Wednesday, 17 March 2010

What’s on your Work Desk Wednesday?

Just a big mess this week I’m afraid!


You can see the aftermath of a card making session last night but as usual I can’t show the cards yet.
No wonderful stamping techniques on them though, I was just literally playing with paper, but not just any old paper. They were the MME Wild Asparagus papers that Lythan brought me as a little get well gift when I had my eye op and they are one of my favorites at the moment. She also brought me these gorgeous ‘Say it in Studs’ Prima embellishments


and as you can see I’m finding it had to bring myself to use them.
I’d much rather sit and stroke and admire them because they are soooo lush!

You’ll notice that I have acquired another of the spice racks. I was lucky to get it as it goes because when I went back they only had two left.

Originally I was going to put my beads in this one but us I’ve already brought special storage boxes for the beads I decided to use this one for all my brads, eyelets and card candy and leave the beads where they were.

There’s not much else of interest on my desk other than the new Xcut border punch that I brought on Friday and the cd case that I store my Nestabilities in………that might just be sitting there awaiting so new arrivals, who knows!

Right in the centre of the table is a bundle of DMC embroidery threads that I’ve just sold on eBay and am about to post. It’s one of the 200 or so that were donated to the Kids Company stitching project that working on and I’m selling them to raise money to help with our postage costs to and from Switzerland and to buy the cushion fillers that we need……..we’ve used more than 300 so far!

If any of you lovely ladies are in need of any threads and would like to help support us I’d be grateful of your help.
There’s over 52 meters of thread in 29 colours (varying amounts of each colour) in each bundle and I’m selling them for 99p + p&p (payment will be via PayPal.)

I have several listed on eBay but if you are interested Email me and there’ll be no eBay charges and I can keep the p&p to a minimum.

Right that’s my cheeky sales pitch over and it’s on with the day.

I have about half a dozen extra wedding invitations to make that are being collected this evening and I was hoping to get out in the garden and do a bit while the sun is still shining, so wish me luck.

Don’t forget you can join in the nonsense that is What’s on you Work Desk Wednesday by visiting Julia’s Blog. See you there hopefully!

Sue
x

22 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

S'not a cheeky sales pitch Sue, it;s a very worthy one! LOVE the Wild Asparagus myself, so will be happy to se your cards when you reveal...and those Prima studs. For goodness sake use them on something you're planning to keep!

Wipso said...

Loving all thats going on in your world today. The spice racks are really lovely....I can see a trip coming up to hunt some out :-)
A x

Cardarian said...

After making cards my desk NEVER looks so tidy....ha, ha I liked what you said about stroking those embellies - I have a few I would rather just look at then use...ah are we crazy or what???
Cardarian

Vicki said...

wow those spice racks are gorgeous - me wants!! hehe. love those prima centres - really pretty xxx

helen said...

Those are some great jars of candy and brads! How very very organised!

Spyder said...

I love your spice rack storage idea, everything must have a place but at the same time you HAVE to see it too! Love those little studs...I don't think I could bring myself to use them either!
(Lyn)

butlersabroad said...

I spotted the second spice rack before you mentioned it! Still think it's a brilliant idea. Hope all goes well with the appeal and that you raise all your funds.

Brenda

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

It doesn't look messy really ;) The spice racks are great. Good luck with your project :)
Anne xx

airing cupboard crafts said...

OHH I LOVE the way you have your buttons and brads organised!!! Your desk looks fab I LOVE it xx

Paula Gale said...

Wowser - I love those Prima things. They look like jewellery!!!!

I was wondering about your thread bundles as it happens and remembered offering to sort some out for you. I'd love some please Sue - please could I have three lots - my e-mail address is pmgale(at)tesco(dot)net - so that you can send me a paypal invoice.

I love the spice rack idea - ingenious!!! Where did you get them again??? Also need to explore the CD case idea for storing nestie. I love storage solutions (I'm a bit sad like that)!!!

Paula x x x

Linda Elbourne said...

I love your spice racks ... am off to Ikea this week ... I shall be looking out for something similar I can tell you :0)

Pam said...

Those studs look fab, I love the Wild Asparagus paper myself. Hgs am x

Angie said...

Love the aftermath of your creativity.I thought Wild Asparagus was no longer around ...used to use it and have kept a few sheets for special... must look out for it.

Linby said...

Love those new brads - fab and those spice jars look so cool with all your bits and bobs in.
Linbyx

craftytrog said...

Spice racks are a fab idea, & they look gorgeous!

Kaz said...

Oh Sue that's not a messy desk, it's a lovely desk. I really think those spice racks look fab together. Doesn't it feel good to get things in order and all colour coordinated! Or am I the only saddo?
I'm going to mail you for some threads as my magpie niece had a load of mine!! xx

Kathy said...

Those spice racks are fab - I'm thinking though that they'd be even better if you could rig up some sort of "lazy susan" for them so they'd revolve...gee, I don't ask for much, do I?

I adore those Prima studs. I probably shouldn't buy any though, because, like you I'd never be able to actually sue them.

Jennie said...

oooh I think I am in need of the spice racks.. what agreat idea! xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hehehe your comment made me laugh and not feel so bad about the tree!
Anne xx

Spyder said...

Sorry my blog wouldn't open! Please don't lose the will to live, :(
but i know what you mean! My mum's computer used to run very slow on Internet Explorer and well...couldn't open my blog at all!! but then, it couldn't open anything else either! Luckily...(I think!?!) she can now, using FireFox and a bit more memory! Hope you have a crafty weekend
((Lyn))

The Inky Minx said...

Such pretty spicey storage.. i want some.. where are they from?

Spice Rack said...

I love the idea you did for those old spice rack as a craft organizer.