Wednesday, 18 April 2012


So, here we are again ...

Welcome to all you WOYWW-ers and Happy Wet Wednesday (well here in the UK anyway!).  I'm running late this week and have only just got around to taking pics.  DS is back at school so there's been more time to play ... although not necessarily in the Studio!!!

First up ... the toybox!  Almost finished now, just a bit of tinkering and varnish and it's all ready to go home.  I've really enjoyed doing it and it's taught me a lot about patience .... grrrrrrr..... lol!  The clown still needs to be stuck on ... will need darling hubby's assistance with this one I think!

I've had a bit of a re-shuffle this week!  I have 2 freestanding tables which I use for my classes and tend to leave them as a big square and work on the whole table, moving around from project to project (know that feeling?).  I then have a rapid clear up on Weds evening in preparation for my regular Thursday morning class!   Well, this week, because I placed the toybox on one of the tables so I could get to it easily, I split the tables up and placed one up against the wall, so I had somewhere else to work.  I actually quite like it, but unfortunately will still need to clear it and move it back each weds evening .... !  I think my Thursday regulars will have heart failure I start moving things around, it was bad enough when I painted the walls!!  Ahhh love 'em really!  

So here is my new (temporary) desk!  Usual neat piles of 'stuff' and some ceramic coasters for the shop that are a work in progress.  For those of you who visited last week, the 'horse' panel is still there, peeking out from underneath that pile on the left... still a 'work in progress'!!!  Thinking about it, that describes me really well!  Perhaps, when the time comes, I should have that put on the headstone!  

Anyway, it's been fun, and looking forward to catching up with all you WOYWW-ers.  If you still think I'm bonkers and haven't a clue what I'm talking about, check out the ultra-talented Julia at The Stamping Ground (

Until next time ... happy painting ...

Liz x


  1. Oooh that toy box is looking fabulous - my son has one but I have never thought to decorate it up so its just plain, one day maybe.... Thanks for commenting on my blog :)

  2. Liz, the toybox is adorable!


  3. Love the toybox. Neat workspace - thanks for sharing - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

  4. Your toy box is superb! Am sure you'll get yourself sorted and your learners will find the new places for things perfect in the end! Take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop! Zo xx 17

  5. Love that box - will you show it again when all the clowns are on - close ups too please.
    Thanks for visiting me and for showing us your creative space - Hugs, Neet xx #1 (and for putting your number)

  6. Your work is truly inspiring, love the beautiful toy box. Thank u for sharing your creative crafting. And thanks also for dropping by my workdesk, my cats are v helpful and love to join in!! Maybe i should get them stamping!!! Have a fabulous crafty week, xx Amgel Greetings #110

  7. Well, the toy box owners are going to be made up with your work - I hope you're as pleased with's wonderful. I understand about change resistant customers....indeed, I think I'm probably growing into one myself!

  8. Thanks for sharing, lots of things going on in your space:-D

    Lisa #112

  9. WOW!! That toy box is amazing!!! That's going to be a family heirloom for many years to come!! The rest of your space looks like you've been having so much fun!!

    I posted pics of what was hidden under the towel on my desk, if you're still interested!!

    Have a great week!

    Amy E. #4

  10. Its coming along nicely! Happy Belated WOYWW #45

  11. nah you are not bonkers,us crafters just think differently
    playing catch up
    happy woyww
    kay #51

  12. Wow wow wow the toybox is gorgeous I bet your really proud of this project it looks amazing. Love your table, lots to look at. I'm super late this week :-) happy woyww :-) Kezzy x


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