Wednesday, 5 December 2012


Hello, all you What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday-ers - and apologies to most of you, whom I didn't get round last week! Good intentions and all that - oops!

Still, here we are again: Wednesday, and sharing our creative spaces with fellow nosy crafters, courtesy of Julia over at Stamping Ground. As I'm a writer who crafts as a hobby, my actual desk is rather anti-craft in terms of space...

You can see my laptop (closed because not a lot of writing has been going on - boo!), green 'To Action' file covered in Post-Its, specific Novel Number Two notebook (also closed and collecting dust, at this rate!), and, to the right-hand side, Novel Number Two files (pink is my second-favourite colour, with red being my first - girly, moi?! Never!) all stacked up and waiting to be taken out and used!

My desk is in the cupboard-under-the-stairs, which I cleared out and converted into my study, or Scriptorium as I like to call it, several years ago. My crafting supplies have sneaked in to claim a spot to the right of my desk...

Embellishments and buttons are stored in old cranberry sauce jars (try some with a ham or turkey sandwich, and add in some brie if you're feeling indulgent...yum, yum!); next year's calendar is Novel Number Two themed (fashion and handbags play a large part of the story - all to be revealed...when I write the damn thing!) and waiting for January 1st to be daily-inspiring; the top shelf holds my small (yet growing...) collection of stamps and inks, plus an apron 'cause I hate getting messy!; the middle shelf has papers and card; and the bottom shelf hides all manner of bits and bobs. As you can see, I don't have that much room at the actual crafting happens on the kitchen countertop! There, at least, is space and natural light...

Before I away to snoop and nose at your desks, I wanted to share with you the completion of the Christmas present I was making last week. I can't show you the 3 individual canvases, as the friend in question sometimes pops by the Pen Pot (if I remember after Christmas, I'll post pics then!), but I can show you the 'handmade' tag I stamped and included in the wrapped-up box...

Hope you all have a good WOYWW for as many days as it lasts - I shall still be visiting on Sunday, I suspect!


  1. Love how you've carved out a space under the stairs! Very cute desk--you are one of the few I've seen, like myself, who love both writing and crafting! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh 84

  2. Hello! Aw your stamped tag looks lush, can't wait to see what you did. I haven't forgot that we need to have a crafty session. We'll have to sort it out lovely cos I want to show you how to do inky without the mess! Take care, think I'm number 50, I was up early! hugs Zo xx

  3. awww! i wanted to see them! what a lucky friend - i'm sure she'll love them :)
    thanks for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment!
    Have a great WOYWW!
    no. 8

  4. Nice and cozy! Pretty tag for your package!
    Karen 97

  5. Thanks for sharing your great crafty space :). Happy WOYWW!

    #11 Apryl

  6. Wow, what is that fabulous looking article of clothing on the left!? Great little crafty area.
    Hugs, Renee #103

  7. Ah, what a great little space... love that your crafty supplies are creeping into your writing station... and that is one beautifully wrapped gift. I am yet to buy any... eek!! Helen, 5


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