Wednesday, 6 January 2010

WHAT'S ON YOUR WORKDESK?

Over on Julia's blog she's asking "what's on your desk"? So I thought I would show you how impressively and wondrously tidy mine is! Gasps with amazement - how neat, how organised you cry! Yes well I can see why you would, and I will just bask in your approval for a minute here ....

OK OK, it's a fair cop and I'll come quietly. That IS my workspace, but it's in the attic window and it's far too cold to work over there, so I've decamped to the centre table for the duration. It's nearer the heater and the kettle, not to mention right under the big light, so it has many attractions. No it's not really a scenic location, and lacks the view from the window, so I shall be glad to return to it come the Spring.

So THIS is where I've really been working this afternoon ...


That's my new Scor-Pal wot I got for Christmas, and my trusty Tim Holtz scissors. On the left is my round and round tote thingy which holds all my essentials, and centre back is a 99p birdhouse type thing which once held a primula pot plant (the plant wasn't up to much, but I bought it for the container), which I then painted pink and glammed it up a bit, and now I keep my markers in it! On my mat is the black and white gift box I've been working on today, in between nipping out to take photos of the snow ...

Now I know you must be wondering about the little fella at the back overseeing the whole operation, and I can explain ... Obviously he's a Bagpuss type mouse, and he was a Christmas present from my beloved, but the thing about him is HE SINGS THE WE WILL STICK IT WITH GLUE song!! Absolutely love it.


I found him in a shop in Stow on the Wold and was so enchanted when I heard him that I sang the song endlessly to my beloved all the rest of the way around the town. Despite this, he still went back secretly and got one for me, though he might have regretted it since because I'm STILL singing the song intermittently and dear daughter has rudely requested that I shut up!! Wot a cheek, I'd put her rent up if she paid any ...

So now you can see the awful truth about my messy workspace and the kind of company I keep! Wasn't going to photograph the cup of hot chocolate with brandy in it that I just downed (it's very COLD today, I needed reinforcing) because obviously that would be too incriminating .....

14 comments:

Artyjen said...

What a fabulous mouse! How decadent to have chot hocolate and brandy....I'm envious! LOL
xoxo

Pam said...

I love your mouse he is so sweet! The box you are working on looks fab. Hugs Pam x

Linby said...

Oh I love the mouse and that he sings the glue song - perfect!
Linbyx

Susan said...

Hot Chocolate and brandy??? Would never have thought of that! LOL
I have recently got a sor-pal - now need - yes, need ;-) the mat! And yes those Tim Holtz scissors are the best!
Hugs
SuzyX
BTW your first photo did shock me!

NormaJean said...

I just love the story about the mouse and hes so cute.. I love your blog!!
Hugs Norma

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Rosie, welcome to WOYWW!! Your first picture frightened me, your second reassured me a little,although you've a long way to go before I would call it untidy! So you're an alterer and TH fan like that Linda huh..will look forward to seeing more of your stuff!

Carmen said...

Love the story of the mouse. Love that hubby sneaky sneaked back to get it for you. Love that he is now paying BIG time for his loveliness! Mwahahahahahar! Brandy in hot chocolate would maybe just maybe tempt me to drink the yucky stuff :P

Kerri said...

Hi Rosie
Im in Australia and found your blog looking for ATC info! I'm a newbie and I'm sure your lovely blog will inspire me!
Great work and love your desk, mine is very messy at the moment but getting work done!!!LOL

Chrissie said...

I really enjoyed this little lookie! Your mouse is adorable, but your space is MUCH too tidy. What a lot of yummy goodies you have at hand!
Chrissie

Kaz said...

Oh he's just fab, I'm singing it (but only in my head) along with you!!

Love the look of your work space - well the second photo, the first is the type that brings out an allergic reaction in me! Tidy is not good xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Rosie Rosie Rosie ... you made my day ... not just your singing but your joining in! I love your desk and I love the little man's PJ's ... totally cool. Same time same place next week???? :0)

Anonymous said...

o my word I need that mouse ;-) Ruth x

Linda said...

Rosie - I don't think you could be truly messy if you tried!! (I don't even have to try; it just happens all around me).
Now I need to find out how that song goes......

Linda said...

Ah...found it!!!
here

So cute....
(I never watched Bagpuss - is that why I don't recognise it?)