Wednesday, 30 November 2011


What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Not played along with this one for a very long time. 

I think I've mentioned before that I don't have a dedicated workspace so everything has to be cleared away when I have finished.  I generally use the worktop in my kitchen and glass lid of the oven as a workspace.  Don't worry - never ever when the oven is on.

I've been playing with the December journalling thing that a few people seem to be doing.  I can't justify spending the cost of Journal Your Christmas at the moment so may well either do my own thing and make it into an album of December my way or I might take inspiration from the Ali Edwards December Daily. 

So always being last minute with everything - yesterday was the time I pulled out anything I could find in my stash remotely christmas related. First up was the question do I make myself an album or use one I already have with maybe one or two layouts already in? My question was answered when I stumbled across a 7gypsies package in the bottom of my basket which is around 8 chipboard pages all in different shapes that make up an album. Everything being different shapes I thought it would make it more interesting to work with.  I got a pizza box of Websters Pages goodies earlier this year and there are all kinds of christmas bits and pieces in it including some die cut pages which are ideal sizes (again all different shapes).  I found lots of other bits besides and plan on making a start today.  Quite how much I will get done is in the lap of the gods as the kids are off school for the strike day, I have a badly timed optician appointment for an eye test which I made before I knew they were off and my eldest son has one later in the day at a time which was perfect to coincide with the end of the school day.  Anyway these things come to test us and here is the stash I have got out

I also came across this mystery package

It contains a kit to make advent bags from Sweetwater. I loved Sweetwater when they made scrapbook papers. I will go so far as to say they are my all time favourite manufacturer so it is such a shame they are now only doing fabrics and patterns.  Anyway I bought this kit just before last Christmas and never got around to making them and obviously I haven't done it this year either. I'm thinking if I leave it on the worktop it will be in my way and I might be motivated into doing something with it even if it isn't ready for 1st December which unless you have been living on another planet is TOMORROW - arrggghhhh.  They are supposed to look like this link

I'm sure people have got lots more interesting workdesks this wednesday - pop on over to WOYWW to see what they are up to.


kath said...

would love to see what you do with the advent calendar kit...thanks for the crafty snoop...Happy WOYWW...hugs kath xxx (33)

jude said...

You could always start early and plan ahead for next christmas that way you can take your time!
Have fab wednesday and creative festive wqeek ahead!
hugs judex 9

Neil said...

Hi there and thanks for the peek into your creative zone. It looks like there is loads going on so thanks for sharing. Hope you have a brilliant week and have plenty of creative time!
Neil #24

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh very busy day for you! Hope you find some time to be crafty. Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl – No 4

Anonymous said...

What a great desk with some super stash, will next week be you mystery package all finished. Have a great Wednesday. Laura

Michelle said...

How fun! I love when I find mystery stuff in my craft stash. It is amazing what I forget that I have. #108

Susan Flynn said...

Gosh you've got plenty of lovely projects to work on, the only trouble will be which to start first?

Shoshi said...

Thanks for sharing all your lovely stash! Your not having a dedicated space makes me appreciate so much that I've got a whole room... I used to work on my lap in the sitting room, surrounded by cardboard boxes, and then my hubby helped me sort out a room, and I really do appreciate it. I take my hat off to people who can create beautiful things in their kitchens (apart from food, of course)! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #62

Julia Dunnit said...

That's me - leave it out long ewnough to get sick of it and then just make it to get it out of the way!! Not doing either of the journalling things this year..I out myself under ridiculous pressure to do it last year!