Wednesday, 26 November 2014

WOYWW #286 - Folding Folding Folding!

Hi everyone.  How is your week going?

I had Shannon of school poorly on Monday, but she is fine now.  However, whilst she was home it meant I had to do the dreaded house work - after all that is what Mommies do whilst they are in school, isn't it ?!! :-)

Guess where I would have been if she hadn't been home?  The craft room of course LOL!

Taking part in What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday? #286.

So, on my desk this week, a folded tree, which I am making into a gift for a friend.  You can see my first one that I made HERE.  Also trying another twist on the folded tree, will show you that once it is done, I am in the middle of folding that one.

Just behind the books are some cake bases, which I am thinking of using as bases for the gifts.  

Top right, my advent calender is all finished from those boxes that you saw last week.  Scroll down to see more or click HERE  for the post.

There's some ribbon and garland, some snow flakes and a couple of little statues to use for the gifts I am making.  My mists are on the left there ready to go and will hopefully get these done over the next few days.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.


  1. your post made me smile, the secret lives of mommies with kids in school!!! I love the trees, I used to make those with my kids using my parents reader's digests!!Thanks for sharing,
    Happy WOYWW Ginny #43

  2. I saw a tree like yours made into an angel. some of the pages were folded to make wings and a ball was stuck on top for a head. It looked really good. #3

  3. I hate when I have to pretend 'play house.' Love that you kept with the whole domesticated theme while your kiddo was ill. ;) Glad to hear she's feeling better now and your desk, as always, has wonderful goodies in the making. I am excited to see the new twist on the tree.
    Have a great one!!
    Lisa x

  4. Can't wait to see this tree. Glad the kiddo is better. A little sniffle sure can mess up the secret life if mom. lol

  5. I see you're making more trees! Yay! I'll come back later to see what you have done with them! Thanks for giving me the idea originally! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #41

  6. This looks so deliciously inspiring. I love the idea of using cake bases for your Christmas scenes. You are SO creatively clever.
    Hugs & smiles,

  7. Love your trees. Glad your daughter is better. If I didn't have to I probably would never leave my craft area. lol

  8. Wow can't wait to see when it's all revealed...Your work desk is so cleaned, LOL!

  9. Loving those trees, was thinking of making one for a gift. Thanks for the inspiration xxx

  10. I'm chuckling cos I think we have all used that line when dropping kids off at school :-) I know I have and I still use the same line when dropping the twins off at school on a Monday.
    I love your completed advent calender boxes.
    Annie x # 23

  11. lots join ton here- I wonder if I could get more done if I could actually see my desk???!!!
    thanks for visiting and hope all are well!
    robyn 7

  12. We used to make those folded books back in High School. I totally forgot about them. So fun! I love your advent calendar boxes!

    If you have a day when you aren't going to post anything would you please post my prize giveaway? I don't have many entries and no new followers.

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  13. Oohh, I can't wait to see these trees when they are done!! I hope Shannon is feeling much better. Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  14. Can't wait for you to share them!!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  15. I hope your daughter feels better soon! I guess your lovely projects will need to be put on hold while maternal duties take over! I'll need to get used to the idea of caring for a dependent very soon!

  16. For a change my workdesk is clean until I get done with our Thanksgiving festivities! And then I'll start decorating for Christmas! Can't wait to see how this folded tree turns out!

  17. Hi Karon - hope your daughter is better now. Your finished tree is beautiful, and I look forward to seeing the other one, too. They are great fun to make - I did a couple last year, and will be doing a little workshop for a few friends on Monday, showing these and other book page ornaments. Your box base was a great addition, and I might pinch that idea, if that's ok with you. Have a great week, Chris # 8

  18. Those folded books are amazing!And I love those little boxes (advent calender)
    Had to laugh at you having to do house work! We mothers are all the same!
    Thanks for letting me look over your shoulder,
    Have a good week,

  19. oh my gosh, I had to go look at the first tree, that is AMAZING. you are going to floor those people with these gifts. :) thanks for the visit, ~Stacy #58

  20. Lovely trees!!! I don't have children but do find that I do more work about the house when my husband stays home ;)
    Thanks for the visit!
    Angie #55

  21. Always cool to peek onto your desk. I can't wait to see what you are up to.

  22. Oooh, lovely! I can't wait to see the completed project and do hope Shannon continues to grow healthier each day. :o) Thanks for the peek at your desk, Karon! Have a happy night. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  23. My desk is a mess and I'm too ashamed to show it. HOW do you keep everything in place! LOL.
    hugs, Asha

  24. Love the piled up Advent calendar. DD was just asking about an advent calendar for this year. I've made so many of them but are they good enough? Nope - she wants to make one with me. Sigh.
    Maybe I'll steer her this way...
    Late again - darn that Blogger!

    Happy happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (16)

  25. Sneaky mumm! Rumours that I run downstairs to tidy the kitchen and spray polish in the air just before hubby comes home are much over-exaggerated and of course totally untrue!! (I go down at least an hour before). Lpve love love all this paper folding I keep seeing, must try that in the New Year - and those piled up advent boxes are adorable!! Sorry I'm late returning your your visit, Cindy #49

  26. LOL I hear you with the unexpected child home. I have the last one on the verge of launching {almost 18} I tend to tiptoe around until she rolls out of bed, It really cuts into my creative time a well, because her room is right next to my space, LOL. Your trees are perfect!! Keep smiling and creating

  27. Hi Karon,

    I went over to see the finished tree and it's gorgeous! I go to the local library and they have a "free" section of books that don't sell at the little bookstore (I donate books there). You've given me an idea for some of the books I've seen there. I have a great collection of different languages too.

    Thank you for visiting me already! Happy belated WOYWW
    Kay (21)

  28. Thanks for the visit Karon. I am late because I went on a little thanksgiving trip. I love the view of your desk and I was intrigued by the paper trees..I went and had a look at them - they are GORGEOUS!! So clever. Cx #19

  29. Naughty Mommie😀 of course you would be doing the housework hehe
    What's inside the little boxes I wonder ... I have cheated this year and brought choc ones
    Janet @20

  30. Looking forward to seeing your second finished book tree :)
    I was telling a couple o friends that I recycled some old magazines and they told me, I should keep them to make a folded tree or for my art journaling…the magazines were from 2008…I don't think I needed to be enabled, lol.

  31. ah wonderful trees, Karon!!! great details on it too... the ladies at the nursing go home where I visit make them every year.. stunning work!! happy belated WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #12

  32. Ah that's me Karon! In the time it took the dishwasher repar man to do his thing yesterday, I sorted and cleaned the spare room so that I can use it for wrapping and gift stacking....something I have been putting off for months because I've never had to 'look busy'! Glad your DD is better now though. Still loving the trees, I think the cake bases are another genius idea. Your advent calendar is deeeeeevine!

  33. The book trees look amazing I don't have the patience to sit and fold the pages. Thank you for sharing your desk and for visiting mine Anita #46

  34. Look forward to seeing this tree...your first one is Beautiful!! Have a great week!!

  35. wow - those are awesome!!

    great work ...

  36. omigosh, this is the coolest thing ever!!!!! i wanna make one! LOL

  37. Love the idea of a folded tree!

  38. I hope Shannon is feeling better by now. You have some AMAZING things on your desk (and it's much tidier than mine - lol!)

  39. Thanks for your visit to my desk last week. I'm way late with my woyww-visits (due to the 'open atelier' deadline and all...) but at least I made it here before the next Wednesday ;) Your advent 'statue' (calender does not seem to say it...) is awesome!!! As are the folden trees, I'm just in love with those!! Hug from Holland, Marit #38

  40. Hope Shannon is feeling better. Love your trees. I have not made trees from books in years.
    Have a creative day.
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