Wednesday, October 17, 2012


There really isn't too much going on here today, well, at least not in the studio. The kitchen remodel is in full swing. The floor was completed yesterday and now the cabinets are being started. The dust and mess is horrible. Worth it I am sure, but yuck!

So here is my desk this morning. I am playing around with Christmas ATC's just so I can stay inspired. I don't want a lot of my supplies out because they will get covered in filth, but a girl has to have a little fun amid the chaos. I have out my stack of holiday stamps and a few copics. I am fussy cutting a few images in between loads of laundry. (The washer and dryer were put back in early this morning.) Like I said, not making anything too fancy, just trying to stay creative.

That's it for me this week. I will try to be better at getting around to more desks than last week. If you want to see more spaces, then join our wonderful hostess, Julia for a peek into what others are crafting.
Thanks for your visit!


soapHOUSEmama said...

Christmas Atc's... that sounds fun!

scrappymo! said...

A girls has got to stay busy...right?

I do some of my best work in between loads of laundry cuz the laundry room is right beside my craft room. I can hear the load start and stop even with the buzzers off. It is sure easier to stay on top of the laundry when I am in a creative mood! teehee

Waiting for the pictures of your new kitchen!

Heidi said...

You are a trooper! I don't know that I could keep crafting if I had a kitchen remodel going on. Thanks for sharing!

Daniella said...

How awesome for you, getting a new kitchen!! I would be willing to live with the "filth" for a new kitchen!! LOL!! When you said "covered in filth" it made me literally LOL!!
Christmas ATC's are perfect!

Deb said...

oh remodeling is no fun with all that dust, glad you are managing to stay creative through it all!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

glad you are still having fun!!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Sigh...remodels are tough business.
And you are right. So messy!
But worth it in the end :)

Lindsay Weirich said...

good for you, make time to create everyday!

Helen said...

Hope you'll share pics of the new kitchen when it is done! Helen, 4

scrappyjen said...

Looks busy busy busy! happy woyww jenx 139

Ali H said...

Hold on in there - the chaos will pass and you will have a wonderful new kitchen in the end - just keep telling yourself that !!! We did our bedroom in August & the disruption was a pain - and that was only a week ! Glad you have your crafting to keep you sane ! Ali #48

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I know it's tough getting through the dust and muck, but you'll have a brand new kitchen at the end....*squeals of joy* !!
I'm making a couple of presents for someone but didn't want to say too much on my blog. I'll post a bit more when the event has happened!!
Hugs, lLJ 56 xx

EELS said...

Hi Dani, thanks for visiting my blog earlier.....I'm still getting around to everyone's desks.
Hang in there with the reno, currently we're having works done outside in our courtyard and that's noisy and messy too but the end result will be worth it I'm sure.
Elaine #19

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Dani,

Just imagine a brand spankin' new kitchen!!! You are one lucky girl!

Your workdesk looks nice and busy, despite not having too much time.

Thank you for visiting me already!!!

Hugs, Kay #18

VonnyK said...

The mess is a bummer but it is worth it in the end. You are way ahead of me, I don't even want to think of Christmas yet.
Have a great week.
Von #43

Darnell J Knauss said...

Good for you to keep up some crafting amidst the kitchen remodel. Been there and it's chaos for sure!! Can't wait to see your "before" and "after" photos!

Thanks for coming by to visit me already and have a wonderful week! Darnell #35

Annie said...

Have lots of fun time crafting while the kitchen is being done :-)
A x #62

sandra de said...

Sometimes you just have to do whatever you can fit in something creative in between all the other jobs.Your desk looks very tidy even with the fussy cutting.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you're still creating even with the mess of the kitchen remodel Dani, hope it gets sorted soon. We had granite counter tops put in our existing kitchen about five years ago, then my husband tiled the back splash and built a pantry, it seemed to go on for weeks!! Yes, that is a stamp and die set on my desk, it works brilliantly. It was from Archiver's, a Hero Arts/Archiver's exclusive set for $9.99 (but I had a coupon and got it for $7). Here's a link to there online store, it's sold out online at the moment but they might have it in the store if there's one near you.

Brenda 3

famfa said...

It'll be worth it I'm sure when all is finished. At least you have fit some crafting in between
FAMFA (12)

lisa said...

It's always a nightmare when you are having work done isn't it, nothing is clean and you feel so disorganised but it'll all be worth it I'm sure when you have a sparkly new kitchen.
I'm glad you are finding time for a bit of crafting too.
Hugs Lisax #84

okienurse said...

Great looking desk this week Dani! I am starting to make a few Christmassy stuff but I am still stuck on Halloween! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Glad you stopped by my blog! Vickie #71

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Glad to see that you are staying creative during the remodel. It is always good to have an escape from the madness. I like how you have only a little bit out so it won't get covered in remodel dust and you are doing it! I often plan to only get a little out just to stay in control and never end up doing it.

Thank you for the kind wishes about my kitty's passing and my test. It was time for Fido to move on to his next set of 9 lives. I think I did well on the test too. I complained about it every step of the way but I think I did well!

Julia Dunnit said...

Even a bit of fussy cutting will keep you sane! No doubt the new kitchen will be fab, but I do understand the grit and filth thing!!

Morti said...

I totally understand what you mean about the dust and mess, and not wanting to get it all over your treasured stash! It's insidious, the dust from a remodel, seems to get everywhere! Make sure you share photos of your finished kitchen!