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Thursday, 11 July 2013

WOYWW #214 not tidy, if you are of a nervous neat disposition please don't look!

First you better look at some nice calming pond photos.
This is the view from my upper patio, and I ate my breakfast and lunch sitting right here! We have white and pink lilies flowering.

Pink lilies through the Kenny proof netting!

O.K. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, relax, and open your eyes to see my messy workspace! In the background against the exercise bike is the trug and baskets of stash I took to the fete for my stall - and brought them right back again! I bought the bright green trug and a few matching baskets to catch people's eye, or so I thought!

You can see a tub of saved "bits" I seem to have a few of these, anyone want some random "bits"? You can also see a few ink pads, two of which I got free at the Artstamps Exhibition at Newbury on Saturday - my birthday treat to me! I better show you a photo of my haul hadn't I! You can see a new set of Promarkers, which arrived all packaged up in lots of bubble wrap from France, I got all excited because I hadn't ordered anything from France and thought I had won something exciting for a minute, lovely new colours though and from Letraset.
In the middle are a few stamps I am using, and some Promarkers, and on the far side you might just see the pages from the book in progress I am making for Kenny. I used the Promarkers that are out for the book. There is still a lot of tidying to do though.

This is the rug behind my work desk, andI have had a good sort out, move round and vacuum of the rug. The Promarkers are out because I am using them, but I have managed to find a space on the shelves for the box to fit. The problem now is that the shelf of unmounted stamp folders is full and I have 3 on the floor! The carrier bag is full of offcuts and bits I will be passing to one of the neighbours children to use, there are two girls and a boy, the boy is probably too old but the girls love the bits.

The bad news is that Craftwell are unsympathetic about my eBosser problems, telling me to "watch the video" and "refer to the platform chart", and indeed "Funky Foam and Chipboard might just be too thick" (yes I know but I want a solution so I can cut them), and "unfortunately we have not used a Crafts Too A4 folder so we don't know how thick the folder is in order to put together a combination for it", I have offered to send it to them, it is useless to me if I can't use it in the eBosser and it is too big for the Big Shot!
O.K. here is my haul from the show, mostly stamps from Visible Image, Stampersaurus, Little Claire and Indigo Blue, paints and portable craft light from Indigo Blue at show special prices, free ink pads from Stampersaurus, glitter film from Little Clair, and a couple of pens and that A4 embossing folder I cannot use!
I got there at 3pm or maybe a little later, we got up much later than planned so didn't leave home until 1:30, and I didn't realise until I got home and read the little catalogue provided that there were stalls upstairs, some of which were new to me so I missed a load, but if I get there next year I will know, and I will get there earlier. Also there was a Husband Creche upstairs (only Husbands?).
The craft light is something I was looking for when we last went to Devon, the hotel lighting is not great for reading or working on anything, well it isn't if himself has gone to bed and turned the ceiling light off! I had a couple of tiny reading lights which were of little use so I hope this will be a good solution. I doubt I can take it down in the lounge and plug it in though! It will have to be for the room, and I could use it in our living room and sit crafting if it doesn't disturb himself's TV viewing!


  1. Wow - what a great desk! There are so many great things on your desk. Looks like you had a great time.
    April #107

  2. From your stash it looks like you had a good time at the stamp show even though you only went for the afternoon
    Your desk is a 'busy' desk I would be happy to root around it for a couple of hours
    Your water lilies look lovely
    Jackie 15

  3. You have toooo much stuff give me some now!!! Well, no you can't I'm still sooo messy there would be no room! Nice pond...mind's tiny and covered in mind your own business... but then I did build it myself..oh and it leeks now...(never mind) Have a great crafty week!! HappY WOyWw

    ((Lyn))#11(Clicking the home link worked for comments this time!)

  4. Goodness what a busy, packed work space you have - I would love to have a rummage through it! Other people's stuff is always so interesting! Thanks for dropping by my desk, hope you have a great week.

  5. WOW!! Great Stash of stashes!! LOL I would love to take some of it off your hands, but as a crafter of many, many years I have NO place to put it! What a lovely Lily pond
    Krisha #5

  6. I love your water lilies -- they are beautiful! Do you put mesh over them to keep the geese and other birds from living in the ponds? Yes, I think everyone has their little drawer or bin full of bits and pieces. Occasionally I feel like dumping it all, but then when I need scraps, it is useful to dig through. Happy WOYWW from Laura #98

  7. Gorgeous water lily. Your desk and stash is amazing. I keep think I have too much but feel a lot better now seeing all yours :-) what a wonderful haul you got as well.
    Thanks for visiting me. You asked about blankets for Africa - hopefully here is a link to where I send mine. Sorry I'm late visiting you. Anne x #50

  8. What a fab pond!! Love the water lilies...and yes, the change to your desk came as a shock, lol!!
    Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

  9. Goodness - what a lot of yummy stash. Trust you have great fun trying it all out.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #66

  10. What a fabulous stash of new goodies you have there! But you will have to do better than that if you want to scare me with your desk :)
    Thanks for visiting and re. the pan pastels, I haven't even had them for a week, but I'm pretty pleased with them. But, they do need a fixative over them, hence the hairspray (which is cheaper than the fixative).
    Have a good week,

  11. Love your pond!!!! The warning for the desk was justified - but I had a good rummage anyway... and the stash from Newbury was fabulous, given how late you got there! It was a great day, wasn't it! Helen, 17

  12. Haha, thanks for the warning! Love the large pond, shame you have to keep it covered. Great stash, probably a good thing you didn't get to visit all the stalls!!

    Brenda 3

  13. Oh Cazzy such wodnerful new stash and am sure you will have fun love Promarkers too and use them but perhaps not as often as should do like a lot of my things, thanks for popping over and happy WOYWW, Shaz in oz.x #36

  14. That is one crazy desk!
    Thank you for visiting
    Karen #63

  15. OMG..what a "Nice" mess!! do not worry WE ALL are like you...we are a different species :)
    Thanks for sharing with of of us your room!
    keep in touch!

  16. I did enjoy my snoop/mooch around your desk this week. There were so many things to see. Sorry to hear about the problems with the building. I am lucky that things are still going well here, despite them wilting in the extreme heat. It really must be unbearable up on that roof or them. Still, only one section to finish up there. Then they can come inside in the shade. Have a good week. xx Maggie #18


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