Eh? Whats that? I've just typed the word September - you gotta be kidding me!!!
Indeed bloggers - it is September... EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK !
Right - I know I am 'late' with this post, BUT my BFF kindly offered to take me out of the house. She knew i'd been stuck in the house going stir crazy, with the only visits recently to either the hospital or doctors so she asked me if I wanted to go anywhere.
So, that's where i've been. With my BFF. She took me into town. All I wanted to do was to visit the pound shop - this has been the highlight of my week... how rock 'n' roll is that? (NOT). We went to a couple of shops then had to have a pit stop ( a rather long one, I had diet coke while my BFF sat there with a lager - on a lovely day like this too. It was like it was tormenting me, just sat there in the pint glass, but I know its not worth it, and to be really honest I'm, I'm not really that bothered!!! Anyway, I came back totally knackered and in pain, so put my PJ's on - definately rock n roll LOL.
Right, in my previous post, I went on a bit and kinda reviewed my gorgeous Anna Griffin tote bag. I also talked about what was inside and the suprise I got when I found that there was stationery and embellishments. WOW. I also said that I'd been playing with the design papers that came with the set.
Here is a reminder of the papers:
Before I reveal what I did, i'll tell you the little story behind how my project came about (I know you're just dying to know)!!!
Last Friday, DS2 asked DH if they could clear out the garage. Reluctantly, DH agreed and brought the odd thing or two out. DS sold his set of childs golf clubs as he's now grown out of them. I suggested he put them on the front garden and said i'd make him a 'for sale' sign. I asked him how much he wanted for them and he said £15. I asked him what the set included and he said there were so many golf clubs, the bag and a trolley (which were virtually brand new)... I made the sign saying they were £25 ono.... less than an hour later he'd sold them... to our neighbours across the road. Their son is only about 9 or 10 and his dad is a keen golfer - and without question, he paid the full price.... so that was one good result of clearing the garage out.
Not long after, DS2 came in with a set of IKEA drawers that had long been forgotten about. This had 6 drawers - all of which were full. We had a right good laugh at what was in the drawers, and soon realised after reading some of the receipts that were in the drawer that these dated back to 2000 which was 2 years before we moved here - so thats how much i'd needed the drawers when we moved.... DH said there was another set which had yet to be constructed, so i've been rubbing my hands waiting for him to bring them in too.
This brings me on the the next part of the tale... (are you still with me?) LOL...
Some of you know that almost each time you visit my desk, something has changed on it. Last week you would have seen my desk with (for want of a better word) a sandwhich box on, which contained all my glues that I use regularly: dry foam pads, pritt stick, double sided tape, tape rollers, quickie glue pens etc etc. While it helped to have all these at hand, it wasn't the tidiest look, so I adopted said drawers to put all such things in.
This is a reminder of the desk last week:
This is the desk this week, which shows what I did with the scrummy papers:
They're not perfect by any means, but I like it and it takes the edge off the bare wood - also, the drawers themselves have really made the desk a whole load tidier (in my opinion). I printed a washed colour onto the sheet of labels (using Pink Petticoats 'Washed Damask' collection) before I printed details of the contents of the drawer. This way I felt that the colour blended with the colours in the DP's better than stark white labels.
Before I was able to get this shot, I just had to tidy the desk a bit and remove the offending article:
This is Tiggy, you've probably met her before if you've been by my blog. She was probably in the cupboard with Dylan sniffing around her though... Anyway, when I spoke to her to ask her what she thought she was doing, - this is what she did...
Morning, noon or night, when you speak to this daft cat, all she does is turn herself upside down in a 'tickle my belly' kind of pose - and the more you speak to her, the more she wriggles and writhes on the floor - or in this case, the desk... rather than make her get off immediately, I wanted to share this with you... I have to put up with this on a regular basis. Its usually on the floor or the top of the stairs though.
I have about 5 or 6 more photos from this morning with her in a slightly different position on her back cos each time I spoke to her, she rolled around some more!!! Bless her. She's my shadow.
Taking a step back to take a picture of the whole desk, this is her again:
After a few minutes of (gentle) coaxing and persuading her to move, I finally got a shot of what you came to see - my desk "hooray, at last" I hear you cry!!!
I'm quite chuffed with my desk, each week (or so) it gets better and better... I just wish I had the energy to create wonders on it (or even just a quick card or two - instead of having to take 3 or 4 days to create cards in stages)...
I hope you enjoyed - sorry if you got bored along the way, but I like to talk to the computer screen as I think i'm really talking to you, my blogging friends. If anyone comes along and doesn't like my style of writing - tough LOL!!!
If you would like to find out more about why half the blogging world show their desk/workspaces each Wednesday (or Tuesday night or even Thursday sometimes)... hop on over to Julia's blog, the lead and founding WOYWWer over at the Stampling Ground... she'll tell you all about the whys, wheres and whens.
Enjoy your day - whatever you are or are not doing, and thanks for reading - please leave a comment to say you've been - then hopefully come back again another time.
hugs, Paula x x x