Tuesday, March 29, 2011

WOYWW First Timer

Hi, my name is Jan and I'm a paper junkie!  This is my first time attending the What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday linky party.  For some time, now, I've been reading the blogs of others who were participating in WOYWW and decided it was time I come clean and share some of my messy habits.

I do have a "studio", well, it's more like an extra bedroom but it has lots of stuff in it and a worktable.......that right now looks like this........

IMG_0359I HAD to take a picture!  It is soooooo tidy and BARE!  Not to worry, I've just moved my stuff and set up in the living room..................

IMG_0456  really it is the dinning table at the end of the living room.  The truth is .....I usually have a mess on both tables! 

I like the living room because in the evening the pellet stove makes it warm and cozy, the T.V. is on and that's where hubby and the fur babies are....I don't want to be left out.  If, I have something really messy to do, I go into my craft room to spray and/or sling paint.

I'm not leaving this area until I show you my turquoise chandelier, I'm so proud of, while many are appalled that I would paint this brass beauty.....in my world "it rocks"!

IMG_0458Needless to say, it gives off a lot of light, which is pretty helpful at night. 

So, what I'm working on is an altered book about "Hats"!  I found and old photo album at a flea market and through the years I've collect lots of vintage photos of men and women from the late 1890 and the early 1900 wearing these incredible hats.  That was a period where every woman wore a fashionable hat with flowers, ribbons or feathers....some hats had all three!  Not to be out done, men had and would wear hats for all occasions, as well.  I'm hoping to preserve some of the "style".


IMG_0453This page will be "Easter Bonnets" and the page with the dance program will be "Party Hats".

Here are the two sides of the one page I have completed..... completed meaning, the stuff is glued down! 

IMG_0461Women of the world.......setting off for exotic places with their "Travel Bonnets" on and their pass ports in their pocket.

IMG_0462 The backside of Travel will face Easter bonnets....thus the Easter theme!

Please come see what is on everyone else's workdesk this Wednesday at

Julia's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday


Anonymous said...

ooohh. WOYWW virgin.

I love the Hats book.
plus. yes, yes i do love
the chandelier.

Charmingdesigns said...

What a wonderful idea, book on hats. Your chandelier is beautiful

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I love your chandelier and the book looks like it will be equally fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

MvM-design said...

Nice clean desk!!
And I also love you chandelier!!
Happy Wednesday;-)

Kate said...

Welcome to the ever so addictive world of desk sharing lol....dont worry about the tidying up show us what your doing mess an all :0)
Kate x

Marjo said...

Love the vintage..Welcome aboard the crazy addicting Julia Train...lol

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Have a great WOYWW

Hugs Marjo #22 oops thats 23

Helen said...

Welcome along! Love what you've had to share today.

Caroline Hallett said...

Hello! Welcome to WOYWW - you will love it - there are loads of lovely desks to see and lots of inspiration. LOVE LOVE LOVE your chandelier! thanks for sharing - happy WOYWW

Julia Dunnit said...

A big WOYWW welcome! You have a lovely room, but I totally get the need to be downstairs with the lovelies...I ended up moving everything down into a study type room and we took the door off so I can communicate with them whilst they are in the lounge. Love it. No sharp intake of breath from me about the chandelier - except that I wouldn't have thought of it! It looks great.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well here we are with another WOYWW! and welcome to newbie!
Quite a bit going on here thanks so much for sharing..lots to play around and create with!
Shaz in oz. x #71 (not 35, wrong link on first one!)

HeARTworks said...

Hi Jan, welcome to WOYWW! I think that's a great idea, the book about hats, since you have so many pictures of people with hats! How interesting!
Patsy from

Sarah said...

What a divine place full of truly wonderful creations. Welcome - great to have you...
Thanks for sharing your workdesk today. Wishing you lots of creativity until next time!

Sasa (Sarah) at 1


nnalorac said...

Wow! So much to see on your post. What a fab idea with the scrapbook and the chandelier is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Carolxx

VicR said...

Oooh, I Agree, LOVe your turquoise chandelier &
what a Fab Idea, an ALtereD book of HATS!
I'm still lurking WOYWW blog posts myself..

Karen said...

Many welcomes to WOYWW, lots of fabulous art work and a beautiful chandelier, I love the colour, its gorgeous. TFS.
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #79

Minxy said...

Aw welcome to the madness of WOYWW, you'll be hooked in no time lol
Great workspace, my craft room was once a bedroom too, but ah who needs guests to stay lol
Am absolutely loving your light, i so want one now!
StAy InKy
hUgS MiNxY #48

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

You've got some great craft space, I am loving the chandelier and I think your book sounds and looks amazing.
Welcome to WOYWW, first time Jan
Rebecca (41) x

Spyder said...

ohooo wow what a fabulous crafty space!! Lovethoselittledraws, now of course you'll have to show us what's in them all!! Welcome to WOYWW!!
Happy WOYWW!!
((Lyn)) #51!

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Welcome at WOYWW. I hope you enjoy it. Also I running between my room and kitchen, but it keeps you healthy. Nice idea making a book of hats.
Bye Franka

Fishtail Cottage said...

thanks so much for coming over & commenting on my new roses. oh boy, i think i'd be in trouble if i lived that close to the rose farm! I may have to try the mary rose too (thanks for the recommendation) i don't have the room for the roses either, but when they are in bloom and the fragrance waves through the air - i fall in love all over again. xoxo, tracie

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Welcome to all our messy (and some not so messy) desks. Not convinved about the chandelier, but I love all those vintage images - so pretty and stylish. All my crafting is now upstairs, so I am getting fitter, rushing up and down stairs whenever I want to do something.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your chandy is Perfect. A happy color in a room filled with all the love you create. hugs ~lynne~

okienurse said...

WOW! Awesome work you are showing us! I love the chandelier and I bet it does give off a lot of light. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #83

RosA said...

Love your hats book! WOYWW can be addictive. You've been warned, he he he!

The Crafty Elf said...

Oh....hello! Welcome aboard the craft snoop train. Look forward to the visits week after week. Very creative area I must say. TFS

Karen said...

Well, what a wonderful collection of hat photos. I love your work area and the painted chandelier, too!

Alicia.R. said...

Hi Jan
Thanks for joining and thanks for sharing your lovely space. So inspiring and obviously very creative.
Have a great weekend
Alicia.R. (82)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

welcome to WOYWW, Jan! what a wonderful project you are working on. vintage pictures always interest me. are you using the originals? or did you scan them so that you could use them again for some other project? happy crafting!

Elizabeth said...

Hi, nice to see both your work desks. Your hat book project is terrific, love all the vintage ephemera. The colour of your chandelier is gorgeous - I would never have thought of painting it, so very inspired of you. Elizabeth x #96