Wednesday, 23 April 2014


Well it may not be the messiest desk on the block this week but neither is it the tidiest or the most productive.  The selection of letter stickers was out to finish the little book you can see near the parcels there.  It is not supposed to be visible yet so you'll have to check back of you want to see more :-)  
The packages might seem interesting and you'd be forgiven for thinking that they contain new crafting goodies, however, you'd be wrong.  I'm being exceptionally good about new stash, even in the face of huge sales on my favourite brands.  I simply cannot fit any more into what we hope will be our new house.  No, the packages contain a chocolate protein shake sample and a bag of powdered superfoods.  Both things to be taken together in a shake with oats and peanut butter as a breakfast before training.  I'm really hoping that the green powder (which contains things like spirulina) will boost my system and general health and help me get back into some sort of fit shape.  I'm back at the gum today after over 2 weeks off while the children were on Easter holidays and I know I will hurt tomorrow but I've really missed it.

The magazine cuttings are also going to help towards my goals but they are crafty too.  Its part of Ali Edwards class for One Little Word which I have done nothing about recently.  I'm really hoping to tackle it on Saturday at the Artful Angels 12 hour charity crop.  I'm also hoping to finish the couple of layouts you see on the left there before then so I can start some new ones but one of those is for my OLW album too.

You might be wondering about the white blobs with safety pins on the back.  So am I.  They are fairy badges, created from plaster and painted by Miss Bella but the pins provided won't stick as they are supposed to.  Luckily Mummy has a supply of a variety of glues to try so that I can wear whichever one she chooses for me.  All day.  In public.  With pride. :-)

This post is brought to you by the powers of What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday at Julia's Stamping Ground. 

Bye for now


  1. Have fun on Sat - that crop sounds fun :)
    Great desk full of interesting things...
    Happy WOYWW!
    no. 2

  2. Your desk is full of such intriguing stash..wonderful! Enjoy the crop & Happy WOYWW, Carole Z #35

  3. There isn't a mother in the world who won't instantly understand the badge/brooch thing, so yes, wear with pride! I'm impressed that you've missed the Gym..that means you're getting the thrill of the! Very glad you may have already found a house, another huge thing ticked off!

  4. Lots of interesting bits and pieces on your desk and only a craft mum would be able to fix absolutely anything.
    Sandra @20

  5. I love the fairy badges :)

  6. Oh yes, wear with pride! Have a great time at the charity crop. I would have loved to come along.

  7. Wish I could join you, too - hope you have a fab time, cropping! Chris # 19 x

  8. Goodluck at the crop and I hope you achieve all you set out to do. I never get much done when I go to crops as I talk too much. I don't have time anymore for crops as these are usually when I am working weekends. Anyway love the selection of goodies on the desk and thanks for sharing. Enjoy your superfoods, they all seem to be the rage now.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 28
    Happy WOYWW

  9. Wear your badge with pride! Hope you have fun at the crop and don't ache after too much training today!
    Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

  10. Happy WOYWW Sorry to peek in, read and dash... .!! I have never done a crop sounds fun, but I never have the time.
    hugs, Kimmer #96

  11. Hi Lisa Jane
    happy WOYWW. I'm running late sorry. Oh stash stash it LOL. Good luck trying to get fit. Im in the same boat here in Oz. Its harder to do so when you are older indeed. I's wear the fairy badges too LOL.
    Annette In Oz #8

  12. Fairy badges sound like the perfect spring accessory to me. Good for you on the stash-passing and the gym-going!

  13. Have fun at the crop! Your desk looks busy - in a good way :)
    I treasure the little things my children give to me too - it always fits as long as it comes from the heart :)
    Cheers, Jana #93

  14. I fully understand what you said about not buying anymore stash as it wont fit into the house, unfortunately as yet they have not made them with expanding sides lol!
    Happy crafting, Angela x 48

  15. HI LIsa-Jane, love your busy desk! Thanks for visiting my blog this asked about the paint I used for the furniture in our little summerhouse/craft room? Well the make is '1829' and it's chalk paint, which I got in B&Q, the colour is William Morris or just Morris...hope that helps, Carole Z X

  16. You're desk always makes me feel creative! I can't wait to see what fairy badge you wear :) x

  17. there's always so much going on on your desk i enjoy the nose around. You are being good - I hope the house move is going well x


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