Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Sort Out - WOYWW #199

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.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Out of my Comfort Zone - WOYWW #198

Good morning my lovely blogging friends.

It’s that day again and Julia is ready and waiting over at the The Stamping Ground for you to add your name to Mr Linky ( if you haven’t already) and then be prepared for the influx of crafters, all eager to snoop on your work space.

For some reason I’m only managing to join in every couple of weeks at the moment. No idea really why that is but hopefully it will change soon and I’ll be here ‘full time’. I don’t know about you but I get withdrawal symptoms when I miss a week.

So what’s been happening is Sue’s Krafty Kards work room this week…………….well a combination of knitting, stitching and a little bit of paper crafting and here’s what was on my desk when I let it last night.

I thought I had better make a start on the ATC’s for the WOYWW birthday swap……talk about out of my comfort zone. I’ve only every made them once before and that was for last year’s swap, so I was in panic mode when I started because of the small area I was working on.

You can see from the picture that I had various shades of Pink and Mauve Distress Inks out as well as some stamps and dies but don’t think for a minute that you can guess what I’m doing because within an hour of taking that photo I over did things a little and it was beyond salvaging so it all ended up in the bin.
I then started from scratch with something completely different and I think I’m happy with the results but you’ll have to wait until the swap to see them.

I mentioned that I’ve been knitting again and have made two more little cardigans for my Goddaughter’s bump. Her mum told me that she’s not shy of bold colours, which I’m not sure about for a new baby and colour choice isn’t made easier when we don’t know what she’s expecting, so I decided on this lovely shade of Green.

All it needs are some buttons and it’s done.

The second one I made with the left overs from the Green and the Cream one I made a couple of weeks ago and that’s just waiting on buttons too.

And so to the cross stitch and yes, I’ve finally made a start on Celtic Autumn, yah!

Luckily there’s no time frame, because I’m a slow stitcher and you’ll see what I mean when I tell you that this is the progress after 13 hours and 50 minutes.

(Opps.....looks like I need to get the iron out!)

I don’t normally keep account of how long a project takes me to stitch but someone on another blog I follow stitched her recently and it took a total of 83 hours, that was 72 hours stitching and 11 hours beading so I thought I’d see how long she takes me.

So that’s it for another week.

I’ll be calling by later to see what you’re all up too, so get that mug of coffee ready for me.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Disorganized- WOYWW #196

Oh crikey, it was only when saw that Annie had left me a comment this morning that I realized it was Wednesday. and time to show you all what’s on my desk.

Well, I thought it was Tuesday today, so I’m not ready and I think it might have something to do with the beautiful T-shirt weather we had yesterday.  I made the most of it by jet washing one of the patio’s and now seem to have lost a day.

Still, there’s no getting away from it, it is Wednesday and time to share what’s on my table with Julia over at The Stamping Ground and the rest of the What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday mob.

To be honest, I’ve not been in my craft room much since last week and my table has become a bit of a dumping ground again.

The LO that I was about to start last week is still on the table unfinished…….almost there but not quite.

The ‘Blue’ ribbon box is out because I was looking for some matching ribbon but to no avail. You’d think with a box that sized there be something in there that would match, wouldn’t you, but no such luck so I lost interest and just left it laying there.

Sitting on top of that on my table is the little cardigan I’ve knitting for my god daughter’s new edition when it arrives, which is just waiting for some buttons. I’ve gone for 3 -6 months size ready for the winter months and I’m doing a little cabled hat and booties to match.

That’s about it really, but before I go I have one last thing to share.

Jo has made some lovely ‘Star Stitcher’ awards for the girls who have been making the quilts for the LillyBo Quilt Project using the cards I’ve been making and bless her, she’s made a special one for me because I don’t sew, how sweet was that.

If you click on the one on my side bar it will take you straight to the LillyBo Blog, where you can see all the quilts, bags and toys that have been sent already, so do pop across and have a little look because they are all beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by this week and I’ll see you later when I pop in for coffee, Lol.

Happy Crafting!