Wednesday, 19 October 2011

WOYWW 124

It's Wednesday again folks, and you know what that means...
It's time for mid-week mayhem, with "What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday?"
I admit to not having too much time on my hands right now... my gorgeous daughter turned 17 on the 13th of this month, and we're planning a birthday bash for her this weekend (I do hope my little house survives 30 rowdy teenagers!). As well as that, I have been helping CallieCat with her kittens... she feeds them about six times a day, I feed them twice a day. Our Callie is a clever little cat, as she has me doing the last feed at night (about 2am) and the mid-morning feed too (about 10-ish). I am pooped! Actually, 'pooped' isn't the best word to use... do you know what you have to do when feeding kittens? No... and trust me when I say, you really REALLY don't want to know either. Just let me say that, unbeknownst to many non-kitty peoples, kittens have to have their tummies massaged after feeding to help digestion. Then they have to go pee-pee. I'll leave it up to you to guess how you help them do that little job. Okay, enough of why I'm so busy and have the urge to wash my hands several dozen times a day *lol*
Of course, I'm trying to start another crafting project :) I usually take a photograph of my workdesk on a Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning... I tend to leave my craft room 'as-is' overnight, and by the time Wednesday dawns, my desk looks much the same as it did Tuesday afternoon. Well, not this time! This was my desk early Tuesday evening...
You can tell a new project is being thought about by the notebook on the far right, and the empty carousel on the far left. Okay... all is tidy and manageable. THEN, I ask Hubby to take me to Pickwell on Tuesday evening, because I decide I need Timmy Holtz knobs for my new project. Now, now, ladies... clean thinking here...  :)
A quick trip to Pickwell, and my desk suddenly looks like this...
There's the carousel getting a bit full, little owls, charms (keys and birds), a small wreath, some brown organza ribbon, 7Gypsies and also Tim Holtz bottles, two packs of buttons, Marion Smith Vintage Trinkets (bird cages and birds and a large birdcage), Petaloo Blackberry sprays, a Prima Carnation spray, two dozen white roses, a collection of three tiny straw baskets, the dreaded raffia (why, oh why.... do I never learn? *lol*), a small straw hat, a small box, some wooden blocks, two packs of natural feathers, a circular bare chipboard album, as well as the books I'm using in this project, scor-tape, bags of leftovers (Kraft cardstock and cardboard),.... and..... I think that's about it. Okay so the craft mats, notebook and my netbook are all buried under my increasing treasures *lol*... but I am hoping to get this mess sorted into some kind of order very soon. Really. Honest. Probably... Not.
*lol*
So, there you have it...  from order to chaos in a matter of one small (-ish) shopping trip, and a head full of ideas.
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone - and remember to pop over to the Blog of snoopiness and happiness (that's Julia's Blog, actually called the "Stamping Ground") and join in if you have the time, with WOYWW?!!!

29 comments:

Neet said...

Yes, certainly an instantaneous change took place. I loved reading about the kittens and thanks for educating me - I never knew all that - don't even know why you have to feed them. Hope you can educate me on that one.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #1

RosA said...

I think something interesting is about to happen on your desk. Hope we get a peek at it! Happy WOYWW!

jude said...

Just a wee shop then nothing much!...lol Have fun playing with it all
Have wonderful wedensday and creative week ahead Hugs Judex 16

Cathy said...

That was a bit of a shop!!!!! Enjoy creating with it all, and its a fab desk. Good luck with the party .. rather you than me LOL!!
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Tim Holtz knobs??? The mind boggles..... :)
Blimey, for a small shopping trip, you sure did well! Have fun sorting that little lot out and then playing - yippee!
Hugs, LLJ #41

Neil said...

The second pic is SO MUCH MORE INTERESTING than the first! All those lovely goodies to inspire!

Julia Dunnit said...

OMgee,now I know why I've never had the urge to own a cat!! I don't know Pickwell, but it sure did your desk a favour - how fascinating your purchases are. Love the book with a drawer in it at back.

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

In these current days of limited spending (may it be over soon with the sale of the flat), I have to write a list and stick to it, or order on-line for what I specifically want. I even have to not open emails from on-line stores so I not tempted......sigh........
Hope the kittens are weaned soon or need less milk ;)

Scattychick said...

Ooooh what a nice shopping trip I hope it doesn't take too long to sort your desk out :)

Karen said...

Wow what a dramatic change on your workdesk there! Have fun with the TH knobs! Enjoy WOYWW!

Sian said...

I hope you get to grips with those knobs :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow now that's what I call shopping, a woman after my own heart. Love the desk. Tracy x

Angie said...

Everything looks such fun on your desk ...wish i could come over and play. Yep I knew about kitten ablutions but I was so lucky when we had a mum who couldn't quite cope ...a young male cat decided to help and did everything except actual feeding. I could not believe what i was seeing ...and had no idea how he knew what to do. I also have done 'mouth to mouth' on a new born ...and it worked.....such is the life of a cat lover lol xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow a great pile of new stash to play with there! have fun! I never learn either and always buy something I really shouldnt too! (No. 34)

butlersabroad said...

Looks like you need a visit from the desk fairy, or perhaps you had one?? Never knew those details about kittens! You learn something every day, whether you wanted to or not, lol! More kitty photos please, as they are so darn cute!

Hugs
Brenda 86

famfa said...

You certainly know how to shop. Enjoy using your new bits

fairyrocks said...

Oh, how many Rowdy's? You are a good Momma!!!
I do know about the kittens. Here again you must be a good person to do it. Love all the bits and bobs on your desk, just waiting for you to get playing. Keep smiling and creating and Happy 17 to your DD!!!

Elizabeth said...

I didn't know that about kittens, and I'm a cat owner. It does sound as though Callie is a very smart cat though, getting you to do the nightshift :) Isn't it always the way ... you need one small item, visit the craft shop and come away with a basketful. I'm sure you'll have a great time using your haul. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #55

misteejay said...

Now piccy 2 is far more interesting LOL

I'd love to see what you get when you do a BIG shop...

Toni xx

jo said...

OOOh all that lovely shopping!
good luck with daughter's party lol!
Jo x
#112

MaggieC said...

How is it that just a tiny little shop ends up covering the workdesk? It always happens. Enjoy playing with them.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

My Dh and I roared at the Avebury Sheep Sh*t story!!! Thanks for cheering us up on this dark and stormy night :) xx

Robin Panzer Art said...

Awww you are so sweet to take care of those cutie kittens! It so hard not to cover the desk ...an endless battle for us creative types! ~ #118 WOYWW Robin Panzer Art. Happy WOYWW!

L00py's Craft Creations said...

OH dear long gone are the days I was a Cats provider!! I do know exactly what you mean, and definitely don't envy you lol, it'll soon be over thank goodness!
Now see why cant I go shopping with you instead of my hubby? He always rushes me, and tuts at the price and is no fun!! lol, Lou P #124

Marjo said...

Love all the goodies, thanks for the peek and sharing.

xoxo Marjo

jude said...

Kittyens are so cute have fab wednesday nd creative week ahead.Have sent email re shop there yours!
hugs judex 16

Di said...

OMG - what a desk transformation! It's gonna be something terrific I just know.You must have been like a whirlwind in Pickwells - so much lovely stash :)) You're also doing a great job being the kitten's extra Mummy :)) Di xx

Deb said...

I like how you shop, went for knobs and came back with all this, fabulous!
have a great weekend, Debxx

Craftgirl said...

Cute kittens. Great desk and I hope to see what you make with your new toys. Thanks for stopping by.

Carol