Wednesday, 27 June 2012

WOYWW 160


Hello and thanks for popping in to peruse!  First off for your delectation and admiration I am showing off my newly tidies shelves!  Yay me :-)  I get a sense of satisfaction from seeing everything neat and orderly so I really can't explain (and my husband often asks me) why I can't keep them like that?  I guess because then I wouldn't be able to sort it all out again and renew my acquaintance with treasured stash long forgotten.  On the desk in front is a Laura Dennison mini book and the mini book I showed you last week just hanging about waiting for something to go in them and two frames from my bedroom that I need to print photos out for.


On my desk this week is the finished treasure chest storage for my WOYWW Anniversary ATCs!  I was really pleased with how it turned out and I have plenty of room for more ATCs in the future as you can see!  Next up is the remaining pile of layouts (from my shelves).  They all need a little something to finish them off so I have put them on my desk so I will get the job done (maybe).  There is also a lace die I want to try out, a wooden house still waiting for inspiration to strike, zentangle practice patterns and right at the end (if you get your binoculars out) is a sketch to make a light box for my studio next door and a sketch idea for a tag I want to make for the Tag Tuesday challenge this week.  I think you can just about see them.  I forgot to mention the hours of fun I had doing the grown up colouring in of a Prima Paintables the 12 x 12 on top of my layouts.  To quote Madness - 'Oh what fun I had!


This is another view of my cute little treasure chest (if I say so myself!)  I have up loaded a photo tutorial of how to make this if you follow this link or look on my side bar on the left.


To all my esteemed visitors thanks for popping in to visit.  WOYWW Hugs to you x

43 comments:

  1. LOVE that treasure chest, its adorable! Trish #75

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  2. Hi Helen, my you have been busy. The treasure chest is super, I love projects like that and will have a go at making one, thanks for the tutorial.

    Incidentally the birdcage was from a Twiddleybitz kit - I'm not clever like you to design one from scratch.
    Happy crafting,
    Elaine #33

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  3. Thanks for your visit and comment. The treasure chest is gorgeous. And love the well organised shelves. Thanks for letting us have a peep into your workspace today. Hope you have a good week. Hazel, WOYWW #27 x

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  4. A very tidy desk!! Lve the little chest fab idea!
    Have a great week trace x 58

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  5. That chest is the cutest thing I have seen, thanks for posting the link tutorial
    Bridget #28

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  6. Love that treasure chest! Your workspace is wonderful - even your paint jar is decorated (that inspires me to spruce up my art room!)

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  7. Lots of fun things, love the treasure chest, pretty patterns on your wall and great paper storage. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.

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  8. That chest is absolutely gorgeous! Love it.

    Happy WOYWW

    Zoe #54

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  9. Ok, that treasure chest rocks and I want one. I peeked at the tutorial. A little intimidated but will put it on my list of "want to try" stuff.

    Now about that clean room. Love seeing it too. I clean mine and then I make a mess crafting (I tend not to be the neat crafter I wish I were). So back to square one.

    Thanks for sharing and oh I have one of those 12x12 Prima paintables and you sure are making me want to find it!!
    Have a great day.

    Belinda (110)

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  10. Oh that little treasure chest is just devine. Now for a question what is zentangle practice patterns I have never seen one and I have been thinking of doing some Zentangles, still thinking though.

    Thanks for sharing and happy crafting this week
    Eliza

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  11. Oh I forgot to you shelves look great. As for the weather in Aussie land not everywhere is hot and sunny. Up the top of Aus and across to the west and middle yep a lot, but down south it can get really cold. We do have snow here on our mountains in winter. Canberra is also where Bridget Larsen lives and it is bl...dy cold there at this time of year.

    Bye for now
    Eliza

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  12. The treasure box is very cool! I just love it. And yes, I squinted and noticed the zentangle practice off on the left.

    Your desk space looks nice and orderly. I may have to take a photo of my closet before I organize (again). You'd get a good laugh!!!

    Thanks for visiting me already!!

    Hugs,
    Kay #36

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  13. Oh I do love to see peoples stash collection, in whatever orderly state, or not, that they may be in. I'm quite the voyeur when it comes to all things crafty, so I lOVe traipsing around as many WOYWW desks as I can :0)
    Love the treasure chest btw, I have bookmarked for another days browsing :0)

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  14. WOW Helen the chest is fantastic, already had a quick look at your tutorial and might just have to attempt one myself. Thanks for stopping by BJ#4

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  15. Stunning treasure chest, really beautiful, I'll have a look at the tutorial. Lovely tidy shelves too, sounds like you have a lot to keep you busy at the moment. Those wooden poles on wood bases are ribbon reel holder that my husband makes for me to store my ribbons on.

    Hugs
    Brenda 5

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  16. Thanks for the heads up about my link on Julia's post! Love your treasure chest, so perfect for those ATC treasures. Now your post makes me want to go make mini-books lol. Beautiful organization. I aspire to being craftily organize, but then I make something and pffft it's gone lol. #

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  17. p.s. I'm with you on the reacquaintance of treasured stash being one of the best things of being disorganized lol.

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  18. Happy WOYWW! Thanks for the visit- I never thought I'd be complimented on a mess I made-but I think I like it!

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  19. happy woyww, If a said you had a beautiful chest.....
    right, sorry about that, I love your workspace, the paper storage is awesome.
    you asked about the alcohol ink storage, I didnt make it, its from www.crations-by-rod.co.uk
    i got it from ebay, he does several, I also have the distress ink pad holder, he does do something for the stickles as well, think its the same as the one i have, mark

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  20. Love the treasure chest!! And are those drawers the Ikea ones that you've decorated? They look fab, whatever... I keep meaning to do mine. And yes, I was awake - woke at 1.30 am can you believe when I linked up... an then way before the alarm today (which itself is 5.30 a long story, and very boring...) I may not be awake much longer, however!!! Thanks for stopping by. Helen, 26

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  21. Oh, I just LOVE your little treasure chest! SO CUTE! Your happy colorful paper stack makes me smile, too!

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  22. your treasure chest is awesome and a great tutorial :)
    happy blogging
    kay #69

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  23. I love that paper organizer!! And the treasure chest is totally awesome!! I have to find one!!
    xxDaniella#44

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  24. Thank you for your comment. I can't draw faces as I like either, that's why I practise. I really want to learn that skill.

    Love the box you made for your atc! And you did a good job on getting organised, very inspiring :)

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  25. Oh I love the color in your room. All colors splashed around in paper, etc. make it so lively. I do like your treasure box still. Thanks for dropping by. #118

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  26. greta busy desk you have and I love your little ATC chest I have bookmarked it so I can come back to it later (added to my 10 or is it 20 year plan!!) mine are on a circular display stand ( note to self . . .must show it next week)
    thanks for sharing
    janet #11

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  27. Your shelves are incredibly satisfying - I love the way you've sorted the colours out!! I also adore that cute little treasure chest - the best ATC holder I've yet seen!
    Hugs, LLJ #3 xx

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  28. Hey Helen. Now you finished tidying your room wanna do mine? If so, can you bring me a chest over too?!
    Hugs
    Hettie 149

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  29. Know just what you mean -lpove it tidy, just can't keep it that way!! The treasure chest is adorable! Thanks for you lovely comments, Cindy #14

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  30. What a neat desk and tidy...Love your treasure chest. I peaked at your tutorial and may have a go at it. I am not as crafty or artistic like most, but will have a try at it. Thanks for sharing. Judith, Texas #130

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  31. Just had to follow your blog. What lovely works you have and your workspace is so bright and cheery!

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  32. What a great idea to make a treasure chest for your ATC's. Sandy :) #51

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    1. Brilliant treasure chest and perfect for WOYWW ATCs. Di xx

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  33. Hi Helen, that little treasure chest is just adorable! And your drawers match your wall! How cute is that! couldn't find your email address on your blog. Just wanted to share what Felecia of ALifeSanctified.com said as she mentioned your comment:

    "I find Helen's comment above interesting. I am good fruit from bad. But it was hard and only by the grace of God was I able to overcome."
    Blessings,
    Felecia

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  34. A treasure chest for woyww ... a clever idea. I really like the colours of your storage drawers. Tidy shelves??? mine all gets shoved into the cupboard and door closed.
    Sandra

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  35. Your treasure chest is very, very nifty! You rocked that project! Why can't the papers stay tidy your hubby asks? Well, that would be boring now, wouldn't it? Sometimes I think organizing and pawing through the stash is half the fun.

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  36. Helen, your post was a positive feast for the eyes this week - those gorgeous drawers, paper, album, and the exquisite little treasure chest to keep all the special WOYWW ATCs in!!

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Today is the first day I've started to feel better again after a pretty horrendous week - all self-inflicted because I knew I'd suffer serious payback from overdoing it so much recently, but it was worth it because I enjoyed the craft show immensely.

    Thank you for your patience over the ATC!! Hope to catch up with myself starting this week!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #15

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  37. You're creative space looks like an art supply store!
    Those shelfs are brilliant.
    That is one cute chest...and what a fantastic to keep the ATC's safe. :D
    Apologies for being so late visiting...but I'm glad I came.
    Thanks for sharing ~ Neesie #39

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  38. Hello!

    The little trunk is gorgeous! I love everything about it! Thank you for the tutorial! Wishing you a happy weekend!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  39. Your treasure chest is cute indeed! Your space is so organized and colorful. Lots of interesting projects to look forward to! Have a great WOYWW!
    Lisa
    #45

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  40. Oh you have done Laura proud! Isn't she just a corker and oh so talented! Happy WOYWW!

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  41. happy WOYWW! what a cute chest to keep your treasure ATCs in! thank you for sharing,
    hugs, #23 peggy aplSEEDS

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  42. Hi Helen!...yes my boxes are from Ikea, but alas they were in the loft as there was no space! They no longer make them, :( I too wanted more but no luck. They do however do something similar, but they are not as deep, will not fit A4 and they more expensive! I love what you have done with yours, they look brill covered in paper! Nice to see another tidy, desk :) I have just about stopped looking at mine, time to get messy!
    Lavinia
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