Tuesday, 30 December 2014

WOYWW 291 its party time

Hi Peeps ..Its party time .... no.... not that  type............. desk hopping party time as usual on Wednesday ... down at   Julia's place
Well that was a quick and eventful year wasn't it?... it was for me anyway... 52 desk shots... all the same .. yet all so different..... want one last one? ....okay then ... but this one is a bit different because its my dining room table.... I'm spreading out you see.

I've been sewing and there isn't enough room in the fairythoughts grotto, so I moved it downstairs.
 I'm making the cover for my Documented Life Project journal which some of you will have seen throughout the year.... its finished  and I love it .... its been an amazing project and I cannot believe that I actually finished it ... on time. the cover is a mixture of fabric painting, embroidery, applique and lace.

This is my last page  something with the same initial as my name ..... Jam Jars it was the first thing that popped into my head ... I love this stamp set.

I haven't posted a lot of Christmas stuff this year  because of time.....but I will share this little chap..... now that he has a new home with my mate Lucy from work....

a little 'pinion'...  I made him from clay at my local Crockery'
Anyway  that's all from me so I'll sign off for the year and wish each and everyone of you a
very  HAPPY NEW YEAR where  ever you maybe.
If you leave your number I will do my best to visit you back, I may be late I have visitors until Sunday
janet........ 2015....... Bring it on!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

WOYWW 290 Tick, Tick, Tick

Hi Peeps
Merry Christmas  one and all. Thank you for popping by on this very busy day ..... although if you haven't done your christmas crafting by now...... you probably won't..... but hey ho !
Anyway are you here to see my desk? ..... if so..... here it is

Did you blink?   .... well then you missed Christmas stuff on my desk, that was  Sooo last week lol.
Here I am finishing the last page in my DLP journal..... your Christmas traditions...... I have had such a blast with this project.... And learnt a lot too. 
Every year when my girls were little we would hang their stockings up and read the poem  'the night before Christmas'. 
They are all grown up and married now so  I don't read the story  anymore... but they do still have a stocking.

The finished page..
Anyway that's all folks ...  Its late Tuesday and  I've been cooking  (tick) shopping  (tick )and wrapping ( tick) and stuff all day and I'm a bit tired. 
Do pop over to see more desky stuff at Julia's place       where I'm sure she has all the 'desks decked with holly' fah la la la la la la la la.
I'm working today but I will try and pop by later if you leave your number.
Anyway whatever you are doing over the next few days I hope it is happy and peaceful and filled with joy..... and maybe the odd present too.
So as the poem says;

Merry Christmas to all
And to all a goodnight

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday 289 .....GUESS?

Hi Peeps...
Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas..... regular visitors will know there hasn't been a lot of Chrimble stuff on my desk of late ..... well you will be pleased to know  this week I've finally got in the zone and here's the pictures to prove it .... in fact just about every surface is covered.

Early Tuesday afternoon

Something hiding underneath? Oh yes!
Late Tuesday evening..... time for dinner

Of course nothing is actually finished. . . . . . but at least I'm trying. Want to see who else is a busy body.... check out Julia s role call at the stamping-gro
And finally just as its wednesday ..... Earlier this morning 

If you leave a comment I will try to visit you back  .... just leave your number.. It might just be a smiley face .... but I know you'll understand....... I'm still doing Christmas

T is for too grown up

Oh my where gave those 3 years gone. GD Erin and I often have coffee together on a Tuesday, she usually has a baby chino milk but now she's all grown up and has moved on to hot chocolate.... How happy is she. 
Linking up with Elizabeth where she has move beverage related posts
Ha ha maybe not so grown up .... She is now dunking her popcorn in the chocolate .... And why not?

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

WOYWW 288 still no cards, but......

Hi Deskers
Here to see my desk? ..... then read on.....

What do we have here then; on the left is a new journal I brought for the bargain price of £2.99.... yes really .... in the works. Not sure if it will be right for next years DLP .... I will practise with it first. Plus I have to finish this years as well.
Under the journal is a bag of goodies from a play date last week.... happy mail type goodies.
At the back .... 2 journal pages.
Easter chicks and Minion card...... still  there.
That's about it
I know I should be 'doing' Christmas stuff but I am really enjoying the journal at the moment.... so that's that! I met up with some amazing ladies last week .... fellow DLP members.
One of the ladies taught us how to paint faces..... I did this

Really pleased with it and plan to paint more ASAP.

This page is a brick fabric background with machine embroidery, paint and sequins. the prompt was to use fabric

The latest page..... about gratitude, including some happy mail tags which I finished when I got home.
Soooo! still nothing Christmassy.... maybe next week.... cannot say that for much longer can I.... might be saying next 'year' though LOL.

Usual rules apply please visit hopper in charge Julia at the  stamping-ground for all the details.
Thank you for all the lovely comments they do mean a lot and I always try and visit back.
Please leave your Mr linky number so I can find you on the go....

Friday, 5 December 2014

Smile on Friday

Happy happy Friday 
I'm really smiling today as I'm on a play date with some lovely ladies from my documented life project. 
This is what a have just drawn it is the first paper face I have drawn/ painted. It was intended to be a lady but the others said its a man ..... Opinions. 
Linking upto Annie's smile on Friday

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

WOYWW 287 Finally .... a card

Hi Deskers
Regular visitors might be surprised at finally seeing a Christmas cards on my desk..... sorry I'm telling  porkies..... no cards have been made during this post..... sorry to disappoint it will be at least until next week before that happens...... nothing like leaving it to the last minute. What's this all about visit the lovely .... If busy julia at she has all the details. 
Anyway without further adieu here's my desk: 

There is a little Christmas on my desk..... centre stage......a tree in the making from flower pots which I saw on Pintrest.
To the left is a 'pile' and some clay buttons (you all know I love buttons) I made and painted at my local crockery.
At the back...... DLP journal as usual .... I managed to finish a page this week.... well time is running out to finish at the end of the year.
Also at the back are some scrabble tiles to add to a card  ... ( see I'm nearly in the zone) but there's no L.... boom boom!..... get it N O E L ...... a long  running joke at work.
The  minion card is still there........  awaiting inspiration.
Finally a tube of fabric paint which I am going to use on my latest DLP page..... more next week.... hopefully.

This is the latest page in my journal ..... I quite like it and pleased how it turned out....... a plan of my local park..... not completely accurate .... but not bad.
Finally a couple of weeks ago I posted about a training session I had to do at work........ a mixed media canvas in 45 minutes ..... here are the results ..... they did pretty well.

Our staff room looks so much more cheerful now too.
Thanks for visiting .... it really makes my day to know you popped by .... I will call back later after work..... if you leave your Mr linky number so I can find you.
Bye for now