It’s time for our weekly desk hop with with the lovely Julia. Of course firstly, we’re all sending our love to Shaz and her wonderful husband Doug. So many WOYWW Aunties putting their virtual arms around them both. This is such a wonderful little community and who would have thought such love and friendship can come out of being nosy about other crafters’ workspaces?
I thought this week I would show you a wider shot of my desk. You can just about see from the greenery outside the window that we are devoid of snow here. I’m 2 and a 1/2 storeys up from the garden (we’re on a slope) so I do get a lovely wide view when the sun isn’t blinding me in the afternoon!
My desk often looks too clear to be real so I thought I should come clean about the rest of my room! I don’t like clutter in my workspace so there are a lot of piles of stuff on the floor and on every other surface, and I do do other work here so I need to keep the actual desk fairly clear. The lights and tripod are for filming but I can’t quite get past the fear of it (I’ll come back to those fears in another post at some point). I did film myself once but there was a lot of boobage in the way so I’ve had to try and change the set up, hence having the tripod behind the desk.
There are actually 2 crafty projects on the desk today (sort of). The box with the magazine stuff in is for my One Little Word vision board. A few people commented about considering the class themselves and I would say go for it. It may be a year long but it’s only 12 parts spread over the year, it’s really not as intensive as it sounds. I tend to do a few minutes here and there at the moment and snipping relevant pictures and words out of magazines is an easy session. I’ve done this ever since I was a little girl funnily enough. I’m just waiting for my paint to dry on my backboards so I can start gluing stuff down.
Just visible in the wide shot is my spotty box of foam shapes which a few people commented on last week – the difference in depths evens itself out as I know a few people were getting a twitchy eye about it, and some people didn’t actually know what they were. They are little foam stickers for children to just peel and stick down and voila, a picture! Actually quite expensive too. But I’m a bit too controlling and didn’t let them have too many at a time, hence I still have some… still… I also bought some large foam shapes in the pound shop which do the same trick as pop dots but for a lot less money!
The little pile of scraps to the left is what I had left over from the kit I was using last week. I created another layout with it by adding in a 12×12 and then made myself throw all of these pieces out, except for the largest piece of blue. Normally I hoard scraps but honestly I can’t face having to file them and the probably never using them!
And here as promised, is last week’s #throwbackThursday layout.
I actually created this page back in 2013 and I shared it on WOYWW number 229!! I remember being quite pleased with myself for using Mod Podge and then PVA glue as an experiment to stiffen the denim fabric ready to cover the chipboard pieces with. Happy days!
Right oh, off to grab a cuppa and have a snoop. Join me if you like, we only bite when threatened.
Stay safe and keep smiling x