Wednesday 27 August 2014

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - WOYWW 273

Good Morning All

Apologies for not being around to do any WOYWW desk hopping last week - a case of too much to do and too little time! Happily, I'm back to show and tell this week so without further ado here's my desk today.
A few bits and bobs on the desk this week.

Front from the left: just edging into shot is the homemade scrapping kit I'm working with at the moment - progress is slow but sure; next to that is a pack of tissue wrapping paper to remind me of an upcoming birthday. Under the tissue, a craft magazine with the free stamps and paper pad that came with it ... couldn't resist it even though the last thing I need is even more pretty patterned paper. Then there's my current crochet project, an amigurumi penguin - you can just see his wee yellow feet by the hook. These little creatures are so quick and easy to make and ideal for using up scraps of yarn. I found a ton of patterns on the Lion Brand website.

Back from left: much as usual - black ink pads; the tray of reinkers and equipment for creating inky backgrounds; a selection of Colorbox ink pads - there to make even more of the flowers I posted about recently; a wee selection of stamps I have plans for; the jar of wood veneers that seems to have taken up permanent residence; a post-it pad - so useful to have out; and a tin of embellishments - also part of the homemade scrapping kit.
Finally, before I go, here's a photo of the finished blanket that I mentioned in the post I did for the Creative Blog Hop . It's intended for the youngest of my football mad grandsons. He's a devoted fan of Celtic FC so it's in the team colours, checked on the official website. I'm thinking that even though he's a lad, and therefore not into crochet, he will enjoy using the blanket to keep his knees warm while playing the video games he seems to enjoy so much :)

Don't know what WOYWW is all about, pop on over to Julia's Stamping Ground where you can find out all the info and loads of links to many more desks. Me, I'm going to have some lunch, admire the EM's new man cave for the umpteenth time since it installed this morning, and then spend the rest of the day checking out all the WOYWW desks on show today.

Happy WOYWW and Happy Crafting,


Glenda said...

Love your desk...looks like you are going to be quite busy. Love the blanket! Such a great color!
Glenda #45

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Elizabeth- happy WOYWW. The crocheted rug looks great, GS will love it. Freebies area always welcome. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#24

Unknown said...

What a fab project for a lad - I know my son likes to snuggle and in football colours too! I love the little penguin - they would make cute Christmas baubles don't you think? ;-) Happy WOYWW from Helen 52

Nikki said...

Love those Bobunny stamps you picked out and I'm sure your grandson will love the blanket :)
hugs Nikki 12

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You're welcome to the vicarious visit! I get similar pleasure when you show pics from Scotland - we loved visiting there when we lived in Northumberland all those years, and we do miss it!
I'm impressed with that blanket - it's HUGE!! must have taken you ages to crochet it as opposed to a few minutes for that cute penguin! Thanks for the link to the Lion Brand site, that's really useful!
Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

Robyn said...

I'm enjoying seeing all the various things you are into.
Beautiful afghan whether you love football or not!
Thanks for visiting

Mary said...

What a busy desk. Love the yellow soft looking. Your blanket is a beauty. I'm sure your grandson will enjoy the warmth in the coming months. Your desk looks ready for a creative week, so I wish you one! Hugs from my world to yours.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

What a nice, productive desk you have! The little penguin is adorable!! I really need to learn how to crochet and have bought an instruction book. Hmm, better put that on the list!

I love the throw you crocheted for your grandson. I'm sure it will be a hit since it's related to football!

You asked about spa cloths -- you are exactly right. I was calling them dish cloths and a friend of mine said I need to call them spa cloths (I think for selling purposes). Anyway, yes, they are the same thing. Tee hee. I knitted them using the seed stitch that I love so much. They are more sturdy and thick with this stitch.

Thank you for visiting me already! I'm off today so am trying to visit at least those that have already visited me. Next will be the people that end in the same number.

Hugs, Kay (57)

Claire Grantham said...

Hey Elizabeth thanks for swinging by earlier and for the nice comments. I LOL at your desk..that is the ONE mag I didn't buy when I was home, as I wasn't keen on the stamps :) Looking forward to seeing how you use them. Love the blanket - I love to crochet, so theraputic. Cx #55

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Elizabeth, I have that Magazine on your desk, quite a nice stamp. I think someone is trying to tell us that it's time to make christmas cards LOL!
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 34

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Elizabeth you are going to have fun there... a free pad as well as a stamp with mag.. now what girl can resit that deal eh?? and love your strays and waifs in the post below .. they are so lovely.
Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #10

Jackie said...

Wonderful crocheted blanket, and although I detest football I love the colours :o)
Jackie xx

Cazzy said...

Fabulous desk, and I love the little penguin already - I must look for that pattern.

Cazzy x #76

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Elizabeth, that little penguin is so cute! He's adorable. Running really late this week, Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #54 xx

Twiglet said...

Too late for WOYWW I know! My computer is rubbish this week so I have got a bit behind with myself. Glad to see you have been busy with lovely crafty activity - that blanket will be perfect I think x Jo