Wednesday, 26 February 2014


Despite the mess here today there is actually a system in place and much upheaval has been gone through.  The drawers to the left are now tidy and the top drawer has all my photos IN ORDER!  Well until my next order of 288 come in the next couple of days... 
The papers etc spread out out at the front are what I'm working on for my current DT projects which I will be squirreling away on this weekend as we are off to a scrapbooking retreat in a barn with the Artful Angels! We had a lovely time last year at the same place and I think it is just what I need to get myself sorted and recharge my batteries.
I've shuffled the shelves a little and put my bots and bobs back on my desk after a mammoth bout of filing.  I now have 2 cake stands on my desk - the pink glass one was from my very good friend for my 40th last month (is it really only last month?!)  The wire one holds all my JYC bits so that I can just pick the whole thing up and move it away while I work on something else.

Last week I had some happy mail from the lovely Lunch Lady Jan in the form of a quilt and pillow for Miss Bella's babies.  She was over the moon with it and went all dreamy and quiet but not to worry, it was a temporary thing and she is back to her chatty self again and enjoys reading to her babies in their new bedding.  Thanks Jan!
So what have you got to show us this week?  Link up with Julia at Stamping Ground because sharing is caring ;-)

Bye for now


  1. Ahh so it was your home Jan's quilt was going too!!!!!! A small world. It looks gorgeous. Well done with all your organising, it needs to be done sometimes doesn't it. I'm thinking of getting my photos printed, our printer is playing up which is really annoying!!
    Have a brilliant time at your retreat.
    Hugs Lisax #60

  2. Enjoy your retreat - sounds a lot of fun :)
    Have a happy WOYWW!
    no. 35

  3. Awww, it looks great with a dolly resting her sleepy head there :-) Glad Bella likes it!
    Have a great time at your retreat, sounds a fab way to have fun, create and recharge your batteries all at the same time!!
    Hugs, LLJ 43 xx

  4. Cute cute - bet the dollies have never been so comfy! Loving the cake stand looks so pretty too...but hmm, where the $*(& will I put one!
    Enjoy the weekend, try do so some crafting, if only to justify the lorry load of stash you take with you!!

  5. Reorganizing is always a mess at first. And with a retreat coming up.... what a fun time coming! Beautiful quilt. Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #81

  6. Oh dear, I love the cake stand idea. Pat #89

  7. Your retreat is going to be so fun! And I love that cakestand there. Jan's creations are so beautiful--she is amazing. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #6

  8. Oh I bet you're going to have so much fun at the retreat .... Enjoy x

  9. All I shall say is .... RETREAT!!!! ..... YAYyyyyyyyYYYY!!! CAnnoT Wait!! xx

  10. Enjoy your treat...retreat. The little quilt is adorable. Thanks for sharing. Be well and stay warm ~ Carole 101

  11. A time away, just for crafting - ooo - lovely! Enjoy!!!
    Busy desk with everything you are sorting.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #59

  12. Hi Lisa Jane
    its lovely to follow projects from the makers desk to the recipients.... the quilt looks great with the dolly asleep underneath.
    Have a fab crafty weekend away
    janet #38

  13. Wow lots of sorting and filing going on. Love the cake stands. Now isn't that a gorgeous lil quilt! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #92

  14. Have a lovely time! There are so many lovely bits and pieces on your desk at the minute, I wouldn't mind having a good root through it all irl!

  15. I spied a great big box full of scrappy goodness - how fun. That is a lovely doll quilt. Thanks for popping round my blog this week.

  16. Hi Lisa-Jane, thank you for your kind belated birthday wishes and I hope you had a fabulous 40th birthday last month and got spoilt!
    Your deskspace is so interesting! And i love the little doll's quilt.
    Enjoy the retreat, good opportunity to rest and restore. Hope you feel better for it.

    Take care

    Angela, Angelgreetings xx #61

  17. After a disastrous week and weekend, I'm finally able to stick my head above water long enough to return your visit from last Wednesday. I always enjoy reading about organization. And your desk looks rather chaotic, but orderly. Love the two cake stands. Looks like you have a large table/desk for them, too.

    You suggested I get a heater for the craft room. I have one in there, but it didn't help with sub-zero temps outside, and my central heat can't keep up, either.

  18. Cake stands are such a good idea but would they make me think of cake all the time?!? :) x


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