Wednesday, 16 January 2013

WOYWW 189 Again? How did THAT happen?

Hello Fellow WOYWWers

Guess what?  It is Wednesday AGAIN!!  How did that happen? I only managed to finish visiting desks from last week and here we are again.  If you don't know what I am prattling about then go HERE and visit the Lovely Hostess of this worldwide - yes WORLDWIDE blog hop that happens every Wednesday by daft lovely bloggers. 

So without further ado this is my desk as I left it last night.....

I am currently procrastinating over a layout and am hoping to post it on my blog later this week to meet a current challenge.  Ho Hum!  I can see my herbal tea there and Monkey has his feet on the mug keeping them warm. I can see some stamps there that need cleaning and putting away - oops!  Any volunteers?  The pad on the left is where I am jotting down what I use so I am not racking my brain as to what I used.  
For those of you who commented on my tin and my keeping ink pads on their sides, I have modified my tin slightly for you.   I have kept my ink pads on their sides for quite some time in Cadburys tins to no ill effect but several peeps commented that they should be kept flat.  Actually, this tin on its side works well, as they are easy to get at and look!  Another place to dump rest stuff on!!  Why two ATG guns?  One is for scrapbooking and the other is for cardmaking and gift wrapping (non acid free).  Well they were on offer at a ridiculous price so why not?  
And for those who asked what was in my used Yankee Candle jar, here is a close up.  Clothes pegs with ribbons on. I popped some in here so they were kept clean and to hand whilst working on my (nearly completed) December Album but now I think they will stay in there, and I have another jar(s) which I can recycle this way.  

A lickle birdie has told me it is Darnell's Anniversary today so Happy Anniversary to you and the Hunk!

Right.  That is my desk today.  I shall call by later on today (have to work to earn the pennies to pay for my habit).  Don't forget to stop by the Lovely Lady and see some other desks. 

Hettie

30 comments:

butterfly said...

Thanks so much for the tin tip... Both I and my sister-in-law Laura, of Laurart, are now the proud owners of the same tin!! Haven't yet decided whether I'll partially alter mine after the success of the last one! Love your clothes peg jar - they look so adorable! Happy WOYWW...
Alison x
#39

Annie said...

Love the ribbons on the pegs.....think i'd need a n awful lot of pegs to do mine like that but love how they look.
Hugs,
A x #50

Helen said...

Tim always says it doesn't matter how you store his inks, but I always keep mine flat. I like your ribbon covered pegs... pretty!! Helen, 10

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Ok, I volunteer to clean your stamps Sam. You know I like it clean and tidy . . . I'll have you sorted out in a jiffy.

Happy WOYWW.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ha ha can just see Sarn (above comment) zipping around tidying like that... ah storing pads have also heard it doesn't matter.. if it works for you tat is fine- must admit mine are flat in drawers. happy WOYWW.Shaz in Oz.x #4

House of Bears said...

Monkey has the best idea in cuddling up to the hot cup! It's freezing here so we may try that.

The bears @#86 this week

MrsC.x said...

what a great way to reuse your yankee candle jar

Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #46 {i think?!}
craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

Shazsilverwolf said...

Had a mooch around your desk, so much to see. I have to make myself a craft spinner now, for all the blending tools I made, lol. Have a Great Wednesday, Hugs xx Shaz #64

Morti said...

Hehehehehehehe, back again! I don't think it matters how you store Tim's ink pads, but it does matter with some of the other ones, especially if they're very wet!

Happy WOYWW day....

Mrs F said...

Happy WOYWW Sam, a very busy desk and full of interesting things to look at. Think l can eye spy a lovely homemade desk calendar lol

Snow is coming on Friday hunny, it could be wellie time again - yippee!

Big hugs xx

lisa said...

Hope that LO is coming along. Do you spend hours pondering on them too. I can spend weeks!!!!!
Love your bobbins of ribbons in the jar. I never burn all the candles to empty the jars and the coffee ones always smell so I now use a fruit bowl!
My first day back at work today so I will have some crafty pennies soon, yah!!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #70

Di said...

Hi Sam

Happy WOYWW chick! I too was amazed that you manage to totally use up a Yankee candle :) Love the peg idea for your ribbons, and pwetty to look at too.

PB Stickeroos are stocked by both The Glitter Pot and Handy Hippo - ha, I think I have almost every one currently available - me am such a lazy little crafter :)

Hugs, and I hope Miss Di is nice and cosy! Di xx

Twiglet said...

I love the little ribbon pegs - such a pretty jarful! x Jo

Ria Gall said...

Thank you for sharing your desk with us I love your ribbons on pegs.
Ria #114

CraftygasheadZo said...

I love your jar and your ribbons on pegs. I want to do that, but have never seen pegs that size! Take care Zo xx 80

Pam said...

May have to get some pegs my ribbons are so messy. Hugs Pam x

voodoo vixen said...

I think using the tin that way on is brilliant, an extra shelf on a scrap desk is always welcome if only to have somewhere to dry Stickles and Glssy Accents - which always get knocked or touched when left on a desk!! Annette #3

sandee said...

OK, now I have another question for you, lol I see you have a glass board raised up on some wooden slats, am just curious as to why. I use a glass mat myself but it's laying flat on my table, so was just wondering if I should raise mine up too? lol

karen said...

Love seeing the pics of your crafty and creative space! I do store my ink pads flat but in a little crate, I wonder if I could tip it up sideways like yours to be able to see what is where like yours! The ribbon on the pegs is very pretty!
Thanks for the visit to my blog and the lovely comments!
xoxo Karen

Terry said...

Tim Holtz does not clean his stamps, just a water wipe off. Not sure I can do that! Can't wait to see the layout!!! Enjoy the evening!

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Hettie,

I noticed the jar with the pegs in it straight away. I just dumped most of my ribbon in a large glass jar and love all the colors mixed together.

I've also heard that you should store your markers on their sides (if they have tips at both ends). That's something that I've done and I've owned my markers for almost 15 years.....

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay #123

April Story said...

I love the ribbons on the clothes pins in the jar. I also like what you've done with the tin - turning it on it's side - very clever.
April #141

Mrs F said...

More than up for a Chook making session in the snow, how we gonna make the legs though????

xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Yeah, jars full of categorised or colour ribbons on pegs like that would look delicious. I could go for that...just sleep with Mr D for MORE shelves, work to buy MORE jars...and the hardest bit..make time to wind the ribbons! You first, I think!

Roudi said...

Love how you store your ribbon! Should totally find myself a jar, too!
Happy belated WOYWW from Egypt. xx
Roudi #115

Lori said...

LOL. Love your desk. I thought I was the only one who owned 2 ATG guns.

Sorry I am a day late. Fighting the nasty flu.
Lori #84

MaryH said...

And yet another desk where I felt right at home. Hmmm, maybe I'm not so 'messy' as I thought. Perhaps I'm just an undiscovered creative person! Thank you for building my organization self-esteem! Loved seeing all your treasures. On the TH pads, I've been told you should store them with the ink pad part facing down to avoid drying out...not sure if this is so, but that's what I changed to. I was storing mine 'sideways' (like as in filing stuff...a friend told me not to). On the markers, not sure what kind you had, but read a comment about storage...with copics you can store 'whatever way', but with the Spica pens (a copic product) one must keep sideways. The metallic bits supposedly clog the tips. Ok, not sure if I passed along viable data, but FWIW! TFS your creative space. Hugs

Nicky said...

Great desk lots to see thank you for sharing – I have not shared my desk this week as am busy looking after my friends cattery but am enjoying looking at everyone else craftiness – Have a great week

JoZart said...

Thanks so much for joining in with LillyBo Quilts! I'lll post full details in a day or two and we can get the ball rolling. LLJ knew you would but I would never presume!!
I love/ adore your jar of ribbons.. it looks like something off pinterest!
I remember Tim Holtz telling me that it really doesn't matter how you store Distress inks because of their viscosity and mine have been ok and I get more in the tin for when I dem.
Jo x

Craftychris said...

I love the ribbon jar, fab idea! Keeping wark by a cuppa sounds like a good idea to me, Monkey has got that right! Have a good weekend xx #126