Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WOYWW - My 'real' desk.

Good afternoon all the lovely people from WOYWW. Thought I would share what my real desk looks like - the one that usually keeps me from joining the party. This is my desk in my classroom and as usual, covered in so much stuff, I hardly know where to start. You will see some tests, some text books, my lunch (courtesy of my wonderful granddaughter), some cards that a colleague asked to look at, my clipboard full of notes of things to do and papers to file. In the background, near the door are the dustbin, the paper recycle bin and some seedling trays that need to be planted full of the vegetable seeds on the cupboard and looked after until we can donate them to an underprivileged school,


And here you see some of the faces that makeme smile every day. This photo is my screensaver on my I pad. I left it in their care when I joined them for high tea and needed to go to the toilet. This is what I found when I opened my I Pad, a new and very fun screensaver. You just can not help loving these girls.
And this is what they look like when other people see them, real ladies and the responsible new leaders of our school.
Enjoy your week, I will be in Cape Town next week for the annual Drummie nationals.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WOYWW - A rare day off!

I am off school, sick in bed with pneumonia and acute asthma, not fun I tell you! But... 4 days later and I am slowly starting to feel like a human being again. It also means that for once I can be part of WOYWW this week and have time to at least visit a few of you. My desk does not look too bad, considering how much I have done since your last visit.

I have made invitations for my granddaughter's 8th Birthday party. Another Frozen besotted little girl! Let me tell you, colouring those little images was no joke (they are about an inch and a half tall!), but fussy cutting them? Now that was quite a job! What we would not do for the grandies!
 This past weekend I felt terrible and was forced to just take the meds and stay indoors. It was also the Kit and Clowder 4000 Facebook member party, so I spent some time challenging myself trying to show how my colouring has improved since I joined Alyce's classes. I must say, this is the biggest image I have ever coloured with my Copics and I am so proud of it, I framed it and its on display on my antique sewing machine.
 Another card that was finished this weekend.
 I also had the wonderful privilege to attend the SA Scrapbook Convention at the beginning of September and finally got to finish one of the LO's this morning. Using Bo Bunny papers and photo's from DD's recent water polo tour to Russia.
Sorry Julia, this was a bit long, but I am so excited to finally have time to blog, I got a bit carried away!
Have a great week everybody, see you soon.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WOYWW - I present to you...

A very good morning to all my friends of WOYWWland. It is very early over here, 6h00 to be precise and I want to pop in quickly before I head off to school for an all day workshop.
I present to you, a sight so amazing, it will leave you speechless! A sight so unusual, you will have to look at least twice - My desk, all cleaned up, neat and tidy. The only thing out of place are the papers waiting to be used! Can you believe it? I feel like I am in a strange place when I walk into my playroom LOL!
 My DH saw me struggling when I was cutting vinyl for somebody. I hate wasting and the darn roll keeps slipping and going out of line and then I have to start all over and hover over the Silhouette to guide the roll, while I could be busy doing something else. I hate it! Then, I was reading the other day that Silhouette has designed a roll feeder, oh happy day. I told DH and also told him that it would probably take a year before the stupid thing would be available in South Africa. The very next day (I kid you not!) I got an email from our local supplier to say that they had a limited number available and guess what? Yip, DH jumped on the internet and ordered one for me straight away. I am now the proud owner of one of these babies, and let me tell you, it is AMAZING!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it and DH too of course.
I had better get myself ready to go off to school. Hopefully I will get time to visit some of you on my iPad while the girls are busy.
Have a happy and creative week everybody!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WOYWW - No excuses, I had fun!

Good morning all! Hope you have had a fabulously creative week since the last WOYWW. I have been trying to clean my playroom, without much success. I keep finding the coolest things to play with. LOL You will see that the work space on my desk has shrunk to an all time smallest record. 
 
 I have discovered the best ever digi stamps on Etsy. They are from Ppinky dolls and are just adorable! Had to do this one straight away.
 This was a freebie from Scrappers Delights. Love how she turned out.
Amazing just how many colours you use when you are having fun. If you look on my desk, you will see the small container filled with all the Copics used for just this image!

Hope you all enjoyed the visit and please call again soon,

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WOYWW - I got distracted!

I was cleaning, I promise I was. I just happened to see all this cool stuff that I forgot about and decided to have a little play and now... well, as you can see, it still looks like a tip, just worse than last week.
 
There was (actually thare still is a sale at Herbert Evans) my all time favourite art shop and they are selling Copics for 40% less, so I just HAD to get some more, and then I just HAD to play with my new Digi stamps That were on discount on account of Kit and Clowder reaching 3000 fans on facebook.


 
 
And then?.... Well... then there was this fun colour along video that I just had to look at and play along with, so you see, it really isn't my fault that my room is so messy!
 
 
Thought I would also show you a fun photo of some of the SA woman's water polo side. They are currently competing in the World Cup in Khanty Manysisk, Russia. DD is top right. So proud of her as she will also be featured in the new FINA magazine as the 'Star of Africa' in their monthly One continent, one star articles. 

 

Have a great week everybody, don't forget to visit Julia to see more inspiring desks, I am off to Herbert Evans (there are some more things I HAVE to get LOL) and then I will be watching some water polo while visiting some fellow WOYWWers.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

WOYWW - N0. its not an episode of Hoarders!

 Good morning and welcome back to my poor little neglected blog and my very messy room. I know, it looks like an episode of Hoarders are going to be filmed in my room, but I promise this is two days into cleaning up! Life just kinda caught up with me these last few months and there was absolutely no time for any kind of creative play hence the state of my room.
 School closed on Friday for a month long holiday and I am desperately trying to get my playroom in some sort of state where I can sit down and play without feeling guilty about the mess. I have thrown out at least 5 bags of stuff that I will never, ever use (well, passed it on to a local nursery school actually, could not get it over my heart to actually throw it away!)

 You will notice my feathery friend, Chicken, who gets to spend nights in my room. The remnants of last minute frenzied activity. I felt like the universe was conspiring against me these last few weeks. As some of you might know, it is that time of the year when the school I work at, chooses its new leaders and that is a monumental task, that happens to be mine. First, the company that has done the candles for the handing over ceremony for the last 15 years, closed down, then I could not find anybody else that would put the school badge and girl's name on the candles for me. You Tube to the rescue, I did it myself! No pics, sorry, no time!
 
That's it folks. I will be back more regularly this month. Remember to visit Julia to see some more inspiring desks.




Wednesday, May 7, 2014

WOYWW A scrapping frenzie.

Good morning all. It is voting day here in South Africa and we have a voting station across theroad from our house. People are lining up already, it's great to live here, you just wait till there are nomore lines and then you go. 
My desk looks like a war zone on this beautiful morning. It's hard to believe that I actually cleaned up after every LO I did this week. School starts tomorrow after the Easter holidays, so no more play days for me. I joined in the fun at Let's Scrap and used to national Scrap day sketches to make a small dent in all DD's hundreds of water polo photo's of World Champs last year and Common Wealth last month.
Not sure about this one. I like things ordered and in straight lines. LOL
One that will eventually be framed and displayed in my house somewhere. Her medal and South Africa's very first water polo medal EVER!!! So proud.
The SA team! beautiful girls!
Some great action shots.
    
Last but not least, the photo's from Worl Champs in Barcelona last year. The right hand side strip of photo's are a booklet that reveals more action shots and the journaling with some of the quotes from the FINA press releases after every match.