Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WOYWW #179

What's on your WorkTOPdesk Wednesday according to Jozart <tee hee>
WOYWW is famous again thanks to Jozart who went on BBC radio talk show with Sean Styles to talk about our Worktops as she called it. Found out we went famous again from Julia's post.
48 more days to Christmas!!
I came downstairs this morning to take my weekly show and tell photo and stepped on this disaster!!! I knew it would happen eventually but didn't expect it to be this soon WAAAAHHHHH. It was only just the other day that I thought I'd better strengthen the ends where the dowling sticks hung up
On the weekend I went to Mogo which is a tiny little settlement about 2.5hrs drive towards the coast to do a Booked and Bound class at Amanda's of Mogo. The classes were held at the Gold Rush Colony which is a historical 1850s theme park and accommodation. My desk above shows the 4 books I made. The black and silver one to the left was titled Double Concertina, green and morone one to the middle was titled Tags and Pockets, the off white with blue ribbon stitching to the front called Japanese Stab Binding which I noticed had incorrect stitching that is now fixed and the Fashion Plate one to the right still in plastic packaging to be completed (I will have photos of the complete book next week) and close ups.
 
This is where we crafted and crafted and crafted
I accidentaly started photographing in monochromatic-now you see why I call this place a dungeon-in black and white it looks like one hahahahah. I didnt get a chance to visit any of you last week, now you know why, I promise to visit all those that came by my next last week and those who will visit this week as well. I will also have some great news to share next week.
I thought I'd share this with you all as its a great concept in recycling

Run over to the infamous Julia's blog to see more great ideas or dirty WorkTops

35 comments :

Maria said...

Hi Bridget,

Wow love the books you made the place where you did your workshop look's cool....
Have you reinforced those dowels holding your ribbon's yet?
I love the selection of papers that you have on your workdesk in the ziploc bag.....Some of my favourites I can see....
Love the recycling photos especially the watering one I will have to make one of those, I tend to recycle soda can's and plastic bottles which I use in my xmas ornaments and for embellishing.....
Thanks for sharing them with us this week...


Maria
http://ajourneythatstartshere.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/whats-on-your-my-workdesk-wednesday-179.html

Craft Donkey said...

Lovely area this week. Here's my Ribbon storage solution: http://craftdonkey.blogspot.com/2012/07/mason-jar-shelf-mission-organization.html

Thanks for sharing your space

#15

sandra de said...

The recycling ideas are fabulous and doable. I am sure you will come up with a fab idea to solve your ribbon storage.

Sandra @10

Lindsay Weirich said...

oh my, pencils in milk jugs, nice! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #16

Laurie said...

too bad about the ribbon dowel falling!! What a great class you went to, I have constructed my own watercolor journal and it was a big job!! I would love to take a class, the recycling ideas are great,

Maxam Made said...

Sorry about the ribbons, Don't cha just hate it when you hear that warning voice, don't act on it and then, there it is the disaster!
Love you mini albums, looks like you had fun!
Ginny M #12

Spyder said...

I like the igloo, thats clever! and yeah...ribbons falling...don't they do that just when you think they look great...I have some on a thingy...can't spell that other word...but its part of my shelving and now its so dammed in i can't get it out...I keep forgetting to use the ribbons as I can't see them. LOve the mini album, or booklets...Have a great week
HapPy WoyWw!!
((Lyn)) might be #22...

Nan G said...

Pretty mini albums! Oh oh spooks in the ribbons! :) Looks like a cool place where you held the class! Neat recycling ideas. Happy WOYWW! Nan 19

Deb said...

oh no, what a disaster!
your class looks amazing and I love the recycled pics, I go through so many of those milk cartons, I must try some of these ideas!
Debxx

Ali H said...

Whoops !all those ribbons to pick up & untangle ! Hope it doesn't happen again! The class venue looks great fun - looking forward to seeing your books finished too ! Take care Ali x #52

scrappymo! said...

I hope you had loads of fun and fellowship at your scrap retreat. The room loofs fabulous...great high beams for the ceiling . Your books look fab on the table.
Hope your dowelling gets sorted. I have done my ribbon so many ways...I now ironed it and hung it up on tags which hang on hooks.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oh no to the disaster but at least you will have fun sorting out those ribbons and putting them back up! The class looked fun - I do admire people who drive 2.5 hours to get to places like that - if its more than half an hour I dont go! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 54

Helen said...

What a great post - shame about the ribbons, hope you rescued them ok!! Have a good week, Helen, 4

jill said...

What a mess with the ribbons , Hope you've got it all fixed now. Lovely little mini books . Jill#61

My name is Cindy said...

Oh dear, what a shame and such a good storage idea too! Looks like you had fun making your books and I just adore that igloo!! Happy WOYWW Cindy #78

Sandy said...

Oh dear what a crafty mess, with all your ribbons. Your little mini books are just lovely so very pretty, I would love to do these.. What clever ideas for the bottles the bird feeder would be good one.. Just to let you know the owls have hatched and I managed to get a photo of the babies. I have it on my blog. Sandy :) #44

Minxy said...

Just as well there was no kitty cat present or else those ribbons would have been in even more of a state. Hope you manage to fix it up ok.
Your mini album/books look great, I so wish I had a crafty gathering nearby, you're very lucky x
Happy WOYWW
Hugz Minxy #1

Ann B said...

Shame about the ribbons, maybe you need a support half-way along (a hook or something?)
Love the recycling ideas, hate waste of any kind - that's why I have piles of tiny pieces of paper.

Ann B
#55

BJ said...

Shame about the ribbon storage and what wonderful recycling. I have made a milk carton into a scoop for my birdfeed! BJ#30

Lauren O'Donovan said...

AGH such a shame for your ribbons!!!
great desk area and some fantastic recycled ideas to try out!

Please hop by my desk #87 Lauren x

Neil said...

Yep, we all have things like that happen from time to time, At least they didn't all unravel! Those books look lovely too.
Neil#49

Eliza said...

Not a good thing to come down to the stairs and find laying around, at least they didn't have far to fall unlike me..... read my post then you will understand. LOL

Those books look really great, what a fantastic place to craft, such fun in the historic venue.

Thanks for sharing found it really interesting.

Hugs Eliza

Helen said...

Hi Bridget - Just think you get to reorganise all those lovely spools of ribbon - every cloud!! I love the venue for you crafting weekend. It looks fab. I love all the wood no wonder you had a fun time. That milk carton igloo would please lots of children if they were in the garden - I know a dog that wouldn't mind one too!! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 56

Gita said...

Oh no....all your ribbons! hope you have it all sorted out and it will stay put now. Brigita #117

sandee said...

I remember last week you talking about those dowels, and now you have the proof that you should have taken care of it when you thought about it! OK, your craft area does look like a dungeon in the black and white photo, amazing that black and white changes it so much!Love that historic craft crop, now that's cool! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Those recycling ideas look great! What a shame about your ribbons, hope they all got back into place!

Krisha said...

What wonderful re-cycle storage. I may have to try those ideas. Ribbons, on rolls are hard to store and hanging the dowels has always been a pain in my neck. LOL
Krisha #45

Julia Dunnit said...

You need to look at Brenda's ribbon roll storage...but I can't hlep to admit that I smiled at the collapse..maybe you've just got enough ribbon now! Your day away for 3 mini albums looks great (3 is impressive) and what fabulous surroundings.

Bernice said...

How annoying to come down and find your craft room all messed up. Very impressive that you managed to make three books at your workshop.
Bernice #123

Dainty Diva said...

Not a fun thing to come to see all your organization on the floor. I love the 2nd book you made looks like the tags and all were fun. And the venue that the class was looks very interesting place to be.

Tamika said...

Love that colored pencil storage! I had wondered how you had those rolls and rolls of ribbon and things staying on there so good!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Bridget,

Your new crafty space is looking very well put together! Bummer about the ribbon rod falling down.

The mini books look great - I can just imagine how much fun you had in the class.

Also, great recycling projects there. I do love the igloo!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #5

Shoshi said...

Ooops! don't you just hate it when that sort of thing happens? Hope you are able to reinforce it OK.

Looking forward to seeing your recycling ideas next week - I love those milk bottle holders for coloured pencils - really cool!

It looks as if you had great fun at the class.

Have a great week.
Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #28

okienurse said...

great crafting dungeon of doom. I spy lots of fun things to play with. Nice minibooks and I bet you had a lot of fun in the class! I think I am going to buy some of those special ribbon storage things from the people who make the clip it brand. I am tired of fighting with my system now when I need to change a spool I have to take the whole thing down or it falls down like yours did! Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #77

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your visit, Bridget, and glad you enjoyed mini-Shoshi lol! I can smock but haven't done it for years. I wonder if you can still buy the smocking dot transfers?

Shoshi #28