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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

WOYWW #121


After seeing many of my blogging buddies taking part in What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday I have finally took a really deep breath and taken the plunge to join in. Today is my 40th Birthday and they say life begins at 40 so here goes.....

I am very lucky to have my own craft room but it is very small, due to a curve in the wall and an old airing cupboard you can't even get a small single bed in there so space is very tight. Add in a large amount or crafty schtuff and well, space is limited. There is no room to swing a mouse, let alone a cat but it is my space, my sanctuary and I loves it.

This is the 'working' part of my desk where my craft mat goes. To the left is a stack of schtuff and my laptop goes on there so I can watch TV whilst I am crafting, to the right is a stack of cardblanks and paper packs so this is the only space I can 'work' in. 

I have some coloured images ready to make into cards, these are some of the larger ones or will invariably be DT work to be made up. I have my Baker's Twine, not much of it as you will see but loved nevertheless. In the middle we have my cannot live without Fiskars embroidery scissors. I have had these for about 15 years and they are used constantly. I use them for my decoupage and detailed work as they are just fabulous. To the bottom we have some scrap paper from a card I made last night for DT work, my trusty bone folder and metal ruler. I use this all the time with my Fiskars fingertip knife which is out of shot. There are 2 large pairs of scissors, one with a piece of paper on the handle. I always have a pair to use for cutting sticky stuff and add a label to them for easy identification. At the top right is a new paperpad that came with a magazine and my most used at the moment Martha Stewart Punch, all on top of a pile of scraps (there are many, many more of these I can promise you!!)

I am not convinced anyone us going to be interested in what is on MY desk but hello if you do pop by and I'll come to visit you too if you leave a comment.

9 comments:

Jane said...

Good grief! What a mess, spend today tidying up my girl...sheesh!!! I've got many (ahem!) more years before I reach the big 40 (in my dreams!!)...have a fabby day & clear up that flamin' mess..TSK! TSK! xxx

Susan Flynn said...

Happy Birthday Mandy - oh to be 40 again (or even 50)! Enjoy your day and your desk is interesting all we snoops love looking at them xx

rajns (carolyn) said...

It's not how big the space is but how you use it...Have a great birthday!

Darcy said...

Its a fab space, ehjoy it well.

Happy Birthday, have a wonderful time celebrating.xxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, but we are interested!! In all the little bits and pieces and the goings on - WOYWW is legitimate noseying, fantastic! Doesn't matter what size your space is, your enjoyment is huge :D xx

Anne said...

Happy Birthday - thanks for letting us have a look at your desk-lots of interesting stuff on there.
I see you are in Birmingham I used to be, moved just over border into South Walsall - took the removal men 10 mins down the road when we moved. LOL Happy WOYWW Anne x

fairyrocks said...

Happy Birthday!!! So nice to see a new desk just full of good things. Keep smiling and creating

Shoshi said...

Welcome to WOYWW, and a very happy 40th birthday. Mine was many moons ago - next big one to celebrate will be in 2 years - big six oh!!! (I can't get my head round THAT one lol!) Happy belated WOYWW.

Marjo said...

Happy belated Birthday Mandy! you know what they say...40 is the new 20...that means I must only be 30...lol

Glad to see you join in the fun. It's great to go on blog about and just visit...

xoxo Marjo #30