Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Whats on my workdesk Wednesday

Really? It is Wednesday again?  I seemed to have missed a few along the way too...I only realised I had missed last week when I was about to shut the computer down at midnight SA time and saw Kim's post!

I have been burning the candle, beginning, middle and end since opening the store a month ago, which is going nicely and I have been frantically designing cards to teach and pages as well.  Just not enough daylight hours or days in the week!

I shut my Art studio for the Christmas break in exactly a month today and I can't really get my head round it!

It is my 40th today and I am planning a high tea with my friends this coming Saturday, so my desk is covered in pink stuff for decor and eating...not much crafting other than baking going to happen around here for the next few days, but that counts doesn't it, in its own creative way?

Here you see the light pink tissue paper for decor, dark pink table cloth and paper serviettes as well as the pink feathers for the flower arrangements.  The stripy straws are for the cupcake pops along with the wooden sticks and the pink 100s and 1000s, the rest is for eating along with cucumber sandwiches vanilla cake and chocolate mouse that is going in 36 of those little plastic sherry glasses...

Oh well folks, thanks for popping by on my special day, It hasn't really hit me yet...40...



  1. One of the youngest-looking 40-year olds I know. Must be all the ink that keeps you young, together with eating dessert first! Wishing you many many more filled with everything you wish yourself.

  2. Hi, as someone who has passed that number a number of years ago I can say that it is not too bad! Hope you have a lovely day today and celebrate with joy! Enjoy the tea on Saturday too.

  3. Congrats on the big 40 and it really does just keep getting better. Happy birthday to you and wishing you many more.
    Sandra @75

  4. Congratulations on your 40th!!!
    Love all the pink! Have a great birthday
    Happy WOYWW

  5. Happy Birthday Bella!!

    I am so happy to hear the shop is going well and you are finding your rhythm so that you can teach some classes.

    Looks like your high tea is going to be a blast. Wish I lived closer!

    I have been away for a few weeks too. So I am anxious to check in on everyone. If you find some time. Come by my desk.


  6. Happy birthday!!! I hope your day was wonderful and that this is your best year so far!

  7. Happy 40th! I have 50 looming next year so don't even think about 40! A frenzy of pink - how brilliant! Have a great birthday! Ali #58

  8. Happy Birthday! Hope you have an absolute ball on Saturday... Have no fear of 40, it just keeps getting better from there! Happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  9. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dearest Bella, Happy Birthday to YOU!
    Hope you have had some you time today. What time do I need to be there for the tea on Saturday?

  10. 40? You're still a youngster!! Great time of your life..enjoy every moment. I learned to say 'No' to stuff without feeling guilty in my 40s, so much better than trying to please everyone the whole time. I let friends go if the friendship was all one sided, me doing the arranging, phoning etc etc. I felt quite empowered in a different way. And I'm getting more bolshy, stupid and louder now I'm 51...ask Julia :)
    Enjoy your Pink Party and have the bestest of birthdays!!
    Hugs x 40, LLJ #68 xx

  11. Have a Happy Birthday and enjoy the time with your friends Bella. It was a long time ago I passed 40 and it has been a lot of fun on the journey! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #62

  12. Belated birthday wishes and have a great day on Saturday - baking is a craft in my book too :) Have a great weekend. Elizabeth x #43

  13. Happy belated 40th, Bella! Have a brilliant time tomorrow (Saturday)! You have the makings for a fun pink party!!

    I'm still hopping along this week (I'll miss next week prepping for our Thanksgiving,) so have a great two weeks ahead! Be well! Darnell #41


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