Wednesday 2 September 2020


 Morning lovely deskers from a sunny Yorkshire today. I hope you are all staying well and keeping safe and getting back to some sort of new normal.

Sorry I haven't joined in for a few weeks. We have been finishing off our kitchen refit that started last summer so I've been busy stripping and painting walls. We still have floor tiles to put down after a radiator has been moved so not finished yet.

Anyway, I do have a desk to share with you.

A bit of scrapping in process.

DD and I had out first little shopping trip to Harrogate last week and crafty shopping occurred which made me want to play with my new bits and pieces.  I'm still trying out things so nothing is stuck down yet and I need to do a bit of stamping on the background and add some lace and bits and bobs but it's coming together. 

I also upcycled an old stool yesterday to use in the kitchen.

Despite the poor summer we've had the garden has been looking lovely. I usually spend a fortune buying new plants but, apart from compost, I haven't bought anything this year and am really pleased with how it's turned out just using plants that survived the winter. A lesson learnt for future years me thinks!

This lily has been fantastic and smelt amazing.It was taller than me.

Well that's me this week. If you want to join in and share your desk with us then pop over to see Julia at WOYWW headquarters. 

Enjoy your Wednesday, Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday 5 August 2020


Morning dear Deskers. I hope you are all staying safe and well.

I have a desk of sorts to share with you today.

This is the only craft occurring, more mask making. It never seems to end. I keep saying, well that's the last one and then I get asked for more. I've already had more orders today and it's only 10am.

So not much time for the craft I want to do at the moment. Still we had a lovely holiday from home last week. My other half had a week off so we got out and about and had a bit of normal life which was lovely, Each of us picked a day out. Hubby's choice was the Elvington Air Musuem at York.

It was really interesting even for us ladies and the weather was perfect.

DD chose the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. It was a bit of a rainy day but we still enjoyed it immensely. My favourites were the tigers. Look at those huge paws.

And my choice was a trip to the White Horse near Thirsk. It was a wet morning so we went after lunch and had a lovely walk and watched some gliders taking off and finished with a delicious ice cream.

Who needs to go abroad when you have all this on your doorstep. We take it for granted most of the time but not at the moment. 

Well, that's me this week. Sorry it's a bit light on the crafting. If you want to join in with this weekly desk hop, then pop over to see Julia at WOYWW headquarters.

I'll be round to see what you've all be up to later.

Stay safe and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday 22 July 2020


Morning gentle deskers. I hope you are all keeping well. Sorry I missed you last week, I can't remember why, but hey, we've broken up for summer now so there's no excuse not to join in every week. It feels a bit cheeky to say we've broken up when school has only been back 6 weeks but it's been a hectic 6 weeks and I think the teachers are definitely ready for a break, they haven't had one since February half term working through Easter and Spring Bank providing cover for the key workers.

So, my desk is the dining table today.

I've given you two views.

One is a bit of a painting experiment I'm playing with. I've been loving watching "Home Is Where The Art is" on the TV at the moment and there has been some amazing artists featured. I've particularly liked the Abstract Art. Who knew!!!! Turns out I would be quite happy to have it one my wall. So I'm just playing to see what happens. It might be painted over yet but I've covered the canvas with stencilled texture paste so if it doesn't turn into anything I like I'll just start again.

The long view shows how messy our dining table is. My sewing machine lives there permanently and is set up ready to quilt the piece I shared last time.

DD has also been having a play with pyrography and there are some bits of wood she has been practising on in the back ground.

I've also finished painting my powertex lady. I made her ages ago but never got round to painting her.

Well, that's me this week. If you want to share your desk with us pop over to see Julia at WOYWW headquarters.

I will be round later to have a look at what you've all been up too.

Take care and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday 8 July 2020


Morning dear Deskers from a cool and cloudy Yorkshire.What happened to summer? I hope you are keeping well and safe today.

Sorry I haven't been around for a few weeks, various things have meant Wednesdays have disappeared before I realised. I thought going back to work would bring some routine but it seems to have thrown it all out and I never know what day it is. Maybe that's just my age!!

Anyway, not much happening on my desk today.

Some sprayed journal pages that were left to dry and haven't got any further. I think I ran out of mojo but I've lots of lock down photos I want to record so maybe they will get a bit further later today.

I've still been making masks. I even had to go out and buy more fabric, although it's nice that you can do that now. This looks like it'll be ongoing the more people get used to wearing them and are going out more. It's nice to be doing my bit!!

With the sewing machine out all the time I've finished the top of my lockdown quilt made with all the scraps left from the masks.

Well that's me this week, not much to show I'm afraid but I shall enjoy popping round to see what you've all been up to.

If you want to join in this lovely meander around peoples desks, then pop over to WOYWW headquarters to see what it's all about.

Take care and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday 10 June 2020


Morning gentle Deskers. I hope I find you well this cloudy Wednesday morning. Sorry I haven't joined in with you for a few weeks. The beautiful weather pulled me outside and then I had to go back to work on June 1st, which was a bit of a shock to the system. Coming out of this situation is much harder than going into it and I've found myself really struggling with joining the outside world again, not something I've ever experienced before and I'm not sure I like it much. Thankfully, the school office is very quiet. I am on my own and although we have some children back in school, it is a very different world and I rarely see them as they are kept in their classrooms or outside all day. We have Years 1 & 6 back this week and with Reception returning next week and a class of keyworker children, the school is being fully used so goodness knows where the other years will go when they eventually return. Thank goodness it is not my job to work out these logistics. Our Head Teacher is certainly earning her money at the minute.

Anyway onto desk things. Here is my desk this morning.

Pretty uninteresting to be honest. I have just finished various projects I had on the go and all that's on there at the moment are some photos waiting to be put in my journal and my morning cuppa. Unfortunately, not Yorkshire Tea, Sandra.

I have two birthdays next week. This is my MIL's 80th card using the gorgeous Lavina Stamp bunny.

And I went a bit more extreme for my sister with one of my favourite AALL and Create stamps. I inked an acrylic block, spritzed it and stamped with it to create the background and I really like the effect it created. I hope she likes it too.

I've been busy making face coverings for family and work colleagues over the last few weeks

and had lots of scraps left so I decided to make some quilt blocks with them. If I have enough I'll make a lockdown quilt with them.

Well, I think that's me this week. If you want to share your desk with a lovely group of people then pop over to see Julia at WOYWW headquarters.

I'm on my way over to see what everyone's been up doing.

Enjoy your Wednesday, Take care and Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday 6 May 2020


Morning Gentle Deskers from a very sunny Yorkshire. I hope I find you well this Wednesday morning. I don't know where the weeks are going. Despite not having much of a routine they are just flying by, that must be a good sign, the sunny weather helps. I hope you are not struggling too much. Personally, I think this might be the easy bit, what comes next will be much harder and more scary. I've been into school for a few days these past couple of weeks to get things ready for the little new starters in September and you realise how things are going to have to change in schools, even down to the everyday things such as dinner time and sticking a plaster on a bumped knee.

Anyway, that is for another day. Here is my desk today.

I am still on with my journal. A bit behind, when the sun shines I'm outside so not crafting. This page is the day we fetched DD home from Uni with all her stuff.

I also have several other desks today, well why be content with just one!!!!!

On the dining table my sewing machine is set up for face covering production. I have several orders from family and work colleagues and have been waiting for a delivery of elastic, which arrived yesterday, so it's all systems go now. I have lots of pretty fabric, don't look at the boxes of chocolate, they're just a figment of your imagination!!!!

And here's my outside desk. This is very much a WIP. I'm sowing very old seeds with the hope that some might germinate as I hadn't got round to buying many new packets when the garden centres shut. I take the attitude that if I get one to come through, that's one plant I wouldn't have otherwise. It's quite rewarding. I did buy the tomato plant though.

And just to finish, I have also been having a go at painting. I'm very much a beginner but really enjoy having a play. This little puffin was fun and I like the colours.

Well that's me today, if you want to join in with this lovely desk hop each week, pop over to see Julia at WOYWW headquarters and join up.

Enjoy your Wednesday, Happy Crafting and Take Care.

Wednesday 22 April 2020


Morning gentle deskers. I hope I find you well and happy this beautiful Wednesday morning. Here we are going through week 5 of staying home and staying safe and I have to say, thanks to the amazing weather, I'm quite enjoying it now. As long as I can get in the garden and feel some sunshine I'm a happy bunny. I think a lot of this has to do with the awfully stressful 6 months I had previous to lockdown and to have the outside world removed for awhile is what I needed.

Anyway, here's my desk today.

I've been doing some scrapbooking, something I love to do and don't always find the time normally. This is my second page in a week of our trip to London last year for DD's 18th birthday.

I've still been taking photos during the week of things we have been doing to put in my lockdown journal.

We planted some lettuce, pea and carrot seeds. I even managed to persuade DD to leave her tablet for an afternoon to help.

I made a Simnel cake for Easter, For once I was organsied and had bought marzipan weeks ago.

And these Thalia daffodils came from my Mum's balcony and have been flowering for weeks. They are beautiful and I remember her every time I look at them.

Well, that's me this week. If you want to share your desk with a group of lovely people then pop over to see Julia at WOYWW. 

Happy Crafting and Stay Safe

Wednesday 1 April 2020


Morning gentle deskers and Happy 1st of April. I hope I find you well, staying safe and getting used to this strange life we are leading now.

Here's my desk this morning.

It's now become my work desk in the morning as Hubby is at home too for part of the week and is using the dining table so I've retreated to my craft room. Although school is still open, there are only about 3 children in each day so the office has been closed and our office manager and I are both working from home. I'm looking after our website. The parents are sending photos of what the children are up to during their home learning so I am putting them onto the website everyday so that they can see each other. It's a lovely job to have. I'm enjoying it.

The days are going by well and I've only managed one afternoon of crafting so far. We've tried making some bread and have caught up on a few jobs and I was in the garden last week in that lovely weather.

I did manage to finish my mop up piece I was working on the other week though. Here he is.

My secret weakness are the AALL and Create stamps. I just love them and intend to really have a play with them during this lockdown.

Just to give you a smile today here's our cat, Tibby chasing bumblebees in the garden and also enjoying sitting in the back of my t-towel drawer in the kitchen. Why do they do this?

Well that's me today. Don't forget to share your desk with us over at WOYWW headquarters.

Take care and Happy Crafting!


Wednesday 25 March 2020


Morning gentle deskers. I hope I find you well, staying at home or social distancing if you are one of the amazing key workers looking after us all in this strange days. Although I work in a school, which is open, I do part time admin in the office, not teaching so nothing essential and therefore I'm staying at home. The teachers are in 2 per day looking after the few children now coming to school and doing fun things. I have found out today though that our Office Manager is staying home from tomorrow so I may need to go in and answer phones and send in the attendance stuff, I'm just waiting to hear.

Here is my desk very early this morning. I haven't been near it since Sunday so it's a bit of mess as things have just been dumped amongst the bits and pieces that I was doing on Saturday.

The pieces from last week's WOYWW are there, no further than they were and my journal is the WIP I was working on. I intended to do a layout for each month and this was January. With the way things have changed in just a week though I'm now going to do a daily diary taking some photos each day with what's going on and what is good about the day. We are living through history at the moment and it'll be done for GSCE no doubt in 50 years time.

So here are my photos from yesterday.

Washing drying outside.....DD came home from Uni on Sunday with all her stuff so I have mountains of washing but it's so good to have her home I don't care.

A make my T Bags last as long as possible. I got 3 mugs out of one bag yesterday morning.

And the first new blossom on the cherry tree.

Well that's me today. If you want to join in with this lovely, friendly bunch of Deskers, then pop over to see Julia, at a safe distance of course, and join up HERE.

Stay Safe and Happy Crafting

Wednesday 18 March 2020


Morning gentle Crafters. I hope you are staying healthy and looking after each other in these strange times we find ourselves living in.

I have a Training Day today, something we usually look forward to but not knowing how long school will stay open for, going to work feels a bit of a luxury at the minute and the kids are such a joy they make you smile when there isn't much joy about. Watching them washing their hands on mass is amazing. They do it without being told now.

Anyway, here's my desk this morning, well it's the dining table.

I was having a play with a gelli plate and some Lavinia stamps I had for Christmas and was using a piece of card to clean my brayer on. I liked the scrap so much I decided to make something with it using some new AALL and Create stamps. It's still a work in progress, I've got some bits and pieces cut out to add. It might be finished by next week.

These are the pieces I made with the Lavinia stamps, waiting to be made into cards.

Well, that's me this week. If you want to share you desk with some lovely people then pop over to see Julia at WOYWW headquarters HERE.  It's a lovely way to keep in touch with people  now we have to keep ourselves apart.

Look after yourselves and stay well.