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WOYWW 213, or is it?

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Yet another wednesday and time to snoop around the world at other people’s workdesks. If you’re new here and want to know what this is all about, just hop on over to Julia Dunnit’s Stamping Ground and she’ll explain it all to you.
Today it’s time for WOYWW 213, indeed really 213. Last weeks confusion about the number did give me a giggle here and there. I’ll make it short and sweet, well I’ll give it a go at least.

This time Not a photo of what’s on my workdesk, but one of what isn’t on my workdesk anymore. I got this really cute hanging rack at a discount. It has lots of room for all sorts of little thingies. Really happy with that.

I also decided to clean out this old ship trunk and store my recycled papers, cardboard and my dies in there. I finally got rid of the last remnants of my kids toys, the playmobil has now taken up residence in the attick.

I’ve been working on several things last week, but I can only show you some small previews, since they are either not finished, or they are finished but the video that’s supposed to go with it isn’t.

Here are some quick shots of what I\ve been working on.

This painting has been standing in my living room for a while now and it still isn’t finished. Last week I collaged the bird onto it and I think I now know how to finish it.

These ATC’s I made for theΒ Summer of color 3 week 4 (charcoal grey and pale pink).

They are finished but I’ll show them later, together with the art journal page I made, also for the SOC3. I can’t show the page yet, because I’m still working on the video I made while making this page, but here’s a sneek preview.

Lastly, I started another japanese stab book. This one is for my husband. Which he requested after I finished my little wisdom book. Obviously I had to try out one of my new embossing folders.

So that’s it, I hope I was short enough. If you want to see what other people have been up to last week, just go to Julia’s blog, you’ll find the links to their workdesks there.
I’m off to visit some workdesks and struggle some more with the video, which I hope to post today, or if not today, then tomorrow.
Thank you all for watching and I wish you a wonderful week.

Author: Monique

IT engineer, Artisan, Artist and Designer. Mother of 2 kids and 4 cats.

46 thoughts on “WOYWW 213, or is it?

  1. I think your rack is great! I would love something like that. Gosh! Playmobil! My son – now 22 – loved that. We have a pirate ship in the loft and a magician's tower! Magical loft space! And more of your beautiful art work! You are always such an inspiration, Monique! Julie Ann x #54

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  2. The rack and the chest are wonderful, and I love what you have made! Valerie

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  3. Your rack is fabulous. Your artwork and ATC's are gorgeous. Love the stab book cover.
    Have a great week.
    Von #14

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  4. The son of a friend of ours had every single playmobile figure etc that was every made, including the galleon. The sad thing was they were not really for playing with, just for looking at. They may be valuable now as they are pristine, but toys are meant to be played with. You have some lovely art work on show this week and I cannot wait to see how the painting is finished. Thank you for your visits today, and your extra info on the poor bumble bees. I still find it hard to understand why they are not protected by law when we are constantly told that bees, in general, are in such serious decline. Have a good week. xx Maggie #3

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  5. We love your new storage. Your art work is fab too.

    Waving hi from The House of Bears @#92 this week

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  6. leuk zo'n oud rek, ziet er schitterend uit en ook erg handig lijkt me! Groetjes Karin

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  7. G'day Monique
    thanks for dropping by my blog for WOYWW. I half expected you to be doing mixed media videos again LOL. I love the cabinet…how awesome and the shipping trunk is gorgeous too. Oh I remember getting rid of all the kids toys as they got older..sad and liberating all at once!
    hugs
    Annette In Oz #21

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  8. Your storage rack is fabulous – I love any furniture with lots of drawers and cubby holes – you can probably tell that from my craft space!. Your journal page looks stunning – looking forward to the video. Have a great week MMx #47

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  9. love the rack! looks like it once held sweets, or even medicines like an old apothecary!! so much character πŸ™‚
    thanks for stopping by already!
    happy WOYWW and have a blessed week πŸ™‚

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  10. Love your new storage, useful and attractive.

    Your canvas is lovely, and I am intregued about your new video, so now following your blog so I dont miss it.

    (only my second week here at WOYWW)
    Lynda #94

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  11. That rack is amazing! I would love to have that much organization! I do have an old trunk like yours. I used it as a coffee table for 10 years!!!
    xxDaniella#9

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  12. What great idea to storage something useful in the ships trunk. Happy woyww Jill #48

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  13. Your hanging rack is so cute, and your ATCs are gorgeous! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #6

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  14. Gorgeous storage rack, so pretty and ideal for craftiness! Wonder what you're going to do with all the cardboard rolls? Happy WOYWW! β™₯ Karen β™₯ 97 x

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  15. Thanks for visiting me! I love your painting! It looks so awesome! I also participate in the color of summer but I am always one week behind πŸ˜‰

    Uniflame – 71

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  16. Gorgeous artwork, love that embossing folder. It just went on my must-have list! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #41 xx

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  17. Gorgeous SOC ATC love it you really worked with the colours well. Adore the hanging rack too and the embossing folder. Sorry I'm a bit late replying but my son had his drum exam this morning, glad that is over now. Thanks for stopping by this week BJ#13

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  18. I really love your storage racks. What a great find. Your art work is lovely and very creative. Thanks so much for popping by my blog and thank you for following me too. As you are follower No300 I will send you a small gift if you kindly email me your address. I have blog candy too but I was waiting for my 300th follower to pop in for an extra prize.
    Jo x

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  19. I love that hanging rack. Your projects are amazing. I'm loving those book covers for your hubby. That embossing folder is really cool. Thanks for stopping by #12

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  20. i love your hanging rack, what a great find.
    Thanks for visiting me.

    Gill x

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  21. Beautiful rack, Monique! Very vintage – as is your gorgeous old trunk full of goodies.

    Thank you for your nice comment. Keep an eye on my blog for more photos as time goes on! I'm super excited about the progress of my new ARTHaven and can't wait to be creating in there again.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #91

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  22. Your rack looks fantastic and I love your trunk. What great storage you have.
    Love the peeks too, lots of wonderful texture happening.
    Hugs Lisax #72

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  23. Your work looks fabulous and I love your new (old) rack and trunk … although I have to admit I'd be itching to paint them… πŸ˜‰ Thanks for your visit and happy woyww Liz@63

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  24. Hi Monique-
    What fun storage items…and all those lovely tapes. Yummy. Looks like you have been busy; I'm looking forward to seeing the fruits of your labor! You asked if I made the envelope I've inserted in the 'secret' journal – nope. It is my last one in a mixed set my sister gave me. Sad. But I did take it apart and make a template because I love the size which is also perfect for this size journal! (Folded 8.5 inches by 11 inches which is a standard letter size page for us). Thanks for stopping by the Fun Room!
    Sara j #57

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  25. Hi Monique. You have been so busy ! i love your work, so colourful with many layers of interest. I'd love to pop in and have a good look through your journals they are so dynamic. Those ATC's look gorgeous as well .
    Happy WOYWW toni x

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  26. Oh! Such fabulous things to see today! I love your sneaky peeks! Look forward to coming back to see more! Great storage btw! Chris#119

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  27. Love the rack, love the trunk (toilet or kitchen roll inners??)that pinky page is going to be awesome and I NEED that embossing folder!! happy woyww, cINDY

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  28. Nice organizations systems, looks like they will work well. You've been very productive! What kind of metal did you run through your embossing folder, I love the industrial look?

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  29. What a cool storage rack thingy!! Love the worn look of it. Oh my your sneak peeks are amazing! Look forward to seeing the full on release of them! Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #25

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  30. That shelf unit is just wonderful love the way you've organized it and your ATC's are too cute
    hugs Nikki #5

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  31. Oh Monique so many lovely things on the at shelf and and yes really really love it too..and wodnerful chest too
    .. thanks for popping over and happy WOYWW Shaz in z.x #36

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  32. Ooooh – gorgeous storage. The painting is lovely and the sneak peek at that journal page looks AWESOME. LUV that embossed cover too.
    Happy WOYWW

    IKE x #30

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  33. I'm rather late calling by this week….a long day looking after the twins yesterday and I just ran out of time.
    I really love your hanging store….looks like a lot of wonderful stash has already found a home there too.
    Thanks for calling by at mine.
    Hugs,
    A x # 46

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  34. What a score with the sweet hanging rack..it looks lovely filled with goodies too! Funny isn't it how adding one thing to another can so often tell you how to go about finishing, it's part of the beauty of being able to just leave things for a while and just consider them.
    Like the start you've made on your husbands stab book – that's a great embossing folder!

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  35. oh my word I need that wall hanging in my craft room in my head I have already filled it.
    You have been making some amazing pieces really lovely
    Happy WOYWW enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #52

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  36. WOW!

    What a fantastic place to come for inspiration! Your work is amazing!

    SERIOUSLY liking the look of that painting 'in your livingroom'! Can't wait to see that finished. so many layers and textures.

    Also like your 'new' storage rack, along with that beaten up old trunk! I came into possesion of an old shipping trunk last year, it has metal edges with the most gorgeous old brasswork catches, corners hunges, latches etc.! It will be one of my most prized possessions as it belong to my dear sweet mother in law who sadly passed away last year.

    Thanks for dropping by and also thanks for sharing your wondeful work.

    Jackie #80

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  37. Love the storage system and your art work is amazing. I had a peek of your wisdom book and it is stunning.
    Sandra de

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  38. Totally jealous of your awesome rack, that was a find indeed! Love the trunk too… but what I really, really want is that embossing folder! Where did you get it and who makes it please? Pretty please? LOL Happy WOYWW from Annette #4

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  39. Thanks for all your lovely comments. The little rack was indeed a lucky find.

    For those who want to know which embossing folder I used its the: Sizzix Texture Fades Diamond Plate & Rived Metal Set. The one I used here is the Rived Metal folder.
    xx

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  40. That's a really great storage rack – and very tidy – no matter how much storage I have, it never seems to stay tidy!
    Bernice #73

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  41. love your storage rack it looks so colourful with your washitape etc in
    watching the tennis has made me late this week go andy!
    janet #31

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  42. I just love storage and seeing what people use, the shelf is lovely. Great books too.
    Thank you for visiting.
    Karen #55

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  43. Fab storage – I love the hangy piece. Great artwork from you too.
    Sorry I am so late – I've just been prioritising my class prep – hope I am forgiven.
    Thanks so much for visiting me, I will try to do better next week.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  44. Wow… the rack and chest look awesome! Love your gorgeous creations, too. They are all amazing. Thank you for sharing. πŸ™‚

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  45. Ahhh organizing goodies always feels so good doesn't it? Happy really late WOYWW-in time for next week almost! Sue Kment

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  46. LOVE your vintage storage – have fun organizing all your crafty things!

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