Tuesday, June 19, 2012

WOYWW 159 on Tuesday

Since the post is already up at the Stamping Ground, I have decided to add mine early. I have so missed playing along each week. It is great to be back!

As you can tell, my pretty yellow work desk has been pushed to the back wall, so that my hubby could make me a standing height table. Due to my back issues, standing is the way I have to craft for now. My dh took down my stacked cubbies and made a mock up of that famous Pottery Barn table. Since I had to push it against a wall, he turn one of the cubbies to the inside of the desk. This is where I store rarely used materials. I still use the yellow desk for sewing, since this is something that I can do rather quickly and not have to sit for a long time. And let me clarify, it is sewing on paper that I mostly do, not fabric.


Tonight, I am working on a layout from my daughter's homecoming, but below are two cards that I made earlier today. Both cards are quick ones, of course, with machine stitching.



Have a happy humpday!

Dani

47 comments:

Joynana said...

Love your cards. Makes me want to pull out the machine and do a little stitiching. Sorry about your back problems. #14

Spyder said...

Lovely tidy desk this week...can't see mine....it's ust toooooo messy! Thank you for my snoop, have a great week. HaPpY WoYwW!
(((Lyn))) #20

Sue Althouse said...

Lovely cards! How nice that your hubby is helping you get back to scrapping! Sue #24

Tracy said...

Great cards and you work desk is perfect.
I notice I spend more time standing and working lately.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I really like your birthday card- the colors and the sewing make it really special! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Neesie said...

I can't imagine crafting standing up Dani...it must be tricky.
You sound like you have a lovely caring DH there to help you though.
Love the cards and how exciting having your daughter coming home :D
Have lots of fun...Happy WOYWW Neesie #26

sandra de said...

Lovely cards and I think your desk looks wonderful. I know what you mean about having to stand it gets harder to get up and down the whole time.
Sandra @32

Darnell J Knauss said...

Glad to have you back and how awesome to have a hubby that can make you a comfortable desk so you can craft! You're cards are darling! Have a great week! Darnell #45

scrappymo! said...

Great cards Dani and prayers for a speedy recovery. I have back pain and know how debilitating that can be,

okienurse said...

Awesome looking desk and layout in progress. I haven't stitched cards yet but might try soon. Hope you have a good week. Vickie #23

Amy E said...

Hi Dani! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice words about the Father's Day card I made. You're so sweet!

Sounds like you've almost had a whole craft room makeover! That's awesome! Sorry it's because of a bad back though :( I've had a ruptured disc for about 17 years that periodically acts up, so I totally sympathize with you. Hopefully, you will be as good as new soon!

Amy E. #17
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Helen said...

love the cards, and your huge desk! I wish I could craft sitting at a desk let alone standing, but space forces me on the floor and very uncomfortable it is too...!! Have a good week, Helen 33

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i really like your simple blog layout and header. so classy and neat. and i love machine stitching! i've been wanting to try it but haven't yet!
happy WOYWW!
blessings and hugs from #15
peggy aplSEEDS

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i really like your simple blog layout and header. so classy and neat. and i love machine stitching! i've been wanting to try it but haven't yet!
happy WOYWW!
blessings and hugs from #15
peggy aplSEEDS

SophieNewton said...

I love the colours, so fresh and fruity, remind me of lemonade and ice lollies. Thanks for sharing your creations
Sophie no.93

Laura said...

Lovely cards. Hope your back improves x
Laura 94

KatzElbows said...

I actually prefer to craft standing up; weirdly it gives me more energy. But then I'm weird! I really like your cards, the second one especially. It's such a simple design, but the composition and colours and stitching turn it into a little work of art. Brilliant.

cheers, rachel #19

craftymonki.com said...

Beautiful cards!

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #57

Hazel said...

Those cards are lovely - gorgeous doily shapes on the first one. I like the re-organisation of your desk thanks for the opportunity of having a peep at your workspace - trying to make a few visits early this week! Hazel, WOYWW #87 x

Neet said...

What a brilliant idea that stitching on cards is - love the bottom one. Is it fabric or paper strips?
So sorry to hear about your back problem but glad your dh could help out so much. It looks fabulous now and you have so much room. Envious room!
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #21 xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh cute! Love the doily grid card. Very effective!

Happy WOYWW

Mary Anne (4)

Miriam said...

Fabulous work - thanks for sharing
#101

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

My sewing machine has never seen a piece of fabric either. LOL! I love the grid design on the first card and how you used those Cosmo stickers! Very pretty birthday card too. :)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Love the peek at your workspace and the layout you are creating!

And really great cards!!! I have those little doilies so I find yours very inspiring :)

Jingle said...

These are both great! I REALLY love the colorful doily thingies card!!! Awesome!

butlersabroad said...

I'd love to stitch on cards, never tried that yet but it looks so good. Glad to hear that you are still able to craft, the standing up desk sounds like a great idea and perfect for you. I couldn't live with this heat the way you have to in the South, I'd be happy with low to mid 80's in the summer and nothing more!

Hugs
Brenda 2

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what great cards!!

Doone said...

ooh I stand up to craft anyway....mostly because my chair is full of stuff ...
hmmm

thanks for stopping by me desk earlier

dx

SueH said...

The LO you’re working on looks beautiful Dani, what a lovely photo.

Hope the new height desk helps because there’s nothing worse than backache when you’ve trying to work.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x
#82

Angie said...

Love those sewn cards ...and the LO below is amazing ...such an inventive background.
I wish i could stand to craft as like you sitting for long periods causes problems but mainly to hips and ankles ...if i stood my back would playup...such is life. xx#9

May said...

Welcome back.. we missed you!! love the desk and fabby cards... Have a fun week, Hugs May x x x#62

Barb King said...

Nice cards. love the stitching, I've got to try that. I'm just worried that it might mess up my tension on my machine. Do you have a separate one for working with paper, or does it not mess it up? Barb #31

sandee said...

I hope your back does better at your standing station, and it's great that you could change things out to accomadate that! Lovely cards, I hand stitch on cards, hate sewing a button on a pair of pants though, lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Laura said...

I scrapped standing up but tired after awhile, so I got a small desk for a sit break so I could still work.

Lavinia said...

Love the cards you have done with the stitching, looks lovely! Sorry to here you have not been well & hope things get better soon. Good that you have sorted your desk out too so you can get crafting again! Hope mine gets done this weekend!!! :)
Lavinia #5
x

VonnyK said...

Your cards are fabulous. I can't sew on fabric let alone paper, you rock. So nice of your hubby to create such a great space. I spied all the stamps on your back wall, you must have hundreds of them!
Have a great week.
Von #28

Becky said...

I do love your yellow desk, but you have to do what's best physically. I have a faux Pottery Barn desk and I absolutely love it! I love standing and find it's easier to move about my room. Your cards are simply fantastic Dani! Beautiful job on the stitching, something I have such a hard time with.

kath said...

thanks for the crafty snoop danni...I have been crafting standing up for years and it's much easier on your back and neck...loving your gorgeous stitchy cards...hugs kath xxx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...Wow loVing your new space Dani you have a super Hubby, I don't know how you made things standing...be loVely to have your Daughter home and a nice surprise LO for her...great stitchery on your card which are beautiful, thanks for stopping by me have a wonderful day...Mel :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love the stitching on those cards, especially the last one - like that very much!! Hope the standing up crafting helps with your back....
Hugs. LLJ #72 xx

Ann B said...

Your desk and craft space look very well organised, bet it is a pleasure to work there. Good choice of papers for the spread and I love your cards, very simple and classy.
I bought the Spring DIs as well. The only ones I haven't got are the autumn colours as I have far too many earthy shades all ready.
Thanks for visiting me earlier. Bit late getting round this week as we were out all day yesterday - in the sun, would you believe.
Ann B
#67

Morti said...

I totally get the whole back thing - compacted L3-L4-L5 here! - but to have to stand to craft for now? Oweeee! You have my full sympathy and empathy and any other pathy you'd like to have. Nice of your DH to help you out with better furniture.

Thanks for stopping by!

Crafty Debs said...

WOW, what a fab work station you have! I've got desk envy, great cards too. Debs #135

CraftygasheadZo said...

It's horrible having back problems I know, I was so fortunate to be given a super duper chair that was custom made for me, still can't sit for ages but least when I do it's comfy! Great work you're doing there too. Take care, am still snooping on Thursday. Zo xx 73

Minxy said...

Thanks for visiting my desk, Sorry i'm a bit late.
You have a cool nice bit desk, i'm a little green. Cool cards too
Hugz Minxy #11

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh! Look at that grid card! Love your beautiful stitched cards! I love the look of sewing on cards but I am afraid if I get out the machine, hubby will find mending for me to do! I was having back spasms over the weekend when I sat down. I truly was trying to think of where I could craft standing up. I don't think such a place exists in my house. I can see why your hubby has to make you a place to stand at. Work surfaces for standing up at are not so easy to come by.

Sue from Oregon said...

I do hope you resolve your back issues soon, they can be so troublesome! Thank heavens you have a crafty sweetie too, he sounds like a gem! Happy WOYWW!