Wednesday, 19 October 2011


Thanks Julia for organising another weekly get-together where we show off our work desks for all to see! For anyone who doesn’t know what this is all about, click on the WOYWW link in my sidebar.

After all the rush of getting everything ready for the exhibition, this week I’ve got nothing of interest on my table at all! I’ve been trying to recover for a few days.

On the brown table you can see the stuff that I’ve finally managed to get out, to do last month’s accounts!! Getting stuff out is a good start, I suppose… makes me feel virtuous, at least. I’m sooo behind, and if I don’t get on with it, my hubby will start creating!

Also on the table you can see some of my mirrors and boxes that came back from the exhibition. These are the ones I’ve set apart for Christmas presents. The rest are in a box ready for the photos to be uploaded to my brand new Etsy store which I’ve decided to open. Nothing there yet, but soon there will be a link to it in my blog, and hopefully someone out there will like my stuff enough to buy it!

Next project will have to be making up a pack of birthday cards to give my mum for Christmas. She asked me a couple of months ago if I’d make her some cards to give people and I balked at the idea as I’m not really into card making unless I have to, but thinking about it, now my mum is 90, it’s hard to think of things to give her for Christmas as she’s trying to get rid of things rather than accumulate more, and this is definitely something she’d use, and would be pleased with. I shan’t do anything as ambitious as the stationery box I made for her last year, though, but keep it fairly simple, and make a pretty box to put them in.

This week my hubby finally got round to finding me some bricks to make my life easier. Bricks? you ask?

Many many years ago (longer ago than I care to remember!) when I was setting up my first home, I bought my old brown table from the office where I worked – they were clearing stuff out, and some of the staff said they should have paid me to take it away rather than having to buy it!! It was a wreck, covered with an oilskin cloth, and underneath were numerous rings from cups, and ink stains, and the whole thing was ccovered with ghastly bubbly brown varnish. I set to work on it and sanded it right down. When I moved to my tiny cottage it wouldn’t go up the stairs to my workroom so I cut the bottoms of the legs off, thinking I’d somehow screw them back on one day, but never got round to it. Not sure I even know where the bottoms of the legs are now anyway! It’s been too low ever since and I’ve bruised my knees so often! I asked my hubby to find me 4 nice bricks and yesterday I put them under the legs! Success! I can’t believe what a difference a few little inches makes.

Hope you all have a good WOYWW!! Sorry I was so hopeless following everyone up last week – I was snowed under, and no energy to spare for anything else.


  1. So glad you've decided to list on Etsy as your work is gorgeous.

  2. Hi. I hope you are recovering from your busy weekend. I did laugh at your bricks. I shall be diging mine out of the garage soon. Spanish kitchen furniture is not as high as we are used to, and it is rapidly approaching mince-pie season. Last year I made 50 dozen of them to sell, and I am already getting orders for this year. My back can't cope with the low table for prolonged rolling of pastry, so we put a brick under each leg, and it becomes a lot more useable.
    now I am off to visit a few more work spaces. I'm a fraid I can't get to them all, but I will manage a few. Kate x

  3. Lovely bricks, missus, may they give you much relief from knee bashing!! It's amazing how something so simple can make such a difference. I think making cards for your mum is great, hope she likes them :) xx

  4. It's cool you will be opening your Etsy shop and I wish you success with it!

    Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my blog, too. You are SO sweet! I don't actually eat the lutefisk, but my husband eats some. It's amazing the people that LOVE it!! Also, the Pearl Pen is a Viva Decor Pearl Pen. You can search for it. You put it on wet and it dries pretty much like a pearl. I haven't used it a whole lot yet, but so far I like it.

  5. Chopped the legs off! That is priceless! My couch has been on bricks before because it is too low for my back, so now I got myself a special high, wing backed chair so we have taken the bricks away!

  6. Great idea of making your mum cards. Mine is 92 in October and this would be an excellent prezzie for her as she can't get out now so no longer sends cards to anyone. Hope your etsy store gets going ok. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. That workspace looks all ready for you to start making wonderful things when you have caught up with yourself - sometimes it takes a few days when you've been under pressure - had to smile about the bricks!!

  8. oh nice and clean, and ready to get messy!!, bit of paint on them there bricks, and its fan daby dozy!
    Glad you had a good time, hope the etsy goes well, and those boxes look gorgeous,

    Lou P #124

  9. $ bricks can make all the difference between a good and a bad back! You desk looks so neat and tidy so get those accounts done and get cracking on crafting. Thanks for popping by mine,
    Love JoZarty x

  10. Workspace height is so important...good luck with your etsy store...your workspace looks awesome!

  11. You have a great work space and it's so neat! Thanks for visiting! Yes, first thing I did, is take that sharp strip off the box. It came off pretty easily too :)

  12. I love your ornate desk from work, funny about th e legs and not finding them, I know that feeling, I do that with my craft stuff I have bought-there goes another project cos I lost the stuff lol. As you probably will see in my next WOYWW entry. I showed off under my table and storage area GASP!!! Thanks for the information on the SVGs you left on my blog. Yes it is hard to buy someone a gift especially a 90 year old you might like my entry (Granny 90th birthday Oct 8th entry) and what I made for her, I have since visited her and it sit right in front of her view to the tv LOL. See ya and thanks for stopping by my blog (I'm subscribing to yours, I love the way you write)

  13. Darned I cant find a subscribe by email button on your!!!

  14. Hurrah for bricks! Of course I expect you to create something to make them look gorgeous! A very happy WOYWW to you too!. Thank you so much for stopping by and for liking my blog name. It's actually what my last name means and I like to think that it's like the bee's knees only better!

    Have a great week,
    rachel no. 22

  15. Thank you Soshi for the lovely compliment you left on my blog! I'll be checking you out again soon!


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