Welcome Everyone

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, 6 June 2012

WOYWW 157 - changing location

Okay, I know this doesn't fit the 'On my desk today' idea exactly, but I thought I'd share this photo of me that my boy took yesterday. My alternative Jubilee desk! 

I couldn't go a whole day without colouring something so I took my pen boxes and images downstairs, into the lounge where I hijacked the tv table so that I could watch the Jubilee service and parade while doing some colouring.

You can see my boxes stacked up on the sofa, I keep my markers all in colour families. There's the pile of images on the arm of the sofa - yes most are Saturated Canary!

So what's on my actual desk today, well to be honest, there isn't anything. Everything has been put away so the desk is clear (you lot know what a tidy crafter I am!), and I thought a photo of my non stick craft mat might put you off visiting me again.........hmmmm I suppose a photo of me might do that too. Oh well!

Right pop over to Julia's The Stamping Ground to see what everyone else keeps on their desks or wherever they happen to craft!

Apologies for not getting round too many of you last week, I wanted to, believe me, but I just couldn't think straight, what alone type anything worth reading, but if I did visit you but made little sense, well sorry about that too! 

Take care Zo xx
 PS If you want to see a more creative post, have a look at the post below where I share my new found love of Smash Books!


Spyder said...

Hi Zo, I got round a few last week, then forgot where I got to!! I have a habit of forgetting to press the button! I have a craft room but still end up on the dining room/living room table!
((Lyn)) at #64

Anonymous said...

Love the tv desk, I must try that idea!


Zoe #60

BJ said...

You just have to have your "fix" don't you - great idea - BJ#32

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. I often take some crafting into the living room - colouring or cutting out, which I can do on my lap with my glass cutting mat. Thank you for visiting my workspace this week. Yes, I am feeling better this morning (had a flare up of IBS, which is thankfully less common now, but horrible when it hits). Ali x #54

Lynn Holland said...

I've just had a look at your book and it's looking fantastic. Well done to you. Hello from the Doodly Birds too.
Lynn 61
One I made earlier today

france papillon said...

great idea of hijacking the tv table, must remember that. and lovely picture of you, your son should do that more often or you should show them more often ;)
have a happy week,
france #71 xx

Erika said...

Hi Zo I did the same yesterday, having the family off really doesn't help with the sneaking away to my craft room! Hope you enjoyed all the Jubilee fun, have a great Wednesday, hugs Erika. #61

Clare with paint in her hair said...

love the new location for the weekend! fabulous idea to keep your pens in washing up capsule box's too!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Zo, you are having fun aren't you all of us glued to our tv sets!! loved your atc which I saw on someones blog sorry cannot remember whose but know you did it and it was awesome the way you wove WOYWW in it!
Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #8

kay said...

well it would be a shame to miss the celebrations so good idea zoe
have a fab crafty week
kay #52

nerllybird said...

Sounds like a nice relaxing Jubilee! Nice to see all those pens so well organised :)

I missed posting last week, like a twit, and I'm pleading with people to do an ATC swap with me. If you'd like to, please let me know either via comments or at No pressue, though, lol
Helen S #77

April said...

Glad to see you have been enjoying the celebrations on TV :o) I sometimes craft on the ironing board infront of the TV x April #79

Elizabeth said...

Hi Zo, can't think of a better way of enjoying the celebrations - I'm afraid I was not so industrious and for much of the time simply vegetated on the sofa :) Because of all those major distraction over the protracted holiday weekend, I seriously think that very few of us actually visited everyone ... you're not alone :) Hope you have a good day, a better week, and Happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #48

Bridget Larsen said...

The whole of the UK has an excuse for no desk pictures so you're forgiven. What a celebration
Bridget #21

emma mitchell said...

Great idea Zoe , the best of both worlds .
Hugs Emma xx

Tammy said...

With that kind of a celebration going on, I'm not sure I would have had anything to share. Love that you colored while watching the coverage. Not as much coverage here in the states but it looks like the Jubilee was some party! Happy WOYWW! Tammy #95

Peggy said...

a girl has to do what a girl has to do when it comes to finding a place to craft LOL have a great week! Peggy C

Morti said...

ROFL - v funny. Perhaps you may start a new trend - action shots!

I completely missed the parade and service yesterday as we were otherwise engaged.... never mind, saw a lot of the rest of it!

Thanks for stopping by....

Redanne said...

That's a great idea you had to craft whilst watching the festivities. I wish I had thought of that, I hate to admit it but I fell asleep for part of the proceedings........smacked wrists for me. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #24

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

We have a tray similar to that one!
I'll have to keep it in mind next time I want to craft while watching tv :)

Mary Jo #99

Neet said...

I think that was a great idea - I take images and pencils to colour with on holiday - so what's the difference. You craft and enjoy tv whilst you can.
Hugs, Neet #6 xx

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

Hi Zo...I don't blame you getting bedded in with your inks & stamp ups, tv like that only comes but once every 60 years! thats some pen stash you've got too!...your smash books look great& your favourite image adorning most pages...loVe work & thanks for sharing...Mel :)

Rita said...

Jo, I have done the same as you on many occasions, in fact I have the same table too. I loved all the Jubilee Celebrations too, and watched our very gracious Queen put up with all that she had to do. She must have missed her husband at her side as they rarely do anything without one another. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita 17. xxx

Angela Crandall said... what we can see of that image you are coloring! My hubby likes me to sit and watch tv with him, so I'm constantly dragging stuff around the house to craft with! I think we need to put the big tv in my studio! lol

Happy WOYWW!

Angi ♥#73

Sarah said...

Crafting and a cosy sofa - sounds like bliss and hopefully easier for your body...have fun! Thanks so much for the visit! Sarah.

Jingle said...

So fun to see YOU!!! :-)

Laura said...

Hi, Zo, gorgeous coloring going on there. I love getting things done while watching TV. That's a nice picture that your son took. Happy WOYWW from Laura #101

Queen Of Toys said...

You have so many comments already, wow that is so good. People must love your girl. What a good idea watching Queenie in the parade etc and coloring, what a good way to spend the day. Thanks for visiting me, funny coz I was here when I heard you post on mine. LOL

Happy Crafting
Eliza #50

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are a dedicated colourer, aren't you, Zo?! I'd be too busy fondling all the different pencils and markers to get any actual crafting done! You'll have to let me know which is your favorite medium and if the Copics are worth the money. (Great picture BTW!)

Helen said...

Yes I see what you mean!! Didn't have time to get round earlier whilst I was at work today, sorry! It was all fantastic, wasn't it! Helen, 16

June Nelson said...

Thats a great idea that small desk and I hadnt thought of packig mine ito colourways, a lot easier thanks for that hugies June xxxx

ScrappnBee said...

Thanks for visiting! Love that you moved to the TV room for the festivities and brought your crafts! Good to see you in a pic too! Thanks for sharing (and happy Jubilee!) Have a great WOYWW! -Amanda x75

Samantha Elliott said...

I know what you mean and that is when my knitting comes out. However, my computer can get TV via the satellite so I could craft whilst watching except the floatilla and concert. At least I could hear when the good bits were coming on!
Saw your zentangle - wow!

Ali H said...

Hi Zo Thanks for stopping by ! Great to see you keeping up the crafting whilst watching the Jubilee - I had to make do with ironing through the Thames pageant !! Have a great week !
Ali #42

May said...

What a great idea Zoe.. and a lovely pic of you doing what you love.. Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x#34

Anonymous said...

Lovely photo of you Zo, and you have to grab any crafting moments when you can. I won two SC images recently and used one on my nephews bday card, the other is a Christmas image which I've yet to use. They're pretty cool images I have to say.

Brenda 94

fairy thoughts said...

Oh I love a girl who can do more than 1 thing at a time .. jubilee celebrations while colouring ... fab idea
janet #53

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Zo,

When I'm watching something on t.v. is my knitting time. Can't waste time with idle hands...... haaa

Kay #114

SophieNewton said...

Glad you found yourself a place to craft. Happy WOYWW!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I just cannot craft in front of the TV. I find it too distracting, even if it is the most mindless drivel ever on there. I'm impressed with those who can. Nowadays TV time means making a lap for a cat or 3. My hubby always looks over at me with a pile of cats between us and asks what we did to deserve this fate? I like having pre-colored images though. I need to stamp some up for the next time my craft group meets so I actually accomplish something.

Daniella said...

I love working on things like that in front of the TV! I am in the US so I know nothing of the Jubilee, except what I've heard on the news but I've visited many people today who were doing the same as you! Watching and crafting!
And you should keep your non stick craft mat away from me!!! You saw I have a problem with cutting them!!
Happy WOYWW!
xxDaniella #106

Lisa Richards said...

Coloring! What could be better?
Have fun visiting desks and thanks for looking in on mine!

Kathryn said...

Happy Wednesday to you Zo!
Seems everyone in the UK is watching the Queen's festivities!
I would too! If I had television, ha!
Thanks for your comments!
P.S. I like you as a brunette ;)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

belated happy WOYWW anniversary! i just got back from a
trip so i've only just now have had the time to go visiting. i do enjoy seeing who's working on the WOYWW desks!
blessings and hugs from #30
peggy aplSEEDS

Lisa said...

I think that's a lovely picture of you! I quite often decamp to in front of the telly, it's quite a productive place to be at times! Sorry I'm a day late in getting round this week. Thanks for sharing your workspace!!

Lisa Sparkle :)

sandra de said...

Lovely to see you sitting at your alternate desk. I am struggling to work out how many markers you have in your containers that is an great system to organise your colours. Enjoy your week.
Sandra @36

Di said...

Hi Zoe, very enterprising to decamp to the lounge and take up pole position in front of the TV. Something to be said for forward planning :) And wow, I do love your smash book work below :)

Was sure I followed you - off to double check.

Have a great week my friend - hugs, Di xx

VonnyK said...

I've been moving my desk too. It's warmer in the family room and I have a desk on wheels, just have to keep the parrot away. Bet I know what you were wtching on the tele.
Have a great week.
Von #1

Debs Willis said...

I did exactly the same! Except mine was a tea tray on my lap, one of those with the bean bag under the tray so it sits flat. Was great watching the river pageant with the family and still being able to craft, but I had to keep running upstairs to get stuff I needed from my craft stash! Still, good exercise :-)

Happy woyww


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Great pic of you, Zo!! I am incapable of sitting in front of the tv without something to craft - it's usually knitting though!!
I saw the amazing zentangle ATC you did on someone's blog - it was AWESOME!! Especially the way you got WOYWW into the pattern, you clever thing you! Loved it :)
Hugs, LLJ ~70 xx

Angie said...

I've been dotting about the links this week ...bad idea ...totally got lost ...not sure who I've visited ... so now I'm repaying visits to thanks for dropping by.
Love that photo of you....and your colouring is amazing the record journal above...and the work within it. xx

sandee said...

I think that is a lovely picture of you at your Jubilee station! I wish one week we would all have to take a picture of ourselves at our work area, there are some that I have no idea what they look like! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Julia Dunnit said...

Zo, this many comments mean we don't mind if you show us a craft mat or yourself, see! Love that you watched but did something, I think we were all a little guilty about just sitting! I wanna know - what flavour liquid tabs are the orange lid ones.. I keep forgetting to look , and they make such cheerful storage! THANK YOU, for the beautiful ATC..first one I opened when we got the mountain of mail dished into it, really appreciate the time you took.

Tracy said...

I love seeing pictures of people and you are lovely!! Good for you to take your creativity so you could enjoy all the jubilee fun. :) I would have done the same thing. :) Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting me! Warmly, Tracy #93

Barb King said...

Thanks for stopping by my space. I am amazed how different each girl looks in your next post using different markers. Wow! Barb

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Very tidy alternative workdesk too!

Happy belated WOYWW wishes. Thanks for visiting me.

Sarn #80

Twiglet said...

I'm a bit late getting round the WOYWW desks this week - been busy making 3 more little wedding waistcoats. Hope you enjoyed all the jubilee celebrations. Have a great week. x Jo

StampinCarol said...

I love your picture! Great to see crafters at work! (And I'm enjoying your smash book, too!)
Thanks for visiting my desk!
Carol #151

Whimcees said...


Great photo of you! I am always happy to see you come to visit! Your Blue Retro Book is lovely and that Boobie is a cutie! Wishing you all good things this weekend!


Barbara Diane

Annie Smith said...

I want a smash book! I heard about it in another blog post somewhere this year, and need one! I love the chaotic concept. :)

Carmen said...

Thanks for visiting me Zo :)

Lovely to see you and am glad you are a tidy crafter - makes me feel not so bad about my mammoth tidying/decluttering sesh this month :P

Carmen #109

Neesie said...

I'm like a sunflower turning into the sun which means moving to which ever room the sun shines the brightest.
I love your photo Zo. Your son has done a great job ;D
Apologies for being so late visiting this week but better late than never eh?
Thanks for popping over to my place earlier.
Hope your weekend is going well...
Enjoy :D Neesie #7

Deb said...

I love your alternate desk! I agree with you when something so important happens and you don't want to miss it, it is a great idea to set up a temporary work station. I have just wired in a new tv for my craft room so I don't have to move out! Maybe I will just live in here!

Suzanne said...

just catching up, not participating in WOYWW this week. What a great lot of pens you've got - I don't even have one!! I use those tubs too, as tabletop bins. Take care X

KatzElbows said...

You thought it was bad to be WOYWWing on Thursday? I'm still at it on Sunday! I'm so glad I stopped by because it's great to see someone else with a peripatetic desk!

rachel #78

AnnieC said...

hehehe I bring my craft room downstairs sometimes too,just so I can be sociable whilst still fiddling with something or other - seems like the best of both worlds to me! Love your smash book too. Have fun X

Anne said...

A lot of my crafting was done at the table in the kitchen last week as well. Thanks for visiting me sorry I'm so late. Anne x

Queen Lightwell said...

I think its a great picture of you! And you have such a sweet boy, I bet he helped you bring things in and set up your table and all, huh? :)
Thanks for stopping by my desk and leaving me a comment...I know what you mean about not wanting to put off the woywwer' last week I just let things get completely out of hand on my desk! I haven't done that in ages but I did it again this week, or I should say I will...unless I have the uncontrollable urge to tidy it up between now and Wednesday. Nah! Won't happen! :)
Deeyll #154

okienurse said...

Good job hijacking the table and being able to multitask coloring and watching the parade. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I am so late getting around again this week but with the growing numbers and 'life' it just takes longer to get it done. Have a great week. Vickie #51

okienurse said...

Good job hijacking the table and being able to multitask coloring and watching the parade. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I am so late getting around again this week but with the growing numbers and 'life' it just takes longer to get it done. Have a great week. Vickie #51

Anonymous said...

Hi Zo,

Firstly, thanks for your lovely comment on my WOYWW post!

Secondly, I can't believe how tidy a crafter you are! I do 'mostly tidy' crafting and some people tell me it's too tidy, but yours is waaaaay tidier than mine! It's nice, though, to shake up the habits sometimes so a bit of crafting on the sofa is always a good thing. I'm loving all your markers... I've just recently started my collection since my local Hobbycraft were having an offer on that was too good to refuse! Now, I just need to learn how to use them properly!!

Thanks again for the comment.

Scrappydiva (aka Anthea)