Wednesday, 30 November 2011

WOYWW130 10 shirts and a hankie, share my pain

Hi peepers
I normally take my desk photo at the close of 'play' on Tuesday (my day off) just before my handyman gets home from work. I only craft in the afternoon.
This week I was a bit crafted out  so I did the ironing instead, yes that's right . .  the ironing !!!!! 
Normally I am a believer in smooth and fold. My mum thinks I am terrible for not ironing my handymans socks and pants etc !  . . . who does that?
Anyway, I have run out of shirts for work and as they pay me I thought I really should make the effort, so I ironed 10 shirts and a hankie.
 I remember it wasn't so long ago that I used to have at least 20  shirts a week to do so maybe it's not so bad for two weeks
Here is my desk just before. I'm not sure what Julia will think of my defection to housework, dont think she will approve, Why am I talking about my desk find out here  stamping-ground.WOYWW

Anyway it wasn't all work, work, work today, here is some other stuff I made this afternoon

A birthday card (I didn't do the cross stitch today that has taken a few weeks).

A grungepaper case for a make up mirror (Christmas pressie) the stamping doesn't really show up, it's the Eiffel Tower and a post mark.

8 Christmas cards similar to this one.
The snowflake is embossed on wood and the label is inkjed with DI and sprayed with water and cosmic shimmer and then stamped with Stazon............
So it wasn't a completely wasted afternoon.

I went back to my desk after dinner (yes, I did the washing up etc first)
I did some some inking on tags for some more cards.

Now i have really inky fingers for work tomorrow but at least I have a lovely ironed blouse !

Later this evening (after work)I am going to start with desk no 1 and see how far I get, sorry if I dont make the whole list. Happy WOYWW


  1. You can always come and iron my shirts too!! Loving your craft projects, wonder who the cross stitch card is for?!

  2. well done on ironing and not crafting! doesnt happen that way round in my house very often! Love your artwork - that mirror case is a really good idea. I always have inky fingers so I wouldnt worry about that! Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl – No 4

  3. bah humbug ironing...thanks for the crafty snoop...Happy WOYWW...hugs kath (33)

  4. I Have to be in the mood to iron can honstly say not that
    loving the tags for your cards .Are you going to play along with Timmie's 12 tags for crimbo startd tomoz.?
    Have fab wednesday and creative festive wqeek ahead!
    hugs judex 9

  5. your craft desk looks great, much better than the ironing - be careful you'll get chucked out of the club, lol!! Happy WOYWW from 12.

  6. 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

  7. Gosh I'm going to have to go and lie down in a darkened room now you have totally exhausted me with what you have been doing!!

  8. What a great desk isn't the ironing such a chore I have to force myself and no ironing undies for me. Your tags and cards look great, I love the reindeer with the big red nose. Have a great Wednesday. Laura

  9. Ironing socks and pants - no way Jose!! I'm with you all the way, only shirts get ironed in LLJ's house. Blimey, life is too short to do anything more than that!
    What are the very delicate floral cutouts for in the last but one picture, they're very beautiful.
    Hugs, LLJ #40 xx

  10. Now I feel like a total failure as a housewife. I do own an my craft space. I take DH's shirts and put them in the dryer, then hand immediately to prevent wrinkles...and try not to look too closely at the collars! LOL! Love the cards and crafts! The tag bases look fabulous! -Amanda #21

  11. Whew! What a bus girl. No flies on you this week, and all in the best possible taste!

  12. Thanks for your comments on my blog - I am going to muddle the numbers they are just like that as I finished it so that I could make sure I had them all done! I didn't want to end up with two of one, I' m going to fill it tomorrow then I will muddle away xx

  13. Wow you are one busy girl! I empathize with the ironing issue. I tend to wear jeans and knit shirts most the time and don't have to iron since I am retired. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #67

  14. Hi Janet. Lovely busy desk. You asked about the calendar. If you google "dodecahedron calendar 2012" you will find lots of websites that provide templates that you can print on to A4 card. It's best to use thicker card, about 300 gsm, if it will go through your printer. If it doesn't, I believe Staples can do copies for you.


  15. Lovely busy space this week! Those tags are gorgeous. As for the ironing, my hubby eventually got me to stop ironing his boxers to save my precious energy - I now just do his shirts but I've NEVER ironed a sock in my life!!! When I'm feeling up to it, I quite enjoy ironing - it's quite satisfying. Better than housework, anyway. Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #62

  16. Oh my... Ironing,,, what's that? I don't know what I'd do if I had to iron again...You are a Real Woman is all I can say! All that work and you still had time to have FUN too... you go girl!

  17. Hi, you asked about inka gold paint on my blog - to be honest I do think that they are worth getting - the paint is fabulous, lovely and creamy, and the finish is just fantastic - I have two (out of six) that have just started to grow a bit of mould of in them but I still use them. HTH.

  18. Lovely work on your desk - and I shouldn't worry, my ironing pile is higher and keeps being added to! I have today off - I'm spending the next hour making my iron pile shrink, them I'm off out Xmas shopping, then back to paly at the craft desk! Thanks for stopping by.

  19. sorry Janet late getting around to this! wow that is amazing work there esp the cross stitch! happy WOYWW and blessings of the season. Shaz in oz.x


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