Wednesday, 3 October 2012

WOYWW #174

Hi there everyone
Wednesday already; time for us all to get the weekly fix of taking a gander at desks and workplaces of all sorts in the weekly desk hop that is What's on your Workdesk Wednesday hosted as ever, by Julia. Click here to get teleported to the launch pad and enjoy the ride.

If you popped on by last week you may remember that I was talking about making some changes to my workplace if the weather was ok. Well, the weather has not been brilliant I will admit but I decided to go for it anyway! It's taken me two days but phase one is almost done so join me on a tour if you like though please be warned that there are quite a few piccies!
 So, the reason for the change around was to get these glass door units in. Which meant emptying a LOT of stuff to begin with. The paper rack is attached to the door.
 So, moving in a bit you can see the new units (2m long, fab storage!!!!!!) I stacked the 12 x 12 racks above them (Phase two will involve hiding those....) which gave me more floor space.
 The shelf and chest of drawers along the back wall full of goodies I use often. I also have fastened a rack system above the chest with hooks to hang all my eyelets etc. But of course you want to see my desk right? There's not much on it at the moment. But there is this unfinished canvas. Still more to do to it but it's shaping up nicely. And yes, those are the absolutely fabulous snowflake dies!
 The canvas looks much more vibrant in reality as it has loads of shine that is not showing up.
 It'll get there though.

 Sitting at this side I can enjoy the view outside and there's now a bit more space for someone else when needed as I can add another chair in the "passage area" between table and cupboards!
 I know you want to see inside, so here are my stamps and masks all nicely packed.

Oh and did you notice my skulls..... bargain price so they're hanging around looking pretty!

Marathon post today, hope you enjoyed it though. Take care and have a fab week.

42 comments:

okienurse said...

Awesome looking crafting space Neil. Love the new cabinets and it looks like it has opened things up a bit for you. Canvas looks great as a wip look forward to seeing the finished deal. Thanks for sharing. Vickie (no number yet)

Francesca said...

Ohhh and I thought I had alot of stash! Looking good its nice to get organised. Great canvas, I managed to to the snowflake die last week as well, going to play with today sometime. Happy WOYWW, no number yet Love Francesca

Bella said...

Nice to see a close up of the canvas, lots of layers and texture going on there. LOVE it. Nice new layout too.

lisa said...

You have been busy, Neil. What a stunning room you've created and so full of amazing stuff. If I had a room like this I'd never be seen again.
Love the canvas, those snowflake dies are a must have, they look great.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #40

Helen said...

Wow, I love your re-designed space- those glass cupboards are fabulous. Hope you enjoy the new layout and it works well for you. I love the snowflake die, think I may have to have one, ha ha! Craft Club was great fun.

Redanne said...

Hi Neil, so glad there is someone else out there with as much paper stash as me, I feel so much better now - lol. You have done a great job on your craft room, it looks incredibly organised - oh, yes, love that layout too, not so sure about the skulls........ Happy WOYWW, Anne #13

BJ said...

Wonderful workspace and a garden view too, how brill is that? Couldn't spot your sewing machine though??? Thanks for stopping by BJ#6

Annie said...

What an amazing creative space you've got with so much wonderful stash in it.
Hugs,
A x #2

JoZart said...

What a great snoop! It's all looking amazingly well organised ... what a great job you've done there and I'm sure it will spur on your creativity too.
Jo x

Julia Dunnit said...

Yeah, not sure I'd use pretty to describe the skulls...but the rest of your space is sure some eye candy! The cabinets make a huge difference...but..don't let guests push their chairs back into the glass....been there, embarrasingly, done that!! Bet the time it's taken feels like a great investment now.

Ann B said...

Sure you are not opening a shop Neil, there's enough stuff there and so well organised.
Love the 'posh' glass cabinets.

Ann B
#52

Buttons said...

This is a shop not a workspace Neil!!! Do they ever get to see you indoors at all? (They wouldn't at mine if this was available for use:)) Love those drawers with the TH sentiments on them and the ongoing canvas looks exciting. Hugs, Buttons #57

Shazsilverwolf said...

WoW! Fantastic to see where you work. Love those skulls- I have a thing for masks, I adore them. The snowflake dies look amazing. Have a great week, Shaz #60

Shazsilverwolf said...

WoW! Fantastic to see where you work. Love those skulls- I have a thing for masks, I adore them. The snowflake dies look amazing. Have a great week, Shaz #60

sandra de said...

OMGoodness what an amazing space and it looks like you have used every available space. It is like your very own Tardis.
Sandra @73

jill said...

Now i could be very happy coming round to craft at your palce Neil. Lots of lovely things in your crafting space. jill #29

Glenda said...

Your space is wonderful....makes my fingers itch! Would love to be let loose in there for about a month!
Glenda 75

Lynn Holland said...

It's like a massive sweetie shop Neil full of goodies, but I do think you should treat yourself to a chair with wheels on so you can whizz from one section to another then back to your desk.
Lynn 38

House of Bears said...

With a work space like that we'd never want to leave the room! Your canvas is looking great.

Love from the bears

Bernice said...

The new cabinets look great - lots of storage space for all that stash!
Bernice #16

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Love your space, and that canvas is coming along nicely. NOW I get why you don't want to leave!

:)

MA(7)

Cath Davidson said...

That canvas looks gorgeous, love the colours. Omg! That is you workspace :o WOW! We could all come over and play! :)

Happy WOYWW
Cath

Ink Stained Roni said...

looks wonderful Neil...happy crafting!!

fairy thoughts said...


hi neil
a place foe everthing and everything in it's place eh? my idea of heaven, even better is that you are never afraid to get it all messed up. thanks for sharing and good luck with the rest of the move.
janet #9

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That is like an Aladdin's Cave - what a workspace!! No wonder you produce such fab crafting in there :D
HUgs, LLJ #1 xx

tuesday afternoon said...

What a fabulous workspace, and I love the work that comes out of it. Will keep popping back for a peep!

sandee said...

The new cabinets are very pretty, not sure that description fits the skulls though! lol I love how your door to the craft cabin opens right out onto the yard, must be lovely on pretty days! I really like the paper rack on the back on the door, brilliant idea! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Angie said...

Perfect new cabinets making it an even more awsome space....you must be exausted now. Love the canvas. #38

My name is Cindy said...

Awesome space Neil and I lpve the new cupboards. Those snowflake dies are also seriously gorgeous.

I note you have room for visitors ....

Happy WOYWW Cindy #44

Gillian .... said...

Hi Neil, man that is some serious workspace, love love love it, thanks for sharing.Happy WOYWW! Gillian #133

Elizabeth said...

Wow! Fantastic cupboards and I can quite see why you had to make space for them. For such a small space, your studio has a lot of storage and looks packed to the gunnels with craft goodies. Like how your canvas is shaping up - and it is so hard to capture a sheen on camera. Hope you have a good week and happy WOYWW, Elizabeth #49

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous space Neil, so organised and jam packed with crafting goodies. Your canvas looks as though it is gonna be superb, in fact it is already.
Happy WOYWW.
hugs {brenda} xox #134

Tarnished Rose said...

WOW! Want to come redo my space LOL.

Smiles~
Marilyn

RosC said...

Hi Neil,
Your storage looks really terrific, and you have a lovely light space to work in. Great to have space for someone else too. The canvas looks good, lots of sculptured relief around the photo.
Not sure I would call the skulls 'pretty'. They remind me of the Hallowe'en thing and I'm very much over that.
Cheers,
Ros. #35

trisha too said...

Wow, that is an amazing work space!!

:)trisha
#101 this week

Tracey said...

What a lot of photos and they are all great. Thanks for the wonderful tour. You have been really busy getting things sorted and it all looks really organised. Thanks for inviting me and if I lived closer, I would be asking you to put that extra chair in at your desk. Tracey ±93

Minxy said...

Super stacked space you have Neil, love all the different storage solutions, and you get to enjoy the sun {when its out!!}
Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog x
Happy WOYWW
Hugz Minxy #24

MiniOwner said...

Ooh well done on the newly organised room - it looks a great place to work. I've enjoyed visiting; sorry I'm so late.
Sue x (MiniOwner #147)

Craftychris said...

I have serious craft space envy! Fab canvas too. Have a good week. #113

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Wow, your space has always been wonderful and it is even more amazing now! I'll continue to dream of one day having more space!

Neesie said...

Phewph...I finally made it to your place Neil from last weeks WOYWW...but it's now this week already! I'll have to nip back later for this week's entry ;D

Oh my word do you have a lot of stuff!!! I can't believe my eyes...but so well organised. It's like a art supply store (lol)
You must have so much fun playing there.
Happy WOYWW ♥Neesie♥ #11

Rachelcardqueen said...

Wow Neil what a difference looks as big as mine!!