Wednesday, 27 November 2013



In my defence it is that time of year when random things get dumped in my craft room because anything that doesn't belong to someone gets left there on the assumption that it is therefore mine.

To be fair, most of it is.  Some of it is only mine for a small time.  The things that are definitely mine are... the feet that you can see at the bottom of the picture.  There was so much on my desk that I had to stand on my chair but it meant going around the other side of the desk so to me it all looks upside down.

On the plus side a messy desk is a lot more interesting, even for the person's desk that it is because looking at the photo means that you realise where you left things...

So.. the pizza box is my delivery from Shimelle getting ready for Journal Your Christmas which starts on Sunday - yikes!  Working clockwise you can see a couple of funny shaped boxes that are actually selection boxes for the children.  Next to that is yet more sweets in the form of candy canes but I'll come back to those.  The thing that looks like a cocktail is actually a Hello Kitty electric toothbrush - another present, as are the pouches of Lego Friends.  The grey parcel is a Skylanders towel - yet another present, as is the crochet book further on round (but not for the same person...).  The very old Enid Blyton book Cristina's Kite is something that needed sticking (which I have just done) and the reel of sellotape has been returned after use by one of the children but not to it's proper place... gggrrr..

The white pizza box is a present for me!  Its a set of 60 Porject Life page protectors in 6 various styles so that should keep me going for a while.  I will be using some for my Journal Your Christmas and some for a little something after Christmas too.

The rest of the stuff, including the candy canes, is for some Christmas presents I have been making.  Last week I made soap for the first time and I loved it!  You can't see from this angle (I'm doing another post on it) but it has pink and white stripes and then the top layer has crushed candy canes in it with a little cane on top.  You can see left over blank soaps for the next batch, colouring agents and peppermint oil.  My room smells rather lovely and minty as a result!

Is your desk as messy as mine or full of random things?  Show us do, because sharing is caring!  Link up with the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground and share What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Bye for now


  1. I wonders what is in those plastic envelopes you havn`t opened yet, I am just curious-LOL

  2. What a fabulous display of goodies :-) I thought those pink cane thingies were some sort of sweeties (yummmm) but those are the soaps ???? Not quite sure I understand the crushed candy canes in them - wouldn't that scratch up your hands when you use the soap ??!! :-)

    Happy WOYWW #234

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  3. Lots of Christmassy goodness on your page today! Soap making sounds fun...your house must smell like a branch of LUSH!!
    Looking forward to seeing you next about 10.30 in front of the cathedral so we can duck straight into the Christmas Market??
    Hugs, LLJ 25 xx

  4. Just look at all those lovely Christmas goodies on your desk . Happy woyww Jill #45

  5. Is my desk as messy as this? Put it like this: standing on a chair sounds like a great idea.

    Soap making is completely addictive. TSO and I went through a phase of that last year (tip: don't try to colour it pink with an overdose of red. It can cause panic in the bath..)

  6. It looks like you've been extremely busy crafting. I love the Christmas soaps and know they'll make very special gifts during the upcoming holiday. Happy WOYWW and Blessings! #33

  7. Woo hoo! Lots of messy fun!
    Have a great WOYWW and a great Christmas!
    Lisa #95

  8. I can relate to your crafting area becoming a catch all!! My room is small but it has a lot of counter aka landing space!!I hope you have a great weekend! Ginny #19

  9. Yes my desk is that messy at the moment and has also become a bit of a dumping ground1 I want to have a go at making soap x

  10. Hi Lisa-Jane!
    Thanks for visiting me today!!
    Messy desks are awesome!! Means you are busy creating!!

  11. Hi Lisa Jane. Thanks for the visit. Sounds like things at my grand kids. Sky lander and hello kitty are some fVorites along with Legos. Stay busy and happy

  12. Hi Lisa Jane. Thanks for the visit. Sounds like things at my grand kids. Sky lander and hello kitty are some fVorites along with Legos. Stay busy and happy

  13. Mine looks very much like yours at the room to craft. I'm interested in your box of PL page protectors..are they the becky Higgins ones? x


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