Wednesday, 30 July 2014


Good morning all, and just look at my messy desk. Not much done this week, but at least I seem to have found a way to get the creative juices flowing. In a weak moment I agreed to do some alterations for someone. Well what a nightmare? They have taken much more work than I anticipated,  so I have been to and fro past the work numerous times and have had to discipline myself not to get side tracked into crafting, all the while the brain has been mulling over the task of finishing the cards and coming up with lots of ideas.

Anyway, at last yesterday I could play, so some of those ufos that I have been looking at all week have been finished, or nearly, and will be dealt wwith this morning.
So what can you see on the worktop? Oh look there is Max, pretending to sleep, but if I go more than a few steps away he would be off there in a flash asking 'Is it second breakfast time?'
Also on the glass mat are five cards, none of which you can see very well, so better picture here.
In the middle is the Christmas card I made with the stamping and colouring I showed you last week, with grateful thanks to Shaz in Aus for the idea of how to finish it.
Front right of top picture is some pretty ribbon I bought a week ago and haven't got round to putting away and at the back is my homemade gelli plate that hasn't come out of the container yet.
I'm sure you willl find some other interesting desk at our host, the lady Julia and her link to the crafting world.
Just before you go, I have decided to take part in the Summertime photography scavenger hunt, see link on lefthand side bottom, but if you want a laugh, click on the linnk top left and see avery non communicating notice.
Well that's all for now, thanks for visiting and I will get round to lots of desks eventually.
Well I seem to be having lots of trouble with technology this morning. I published my bolg but when I uploaded to Julia's it wasn't there so I will try again.
Bless you


glitterandglue said...

Well done - that Peace card looks great. Glad you got the alteration done. Now, if you are bored, there's a wedding dress in which 18feet of skirt has to be squeezed into a very tiny waist line of the bodice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have done all the gathering stitching - but still not sure how it is all going to go in!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1 WHICH number??? How on earth did I manage THAT???!!!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the spaciousness and bright light in your work are, as well as the fact that you have a sleeping area for Max. Your cards are beautiful with all the sparkly touches. Happy WOYWW and Blessings!

Robyn said...

Howdy Neighbor!
Alterations? I sew, i don't mend!- my motto.
Lovely cards in your crafty sunny space.
Thanks for the snoop around.
robyn 44

Anonymous said...

OK so it's not Friday, but your glittery cards made me smile, the idea of alterations or any sort of structured shaped sewing? Not so much :)

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (5)

Annie said...

Thanks for calling by at mine earlier and for your lovely comments.
Your cards are really fab. Love them even though I can't feel Christmassy in this heat.
Annie x # 19

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, just look at those gorgeous cards! They're really lovely....good old Shaz, she has some great ideas :-). I hope the alterations have gone are brave taking them on.
Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

Anne said...

Gorgeous cards! I like sewing but not alterations!!! Happy WOYWW Anne x #25

shazsilverwolf said...

Wow, I am loving the scenic card at the top! Would never have thought of using those colours together, but they work stunningly well. Love the wispy clouds past the moon. You know I am going to be CASE'ing this, don't you? lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shax #6 xxx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Love the cards. I am not sure I would get much done at your desk as I would be too easily distracted being so close to the window, it's not difficult LOL!
Have a good week and happy crafting, Angela x # 38

Bridget Larsen said...

I love the view you have, I would be day dreaming instead of crafting. NOOOOOOO not christmas already!! Just recovered from the last one
Bridget #48

Eliza said...

What a perfect place to craft looking out the window on the world no wonder Max is content unless food is being served. Yoda would love it there too. Love those cards of yours all masterpieces. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 83

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Chris well finally made it over to check out your desk... no not the window or dinner in spite of what puss might think... all the cards are really great but must admit do love that peace stamp. Agree with Shaz onbtge moody moon scene too. Well done on alterations... and more time time ten than you thought is normal. Ask Margaret. :) Shaz in Oz x#27

Christine said...

Thanks for your visit earlier - the stitching on the cushion says - To Veronica, with love from Auntie Christine, and the date. All the writing on the cushions follow the same format, To xxx with love from Grandma, the date. Jesus always comes first in one way or another - sat preaching at a muslim wedding on Friday, just discussing our viewpoints on Jesus!
Love your cards, haven't even started mine yet!