Wednesday, 30 December 2020


 Oops forgot it was Wednesday so a bit late in posting What's on your workdesk Wednesday! 

On my desk this week i am playing with trying to capture figures better when i am sketching. Still got a long way to go but its  not like i don't have the blank sketchbooks to fill up!! Seriously, i am like a sketchbook hoarder!! Mind you i only have one water colour pocket one so that is something I need to buy!!! 

So, what's on your workdesk this Wednesday?  Dare to share? 


Wednesday, 23 December 2020


 Happy hump day so that means sharing our desks for What's on your workdesk Wednesday.  This week (well last night) i was making a card, from, i think a die i cut at the last WOYWW crop!! I cut loads that day and they have stood me in good stead (probably Shaz, Helen or Julias!)-thanks ladies. 

My 'Man bites dog' cards-i swear they were randomly drawn, i cannot bring myself to place them in any order to make a headline!! I will leave that to your imagination.

And an update from last week, these are the blanks i was covering with the tissue paper and 3 layers of yatch varnish! Took 3 days and boy did the house smell!! 

So, What's on your workdesk this Wednesday? 


Wednesday, 16 December 2020


Happy hump day where we bare our desks for What's on your workdesk Wednesday. 

Last week I was using mdf blanks to make a Christmas present. Obviously I can't show how it turned out until the recipient opens it, but I was quite pleased so thought I would make a few more (well its stash I already have so may as well make them and I can use them as gifts throughout next year). 

 I found some really nice script tissue paper so thought I would see how they worked out. When the glue has dried I will sand them down on the edges and do a couple coats of yacht varnish (which is what will take a few days to let to dry between coats, last time it took 3 days in total to varnish). I am thinking I may do some coasters too as a nice set with the wine holder. 

My 'Man bites dog' cards this week are a bit grim, 'Priest shoots suspect killer'!! 

So, what is on your desk this week? Sorry if I didn't get a chance to revisit everyone but the week flashed by (even though I was on annual leave for most of it)! 

Happy crafting 


Sunday, 13 December 2020

Bristol urban sketchers in Tuscany

Just a quick update. Today was our next Bristol Urban sketchers meet up and this time we 'visited' Siena in Tuscany! 

 I wasn't too keen on mine but i don't really mind as for me it has always been the joy I get from sketching and learning from the very talented members. 

Its great seeing the others via the video call and you can use various tools, but Google streetview is a great tool to tour round an area to sketch. During lockdown etc its been brilliant and we have sketched in some stunning places. 


Wednesday, 9 December 2020


Hump day again so that means sharing our desks with What's on your workdesk Wednesday and the queen of desks Julia on Here. On my desk this week is a Christmas present i am making, i had some blank mdf pieces like this glass holder (you place this over a wine bottle and hang the glasses on the side) so thought they may make nice presents just need to find something to decorate it with. 

My 'Man bites dog'cards this week are 'devoted actor weeps for bored wife'!!! 


For those that were on the 600th WOYWW zoom calls at the weekend (it was brilliant and the longest i have crafted for since last year so brilliant) i spent the calls making my first ever willow wreath with items from the garden, allotment and bits foraged on my walks. This is the finished wreath, quite pleased with it as it was free! 

So i decided to make another one, this time for the front door. We spotted someone cutting their hedge so grabbed a handful of evergreen bits, added some ivy, holly, rosemary and sage. No idea how long it will last, but again cost nothing apart from a bit of time and research. 

So, what crafting have you all been up to? Feel free to join the gang over on Julia's blog and dare to share! 

Happy crafting 


Wednesday, 2 December 2020

WOYWW 600th edition

 Welcome to hump day and What's on your workdesk Wednesday where we celebrate all manner of workspaces messy, creative or sometimes oddly clean (not mine but some are)! Well this week the Queen of desks the amazing Julia at is celebrating the 600th edition!!! I bet she never imagined how this would grow and we owe her so much as its enabled many of us and created some fantastic friendships from virtual to physical via the crops too. 

My desk is from last night and i am making a few more Christmas cards, these from images i think i stamped maybe from shaz or helen at a previous WOYWW crop!! 

So, join in with us in celebrating the amazing weekly event that Julia created, and possibly the main reason why during these strange lockdown times that some of us actually know what day of the week it is due mainly to WOYWW!!