Wednesday 20 February 2013

WOYWW Wk 194

Hi WOYWWers, Followers and Everyone,

I'm back!

Last week was so frantically busy here that there was just no way I could join in the fun over at What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. And how I missed it! Wondering why? Just hop on over to the Stamping Ground. There you will find our noble Keeper of the Desks, Julia Dunnit, with an impressive number of links to lots of other folk, just like me, only too willing to reveal their desks no matter whether they are tidy or not :)

On my desk this week is a partly done scrap page featuring some photographs of spring flowers taken at the weekend, the sketch I'm basing the layout on together with the embellishments and stamps I may or may not use and, of course, the leftover paper scraps. At the back there are a few photographs, also taken at the weekend, also lined up to be scrapped. Well, that's the plan!

Lying on top of the scrap page is my newest acquisition - it's a ruler with a metal edge and a row of pricking holes along one edge. A bargain, it cost less than £2 from a recently opened branch of Dunelm Mill in Kilmarnock. As we were in the area on Monday, we popped in to give it the once over - there's a small crafting section but I was remarkably restrained - restrained for me - and the ruler was the only item that came home with me :)

Another bargain is the copy of The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. I got it secondhand for a couple of pounds thinking I might use some of the illustrations in projects - that's if I can bear to remove any of the pages from the book.

Just behind the book is a lovely Valentine's card, which arrived yesterday, all the way from Canada and sent by gorgeous bloggy friend and fellow WOYWWer, Darnell. The topper is stamped in the shape of a bag of chocolates ... they look like, if my memory serves me well, Hershey's Kisses. Haven't had these chocs since I left the States in 1996 but I still remember how yummy they are ... thanks for the memory jog, Darnell :))

Everything else on the desk has been seen many times before ... regular WOYWWers will recognise them and would probably be shocked if I ever cleared any of it away. One day, perhaps, when it takes over and encroaches on my craft mat, maybe, we'll see :)

That's it then for today ... it's after midnight here and time to call it a day. I'll be back in the morning to link this post and join in the snoopathon - can't wait to see what you have on your desk this week.

Happy WOYWW and happy crafting,


scrappymo! said...

That ruler sounds like it could come in handy and the price was sure right!
Your desk looks great...Love the look of that layout...your garden always amazes me...the flowers look beautiful!!!
My snowdrops are finally blooming...don't even have anything with green shoots yet other than them...too cold yet even for the primulas!
Scrappymo 25

Annie said...

I do so love the illustrations in The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady so look forward to seeing what you do with it.
A x # 52

Helen said...

Lovely layout, and the ruler will be useful I am sure! Happy WOYWW Helen, 5

Lisa said...

I have one of those rulers- verrrrrry useful it is too! Happy WOYWW! Lisa Sparkle #79

okienurse said...

great looking desk! I bought one of the plastic rulers like that and I love it cause I use it a lot for paper piercing! Definitely Hersheys kisses. Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #28

Heathers Inspiration said...

Beautiful photos, love the scrap page LO - looks Fab x
Happy WOYWW Heather # 72

Anne said...

Lovely layout and photos Elizabeth. Lovely to get a bargain. I have one of those diaries not if I could take any pages out :-) Look forward to seeing what you do if you can do it. Anne x #99

shazsilverwolf said...

I ended up buying the Tim ruler- I had one before, from docrafts, but the pink of mine was way too dark to see what I was actually doing with it, yours looks much paler, you can see through it!- thats what you get for buying online sometimes, I suppose. Have a great week,Hugs, Shaz #91 xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

I always enjoy seeing how your layouts come together and have started to save layouts sketches I like based on seeing them on your desk! Take care & enjoy this week whatever it brings. Zo xx 59

Antonia said...

Lovely desk so much going on, the steel edge ruler will be sooo handy( I love mine)We have a Dunelm store just opening in Inverness about an hour away I am looking forward to a visit.
I should love to see your layout once completed too.
Antonia #132

Neet said...

Lovely pictures you took ready for scrapping. I spied the book before you mentioned it as I have that one (also bought second hand) and I too cannot bring myself to take any pages out or cover them.
Love the idea of that ruler - Dunelm here I come (not in Kilmarnock though).
Hugs, Neet xx 11

Di said...

Oh WOW - I love that ruler! Off to see if I can find one :)

I had a lovely Valentine card from Darnell too - she's sooooo talented.

Happy WOYWW my dear friend, hugs, Di xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Dun elms selection of fabrics is pretty good and reasonably priced too. I've bought a few metres from the and been happy with the quality etc etc. my most useful ruler is a metre long one which is just brilliant when making tablecloths, runners etc etc!
I think you have to use pages form the book otherwise it'll just sit on your shelf doing nothing. They'd make a lovely vintages feel to cards and LOs.
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxxx

Krisha said...

Hi Elizabeth, great creativity on your desk tis week. Can't wait to see your LO when finished. That ruler sounds like a handy tool to have. I have many, but not with the holes. Wonder how I missed one of those LOL
Krisha #21

lisa said...

You have some lovely things on your desk, Elizabeth. My Mum had that book the first time round along with mats and trays and all sorts. You've really taken me back.
Thanks so much for popping back earlier. I think i shall be keeping hold of my much loved sewing machine, i don't think I could cope with the new fangled versions!!
hugs lisax

ria gall said...

a lovely busy desk and the flower photos for your scrap page are real pretty
Wishing you a really great WOYWW
Ria #73

JoZart Designs said...

Hi Elizabeth, lots of loveliness on your desk but that ruler sounds better than good as it would be super to have the metal edge but to still be able to see through the ruler. Must get one!
love jo x

Caro said...

Great bargain with the ruler! You are very organised scrapping photos you only took last week....I am over a year behind with my scrapbooking! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x #65

Alison Scott said...

That ruler was a real bargain.
Desk looks great.
Lots of lovely stuff to see.

Maisie Moonshine said...

How about using your Edwardian Diary for an altered book? I bet it would be stunning. Have a happy creative week MM x #108

fairy thoughts said...

A very busy desk. I think we all have stuff we never put away on our desk....things we use all the time ..... I know I do.
have agreat week
janet #32

Jenny Marples said...

Thanks for dropping by Elizabeth and leaving a comment this time. So glad you enjoy looking at my work - that's the most important bit. You must have had your hands full with WOYWW today. I just couldn't afford that much time or energy this week but will get back to visiting everyone very soon. In the meantime take great care of yourself, hugs Jenny x

Hettie said...

You were lucky to get that book! I have been looking for one for ages with no luck!
Careful with your ruler. I got one for my friend and the Craftlings took it very soon after she got it and hasn't seen it since!

MaryH said...

Good deal on the ruler, and how sweet of Darnell to send you some Hersheys. They are yummy (I don't have them often, can't eat just one!) Your desk looks very tidy to me...can't wait to see your flower pictures & how you use them. TFS

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

I agree with the others; the ruler sounds like a great tool. Your desk looks nice and busy!

Thanks for visiting me already.

Peace, Kay #2

BJ said...

Oh dear, cold knocked me for 6 again yesterday, then computer had a problem so DH had it all evening. Ruler sounds just like the Tim Holtz Design ruler, jolly handy if you ask me. Thanks for stopping by and Happy belated WOYWW BJ#4 sniff sniff still :(

akilli melek said...

Now i never thought about sequins...must give them a try. Love the hersheys topper LOL.

Craftychris said...

I love those flower pictures, gorgeous! The ruler sounds very cool and such a bargain xx

Unknown said...

Hi Elizabeth - Thank you for popping by. I got a bit caught up yesterday so I am finishing my visits tonight! I received your lovely thank you card and it too is on my desk. I need to come up with my next trash to treasure post again - can it be two weeks again already????!!! Time flies when your crafting ;-) Hope your ruler comes in handy. Maybe you can do some stitching on your layout? Belated Happy WOYWW from Helen 82

April said...

Your flower pictures are lovely. We're still in the winter season over here in the states, but a good Hershey kiss can make the cold weather tolerable. ;-) April #130

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I have two rulers with the steel inlay, one an extra long one. However, you had a very good bargain with yours. I love the Country Diary and have the Joanna Sheen CDRoms to work with. Thank you for sharing all those usual items with us. We would miss them. xx Maggie #42

Darnell said...

Well, hi! And here I am, late, making my rounds at WOYWW and I'm reading your interesting post and then, bam, there's my name!! I wasn't expecting that! And now I only wish I would have gone the extra mile and sent you a package of Hershey's kisses along with the card. Dang, sorry. Next time, I promise!

Have fun with the new ruler and finishing your scrap page with the wonderful flower photos! Enjoy the rest of the week! Darnell (48)

Eliza said...

Sounds like the steel ruler will be handy and I love your garden it must please you that you can use the flowers inside and out. Your desk is full of crafty goodness.

Belated WOYWW greetings.