Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Morning lovely crafters and dear WOYWW friends. Is it really Wednesday again? I can't believe it's a week since I last posted. Hopefully, now we are back to normal I might manage to get more crafting done.

I am very proud to give you a tour of my work space this morning. I spent over two days sorting and re organising  last week and DH put up some new storage for my punches as the shelf they were on had started to bow.

I have even started some card making. I found a pile of old cards I'd made years ago that looked really amateurish but by taking them apart and re doing them they are now presentable, a bit of upcycling!!

Here's a view of the other end of the room. I added a lovely peg bag made for me by Lunch Lady Jan to the door storage and it now has my paper flowers in along with a spare heat gun.

And lastly, the new table that sits where the old chair was. At last I have room to have my 12x12 guillotine permanently out so that I can use it. Before it sat on a shelf and it was such a job to get out I tended to manage without it. The table is hollow and the lid lifts off so more storage!!!!

While you are nosing around my tidy room if you happen to spot my new Pebeo Prisme paints can you shout out. I've put them somewhere and now can't find them and I have a vase waiting to be painted. I must have wasted a good hour today hunting for them. Typical, when the room was untidy I knew where everything was!!

If you want to share your workspace with us, then pop over to see our lovely Desk Headmistress, Julia, HERE.    

Just before I go I thought I'd share the first 12 x 12 layout DD has completed. We had a visit to a local craft shop last weekend to see what was in the sale and she fell in love with this Bo Bunny paper. I was really surprised as it's quite a grown up choice for an 11 year old. Anyway, she bought it and when we got home she picked out the photos she wanted to use, set it out, picked the title and arranged the journalling and I just assisted with suggestions of what else she could use and helped cut the paper with a craft knife. We had been watching the very inspiring Mel Heaton scrapping on Create and Craft over the holidays & DD had obviously been taking it all in as she repeated several things Mel had said about picking out the right colour to mat the photos and making sure you journalled properly. I think Mel would have been chuffed.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your Wednesday and I'm on my way to have a look at what you are all up too.

EDIT   Just popped back to let you know I've found those pesky paints hiding at the back of that bookcase!!!!!


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Lisa, ah we never quite know just what little ears and eyes are taking in do we... great piece of work for a 11y.o but has two good teachers. :D and yes have lost my one and only memory die but cannot entirely blame my tidy up but maybe that reason so annoying aren't we that we cannot remember, just WHERE they are. I pray you find your missing items and I mine :D Shaz in Oz.x #6

Annie said...

You know your paints will be in the last place you look why not look there first :-)
Love the new crafty room set up. I'm sure you will enjoy many a happy hour there now.
A x #41
ps don't forget to check out the bargains in the Jan sale over in our blog shop...

Helen said...

A talented scrapbooker in the making for sure! Love your daughter's layout, and your room looks brilliant - love the organisation. I can only dream...! Helen #7

Karen said...

Any craft room is good to me! Sorry I couldn't find your lost item. Happy WOYWW though! Karen 93 x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oooh lovely and tidy! That is the only problem when tidying is that we put things where we can't remember! Hope you find them! Take care Zo xx 43

Samantha Elliott said...

Gosh Lisa you have been having a good sortie! Snap! We have the same guillotines! Love mine! Do you think your paints are in the storage underneath the guillotine?
Great layout by DD. Love the paper. Good choice.
Whilst your Hubby is in the mood can he come and put some punch storage up for me please? Ikea stopped selling the one I have and wanted more off! The cheek!
Hettie xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, DD has got a seriously good eye for colour and form, good for her. I wouldn't have said that was the work of an eleven year old!! Well done for all you reorganisation, I love sorting out too :)
Well, I hope we ARE Going to meet this year. Did you see the next crop is on 1st June, that's the last weekend of half term down here. The offer to stay is still on the cards :) it would be so lovely if you could make it. I live in hope!
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxx

Lori said...

Love all the organization and storage. I am horrible at that.

I am new to WOYWW and friends with Sandee. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog and desk.
Lori #81

Laura said...

Top tidying!
Love that you upcycled your own cards... I must give that a go.
Happy WOYWW,

JoZart said...

I just knew you'd be super tidy this week and you ARE!!
F is crafting amazingly well and I'd watch out if i were you! She will steal your craft stash and steal your limelight!
Have a great crafty 2013!
Love jo x

Redanne said...

Wow Lisa, DD's creations is brilliant, she has a very good eye. I did have a smile at your blog, I can never find anything when I tidy up either. Sorry though, I could not see your paints either. Happy WOYWW and thanks for the visit earlier. Hugs, Anne #47

butterfly said...

Love your DD's Do Re Mi layout - such gorgeous colours, and beautifully composed. Great work on the organised craft room - lots of lovely storage ideas. Thanks so much for your visit and lovely comment... Happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Spyder said...

Your layout is amazing! love it!
I keep my cutting thing out's out but under something right now! Pebeo Prisme paints? I had a look, couldn't see them, I often look through my WOYWW pictures to see if I can find my glasses!!


Happy New Year


Ria Gall said...

This is my first time at WOYWW and I hope you don't mind me looking around your blog while I am here.

Sandy Leigh said...

Yay for DH! Well done! Your space looks amazing. I love that you've discovered the beautiful art of upcycling those things that don't work anymore. And I too have spent at least two days, just tidying up stuff in my creative corner--ugh! If only things would put themselves away when I'm done. It's just that over time, no matter what, you have to reorganize if you're actively creative. So that's a good thing! Have a wonderful week. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #104

Francesca said...

Thanks for the tip re blogger will give it a go. Nice to tidy up, but will it last. Great desk. Francesca #58

sandee said...

Your DD did a fabulous job on her LO, very impressed! I also love that table idea that substitutes for storage too, since I live in a small place I am always looking for things like that! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Apryl said...

That is a fabulous layout! Looks like you will get a great creative start after refreshing your area and organizing!

Happy WOYWW!

Apryl #9

Di said...

Love the layout Lisa!! And pleased to read you found those paints :) Belated Happy WOYWW, I got sidetracked yesterday, hugs, Di xx #32

Morti said...

Hi Lisa! I can't help with the paints I'm afraid as I can't see them in the photos. Now, I'm not a religious person, but I do believe in the power of the saints to help and if you try asking St Anthony (parton saint of lost articles) for his assistance next time you go in the craft room to look for them, it might just help. I've not tried asking him myself, but I always ask St Michael to help me find a parking space and it always works!!! LOL

Love the layout that DD did - I saw it first before reading the text below and thought it was one of yours, it's that good (looks like someone experienced did it) so I hope your DD carries on with her crafting - who knows where it will lead?

Happy New Year - hope it's a good one for you. Thanks for stopping by!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh! It drives me crazy when I can't find something!!! Hopefully you've found them! Lovely layout.

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #60

Ann B said...

Sorry, can't help with finding the paints - look under your nose, that's where I usually find stuff I lose.
Clever DH making a super shelf like that for you and even cleverer daughter for a great layout.
Thanks for visiting yesterday - I'm trying to catch up today, in between crafting of course.

Ann B

mamapez5 said...

I did laugh about your paints. I swear I have a black hole in my room that just swallows things up, and it can be months before it spits them out again. I'm glad you found your paints anyway.
Well done to DD. That is a fabulous layout for an 11 year old. I hope she keeps it going.
Kate x #57

Tertia said...

It seems like the organising bug has hit a lot of us this week. Such a great feeling when you are done though.
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia 17

Laurart said...

Lovely workdesk/room...Wish mine was like that! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog and the great idea you had. I will be doing it! Happy WOYWW Love from Laura xxx

MaggieC said...

Glad you found your paints. Like you, I can find things when my room is in a mess, but my foiling kit has been missing for a couple of months. Your daughter has do so well with that layout. Thank you for your visit and have a good week. xx Maggie #32

MaggieC said...

PS I usually cut my masks out at the last moment too, this was a one off bit of organisation. xx Maggie

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your daughter has created an amazing page - such brilliant choice of colour and fantastic lo and only 11! Don't our children and grandchildren make us proud(my grandson's piece of art was on my desk last week and he loved the comments he got) so, although I really love all of your storage ideas I'm afraid your daughter has stolen your thunder. Thanks for visiting - oh!The 3d did make me queasy but hubby really needed to see it in all it's 3d glory!! Chris#87

MiniOwner said...

Well done on the upcycling and an even bigger well done to your daughter for her lovely scrapping. Thank you for visiting my blog.
Sue x

cyndee starr said...

i once knew where everything was, but the more stuff i buy the harder it is to find anything. happy woyww

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your daughter's page is amazing! Fantastic choice of colour and lo and only 11?!! Don't our children and grandchildren make us proud(my grandson's art work was on my desk last week and he loved the comments) so, although I loved seeing all your lovely storage ideas I'm afraid your daughter has stolen your thunder! Thanks for your visit and yes, the 3D did make me feel queasy but hubby wanted to see it in all it's 3D glory - men huh!! Chris87

BJ said...

Thanks for visiting me, I am re-doing old cards too. Seem to have quite a few in a box and am determined to use them up this year, even if they are completely revamped. Love your DD's page very well done - Mel does have some good tips for scrapping doesn't she BJ#52.

April Story said...

I enjoyed seeing your room and your new addition. I didn't see your paints - sorry. I hope you find them soon. I lost 2 Silhouette Cameo mats. I found them last week under a stack of papers on my printer. They will show up. :-)
April #136

Lisa Richards said...

Very nice storage ideas! Your space looks like tons of fun! I like the idea of upcycling old projects.
Have a great WOYWW,
Lisa #149

My name is Cindy said...

Looking good!! I know exactly what you mean about having to have things to hand or they won't get used as I am exactly the same. I am going to share my new ribbon drawer next week. Anyhow, thanks for taking the time to pop by and see me, I'm a bit late getting round! Cindy #54

okienurse said...

nice storage. Love the LO! Sorry I am so late getting around but life definitely reared its head and got in my way! Hope your week has gone well and you have been able to do some crafting. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Vickie #31


Ooooooh Lisa and DD - the vibrant colours are wonderful, and what a beautiful layout. The photos really "pop" from the black background - DD made a perfect choice!

Hugs to both of you! Sylvia xx

Tamika said...

Nice layout and beautiful 7 gypsies stamps!