It's a miserable day here in Ayrshire today - continuous, incessant rain to accompany the depressing news that rioting has continued in many urban areas, including my beloved Manchester, overnight. My DH is a Mancunian, and I spent many happy years there, so it is distressing to see the news coverage today. Enough ... on with the show and here's what's on my desk. I wobbled perilously on a chair for this overhead shot ... the lengths I'll go to!
Clearly to cheer me up, the postie delivered the Scrapbook Magazine today, and the freebie that came with it is a lovely selection of Kay Miller Designs Simple Pleasure paper collection - yummy stuff. I can't wait to do something with these ... and it's about time I did some more scrapbooking - over the last
The other items on my desk are there because I may use them on projects that are on my 'to-do' list. I dug out the Crafty Individuals packs thinking they are too nice to just linger in my stash. Ditto, the Papermania black & white paper pack and the two pieces of embossed card sitting on top - there's the germ of an idea percolating :) The cute little decoupage pups were a gift from my friend in Ireland, Marie-Louise - many thanks M-L. I thought I'd make them up right away rather than put them in a drawer to be forgotten. M-L doesn't have a blog yet, but I'm encouraging her to start one :) Behind the decoupage is my latest teeny, weeny indulgence - a Stampin' Up Textured Impressions embossing folder, Manhattan Flower ... and, yes, the bottle of VersaMark refill and the embossing buddy just fell into my basket at the same time - well, these have been on my 'want/need' list for such a long while! It was a card made by Kelly of Kelly's Craftin' Corner that prompted me to get the embossing folder - it is just so gorgeous - see here.
A quick hello and welcome to Lucia & Anne, my newest followers - hopefully you will enjoy reading this little record of my crafting experience, tales of domesticity, and the places I visit, as much as I enjoy recording them. And, if you are wondering what WOYWW is about, it's a lot of crafty folk showcasing what's on their workdesk, table, kitchen worktop, floor even ... or whatever, every Wednesday. The weekly event is hosted by none other than the redoubtable Julia at Stamping Ground, so why don't you give her a visit and join in the blog hop - it's all a bit of fun, though it can be somewhat addictive :)
Before I sign off I'd like to say many thanks to all of you who sent their good wishes after I revealed last week that my health hasn't been so good ... the new medication seems to be working, I've had fewer/shorter incidents of the excruciating pain in my legs recently ... it's early days but I'm optimistic :)
Right, I'm off to get myself a nice cuppa before settling down to do nosy around some work spaces.
Wishing you all a happy and healthy week,