Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


For the second week running I have the photos ready, but haven't found time to write the post, so although it is nearing bedtime, I am still going to join in  with the Wednesday workdesk trip. See Julia's blog, Stamping Ground to find out all about it.
I decided this week to give my room a complete overhaul. I was tired of
having no floor-space, and constantly barging my hips etc as I hovered between the work table and the computer desk. It was a mammoth task as there is no spare space in here, so everything movable had to be dumped on our bed in the room next door. This exposed rather more dust than there should have been, plus a lot of long white hair. (I wonder whose that could have been?). So I had a good clean up and then I had to enlist the help of hubby to lift the desk over the table and rearrange everything, including all the wiring. I have got fourteen items always plugged in, and three sockets with only one of them being earthed! So there are adapters coming out of adapters and enough overload to give an electrician nightmares.
Still, this is how it looks now. My desk is back under the window where the light is good to work by, and the sun is not too hot for a few months. The windows are actually quite a poor fit and it was getting draughty around my shoulders when I sat at the computer for too long. Now I can swivel my chair between the table and the computer, the only drawback being a very small space to use the mouse. 
Also, on what was the computer table, I have my printer and silhouette cameo set up with space for them to both work as they should. The coloured cover and all the 'stuff' on top of the printer, is to prevent Arwen from making it her bed again. I'm sure all her hair was the main cause of the last one failing. She actually left my room and hid under our bed while all the moving was going on. She is back now, but she is not happy with the new arrangement!
But it didn't stay this tidy for long as last night I spent my time wrapping up lots of little chocolate bars and sticking them together to make these.

Folk who follow JoZart on here, may remember these when she made them and wrote a post about it last year. I wanted to make some then, but I couldn't get the candy canes out here. I spotted some in the pound shop when I was in UK back in September, so I brought a couple of boxes back with me. (My sister thought I had lost the plot when I bought them, but she will see what they were for now). Mine rely rather more heavily on selotape than Jo's did, but my hand-eye coordination is bad right now. The doctor has given me stronger painkillers that are making me go 'do-lally', and my eye appointment came through yesterday, but it is not until 8th January, so for now it's a case of, "if in doubt.. add another layer of tape"!
Well I have made it before the clock strikes mid-night, so I'll go and link this up and see what some of you folk are busy with this week.


Annie said...

Well done you with the big sort out and tidying of your crafty space....brilliant job. Hope your eye appointment comes round quickly for you and they can do something to make a difference.
A x # 42

Krisha said...

WOW! Well done on the re-organizing! I'm going to wait until the new year to tear into the rest of this craft space.
Thanks for the visit.
Krisha #4

Jean Straw said...

Your room looks great now, I guess Awen will soon find a new favourite spot to make her own.
The little sweetie sleighs look fun, I hope you can sell them all.
Jean x

Angie said...

Lovely space! I always change things around, I can't stand to leave anything as is for too long. I think the energy moves better sometimes with a good rearranging!
Angie #84

Sharon Madson said...

Your room looks amazing! Great job.
My room never stays cleaned up and organized very long, either.
Thanks for the peek.
Sharon #88

Maxine D said...

What a marathon, but I am sure it will be worth it - poor Arwen though... I am sure she will survive!
Love your wee sleighs, they look so sweet (pardon the pun). Do hope your medical issues get sorted soon, not good having do-lally eyes.

Uniflame said...

Wow! Everything is no neat! Love your cat :) Thanks for visiting me :) Uniflame - 54

VonnyK said...

Wow, that hard work paid off, it looks great. 14 plugs?? I haven't even got that many appliances in the house!! Your little sweet sleighs are gorgeous.
Have a great week,
Von #24

veronica said...

room looks great now - am sure Arwen will find somewhere comfy to supervise you from! love the sleighs, great idea

JoZart said...

how well you've done with your reorganising, it all looks great. I am so pleased too that you've found my sleighs idea useful and you've made a super job of them even though you've had your eye troubles. Hope you are sorted soon!
love jo x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Kate,
Your rearranging looks great! Good to get away from the draft too. That's one fluffy cat on your table, by the way!

Your sleighs are so cute. I agree, when in doubt, use more tape!

Thank you for visiting me already. I'm slowly making it around.

Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (6)

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh well done Kate..the sort of re-arranging that uses your bed as a temporary dump means that you HAVE to get it finished! So sorry that your meds make you floaty, it's not convenient when you're brim full of ideas and plans. Love the little sleighs, and am perfectly sure that tape and extra tape is the way to go, frankly!

Neet said...

Sorry to hear you are having problems with health Kate, hope the 8th January comes quickly for you.
Well done on all the Makes, wish I had time to do something but a Retreat seems to have taken over my life at the moment.
Love your reorganisation, Arwen will settle soon I am sure.
Hugs, Neet xx