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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!


Wednesday, 23 May 2012

WOYWW 155 - not a lot!

Good morning my fellow desk hoppers! 

It's beautiful here already, but you're not here for a weather update, are you? 

So the desk - 


Pretty boring really, some papers and a finished Saturated Canary image ready to make a card, some other images only part coloured, peeking out under the papers are 2 ATC's I've made ready for next week and the lovely Happiness is Homemade sign my boy bought me for my birthday which I haven't decided where to put it yet.

So why is my desk always so tidy I hear you cry - well I don't keep my stuff, like inks, tools etc on it, it's just not big enough and I worry that the sun will dry out my stash so I keep everything on this bookcase, just to my left and behind me slightly!


Wow look at the sun streaming in this morning - it will be lovely working till the sun goes round and then, well I shall go outside and sit and read, it's too nice to stay indoors me thinks!

Right for those of you who are confused by my ramblings, go and have a look at Julia's place you'll soon work it out.

Thanks once again for all of you who visit and for the wonderful comments, they really do keep me going, I failed in my attempt to get round you all last week, brain & body just weren't up to it. So apologies in advance if I don't make it, but I will try!

Take care & enjoy the sunshine
Zo xx

77 comments:

Lisa said...

Great idea Zo, i wish i had enough space for this sort of storage but if i put it all away it would never get used lol
Happy WOYWW day
Lisa #16
xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...total fabby space you have Zo with all the natural light and some 'sun rays' very unusual but we have a photo for proof now...cute sign from your Son and so very apt...have a wonderful & enjoy...Mel :) #21

Neil said...

Hi there, just popping in to visit for WOYWW. It's lovely to see so many creative spaces! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us curious folk! I hope you have a good week.
Neil #70

BJ said...

How are you feeling this week Zo have been praying for you. Enjoy the sunshine it will do you a heap of good. BJ#24

Diana Taylor said...

What a lovely neat cabinet - it looks full of such interesting stuff - I would dearly love to rummage!!!

craftymonki said...

Lovely tidy space! Enjoy the sunshine.

Zoe #76

inkypinkycraft said...

Some tidy storage full of goodies!! Fa to see the sun isn't it! Hugs trace x 35

Rita said...

Isn't it lovely to hae this sunny weather. Your craft room looks so tidy compared with mine. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita xxx 67

Neesie said...

I love what you call you're ramblings Zo,
Now what's happening over there...SUN? You'll be thinking summers on the way at this rate!
I think that's a perfect day...early crafting then outside to sit with a book. Ahh...

I had a fleece on in the house today but didn't realise that it was 20 degrees outside until I walked out into the garden. Not bad for autumn eh?

Have a fun day desk hopping and thanks for popping over to my place. I love you visiting. Enjoy the day ;D Neesie #11

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Ah the sun! Lovely it finally made an appearance, and it looks fab a it streams in across your desk. Have a great WOYWW

Mary Anne (1)

Helen said...

I don't even try to get round all the desks now! Hope you enjoy some crafty time and the sun too!! Helen, 17

emma mitchell said...

How nice to have the sun streaming through onto your desk, love the bookshelf and can't wait to see the card you're going to make from that fab image.
hugs Emma xx

mommyle said...

I have sun-envy!!! Fabulous space. Looking forward to seeing the finished card!
Have a wonderful week!

sandysewin said...

Those girlies are adorable, love your coloring. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #129

Jingle said...

Love your case full of goodies!

Jackie said...

Tidy shelves, sun shinning in .......all lovely..have a great day
Jackie 96
http://scrapbangwallop.blogspot.com

Redanne said...

It really is a treat for us to see early morning sunshine. I spent all morning trying to get to as many as possible - I made it to you so not too bad. Went out and had lunch in the garden - 15 mins and now burnt! Can't really complain though. Loving the papers that are showing on your desk. Happy WOYWW, Anne #18

April said...

Wow! lots of lovely goodies on that book shelf! Lovely coloured image too. It's nice to see the sun isn't it. April#97 x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I hadn't seen that sentiment before but it is so right - Happiness IS homemade. All the money and riches in the world can't beat a wonderful family and the love that goes with it.
Hugs, LLJ #57 xx

Ann B said...

I'd need a few of those bookcases to get all my stash stored away - have far too much and forget what I have half the time.

Thanks for popping by earlier - much appreciated. StepD was going to watch the torch this morning in Southmead and taking the children to school late, hope she didn't have to wait too long.

Ann B
#40

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I have a shelving unit placed about where your is near my desk too. It is filled--the bottom shelf is all magazines, the next two shelves are three 3-drawer containers with patterned scraps, and the top is a paper holder with stuff piled higher and higher up it. I guess what I'm trying to say is that your shelving unit looks a lot more useful than mine. When everything I did was patterned paper scraps mine was great but I've rather moved from that some but there is nowhere else to put them. Cute images you have out on your desk.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Ooh look at all that lovely sunshine streaming in :o) Doesn't it just make you feel so much better xx
Fiona #146

June Nelson said...

Brilliaant litle space darlin and I cant wait to see what you make with the images, fabby huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxx

June Nelson said...

Brilliaant litle space darlin and I cant wait to see what you make with the images, fabby huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Darla said...

Too hot and humid out here...love your supply shelves....good stuff in there. #148

sandee said...

Love the view of the sun shinning in, hope you are enjoying being outside and reading, we just had a thunder shower pass through and the birds, crickets and frogs are sounding off a bit right now, I think they enjoyed it! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wind is keeping me inside today. WOW it is on a tear. But I needed to catch up after being gone so enjoying the visits. Love your sign Happiness is Homemade!!! and your bright sunny window to work by. Enjoy the week and HAPPY WOYWW

Trish Latimer said...

Woooo sunshine!!! How lovely to craft in a sunbeam! Very drizzly in Blackpool today, hopefully sunny tomorrow! Trish #51

Lisa-Jane said...

Its great to have everything close to hand but not on your workspace. The sun does look lovely there - I hope you got out in it okay x

Di said...

I store mine away behind wall to wall and floor to ceiling shelved cupboards. Should I rip the sliding doors off, and if so can I please blame you? :)

Di
xx

Neet said...

Everything seems to have a pink glow about it on your blog today. Must be that sunshine - shh! we mustn't say too much or it might go away again.
Lovely work in the first picture.
Hugs, Neet #25 xx (playing catch up as usual)

kay said...

fab craft storage zo,enjoy the sunshine and thanks for visiting me
have a fab woyww
kay #33

fairy thoughts said...

great storage,it's a good idea to keep inks out of the sun..... looks like it has finally arrived over here, not for long I bet!!
janet #47

kassa said...

Oh you are making my eyes hurt and heart sink, so tidy. Only kidding but I like to be craft tidy [not happening at the mo but given up worrying] Would love to be your kinda tidy though! The Saturated Chics are lookin fab and one ready to go, they are so trendy n cute all in one. I have done the digi download for the 1st time today, yey! Got to get it to my desk yet though - don't hold your breath!
Kxoxo

Samantha Elliott said...

Isn't it nice to be working with sunshine now instead of electic lighting!
Sorry about the shock of two tidy desks! I can inform you they are no longer tidy as my Buddy has been up!

Bernice said...

Your workspace looks very organised Zoe - maybe you could pop round and do a wee tidy up in my craft room (and maybe if youv'e a month or so to spare, you could do Nathan's bedroom too!!)
Bernice (#82)

VonnyK said...

What a beautiful sunny day you have there. It is much easier when all your bits are close but off the desk. Love the little Happiness sign.
Have a great week.
Von #22

trisha too said...

Happiness IS homemade, Zoe!

:)trisha
#171

Queen Of Toys said...

Sunshine, beautiful when it is out and about. I found daylight today but no sun, just the cold. Love your creative space, hope you are feeling better this week.

Eliza #49
http://queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au/

May said...

A fun filled bookcase, thats a great idea.. love your saturated canary image & coloured so perfect!! Love the sign that your darling son got for you.. enjoy the sunshine! Hugs May x x x#30

okienurse said...

WOW bright shiny crafting room. Looks like a lot of fun things on that book shelf. We need to get together and play me thinks! Have a great week. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Vickie #28

Virginia said...

I love how you've got everything on hand - awesome stuff! Happy WOYWW on Thursday LOL

sandra de said...

No problem if you don't get to visit many people. I am sure it all works out on other weeks. Great image you have coloured.
Sandra @57

Caatje said...

Like that bookcase full of stash and love how all the pink just pops out!

JoZart said...

It's neat and tidy but it ain't boring! Too many lovely crafting things to be boring and you seem to be inspired seeing you've made those lovely cards there.
Lv JoZarty and thanks for visiting me!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Looks like the beginning of a lovely card!!! Nice room!

Jeannie #75

Joynana said...

Hi Zo, thanks for stopping by my blog this week. I am trying to play catch up. I have been so bad the last couple of weeks. I really do love those images you have on your desk. And all of the sunshine coming in. Happy WOYWW. #116

Morti said...

Sounds like you have need of venetian blinds, so you can change the angle of the light coming in but still have lots of it! Love that little sign...

Thanks for stopping by.

butlersabroad said...

So that's your secret to a tidy desk! But you're right to keep the stuff out of the sun like that. Hope you enjoyed a lovely relaxing day and got to sit outside with your book, hopefully the sun will keep shining.

Hugs
Brenda 123

Erika said...

Love SC images and what a great craft place Zo. We're even enjoying the sunshine in the North of Scotland....it must be our summer!
Happy crafting, Erika. #90

Peggy Cain said...

really late getting around this week. your space looks really organized a woman after my own heart. have a great week

RosC said...

Thanks for visiting me Zoe.
Great to have shelves right nearby. I had a similar arrangement in my other house but it's not possible here. Your work space looks good.
Have been onto the ATCs myself today.
Ros #64

Becky said...

I like how you keep your things on a bookshelf, I do that too, but mostly because I'm easily distracted :) Enjoy the beautiful day!!

dottielottie said...

Here in Yorkshire the sun is also shining, beautiful. I see you are still playing with the delightful girls from Saturated Canary, I think they are some of the nicest images about at the mo.Hope you enjoy the sunshine and your book, sounds like bliss.
Hugs
Lottie x #166

Laura said...

Hi, Zoe, thanks for popping over for a visit. That was a thoughtful gift from your son -- he knows his Mom. :) I like your button jars on the white shelf. I have so far resisted keeping my distress inks out, but will probably eventually succumb. Right now they're in a drawer right under my table. Happy WOYWW (on Thursday) from Laura #130

Pixie Moongazer said...

Oh so tidy! Not like my crafting area, which is usually where ever I park myself and my assortment of bits and bobs. Thanks for dropping by and leaving me a comment!

Shoshi said...

When you've not got a lot of space, Zo, untidiness is a luxury you can't afford lol! Very tidy workspace you have! Glad you enjoyed the sunshine today - far too hot for me, and I can't be creative with the sun in my eyes either! Lol! Good thing we're not all the same, isn't it.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and your anniversary greetings - we've had a lovely day out at the museum and I've come back armed with lots of photos and plenty of artistic inspiration!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #133

Polly Polkadot said...

aha, do I spot the washing powder boxes? Nice to see your bookshelf is slightly out of order - makes me feel a bit better about letting you call round to my desk!

Barb King said...

Great space with all that sunshine! Enjoy, barb

Craftgirl said...

You look very organised. Neat work space. I worry about the sun as well because my small desk gets it.
Like the images I can spy. Thanks for stopping by.

Carol

Sandy Trefger said...

Zoe, I do like you and keep a lot of my tools and supplies on shelves and counters within reach of my small 3 ft x 3 ft work table. That is what works for me though it does get a bit messy now and then. Enjoyed visiting your place and thanks again for visiting my WOYWW post this week. ~ Sandy T. from Texas

Daniella said...

Sorry I'm late Zo! I love your tidy space and bookcase! Can't wait to see your ATC's for next week!
xxDaniella #135

Lisa said...

Love your colored images. I am so glad you showed your cabinet, I was beginning to think I must be doing something wrong. Of course, even your cabinet looks tidy...I must be doing something wrong. Hope you have enjoy nice days.

Lisa Richards said...

Nice to have shelves to stash everything! I hope you got outside to read in the sunshine. Have a great WOYWW!
Lisa
#109
And thanks for visiting!

Twiglet said...

A well organised little shelf - I wish all mine were as neat and tidy!! x Jo

Rachel K said...

Thank you so much for stopping by.

I can see how having a small desk helps you be tidy, but for me it would just encourage mess everywhere else. Don't know how you do it, but I'm very impressed!

cheers,
rachel no. 90 (I was 91, but now I'm 90)

SueH said...

Loving the sign your son brought for you, how thoughtful.

I used to store all my inks and pens in the cupboard out of the way too but I’m not very good at putting things away after I’ve used them and gradually I ended up with more on the back of the table than in the cupboard….so that’s where they live now, Lol!

Have a good week and……..
Happy Crafting!

Sue
x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Zo,

Look at that sunshine! Isn't it great to be warmed by the sun while doing what we love to do!

About putting things away - sometimes I'm good and sometimes I'm not. Right now I'm going through a good clean period -- that could change at any time!

Thanks for visiting me already - I'm slow at getting around this week.

Hugs,
Kay #141

Sarah said...

Anything goes at WOYWW? - but never be sorry for an organised desk - looking good to me - who had lost sight of any sense of cleanliness and crafty order... Thanks so much for calling by - enjoy the weekend! Sarah.

Anne said...

You are well organised. I try to be but keep pushing stuff a bit further back or to the sides and then have to have a big clear up!! Thanks for visiting me. Enjoy the sunshine. Anne x

Anne said...

You look very organised and tidy. I start off tidy and push stuff back and to the side - anywhere I can balance it in the end. Then have to have a big clear up again. Enjoy the sunshine and thanks for visiting me. Anne x

Annie Smith said...

happiness IS homemade! Cute. :)

Teresa said...

It's been gorgeous weather here too Zoe, I'm lovin' it. Your desk looks fab so does your bookcase, I know what you mean about the sun drying out your stuff, I keep wanting to move into the conservatory but I just know it'll dry my pens & inks out.
Teresa xx

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I like tidy - one can find things and work in a clean area! Your sunshine is wonderful to see - we have lots of rain here! Wishing you a happy weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Liz Black said...

What a lovely sunny spot to work! Thanks for sharing and for visiting too : ) Liz at 131 x

Tuire Flemming said...

A bit late... it´s already monday :)
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!
Also we have had beautiful sunny days here in Finland.
Have a nice day!
Tuire xx

Queen Lightwell said...

Oooh, like how organized you are back there! ;) Love the bowtastic card on your next posting, fabulous paper and coloring! I hope you win (it was for a contest, right?) and I hope you are having more good days than bad...
Thanks for stopping by and seeing some, yes that was just some of my ribbon stash! :)
~Deeyll #171