Wednesday, August 12, 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #323

Good morning, Friends! Actually for me it's already afternoon, because I am now coming to you from South Korea!!! Yes, we have successfully moved and I am crafting in a new country AND continent!!! Ah, the joys of a military lifestyle, lol! While we do have the things we brought with us, and our small(er) shipment of unaccompanied baggage has arrived, we are still awaiting our household goods shipment. Which means that 98% of my crafting things (including my desk!) are still in transit...literally on a slow boat to China!! *wink* But between what I brought with me, what has already arrived and what I have ordered in the (almost) month of living here, I have a fairly nice collection of goodies. I've learned a thing or two about what's "necessary" to make me happy in crafting terms, so this move was the most successful as far as that goes. Of course, that won't keep me from complaining about wishing I had everything else too!!!

For those wondering what this is all about, please check out Ms. Julia's blog, Stamping Ground, and get all the info on the world-wide looky-lu on other crafter's desks!!

 My "desk" this week:

First isn't a desk, but my loaner dining room table!!! I have new respect and empathy for those crafters who must make do with a non-desk, that must be cleared away for every meal!!! I've had my Stamping Studio pretty much as long as I've been a stamper and never before had to go through this phase!!! It's a royal pain in the rear!!! Although, my husband has just left today for a field exercise, so I can keep my mess out for about two weeks without any complaints.

I have jumped on-board the Pocket Letter train, and you can see four in-progress letters. I seem to be better at starting them than finishing them!!! I'm hoping that having more alone time in the next couple of weeks will enable my mojo to kick into gear.

To the left, you will see the tray of stamps (many with dies also in the plastic envelope) I have to work with. Anyone who has been here before and has seen my room, knows this is a small collection!!! However, it has many of my favorites and things I chose knowing the projects I would be working on while I waited.

This brown drawer is one of six from my previous room, but holds about two drawer's worth of dies. Most of the dies I now use are the wafer thin type, and put on magnetic sheets. This is something I mailed to myself in advance because it was really heavy! Then when we got here I ordered a new Big Shot to use them.

Most essential tools! I had the white box with me (stamp blocks, ink pads, etc), as well as my paper trimmer. The drawer set arrived in our first shipment, so I got lucky having everything on hand fairly quickly.

Box of various crafting orders!!! Yes, I went a little nutz, lol! I got caught up on my monthly Distress Ink colors, as well has some paper packs, washi tapes, flowers and other "pretties". All in the name of Pocket Letters!!!!

So that's my "desk"! I hope you will leave an encouraging comment before you hop off to the next desk!!! Are you also a Pocket Letter fan? Let me know if you would like to swap with me!! Until next time....Stamp Happy!!!


Nikki C said...

Congrats on the move and your stash pile looks like it's growing quick it's funny how we grow accustom to less when we have to. Your pocket letters look great really going to have to try and make one someday hugs Nikki???

Helen said...

Hope the rest of your shipment arrives soon, before you fill your new home with new stash!! glad you're settling in well. Helen 5

MrsC.x said...

yay! you're back crafting i am loving the 'make do' stash you have arranged and acquired i would love a rummage in that pretties box look at all the washi!? and you are now in the home of washi and cute stationery!! although my first stop would be the LF box ;)

enjoy your me time while thomas is out in the field

much love

happy woyww
Charlie #8
or find me here

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hello QJ, how lovely to see you back...and in South Korea too! My nephew is married to a girl from there, they met while he was teaching English in a school in Seoul. He says it's a fantastic country, I hope you're happy there!
Fingers crossed that your belongings don't take too long to get to must be a pain wanting something special and realising it's in a crate somewhere on the high seas!!
Hugs, LLJ 4 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Well happy new home! It will be fascinating to learn something of a new culture and different country!
I love that the move and the dice into pocket pages has necessitated a big old box full of new stuff...what a fine example you've set!!!

sue jones said...

Looks like you are settling in really well. Fortunately when hubby was in services, i was not crafting so much . I would never be able to move now!!! You seem to have enough for a little while but I hope all your supplies turn up soon xx Have a great week. soojay 22

Artatag said...

Hi Jeannie! Interesting, that you are in South Korea now! Are you staying in the Seoul area? I have been there some years ago and saw there are big US Army facilities. Do you like it so far?
You have a lot of stash, a real treasure! I cross my fingers, that your supplies arrive soon, so can really get settled.
Gabriele 6

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Jeannie, happy to hear you are moved and settling in. Stressful time, isn't it? Good to see you managed to get crafting supplies fast too! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #14 xxx

Linda said...

I hope you are all settling in well to your new home and country. I hope you manage to get plenty of crafting done over the next couple of weeks. I've heard about Pocket Letters and they sound like great fun - could you tell me more about it?

Anonymous said...

If this is only a sampling of your stamps, and I have seen other shipments you have posted on-line. I think you will win the contest of the stamper who dies with the most stamps wins. Although I don't want you to die. My husband says I have enough and quit buying, I have a hard time of letting go of retired stamps. My stamp room has been moved twice because I "out grew the space." LOL Congrats on the move and for serving our country.

Angela Radford said...

Pleased to see the move is working out. The idea of moving is scary and I hope I don't have to do it again. I do sometimes wonder what other people would think if they had to clear all my stuff. I'm not very good at letting go of stuff even when I don't use it much.
Wishing you a good woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 24

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Happy new home country! How long will you be staying in Korea? I like Seoul but I wouldn't know what to pack if I had to transfer to a new country! You must be used to it by now. You seem to have figured everything out so well!
Happy WOYWW and thanks so much for already dropping by and leaving me such a lovely message!
Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

Marit said...

It seems like you make the very best of your new life in a new country... I crafted on the dining table for years so I know how it is... I´ll keep my fingers crossed your furniture and household things will arrive soon so you can make the place your home! Happy woyww and a warm hug (real high temps overhere today but I guess it does not beat Korea) from sunny Holland. Marit #36

Deanna said...

What fun it would be to rummage through your stash of goodies! I notice none of your new goodies include stampin up. You do a great job with adjusting and making do. Glad you can keep on crafting while you wait for the rest of your goodies. hugs

Anonymous said...

Hi, Jeannie, glad you are safely in place in your new country of domicile and that you have some things with you that you can "play" with. That's a nice looking box of yummy things. :-) Happy WOYWW a day late! ~ Laura #48

Intense Guy said...

Your "make do" pile is lots larger than lots of folks "all" pile!

Hope the "rest" of your goodies come soon!

Kyla said...

Congratulations on the move. I agree that moving often does make you realise the "must have" craft items. I love the face that you bought the new distress inks (and a bit more) to move with you :-)

It will be interesting to see any local products you can repurpose for crafting (I certainly remember a few years ago in singapore I picked up TONS of their red money envelopes to use in crafting).

Thanks for visiting my desk already
Kyla #9