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, 10 April 2013


Wow I've gone over a week without posting, how did I keep quiet that long? Ha ha.

Anyway I break that silence with a post to share my desk as part of the world wide snoop. Julia's Stamping Ground is where to go for all the details and is the porthole to the world!

Okay so my desk -

Right hand side sees the usual Cuttlebug,  radio and pens plus the white boxes are a birthday card and a present for a family friend. Didn't know what to get her so I made a box of assorted cards, she doesn't get out much & relies on her husband to choose cards so I thought I'd make a box for her with different sorts in there to choose from.

The window side desk is covered with the Party Paws Bamboo blockbuster from Crafter's Companion. There is so much I don't know where to start. I keep looking through and ooohing and aaaahing but not actually making anything!

To my left is my bookcase full of the stuff that some of you keep on your desks, but I haven't got room to do that so it all goes in here.

Behind the door is the other units that hold all the card, papers, folders full of stamps, Distress inks and Dylusions and everything else!

So there you go, more than a desk today but I thought as I've been so quiet I'd make up for it!

I am okay, just taking a step back and doing what I need to do to cope. But it's all good really. I've other stuff going on too that is taking my time but I can't share that yet!!

Take care Zo xx


Jackie said...

I feel better now I've seen more of your craft storage etc .... I was thinking every time I visit your desk it's so tidy
I was starting to think your super tidy. women crafter m
Jackie 3

Helen said...

It looks lovely there...! Glad you made it back to blogland! Helen, 8

Cardarian said...

Ohhhh how lovely tidy and orderly everything is in your room! Nice to see you back in bloggy land!
I think a box of handmade cards is a lovely gift!
Lots of hugs,

Cards by Alison said...

Great craft area mine is so cramped I need more room or a better design than I have at present. Love Alison xxx

Uniflame said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! You look so organised!

sandee said...

You have really utilized every inch of your work area, kudos for quit ohhing and ahhing and get to work....gosh, I just love cracking the whip!! lol Not playing in WOYWW today but wanted to stop in and check in on my favorites ( sssshhh, don't tell anyone ) lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Anonymous said...

Card sets make a lovely gift -- it sounds as if it's something your intended recipient will really get use from. Happy WOYWW from Laura #100

My name is Cindy said...

Aah there you are, missed you on the first trawl through!! Love your radio - how have I not noticed that befor! God idea to make cards as a present - I did it for a friend once when I couldn't think of anything else - she burst into tears and said she'd never had such a personal present!!So I'm sure your friend will appreciatet he thought as well. I like the jars with different coloured flowers as well - my flower storage could certainly do with a re-think as everything just explodes when I go to it. But I think I'd need another shelf.... Hope you have had a good day, Cindy #63

Sarah said...

Thanks for a look around!! The box of cards as a gift is a fab idea! Happy WOYWW! Sarah x #125

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Nice storage there Zo!! It looks like you've got everything where you want it... I like that!
The crop is getting closer......yay :)
Hugs, LLJ 35 xxxx

sara j said...

I just LOVE see all those markers so beautifully organized. Sometimes I can just sit in my art room and be happy surrounded by color. Have a great week.
Sara j #41

fairy thoughts said...

ah thanks for the extended view this week.. I wandered where you kept all your 'other stuff'. You have some great storage behind the door, tidy too! glad to hear you are doing ok.
have a great week
janet #25

scrappyjen said...

Thankyou for letting me snoop! I have now had a glass of wine and I am still trying to visit everyone so my message may be incoherent lol! jenx 129

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a lovely visit to your room - thank you!! Isn't it funny how we must first stroke and properly love our new goodies before we can use them??? And sometimes not even then, lol! Feel better!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #32

Angela said...

Hi Zoe, belated WOYWW greetings, I was so exhausted from posting that I didn't get to visit many desks, so catching up today. I hope you are managing ok and taking care :) That is such a thoughtful idea to make the cards gift for your friend. Your storage is beautifully organised with so many colourful goodies to absorb yourself in :)have a good week xx

Angela #117

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the tour of your workspace. Thats a lovely gift to make your friend, I shall remember that idea. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #127 xx

scrappymo! said...

Hi there

That left side of your desk looks like lots a fun projects ahead!!!
Boxes of card packs do make nice gifts don't they? I am making some right now too as I need some for a hostess gift and then I am also giving some to a lady whose finances are really tight.

Hope you are feeling stronger soon...

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for the virtual tour this time, Zo! What a generous and kind person you are to make your family friend a whole box of assorted cards!!

Thanks for coming by to see me earlier! Have a wonderful week! Glad to hear you're doing fine! Darnell #47

Hettie said...

I love your idea of making a box of cards for a present! May use that for MIL!
Looking forward to seeing you on 1st June!

Zoe Ford said...

The thing that really jumped out at me was that radio, it's so cool!! And then I saw the pens *drool* ;-)
Zoe #103


G'day Zo
I've resigned myself to the fact that I shall ever be running late to get to others blogs due to my work but here I am. I'm seeing markers markers markers everywhere I go this yours. I really need to get some copics I think. Love the goodies you have out...the dotty papers look interesting as. Great storage around the room too.
Annette In Oz #109