Wednesday, 18 April 2012


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 – 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 at ) 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 inside!

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 I’d better get snooping, hadn’t I?!


  1. A fabby creative desk and lots of gorgeous craft projects :)

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #11

  2. Yeah! Lovely to see you back, (I know I'm seeing you tomorrow!) your room looks fab, loving the crafty corner! That Lo looks great, there is another lady mixing poetry with craft today, hmmm what number is she, can't remember but lower than 85 & higher than 50 I would say. I'm off to look from 85 up as down below earlier! Ta ra lovely! Take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop! Zo xx 17

  3. Oh my! I love that you used "imaginarium"! Isn't it a wonderful word? Hooray for shopping at the craft store and lunch with good friends!! Happy WOYWW #122 (that's me...suzie!)

  4. Yeah, I am so happy you posted again, I had lost you and have been looking for you every Wed., thought I was losing my mind! lol I think it's great you are making an art journal, you go girl! Imaginarium IS a great word and I cannot wait to see what you do with it!! waving hi from the chilly, rainy hills of North Carolina #132

  5. Very fun, Deb--looks like you got some great goodies on your outing!


  6. Love the Imaginarium and all your new crafty stash. Regards, Anne #30

  7. Fab crafting and a good find in the charity shop - lots of interest in your workspace - thanks for letting us have a peep - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

  8. ...loVe your Imaginarium book, super colour choice (blue is my fave colour)...thanks for sharing...Mel :)

  9. Oh my, good for you..don't let it overtake your writing though will you! I would blame Zoe if I were you, I'd say she pushed you off the top of a very slippery slope!!

  10. Great items on your desk and lots of lovely stash too, thanks for sharing

    Lisa #112

  11. I already do follow you silly! And i still lose people who don't comment on a regular basis!! So you're coming around to destroying books? What a bad influence we have become on you! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  12. Hi Debs, thanks for visiting my desk. Nice to see a blossoming in creative papercraftiness, well done BJ #12

  13. Oooh lots going on here! I love all your new stash - you will have fun playing with that and the mannequin in your craft room looks really cool - wish I had room for one! Thanks for visiting me.

  14. That's a great word! Lots of creativity all over your blog! Happy belated WOYWW #45

  15. thanks for sharing
    playing catch up
    happy woyww
    kay #51


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