Wednesday, May 8, 2013

What's On Your Workbench Wednesday 205 (WOYWW)

It's Wednesday and time to share "Whats On Your Workbench Wednesday". For the run down on what this is visit Julia's blog here. Well yesterday there were some heart easel cards that I made last Friday but they are now in the post for Mothers Day. How to make them is below this post here. Today there isn't much changed since last Friday after I made the cards, cleaned up and got my jewellery stuff out again. I had every intention of getting my cuffs done and had started to drill holes to cold connect the bezel to the first cuff but something popped up...well more then one something....rather more like 21 somethings popped up and I never got back to the desk.

 Let me explain I left the desk to go to the Doctors to see about removing a skin cancer on the side of my left thumb but while there she decided to burn off all she could find in one session which happened to be 21 in total located on my fingers, hands and forearms. I've had them treated this way before with no problem...just causes a superficial blister under the skin cancer and they dry up and fall off. But this time blisters started forming within hours and steadily increased in size and pain increased till Monday I woke with red, inflamed, swollen hands and fingers with blisters that were 1-2cm in width and up to 1cm high. I was going to take a photo of my hands but they look gross LOL. I grew up near the beach and the damage was done long ago I'm afraid.

Some burst blisters on my left hand were infected and I couldn't bend the hand till today. So here I am with sick leave for a week, taking antibiotics and pain medication. I have a tone of stuff ready to get made and two sore hands not able to make anything with...aaarrrggg the irony of it all. SSSooo here is my desk for Wednesday hardly changed to last Wednesday. My cuffs got polished and there is my drill ready to do some cold connecting. The card at the back is one I made hubby for Valentine's day. To the left of that card is a journal and to the right a pyramid card and mixed media card. All of these are from past posts.

This is closer to the little ice resin filled bezel I was drilling

At left in the first photo is a new toy called a One Step Looper that makes precise eye pins. I haven't even had a chance to try it out!!

As there isn't much on my desk I thought I would show you a bit of stuff that is in my craft room. To my right I have my book shelf. It sits on cabinets that hold all my jewellery making stuff, my Cuttlebug things, paints, glues etc etc. At left in the coloured jars are my enameling powders and my Golden gels at the right. My trusty Dremel is obscuring some of the stash :o). On the top of the book case are some things I have made

The gorgeous Swallow  book at top left I made in a class with Jen Crossley...images for it are here. The rusty art doll opens and there is a working clock inside. Its over 20cm tall.

To the right of the art clock that you can just see in the image of the book shelf is a altered Pez container I made in a class with Michael De Menge a few years ago.

So now for the first time ever on a Wednesday I can go and visit other WOYWW players on the actual day!! Wether I can type a comment though may have to wait till tomorrow or later as typing hurts!!
Annette In Oz


Eliza said...

Hows Humpty Doo Beautiful Lady with the swollen hands, you poor thing, what a horrible thing to have happen and no crafting you must be pulling your hair out with maddness.

Thanks for the tour of your space and desk, I was more worried about you. Get better soon, hugs from the south.

Eliza & Yoda 43

Glenda said...

Thanks for sharing your space. So sad you are in pain. Take care of you.

Helen said...

sorry you're suffering, hope it all clears up soon... love the desk though, thanks for sharing. Helen 5

Lucy said...

Great tour of your studio, but am really feeling your pain.
Time to make sure that YOU take care of YOU!
Luv Lucy

The Taming of the Glue said...

You really are in the wars...hope the pain goes soon and you can get back to crafting. Happy WOYWW. Pam#23

Candace said...

hope you are feeling better soon

Thanks for sharing your crafty space and have a great week

Happy Crafting
Candace #64

glitterandglue said...

Trust your hands will recover well, and soon. Take care.
Margaret #80

ike said...

Gosh - what a nightmare with your poor hands.... sending mega healing vibes !!!
Thanks for sharing your bits and pieces - even whilst suffering :-)
IKE xxxx

Nan G said...

Oh my how awful. Your cuffs look fab! Love the new tool! I'm off in search of one now!,my hands acting kinda wonky with no help so that will be a big help for me. Love the pics at the end...are they pendants/charms? They're cool! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #87

ria gall said...

Hi Annette
you poor thing I do hope you hands heal soon and that all the cancer has been cleared, it must be so painful right now.
I hope to see some great stuff on your desk soon
Thanks for sharing your desk today, Happy WOYWW hope you have a great week
Ria #42

Monica said...

Your studio is fantastic as you have so much variety and lovely creations.
Skin cancer is a pest but happily it can be removed without the dreaded Chemo at this stage. Hope the healing continues and you can craft on

Monica 109

Carole said...

Oh sorry to hear about your skin issues. Hands are so important.
Thanks for sharing. Snoop on

Winnie said...

Sounds painful! Take care! I am loving your soar charm and see the great Tim Wings! I am impressed that you have a drill in your room, heck, I am too much of a danger to myself to be allowed near a power tool! Enjoy the week! Winnie #75

Julia Dunnit said...

Ouf your poor hands, hope the whole week isn't too difficult for you..gotta be done tho gal! All those pots of gesso..some are storing other things, right?!!

Dainty Diva said...

Hope you heal quick and with less pain. Looks like lots of manual labor going on in your studio. lol #129

Ginny Maxam said...

So Sorry about your hands!!! Ugh, hope all is well quickly! Thanks for sharing!Have a great week! Ginny #120

sara j said...

So bummed to hear about your hands. We never quite realize how much we need/love something until we don't have it. Sick leave and pain meds do not sound fun! Hopefully you'll be able to get back to the cuffs this week.
Please forgive my not thanking you sooner for your Finnebair email. I am hoping to give it another go this weekend. Also loved the info on the easel cards...your hearts are lovely!

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Thanks everyone..the bloomin hands are still sore today but I can type a bit easier. Julia the jars are ALL different types of Golden products not just gel medium or gesso :o)

DebC55 said...

Ouch so sorry to hear about your hands and hope they are on the mend soon!!!! Loved the tour of your workspace though and will pop in again when you are able to get back at some of those projects!!!

Be Blessed! DayLee Doodler #107

sandysewin said...

Gosh, sounds like quite the ordeal you've been through. Hope it's all better soon.

I saw a video demo of the one step looper and immediately said, "WANT!" Let us know if it's as good as they

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #36


Will do Sandy

okienurse said...

great looking desk and tools. Love the projects! I too have a long history of skin cancers and every few years go through what you just had done. I put it off several years and ended up having face cancer that has left me scarred and (I think) deformed in some ways so even if it is painful keep your appointments cause it is worth it in the long run. Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #36

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Goodness, that sounds sore, Annette...:(. Skin cancer is a perennial problem in Oz isn't it? I've got good friends in Qieensland who need lumps chopped off them now and again... I hope that your hands heal up really quickly.
Love the things on your desk but that one step loop tool looks incredibly loops go every which way and if yu don't get it right first go, it never looks right after that! Let us know how yu (eventually) get on with it :)
Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

Annie said...

I love your craftwork. You must be so frustrated to not be able to do any at the mo but take the time out to let your hands heals well first. Your health must come first.
I really hope you make a speedy recovery.
A x # 53
ps sorry but I've never used yahoo so it wont be me. Trsut me when I say there is only one like me :-)

BJ said...

Oh you poor thing, hope all clears up soon. Love the new tool would never have guessed what it was if you hadn't explained! Thanks for visiting me already BJ#15

House of Bears said...

Oh dear, hope your hands are better soon, how frustrating for you,

Thanks for visiting the bears this week.

sandra de said...

Ohh the frustration of being home sick but too sick to play at your desk. I do hope your hands heal quickly. Love all the wonderful creations around your room. You have been to some fab workshops.


glitterandglue said...

Hello again. Yes you found me just fine. I'm rather computer illiterate when it comes to blogs and stuff - so didn't know you COULD get straight from here to me....or couldn't as the case obviously was. Sorry - don't yet know how to rectify that... just keep going through Julia's links on WOYWW. Thanks for your comments.
Margaret (glitterandglue)
PS Have given up putting my number on my comments, 'cos it kept changing yesterday - not sure why....

Neet said...

OOh Annette, that sounds painful. Hope it soon starts to heal up and dry up and whatever else is necessary to return you to good health and crafting.
That's you and Shaz in Oz who have been having treatment.
Thanks for the brilliant photographs, hope you are now resting.
Take care, have a good week.
Hugs, Neet xx 17 (and Flat Susan)

Marianne said...

head pin looper???? I must find out about this tool.

Unknown said...

Your work is stunning. I hope you feel better soon. Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting #1

Rossella said...

You poor thing, I hope your hands feel better soon. How frustrating to have the time to craft but not be well enough,
I shall be interested to see in that one step looper works well,
Thanks for your visit earlier,
Rosie x

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my, Annette from Oz and I am Annette and just arrived in Oz a few weeks ago! :) Your poor hands, that sounds sore and I hope they are well on their way to healing up now, nothing worse than having time to craft and play and being unable to do it because your hands hurt! :( Annette #7

Lisa-Jane said...

Goodness that sounds horribly painful! How frustrating to have time but not the fingers. I hope you feel better soon and get back to your cuffs because they look fab.

Unknown said...

Here's hoping you feel better soon. Love your artwork but I have been a fan of yours for quite a long time. Thanks for visiting my blog. I am in NYC at the moment.

Bobby said...

Thanks for stopping by my workdesk. A Portrait is a small Silhouette cutting machine. I already use a Cricut so have put off learning how to use this one. You have some very creative stuff going on. I hope your hands heal soon so you can get back to it.

Rhonda Halushka said...

What a fun look into your studio! THanks for coming round my blog as well for WOYWW. Hope your healing goes quickly!

Mary said...

Hello....first thanks for being suce a busy girl and hopping around WOYWW. Lots to see there that's for sure, and I'm glad you saw my blog. I'm sending wishes for a quick recovery, sore hands to a crafter....not good. I'll be over to your lovely country in June. My son, wife and kiddies live in NSW. Love visiting, wish they lived much closer. Lots to do today, so....happy crafting, and soon I hope!

Marit said...

OhdearOhdearOhdear... so sorry to hear of your hands! Hope you (ánd the hands!) are feeling better now! I do love your photos/desk... will send you an email in a while. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Hug from Holland, Marit #102

Kyla said...

ooh, trip to doctors sounds awful, hope the blisters recede soon.

Looking through your earlier posts, a finnabair class eh? As a famous Ozzy female once said "I should be so lucky!!". Love the journal you made, fabulous depth and colours.

Thanks for visiting my WOYWW already

Maggie's Crafts said...

Nice creations and a lovely crafty space. Love using diy tools in my crafting. :)

Sorry I'm running late. Thank you for sharing and visiting my blog.



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