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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

WOYWW.....and a Rubber Stamp sale.....

Hi folks.  Yes another busy week has passed and it's Wednesday again when the world goes mad and we expose our crafting spaces.  If you want to find out more and join in the fun then please pop over to Julia's blog and put yourself on Mr Linky.

Mine has been a week of change as most of you will know so I am showing you how my  sewing/crafting space has altered this week.  If you look at the previous post you will see that the doorway between our sitting room and my sewing room has now been knocked through and to allow space to walk through my work surfaces and storage spaces have had to be moved. 


They have gone from here.......






.......to here.  Yes it is a pretty subtle change but the whole lot had to be taken off it's fixings and moved about 10" to the right.  I had to lose some width on the work surface on the right but I have gained a little in it's depth so this helps.  I liked how the machines were set out before and I believe in 'if it ain't broke why fix it' so really didn't want too much change there.



I have also gained a new 2 metre work surface the length of the other wall and can now store my boxes under this [I might be tempted to put a curtain to hang under here at some point....what do you think?].  As you can see there is still lots dumped on it's top but when I have a little more time I will be finding storage boxes and new homes for most of this.





Bless him, my other half even got injured in making all the changes...he came up under one of the work surfaces and scraped right down his back  :-(  Ouch!
As mentioned in the title Twiglet helped me sort out my rubber stamps into sets to sell.  I have used them all but have always kept them clean [and actually only used them very few times each] so they are all pretty much as new.  They are now for sale in the shop at £10 a bag and each bag has rubber stamps worth at least double that when they were bought new so are a good bargain....if you need more details on any of them just email me. 


Thanks for dropping in and taking the time to read my blog.  Have a great week.  Hope to catch up on as many WOYWWers as I can.

71 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Looks like you gained a new set of drawers, too. Sometimes subtle differences can make a big difference. I can't believe you did all this in a week. Great job, with only one real "ouchie." Happy WOYWW.

Cathy said...

wow, such a nice work area!
good luck with your stamp sale - am off to have a look, but I think postage to Australia may prove a bit too much ;-(

Chrissie said...

Oh My! What a lot of work and wounded to boot. Such dedication, but wow, was it ever worth it. It looks amazing!
Chrissie

Helen said...

Hope your reorganisation works better for you - poor OH wounded in the course of duty!

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

so what are you going to put in the space all the stamps occupied? I usually get distracted by your poppies but today it was your info - don't think I would move if I lived in Shropshire either!

Neet said...

That is a fab make-over - the injury made me go "ouch" though and I am still pulling my face at it. Hope all is well now. #44

Donna said...

Love your new workspace, it looks amazing and so neat! What a wonderful hubby, and all done so quick too. Hope you are fine and well.
Hugs, Donna x

Sarah said...

Your workspace is looking great!
#64

Sarah Youde said...

I love that white chair, it looks so comfortable. Have fun working in your re-organised space :)

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
wow your workspace is looking brill, well done on finding more room, aww poor hubby, hope it is ok now, will go take a peak at ya stamps,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Twiglet said...

I hope Superman's back is healing nicely - what a gem he is. Your room is brill - just shout if you want a hand with the redecorating!!

Linda Elbourne said...

The gains are good ... Lovely new work top ... I vote for no curtain ... You put a curtain there and we won't be able to rummage through your stuff :0)

Lorraine Robertson said...

Beautiful bright workspace you have... sure it provides plenty inspiration to you... TFS

Lorraine #67
xxx

Anneliese said...

Ouch ! .. poor OH, hope he's made a good recovery lol ! Love your craft space, very organised & serene :D x

bayou said...

You must be super woman, Wipso. So many things put in such functional way! I'll e-mail you with my room layout ;-) XX joke

Leo said...

Ohh all that work space!
xx

Mummylade said...

gorgeous storage area you have now, but poor hubby =). thanks for the peek today

Tracy Evans said...

Love the new workspace, and gaining any space however small is fab, I want more space so I can have more storage, I just love storage. Oooh that looks so sore, hope your husband has recovered, poor thing LOL. Tracy Evans (18).

The Taming of the Glue said...

Your craft area looks so tidy, wish mine did! Hope your OH recovers from his injury soon!! Pam (12)

Sam Poole Designs said...

Lovely and organised studio you have there! Shame about the injury - ouch! Thanks for sharing! Sam x

Cheryl said...

oh that does look sore hun hope he was okay love your new work space hun really gorgoues hugs cheryl xxx

Deezines Art said...

Great new workspace - Jacquelins xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Annie, great to be even more organised and lovely to have more work surface. Not sure about the curtains :-/ If you have lots of boxes for storage I don't think you need them.
Poor OH, did you put Germolene on -'cos it stings hehe But it does good!
Nice to see all the pics of WIP below.
Anne xx

Lou and Mel said...

Nothing like more space to fill is there?

S said...

More work space - hurray! Thanks for letting me take a peek at your space.

Sherry said...

Your room looks lovely and organised! I think a curtain to shield what's below your desktop is a good idea - but if it were me it's a case of out of sight, out of mind! That scratch looks very sore!

nnalorac said...

What our hubby's do for us! Good luck with your sale items, Used to visit the lovely Shropshire every year many years ago when my grandparents were alive. x

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love your crafty room. It's so spacious.

Thank you for sharing.

Maggie #110

Susan Allan said...

A bigger space and you seem to have more light too.
Sue xx 15

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Looks great - and there is never gain without pain, right? :)

Enjoy the new space - did I red + 2 metres? What I wouldn't give.....

Mary Anne

Ciara said...

Your space looks great and those extra drawers will come in handy.

Hope you kissed him better!


Ciara
xx

PS - did you have your haircut or get your dogs hair cuts?!!

sasa said...

fab space and I would love that chair - thanks for sharing and visiting!
Sarah (Sasa)

Ohhh Snap said...

Have fun in your newly done space :D. Hope your hubby is mending nicely.

#2

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

great change hun, hope you enjoy your newly found worksurface space! poor hubby, I dread to think what injuries would happen to philip if he dared alter my space....I can see and A&E visit on the cards! great stamp sorting, hope you get some quick sales, would love to buy some but if I bring anymore stamps into this house I will be shot........... (going to leave the stamp buying for about 2 weeks, then it will be back to norm!!... so I can show him I have some will power hehehehe!) have a great week hunny, hugs mandyxx

joey said...

oooh Ouch hope hubby isnt wincing with it too much, i agree if it aint broke lol I am glad your space works much better for you now. Joey.x

lisa said...

Bless your other half getting injured in the line of duty of creating more craft space. I hope it didn't hurt too much.
It looks like you've got a lot more room now. Hope you enjoy using it.
Hugs Lisax (109)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful work and great WOYWW space, thanks for sharing, hugs Heidi (#32) xxx

Daniele said...

looking good....thanks for the peek
hugs

Hels Sheridan said...

Ouch that scratch looks sore... aw the pains our OH's go thru for our craft eh? LOL Am thinkin... no curtains... I decided against them in my room... but then again, you could sew up a gorgeous pair in five mins and I would still be there pricking my fingers 6 weeks later ROFL .. Hels (52)

kath said...

love your workspace...thanks for the snoop...hugs kath xxx

Dragon said...

You have been busy eh!!! glad you are getting all your changes done as you planned
Frankie
xx

Ali H said...

Hi - good to sell things on when you move to a new creative interest - I have sold off a lot of my quilting books on e-bay & a stck of fat quarters & larger pieces to a local sewing group now I don't quilt & sew these days - trouble is still have a whole cupboard of fabric to sell !!
Am diverting the money into new stash for papercrafting & art supplies which I am enjoying now - old habits die hard !

madebyKarla said...

Your space looks great! Very comfy and spacious! Thanks for visiting my blog and for sending me that spare hour! It'll help a lot! :)
Karla #11

Cynthia Eloise said...

any amount of additional space is great. there just is never enough room for our stuff. but you still face the window, the most important spot in the room. how are you coming on the uniforms you were working on last week?

minnie_mac said...

Like the look of the work space.

Marilyn

Carmen said...

Oooh - ouch to poor hubby! That looks nasty.

And a very, VERY big thank you from Ruby and me :P I don't know how I managed to hold off giving him to her before the day but it was so worth it. We had to have a discussion about why Mr Tumble couldn't go to school with her today (I worried I wouldn't get him home again!) But that he would be able to come with me to pick her up in future. A very, very big hit indeedy :P

Scrapcollectr said...

Enjoy your new digs. It must be fun having more space to play on . Happy WOYWW
Linky #124

Kathryn said...

Wonderful new space to create in! Congrats on all your (and hubby's) hard work!
hugs!
kat

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Great new crafty space, sorry the hubby had to get injured in the process. ~jeni :) *106*

peggy aplSEEDS said...

more space and storage! your new work area is wonderful!

Caro said...

What a wonderful work area...I am so envious!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Your new workspace looks fantastic and what a difference that "subtle" alteration has made! Hope your hubby's wounds have now healed - ouch!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Sunshine Girl said...

Looks like you have had a very busy week! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl (29)

Lizzybobs said...

loving your new space - but OUCH for OH - thanks for sharing and visiting my blog - love Liz

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hiya, WOW I love the work space, it looks great now. Ouchy sore scratch on his back, hope he gets better soon. Thanks for sharing again, Hazel xox

Morti said...

Oh, how excellent! Work is progressing well, eh? I'm sure your new space will be brilliant so enjoy.... #12

Toucan Scraps said...

hope you get settled into your "new" workspace soon.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Your space is wonderful. You have done a lot of work too. You are brave to get rid of your stamps, but we have to do what we can to have our space the way we want.

butlersabroad said...

Glad to see it's all coming along Annie, poor hubby he's such a martyr isn't he?!! Do you realise both you and Twiglet commented within seconds of each other and said almost the same thing! Thankfully I remembered how to cast on and did the first four rows last night!

Hugs
Brenda

nerllybird said...

How lovely to have extra work surfaces! I can see why you're thinking about putting a curtain there, it's a good idea if you don't need to go under there too often. But we have curtains like this at school and it can be a real pain if you're having to fling them out of the way all the time, lol. Helen (16)

Katie said...

Wonderful workspace! Poor hubby! Hope he heals well

Katie (83)

Candace said...

ouch to hubby's back

Like the stamp set, shame I have nothing in the stash fund

Enjoy your week

Candace #86

Heather x said...

Oh dear poor hubby....that looks very sore.
Your craft space looks very inviting babe :)
*hugs* Heather x

Piddawinkle said...

ooh your poor OH, how we make them suffer, youve got me thinking now about making some changes to my area now :) 121

Sue from Oregon said...

What a lot of work, but your sweetums is doing a good job!

Shropshire Suz said...

Hi and Thanks bit of a last minute rush hehe but we got there
ouch..poor hubby Phil did something similar a chunk out of his side sort of my fault oops!
Hugs Suz x

BethanyR said...

looks like some great new changes...poor hubby but looks like he was a good sport to have his picture taken...

Terry & Kim said...

I like the new arrangement! Good luck on the stamp sale. I wish I had some extra cash.

Terry #250
http://goinovertheedge.blogspot.com

downrightcrafty said...

wow alot of extra space this week and looks really tidy too
thanks for the belated return snoop
Hugs Kate xx

Kathy said...

Hi there, just checking in with what you've been up to while I was away! I see it was quite a lot!
Ooooh that scratch made me wince though!

oneoff said...

Finally made it over to yours! I like what you have done to your workspace; evolution rather than revolution seems a great way of managing the change. Hope your poor OH is not too sore and wounded; I had to dust off my first aid skills when mine injured himself helping me shift stuff this week.