Wednesday, 30 May 2012

WOYWW #156

Hi there everyone
Yes, it's already Wednesday again! Time to join the massive blog hop of desks courtesy of Julia at Stamping Ground.
Today being the 3rd anniversary, there is the ATC swap, mine's safely packed away so as not to spoil a surprise (or disappoint!)
Here's my desk this week though before you go in I thought you may like to see the outside! Welcome to my world....
And perhaps the flowers too......
They are doing well this year.
So, onto the inside and as a special treat I've taken a longer view this week; I've also moved the shelf away from in front of me to allow me to get all this lovely natural light so at last I think I've got my space right at last!

 So, some new old stuff from bootfairs - I picked up the hand a while ago and the book has an amazing hinge that will look really great I think when I've changed it! The covers are lovely chunky wood. Then there's this awesome brass clock, I was thrilled to discover that it actually still works (If I remember to wind it up, that is) so I think I'll have to re think my original thought of taking it apart!
 Then there is this little book that I started to play with, so far I've just been playing with glassine to get this lovely textured paper to go on the cover. so far it's been embossed a few times, had some ink and UTEE and I really like how it's come out.
So there you have my place this week. Happy anniversary all you WOYWWers; a toast to the next year!
Hope you all have a blessed and creative week ahead.

49 comments:

sandee said...

wow, I love your little creative cottage, that's so cute! And the inside is packed full of craftyness, love your books! I guess I am suppose to send you my ATC, so hopefully after hunting around on your blog I will find your e-mail and I'll follow your blog too! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

inkypinkycraft said...

Cannot wait to see what you do with the boot fair goodies!! Your shed looks great!!have a fab week, hugs trace x 39

RosA said...

I am SO envious of your gorgeous little Art House! And I wouldn't be able to pull that clock apart either. Maybe you could just "alter" the bits around it or make a nice plaque to attach it to your wall. Just my two bob's worth, hehe!
RosA # 22

EELS said...

Hi Neil from Queensland Australia.
I absolutely love your garden craft cottage packed with so many crafty goodies. It's the sort of place I would have loved to have at our last place, (we had 5 acres of bushland around our house) but then there probably would have been huge spiders in there too as well as snakes! Not such a great idea.
Cheers,
Elaine

Judy said...

What a cute play space Neil!I love comiong to your desk each week to see what you have been up to. LOVE that wonderful hand too!!
I have been playing with Pan Pastels.I am definitely hooked.Saw Stamp2cut..T.H. latest video on hios blog.I always feel inspired after watching those videos.He's so enthusiastic isn't he. Is he so Full On during classes? Where does he get his Energy!!
Judy #51

Bella said...

Don't see how you would disappoint...love the view of the outside of your shed and the garden is lovely. The gecko on the door is such an SA touch...

Dragon said...

Woo how cute!!! Your cabin (shed) is fab from the outside like the inside!!!
Happy WOYWW Anniversary
Love and light
Frankie
xx

Kathryn said...

Hi Neil,
Love the "free standing" crafting house! What a great place to "escape" to!
I have visited your site a few times. Thinking I need to take part in some of your challenges in the future...
Happy WOYWW Anniversary! Isn't it a great place to meet?
Have a great week!
hugs!
kat

JoZart said...

Happy 3rd WOYWW Birthday! Great to be part of this wonderful fun group! You certainly get a lot into your craft ing home and I love seeing all your booty finds and even better, what you do with them.
Have a great Jubilee weekend.. I'm off to Brighton to see the grandees.
JoZarty x 80

Helen said...

Never seen the outside of your studio (it would be cruel to call it a garden shed!) - you HAVE packed a lot in, haven't you!! Happy WOYWW - here's to the next year. Helen, 8

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Great space! Love the book cover too :))
Happy woyww anniversary
Jennie #11

Claire said...

forget desk envy, i have shed envy!! now this is what a shed should be - a creative den, a haven, a secret grotto...
thanks for sharing and have a great week :)
no. 59

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such a super space, thanks for showing us the outside too. What great finds, I really must learn to look out for things. Take care & enjoy this special WOYWW anniversary! Zo xx 43

Annie said...

Happy WOYWW Anniversary Neil. What a fabulous workspace you have with lots of brilliant storage and interesting items !.. Used one of your tutorials recently ( Paper transformation, which was fab. Thank You so much for sharing. Annie :)

mark gould said...

Morning, Irises are garden is looking good. and a nice busy bench with a stack of new projects, will look forward to seeing them.

craftymonki said...

Super jealous of your amazing finds!

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #44

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Neil, Knew it was a shed but you know I did not realise your craft place was as detached as it is - a real little den, mm wonder if it gets cold in your wee shed?
I know how cold it can be over there now - was 2 to 8C the first week I arrived bit of a shock after 15 to 25C here... and warmed up once I left again! lve the flowers and all that crafty organisation - one day might get there with mine but not holding my breath... yet! happy WOYWW - what fun we have, good to be back! Shaz in oz.x #35

Karen said...

Oooh my eyes are green - that's what I need at the end of the garden, a crafty shed!!! Looking forward to seeing your ATC when you can show it. It will be brilliant going by your previous crafty postings! Karen 103 x

Kate said...

Now we all know what happens in the potting shed at the end of the garden!!! Happy WOYWW anniversary.

** Kate **

sandra de said...

Ohh I love the hand I can see it becoming part of woyww on a weekly basis. Gorgeous art house.
Sandra de

Twiglet said...

What a fab crafting shed - thanks for showing us. Happy WOYWW 3rd anniversary. We have made some fab blogging friends through our mad blog hop haven't we!!
Have a great week. x Jo

toni said...

I don't know a man and his shed! But what a surprise inside yours a great work space I'm quite envious. I love your work very creative and lots of experimenting with different mediums . Thanks for visiting me happy WOYWW...now get down to that shed x

jill said...

Happy 3rd woyww Anniversary Neil,
I'd love a crafting place like yours. Love the items you've brought at car boots.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Awesome! Love your little retreat cottage. It's always fun to see what you have going on and drool over your work and supplies!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm just thrilled I was given the chance to "meet" you through this wild and fun blog hop we take each week. Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary from #2.

May said...

Love the crafty shed Neil... what a fab idea!! Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x#4

Rita said...

Loving your craft studio Neil. You always have such interesting things on your desk and I cannot wait to see what you create next. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita 104

Helen said...

Hi Neil I am always drawn into your WOYWW posts. Your creative spot is full to the brim with amazing storage and creative projects but I have to say I did not take you for a net curtain man!!! tee hee :-) Look a the fabulous markings on those irises.Happy WOYWW Birthday to you Helen 83

Serendipity Stamping said...

You have such a lovely little cottage for your craftiness! Flowers are beautiful. Waiting to see what you do with your finds. Love the book. #134

Michelle Webb said...

Hi Neil, once again you've provided an awesome set of pictures of your workdesk. I wonder, wonder, wonder what is on your ATC. I bet it's out of this world! You never do anything by halfs, it's all or nothing. I love your creativity and inspiring projects. Happy WOYWW. Michelle x #104

MvM-design said...

Happy WOYWW anniversary ☼
have a great week!

Hugs Marleen # 28

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh! Thanks for sharing the outside of your world, what a cute little cottage. Somehow I always thought you were in a basement workshop. You have some seriously fertile soil to come up with those beautiful flowers (says the desert dweller whose dirt can be mistaken for cement). How wonderful to have made room for the natural light to come in. I noticed the disembodied hand right away-a fun find. Happy WOYWW to you and a toast right back atcha!

Katie said...

How awesome! You have a crafting mini-cabin! Love it! Thank you for sharing your space :) I love that textured paper - very cool.


Katie (38)

Glenda said...

What a wonderful place to create! I wish I had something like that wounderful building. Thanks so much for sharing your creative space! Glenda #118

Elly said...

Cool workspace. I would forget the time, when i'm creating outside near nature. Love your pieces your working on. I have also an old watch resting somewhere. Exciting to watch, what you'll create.

Elizabeth said...

Great shed - love that you have a lot of windows to let the light in, our shed has only one the size of a postage stamp so I won't be joining the spiders in there any day soon :) Spotted the hand straight away and all your other finds have a lot of potential in your hands, I'm sure. Hope you have had a good WOYWW and have a lovely week. Elizabeth #96

Angie said...

What amazing finds ...love the hand ...and the book ...well all of them.I know your creativity will change them into works of art.Happy 3rd Woyww Birthday

Shoshi said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, Neil, and for your birthday wishes - I've had a lovely day out with my hubby today. Also, thank you for your very kind words about my art work - coming from you that's praise indeed!!!

I had no idea your wonderful creative space was in that adorable little hut with the lace curtains! It's so cute. Hope you manage to keep warm in the winter, though. Loving what you are doing - I've got some Glassine but haven't tried it yet, and the effect you are getting is amazing - really organic looking.

I've been so behind with everything lately that I've had to cry off being involved in the ATC swap unfortunately. I envy whoever gets yours!! looking forward to seeing everyone's efforts, anyway. I'm all behind with following blogs too so I'm fairly out of date with what everyone's doing.

Happy WOYWW and have a great week with lots of creative productivity!

Shoshi

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for stopping by, Oh how I love your little Creative Cottage. Do you heat for winter and Air for summer?
I love stopping by you always have great new techniques, and I love to see what you find at your bootsales. I can hardly shop in a real store with the prices..can find so much at resale shops, sales etc..I love the hunt. HAPPY WOYWW..truly a great place for meeting and viewing!!!

Tuire Flemming said...

Nice to see also the outside wiews. Your desk is as gorgeous as always!
Happy belated 3rd Anniversary!
Tuire #17

Minxy said...

What a cool ickle space you have, though i wouldn't like to know how many spiders are hidden away in there lol
happy woyww anniversary fellow desk hopper
Minxy #3

VonnyK said...

I love your gorgeous little studio and all those fabulous goodies. The hand is really cool.
Happy 3rd anniversary.
Have a great week.
Von #20

April said...

Wow! who would have thought all the goodies that are hidden in there! Happy WoYwW 3rd Anniversary! and here's to many more :o) April #93 x

okienurse said...

WOW awesome crafty space! I love the thought of getting away into my craft room and think having it totally detached would be awesome! Sorry I am so late getting by but figured better late then never!! Happy 3rd Anniversary of WOYWW! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #178

Queen Of Toys said...

I so love your little cottage out the back, I hope you don't get cold out there whilst crafting, can't have that. The hand you found looks awesome and can't wait to see what you are going to do with it. I also love the clock. Strange i found a shoe stretcher today it could go with your hand LOL Will post about it soon.

Happy 3rd Anniversary WOYWW
Eliza #140
http://queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au/

KatzElbows said...

You have a craft shed. I don't know whether to be happy for you or just plain jealous. Maybe both!

Sorry for such a belated Happy WOYWW, but happy WOYWW. I'm so glad I "met" you through this and have the chance to be inspired by your art.

cheers,
rachel #7

Morti said...

Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you - the Jubilee got in the way!!!

You've had some great finds lately - I look forward to seeing what you do with them.

Happy WOYWW, and thanks for stopping by...

Ali said...

Oooh I love your craft shed! Your desk looks fabulously creative and I love your boot fair goodies - especially that fabulous hand!

Happy WOYWW anniversary!

Ali #86

Spyder said...

I used to craft in the shed too! I painted it blue. It got a bit damp in the winter even with heating, and the 'noise' of little 'friends' playing under it wasn't nce..worse was the walk back in the dark to the house...crunch crunch on snails! Very very late for the ANNIversary, nearly didn't join in, hope you've had a fabulous week crafting, happy VERY late woyww
Lyn#92