Wednesday, 2 February 2011


I can't believe its Wednesday again and if your wondering what WOYWW jump over to Julia's blog and join the craze of seeing what other crafters have on there desk, watch out though its addictive.
I'm afraid I didn't get around everybody last week, but already have started looking at everyones desk this morning on my Iphone.
My desk isn't so interesting as late last night I managed to finish the major sort out of my desk area, and before I mess it up (which i'm itching to do lol) I thought I'd take my WOYWW photos. As its a bit boring I have also took more photos of my craft room but closer images so here goes ...................

Nice and clean just waiting for a crafty explosion

Straight in front of my desk is where I keep some!!! of my inkpads and the new bathroom tower at the right has special paints, alcohol inks, glitter gels, mica powders, glossy accents and some other odd bits.  I'm a Winnie the Pooh lover and have bears all over the place.
These shelves are on my right of the desk, its where I keep my embellishments, some punches, the rest of my inkpads (big and juicy and in the metal basket all my small pigment inks), my pro and aqua markers are in the tins with the colour chart underneath (I challenged myself to decorate the tins with all the free papers and scrap ribbons I had collected).  Also on the shelve is my brayer, sukura pens, paintbrushes, whisper brush pens, other tools, and the black drawers keep bigger embellishments, (gems, flowers, wire, brads etc embellishments like stickers and that are in a box on the shelve).
The black storage unit with all my papers and other craft bits on the last two sections which have bits like wooden altering, tim holtz grunge, mask, canvas etc my partner saved the unit from a skip at work, there rubbish my gain.  Below it is a open type cabinet that stores magazines, books and folders. The shelves above the black storage go up to the ceiling (really high as old house) and they all have craft bits in, like glass paints, parchment, embellishments, paints, friently plastic, fusible fibres, fimo, more altering bits and so on.  The black box on the first shelve to the right is where I store all my ribbons, will take a pic next week as forgot.  You can just about see on the right side my chinese boxes of embossing powders and glitters.
Below is a filing cabinet and to the right is where I store all my dies, and two large boxes of scrap.  On top of the filing cabinet is my new small boxes feeled with tim holtz products, stamp board, and loads of bits and bobs to put on grungy, stampunk style projects.  Behind them is a box of fabric with my sewing boxes on top and of course my faithful big shot and my new calibur (which is so fantastic).

Here is my computer area which also has my DVD and TV on.  I also work from home so I use this area alot.

Underneath my desk is craft dvd's and craft cd roms.  I got these new boxes for christmas which have 12 by 12 files in to store my 12 by 12 card and patterend paper.

At the side of my craft desk I have a set of drawers (pink as they used to be my daughters who now prefers purple and black!!!), in them are my stamps.  Also I have a colour laser and an inkjet printers, and also on top is my Cricut.
A quick photo of a stamp drawer, all on foam backing on laminated paper and I have shown on the left side my file that shows all the stamps I have all catorgorised (how sorted am I well maybe not as seen below!!!)

In the bottom drawer (not shown are my wooden stamps which have been stamped and put in my file) the other drawers (3 to be exact) all look like the above picture a major mess all been backed but still not organised think I have a long way to go lol.  I actually started this a year ago yelp.
I moved in with my partner 4 years ago so of course he had already got this house (which once had a wife now ex in it way before I met him).  The house has 3 floors and this room is on the 2nd along with the kids bedroom and the 3rd floor has our bedroom.  This room from what I can tell used to be 2 double rooms (just behind my computer screen is where the wall used to be).  Adrian has half for his hobby (computers) and I have my half (craft).  I thought I'd take this photo to explain how my craft room came about, I feel extremely lucky to have one that is so big and also to be so close to my partner even though we don't tend to talk while we are off doing our projects.  You can see from this pic he is the messy one his excuse is that he once had the whole room but now have to fit it on one side!!! He would be mortified if he saw the above as I have spread over to his and took his chair and some of his desk over. He is back tomorrow so better make sure I remove them and hopefully he won't pop on here and see the evidence ssshhhhhh LOL LOL.
Right I think that I may have bored you all by now so I am off to make a mess (I need to make sure he doesn't notice my new storage!!!!) Have a happy crafty week.


Karen said...

Lovely craft area with lots of gorgeous stash and goodies - thanks for sharing.
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #88

Sue said...

Hi ya
i cant get round all the desk just to many now, what a lovely tidy space you have, very organised,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (36)

Annie said...

You have some really fab storage and some lovely stash to play go and get it messy :-)
A x

Hayley said...

WOW what a fabby workspace! Thanks for such a detailed look. I love having a nosey through other people's craft spaces but i always end up very jealous of all their lovely stash!
Hugs Hayley

D K Crafts said...

Hi Kezzy. Wow!! I am in awe of the amount of stash you have. I have a unit with 25 12 x 12 shelves and everything I have is on it and it is in the kitchen. So I can never leave any craft stuff lying about. I always have to tidy up after me. You have a great space to work in and it is very organised. I'm sure you're looking forward to your partner coming home tomorrow. Enjoy messing up you craft. Donna
P.S What do you think of the Grand Calibur and is it worth the cost. Does it take all dies or just large ones.

Twiglet said...

Such an immaculate crafty place - now go and make a mess!

Handmade with Love said...

Goodness your space is a bit of a contrast to your other half's, Lol! You have a lovely area there and it looks so beautifully tidy! Thanks you for taking the time to show us round, I love your storage ideas and the pink drawers! Tracey x

Tina Gilmore said...

Great work space, thanks for sharing.

Neet said...

What a fab place you have and so organised. Can you pop over to mine and sort me out please. #17

karen said...

Wow, what a wonderful space you have! You are so organized (well, except for those few drawers, lol)! I guess you would have to be organized with all that lovely stash! Thanks for the tour, it was like visiting a craft store :)
Thanks for visiting me and the lovely comments!
xoxo Karen

lisa said...

Wow, how organised are you, this is amazing. I think I need you to come and organise me. I've just spent two days trying to sort stamps and stuff out but I feel I have a long way to go looking at your wonderful craft space. It's a fantastic large space you have.
Hope your other half gets back safe and sound and thanks so much for your lovely comments, you are very kind.
Hugs Lisax

shazsilverwolf said...

Gorgeous craft area, I too took over the whole room Me & My Beloved Husband were supposed to be sharing. I see also you are a fellow Really Useful Box addict- Ive got dozens in all sorts of sizes. I think I should be on a commission(Or Therapy)lol. TFS, Shaz #108

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow I am totally in awe of your space... blows me away, but also re0ssuresme as dont have as much stash as think I have when I see others .. thanks for popping by and glad you liked the finished acetate brayer card.. going to do the other one today hopefully..a different layout.
Happy WOYWW! and thanks for sharing
Shaz in Ozx

okienurse said...

WOW awesome craft area and so neat and organized. I am impressed. Go mess it up a bit. Vickie #80

Julia Dunnit said...

My room is a teeny one, attached to the lounge and we've taken the door off, so we can be 'together' but not technically in the same room - it works for us - and like you, there isn't always a lot of talking! Your area is lovely and incredibly organised. I can't imagine why you should think a picture of a neat and tidy craft area could be boring!

Marjo said...

Hi Kezzy,

You crack me up! This is amazing workspace. How wonderful to share an area yet be so self contained in your own

Thanks for the peak and sharing, hugs Marjo #1

Starla said...

Thanks for the tour! Very impressive space you have! Star 125

Nicky said...

Wow wow wow what a lovely big creative space thanks for sharing ~ Nicky no.12

Ciara said...

What a great craft room you have and with 2 desks too, wow!

MadeByKarla said...

Love how organized you are! I like that you have 2 surfaces for crafting. I've been wanting to get something like a narrow desk for crafting only, no storage. It's nice to be together with your other half even when you're both busy, we have a similar set up but we have to share one little room lol.

Terry said...

Love all the photos. You've got a great space with all kinds of fun things to play with. Thenks for visiting my blog.

Terry #16

Scrapcollectr said...

Drooling over your organized space! I'm lucky to have a roomy area but it has a long way to go to compare to yours... lol. Enjoy your space and thanks for visiting!