Well, it is the top of the washing-machine in my conservatory, as things are still pretty cramped indoors! We've seen some nice flats for my mum but prices are rising and there are usually several people offering for the same flat - the one she's rather set her mind on looks like it's probably been snapped up. Ah well, we'll find something just right in the end.. Kevin is still working on our cupboard doors so the kitchen is a muddle. Never mind, we still have the sink (the old one) and - of course - the cooker and the fridge! And, as I keep saying - 'It'll be lovely when it's done!' As you can see, I opened the journal that was closed on my desk last week and I managed a journal spread for the Alpha Dictionary Challenge, which is the letter D this week. I chose the word damsel and she's only in distress in the crafty sense of the word!!! You can see her in more detail if you want to drop by the Craft Barn Alpha Barn Dictionary Challenge some time. I also did a long overdue 'organize' of my stamps, sorting out the folders and making sure everything was in logical order so I don't spend hours and hours searching for a particular stamp. Now, can you spot what's in the background of the photo above?
Here's a close up. It's a little wooden rocking horse and her rider. I bought this about thirty years ago and found it in the Magpie hoard a little while ago. Now that I've finished my journal pages these two just have to be altered. She's found her way downstairs onto my table and I'm putting my thinking cap on as to how to give horse and rider a brand new look. I know one person in particular who might be interested in how this project progresses! I'm not quite sure yet myself, but watch this space for news of rocking horses, kitchens and flat-hunting grannies! Last week I won some brand new Paper Artsy minis - hurrah; I ordered some Lost Coast Stamps and I'm waiting for the Postman to also bring me these and a new supply of E6000 glue. Maybe I'll get some inspiration from my new goodies and - of course - horse and rider are bound to be given more than one coat of Fresco paint! I'm off to check out some desks, then a walk with my son and some old friends. I'm always happy when he feels able to be with people! This week's been tough, as he's been putting his mind to trying to find work. We really need to access some support for him with this, but it's not proving easy. I'll try to get back again for more desk hopping before we have to collect my mum from her friend's house, where I hope they've been having a good old natter!