Wednesday, 6 July 2016


Good morning all - thank you for dropping by to visit my craft room!
It's in a sorry state - I have just taken two quick snaps of the chaos before I tidy it ready for Maxine to arrive.
She is preparing and finishing pictures for her craft fair on Saturday.
I am entertaing Ben or vice versa I am never quite sure!!

So what is there for you all to snoop?

 Well as you see I have two main craft areas - a table and an ironing boad!!
Why is it, when I have a perfectly adequate table, I need to use my ironing board for things other than ironing?!!
Anyway - here they are - snoop for as long as you like - ask questions or just leave a comment - nothing too rude please! I am going to tidy up in the next hour - honest!

Sending love and good wishes to all our friends around the globe.

x Jo


Tertia said...

I have never understood the need for an ironing board. It is the perfect height to craft on, why would you waste it on ironing?
Your desk looks busy and happy, a wonderful combination.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #10

Jackie Mackay said...

When I work I spread myself onto every flat surface and then spend a lot of time looking for things I've just put down. I see there are 2 sewing machines - one ready for Maxine? have a great week x Jackie 14

Kathyk said...

We crafters will commandeer any usable space!



Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, you're in good company - there are always things apart from ironing stacked on my ironing board. It's just too convenient a surface to ignore! I get on well with small kids too, always have done, I think they recognise a kindred spirit in me!! Plus a slightly anarchic personally always appeals to them too......
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Christine said...

Looks like you've had a great time, but I am sure you can do it all over again .....
Have a good week
aka Bishopsmate #21

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Jo, lovely shots of your space, nice to be able to poke around and have a look at everything. Love the yarn shades, they are gorgeous. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx

Annie said...

You're still not coming up in my side bar so only just found you. Another day of being entertained by Ben....I wondered why you were so quiet lol. Where would we be without our ironing boards?....with or without their protective covers lol.
Have a fun say.
Annie x

LisaDV said...

In my room, any horizontal surface is fair game. The exception is the floor, it must be placed in a basket or box if going to the floor as the animals would mess it up otherwise. Happy Wednesday! LisaDV #28

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh yes those ironing boards can fill in, in a lot of places.I have a huge old wooden one, I top with lace and use as a server when we entertain in our garage area. Love the little necklace in the corner. Both areas have lovely colors you are working with. Have a fun week, enjoy those visits with Ben, bet he's really growing.

Sharon Koole said...

It looks like you have a wonderful lot of crafting going on - maybe some needle felting and embroidery of some kind? Your ironing board looks like another great working space.

Have a great week
Sharon k #27

Felicia Aaron said...

Jo, you are such a great mom to help Max out with her GORGEOUS felting for the show! I'm sure that little man is just what you need!! What a blessing! Have a great rest of the week! :) Felicia #36

Diana Taylor said...

Lots of lovelies on your table this week, I love the little circular embroidery. I am afraid my ironing board goes straight back in the cupboard as soon as it's finished with, as I know it will become a dumping ground!
Have a lovely time with Ben,
Diana #19

Helen said...

I am trying to get some visits in before the football (come on Wales!) but also wanting Murray to win the tennis... love both your "desks"! Helen #1

StampinCarol said...

Hmmm.... my ironing board hasn't been used for a couple years. Good busy desk and board. Thanks for the snoop!
Carol N #26

Neet said...

We all use the ironing board at some time, even if it isn't to iron - before sewing I like to press the fabric for instance. Then if it gets left up it gets used as an extra table - so you see Jo, yours has the same usage as mine at times.
Neet 2 xx
ps hope you had a good day with your little sunshine (Ben).xx

Nikki C said...

At least you have an ironing board I just use a random piece of wood with a towel on it I always like looking at your little wool pieces of art hugs Nikki 6

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

I also use every usable space in my living room when I'm crafting!

Greetings, Sofie #45

Diane Futrell said...

Lots of goodies. Do you have dueling sewing machines? You can have a sewing challenge!
Have a great day!
Diane #24

okienurse said...

great looking crafting spaces. Ran across my ironing board in the garage just the other day! Looks like you have been busy again with your mini-works of art. It has been a while since I have posted anything or participated in WOYWW! It has been a year of medical issues. Vickie #43

Angela Radford said...

Hi Jo, I thought I'd been to see you this week and then realised it was Friday smiles when I stopped by! Any how I'm here now, just got back from Doncaster Craft Show. That's a great idea using your ironing board for crafting much more fun than what it's actually meant for Lol! Have a great weekend and happy belated woyww, Angela x 16

dmgarafalo said...

well if you fill your ironing board you won't need to iron! I had time to post, but not make the rounds til now. donna #34

Peg Robinson said...

Hi I am finally making it around to see some desks before a new week starts again. Had a snoop around and must say I am in LOVE with the inchie pendants. Peg R 43

Christine said...

Ironing board in our house comes out into the daylight once every three months, a good film to watch and then - voila! - a whole new wardrobe of clothes .... then it disappears again! Love it but I think I prefer your use for it!
Have a good week
aka Bishopsmate #31