Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Well, it’s Wednesday again and only two weeks to go until the big 4th Birthday celebrations of What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday, over at The Stamping Ground.
I’ve already received my first ATC from the lovely Jo (Jozart), with strict instructions that it’s not to be opened until the 29th, so it’s sitting here waiting but the anticipation of what’s inside is almost too much to bare.
You see, it arrived in a package along with this beautiful hand dyed Habotai Silk scarf and pen which were gifts to say thank you for making the cards for the LillyBo Quilt project.
She dropped a hint that the ATC might well have some Silk involved too, so I can’t wait to see what work of art is sitting in that little envelope.
So it’s on to my table this week............thought I’d better make the effort after missing the last two weeks.
If you’re after a bargain you can check out all my listings HERE
On the back corner of the table are a couple of cross stitch projects I’ve been working on this week.
The first is a Disney themed square for SOLAK, ( Stitches Of Love And Kindness.) It's one of seven I’ve stitched and it’s destined for a quilt for a little 4 year old boy called Rowan.
This square is Jiminy Cricket and I’ve also stitched Woody from Toy Story, Sulley from Monsters Inc. Pinocchio, Pooh Bear ,Donald Duck and Tigger.
The second project I can’t unveil just yet as it could well be going to someone who reads my blog, so you’ll just have to be patient and wait a week or two to see it.
Well, that’s it for another week but just before I go I have one last picture to show you.
At long last I’ve ventured into the scary world of the android phone, which for this technophobe is one dirty great big giant step I can tell you.
Anyway, last week I invested in a Samsung Galaxy 111 mini and I’m just trying to get to grips with it so while out at the Garden centre I just had to snap this.
Pretty impressive, err!
Right, I really am off to snoop on a few desks now and then pack up my own ATC’s to go in the post, so sees you later.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Seeing as I missed you all last week I thought I would stop by and say hello to all my lovely friends from WOYWW and to anyone else who might just happen to stumble across my blog. And what a beautiful morning for a get together……..it’s warm and the sun is shining……at last!
So, you’re obviously here to see what’s on my desk today and I think the title of my blog post must have already given you an inkling that there’s not very much.
I know we all lose our mojo at one point or another, but I’ve had no enthusiasm to paper craft for months now, so I’m beginning to think that my own mojo is on a gap year!
Strangly, I was looking back over some of my blog posts a couple of days ago and I realized that it was about this time last year I was going through the same thing, so maybe there’s something underlying that’s stopping me, who knows.
What I do know thought is that there are things that I really should be making an effort to finish, like the collection of cards I started making for Jan in return for the beautiful knitting needle case she very kindly made me….you will get them at some point, honest Jan and my nephew’s birthday card which I’m ashamed to say that I actually went out and brought.…….not done that for more than ten years, so I’m sitting here, hanging my head in shame.
Anyway, here’s the picture of my table.
The beads from the week before last are still there although there are some finished results that you can see HERE.
The few cards that I have managed to complete for Jan are still sitting there and there are also a few cross stitched squares for the Stitches of Love and Kindness charity, which are waiting to go in the post and that’s about it really.
What I have managed to do over the last few week is work on some ATC’s for the swap. Mojo can cope with them because the design is sorted and I don’t need to think too hard about what I’m doing.
They are proving to be a little time consuming though ( all will become clear when you see them) so can I ask, if you would like to swap with me on the anniversary, let me know now and then I can get enough made to go in the post straight away, otherwise you may have to wait a week or two for swap to arrive.
So that’s it from me for another week.
If you haven’t already added your desk to the Mr. Linky list over at The Stamping Ground for What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday, then follow the link and join in.
Friday, 19 April 2013
As mentioned on Wednesday I have been playing with my beads this week and wanted to make some extra bits to go with a set I brought in M & S………namely earrings for my holiday.
I really love these colours together but there was very little in the shop to go with it so I decided on buying an extra set, which was duly taken to pieces and with the help of a few beads and findings from my stash I managed to put together another necklace (actually not sure about that one) a bracelet and five pairs of earrings.
Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
That is the question!
And the answer.................most definitely yes, as you can see on my table today.
Follow the link to Julia’s blog, you can join in too.
Anyway, back to my desk and a complete change of direction for me this week.
I’ve been looking out for some Blue and Green costume Jewellery for my holiday and while I was out shopping a week or so ago I came across the almost perfect set in M & S. A necklace and bracelet in just the right shades, but I say almost perfect because I was also looking for a couple of pairs of earrings to match and couldn’t find anything.
In the end extravagance got the better of me and I ended up buying two sets of the Jewellery , only to pull one set apart to make the said earrings and possibly another bracelet or two.
You’ll notice from the picture that I’ve also pulled out some Blue and Green beads from my stash, which I’ll try and incorporate into the bracelets.
I’ve hit a problem though and am not making very much progress at the moment because on looking through my bead box I realised that I don’t have any small jump rings, so I may need to pop to Hobby craft or The Range before I can actually finish them off, but as you can see I’ve got two pairs of ‘dangles’ ready and waiting to be attached to the findings.
I did also managed a couple of cards this week.
First, the 60th Birthday card I was about to start on last week for a friend.
I think the birthday boy liked it and the celebration meal on Saturday evening went down well……..especially the cupcakes that his daughters gave him!
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your comments, I love reading them all.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Well what a week I’ve had……..No Crafting and that Llindt Chocolate Bunny is ‘still’ sitting on the side, intact and waiting to be munched upon.
Can’t tell you how hard it’s been to stop myself biting off an ear, but I know it wouldn’t do my any good at the moment because the chest infection really took hold, so I’ve had to be good. Even the antibiotics that I’ve been on don’t seem to have shifted it much and I really don’t like this feeling of shortness of breath. Hopefully a change in the weather (they promise 70 degrees in the next couple of days) will have me feeling better and more in the mood for crafting.
What I have done though is spent lots of time on my stitching and you can see my progress over at I’d Rather Be Stitchin’.
In fact it’s that you can see at the back of my desk today because I was taking a photo of it for my monthly TUSAL (don’t know what a TUSAL is…..all will be explained if you follow the link above)
Apart from that my desk is almost clear except for my scales and some bubble wrap I was using to pack up some of the things I sold on ebay last week. Thanks if you were amongst the people who followed my link last week and bid on anything. If you did I hope you were one of the lucky ones because there were some great bargains to be had. I have to say I was very pleased indeed as I listed around 70 items and sold all but 10 of them.
OK, I really need to get down and make a 60th birthday card now which needs to be in the post tomorrow, so please forgive me if I don’t get around to desk hopping until tomorrow, but needs must as they say.
To join in with WOYWW and to find out what it’s all about if you’ve never heard about it, can I suggest that you go visit The Stamping Ground. where Julia has all the details and keeps us all in check each week.
See’s you all later.
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Good morning to all my fellow What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday’ers,.
I hope you are all fighting fit and ready for our weekly desk hop after a nice long weekend of eating chocolate eggs.
I was unable to eat my Llindt Bunny because I came down with the lurgy on Saturday evening, sore throat, cough and later a runny nose and now I have a chest infection so chocolate really wouldn’t be the right thing to be eating at the moment.
I did manage to get a few things done over the weekend thought and had a lovely card making session yesterday, which I really enjoyed. It’s great that the fun’s back now the pressure is off.
So, this my desk as it is now, just the way I left it last night.
You can see a little pile of cards at the back, all made from my G.C.D Studios ‘Ella Blue pad. I just love these papers, nice quality, double sided linen textured and a beautiful combination of Blue’s Brown’s and a tiny bit of Green…….really yummy if you ask me.
There’s also the usual paraphernalia including Embossing folders, stamps, distress inks………shall I go on…..I’m sure you get the drift.
Also this weekend I’ve carried on with my big crafty sort out and managed to get most of my dies onto ebay. If anyone’s interested there’s still a few bargains to be had if you fancy a look. I I still have a load more stuff to go on later.
I’m keeping it short and sweet this week as I’m just about to go out the door but I’ll be back later and will be dropping by to see that you’ve been up to,………so stand by your desks! Not literally, Lol.
And if by any chance there’s anyone out there who hasn’t a clue what WOYWW is all about, may I suggest it’s about time you did. Hop across to Julia’s pad at The Stamping Ground. and you can join in with the other 179 crafters who played along last week. Amazing isn’t it….all those people with nothing better to do than desk hop! See you all later.
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Each week it amazes me that our weekly blog hop is growing bigger and bigger, with 170 wonderful crafters joining in with What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday, hosted by the lovely Julia over at The Stamping Ground. Just goes to show what a fun and sociable group of people us crafters are!
I’m hoping that this week on my desk visits I don’t come across too many friends that are having difficulties because of all the snow. The pictures on the TV are almost unbelievable and I don’t think I can ever remember a snowfall like that before.
My desk this week has nothing much at all on it other than a load of old Quickutz dies that I’m sorting out to put on ebay.
I’ve not used them for ages and all they do is collect dust in the cupboard, so I figured I’d try and sell some and use the money to buy some things I’m more likely to use, so if you’re into die cutting keep a look out over the weekend because there may be a few of the discontinued sort after ones in amongst them.
There’s not much else on the table to talk about really, just a mug of coffee and something to keep my neck warm………….it’s freezing sitting by this window sometimes.
So that’s it for another week.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter ………not too much chocolate now.