Hello all! I've been meaning to join in for several weeks, and if I don't do it today, my workdesk will be gone... so it's now or never (for this workdesk!). For those not in the know, the mysterious initials WOYWW stand for What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday - a chance to be as snoopy as you like, visiting hundreds of busy crafters' work-spaces to see what they're up to... Nosy Parker's heaven! Head over to Stamping Ground, for Julia Dunnit's generous hosting of the WOYWW links, and you'll be hooked...
So, at the end of this week I'm heading back to the UK, and the crafting space I set up here in the Czech Republic will be dismantled so - as much for my own memories as anything else - I wanted to take the chance to document it. (Really I should stick to one photo, but I'd like to remember this lovely summer of crafting, so apologies, and feel free to skip some!)
Here's the (thankfully nice and large) garden table we found very cheaply in the supermarket the day after arriving in the Czech Republic. We'd been several days on the road, staying with friends in Germany en route, so I'd not been able to do any crafting at all, and I was like an addict needing their fix... very, very jumpy! So finding a table was a priority!
Most of the regular supplies have been living on shelves made out of the wooden crates (free leftovers from the local market at home) I shipped it all here inside. My luggage consisted of one bag of clothes and several boxes of craft stuff. Got to get your priorities straight, you know.
There's another table in the corner of the room that my BigShot stands on, and under which is the large, flatter box in which all the papers were transported and have been stored for the duration.
On the desk are some bits and pieces being prepared for a HUGE project which I can't reveal yet - a wedding transformation which is all top secret (and I don't think my sister-in-law-to-be will be able to tell much from this, so I'm running with it). Alongside all the other stuff I've been doing, there's been this major task also in hand. After August 12th, I'll be able to share with you what I've been up to.
My stamps mainly live in the small wicker basket with some overflow in other places. Precious Distress Inks right where I can reach them, and in the black shoebox are embossing powders, re-inkers, Distress Stains, Glossy Accents and little glue pots. The big gold spray can is my water spritzer, recycled from its previous life into my crafting life.
So, in the next couple of days I'll have to say goodbye forever to my temporary workspace, pack all this back into the crates, load it into the car, and make it through another few days without being able to do any crafting... eek, already nervous at the prospect! I'm trying to store up enough projects to be able at least to blog occasionally en route. Total cold turkey would really send me over the edge otherwise... and I'll also be dependent on my visits to all of you to keep me sane!
I'm happy to have finally managed to join in a WOYWW (if rather late in the day), and I hope to make it along more often in future (though perhaps not for the next couple, given the travelling and the wedding preparations). Thank you for stopping by, and now I'm off to nose round some other craftrooms!
The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.
George Bernard Shaw