Wednesday, 29 October 2014

WOYWW 282

Another week has gone by and my promise to myself to blog more often has not been realised - again!  Oh well, at least I am here a bit earlier this week.

If you want to know more about What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday, go over to Julia's Stamping Ground and join in with the fun.

I have managed to do some crafting this week - birthday and Halloween cards.  No more Christmas designs unfortunately.  Of course I will be regretting it next month when I am rushing to get them done! 

My craft room has been turned upside down, put back together and now it turns out that the builders need to replaster the entire back wall, so again everything will be in turmoil.  I am looking forward to finally getting everything in its place and be able to sew, in particular, as my sewing machine table is pushed up against my other desks at the moment.

My photos show one of my new purchases - been wanting/needing an A3 guillotine for ages and when I saw it on Create & Craft at a discounted price, it just had to be ordered - and also my messy main desk.  You can see a finished birthday card waiting to go in the envelope, 2 Halloween packages ready for the postlady, a fab new photography software suite, all of my washi tapes have decided to jump around the desk and various other 'things'.



I hope that everyone is having a good week.  It is a F1 weekend coming up (Texas), so I will be able to sit with my laptop and get some more blog posts written.  I hope that you come back and have a read.

Ali x

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

WOYWW 281

What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday is nearly over, but I told myself that I would join in, so here I am.  Was meant to get in my craft room early this morning, but overslept (a very rare occurrence for me) and then we went out shopping for most of the day.  I bought a fab crafty item from T K Maxx, so I hope you will excuse my absence.

Here is my desk -

 
 
I started seriously making Xmas cards yesterday.  Finished the cute Yorkie design (the others in the pile are left over from last year - need inserts) and printed out a sheet of fab donkey/Jack Russell toppers to make some more.  You can see the 2015 diary/planner which I bought today, and the scrapbooking/journaling kit.  My collection of washi tape is stacked up at the back - any ideas on a cheap way of storing them?  The calendar is produced by a Facebook friend who has a gorgeous family of Chihuahuas.  If you are a fan of the breed, then let me know and I will give you her contact details.
 
If you have no idea of what WOYWW is, click on this link http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/.  All will be explained and you can join in with this weekly tour around the world's craft desks.  

In the next week I will be making more Xmas cards, birthday cards (why are so many people born in October and November?), actually dusting down my sewing machine and finishing a cushion that I started ages ago, and my craft room should be painted (just one wall, but still need to empty out a wardrobe that I store my CDs in).

One of my dogs has a part-time job now - helping out with training courses for people with learning difficulties/mental health problems etc - so I chauffeur him on those days - and I will be starting my new paid work, Internal Verifier for the same organisation.  Should be only a few days work every month, so I hope that my annoying body will allow me to earn the much-needed extra income. One of my ponies has been diagnosed with PPID, which means daily medication for life - approx. 80 pence per day. 

I will get this published now, promise to be back soon, and will then go and have a nosey around some more blogs. 

Ali x