Wednesday 17 August 2011


These Wednesdays always come round so fast, a bit like Mondays when I was working, but a lot more fun.
Here's my desk this week.

The big white slab in the centre of my desk is a wooden box bought on Monday, partly prepped with its first coat of gesso.  Not sure what I'm going to do with it, or how it will be decorated as most of my projects are 'organic' which is another way of saying 'don't know what I'm going to do with this?'
Also bought some more distress crackle paints so they will form a part of the eventual plan, as will German scrap after I saw this on Ephemera's Attic blog.  Isn't it beautiful and such a clever use of scrap.  I have loads of this but all metallic which is a bit limiting so very pleased to alter it in this way.

You can also see the paper pad and matching stamps I bought last week (note to self - must stop spending money),  Graphic 45, Once Upon a Springtime.  I fell in love with it when I saw Paul use it at Vicky Stampers last week and had to have some myself - must use some of that paper on, or in, my box.

Am posting early to give myself more time to have a look at Julia's blog and get round all the other WOYWWers. Think I just about managed it last week, even though it took me three days. 
Oops! Nearly forgot to mention my very jazzy sewing box that you can just see at the top right-hand corner of the photo. Not there for any crafty reason - I'm supposed to be shortening a pair of Mr B's trousers - and it is a bit worn around the edges but my Dad bought it for my 22nd birthday (Mum died when I was 21) so it means a lot to me.
Hope you enjoy your snoop round as much as I enjoy a good nosey at everyone else's workspaces.


Sarah said...

works in progress covers a lot too - look forward to the outcome!
Thanks for sharing today,
Sarah at 2

JoZart Designs said...

That's a lovely crafty mess of work in progress. Some great stuff and goings on. Look forward to seeing your box.... but get the old man's trousers done first then you won't feel guilty!
Love JoZarty x

Helen said...

How lovely! Have fun with the paints and things - I'd be doing that first and hang the trousers, but them I'm like that!!

Tammy said...

Great desk ready to get creative, Thanks for sahring

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I have possessions like your sewing box that I would rescue if my house were on fire - they don't look much but mean everything. I look forward to seeing how the box turns out :D xx

Hazel said...

I'll be interested to see what you do with the box - Hazel WOYWW #65 x

Elizabeth said...

I'd sooner alter that box than hubby's trousers - a great project in process. Love Graphic45 and that pad looks gorgeous - must track it down - no, better not, your note to self applies to me too :) Elizabeth x #70

ScrappnBee said...

Love all the yellows in the papers. I cannot wait to see how you encorporate it into the box! Thank you for sharing your WOYWW! -Amanda

Julia Dunnit said...

And there was I thinking you'd gathered all the stuff around you for the box project. Am a bit relieved by your 'organic' approach to tell the truth!

Unknown said...

I absolutely love boxes, any size. I have a "book box" that I had made for my mother about 40 years ago. She gave it back to me.
I love your definition of "organic". That is always more fun to see what happens.
Can't wait to see the German scrap used.???

okienurse said...

Great looking desk and great post. I like sewing boxes and trinket boxes a lot. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Tertia said...

Some very interesting things lurking on your desk. Now I have to have some of that Graphics45 paper too!

Annie said...

I'm having a quick trip round the WOYWWers before I start on my next batch of little African dresses. It's great to see what you're busy with this week.
A x

Diane said...

I'll be really interested to see how that box develops, Ann! I don't blame you for spending your money on that paper pad - it sucked me in too!
Diane x

Anonymous said...

Interesting desk this week with a lot going on. Great new stamps and who can resist Graphic45?

Brenda 80

J.A. Martin said...

I love working on "organic" projects! Hope to see the finished project! :-)

Unknown said...

Good start Ann on the box.Would love to see the end product. LOL I also love Graphic 45.

Carol C

Neet said...

Sorry I am so late. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the white box - knowing you it will be spectacular when finished.
Thanks for sharing- Neet #19