Wednesday, 12 May 2010

WOYWW 12th May


Another week, another Wednesday, yes its that time again to have a browse at everyone's desk and what we are all up to this week.  My desk just seems to have purchases on this week.  To the right I have the Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine which I purchased as it has an article on art journaling in stages which I quite fancy trying.

In the centre of my desk is the challenge I completed for the Sunday Stamper challenge, which was to use GOLD in your artwork.  If you would like to see the project in more detail you can see it here.

On the left, by the tv you can just see a glimpse of another purchase I made, a book titled "Who Moved My Cheese?" which is an amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life, which I thought would be a good read for me as my life has now changed as I have just closed my shop to spend more time at home so this is something I will read over the next few days.

On a close up of my desk you can see my next purchase which are some Terra paints, Ferro Metal Effect colour and some Croco Crackling Colour which I'm hoping to have a play with soon.  The Terra paints are apparently good for adding texture and when thick enough you can stamp into it too, sounds good to me.

To the right of my desk I have a baskef full of projects I have completed along with any challenges I've played along with.  I will either recycle them or use as cards for family and friends.  Oops another purchase to the right which is the BigShot just solely so that I could buy some of the Tim Holtz Alterations dies.  Good job my husband does not read this blog as he would realise how much money I spend on crafts.

To the left of my desk I have some tall built in shelving units, which up until a couple of days ago were in a terrible mess, so thought it was time they had a sort, plus I needed more room for the new stash I keep purchasing oh and more space for more stamps hopefully, I have a thing for stamps (nearly said rubber there but thought that did not sound too good LOL).

Towards the top of the shelving I store all my cards and envelopes, but they may be moved shortly to make even more space for my stamp fetish, you can never have enough stamps I say.

I have worked quite hard this week on sorting more of my craft room oh and participating in a couple of challenges, oh and a magazine article and last but not least I am now also the proud owner of an allotment.  Have I ever grown veg, NO, so this is going to be very entertaining for me, my family and the other allotment owners around me.  The allotment is 27ft by 100ft, I did not realise the size until I got there but I think its going to keep me busy for the summer.  I will keep you updated with my challenges ahead LOL.

If you would like to enjoy more WOYWW desks then pop over to Julia's blog and have a good nose around, its great fun.  Oh and I would just like to say a big THANK YOU for all your kind comments last week, much appreciated.  Have a great Wednesday, Tracy x x

62 comments:

Vicki said...

we have some of that paint in our house too, i'm interested to see a project using it. love the little heart. your window lets lots of light in, that must be great!!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Hmm, move the cards and envies for sure...room for stamps is the law! Am familiar with the cheese book too - happy reading and happy new life!

Helen said...

What a great tour round your room. Love the heart too.

Pascale said...

Hi there Tracey I love your shelves with all your gorgeous stamps on and your project looks amazing on your desk. Hugs Pascale

Sue said...

Hi Tracy
oh lovely tidy desk, your heart look lovely, luv all your storage so neat & tidy, sue,x

Glen said...

Ooo...what a lovely tidy room. Now you have more time on your hands Tracy, I could do with some help organising here! *Ü* Love that heart and your stamps on the shelves. I too have an allotment and if it can be of help, here is the link to my blog...http://glendale-plot138.blogspot.com If you go back to the beginning, you will see just what it looked like when I took it over. I've noted the title of your book. I may need it in the future. TFS. ~Glen

joey said...

Hiya Tracy

love your tidy desk! your shelfing storage looks fabulous and so big!

Joey.x

Handmade with Love said...

Lovely tidy desk there Tracy and I love all your stamps there. Your last project looks wonderful and the book sounds great. Enjoy your extra time and let us know what you grow in your allotment!
Have a great week. Tracey x

Lothian Crafts said...

Very tidy desk. I love the heart on the easel it looks good. Your shelf's are super and very organized.

Tonje said...

Wow, you have such a great room, and so tidy and organised. I love that micro-tv you have there. I have always talked about having on in my room, but I would probably just stay there for the rest of my life then, surrounded with tv and cards and my children would never see me again.
Thanks for letting ut take a look at your great room!

Foil Play said...

Lovely tidy desk and great shelves :-)

Kathy said...

wow, what a tidy desk you have! (Kathy blushes at the state of hers...) Your shelves look fab. One day I'll have lovely new storage and my clutter will look just as smart as yours......maybe

Paula Gale said...

Wow Tracy - lovely and tidy - I love that heart shaped project you've got on the easel - wow!!!

Also, I'm impressed with your allotment acquirement - I predict lots of hard work ahead and a jolly good tan this summer - don't forget the SPF cream - oh and a comfy deck chair LOL... looking forward to more updates and piccies of that.

Good luck!!!

Paula x x x

jude said...

Wow what alovely tidy work desk.Love the projet on the easel would love close up piccy.Have agreat day!
hugs jude:)

Becky Cornish said...

Love the tour of your space i love the shelves and the room for your stamps , its great x

Becky

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Another CPS fan I see, great! Love the heart.
Anne x

Wipso said...

Gosh you have been busy buying :-) I have read that book and love it. Enjoy.
A x

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby looking desk hun and those shelves look great, am very jealous, I neeeed shelves ROFL x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I love your tall shelves and all the stuff in it. I received my CPS in the mail yesterday and I always ooh and ahh when i read it. What is an allotment? I've been trying to figure it out from what you said and I still don't know?! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Hi Tracy,
I love you shelves I want some!!
Your project on the mini easel (which is cute!) is gorgeous.
Hugs
Helen x
PS I have blog candy if you would like to have a go x

Dawn said...

Well it all looks lovey and very creative! and love the shelf

Love Dawn xx

Spyder said...

I just want your shelves!! The only trouble is, if they were mine they would look like yours!! The heart looks very interesting!!

(Lyn))

the code is... ungrab

<]:o)

Jan said...

SOOOO Organized!!

Cath said...

Love your tidy desk. The cheese book is a good read. I know what it feels like to close your own shop, I closed mine last year, but still do classes and workshops. Good luck.
Cath

Linda Elbourne said...

I have shelf envy ... seriously ... I got it baaaaaaaaad :0)

Darcy said...

lovely tidy room, wish mine looked as good. I have those little wooden drawers, mine were given to me and need a coat of aint..one of these days. Cloth,paper,Scissors is always a good read, enjoy!

Kaz said...

That is such a tidy organised space to look around. I've just ordered that mag and can't wait for it to arrive xx

Pam said...

What a fab tidy craft space you have. Good luck with the allotment my DD and OH are working on adding a veg patch to our garden at the moment.

Hugs Pam

Diana said...

Your post gave me my first laugh for the day (the part about your husband not reading your blog). Hilarious.
Love the peek into your space. It's all nice and tidy and lovely.
Never heard of that magazine... I'd love a copy.

Nine said...

I love the heart ! Thanks for sharing

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Lovely fab shelves, love the heart you are working on, a great WOYWW hugs Heidi xx

Jennifer said...

Lovely workspace! I love new TH dies but only have two ... for now!
Good luck with the allotment.
Have a great week.
Hugs
Jen x

Jennie said...

So neat and tidy compared to mine:( I have just purchased the CPS and hope to get a look see tonight... if I don't fall asleep!!
Thanks for showing

Sue said...

Hi Tracey, nice and tidy desk!! tut tut, puts us to shame, need to get those Terra paints out and make some mess, they do sound great, might have to have a little shopping trip!! oh dear, don't think you can ever have enough stash, not just stamps!! Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Love your Sunday Stampers challenge - It's fab!

Have fun with the Ferro!

XX

Debra said...

I like the idea of having a basket of finished projects to pull from for gifts. I may have to borrow that idea. I love the shelf unit. You have organized everything nicely.

She said...

Love your stamps, please can I come and play?? Love those little drawers too! We have "Who Moved My Cheese" as one of our training books at work! Have a good week. S x

Claireliz said...

wow so tidy & organized :)

Linby said...

that magazine looks interesting. like you little tv.
Linbyx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is amazing, So neat and tidy, Love the storage too, Thanks for sharing, Hazelxoxo

secret scrapbooker said...

That is soooo neat ....very jealous lol
Kate xx

Bettythebaglady said...

It all looks so artistic Tracy and I would love to have a dabble with all that painty stuff and a read of your crafty book. Are you sure your DH doesn't read your blog-mine does, it's the only way he knows what I'm doing as he is too busy reliving his youth on Google street view as he can't ride his bike any more. LOL Bet you will find that the time soon goes that you thought you would have free! Hugs BettyXXX

Twiglet said...

Another lovely snoop thank you. Read the book and several others by same author - lots of good sense and positive thinking!

Mummylade said...

the terra paint sounds really cool

Ikki said...

Super organization - I like to see my stamps not that I have that many. Yours look very interesting as do your new purchases. Enjoy your week. ikki

Penni said...

It's all very neat and tidy - you put me to shame!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Stressed Stamper said...

Got to be the neatest desk so far...

Tracey said...

Fabulous storage and craft space, love your heart for the SS challenge.
x

minnie_mac said...

Lot of yummy purchases.

Good luck with the allotment!

Marilyn x

tkelli said...

i love the clock you have there in the window! Lovely tidy desk ")

Kerry said...

I am interested in that article also Tracy. Since I am impatient and hate waiting for things to dry lol or I have trouble finding what I want when I want it, I thought it might do me some good.
Love your stamp storage. Mine are organized but I usually forget what I have because they are hidden away in drawers.
I do have a question though :) what is an allotment??

Thistleblue said...

I completely agree, you can never have too many stamps! Thanks for sharing, hugs
Michelle
x

craftytrog said...

Far too tidy Tracy! love your storage! x

JoFY said...

oooh its so tidy and organised - love it, want it! lol
I spy Moppe boxes from Ikea - love those but can't believe they now have to be assembled!!!!!!! I want to buy them ready made, ready to be filled with stuff the minute I get home! lol
CPS is a great magazine. love it.

voodoo vixen said...

It all looks so organised and lovely - I love tidy desks especially when they have wonderful things on them!! I now need to go by some Crocco stuff... sounds like fun!

Inge said...

Your room looks so organised! Beautiful pictures:)
Inge

craftyb said...

Fab job at the sortin' and tidyin'...all looks ready for you to get creative now! bx

Chrissie said...

Very neat and incredibly impressive stash!
Chrissie

Patrice said...

Looking good! I love that you have a tv on your desk, I often have music going in my craft room but would get soooo much more done if I could catch up on my fave shows at the same time as crafting :o)

Alisonw30 said...

Wow, your desk is even tidier than mine ;-) Love the shelves, everything looks as though it is easy to find and to hand.

Have a good week

Alison x

Mandy said...

Oooo I love your tidy desk & storage, I get the feeling you are like me and have to tidy up after every creation
hugs Mandy xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Your room is turning out just awesome Tracy!