Wednesday, 26 October 2011


It's Wednesday already!! And (dot dot dot) My craft room is still tidy-ish!! (Well, there's a bit of mess on the floor) and, no, I'm not going to show you. I'll just take a few really close up shots, from over head or sideways, which are bound to be blurry coz I'm short and the bench isn't!
Been clearing out the attic this week so 'What's On My Workdesk this Wednesday are a few things I found up there, which I made years ago when my girls were first at school. Word books, to help them with their reading and spelling, seeing I'm so rubbish at both! I made loads of these, the teacher kept some of them. The idea was, if they go to the right book they can find the words to make a sentence. (secretly of course I really made them for me, so I could sneak a look when a five year old asked me how to spell abominable snowman!) Every thing's covered in sticky back plastic and there's slots for the words to slip into.
The animals (before ProMarkers) were made to stick onto a plastic covered board to help build a story about a farm. (stating the obvious there really)
My Computer!! Luckily it's better now, thank you to everyone who wished it well last week. But on saying that, the add-on hard drive is making a bubbling noise not unlike an old hot water pipe, as I type... er, not sure if that's good or bad!
So apart from what you see, a bit of glitter, embossing power a knitted snowman and other 'bits' left from making a card, that's it from my desk this week. Want to join in?? Then pop over to The Stamping Ground and say hi to Julia, queen of all things woyww!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sorry you missed the one day freebie, but he was here for three! Watch out for the next one!


  1. Thank you, Lyn!
    I don´t have a craft room, but last night I was dreaming and I saw myself in a messy craft room... when I woke up I thought: "although I don´t have a special place, that's the way it will look if I do" (LOL)
    Have a great week!!!

  2. Really love the word books you made for your daughter. Happy memories.
    A x

  3. Yes, I wonder what I'd find in my loft.... have a good week.

  4. the word books you found in your attic are wonderful! i too have been cleaning up in the attic and finding all sorts. happy WOYWW!

  5. Can't find your knitted snowman, have looked long and hard. Great stuff on your desk today.

  6. Love the book - I keep meaning to make one for my little boy (he is now 7) so I guess I probably never will! Nice idea though. Thanks for sharing and have a great week :)

  7. Wow so much love and effort - glad you dug them out the loft. I'm looking forward to T getting a bit older and making rockets and things and playing. He loses interest too quickly at the moment......

  8. The spelling book is such great idea, Have a happy Wednesday! Mel #59

  9. Hi - love your workdesk - lovely memories you have of the word books. I tried to get Roody but it took me to a 4shared page which just kept looping and saying "4shared loading" and didn't take you to the download page. Could you please email it to me? Thanks.

  10. All I can think is "how many pairs of scissors does one person need?" I clearly need more pairs!

    have a good one,
    cheers, Rachel

  11. Thanks so much for the cute digi!!!!


  12. What fun memories! Love it! We are just working with a "Word Wall" with my littlest now! Have a fabulous WOYWW! Thanks for sharing! -Amanda

  13. I love your word books. May have to try and make something similar for Alex. Thanks for sharing.

  14. First of all, how many pairs of scissors does one girl need? Having said that, those books you made for your children are really clever, and a fantastic idea to help them learn.

  15. I love your teaching aids - I could have used a few of those lovely items when I was an infants teacher! x Jo

  16. Great word books! Love the animals too, took me ages to fin the knitted snowman, no wonder I couldn't find him, he looks like Paddington in disguise!!!

    Brenda 84

  17. Those word books have brought back some memories, we had something similar at school too. The reindeer is lovely too.
    Have a lovely crafty week ahead.
    Nina x
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  18. You wouldn't find too much in my loft as it is my Craft Room... don't mutter a single word!! LOL!!
    Lovely Ruddy there! Those word books look good - I wonder if they would work with the chickens?!!!

  19. weird stuff is happening


    lost the comment

    it was long, still

    `Love you


  20. ah it was because I'd logged out of blooger, and the wndow was resized and therefore it foxed me,

    I was saying how wonderful you are to recognise the needs of children and meet them, so many adults think they just know what's best for Kids without ever asking them.

    come to think of it, those kind of adults treat everyone that way ,

    hmm I think the word is patronising, you don't patronise you enable.

  21. Love those word books (wish you had been the mummy of one of my pupils) thanks for the free digis- love Roody. Anne x

  22. I love the animals on your desk .. so cute ...and the word books are brilliant. I think a simple version might help my foster grandson who is thought to be autistic. He has just gone to main stream school and is working so hard with help ...bless him.

  23. Thank you for the reindeer. Edwina Brown

  24. Great imaage.


  25. My craftroom is a mess again. Maybe I'll get it straight again soon (Dare to dream!lol.)
    Thanks for the cute reindeer!!! He'll be fun to color!

  26. Hi Lyn,

    What a fantastic visit down memory lane! Those are awesome little treasures, thanks so much for sharing with us this week.

    Have a great

    xoxo Marjo

  27. Lyn, those little books and animals from the first years at school are adorable. I hope you are keeping them - your girls will love them later. This is a real treasure.

  28. When I first saw this cute guy, I thought..."Oooh, great one for one of Santa's reindeer. Thanks

  29. Your wordbook is a treasure! Your kids are really lucky to have such a creative mom! Thanks also for this cute reindeer!

  30. Hi there Lyn, another scrummy freebie your e very very kind to us all... mind you still yet to play with all my things I download....or buy etc, etc.
    Equally awesome desk there too with many special items, thanks for popping over. Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x

  31. Great idea Lyn,must start that for my GS's.Can't get 4shared to open for your lovely image.I think its down.
    Sue x

  32. thank you Lyn..the reindeer is sooo...cute!
    Heaney xx

  33. Thank you so very much...hope you have a super day!

  34. Great workspace and word books Lyn! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #84

  35. An absolutely adorable reindeer, Lyn. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

    Love Joan xx

  36. Thank you for Roody! He is so cute. Love your word books! I can only imagine how much work you put into them. But I can imagine how much fun your girls had a great time learning from them.

  37. Hi Lyn thanks for the fabulous freebies, and wow what happened to your desk it looks as if the good clear out fairy has been, it looks extremely tidy, how are you coping with withdrawel symphtoms. hugs Shirleyx

  38. Hi Lyn - thanks for such an interesting read on your posting today. I loved every minute of it.
    Only just had my WOYWW posted as I have been away and now am hoping someone can guess where I have been - little prize for the first to do it. Hugs, Neet #133

  39. I think your word books are so cute! I love the little animals, and the fact that the little cards are removable - so clever to get them to make sentences! It's adorable.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog - glad you like my pegboard!

    Happy belated WOYWW - I'm gradually making my way through everyone but blessed blogger isn't helping by playing silly bloggers all the time which takes aaaaages to do anything grr! Shoshi #84

  40. So many goodies on your desk! Happy late WOYWWED!

  41. What a fabulous word book idea. Hope you have a lovely crafty week. I am so late for woyww or maybe I am really early!

  42. Aw - seeing your word books reminds me of the fishing game I made to help explain Venn diagrams...ROFL. The kids loved it. Not sure they got the concept, but it worked well! Thanks for stopping by....


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