Goodness me – 450?! However did we get there?? It appears we managed it somehow! So hello my friends. I do hope you are well, and full of creative energy!
My desk, which is, after all, why we are all here, is rather a before and after effort today.
Over the week it has got worse and worse as I have been making more cards for the hotel. It got to the point where, despite so many of you being polite and saying it looked busy and creative, I simply couldn’t work at it any more. I was in serious danger of losing the plot completely. You can see a white basket containing my received Christmas cards (needed to go through and sort); brown case of watercolour pencils (I’d been colouring); white tub with memento inks in and scattered around (Stamping images); stamp sets; piles of card bases and envelopes; packet of sweets, scissors; to-do list with pen at the ready; punch given me in my Christmas stocking; cutting mat; the lovely garden in a teacup given to me at the crop; and loads of other bits and pieces. What a state of chaos!
So…. I set to…. Sorry folks, but I just HAD to…
The white basket has been re-comissioned! The Christmas cards sorted, and it now contains different things altogether; my mobile is sitting there with a letter for Mr & Mrs D awaiting my phone call to them to see if I needed to open and forward rapidly; my felt robin kit; bag of sweets, cutting mat and stack of paper for leaning on and making a wonderful practice mess on; the waste bin will be emptied on Thursday; the green basket now contains 50 cards for the hotel, all neatly bagged and priced. Now I feel I can work again! Most things are back in their places – not quite all – there are still two storage boxes of fancy card there on the floor. Of course, I realise that, come the weekend, all my hard work will be undone as I set to again to do more artycraftystuff!!!
So, what have I been making to produce such a mess?
A birthday card for a friend which needs to go into the mail tomorrow.
Just a few of the cards made. These are all Pollyanna Pickering images. Aren’t those owlets just cute beyond words?
So there you have it – the desk of shame, the tidier desk, the finished results. That’s what I have been up to this week. I managed to visit everyone last week – but, April… I can’t leave a comment on your fun desk picture any more… I’m really sorry. I do come peep though!
Take care my friends. I’ll be round at some point during the day. Have a great week. God bless.