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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

WOYWW #193

Well, back at work for a week, and I've re-discovered what its like to not have enough hours in the day. I haven't posted for a whole week, I think because I blinked and it was Wednesday again.Not only Wednesday, but half way through February. C'mon, slow down a little, please? Valentines day tomorrow- AND three birthdays on it as well. A friend, a nephew and my youngest son Mike. Which he hates, by the way. Sharing his birthday with Valentines Day. I do tell him its entirely his own fault. He decided he was going to arrive 3 months ahead of schedule!So, on to the desks. If you want to join our Wednesday(ish) wander around, snooping into peoples craft space, pop over to The Stamping Ground, where our famous hostess, Julia will welcome you with open ( Mr.Linky) arms.
This weeks desk then. Completely unedited, uncropped and definitely untidied.

We have a Tim die, Tags & Bookplates, my Rotary trimmer complete with babywipes, an Anniversary card for a friend, a second one partly done,glasses, rotary cutters that I've been using to make more strips for my Quilt along with a new blade, pins & tailors chalk.Bits of tin foil. No, I haven't been at the chocolate, I was sharpening my border punch!Pencil, ruler, tiny scissors and scalpel and lots of scrappy bits from the punching.Just at the back you can see a wooden block, from Opitec.

Actually there are two of them. Better view here. I used to use cutlery drainer thingys for all these bits & pieces, but I still had to keep foraging for stuff. These are great for all my embossing stylus (should that be styli? I wonder) scissors, pokey things and stuff. I see the spoon I use for UTEE too. The one at the back is full of various pliers & wire cutters. That is what these are actually meant for, storing two handled tools. They're not too big, so don't take up as much space as the drainers.

I shall be posting a UTEE project later in the week, meanwhile, a sneak preview:

I'm on 6 till 2 this week, so I shall schedule this, and link up when I get back.

Quick update on the faulty Distress Re-Inkers- two replacements arrived last Friday! Definitely ace customer service from Ranger.


MaggieC said...

I must have a look at that storage thingie on the computer when I get up. The Kindle refuses to expand the photo, but it does look better than my over-stuffed ice cream container. Hope you find a little more time to play/work this week. Take care. xx Maggie #8

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Happy WOYWW Shaz! I want to say thank you for the
caught in cristal technique
I found here and I has entered as follower cause your blog
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MaggieC said...

Now I have woken up again and shown those storage thingies to Geoff. When the snow stops, he will be off into the garage to see what wood he that he could use to make some for me. Don't work too hard. xx Maggie #8

Gibby Frogett said...

Hi Shaz..I must need my glasses cleaned as couldn't see you in list today. Great desk though and love your tool storage, will look forward to hearing more about your UTEE project. Have a good week..Gill x #64

Fandhmum said...

Can't wait to see more of those red hearts.
Love your storage, block thingy, need to check that out.
Have a great week,

Rosie x

Krisha said...

Hi Shaz! I diffinatley love the anniversary card!!! Spectaculare hearts, can't wait to see how you use them. Cool tool storage, think I need one too.
Krisha #133

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Shaz - hope work wasn't too much of a struggle this week. Your desk is looking busy and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your UTEE project - the hearts look stunning. Take care of yourself MM x #127

Heather Alger said...

Beautiful Hearts, the colours are Gorgeous x
Happy WOYWW Heather # 62

Anne said...

I just love the hearts. Like the storage thingies as well. Anne x #134

Redanne said...

Your storage thingy is wonderful, what a great idea. Love, love, love your hearts, I have been experimenting with UTEE and love it too. Thank you for visiting. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #37

Almo said...

Hi Shaz lots of interesting things here today, your anniversary card is lovely. My other half has had a good look at your blocks and will be off down to the shed again tomorrow and those hearts mmm. Thank you for sharing your caught in crystal feature will definitly be trying out this. Happy WOYWW Hugs Mo x

Winnie said...

Hi Shaz! First off, brilliant way to store your "pokey" things! I am a danger to myself and need to look into finding one for myself. I am loving your hearts! Can't wait to see that project. Tell your son he shares a b-day with my grandfather. One better, they gave him the middle name VALENTINE which he never liked and he only would write "V" as an inital.
Enjoy Valentine's Day's day and thanks for the kind visit. Winnie#79

Daniella said...

I love your storage thing! All the long items visible and a little area for the bits and pieces!! Great idea!! Those hearts look so beautiful!!

JoZart said...

Your desk may be uncropped and untidied but it's still in a much better state than mine! Your UTEE hearts look good enough to eat!
You have my sympathy getting back into work and 6-2 is a bit of a hard one after your time off and I hope you are coping Ok. Good to hear about Ranger's service ... that has been my experience of them too. It is in their favour and gives so much good will.
love Jo x

scrappymo! said...

Your wooden storage lengths looks great...what a difference they will make to you!

You desk looks busy and creative! The hearts at the bottom of the post are gorgeous!

gardenpinks said...

Love those hearts! I can imagine that going back to work after several weeks off must be a killer and eats into the crafting time :) Great untidied desk - shows you are being creative.
Lynn x

Alison Scott said...

Great UTEE hearts - interest piqued now.
Love the anniversary cards.
Excellent storage.
Alison #76

MiniOwner said...

Hi Shaz, love your tool storage! The cards look good and those red hearts are seriously sweet. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@147)

fairy thoughts said...

Interesting desk this week, loving all the red stuff around, having said that my attempt was black and white (doh) it is my DD3's birthday tomorrow she alwayd hated it when she was younger but now she will be 22 and has alovely partner she likes all the fuss.
have a good week
janet #15

okienurse said...

awesome tool holders! I think I will have to go to the hardware store and see if I can find some! I bought a Utee warmer thing from Ranger and I want to try it out after seeing an other project you did. Look forward to what you do with hearts. BTW we got a small amount of snow yesterday and it reminded me of what you said about the two snowflakes causing panic in the UK! It snowed all day but didn't accumulate cause it was too warm. Doubt if we got a mm of water. Thanks for stopping by my desk this week and leaving a comment! Have a great week. Vickie #17

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

You have lots going on tomorrow. Your son was three months early! Wow.

Lots of crafty goodness on your desk. the UTEE project looks interesting.....

Kay #125

Heather M said...

I love your card and can't wait to see what you do with your sparkly hearts. :-)
HeatherM #149

Debbie Rock said...

WOW Shaz how kind of you to pop along to my blog yesterday even though I messed up doing the linky-thingy!
I love using the punches like you hae on your desk but Oh the mess they make! I try to remember to work on a sheet of paper so I can then "tip & chuck" the little itty bits straight into the bin but, of course, always remember too late!
I love your little red hearts ... I could use some tips for working with UTEE because I've made some lovely things in the past only to have the UTEE crack and fall off ... so disappointing.
See you soon! Love Debbie xXx

Caro said...

I love your tool storage blocks...must investigate further! The desk is looking great...whenever I use a border punch I seem to find the little punched out bits all over the house for days afterwards! Thanks for sharing. Happy belated WOYWW. Caro #65

Cardarian said...

Sorry I am sooo late commenting! As you say I just blinked and the week was over!!! I love your "tool storage" I have everything in a pot and I am always searching for things!
Lots of hugs,