What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday 226

Yikes, October folks!  OCTOBER!!!  Picture me looking like Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream at that news, lol!!  It’s Wednesday, time to go desk hopping again, head on over to see Julia if you need any info about our weekly worldwide desk hop.

I had you all guessing last week with my fun and funky paper origami wotsits, but I can’t fool you, most of you guessed Christmas, some of you even guessed a snowflake decoration and you were spot on, in fact here it is.

I posted earlier today (Tuesday) about this with a link to the tutorial to make it if you’d like to see how to do it.  I think it would be great in a double sided print, especially something vintagey like a music print.   And the reason that I couldn’t tell you anything about it last week was because it was for a Design Team project, a new one for me as I’ve been asked to join Sparkles Christmas Challenges, and I’m sure you all know me and Christmas!, lol!  There’s now a new button over on the right which will link you to the challenge blog if you’d like to join in and prepare for Christmas with us.  And also another new button at the very top right… a Christmas countdown, which I know you’re going to love me for!

On to my desk this week…

First of all can I just say….. I finished the stamp mounting marathon!!  Yay me!  I put them all in a special tin of their own (LOTV images) and that’s just peeking in top right.  There’s a lot going on the rest of the desk too, the snowflake dec is in the bottom left, you can get an idea of the size of the thing, it’s quite big at just over 9″ across, although you can make a smaller one too!  I was also working on a Christmas treat bag, the chocolates for that are at the back!  The pencils are out, the cropadile, scissors, clear Penny Black stamps, a coloured snowman digi and anything else?  Spot something lurking over there??  Just a few giraffes bobbin’ about, they bobbed in to say hi to you and will be bobbin’ off again soon!  Yes, they’re hand made bobbin ribbon spools for the giraffe ribbon organizers that my husband makes and sells on both his own site, Amazon and Etsy.  These new ribbon spools will allow you to wind loose ribbons on to bobbins to put in his holders that previously only took reels of ribbon.

So that’s my desk this week, I’ve shown you mine, will you be brave and show us yours??

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30 thoughts on “What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday 226

  1. Love the ornament! Congrats on the new DT position! Cool looking bobbins over there. Well done on the stamp organizing, I’m still plugging away at mine. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #8

  2. Amazing snowflake, very clever. Well done on you joining the design team. Thanks for alfie’s birthday wishes.
    I haven’t joined in today. Wasn’t happy with my cake and was going to post my kitchen table. Too tired zzzzzzzzzzzz
    Sam xx

  3. Love your snowflake ornament, it would look great on top of a big package. (Only if given to someone who would save it and love it, of course.)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the kind comments.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #1

  4. love that ornament, looks like it probably took quite a bit of making but well worth it! Congrats on your new DT position and it is never too early to start on Christmas! I start my Christmas shopping every January!
    Love the Christmas countdown,might have to grab one for myself! 85 days, that is quite shocking!
    Have a great week! Debxx

  5. Love your beautiful snowflake with the pretty red rosette center! And congratulations on joining the Sparkles Christmas Challenge Design Team!!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Lynn #19

  6. How gorgeous the snowflake looks! Well done on your DT – have fun! Your desk looks fun today, and I love all those bobbin spools. Have a great day. Helen 14

  7. Hello Brenda :) How clever-and how beautiful is your Snowflake:)
    Thank you for stopping by my little Blog for a mooch about(I wondered what that rustling in my craftroom was ! )But no,you didn’t disturb anything don’t worry LOL!.
    Thank you for letting me know about the challenge i could enter-i have linked up now and come to join you as a follower via email,so i can say hello more often :)
    Have a lovely day,Nessa xxx

  8. Yay, I knew it was going to be a snowflake but the papers you used lifted it to a new level and the rosette is the finishing touch. At school, I’d be lucky to get glue and glitter on it, lol!
    You are a busy gal with everything going on..congrats on being on the DT…hope it inspires you to have even more crafty fun!
    Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

  9. Wow! That decoration looks exquisite in its finished state! The music paper idea sounds lovely too! Your desk looks super-exciting and so well prepared for festive creating! Well done for getting the stamps all mounted, btw, you’ve certainly accomplished loads since last week: I’m impressed!!! I must make a start on Christmas creating – once all our family’s birthdays are done and dusted! Happy WOYWW! Thanks for sharing! Julie Ann xx #56

  10. Good for you finishing your stamp mounting job. Love the Christmas ornament, I think the music paper idea would look brilliant. Christmas is not that far around the corner and you are well on track. Congratulations on the design team placement. Happy crafting.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 20

  11. Hi Brenda, love your snowflake decoration – it’s stunning. I didn’t see your tease last week but even if I had I don’t suppose I’d have guessed. Congratulations on the DT spot … a Christmas challenge sounds perfect to me :) Judging by your desk you are busy and so is your very talented hubby – love those ribbon bobbin, a terrific idea. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #49

  12. Oh wow, that snowflake is beautiful!I am imagining loads of them in front of a window, with real snow falling behind – just lovely! Thank you for sharing :)
    Kate #51

  13. Oh em gee, bobbins…hoorah!! Over on this side of the water, they’re just the ticket.
    The snowflake is (huge) and really pretty, so delicate looking. lovely job. hey, I couldn’t be making anything involving chocolate or sweetie gifts yet..they wouldn’t last!

  14. A Christmas countdown! Lordy, lordy, you are insane. Love the snowflake ornament. My friend made me a lovely one once and shh…. don’t tell but my kitty had the best time deconstructing it in the night. I wondered what the story was with the scads of bobbins on your desk. That’s a great idea to make empties for people to wind up their loose ribbon on.

  15. The ornament looks very nice , your right it would be great in double sided paper. Congrats on the design team
    Jackie 40

  16. Love thr snowflake, will be back to look at the tutorial as extra decs might come in handy this year as I didn’t pack that much C stuff!! Those bobbins look fabulous…. and your desk looks neat even though you have heaps of stuff on the go! I am not WOYWW-ing this week, trying to catch up with everyone from last week! Annette

  17. stunning snowflake and a lovely tidy but busy desk those pencils look ace and well done with sorting your stamps I’m also impressed that you can make a treat bag without eating the chocolate I could not do that ! have fab week and belated woyww wishes Andrea #38

  18. Beautiful snowflake ornament! Love your nice neat desk. Even with everything on it, it looks neat!
    Thanks for the peek.
    Sharon #98

  19. Happy WOYWW, Brenda! It is still Wednesday, right? Oh, sorry. That Christmas decoration is a stunner and what an awesome size! Congratulations on the DT gig – so well-deserved!! Glad to see Andrew’s giraffe biz is doing well and evolving!! Have a wonderful couple of weeks! Hugs, Darnell #10

  20. Thanks for stopping by Brenda – and your kind words – am busily using my new pens and getting my mojo kick started… that decoration is HUGE… would look fab on a full size tree!! Have a great week Mxx #33

  21. Oh, I want some of that chocolate!! Thanks for calling earlier – and I’ve got to admit, my desk is now a bit more messy! The LOTV artpads have 3 of each design – 30 in all, so they are really good value and great for making a number of quick cards.

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