Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Woyww

 Morning peeps, so on my desk this week are some plant labels.  I bought some thin wooden blanks from a local Farm that is run by the Brandon Trust (brilliant charity working with adults and young people with learning difficulties and autism).  In their farm shop they sell some wooden items they make in their workshops and they were selling 5 wooden labels for £1.50 so I bought a couple packs.

I am using old acrylic paints up and then will use my white posca pen to write the produce eg Beetroot and do a couple coats of yacht varnish (again as I have part used tins to use up).  If I can get a couple years at least out of them I will be very happy.


My "Man Bites Dog" cards this weeks are 'Indicted Brave 1st Lady Weds Mob Boss!!!!'  Well, no comment is probably best with that headline!

Hope your not melting too much if your in the UK, the west (where I am) have had the first ever UK Amber Extreme Heat warning!!! Needless to say all the allotment watering etc is being done VERY early before work at the moment when its still not too hot..

Stay cool and feel free to share what's on your workdesks this wednesday
kyla

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Woyww

 Happy hump day, this was my desk last night. I am on my 2nd batch of drying herbs for winter use. Swiss mint, marjoram, lemon balm and lavender. This time of year the airing cupboard is crammed full of herbs drying, it smells divine when i walk past! 



In case Maryanne was wondering i remembered my 'Man bites dog' cards this week!! 'Actor snubs blonde hero again'! In case your wondering i tend to randomly pick up to 6 cards and don't use them all unless it makes sense! 

Looking at me is a vase of sweetpeas, lavender, lemon balm and mint picked from the garden 

I also recently made another batch of rhubarb and ginger jam, delicious even if i do say so myself!
And this is the allotment at the moment, over 20lb of strawberries picked! Just picked the last of the season and the last broadbeans too.


This is a usual daily harvest at the moment, lettuce, radish, herbs and my first courgette of the season.


So, what's on your workdesk this Wednesday? 


Kyla 

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Woyww

Hello just a quick update and no desk as its covered in work, but aware my recipient has now received the anniversary atc etc so thought i could do a quick show.

These were the ATCs i made with a thick paint through a stencil to create a background.


Also the local postcard option, i couldn't find one so on one of my walks at a weekend i walked to Kingswood Museum and the 18th century 30 foot high statue of Neptune known locally as the Warmley Giant (as its in Warmley nr Bristol) and i sat there sketching and painting it.

 
Its a great walk and some amazing places to explore. 

Only a quick update and no MBD cards this week as totally buried under work so can't share, but i didnt want to miss out on this weeks hence this quickie

Happy woyww
Kyla 

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

WOYWW

 Hello peeps, so I finally got a few days off work last week and was able to walk away from the screens! Out in the country with no wifi access and poor phone signal and the allotment, where your hands are so dirty you daren't touch a screen!  I also got some happy mail!  Thanks Susan Renshaw, we swapped postcards and ATC for the anniversary and I was so chuffed to get someone from Australia.



On my desk this week (it was last night as the desk is filled with work otherwise) I decided to have a play with some pre stamped images and colour in with my inktense pencils.


My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week are 'Teen Heiress Falls for Convict' - ooh!

I also spent a lot of last week preserving with rhubarb and strawberries off the allotment (we picked over 5lb strawberries in one day!!).  I made Rhubarb chutney (in total I have 41 jars made!!), Strawberry Jam and Strawberry vinegar and also a big double batch of elderflower cordial.  I will try to remember to upload a couple of photos in the next couple of days.

So, what's on your workdesk this Wednesday?

Kyla

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

WOYWW

 Hello, bit of a late update from me as had a few days off work so don't do much screen time when i am off work! So, my desk this week was my kitchen!! Had loads of strawberries both #yellowsticker and also off the allotment so started my first batch of strawberry vinegar. Each year I make this and also elderberry vinegar. They are sweetened like Victorian shrubs and are great for salads, cooking and also mocktails adding some to sodawater etc.



No 'Man bites dog' cards (sorry Mary Anne) as they are upstairs and totally forgot!! 

So, what's on your workdesk Wednesday?

Kyla 

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

WOYWW

Hello peeps, need to start with an apology as the pay the bills job is busy (and probably will be for the next few months) so I have been a bit slack in desk returns and even blogging myself.  However, I was chuffed to get some lovely post in the past week.


The postcard and ATC on the left is from the lovely Morti (LOVE the fact that the castle isnt in Camborne but still its close by so they included it!!).  In the middle is a postcard and handpainted ATC from the lovely Jan and on the right is a lovely ATC (with a great stamp saying "Today is a great day", yes it is) from Bishopsmate.

I also remembered my "Man Bites Dog" cards and this weeks headline is "Star Actor Snubs Judge" - ooh I wonder if that would refer to one of those TV shows like "The Masked Singer" etc???

So, What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?

kyla 



Wednesday, 26 May 2021

WOYWW

Hello peeps, another What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday.  After last weeks 12th Anniversary I have posted my ATCs out so I wont share them here until I know the recipients have them.

On my desk this week is the next page of my 365 Challenge Journal in an attempt to get it made BEFORE the 1st!!  Well, at least I have made the background so that's a win!


My "Man Bites Cards" this week are 'Singer Weds Model Hubby' - a much nicer headline this week!  Also, I note that the lovely Mary Anne has also found her MBD so maybe we could do a combined headline one week?!!

So, What's on your Workdesk this Wednesday?

Kyla


Wednesday, 19 May 2021

WOYWW

Happy 12th What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday anniversary!  I bet 12 years ago the lovely Queen of Desks Julia did NOT realise what she created!!  After stalking for a while I decided to start a blog and join in, that was about 10 years ago, and I am SO pleased I did, over the years I have made some fantastic friends virtually and also meeting up in the physical world, brilliant.

This is what I had on my desk in readiness, I have actually made some ATC's!!  



 Now, I admit I havent made loads, I only made 4 so I have one for the official swap and 3 others that I plan to send on, I'll be honest, the pay the bills job has been full on the past 12 months so not much personal time to craft but chuffed I made these in time!!  (small wins still totally count!).

So, raising a cuppa and a biccie to the lovely Julia our Queen, Jan our long standing deputy and in honour to our chief enabler and in memory to Shaz.  

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, its been an amazing 12 years and here is to many more.

kyla

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

WOYWW

Morning peeps, only a quick one today as scheduled this last night as back to back meetings again.  On my desk this week i decided to attack my scrap box and make some cards. My 'man bites dog' cards this week are odd!! 


Just a quick update also on my homemade produce, finally got round to filtering my elderberry brandy which has been steeping since October! Needless to say the old brandy bottles (i decanted them into prettier bottles) filled my recycling bin, goodness knows what they thought when the bins were collected Monday!!!



So, what's on your workdesk Wednesday?

Happy crafting 

Kyla 

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

WOYWW

 Happy What's on your workdesk Wednesday, this week is slightly different as I have mostly been preserving, the season is well and truly under way!  I am chuffed that at the start of the season I already have a box ready.


So far I have made wild garlic salt, dehydrated wild garlic and several batches of Dandelion honey.


But what I do like is when the house starts smelling of vinegar!!  That means chutney season has started and this is my first double batch of rhubarb chutney.  I try to make enough jam, chutney, dried herbs etc that will last me the year.  I don't like spending money on things I know I can make myself for a lot cheaper!



I also have some crafting on my desk but need to keep that under wraps for next weeks WOYWW anniversary!

Happy WOYWW


Kyla