Wednesday, 31 December 2014

WOYWW last of the year

Welcome to the last What's on your Workdesk Wednesday of 2014.

So, how was 2014 for you?  No doubt like many of you it was a mixture of ups and downs and even a few diagonals!

I was lucky enough to meet up with several fellow WOYWWers (how about 2 meet ups in 2015 Julia?! HINT HINT) and was lucky enough to take my husband to Malta to share with him places both my grandparents and parents used to live. The year saw us loose a friend far too young and changes at work that I am sure we will feel the impact of for several years to come.

My word for the year was "Balance" and I have to admit there were times when I seemed to forget it (mainly through long hours at work and lots of unpaid overtime) but when I remembered it it usually helped to pull me up short and forced me to re-shift my balance, so I think I will probably choose it again!

2014 saw me try new sewing techniques and I turned into a bag producing machine in the run up to Christmas (thanks Lunch Lady Jan for introducing me to it!).

So, what is actually on my desks then?

Gulp...all this!


On the right are my pages being prepped for my 4th year taking part in Kate Cranes 365 Journal challenge.

On the desk are 2 calendars I am making for small gifts.  One is  a hanging calendar and one is a desk calendar.  Something bright and cheery to lifts the moods ready for when a couple of friends go back to work next week.

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week are 'Bizarre Hits Lady Singer'....having been VERY lucky to see Kate Bush LIVE in 2014 it seemed apt!

So, come on in and join us and bare your desk for all to see over at the lovely Julia's blog

Happy crafting and a joyful 2015 to all



  1. Happy New Year, Kyla - hope there are many more ups than downs in 2015, it sounds you may be glad to see the back of 2014. Love the desk, as always; and a great MBD to finish off with. Helen #13 (I'd be up for 2 meets too..)

  2. Hullo Kyla.. wonderful desk and I note you have the Tim Holtz pricking tool too one of my favourites :D
    every blessing on your 2015 and happy WOYWW!
    Shaz in Oz.x #15 I think

  3. Lol, glad to have been of service!! Your bags looked great and I've learned something from you and am going to patchwork my stash and make bags out of that! May 2015 be filled with crafting lunacy and laughter...
    Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

  4. Well I love that you're prepping for 2015's 365 already, my word you are organised. Bet all your handmade gifts went down really well, I'd say you really ran with the learning and made the most of your new found knowledges. balance is a good word for you to have hovering around, and I must say, despite refusing to make resolutions, I have adopted a word or phrase for a year and it does make a difference when you remind yourself. So here's to your balance missus. Long may you live on the edge without tilting!

  5. Happy new year! Balance is a good word for all of us! May have to use that one myself. Have a wonderful upcoming year and try and stay balanced!
    Glenda #24

  6. Happy New WOYWW Year for tomorrow. Pleased to see you are getting the new year off to a good start.
    Big hugs, Angela x 23

  7. Wishing you lots of ups this year and I do admire your ability to do the calendar 4 years in a row.
    Sandra de @31

  8. Hi Kyla! I'll have to check out the 365 Journal Challenge, though I think I've already over-committed myself for 2015! I'm like a kid in a sweet shop running from one jar to the other. This is my first January with my new-found passion, and I'm only just finding out about all these challenges. Happy New Year! May 2015 be filled with creativity and wonderful things for you! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #26

  9. Ha ha your MBD cards make me laugh with your ref to Kate Bush. Would have loved to see her this year but not quick enough. She was one of my faves when I was somewhat younger (!). Your calenders have reminded me I don't have one although I know there are a few of those mini ones hanging about as I was going to make pressies as well...... oops. I need to make something to go next to my pc. Anyhoo yes, 2 meet ups would be good GRIN. Happy New Year!! Cindy xx

  10. How lovely to have learnt new crafts thanks to the WOYWW's to many more.
    Wishing you a very happy New year filled with many creatived times and lets hope it's a happy and healthy one for us all.
    Annie x # 22

  11. Hi Kyla and may tomorrow be the start of a wonderful year. Gorgeous calendars Cheers RobynO#35

  12. Beautiful projects on your desk! I wish you a very happy and successful New Year!
    Gabriele 25

  13. Thanks for a good yearful of snooping round your crafty activities on your desk. All the best for 2015! x Jo

  14. I love those cards. Your calendars look fantastic. Have a Happy New Year. #37

  15. The calendars are a great little gift..and cute :) Happy New Year. #39

  16. Good to learn new things. Happy New Year . Anne x # 28

  17. I wish I had the time to try lots of different techniques too. I started on those calendars last year but I bit off more than I could chew!
    Happy New Year
    Karin #55

  18. Happy New Year to you Kyla. Not long til our meet up ey!!
    My word this year is room tidying is a start!!

  19. Hi Kyla - here's to perfect balance in 2015. My new word is 'time' so I'm expecting to be nudged for a shake up in priorities and use of my time. The calendars sound a good idea. Hugs, Chris # 3

  20. Lovely stuff on your desk, Kyla. I've got to make some sort of desk calendar for this year - I had a triangular card freebie free-standing one with 6 months on each side for last year which was great - think I'll make something like that!!

    Thanks for your lovely comment - glad you enjoyed my review post. Unfortunately my niece didn't come on the day I was hoping to give her the book so I've still got it for now. I was very pleased to get it finished in time, though, and also my knitting project that I set myself a deadline for, to finish by the end of the year!

    Happy new year and happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #58

  21. Hi Kyla
    working right to the end on the present front......... I'm impressed I'm sure they will love the calendars
    Happy new year.......Janet

  22. I've only made one bag (and it was a few years ago), but I did get bit by the bug. They are on my craftoholic list lol. Kudos to finding the balance in things. #41

  23. "Balance" is a very good word to live by, and is what most of us need to strive for. I am hoping to do more in the way of hand made gifts this year. Don't be fooled by that tidy table. It is not really my craft desk, just where I ended up when I could not even get into my craft room. Thank you for your visit this week and your kind comments. Have a very Happy New Year. xx Maggie #50


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