Wednesday, 23 November 2011

WOYWW 129

It seems strange posting this picture as I took it yesterday afternoon and what I am working on is actually now finished and on the blog post below!  Oh well - at least the photo was taken in daylight and you get a gist of what I am/was doing:

today I will probably start my Christmas cards if I get time.  This is actually a very tidy desk for me and its even tidier now that my advent calendar is already proudly on display in my lounge (there is a really big reason for that which I am very excited about!) although I do now need to fill it with goodies - might just go for the easy option of chocolate as lego mini figures would be a tad expensive!

If you want to join in the fun and have a lovely peek around the world of desks out there in big wide world then pop over to Julias and join in all the fun!

Thanks for looking and have a great week :)

48 comments:

sandra de said...

Lots of creating on your desk. I think the chocolate option is best way tastier then lego.

voodoo vixen said...

I just looked back to see your snowman advent calendar... it is fabulous!! Love how it looks like a normal decorative item until you turn it around. Annette #11

Dragon said...

Great desk and wonderfully creative. I think chocs would win out over plastic!!
Frankie
xx

jude said...

Intresting desk love the wee birdcage your creating.
Have fab wednesday pop by as i have christmas candy up for grabs
hugs judex 18

inkypinkycraft said...

Great idea for an advent calendar , what a cool idea!!! Chocolate and Lego sound great! Happy woyww trace x(30)

Tracey Potter said...

This looks fun! Happy WOYWW!

kath said...

thanks for the crafty snoop and loving your cute snowman advent calendar...hugs kath xxx

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Spyder said...

I know, By hubby keeps telling me he's lost loads, yes, out the back where no one can see and when you were about ten! I love your desk this week, it look sooo inviting i wanna came and play (when I have my tooth!) I'm going to have to have a re look at your calender...isit too late to start one???? course not!! I can do it!
Have fun! Lyn...happy woyww

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I LOOOOOVVVVVEE that gorgeous snowmany-roboty-full of chocolatey- advent calendar. My sons would give their eye teeth for one of those!!! It's slightly bonkers, but fantastic. You are so clever, I just wouldn't have the patience.
I'm on a mission to find Union Jack material in Salisbury - after I dose Julia up with very strong coffee. 9am's not too early, is it?? Lol.
Hugs, LLJ #39 xx

Helen said...

Absolutely chocolate all the way, lol!! Happy WOYWW, Helen @ no 8

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for letting us peek into your creative space this week. It's always inspiring seeing where and how we create! Hope the rest of your week goes very well for you. Love what you are doing with the bird cage die
Neil #31

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Oh dear how are you going to get away with only having one in the house! I see fisty cuffs a head!! Great idea :)

Claire said...

nice desk and lovely advent calender.. just had a peak..hes cute
Claire#60

SueH said...

Well that was one busy desk you had yesterday Nicola and very well worth it by the looks of the finished article……..I just love Mr Snowman!

I really love the way you’ve made him a little lantern with the bird cage die, very clever indeed.

Happy Crafting!
Sue (#27)
x

JoZart said...

Busy desk with lots of interesting crafting going on....
Lots of love JoZarty x

okienurse said...

great looking desk! Love all the creativity going on! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #64

Shoshi said...

Great to see the project as a work in progress. I've just visited your previous post and left a comment. I think this project is totally awesome!!! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #70

Debs Willis said...

Your snowman advent calendar is awesome! What a great creative idea!

Debs #80

Sam said...

Bum - Google just bombed me out!! What I said was that I think Chocolate would be the best option as I presume you are sending the Advent Calendar to me!! Haa Haa!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The advent calendar is awesome. I had a look back and really enjoyed the snowman and the "lantern." Camouflage never looked so good!

Thanks for stopping by earlier, and to answer your question, the dresses were part of a year long (once a month) project last year. Each participant had access to the pattern, and I made mine so they were visible and decorated from both sides. I used a combination of fabric and paper on the project, but each substrate began with cardstock. Thanks for asking.

The Crafty Elf said...

Had to look at your post below...what a great snowman - so creative! I love it!!! I really like the lantern he is holding with that light, awesome job! Thank yo for the peek this week and have a great day!

Tuire Flemming said...

What an amazing advent calendar! That birdcage lantern is brilliant.
Have a nice week!
Tuire xx

Pam said...

Have you checked the price of Chocolate lately??? Maybe legos are the way to go :D A happy desk for sure.

mamapez5 said...

Fabulous to see a work desk put to such good use. I love the snowman advent calendar. Well done! I have made 140 Christmas cards so far with a few more to go so I am glad I am not only just starting mine! Kate x

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog - hopefully I'll be feeling better in a few days. Still more or less voiceless and my throat is still quite sore.

ScrappnBee said...

Love the desk today! the rosettes and birdcage looks like craftiness waiting to happen! Thanks for sharing your WOYWW! -Amanda#7

Cathy said...

Fab desk, and love that ickle birdcage. Not really a choccie person ...but plastic...????
Happy WOYWW
Hugs
Cathy xx #3

Laura said...

What a great desk love the rosette flowers and always go for chocolate. Have a great Wednesday. Laura

butlersabroad said...

I looked back at yesterdays post and that is one stunning advent calendar, used to love the anticipation of those things every day in the build up to Christmas. You make me want one again!

Hugs
Brenda 82

Neet said...

Love that advent calendar - you are so clever to think of that.
Now I am wondering if you are having some special olittle people coming> Mmmm.... will all be revealed later?
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #12

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Loving the birdcage :) And the advent calendar (chocolate is ALWAYS a good choice). Mine is still a jumble of partially finished boxes, and I don't think I'll get back to it. Maybe next year :)

Mary Anne

Bugged Designs said...

Thanks for sharing - love the snowman. Got to ask - what's the name of the tape dispenser on your desk and where do I get one from (I feel I should really know this already). It would save me loads of time sitting peeling the backing tape off my double sided tape!

Susan Flynn said...

Love your snowman advent calendar! I'm panicking to get mine done for next week - I do have all the goodies to go in it (actually them because I have 2!) you seem to have done yours really quickly but it looks fabulous! Enjoy your week x

Neet said...

Sorry, forgot to tell you - the rooftop stamp (and there is an even better one on the plate) is Bah Humbug 1 by Sheena Douglass. Hugs, Neet #12

lisa said...

What a desk full of goodies you have there. Your snowman advent is just inspired. I loved the front but when I saw all the boxes behind, well it was love! I want one!!!!
Definitely think chocolate is the way to go though.
Don't worry, I rarely do housework either which is why it was newsworthy today!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #84

Fuchsia said...

Lovely busyness if there sis such a word :0))
Have a great week
Fuchsia@98

VonnyK said...

I just love a messy desk. Your snowman and advent calendar are gorgeous.

Mrs A. said...

Already left a comment that I think your snowman is the biz but I don't mind saying it again. He is the bees knees!!!!! Just getting to put mine together now. Have stamped out 1 -24 on white sheeting and cut out circles. Just gotta sew these patches onto 24 little pockets. It's 1.20am so best get started. Yipes the things we give ouselves to do. Hugs Mrs A.
p.s. sound like a swan honking as it comes into land otherwqise normal. (well normal for me).

Di said...

Chocs win hands down!! Love the little cage - hope you show what you're up to! Belated Happy WOYWW. Di xx

Annie said...

Good luck with the christmas cards....will look forward to seeing a box full by next week :-):-):-)
A x

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, your snowbot is an amazing piece of work. I agree about the price of the Lego - but it would make a lovely treat in the occasional draw! Love the birdcage lamp you gave him, great ideas gal.

April said...

WOW the advent calendar turned out great!!!! x

Sarah said...

I just love the look of your desk and makes...and you gotta get a picture when you can these days with the dark nights! Thanks for sharing a little of your life and desk! Sarah at 14

Lisa-Jane said...

We've filled 24 envelopes of wonderful things to do (which happen to include their nativity plays and Christmas parties ;-)) I love the design of your blog and I spy a yellow monster on your desk - snap!

Morti said...

LOL - nice tidy desk indeed! As for the advent calendar, why don't you do both - just put in a couple of minifigs? Or at least, put one in for Christmas Eve! I'm going to do something similar for Lil Miss B, but it's going to involve earrings....

The Feeling were brilliant by the way - I'd recommend going to see them!

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh I love the snowman, well done, strange howw inspiration can take you isnt it?

Happy WOYWW
Lou #41

RosA said...

Love that birdcage on your desk. And yes, the chocolates are edible, the Lego isn't. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Sorry I am so late.