Wednesday, January 26, 2011

WOYWW - Actually not what, but who?

I know everybody says so every week, but I can not believe its Wednesday already. Who stole Friday, Monday and Tuesday? Come on, own up, who was it?
I took the photo's for WOYWW early this morning before school, but did not have a chance to upload them. My daughter has a parents meeting at her school tonight, so Tertia-Lee is sleeping over and coming to school with me tomorrow. You know how it is, if the grandchildren are around, there are far more important things to do than blog - things like making necklaces and crowns fit for princesses. After her bath she disapeared into my craftroom to 'work', so I thought I would quickly upload the photo's from this morning. This is what I found when I walked into my craftroom to fetch my camera and I could not resist. She has her own little spot at my craft table, but ouma's spot is far better.
I did manage to visit everybody again last week, even if it did take me till Monday night. :) If you are wondering what I am talking about, hop over to Julia's blog and join in the fun. ( )Not so sure I will make it this week though, because I got all the girls in my classes to start blogging and that means that I have to visit and comment on 84 blogs every day, so forgive me if I don't get to all of you this week.
On my desk you can see a finished card that is part of a set that I am making for a friend as a Birthday gift. You will also see some coloured images, ready to go on cards, other than that there is not much happening. My desk actually looks very tidy (for me that is exceptionally tidy!) Yes, those are nuts - I am trying to eat a little bit healthier. I don't know why one person would need that many white (thats one of two white containers) and red flowers, but I can assure you, I do NEED them!

To the left of my workdesk there is this rotating paperback book stand that I rescued at school when the librarian threw it out. I was planning to paint it orange to go with the tablecloth and curtains, but other things were more important, I might still do it one day, when the pink becomes too irritating.
Next to the stand is my die cutting station, with my Cricut ready to go. The poster on the wall is supposed to help me see things in perspective, but it doesn't always work. Next to that is the chocolate stand that my DH rescued from the dump, filled with all my little embellishments.
That's all folks.
Hope to see you before next Wednesday.
Have a great week.


  1. Some people rescue dogs - you rescue storage spaces. Good job. Your desk does look tidy and your grandaughter...priceless.
    (I think your invite did get lost in the mail, but thanks for making that beautiful birthday pressie you are posting about ;)

  2. How wonderful to have your grand daughter come visit and play at your desk. Nothing better than shared time together. I love your poster, as long as it helps you balance yourself now and then it is working its magic ;-) i love your workspaces and storage ideas.
    Hugs, Vicki, a little inkling 108

  3. Love that chocolate stand that DH rescued for you. Mine comes home with stuff from time to time too but nothing as elaborate as this or in such good nick.
    Mrs A. #97

  4. your granddaughter is adorable and so busy! love all your fabulous rescued storage solutions! hugs Debx

  5. She is too cute! I love all your recycled storage. I might have to go make friends with the librarian, lol. oh, there's a blog award for you on my blog
    Happy WOYWW!

  6. What a fab workspace and fab storage. your coloured images look fantastic as well, look very busy but organised :)

    Suzilou #144

  7. Absolutely loving the rescued furniture, both are super cool and dead handy.
    As for the ATG.. maybe check out and see if anyone selling them ships internationally! Just a thought!
    Thanks for visiting me,
    Happy Wednesday
    Minxy #1

  8. I love your little crafting companion there Tertia she is a sweetie! I Iove your storage too that chocolate stand is brilliant! Have a great week! Tracey (Handmade with Love) xx

  9. beautiful coloured images and craftin helper!

    Happy WOYWW
    Sam # 26

  10. Lots of interesting things to look at today. I love your husband's 'dump rescue' item!

  11. What a precious little helper you have Tertia. She is adorable. Love your craftroom and those stands. You know the saying "One man's rubbish is another man's treasure", you sure are testimony to that. Well done! I'll be looking for a few "treasures" this side of SA. hugs Sharon

  12. oh, I love all the re-cycling so kind of DH to save something for a crafty use..yay! well done and have fun there,
    Shaz In oz.xx

  13. I love seeing more of your space...and you are so good at using storage. Isn't it wonderful when the grand girls can start scrapping with Ouma?


  14. I love all your rescued storage, it's brilliant for your needs. I like your 84 new blogger friends too, you really are a glutton for punishment aren't you!!! Love your sweet little crafter, encourage them early, that's the best way.


  15. Great organization all around! And the cutie at your desk looks like she's enjoying the stash in your room. Thanks for visiting me!

  16. WOW why can't I find stuff like that for storage. That chocolate display your DH found for you is just the ticket for storing stuff. I like the paperback rack too for storing cards/embellies etc. Awesome room. Baby girl is gorgeous! Mine only grandchild is 23mo and lives in Germany! Don't get to see her much!
    Vickie #59

  17. Sorry I didn't visit last week, even though you came by to see me. As you read, I was in crisis mode. Your desk is really neat and I have rack envy (grin). It sure holds a lot of your stash and I love the price, too! I would be remiss if I didn't say how cute your darling g'daughter is. Happy belated WOYWW from #10.

  18. Your GDaughter is just the cutest EVER sitting there at your workdesk! And I have to say . . . after seeing your work areas, I am REALLY, no REALLY! going to reorganize and get things straightened up around here this weekend! :) Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for stopping by!

  19. That chocolate stand and the bookstand are so excellent. Why can I never find anything like that? But your grandaughter is the star of the show.

  20. So sweet to have a little crafter at your table! Start them early! Thanks for popping by to say Hi tonight! Sue K

  21. Looks like she's having fun at grandma's. It's always great to see the little ones crafting. Love your colored stamps.

    Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #7

  22. That is so wonderful she has her own little craft space! She's adorable! Great storage!

    I have blog candy on my blog if you would like to take a peek!
    BrossArt Addiction's Blog Candy!!

    Happy be-lated WOYWW and
    Thanks for sharing! :D


  23. THank you for your very kind comment on my blog! You have a lovely granddaughter and she is certainly stepping into her grandmothers footsteps regarding crafting! Thank you for the peek into your craft room it was a very interesting visit!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  24. Glad to see you are so good at re-purposing storage items! Thanks for visiting and happy [LATE} WOYWW!
    Susan xxox 29

  25. Great space and love how you have recycled things to work for crafting - think if I had a chocolate display though I would have to have some chocolate in it lol ~ Nicky

  26. Love the idea of using a book stand . Very inventive!
    Sue xx

  27. Boksburg, eh? I've been there! Was WAY back in '95, but I stayed with an English friend who emmigrated in '83. Loved staying there...

    I like your storage, not least because it's recycled - well done on your acquisitions!

  28. I'm here at last! Your grand daughter will be taking over soon , I'm sure!!
    H-H-H appy Last weeks WOYWW!

  29. That little girl is a beauty! OMGosh is she the cutest. Looks like we have another paper crafter in the making! Best, Curt