WOYWW and tiny giveaway

Hi there,

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday

A wonderful weekly event, hosted by Julia Dunnit of Stamping Ground.

My workdesk looked quite tidy last time I joined WOYWW.
At the moment, there's hardly any room left for crafting.

So what is exactly going on here?

A landscape of fabric scraps.

Pathways of buttons and of threads and pins...

Besides some finished and unfinished projects piled up on my desk, I'm working on some handmade book ideas. But I'm kind of stuck.


Yesterday, when looking out of my window, I noticed this horrifying scene...

A huge fire!!

In a nearby industrial area several businesses have gone to ashes. A nightmare for every business owner. There was nobody severely wounded, thank goodness. But the livelihood of so many people is destroyed. Especially since we're in the middle of an economic crisis here in The Netherlands and it will be hard for these people to find new jobs.



Okay, I'm sorry but right now I'm heading into a completely inappropriate subject, if you consider what I just wrote above...

I'm having a tiny giveaway.
Just a tiny one.

Because I was so stupid as to buy a lovely magazine twice.
Not on purpose of course.

So, here it is:

It is written in Dutch though, so either you have to (learn how to) speak Dutch, or you won't mind the language if you would like to win this magazine.

If you would like to win this one, just tell me in the comments below that you do and leave me your email address.

Hope you liked this little tour through my piles. Happy WOYWW to you! And a big warm welcome to new followers and friends of AppleApricot!

Bye bye for now!

xx Wen


  1. Lovely fabric bits you have shown, but i must say your desk does not look bad. So sorry about the fire , hope no one was hurt. Where abouts are you, my aunt lives in Laren. Gruesse von Francesca #62

  2. How terrible for those people. thats the second fire I've seen on WOYWW this week. Love you desk pics, lovely to see so much stash. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #45 xx

  3. your desk doesn't look bad at all. love all those fabrics, trim and buttons. happy crafting #2

  4. Oh ,I love your messy table dear Wendy...looks just like mine :-)
    But reading about the huge fire, makes me so sorry for everyone involved , yes ,so many lives ,suddenly in the middle of a tragedy!!!
    UHHH your sweet giveaway of Molly Makes ,I would LOVE to winn,- I don`t mind your Dutch language, as there are many words similar to the Danish ones- and I have a Dutch friend here ,too :-)
    Happy evening to you, my friend.
    xoxo, Dorthe

  5. Oh I'd love to win this.I have heard so much about this magazine!I know I cannot read it but I can definitely look at all the photos and get help from my Dutch friend Frieda who also is a crafter and we can share the experience!AriadnefromGreece

  6. I love all the trims and buttons and your work shown down the side bar is very pretty.

    Happy WOYWW. Susi #105

  7. Can't wait to see what you create with what was on your work desk! Hope that fire didn't get out of control - the picture was very scary!

  8. My desk gets to be the same way. I end up working on my projects in a space that is about 6 inches by 6 inches. April #120

  9. What a fabulous mountain of fabric scraps! All so perfect for crafting!

    I am saddened to hear of those who have lost their livelihoods due to the fire near you. Such a scary time for all concerned.

    Enjoy your WOYWW journey!
    Lynn #30

  10. nasty fire close by, hope you didn't get to much of the smoke. a good day to stay in.

  11. You've taken granny on quite a roller coaster ride today, my dear! Your photography is simply stunning. Are you schooled in it or is it a hobby? You have such a natural eye for it. Your photos look like they belong in magazines, seriously. If you had a drawing for a print of one of your photos, you'd have no end of requests to join in!

    I am so sorry for the businesses destroyed by the fire and all those livelihoods lost. My heart goes out to them and to the town.

    Take care! Darnell #19

  12. Oh I am so sorry for all those displaced by that horrible fire. Your desk looks wonderfully busy with lots of fun supplies. I would love to win that magazine...however if my name is selected I want you to send it to Dorthe of Den Lille Lade. Thank you for the opportunity. Creative Bliss Dear...

  13. Sorry to hear of the fire. Glad you are okay, but hope you are faring with the loss your neighbors have suffered. Kim 26 PS, can't read Dutch :-)

  14. Now that is one gorgeous messy desk! Love all lace and fabric...oooh love! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #4

  15. OOOHHHH zo veel mooi kant en knoopjes en nog meer mooi spul.... heerlijk!

    En ja, ik zou best wel graag je extra Molly Makes willen winnen hoor.


  16. Hi, hi...dat ziet er nog netjes uit hóór, ben wel weer eruugg benieuwd wat je aan het maken bent. En euhhhhh...ik doe graag mee met je give away, leuk blad!!

  17. Your desk looks pretty to me ... all those lovely laces ... so sorry about the fire ... that some photo! Have a beautiful day ...

  18. Always nice to see what's brewing over at The Netherlands, must be so loveliness with all those fabrics!
    Sorry to hear about the fire though!

  19. Yeah but Wendy, your desk is still neat...and it really looks as it's waiting for you, and it looks really co-ordinated too. Lovely. The fire was awful, they really are frightening and so devastating.
    Please don't include me for the give-away..I can't speak Dutch, as you probably gathered!

  20. I have to be honest and tell you that your work space looks beautiful. If you could see mine right now, you would understand why I thing yours is nicely organized. I am so sorry to hear about the fires in your area, but am very happy to hear that your home was not affected by it. It appears to have been quite close to you. God be with you and your family and may you be blessed.

  21. Oh je bent weer druk druk zie ik wel. Enne leuk zo een grootte werk plek. Maar dan zo'n klein stukje werk ruimte. Haha. Komt mij bekent voor. Enne ik lees gelukkig ook Nederlands;)

    Lfs Anja fijn weekend alvast. Xxx

  22. I just love your pin photo :)

  23. I love your creative desk top. And I also LOVE the photos of your lace and buttons. So pretty...

    Hope you have a happy weekend.


  24. Well Wendy you just totally inspired me with all the lovely fabric and lace covering your desk!! So sad that any business is destroyed and peoples jobs lost! Hope they can recover and rebuild!

  25. Oh your desk looks like someone is really busy creating there! I love that image of your pincushion! WOW!
    Oh so sad to experience fire like that - I've been on the edge of a huge bushfire
    and it was absolutely so scarey!
    Please count me in dear Wendy for the lovely book even though it is in Dutch I can still be inspired by the photos!
    Finally catching up after being away on a holiday for a week!
    Sending big hugs,

  26. love seeing your work desk and that shot of the laces and buttons is very pretty . . . makes me wonder what beautiful things you may be coming up with next.

    the photo of the smoke from the fire is an extraordinary one. so very dramatic. it captures the tragedy of this event very well. i am sorry to hear of the devastation and hope that there were no serious injuries. of course it must be very hard to have something like this happen when times are already so hard.



Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen