Wednesday, 20 November 2013


Good morning and a very happy Wednesday to everyone, I hope you are well and ready to enjoy the day ahead...Wednesday seems to come around so quickly...which means its time to share my desk with you all...why you ask?...if you don't already know go check out the wonderful host Julia at the Stamping Ground and join in the won't want to miss it. Sorry Julia its not short and it's photo apologies now for along post! I'm also not sticking to the rules and sharing a bit more than just my desk, but as birthdays are only once  a year  I did not think you would mind :-)

 how did they do that !  

lucky me!     
I'm definitely showing off today as yesterday was my birthday and I had a lovely day, I was very very spoiled. I woke up to a beautifully arranged pile of pressies...had Christmas came early...I think it has...I had the most wonderful and relaxing day off work with husband and daughter...perfect,I couldn't have asked for anything more. Last week I went to the NEC and for various reasons and work I hadn't had the time to unpack my goodies and as I also got some great birthday presents; I just had to share the before and after photo's of my desk/craft room taken last night when I got everything together and had the time to rearrange and put everything away.

lots of goodies !

I am very fortunate as not only did I get lots of crafty goodies abut other great gifts too...dont panic I haven't taken photo's of them!...Hubby treated me to 2 new sets of copic pens and storage and my daughter bought me the beautiful glass jar also you can see my NEC purchases. I got some great buys including some poinsettia and alphabet dies.stamps, some great floral bits and pieces and fab new inks that have been on my wish list a while. you will also see a cute new friend the giraffe he doesn't have a name as yet!... will be coming soon .

the usually unseen side- more mess! 

It took me just over 2 hours to re-arrange everything and it's not quite right yet... but progress has been made.I couldn't resist keeping out one of the pretty gift bags I seems a shame not use it for something so has some "bits n bobs" in it for now! I just need to get some crafting time to play...alas not now as I need to go to work shortly but hopefully after work today. I wont be able to visit anyone until after work and over the next few days I will hopefully catch up with everyone ...We have a very busy and important week at work,as have inspectors in all week, which means I won't be around much. I hope you have a great day and a lovely week ahead sending you lots of crafty hugs from a very Happy Andrea X

All tidy-now more space than ever !...not to close as daughters half made Christmas card is there also !

organised and neat !


  1. What a lovely, happy post! You sound like you had the perfect birthday. I love these colourful pics - the fun and excitement is infectious! I spy some lovely Distress Inks - you'll have fun with those Happy belated birthday and have a great WOYWW! Julie Ann xx #29

  2. Happy birthday and what lovely presents! Enjoy... great space too, nice and tidy! Helen 3

  3. Happy Birthday! Looks like you got some well deserved treats from your family..weren't they beautifully wrapped? Awwwwww......
    HUgs, LLJ 41 xx

  4. What a great way to celebrate your birthday - well done. It sounds lovely. I gather the NEC was good this year - you certainly found some great things - and OH! - so neatly put away - unlike my space this week!
    Trust you find lots of play time after work today.
    Margaret #20

  5. Happy Birthday for yesterday Andrea. Glad to see you had a wonderful day.
    Caz x

  6. Good morning.
    What a lovely day you've had. It all looks fab from here.
    Hope you have a good week too.

  7. A belated Happy Birthday Andrea, I'm so pleased you had a lovely day.
    I don't think I've ever seen your desk covered in so many crafty goodies - it didn't take you long to get it back to it's normal organised self though did it.

  8. Oh how lucky you were with all those gorgeous looking pressies, it's lovely to be spoilt on your special day. You've organised everything so neatly, it's almost a shame to mess it up by playing. Maybe you could admire it a little longer?


  9. Yes it sounds like you had jolly fun for you birthday...may the rest of the year be rewarding too! Love the giraffe...I spied him right well as your side bar image. Your a lucky lady enjoy. Be well Carole #67

  10. Happy Birthday Andrea, I'm glad you had such a lovely day- looks like you share your birthday with Mary Anne too! Great job putting it all away- I'm still working on that, lol. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #36xx

  11. many happy returns! so glad you had a day of being spoiled! lovely. The glass jar your daughter gave you is lovely...and then there's new stash...bonanza! I love that you think your room was untidy..even through the mountain of new stuff I could see that your organization would make tidying a doddle.

  12. Happy birthday. You have some lovely things there. Enjoy playing with them.
    Famfa 64

  13. Happy Birthday Andrea! What a wonderful birthday you had! So Happy! Have a blast playing with all your new things,

    Hugs, Robin #76

  14. Happy WOYWW and Belated Birthday. What a lovely pile of pressies and I am loving your stash from the NEC. Organising it all is half the fun. Ali x #37

  15. Wow - could you come over to my house and clean up my craft desk? :-) The after looks great. April #17

  16. Happy belated birthday and happy belated WOYWW!
    Thank you for stopping by - I am rather late with my replies...
    Hope your crafting week goes well :)

  17. Happy birthday to you! I'd say Christmas came early! I'm impressed with how clean and organized your craft space is. I'm hoping to put a dent in cleaning up my table this weekend!

    Thank you for visiting me already. I'm slowly making it around.

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (6)


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