Wednesday, 18 July 2012


Welcome to my desk this fine (looks out the window) ish Wednesday. 
Hop on over here to Julia's to snoop at loads more desks.

Blank page ready to make a to-do-list...
Note the cutting board is clear but don't be fooled, the rest of the desk isn't.

Off cut of ribbon from yesterdays project... 
I quite like the shape and may cut a few more to use on a scrapbook page.

Pile of things waiting to be put back in their proper places...
(This should be top of my to-do-list but strangely isn't...)

Last week I was asked about the white boxes at the back of my desk...

They are all full of yummy buttons.  A little obsession of mine.

Thanks for stopping by, I'm off to look at some desks now :)



  1. my son looked at my desk AND SAID SURELY you CAN FINd A RIGHT PLACE FOR THESE THINGS TO GO MUM _ I NEED SOME WHITE SPACE... ( we are hot desking at the moment and he keeps nagging me - to which I respond.. well when your room is tidy _ i will tdy the workdesk - to which he ( i think iappropriately) responds we DO NoT HOT BED MY BED ROOM DO WE MUM - we do hot desk the desk

    can I send him to you - he would love your desk

    I love that ribbon - it is beautiful and would go sadly unnoticed on my messy workspace...
    Dx 16

  2. Laura, put the kettle on cos I am coming round in 5 mins, ok?? I've GOT to come and play with all those GORGEOUS buttons. OOhh, they're all lovely and buttonlicious. And I've got a real things about little drawers may have to lock your far away do you live??!!!!

    Hugs, LLJ #70
    I'm not a mad axe woman/thief...honest :D xx

    1. Haha! It'd take more than 5 minutes from Wiltshire to Sussex. No one can move that fast... not even for buttons!! The boxes came free with the buttons from Crafty Ribbons and I added a brad and bead to make the handles.

  3. Hi Laura, thanks for popping in to see me. I love your fabulous bead drawers and that the pulls match the colour of the button bounty within! Isn't it funny the things we decide to keep? The off cut of ribbon would make a fab addition to something! WOYWW Hugs from Helen 18

  4. I love the cut ribbon! Inspires me to cut some and sew them on a page! I also love the button storage. I like buttons, too.... a lot!!

    Lisa #128

  5. Hi Laura,

    That cut ribbon looks like it's a corner for a photograph. Your desk looks way too neat, can I come over and help mess it up!?!

    Thanks for your visit earlier today.

    Kay #36

  6. Wow... never throw anything away! Good motto, that. Sometimes you get something like that little ribbon offcut and your mind goes into overdrive, and you can see all sorts of possibilities! It looks like a little arrow head.

    Your little drawers are lovely. I love the handles.

    Thanks for visiting me - glad you like the result of my inky fun! You could probably dye fabric this way, but you couldn't use these particular inks because they are not permanent. I understand the Ranger colour washes are suitable for fabrics though, if they are heat-set.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #3

  7. What a lot of lovely buttons. It's such fun to visit all these desks.

  8. Oops, sorry Laura - I had to stop and eat in the middle of composing my comment to you, and forgot to answer your question! The Cougar is part of the Black Cat (now renamed Silver Bullet) range of professional plotter/cutter machines - you connect it to the computer and can design your own (or use ready made) files which can then be sent to the cutter, and it cuts them out for you. I started with the Cricut Expression but soon outgrew this as it didn't do all the ambitious things I wanted - it's fine as a basic craft cutter but if you want to have really accurate cutting, or cut thicker stuff, or draw with any pen, then it has its limitations. As well as cutting, it will emboss, engrave and draw.

    Shoshi #3

  9. I do love the drawers with all of the fabulous buttons. Thanks for stopping by. #30

  10. Well it looks extremely neat and tidy to me, and I'm still in disbelief, you make craft to do ists for cleaning up? You are way too organized! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :) #50

  11. Hi Laura, do lists! I keep making them then have to forward the details to the next day.
    Someone's been in here an pinched my morning...hopefully I'll get to some creating this afternoon.
    The cut ribbon is great and I'll be interested to see what you do if you make more.
    Those drawers look so organised but then obviously that's the way you like to work by the look at your desk!
    Thanks for visiting me earlier. Have fun with WOYWW! Neesie #13

  12. Thank you for popping by ..... I just love buttons to!!!!! Your draws of buttons are just great

  13. Super storage Laura! You're so neat and tidy, sigh :(

    Belated Happy WOYWW. Di xx #10

  14. The white boxes are nice looking on their own but once we get to peek at what is inside, WOOT! Such lovely buttons and a great way to store them. I was thinking about creating a crafting to do list but decided that might be off-putting. I like the tidiness of your desk. I've crowded mine up to the point of no room to play, so real list or mental list, either way the first task is to find the desk!


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