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.