WOYWW thank you for sharing your workspace today
Ria #39

Laura said...

Glad the retreat was good. I wouldn't have a clue what to take either!!
Happy Wednesday
:)
Laura
93

My simple life said...

How much of it did you actually use? Lol. I've not unpacked mine either

Lunch Lady Jan said...

So glad you had a great time!! Believe me, you need a few more pairs of scissors if you're going to compare with Julia! I wouldn't know what to pack either and take everything and the kitchen sink as well! Good luck with the unpacking :)
Hugs, LLJ 32 xxxx

Krisha said...

LOL I always pack as much as possible when I am going to be away, and like you once it is back home it is even harder to unpack it! Hope you had a great time.
Krisha #126

Lisa said...

4 pairs seems a good number to me!! I think I took 2 pairs and 2 trimmers... roll on next year and well done on those patterns too, something else to look forward that you do do ron do do ron ron ;)

Lisa xx

JoZart said...

It is great to get away for crafting and so glad you had a good time. I always take the kitchen sink ... who knows it might be needed.
You never said where you went!
Jo x

dix said...

Looks like a stack of some fabulous tools for creating! Thanks for sharing. dix---

Kim said...

Ugh I hate unpacking from a crop! I'm glad you had a great time though. You do know that I'm dying to see what's inside your boxes and bags don't you?! lol Happy WOYWW #155

Jaki Morris said...

Oh my, that is all!

Jaki
xx

Jackie said...

Eased you had a good time
It is so difficult to know what to take though I do agree eith you
Jackie 10

Heather Alger said...

Sounds Fun, hope you had a wonderful time x
Happy WOYWW Heather #59

Neet said...

I always find it hard to know what to tai when crafting away from home. Inevitably I always take far too much. Good though, isn't it, to craft with friends.
Boundary Mill bag? Do you live nearish?
Sorry I am late - been on a short break away. Hugs, Neet 36 xx

Sandra said...

I have to say, I find it really hard packing for a crop - there is always something I've forgotten. So packing for a retreat would be my nightmare LOL. I do now though tend to take page packs made up, and I have a 12 x 12 RUB always on the go of embellishments which I use at home and just can take to a crop too :)

Lisa-Jane said...

I'm impressed! All of my stuff is still sat in my craft room waiting to be sorted and put away. Did you get loads done!

Twiglet said...

Hope you show and tell all the things you did at your craft retreat! x Jo

Anne said...

I would be the same - always take everything just in case!! Glad you had a good time. Sorry I' so late. Anne x @65