Tuesday, 13 March 2012

What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday 14th March 2012

I lost an hour this week... and still haven't caught up so there is no surprise when I look shocked to find that it's that time of the week when we all show our desks!!
So here it is... my altered book is in the background and Elizabeth will notice that the door knob has been removed temporarily so that I can actually work in it... good job it just screws in and out so not a problem.
I'm chuffed to bits with the way the niche turned out and really looking forward to getting on with some of the pages now!
This is the niche... it's supposed to be an Apothecary Shoppe Window.
and dear Elizabeth must be rubbing off on me because also on my desk is the pile of dictionary papers that were removed to make the niche!!
so as I had bought the rabbit and it is covered in book papers, I thought I would put the offcuts to good use and cover a pile of those polystyrene eggs with them for a table display for Easter. The bags of chocolate eggs at the back are going to the children of friends as soon as I have figured out a novel way to present them... and if those bags remain intact from now till Easter... and if I were a betting woman?... ;)
and at the front of the desk is what arrived in the post this morning from a friend!!  Isn't that the most fabby ribbon?  I am planning on making a book to celebrate our Queen's Jubilee year and this is definitely going to be in it.

45 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OH I love how you plan to use those off cuts. I LOVE that rabbit. SO, so cute. I see you and I are earlier than Julia today. She may have slept in (grin). BTW, all of a sudden my photos showed up. Don't ask why, but they were there right before I came to visit you!

misteejay said...

What super ribbon - can't wait to see the book you use it in.

Toni xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I figured out why we are early. England is not on daylight savings time yet. So, that puts us an hour early for Julia. Thought you might like to know. At least I HOPE that's what the deal is, and she hasn't set her post for six in the morning (grin).

butlersabroad said...

It's going to be 21C here tomorrow, I bet I can sit on the deck for a while when I get home from work! Spring is rarely here this early, most likely it will snow in April! Loving that little book niche, I've enjoyed seeing how these are all coming on for peeps each week. Ribbon is very apt, and I'm putting my money on the choccies disappearing way before Easter!

Hugs
Brenda

sandysewin said...

Your shop window is just great! I'd love to be able to read all the labels, so fun.

And the bunny is just adorable, love him!

Happy Woyww,

Sandy
www.keepsakecrafts.net

Neet said...

That niche! Have just noticed the post beneath this one so going to go and look.
Great bunny and good idea with the eggs. Look forward to seeing how you package the choccies.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet xx #19

Morti said...

Hi Anette - love your desk this week, your AB is gorgeous, such lovely little bottles inside!

I've added you to Mr Linky, cos I couldn't see your name on the list - hope that was ok? Means you're at #50 (for now!)

Thanks for stopping by...

Annie said...

Gorgeous projects on show today. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
A x

Judy said...

I love apothecary window !!I LOVE it!!

Trish Latimer said...

LOVE that niche!! So cool! Trish #31

jude said...

LOVING the niche ...shop window im more determined to find time to do mine ive got the book but with the probs of dentist past 2 weeks havent picked it up but seeing yours oh it's gorgeous!Have fab wednesday and creative week
judex 17

Jacqueline said...

Oh! I love your idea for the Altered book....I STILL haven't made up my mind what I'm going to do with mine yet, haven't even started it!! Just been so busy on a course this past month, but I do plan on catching up with it all the next week or so, I daresay I will come up with ideas as I'm working on it.

Love the idea with those off cuts too!!

Thanks for sharing,

Happy WOYWW

Jackie x

MaggieC said...

Ooh, I rerally need that ribbon. It is perfect. In fact, I love your rabbit too and your ideas for the Easter display. I hope you will show it to us when it is done. Thank you for your visit this week and your lovely comments. In addition to the coffin wood stool, we also have something else in the garden which is probably older - a seat from the last of the old Walsall trams - the back rest just moves across for when the tram changed direction at the terminus (It did not turn round, just went backwards or forwards). It does need a bit of renovation now to replace rotting wood, hopefully this year. I love having old family stuff around, and the memories they hold. have a very good week. xx Maggie #17

Neil said...

Great looking and creative space this week, thanks for sharing. Your book is looking fabulous, love all those bottles!
Neil #8

Caatje said...

Your altered book is starting to look really nice. I love all those little bottles. A wonderful display!

Misty's Mum said...

I love what you are doing with that altered book - the niche looks great. I can admire all these lovely books people make but I am afraid I cannot bring myself to do it

May said...

My word the wee bunny is sooooo cute, what a fab idea, love the ribbon, Have a fun week, Hugs May x x x

Terrie said...

A desk full of creativity! And the beginnings of a great altered book - Looks like you're going to have lots of pages to fill!

Peggy Cain said...

love the bunny and his ribbon very witty use. awesome ribbon and the book wow1 Have a fun WOYWW.

Tracey Potter said...

That's one awesome desk, I love the rabbit, what a great altered book, the Apothecary Shoppe Window is fantastic. Thanks for the lovely reminder that Easter is on it's way. Until next week, happy creating. xx

fairy thoughts said...

Your niche looks great, I'm doing mine now (well not right now obviously)the rabbit is really cute, waste nothing eh!
have a crafty week
janet #25

Angie said...

Your niche is fantastic....so perfect for your book title ...and your 'waste not rabbi't is such fun ....must look out for one of those.

Ann B said...

Fab niche but I think you should stand in the corner for being so far ahead of the rest of us (well, me anyway).
Have just cut mine out and gelled it as you would guess if you could see my fingers - hands were invented before paint brushes don't you know.
Love the bunny.

Ann B
#2

fairyrocks said...

Love your altered book. I have been reading all Elizabeths awesome prompts. Those little bottles are adorable.
And we all need a rabbit this time of year LOL
Keep smiling and creating

MvM-design said...

Quickly watching all those lovely desks!!
Have a happy WOYWW Wednesday :)))
Watch mine too, I've an awesome announcement on my BLOG(click)
Hugs Marleen ;-)

Sara S. said...

Love your idea for the excess papers. That bunny is so cute!

ScrappnBee said...

Great altered book! Love the mini apothocary! The bunny is too cool! Love the plans for the eggs. Thanks so much for the peek! Have a fabulous WOYWW! -Amanda #39

Anne-marie said...

Your bunny is adorable fab atered book. Oh that ribbon is fab
Anne-marie no 23

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oooh the AB is looking fab, and that bunny rabbit is brilliant! Take care, enjoy snooping around the wonderful desks & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 33

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a nice, nifty niche..naturally!! It's been fun seeing everyone's altered books and how many bulldog clips are there in the world?? LOL! Fab ribbon, you'd better watch out, Julia might nab that :)
Thanks for visiting, I've missed all the madness!
Hugs, LLJ #26 xx

Yours Artfully said...

Oooo, your book is looking fantastic and I love that ribbon.

Danielle said...

Love your book shelf and how your are using the cut offs. And that ribbon...all I can say is JEALOUS!!

SophieNewton said...

I love those mini filled bottles, the labels are amazing. Lots of inspiration on your workspace this week.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...wow you have been busy...loVe your rabbit, neat idea...and all those pretty bottles filled with colour...have a lovely week...Mel :)

thefrugalcrafter said...

fab desk and I love the projects you are planning!

sandee said...

oihhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I LOVE what you did to the bunny...I have a bunny that really needs some attention and you did give me an idea! ((hugs)) waving hi from the warm and sunny hills of North Carolina :)

NEEDLEWINGS said...

love the book! So wonderful and that rabbit is so cool too!

Sophia said...

LOVE LOVE your rabbit. Wow! And I really like your light blue cutting board and the old clock off to the right. :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love the niche of your book! I totally got the apothocary bit before you said it. Great idea with the left over pages and what a fun bunny.

kay said...

your altered book is amazing,x

Dragon said...

Such a full and interesting post... what a great niche in your book...
FRankie
xx

Lisa said...

Love the apothocary box. It is beautiful. How did you make it?
Also that ribbon is to die for i just absolutely love it.

Tuire said...

You lost an hour??? I feel I´ve lost half a year :P
By the way... have I ever told you that I really love how you have named your blog!
And your niche... Love it! It´s gorgeous!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs
Tuire

Julia Dunnit said...

I already can't see the bags of chocolate eggs! and oh goodness me, that niche is amazing, I bet Elizabeth was utterly delighted to see how great it looks!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's not a mess, it's an experiment. It's not a mess, it's a technique (grin).

BTW, I'm even MORE thrilled that you removed that knob. I KNEW it was going to get in the way. I suggest leaving it off until you have finished the book. You will be much happier if/when you do! And yes, I'm more than thrilled with your niche. You are a STAR and put me to shame!