Tuesday, 5 March 2013


Hello all:)

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My desk this week:)

On my desk this week:
1.)  More progress with the diatom cross stitch.
2.)  I got an invite to go to a friend's 40th birthday in two weeks and stupidly thought I could get a cross stitched tree done in that time.  I have since given up on giving it to him, but will carry on with it whenever Diatoms bothers me (mainly after unpicking sessions, like just now.).
3.)  Ongoing project since October has been to collect many pieces of baking paraphenalia for my mum's birthday at the end of this week.  I found the box in a local card shop, bought brightly coloured packs of tissue and raided my ribbon box.  There is A History Of Cake book, glitter candles, various cake casings, edible gold lustre, an elephant shaped cookie cutter, coloured royal icing, sugarcraft bees sat on flowers, neon coloured sugar crystals, edible petals, a pen that writes in chocolate and other stuff I packed long ago and have forgotten about.  I'll be making her a card to go with it at some point this week.

That's all folks!  See you next week:)


  1. hey Lucy that is one fun goodie box I'm sure she will be thrilled with it..... off to bed now... have a good one

  2. looks like a fun box for your Mum...I'm sure she will enjoy it Lucy...thanks for sharing...Happy WOYWW...hugs kath (28) xxx

  3. That gift box looks fabulous - and the contents too! Have a good week. Helen 8

  4. Gorgeous looking box! I'm sure she'll love it!
    Don't give up on the cross stitch. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

    Waving hi from the Pyramids in Egypt!
    Roudi # 58

  5. What a lovely gift idea, I'm sure it'll be fun opening all those goodies, and using them too. Neil #23

  6. your mum's going to love her gift, i'm sure! i adore a parcel with lots of little parcels inside :)
    have a great WOYWW and a wonderful week!
    no. 2

  7. Such a Lovely Gift Idea, I am a real fan of the edible glitter which really adds to cakes for special occasions or just because :)
    I think your Mum will be so Happy with all her new treasures x
    Happy WOYWW Heather #59

  8. Loved looking around your desk Lucy, the cross stitch looks like fun and what great gift bits and pieces for your Mum. TFS.
    Happy WOYWW.
    hugs {brenda} x0x #90

  9. What a fabulous idea for a gift, it all looks so pretty in its box too.

    Waving hi from the bears @#80 this week.

  10. Happy WOYWW. The cross stitch looks interesting. Must go and see if you have any other details in previous blog posts. Fab idea for a present for your mum. Ali x #22, with candy

  11. What fantastic presents, both for your mum and your friend. Bet your mum will really enjoy opening up all those beautifully wrapped gifts. Hope the cross stitch makes progress, looks like very hard work.

    Brenda 104

  12. Hi LUcy
    remember a while ago I mentioned a blogger with the best name.... I just found it again... barfsnoodlefart

  13. great present for your Mom I am sure she will enjoy it! Sorry to hear you had to unravel some of the stitching on your friends gift. I enjoyed getting a peak at your projects and looking your desk! Have a great week. Vickie #11

  14. What a lovely gift idea for your mom. I'm sure she'll love the little surprises you've picked up for her. I haven't touched cross stitch in a very long time. So many fun things to do and not near enough time. Creative Blessings! Kelly #156