Hello peeps, it’s that time again to bloghop around the world and look at everybody’s desk. It’s called What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW). For those not familiar with this ‘snooping fest’ visit Julie at http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.com.es/ where everything will be explained.
Last week I told you that we were living in a building site. Of course that has not changed. I am still using the kitchen table to craft on, in the evening when the table is free. This is what it looked like last night. (Tuesday night)
I’m (trying) to do a layout for CSI (Color, Stories and Inspiration) about an adventure. I’m going to use three little photographs of myself from 1955. More about this next week.
We made a trip to our house earlier this week, 35 miles away and I quickly grabbed what supplies I thought I’d need and that’s it! I’ll have to craft with what I've got! That can be very educational and good for self discipline.... This is the crate I managed to put together. Take a look if you like, but don't fall over the drill!
Last week you will have seen some photos and papers on my desk. I managed to make a two page lay out with the photos of my blog ‘Almonds’ (29 aug ’14).This layout proves that one can scrapbook with a minimum of materials! I had kitchen scissors, my laptop and a printer. I made some white stencilling paste myself. And off I went! The design I scraplifted from Janet Phillips.
The journaling is about the almond harvest which is in full swing here. The photos are all recent except the one of us bagging up, as that hasn't happened yet this year. We'll do that next month.
Here is the journaling on the pages:
"Almonds are an important crop in Andalucia. At the end of February the almond trees start blossoming and it is a beautiful sight to see entire hill sides and valleys full of white (or pink) trees in blossom. After that the almonds slowly grow on the branches and in September they burst their pod and are ready to be harvested. In the old days people would beat the trees with sticks and the almonds would fall to the ground. Nowadays they have machines that shake the tree. Most get exported. Almonds then need to be shelled. Most farmers here have a little machine to do that. I have to crack mine with a hammer! I love roast almonds or I use them when I make cakes. Marzipan is made of almonds too. We buy the shells to burn in our stoves in winter and usually buy a lorry load together with two other families. All we then need to do is sack them up and we’re ready for winter."
And to end this blogpost with a sweet note: I made a Victoria sponge and put my home made fig jam in between. Also I recently bought this presentation dome at Lidls. Even the most modest sponge cuts a nice figure in this glass showcase! Anyway, we have 2 workmen working on our property so the cake is already gone as I'm writing this.
Thank you for popping in, I hope you didn't mind the mess! Sorry, the cake is all gone too.....
Bye for now and God bless,