Wednesday, 27 January 2010


So, here we are again. I seem to have missed out on last weeks WOYWW, I don't know how that happened.
Anyway, as you see the desk is still in it's new position. I've put bits of card (I have lots!) under the legs and it seems to have stopped the wobble.
I had intended to be crafty this evening and do the September page of my magnetic calendar, however I realised I have a governors meeting at school so I won't be able to do it. Never mind.
I have been crafty this week though. I made a pact to make some cards using my scraps of card and paper (I've mentioned I have lots) and I've made seven already. That's one a day, so by the end of the year I should be swimming in them and have very little left in my scraps box. That's the plan, I wonder how long that will last!
Anyway, dear reader, I'd better go and get ready for the meeting otherwise I'll be late.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

I'm done....

....well almost. I'm not sure if the desk will stay here. I like it here but I can't seem to stop it wobbling. I'll have to do some crafting on it and see how it goes. I do like being able to get my machines on the small desk though.

This is where all my "stuff is stored, well that's not strictly true. It's where some of my stuff is stored, the rest of it is in the floor to ceiling cupboard on the other side of the room. It's easy to forget about all that stuff as I can close the door and I can't see it.

Then I decided to sort out my 12 x 12 card. I don't have a really good place to store it. I'd love one of those racks that they have in craft shops. I try to keep it all colour coded but it always ends up in a muddle.
This is just the pink card! How can there be so many different shades of one colour?

And look at all this yellow. I'm not even sure I like yellow that much. I daren't photograph the green because I really don't like green and it's embarrassing how much I've got. Better not tell Alison (she's my friend who does like green).

So, until I can get myself one of those shop shelf units, this is where the paper and card is stored. Please don't be fooled into thinking that this is all I have, this is one of three files.

So, dear reader. I feel I've made good use of my snow day. I'm off to cook a nice warming casserole for dinner now.


Here we are again, and it's snowing. If I remember, it was snowing last Wednesday. I've got a day off today, not because the school is closed, but because I decided it was too dangerous to go out. I had thought I may go in a bit late but the snow just keeps on and on. I think it's worse than last week.
As you see, my chickens don't seem too happy about the snow. I gave them some melon for breakfast and I'm going to make them some porridge in a little while. The worse problem in this weather is making sure their water doesn't freeze. It's no problem when I'm at home but if I'm at work I can't do much about it.

So, my workdesk! See the large jar of sweeties there? It did have wine gums in, but now it's got Chocolate Eclairs. I really must stop eating them.
I've been sorting out my craft room for a week now. It was tidy, but then I decided that I would rearrange the furniture today. I think I explained about the sofa situation last week so I won't go into that again. Suffice to say that I have to make room for the futon so a huge turn around had to happen. I've moved my desk in front of the fireplace, but it's wobbly so I may have to re-think this. If I get on, you may see the finished space later.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Happy New Year

Sorry my greetings are a bit late. I can't believe we're already ten days into 2010.

Here's my layout for January, I hope you can see it. Thank you Julia ( for this LO, I love it. You may remember that I did a Magnetic Calendar In A Day workshop with Julia and Ally, the 2 Scrap Ladies ( and this is the first month obviously - doh! I did make a Christmas countdown layout which I used on my Christmas blog ( so I was able to use the frame for that, but this is the first month of the workshop layouts.

Well, I missed WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, again you can see it over on Julia's blog) last week, I had no excuse really as school was closed due to the snow so I spent the day at home. This was the view from my bedroom window on Wednesday, so not quite WOYW, but WOOMBW (go on Julia, work it out, Heehee).

It was lovely having an unexpected day off as I had loads to do in the house. I had visitors for Christmas then went to Ireland for New Year so the house was a mess, especially my craft room. It had been used as a bit of a dumping ground when the house was full of guests, so I'm having to do a big clean up. Not only that, but we're buying a new sofa (sometime soon!!!!!) and the futon sofa bed has to go back in my craft room.

I will tell you the tale of the sofa, if you know this already please feel free to skip to the end :-). We bought our three piece suite seventeen years ago and it's been really hard wearing when the children were young and has lasted us well. Until about four years ago when the springs in the sofa started to give. At first it wasn't too bad, but it gradually got worse until it was really difficult to get up ones you got into the dip that had been a comfy sofa. After a couple of years I couldn't stand it anymore so I decided the sofa would go and we would use the futon until we bought a replacement. I thought that it would be so uncomfortable that it would spur us into action, but no! Anyway darling husband and I decided that our Christmas present this year would be a new sofa, so things seem to be moving. Before we used the futon as a sofa it was in my craft room and visitors (or DH and I) would bed down in there whenever we had a houseful of guests. Well, as any crafter knows, My crafting goodies have taken over the space previously occupied by the futon - and more! I'm now going to have to rearrange and scale down so that the futon can go back in.

Well, that's my job for today, so I'd better go and get dressed and get on. So dear reader, until next time, take care and stay safe in the snow.