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?
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,