Tuesday 13 March 2012

WOYWW - Week 145 - What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday?

Greetings WOYWWers, Followers & Everyone,

Ah, Wednesday at last! On so many levels this has got to be the best day of the week - not least because it's the day an awful lot of us drop in on each other and enjoy the vicarious pleasure of a good snoop around each others workdesks. And this is all courtesy of the lovely Julia over at Stamping Ground - click the WOYWW icon, on sidebar to the left, to join in.

I hope you are all well and that last week was a good one, wherever you are. Welcome to my newest followers, Sandee, Karen,  Yvonne and Danielle ... hope all of you will enjoy reading my blog posts for some time to come.

So, what's on my desk?

Well, no actual crafting going on but then, as many of you will probably know from this previous post, I've been up to my eyes in muck and bullets :) Oh, but what a guddle I've been in ... I've promised myself never to do that again. However, now that it is all straightened out I have to say it was all worth it ... I have a lot more space to craft in. Just a few stats for you:  the old craft room (previously the home office) measured 9' x 7', that converts to 63 sq ft in area; the new craft room measures 12' x 11' - that's 132 sq ft - more than twice the area to craft in :)  Here's a photographic tour:

This is the view to the left after entering my lovely light and airy room - just love that aqua wall :) First left is the new shelving unit, the table is where the computer used to be (it stayed in the old room). That is a doll's house - it's scheduled for refurbishment some time in the future - on the CD cabinet, then there's a couple of drawer sets before you get to the worktop and the two sets of shelves that came out of the old room.

Under the window, and near the radiator of course, is a faux window seat  from which The Boss can keep an eye on me :) Next to that are more sets of drawers.

The armchair you can see beside the ancient set of blue Liberty drawers, the EM always refers to these as the Indian cupboard ... I understand the Indian, that's where they were made, but cupboard? ... I digress ... the armchair is the EMs ... he plans to sit there and chat to me on occasion, something he couldn't do in the old craft room.

The same card I was working on last week is now on the table waiting to be completed ... sorry for the glare from the windows in the photo ... I need to experiment to get the best shots. To the right is the album for the digital scrap layouts I showed in the previous post and behind that is this month's copy of Scrapbook Magazine. Under the mag you can just catch a sneaky peak of the card for Thursday's Handy Hippo share. A paper pad, a couple of rulers, an ink pad and a box containing the embossed bits and pieces make up what I'll be working with tomorrow ... got to get that card finished at last :)

I hope you enjoyed this wee tour of the new craft space. It's still a work in progress, there's still a box of stash to put away, but the worst is done. I'm sure over time I'll discover that I haven't made the best use of all this new storage space but right now I'm just pleased that I can see the table and the worktop again and I'm looking forward to hours of lovely crafting time.

At the time of typing it's still Tuesday but I'm hoping to be up bright and early tomorrow so that I can link up and get down to visiting as many of you as possible.

In the meantime, I wish you all a very happy WOYWW and happy crafting too,


fairy thoughts said...

good morning to you to, but it is still Tuesday here, I am starting early too or is it late.
love your new space sooo much room to get messy in, i bet you cant wait he he

scrappymo! said...

Double the space...bet you are one happy lady. Looks good. Lovely big table and great to have a chair for your husband to visit.
Mine visits and we have a recliner in here...used to be for me but now it had evelved into a seat where he sometimes visits and watches telly (for 5 minutes)while I craft..
Usually he leaves muttering that he doesn't like this TV as it doesn't have HDTV on it...teehee I could care less about HDTV...more interested in my embossing tools etc...

Jackie said...

OMG what a wonderful craftroom, it looks ginormous :o)
Jackie xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Glare from windows...oh man, you couldn't wish for more! Lovely lovey new space Elizabeth..if it wasn't yours I'd be jealous. Love the armchair for company, am quite sure that will work out really well. Wow. I may have to come and play in your huge room now!

Have linked you, sorry about the missing link (!), i know not why!!

okienurse said...

Congrats on your new crafty space. I am planning on swapping rooms soon too! I mentioned it to my husband and he thinks I will just fill it to full with more stuff and thinks it will be a waste to change space! Hope you have a great week and enjoy that new room! Vickie #4

Helen said...

I am so envious of your fabulous new space - worth all the effort I am sure - twice the space, you lucky thing!! Hope you enjoy making beautiful projects there.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Morning! Wow I know I've seen a sneaky peek of your room on other posts but these pics look fab! Your room is truly wonderful. You've got my mind going as to how I can 'do out' my little room better. Take care, enjoy snooping the oh so many WOYWW desks & have fun! Zo xx 34

Amy E said...

What a BEAUTIFUL new craft room!!! It's just gorgeous! With all the extra space and room to spread out, I bet you're going to have some amazing good crafty time in there!!!

Amy E. #37

Jules said...

Wow Elizabeth!!

What a fantastic workspace you have now!!

I love that the EM can come and sit with you too.

My hubby can't even get in my room once I am in. He just stands in the doorway (with a cup of tea for me if I am lucky LOL!!!).

Have you got enough stash to fill your room or will you need a bit more? Tee hee!!!

Have a good day Elizabeth.

Love Jules xx

jude said...

Wow what beautiful bright airy room you have.Im sure you will get mre enjoyment out of your crafting especially when youve peeps to chat to ...lol#
Have fab wednesday and creative week
judex 17

Neil said...

Hi there; just thought I'd pop my head in to say hi! Your room is looking great, lucky you to have twice the space!
Neil #8

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, what a fab job you've made with that new room, but I can understand all the upheaval etc that must have gone into the making of it. Bet you're glad it's over! But it's a wonderful space in which to create - have fun!!
Hugs, LLJ #26 xx

Redanne said...

Oh Wow Elizabeth, how lucky are you having double the space! I love your dolls house and I envy your space! Regards Anne #27

Annie said...

I've really enjoyed the tour. What a lovely roon your have to create in.
A x

SueH said...

You do realise Elizabeth, the more space you have, the more crafting goodies you have to buy to fill it!.

That’s a lovely new space you have there, so bright and airy and it must be such a pleasure to work in there, even if you’re being watched over by ‘The Boss’. At least Bonnie has her own seat now and doesn’t have to spend her time as BoJangles does, on the table right where I’m trying to work.

Happy Crafting!

Glenda said...

What a wonderful new craftroom! I know you are just stretching and enjoying!

May said...

Love your new space its fabulous, and I just love the fact that (the Boss) has her own area to keep a eye on you x x Have lots of fun in your new space Elizabeth, Hugs May x x x

Sarn said...

YAY for the new craft space Elizabeth. Great pictures.


Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jacqui Chimes said...

how lovely this is

Angie said...

What an amazing area you have now ...so well organized ...and SO tidy ...how long before you out grow this lol xx 70.

Spyder said...

What a fantastic crafting space!! Mine I'm afraid is still messy....ok...it's only been three months! Thanks for my snoop! Have a great crafting week.
HaPpY wOyWw!!

Mistys Mum said...

What a brilliant craft room - thank you for giving us the grand tour.
Having already visited someone updating theier room & yours done I now am really fidgety about getting mine changed.

Carin Winkelman said...

That is an amazing craft room you have there. Lucky you! Thanks for the tour. I love looking at art studio's and craft rooms.

Ann B said...

You are very lucky to have such a fantastic craft space and a lovely comfy chair to flop in when you need a mojo break and a cuppa. Thanks for sharing the photos.
Ann B

Twiglet said...

What a fantastic craft room you have created there Elizabeth - may you have many happy hours of fun in there! x Jo

Peggy Cain said...

really nice looking studio!
Have a fun WOYWW.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Oh wow - I do love your new crafting room. How nice to have two large windows too!

Have a great rest of the week!


Belinda Basson said...

enjoy your new space, it looks fabulous! Lots of natural light and tons of storage space!


Oh, your area is just too lovely. That desk is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

That's a wonderful large room you now have Elizabeth. You've got more than one desk to show us each week now too! Love the windows with all that light coming in. Well done for having a man with a toolbox! Hope you spend many happy hours in there.

Brenda 12

Sara S. said...

Lovely space - and so much storage!!

Lisa said...

Great space. So much room lucky you but easier to make a bigger mess!

Di said...

OMGosh - are your going to run classes in there? Book me in please if there's half board with Meat Loaf and Paupers Pie for dinners!!Looks fab Elizabeth! Di xx

ScrappnBee said...

Wow! The new scrap room is AMAZING! You must be so excited to get scrapping there! Thanks for the tour. Loved it! Have a fabulous WOYWW! -Amanda #39

Peggy said...

what a great space you have
Have a fun WOYWW.

Craftychris said...

Wow! what a cool space - enjoy! xx

Danielle said...

Glad to see the space is done. It looks fantastic! Now it is time to get your crafting on. Enjoy!

lisa said...

Wow, Elizabeth, what a wonderful new room. what luxury to have so much space and a lovely huge toable to craft in. I know you though, it will still be incredibly tidy. I could fill it in seconds with my mess!!!
I love the idea of the armchair so that the EM can chat to you. I have one in my room, it nearly fills it in fact but there is nowhere else for it to go and I love it but it is just somewhere else to put stuff, no one rarely sits in it. I quite like the idea of someone sitting and chatting while I'm crafting!!
Enjoy your space and Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax

Unknown said...

such a good use of space, would love this much room

thanks for the snoop
Judie xx

Beckyt said...

wow love the new crafty space thanks for sharing

Becky x

kay said...

what a super craft room,am sure you will have fun in there,have a great week,x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...wow what an amazing craft room sooo much space...Mel :)

Alexandra MacVean said...

wow, I'm totally jealous of some of the work spaces I'm seeing. hahaha Yours is wonderful. ANd looks like I need to show my actual desk next time! :D

Very nice work.

Robin Panzer Art said...

It's wonderful that you have a new double sized crafting space! I am excited to be doing the same thing in the very near future. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Robin Panzer Art Studio #33 #130

Kathryn said...

Greetings Elizabeth!
My first visit to your lovely blog. Oh My! Wonderful new space, so very jealous! HA!
I scrolled through your older posts and your work is fabulous! But... that great-granddaughter... SO BEAUTIFUL! Those eyes! No wonder you miss her and her family! Can't believe you're a great grand mum!
Happy WOYWW and crafting to you in your new space!

debby4000 said...

WOW amazing craft space, so jealous.

Dragon said...

Well that is a totally amazing space... it's a wonderful new amount of room so well worth the wait!!

Anonymous said...

Ooooh Elizabeth, I;m loving your new craft space.. loads of room for you to create and even a window seat for visitors ;-)

My shed is 8' x 6' so know just how tight space can be.. i either need an extension or a complete clearout! lol

Love your new space tho and your cards are wonderful

Hugs Sarah xxx

Debs Willis said...

Hi Elizabeth, fab craft room! You will have lots of happy hours rearranging and sorting til you get it just right :-)

Happy woyww

Debs #166

Joynana said...

Wow, you have a wonderful space. Would love to come and play with you there. #88

JoZart Designs said...

Wowzer! what a great room move for you. It's a fantastic space and you've made good use of it. Even seats for relaxing when all the stamping gets too much!
Lots of lovely daylight makes it perfect. Enjoy it and happy crafting to you...
Love JoZarty x

Bernie said...

WOW what a fabulous room. After crafting in my little closet for so long I think I'd be lost in a beautiful big room like this. Enjoy!!!
Hugs & Blessings

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm having a terrible time getting Blogger to cooperate with me. I sure love, love, love that clean room, though. You have so much space!