Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WOYWW - 18 April 2012

I've found another use for my heat gun.

This little fellow, is Crocodile (as featured in my tale of woe and stress in last week's WOYWW post):


Crocodile, along with his pal Tiger, go *everywhere* with my 3 year old DD1. Unfortunately, said DD1 is a little bit under the weather atm with a bit of a snotty cold and this morning she felt a bit oogy... and poor old Crocodile was in the firing line (he's having a bit of an unlucky streak atm). Cue an impromptu shower in the kitchen sink for Crocodile and being left to dry on the radiator. Unfortunately, 3 year olds are not big on patience and DD1 was getting very anxious about whether Crocodile was dry yet. So mummy had a brilliant idea... which is how I ended up sitting in my craft room, using my heat gun to dry a small, soggy crocodile toy! :lol: It didn't get him completely dry, but it definitely sped up the process. :)

Other than damp soft toys, here's what's on my desk this morning:


I've been really struggling to craft this week. The weather's cold and miserable and I'm a bit snotty myself, and a bit tired, and somehow by the time I put the kids to bed, all I feel like doing is sitting on the sofa all evening. Don't get me wrong, I want to craft - I have lots of fab ideas I want to work on. But the sofa is comfy and the lounge is warm and I have my laptop and the TV... and it's very hard to prise myself out of that comfortable position to go and sit in my (still messy) craft room!

But last night I tried a bit of a compromise - I grabbed my boxes of Promarkers and my art journal and took them into the lounge with me and sat on the sofa and started doodling a page. So my desk this morning is piled high from me dumping said boxes and journal back on the desk before going to bed (as a crafter with young children, you VERY quickly learn to put things away/out of reach as soon as you're done with them! :lol:).

I really *must* try and get in my craft room tonight and get some proper crafting done. Or maybe even some tidying! :lol:

25 comments:

scrappystickyinkymess said...

LOL! I have a layout from years back of DD sitting in the sun under a row of Winnie the Pooh figures pegged to the washing line, drying out :) I feel you pain. Now, off you go, on with the tidying....

:)

Mary Anne (lucky 13)

Karen said...

I love the crocodile, he is just so cute! Fingers crossed you manage to get some 'me' time in your craft room later, it looks like you have lots of lovely crafty stash to play with in there :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #11

Miriam said...

fabulous busy desk. Cute croc!

#84

france papillon said...

you will get back in your craftroom... when you're ready for it ;) very happy for you you did doodle in your art journal though, i find it a great way of letting go of all the stress, better than tv or pc, lol
and that croc looks cute, no wonder your little one was anxious to get it back!
have a happy week!
france #97

Redanne said...

You deserve to take a break on the sofa from time to time, helps regenerate crafty thoughts - and we all need thinking time, enjoy it! Love that crocodile....Regards, Anne #30

SophieNewton said...

Teehee, that made me giggle, not at poor old crocodile's fate, but I loved your ingenious use of craft tools
Sophie x
No.57

CraftygasheadZo said...

Poor Croc! Glad you're finding a way to craft, I have a little table that sits over my lap on my bed so I often de-camp to my bedroom to craft when my legs are bad. Anyway take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop! Zo xx 17

SuziesImaginarium said...

Aw, colds are yucky to say the least. Your desk certainly makes it appear like you've been crafting away! Love it...it looks so busy and filled with wonderful ideas! Happy WOYWW #122

Hazel said...

Good idea to do some crafting last night in the lounge - good compromise - as for your desk it's a busy creative place - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awwww... Croc is so cute! I can understand why DD1 doesn't want to go anywhere without him. I don't have children, but I do have cats, and I've learned the same lesson-pick stuff up out of their reach. And yes, that desk is pretty messy so I can see why it is discouraging you a bit. I like the idea of getting some stuff to play with in a more comfortable location.

Danielle said...

Hope your DD is feeling better soon. Nice way to use your supplies for something other than the intended. Dani104

May said...

Love the wee croc... hes so cute!!! I hope DD is better soon, Hugs May x x x No2

fairy thoughts said...

love the idea of you drying the crocodile with your heat gun, I used to dry my nails with my old one . . until I broke it :( then brought the tim one :)but actually croc are supposed to be wet!
janet #151

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your post made me smile as it rang bells, even though my lads are 19 and 16 now!! I remember teddies etc being pegged up to dry with impatient boys tuggin at my legs :)
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

Queen Lightwell said...

Your desk looks fabulously messified! I know just what you mean about struggling to craft at times. Sometimes it just seems like I don't have any ideas...but I did buy some paper crafting magazines at Hobby Lobby and they come in handy. I just take a browse through them and get all inspired. Then I just have to figure out which thing I want to do first! :-) Thanks for stopping by and seeing my mess...#145~Deeyll

Julia Dunnit said...

I dunno ALi, I think that the kick back in the big chair time is just as important as the effort you make to get in there and craft. I don't do much in the evenings now - the light is rubbish and I always regret my (colouring) choices in the morning!!

okienurse said...

hope you and the DD are feeling better soon. Great idea using the heat tool as a power dryer! 3 year old that is ill needs her gator! Have a great week. Vickie #32

Lisa said...

Poor DD, hope she is better by now, lots of fab stash on the desk too, thanks for sharing

Lisa #112
xx

Steph said...

Hi Ali...what a fab use for a heat gun!! I love it, what a cute damp crocodile he is too. Great idea taking the promarkers to the sofa...i might try that too :) Steph x

Judy said...

Oh dear poor crocky.I used to teach young children, and once a little child in my class dropped his pussy puppet in the mud. We washed and tried to dry him on the classroom heater.Of course it was Winter!!Children have their favourite toys, and that's it- they have to have them.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Ali, just been reviewing my reading list and accidentally deleted you ... how could I? So popped over to add follow you again ... it would never do to miss your updates :) Elizabeth x

Queen Of Toys said...

I see some washi tape on your desk, yet to play with mine.

Sorry to hear about the crocodile, these loved animal just have to take the brunt of it sometimes.

Eliza #103

Lisa-Jane said...

I know what you mean about wanting to sit on the sofa and craft! Poor Croc. I hope your baby girl is okay now. Getting around everyone eventually. Happy WOYWW #45

Jacqui said...

Great desk space and poor croc! Thnak you for visiting my desk

Kezzy said...

Hope your little one is feeling better soon, never thought of quick drying, poor mr croc, I bet he felt warm after lol. I have the washi tape, brilliant mag gift and there are lots on your desk to look at. I certainly know what you mean about weather, sofa, tv and my huggy (blanket) lol. I'm super late this week :-) happy woyww :-) Kezzy x

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