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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Wednesday, 5 May 2010

WOYWW

Oh Julia, what a mess you're got me into this week!  I arrived home from my weekend away with an idea for today, even down to doing a quick sketch (not my usual thing) and eager to get started.   My desk looked like this......
After a few hours of frustration and realisation that my idea was not working tooooo well....

I ended up like this!  Project completed (not entirely to plan) but to make matters worse what I was working on was not for today but for ???? I don't know when!  Dave usually says I always late - eat your words this week Dave!  So now l'm completely confused!  I know it's Wednesday, heard it on the voting news, but what week WOYWW is it someone, please.....and when is anniversary week?  Mrs Dunnit, I dunna know!


PS: My hidden black box project is now unveiled in the post below and my thanks to all of you who have been on supportive with your kind comments.

To those of you who saw my previous post - thanks for alerting my that I was toooo sooooon!

43 comments:

scrapcat 1 said...

Lovely jar Eileen but aren't you a bit early?
Tracy

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

wowser this is amazing!

Chrissie said...

Zoomed in for a quick snooperoodle! If that bureau was mine I don;t think I'd ever be able to get it shut!
I so admire your tidy streak.
Fabby cards all around your blog Eileen!
Chrissie

Wipso said...

You are such a tidy crafter. Love your bureau.
A x

Helen said...

I love the bureau too, but I wouldn't get to shut it, either!

Sue said...

Oh fabby desk, i spy some perfect pearls i have some somewhere you just reminded me! lol, sue.x

Nine said...

I like this ! See you next week ;-D

Clare *Littlebear* said...

It looks like you are creating something very flowery!
Clare x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

It's so frustrating when things don't work and you end up spending ages and ages and sometimes end up throwing things in the bin. Fab card and butterfly in prev post :)
Anne x

Candace said...

My Mom had a bureau very similar but in darker wood, was my Grandad's 21st Birthday gift from his parents in the 30's So loved it, but when my Mom passed away few years back my Brother got to it before me!

Thanks for the snoop

Take care

can x

Jan said...

Great work space!

Bettythebaglady said...

I think it is time you came clean with us Ikki. Something tells me you are keeping a secret stash elsewhere. There is no way you can keep all your crafty stuff in that one bureau!Love BettyXXX

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I hop ehtose aren't tear stained tissues in the desk top bin! How frustrating for you, I'm sorry if I've contributed by being clear as mud! This is week 48 and the anniversary is week 52. But if you've done it in advance, so what, let's see it! Yummy!!

Shirl said...

Your bureau is gorgeous; my mum has one for her writing and accounts etc but I cannot imagine using it for crafting - well done! It is producing lovely items.

craftytrog said...

A very tidy craft space! I'd certainly never get the bureau closed!

Pam said...

Look at all that mess you created, just blame Julia!!! Hugs Pam x

Handmade with Love said...

I love your bureau, looks like you ahve been busy this week! Have a great week! Tracey x

Spyder said...

I agree...we see the lovely little tidy desk....but there must be another secret room some where filled to the brim with crafty goodiness!
((Lyn))

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Ikki
super work desk I would just love one of those again, sold one years ago sorry I did now, I use a big shot, what about you, love the card below this, I havent got it that long so havent many dies yet but working on it, I like the nellies they are a good price.
Christine x

airing cupboard crafts said...

Love your desk Do you have to lean on it to get it shut!!

Angie said...

No one seems to have told you yet so here is what you wanted to know...its week 48 and challenge day is JUNE 2nd.
I also agree with Betty ...where is the rest???? Own up lol

Linby said...

Love your bureau, I used to craft on mine but ran out of space! so had to get Ikea in on the job.
Must spend some time on your blog and get to grips with what else I could be doing with my bug. Need to get to grips with embossing the tan mat is too thin and I know to use card but scared I will use to much and break bug.
Linbyx

Pascale said...

Is your bureau a tardis I would love an elegant crafting space like this hugs Pascale

Twiglet said...

Gorgeous cards in your gallery!

Foil Play said...

I love the transformation of your desk - glad you managed to get your project completed in the end!

Mummylade said...

that's a lovely work space, I would never be able to shut it though =)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your bureau, but I would need 10 of them to store everything LOL. Tracy Evans x x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your bureau, but I would need 10 of them to store everything LOL. Tracy Evans x x

Julie said...

Bet your bureau is like a tardis!! Lots of lovely creativity I can tell! Juliexx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Lovely workspace...Does all that stash go back in there!!

xx

Caroline and Jayne said...

looks like a real artist at work lol ! if you find a space We are running a craft competition for our 2nd Birthday , Why don't you check out www.fiskarettes.co.uk

Cardarian said...

Lovely bureau but my mess would never fit in it! You must be very tidy! Loved the snoop it was lots of fun! We do get our desks messy very quick why is that???? Ha, ha
Hugs,
Cardarian

minnie_mac said...

A magic bureau ! Will be back again to read in more detail about your cuttlebugging.

Rachel said...

I would be able to close the bureau, but it would involve everything falling and breaking in the bureau and I'd have to look it to keep it shut!

I'm glad I'm not the only one who can go from tidy to mess in 60 seconds flat!

Thanks for sharing.

kayc said...

I'd never be able to fit all my stash in that bureau. How do you get it shut? Thanks for the snoop! Kathleen x

Toucan Scraps said...

I love that style of desk - shut it all away

Bee said...

love your bureau - looks as if it could hold as much as a Tardis.

Julia said...

What a stunning desk, I think it is a few weeks until the anniversary, we are on week 48 this coming one is 49 so about 3 weeks til week 52 anniv. Hope that helps xx

Sue from Oregon said...

I hate it when a project is so frustrating, but love it when it is all done and completed!

Tonje said...

Sometimes I wish I could just shut the drawer and everything was "gone". Great workspace!

Carmen said...

I am in love with that bureau! Gorgeous!

Paula Gale said...

ahhh - its so good to see your desk messy makes me feel so much better!!!

You'll realise this is my first bloghop in over 2 weeks so will catch up with you and your other posts again when i'm all up to date.

I will also see about us meeting up - sorry i couldn't make the other sunday - I was really disappointed - it was one of the first things i realised when they admitted me... I asked Annie to get in touch with you for me cos I didn't want you thinking I hadn't bothered. Well done on the win.

Take care

Paula x x x

Glen said...

A busy desk is that of a creative mind. Loved the snoop. I have 2 bureaux, one of which I got from Germany that belonged to my husband's aunt when she died and the other is an old charity shop buy and has been sitting for some years - awaiting a makeover! They are so useful don't you think? TFS. ~Glen~