Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Be like a swan! (WOYWW)

I have decided that the only way to survive is to be like a swan - all calm and serene on top and paddling like mad underneath!  That is what I am having to do both at work and at home this week, and it really isn't helped by having some sort of infection that is giving me permanently aching limbs and head.  Never mind, I am tough and I will survive!
This is a photo of Alex sat on my lap at my desk crafting with some stamps...he seems to love the time spent there, and thinks of it as a special treat on a Tuesday morning before school.
So for WOYWW here is my desk after he left it yesterday morning...I am showing it like this as at the moment it is completely empty after a day spent working at it, and not crafting.  This is just before I tidied everything away for work.  My fresh mug of tea was there to sustain me, and the stamps, inks and pens were the ones that Alex used. He also left me a toy soldier hiding behind them - can you see him?  The water spritzer was left over from an earlier project of mine, and the note pad has a list of things I need to do this week.
Here is one of Alex's creations...don't you just love the cheeky clown face!
This is my crafting effort for this week - not time to do anything more than this.  This fits with Less is More 'shiny' (gems), All sorts 'paper piecing' (on the pram), OLL 'Baby Baby' and SSSS 'a bit of brown' (the pram is stamped in brown).That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.


Laura said...

Time spent crafting with little ones is time well spent! His clown is adorable.
Laura 94

Anonymous said...

Lovely tidy space. Your boy is ever so cute, my boy loves to play on my craft desk too.


Zoe #57

Deanna said...

Beautiful card love the carriage. Alex's card is just delightful:)

Twiglet said...

I love both creations!! The clown is really clever. x Jo #84

Hazel said...

How lovely for Alex to sit and craft with your stamps etc - love his card. And your baby card is very elegant. Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #87 x

SophieNewton said...

At first i thought you had a swan on your work desk, now that would be impressive!!
Sophie no.93

Miriam said...

Fabulous cards and a budding crafter!!

Chrissie said...

Your card is fab Caro and Alex's pic is adorable!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

trisha too said...

Caro, I do hope you're feeling better soon. Being ill can be very discouraging--hang in there.

Your little fellow is adorable, and good for you letting him have some art time!

Didn't have much I could show this week, so went with
the WOYWW--Daughter Edition!


Darnell J Knauss said...

Your baby card is so darling! And so is Alex. My two grands love to be crafting with me, as well. It's just the BEST isn't it? Have a great week! Darnell #45

brenda said...

Super photos Caro, thank for sharing.

And such an elegant card.

Thanks so much for joining our paper piecing theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

scrappymo! said...

What a sweet little lad...his drawing was too cute.
Lovely card...think i have that flower gem...never knew what to do with I have an idea...thanks to you!

Joynana said...

Both cards are great. Thanks for stopping by my blog. #14

M said...

That embossing folder is gorgeous. Love the way you have used it. Your little boy is such a sweetie! M x

Mandi said...

Sweet card Caro
Terrific drawing by your Alex
Thanks ao much
"Less is More"

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card that image in the centre of that wonderful embossing looks super, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB
Lorraine x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy WOYWW! oh how wonderful to have your boy craft with you. i love the clown and the clever folded collar! so so so cute!
hugs, #15 peggy aplSEEDS

Julia Dunnit said...

I do love the cheeky clown, and his collar is genius, go Alex, hope youre feeling abit better by now.