Friday, 4 September 2015

Friday Smile

Happy Friday Folks,
Today is the day we join in with Annie at a Stitch In Time and share something of what made us smile this week. As usual, I've had plenty to make me smile, too much to include here so I have picked out this photo of my so cute great niece Arihanna with her pet chihuahua puppy, Binkie.
Not the most terrifying dragon you've ever seen :)

Sorry, no joke from the Highlands of Scotland this week but I thought that you all might appreciate this.

If you don't quilt just substitute 'crafter' for 'quilter'.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 326

Good Morning Deskers

I trust you are all well and that there will be some crafting time factored in to your day. Of course, I'm here to link with Julia, noted head desker, over at the Stamping Ground and show what's on my desk today so here's the photo:
Zero, zip, zilch, nada, nothing! Sad isn't it? This photo was taken yesterday afternoon, and I don't believe I've seen the entire top of my desk in 20 or so months, not since we moved into this house in fact. The tote is packed and ready to take down to the dining room. There's a box of photos on the coffee table in the lounge and a briefcase of 12x12 papers together with a box of alphabet stickers stashed behind the sofa. I'm hoping for enough time, and energy, to get some scrapping done in between painting sessions. 
So far this morning I've sugar soaped the sewing table which is lying in bits in the spare room where I plan to freshen it up with a coat, or two, of paint. The EM/painter/decorator has sugar soaped the paintwork in the craft room.
And this is my craft desk this morning ... ready for action!

The EM doesn't know it yet, but rather than watch paint dry I plan to commandeer his laptop so that I can keep up with, and comment on, as many desks as I possibly can in the time allowed :) I apologise in advance for those I may miss.

Have a great week everyone.

Happy WOYWW,

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Vintage Rose Card plus Craft Room Makeover Update

Good Morning Crafters,

I hope you are all well and enjoying your week so far. There's been no time for crafting Chez Worthington ... if I could get to my craft desk it would be great ... so the card I have to share is a little one made a couple of months ago that I didn't get around to sharing a the time.


Made so long ago I've forgotten most of the details so there will be some frantic checking going on now. The decoupaged vintage rose from Docrafts came free with a magazine. The green background is embossed with an old folder that has a leafy design on it, Cindy Lou from Cuttlebug. The leaf is from Tattered Lace's Lavish Bloom Leaves die set - cut from snippets of green card.

And now, the reason for the panic!
Sad isn't it. Just about everything has gone and all that's left, for now, is this computer, the printers and a very empty desk. We've both been stripping ... wallpaper, that is ... and today it's washing the paintwork down with sugar soap and filling in various holes with plaster that's on the to do list for himself. That awful pink shiny heart paper has gone - yippee! I'm tackling the sewing table which is also going to undergo a makeover.

Better go and get on with it :)