Wednesday, May 9, 2012

WOYWW

Sadly.... a mess that is getting sorted into ....boxes.  That's what's happening on Wednesday over here.  Welcome WOYWWers.... sorry for the mess... c'mon in anyway..............and, don't step on anything important okay.  Olaf is watching...... he's always watching.  And...can you believe I still can't show you the 'secret' things I was making....oh, man..no fun at all.  People are not home, gifts not received..etc.... I hope to show you something soon.  Maybe just few days now.... fingers crossed.















Nothing going on the 'making' department. I'm packing up my craft room in readiness for our renovation...which will include painting this room.  Sigh....  we don't even have a start date yet, but if you know how long it takes to pack up years worth of stuff in order to vacate the whole floor of a house....well, you know.....

I need to make a start.  A really good start.  Small stuff will go into the storage area... a very large storage area under a newer area of the house that we added several years ago....(we've been renovating for 24 years, yeh, I know....)   ..the rest will go into the garage as well as down here.  I hope it all fits somewhere.  At least this time we don't have to sleep in the garage ...we did on the big reno about 15 years ago...hahahha...there we were stuffed between motorcycles and house plants...our clothes hanging on the garage door opener rails.... washing dishes in a bucket.....



This time...we will be living on the lower floor of the house... the basement actually, but our basement is lovely and bright and will be just fine.  Although, we will be using the laundry room for a kitchen/laundry room/bathroom... there is a toilet in there.  Here, look it is a very nice laundry room..it's not as bad as it sounds.
A nice sink for washing up .... cupboards for toiletries and other small stuff ...















...space for electric frying pan, toaster oven and crockpot.... I could live here for a year if I had to....but, it won't be that long.....
















We did this room a few years ago.. all by ourselves...right from the cement out .... including a ceiling....and we're pretty proud of our handiwork,  but, this time...somebody else will be doing the grunt work.  My back won't take it any more... and of course, my wrecked elbow....and poor Mr. BV wrecked a knee on the last one...so... yeh... time to let others do it.  It'll be hard to let the reins go though...reeeeellly hard..... just one more thing that lets me know I am getting ..... o..oh...oh, how I hate to say it out loud ...older......















I'm trying to pack up a small box with little things I can work on during the time... big enough to contain entertaining bits and yet small enough to carry around to wherever my 'desk' happens to be on any given day during the disaster.















Oh, I so hope it isn't a disaster of any kind.  That's the reason we began doing it all ourselves in the first place.  We had no luck at all with contractors and tradespeople ...none at all.  Some of the the stories just make my blood boil.  Not going to think on it...just think about packing up dolls ...bears....stuff.....and more STUFF!@  That does it ...I'm purging.

Hmmm...somebody doesn't look too happy about being boxed.... even if I am building a box tall enough for her!  This is my tallest doll at 26 inches.... it was for a challenge to do a Raggedy with a twist.  I did her as a ballerina...

































If you want to see more desks, workspaces and more about what people are dong with their spare time...hahhah...and every other minute too.... check out WOYWW over at Julia's...

19 comments:

Karen said...

I hope all your renovations go to plan and that you manage to continue some crafting while they are taking place.

Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #49

Hanni said...

Good luck with your renovation, it will look beautiful soon.

Jaki Morris said...

I don't envy you with all that upheaval but I do like the look of your basement, it's better than my whole house!
Take care
Jakix #78

Twiglet said...

I hope it all goes well - it will be a slow process I am sure but that means you will have lots of time to make more gorgeous little felty bears. Now if you get fed up with the basement just come on over and have a week or two here!! x Jo

SuziesImaginarium said...

OH, I DO NOT envy your packing up stuff at all. I hope it doesn't take too long, although I must say..your laundry room is very nice! Love the doll! She is very cute! P.S. my hubby would have loved to sleep with his motorcycle hehe! Thanks for visiting me #159 Happy WOYWW

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...oh gosh so much work ahead for you guys but sounds like it's not to much of a bitter pill to swallow & your veterans in the camping out in your own home mallarky...I wish a swift transition for you & at least you have your crafty box to keep your sanity...thanks for sharing today...Mel :) #30

Hazel said...

Just hang on to the thought that it will be lovely when it's all done - thanks for sharing (Hazel, WOYWW #95) x

Susan said...

You have an incredibly nice laundry! Such a lot of work to just prepare for the renos... will be worth it though :D)

Keren Howell said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope the packing goes well, it'll all be worth it...(Keren #156 on WOYWW)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Just thinking about it all makes me giddy so I hope it all goes well for you. Take care & enjoy snooping this WOYWW. Zo xx 73

Maria V. said...

I love your doll, she's a beaut!!! I hadn't seen it before, you did a fantastic job with her. Oh hun, I don't envy you with all that packing you have to get through ... It will all be worth it in the end. I hope you are doing well, my friend.
Big hug.
MV

May said...

Gorgeous doll... good luck with the undertaking of the work on your house... love your laundry room Fab... Hugs May x x x#31

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thanks for stopping by my place! If I lived near, I would come over and help you box things up. You should be VERY proud of your handiwork on that laundry room - it's ready for a magazine spread! Hope it all goes smoothly for you and doesn't take a dog's age to finish! (Take this opportunity to purge, like you said; you'll be so glad you did!) Have a great week! Darnell 160

Samantha Elliott said...

Good luck with the renovations on your home. It will all be worth it when it is finished I am sure.
Thanks for visiting.
xx

Est xxx said...

Remember it has to look bad before it can look good...that's what I kept saying when I had my kitchen remodelled last year and it will be worth it in the end...good luck and hope ou have a great week, loving your bears xxx

Anne said...

That doll is amazing. Hope renovations go well and that you will be able to still do some crafting. Thanks for popping over to see me. Anne x

Laura said...

Love your Raggedy Ann with a twist -- really cool and interesting. Best of luck with the renovations! Happy WOYWW from Laura #186 (Thanks for visiting my blog.)

Craftgirl said...

Loved the tour of your house. All the best for your renovations. Glad you are packing some crafting stuff too.

Carol

Miriam said...

Ooh - looks like you will have a lovely new craft room to look forward to.
#97