Hi hi!

Well I just about made it to week two of my attempted new routine of joining in with What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday hosted by the lovely Julia. I visited everyone but I did have trouble commenting on some because in my absence Google & Blogger have palled up which means people might end up at my old blog. I have my tech support on the case but it looks like we have uncovered another issue so I might not get it sorted today.

Anyway, to the desks fair readers!

Ah yes… it is the dining table. To the top left of this photo just out of sight is one of my craft desks propped up on it’s side, legs sticking out. While everything was accessible in my room with the radiator & pipework needing to be accessed, Mr Pretty has taken the opportunity to finish the woodwork that we didn’t quite around to when the room was created. We moved in exactly 9 years ago this weekend and my craft room was intended to be one of the last things to be done. It was full of hand made solid wood fitted drawers & dressing table etc which was very dated but worked remarkably well for craft storage! The ex-bedroom is next to our bathroom which WAS one of the first things we did.

We took out an Adam’s style fireplace that began in our kitchen, went up through the bathroom and out through the loft. What we didn’t know was that there was no seperate bathroom wall and once the bricks were removed all that was left was a strange thick wallpaper! Although it was a pain at the time it did mean that we had to deal with my craft room but between a totally renovated kitchen and bathroom, the woodwork in my room got sidelined. Now it is lovely and sparkly and Mr Pretty has moved on to painting some bare shelves that suffered the same ‘do-it-later’ fate and then I can start moving back in. However, we are on holiday next week so you’ll see another different desk next week before ‘normality’ returns the week after!

So what IS on my dining room table. The canvasses at the back are ex-children’s projects that were next to the art trolley that lives in our kitchen where our new radiator is. We need to have a rethink here because I don’t think keeping paints next to the radiator is a good idea! There is some planning going on which is the mess of stickers and traveller’s notebook and is the only arty thing going on unless you are one of the many that considers Lego art (and I am). I intend to do a seperate post about my Lego addiction which has been an actual life saver for me (who knew?!). I’m still doing sets because I’m not at the MOC stage yet. MOC stands for My Own Creation – Lego has it’s own language including AFOL which is an Adult Fan Of Lego!! The project you can see is an Alpine Lodge which I will eventually ‘winter-fy’ to go in my Winter Village.

Right oh, on with the day! Giving blood this morning and then I ought to pack a few arty bits for our little getaway next week!

Put the kettle on and I’ll be round. xx


  1. Mary Anne on 7 February 2024 at 9:17 am

    LOL! I am always amazed at the peculiar things found when renovating. Our house was once two side-by-side semis, Victorian era, and the things we uncovered when renovating the work previously done to join them into one house…crazy. As is the odd decision to leave BOTH side-by-side staircases in place while removing the middle wall! We have a great “slide” running down the middle. You remind me of a fun story on The Moth called Lego Crimes (google will find it if the link doesn’t show) https://themoth.org/stories/lego-crimes – it always makes me laugh…
    It’s WOYWW day and I’m determined to be on time
    Mary Anne (5)

  2. LLJ on 7 February 2024 at 12:37 pm

    House renovating never stops! Sounds like you’re having a proper rejig so it’s good that the dining table is coming into play. I didn’t know you were a Lego fan, my SiL is too, her whole front room is taken over by her Christmas village every December, she has a lot!
    Hope you enjoy your crafting sessions next week,
    Hugs LLJ 4 xx

  3. Angela on 7 February 2024 at 2:07 pm

    I agree with you about the radiator and the paint. I am careful what I store near the radiator. I went to our Bible group this morning and the vicar showed photographs of newly completed Hogwarts Lego set. Happy WOYWW Angela #12

  4. Angela Radford on 7 February 2024 at 3:40 pm

    Hi what an interesting collectopn of stuff you have today. There’s always jobs to be done it can be endless if you let it. Lego is interesting b ut not something I know much about. Sending happy woyww hugs, Angela x9x

  5. Sarah Brennan on 7 February 2024 at 5:28 pm

    Ooh my brother is an ADFOL Lisa-Jane – he doesn’t have an alpine chalet though he does have lots of shops/cafes/hairsalon type items which make for a great street. Hope you are back in your craft room properly again soon with poshly painted woodwork. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #2

  6. Helen Lindfield on 7 February 2024 at 6:49 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had a big project on with the house! Great looking desk today. Happy WOYWW Helen #3

  7. Wipso on 7 February 2024 at 6:56 pm

    It sounds like you have a lot going on at yours….it’s not easy to get creative when it’s all going on so well done you for doing all you’ve done.
    Annie x #7

  8. Angela Radford on 7 February 2024 at 7:54 pm

    Hi again, saw your question about the brayering. There are so many effects you can get with brayering. It’s difficult to say whether you need to add more or less but what I like to do ituse the sharp edge of the brayer too which you can create straight lines and curves easily to give you a different effect to the roller. Have woyww fun. Hugs |angela x9x

  9. Chana Malkah on 7 February 2024 at 8:31 pm

    Yes, radiators and paint really don’t play well together! Sounds like your renovations have been quite the adventure! Isn’t it great when you get to the end and find it was all worth it?
    Well if you love Legos, you would love Lego World here in Atlanta, GA (USA.) I consider it art, especially after seeing some of the exhibits at Lego World. I can’t wait to see some of your projects!

    Chana Malkah, WOYWW #8

  10. Julia on 7 February 2024 at 9:02 pm

    Oh it’s Lego! I thought it was Japanese style pen holder or something????????
    Makes me happy to read that the ‘do it later’ jobs are getting their later…my god we have more than a few of those in each room! Me and the gals are off for our first retreat this weekend, hope you enjoy your family time next week!

  11. Neet Hickson on 8 February 2024 at 12:21 pm

    I put most of myk paint on a trolley (Hobbycraft/Ikea) for that same reason. Away from heat source.
    Love the dining table and all those projects on it, sounds as if you are set ukp to be busy.
    Hugs, Neet 10 xx

  12. BJ on 9 February 2024 at 8:30 pm

    Gosh that was a lot to take in re the wall. I had hubby take out the chimney in our bathroom so I could rearrange things and he had to take out the chimney from the loft first! All the work up the loft made our sons ceiling cave. Oh my that was a lot of work, glad it was a long time ago now. I love lego too but not done a set in ages, glad you enjoy it. Hugs BJ#15

  13. Christine on 10 February 2024 at 11:15 am

    My SIL despaired when he saw the size of the Lego tub in the loft!!! He can have his inheritance any time!!
    When the children were younger we built a large town with lights one year and then crashed it into the tub . . . messy but great fun! Unfortunately it never was rebuilt . . . so I love that your a Lego fan . . .
    Christine #17

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