Wednesday, March 13, 2013

WOYWW #197 - March 13

It's Wednesday. That means another tour of all of our creative table-spaces with Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday. If you don't know what that is, check out Julia's Stamping Ground for all the details. You'll also find links to over 150 other work spaces. So grab your favorite beverage and come touring with me!


Not a lot of progress from last week. Bob did get my new shelving unit put in so I can start shifting stuff around. In progress for the shelving unit, I needed to empty out a space... so all of my card stuff went onto my mixed media/ fabric cutting table in the sewing room. You can see one of my mixed media canvas pieces propped up in the middle of everything. The blue swirly box in the top left is my Christmas card box. I have file dividers for each of the groups of people I send Christmas cards to every year (about 60+). As soon as I can get things put back in order, I'll start making my cards for this year and file them under the appropriate group as they are finished.

The priority boxes will be turned into magazine holders. Everything else is just pieces of this and that needing put away. Just one step at a time. I am anxious to get stuff in place and start back to getting inky again. I'm almost there.

In case you are wondering what the cutting table is suppose to look like:


You can see one side leaf is up (left). When both sides are up the table top measures 4x6. The leaf down on the end is 2x2 feet. I have it padded and covered in ironing board fabric as a small pressing area when I'm working with ribbons or quilting.  This table is over 25 years old. I designed it and Bob built it to use as our table/ baking island when we lived in an old farm house. The whole underneath has 1 long top shelf I originally used for storing bake pans and then 3 2x2 ft. cubbies with doors for storing baking supplies. Now those spaces hold quilting/ sewing supplies. The entertainment center in the background is used to store themed fabric and Quilt Of the Month fabric collections from WM. I have all but 2 kits they released since 2002. They no longer put them out. 

Today it's back to writing and then see if I can shift some stuff around.
Happy Traveling around WOYWW!
Kelly

53 comments:

  1. Kelly I left a message and it just disappeared when I hit publish. Thought I would try to tell you one more time how awesome that table is! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #1

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    1. Thanks Vickie. yeah, it's been doing that to me lately, too. annoying eh? Glad you stopped in.

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  2. Love your work space!!!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Nora

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    1. Thanks Nora. It's getting there.

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  3. Call me lastminute.com! got the roses done. Hope you get your desk sorted, that is a lot of stuff to organize, but hang in there, it always looks worse before it gets better. I know, I have just done the same thing.

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    1. You're right Bella. It always looks worse before it gets better. I know how I want to organize it and where it has to go. Business just keeping me really busy the past few weeks. Thanks for stopping in

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  4. PS: I forgot to tell you that the roses will be used for table decor.

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  5. your working area looks amazing you have been working hard on that some great stuff in there
    Happy WOYWW
    Ria

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    1. Hey Ria! I'll like it better when it looks more like Picture #2 hehe

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  6. I love that, the reall life shot of the cutting table makes it look as big as a runway and the story to it is wonderful, how useful the original design has proven!

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    1. Hi Julia! Thank you so much for stopping in and making room for me amongst your friendly group :-) I'm having a blast meeting everyone!

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  7. Hi Kelly, that cutting table in your room is amazing - so much space to work on! My craft room is not huge but I utilize every inch of space, the desk you see is from Ikea (I think you have them over there too?) and it is a sort of bookshelf above the desk level and it has three tiers where I keep all my papers, card and bits and bobs. Thanks so much for visiting. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #23

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    1. Hi Anne. I loved looking at your desk. Thanks for popping in! Creative Blessings!

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  8. I think it's more fun when the desk if full of activity!! :-) Brigita #116

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    1. I agree Gita. :-) But I do like ROOM to work LOL I am not a clutter person hehe

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  9. Hullo there Kelly,
    Well, you have to love upcycling taking a well loved it em like that table and reusing it in a better fashion.. I mean crafting etc has to be better :D and thanks for tip on the pearls
    - I do have liquid pearls but:
    a. they take ages to dry
    b. am not expert at using them and could see me messing it up.. so they remain unused.. silly I know!!
    Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #15

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    1. Hey Shaz. If I know I want to use the liquid anything, TRY to plan ahead to do them at least the night before. The dimensional plaint seems to dry overnight pretty well.

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  10. Whoa! Starting on Christmas cards! Lol...I never even get the store bought ones out :) It's great you're on top of things!

    Happy WOYWW!

    Katie 125

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    1. LOL I co-hosted a group on Splitcoast Stampers last year that encouraged you to take the # of Christmas cards you needed by Nov. 15th, divide by 11 months and then pledge to make that many each month. It's nice to have them done ahead of time. Shhh I even have my Christmas postage

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  11. Now that is one really serious work space, lucky you.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza

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    1. I'm uber lucky to have someone so supportive, Eliza. We do well. I design and either he builds or we do it together. When he goes tool shopping... WE go tool shopping to make sure it's something I can handle. LOL

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  12. Hi Kelly - I'm sure it will all be worth while when it's done. The cutting table is pure genius...love the flap idea. Somewhere along the way I got a padded iron board cover with a ruler grid printed on it and I wouldn't trade that for the world (even if it is more than a bit shabby). Love the look of your canvas...would love to see the finished product. Hope you can get inky soon.
    sara j #27

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    1. Hey Sara j. I'll glue the metal stitched heart back in place and show it next week. I've posted it on here so will just need to link you back.

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  13. Wow, what a lot of room you have on that table. Fabulous.
    Love the idea for the storage of cards - will have to copy that and then I won't get in a pickle come someone's birthday.

    Here is a link for that card you wanted

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRRDFajhA88

    Thanks for visiting me - Hugs, Neet 16 xx

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    1. Ohhh Thank you! I'll have to check it out Friday when I have the faster Wifi.

      I'll have a couple other things to show you for card storage soon.

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  14. Fun post, love the table and the idea for storing your cards. On goal after I labeled was to make cards ahead of schedule so I don't have the LAST minute rush. Enjoy and have a fun crafting week

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    1. Hi Sylvia! Yep... that was my goal too. I'm still working on it. I don't give up easily LOL

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  15. Aaawe,what a wonderful table you have! Totally designed to your needs - awesome! Hope the surface will soon be visable ;) Happy belated woyww, Marit #79

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    1. HI Marit. Yep. Even if the needs changed. And I hope so too. So many writing deadlines taking priority right now.

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  16. Wow..brilliant..that table is amazing..perfectly designed for everything..fabulous..very inspiring! your space is full of goodies..now i want to play ha ha! beautiful..looking forward to seeing more of your magic and creations!
    Victoria
    Happy woyww
    thanks for your kind visit!

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    1. Hi Victoria! Glad I could inspire you. Now if I could just get it cleared off! Maybe Sunday. Off to a concert tomorrow. part work/ part pleasure. We'll see wht next week brings.

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  17. Love your work area - great design for your table - definitely multi purpose. :-) April #110

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    1. Thanks April. Thanks for stopping in!

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  18. oh wow-I would love a cutting table like that!! Awesome!

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    1. 4x4 posts, 2x4 frame, 1/2" and 3/4" plywood. I'll try to get pics of the door side soon.

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  19. Your table is a dream...Love the fold up ironing board leaf at the end! Brilliant idea.

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    1. I never thought of it as anything other than a baking island and dinner table (Seats 12 btw) until we moved into this house and we no longer needed it in the kitchen (I have plenty of counter/ cabinet space after 25 years!) This seemed like the perfect fit. I couldn't part with it.

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  20. I love what your table has already seen in its life. The shelf underneeth is certainly very ingenious -

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    1. I wanted LOTS of storage. And I'm really an organization freak... just don't look at the office right now LOL

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  21. great space! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #117

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    1. Hey Lindsay. Thanks. I like it. I just keep dreaming of a real studio space instead of spread over 2 rooms.

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  22. Oh my! I would die for a table like that! Right now I'm trying to wrangle an 80" work table into my room...need to lose the computer desk first tho. :) a couple days late Happy WOYWW! Nan #25

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    1. Hi Nan. Welcome back. The table really is simplistic in design. Amazing what you can come up with when you look through magazines.

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  23. Urgh I hat taking everything down in order to get sorted, it seems such a big job and a waste of time too, good luck with that!
    Wishing you a lovely crafty/sorting out weekend.
    Rum x
    http://acraftykindoftruffle.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Rum. Unfortunately, I'm working today (Saturday) but Sunday has potential.

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  24. Hi Kelly, Thank you for paying me a visit. Wow what a great table and with all that history I would not be able to part with it either.I hope you are a step nearer to being sorted, you sound like a very busy lady.
    Happy art making
    Hugs Lottie

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    1. Hi Lottie. Yep. I like to keep busy. Thanks for coming in!

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  25. Hi I love yr workspace especially yr table. You have lots to get on with by the sounds of it. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Sorry I'm so late. Anne x

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    1. HI Anne. I always have more than a couple things going on in my world. I wouldn't know how to function otherwise hehe. No worries on the late. Glad you stopped in.

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  26. Love that great big working space you have! And it's expandable...booyah! :) Thanks for visiting me and leaving me a comment, I usually end up taking my own sweet time to get around the desks, but will always return a visit, especially if I get a helpful comment like yours. It's too bad I have so little space and can't fit in another toaster oven to dedicate to clay baking, but that's why I use the toaster bags. We make do, us crafters, don't we? ;) Have a great week and see you, hopefully, next WOYWW. Deeyll #136

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    1. Hey Deeyll! I understand about space. That's why I have an article in the Mar/ April issue (on stands now) in Polymer Cafe magazine on how to organize your clay space in 75 sq. feet. (sorry I can't convert that to metric hehe) If you don't get Polymer Cafe magazine let me know and I'll get you a copy of the article. Happy claying!

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  27. Love your table. Sounds like you are very busy. enjoy going through your things and reorganizing (I love to do that). Thanks for stopping by my blog and sorry I'm so late in return. LisaDV #118

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    1. Hi Lisa. Thanks for stopping by. Can't believe it's almost Wednesday again LOL Don't worry about being late. Just happy you stopped in.

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