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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013



I'm a bit blurry eyed this morning, we went to football last night so didn't get home until late, well late for me so am super tired, but I shall be going back to bed once Keagan leaves for school! Lazy......maybe, but I know if I don't I won't work properly later. Arms and legs will just stop working!

Anyway today's the day when you are encouraged to pop over the Desk-mistress Julia's to share your space, no matter where it is or what it looks like, so here's mine this murky dark foggy morning, hence the flash - 

Okay so the left side just as I left it minutes before leaving for football yesterday. My new colouring pencils are on show and I was thrilled to receive my blender & burnishing pencils yesterday but they arrived not long before I had to leave so I only had a quick play. On the window sill is my Project 2013 Smash book, with the last 2 weeks pages open, I've added pics from last week so they were drying. And yes that is a loo roll inner perched there - it fell of the shelf and I hadn't noticed to pick it up again! Going to make one of those albums with about 5/6 of them.

So the right side - the laptop is gone, all mended and ready for use at mum's. The pink and white thing bottom right of pic is my new silver bug sewing machine, only little but good enough for stitch detail on cards and taking up trousers! Usual things on display otherwise.

Right that's me done, I'm going to kick up the backside encourage Keagan to get a move on as he's feeling as dopey and tired as me this morning!

Take care and see you all later when I'm more awake.
Zo xx


Helen said...

Shame about the result last night though! Hope you get some rest and back to play later - love that tin of pencils!! Helen, 5

Lisa said...

Such a neat space, I'm envious! Loving those pencils too, I may get mine out this week. Happy WOYWW! Lisa Sparkle #79

okienurse said...

love to get new coloring tools! I am trying to decide whether to keep my Copics since I finished up buying all the Spectrum Noirs. I also just bought the new Inktensive! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #28

Jackie said...

Zoe you have the prisma pencils I am really thinking about buying these next month please tell us what you think of them
Jackie 19

Kate said...

Hope you've had a nice rest. Everything's looking tidy and orderly on your desk. New pencils look 'WOW' and I like the sound of the silver bug.

** Kate ** #88

JoZart said...

Well your desk is so so neat and you deserve your rest. Sleep well and get up ready to craft!
Jo x
ps... hope your team won!

Heather Alger said...

Some great images to colour, and lovely pencils/pens for this x
Happy WOYWW Heather # 72

Anonymous said...

Funny, I loved pencils till DS got ahold of them and dulled them all...and then I found Copics. But there is nothing quite like the softness of pencils, esp. when blended with a stump. I think I have one of those machines...


MA (16)

Angela said...

Thanks for sharing your neat deskspace. Cute stamps to colour in with your gorgeous new pencils. Hope you're feeling better since your rest. Happy WOYWW, Angela xx

Elizabeth said...

Hope you've had a good rest by now, Zo. Those pencils look like the colouring bees knees.

Thanks for your comment ... most of the sketches I'm using at the moment I've found on - she has made a series of videos with them and if you scroll down to the bottom of her website there's a link - Scrapbooking Sketches. It took me a wee while to see the advantage of working from a sketch but now I'm hooked :)

Happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #58

Di said...

OMG Zo, you have Prismas!! I'm soooo envious - do please post results and info. on how you like them to work with. Lovely tidy desk there, but I already know how neat you are - and hope you're more rested now. Hugs, Di xx #53

Neet said...

Those pencils look yummy, that is something I will get one day - a nice set of colouring pencils.
Both shots are lovely and colourful, nice to have coloured items on display. Brightens the day.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx
ps hope you got your sleep

Debs Willis said...

Hi Zo, I love the look of those pencils, makes the crafty fingers itch to play!

I made a few of those loo roll mini albums last year, they are so much fun to do and you can really go to town on them - think they're on my blog somewhere.

hope arms and legs are all in working order, and hope Keagan doesnt have a footprint on his butt :-)


Debs #101

lisa said...

Hi Zoe.
thanks so much for popping by. I love the look of that gorgeous tin of pencils on your desk. Can't wait to see the colouring you do with them.
Take care
hugs Lisax

Ria Gall said...

look at all those lovely pencils to one side and then all the even more lovely pens the other side you must be in colour heaven.
I hope you got a little more sleep and are in full crafting mode now
Wishing you a really great WOYWW
Ria #73

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Look at all that rainbow-iness of those colours? No wonder your colouring is so awesome, you must have every tone under the sun ;)
And wahoo, you've got a sewing machine, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh h yeah! It starts off with hemming trousers...before you know it you'll be whizzing up your own quilts and tote bags. The wonderful world of fabric beckons :)
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxxx

Caro said...

Lovely tin of pencils there...they look fab. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x #65

Suzanne said...

Your crafting space looks sooo organised. I've lost my colouring pencils to my son, he borrowed them a few weeks ago and never returned them. I can see he uses them so it seems mean to demand them back! Those bug sewing machines are gorgeous, aren't they? Even though I have 2 sewing machines I'd love one of those too - just to look at really! XX

sandee said...

I hope you get a nice nap in today and feel better, don't want you being unable to craft! Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Anne said...

Lovely organised desk. Hope you have rested and feel ok. I had a very busy day out yesterday and have suffered as a result today ( have FM as well as other issues) Lovely pencils have fun playing. Anne x #99

Samantha Elliott said...

Ooooo! Loverley pencils there Zo!
Hope you perk up and feel better very soon!

Alison Scott said...

Hope you had 40 winks to freshen up. ;-)
Green with envy here at your pencils.

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Zo
cor look at all those pencils.... aren't they pretty..... lots of colour on the deska this week. We sell the bug at work it is prooving to be very popular which is great
have a great week and thsnks for you comments earlier

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Zo!! Hope you had a good day and managed to get going eventually. It's bad eneough everyt ime I see your space I covet all those colouring pens, now you have some lovely pencils as well!! Happy WOYWW Cindy #68 xx

Nan G said...

Love all the colored pencils. Prisma's aren't they? I love mine they color so nicely. Rest up. Have a great week. Happy WOYWW! Nan 7

scrappymo! said...

You have stqamped sme really cute images...can't wait to see how yo use them!

Krisha said...

I have had my Prisma colored pencils for years and sill would not trade them for any others. The older ones do seem a little softer and great for blending. You are going to love these, so you better get rested up and ready to go at it.
Krisha #21

April Story said...

You have some awfully cute things to color in there - I hope you share the images once you've colored them. April #130

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are going to have great fun with your new pencils and tools, Zo! Can't wait to see the results!!

Hope you got a chance to nap! Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love at the Playhouse earlier! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #48

Daniella said...

Your space is always full of fun!! I love coloring with pencils!! And, I too have made a loo roll album that I made. That was fun, I haven't thought of it in so long! Maybe I should try again!!
Sorry I am late!!

Alison Wade said...

Happy Very Belated WOYWW. Still visiting blogs and trying to publish comments! Your pencil collection looks very tempting. I have a few and really enjoy colouring with them - must get more! Ali x #40

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Yummy colored pencils, I love using mine. I need one of those burnishers and blenders I guess! And a new sewing machine, what fun!