Wednesday 22 November 2023

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #755

 Morning deskers, welcome to our weekly Wednesday Blog Hop - WOYWW. Here's the link to the one responsible, the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground - pop on over and join in, see what it's all about and join in yourself.

Here's my desk  this week. 



There is glitter everywhere. Christmas has definitely landed.



My 'stars' and baubles all got done, I'm quite pleased with them. Now I am  trying to use up the pine cones and ribbon in my stash. 





How on earth do people tie pretty bows? All of mine seem lopsided in one way or another. (Rhetorical question - they are done now for better or worse. Please do not link me the easiest video in the world now).

I'm pretty happy, I think I have enough made to set up a stall so anything else I get done will be a bonus. I don't actually think my 'style' will have a big market at this venue but you never know on the day. I have  one other biggish project I'd like to do but there's plenty of time (famous last words) and it wouldn't be the end of the world if it didn't get done. 

Well that's me, it's very late and I really must get to bed. 

Have a wonderful week, love n hugs Cindyxx


Wednesday 15 November 2023

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #754

Morning deskers, welcome to our weekly Wednesday Blog Hop - WOYWW. Here's the link to the one responsible, the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground - pop on over and join in, see what it's all about and join in yourself.

Here's my desk  this week. 


Ten minutes after this it was complete chaos as I started getting out bits n bobs to decorate the heck out of those stars etc.  I have 3 weeks until my final craft fair for the year and I don't really have anything to sell. I thought these would be quick but it's not looking that way. I had a bit of a re-arrange for the desk at the back today and moved the pc. See that 'hole' to the left where my bigshot lives? I call that the glory hole because when I am sitting at my desk anything I can't be bothered to put away gets shoved there. Heaven help me if I ever wanted to use the machine. But I tidied it today and all that is left is one bill I can't actually remember if I have paid or not. I also set up my SAD lamp to the right of the pc - not entirely convinced it does much but I'll try anything to get me through the winter.

The Christmas mini marathon went very well, I had 9 ladies who arrived dressed very festively and we had a lovely morning making cards, listening to Christmas songs and eating mince pies. Here are my samples, demos and 'using up the bits that were left' cards.









I've spent most of the last couple of days tidying up the house (unfortunately that is a job that is never quite finished) as I am conscious that I will start getting nagged about decorations very soon and much as I love Christmas I can't deal with mess on top of mess. But today is definitely a craft day, and also there are some desks to visit of course!!

I have been reading a great book that has kept me mildly amused. 'I'll let myself out' by Jessie Klein. I am so going to get a copy for my daughter. Still haven't heard about the interview, but we have found a child minder (well, if she had called her when I gave her the number 6 months ago she wouldn't have been fretting and looking at awful nurseries so long. But anyway that's all good). My DiL had an interview on Friday and was offered the job on the spot so some more good news this week. 

That's it for me, seems a long post - sorry!! 
Have a great week, love n hugs Cindy xx

No idea what's going on here but made me smile


Wednesday 8 November 2023

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday # 753

Morning deskers, welcome to our weekly Wednesday Blog Hop - WOYWW. Here's the link to the one responsible, the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground - pop on over and join in, see what it's all about and join in yourself.


Well here's my uppy/down desk Tuesday evening as I try to finish prepping for my craft group on Friday. We have a mini Christmas card marathon planned and I still have a bit of prep to do. Currently have 5 cards done, would like to have at least one more to take. The one on my  desk is a clean and simple option and it's basically just using a scoreboard, die cutting and a bit of splatter. 

Trying to keep them simple and use just one technique on each but I have so many ideas it's hard to make sensible choices. I also need to tidy up - as you can see the piling of one thing on another is in full swing and I appear to have three guillotines out (I can justify that tho - small one because it is my favourite, 'orange' large one for bigger pieces of paper and  the blue one because I suddenly decided to start measuring in cms). Sadly I have got no further with my retreat projects - maybe next week!! 

Well that's all for me, babysitting from 8.30 today as DD has been asked to apply for a new role and has a zoom interview at 9.00 am.  Fingers crossed as she would be able to WFH around 80% of the time which would make life so much easier and save her a 2/3 hour commute a day plus fares etc.

Can't believe that little splodge will be 8 months old this week. Where has that time gone? And have I bored you with photos yet? (Newsflash - not gonna stop!)


Have a great week whatever you are up to.   

Love n hugs Cindy xx

Wednesday 1 November 2023

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday # 752

Morning deskers, welcome to our weekly Wednesday Blog Hop - WOYWW. Here's the link to the one responsible, the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground - pop on over and join in, see what it's all about and join in yourself.

Not much on my desk this week as I have barely recovered from our crafty 'retreat' with InkC Crafts/Countryview Crafts in Milton Keynes.

13 projects over 2 1/2 days, it was full on and of course, being me, most of them aren't finished yet. However here's my desk showing my tag, a foiled star, stencilled bag, pine cone gnome and a set of retro lampshade lights. I'll reserve the rest for next week!! 


Well I'm off into town later to see an Argentinian Dance Group in Malevo (or maybe that is their name I'm not really sure).  I am expecting it to be loud, with a lot of stamping, drumming and swinging of bolas.

Must dash, lots of desks to visit!!

Have a great week,

Love n hugs Cindy xx

(Oh, and Lionel says Happy Halloween)




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