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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday Week 106



Well, it seems I missed out on all the fun celebrating the second anniversary of Julia’s brainwave that is WOYWW. I really cannot complain though as I was away having a lovely time with family in the beautiful sunny Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

I didn’t miss out on everything though as I joined in with the PIF (pass it forward) element of the celebrations thanks to Julia who very kindly passed my gift onto another WOYWWer and in return I received a gift which was waiting for me on my return home last week.

This is what I received from Jude
- a fabulous altered frame containing all sorts of loveliness. As I told Jude. vintage sewing / dressmaking is one of my favourite themes so I absolutely love my gift! Thank you again Jude if you’re reading this.



I haven’t yet heard from the recipient of the gift I made and I know it’s travelling some distance so won’t say who it’s going to just in case they read this post - don’t want to spoil the surprise!


It’s a doll - no really? Yes, it’s made from mountboard using the template
from The Enchanted Gallery. Her face is made from a mould with air dry clay. Her body is covered with Decopatch paper and her hair is from a woollen scarf. Our PIF gifts had to include somewhere on them the acronym ‘WOYWW’. On mine it can be found on the bunting the doll is holding - she is joining in the celebrations by waving her bunting and ric rac around!

Bravo to Julia! Long may WOYWW continue!


Since I’ve been home I haven’t done any crafting so there isn’t anything on my desk to show. There is however, this box of ProMarkers.



I bought some new packs the other day in Hobby craft - only because they were on offer (you know how it is!) I already had two sets and with my new ones that made five sets altogether. How to store them? My original ones were in a jam jar, but there were now too many to fit in and I didn’t really want yet another jar to the large collection already on my desk. I had a hunt around our garage and found an empty Ferrero Rocher box into which all the pens fitted nicely.

Of course, I now can’t buy any more Promarkers (no room to store), unless of course I also buy another box of Ferrero Rocher!

Sounds like a genius plan to me!

How do you store yours (pens that is!), I’d love to know.

Thanks for visiting and I’ll try to get around to as many desks as I can - having finished all my ironing yesterday, I can browse guilt free …. just got to go and do a bit of shopping first.

See you later!

28 comments:

Jan said...

WELCOME HOME! So pleased you had a lovely, sunny time. Nice to have something waiting for you on your return and I love your beautiful doll (as always)
As for the Pro-markers.... I store mine in a boring divided craft box. No fun in THAT! If you buy any more I'd go for the guilty pleasure chocolate option if I were you!

Twiglet said...

Two gorgeous PiFs there Sherry. What talent there is round the WOYWW desks. Great promarker storage and brill excuse to scoff a box of chocs!

Helen said...

glad you had a good holiday and your PIF's in and out are fabulous!

alexa said...

More chocolate and more pens = what's not to like? Happy WOYWW!

NatashaMay said...

What a wonderful PIF you received! And I love this dolls little face. :)

Artyjen said...

The commenting thing is a bit of a nightmare at the moment! Very hit and miss I find!
Love the PiF's and the genius plan sounds great to me :)
xoxo Sioux

Healing Woman said...

Love your new paper art doll. I swear, I like making paper dolls more than any other craft. Thanks also for the tip on the Pro markers. I don't think I've ever used those.

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous doll and pif. Sounds to me like you've already found the sweetest storage solution but if you want boring I store mine in two sets of plastic draws cheap but functional.
Kathleen x

jodpea said...

Mine are in a hangy ikea pot thing but I mounted it over the radiator which I dont think was a very good idea! I rarely use em neway, I never could colour inside the lines, lol

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Love the PIF you received and gave. I too bought 2 packs of pro markers in hobby craft because of the offer!!! I store mine sideways in a wooden cd rack. You can see it on my previous WOYWW posts but it is not in view on this weeks puddle post.
Have a great day, and glad you had a good holiday!
Rebecca x

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Love the PIF you received and gave. I too bought 2 packs of pro markers in hobby craft because of the offer!!! I store mine sideways in a wooden cd rack. You can see it on my previous WOYWW posts but it is not in view on this weeks puddle post.
Have a great day, and glad you had a good holiday!
Rebecca x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Glad you had a great time, but also glad to see you back. I was starting to worry and forgot that you were on vacation. Promarkers are something I've never tried. I hope you have good luck with them. Happy WOYWW and welcome back. I love that doll. I had to download the image just in case!

Createology said...

Hi Sherry. Your vacation sounds so exotic and how wonderful to spend time with family enjoying the sunshine. I don't know how I missed your domino doll but she is adorable. Welcome home and Happy creating...

Spyder said...

wow!! Lovely PiF's both of them!! How fabulous!
Happy WOYWW
((Lyn))

Mrs A. said...

Fsb PIF's. I was so busy admiring your doll completely missed the initals on the bunting!!!! Internet is back up for the moment so trying to do some blogging. A pile of ironing needs doing but that can wait. Trying also to keep a low profile. Expecting an irate phone call from Muver any minute now cos I added un offical goodies (for Farver) to her food trolly when I did her internet shopping.It should have been delivered at 5pm today. There's going to be hell to pay!!!! Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

That should say Fab by the way!! Hugs Mrs A.

okienurse said...

beautiful PIF's I think you should go ahead an buy that box of chocolates cause god knows we can't resist markers! Thanks for sharing! Vickie #46

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous PIF, like the idea about the Promarker storage, Thank you for sharing your workspace, Happy WOYWW 106, # 25

scrapwordsmom said...

Your girl is lovely.

Leslie #105

Angie said...

How to store Promarkers ????I cant decide either ...standing up but which way up ... or lying down. At the moment mine are standing ...fine point up ...in a pot ...BUT if I buy any more ...which I will be doing in a couple of weeks ... the quandry begins ...may HAVE to treat myself to some FR.

angelfish said...

I think you should definitely buy more pens! Lovely PiFs:)

Kathy said...

Glad you had a lovely trip.. what a beautiful frame to have waiting for you.. love your doll.. she is so pretty.. hmmm no Promarkers here.. but have a FR tin ready for them just in case.. think you should get another tin cuz you just never know..lol
xx

butlersabroad said...

Love your pif gift, it's beautiful. Sounds like you had a great time in the the Med. I don't use the pens so can't give you advice, although I do eat the choccies so would definitely say buy more!!

Hugs
Brenda 73

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Glad to hear that you had a lovely holiday in Cyprus Sherry:)
Love your new doll! Fabulous PIF's.
..and I love my promarkers, (I store them in a box also)I could do with getting some more, Mmmmm wondering if they are still on offer in Hobbycraft....feel a little shopping trip coming on LOL!
Jan x

Ira said...

Hope you had a wonderful time in Cyprus Sherry! You have some marvellous items on your desk right now, just love that doll! Have a fab weekend, Ira

Lesley said...

Hi Sherry, welcome back from your lovely vaca. Your doll is so lovely and colourful. Love that frame, suits you to a T.
Enjoy and I can't comment on the Pro markers, I don't have any yet! or copics, too pricy for me.
Enjoy.

Debs said...

Welcome back to.... the rain! lol
Loving your doll xx

Dezinaworld said...

Hi Sherry, thanks so much for your kind words on my blog. I am just back to blogging and enjoying it,wow how beautiful this piece is, its been so long and i really needed to catch up with friends. I also adore your beautiful basque in the post below
hugs June xx