Wednesday, 11 April 2012


I'm back!

Is it safe to open the door?  I'm not sure yet!  Aside from a couple of weeks over Christmas (thankfully), we have been plagued by one virus after another since the end of November.  I am unable to see where one finished and the next one started, or which ones were just people being overtired, stroppy or not eating.  The winter bug fest may not be over yet, we will have to wait and see, but for today I THINK all four of us are okay.

Unless that is, you count my desk.  My poor desk is not okay.  It is a mess.  It is suffering badly from post-viral mojo syndrome, otherwise known as designus interruptus.

Don't let that clear space on the cutting mat fool you.  This is where I moved the current DT project that I had just finished.  Despite the wonderful papers, the layouts have taken me days and days.  Just after the photo was taken I started on the third one.  I decided to make some chevron paper and spent ages measuring and cutting and folding.... only to tear the paper.  After a shocker of a day with the children, it was the last thing I needed and I walked out of the craft room and slammed the door behind me.  I shall go back to it with fresh eyes and a little more patience tomorrow.   I have to.  My new credit card is buried under there somewhere.

Between the virus(es) and the Easter holidays and a certain little girl's 3rd birthday, things have been pretty hectic here.  I was too ill to go out on her birthday but we made it to Milestone's Museum and the Lego Mania Tour over the weekend.  Look at them... butter wouldn't melt huh?

Maybe I shouldn't over do it though?  Maybe I should sit under my blanket on the sofa a little while longer.  I could peruse a few desks from across the globe while I am here - I really missed WOYWW last week!  I'll tidy up tomorrow.  Maybe.

Bye for now


  1. Don't they look gorgeous? :0)
    I think it's way more important for you to get completely well than it is to do any tidying up/decluttering. So rest and relax and be good to yourself, OK?
    Take care
    J x

  2. Mess, who cares about it? Just enjoy crafting and getting well

  3. Gorgeous pic of the kiddies. My guess is that no one will remember or comment on a tidy room but everyone remembers an amazing mess. So don't fight it just go with the flow.

  4. The mess will still be there for you to tidy when you are well.

  5. I know it's been miserable, but it's kind of heartening to hear you say that too - becasue it's felt a bit like that here too! If it's not homework overload, it's sickness. Roll on the summer!

    Lovely pic

  6. I think a true creative needs a slightly unorganised desk - at least this is what I tell my husband when he dares to venture near my craft space - so roll with it.

    Great picture of the kids - thanks for sharing.

    Jumbleberries xx

  7. I really hope you are all on the mend..and the others are with the mess another day!
    Alison xx

  8. Fingers crossed you are all on the mend - take it easy though xx lovely photo of your two.

  9. I love the slightly quizzical look on L's face - he reminds me so much of my eldest at that age!! And your little girl is very cute - hope she had a fab birthday!
    Glad to hear that you're feeling better at long last! Long may that continue :)
    Hugs, LLJ #3 xx

  10. They do look soooo sweet!!! Hope you feel better soon and you'l see your mojo will return too! Meanwhile enjoy visiting the globe with like-minded folk...

    I have enjoyed looking at your space
    Have a good week and happy hopping!

  11. I should bide on the soon as you're in the mood to tidy, you'll get it done in a jiffy and I'm pretty sure thats why you think it's taking longer to do the DT stuff. From here, see, your desk looks fab!!

  12. Lovely space - gorgeous children!


  13. Great space and such cute children!

  14. LOl, not heard of designus interuptus before! Glad to hear all were ok at the time of posting, long may it continue.

    ** Kate **

  15. Lots of fab crafty goodness! Take care, it's Thursday now so I'm late but I can never get through the list in one go! Love Zo xx 75

  16. I know what you mean about chevron paper being a paint to cut, After my first try I designed a template to make it esy and waste free! You can see it if you scrool down to older posts on my blog:) Happy WOYWW!

  17. Your little ones are so cute! Glad to hear you are all doing better now it has been a bad season for colds/flus this year!
    Designus Interruptus!! Love it!
    Thanks for visiting me earlier! Happy WOYWW!
    xoxo Karen

  18. glad you made it through the cold season...same happened on my homefront!! Hope you are reunited with your work desk very soon!

  19. Ah designus interrupticus, my old friend. I hate long periods away, have to walk around my stuff to find everything.
    In Sociodrama method, the idea of warm-up is crucial. It's a guide to why any human activity isn't working - the warm-up is either insufficient or you are actually warmed-up to something else. Once you know this, you can change your head, or do that other thing.
    Great pic of your desk. I must find a way to take a different perspective of mine.
    Thanks for sharing
    Ros. #90.

  20. Hope you are feeling better soon and can get back to your craft room. Thanks for visiting and for sharing Liz no105

  21. Your desk doesn't look too bad to me!

    I hope you feel better soon and keep feeling better! And hopefully your mojo will return with full force too.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog - happy belated WOYWW!


  22. Fabulous craft supplies, thanks for sharing
    Sophie x

  23. Ah, the desk just shows creativity! Mine always looks like that when I am working. I understand the mojo thing, though, it happens.
    The viruses get the best of us sometimes, and they don't want to go away. Hopefully you'll have a chance to get some much needed relaxation very soon!
    Thank you SOOOOOOO much for the sweetest of comments on my blog, and for the congratulations! It means so much that you stop by and see what's going on with me.
    Hugs and best of wishes!

  24. Aren't they gorgeous so cute, mine are 12 and 15 and trust me they grow several heads into their teenage years lol. Lots to see on your desk, poor you not being well, I had that problem from October to December last year but thankfully (touch wood) no more apart from the odd snotty nose!!!. Hope your mojo returns, there is nothing worse sitting there and being frustrated. Happy woyww :-) Kezzy x

  25. in my house that desk is classed as tidy lol! You've two real cuties there, hope everyone stays on the healthy side of life now Spring is here!

  26. That is such a cute photo and I'm not talking about the one of the desk lol. Glad you're all feeling better, fingers crossed it lasts x

  27. Hope you're all feeling better soon. You have two sweeties there!Thanks for visiting me
    Judy #15

  28. what little angels you have. I know that sometimes its tough - when mine were younger, I didn't ever seem to have time to craft - which was my mistake as I should have had a past time and 'me' time. Make sure you get enough balance between the kids and your crafting.

    I hope you feel less stressed after walking away from your room for a while. If you even need to speak about stuff - I've a very good 'ear'

    Paula (#60) xxx


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