Sunday, 1 February 2009

My desk area totally rocks

I finally got in the photography mood today, so here are pics of my dad's carpentry creativity that I blogged about recently. Yes, that is some wild and wacky pipe cleaner art created by Giuli that is hanging on the wall and on the computer tower, with the exception of the pet mouse in the exercise wheel which Mary made for me. As you can see, I now have about double the space for storing the necessities of life: pens, pencils, oddball knitting needles, scissors, tissues, notepads, sticky notes, my business cards, knitting pattern-a-day calendar, and about 8 or 10 of the latest books I'm reading or using for reference. And, of course, the ball winder.

This shot gives you a closer view of the right-hand section of the L-shaped bookshelf. I am so pleased with this new arrangement. Everything is at hand and, since the desk is a wooden door sitting on two file cabinets, you know that those file cabinets are full of things I need to keep handy also (like the Sims2 and Lara Croft gaming guides, software, magazines that aren't organized elsewhere...oh, right, and even files.)

So, for those of you who are jealous because your daddy isn't as handy as mine, I feel your pain. ;-) But, in the meantime, I'll just enjoy my nifty desk space and you can picture me here the next time you see me Plurking or hanging out on Facebook.

Oh yeah, for those of y'all who are Alan Rickman fans, don't you just love that desktop picture?


Girl Meets Needle said...

Alan Rickman has a voice that I could just listen to for hours.

Beautiful desk. Your dad really made it? He's so talented! Guess we know where your craftiness comes from! :)

Pretentious Wombat said...

My dad's incredibly good with the carpentry stuff. He just sort of pictures what he needs to do and does it. And, believe me, if we get hit by a tornado, anything dad made will still be standing while the rest of the place turns into matchsticks.