Wednesday, 16 September 2009

IIWA Really? What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?

You see I know it's Wednesday today because when I got up I went through my total morning routine, which included putting the recycling out for the 'alternate weekly' collection. I remarked to Miss Dunnit, who was just about to leggit for the bus, how wholesome a housewife I am, washing on, breakfast eaten, dishwasher loaded and I'm the only one in the close to have got the recycling out by 8.15. Hugely smug, yes. But wholesome too, surely? Well, I was - until Miss Dunnit pointed out that no-one else puts their recycling out 24 hours early. Dammit, I thought it was Thursday! Weird huh, given my weekly appointment with your desks/worksurfaces/rooms. I love Wednesdays!
Having said all of that, I can't show you my whole desk today - it's covered in stuff for 2 Scrap Ladies which has to remain semi-secret for now. So how about a glimpse of what I did yesterday. It's basking in the spotlight (literally) of my new lamp. Because of an 'Energy Aware' campaign at Homebase, the spotlight bulb is a frightfully eco-friendly affair that will last me a minimum of five years. It had better, young man. It cost more than the bloody lamp! Sorry, digression. The big peg (for that's what it is, coated in lime green acrylic paint and then had Anita's candle transfers applied down the left edge. (Also down the centre back, but I didn't photo that!). The transfers are a breeze to use..cut them to size first though...once on they're a bit fragile under the knife and tend to rip when softened. The chipboard letters are from old un-matching stash, embossed in brown 'Espresso' I think, powder. The best part for me was discovering that the cropadile will punch a hole through the thinner end...you could go mad with ribbon! And the other nice thing about this peg is that it has a twin when naked - I love two packs. So I turned the other one upside down to use as a photo holder. No paint here, just a rough rubbing with an inkpad and some scraps and snips. It's for Miss Dunnit's boyfriend see, we feel he deserves a big ol' picture of her. And his name starts with O. We like to call him the Big O. Because it makes him blush. But really, he's very tall, especially among Dunnits!
So come on then - What's On Your Workdesk this Wednesday? Grab a button from the margin if you want to - either way though, show us your craft surface, untidied and in all it's glory. Leave a comment/link and we'll trot round to your place!

17 comments:

helen miles said...

loving the peg jules, especially that 'photo' tab thingy... lush.

anyways, here's my desk, in all it's frightening glory :)

http://lovingthetraditional.blogspot.com/

this is so much fun!

Wipso said...

Love your peg Julia. Will do my best to blog my WIYWW later. It's been pretty hectic here today so far with everything from army cadet jackets to stitch labels on to posh frocks to alter and bridesmaids dresses to steam later [Oh and my sister has picked all my remaining beetroot etc for me to make some pickle with at some point!] :-) Never a dull minute here :-) A x

Linda Elbourne said...

Loving the peg and reeling with shock at the cost of saving energy these days!!! It is a good job that Miss Dunnit knows what day it is! We call my daughter and her boyfriend 'The Borrowers' ... only when they are out of ear shot mind ... and not because they borrow things ... but because they are ickle people ... really ickle!
OK ... my WOYWW entry this week is here!
http://acraftingjourney.blogspot.com/2009/09/i-need-pee-bob.html
Looking forward to oggling at every body else's.

NormaJean said...

Hi this is so much fun , glad Im able to join in again this week..my desk
hugs Normajean

Carmen said...

Love your pegs, that lime green is a fantastic colour :P Is that a certain 'Mary' I see poking out? Was it ok? I couldn't for the life of me get a crisp image all the way round. I've now got new found respect for stampers ;)

Not sure if I'll get WOYWW done today - My back is in agony so not done much :( Just hobbling around like an old woman.

NormaJean said...

Hi Julia, thats ribbon self sticking kind..and I dont think your nosey , I love this!! thanks for checking my blog out!!

Julie said...

I love your peg I always question the days and I put my bins out the night before and try and get the recycling out on a Thursday morning as DS1 plogs off to college.

Kathy said...

Your big peg looks fab, Julia

I've done my pics today arrgghhh you can see me organised chaos HERE

Fiona Whitehead said...

It all looks far too tidy - my pics on my blog - I've also done a WOYCW - you'll have to come along to find out what that is! lol!

Angie said...

Have just blogged my WOYWW ... on the right day this week. Nothing very exciting as I am at a 'thinking' stage. lol
If it were not for my amazing 80 year old neighbor, I would rarely get the bin out on the right day ...he insists on doing them for me ...says it keeps him fit.

I love those pegs especially the one for 'Big O' .... with all that blushing do you thing it may not be his height it refers to lol

yvonne said...

Well have to say .. this is fab.. and from what I see it's tidy .. well done you , lol

Me i have been a good girl, and cleaned up my act ( how long for I ask). here is mine ...
http://yvonnescreativecards.blogspot.com/2009/09/whats-on-your-workdesk-then_16.html

Susie Sugar said...

Hi everyone.....I haven't had a chance to sit and rumage through all the other desks in the comments but I am on my way Heres My Distress mess
Love those giant pegs Julia where did you get them from they look expensive ? and your desk looks very very tidy where have you hidden everything this week !! lol
Hugs Susie xx

LadyBug said...

sadly I wasn't able to play along yesterday :( far too much packing and origanising (the DH) to do. Your pegs look great! I have often seen them while out stash shopping and have wondered what to use them for. I love both your ideas :)

jay670120 said...

i have 2 pegs blank that i've had for over a year , must get them out. TFS

Wipso said...

Have done my WIYWW but a day late...oops. Hectic times. A x

Samantha said...

Brilliant Peg!! would love to see more of those you have made!! We have some of those in the shop! must have a go at one! I was not sure what you meant by "the cropadile will punch a hole through the thinner end" is that the thinner end of the peg? :0)

Samantha said...

Thanks for your reply! The pegs are brilliant!! and your blog is really interesting too! thanks :0)