It's time to visit the lovely Julia at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ to check out what all the bloggy crafters around the world have been up to this week...or more importantly...to get a good snoop at what's on their desks!!!
My desk is a mess:(. The angle of the picture makes it look much better than it is in real life...
That is a huge pile of stuff to be sorted, coupons waiting to be cut and papers waiting to be filed. Ugggh!! What a mess! I hope to deal with this tomorrow as I've decided that the couponing is taking up too much space in my scrapbook room! So the big stack of flyers, the coupon sheets, the binder, the binder tote bag, the whole shebang is going upstairs to the office. Along with all of that, I am also sending up the files from the filing cabinet in my room. From now on, that filing cabinet will be referred to as the "scraps cabinet" and "project cabinet".
Still working on my projects from previous posts. Now you might remember, I have warned you all that I am a S L O W worker. In actuality, I like to have several choices of things ready to work on. I like to be able to choose between inky projects, sewing projects, hot glue projects etc. I like to have some choices all ready to just grab and go ( take with me to a friends to work on, or to a crop).
On my desk you can still see the tropical bird cards at the back right still laid out...I have managed to find a bit of green swirled bling to go with them but am currently looking through my ribbon to find something that works. My original plan was bakers twine but all the shades are a little off. I was thinking the flowered ribbon beside the messy stack might work...but ooops, wrong shades again!
I am using this futile ribbon searching exercise to try to convince myself that if I had spray mists, I could just keep a stock of white or ivory ribbon and then spray mist it to match any project. Yep, think I just have to get some...teehee
The stamped tags are for my grandaughter to colour. She is 5 1/2, in kindergarten and wants to make some cards and put them on a blog. She is very intrigued with my blog and fancies herself able to try to do the same. Today she coloured 4 Thelwell horse images. She did really well on the horse parts but struggled a bit with the lead rope which was very fine. I will have to fancy cut them for her to pop dot onto a card. Luckily I stockpile 50 packs of heavy DCWV prefolded cards and envelopes, as well as a baggie of precut Spellbinder ovals and circles, so she could create a card on her own quite easily.
Hopefully she might enjoy inking the edges of the tags and colouring the butterflies. I might show her how to chalk these ones with a nib dipped into water.
I try to visit 75 or 80 % of the posts. I may not get around that far this week as my thyroid numbers are really high and I can't get in to see my doctor again till Friday afternoon. It is just leaving me feeling bone weary tired and is a contributing factor to just how slow I am lately at getting things done. I will visit anyone who leaves me a comment of course and then try to get round to another 50 or so. Sorry to be a party pooper!!!