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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, 20 March 2013

WOYWW 198 - a gatecrasher!

Good morning everyone!

Well it's Wednesday so that means we should all be checking in with our Queen of All desks, Julia to share our desk/floor/space.

As many of you know by now I tidy, always have, once I finish I tidy things away except the few tools that stay on my desk which means most mornings my desk is bare, boring and well who wants that, so last night I took pictures to share with you as I thought you'd enjoy seeing them far more than the plain boring desk this morning! - 

So I start by showing the gatecrasher! Yep Keagan needed to use the laptop for homework so I moved over to my desk and he got to work he even made the cups of tea! 

The next 2 pics show my work in action, colouring, using my Ottlite for, well, light and you'll see I do not tidy as I go when colouring all the pens are on the desk that I'm using.

You'll see some photos on the orange card these are drying and are photos for Keagan's baby Smash book, yep nearly 15 yrs later I start it!! Ha ha.

Those beady eyed of you will notice 2 additions to my Smash book collection - another lighter blue Retro book I had for Christmas and the darker blue 1 which is one of the new CHA 2012 collection, more to follow soon!

The right hand side radio still there, some more photos waiting to be placed and matted and an empty Mango packet!

That's it for me, thought you'd enjoy a wider view this week considering I've missed a few Weds over the last few weeks!

Take care Zo xx

PS Do you like the new photo of me and Keagan in my blog header? It was taken at footy the other day!!


Clare with paint in her hair said...

love your colouring station! Doubt it will bad snow I am just next door to Bradford.

Amy Wright said...

Happy WOYWW!

Love you desk, its looking much tidier than mine!

Have a great week!

Amy #97

Cardarian said...

I see Keagan has taken over the place but you still managed to have your own bit of space - lovely coloring going on and lots of interesting stuff to see!
I am not playing this week - just snooping! :-)
Lots of hugs,

Debs Willis said...

My husband hates sitting at my desk to use the computer, cos he comes away covered in glitter/sticky stuff/bits of paper loL!

Happy woyww
debs #85

Lindsay Weirich said...

even messy it still looks tidy to me:) Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #95

susibee said...

You might be doing some colouring but your desk is still very tidy Lol!

Happy WOYWW Susi #67

Eliza said...

It's good to have gatecrashers that make tea for you. Look in hindsight homework is important and worth it. Good to see you spread out when crafting.

Eliza 24

Di said...

Ha, still tidy even when untidy :) LOVE the photo of you and Keagan at the top of your blog hun - a really happy one - enjoy the rest of WOYWW! Hugs, Di xx

Ria Gall said...

I noticed the photo straight away and said to myself what a lovely picture of you both,
Well you have him well trained in making the cups of tea, good lad.
nice to see your desk being used
Wishing you a very Happy WOYWW
Ria #44

lisa said...

If the gatecrasher makes the tea then it's all good I say, Zoe. Love the new photo btw.
I see you are engrossed in colouring there, isn't it funny how some people can loose themselves in colouring and others love messy inks and stuff. We seem to fall into two definite crafty groups. I'm the messy one if you were wondering
Hugs Lisax #71

Angela said...

Hi Zo :)

What a fabulous picture of you and your son :)
So great to see the 'in action' photos of your creative world :)
Gorgeous colouring in :)thank you for leaving me some really useful advice for using the spectrum pens a few weeks ago..

Wishing you a good week enjoying your crafting

Take care, Angela #119 (AngelGreetings)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Better late than never for Keagan's book, lol!! Love the pic of you two, so happy :)
You gotta lot of pens there! How do you decide which ones to use??
Hugs,l LLJ xx

Monica said...

How kind of you to share your space and computer, I expect he is as tidy as you are. Enjoyed the card making. Monica 127

mamapez5 said...

I like to have a tidy space at the start of a project too, and I can't leave anything out or my furry resident would wreck it. I love that colouring area with all those pens so organised. I have a full set of copic markers and it always amazes me how many I use on each project, but they do get sorted away in numerical order at the end! It takes all sorts doesn't it/ Kate x #57

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love the new blog banner and photo, Zo!! Glad to see you feel well enough to join in this week and thank you for the fun and wider tour of your space!! Well done!

Have a wonderful week! Darnell #42

Jackie said...

Kids don't we just love them !!!!
You are always such a tidy and neat crafter
Jackie 17

Anonymous said...

I noticed your new header right away -- nice job and nice picture! Sometimes I find I get more done in my space when I have a little gate crasher of my own -- I do less mindless clicking on the computer and more creating at the table. Lovely coloring as always. Happy WOYWW from Laura #115

Alison Scott said...

Tea making gatecrashers would always be welcome.
Great photos of your work in progress.
I like tidy!
Brill photo of you both at the footie. It's a real eye opener when they get taller than you! I hated it. My youngest just passed me last year - she grew and I shrunk by 1.5 inches. Boo hoo
No WOYWW for me this week as babysitting.

Alison Scott said...

Great header photo of you both- bit sad when they get bigger than you isn't it. My youngest grew 3 inches and I shrunk by 1.5! Now they all tower over me. Boo hoo
Any gatecrasher that makes the tea is always welcome ;-)

Claire said...

wow! that's a proper collection of smash books! they look wonderful all lined up - and even more wonderful inside, i'm sure :)
and thanks for dropping by already and leaving a lovely comment - i really appreciate it!
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 7

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Zo, that's a great workspace you have there! I love the new piccie!!Really need to updae my header it's been the same for ages. Thanks for popping by to see mem earlier, Cindy #59

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Zoe
I did wonder who the gorgeous young man was, I thought he was a Bristol Rovers player he he!
your desk still looks very tidy, but then how much mess can you make with pens?
have a good week
janet #28

fairy thoughts said...

me again. I loved and totally agree with your rant on my blog earlier.. it's the only way to learn.... and have fun.... nothing wrong with old school

sandee said...

wow, only 15 and he is almost a good head taller than you! Such a handsome young man! Love the new picture of the 2 of you! Thanks for visiting me today, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

RosC said...

Hi Zo,
I did notice the new photo of you two and it's a goodie. The desk looks good - I love my Ottlite and have it on the table where I put machines. The other light is a big goose-neck version on the main desk. Your colouring looks very fine and the Smash books are quite big, aren't they? I've only seen small ones about A5 size.
Thanks for sharing and for leaving me a comment.
Ros. #47

Helen said...

Woah, who is this tall young man invading!! Have a great day. helen, 8

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Zoe,

What a lovely photo of you and your son! I don't have an ottlite; I can how great they are in this photo though. Like a little ray of sunshine right on your desk!

Thanks for visiting me already. I'm slowly making it around to desks.
Peace, Kay (48)

Hettie said...

Nice to see some "in action" photos there Zo though I usually try to use your desk as a "how it should be" type inspiration!! I am pretty good though and clean stuff before I leave it, only leaving stuff out if I haven't finished the project. My worst problem is, typical Gemini, I like to have several projects on the go at the same time!! Hence lace, painting and several mini albums!! Tee Hee.

Karen said...

I love your Smash book collection and the photo of the 'gatecrasher' - brought a smile to my face. Thanks for sharing it xx

scrappymo! said...

Methinks he would be a very welcome gatecrasher...and brings cups of have trained him well!!
Your desk looks great...lots going on there last night! I think you should give a good nosy around your smash books!

June Nelson said...

Wow what a fabulous craft space, ooh im really envious, bless you, and kick the gatecrasher out he he, big huggies June xxxxxxxxxx