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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, 6 January 2016

WOYWW 344 - dog on the desk!

Happy New Year everyone!

I don't know about you, but to me 2016 sounds quite futuristic. I don't know why. Just another random Zoe thing. 

Anyway I'm here to share my desk as per our leader Julia asks us to join in. Who am I to refuse?!

As you can see there's the usual Book Art WIP, a pile of coloured pens I use in my new planner and some stickers that I love accented my pages with. Yes that is a PG Tips box. It's a good size and design so I'm going to cover it and turn it into a stationery box type thing!

Then there's this - Baxter - sat on my desk watching the world go by. He thought he'd take advantage of the fact that I've been working on the laptop this morning. I've not done any actual crafting yet just sorted photos of a new item I've added to Creative Together.

At least he is sitting nicely unlike yesterday when horses went by and he started barking at them. Tail swishing, pens flying and other stuff was sent off the desk! 

I soon scooped him up and plonked him back in his bed which is where he is now as I'm typing - 

Take care Zo xx


Jackie Mackay said...

I see your book is for a dad? Folding book hedgehogs went down well at our Headway craft group but I don't think manybwould fancy tackling letters. Baxter's looking handsome. X Jackie 26

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Aww, Baxter's really cute lying on his bed! Just the right size for him. We bought a really cushy igloo-type bed for our cat Oreo, but he uses it as a play house and never ever sleeps in it, preferring to use the kitchen counter for that purpose. Go figure! Interesting folded book project! I'm intrigued to find out what it will become! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #39

Barb said...

The folded book project looks interesting. Will we see it finished. I've cut up pretty green tea boxes to make cards but never thought of covering them. Baxter looks very comfy sleeping in his bed. Wishing you both a very happy and healthy 2016. Barbxx #28

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I read your title, but wasn't expecting an actual real live dog on your desk! Love the book art. I must go back and read your other post about it later. Thanks for your kind comment on my card x

Fiona #56

lisa said...

Tea boxes are perfect for recycling aren't they. I have a pile under my desk waiting to be turned into something interesting!!
Is Baxter helping? My cat decided to help yesterday and ate the template I was using! Good job it was only paper!
Happy New Year
Hugs Lisax #18

Beverley Baird said...

A very busy desk for sure. Baxter is adorable - a lovely companion. Happy New Year - and thanks for stopping by.

sue jones said...

ha ha - he doesnt want you to work!Happy New Year! and thank you for the visit earlier xxSue 16

Annie said...

Hehehe I love your little doggie....he's such a character :-)
Here's hoping we can all enjoy and share many happy crafty times in 2016.
Annie x # 20

Sandy Leigh said...

I am glad to see that dogs, and not only cats, sit on craft desks. Happy WOYWW - and thanks for visiting mine. Sandy Leigh #41

Jill Kiln Fired Art said...

Love the book idea, and Baxter is just gorgeous

Suzanne Alexis said...

Awww, what a cute dog! I have a homemade planner. You got me thinking about ways to accent it. Thanks for visiting me!

Suzanne #50

Sue said...

Zo, I am in love with Baxter. Glad neither of my girls get on my desk (I have Greyhounds).

I am forever turning containers into storage:)

Every time I see you fab pen storage I think I must order some for my Spectrum Noir pens.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #33

Helen said...

why do cats and dogs think they can just sit on the clear space you are about to work on? have a great week Helen 3

Anne said...

Baxter is soooo cute Look forward to seing your PG box/storage container!!! Happy New Year Thanks for visiting. Anne x #34

Lynn Holland said...

Baxter can come and sit on my desk anytime, such a cutie. Perhaps he could help me organise things haha
Lynn xx 17
Happy new year Barb

Lynn Holland said...

Sorry I meant Happy new year Zo
Lynn xx

Sharon said...

I think the dog just likes looking out of the window lol and after all that hard work is ready for a nap! Like all your coloured pens. My daughter borrowed mine to try.shall see if I get them back lol

Tilly Tea Dance said...

I'm definitely with you on futuristic 2016. I can hear Captain Kirk saying "Captain's log, January 6 2016" as Scottie takes them to warp speed! Happy crafting, Max #46 :-)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love that book art! Great Baxter pics too! I have been using my phone recently but I like a few more setting choices! My old camera kept skipping to and fro - drove me nuts! Hugs, Chrisx

glitterandglue said...

Oh my, that folded book is something else. Well done. Did you have a certain small helper holding the pages, or did you manage to keep him away from it all together?!
Thanks for the visit and the comments. John doesn't look too bad in the picture considering how spaced he was on medication at the time - much more like himself now!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Zoe, loving the folded book art you've been showing.Baxter does look really snuggly in his bed. Best wishes to you and Keagan, Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8xxx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You have an amazing marker collection! I love the shots of Baxter, especially the second one, where he looks like his about the pick up the telephone. Thanks for your visit and Happy WOYWW!

Angela Radford said...

Loving Baxter, he's so cute. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 32

Neet said...

Sending a tickle/scratch under the chin to Baxter.
Love what you are doing at the moment hope we get to see more of it later on.
Take care - Hugs, Neet xx

Shoshi said...

Wow - a dog on your desk! That's a great way to start the new year! He looks quite adorable.

Thank you for your visit and for your kind words! Here's to a fresh start in 2016.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #22

Jane Willis said...

That book folding looks great, it's a technique I have yet to try. And Baxter is gorgeous - I'm sure he's a great help!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had planned to visit sooner, but not too long after I linked to Julia, my electricity went off. It came back on a short time ago, so now I'm trying to catch up with everyone. Baxter is a cutie, and now I know why I don't let my fellas in my craft room. I'm really intrigued by the book art project. I must check that out.

Thanks for visiting while I was freezing in the dark (sad tale, but true!). Happy WOYWW on Thursday from #1.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I forgot to mention that Squiggles got one of those beds for Christmas and refuses to sleep in it. In fact, I've yet to get him to even sit in it. He really loves a large paper bag I had originally thought I might use in my art. Go figure!

Laura said...

Bless him! It does look to be quite a good look out point
Thanks for stopping by x

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Zo and thanks for your visit. Hey I'm intrigued with those folded book projects, they look great. Dogs like cats love to be nearby. Enjoy your week RobynO#21

Twiglet said...

Baxter has the right idea - sit at the craft table and let the worries of the world just wash over you! A happy, healthy and crafty New Year to you!

Anonymous said...

What a cutie Baxter is! Can't imagine the carnage a swooshing tail would do to the craft stuff though!
Thanks for the visit, I am running late on my WOYWW visits!
Happy crafting and have a good week.
Catherine #38

Julia Dunnit said...

Doesn't Baxter look cute, just watching the world go by, and sitting in the one place that he just knows you'll join him!

Marit said...

Happy New Year Zoe!!! Your post is inspiring - I think I will try folding a book/pages too... it looks wonderful! Happy (belated) woyww, have a great weekend. Love from the Netherlands, Marit #29

Christine said...

Baxter made me laugh - I can imagine the chaos!!! Thank you for sharing.
I was surprised by all the designs for book folding that are out and about now - very clever stuff.
Have a good week
Bishopsmate #53

Nikki C said...

Dogs and their tails just knocking things about it's cute to see him on your desk :) hugs Nikki 15