I'm travelling into a new way of working, a new country, a new language, and a new hobby which I'm passionate about. Come with me for some of the journey...

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

WOYWW 176

Hello everybody!  Happy Wednesday to you... it's time to bloghop round the craft desks of the world again, courtesy of our hostess Julia Dunnit at the Stamping Ground.  Yes, do share with us What's On Your Workdesk this Wednesday.  Thanks to a sleepless night, I think I might find myself in the top 40 for the first time ever - yup, posting at 4.30am!!


A quick panorama of my work table, which frankly hasn't changed a great deal since last time... apart from having had a slight clear up of the stamps and inks which were scattered in profusion.  The pile of paper scraps on the right is ever-increasing!




There's one stamp set still there (disguising work in progress) and it gives a clue to what you'll find if you visit my second post of today.











But I thought I'd also show you a quick shot of where my Big Shot lives.  My room's in an attic conversion, and over the stairwell I've got a huge sheet of plywood, painted white, which has always held some of my decorative candle holders, jewellery and so on.  








Five months into my crafting adventures, it's rapidly being taken over by stash and mess... as is the floor area just next to it...

...but what's a bit of mess when you're having fun?!





Hope you have lots of crafty and hopping fun today...  I've ended up with another double Wednesday posting, so if you're interested you could hop here first, and have a look what I've been up to in all these work spaces.

Looking forward to visiting you all soon... 

Here's another fine mess you've gotten me into.
Oliver Hardy

36 comments:

alpha shanahan said...

first, i love your blog header. second, i found your work interesting ... word player. 'Am interested in languages, and i love to read aloud. your texts and collages are interesting. #29 alpha shanahan

Redanne said...

Love having a look at where you create your amazing pieces! That is my favourite stamp set at the moment, I love it. Like your jewellery hanging and also that old book in the photo too. Will be back to see your second post later, looking forward to it already. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #41

BJ said...

Spooky - I was up at 4.30am too and the page I got then for you was the second post and not the WOYWW desk - now that IS spooky! Great crafty space and floor - oh snap on the blue mat too. Like your tag too btw, especially the Julia-esque parts, I'm lucky enough to have seen her work in the flesh as I live nearby. Thanks for stopping by BJ #30

Sunshine Girl said...

Looks tidy to me! nothing wrong with a bit of creative stash lying around if you ask me! Like your T!m stamps - I have the mini set and really must get around to using them more as Halloween is only two weeks away! Hope you get a better nights sleep tonight! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl no. 57

jill said...

great stamps being used & a lovely creative desk . jill #51

scrappystickyinkymess said...

What fab images. WOYWW is bad for my budget :)

Mary Anne (20)

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love your craft space, especially the papers & books in the last pic.Have a great Wednesday, Hugs Shaz #96 xx

Francesca said...

Desk is looking good, my space seems to be getting smaller and smaller due to stash as well. not taking part this week. Have a good one. Francesca xxxx

butlersabroad said...

Crafters will always spread all over the space given and then some, welcome to the club! You have some interesting books on that shelf, I love browsing book titles when I see a bookshelf in a photo!! I also saw the tag you posted today, she's lovely, hope her fate doesn't befall her!!

Hugs
Brenda 3

House of Bears said...

We never realised there were two 4.30s in a day. Bears are very lazy creatures!

Love your stamps, and what you've created with them too.

Love from the (lazy) bears @#105 this week

Buttons said...

Bet it's been a hive of activity and we are getting to see the calm after the storm:) Loving that you appear to have a tree in your craftroom (behind the jewellery stand). I can guarantee the piles of leftover bits will multiple by themselves as the months progress - no solution found for this (other than the dreaded bin) I'm afraid. Off to see your other post. Happy WOYWW, hugs Buttons #119

Karen McAlpine said...

Hi Alsion! Love all the crafty goodness going on in you work space. Nice view of the bookcase and looks like you are stamping on pages from an old book. I going to check out your other post. Hope you get some sleep tonight!
Karen 115

Sandy Leigh said...

Love your Big Shot! Your craft area is so fun--and I'm sure you can just leave the mess and shut the door--that's the best!! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #11

lisa said...

Nothing wrong with a bit of mess if you are enjoying yourself. You have a lovely space to craft, Butterfly.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #84

Gillian .... said...

Hi Alison, loving all the creative workspace on show this week ... beware the stash will take over lol. Love that TH skeleton stamp, have fun. Happy WOYWW! Gillian #70

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oooh! This looks interesting! Love the way you store your stamps! Thanks for info on Art Journal Cafe, Chris109

Brenda Brown said...

Love looking at your workdesk Alison and all the crafty goodness you have there. Got to be a Halloween tag lurking behind the stamps, must go take a look.
Thanks for sharing your creative space. Happy WOYWW and have a great end to the week.
hugs {brenda} xox #88

Dainty Diva said...

Your desk looks so fun and creative. The bigshop needs a place of it's own and it seems you have found it.

scrappymo! said...

looks like a very creative place.I'm off to read you other post!

Minxy said...

How lovely to have a die-cutting station, I'd love more room to have one. your space looks very inviting.

Happy WOYWW {sorry im late}
Hugz Minxy #1

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I think you papercrafters can still work in a mess of scraps whereas I need my desk for cutting out fabrics, so it has to stay relatively clear!
I like the hanger your jewellery is one and that 'tree' in the background is just what I need for my beady makes on my craft stall!
Hugs, LLJ 56 xx

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

Your craft space is interesting. I love messy. I am always more inspired working in a mess as I see lots of things to hand and I try this and that.

Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting.
Carol

MaggieC said...

If your scraps are multiplying, then you might like to join in with Pixie's Crafty Snippets each week at http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/ The only requirement is to make things from snippets and leftovers. We have loads of fun in the playground each week. Thank you for your visit and your kind comments, which were much appreciated. have a good week. xx Maggie #65

KatzElbows said...

I think of mess as a creative force. Sometimes I see two things next to each other and get a brilliant idea, but I'd never have thought to put them together myself. Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Thank you for stopping by - I'll write a post about my home made light box this weekend.

cheers, rachel #64

RosC said...

Hi Alison,
I like your little quote from Oliver Hardy :-)
Your desk looks interesting - from stash to Chaucer.
Yes, we had a great time catching up over dinner thanks, and I'm glad you like the photos. I'm a bit enchanted with garden and pictures of the cycle of life there.
Smiles,
Ros.

Darnell J Knauss said...

My eyes don't know where to rest next, there is so much to see here! I'm especially dying to move this and look behind that in your under-the-stair nook area ...

Thanks for coming by to visit me already, Alison! I hope you have a great week! I'm still WOYWWing my way around ... Darnell #35

Samantha Elliott said...

A crafty mind needs lots of space! When Hubby asks me how much more of our loft, which was to be half my craft space and half the book storage space, I say "all of it"! I bet even if I do eventually get all of the books out I will still have stuff on the floor and spilling into the spare room! You do create some stunning stuff though!
xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So many fun things in your room to check out. I love how you had this large piece of plywood just sitting there and now it is covered with creative goodies. No flat space is safe in my house either, and that includes the floor! Maybe I should say especially the floor! Things don't tend to fall off the floor. That's my excuse.

Thank you for the kitty condolences.

SueH said...

Sorry to be so late getting round again. I had a very busy end to the week and am only just catching up with myself.

Well, you’ve certainly got a nice little collection together in five months Alison and if you have the loft space to yourself you’ll have plenty of room when you need to expand, which I can assure you you’ll need, Lol!
Can’t say I’m really into Halloween but the stamps you’re using look fun and I can’t wait to see what you’re doing with them.

Thanks for stopping by this week.

Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 81
x

kay said...

love all that craft space
thanks for visiting me, playing late catch up this week
kay #53

Daniella said...

I am so sorry I am sooooo late!!!
I came here last week and my computer got all crazy and my comment didn't come up!! Then, as the days go by, I got a lot of new emails and lost yours!!
So here I am. I love your work area!! And how fun to have a place for your big shot! I have to keep mine tucked away until I need it :(
xxDaniella

Queen Lightwell said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my desk and leaving me a comment! :) Your desk is looking very active... wonderfully messy even. lol Hope my running late doesn't offend you, but at least I made it here before it turned Wednesday again, huh? Cause that is always happening to me...Wednesdays just sneak right up on me! lol :)
Deeyll #83

Erika said...

Hi Alison thanks for the visit and love your blog, your desk looks mighty fine too with lots of lovely craftiness to play with. Great work on your other posts too, loving Tim's tag, just done mine today too. Can't beat a bit of spooky fun!
Have a super week.
Hugs Erika.

Suzanne said...

Apologies for the late visit to your desk. Very productive looking desk and I've been having a snoop around your blog and your work is beautiful. XX

Nicky said...

Lovely work area and I have been nosing round your blog stunning work - thanks for sharing

Morti said...

Gorgeous stamps, and even more gorgeous Kaiser craft papers... sigh... oh for a bottomless bank balance...

Thanks for stopping by!