Wednesday, July 28, 2021



Desk Pelican is flipped, but slowly but surely a bit of order is happening.

Three of the four outdoor cousins were so hungry they started eating before I was finished pouring. Of course they had been away for three days on their own doing goodness knows what. They are about a month older than their indoor cousins. I believe the mother is a slightly older sister to the two kittens I have. Hoping to get them fixed soon and perhaps in a barn.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021


The current state of the desk. My laptop is elevated for the times I am standing. Still getting used to the smaller desk space, so far nothing has been pushed over the edge and the table on legs does wobble a bit especially as compared to when it was on ultra sturdy saw horses. 


I also changed the orientation of the table 90 degrees. Another shelving system will be arriving this week so there will be more puzzling out new places for things. Then I'll have to go through everything and write down the new locations lol. it is so much easier to get up off the bar stool than my old chair.

The baby kittens are eager to help with chores these days lol.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021



The current state of the workdesk... the table top was cut down from 36" x 60" to 29" x 50" and 34" legs were attached. I am still using the dollar store tablecloth I bought 12 years ago. It's sort of like figuring one of those sliding puzzles. Figuring what to put where. 

Because I have a counter high table I also bought an A-Stand for the computer.

The first of three metal shelves. I bought shelf liners which makes them so much more useful. Plus hooks to keep scissors in plain sight (in theory) and some hanging pockets I didn't need for one of my rolling carts : D. Definitely taking the tortoise approach lol.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021


I am in the process of converting my large piece of plywood sitting on sawhorses to a smaller piece of plywood  sitting on 36 inch table legs. Of course this involved moving practically everything in the craftroom (screaming face emoji). but it is an idea whose time has come lol. In theory it is easier to go across the room and get something if one is already standing up. But I found some free bar stools in case I want to sit down.

Also the baby kittens are gamboling about. Never have I ever before had six kittens. Two 6 month old kittens and 4 almost 4 week old kittens. Fingers crossed I can get the younger kittens into some sort of adoption thing. The two older were supposed to go into foster care/rescue... but I never got a call back so now I guess they are mine.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021



Something a little different on the workdesk today. I am unpicking a cross stitch project. I am not known for immediately diving into a project. So I was so pleased with myself that I opened the mail and started stitching that night. I moved to the desk because I needed better light and a table. I have also been wearing two pairs of glasses at once to see the stitches clearly. Only after about a week, I noticed...


I was stitching everything SIDEWAYS (insert screaming face emoji). So I am reflecting on my impulsiveness as I carefully rip out each stitch with my trusty seam ripper.Counting is usually my nemesis so I was quite happy to have the idea to stitch the large single color areas in alternating 5 stitch grids rather than counting 50 dark stitches in a row.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021


 On a quest to get some projects done, but first pictures must be found (ugh). Hence the hard drive to the left.


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Wednesday, March 3, 2021


Working on a layout for the latest Victoria Marie online crop. Broke out my old Martha Stewart Crown punch. Also some old Hot Off the Press Dazzles circa 2009, There is a very old Club Libby Lu gift box to be used in another layout.  I managed to finish four layouts last month.

Mama cat spending a little quality time with the kittens on the back steps.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021



Between projects. Just behind the basket handle is a glimpse of Kitsch Flamingo Distress Glaze : D.That is  [edited To add: a picture of ] my cat Archie taped to my Ott light.

Last week I found out there were kittens living in the basement. It scared the crap out of me because there weren't supposed to be any animals on that side of the door.. I was wondering why there were no mice in the kitchen this winter. I made them a little loft at the top of the stairs. This is them watching me cook lol.I am of course scrapbooking the adventures. The one in the box LOVES polar fleece. When you are a winter kitten in this area, it makes total sense. Keep your fingers crossed I can find a rescue organization for them.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021


 The state of the desk this morning. Lots going on, the Light Blue thing is a spindle in the making. The tiny piile of yellow by the light green mouse is a paper chain for a layout about the tine I saved Christmas (according to my sister) by making a tree out of construction paper. I am left handed : D. Also an empty teriyaki  bottle now a tip proof dispenser of clean water. The gold disk in front of the light is another spindle in the making. Fingers crossed it will be a fancy one! I may have an ink problem... there are more in drawer and boxes.Tools hanging out like sailors on a ships rigging. It's always a test of gravity around here : D.

 I am really benefiting from Victoria Marie's Project Done (a year long scrapbooking class, a rolling class that can be joined at any time btw). While I do like that sponotaneous creativity that comes from following one's creative nose, I am seeing the benefits of having a loose guideline of direction. For instance I have decided to put all my child's childhood birthday events in a single album.

I am also taking an Altenew Academy class called Background Magic. While it was intended to be for cards, I am having fun with scrapbook pages. I used Altenew Halftone Circles and my Tim Holtz stamping platform for this one stamped three times simply rotating the paper.

Then shifting the paper 1/8" to stamp a fourth time with embossing ink. Then sprinkling some embossing powder across the page (make sure to only heat it from underneath lol).

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021


The state of  the desk this moring, computer closed on the right, headset from a Zoom Crafty session. A spindle needing some paint, a bottle of India ink to open (carefully) and the booties completed : D.

I made a card for a 2 year old with action wobbles. Love how it came out and it's been a minute since I made a card. I used Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish that I had never used before and some fabric washi tape I never used before. So I entered it in Simon Says Stamp's Something New Wednesday Challenge.

Close ups of the booties finally finished : D.

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