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Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Whats on your Workdesk Wednesday??? ULTRA LONG POST lol

Hiya Everyone, Another Post from me lol, its WOYWW again!!! Thankyou all for making me feel so Welcome last week, how cool was it to see everyones Workdesks and Spaces. I thought afterwards I should have given a better intro to my desk lol, I use large as my piccy settings I dont know how to get them any bigger though - YET. So I thought I would show a few more piccys of my desk this week, BUT its a MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESS!!!!!!!! so prob not the best time for a desk tour but hey ho lol :O) Lols said something to me at Ally about space and craft areas and it has really stuck with me, so although I will be tidying later I am not embrassed to show these as this is how it looks 90% of the time lol (although should I be??!)
This first piccy is the overall desk, The boxes on the top house ribbons and envelopes and finished cards,The red boxes home stuff I never ever use but cant part with grrrrr! there are two stamps up there which are soon to be Blog Candy :O) and my heat gun I swear I have spent more hours looking for that thing than I have using it!!! Can you see how small my area is the desk fits in between two of my sofas!!!
This is how I left it last night lol, not as bad as I thought But there was no way I was clearing up at past 12, headies still there, I updated my mp3 player with some new but old songs :O)
This piccy is whats to the right, my flowers, and cuttlebug and dies, I use the shelf to take me piccys of cards, the paint kettle is what I put my scraps in as I am crafting so I dont have to keep bending down to the bin
This next pic is to the left, Ikea solutions again, I had these in the bedroom and just transfered them out, so so handy! they house my essential essentials that I dont use everyday lol lol only a crafter could have a saying like that! Glitter Body Spray what a fab idea, lasts forever and really glistens up cardstock! smells ok too! The green box is home to my inkpads, I am slowly collecting the SU ones I so want one of them stands! Although I love the one I saw on Sues Blog last week I even showed hubby and said I want one of them! lol
This one is on the shelf, little caddy things I got from the diy store filled with glitter, pens, flowersoft, my dusting cloth bits and pieces really, oh the card you can see on the blue box my daughter made me love her!, my punches live in that box for the timebeing I hope to sort better storage for those, prob dinky shelves on the wall behind
These magazine boxes are a temp home for my smaller papers, kitchen roll why do I have to have this on my desk it is another essential, my desk is naked without it lol. The piccys you see on the wall are what my kiddies have done, I was so proud of the calendar my son did me bless him, more sizzix dies in the box, some new copics which I put here so I dont muddle them with the old ones
A close up of the back of my desk, some 12x12 papers, not all of what I own phew just a selection Another storage soloution I need to find, eeek ribbon messsssssss I am a sucker for ribbons, and a few coloured images
And Finally...
When I first started crafting I brought myself a bone folder, well after many years I have finally replaced it and boy did it need replacing, trouble is I cant bear to throw the other away eeeek! although it really is battered!
I salute you if you got to the bottom of this long post!!! Lol, and I hope to get around to you at some point today :O) Have a lovely day Thanks for stopping by.xxx

62 comments:

Sharon Keanly said...

A very interesting post Joey, thanks for sharing. Wow, I use my dressing table as a workspace, so you're lucky. Even though it's small, it's a separate workspace!!! Will have to take some pics of mine too. Take care, hugs Sharon x

Kate said...

Like the essential essentials storage! The desk position in the corner looks a great idea too.

** Kate **

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

great pics joey, loved the the tour! you have a great and very creative space, hugs mandyxx

Rach said...

I love your craft space Joey, love all the bits and bobs, you are right the best gifts from the kids are the little handmade ones.. bless.. lol at your bonefolder, i must confess i have a few of the battered ones lying around.. haha.. oh and thanks for laughing at my hiding the hair stuff.. but honestly i caught my eldest with his dirty great mitts in it when he was off on leave.. and they don't use small amounts... he had half the pot stuck on his fingers!! lol..
xxxx

Sue said...

cor bloody hell pmsl, great piccies hun, makes mine look really boring, my new bone folder has loads of chips in it already!! sue,x

Kylie said...

OMG Joey. I loved the peek into your craft area. I am organised with drawers for my craft stash but my desk is always, always in a shamble! Funnily enough, I can't create as well when I've cleaned my desk, so now I don't clean it. Thanks for sharing, it's great.

Kylie ox

Lothian Crafts said...

Lots of crafting going on on your desk.

Twiglet said...

Well what a lot of stuff you have to keep you busy! Now I must check a few old posts to see what you do with it all.lol

Wipso said...

Hehehe you call that birron mess...You've not seen my blog yet :-)
A x

Nicks said...

Wow.... thats one cool crafty space.... cute! LOL

Paula Gale said...

where have you had that battered bone folder - did you drop it under the lawnmower LOL - i didn't realise they got like that - i can't be using mine right then - or not enough!!!

Great long post - i enjoyed reading and sharing your space and looking at ALL your stuff - you need a trip to ikea for storage solutions...

Paula x x x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Thanks for the grand tour Joey :) Fully understand about the bone folder thing I'm the same! Even though it's only a small space you have lots of storage and I think my space may be smaller as I use a corner of the kitchen.
Anne xx

Linda Elbourne said...

I am saluting right back at ya Joey coz I made it to the bottom. Lots of yummy stash you have there - Thanks for sharing :0)

Dena said...

Joey! What a fun thing to show us!!! Since my room is in the front room of the house, I have to clean each time after making a project. I love your creative space!
Hugs, Dena

Chrissie said...

Wow, lots of great piccies of your stuff Joey. Great work area.
Usually if you an click on a pic in a posting it zooms in, but if you have moved a picture this facility sometimes disappears. I've found that if you want to move a picture and you cut and paste it in the edit mode the pictures will still enlarge!

Julia Dunnit said...

Great WOYWW. Your space is busy, but it all fits in so well. Guess that means you only buy when you need. Seriously. !!!!!!!!!!

Mummylade said...

hehe, that old bone folder looks like it was run over by a truck =)

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Ha ha! Well it's good to know I am not the only messy crafter out there. What a great craft space you have, with lots of clever storage ideas. I love those little Ikea pots... they would be great for keeping Copics in.
Caroline xxx

Pam said...

Lots of interesting things there. I still don't have a bone folder I keep going with the intentions to buy one and then see something better like ribbon or paper, so I still use a kithen knife!! Hugs Pam x

Jacilynn said...

Wow, you have quite the crafting hoard ;) I love it. Love seeing peoples work spaces. I have a tight space too but manage to always fit my purchases in it! :)

Pascale said...

Hi Hun I love it it reminds me of my little cornor of mayhem. I love all the ideas you have shared with us. I saw a wicked thing on 60 min makeover today. It was a screen for a bedroom and I may get one to screen off my little corner in my bedroom. I am midway through a tidy so I may share mine this week xxx Hugs Pascale

Deb said...

loved having a nosey around, great idea using the body spray! I played alongtoday for the 1st time! hugs debx

Paula said...

Hi Joey,

Its great to see where you create hun. Ive joined in with WOYWDW this week too.

Hugs Paula xxxx

Ikki said...

Great post - enjoyed my snoop. Thanks for sharing your space. ikki

LadyBug said...

Great post and tour of your craft space. I'm amazed how much you have in a small corner :)

Helen said...

you were right about it being a long post - but wow, so worth while - I love your space, and the stash.... yum yum.

Linby said...

Great tour - all looks very interesting. I have to ask - how do you chip a bone folder, all I use mine for is rubbing along the fold of card???
Linbyx

Handmade with Love said...

Wow thanks for showing us round your craft room Joey, lots of lovlely stuff there and I love your storage solutions. Have a great week! Tracey x

butlersabroad said...

Great tour Joey, loved it all, and I have to say I have never seen a more used bone folder in my entire life!!!

Hugs
Brenda

scrappyjan said...

Hi Joey, I had to laugh at your post as this is just how m desk looks right now!!!! I say that you have to be a bit messy or you are just not a good creator..tee hee hee......
Love seeing you desk today sweetie..
hope you are all doing well..
hugs, Janiel

Penni said...

Love all the storage. I know what you mean with the bone folder - I'm terrible, I replace things but then can't bear to part with the old stuff!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Kaz said...

OOO such a lot of loveliness to look through. Another Ikea queen I see. I think ikea was made with crafters in mind.
The pixies in my craft room have hidden my bone folder xx

Jane said...

Thanks for the tour....you have a great workspace!

The Inky Minx said...

I was just thinking what on earth would we do if we didn't have ikea and there many storage solutions. love your ickle messy corner, full of inspiration :)

Cardarian said...

Huh Joey that was one good snoop! Love your workspace! Thank you for sharing!
Cardarian

Foil Play said...

Some really great storage ideas, thanks for sharing, Joey!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Great tour of your craft space...Thank you!! Lots of brilliant storage and stash.xx

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

Thank you for sharing, I am glad that I am not the only messy crafter out there.

Hugs
Kay

kayc said...

I love your craft room. Thank you for letting me have a peek. Kathleen x

Shirley Davis said...

Ha, a relative newcomer like me. And what a raft space - it's all going on and that is a compliment. I know I can be a bit too tidy sometimes - too much time on my hands?

I love the body glitter idea - I wonder how many of us use 'non-crafty' items in our papercrafting.

I use inexpensive packs of eye make-up sponge applicators for chalking (from Boots!)

Jan said...

Great work space, Joey :)

Spyder said...

great tour of your crafty space and I got lost, no body noticed and have only just got back to my blog so I could comment!! (only kidding!) fab stuff you have there
(Lyn))

Jingle said...

I love a space that looks like it is being used!!! Maybe you could alter your bone folder somehow to incorporate it into another piece of art so you could keep it! LOL!

Angie said...

Thanks for the tour around your desk ....a lot of stuff to poke around in. I know what you mean about your bone folder ...I have a 'pointy Tool' the point is knarled and the rubber end disintergrated ...I replaced it with a different make but I cant throw the old one away 'cos I liked it better.

Debra said...

Thanks for the tour! I too have paper towels on my desk! I don't know that I could craft without them! Love the essentials essentials storage!

Cathy said...

WOW - so much stuff in such a small space!
Aren't all crafty supplies essential essentials? ;-)
thanks for visiting my workdesk
Regards, Cathy

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Yep, I read every word, Joey. Why wouldn't I after the lovely comment you left me. You have a very active desk. Seems like so much going on. You have some very clever storage solutions, too.

Have a happy rest of WOYWW.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh goodness do you have lots of good stuff "essential essentials" in such a small space! I do love my stamp pad holder and will try to get a better picture of it to post tonight...it holds like 140 stamps pads or some ridiculous amount. My papa got a little carried away LOL!

Kathryn said...

Lots going on there and great work coming out of it! Your children are beautiful and I salute you for all your wonderful hard work! Thanks for sharing!
kat

flutterbycrafter said...

Just the kinda workspace I love,lots of mess, lots going on, shows a creative mind, well that's my excuse anyway.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh I loved my visit with you today Joey!
Such a great crafting space!
I think you are amazing crafting with your new baby and family!
hugs
kim x

Jodene said...

Your space is great Joey, I love how you fit such a lot in to such a confined space, and it's organised! Thanks for the tour of your desk :)

craftytrog said...

lovely crafty mess! ;o)

Diana said...

You have yourself a little nook, that's what I call my space. OK so it IS a little messy... I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's all nice-n-tidy!

peggy gatto said...

One of the prettiest spaces ever!!!
your pop out cards are wonderful!!!!

Vicki said...

OMG that is a busy desk, wow!!!! can't wait to see what crafty stuff you make xxx

Kathy said...

Thank you for showing all your photos, it's such fun to pop around and see so many craft spaces - a great way to pick up ideas for storage (and for new stash we need, of course)
Thansk too for visiting my blog :)

Tracey said...

Had a good old nosey, you have a fab space and your cards are gorgeous, I really need to learn how to colour properly, yours are fab.
x

Toucan Scraps said...

wow, you have an amazing stash and a great load of different storage systems.

Cher~ said...

Thank you for the delightful tour. I did make it to the bottom. It took me all this week to get here, but I did. :-)

Renee said...

Love your post! I enjoyed reading every word, and loved seeing all your goodies. Makes me feel right at home!!

Gez said...

Oooh you look so well organised. :) So sorry I'm so late calling. I definately need a few more hours in the day! Have a FAB Sunday.xx