Wednesday, 26 November 2014

WOYWW 286 - Crafting again!

Happy What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday everyone.  Pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground to join in with the party.

I am late here today.  The day did not start well, waking up at 3.20 am with cramp in my legs - and the pain would not let me sleep after that.  I did catch up with lots of tv though, and the cat enjoyed my company on the sofa.  I am understandably a bit slow today, getting through my usual animal care/housework whilst waiting for more parcels to be delivered.  For the past few years I have done most of my present shopping on the internet - so much easier when we live 10 miles away from the nearest shopping and I struggle with driving now.  It does mean that we get a lot of courier vans making their way down our narrow lanes - apologies to the local horseriders and cyclists!

The good news is that my craft room is back up and running.  I made 2 simple Xmas cards this morning - just printed off a sheet of fab Pollyanna Pickering toppers (the Jack Russell and donkey look just like my Buzz & Doris!) and using various bits of card from my Xmas Stash Box.  My big intentions to make fancy cards for a lot of family and friends will, as usual, be put to one side for another year.  Not enough energy or inspiration, sorry!


This is my work area right in front of my pc screen.  Some crafty essentials - Collall glue, tape pen, scissors, ruler.  Many other miscellaneous items - pot of pens, calculator, Reiki verse, good luck charm from Lanzarote, business card box etc, etc.

I will be doing some blog-hopping for the rest of the day, inbetween taking the dogs out in the field again, feeding/medicating/mucking out ponies/donkey, attempting to cook some sort of meal this evening and I may even end up in my craft room for a while again.

Ali x

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

WOYWW 285

Hello to everyone on this windy Wednesday.  Life has been busy for me for the past 2 weeks - plus a nasty cold struck me down, and I am still suffering now.  My craft room is almost empty.  The main rear wall had to be replastered - and the painter is in there now putting colour back on the wall.  As usual for me, everything is last minute.  We have family coming to stay tomorrow, and the contents of my craft room are currently in the spare room!  There will be a lot of moving around later.  Wish me luck! 

Looking on the positive side, it does give me the push to really sort out what I HAVE to keep and what can go (whether to be sold or given to the charity shop).

I found myself watching a calligraphy show on Create & Craft last week - and several items fell into my flexi-basket.  This includes some gorgeous wax sealing stash, and I plan to decorate Xmas gifts/envelopes with these.  Will show some of the results next week.

Here is my empty craft room.


If you would like to find out more about WOYWW (What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday), go over to Julia's Stamping Ground

I am off now to tour around a few of your blogs.

Ali x

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

WOYWW 283

Late again today, but got my mum staying for a few days - and the sun is shining for the first time in a while, so we took the dogs down to the beach.

For those who are wondering what WOYWW stands for (What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday) and would like to join in with this weekly tour around craft desks, take a jog over to Julia's http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/

My actual desk this week has nothing much on it.  The Xmas card production line has ground to a halt.  Therefore, I am showing the cushion I finally finished this week.  My first 'proper' project with my sewing machine.  I discovered Craftsy, which has so many wonderful classes.  I have signed up for a few - some of which are free.


You may think that it is just a simple square cushion - but it has French seams!!  Yes, I did not know what these were either!  I have learnt so many useful skills with this first project, and I am starting to work through the preparation work for the next project - a skirt (I hyperventilate at the thought).

I am sure that many of you will be off to the NEC this week.  I so wish that I could get there.  I look forward to seeing pictures of purchased stash next week.

Ali x