Wednesday, 6 November 2013

WOYW 231

I am just back from a mercy mission to Bath where I have been looking after my little granddaughter Daisy, who was suffering with an ear infection! I sometimes wish that my son who is a GP, lived nearer, but then doctors are not supposed to prescribe to family are they... except in emergency! The doctor I took Daisy to see was lovely however and once the anti-biotics had kicked in she began to feel much better.
So here is how my desk looked before I rushed off... work in progress on Advent boxes for Daisy and Seb. I intend making 24 of them, numbering each one for their mummy to hide one per day from December the first, so that the kids can arrange them however they like... to start building a wall or a tower or whatever... once the choccies have been eaten of course. 
I am off to the craft show at the NEC on Friday, it would be nice to say hi to anyone else who may be going on that day... let me know if you are!
This is part of Julia's WOYWW snoop around the desks of the world... do join in if you fancy a nosy!
I lost 3 and a half pounds this week... don't know what I did to manage that, but I'm delighted!


  1. Oooh how lovely of you to take care of your granddaughter! It's sad to see little children ill or in pain, so must have really been a relieve when the anti-biotics kicked in.
    Did you cut out those boxes yourself or are they prebought? They do look lovely, and so fun to give! I love this idea. If you don't mind, I'll add it to my To Do list. (Item # 231 or something probably...)
    3 and a half pounds (not sure how much that is in kilo's) - probably due to taking care of a little sick chilrd! I am afraid I gained weight, I got candy for the kids for the celebration of Sinterklaas (The "father" of Santa Claus") but I ate quite a bit of it.. see, that's why I hardly have candy for the kids, as I eat it. :(

    Thanks for sharing your desk, and I hope I have time later to come back and look at your advent boxes a bit more!

    Debbie / Daqa # 57

  2. You have done so well with your weght Chrissie. Thanks for popping into my blog. x Jo

  3. Well done with the weight loss Chrissie. Have a fun time at the NEC on Friday.
    A x # 41

  4. Poor little lass...thank the heavens for antibiotics and Grandmothers. The Advent boxes look like a fun project to make and so much fun to find a treat. Be well Carole # 72

  5. Well done on the weight loss. Glad your GD is on the mend. The advent boxes are a brilliant idea. Hugs. Pam#37

  6. Hi there glad your GD is getting better. I have four grandchildren and have quite a few emergency dashes :-) ( my grandsons are in Yorkshire and we are in West Mids) look after my GD on Mon and Tues pm and her sister after school. Keeps me occupied .
    Enjoy the NEC. I went last year but not going this year. Thanks for visiting me. Anne x #63

  7. Hi chrissie
    thanks for your visit earlier I don't think I have popped buy your desk before which is a shame as we love very close... I am in Eastleigh.. just down the road from you. I am a big fan of CS and keep all my copies for future reference. I'm not going to the NEC, its a bit far for me but I know Shaz Silverwolf is going and happy to meet up with other deskers. she is at number 28 this week and a lovely lady we met at the WOYWW crop earlier in the year. Have a good time at the show
    janet #38

  8. Darling little boxes! Sweet of you to nurse GD. Glad to hear she is doing better. WOYWW hugs! Nan G #20

  9. I like the look of those little advent boxes..what a fab idea! Have a great time at the NEC..I would have love to have gone but am busy with band this weekend!
    Hugs, LLJ 58 xx

  10. So pleased to hear your little grand daughter is on the mend!! I love the look of your ickle advent boxes too.
    Have a fab time at the NEC, Take care & Hugs
    Ann xx #104

  11. Chrissie, I am so happy to see that my craft room is not the only one that gets out of hand! : ) I wish I had a grandchild to take care of! I know you must be so happy to help and your son must appreciate it soooo much!

  12. Sorry to hear your granddaughter has been poorly - ear infections are just awful, but ABs are wonderful drugs!!

    I like the look of the little Advent boxes - a really good idea! Hopefully we'll get to see the finished product ?

  13. Hi Chrissie, Hope that Daisy is feeling better now :D I think your advent calendars are going to be a huge success, loads of room for pressies inside!
    Quite jealous of your NEC trip, I would have loved to go, not possible this time though. I hope you get lots of bargains and and have a wonderful time, hugs Gay x

  14. The Advent boxes for Daisy and Seb are so adorable and will be so fun to build towers with! What a doting and thoughtful ` and FUN - grandmother you are! I missed WOYWW this past week, but scrolled down to see your entry from the LIM post. I can't wait to see all your new goodies! Hugs, Darnell


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