Wednesday, January 21, 2015


I made I flop into a chair to catch my breath. My friend, Trisha came looking for me so I had to hurry and take some pics of my progress in the studio and link up with Julia. I made it, Trish!

Well the white cabinet didn't work out for Sizzix die storage.

Two issues: one I couldn't read the labels (bi-focals ya know) and the shelves sagged. So I tried the wood shelves next to it, still couldn't see the labels. So....

I've changed how I'm using the new old sewing cabinet found at a used furniture store for a steal. I've removed the doors to make it easier to get at my stuff. The drawers are strong enough to support the weight of the dies. Just need to type up some new labels since the dies lay on their side.

Yipee...happy dance. All of the plastic drawers from the broken plastic carts, you know the ones from the craft stores, fit on the shelf side of the cabinet. And tucked into the corner, I've stacked to wood units with small cardstock (A2) and the drawers will hold painting supplies (eventually). ;)

Sorry I wasn't a very good snooper last week. This week isn't looking too good for visiting. Maybe by the weekend I'll pop in to visit those that visit me.

Have a good crafty day!

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Hello hello Deskers,
Yes I'm here today for a short bit. Then it's back to legal paper work. Ugh.

First let me say to everyone, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I am happy to report that there's only a few small boxes left to unpack and the studio to organize and I will finally, be settled in my new place. My friends drove up the other day and helped to put up cabinets for storage around the apartment. See that white case on the wall.....isn't that cool. New die storage...yippee! And the big box off to the right is my desk waiting to be assembled. I can't wait to start crafting again. I sure miss getting all inky and stained. (grin)

So here's my 'desk' to link up with Ms. Julia today.

(click on pic for a non-blurry view)

The old wood desk will be my cutting station. Well, at least the right half will be. Looks like T has claimed the left side for her own. :) have a wonderful day. I'll visit as many as I can in the evenings this week. Please leave your number so I can find you.

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Christmas blessings to all my blog land friends!
Have a wonderful holiday.

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Woyww 288!

Ho ho ho....oh no! The day is fast approaching and what am I doing? 'Unpacking' still! But I have snuck in a bit of craftiness time to try and make a couple of Christmas wreaths. I've got a ways to go on both, tho. Maybe, just maybe, one will be finished in time to actually hang on my front door before Christmas day arrives.

Be sure to pop over to Julia's for the links to all of the cool, neat or messy desks out in crafty blog land.

I hoping to be able to visit a few more desks this week.

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

p.s. it seems blogger has taken it upon itself to add verification for all comments regardless of what settings one has on one's blog. I've seen it on quite a few blogs that never had verification before. My apologies to you that I cannot remove this annoying feature.

Edit: p.s.2 please visit Di's blog. She has fix for the unwanted verification blogger has added to our blogs. I just updated my settings following Di's instruction. It works! Thanks Di!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

T for Tuesday

Hello Bleubeard and Elizabeth,
So happy to be joining in T for Tuesday . It's been too long since I've linked up.

My pics today are of my favorite subjects....the Girls.

Here's Baby enjoying the sun on her new screened porch. Even got my empty diet Pepsi can in the shot.

And my unpacking helper, "T". She's claimed the dresser top as her new spot for guarding/surveying her new domain. :) Here she's found a new friend.

Have a wonderful day. Enjoy your 'Tea' or other fave drink and visit with a few friends at the Altered Book Lover(s), Elizabeth and Bleubeard. The Girls and I will be there.

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Woyww 286

Hello Deskers! How are y'all doing? Can you believe it's the end of November?! I wanted to have my Christmas cards ready to mail but I'm still unpacking. Progress has been made in the past week, tho.
You can see the floor! Nosy T is exploring and checking out the view. :)

A few more boxes to go then I'll start organizing the stash. That can be done as I get back to creating, once I have a desk that is. ;)

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving day here in the US. I'm so thankful for my WoYWW, online friends and my adoptive family! Sending blessings and warm hugs to all.

p.s. Oops forgot to give you the link to our lovely hostess, Julia. Who puts up with our shenanigans.

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


We made it! We are all moved in the new apartment. All the boxes are stacked in the soon to be new room of stash. Making some headway. You can see a few binders with my cling stamps have found a home on the shelves in the far right corner. On the dresser in the middle sits a lonely Cuttlebug bug waiting to be used.

Why am I showing you this you ask? Today we link up with Julia at the Stamping Ground to show you our work desks. Show us yours, link up with Julia and we'll come visit.

That's it from me today. Back to unpacking as I need to find some winter clothes. Temps have taken quite a tumble and I'm still wearing shorts and tank tops. "I'm freezing!"

Stay warm y'all. Hope to find sometime to do a bit of desk hopping. Please leave your link number and I'll try to pop in later this week.

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls