Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #90

It's Wednesday and WOYW-day! Want to play and peek at desks all over the world? Join us at Chez Dunnit! We're all keeping it real.

Shocked! I was shocked when I saw my table today. (It's not really that bad... I'm just a drama queen!) See, I left it like this in the wee hours Monday and didn't return. Perhaps I even ran screaming from the room... I dunno - I blocked it from my mind. If you've been here on any of my other WOYWW posts you know I need order to be creative. Yea, I know that goes against the grain but it's how I roll. I need space around me and clutter clouds my creativity. (Sounds hoity toity, but isn't, really.) Anyway, here it is with mostly one project taking up all the space. Wowza!

It's all about my 11-page Alter Ancestors Little Fat Book Swap pages. In the bottom right corner you can see 4 completed ones, and the rest of the table has ancestors in various states of undress. The blog post below this one has close-ups of the 4. Oh, and the left corner holds my camera project - I'm taking an old camera apart to see what's inside. Lot's of fun little bits! I need a micro screwdriver to finish and take the lens apart, though. That's for another day!

In other WOYWWs I was asked about this pin cushion. I got it from Husband's grandmother and I think it might have been made by his grandfather. Or both, I don't know. The back has a little pocket for stick pin clutches - see the inset. The base is just wood with blocks for feet. Luckily the trim covers the feet. :) I think this would be very simple to make.

So, that's it for today's WOYWW. Happy day to you and thanks for visiting!



Mary said...

What a beautiful pin cushion. And your hat pins are lovely... you are a talent...that's for sure. I'm like you...I love organization. Unlike you....I don't usually have it. I'm working on it though :-) Have a wonderfully creative week.

Caroline Hallett said...

Love that pin cushion - delightfully pretty - and your desk looks pretty tidy to me - be warned the box for distress inks was a pig to get right with the maths - (not good with numbers) but I am pleased with it now it's done x

Twiglet said...

Great pins and pin cushion!
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Anonymous said...

Your punch storage is a great idea - I'm always losing mine . Mind you that is not hard on my desk the stuff there is on it.
Thanks for the look
x Tricia #99

Barbara Mason said...

What a great pin cushion and a great collection of pins!!!

Anonymous said...

I really like tidy too but I can see from experience that your desk only needs about 5 mins to make it presentable again! Love that little pin cushion, like a miniature hassock.

Brenda 103

okienurse said...

Very creative workspace. Love the vintage pin cushion Thanks for sharing. Sorry I am so late getting by this week but life happens. Vickie #148

Sassy Scrapper said...

Wow Susan your crafting area is so neat and tidy! I am green with envy. Awesome cool idea for your stick pin collection! I am in the middle of a major stick pin swap with the Midnight Madness girls and this would certainly come in quite handy! Thanks for sharing.