Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First September WOYWW

It's time to take a peek at desks again - if you don't know what this is all about, just hop on over to the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground.

Actually there is nothing on my desk today. Well, not quite true, there is something, but I still don't want to show it. It's a little piece for the online baby shower for Kelly Rae Roberts. I hope I can show you more later.

Since I can't show you my desk, I thought I give you a view of my IKEA shelves that line one of my walls.

Not a very good picture as it turns out... Anyway, on the right you see all my scrapbooks, not all of them finished. I'm kind of a random scrapper and have a hard time to work on just one book at a time. To the left several small containers that hold buttons, brads, beads etc. The round basket with the lid holds my Native American stamps, but it is already bursting, so I need to find a different storage item for that. The Starbucks frappuccino bottles are waiting to get decorated (great for little gifts or favors; a few years ago I made bottles for the girls in my Girl Scout troop). Somerset magazines at the bottom, the white basket holds clear stamps and you can also see some acrylic paints. The house template I just used for last week's Tuesday Taggers' Challenge.

The left shelf - containers hold 12x12 Halloween and Fall papers, paper scraps, stickers and stuff, stamps, yarn, pens, inks. The painting of John Muir was done by my daughter for a school project. The paper bear head in the top left corner is a lantern that I made when my daughter went to toddler's group in Germany. On the evening of St. Martin's Day (Nov. 11) the kids in Germany walk with their lit lantern, singing songs and just having a good time. A very sweet tradition that I miss here in the States.

That's it! I hope to visit at least some of your desks today, otherwise tomorrow. I've heard that there are a lot of whales around these days and I'm thinking of driving out to the coast and have a look. Usually the whales are here from January to April, so this is quite unusual.

Have a happy WOYWW day!

24 comments:

Wipso said...

As I have just said to the last blog I visited....Where would we all be without Ikea? I really love all your storage.
A x

Claireliz said...

wow, thats a lot of stash, love your craft space
C
xx

Sue said...

Hi ya
of fabulous shelves lots of goodies stored on them, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Helen said...

I just love all your shelves. So many scrap books - you must lead a very full and varied life (unlike me!)

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

wow, super organised, love your shelves :)

Phree said...

Great storage space, it all looks very well organised.

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Wow Germany to the States that must have been a culture shock, but all those lovely celebrations. We love the Christmas markets here and are fortunate to have one in Birmingham but we do try and get across to the ones in Germany too :)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow...fab snoop at your storage this week.....Thanks!!

A.xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You bring up a good point about outgrowing a craft storage space when you get more stuff than the storage can handle. I also love that bear lantern. It must be frustrating to have, or know about, a custom and no one else participates in it. I've never heard of this, but I bet our German WOYWWers have. Lovely post and happy WOYWW today.

nerllybird said...

Love your floor-to-ceiling shelves, and that painting by your daughter is wonderful!

Cheryl said...

oh great shelves soo much too see too love cheryl xxxx

pat said...

WOW! All that good stuff to create with!!
I just got a new studio (old guest room), so I haven't mesed it up yet. Won't take me long!
pat

Christine E-E said...

ohhh - i love hearing about different traditions or cultural events. can you tell us more about St Martin's Day? who is St Martin? what sort of songs? do you eat special foods? is it sort of like "going caroling" at Christmas?

Sid said...

Pile 'o' stash ........ sounds like a song !!

Sunshine Girl said...

Great storage you have there - very organised!

JoZart said...

Great shelving filled with all manner of goodies and interesting things to spy on. Thanks for sharing!
JoZarty

Sarpreet said...

Lots of lovely goodies, and fab storage, I am a bit late, Fab Workspace, Happy WOYWW! Thank you for showing us your workspace.

Chrissie said...

I think I need to visit IKEA. Your shelves represent lots of work both completed and yet to be made!
Chrissie

Ciara said...

As I said on my blog last week, it's practically illegal to not have Ikea stuff in your craft room ;-)

You've got a fascinating space, I could have a great rummage in there!

Thanks for the nosey!

Ciara
xx

Nikki said...

Wow that's alot of scrapbooks ... it's very impressive hugs Nikki

voodoo vixen said...

I know... I am late... life got in the way so apologies for my tardiness. Love all the wonderful stuff on your shelves, there is a stunning image of a girl on a lower shelf... methinks she deserves to be a bit higher up!!

Carola Bartz said...

That image is a print of one of Kelly Rae Roberts' paintings. Isn't it gorgeous? This is only her temporary spot, I'm still looking for the right place for her.

Julia Dunnit said...

Fascinating rummage Carola, thanks! You like Frappucino then - I haven't seen those here. Mind, I live 20 miles from my nearest Starbucks, so not really a surprise. I can see them filled with all sorts of goodies for pressies - great idea.

Morti said...

Cool - your craft space looks like mine - kinda organised, full of interesting stuff! But oh my word - HOW MANY scrapbooks????? Would love a nose through them!