Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What's On Your Workdesk, Wednesday #128

This week I am hanging out with Julia at Stamping Ground in my basement studio. I've added a few things since the last time we were all together, including


my cordless phone, something new to the studio, and this heater I purchased last Thursday.


I even plugged it in to make sure it worked properly.


In addition to the new phone and heater, I added the massager to the chair. I saw the chair massager on someone's blog (maybe Shaz's, but probably/possibly not) and remembered a friend had given me her mother's. I finally have a place for it. The only disadvantage is all those electrical cords and massager control panel. Only my heat gun's cord is hidden. At least the heater doesn't need to be connected until winter actually sets in.

To make things more cozy and enjoyable, I further adjusted the chair to a lower height, which works well with this thinner desk "counter top." Now I might even sit to work on occasion.


Most of you have seen the rocking horse clock. I found a place for it, along with a couple more rocking horses, one of which is a rocking carousel horse.


Speaking of clocks, I had to get rid of the one that was badly damaged by rust. The entire unit was rusty. But the one above is functional, at least. I originally had my glue tower on that shelving, but the shelving is too unstable, so had to find another place for it. I'll show you next week where I put it.


OK, the desk is a bit boring this week, but I hope you weren't too disappointed with the mini tour. And for those of you who are new to my blog, the microwave is for dyeing fabric, and making other art related projects, and not really for cooking meals. Don't forget to visit Julia for more links this week.











67 thoughtful remarks:

voodoo vixen said...

Number One!! Love that you are getting organised in your lovely basement and I love the idea of a heated chair... could do with one of those!!

jude said...

OMG what alovely clean bright workspace .You go for it with the massager and the heater .All you need know is the woyww elf to bring you cups tea/coffee every now and again !Sorted and jobs agooden then...lol
Have fab wednesday hugs judex6

ScrappnBee said...

LOL about the microwave! It was the first thing that I noticed (other than how fabulously neat and tidy it is in there!)! It looks like you are well and winterized. It won't be long until I have to break out my heater too! Thanks for sharing your WOYWW! Loved the tour! -Amanda #5

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a great snoop i've had in your studio this week! so much to see! i love all the space you have, the NEATNESS, those big jars of mod podge, the clock, the comfy chair (and massage!) and what is that half smiling face in the far end of the table? if the electrical cords bother you , maybe you could get something like the Cable Wrap Spiral Tidy.
thanks for sharing! happy WOYWW!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Bubbles said...

What a fantastic craft room! I love how you called it your 'basement studio'... such a chic name for a wonderful space! Thank you so much for the tour - well worth coming for a visit :)
Bubbles
#15

Sarah said...

Looks just fabulous - all those goodies, the white walls, heat and a massage - just heaven. I HATE cables too, so get I it! I'm married to a musician so they are the bane of my life. Enjoy your haven... Thanks for sharing today, Sarah at 2.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

great looking studio..loving it :))
TFS
Happy woywwing
Jennie #7

Chrissie said...

Looks great Elizabeth... massage while you work.... wonderful! Cosy toes too with that heater strategically placed. I really thought the microwave was for snack time however!
Have a great week
Chrissie #20

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

ohh lookin' good

Kay (#21)

Tuire Flemming said...

Your new studio looks so lovely! That heater is cute.
My hubby also got that kind of a massager as a Father´s Day present from our elder daughter and her hubby - and also we have problems to find a place for it. It´s now on the sofa :)
Have a nice week!
Tuire #28

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh what a lovely workspace you have there - very creative! Love the fact that you have a microwave purely for crafting! Have a great week. Sunshine Girl - no 34

Tracey Potter said...

Great idea with the chair! I need one in my studio.

In my neck of the woods (Australia) we have been experience a sudden heat wave, the sheer thought of someone else putting a heater on in their studio baffled me, until I realised you must be in another part of the world.

Happy WOYWW.

xx

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

It feels very right seeing you at number one! - Warms the cockles of a girls heart seeing you there especially as the weather cools. What's the difference in use between your basement craftroom and the one up top (so to speak)?

Ohhh Snap said...

So crafting in your new space is like going to the spa? :D. I love it!! #23

Ann B said...

Don't need a heater but that massager is tempting but for after crafting not during - another who crafts on her feet.
Love the peek around your basement studio, thanks.

Helen said...

Your basement studio is looking great - lovely and light! Don't you wish "they" could invent more cordless equipment!!

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Cardarian said...

I have been away for a while and I haven't seen your new studio pictures yet - lovely, lovely, lovely! You are very lucky to have so much space! I am crammed in a 2X4 m tiny little room! Enjoy the lovely space!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Hazel said...

Looking so cosy and organised in your basement studio - thanks for the tour - Hazel WOYWW #43) x

Claire said...

Lovely work space.. and love the massager idea.. I think it was me who mentioned the microwave for cooking...lol.. I did think it would be for crafty but if I had one..It would get used to warm my coffee up, that forever gets cold once im engrossed in making something
Happy WOYWW
claire #52

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a clean desk..thanks for the tour, you'll enjoy that heater when the cold sets in. Maybe I should move my massager to the craft area.it's on the move a lot.but I'd have to get a bigger chair..it really helps the ole' back. Enjoy WOYWW and have a great week. #47 Sylvia

Neil said...

Hi there; thank you for sharing your place of creativity with us this week, it was great to pop in and visit. It is all looking very organised from here.
Neil #58

Annie said...

How can anyone be disappointed looking at your space....It's always a great snoop :-)
Hugs,
A x
#48 [well, I was when I left Julia's....sorry for any confusion last week but some little gremlin changed my number for me after I left :-) ]

Kate said...

Love your workspace it looks very inspiring although the face on a stick (in the pot on the desk) would scare me!

** Kate ** #68

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lol - just don't mix up your lunch and your artwork - there could be a catastrophe!! Your studio's looking fab, what a great place to create art in. Hope the massager makes you feel suitably relaxed :)
Hugs, LLJ #45 xx

sandra de said...

Oh wow, it looks fabulous after all your hard work and heartbreak it must be wonderful to have such a great workplace. Plus a massager ... bliss.

okienurse said...

great tour around your crafting space. Lots of new stuff this week! I need to dig out that massager of mine and put it to good use. Congrats on being #1 this week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #76

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...
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Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

{Oops my commnet was not so thoughtful first time around will have another go! Had a major typo in first one!}
ah, Elizabeth well done on being numero uno this week - and also for the grand tour of your establishment - great chair set-up etc.
I do so love the rocking horses you have - when we were little a friend in the corner house had a real fair dinkum rocking horse and how popular was she? only remember ever getting to ride it once though was about six years at the time so might be a wee while ago! Happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x

Marilyn Rock said...

Your studio looks fabulous! It's not boring, at all; in fact it offers me inspiration to get my butt moving and clean up my art space! Love your rocking horses - the clock is so cool! I wish you a good day! Enjoy! xxoo

Cathy said...

Just doing a quick pass through today ... I am get everyone visited!!! Love the new additiona and your space is amazing ... I am jealous!!
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx #19

Spyder said...

I have one of those heaters, (similar) they are very good, and of course every crafter should have a swivel chair! BUt I usually stand to craft. Your room looks better and better every week. Happy WOYWW!!
(((Lyn)) #53

Julia Dunnit said...

Heater, phone, massage cahor - you're going to be in clover! Not a boring tour at all...so nice to see everything just ready for your whim...and by the way - I've found your Amex card!

Cath said...

Is that a grinning mouth at the end of your desk? Glad to see it's all come back together.

Cathx

*jean* said...

what a wonderful space! and now so comfy and cozy!! i have a heater in mine too, what a difference it makes...happy creating, E!

JoZart said...

Far from boring as your basement looks so organised and still creative. Lots of personal touches and all home comforts (plus a few rocking horses) to help you along your arty path. Lovely to see you top of the list again!
Love joZarty x (42)

Healing Woman said...

I believe that is the smallest heater I've ever seen. You will be warm and comfy with your seat/heat massage chair and heater combo though I'm sure.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love studio tours! And I am SO jealous of yours! Every once in a while, I walk though my "someday" studio space and remind myself that I won't be working in the living room forever....anyway, it's always a treat to me to see how others organize their art spaces- I LOVE all those shelves above your desk and all those homey touches with your rocking horses et al, I can totally see you creating to your heart's content here!

Fuchsia said...

Wow great work space your chair looks really comfortable
have a great week !
Fuchsia @ 87

dianneo said...

Not only are you first, but your desk is perfectly clean! Way to go! Thanks for the tour!

Angi [at] MakingMayhem said...

Congrats on being the first link! :) I would love for my studio to be this clean...even if only for a day or two! Thanks for sharing all the 'amenities' in your studio. Glad I'm not the only one who needs to have a heater! lol

Happy WOYWW!

Angi
*69*

sarahp said...

Love the basement office great and now heated to boot... why the microwave? I bet to make a hot drink? See heaven what more do you need xxx
Sarahp *56

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Elizabeth, nice to see you at the top. Hugs to Bleubeard. Lovely to see your work area, have a great week, Shaz #22

elle said...

Great space. I luv the heater under the desk, positioned for maximum warmth! I hate cords myself and I'm looking for a nonfood microwave. It does look very efficient and quite bright. Good job. Let it snow, I say!

Marjo said...

Wow Elizabeth! Love the nice pics of your fabulous craft room. I am green with envy. Was wondering what the heck the microwave was doing there...lol

Hope you are having a great WOYWW,
xoxo Marjo #109

Doone said...

you have shazzer's mother's massager? you are one well connected lady,
I'm at 110 this week and I am thinking I'm never going to catch up in blog land until 2012,

will spend my day off at Christmas making excuses to my family, sneaking to my room, and catching up with pals!

dx

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow your craft space looks fabulous, you have worked so hard on it, looks great, not had time to join in WOYWW for ages, silly season, sue,x

Robin Panzer Art said...

Well you've certainly created a lovely, very cozy studio! Happy WOYWW #18 ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

La Dolce Vita said...

such organization.... sigh...

kyla said...

Ooh, what a lovely craft space.
thanks for sharing

kyla #116

Penni said...

Thanks for the tour - your craft room looks fab.

Hugs
Penni
X

butlersabroad said...

It's lovely to see you back in the studio Elizabeth, and I love how clean and "ready for use" it looks. Bet the heater will come in very handy soon, enjoy the massager, hope it doesn't kick in during a delicate operation and jolt you!!

Hugs
Brenda 86

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Definitely not disappointed! Thankyou for the tour of your lovely crafting space xx
Fiona @ 67

Anonymous said...

I'm back home and catching up. Looks like you are making your studio quite comfortable. Liked the previous post and how you used the spoon from the Inspiration Avenue challenge.

Darla (back to being Anon again!)

LuLu said...

Howdy,
The mini-tour this week is perfect! Looks like you will be very productive. I'm gonna appropriate your chair massager idea....if I can find an unused electrical outlet. ha! ha!

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Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the guided tour of your new workspace - it's good to see you getting settled in. Good to see your rocking horses are finding a home too. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #78

Sarah Anderson said...

what a super organised space :)

Macpurp said...

what a lovely work space!

Teen #117 x

Neet said...

Congrats on being #1 this week and thanks for showing us your lovely new area. So clean and lovely with the addition of your rocking horses. Just one thing I seem to be missing of late - a certain Bleubeard - is this a kitty free zone now?
Thanks for sharing with us at WOYWW and thanks from me for putting your number it makes it so much easier - Hugs, Neet #9

Bridget Larsen said...

I see you claimed the #1 Neet and I are scrambling for lol. That heater looks cute
Bridget #29

Twiglet said...

What a comfy and cosy work space - thanks for the snoop. x Jo #64

Halle said...

Looks great!!

MaggieC said...

I was certain that I had already commented on your blog this week, but it must have been last week. What a very good idea to use that chair massager - I wonder if my husband would miss his if I appropriated it from the conservatory....

Shoshi said...

I love your workspace! You'd never imagine it was a basement - it looks so bright and airy! Hope you enjoy your new massage chair. Excellent idea having a microwave for dying fabrics - I did a bit of this at one time and it was great. Happy WOYWW, Shoshi

Shoshi said...

Hi, me again... I'm afraid I'm being even worse than you at following people this week. I am suffering badly with a flu-y throat infection and am just about keeping my head above water...

SueH said...

Your little studio is becoming a real home from home Elizabeth, with all the extra cosy comforts you’re adding to it..
I keep looking at those chair massager myself but I’ve managed to resist the temptation up till now. The little heater looks good though.
I sit right alongside a largish window in my craft room and although there’s a radiator under it you can still feel the cold coming off it. When I’m working in the evenings I’ve started to tuck the curtains down behind it to keep the chill off but maybe I need to invest in a little heater like yours.

Thanks for stopping by this week.
Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Morti said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Basement is looking GOOOOOD!!!!

I bet your fingers are itching, wanting to get on with your crafting now you're all set up and raring to go!

Thanks for stopping by...