It’s been a few weeks since I last participated in What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday – courtesy of web-mistress-extraordinaire Julia over at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/ – though I admit I’ve taken the occasional snoop! I’ve been deep in writing poetry, you see, but amongst my thoughts, imagery and lines, you craft-y lot have made your mark!
So, inspired, converted and now thoroughly
‘into’ papercrafting, I realised I needed to make some room in my writing
scriptorium to accommodate my burgeoning craft-y-ness.
I found a wickerwork shelving unit
in a charity shop, re-dressed and moved my mannequins (there to inspire me for
my next book, which will be about a dressmaker!) to the other side of my desk
and, for a change, took down the millions of pictures on my wall that make up
my view in lieu of a window (I have a blank wall at the moment, which I will
fill with fewer pictures and quotations...but I’m still choosing which ones
will make the cut!).
My fab friend Zoe (see her blog
) and I took a trip to Hobbycraft and stocked up on some goodies (we made a day
of it, of course, and were ladies who lunched!).
But now I had some choice craft
candy, what was I going to do with it?!
Using the plain, brown-paper
notebook I created my own ‘Imaginarium’ (a fab word I came across from one of
your blogs – hope you don’t mind me pinching it, Suzie?!) – a scrapbook/art
journal type place for me to create...though I’ve yet to do anything on the
During my poetry-extravaganza, I’d
written one called ‘Cat Clan’, which a friend of mine (and fellow cat-person!)
loved, and asked for a copy – so I made her a LO, featuring the balsa-wood
floral-design cat shapes I’d found in Hobbycraft...
As to what’s on my workdesk
today, there will be a house-warming
card for a friend who’s just moved...when I’ve made it, of course...which will
be after I’ve had a nose at your desks...so I’d better get snooping, hadn’t I?!