Wednesday 19 September 2012


Hi everyone, Wednesday again already?!! That means it's time for What's on your workdesk Wednesday. If you don't know what this is follow the link and have a look. Here's what's happening in my craft room at the moment...

I went to the Summer Crafting workshop at Doncaster Racecourse in July and one of the projects we made was a fancy wrap for soap, and a gift bag to put it in. I decided to have a go and make some for my Mum to have in her raffle (she runs a fund raising coffee morning for the village church). Only thing I never thought of was the fact that the soaps I bought have rounded edges and the one I used on the course had straight. I've made one to see how it looks...
The pink one is the original and the green one is the new one. Here is the pile of stuff I got out to use, including the sheets of glittered acetate, which smell horrible...
In this next picture is my box of flowers and fancy bits. I think I need to swap to a bigger box soon...
You can also see the pack of card and matching die cuts. All the card, acetate, ribbon etc that I've used on this came in my goody bag from the workshop. I also have a use for the bag it all came in. It's full of cards I've made which haven't been sent. Really need to find a way to sell some of these cos I'm running out of room to keep them...
If you look on the first picture I showed you there's a card I made for a good friend, I blogged it yesterday. Here is a proper look...
And for the last couple of weeks I've been hiding a project that I was working on for my friends' Silver Wedding Anniversary. Here is the finished project...
Lastly, it wouldn't be WOYWW if I didn't show my lovely Lisa. This morning I managed to get a piccie of her saying please...
Right, time to have a peek what everyone else has been up to. See you soon.
Helen xx



  1. How cute is Lisa?

    What a lovely idea for the soap :) love the wedding anniversary card and gifts too.

    Your desk is tidy too :) the acetate looks lovely but can imagine the smell.

    Lou #98 xx

  2. Aww Lisa is gorgeous! A super craft space you have. It's been lovely to visit your workdesk.
    Sue x (MiniOwner #86)

  3. LOLOL - your 'ball' sentiment made me laugh!! That's a great car for a grumpy old man :)
    And the soap wrappers are really pretty - that's adding value to a plain old bar. Great idea!!
    Hugs, LLJ #73 xx

  4. Lisa is Gorgeous...bless her!! Love the soap wrapper idea.. how about your mum selling the cards at her coffee mornings?? Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x7

  5. Nice of you to make the soap packages for your mum! I like the added butterflies to them! I love butterflies! Lisa is so sweet and well mannered!Tamika #139

  6. So much to look at ....I think the wrapper is a great idea ...and I am with May ...your mum could sell the cards ...just send a few over to create interest.xx#8

  7. Oh how I love butterflies--you have a great work space! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #36

  8. The soap wraps are a great idea--very pretty--and what a fun card!

    And Miss Lisa, what a lovely lady she is!

    Happy WOYWW to you!
    :)trisha, #143 this week,
    and utterly shameless!

  9. I really like the soap wraps, they'd make great inexpensive little gifts too. Love that card, lol, and the anniversary card and gift are beautiful!! As is your Lisa, what a sweet doggie!

    Brenda 1

  10. Howdy,
    That is one tidy desk you have there! Love the flower and fancy bits too.

    Would love for you to visit mine when you have a moment or 2.


  11. Your desk looks great! Love the Bugaboo stamps, they always make me laugh and the silver Wedding Anniversary one is fantastic too.
    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #46

  12. Hi Helen! I'm running late this week!

    LOVE the soaps! What a great idea! I think the rounded one looks just as good as the original one you did in your class. What a good idea to use some to help your mom raise funds too!

    LOVE the pic of your dog! What a cutie!

    Amy E. #10

  13. Beautiful silver wedding project! That's quite a bag full of cards - I'm sure you'd find a happy market of customers... Belated happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  14. I'm loving Lisa she is so sweet. That 25th anniversary card is really lovely.
    How did you use the glittery acetate. I have some stashed away somewhere.

    Carol #150

  15. That's a great idea for the soap - I'm always lookiing for new ideas for craft fairs. Your doggy looks very cute!
    Bernice #3


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