Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What's on Your Workdesk, Wednesday Nov 23

I'm in a bit of a hurry this week. I hope Julia at Stamping Ground, the Grand Dame of the Links, understands because this is Thanksgiving weekend and some of my company has already arrived. So I'll try to be quick because



last week Crafty Womble asked what the difference was between my two craft areas. The functions used to be a LOT different, but now the lines are starting to blur. For example, I sew everything in this room, and originally kept my fabric here until I increased the number of shelves I have in the basement hallway.


All collages and most painting is done in this room. It is also the room where I store my handmade paper.


As much as I HATE MOD PODGE, I seem to have been given quite a bunch of it. I keep it out of sight in my basement studio.


The actual use of this space was originally intended for making assemblages and storing all my jewelry findings and embellishments.


Sorry if this mask freaks a few of you. I have gotten so used to it, I don't even notice it's there.



As promised last week, I said I would show where my "glue tower" went. This old photo is from 2009, and the dresser, ruined by the flood, was quite sturdy that it originally sat on.


Then the dresser got replaced with some very cheap shelves that were not as strong as the ones I bought for the hallway. Can you see the "leaning tower" of glue is about to topple onto the floor?


Well, here it is in the hallway, it's new home. At least the table is sturdy and solid.


You can see where the people who installed the sheetrock cut the wires to the phone line. It's a good thing I don't need a telephone outlet anymore.



I've now returned to the main floor and glued and sewed a few rusty bits (most of the embellishments that had been hanging out on my table earlier in the day) together for a project I am making for a challenge later in the week. So I'm not sure I answered Crafty Womble's question, but at least I had something on one of my worktables this week!

But now I must stir the baked beans, bake the yams, boil potatoes, and start the green bean casserole. I may have British ancestors, but Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I begin at least a day, often two days, before the event to get everything ready for the Thanksgiving bash. Since I still have some last minute food and drink purchases to make today, I won't be around much until the end of the weekend. But I hope each person has a great weekend and if you live in the States, a very lovely, safe and THANKFUL Thanksgiving.

51 thoughtful remarks:

voodoo vixen said...

I have to admit, I must have a huge amount of noseyness in me as I love to poke about in your house. It has so many interesting spots in it!!
So you are busy cooking up a storm with guests in situ already... hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

sandra de said...

Have a wonderful thanksgiving. Always so interesting having a peek at where you create. Love the tour.

Pam said...

Oh lookey you, company arriving and still time for Woyww! Looks like things are in order and I can smell the Turkey a'cookin'! Happy Woyww. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow what a fabulous craft space you have there - didnt know you sewed too! Like the clothes hanging up in the corner but are they paper? they look it to me but that just might be my eyesight! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful thanksgiving. Sunshine Girl – No 19

Dragon said...

What an amazing set of spaces you have!! I am in awe of all your stuff and love to peer on all those shelves!!! I thank you for your lovely comment chez moi recently. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving
Love and light
Frankie
xx

Gabrielle said...

What a wonderful tour of your creative spaces! I know what you mean about the lines blurring - it happens before we know it!

Bella said...

Wow, that is quite a tower of glue! Thanks for the bfeore and after shots and the tour of your place. Enjoy thanks giving.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh my goodness, it looks like your whole house is for creating art! All I can say is WOW!

Helen said...

I love to see your craft space, it looks fabulous - happy Thanksgiving, have a great time with your company... sounds like you have lots of cooking to do.
Helen, 8

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Thank you :) You have a crafty house! Have a lovely thanksgiving with all your visitors.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

oh so much to look at :) Lovely!
Happy Thanksgiving to you
Do pop by my blog if you get time.. have a little giveaway
Hugs
Jennie # 10

Annie said...

Hi, I'm just doing a quick whizz round a few desks while I eat my breaky and before my little grandees arrive [I've got 4 of them coming this morning now :-) ].
Your life sounds as busy as mine at the mo. Hope you have a fab time. :-)
Hugs,
A x

Tuire Flemming said...

Great places for creating!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
Tuire #52

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for letting us peek into your creative space this week. It's always inspiring seeing where and how we create! Hope the rest of your week goes very well for you. Enjoy Thanksgiving.
Neil #31

Julia Dunnit said...

Happy Thanksgiving Elizabeth. If it counts, coming from a pure Anglo Saxon...I am thankful for your continued cyber presence in my life; this blogging thing is so enriching. As for your tour - I think the WOmble will get it...I'm happy that the lines are blurring a little..I think it means you're really comfortable in the new spaces.

Claire said...

Have a lovely Thanksgiving... enjoy the company.. love your work spaces... looks like you love them too
Claire #60

Ann B said...

Thanks for the peep into your crafting world - so much stuff there. Enjoy your Thanksgiving celebrations.
Ann B
#35

okienurse said...

WOW so much space and organization there! I am going to have to bring my bag and come to Wichita to play! I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy all your visitors. I am going to my sisters and then DD, SIL, and I will go Black Friday shopper watching. I don't shop I just go to see the show. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #64

Marilyn Rock said...

I'm in awe of this organization and space Elizabeth! Fantastic - thanks for sharing it with us. Love what you have going on with the rust project! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! xxoo

GLENDA BROOKS said...

So many places to store things! Loved being able to nose around your space!

JoZart said...

Now that was a mega snoop! A great snoop which I enjoyed so much being really curious... well I can't call myself nosey, now can I??
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. I too will give thanks as we are so lucky in our lives despite the pitfalls. Love, family, health, warmth and food... we've got it. Even my little grandee is on the right road to recovery from her leukaemia. I'm well blessed and I hope you are too.
Love JoZarty x

Shoshi said...

Thanks for the tour of your creative space! Fascinating! I've got some of those bendy cardboard shelves too. Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #70

see you there! said...

Happy Thanksgiving Elizabeth and Bleubeard! You have enough craft supplies to start a business. I too dislike Mod Podge and laughed at your supply. Does the stuff EVER dry and stop feeling sticky?

Darla

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Bleubeard too- I hope it's a beautiful one filled with bright blessings and beautiful food!
Hugs,
Stephanie

Halle said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Debs Willis said...

Hppy thanksgiving - enjoy the company, and if you're anything like me, have a great time with them, then breathe a sigh of relief for the peach and quiet after they leave!

Happy WOYWW

Debs #80

sarahp said...

Hi I would love to have all that space to spread out Im cramed in a little space I affectionatly call my office.
Looks a great place to hide away to . Thanks for the snoop xxx sarahp (not had chance to show my space as my son is 21 today and celebrations have taken over ) XX

butlersabroad said...

I've never in all my life met anyone with a glue tower before Elizabeth! I'm very impressed! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your guests. We're roasting beef this year and I'll be making a pecan pie tonight when I get home.

Hugs
Brenda 82

La Dolce Vita said...

happy thanksgiving, I hope you enjoy your company and have a beautiful day! xo

Sam said...

OMG! I am just going to HAVE to show this post to Hubby. He thinks I have alot of stuff all over the house!!! Just how many rooms do you have dedicated to the craft? A whole house by the seem of things!!
Have a great Thanksgiving!

Judie aka Craftymess said...

love it !!! such a great wonderful space, how do you get those boxes to stay on top of each other ?? happy thanksgiving xx

ScrappnBee said...

*Hugs* with the Thanksgiving prep and company! Love the peek into all of your spaces! Esp. the glue tower! LOL! I am well into T-day prep as well! Enjoy! Happy WOYWW! -Amanda #7

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I love to peek into the work place of the people I admire :) Yours does not disappoint! hahah... I love it and your ingenuity with the concrete blocks and wood, that is so me... although my hubby poo poo's my genius ideas like that ;)


Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving wishes for you and your family.

lruk said...

Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing you craft space, I love the glue tower.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you enjoy the food and celebrations with your guests. Do you give Bleubeard anything special as well??
Your craft areas are expansive! I'm quite envious of the amount of space you have in which to create :)
Hugs, LLJ #39 xx

Elizabeth said...

For someone in a hurry that is quite a guided tour - loved seeing all your nooks and crannies too. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours - and as your cooking up a storm I'm sure it is going to be quite a celebration. Elizabeth x #81

Cathy said...

Wow, thanks for the walk round your crafting space .. I would love to have that amount of space.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs
Cathy xx #3

Jo Murray said...

I do so love to see others creative work spaces and yours id Soooo organised! What's wrong with Mod Podge? I've only recently bought some... was it a bad decision?

Fuchsia said...

Wow there are lots of great shelves and and storage and very organized !
Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow

Have a great week Fuchsia@98

Katie said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.
I love your workspace it's huge and very organised. Fab glue tower!
Have a happy thanksgiving

Katie P

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I loved seeing all around your areas and seeing how organised you are... all looks like it has its place... good luck with all the preparations and have fun with Thanksgiving xx

Susan Flynn said...

Thanks for the nosey around your crafty space you've got lots of space there! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your family x

Tracey Potter said...

Firstly, Happy Thanks Giving!

Your space looks great, it must be wonderful to have so many different areas to work in!

VonnyK said...

I am so jealous of all your wonderful space and places to put things. It is just incredible, should show my husband as he grumbles at me taking over just one room. Love the organisation and that glue tower is just the best!!
Happy Thanksgiving.

Angie said...

What an amazing space ...one could poke around for hours...so many glues too... so much inspiration.

Neet said...

That was a mega mega snoop. Thanks - I really enjoyed my journey and it has given me a bigger insight into you.
First of all let me say HAPPY THANKSGIVING - have a lovely day with family and friends.
Secondly - can you email me your snail mail address - I have something (only a little something) for you.
Love to you all (especially Bleubeard) - Neet x #12

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

Will try again... thanks for the tour - lovely to have so much space and even different arty zones! Thanks for sharing a little of your life and desk! Sarah at 14

dianneo said...

Wow, and I thought I had a lot of glue!

Doone said...

********HAPPY THANKSGIVING*********

have a joyful, friendly, appreciative time, all with good food and company,

also I think you need me to come and use some of that stash???

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Now that is a very large and organised craft house, fancy a house swap?

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving,

Happy WOYWW

Lou #41