Wednesday, 9 November 2011

WOYWW 127

Wednesday already? What's happened... where has the last week gone? Actually, where has the past year gone?
I have had no time spare in the last few weeks to do anything really - and I'm so behind on what's been happening on other people's blogs... oh, the guilt! Trips to the hospital, doctors, parents, friends and shopping has taken up all my days - and the rest of my spare time has been used up with ... oh, my - can I even type the word here...? ... housework! I've cleaned out the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom so that they're all ready for theYuletide season. I've scrubbed, polished, vaccuumed and thrown away so many bin bags full of rubbish that it wouldn't surprise me if the bin men took one look and decided to go on strike again. I'm even late on putting up the decorations this year. Every November 1st, the loft is raided, and Christmas begins! I only managed to get the tree up on the 7th this year! Yes.. I know... I've been told a thousand times already that I'm a bit of a Christmas freak. Anyway... here's my tidy-ish desk today:
And yes, that really is a little gold Christmas tree on my desk :)
I've made the front cover of the album (bottom middle) and decided to ModPodge the roses on the stand too, as I discovered tat the colours really 'pop' with a bit of a varnish (middle).  Lots of Christmas magazines and brochures - I have two main pressies left to buy and then the main bulk of it is all done, but I do love looking through these publications just to see the pretty Yuletide glitz.
So, a quiet and simple desk this week for me on "What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday"... pop on over to Julia at the Stamping Ground if you want to see more workdesks - or add your name to the ever-growing list and join in the nosey fun :)
Have a wonderful Wednesday all!

Just a quick add here... the photograph is awful because in real life you can't see all the horrid wires... but here's my tree all decorated and ready for December 25th...
I don't do tinsel... I leave that to people who can colour co-ordinate *lol*

29 comments:

Cathy said...

A Chrsitmas tree ... in November!!! We don't put our tree up until the week before Christmas!!! Love your desk and what's going on, that album cover is very pretty.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

jude said...

Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree you are so very early....lolMy girls would put all decs up tomorrow if i said far too early dont get me wrong love crimbo but 1st Dec is long enough plus we have areal one from the Estate and local forest.But i do do a scene on my front window sill wnd Nov!Like the look of your wee album cover.Have fun
hugs judex5

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I am a little scared by the level of organisation regarding Christmas... I am only just thinking about trying to make a bit of a list and think about colour schemes... I need to get cracking... sure yours will be less stressful than mine inevitably is xx

Crafting Time said...

Nooooooo not a Christmas tree already!! We put our up the weekend before Christmas, it would drive me insane any sooner.
Have a lovely crafty week.
Helen x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I decorate my home the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I have done it that way ever since I was in University. It was the one long weekend I always had during the fall semester. But if you like to put yours up the first of Nov., that's what makes you happy! I thought I would stop by for a short visit before I went to bed and say happy WOYWW from #4.

Tuire Flemming said...

Wow, this must be the earliest Cristmas three ever! We have so little room, that we don´t take any three - except the yucca palm in our living room. At Cristmas we put lights on it!
Have a nice day!

Tuire Flemming said...

OMG! I was so upset that I wrote ´three´ instead of ´tree´ :D

Helen said...

Golly you are keen! Love your very tidy desk. Happy WOYWW, #1

Franka Benjaminsen said...

That's really early a Christmas tree in november. We put ours the weekend before Christmas. But I love the atmosphere when he's in. Love your album cover on your desk. The colours are so autumn.
Thanks for sharing. Bye, Franka

Lunch Lady Jan said...

If doing Christmas early floats your boat, then go for it girlie!! I suspect you're a bit of a sparkle magpie and that's the real reason you put your trees up! Blingtastic :)
Hugs, LLJ #44 xx

Annie said...

Number 51 here :-) I’m doing a quick dash round as many as I can this week to see what you’ve all been up to. So much fab creativity going on everywhere I go. It’s really brilliant. Keep doing what you do best and have a great week
Hugs,
Annie x

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us this week. I hope the rest of the week goes well and creative too!
Neil #57

L00py's Craft Creations said...

ARRGH, please dont do that too me!!!
A christmas tree!! and I have only 1 present so far!!
Happy WOYWW

Lou #46

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Ooooh I spent ages on a reply, hit return and close, just in time to see the word verification come up and all was......lost........

Needless to say I have a bah humbug husband who has to suffer decorations from the 1st Dec! I like crafting presents because it lets me think about it all from September but I can't buy anything until after 5th November or I spend way to much money (I get far too excited!)

Debs Willis said...

Beautiful album cover, love the colour scheme. And thanks for the link to the loo paper mini books, made my first one a couple of weeks ago!!

I love Christmas too, but hubby won't go with anything before 1/12, so I get my Chrimbo fix making cards and pressies!

Debs x

Ann B said...

Bit too early for Christmas in our house. Our tree usually goes up on 17th Dec (my late Dad's birthday)and then I take it down on New Years Day. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas but I like to get back to normal.
Love the colours on your album, very rich

Hels Sheridan said...

cor blimey... at last, someone else who likes to do the decorations early.. I'd love to but... AlfieCat would have longer to be a naughty boy lol LOVE your art on the desk, tis lush Hels #57

Sarah said...

if you love Christmas - go for it in your style and enjoy every moment....I'm a Chrimble nut too nut can hold off until December 1st! Thanks for the peek! Sarah at 14.

Sian said...

You have made me yearn for a box of decorations so that I can put a little tree on my desk too!

Kelly Luckett said...

OMG i thought i was early on the 1st dec. I love Christmas and the decs so why not make the most of them and put it all up early? You are so organised I could do with your help. Love the little xmas tree and the cover for you album x

Angie said...

46 here ...your desk is full of loveliness for us to nose around but having your tree ready so early ????? even though it is so beautiful. xx

dawn said...

I'm so jealous of your neat and tidy desk. Still have to get to mine this week. It's in sad shape. I love your pretty little gold tree, that is just right for your desk.

I love Christmas trees and usually put up 2 and one in each kids room. I can never decide on just one theme for a tree so that's why I like a few. This year will probably only be one though.
You really put yours up early but you are not the only one. Lots of people can't wait and start on Nov. 1st.
We usually put ours up about the second/third weekend of December and take it down New Years Day. I love my tree and keep the lights on all day but don't want it to early.
I do start decorating though before the tree goes up.

Your tree is beautiful and I never use tincil either. Too messy!

Marjo said...

Yikes, I still haven't put away all my Halloween stuff...guess it's time to gear up for Christmas...lol

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a wonderful WOYWW.

xoxo Marjo

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Just two main presents to buy! Oh you are enviable! And I love it that you have a little Christmas tree on your desk- it'll keep you merry and bright! You obviously DO love Christmas! My husband used to insist we put up the decorations AFTER advent, until my son was old enough to ask why we didn't have a tree yet and everybody else had! You'll love it here in the Philippines- we have the longest Christmas season. As soon as the -ber months come, there are Christmas carols sang on the radio and in the malls, Christmas segments in the morning news, etc. have fun with your crafts! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Craftgirl said...

Your album cover is lovely. I like the Autumnal colours on your desk and I spy D.I's too my fave inks

Carol #119

Deb said...

beautiful autumnal makes and I love that you are already decorated for Christmas, love your little tree on your desk!
have a great day Debx #125

Hazel said...

Lots of gorgeous gold on your organised workspace. As for the Christmas tree ... I'd be fed up with it by Christmas (Hazel WOYWW #89) x

okienurse said...

I think I could have my tree up earlier too if it wasn't for my husband saying no! He is going to China next week for three weeks so he may have a surprise when he comes home. Hope you have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #56

Elizabeth said...

Gosh, but you are uber-organised. I don't do Christmas decorating until December and that's for my DH's benefit - if it was up to me the tree and decorations would not go up until Christmas Eve for the 12 days only - don't get me wrong, I do love Christmas but for a limited period only :) Have a great week. Elizabeth x #76