WOYWW 522 – not much to see

This is my first WordPress post for WOYWW (What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday) and will be a quick one. There is absolutely nothing going on in my craft room, except for packaging up some parcels to take to the post office later.

Therefore, I show you some of my displayed items and the new storage box for my very much reduced mixed media stash (yes, just one box!).

The pink document holder has a lovely pocket letter I received as part of a swap last year, a folder with some left over die cuts (I no longer have a die cutting machine) and some empty folders! The 2 bears were made by a lady who attends the craft workshops I go to at our local craft shop.
Box from Homebase
Still got a nice selection of tools and mediums if I really want to do some actual scrapbooking/journals.

I am loving seeing the photos and blog posts about the Crop on Saturday. So sorry I missed it. Basically I overscheduled by booking our car for a service in Swindon on the Friday. We had to travel down on Thursday afternoon, as it is a 4 hour drive, then went to the Outlet Shopping Centre for shopping/food that evening. Friday was spent touring around Wiltshire (Devizes and Avebury) whilst the car was in the workshop. I was exhausted after all that and we made the decision to return home that evening. We should have just travelled up to Shrewsbury on the Friday afternoon, ready for the Crop and got the car serviced another time. Oh well, I have learnt that I can only cope with one activity per trip away, which I did really know – but I am always over-optimistic about how much I can cope with.

I haven’t transferred any of my old Blogger posts over here yet, but will attempt that soon. Obviously there won’t be a huge amount of crafty stuff, but I will share my digital crafting ‘journey’ (a lot to learn) and the workshops I go to (got a papercrafting one on Friday), plus the rock painting (need to get some more done, as will be hiding a few today).

If anyone is interested in cleaning (especially trying to make up my own recipes and reducing the amount of products we use in the house), organisation and decluttering, and generally living with chronic illness, then my other blog posts are worth a read.

Ali x

About Ali

Hi, my name is Ali Wade. I am 49 at the time of typing, and live in rural Pembrokeshire with my semi-retired/dairy farmer/cycling addict hubby! I have been blogging since 2012 over on Blogger, and in 2019 I transferred over to WordPress (which is definitely a steep learning curve!).

What started as a simple blog, mainly about crafting, is now progressing into a website that will showcase my sources of passive income. I have Fibromyalgia, Hyper Mobility Syndrome and Psoriasis, and have not been able to work outside the home for many years. We are planning to move away from our dairy farm business – both in terms of the actual physical running of it (we have a contractor providing the labour and machinery now) and also spending more of the year in Spain. Therefore, we are looking at other ways of providing income for our later years (we are far too young to retire!). My passion for crafting and design, combined with other interests, is leading me to develop this ‘lifestyle blog’.

I am an affiliate – for several companies that I have been learning/shopping with for years – with others coming soon.

I am concentrating mainly on developing Passive Income, as that fits best with my chronic health conditions.

However, I have started offering Tarot and Rune Readings professionally again. Email me at if you need some guidance (for you and/or your pet).

I have a long To Do List for developing this website, so please bear with me. The design and content will be changing a lot in the next few weeks.

17th June 2020