Good Morning Everyone,
A good New Year to you all too - I hope you've had a great holiday and are now refreshed, rested and and raring to get crafting again :)
It's WOYWW, time to show what's going on, or not as the case may be, on our desks. For anyone not already familiar with WOYWW, it's easy, just snap your desk, post it on your blog and then pop over to Julia's at the Stamping Ground and add your post to the link to this week's line up - it's fun and you get to meet a great bunch of folks in the process :)
Here's mine today.
I've had a bit of a tidy up and the scrap layout that I was planning before the holiday is back - today it will be done! Hardly seen, but there all the same, is my brand new craft mat - the old one was a disgrace!!! To the side is a pile of notebooks filled with crafting ideas - they are there for reference. Behind that is one of my, now probably infamous, cat food boxes filled with all manner of goodies received in a swap with the lovely crafters on UKPC - it's there to remind me to put together a wall hanging with the lovely artwork that the members created.
That leaves the book lying in the forefront which I found going second-hand on Amazon just before Christmas, 52 Scrapbooking Challenges by Elsie Flannagan. I haven't had time to read through it completely yet but what I've seen I like. Ms Flannagan is the Elsie of the no longer available Love Elsie paper collections - she has a very individual style which may not be everyone's cup of tea but when my mojo has gone on strike and/or I need a challenge, I think this book will be a useful go-to resource.
That's the desk this morning - nothing too exciting. I did take a trip to my favourite crafting haunt on Monday and blew the vouchers Santa brought me. Bought lots of lovely goodies but as I've already tidied them away - well, I blitzed the craft space yesterday in a fit of 'can't stand this mess, got to sort it out before I can craft again' !!! - so there's nothing to see today.
A lot of you will be making your new year resolutions known this week but, like Julia, I won't be doing resolutions - I just know I won't stick to them so why set myself up for the inevitable fall :) My only intention is to be completely hedonistic and enjoy the year ahead, have fun with the folk I love, and spend as much time on doing the things that give pleasure - well, at 65, I think I've no more time left to waste on anything else :))
Which doesn't mean to say I won't be interested in what your aims and dreams are for the coming year, and what crafty projects you are working on - no, I'll enjoy reading about them as much as ever. So just give me a few minutes to make a cuppa and I'll be back to see what has been revealed on WOYWW this week.
In the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful WOYWW, take care and keep crafting,