Wednesday, 27 February 2013


Morning lovely crafters and dear WOYWW friends. I'm back on the register this week after getting all those pesky jobs that had been hanging around finished last week. If you want to join in too then pop over to see the Desk Headmistress, Julia, HERE.

It's a bit chilly in The Craft Garden today as our boiler of 23 years has decided to curl up and retire at last. Can't say it owes us anything really but why do they pick the Winter to do it. So it's extra layers and hot water bottles for awhile as British Gas are so busy it's going to be a week or so before we can have a lovely new shiny new one.

Anyway, you came by to see a desk so I'd better show you one.

I am in the middle of more DT work at the minute but Mr Mojo has decided to have a break so I thought I'd have a change and play with some new stamps that were just asking to be inked up. Sometimes a change can spark off the old creativity again. I've been dying to try out some new flexmarkers that just fell into my basket during a visit to Hobbycraft last week. They were the bargain price of £7.50 for 6. They are hair and skin tones, something you can never have enough of I find.

While I was taking my desk shot, this caught my eye and made me smile. Not the coffee cup that had just contained my morning cappuccino fix but the purple liquid in the jar. Bet that would make an interesting colour for a drink. I've been painting with purple H20's and it had made the water a lovely colour. I am also trying to keep off the chocolate and be healthy by munching dried apricots instead!

Right, I'd better go and make myself respectable for work but before I do I thought I'd just share with you the finished Lillybo quilt from last week complete with it's fleecy backing. The sewing machine is now firmly back in the cupboard and I don't think it'll be seeing the light of day again any time soon. Sewing is definitely not my thing but I'm pleased I managed to complete the two quilts for Jo's wonderful cause. They are now packed up and winging their way over the Pennines.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Wednesday whatever you are up too.


Spyder said...

I was doing Mushrooms as a freebie this week but the post seems to have gone missing, so maybe that's an omen or something... maybe I should do something else. Yours looks fabulous! I'm just showing my mess this week as I haven't really finished any thing!! Have a great crafty week! HaPpY WoYwW!?
Lyn #71

Jill said...

Aww those quilts are gorgeous Lisa. Your desk always looks so busy! Have a good day. Jill x

Annie said...

Wow Lisa your finished quilt looks fab. Well done you.
Hope the heating is sorted soon for you.
A x # 56

Beryl said...

I hope to didn't waste that lovely purple water. It makes a lovely wash for a background - although I expect you know that already. Hope you manage until the new boiler arrives and we get some warmer weather to see you through.
Beryl xx

Lisa-Jane said...

GORGEOUS quilts luvvie! Well done you! I like the sound of the Flexmarkers but what I do NOT like to see is an empty cup - go sort out, now, go on! ;-) #63

House of Bears said...

Wonder if purple drink would turn your insides purple? Your pens were a real bargain buy, skin tones are most used here.

The bears @#89 this week

okienurse said...

great looking desk Lisa. Glad to hear someone else has the problem of things just jumping into their DH doesn't believe me when I tell him it happens. :-) Love the quilt. Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing with us! Vickie #41

Heather Alger said...

Your quilt design is Gorgeous x
Happy WOYWW Heather #85

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love your quilt!! It's so cute and the fabric is makes such a difference!
Oh, blooming heck about your boiler though......I sympathise as ours did much the same a month ago....sigh. It's amazing how cold it can get in the house, hope you've got some portable heaters or something....
But spring is definitely on the way...the daffs are poking through and the catkins are out :)
Hugs, LLJ 39 xxxx

Helen said...

It IS a pretty colour for a drink..but don't pick it up and try it, lol! Love the quilt, Jo will be so happy with it. Have a good day. Helen, 8

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Lisa,
Again back to WOYWW! Phew, one goes into withdrawals you know!
Some crafty desk fun happening here.. just love the meander around your arty crafty space.. great images, the fungii - is it a shoe shaped fungii, perhaps??

...commiserations indeed on the boiler Yorkshire in winter not fab!!
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #42

SueH said...

How strange, I was looking on Lavender coloured drinks on Pinertrest this week. Bet they would have tasted better than yours thought, Lol! (I have a thing for Lavender if you hadn’t noticed)
Your desk is looking great this week and what a fab bargain those Flexi markers were. I never seem to find any nice deals when I go into hobbycraft, well not on the things I’m looking for anyway.
Hope you manage to keep warm.
Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 81
Ps. forgot to say how great the quilt is. Well done you!

Ria Gall said...

thanks for a look at your desk I like that image you have stamped and is ready to colour.
Your quilt is so cute and shows a lot of hard work
Happy WOYWW hope you have a great day
Ria #48

sandra de said...

The quilt is gorgeous and it has been lovely to see how many of you have contributed to the project. You seem to have an amazing range of markers in the UK, we don't have a wide range in OZ. What we do get always costs twice as much as everywhere else. I don't plan to add anything to the painting... once my mind is empty I just drift off to something different. The purple water is very pretty. if it was my desk I would of drunk the purple water and rinsed my brush in the coffee!
Sandra @12

JoZart said...

Thank you TY TY TY...Oh, Lisa, I'm astounded... TWO!! asnd so gorgeous too.... your desk is such a good snoop too. Just popping in quickly form Brighton whilst the little'un is watching a bit of TV and cuddling in to me so I'm typing one haded ... or trying to!
love jo x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Your quilt is fab! I do the same, I often colour for colouring sake to just see if I'm inspired. Colouring is the best for all, helps me cope with pain as I focus on something else. No desk from me, because it's empty or I can't share yet what I'm working on! Take care Zo xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa, and oh dear, no heating! You have my complete sympathy.

Love the quilt - the central panel is perfect for a child. You've done remarkable well, and heaps better than me, to have made two quilts when sewing is not your thing.

A purple drink - oh no! I've seen a blue one for sale in shops here and always think of paraffin. Purple would be methylated spirits :)

Take care and keep warm. Have a great WOYWW. Elizabeth x #104

Alison Scott said...

Love the quilt. It looks so cuddly.
The mushrooms look great.

craftimamma said...

Well done with the quilts Lisa. They are both gorgeous and I'm sure someone is going to think themselves very lucky to be the possessor of one very shortly.

You're right about the colour of that water. It's beautiful.

Lesley Xx

Samantha Elliott said...

Ooooo! Sending you a warm hug. Do you want to borrow my Boofle hot water bottle Honey?
I thought you took that photo to show me the daisies! Looks great! Those mushrooms look good too!
Fabulous quilts you have done. My first one is still in bits. Need to get a day to do more!
Hugs to you.

MaggieC said...

If you haven't already committed yourselves, try another central heating company. British Gas were nearly twice the price for the some boiler from a trusted local engineer. I am looking forward to seeing how you use that left over water, it is too good to just throw away. The donkey on your quilt is so cute and someone will really treasure that. thank you for your visit today and your kind comment. xx Maggie #15

Ann B said...

Thanks for visiting yesterday - back much better and I did manage to escape from the tower just long enough to take the dog for a glorious sunny walk -k makes you feel tons better doesn't it.
Good to see yet another quilt being made - love the fabric and can't wait to see then end result.

Ann B

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Lisa, thanks for your visit and your lovely comments. I've had lots of nice feedback on the ribbon storage doo dah so I'm going to put together a tutorial soon. I'm sorry to hear about your boiler - tuck your vest in your knickers and pull on an extra duvet I say! Your quilt is so sweet and I'm sure it will be very much appreciated. Stay warm MM x #97

Winnie said...

Love your quilt! So adorable! I can't sew a stitch so I love to see those that can. I have to use glue dots to apply my buttons! I have not tried those markers, they look fun. I popped below and am drooling over your work on your cabinet. It is so beautiful! Thanks for the kind visit today...Enjoy the week! Winnie#91

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh those mushroom images are lovely - not seen those before. Thanks for visiting this week and enjoy your new pens!

BJ said...

Adore the quilt, sounds like you could do with one to keep you warm right now - LOL. Thanks for visiting me, BJ #58

Julia Dunnit said...

Well done Lisa, two quilts is really very generous and from what I see, crikey, you and your machine are friends really. Loving the lavender water..and really, are the apricots any sort of substitute? Have you found the cure!

Scrapcat 1 said...

love the quilts I am always impressed by sewing as I can't. Hope the weather isn't too cold while you are waiting on the new boiler. Tracy #72

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Lisa,

Looks like you have some coloring in your near future! Your little quilt is so adorable. The ladies of WOYWW really know how to support a cause. It's been fun seeing all the quilts that everyone is making.

Thanks for visiting me already!!

Kay #60

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Lisa, WOW I've been checking out your lovely creations, so impressive!! So talented too, love your quilt, clever you and the filing cabinet is simply fabulous, love it!! Hugs to you, :0) Gay x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great job on the quilts, Lisa!

I smiled, too, when I saw the two cups side-by-side. I thought sure you were going to say you drank the purple one!! Seriously, I could never dare put them next to each other!

I was surprised by your implication that chocolates are not healthy. I am unaware of that concept and think it must just be an old wive's tale or nasty rumor. Say it isn't so, LOL!!

Have fun coloring your new mushroom image with your new markers and thanks for coming by to visit me earlier! I've been busy on other things this week and am finally getting a chance to do more WOYWWing. I hope you enjoy the rest of the week! Darnell #34

April Story said...

Your quilt is lovely. It is a wonderful cause and I'm glad you were able to make 2. And I'd love to see what you were doing with that purple paint. April #151

Anonymous said...

The quilt is adorable! I hope British Gas don;t take too long! Isn't it funny how things just end up in your basket in hobby craft?!

Lauren x

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

So sorry, as always I am way behind with my blog commenting.

I always love looking at your workdesk!

I couldn't have that purple jar so close to my coffee cup .. .. I just know I would take a sip from the wrong one!!! LOL!!!

Hope you have a good day.

Love Jules xx

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