Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. Mine has been mostly nice and quiet. DD and I have been having a Whovian fest which is why I'm still up at the wee hours. Actually we had watched the weeping angels, don't blink episode and decided we needed to stay up and watch a few more to put that one out of our heads before bed... only I've just reminded myself lol.

Actually there isn't much going on my workdesk at the moment. The dresser was part of DD's Christmas gift made from Club Scrap's Club Stamp Academy kit. The changes I made to it were painting the inside of all the matchbox drawer's, using a K&Co. embellishment as a paper weight, a doily out of patterned vellum and little glass vials filled with sand from beaches we've been to visit. The drawers were filled with jewelry I'd made for her (all wrapped separately), including my first beaded ring made with even count peyote stitch.

I've other projects to post, but I'm a bit behind on my picture taking as well as my projects. My oldest younger sister made the most fabulous quilts for myself and my other sisters which so need to be photographed and posted, fingers crossed it'll be soon.

So if you'd like to see what other people have been doing at their workdesk, hop over to Julia's Stamping Ground. Warning, it can be habit forming and you might well find yourself thinking, "What? Wednesday already?"

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Every year I vow I'm going to be more organized for the winter holidays and then life gets  ... hectic, yeah let's go with hectic lol.  We've had snow. The lovely scallop trail was made by the dog, I think she did a good job of it. My Christmas present is a snow plow contract :D.

DD made her first set of multiple cards and envelopes (using the kreate-a-lope). All I did was punch a few snowflakes and give her the information.

I've been making small gifts and sorting through my bead stash. Don't know why I like to sort when I'm behind the 8 ball of time, ok, it's probably a feeble attempt to maintain a facade of control but it's so much nicer on my golden barge sailing on De Nial. The beaded round bit is an i-top snap daddy that I covered with muslin and then beaded. It can snap onto the bobby pins or rings (sold separately). I bought the earring wires a few years ago, the picture doesn't show they are anodized a lovely blue green color.

My regular workspace is covered with Christmas cards which I can't show yet. I'm told they aren't late if they arrive by Jan. 6. Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

If you are curious about WOYWW or want to see what other folks are up to head over to Julia's Stamping Ground. Better yet, join in the fun too :D.