Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WOYWW 56 (What's on your work table Wednesday)

I was in the process of photographing and packaging up these mostly completed journals when I realized it was nearly WOYWW, over at Julia's where everybody who is anybody goes to link to, and show their work spaces.

As I was finishing all but one of these journals, I noticed that Bleubeard was waiting for me. He is quite patient and understands that cat fur and art simply don't mix. And yes, he is that good about not getting on furniture.

So I finished packaging all but one of the journals (which isn't finished), which made for a pretty boring work table. So I headed

for my kitchen where I had laid out

all the envelopes from participants in the arches Anniversary swap. I never open the packages before the swap, so I won't lose anything. Here they are, ready to be opened. Yep, I really do craft in every room of my house!

If you want to see the insides of the above fabric journal covers, I will post them either later today or tomorrow. Right now it's time for me to head over to Julia's and join the party. And please forgive me if I don't get around to you till late this week. I have a lot going on today and tomorrow that takes me away from my computer.

Today's blog goes to the most hard working crafter prior to the Creative Bloggers Spaces blog hop, our very own Paper Princess. Her space was a mess (sorry Ramona, but it was). She must have spent weeks cleaning it, and I can't wait to see what it looks like today.

I took an instant liking to Ramona because of her posts about Legend and Tsunami, who are Maine Coons. She often includes thoughts of Bleubeard in her posts. Bleubeard is so jealous because he's not allowed on furniture or in my craft room. But Ramona shares her space with her "babies" and often takes pity on Bleubeard.

55 thoughtful remarks:

Minxy said...

Cor arn't you organised....good for you..Those journals looked super interesting.. gonna have to hunt round your blog now to see if you blogged any more pics of them!

Hels Sheridan said...

Aw Bleubard is adorable... I love him and perhaps he could give my AlfieCat a few hints about not walking on wet paint...or wet Glossy Accents LOL x

jude said...

Journals look fab !Enkoy opening your swaps hun.Have a good day!
hugs judex

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I try to confine my crafting to my craft room to spare my husband my mess! But today i had to use the garage floor and he found me pounding away! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Helen said...

Love how you've spread out around your house, lol!

tkelli said...

Holy Cow that's a lot of envelopes!! Have a great day xx

Lothian Crafts Online said...

Wow send Bleubeard over to mine to teach them some good habits. He looks a handsome fellow.
Elaine

Sue said...

Oh gorgeous journals very pretty,very organised table, have great day, sue,x

Cheryl said...

gosh how organised are you,gorjus journals too hugs cheryl xxx

Wipso said...

Gosh you are so organised. How lovely to be able to spread out all round the house :-)
A x

joey said...

Hiya :O)

Oh when I looked at that first photo I thought it was two single beds lol, that fabric is gorgeous, I really am getting more and more inspired to begin sewing each week.
Bless Bleubeard not getting on the furniture and being so patient so you think he could teach my kids??? lol :O)

Joey.xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Organised and BUSY! Impressive use of dining table Miss Elizabeth..totally get why you don't open stuff - scarey dreams of misplacing stuff would follow me around! Those journals are good enough to eat. Hope you don't go into shock over postage rates!

Tracy Evans said...

How good is Bleubeard not going on any furniture, bless. so adorable. I love the look of your journals, especially that one on the bottom left. I will pop back to look at these journals later, can't wait. You are very organised. Love the look of those arches too. Not decorated an arch for ages. Have a lovely day, Tracy Evans x x

Mummylade said...

wow, I wish I could craft in all rooms but my family would lock me up if I tried =)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh the fabric journals look really interesting Elizabeth, can't wait to see inside. What a lot of swaps :-)
Anne xx

Foil Play said...

Bleubeard is beautiful - and good too! You are very organised - I understand about not opening stuff for the swap too, I do a big Christmas card swap which also takes a bit of organisation.

Heather x said...

Beautiful journals hun, lovin the material, the colours are fab :)
Have a great day hun,
*hugs* Heather x

Marilyn Rock said...

Bluebeard looks so content there in the photo; he's so handsome! The journals are amazing and I loved seeing them spread out like that! Have a great day! xxoo

Dawn said...

Looks very organised (but we know how you like to do that lol) and the journals look super!

Love Dawn xx

Vicki said...

wow you are sooo organised and bluebeard is gorgeous - very cute kitty xxx

Angie said...

Wow you do have a lot going on ...so organized though.

Brian K said...

I haven't done a swap in a while.... dang! I really wish I had joined this one!!!! Have fun my friend!

karenm said...

Those journals look gorgeous, I can't wait to see your next post.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Wow, and again, I can't wait to see the detail pics. But, why on earth would you be to busy to do your blog visiting....Lol!

judie said...

the journals are brill hun, love them so lushhh, cant wait to see the next post

hugs
judie xx

Stressed Stamper said...

How many envelopes and soooo organised! love the journals

sam said...

Wow I'm gonna have to come back to see these journals - I'm intriged. I wish my animals were as thoughtful as your Bleubeard. Oh well if it isn't their hair everywhere it's mine or my daughters.
Sam x
PS How organised are you?! lol x

Halle said...

I'm just guessing but pink...hmmm....I may know who that one is for. :)

Cardarian said...

Lovely journals - so many packages on the table - I am sure all the people recieving them will be very happy!
Oh what a cute boy Bluebird is!
Have a lovely day and don't worry about woyww - we are not going anywhere! Ha, ha...
Hugs,
Cardarian

La Dolce Vita said...

i love the boxes all laid out so neatly on your table! wonderful sense of order!

The Paper Princess said...

Elizabeth,

Those journals and swaps look absolutely divine - sure wish one was heading my way! :-)

Thanks again for featuring me today! I see Bluebeard is on his best behavior today after being ratted (catted?) out! My boys just took such delight in those pictures/posts that we could not help but share!

Have a great day!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Darcy said...

those fabric journal look so pretty, I have so many fabric scraps I really should do a fabric book. Love how organised you are with all those packages.

Cath said...

How do you get Bluebeard not to walk over everything? my lot love too.
I love the look of the journals, cant wait to see inside them, and I dont know how you can have post and not have at least a peek lol

Sorry for not leaving a comment last week but the mighty blogger was playing up, it could of had somthing to do with Turkey blocking youtube.

Cathx

Karen said...

ooo those journals are looking gorgeous Elizabeth...well done!!! Awe Bluebeard looks so handsome XXX

Toucan Scraps said...

those fabric wraps on the journals look incredibly pretty

Spyder said...

oh wow you are busy! I do a ATC swap and don't open anything either, but just have a little peep, but I lost three ATc's this week, hope they AREN'T in my craft room!! Love the fabric, it looks very pretty
(Lyn)

Jan said...

LOL..love your cat and your space is so organized!!

peggy gatto said...

you are super organized!!!!
your journals are fun!

Piddawinkle said...

ooh how can you not open up those packages the suspense would kill me... :)

Doone said...

schroedinger our cat lives upstairs, she is the first to greet me in the morning except Niall, and I always go straight upstairs to see her when I get home, she is the most amazing animal in terms of supreme ruling of our roost, she is twelve and looks like a kitten - i would photo her but she won't give permission...

our two dogs ( who are very scared of the cat) live downstairs and do not go on furniture, but sleep under my desks, if anything falls to the floor it is a) eaten or b) has to be abandoned because it is immediately furry....

Anne said...

Think the post office could do with you working for them you'd have them sorted in no time The journals look fab i try to keep out of the sitting room now otherwise no one can get a seat

Nicks said...

you are just so organised!!

TinaB said...

VERY interesting workspace hun xxxxx

Lynn said...

You are always so busy and creative. It's fun to follow. I am amazed that you ever have time to get to my blog so am all the more flattered that you do!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks.

Linda Elbourne said...

Ooooo I am looking forward to seeing the insides later :0)

Twiglet said...

You are a busy bee this week!!

Kay said...

Wow those fabric journals look really interesting! Bless little Bluebeard laying there all patient and well behaved. My Mackie cat does not do well behaved, or patient, or keeping off my desk... she is very spoiled!

Sunshine Girl said...

Very organised and I am glad that I am not the only one who scraps in every room of the house - have already got a little production line of flowers on my dining room table after saying I would totally clear it last week and not use it again unless for eating or sewing!

Martha's Favorites said...

Lucky lady, you get to craft everywhere. Love your set up. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Paula said...

so organised! love your blog,such creative and inspiring work, shall be coming back here often

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Wonderful E...you are so organized AND prolific!
Thank you, or have I already, for the Singer sewing needle tip ... I must check that out!
oxo

craftytrog said...

Those fabric journals look fabulous! No need to apologise for late visiting, there's so many to visit now! Have a great weekend!
Alison x

Sandra said...

Oops - got sidetracked looking at your blog and the Paper Princess's! Thanks for dropping by blog . . . I've taken a look at yours - and it's amazing!

Crafty Chris said...

Hi, your journals look fantastic, and you are so tidy in every room, glad to see bluebeard he is gorgeous.
Christine x

gobeagirl said...

Hi there. I just have to tell you how much I have been enjoying all the blogs that have Copics that you sent me. I really love seeing everyones Workspaces on Wednesdays... Great idea! I think that your journals are spectacular..I also think that Bluebeard if just fantastic! He reminds me of my Lucy...She is a black Bombay and I couldn't imagine not having her. She is like Bluebeard in that she will patiently wait for me to be on my blog before she wants to play fetch with me. heehee...Have a great 4th of July. Hugs, Lisa G