Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WOYWW #115

This is my desk this week. Thought I would share a wider view and then an up close for you to get a peak of what I am working on. I had a couple people ask me if I ever used any of my ribbon cause they can see the shine from the outer wrap on the spools hanging on the wall. Those are the new/extra spools I bought when they were on sale.(I am a huge bargain hunter and why buy one when two will be a better deal! Anyone relate?) When I had the idea to use curtain rods to organize the ribbon I had so many ribbons spools and there wasn't enough space for all of them so I decided to hang the full ones and keep the partially used ones in a box under the desk. As you can see I am starting to break into some of them now.
My desk is really trashed out towards the end of a project because I never seem to be able to stop long enough to get things put up. I like having everything close at hand and being able to just reach out and grab when I needed something. I had also hoped that it would help me to put things back but...no dice.
I have been working on a 12"x12" canvas using mostly Tim Holtz products for a class I was asked to do at WLS. I am not a floral type person and it has been a real struggle for me to step out of my comfort zone and try to do what I call 'girly' stuff. I can kind of, sort of, maybe combine a little grunge in with it and get it done but...not my forte! I am currently working on a bead fob to hang on the fob chain on the right.

This week has flown and it seems like I didn't get everything done that I wanted to do but I did get around to all the desks this week!! I really enjoy WOYWW and I am willing to give up a little housework to see what everyone else in cyber world is doing in the arts/crafts world. If you would like to see what I am talking about visit Julia's blog, Stamping Ground, she is the Queen Bee and leads this group in all sorts of fun things!

Okay, I am off to check out the other blogs. I am so addicted and need my fix of WOYWW! Check back tomorrow and I will have a couple finished projects up for you to view.

33 comments:

  1. You've got a lot going on there ! Looks like you do flowers very well.

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  2. Bargain? Did you say Bargain? You are speakin' our language now girl! Love your project - it looks fantastic...and your ribbon? Holy Schmolly!

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  3. Ribbon heaven I say - love your creative space!!!
    Thanks for sharing today.

    Sarah (at 2)

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  4. Did you say bargain? Just today I admitted on my blog to buying 3 of something I didn't really need, but they were cheap and cheerful, so I got an extra 2! I have also just re-organized my ribbon and I thought I had a lot till I saw this post of yours! Happy WOWYWW!

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  5. OMG I love your ribbons - yes, got to grab the bargains, for sure. Your desk looks great, thanks for sharing.

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  6. Hi Vickie, What a great space, and all i can say is you do flowers really well, what a lovely project, Thanks for sharing

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  7. What a great way to organize your ribbon! I may have to copy! Thanks for sharing!

    Betty

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  8. Woo what a LOT of ribbons... I am amazed. Your space looks SO creative
    Frankie
    xx

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  9. Oh wow! I have SERIOUS ribbon envy here :) Love your project - you stepped out of your comfort zone and did brilliantly! Happy WOYWW Vickie, Di xx

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  10. What a great workspace you have. And all these ribbons... :-) Love your 'girlie' canvas, especially these tags on it. Thanks for sharing. xFranka

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  11. Hi there Vickie I work in the same way, funny arent we? thanks for sharing, ad for popping over too happy WOYWW, Shaz in oz.x

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  12. Wow your postman has been busy, it's lovely getting post that isnt a bill!! As for your canvas-grunge girly is working for you, I think it looks great.

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  13. Well, considering you don’t do girly stuff as you call it, you’ve done a great job with those flowers.
    The canvas is looking stunning and I love the colours and the way you’ve arranged the flowers.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    x

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  14. Oh yes, I'm a ribbon hoarder myself, why buy three when you can have ten!! That's an incredibly busy desk and overall work area, does it ever overwhelm you? I think I might be stuck deciding what to choose from!

    Hugs
    Brenda 80

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  15. I love how you store your ribbons. :) Great canvas. Doesn't show you struggled with it.

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  16. Hi ya
    lovely crafty space, all those lovelt tidy ribbons, yummy, gorgeous canvas there, thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

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  17. I love ribbons! My DH made me a cabinet to house all my ribbons. He made it a lot bigger than all the ribbons I had at the time, saying that I would never run out of space now - how wrong was the poor men? I need another one now. LOL
    Loving the canvas!
    Happy WOYWW

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  18. wow this is one creative space.....thanks for the crafty snoop..hugs kath xxx

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  19. I love bargains, yeahhhh..... The lay out is very pretty. Not too girly, but just gorgeous.

    Greetings Marjolein

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  20. I LOVE the idea of using a curtain rod to hang up spools of ribbon!!

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  21. Love your space and your storage methods ...when I last had a sort I too thought that, if things had homes I'd put them away ...who was I kidding lol. Ireally must not go out on a Wednesday ...throws me out and I get so behind with woywwing.
    btw ...I love that ticket card below.
    Re school ...England and Scotland are very different and I am just getting to grips with the rules in Scotland. They have to spend atleast one year in nursery(4-5) but most try for two(as soon as they can get a place after 3) and even three years if there is some problem (like Robbie) ...but only half days. They can go into primary one the Sept after their 5th birthday (which most do)but if they are in the younger half they are offered that extra year in nursery to help them, especially if the teachers feel it would be helpful ...I think thats how it works lol

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  22. Fun 12x12, love the shaped you've started with, It'll all fall into place as being very lovely. I love to see that others have a Big mess sometimes. I try to be organized but sometimes the area is out of control. Enjoy WOYWW and have fun with your project

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  23. Love the canvas - and I may just have to pinch the ribbons-on-curtain-rods idea for my reels too.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. The curtain rod storage is an inspired idea:) Your canvas looks petty good to me, even if you don't do girly!

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  25. For not liking it... you did a fabulous page! I think it's really gorgeous. And I like how you have everything you need so close at your work space.

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  26. are there really people out there that only buy one?

    I like your girly flowers, and I had a darned good rummage in the image, some fine stuff there is in that flower project

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  27. Ribbon heaven .... and your canvas is looking very nice in deed. I am like a moth to the light and now will have to check out the author you suggested.

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  28. We all love a bargain especially a crafty one. My desk is never tidy too...far to busy creating to tidy.
    Thanks for sharing your craft space, love all those ribbons.
    Happy crafting, Erika.

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  29. love your desk and that everything is close at hand. Nice project on your table.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog.
    Have a great day

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  30. I see everyone is saying the same thing about that LOAD of Ribbon you have... WOW!!! I just LOVE how you have that displayed!!!!
    And that page your working on is Beautiful... OMG!!!

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  31. Sorry had net access probs, hope to be back for WOYWW next week! If only my bed-desk was this well stocked!

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  32. I am drooling over your desk with all the goodies and so much to hand. Thanks for dropping by. Happy late WOYWW
    Carol

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  33. Oh, I loved the peek at your at desk, so many fun ribbons and ink to play with and enjoy.

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I would really love to hear what you think about my art and my posts. Please leave me a comment and let me know! Thanks for visiting my blog. Vickie aka Okienurse