Wednesday, 25 April 2012

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday?

It's been ages since I last joined in with WOYWDW, as I work full days on Tuesday and Wednesday and then the evenings are taken up with karate and good telly. However, as I was up and fiddling around at 6am this morning I thought I might as well take a photo. Sorry about the shadows, it's another horrible rainy morning here in Surrey, as it's been pretty much ever since 'they' anounced the hosepipe ban.


So, what is on my desk?
  • A finished layout waiting to be put away:
  • A nearly-completed 80th birthday card for my 90 year-old Nanny to give to one of her friends, the template I used for the dressmaker's dummy on both of these projects is underneath. Nanny is my biggest fan, as a grandmother should be, so my Christmas present to her was 'vouchers' which she could redeem with me when she needed a bespoke  card:
  • A pile of assorted white papers with which to begin the difficult task of creating a sympathy card. I'm thinking about a stitched patchwork effect, as the friend it's for is a quilter, but if anyone has any good ideas for sympthy cards, I'd be grateful for them.
  • The bulging green file is my scraps box. I think I need to do something with that! The precariously balanced mauve tin contains all my most necessary 'go-tos'. The tools I use every time I craft. here's a quick pic, I mught post a list next week.
  • There is also my pink file of French oral notes. My exam is next month so I am revising hard, but I'll try to find time to visit some other desks.  Have a good week.

41 comments:

Helen said...

Great things on your desk, glad you shared them! I am in Surrey too, and it's wet again... Happy WOYWW even in the rain, Helen #22.

Julie J said...

Good luck in the exam.

Queen Of Toys said...

So many things on your desk and yes a list of what your regular items are would be interesting, to compare with for curiosity sake.
Thanks for sharing your desk.

Eliza #26

Bridget Larsen said...

The card is looking great
Bridget #1

Julia Dunnit said...

Honestly Kirsty, I don't know how you do it all! GREAT gift idea for your Grandma, and I expect that she's a courteous customer who gives you plenty of notice! I LOVE the Dance LO, it's beautiful - changing the photos to sepia gives it a whole new look - genius idea.

Carolyn Phillips said...

The card looks great, love the stencil and what a great idea for a present for your grandma.
Carolyn #90

MrsC.x said...

love the layout and card

tfs happy WOYWW have a fabby week Mrs.C.xx #65
http://craftylittlemoos.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/woyww-april-25th-2012.html

Jaki Morris said...

Great idea with the voucher. I gave one to my Aunt and cousin it's for 12 cupcakes once a month for a year! They love it.
I'll have to do one for cards next time, a great idea

Happy WOYWW
Jakix #96

Astrid Maclean said...

Your projects look fun and your desk creative! Pretty good picture for such an early start too. Here the weather is just as c***

Happy WOYWW #34

Sandy said...

What a great idea for your Nanny to give her vouchers for cards :)

craftymonki said...

Lovely layout and card! Good luck with the exam.

Happy Wednesday!

Zoe #49

Sunshine Girl said...

Like the cards and good luck with the exam. No advice on the sympathy card I'm afraid - I cannot make them and always just buy one as I find it too hard to find words to say. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 20

Karen said...

Great creative desk with lovely projects on there, they are gorgeous :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx #75

May said...

Fabulous makes on your desk... simply beautiful... Happy WOYWW, Hugs May x x x No10

CraftygasheadZo said...

What a super idea, vouchers for cards, I like that! Am using my WOYWW snooping as an excuse to munch my way through a bag of mini eggs! Take care Zo xx 77

SusanLotus said...

Lovely project!

Happy WOYWW
Susan nr 92

Laura said...

Love they layout.
Bonne chance for the exam,
Laura #111

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

Your LO and card are lovely! So much fun to see your crafty space!

Happy WOYWW!
Nadia 117

Rita said...

A lovely creative view of your desk Kirsty. Looks very busy too. Hugs from Scotland. Rita 67 xx

Twiglet said...

That's a great idea for your Grandma's gift. I often parcel up my cards in half dozens for my friends' pressies. They love them and I feel better that they don't have to pay me if they want one.

Cottage Remnant said...

Happy Wednesday!
Well a busy desk must be a creative mind!

blessings,
Cindy♥#153

Tertia said...

Lovely, busy desk! Hope the orals will go very well.
Happy WOYWW

Darla said...

It appears you and I attended the same organizational etiquette class, lol.

Belinda said...

Love your finished layout and especially seeing the pretty card for your granny. Thanks for sharing.

Belinda (#158)

Jacqueline said...

Good luck with the Exam!
I'm afraid my 'scraps' box is a lot bigger than that and I sadly need to be ruthless next time I do clear out!

Thanks for sharing,

Jackie x #53

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Sympathy cards are hard to make, so much emotion involved I think. I think subdued colors work best with minimal embellishments, no bling. You'll do well with yours. I like the idea of sewing together a patchwork since the lady was a quilter. That shows you put special effort into it. Thanks for sharing your workdesk and your piles with us. I'm pro-piles myself!

Hazel said...

The LO looks lovely and the 80th birthday card is great. Good idea to give the vouchers. - (Hazel, #173) x

Redanne said...

I think the quilting idea is a good one, as your friend is a quilter. Love your desk and lovely card. Happy WOYWW, Anne #61

Sara Jansen said...

Love the look around your desk. And the mauve tin. I have a similar one, but much smaller for all those little things that are created that don't quite make onto the finished piece. Have a great week.

My name is Cindy said...

Unfortunately I believe we are having the 'wrong kind of rain' and it won't help with the ban! Love the voucher idea, that is very clever. Good luck with the oral. Cindy #43

Sophia said...

Loving all the fun things on your desk but how in the world do you work with that fun mess?! hee hee

Love your smile quote, too.

142

Peggy said...

Running a bit behind on my visits. looking a bit busy there! Have a great WOYWW!

Spyder said...

fabulous crafty mess on desk! Love it! and a really different card for an 80th birthday! It will be loved!!
Thanks for my snoop! Have a great crafty week. HaPpY WoYwW!
((Lyn)) feeling very old at #102!

BumbleVee said...

good for you managing to fit things in..... I need to figure out a better way to do that....even if I have oodles of time in my day it seems I procrastinate ...and then.... end up doing nothing some days. Well..not totally nothing...but, you know what I mean...

Serendipity Stamping said...

Must be many projects in progress, right? What would we do without all the baskets and bins.

okienurse said...

Good looking desk with lots of fun things to see! Good luck with your exams! Vickie #41

THERESA said...

Ok, now i don't feel so bad about my ...(cough) mess, lol, at least you know where you're going too, right.......:))
lotsa luv from #192

Victoria said...

greta desk vicky 104

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm really late visiting, but simply HAD to take time to stop by for a short visit. I've really, really missed you. Had a peek at a few other posts while I was at it. Love the scrapbook pages.

Bleubeard and I are # 11.

Clair said...

Ooooh, I like the colours in your layout and card. Delicious x

BJ said...

Hi Kirsty (it sunny in my part of Surrey as I write this). Love your dancing page and wondered if you saw my page hanger on a previous post. Got the idea from a magazine, where you use a trouser/skirt coathanger the ones with the peg type holders and clip your page in there and hang it up out of harms way before putting away. That way you get to look at oyur creation for a while too. I decorated mine too, hang on I'll look up the post.............
http://ccraftcorner.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/woyww-147.html It is right in the middle of the piccy. BJ