To find out how you can leap in and experience the fun of What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday, click on the WOYWW logo in my sidebar, and you will miraculously arrive at our hostess Julia’s blog, where you will find full details.
Again, my apologies for having visited so few desks last week, but when I got the opportunity I was working flat out on my recycled mini-album in order to get it finished before Thursday when my sister (and hopefully my niece) are coming, and I can give it to my niece then. Success! It is finished!!
My desk this week.
As you can see, it is remarkably tidy. After finishing the album, I had to make a card, and then I had a massive clear up and put loads of stuff away, ready for whatever I am going to tackle next. Not sure what that will be yet, because with the dreaded C just over the horizon I have to do some other things. Also, I am pretty exhausted now, having pulled all the stops out to finish the album, but I’m so glad I did!
At the back of the craft sheet you can see the pile of embossed card and alcohol ink backgrounds I did a while back. I think I should work on these and get some cards made up for my stash before I do anything else, but I do want to make some more soap before Christmas. On the pull-out unit on the right is my felt making box (still in utter disarray since the final felt class – no time to do anything about that!) – the box is just dumped there to be out of the way because I had to alter some more bedding on my sewing machine this p.m. You can also see (on the right) my new kitty squad stamp, still not unmounted from its wood block.
I haven’t forgotten that I have not yet posted photos of the last 2 soap making classes – too much else going on! I’ll try and do a post soon. The last class is tomorrow. Here’s the card I have made for the teacher, which I hope they will all sign:
It’s got 2 printed images (the soap an internet download and the duck a photo of one of my hubby’s ducks from his bathroom lol!) cut out and stuck down, and Ryn’s wonderful water droplets stamp, and some glass bead gel medium to make it more sudsy. I photographed it against one of the scratch papers I created while making the album. I also made a custom sized envelope for it, using my recently acquired envelope punch board.
My hubby broke his wrist a few weeks ago and is in a cast, and has been told definitely that he is not allowed to drive, which is presenting us with some problems – we have got to take a taxi to our friend’s on Christmas day but it’s not quite as frighteningly expensive as I’d feared, but bad enough! My hubby has arranged transport with a neighbour for my class tomorrow, and he’s got to take Mum on the bus to the surgery on Friday – what fun and games that will be! I can’t remember when she last travelled by bus. (Lady Muck.)
Here’s the final page of my album, after which I also did a page giving details of how it was made, and some blank pages (with just the signature black and white borders) for notes. You can read the final post about it here.
I am hoping to make a video slideshow of the completed pages, and how the book was constructed.
Have a great week everybody, and I hope in the midst of the usual seasonal busyness that you will all find time to be creative and feed the inner man/woman!