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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Thoughts for Tuesday

Still trying to get sorted!  Stressed, disorganized, going round in circles!  Turned to my   Little book of calm
for help....read this which I thought was so appropriate to me and to many other crafters that I know (and love) and thought this I must share.

"BE RUTHLESS WITH PAPER.
Rid yourself of the burdon and distraction of non-essential information by using the wastepaper basket - ruthlessly!"

How many times have I saved a scrap of paper just in case!!!  An old card, or image that I didn't actually like,  SO.....taking a deep breath....and a black bag....I set to work.....

this is my third bag!

I do feel less cluttered: I can see some space on my shelves: I can find things in the cupboard.  I'm not saying that this will always be the case - but for now I feel better!  Dare I say CALM!!

6 comments:

Crafty Tam said...

Well done you! I really need to do the same but can't help holding onto things. Maybe I need a little book of calm...

Tammy x

Janette said...

How much do I love that little saying you have shared with us....so true,maybe I should go sort some stuff out myself....heaven help me.....x

craftykat said...

You go girl! Keep up on that purging :) It's amazing how much better you feel when you get rid of a bunch of clutter. I am also guilty of keeping scraps and various items (for some future use...:D ), but about every year, 2 at the most I go through the recesses of my craft and scrap stuff and part with things I haven't used in that long. Sometimes it's more often than that, but if you haven't used it in a year or two, chances are you won't. Good for you, glad you're feeling a bit "calmer".. great book!

Merry said...

Well done Eileen....

Paula Gale said...

Hi - I had a clear out at the weekend - my Mum ended up with most of the stuff - she hates to see anything thrown out (guess what her craft room looks like??)!! I think a good blast every now and again is good for the mind - and soul!!

Paula xx

Alex said...

He he, well done, I managed to fill three black huuuuuge sacks full of absolutely rubbish. I cannot believe I just said that, but having done that I have superly impressed my boyfriend, cause every time he passed my desk he just shook his head in despair lol and now he smiles lol - I cannot believe some of the daft things I kept, all the while thinking to myself, oh I will use that some day!!! ha ha