Wednesday, 3 August 2011

WOYWW: The Back From Holiday Edition (with added treats!)

Welcome to another Wednesday, when it's time to display What's On Your Workdesk.  See the linky to the left to find lots of other crafting desks.

It seems like ages (well, actually it is) since I've blogged for WOYWW, so I thought it was definitely time to share what is on my desk.  And most of it is from the lovely, generous and talented Mrs A, who was kind enough to make me some lovely desk items as a bloggiversary gift.  Aren't they beautiful?

Firstly the wrapping, in vintage patterns, and pretty tags...

Then you can see how exquisitely made everything is.  I had told Mrs A of my liking for sunshine yellow and turquoise, and she found some gorgeous provencal cottons to make the desk tray, pen pot, and a travel case for my Promarkers (which will now travel more elegantly than anything else, including me!).  What you can't see so clearly are the little tabs that allow the desk tray to fold flat for travel, and the sweet little button fasteners on the Promarker case.

Just look at that embroidery...

And Mrs A included Promarkers in my favourite colours.  I have to say how thoroughly spoilt I am.  Thank you so much for these beauties, Mrs A; they are really treasured, and they make me smile every time I look across my desk.

As for me, I've been off gallivanting in Gibraltar...

...perusing markets in Provence...

...and lazing in cafes in Lisbon...

And doing a little light crafting on the way.  And if any of my crafting companions have found this blog, hi and happy memories to Karen, Mary and Lisa - it was great meeting you!  Here are some of the kits I brought home, because we spent more time talking than crafting.  But then is that not how our esteemed leader Ms Dunnit describes herself on her own blog: "talker with a passion for crafting"...

Happy Wednesday to you all!


  1. It looks like you've had a lovely time, and those desk accessories are beautiful - I love yellow too.
    Helen S

  2. What gorgeous gifts you received:)

  3. Gorgeous Gift. Thanks for sharing. Your holiday photos look so refreshing!!

  4. Such a lovely gift and what great photos of your vacation! Very jealous here! ;-)

  5. Glad you liked your gifts.I really enjoyed putting it altogther. Never been to Gibraltar but those cafes look very inviting. hugd Mrs A.

  6. Lovely post - full of happiness! Lucky you to have such a pretty gift :) xx

  7. well this sounds like a fabulous trip. Lots of nice memories. Have a great day.

  8. Aha, that explains your absence! Glad to hear and see you've been having the best time!

    I love all your Mrs A items, she is so talented xx

  9. Thanks for your visit this morning. Please stay safe. I will worry now that I know you are close to harm's way.

    BTW, those are some great blogoversary gifts you got and I love the tour of countries.

  10. You're back! Glad to see you've been off gallivanting and having fun! I'm back online after a hectic house move and am so behind. Glad you still got a little crafting done, I've not been as good - cobwebs on everything crafty here!

  11. Just to say thanks for all your good wishes for Annie & co. It has lifted their spirits no end knowing so many lovely folk are thinking of them. Here's hoping next week looks much much better than last! x Jo