Wednesday, 19 April 2017

What's on my workdesk ..........

Well first up while I get my thinking cap on
did you enjoy the Easter break ?

If I'd thought sooner I could have shown you these
polystyrene easter eggs I made a couple of years ago.
Very easy to do all you need is the egg, buttons, pins and 
ribbon and away you go.  Sticking pins in is very rewarding
if you've something on your mind.

Next up did you manage to catch my upcycled chair on
Sarah Moores "Money For Nothing" programme.
If you didn't here's the blog post I wrote about it.

The little memory stories continue in the old autograph book
I picked up in a local charity shop. I'm jotting down reminder notes as 
I go along then transferring and expanding on them in the book 
and adding old family photos

Here's an extract from one of my stories............

Nana and Grandad's house was very neat, they had good furniture and 
a lovely garden.
Nana had a dressing table in her bedroom with a big mirror and drawers.
She had fancy hairbrushes and a hand mirror, a glass dish for her trinkets, 
and lace mats.  Things that I see now when I go to vintage fairs. 
 I have some of her beautiful furniture in my living room.
Uncle Geoff had a violin which fascinated me..........

That's all folks from me until next time.
Don't forget to have a look what's going on 
over at Julia's place and all the lovely craft desks there


  1. What pretty little decorated eggs. Not sure I'd have the patience to make one though.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Annie x

  2. Great story telling again in your blog. Love the little eggs you did, don't those stick pins look great!
    Hugs, Neet 22 xx
    ps liking your tights!

  3. I think there have been times when sticking pins in eggs might be quite relaxing Lol! Hope you're enjoying sitting in your lovely chair. Have a great crafty week and happy woyww, Angela x16x

  4. Hi Lynn, I too remember seeing the dressing table mat sets, and silver backed hairbrush & mirror! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #15 XxX

  5. Hi Lynne, I meant to come back to you during the week to say that I did see your chair starring on TV - Thursday I think. It was fun to see how Sarah went about turning that old chair into something really stunning - love the mix of fabrics and patterns. And you have a pocket to store chocolate in - what more could a girl wish for :) The decorated eggs are so pretty - how could you forget them? After spotting the Emma Bridgwater book in your earlier post I ordered it from Amazon and it was delivered just three days later - super quick. It's a very enjoyable read. As you've already discovered it's bringing all kinds of memories to mind. I'd forgotten that I once had a room with a shelf for displaying china high up on the wall. It went all round the room too and was a real dust catcher so I'm not sure I'd want another. Enough nostalgia for now. Have a wonderful week. Elizabeth x #23

  6. Very sweet little eggs and lovely story about your up cycled arm chair. Love items that have history. Have a lovely week.
    sandra de @10

  7. Lovely eggs. Missed the TV programme, but the chair looks stunning. I meant to mention your memory book idea to my Mum and forgot (losing my marbles). Have a happy WOYWW Sarah #11

  8. The chair looks great - I would like to get my settee upcycled as its over 20 years old now but sooo comfortable I'm reluctant to change it. Lovely eggs.
    Bernice #2

  9. Your book of memories is such a lovely idea, imagine the joy of somebody unearthing it in a charity shop 100 years from now!
    I bet sticking pins in a polystyrene egg is wonderfully therapeutic. I like weeding for the same reason!
    Fab outfit! xxx

  10. Oh, my mum's dressing table was just the same as that...those lace doilies take me right back, apparently my maternal grandma was a doily maker supremo. I never knew her but would have loved her to know that the crafting gene was passed on, just in a different direction! Saw the programme and loved it, your chair is a peach :-D
    Hugs, LLJ 1 xxxx

  11. I forgot to program my digicorder :-( the bok is looking awesome. Happy WOYWW, Vicky #4

  12. What a fantastic chair - I've never seen the programme but will look out for it, it sounds right up my street. I bet the chair looks great in your kitchen - and a pocket for chocolate - love it!!
    I hope your hubby's back gets better soon,
    Diana x

  13. The eggs are so pretty! I have a load of polystyrene balls I was going to stick pins in to make Christmas decorations... but very quickly ran out of patience. The cats love their new toys though lol
    Have a wonderful Wednesday!
    Bubbles #27

  14. I love the memory work you are doing. Lovely excerpt from your story. I am procrastinating doing an album of all my heritage photos. I have boxes of them! Thank you for sharing. #38

  15. The eggs are fabulous! I love the story extract, and writing it all down neatly in a pretty notebook is such a great idea. I might well take a leaf out of your book there. xxx

  16. Your decorated eggs look so pretty, and the memory book is a great idea.
    As customers look around my shop, I often hear them reminiscing about their families as they see objects that spark memories - it's lovely! xx