Tuesday, 27 July 2010

WOYWW 60










Yeah! I'm so thrilled that I've won a blog candy consolation prize from Cath on her blog. Thanks Cath..I'll look forward to receiving it when, hopefully, I should manage to get to Vicky Stampers! 
It's Wednesday again so it's WOYWW and, whilst I'm still crafting in glorified semi chaos, it's time to show and tell about all that's going on in my space. This is all because of our leader and inspiration, Julia, who started us fessing up about the mess of our desks. If you want to spy on more madness go to her blog, here at Stamping Ground. It's the 60th post for WOYWW so congratulations Julia and all who participate!!!
Well, here's my desk, just as I am working on it, but I stood my, WIP, display stand at the back as so many of you are interested to see how it's getting on. I've shown some close ups of it's niches at the end of this post.
I've made a start on the large letter L which is gessoed and now painted with it's first layer. 
There in pride of place back right is my new Cinch,binding machine, courtesy of a bargain buy for acquired for me by my friend Jayne, who is as good as me at sleuthing out a bargain.
You should be able to see my ink applicators in their new stand which is an egg stand from a charity shop. It really works well until I can afford a Ranger one (3 tiered would be nice just like Jenny has converted her's to!)
I am working tentatively on my next alphabet letter and I'm up to E which looks, as you can see, like it may turn out to be E for eyes.
Here is an aerial view of what's happening on my desk. It looks a lot neater from this angle!
Close ups of niches in the display box after the crackle paints dried so effectively. 
I've stamped in the birth dates of my three grandees.
 I don't know how it will end up as I am just going with the flow!
 
Thanks for coming to snoop around my desk!  


49 comments:

joey said...

Hiya

your display stand is looking fabulous! lots happening on your desk, much more intresting than mine lol

Joey.x

Julia Dunnit said...

Can't resist coming to snoop - so much to see! You've gotta lot on Jo, and am shocked at how easily you flit from thing to thing..I'm such a staid old one job at a timer!! ALso, your tablecloth - taken me a while but I get there - it's why your desk is so cheerful every week but also why it looks busier...doh! Love what I can see of the E for Eyes...and I'm really struck by the idea of using important birthdates as embellies -lovely.

Sid said...

Some fantastic storage ideas there and love the printers type box

Wendy said...

Love the display box, its coming along great, also love your use of the egg rack rOFL

downrightcrafty said...

wow awesome craft space and lots to look at thanks for sharing, can't wait to see your floor next week
Hugs Kate xx

Bettythebaglady said...

Aha Jo Thanks for popping by. Don't panic-I'm only toying with Christmas-much more fun than taking it seriously. What amazing stuff on your blog. Thought I hadn't heard of you (and "how come?") then realised I saw your images on Stampman blog-Jill made a card for Ian with your stamps.Bankruptcy looms ever closer as I've had a look at those lovely images and feel a desperate need looming. Surfing is great but can be hard on the bank balance. Hugs BettyXXX
Thanks for the egg rack idea

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oops what's happened to the 'thanks for commenting' thing, it's all in a single line down the page (for me anyway)
I adore the cubbyhole thingy, it looks wonderful, fab colour too.
Thank you so much for the poppy seeds ;-)
Hope DH is doing well
Anne xx

Twiglet said...

What a fab craft room you have - I love the little egg stand - I can see I need to think more creatively as I roam around our local car boot. I think we should collate everyone's alternative crafty uses for everyday items - would be easy as we snoop all of the WOYWWers desks!!!! Mmmm I can feel a book coming on!!!

Heather x said...

Your display boxes are coming on a treat hun :)
Great desk pics hun :)
*hugs* Heather x

Lothian Crafts said...

Your display box looks fantastic love the idea of putting special dates on it.
Elaine

Helen said...

Great display box.

Dragon said...

Hi Jo..love your desk again, and all your work. Hope you don't mind but I have directed peeps on my challenge site to come and looksee here and on Lynne's blog and tutorial... I told you I found you both inspirational... could be a clue!!
Hugs Frankie
xx

Carmen said...

Lots going on here. I'm particularly loving your ingenious use of the egg stand and that display box :) Fabulous!

suzyq said...

Hi Jo, from one artistic butterfly to another. I also work on a number of projects at once, fliting from one to another and then back again. Though it does look like you are much, much tidier than me. I love your display box, the colours and textures are gorgeous! looking forward to seeing it when it's finished. sue x

Lizzybobs said...

what a fabulous desk - I love your egg standy thingy mmmmmm will be scouting around looking for one of these now thank you for my mooch around your world - lv Liz

Linda Elbourne said...

The display box is looking fab ... I have a large letter L too ... yours is much further along than mine though :0)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your display box, its fab. What a great idea like Julia says to use birthdates as the embellishments. Great desk area too. Tracy Evans x

Rosie said...

Like the look of how that box is coming along. I have my (home-made) ink applicator knobs in a wire cake stand, so have the 3 tier effect, but the egg rack is a very clever solution!

Sue said...

Hi
lovely craft piccies to look at, lots of creativity going on, luv the box, going with the flow, have great day, sue,x

jude said...

Hiya ,loved coming by today to have we snoop .Lots craftyness going on again.Have great wednesday.Hugs judex

Alix said...

wowzers you've got a lot going on there!
how is the cinch? is it...as easy to use as the name implies??

angeleef said...

What an amazing craft space! And so much going on there. Nice to see you thinking of us, letting us see how your progress is :)
Have a nice evening!
** Evi **

Angie said...

Love that WIP tray .... love the colours and what you are creating. You have a very interesting area too xx

Handmade with Love said...

I love the display stand that you are decorating and I love the ink pad holder, it looks great! Tracey x

Darcy said...

great display box, love the egg/inker display stand, what a great idea!

Phree said...

What a fabulous craft heaven to work in! Your WIP tray looks like a fantastic project.

minnie_mac said...

Love how your display stand is coming along, and love the egg stand.

Marilyn

Minxy said...

great snoop, am loving your egg holder sub for your ink tools, classic!

dizzy said...

love your desk Jo and so glad your egg/blending tool holder has got a show i love it your box is coming on a treat and already on E thanks for sharing hugs jayne xxxx

Serendipity (Christine) said...

So many things, really interesting, thanks for sharing :-)

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Jo, love your display stand its coming along lovely. What a neat idea to use an old egg holder for your blending tools/ Wish I hadn't thrown mine away now. I too would dearly love the Ranger holder but again have to sell a few cards instead of giving them away. Have a nice evening lol Jo.xx

Esther said...

Great desk...what a great idea for your ink tools, I've only got one so really don't need a stand but could be an excuse to buy more !! Love the box, Happy WOYWW Esther

Chrissie said...

Oooooh! lots of lovely things to ogle at here. Excellent WIP!
Chrissie

kath said...

loved seeing your creative space today...thanks for sharing...hugs kath xxx

Serendipity Stamping said...

What a busy, creative work space! Can't wait to see the finish of your display box.

Sunshine Girl said...

Storage is looking good - and I love the idea of the egg thing for your distress handles - wonder if I can fit my knobs in one of those? bet I could. Also I love my bind it all but saw a demo of the cinch on QVC and it looks so much better so hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy the BIA! you will be making mini books like crazy now!

Maggie said...

Lots to see here loving your display box and all your organised storage off to have another snoop - mean look.

Maggie
ps there is only more untidy stash under craft sheet this was how lazy I was when I needed craft sheet under my work!.lol

Dragon said...

Hi AGAIN!!! I am NOT stalking you, Jo, I just have a (nice) proposition to put to you so would you please email me at my addy...
Thanks
xx

Neet said...

Like the look of your box Jo - can't wait to see it finished.

Love your egg thingie - looks really good - especially with the hen on the top - brilliant find!

Dotpat said...

Fab studio Jo and your box is looking good, you have some patience pet

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wow! Your desk looks really busy! I'm sure the niche box will look great! You asked about my talk, it went very well indeed!

Lorraine Robertson said...

Hi honey... now that's a workspace to be proud of... lots of yummy goodies in the process of being used. :-)

To answer your question.. yes we did meet and have a quick chat at the NEC in March.. and hopefully we will be able to do the same again in the future.

love 'n' hugs
Lorraine xxx

Wipso said...

Youve always got such a lot of fab stash to have a snoop round.
A x

Lisa said...

Wow, i love to have a stamping session at your desk and some artistic vibes, It all looks fabulous:-D

xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i would love to have a binding machine!

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Hi, sorry its a bit belated viewing!! Thanks for the snoop & visitng my desk. I see you have Mr Cuttlebug out there! I must use mine more - lack of space is my excuse! Helen x

Tracey said...

oh you always have lots of lovely things on your desk, I look forward to wednesdays to have a snoop. Your box is really coming on, brilliant. I love your egg stand for storage, now why did I give my two to the charity shop last month, drat.

sorry this is a bit late, hope you have a fantastic weekend

Tracey

Hels Sheridan said...

the box is looking very interesting...and I loooove your olde spinner...I have been after one of those for yonks and ended up buying the new ones :O)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I know how late I am this week, but I was glad I made it by to see the update on your shadowbox. It is getting there. And how clever of you to turn an old egg stand into your ink applicator storage unit. Happy belated WOYWW.