Falcon Travelers

Dutch Design Leather, Est 2013

My last WOYWW was #215, so I missed quite a few desks while I was away, but I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things. I even played around with some paint again these last few days. Not to much mind you, because I first had to clear away all the mess I made before I went on holliday. So I could start making a whole new mess.

And a mess I made =)

Here’s a birdseye view of my mess. On the right you can see my mothers hands. She came by yesterday to pick up my son for a sleepover with his nephews and to work a little in her travel journal.

My workdesk is on the left side and the clean and tidy workdesk I created has long gone. It’s once again a huge pile of, well I don’t know what. Anything and everything I use, or find, or think I might use. One day is all it took. I actually don’t mind it looking like this, as long as I have a spot to work in, that’s just fine. I just figure that’s what it’s for. If I want it to stay neat and tidy, maybe I shouldn’t work on it, right?

On my desk you can see a bubble envelope I’m decorating, because I actualy just got my first ever order for 2 little books on my DaWanda site. Yay =).
(spoiler alert for Susanna =) …)

I’m so happy with that and honored that somebody would like my booklets so much that they would buy them, that I went ahead and made them a little extra booklet. One of the little file folder journals that I like to make.

Here’s a little sneek peek at the order I will be sending out.

I keep everything I sent out together in a little box, so I can keep it overseeable while I work on stuff. I keep some incence in the box so it smells really nice when I open it.

The box is actualy a fake book I got ages ago. It says “geen Sprookjes” which is Dutch for “No fairytales”. I got it so long ago that I can’t even remember what was in it. I like it though, I think it’s cute.

At the risk of spoiling the surprise, I did say spoiler alert =), here’s the little book I made specially for her.

The cover is all painted and the spine is covered with some cotton and lace adhered with matt medium.

I had a lot of fun making this booklet and I’m happy with how it turned out. I so hope she likes her package. I’ll be sending it out today once I’ve got the track and trace thing figured out…

Anyway, if you want to snoop at some more workdesk and see what my fellow crafters have been up to, go check out Julia’s blog Stamping Ground and she’ll explain it all to you.

Happy WOYWW and I wish you all a wonderful week

31 thoughts on “WOYWW 219

  1. your workspace looks positively tidy compared to mine!! 🙂 I seem to work with everything but the kitchen sink around me, glad you have had a good break.


  2. tangledpen says:

    LOVE your desk!!! congrats on your sale! That's awesome 🙂 …the envelope you're decorating looks really really nice
    Cheers from
    Jana #79

    Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂


  3. Valerie-Jael says:

    Your desk looks full of goodies! Valerie


  4. voodoo vixen says:

    LOL you really do have everything going on with that desk but I love the mini books, well done on your order! Annette #9


  5. Your books are lovely, we like the idea of clearing mess to make mess.

    The bears @#93


  6. ike says:

    Your books are always gorgeous – I am so glad you are selling them 😀 Go Girl !!!

    Happy WOYWW

    IKE xxx #99


  7. Hi Monique. Your desk looks so inviting, you could jump right in and make something gorgeous. Congratulations on your order, your books are beautiful – I know your customer will be thrilled. Thanks for your visit. Have a happy week MMx


  8. Anne says:

    Your desk is great. The book is gorgeous. Happy WOYWW Anne x #77


  9. Anne says:

    Your desk is great. The book is gorgeous. Happy WOYWW Anne x #77


  10. famfa says:

    Beautiful book, sure she will love it.
    Thanks for visiting. Sure I will finish my project soon but not before I start something else ha!
    Famfa 7


  11. Susanna says:

    Ohhh Wauuuu! I am overwhelmed by your extra gift for me!!! Sorry that I peeked, but I couldn´t help myself for looking 😉 It´s like Christmas is coming!!! Your books are such treasures and I know that when I receive those I will even sleep beside them, because they are so precious to me 😉 I´m so anxiously waiting for your package! You are an Angel! Have a nice day!


  12. Lynda Norton says:

    Great workspace. I see Susanna is thrilled with the books, not surprise they are adorable, I love the way you package with the insence too, yum. Your books are gorgeous.

    Lynda #89


  13. a wonderful desk! this is where art is made…


  14. Shaz Brooks says:

    Awesome desk- I love it. the booklets are amazing, she will be so pleased, I am suer. What a lovely ides to keep incense in the box. I put a few drips of essential oil onto a cotton wool ball & store it in with my paper flowers. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #45 xx


  15. Fabulous! LOVE that book and she will be over the moon, I'm sure. Lovely you got a sale too. Be proud 🙂

    Happy (so late) WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (37)


  16. Andrea says:

    thanks for visiting and belated woywww wishes love your workdesk wish I wasn't so OCD maybe some day I will learn to relax mess it up,leave it and love it! what a fab box looks so realistic …your mini books are fab she is going be delighted what an excellent package to receive,fab idea using the scent too. I'm sure you will get many more orders hope you have a fab week hugs Andrea #57


  17. It's so lovely to have you back, Monique! That booklet is just gorgeous. I love the idea of keeping incense with your booklet materials so they smell lovely when you send them out. I have plans still to make books, if only life would slow down a little and give me more time! Thanks for stopping by earlier. Julie Ann xx #39


  18. Avril Ann says:

    Love your Workdesk, looks very busy, and a fabulous project too, Avril #91


  19. Wat een heerlijk bureau…overal lekker allerlei materiaal en zelf niet zoveel plek om te werken…hihi waar herken ik dat toch van???? 😛

    groetjes, Alie 🙂


  20. I know you love making those little books, because of SOC. They blew me away when you showed them each week.

    I can't really work like that, but it's because my desk is so small. I know if it's how you like to work, then that's how it should look (grin).

    Have a happy WOYWW from #1.


  21. sandysewin says:

    That is an AWESOME mess! I love it. 🙂

    Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier and for your kind comments.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #17


  22. okienurse says:

    awesome desk with lots of fun things to look at! Congrats on your first order! Thanks for stopping by my desk! I goofed up and had the wrong blog URL on my linky originally was #107 now I am… Vickie #134


  23. Margie says:

    Now thats just the kind of “mess” I'd be happy to be dropped into! Love your little book too – its delightful and you've made me want to go back to making books again – ages since I've done one. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Margie x


  24. April Story says:

    I'm with you on the messy desk. If it isn't messy – you must not be having fun creating – right? Love your book and I'm sure your friend will too. Congrats on your first sale. April #120


  25. Roberta B says:

    Wow … How fun and congrats on your first sale with many to come. I know it makes you feel good. I love them and the tiny one is so so so darn cute! Awesome work.
    Roberta 55 Thanks for sharing


  26. trisha too says:

    A beautiful creative mess–gorgeous gorgeous books, and congratulations on your sale, very fun!!!!

    Thank you for stopping by this woyww, I appreciate your visit and comment!
    #27 this week


  27. Hello Monique, thanks for stopping by yesterday. Glad you enjoyed your holiday, love those little journals you made. Gorgeously messy desk too! Very creative indeed (GRIN). I haven't forgotten about our swap but I haven't had a great idea yet. But after looking at your journal (and given that I'm just trying it out myself) how about a book or journal? Let me know what you think or if you're bored with that idea as you've just done 6!!


  28. Suzy says:

    Love your desk, it looks like a wonderful place to work, er play. That book is fabulous and should be well received.


  29. Shoshi says:

    What a glorious, colourful, creative mess, Monique!! Just how it should be for a WOYWW post!

    Thanks for your lovely comment. Yes, lighting is so important. I've got the same spots in the kitchen, but with halogens instead of LEDs as they are much cheaper, and the colour of the light isn't so vital in there. Hopefully LEDs will come down in price as they get more popular as they are so cheap to run. I have only been taking the new meds for a couple of days and hesitate to think that they may be starting to work already, when the doc said I'd have to wait 2-4 weeks for any improvement but I really think there is an improvement already!!

    I have been having awful problems posting comments on blogger so I hope this gets through OK.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #87


  30. Nikki says:

    Congrats on your sale and love the smell of insense too just so relaxing. Glad you had a wonderful holiday and welcome back
    hugs Nikki 10 thanks for the visit too


  31. butterfly says:

    Congratulations on your sale – but no surprise to me that people want to buy your amazing work, and what a wonderful bonus book you've created. And the desk doesn't look messy to me, just busy!
    Alison x


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