When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Wednesday 25 March 2015


Good afternoon!

I'm here to share my desk as per the rule set by our Queen of Desks Julia.

Short post from me so here goes -
Right hand side - bags full of money. I emptied my change pots. Not done it for a while. 

Window side - my colouring is on going for my notebooks but you can see my dad's tablet and some instructions I'm working on for him to be able to use Skype. I had to set it all up, send contact requests and make sure it works, then I have to write step-by-step instructions!! Yep I have to write it down!

You can guarantee this fella will be by my side. He has his bed and his car seat cushion in my craft room and often lies like this!

That's it from me - short and sweet - much like me!
Take care Zo xx

Friday 20 March 2015

Friends through thick and thin!

Now blogger friends, I apologise for my absence recently. I've neglected you all really but I do plan to start blogging more often. With craft projects and personal stories too. Especially as I'm no longer posting as much for DT work.

So today I'm sharing the birthday card I've made for one of my best friends. This year I'm not making cards for everyone as usual. I'm only making for close family and friends. At the end of the year I'm going to make a donation to my fundraising in lieu of all the cards I've not made. I'm keeping track!

If you want to find out more about my fundraising please check out my page - any donations gratefully received!

So my card -

I used a pre-cut shaped base card from Craftwork Cards. The papers were freebies. I kept it simple and added flowers, buttons and pearls.

The image is from Some Odd Girl and has to be one of my favourites to colour at present. I coloured her using my Copics.  The dappled background is done using Graph It markers. 

So there you go. I'm off to footy tonight with my mum. Keagan has a riding lesson so my dad is taking him to that. Keagan will listen to the game on the radio at home with Baxter!

Take care Zo xx

Wednesday 18 March 2015


Hello friendly desk dashers.

I've been AWOL I know. Too many things to do, with a body that refuses to work when I need it too! Lol
But I'm back to share my space as per our Queen of desks Julia  states. 

So desk - 
The right side - images piled up & pens.

Window side with pens being used constantly and images. 

The top of my bureau is a mess. Too many bits of stuff going on, oh and coffee. I need coffee!
I think a spring clean is needed, my whole room feels a mess and I don't like it! 

Take care Zo xx

Wednesday 4 March 2015


Woohoo 300 a huge thanks has to go to Julia -Stamping Ground  for coming up with this idea, for bringing us together and for forming friendships that have gone from online to real life. I've not been here since the start but have seen many gone by and it's really a focal point of the week. I may not join in, I may join in but disappear or I may be present and all correct. No matter. I know it matters not.

My desk hasn't changed for weeks, full on notebook making still happening as the order list gets longer! Here's one of the latest to have left my desk.  

I thought I'd share a pic of my other 'desk' taken last night. I was in bed crocheting (I'm making a blanket for a lady who is expecting a little boy) and this little man joined me and laid on my legs. So cute. I do love my Baxter. 
In the background you can see part of the stripey blanket I made for Baxter to lie on, but he always creeps over for a cuddle. Do you like my funky duvet, animal print, my mum bought it for me for Christmas. 

Hope you are all well?
Take care Zo xx