Wednesday, 2 April 2014

What's On Your Workdesk, Wednesday?

Happy WOYWW #252 from sunny Yeppoon, and thanks for stopping by to check out what's on my desk...if you're wondering what this is all about pop over to Julia's blog for an explanation. 
 My first pic is of myself and grand daughter Sophie. We drove up last Wed for our daughters birthday leaving behind a very wet town...and as it panned out they ended up with 500mm (20 inches) over 48 hours and flooded part of the main street shops. It's all good now and the garden sure loved it.
This is my desk this morning ....
trusty laptop on the right, new notebook for doodling peeking out from under my makeshift shelf - lately I've been seeing lots of talented artists "doodling". I'm not real good but you have to have a go and I'm recording some ideas too. A jar of nut snacks next to a pile of stamps I  need to put away. Middle - my latest card I'm just taking a photo of - so figured I might as well take my WOYWW one too. Do you see the container of micro beads - all the rage years ago anyway I have heaps and they come out now and again. Empty glass and my paintbrush water pot. Then - smiling broadly now - four new stamp packs I got at 50% off and the stamp shop in Townsville (where we were visiting), just waiting for me to use. Two new magazines I'm also about to browse. And on the very edge 3 more Christmas cards just waiting to be completed.
Now surprise, surprise....and welcome to Arthur,


 He's a 13 week old kitten from our sons litter and we decided to adopt him, so he came home with us on Sunday. He's been investigating my rubbish bin seeing as I busy adding things to it. And now he's quietly curled up under my desk .. snoozing. So I'm joining the ranks of many of the WOYWW bloggers with a friend to keep me company. I've had to move a few things but I'm "going to train" him...I hope. Thanks for all those who checked out my desks last week and left comments, I'm off now to check out as many as I take care, enjoy your craft and thanks for taking a peek today Robyn


  1. You're going to train your new kitty? Once you get yours trained - I've got one you can train. :-)
    April #41

  2. Oooh, I love your new little kitty, how cute! Such a sweet granddaughter you have there too!
    have a great week, Debxx # 39

  3. Great baby and kitty photos! And a good one of your desk too. Happy WOYWW! #44

  4. Your fur baby looks like an Arthur, welcome to him. Yoda thought he was funny playing in the bin, something that Yoda hasn't done in light years. I see you have the latest Craft stamper mag like me, we are so behind here in Australia in getting them. I hope you enjoy yours. Great desk this week and stay away from that bad weather. We have it a little better here in Melbourne ATM.

    Happy crafting

    Happy WOYWW

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 36
    36 my favourite number

  5. Hi Robyn,
    Thanks for stopping by! I too am looking at that latest issue of UK Craft Stamper. I think we are about two months behind here in Australia. It's a great magazine, isn't it? I rarely buy any others these days.
    LOVE your gorgeous kitty!
    Have a good week,
    RosA # 38

  6. Hullo Robyn well done on your crafty desk love the images with grandie and you ... beautiful... and Arthur well he has won out hearts, Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x and love the card too fabby one! #47

  7. What a great post and some lovely photos - esp. of you and your g'daughter, and your pretty kitty :)
    Happy WOYWW!
    no. 50

  8. What a GORGEOUS photo of you and Sophie!! I love it, glad you had a good trip :-)
    And I used to have a cat called Arthur! He's a lovely colour and will undoubtedly be very handsome!
    Hugs, LLJ 8 xx

  9. Your desk is quite tidy today!
    I love when you find great things that are needed to craft!
    Your new kitty is ADORABLE! He is going to be a big cat! Love his name too! Thanks for visiting me and have a wonderful week!

  10. Hi Robyn thanks for visiting me earlier. Your desk is neat and tidy stamper mag. The pic of you and tour grand daughter is lovely. Arthur the new fur baby is warned kit ties love micro beads. Cx #49

  11. Awwww, Arthur is a darling, he looks just like our Oliver. Kitties are such lovely company in the craft room, and the best toys are often found in the trash can. :-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #32

  12. Yep its a kitty find :-) I got mine at the shelter.. she had been there to long.. well nope just long enough for me to bring her home I guess and just in time for the Neuter Scooter to have her fixed. You can pas on any training hints my way. And Christmas cards.. wow Im so bad Im always trying to stay just caught up.
    Roberta 42

  13. Hi Robyn - Sophie and Arthur are so cute! Good luck with training him. If you look at my WOYWW post today, you'll see Rosie who is 17, and still gets her own way! Your desk looks really interesting - wish I lived near enough to come and play! Have a great week, Chrysalis 53

  14. What a gorgeous kitty. He will take to training you very quickly. Sometimes it takes years to discover how well trained you are and then you find out they also stole a piece of your heart.
    Thanks for visiting
    Monica 43

  15. Hello Robyn. Your granddaughter is gorgeous- lovely photo of you both. Arthur is very handsome. Have fun training him :-) Thanks for visiting. Anne x #28

  16. Awww, the kitty is too cute!! And your granddaughter is beautiful, such a sweet photo of the two of you. Nice work space you have!
    Happy WOYWW to you too! Hugs from fellow WOYWW'er and OBW'er.
    xx Wendy #94 ;-)

  17. Awww now your home is complete it has a kitty cat, and a very cute one at that. good luck with the training.. some nice goodies on your desk too, I saw the card below, it's stunning.
    Happy Wednesday
    Minxy {was #6 now #23}

  18. Beautiful picture! Congratulations, she is beautiful!!
    WOW, that was a lot of rain!
    your kitty is adorable!

  19. That's a lovely picture of you and your granddaughter and what a sweet pussy cat. I love all your jars of goodies above your desk. The card is beautiful, excellent colours.
    Have a great week.
    Von #48

  20. A lovely photo of yourself and Sophie, Robyn. She's lovely. Glad you had such a good visit with your family. And as for Arthur - well, what a cute little face. I can see you will soon have him well trained to "help" with your craft work!!
    Three Christmas cards?? How wonderfully organised - I'd just like to feel I was winning with the wedding dress That would give me an incredible boost!! I agree - the first cut is scarey - a bit like gazing at a blank canvas!
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #22

  21. ooh he is adorable, and your gonna train him eh? grinning from ear to ear I think that goes the other way around :)

    ~Stacy #99

  22. Lovely pic of you and your gorgeous grand daughter! As for Arthur - it's always been a case of cats not having owners but servants!!!! Good Luck with the training - my son has done wonders with his cat! Thanks for visiting, Chris96


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn