Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WOYWW #150 - AND MY BLOG IS 4 TODAY

Until I checked the number for today's woyww, I hadn't remembered my blog anniversary. How remiss of me. 4 years since I started this little extension to my crafting heaven. It's been the best thing I ever did, allowing me to meet so many people, make so many friends and, courtesy of our Julia, take a weekly trip around the world and have a good old nosey into more and more craft delights.
Last week's photo of my space gave rise to lots of comments about my hanging blending tool holder. I thought I had shown this before, but obviously not on a Wednesday, so here it is folk:
It started off as a double holder which stood on my work surface, but as Tim brought out more distress inks I decided that a blending tool for each of them was best for me. I don't like to wonder what colour I am going to get from the foam pad, I would rather make my colours by blending them myself. So the holder had to increase and because it now holds a tool for all 36 inks, plus the 6 seasonal ones, plus a couple of spares, it was far too big for my desk. DH not only made most of the tools but made it hang from the ceiling too - genius.
The space on the bit of wall to the side of it has shelves holding my distress stains, paints, perfect pearls sprays, Adirondak sprays, gesso etc. etc., the little drawers are full of all sorts of things like metal charms, embossing powders, buttons, glitters etc., there's a box which stores my sticky gems, bindies, stick pins, my Big Shot, another has my challenge ATCs in it and then there's my flat screen 240/12v tv/pc monitor.
My little room is tiny so I have to keep it neat or I can't even get in it. Also, as it's Spring, I've just had another clear out and put 65 items on Ebay last Sunday. Can't tell where it all came from though!
Right, another chance to go on a world wide trip today, so I had better get started. x

45 comments:

Tertia said...

I also have a DH that is a genius when it comes to solving my storage woes. It really is a big asset to have one like that isn't it?
Love your space, really wish mine was that tidy though!
Happy Blogaversary and WOYWW

kath said...

thanks for sharing your creative space today...happy blog birthday...happy WOYWW hugs Kath (25) xxx

Karen said...

Love your storage space, it looks fab and congratulations on your 4th blog birthday :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #11

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh very organised! I too have to have a foam for every ink - I handmade all my handles to save pennies but just store them in baggies. Love all your little neat storage boxes too. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 5

Helen said...

What a great space, how helpful that you have a DH to make things for you, saving money and working well! Helen, 10

Neet said...

You are so lucky to have a handy DH - what a fabulous hanging tool organiser.
Looks as if you are good at organising too, such a neat place you have.
Hugs, Neet #1 xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great storage space and happy anniversary!! Thanks for sharing all those clever ideas!
Have a great time this week with WOYWW!
#26

Sandy said...

wow what a clever hubby and a great use of your space :) #38

Red Kitty said...

Looking great, your storage ideas are fantastic. x

anna christensen crafts said...

Happy 4th Bloggie Birthday xx Wow! 4 years, I don't even think I knew what a blog WAS 4 years ago!

SophieNewton said...

Happy 4th birthday to your little blog, that a fabulous achievement, thanks for sharing
Sophie x
no.57

Suzanne said...

Happy 4th blog birthday! That's a very well organised space you've got. #40

Hels Sheridan said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday Joanne... now, where's the cake? I am in a cake-needing mood today and seeing that you are celebrating a birthday, i may just have to nip to Morri's and get a vanilla slice lol Congrats on 4 years of blogging.... love your blending tower!
BTW... not sure if it is just my laptop but... the banner in the sidebar for C of C is over the writing on your blog... got the jist of what you were sayign tho lol

okienurse said...

great workspace. I am envious of all the creative women with handy man husbands. You must be very tall to have the blending tools hanging from the ceiling. Have a great week. Vickie #32

CraftygasheadZo said...

Happy anniversary! What a fab idea, I only have 1 tool but lots of foam pads for the colours I have. One day I will be like you and have 1 for each! Take care & enjoy this WOYWW snoop! Zo xx 17

Artyjen said...

Happy blogaversary!
xoxo Sioux

Redanne said...

Happy 4th anniversary! What a great work space and loving the handing tool holder - clever DH. Happy Woyww from Anne #29

Sheilagh said...

Happy 4th Blogaversary,What did we do before blogs? Love your workspace.

Best wishes

Sheilagh
77

Lynn Holland said...

What an achievement, well done.
I love your very organised space, just as I try to be and most of the time am.
Lynn#52
One I Made Earlier Today

Miriam said...

Happy birthday!!!
Very organised space!

#84

Laura said...

Happy blogaversary!
Laura 73

Julia Dunnit said...

It is a clever thing what your DH did do...cleverer still that even from here it doesn't look as if it's suspended by anything....!
Can get a rel feel for your space now..and yep, understand the need for tidiness. Don't ever visit me thinking I'll let you into my craft space...you'll be in shock!

Spyder said...

I love your ceiling thingy! what a great idea...only I'd never reach it if I had one, but I have asked hubby for sky hook, I know they would come in handy for something! Thanks for my snoop! Have a great crafty week! HaPpY WoYwW!
((Lyn)) was #56 last time, but it might change!

Hazel said...

Love your storage ideas and how clever of DH to make the hanging blending tool holder - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

ger76 said...

Happy 4th Birthday, love your organised space :D

luv Ger x
WOYWW #91

BJ said...

Wow your DH is a star - does he have an instructions for making the blending tools and stand??? Thanks for visiting me BJ #12

Danielle said...

Awesome use of space! I love the tool storage. Dani #104

Lisa said...

i could do with a DH like that,(that's a brilliant tool holder) mine is handy when you stick a pc in front of him but not with your actual tools and whatnot lol

Lisa #113
xx

Elizabeth said...

I've got a handy hubby too and he's a boon when it comes to creating shelves, etc. However, he has never made anything as impressive as your hanging blending tool holder - it's fantastic. I can see you are super organised too - your crafting corner is a treat to look at. Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a lovely week. Elizabeth x #27

Rita said...

What a lovely work room. Like you I have lots of things that hubby produced to hold my craft things. Like you he made ink holders for all the distress inks, but needs to make some more now too. TFS. Hugs Rita xxx 55

May said...

Fabulous use of space, clever DH you have, Hugs May x x x No4

Ann B said...

Prettiest and most useful chandelier I have seen in a while. I just tend to use bits of make-up sponge, various foams and some of the blender tools as well but the tools are by far the best.

Ann B
#39

kay said...

love that you are so organised,what a fab hubby,do you rent him out :)
have a fab crafty week and
happy woyww
kay #51

Crafty Chris said...

Happy blogaversary and lovely neat desk.
Chris x

JoZart said...

Happy 4th Bloggaversary! Keep blogging and have fun. Great desk with super storage ideas.
Love JoZarty x still on hols!
Thanks for your visit and comment.

Helen said...

Hi Joanne thanks for popping in to my place. I am wondering if your tool holder is made from the twirly stands. If it is I would hate it to fall on your head as it is heavy! Good idea to have a tool per colour - I hate pulling the pads off as I always have to stick the velcro back on!! WOYWW Hugs to you Helen 42

BumbleVee said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! Mine is coming up in May.

I thought I was number 139 all morning...hahahh.... but that is Trisha.... I am really number

138
Vee

Scrappekatten said...

147. Happy birthday LOL

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy 4th Bloggaversary to you - bet that's flown by!! I love being part of WOYWW too - I love the fact that we can meet folk who we would never normally have the opportunity to know :D
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

VonnyK said...

Happy anniversary, that's a long time. Love the hanging storage, you have a clever hubby.
Have a great week.
Von #29

Tuire said...

Wow, you have a really well organized working space! That blending tool holder is great!!!

Thanks for visiting!
Tuire xx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

oh love your desk, the glass squared for more light are perfect

Catie Cuddles said...

Happy blog adversary and thanks for sharing!

Queen Of Toys said...

I love your creative space, you seem to have nooks and crannies for your stash and this makes it more adventerous and crafty.

Thanks for visiting my blog
Eliza #103

Lisa-Jane said...

What a brilliant idea to have your blending tools hanging down! Happy WOYWW #45