Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Prepare to yawn!

Why i hear you ask.. well it's wednesday, and time to share my desk with Julia and the crew but as you can see...
there is very little TO share i'm afraid...
I was in london last week and back to work this week so the old desk hasn't really seem much action..
I did manage to get my alcohol inks out and had a little play with an old mirror hangy thing, but i'm not sure i like it. Also there is a bag of old wooden cotton spools i picked up at the charity shop, was just looking {and found} the colour i needed to finish a canvas and metal cuff i started {thats hiding behind the bag.. i'll share pics of that once it's finished} but thats really all there is to see.
I promise to try harder to leave more mess so you've something exciting to see next time. And i've already had an idea for my WOYWWAC.
If you're now wondering what on earth i'm on about hop over to WOYWW and all will be revealed!

♥ HUGZ ♥

45 comments:

Wipso said...

Wooden cotton reels? Now they are as rare as hen's teeth :-) Lucky find.
A x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Can't wait to see what you make ;) Wht are you going to do with the spools?
Anne xx

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Nicky

Thanks for stopping by this morning - I LOVE your workspace!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Lothian Crafts said...

Very tidy desk.

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

LOVE wooden spools! what a lucky find! love your tim inspired desk, hugs mandyxx

Lesley said...

wow...i LOVE ur desk...so organised...thanx for welcoming me on my 1st WOYWDW...i will definately be back next week...hugs Lesley xxx

Paula Gale said...

And i thought the bag had sweets in it =(

your desk needs some action - and you need to use some of that lovely stash you bought at Ally Pally - if only to justify you buying it - then you'll feel better about buying more LOL

Paula x x x

Tracey said...

Thought you'd been scoffing when I saw the paper bag
Big hugs
x

secret scrapbooker said...

Your desk looks sooo organised :0)
Thanks for stopping by my blog
Kate xx

Linda Elbourne said...

oooo yummy wooden cotton reels ... call me odd ... but I think they are exciting ... in fact ... I want them! *lifts hand and kisses it then bows*

Rosie said...

There's a definite knack to remembering to take pictures of work in progress - it took me a while! A very interesting space and I enjoyed my visit.

Dawn said...

Where does every one get the tins for the DI of tims they look great open and esy to use mine are in a cupard unless I put some on my table 'cos I am using them

Look fwd to the cuff!

Love Dawn xx

Helen said...

Hope you get time to play soon!

joey said...

Hi Minxy

gorgeous desk! I can only dream of mine being so tidy lol

Joey.x

Julia Dunnit said...

OMG I have still got cotton on wooden reels in my sewing box!! They look lovely and vintagey in the paper bag though, I must say. Love the saying on the sign, one of my faves...

Penni said...

Very organised!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

Hi Minxy,

Love the desk.

Hugs
Kay

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Very tidy....Time has a lot to answer for!!! See you next week.xx

Jingle said...

So, I just found your blog thanks to your kind visit to mine and HOLY FREAKING AMAZING! I am totally loving your work! I'm an official follower.

Rach said...

a very organised desk.. love the cotton reels.xx

Foil Play said...

Your desk is very organised :-)

BTW, no need to coax your OH to Ikea (I've never been there) - you can order your expedit online ;-) Admittedly delivery isn't cheap, but I thought it easier than faffing about at the store.

Diana said...

Thanks for coming by and leaving such a sweet comment!

Cathy said...

hope you get chance to get some more crafting done soon - the cuff sounds interesting ;-)
thanks for visiting my workdesk
Regards, Cathy

Cardarian said...

Hi Minxy!
Love those wooden cotton reels - I have a few too!(found them in my moms sewing box!) I love how you colored the stickers on TH inks with the actual inks - as I just got them and need to give them "names" I will do the same! Thanks for the great idea!
Hugs
Cardarian

flutterbycrafter said...

Cotton reels, where did you get them, I want some?

Shirley Davis said...

Thanks for visiting my first desk...even one that's feeling neglected, like yours this week, has a story to tell. Chiefly that there IS a life beyond crafting, I'm told.

Toucan Scraps said...

great find on the cotton reals

how was London?

craftytrog said...

Must do some charity shop shopping!! Love a good rummage!! Look forward to seeing what you make with those reels! xx

Kate said...

Thought that was a bag of sweeties to start with. Cotton reels taste OK but I'd rather eat sweets.

** Kate **

Ikki said...

Please get crafting, I want to see what you are going to do with these things! ikki

Angie said...

Wooden cotton reels ...what a find ...I remember using the empty ones for 'French Knitting' after Mum had banged 4 tiny nails into the top. I also remember wanting to show my daughter but all I could find were plastic reels or expensive painted kits ....not the same.

Spyder said...

spools, spools?? I need new glasses!! I really thought they were tiny chocolate eggs!! They look cute, but not as tasty!
(Lyn)

butlersabroad said...

Sigh, everyone gets such bargains in charity shops, there aren't any in my area, would love to have a browse through them!

Hugs
Brenda

Sherry Goodloe said...

Stop by my blog today!! Thank you soooooo much *smiles*

Handmade with Love said...

Your desk looks far too tidy considering the stash you bought at Ally Pally! like the wooden spools that you have there. Tracey x

Handmade with Love said...

Your desk looks far too tidy considering the stash you bought at Ally Pally! like the wooden spools that you have there. Tracey x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I got excited about those wooden spools of thread. They are to die for. Love them. And I appreciate your clean craft area, too.

Sorry I'm late getting here. Hope you had a great WOYWW.

Jane said...

Lovely desk...it looks very organised!!

Debra said...

I love vintage notions. They are so hard to find in California. It seems everyone else loves them too!

Can't wait to see the cuff! & thanks for visiting my blog - sorry it is taking me so long to get to everyone on the list!

Chrissie said...

I think you're going to do that French knitting thing with your spools, where you bang in 4 nails and the tail of knitting goes down through the centre of the spool...yes? Maybe not!
Very tidy desk!
Chrissie

Kathy said...

It all looks so lovely and inviting, all the inks neatly filed away and that lovely lot of inky handle things whose name I've forgotten. I only have one of those....

Paula said...

Wow what a great space and look at all those fabby TH inks i only have 5 lol.

Hugs Paula xxxx

Sue from Oregon said...

Wonderful space...hope you have more time to create this week!

Gez said...

Hope you had fun at AP. Well done finding the cotton colour you were looking for. :) Love your sewing card. Have a FAB Sunday. Love Gez.xx

Renee said...

Love your cotton reels! What a wonderful treasure!