Thursday 30 September 2021

Wednesday 29 September 2021

WOYWW 643: What A Kerfuffle

Welcome to my weekly desk sharing care of Julia's Stamping Ground with the wonderful WOYWW group.

Ready as usual first thing in a morning for my daily drawing challenge.  Friday sees the start of Inktober for this year and I will be following the official prompts
For now though I am still finishing off the #drawingaday prompts from September 2017.

I was lucky enough to be able to get fuel on Monday morning on my way to work as I had little left in the tank.  I only put in my usual £30 worth and have little patience with the idiots who are panic buying and storing fuel in cans.  Hubby and I spent most of Monday evening trying to get fuel for his car but by then every garage we tried was out.  He is regretting not putting more than £15 in on Saturday but at the time didn't realise how difficult the situation would become and just acted normally.  If only everyone else was doing the same thing, there wouldn't be a problem.  Luckily he was able to fill up mid morning after the queues had gone down.

Meeting after school this evening so it may be tomorrow before I manage to visit.  In the mean time stay safe and Happy WOYWW. 

Monday 27 September 2021

Friday 24 September 2021

Father Gnome! A Christmas Card

I turned one of Barbara's Güd Gnomes into Father Christmas by adding some fluffy stuff to his hat and cuffs.  The border stamp made a good frame too.

Wednesday 22 September 2021

WOYWW 642: Plus Ça Change...

Another week, another Wednesday and another link up with WOYWW care of Julia at Stamping Ground.  Please pop over to find out more!

My early morning desk doesn't change much from week to week.  Drawing sketch book and diary to keep track of what needs to be done that day.  In the background you can see my notebook with my planned list of daily blog posts.  So far I have not needed to bring any marking home as I have managed to get it all done in school.  I am looking forward to the #Inktober prompts next month to continue my daily drawings.  Here are the latest lot.

Happy WOYWW.  I have a Zoom meeting after school today so it may be tomorrow before I can visit.  STay safe everyone.


Thursday 16 September 2021

Ongoing Daily Drawing: September Part I

 And so the daily drawing journey continues.  I have now started my third Daler Rowney cartridge paper sketchbook for 2021.  Here is the round up for the first part of September.

Wednesday 15 September 2021

WOYWW 641: It Didn't Take Long

 Welcome to the weekly contribution to What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday care of Julia at Stamping Ground.  Please pop over there for more chances to nose explore.

My desk is pretty much unchanged from a typical early morning as that is when I do my daily drawing.  It didn't take long to get back into the swing of things at school.  I have completed my first timetabled week back now and so far have managed to fit all the marking in at school without bringing books home.  I expect that will change next week though.  The shed roof passed the test that was torrential rain at the end of last week and yesterday with no leaks so now I just have to get round to painting it.  I have had the paint for a while and just hope I have enough tins of the blue that I picked up ages ago. 

I am keeping up with the daily drawings despite being back at work three days a week.  Here is the latest round up as I haven't shared them for a while.  The first half of September will be going up on the blog tomorrow if you are interested and have missed any.  I will be round on Thursday to visit as I now have meetings after school on a Wednesday and there is also a footie match at the Bet365 this evening - lucky tomorrow is a day off so I can have a lie in.  Stay safe and Happy WOYWW.

Monday 13 September 2021

Rainbow Frames

Once again I used some of the bespoke stamps on the front of a card as well as on the back to personalise it.  This time I worked in my favourite rainbow coloured Oxides.  I was really proud when this sample was chosen to be demonstrated by Paul Church when the stamps were launched on The Craft store.

Sunday 12 September 2021

Saturday 11 September 2021

Fancy Frame Anniversary Card

The great thing about these Nested Square Doodle Frame-Its Frames from Claritystamp is that there are always a few left over for other projects.  Here I used some of the smaller black and white frames left over from previous projects to create an anniversary card.

Wednesday 8 September 2021

WOYWW 640: Shed Makeover Part 2

Welcome to the first WOYWW of the 2021-22 school year.  Please pop over to Stamping Ground where Julia will explain more about this weekly sharing of the desks.

I azm still keeping up with the daily drawings but my diary is now more prominent as I plan daily tasks for work and crafting.
As you can see, the shed has a lovely new shingle roof to replace the old felt and giant tarpaulins that were keeping me dry before.  #1 and #2 sons came over with a friend on Sunday and the five of us (including hubby and I) spent 8 hours getting everything sorted.
Hubby and I had already spent a couple of days clearing between the fence and the side of the shed, as it wasn't possible to get all the way round before.
The first job was to remove the fancy ends of the roof, the tarpaulins and the old felt.  On inspection the roof was in good shape and there was only one small section of board which needed replacing on the far side which was a relatively quick job using a left over section of the flooring.  The two lower ends were painted with a sealant first.
Here you can see the start of the work.  #1 son and I were busy peeling the backs off the shingle strips to help with bonding to the roof.  Hubby was on nail passing duty, #2 son is on the roof and their friend (who also helped with the floor) on top of the ladder.
#1 son (now fully recovered from Covid thank goodness) took his turn on the roof too.  The last of the ridge shingles went into place at 8pm as we were losing the light.  I feel so much better about the roof now.  #3 son and I will be getting the painting done and it will be like having a new shed!  We do have to replace a strip of wood along the bottom of the fence side of the shed though as it is a little worse for wear there.  

Thanks for all gthe great comments about the inside of the shed and the new floor.  I passed them on to 'the boys'.  I am in Stoke on Trent so if any of you are ever coming up this way please get intouch and you are welcome to join me for an afternoon in the shed.

Off to school for my first proper day on timetable teaching followed by a tutor session for #2 son who is learning German.  I'll be round to visit when I can.  Stay safe and happy WOYWW.