Tuesday, 24 February 2015

WOYWW 299 there will be coffee and flapjacks

Hi Deskers
Happy Wednesday everyone ready for some serious snooping.... well maybe serious isn't the right word.... funny, amazing, awesome, inspiring, messy, organised.... blah blah blah  ..... that's more like it. Hop over to Julia's  stamping-ground. for all the details.
Anyway my desk this week is seeing some action.... I'm on holiday from work .... so there's time to get to grips with the UFOs

Lets see what we have shall we .... Day of the dead style skull being painted I am going to add some paper flowers along the top too. 
A beach hut money box will be blue and white.... tomorrow possibly.
Water pot with brushes and the  mini sprayers on the right have just been cleaned out and now spray properly.
Not sure what the scissors are doing there ..... only just noticed them. 
Can you tell I like Bendicks Bittermints .... the boxes are a very useful shape for storing pens. I can see at least 2
So  with spare time and lots of UFOs to do what  any compulsive crafter do..... 

Start something new of course..... well a girls got to do vary things a bit . Lots of work to do me this space........ now it qualifies as a UFO doesn't it ... he he. 
Here's something finished from last week.... the MDF holder from last week....

 I think it is intended for remote controls but Handyman keeps his glasses and memory sticks in it .... but not his memory .... that's somewhere else!
I also had a little play with my Brusho paints, the colours are amazing.

 I love the background on  this card for my Niece....    HOTP die and matching stamp (free in a couple of magazines last month). 

Handyman is on holiday too, so not sure how much more playing I will do.
There is bound to be a bit of  sitting around chatting..... coffee and flapjacks might feature a bit too.... and why not?
see you at your place later........ Ooo if anyone is going to Make It at Farnborough this Saturday ..... I may see you there .... you'll recognise me...... I will be carrying a bit bag of future UFOs.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Friday smiles 107

Hi peeps feeling blue .... Need cheering up ... Then this might be for you or pop over to Annie's for more stuff  to make you smile.
AnywY my contribution this week is this photo I took at work of some stock I had delivered or rather the container it came in. 

Yes I know it's just a box ... But it had this sticker on it 

Not sure what it had been revised from
Lol..... Another box maybe 
Have a fun weekend 

Tuesday, 17 February 2015


Hi Desk hoppers
Back again for another episode of the weekly blog hop that is........ 'what's on your workdesk Wednesday' ..... well it is Wednesday isn't it ? Julia at the  stamping-ground.  has all the details.... as usual.
Last week I was a little poorly so didn't visit very many desks so apologies if I didn't get back to you.... I will do better this week..... Promise.
Anyway my desk......

This is my 'messy' side......... back on track with the UFOs ..... handyman's glasses holder, its been unpainted MDF for a year now.... time to change that I think.... but still a work in progress, hopefully it will be finished for next week.

My main desk ...... I had some help with this ..... regular visitors may recognise GD Erin's colour choice for the gecko.
 On the left is the lastest Love sewing magazine....we have a sewing bee competition at work again this year so I had better get my sewing machine out again and get sewing.... but what to make?
Last week I did finish one thing ...... a tapestry door mat I started about 10 years ago..... don't be too impressed.

It's not that big........ dolls house you know!
well that's mine for this week........ I will pop over and see yours if you leave a comment and your Linky number. Have a great week. Its the  first day of lent today so no chocolate or sweets for me for the next 6 weeks, wish me luck!
janet......... aka fairythoughts.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

WOYWW 297 oh what have I started

Hi deskers welcome back for another peek at my desk .... Curtesy of the lively Julia at
So what is on  my desk .... This little lot I started gesso-OMG some UFO s for alteration and got a bit carried away. 

Julia please look away now ....because  I have a little advert .... DD1 Emma is a finalist in the By Hand London fabric design competition..... And needs your votes 
Here is the link ... It only takes a few seconds so please have a look
if you leave a comment I will pop round to your place later

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

woyww 296 Snow ... what snow

Hi Peeps..
Well this morning was exciting ( I know..... in southern UK  we are easily pleased)
we had snow ..... not much but enough for Erin to throw a few snowballs at Grandma (me).
Ok I have just realised ... that was Tuesday ...... I am writing this Tuesday eve (working all day Wednesday) but I will be  doing the rounds as usual in the evening via the stamping ground and head desk hopper Julia I hope you are keeping snug and warm. Me I feel like hibernating

Not much activity on my desk this week ...even if there are 3 pairs of scissors.... you can see my journal pages for this week..... using underpaper and the prompt is 'what lies beneath'
it would take too long to explain my prompt page .... so I wont! intrigued.... don't be its not that interesting.
 The  sewing machine has seen some action ..... I finished the dress I stared for  Erin a couple of weeks. but she didn't want to model it. I also made a beads of courage bag with the spare fabric.... these bags are for child cancer patients to put their special treatment beads in.

For those of you who visited last week .... here are my fairy lights..... they aren't just for Christmas you know....... and are cheap on electricity too.

 Anyway that's all from me for this week so please leave a comment so I can visit you back,
janet aka fairythoughts