Wednesday, January 16, 2019


Well, we have crossed the 500 mark in style... or should that be sty for me. My desk is still a mess. Has not changed since pre Week 500.

For the past week I've had to focus on getting my 2019 planners up and running. This is a slow process with Bob home. We spend lots of time together - as it should be. I wouldn't want to spend my time without him. He has been a real gem at finding things to do in his man cave for hours while I try to get caught up. I've filmed two planner videos this week.

You'll find them on m y YouTube channel:

I hope to get to everyone this week. I have a new tracking system. I'll show a picture next week.

So here's my 'desk' this morning:

This is actually my filming table over in the stamping corner. I'm making use of a vintage typewriting table I bought almost 20 years ago at an auction for $1. Bob says, what are you going to do with that. Well, this precious piece of history has floated from activity to usage before finding a forever home as my filming table.
The paper covering is getting replaced. After losing my piercing tool under the edge of the board that sits on top of the table, (found btw), I'm having Bob cut me a board the full length of the table when the leaves are up. I'm on the hunt today for a piece of patterned laminate that will be both camera friendly as well as easy to clean. This decision came after I managed to put a piece of sticky paper upside down on the work surface and trash the paper covering. I need something I can take acetone to when I do silly things like that. My big worktable is covered in a laminate counter top. So easy to clean with a spritz of window cleaner or in worse case scenarios like glue/ adhesive - acetone to the rescue.

That's it for my desk this week. Who's Miss Julia and why am I here?  When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Stamping Ground  for all the details. Miss Julia has a long list of other studios you can peek into. No standing on an up-turned milk pail to look in the window. We open the doors wide and welcome you.  Please leave your number and you'll be among the first on my list. 

Creative Blessings!


  1. What a wonderful use of a vintage table and what a great price you got it for. Good luck with finding the right laminate for covering it. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely week. Love and God Bless, Caro xx (#19)

  2. Hi Kelly, great to see you, what a bargain, we crafters definitely need cleanable desk tops, mine get glue, glitter all sorts of sticky things on them and sometimes it’s quite hard to remove, never thought about acetone.
    Happy WOYWW
    Jan #28

  3. That's very pleasing that you're suing the vintage table for your craft video shooting! Getting a nice laminate is so right - I remember when I worked in TV production, we had to get newsreadersor presenters to change if their shirts/jackets made the cameras strobe like crazy!!
    Hugs LLJ 12 xxx

  4. Laminate, Acetone.... is there no escape from DIY? lol
    Once we are sorted we'll have a fab time, I'm certain of that!
    Good luck with your laminate hunt.
    Christine #25

  5. Hi Kelly, I love vintage desks but you do need something to protect them and make them easy to clean. Have a lovely creative week and a happy woyww, Angela x10x

  6. That's a bargain vintage table, hope it sees many years use as your filming table. I don't even have a crafting table! well jealous! Helen #5

  7. That vintage table was certainly a bargain and a great use for it finally Kelly. Hope you manage to get the surface sorted. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #2

  8. I’m super impressed at your long vision when you found that table for a dollar! Good luck with finding a laminate or board or something for the job. Honestly I don’t know how you fit it all in. I’m with you though, when Mr D gets home, I try to be in the same room so that we can at least talk without shouting!!

  9. So great that you were able to find that table and then find a great use for it. Your desk always looks so neat and orderly.

  10. Hi Kelly. I saw your message about the snowflakes. I believe I have no. 1 and 4. The numbers are 663105 and 663115. Happy to make you some die cuts if you want them. Angela xxx