Wednesday, 17 November 2010

A SPECIAL HAPPY BIRTHDAY WOYWW

What and who?  It's my special son's birthday today. A baby at 42!!! - well he's my baby anyway - but this is even more of a special birthday for him because it's his first as a Daddy. 2 beautiful children came into his /our life at the beginning of this year and have settled really well, so this is why today is special.
But - today is when we also get to fly around the world and see the clutter/mess/tidiness/beautiful creations/ amazing spaces/new craft stash, etc. etc. All because the amazing Julia thought up this wonderful trip.
I have tried, in vain I must add, to get around every single one each week, but have never managed so far. The aim is not that, but to have a peep at as many as you can. Trouble is, I WANT to get round them all 'cos I'm nosey!
Anyway, my desk looks like this.
Not a bit of action in sight. I have been making cards and ATCs, but had a good ol' clear up because 'peg leg' has a string of both doctor and hospital appointments just now, prior to his knee op next Tuesday - hooraaaaay!! so I don't have long spells of time just now.






I have to admit I took these photos last night, hence the light being on. I wonder whether you can spot my 'just arrived' Tim paper rosette die. Been after this since I saw the wonderful creations on so many blogs. I thought it would be something very much American, but no. Have you seen the gorgeous Xmas trees made with it, the delicate borders, the flowers etc.? I can't wait to play.






This rather bad photo shows my right hand wall.
The cupboards house all sorts of stuff but mainly, glues, brads, embossing folders, sticky gems, etc. etc. You can also see my top shelf with the boxes housing ribbons, material scraps and some swapped ATCs.
My tv and freeview Sky box is on the right. That's right - I have freeview Sky. 'Peg leg' got the card for me years ago from the BBC. They are only available now if you pay! The monitor is one we bought for the motorhome, 12vt/mains, and is also a pc monitor, but I keep it in my room now. All my Tim dies are on the shelf under my Big Shot and my Martha Stewart punches are hanging underneath or on the shelf by the side.
The drop down to my work area is where I compute but the bit to the left is 12" higher to go over the washer!



This shot is from the entrance. You can see the room is tiny but all the space is used.
The doors to the left hide the boiler and dryer plus a large cupboard full of more craft - yeh!!
I have to move the storage at the far end in order to use the washer.
I love my little room and spend as much time in it as I can spare. I hope I haven't bored you with this post but rather given you an insight into my 'crafty life'

39 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Small.. but PERFECTLY formed hunny... love your storage, I deffo have storage envy.. am going to have to nag (I mean ask) Grim for some cabinets like what you have.. those are a God-send I bet! Happy Birthday to your baby :O))
Oh and... as soon as I clicked on your pics I spotted the brand new Rosette Alterations on your desk (I no likey calling them die's cos I have to type die and I no like that... yep, lost the plot LOL) Fingers X'd for your Peg-Legs op... will be thinking of him hun xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Blimey, just seen how long me comment was... cor blimey, I can waffle on LOL xx

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday to your son!

You've got great storage going on there.

Jennie said...

Great room! and you will LOVE that rosette die :)))
Happy Woywwing!

Jo Davies said...

Morning Lyn, great room I wish mine could look like this, must get hubby to remove bed and get me a desk, thanks for sharing and giving me ideas for my room! Jo xxx (35)

Helen said...

What a great room - Hels got it bang on - small but perfectly formed.

jude said...

Wow hun love your craft room i did spot the new die yes and cant wait to see the creations you make.Hope you have nice day with the birthday boy and family .Wish o/h good luck for his op next tuesday just incase i dont get back to check up on you...lol
Have fab wednesday
hugs judex #41

Spyder said...

Happy Birthday to your 'baby'! well, they aways will be won't they! Great crafty space you have, and so tidy, would you like to swap!?! Have a really great WOYWW!!
((Lyn)) #42

Sue said...

Hi ya
great craftroom lovely space, happy birthday to your son, hope he has a lovely birthday, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (29)

JoZart said...

That is a great space to craft in and so well organised and stocked. I too have the "laundry" room as mine!
Sounds a busy space and a busy life... enjoy! also congrats to your baby boy!
JoZarty x

Cheryl said...

oh wow what a wonderful,craft room you have so perfectly orgainsed too oh love it,happy bithday to your son too hun Hugs Cheryl 62

Cardarian said...

A small room like mine but boy did you manage to get a load of cupboards in there - love all your stuff - so much lovely things - I spotted all your MS punches - don't you use them?? They are still in boxes!!!!! Loved the insight to your crafty life!
So you think I should write a book??? Oh I am far from that but I like to play with words!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Mummylade said...

oooh, you got that die, you lucky girl

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Long and narrow, but like a Galley Kitchen, everything within reach. Perfect. I think I might prefer that to my room which is a pass-thru for everyone to get between levels. They will insist on tramping thru and asking me what I am doing :)

Mary Anne

Artyjen said...

Thanks for the look see :) It's important to keep things tidy in such a small space....me I'm hopeless but it's motivated me to stop winging and get on with my sort out!!
Can't do any tonight though.....going to search out a new handbag in the sale at debenhams.....needs must and all that HOL
xoxo Sioux
P.S. I've only got 2 handbags so I don't think it's over the top do you? ;)

Diane said...

You have a very well organised space...thanks for sharing

diane 81

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely tidy desk you have but some very interesting looking items on there. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 34)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Fab pics of your workspace this week and happy Birthday wishes for your Son.

Have a fab week...A.xx(2)

Twiglet said...

That is a really lovely little workspace - I can see why you like to spend time there!

Daniele said...

its like a tardis in there with all that stash and you managed to get a rosette die.....lucky you
thanks for the peek
hugs

She said...

Hi Joanne. I'm with Hels on this one..........small but perfectly formed! I've got the Rosette die, going to play at weekend! I'll let you know how I get on! Hope son had a good day. :-) Be in touch very soon. Love S xxxx

Doone said...

Lyn next time you motor home near Derby you call in and you Will Make Original Art ( if you want to)

dx

Nicky said...

All good things come in small packages (can you tell I am a short) Love you craft room and how you have laid it out thanks for the nose x

Scrapcollectr said...

Loved the tour....everything has a place and everything in it's place....something I can only dream of (more because of my nature!) happy WOYWW and thx for dropping by!
*smoke*
#11

Alisonw30 said...

Great craft room, thanks for sharing. Hope your son had a great Birthday.

Alison x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy birthday to your baby!
and thanks for the tour - great workspace and those rosette dies are going to be really wonderful for your projects.
happy WOYWW from #20 this week.

Scrapcat 1 said...

what a fab space all that storage, puches and dies, have fun with your new toy

Lulabelle said...

What a fab room! Lots of yummy stuff in there, thanks for sharing!

Susan Allan said...

I like your workspace, very organised and tidy...plenty of room for thought.
sue xx 71

Neet said...

Am eagerly awaiting to see the results of that new TH die. Fab crafting space - hope your special son had a alovely birthday and that peg leg's op goes well.

Kalyber said...

what a wonderful cozy little playground. But HOW do you get into the washer? hmmm

Ann said...

Your first craftroom phot had me thinking you had loads of space! I now see you have everything crammed in a tiny space. Well done for keeping it all under control and still making lovely things.

akilli melek said...

what a great snoop, lol. have a great weekend. caroline #13

voodoo vixen said...

I'm still working through the list... had some bits to finish so here I am late again!! Hope the op goes well and your scraproom looks lovely!

Julia Dunnit said...

Bored by your tour - never!! Bet your room stays nice and warm too with the boiler and dryer involved. Perfect tidiness Joanne I must say - and I clicked to have a good look at the die - it's really nice - look forward to seeing your rosettes. Good luck to PegLeg for Tuesday, it's been a long time coming, huh.

minnie_mac said...

What a fantastic craft space, and all very well organised. Great collection of Tim dies !

Marilyn

Donna said...

Great room with wonderful storage. Happy Birthday to your son, and good luck for peg-leg's op. Have fun with your new Alterations! Oh yep, Vale is my hero, such an inspiration, can't wait to see him on the Ducati next year!
Take care,
Donna x

Susan said...

What a great space to create. Well organised and sooo neat! I am envious! Thanks for sharing. Susan xoox #17

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You might think it is small, but it is a gorgeous room. I wish I had cupboards in mine. And that makes everything look tidy, right along with your desktop. Sorry I'm so late getting here. You would think since I had most of my obligations out of the way, I would have freed up a bit more computer time. Unfortunately, what happened was, I was so far behind, I became overwhelmed. Will try to do better this week.