Wednesday, 14 July 2010

WOYWW

It's WOYWW again and if you want to share in the great fun of spying on the secrets of lots of other work desks, pop over to Julia's blog.
Yesterday we had a power cut from before our breakfast until after 2pm so I couldn't wash clothes, phone, cook, vacuum, use the computer etc., so I tidied my craft room. Mark this day as special, rare, different, exceptional, amazing, in fact a MIRACLE. Thank you so much to the contractor who cut through a mains cable (and hope he wasn't hurt) as I am now so glad that I did it. It's amazing how reliant we are on electrickery yet I grew up without it until I was about 9 years old.
On my desk can be seen a bag of wool tops for the felt doll I am half way through making. 
After someone asked.... I made the letter holders on the cupboard doors from pieces of an old carton and a yard of fabric. I then fixed on the criss cross tapes with large brads. It was my friend Jayne's idea when she (kindly and amazingly) helped me revamp my room earlier this year.
There are three frames, a gift from my friend Neet, which I am going to decorate and use for photos of my three little grandees. 
Those mini buckets and the letter L still wait, and wait, and wait...... to be altered. 
There's one of my old flat irons which I use, amongst other things, to weight down glued items. I must fess up that I used those irons for real when I was a little girl. One would be on the gas hob heating as one was being used to iron. Yes all right , I really am that OLD!!
At the front there are some bits and bobs out ready for me to make my first 3 pages of a chunky 4 x 4 inch alphabet swap. A is defo for Africa, B for ?, C for ? any ideas as I can't decide.
These little drawers form part of my storage and these too were tidied.
They sit on shelves with larger storage boxes
I love my Johnny Depp bag but can't yet bear to use it. It reminds me of the great day when Mo, Jayne, Neet and I, went to Manchester to see Alice in 3D on the IMAX HUGE screen. Amazing!
This little fella came to steal bird food today.... back and forth for an hour or so. Not a brill photo as it was through the window but I had to take one as he was so cute. Cute as it was I'm glad it was out side and not in my work room!

33 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Don't think I'm playing today cos your desk is so tidy!!! Looks good, though - a big change since we were last there. Hope your electrickery is okay today!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh amazing - the tidy desk that is! Oh nice to hear about the 'olden days' hehehehehe - brings back memories. I don't have many from where I first lived but I do remember the gas light! Can't wait to see your felt dolly.
Anne xx

joey said...

Hiya

oh I love your space, look at all those draws, and I love the boards you have with the lattice effect on them!

Joey.x

Artyjen said...

Fab storage ideas...love to see inside some of those boxes! :)
xoxo Sioux

Lulabelle said...

Wow very tidy! Love all your drawers and the Johnny Depp bag!
Your card for the tags is great! Thanks for sharing!

Nicks said...

what a fab desk!! Thanks for sharing x

Tracy said...

Wow, what a great workspace you have there. I really like those letter holder thingys on your cupboard doors - I need to make some of those for the "white space" in my office!

Enjoyed the peek into your workspace today, thanks for sharing.

Tracy :-)

Violets Corner said...

Oh, the letter holders are a fab idea!
Love all your drawers, looks very organised! Hope you'll have time for crafting today.

Here's a link for how to use a Stampamajig tool. I made mine with LEGO blocks and a plain sheet of acetate. http://stamptv.ning.com/video/how-to-use-it-the-stampamajig

Hugs
Maarit

Rosie said...

Oh wondrously organised and FULL of little drawers - my idea of heaven! Loved visiting your workspace and what a great idea for the fronts of your cabinets.

mckinkle said...

oh what a fabulous space you have to craft and yes, you're right, we rely so much on so many things we take for granted until something happens to them!!

Keryn x

Twiglet said...

Amazing workspace - all neat and tidy and ready to go!! I love the project on your earlier post - its really beautiful.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hi! i love your drawers! what a cute mouse! and those cupboard doors are amazing! great to hold all sorts of art! but the most amazing thing about your post is the old iron that you used when you were younger. i love it!

Wipso said...

What a brilliant job you've done with the organising and tidying. Love the little visitor to your bird feeder :-)
A x

Amberbop said...

I love the colors of your room! How inspiring. Oh and I'm totally jealous of that crafting wall!

Linda Elbourne said...

Well that all looks mighty fine ... well done you!

Doone said...

Jo, I know it is not your fault, but everywhere I go today I am having someones tidy drawers wafted before my face - I promise that if we too get cut off from all distractions I will tidy one ot two of my drawers....

Dx

Dotpat said...

Is it still tidy Jo,,,,,,,,,,,,,, or have you managed to make a mess again. I am the worlds worst

Helen said...

Well done on your tidy up! Thanks too for the bag of stash, you can see it proudly spread allover my "desk" (floor) in my WOYWW!

Sue said...

Hi Jo
oh what lots of lovely storage you have, luv all them drawers,great piccies, have good day, sue,x

butlersabroad said...

What an amazing craft room you have, it looks so friendly and inviting! Loved the fold out cards on your last post, where would I find instructions for one of those, they're fab!

Hugs
Brenda

Diane said...

Oh, Jo! Your room looks amazing! I thik I'm about to call in a joiner...I so need shelves and lots of reorganising!
Take care, Diane x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

look at your lovely storage, so organised, it all looks fab. I have enjoyed my nose around today, Tracy Evans x

Darcy said...

wow what an amazing workspace, I love it. The cupboard doors are genius.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Yep, that little thief would have made a big mess in your craft room. I like tidy and I was so impressed by all the storage containers you have. I'm sure that helps you stay organized. I am impressed by how orderly everything looks. Happy WOYWW.

lisa said...

Goodness, how tidy are you Jo. Like you say, it's amazing how we rely on electricity but don't realise it until it isn't there. You certainly look as though you made great use of the time though. I love how you've stuck one item of what's in the drawers on the outside, it reminds me of how my Dad used to store screws and such in his shed when we were little.
We have little field mice pinching the bird food too. We live very near to open fields so I think that's where they come from. Like you say, they're fine as long as they stay firmly outside.
Hugs Lisax

Theresa said...

Great space!!! You are my organization idol and I would be thrilled to see that little guy out my window!

Thistleblue said...

good morning to you! Well done on all the organising!
Thanks for the comment and hope you had a good WOYWW!
hugs
Michelle
x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh my word I don't know where to look first - what a great way to spend lecky down time - I would have gone out shopping and whinged. What a fine example you set Jo! Why is it an L? And is the alpha book to be all countries or just random nouns?

Jingle said...

WOW! You have a great space! It looks great, too! And now you can mess it up! LOL!

Maz said...

Wow, you have a nice big space - love all your little drawers! x

Alicia Redshaw said...

Love your space and your draws look really handy too. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. I am comforted to know I am not the only Mad Mum who has hunted down a treasured toy.

Spyder said...

Love your rows of little draws, and wonder what they hold, lots of brads or shinny things or ribbons of pure gold. Love your bag with Johnny D wearing his hatters Hat, have you seen the latest film with Alice and the cat?

Linda said...

You have a lovely work space. I also love the rows and rows of drawers.