Wednesday. Again.

It’s Wednesday again, so it’s time for another glimpse into how the other (crafty) half lives. Head on over to Julia’s place to see wonderful glimpses into other crafters work stations.

I’m actually rather pleased with myself this week, I’ve managed to keep on top of the mess! I know, it’s a shock, it’s shocking to me too!


There’s plenty of stuff still on my desk, mostly because it’s waiting to be altered and I’m afraid if I put it away, I may never get around to working on them. The old chocolate tins are in various stages of being altered, and are currently holding odd die cuts, tissue wrap and bits of grunge. The glass jars are still patiently awaiting my attention.


There’s some grunge covered in Crackle Paint drying in the corner, and a wooden cigar box waiting to be painted.


Regular readers (I love you guys!) will know that I have a penchant for dying my hair daft colours, well I’ve changed colour again. I took this picture yesterday in a moment of ever elusive sunshine, which explains the sunglasses rather than simply being me having a rock star moment! Hah!


Happy Wednesday!


39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Neet
    May 16, 2012 @ 06:07:25

    Love the hair! Keep going with the colours. Purple next please and then electric blue.
    Enjoyed your tidy desk, yes, it is tidy, and I love the cat at the back and the diddy sewing machine.
    Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Neet #11 x


  2. claire
    May 16, 2012 @ 06:07:30

    what an inviting, clear space to work…
    and i LOVE the hair! i’m getting mine done this sat. – finally!! – and i’m thinking red highlights…
    have a great week πŸ™‚
    no. 37


  3. traceymetcalfe
    May 16, 2012 @ 06:18:48

    Wow a tidy desk, buti lve your hair!!!how fab!!! Hugs trace x have a great week trace x 20


  4. Mel
    May 16, 2012 @ 06:36:21

    …super tidy desk loVing the look of your handy work so far to the left, & wow your hair is fabby…Mel πŸ™‚


  5. Helen
    May 16, 2012 @ 06:38:54

    Morning Zoe. Love the colour of your hair. Great photo too! You do look like a rockstar babe. Is that a rockstar tattoo your planning on your desk today? πŸ˜€ WOYWW Hugs to you Helen 34


  6. FlourVonSponge
    May 16, 2012 @ 06:42:20

    Purrrrrr. You look stupendous!!!!


  7. Judy McCarthy
    May 16, 2012 @ 07:10:04

    There must be something in the waters/air this week, as so many Desk Hoppers have tidied up!!Must be Spring!!


  8. Helen
    May 16, 2012 @ 07:39:48

    Wow, I love that hair colour!!! Your desk looks so tidy, you’d better not stop by mine, it may cause a relapse… Helen, 4


  9. Patch
    May 16, 2012 @ 07:42:53

    Beeeeeeeeautiful hair. And very tidy desk, well done!!


  10. ukmaryanne
    May 16, 2012 @ 08:28:23

    LOVe the hair – never brave enough when I was young, too old – or not old enough πŸ™‚ – now. Maybe when I am 80 I’ll dye it purple and embarass my kids LOL!

    Your desk is too tidy – go make a mess!
    Happy WOYWW!

    Mary Anne (1 – I blame too-early-rising DD)


  11. Bridget Larsen
    May 16, 2012 @ 09:35:42

    Your hair looks gorgeous, such a rich colour, lol your desk is too tidy
    Bridget #12


  12. Ann B
    May 16, 2012 @ 10:32:40

    Love your hair – wish I had been a bit more brave when younger but not sure red would go with my skintone now. Your desk is very tidy this week, seems to be a theme that is, for me, impossible to follow.

    Ann B


  13. VonnyK
    May 16, 2012 @ 10:40:35

    Your hair colour is gorgeous. My daughter loves doing that too, I never know what she will look like when she comes home. A lovely tidy desk too.
    Have a great week.
    Von #7


  14. lynnholland
    May 16, 2012 @ 10:53:49

    Would it be that we were all brave enough to dye our hair as you do. Fantastic and your desk is ready for new creations to appear on it. Lovely.
    Lynn 32
    One I made earlier today


  15. Anne Rx
    May 16, 2012 @ 11:15:07

    Great tidy desk there, more time needed in the craft room, we need to see more mess! lol. Loving your hair colour, have you tried blue yet? Happy WOYWW,
    Anne #9


  16. Gabrielle Price
    May 16, 2012 @ 11:49:18

    Love your tidy desk and your hair is fabulous! My daughter likes to have a red stripe in the school holidays – I should really – might cover the grey!!! #24


  17. Zoe Young Kirkby (@CraftygasheadZo)
    May 16, 2012 @ 12:08:55

    Gorgeous hair! I’m waiting till mine needs re-doing to put the Deep violet colour on mine! Great pics. Take care & enjoy WOYWW. Zo xx 66


  18. Laura
    May 16, 2012 @ 12:50:27

    Wow, the hair! Awesome!! I wish I was brave enough…
    Happy Wednesday!
    Laura 121


  19. Julia Dunnit
    May 16, 2012 @ 13:20:25

    Ooh lovely colour – Miss D’s favourite at the mo – she’s on about the fifth month..I think she loves how striking it is. Certainly works for you! Your desk is a bit unnerving, reassuring to read that the jars and boxes are waiting for you…makes me feel normal again! How often you use that cute machine?


    • CraftyMonki
      May 16, 2012 @ 13:24:16

      Honestly, not very. It’s a complete pain to re-thread and it doesn’t stitch paper well at all. It’s become more of a desk ornament to remind my husband that I’d like a better one. Haha!


  20. Laura (@Bookworm)
    May 16, 2012 @ 14:55:19

    You have acres of uncovered space on that table! I’m with you, in terms of keeping things in sight so you don’t forget about them. Love the hair, especially with the sunglasses and red lipstick. Very glam. Happy WOYWW from Laura #117 (Thanks for visiting my blog.)


  21. joiscrafty
    May 16, 2012 @ 14:56:50

    I love your hair. How do you get on with your little sewing machine?? I have one and it does 156mph!!!!!! Happy woyww.
    Hugs Joanne xx


  22. Amy E.
    May 16, 2012 @ 15:54:48

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair!!!!! And sunny or not, it totally looks like you were having a rockstar moment!!!

    Thanks for taking a peek at my desk! The hot glue gems, are about the easiest thing I’ve ever made! You just drop a round bit of hot glue onto a non stick craft mat and let it set up for an hour or two. Then peel up the pieces, put them in a Ziploc bag and drop a few drops of alcohol ink (I use the Tim Holtz/Ranger stuff) in with them. Mush things around until the ink gets on the glue, and take them back out of the baggie…you’re done! I’m going to start experimenting with trying to make different shapes next! I accidentally made a few teardrop shapes, and now the blue ones would make PERFECT raindrops on a layout!!

    Email me if you have more questions!!!! Happy WOYWW!

    Amy E. #51


  23. Shoshi
    May 16, 2012 @ 16:42:25

    Very tidy desk! As for the hair – wacky and wonderful lol!! I’m in the process of lightening mine atm – it’s a long slow job but once it’s lighter I can then choose more different colours! At this in between stage I’ve got horrendous grey roots and the middle part is a nice soft light reddish colour, and the ends are still darker!! Lots of colour built up over the years that needs to come out.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #95


  24. mark
    May 16, 2012 @ 16:55:55

    hi, happy woyww, very neat and tidy. mark. 79


  25. Stamping For Pleasure
    May 16, 2012 @ 17:49:57

    Wish I had the guts to do that to my hair! Super neat desk too.

    Thanks for visiting me.
    Happy WOYWW.

    Hugs, Sarn x


  26. astridchristine
    May 16, 2012 @ 17:51:03

    O wow that desk looks so clean and tidy and really inviting! Love that hair colour, it really suits you!!!

    Have a good WOYWW and happy hopping


  27. may
    May 16, 2012 @ 18:45:44

    Love your hair…Fabulous!!! very neat desk… Hugs May x x x#26


  28. janet
    May 16, 2012 @ 19:47:57

    oh your desk is scarily tidy, why is mine never like that!!!
    love the hair.
    janet #40


  29. Laura
    May 16, 2012 @ 19:53:22

    Love your hair it is so bright and will certainly get you noticed. Enjoy altering all your jars and tins. Laura


  30. Miriam
    May 16, 2012 @ 20:08:39

    Fabulously tidy workspace! Love your hair colour!


  31. Bugged Designs
    May 16, 2012 @ 20:22:16

    Amazing hair colour! Loooking forward to seeing how your altered tins and containers turn out. Marie #74


  32. Amanda
    May 16, 2012 @ 21:38:18

    Lovely clean and clear crafty space, love the red hair too and it is definitely a rock star look. Hugs, Amanda #76


  33. Tracy Cook Swartz
    May 17, 2012 @ 09:16:46

    Congrats on the clean space! You are so DARING to color your hair all sorts of fun colors. I’ve let mine go au naturelle and embracing those natural highlights. πŸ™‚ Happy WOYWW! I’m still working my way around the desks. πŸ™‚ Warmly, Tracy #88


  34. Karen
    May 17, 2012 @ 10:24:20

    Love the crafty space and your creative work. I def need some hints and tips on ATC’s before it comes around. Your hair is very vibrant and I think it’s great! How about a gorgeous purple or even orange – that would be different!


  35. BumbleVee
    May 18, 2012 @ 00:05:15

    that was great seeing the progression on the post above…. some day I must try a canvas of some sort ….looks fun…

    thanks for visiting the little bears already



  36. Morti
    May 20, 2012 @ 12:22:27

    I wish I could dye my hair interesting colours but my present job doesn’t really permit it as I’m supposed to be dull and not very interesting and wild hair/piercings/tattoos are frowned on. V dull. I see you have some serious ink too….

    Looking forward to see the bits on your desk progres nicely…

    Thanks for stopping by!


  37. queenartoypia
    May 22, 2012 @ 02:43:49

    I so love your hair colour, I used to do what you do, keep changing colours. Isn’t it wonderful the reactions you get LOL

    Such a tidy desk, needs to be messed up heaps.

    Eliza #19


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