Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WOYWW - Number WHAT? (o.k 182!)

Holy moly guacamole - I absolutely love Wednesdays and have missed the last I-don't-know-how-many weeks because life has gotten in the way.   It's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday hosted by the lovely Julia at  Stamping Ground .  Grab a cup of your favorite   drink and sit back and relax.  You'll get to visit desks from around the globe. 

I joined Roni over at Ink Stains yesterday to celebrate her Five Year Anniversary.  She hosted a blog hop featuring Altered Altoid Tins.  It was the first tin that I've altered and I must say, I was tickled pink with how it came out.  See the last post if you'd like to take a look.   You can still join in on the hop if you are interested.  There's prizes to be won!!!

So, this is what's on my desk.  Supplies that need to find a home and little snippets from the tin.  You can see the tecnique I used to make room to craft -- push everything to the sides and back!
As always, I will visit those that end in the same number as me and those that leave a comment (please leave your number).  It may not be until Friday by the time I get around but I promise I will do my best!



Annie said...

I see there is def a bit of push back going on there today :-)
A x #42
ps would love you to 'like' us and share it with your friends [more info on my blog]

Linda said...

You do the same as me - comment on blogs ending in the same number and repay the compliment to anyone else who comments on your blog. I like your way of creating space on your worksurface to craft.

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh yeh...that's my technique too--push it all back, there's a new project about to land people! It makes me wish sometimes that I had an actual professional studio, and assistants to put things away while I'm working, like they do on some of my Saturday morning PBS craft shows! Happy WOYWW! --Sandy Leigh #100

Helen said...

Good to see you back again! I love the push it back method of tidying... Helen 8

sandee said...

Well, if I used your method of clearing space then everything would be on the floor as I have nothing to push it up to...the bad thing about having your craft desk in the middle of the room! HA! I loved your altered tin btw, will have to make me one! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Laura said...

That is the best technique! :)
Happy Wednesday,

lisa said...

Life does get in the way sometimes doesn't it? I have been missing too but folk seem to still remember you when you come back which is great. What a lovely place WOYWW is!!
Is there another technique for making some crafty space then!!!!!!
Hugs Lisax #58

Nan G said...

All kinds of bits and bobs pushed out of the way. :) Fab tin in below post. Nan 114

Darnell J Knauss said...

Good to see you back, Kay! I had a look at your marvelous altered Altoid tin. As a smoker, I went through a lot of those over the years and DS saved all the tins as a sort of collection. Once he made an outdoor 'windchime' out of a bunch of them, which was too cute, but quickly rusted after one winter of rain. I quit smoking, DS moved on, and the tins all got thrown out before I knew about altering them. It's just as well as I've got enough to keep me busy, but it would have been fun!

You have a great "push to the sides" system; don't forget to add "and pile up!" Have a great week! Happy WOYWWing! Darnell #54

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hey, you're back - I missed you :) Glad to see you've got a black belt in the Martial art of Pushbacki *grin*
That Union Jack case is mighty fine, was that a prezzy from our Di??
Hugs, LLJ #32 xx

Ali H said...

Hi Kay Thanks for stopping by earlier - you are a girl after my own heart on the make space to work front - although eventually even I have to give in & have a mad blitz putting stuff away !! Love your cute little tin !! Have a fun week Ali #24

Anne said...

I was missing last week as well. Nearly didn't make it this week either as I am poorly but needed my 'fix' of WOYWW. I too push stuff back to the sides - well anywhere really to make a space. Happy WOYWW Anne x #124

toni said...

Hi Kay I'm a big fan of that 'technique ' you've mentioned! love your altered tin and all the inspirational sayings great work x

RosC said...

Hello Kay,
Had a look at the altered tin post and then went to Ink Stains. What treasures the tins are, and what treasures one can keep in them! Lovely work. Thanks for your visit and lovely comment.
Ros. #57

Di said...

Ha, ha - I'm a fully signed up member of the push and shove brigade too Kay :)

Belated Happy WOYWW and hugs, Di xx

Craftychris said...

I have missed the past few weeks too and didn't manage this week either! Hopefully next week. I like your technique! xx

Spyder said...

sounds just like me, push back and pile it high! Happy WOYWW!!
((Lyn)) #21

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Love, love, love your 'Take What You Need' tin - great idea and so well executed. Also took a peek at your knitted owl, and the free pattern...might have to ask a colleague who knits to make it for me in exchange for some chocolate, tee hee! Have a good week, best wishes Deb # 135 xxx

Erika said...

Hi Kay what have you been up to there.....I'm intrigued. It such a shame when real life gets in the way of some crafting fun!
Have a great weekend, hugs Erika. 84

Lindsay Weirich said...

Love that lunchbox! Happy woyww - lindsay#86

fairy thoughts said...

I love the push it to the side (or floor) type of crsfting too, not that you can see anything on my desk this week (dam blogger) I looked at he tin it looks fab .. very colourful. also colourful is the union jack lunch bag... go team GB. the book looks intruiging too is it about MOMS?
janet #26

Kat Griffin said...

HI Thanks for visiting my blog this week My Trees are just from my imagination ..maybe they are supposed to be shaggy bark birch trees. have been having fun I see. that is a good thing..keeping it fun and I am happy too. dont worry aboout missing a few posts we all do from time to time. life goes on
cheers !
-KAT- #

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Kay saw you won an awesome candy there - well done indeed!! love it and do have some of Doone's lovely work form when we met up in UK.
I just read on Janet's blog that you dont know who to resize your photos - here you are:
To reduce your photos under 800 pixels on your Photoshop or wherever you upload to on your computer. I use Window Live Photo gallery, which is a free download and is really great.
... and I just re-size all my photos on that,( by right clicking on photo I want, and choosing resize and making it 800 or less - it is one step action and so very easy peasy )- when looked up my usage had used hardly any - what I understand if they are under 800 then they are accepted - read it on another blog - cant remember where now... hope that helps.
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #1

Bridget Larsen said...

I have a few altoid tins but have never altered them lol, altered other tins
Bridget #12/51

Robin Spitzer said...

Your tin came out nicely. Love the idea. I have saved tins but also have not done a thing with them...oh take that back, painted on and now it won't shut. I think I used the wrong kind of paint. It does not feel slick to the touch...I sit it down where it still sits today. Must go back and revisit it. Does the paint on yours feel rough?

Queen Lightwell said...

Oooh, that's a fabulous mess on your desk! :) I'm getting around visiting kinda slowly myself, huh? Well, I do thank you for stopping by my desk, my temporary one this week, and leaving me a comment already. :)

julie woodward said...

Hey Key,
Thanks for the to see an untidy desk...makes my tip of a craftroom a little more bareable!!!
JulieX (paperpathway)