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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

WOYWW, I am back with a new craft room and a pension! YIPEE!

Hello my lovely friends!

Sorry I have been away for such a long time - I have been at home in Slovenia to sort out my pension and from yesterday onwards I am a pensioner! YIPEEE! The other thing was we were doing up this room that used to be my DBFs office which he doesn't use anymore and it is now changed into my lovely new craftroom! The painting was done by my DBF, his daughter and her boyfriend where as the old cupboards which I wanted to use as they had good storage space, was painted by my DBF - ha, ha I just did the knobs - as you can see they are a pink and carribean blue color - one of my favourites! It took me a long time to sort out my stash as I got a lot of it from my friend Jo (Jozart) and also when you don't have a proper craft room stuff is all over the place in boxes and bags, so I had to sort everything out! 
I have now put it all in order and I am really happy with my new room! I am most happy as it is so light! It makes such a difference when your eyes are aging! I never thought of it before but it does make a difference!
So I will first show my desk - it is the first order of business on WOYWW so here we go!

What you can see there is all the most useful crafters tools and a few ATCs - I haven't been doing much crafting what with all the work kitting out the room, so I thought I should start small and what better to start with then an ATC! Here is a close up....

It is funny how things inspire you - the space ATC was inspired by something I heard on the radio about Tim Peake ( the UK space man) - I used the new Infusions from Paperartsy to make the background - they are very similar to Brushos just that the colors are not as vibrant, as they supposedly have some walnut oil in them and that makes them have a brown tinge. The houses are an Artistic Stamper stamp set which I love and sadly the fires in Canada inspired that one! For the other two the backgrounds where what started me off and then I just looked for things to go with them!
Oh yes here is another rather practical thing....

The people out there that wear glasses for reading must know how many times you put your glasses on the desk and you cover them with something and then spend ages looking for them although they are somewhere right in front of you! Well let me introduce you to the "nose glass holder" soooo practical! You can buy them in Tiger (3 pounds) and they are worth every penny!
That was my desk....and now let me show you my new room! Some of you have seen it on Facebook but the ones who didn't here it is.....

It is not perfect yet there will be a few new items after I have been to Ikea but not much change! I am very happy with it - it is spacious and light and all my bits and pieces are where I want them to be! I will open the the cupboards next week and show you what is behind those colorful knobs! :-)
Have a lovely week and thank you for stopping by!
Lots of hugs to all


  1. A wonderful room. It looks great. I especially like the coloured door and drawer knobs!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

  2. Hi Dolores, I love your room. I too went with white walls( apart from one black one!), and white furniture. I also had 'daylight' bulbs for my fluorescent light fitting. It all does make such a difference, especially the bulbs when you are crafting in the evenings/nighttime. You get true colour, instead of the distortion you can get with ordinary bulbs.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #11 xx

  3. Wow your room looks fab - yes I love the little drawer knobs too. x Jo

  4. Wow! What a fab new room! Yes, light makes all the difference.
    Congratulations on getting a pension. Every little bit helps. When you go to Ikea (to spend your pension) I can recommend the 3-tier trollews that they sell in turquoise and beige. So handy! When I bought mine, they were 39 Eur (if I remember well).
    Happy WOYWW,

  5. Your room looks beautiful, and I bet you can't wait to really get crafting there.. love your knobs!! Helen #3

  6. Your new room is completely gorgeous, especially those lovely knobs!! You're going to have so much fun in there, creating your fab artwork 😃💖
    How amazing to be a pensioner, so much freedom now. Hope you and DBF have some wonderful times ahead!
    Hugs, LLJ 2 xxx
    Ps. My dress came from www.ladyvlondon.co.uk (or .com, I can't remember!) They do beautiful vintage inspired dresses with a good range for plus sizes. I could have bought loads!

  7. Love the colored knobs. Your room looks fab. Your ATCs are gorgeous.

  8. Wonderful crafting space! I love the glasses holder. I could do with one of those. I forget where I put them, they get buried or I don't realise I left them on top of my head!

    Fun ATCs. It's wonderful where we find inspiration.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #40

  9. great space! I love your glass holder!
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #31

  10. I love the colorful knobs on your craft room furniture - what fun. Congrats on the pension and the new craft room. Cool glasses holder, too.
    April #38

  11. Oh Delores .. wow how wodnerful is that your very own craftroom!!
    ... and on pension too so reassuring it all is. I well remember the difference it made to me when ill health forced me to leave teaching.. I love your atcs and craft room is light and airy as you say!
    May God bless the work of your hands there dear friend! so pleased for you.

    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #18

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  12. Gorgeous ATCs, love the vibrant colours. Happy WOYWW BJ#26

  13. Zelo lepo imaš, le uživaj v svojem ustvarjalnem kotičku.

  14. Welcome back and LOVE the new room. Loving your ATC's and hearing the inspiration behind them. Glad you got your pension sorted too (don't forget to always ask for 'penioner discount' when buying something-I always tell my mum to do this....you never know who may give it to you!!).
    thanks for visiting my desk already