Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WOYWW #28 (217) Studio Before Pictures

Fell off the wagon
and rolled into the ditch!

It's been awhile since I've played along with WOYWW...(I wonder how many of my last woyww posts start out with something like that?!) Glad to see that Julia Dunnit, the Queen of Peek is still at it!

In fact, it's been awhile since I've played in the studio at all.

I really thought I'd have the studio up and running weeks ago.

Silly me.

There's been the unpacking, family visits and family visiting, Boy Scout camp, birthdays and all the activities associated with moving to a new state and the selling and buying of 2 houses. Ugh.

Thankfully, we are done with the houses and beginning to settle in a bit.

There are still about a dozen boxes to be unpacked. Mostly house items and out of season clothing...we think. The movers marked the boxes with what the majority of the contents were, but there were A LOT of boxes marked with the main item, but filled with lots of something else. For instance, my antique typewriter was marked on the box (it was located near the family room in the old house) but the majority of the box was my husband's t-shirts (definitely not in the family room!)


I am making progress. I do love the room. Lots.

Want to see what I've been up to? Obviously, these are the BEFORE shots...the AFTER shots are still in the making, a work in progress! lol

Sorting out the contents of the boxes...lots of boxes.

The only item officially hung up is the clock. My main desk is buried in the middle of the room. Can't wait to get the pegboard framed and hung up. Then the real organizing of the workspace begins!

The Workbench - where most of the actual creating happens.

paper, stamps, light table, stuff & more stuff

got milk?
My family drinks a lot of milk. At least the cartons came in handy! Originally, I had saved them to use for mini books, but they were the perfect size for paints, mists, stamps, get the idea! 

Putting things in places, but I suspect it will be a couple of months of use before I really get my workflow figured out in the new room.

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,


  1. Oh I know that feeling of being overwhelmed by the mountain of boxes & thinking you will never be straight & tidy again! I hope you battle through it &it looks like your craft room will be great once you have it all set up how you want it! Ali #102

  2. Happy WOYWW, I shudder at the thought of trying to pack up my craft room contents and move them!

    Good luck with the unpacking!

    Cazzy x #92

  3. Wow I see LOTS of fun goodies!I would love to have a room that size and soo much stuff. Im overwhelmed with just the little bit that I have. Im a newbie and just kinda stumbling around. Thanks for sharing.
    Roberta #122

  4. I know how you feel-having just moved a month ago!! We were ripping off wallpaper the night before my parents came to stay! Crazy-but your studio will be beautiful! :)

  5. WOW that is alot to sort thru and find new homes for everything it will look amazing when you have the time to get it going lots of toys to play with :) hugs Nikki 119

  6. What a lot of stuff, looks exciting for me, maybe tiring to you, as you have to do all the work. Good luck with it!
    Gabriele 37

  7. will so be worth it when its all finished - look forward to the finished shot before you start work in it.

    Lynda #59

  8. AAAAch. Moving is so hard! My last move was many years ago but your photos bring back all those memories. Hope you are getting to the end of it soon.

  9. Well that is some tidying job, rather you than me. Can I make a suggestion that you involve someone else in your sorting. Sometime another pair of hands and eyes helps you reduce that overwhelming panic that can come over you when you try to face things on your own.
    HAve fun
    Chris No. 83


Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit! I read all of the comments and appreciate your thoughts. May all your Mayhem be crafty messes...inky hugs!