Tuesday, January 21, 2014

WOYWW 242: The one where she gets organized for playtime


Today I'm joining Julia, our beloved head Desker, along with other Deskers for What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday.  Just click on her name and links to other Deskers around the world will magically appear in a new window.

Since Julia likes to keep things short and sweet, I've started today by showing the requisite rocking horses, which most of you come to see, this week's made of wood.  BTW, this is the FIRST photo taken with my new camera I unveiled during WOYWW 241.

To prove I haven't pushed anything aside, I took a wide view of my table.  Note WOYWWendy, the camera hog, is waving to everyone.

While gathering items to use with my new Gelli, I ran across this large container in my basement studio.

Everything fits perfectly, and I still have room for more surface design tools.  As an aside, I keep my brayer(s) together in another place, as well as surface design tools I use for molding paste and joint compound.  I now have a place for everything and everything's in its place.

Thanks for leaving your number if you are coming from Julia's.  Even with so many number changes last week, it was still SO MUCH EASIER to find each of you.

56 thoughtful remarks:

RosA said...

I'll be interested to see what you do with the Gelli plate. Did you buy a genuine one? or were you tempted to make one? (as I have heard others do.)
RosA @ 3

Regina Hamilton said...

I love when I find things in my home that I can use to store crafting supplies. #2

Patsy Paterno said...

How super organized you are! I should make you my inspiration but you've got a whole house to fit everything in! :^) patsy # 8 I think

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah organised indeedy Elizabeth well done.. are you going to alter the wooden rocking horses?? and will look forward to the gelli plate lessons.. Shaz in oz.x #7

RosA said...

Ah, well I have only heard good things about them. And there is so much help on the www if you need it too :)
My friend, Sandra de, is going to lend me hers one of these days. When I clear a space :)

April Story said...

Very impressive. Monica would be proud (reference to Friends - I judge from your title you are a Friends fan - if not - just ignore it). I am jealous. My crafting area is a hot mess. :-) April #11

Helen Campbell said...

You look very organized and tidy! Happy WOYWW! Helen #15

Krisha said...

Ok, you've got it all together nicely, but what are you going to do to the rockers? They are adorable like they are.......just saying. Is it going to be paint, collage or mixed media?

Don't ya just love it when you find a perfect contain and you didn't have to leave home?

Loved the post Elizabeth
until later
Krisha #13

Hammers said...

No.1 - Sweet!! I can but dream...thanks for swinging by my blog earlier, glad you still like the stand. I love the rocking horses this week, ripe for decorating. I also love how neat your desk is. The new camera seems to be working out well. Cx #18

Belinda Basson said...

AAAAAAH another Geliprint maker...watching this space...#25

Helen said...

Good luck with the gelli printing - it seems very addictive once you start... Love the wooden rocking horses, this week. Well done on top spot, and thanks for visiting already. Helen 23

Vicki Miller said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do with the gelli plate. I don't have one, so I can have gelli envy, since you have thermofax envy! BTW my workdesk is as usual a pigsty. Yours is always so tidy!

Janet said...

I'm so anxious to see what you do with your gelli! I love mine, but I just can't find enough time to play with it...So many ideas, so little time.

Julia Dunnit said...

I love those rocking horses, such a sweet and simple outline, perfect for the woodworker to cut! Am full of admiration for your gelli preparation too, and that you have a mixed media tool section. Good grief, I thought my stuff was fairly well categorized, even if it doesn't look it!

inkymonkimoo said...

I'd love to see what you do with the gelli. I'm awaiting a delivery of glycerine to make one this weekend.
Congrats on the #1!

Happy woyww

Zoe #33

Judys Fabrications said...

Storge is always an issue isn't it.Glad you found a good container for all that Gelli Fun and games.Look forward to see what you do next.
Hi Wendy!! Is she behaving?
Judy Waving back!!

Jackie said...

I like yourself keep all my bits for my Gelli plate in one big box.... Like the big chopping board rocking horse
Hope the weather is a bit better now and your keeping warm... Good to see the new camera in action
Jackie 34

Ann B said...

Love those rocking horses and can't wait to see how they develop. Haven't succumbed to the Gelli plate......yet.
Back after a long break away and getting stamping again.
Ann B 37

Bernice said...

A crafter can never have enough storage containers - and isn't it great when you just happen to find one for free?! Cute rocking horses.
Bernice #43

Annie said...

My space is full of large comtainers...but in my case it's b**** boxes lol...and hopefully mine are only temporary.
Love your wooden horses.
Hugs,
Annie x # 39

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Love your sweet wood horses! Wonderful new things are arrived and well safed :) Looking Forward to see your gelli art.
Greetings from Erika

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love 'finding' craft equipment, or thinking u new uses for something. It seems like double the entertainment value somehow! But I especially love having all my tools in one place, ready to hand so I don't have to waste time searching for stuff..that's the thing I hate most!!
Cool little rocking horses there...they're lovely for being plain wood. How many do you have now? Don't answer that question :-)
Hugs, LLJ 38 xx

Glenda Brooks said...

Looks like you are poised and ready to go. Get busy and mess up that desk! Happy WOYWW!
Glenda #53

Anne said...

Everyone seems to be getting organised! I have been doing some elsewhere in my home ad have to go and reorganise where I craft s I can finish getting ready for my class on Sat!
Anne x #58 ( well at the moment , it changed twice last week :-) )

glitterandglue said...

Well, Elizabeth, you are in for some fun there - great stuff! How beautifully tidy your area looks - but I must remember that jealousy is a sin....
Thanks for visiting already.
Margaret #7

scrappystickyinkymess said...

LOL! It'll never last :) I have two shelves worth of "tools" for printing and no end in site. I cannot wait to see your prints. I'm betting they are going to be such fun. You know you COULD press that wooden horse into the plate.... :D


Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (19)

see you there! said...

Very tidy. I've read about gelli plates here and elsewhere but don't have a really good idea of how they work. You will give us a great tutorial at some point won't you?

Darla

Artyjen said...

The word organize fills me with dread! ROFL Must get round to some shortly ;)
xoxo Sioux

S said...

This must be the week for uncovering hidden treasures, nearly as much fun as the brand new. Happy crafting with those! It's fun to be back to WOYWW.

MaggieC said...

I am hoping to create enough room on my desk today to allow me to use my second and larger Gelli plate as well as the smaller one. I love the different things you can do with them and all the different things you can use on them. One little tip for you, if you don't already know - every so often it is a good idea to rub a little baby oil into the plate before you put it back into its pack, otherwise they get a bit dry and don't work as well. That tip came from Barbara Gray after some of hers in Workshop lessons stopped working as they should. Love your wooden rocking horses and look forward to seeing what you do with them. xx Maggie #21

Winnie said...

Drooling over your rocking horse! So nice! What an orderly desk there, and such a stash of sponges! Stay warm!! Winnie#68

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Elizabeth...I think there are a few of us who'll be interested to see what you do with your new Gelli...I have one too and lovely friend gave me as a gift and I need Help, lots, so I'll be back to check. Have fun with our new found stash Cheers RobynO#69

jill said...

Some interesting crafting items on your desk . Thanks for stopping by earlier . Happy woyww Jill #40

Jan Ltc said...

Great space xx Jan (71)

StampinCarol said...

Another Gelli Plate crafter! Looking forward to seeing what you do! Thanks for visiting and Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #10

Sarah said...

Isn't it great when you find that you already own the ideal storage solution

by Gill said...

i have a new gelli plate too, arent they great?
love your little rocking horses.
happy WOYWW
Gill x

Sandy Leigh said...

I have never used a gelli plate--I think I need to learn how this year. Your horses are sooo cute. I get really excited when I find new storage containers in my own house for a great new use. Fun! Sandy Leigh #80

Tertia said...

Thank you for the early visit. I am finally home from school and return the visit. The horses are too cute, wonder what they would look like if you altered them?
The tags I made were cut with my Silhouette Cameo, I think the cut file was a freebie I picked up from the many talented designers that share.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #14

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Elizabeth,waves to WOYWWWendy, and hugs to Bleubeard. Life is so much easier when you can put your hand on what you want quickly, I agree. Smiled at your comment about number editing, when I linked this morning I was 33, which is the number I've been telling everyone. Just happened to notice, I'm now 31!Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #31 XX

fairy thoughts said...

Great pics with your new toy I can see you are going to enjoy playing with it
Janet @9

sandysewin said...

Wow, you surely are organized. The rocking horses are cute, how are you going to embellish them? You're not going to leave the poor things plain, are you? ;-)

Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #5

Princess Judy Palmer said...

#84... since I can't ever remember to do that. Your table is wide open and ready for you to play. I guess we shall stay tuned to see what becomes of the wooden rocking horses. Something spectacular I'm sure!

Laura said...

Is that polystyrene in your gelli plate box? Not thought of using polystyrene on my gelli plate yet... watch this space!
Happy Wednesday
Laura
65

Maxam Made said...

Nice photos from your new camera!
Good Luck with your Gelli plate. Have a great week!
Ginny #54

pearshapedcrafting said...

So, you're all set - enjoy your playtime, Chris 60

Elizabeth said...

Hi Elizabeth, love your wooden rocking horses - great pic with the new camera too. And how organised are you ... you're all ready to print with your Gelli plate :) Hope you have a good week. Elizabeth x #81

Lorraine said...

lovely happy woyww

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Have fun with the horses *and* the Gelli Plate ~ lookin' forward to see what you create with it!

Peg Robinson said...

Love my Gelli. Have fun. Peg R #91

Sharon Madson said...

I had never heard of Gelli plate until I begin to do WOYWW. I have watched how to do it on Utube, but can't find where to buy it. :)
Happy WOYWW #45
( yes my number change two time last week! LOL)

Gita said...

ooh, you have a gelli huh? They look so fun. I haven't broken down yet and bought one. I have way too much "stuff" lol. Brigita #92

DeDe Haysom said...

Congrats on being #1 I say containers,containers, containers...you can never have too many...Glad someone else is manic about has it's place...Thanks for stopping by, my cd cases will be stored in stackable CD boxes. I'll post a picture next week...It works gret for me...Have a great week and happy crafting
DeDe #16

Neet said...

I see Stampendous have brought out something similar to a Gelli Plate. Interesting to see how you find it.
Love the tidiness and of course the rocking horses look magnificent taken with your new camera. Hope you are enjoying it.
Love to you and Bleubeard.
Neet 87 xx

Halle said...

I could use you to help me organize all my supplies. Mr. G is awesome at organizing but he sees my stash as junk so he'd have a mind to pitch most of it.
I did organize some fabric, yarn, trims and sewing notion yesterday. Was quite gratifying to see it all in its place.

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