Tuesday, 23 July 2013

WOYWW216

Is it Wednesday yet?  Can I take a breath?  My desk has been a hive of activity with teachers' presents and planning for the holidays.  Trying to coordinate playdates and holidays and visits with lots of other family friends is making the loooong summer holidays seem oh so short!  Remind me I said that when the children are asking me to do more stuff ;-)

So Louis finished Infant school yesterday and Bella finished preschool so it has been a real watershed week.  I managed to get all the presents and cards made that I wanted and they all seemed to go down well.  This was the state of my desk after I had finished...


And this is one of the sets I made.  A desk calender and matching card for his male teacher (thanks for the ideas about charms last week but I just couldn't bring myself to make him something blingy!


(Edited to say that the owls are a Stamping Up punch that I think I got from Fiona and the paper is from Crate Paper School Spirit.)

This post is brought to you by the wonders of What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Bye for now
xx


36 comments:

  1. Love your owls projects ! They must have gone down a hoot ! Great fun ! Ali #6

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  2. love the owls. Have a good week, Helen 7

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  3. Love your owl projects as well. Happy WOYWW Anne x #9

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  4. I always say that untidy desks are productive desks!! I loved your owl projects,lucky teachers.

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  5. Oh...I love those teacher's gifts. The owls are so cute. happy crafting #12

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  6. Great gifts! Male teachers are always tricky if you make the gifts yourself. Thanks for the mention x
    Fiona #16 (yes, really!)

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  7. Lovely teacher gifts - you've just reminded me about the punch - I really should use it more often.
    Bernice #23

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  8. Ah the summer holiday, I remember them well, actually I used to love them or is that through rose tinted glasses? there has been a big debate about teacher presents this is so much better than anything you could have brought I bet he loved it
    janet #23

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  9. Love the owls. It certainly is a watershed this July. Enjoy every moment of the holidays with your two youngsters - they really don't stay little for very long :( Mine are now almost 39 and 37!!!
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #33

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  10. Great Teachers gifts! Have a great craft week! Thank you for my snoop,
    Happy WOYWW!?
    ((Lyn)) #36

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  11. nice projects, i like the calendar one. hope you have a good wednesday. caroline #41 (akilli melek)

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  12. Looks like you had a fight with the desk and lost! love the teacher gifts, a colleague's wife is a teacher and her favourite gift is actually stationary and notecards, cause she has to send so many notes home to parents, or answer ones she receives from them. Maybe a thought for another year?

    Hugs
    Brenda 28

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  13. Hi Lisa-Jane
    your desk does show that you have been really busy and I have to say I love the set you made for the teacher, the owl is so cute.
    Holidays when the kids are younger does take a lot of planning. I can tell you that when they become teenagers they just tell you where they are going and all they really need you for is a taxi, Just proof that there is life after youngsters.
    Sending hugs for WOYWW and hope you enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #45

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  14. Great teacher gifts.Cute theme owls.
    Judy #26

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  15. Love your owls. I remeber when my kids were little doing teachers gifts. Now they are growing up and moving out. I don't like it!!! Summer is flying by too quickly. Enjoy your week. (((HUGS)))
    Kim
    WOYWW #41

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  16. The cards are gorgeous and making your desk very busy indeed. Yes it is emotional when your child leaves from one grade to another
    Bridget #24

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  17. I love your gifts for the teacher. The owls are gorgeous.
    Have a great week.
    Von #53

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  18. awww...busy desk I guess! Love the owl calendar and card and I bet the teacher will too! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #71

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  19. Hoidays are hard work! Your desk will I think, be a 'finish it and go' type station till school starts again - there's just too much else to fit in!

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  20. I love the activity that desk suggests! Those owls are terrific! Perfect for a male teacher. Just hope the holidays don't wear you out too much! Julie Ann #17 x

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  21. Gorgeous owls! Who doesn't love owls?
    What an active desk, I can tell you've been busy!

    Dawn #77

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  22. That is such a great owl punch, I own it too! Your teacher's gifts and cards are fabulous! Happy WOYWW! Danie #74

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  23. I really like that owl set! Great gift indeed!

    Uniflame - 82

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  24. Gorgeous! The teachers will love them!

    Have a wonderful WW!

    die amelie #87 xx

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  25. Great gifts made from that super desk - see if you still think its a short 6 weeks at the end:)

    (I remember it well)

    Lynda #1

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  26. That is an adorable Teacher gift!

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  27. I love the owl projects you have made for the teacher
    I have that owl punch to from stamping up its a really great little punch
    Jackie 72

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  28. What lovely gifts, such a long time since I had to do that sort of thing. I am sure the teachers loved the jam tarts we used to make!!
    Karen #77

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  29. That's lovely - a fabulous gift and I LUV the owls :-)

    Happy WOYWW

    IKE x #13

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  30. What a great desk calendar, love the set!
    Krisha #22

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  31. Your owls are absolutely cute! Love them and I really love all of the storage space you have! :)

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  32. What a lovely set you made! Those adorable owls on the calendar and car made me smile! I spotted the Tim Holtz Ruler on your desk (It is my favorite one, and I have a lot of them!) Winnie#82

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  33. The owl projects turned out awesome! Really great idea, too. Love the desk shot...I have seen mine look much like that after a crafting frenzy! lol :) Thanks for stopping by my desk already and leaving me a comment, enjoy the rest of WOYWW! Deeyll #77

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  34. Hi Lisa-Jane, your life sounds so much more busy than mine, and to think I sometimes wish my two (adult) children were small again ... I must be mad :) The card and calender set you made for the teacher is fabulous - I bet he loved it. Have a great weekend, Elizabeth x #37

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  35. Desk calendar is an ace gift idea. Love the card too. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #70 xx

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  36. I absolutely love what you've made x

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