Wednesday, February 02, 2011

WOYWW? And a Sketch File Update

Good Morning!
I'd just sat down at my craft desk to play with some new papers when I remembered about Julia's Wonderful WOYWW - I've been a bit too busy to join in for a couple of weeks but hopefully this week I'll have more time to get around and see lots of the linked workspaces - if you still haven't a clue what I'm on about check JULIA'S BLOG for all the information.
Here's my desk and all the surrounding clutter - with a bit of luck within the next couple of months there'll be a whole new workplace in this spot!
We're hoping our builder will start work at the end of this month.  Our house was built before cavity walls came in and it's in the conservation area - so no option for external cladding - the study is going to be the "guinea pig" for internal insulation.  They'll put battens on the inside of the outside walls (does that make sense hehe?) and then fill the gap with insulation before attaching "new" plasterboard walls.  All of the walls and ceiling will be plastered or skimmed  or whatever they do (they were a bit of a mess when we moved in and we've been planning to get this job done ever since), then decorated and then it'll be all new shelving and desks for me.  Hubby likes his enormous desk so that's staying.  We spent the weekend making a room plan and working out what we need to buy.  Although I'm not looking forward to moving all that stuff out of here so that the builders can start, I am looking forward to seeing an end to all that makeshift storage and especially waving goodbye to all the horrible plastic drawers that never really work as well as you think they will when you buy them!
I will keep you posted on our progress!
 It was entirely my fault that the new sketch for The Sketch File blog didn't go up at the beginning of January - I take complete responsibility for it - the girls on the DT had made their projects ages ago - and so had I as I made a baby card ready for the arrival of one of hubby's workmates new baby.  I just didn't get round to loading everything onto the blog.  So it went up at the end of January and this sketch will go through till the end of February - please take a look at the lovely cards the DT have made using the sketch - and if you join in with us we'd be over the moon!
Here is my card:
I used:
Papers  by SEI
Crawling Baby and all lettering cut with my Craft Robo
Seam Binding, Bakers Twine and gorgeous little pram charm all from Creative Treasures
Right, back to my other desk and the card I started to make.  I hope you enjoyed your visit and will come back soon

22 comments:

Wipso said...

Sounds like you've a lot of mess on it's way with the alterations [been there done that] but I'm certain it will all be worth it in the end :-)
A x

tracy said...

oh,it'll be nice to have a custom built play area:) cute card :)

Loopylou. said...

whhop whoop on the craft area Kathy!! totally gorgeous and cute card hun and I love your sketch too so i am going to attempt to get some time to join in with that one hun hugs Lou xxx

mckinkle said...

Hello Kathy,

Thanks for the new sketch, I do love to join in!

Oh what a super baby card, I love the bunting and will make a go at it too as your sketch is just perfect for it!

Great storage youve got and such a big amount of space to create on, you should see mine! lol!

Keryn x

Katie_Bolinger said...

great card - totally nailed the layout. Love to see transformed work spaces. I like what you have but can't wait to see what it will become.

Judie aka Craftymess said...

get crafty stash here, good luck with the build

thanks for the snoop
hugs
judie 58

Suzie said...

That's a lovely card Kathy! Good luck with your plans for the room ... :)

Hazel said...

It will be worth the chaos of moving everything ... very exciting to plan a new room. Love the baby card - especially the bunting. x

Angelnorth said...

Such a sweet card Kathy, love the pram charm hanging from the button! Good luck with the room revamp!

Andria said...

plastic drawers work for me it's all i can afford or have space for! Would love my own custom designed craft room though, your very lucky.

Sarpreet said...

such a busy workspace, and lots of goodies on display, great workspace, happy woyww, thank you for sharing, #9

Carol said...

oh Kathy how exciting about the new kitted out craft room - I love starting a new project and the finished result its the middle bit I don't like - really hope the internal cladding works ok for youxx

Great baby card - I'll try and join in this month.xx

Kaz said...

Kathy I am very worried that your punch storage is about to teeter off the edge of your desk!!!
Fab card and what a gorgeous charm xxx

Theresa said...

O boy! I could get lost playing there for a long time! Love it!

Starla said...

How exciting to be getting a new work space! Star 125

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

okienurse said...

Sounds like a lot of work is in your future. I am almost to the end of a total kitchen and laundry room remodel and I am starting to realize it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Lots of nice stash on your desk. Lots of fun things to play with. Thanks for sharing.
Vickie #80

Kate said...

Will you lose a lot of space with the internal cladding. As I live in a shoebox it just wouldn't be an option for me!!

** Kate **

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh gawd, that sounds like upheaval to me Kathy - I hope it's fast and painless..and it will be fun to move back in to something you've planned. Love the sketch.

Saskia said...

Lovely card, so sweet!

butlersabroad said...

It'll be great, and warmer, when it's done but I don't envy you packing that little lot up and re-organizing it again when it's all done!

Hugs
Brenda 91

Marjo said...

Great when your new space is all done. Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo lucky #1