Wednesday, 21 January 2015


I'm on a roll this week... managed to blog two days in a row! LOL  It is really hard to blog when your Mojo has done an Elvis and left the building without any forwarding address!  So after giving the scrap desk a really good clean and tidy in the hope it might encourage him to return.... I thought visiting lots of lovely desks might do the trick!
So here is the desk all tidied up and I now have a radio/mp3/cd player at the side so I can listen to chatter while crafting... and it seems Radio 2 is the least annoying of the airwaves... so when did that happen? A sign that I am now officially old? LOL
On the desk is a handmade envelope with some diecuts for rosettes that I sat and cut out for a lady I was talking to at the local ladies group.  It seems she is a card maker and mentioned trying to make rosettes and I told her I had a machine for that.... LOL
a card I made for her to show how the rosettes should look when finished.
So if you are wondering why I am showing you my desk, go to Julia's and check out all the details and you will be on your way to visiting lots of lovely desks full of wonderful inspiration.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

T on Tuesday

I am joining Elizabeth for T on Tuesday this morning....
I have neglected this poor blog since before Christmas... bad bad blogger indeed!  I am feeling a lot better this morning and am showing my green smoothie breakfast drink... spinach, celery, parsley, banana, mango and pineapple and I know they look weird but they actually taste really nice and the bonus is that I get my five fruit and veg in one hit and everything else I eat during the day is a bonus! LOL
This is what is outside my scraproom window this morning... yep, pretty nippy out there... it was -3 when I got up but I think it has freezing now.
The only crafty stuff I have done lately is to make a quilt and a taggy for my son's University friends who are waiting on the arrival of their first baby as I type...  have no idea about their nursery colour scheme so hope they like owls....
yeah, not sure about the taggy... I was going to add some eyes and a nose and then decided against it as I sort of envisioned it turning into something that give bubba nightmares... so I have left it blank... may just cut the head bit off and leave it as a plain blankie taggy... what do you think?

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

T is for Tuesday....

with the lovely Bleubeard and Elizabeth!
I borrowed my son's Christmas Starbucks mug for the occasion... hopefully it looks festive on my newly installed kitchen worktops... just in time for me to cook Crimbo dinner! Yay!
Oh and you can see what Chris brought back from the Netherlands with him on Thursday... Stroopwaffels... yummmmmm....
Quick photo of the finished kitchen... phew!!
and here is Pandy with her crinkle Crimbo hat bed.... because I can never get her to wear reindeer antlers or a Santa hat like other pet owners.... this is it for Crimbo cuteness from her!! LOL
So without further ado, I would like to wish one and all a wonderful Christmas filled with love and happiness, good company, good food, and fun times.  
I am off to the supermarket for the brussel sprouts so will be back in an hour or two to visit everyone.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

The kitchen is finished, the new worktops are fitted and my taps have running water and I have a hob to cook on....and only just in time too!  Phew.... and it only took 16 weeks.... and no, if I had known how long it would take and how stressful it would be to sort out the problems and issues we had, I would not have done it.... 
a bird's eye view... 
I am getting used to the lighter colour of the worktops and actually like them!
the new sinks because they cracked the sink in the last worktop when they installed it, so I went with two smaller ones this time round.  The large one was supposed to be on the righthand side but I don't mind, its not a problem having them this way round, it just meant that the plumber had to rework all the pipes and connections for the insinkerator and stuff when he came to connect me up!
Breakfast bar looking into the kitchen...
So that is it.... yay!  Now I can cook Christmas dinner!! 
Happy dance.... happy dance....

Wednesday, 10 December 2014


Hello deskers!  This is on my desk this chilly dark morning, finally finished it last evening and can now wrap and it and get it out of the way.  
The pocket envelope book for Ruth to keep her correspondence in.
The pockets are a decent size as I kept the width of the 12 x 12 patterned papers so they have ended up a good 12 x 6 pocket.
Printed some quotes about friendship and letter writing and attached them to the pocket fronts.
Lots of washi tape and stamping.

I didn't add loads of embellishments because I thought once the pockets were filled with bits and pieces the whole thing  would be fat enough without the added bulk.
Stamping and the odd flat embellie.

I added a pocket on the front to keep her stamps.
and made her a matching notepad to keep track of letters or addresses and things.
and my tree is up and looking very festive... its beginning to feel quite Christmassy now... except I have managed to catch a cold and feel like a big fuzzy headed sub-human... I am trying to give it away.... any takers?