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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

WOYWW 172

Morning all, and a happy WOYWW to you! It's the weekly Wednesday hop around the craft desks of the world, hosted by Julia Dunnit over at The Stamping Ground... so after you've seen W on my W this W, why not go and explore some more over there?

Seems to have become my Wednesday habit to double-post and run off to catch a train... this morning the train I have to catch is a whole hour and bit later than usual, so it feels positively relaxed this morning!

I'm showing you quite oblique shots of the workdesk today - just for a slightly different angle on things.

The desk itself is the old family pine kitchen table, which was one of those quite nasty orangey varnished affairs.  About 10 years ago, I stripped it down, sanded all over and then stained it with white wood stain, and for years it was my regular desk for working at.  You can still see files and reference books on the top of the bookshelf.  

Now my laptop is relegated to my lap, and the desk and pretty much all the surrounding space is being taken over my crafting...

Today's mess includes the almost finished tag which you can see in today's other post

the mini-chest of drawers and the rest of the gift set which I posted earlier in the week and hasn't yet found another home; 

the tag with some enamelled stamping experimenting - I missed the CCII challenge for this technique last week, but saw such lovely things visiting people's blogs that I wanted to have a play anyway;

a growing pile of stamp sets which have been in use and not been put away yet... I know you're all familiar with that problem!!

In the desk picture above left, you can see CCII wide open on the desk, full of lovely ideas and techniques to try out.

Anyway, it's nearly pumpkin time, and I've got another post to write, so happy hopping, and I'll be doing my visiting later tonight, and over the course of the week again - hope to see you soon somewhere in Craftyblogland!


To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science. 
Albert Einstein

28 comments:

House of Bears said...

We loved your gift set, such a great idea, and we could almost imagine your imaginary person it was intended for too. :)

Happy WOYWW

inkypinkycraft said...

What a packed and crafty creative space!! Love the look of the tag!! The coloursvare yummy!! Have a great week Alison! Hugs trace x.

Claire said...

wow!! what a gorgeous crafting space *sigh* lovely to see all your creative busyness :)
happy WOYWW!
no. 67

Helen said...

Hi Alison - took me a while to work out what CCII was - gotta love a bit of TH ;-) Your tag is fab - and you have reminded me I should do another lesson on the 101 course I signed up to! Have a fun week and Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 102

Francesca said...

What a great desk, just how I like it. You have been busy. It took until seeing the comment about to work out the CCII, how dim I'm I. Francesca #90

Karen McAlpine said...

That is the funny thing about "crafting", it does seems to take over completely. LOL Really cool tag. Love the Lynne Perella images!!
Have a super day!
Karen 122

Rita said...

I love your workspace Alison. It always looks so interesting too. Hugs Rita xx 4

lisa said...

Crafting always seems to take over everything in the end, but that's no bad thing is it!!
I love the look of that tag on your desk.
Hope you managed to catch your train.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #93

Cath Davidson said...

What a great work area you have there. Love that tag!
Happy WOYWW
Cath

toni said...

Some lovely work on your desk,and definitely my kind of work area glad you've found time to have a go at the enameled stains. I really liked that one. Is that a lynne Perella stamp you've used? I haven't got any of her stamps but I feel it's only a matter of time ! happy Woyww and thankyou for all your nice comments you've left on my blog Toni 140

Jojorenee said...

That's a great desk back story! What is in the book with the teal sticky note? Tamika #139

Sandy Leigh said...

I see a very pretty tag on that desk full of goodies! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #36

Buttons said...

Loving seeing where the magic is happening. You have been quite deservedly winning so many challenges recently, testiment to your creativity and attention to detail methinks. Really did love that oriental collection. Anyway, off to bounce around blogland a little more. Hugs, Buttons #79

May said...

Fabulous crafty space lots going on... love the look of that tag.. Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x#7

Julia Dunnit said...

Your Tags are wonderful, love the wavy banners. You're a multi tasked crafter, highly admirable to me!

trisha too said...

Alison, such a fun peek at your desk, so many delightful things!!

Happy WOYWW!
:)trisha, #143
utterly shameless this week . . .

Brenda Brown said...

Lots of fabulous things on your desk Alison, so good to see how you work.
Thanks for sharing your work space and have a great and creative end to the week. Happy WOYWW.
hugs {brenda} xox

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I adore that Steampunk tag you've done and really admire the sentiment too. I scrolled down and found that oriental covered drawers set you did - that is soooooo gorgeous, I'm in love. I'm going to become a follower so I don't miss anymore of your lovely stuff!
Hugs, LLJ #73 xx

Erika said...

Loving your crafty space and thanks for the visit to mine. I have the same stamping problem an every growing pile waiting to be cleaned and tidied away! Hope you had a great crafty Wednesday, hugs Erika.

Lisa West said...

A lovely piece. I saw the finished product in your next post. The UTEE gives it that special sparkle. Lisa

RosA said...

Wow, I love that oriental theme (below) - gorgeous! And the colours on your steampunk tag are lovely too! Thanks for visiting me, I really appreciate it. Happy LATE WOYWW!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Butterfly, ah you are busy little butterfly aren't you - I really adore that eastern piece you have made so very clever and of course love the crafty space too!
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #35

Charlene said...

Wow...you did I an awesome converting your dining table to work desk...a super idea! Love your tag sentiment and the image of a strong , capable woman. #35

Tertia said...

Your desk looks great. I could stay here for a long time, just looking at everything.
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia #46

MiniOwner said...

Hi there! That tag is fab-u-lous! Thank you for visiting my workdesk. I've enjoyed seeing yours.
Sue x (MiniOwner #86)

Nan G said...

Love all the craftiness going on. Takes me a few days to hop thru as many as I can of the WOYWW links. Your tags above are amazing. I'm off to find this gift set you mention. Nan G 134

Lisa-Jane said...

What lovely lovely things you have created at that there desk!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Good to imagine you where you work. Hope you are settled back in the UK - you look pretty settled!

Lucy x