Wednesday, 16 September 2020


Hello peeps, hump day so that means What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday where we share our desks across the globe.

On my desk this week appears to be paper bags!  Well, they are, upcycled paper bags BUT filled with fresh herbs from my garden that I collect and dry throughout the summer for use in the winter.

We are getting to the end of the season so this is probably my last harvest of them (well apart from the sage which is evergreen BUT I needed to cut it back).  So I have dried swiss mint, sage, golden tipped marjoram and oregano.  In fact I had SO much sage I placed several large bunches on wall outside with a "Free sage" sign and it all went, so pleased with that.

This is the result of the past few months of drying.  I also have some lemon balm and another mint. 

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week are 'Missing DA Rehab Scam'!!!  Well that makes you wonder!!

So, What's on your workdesk this week? Full details are on the Queen of Desks blog Julia, here


Wednesday, 9 September 2020


 Hello peeps hump day so that means sharing What's on your workdesk Wednesday with fellower crafters across the globe courtesy of the Queen of desks, julia.

On my desk this week are a couple of cards i have been making. The one on the left is upcycling an old calendar i cut some lovely images from and the one on the right is for little nieces birthday, she loves space and science so i used some brusho's (i so love their powders) and black acrylic. 

That's all that is on my desk as my spare time is mainly allotment/preserving at the moment (apart from the weekend when the Urban sketchers did an actual meet up, details on my precious blog post-it was SO good to meet up, albeit with the strict rules.

So, dare you bare your desk? Go on, we are a friendly bunch, honest!! Full details on WOYWW are Here


Sunday, 6 September 2020

Bristol Urban Sketchers meet up

 Hello peeps, well today was our first actual meet up since lockdown of Bristol Urban Sketchers. It was so well organised, 6 people in a group, pre booked, outside and socially distanced. Our group met outside St Georges Hall in town near Brandon Hill. 

I forgot my mixer pallet but no worries as i bought a cheeky tesco meal deal of a wrap and also sushi and upcycled the sushi lid as a palette and the soy sauce fish as a water carrier! Worked so well i intend on using them again!

I sketched outside st georges hall sat on the steps then up in Brandon park before we all met for a quick catch up. 

Was great meeting up and there was also another group of 6 the other side of the hall  (which we didn't meet up with to ensure we kept to the rules) and a zoom meet up for those unable to make it, which has been a lifeline and means those shielding or not able to get there can still take part.

So well organised and helped me feel safe which i really appreciated. 

Thanks chaps it was fabulous 


Wednesday, 19 August 2020


 Happy what's on your workdesk Wednesday. This update is actually from last night as i made a birthday card for my nephew's birthday this weekend. 

Short and sweet at pay the bills job is keeping me a bit busy at the moment! 

Happy hump day


Wednesday, 12 August 2020


 I need to start with an apology not had time to do my blog visits in the past week but work, allotment and heat got to me!  

I am trying this update quickly on the new mobile blogger app, so fingers crossed, i will keep it short. 

My desk is actually my kitchen as very early this morning (well been awake since 3am, again, why not) as i bottled my elderberry vinegar that i had steeping overnight before i started work. I do love it, elderberry is full of goodness and the sweetened vinegar lasts well over a year and can be used as a dressing, cooking and also a wee tot if your under the weather (meant to be immune boosting, either way, tastes nice!). 

Either way, fingers crossed this update works!! 


Wednesday, 5 August 2020


Hello peeps, hump day when we share What's on your workdesk Wednesday updates across the globe thanks to the queen on desks the lovely Julia. I am doing this Tuesday evening and on the new blogger interface so fingers crossed! 

My man bites dog cards are Missing Actor Indicted again!!! 

On my desk are some cards i have made! I know, go me! Not been easy trying to find time as been super busy with work since march but was determined to try and get a little crafting time in  They are still using items from the scrap box so all helps the de stashing! 

Hope your all ok

Wednesday, 29 July 2020


Hello peeps, back on my desk this week and playing catch up trying to finish my August page for the 365 Journal challenge.  I worked out the other day that this notebook has enough pages for 3 years of this monthly challenge so in December I will be able to see 3 years of daily updates in one book, it is quite interesting to look back and see what I did on the same day across those years!

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week are 'Blind psychic Dog Bites Mayor'!!!

So, What's on Your Workdesk this Wednesday?


Wednesday, 22 July 2020


Morning fellow deskers. The comments on my last WOYWW post made me laugh! Flatlaps are indeed what you place on your lap to use a laptop, cuppa and biscuits, sometimes my sketching kit too and when mine break i try not to spend money and fix them! 

This week is another difference: 

My desk is my allotment!!! I am taking a well deserved day off work and thought i would grab my man bites dog cards and use my compost bin as a desk! 

I have blogged this on my phone so hoping it has come out ok! Hope you all have a fabulous week and i look forward to having a look at all your workdesks too.


Wednesday, 8 July 2020


Happy hump day and "What's on your Workdesk Wednesday" where across the globe we bare our desks!  Well, mine is boring today because both our flatlaps broke so I am having to glue them back together and to be honest its easier to keep them clamped in the craft room out of the way whilst the glue dries.

The "man bites dog" cards this week are not pleasant 'missing nude singer dead' - mmm, well they are drawn randomly, some weeks are odd others not as great.

Anyway, hope you are able to get some crafting done and keep safe

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Urban Sketchers Bristol

Hello peeps, I forgot to blog about our last Bristol Urban Sketchers meet up (we have the latest one this afternoo) .  Usually we meet in town and chat, sketch, regroup for some lunch and sometimes a cheeky pint too.  Well, under lockdown this of course has to change so we have gone virtual!

We sketched using google etc in Alhambra, Spain at the suggestion of one of our members.  Well, what a beautiful location, some amazing scenery, small backstreets and amazing buildings too.  It was also great being able to catch up with the others and sketch whilst chatting to others too.

Sadly my notebook is not great for watercolour as the paint sinks straight in so ideally I should just use pencil or pen and ink (as we know from an earlier post on here its not like I don't have a "few" blank notebooks in the stash!!) but I keep forgetting that I am sketching at home and don't have to use my travel kit and could actually pop upstairs and grab the pencils!!

I am looking forward to being able to sketch again outside and meeting up with the group, but in the mean time, this is a really good alternative and a great way to explore other places, albeit virtually

Happy sketching