Wednesday 29 December 2010

WOYWW - Week 82 - New Toys from Santa + Workspace Re-organisation

Good Afternoon to you all,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa was good to you. I can't believe it is a week since I last posted. The holiday has just gone by in a flash and to make matters worse my great-granddaughter, due on Christmas Eve, has not yet arrived. We are all on tenterhooks here.

Welcome also to my new followers, Debbi and Claudia Rosa. I hope to keep uploading posts that will be of interest to you.

Now, to What's on my Workdesk this Wednesday - not sure what this is about then please pop over to Julia's here and take a voyeuristic peek at many more workspaces :

It's my new Hougie Board - one of my crafty presents from Santa (aka DH). Other craft related goodies I found among the parcels were:

Not had time to play with them yet as I've spent the last 3 days having a massive re-organisation of my workspace. This was a job long overdue! The place was a mess and I was starting to get very frustrated with the muddle left from all the Christmas card making neglect. It's much better now, I know where everything is and I can see my where all my stamps are.

There's not a lot of the wooden-backed stamps but they were tucked away in a drawer, I couldn't see what I had, and I read somewhere that it is best to store them on end like this. Other stamps are stored in DVD or CD cases which I've started to label so I can see at a glance what each one contains.

Once again I have to apologise to those of you that I failed to visit last week, Christmas just got in the way - I promise to do better this week.

Now that I've sorted out my workspace I can get down to some serious crafting and playing with my new goodies. There are a ton of new techniques I am eager to have a bash at and share the results with you.

In the meantime, I hope that those of you who are still on holiday continue to have fun and those unfortunate enough to have returned to work, well, it's only a couple of days before the New Year and hopefully you'll be off again for the weekend, at least.

Here in Scotland the New Year celebrations can be somewhat protracted, going on for a few days. Although I feel it is nothing like the fun it was when we were all young and the extended family, with friends, got together  in each other's houses and partied a few days away! We used to travel from Edinburgh out to the suburbs, Musselburgh, Dalkeith, Danderhall, Old Craighall and Rosewell, all on the best bus service in the country, to make sure we'd wished everyone a Good New Year. Now we all live too far apart, Aberdeenshire, Stirlingshire, the Borders, London and even Australia, so we have to make do with a phone call. Changed days.

We're off to M&S this afternoon - some vouchers are burning a hole in DH's pocket. So glad the weather has improved.

Bye for now.


akilli melek said...

glad santa was good to you. Hope you enjoy playing with your new stash, and remember to show us some of the results.

I am missing scotland, but rebooked my flights for march so i get to go to the SECC - yay!

Hope you have a wonderful new year and see you in 2011
caroline #50

lisa said...

Wow, you have been busy, Elizabeth. What a tidy, organised work space. Can you come and do mine now. I think it will have to be a job for the New Year!
Santa looks like he knew exactly what you wanted. I spy some lovely Clarity stamps there, can't wait to see what you do with them.
I hope your expected new arrival makes an safe appearance very soon.
Happy New Year.
Hugs Lisax

Minxy said...

I could do with a good old sort out myself. Enjoy your new stash..Happy WOYWW and wishing you a very happy new year x
hugs Minxy #33

Anonymous said...

Wow, you have so many stamps! Thanks for the tip about how to store them. Love the way you organized your stash! Thanks for stopping by my desk. Happy New Year! #4

nnalorac said...

Lovely pressies, love the look of those papers, enjoy using your Hougie board, love mine. Wishing you a Happy Creative 2011. Carolxx

jude said...

Glad santa was good to you hun,hope you get a chance to play.Those stamps look lovely.Here's wishing you a very happy healthy,crafty new year whatever your celebrations are enjoy.
hugs judex5

Sherry Goodloe said...

Nice presents and ooooooh what a nice and tidy work space!! Nice INDEED!

I'm #20 on the WOYWW list this week. Stop by when you get a chance.

And a Happy *almost* New Year to you!!

Hazeyj said...

Such a tidy workspace Elizabeth and such lovely Christmas goodies - like you,I can't wait to try some new techniques. Also like you I have fond memories of Hogmanay when all the houses in the crescent had open house and there was a piper and we were supposed to be asleep! "Christmas for the kids and New Year for the Grown Up's" - as said by my ma. We would creep down in the morning and eat the left over shortbread and Black Bun; in preparation for visiting all round Edinburgh! Best wishes for the New Year, Hazel x

Chelle said...

I love reorganizing my space..just in the process myself. Happy New Year #64

Christa said...

Hi Elizabeth. You start the new year with a tidy workplace.......good job !! But what is a hougie board ?? Is it something to make foils ?? Love from Holland , Christa.

Ciara said...

Ooo, I like your new tree stamps, they're very pretty. I like how so many of us have new goodies to share :-)

Wishing you all the best for the new year/hogmanay (I'm well past all that galavanting too)


Sid said...

Very clear & very clean workspace !!

oneoff said...

Hope that M&S wasn't too bad!

What a great opportunity to reorganise your space following the Christmas making season. And to accommodate Santa's deliveries, of course. I'd love to know how you get on with the hougie board.

Happy Hogmanay to you, and a merry and crafty 2001.

Bernie #17

P.S. Thank you for the lovely comments about my blog banner. That was my first craft fair table, and your compliments about the makes are lovely. Bx

Marjo said...

Gorgeous lot of stamps you have! Nice and tidy too.

Happy creative crafting in the New Year. Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #10

iluvtojournal said...

Hope the baby arrives soon. What a blessing. I miss the New Years celebrations of years gone by--but I am thinking of all family and friends.

Susanne said...

I need to do a little reorg of my stamps soon too. Thanks for the peek. Happy New Year! S #48

Susan said...

Nice re-organisation Elizabeth! I am hoping to do the same once I clean up my mess!
Thanks for visiting...the diaries are all colour coded too! Call the men in white coats! Everyone in the family has a colour where I write in events/activities related to that person. Family events are in blue! Totally OCD but my system works!
Happy final WOYWW for 2010 and Happy 2011!
Susan #13

Hope and Chances said...

Look at all those lovely goodies, thank you for the peek. Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you in the future on WOYWW :-)

happyglitzygirl said...

Thanks for your lovely comments re my daughter. Yeah we all good now. She is even going back to work on Sunday. She has a part time job. You work place looks amazing, good idea to store the 'other' stamps in CD cases. I have seen it on another blog as well, so am tempted to give it a go. Have a wonderful New Year and a blessed 2011. Blessings Hilde

Gez Butterworth said...

Enjoy your pressies Elizabeth.xx

Anonymous said...

Reorganizing is a very therapeutic way to pass a few hours, and you can feel all happy and virtuous afterwards too! Love your new pressies, have fun playing with them all.

Brenda 81

Pam said...

Changed days for sure - the flip side is that it gives us time to craft and remember the good times ;) Hope your year is filled with great times and wonderful creations. Hauoli makahiki hou from AmberInk in the #1 spot this week!

Terry said...

Your space looks great! Now you can sit and create and make a glorious mess. :-) Thanks for visiting my blog.

Terry #25

Anonymous said...

Could you come and reorganise my space? It's not big and I don't have most of my stash at the moment, but I'd still love it if you could make mine look as good as yours!

Happy, Merry and Joyous Everything!
cheers, rachel #15

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great stash! Have fun playing with them. :)

Happy New Year!


Serendipity Stamping said...

Whew you did a good cleanup. Love the looks of that Hoagie Board and see a couple of your new goodies I wouldn't mind filching. #75

Nicky said...

Oh lots of nice goodies and love the organinsation - thats my sort of craft space ~ thanks for stopping by my blog have a great New Year ~ Nicky 38

minnie_mac said...

Thanks for your visit. Enjoyed reading your posts. What a tidy organised workspace.

Congratulations on becoming a great grandmother. New baby is gorgeous. What a great date of birth - 1.1.11


kayc said...

Congratulations on becoming a great grandmother. Thanks for sharing and vsiting me. Happy New Year! Kathleen x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Yes, I know I'm late getting here. I thought I had been here, but when I had to reboot, I lost track of where I was and now it's 2011 already. Took me a whole year to reach you (grin).

I love to reorganize and find even better ways to store my stash. As it grows, I have to be creative, so that is sometimes a challenge. I love what you've done with the stamps. Happy New Year and I'll see you Wednesday.