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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

WOYWW #308 D for do something!

I've not joined in for a couple of weeks, not since just before Shaun had his surgery. The operation was sucessful, he is home recovering and they tell us they got it all.
Last week I went to the Shepton Mallet craft show and I wasn't intending to buy any craft goodies - honest! Well this is what happened mwah mwah mwah!
So I have pick and mix card, buttons, lots of glue, triple thick glaze, sprays, Inky Doodle stamps, Stampendous stamps and dies, some cute flying things dies that will be used soon, a couple of bargain Marianne dies, stencils, beads, stickles and at the front is a small pot of Treasure Gold. I cannot get that pot open, I have tried and tried, so if anyone can tell me what I am doing wrong I would appreciate it!
This is my newly finished crochet project, a cardigan for me in cotton. I had a few problems with the pattern but not as many as the last one, here the buttons aren't stitched on.

Here the buttons are stitched on, it looks a lot more blue than it is, the photo above looks truer to colour than this one does. Looks a little tight, but the pattern was designed with "negative ease" - really!! I debated which size to make and am glad I went for this and not the next one down, at least I can wear it this Summer.

This handsome chap is the cat who teases the dogs. He normally sits beneath the conifers he is sitting above - until the dogs go chase him away! He is right beneath my bird feeder usually! There is another cat who also gets chased, is black and white and likes to walk across the pond cover. The grey and white used to look in our patio window until the dogs saw him and went crazy then he would hop up onto the patio table and sit watching the results!

OK I'v been putting it off, but here is the desk. I have had enough of this chaos - something has to change! See my new yarn tubs full up beneath the desk? I hoped to get a lot more in than they will hold.

Birds eye view, on the back of the desk is some material I found in the offcuts box of the local haberdashery shop, are they called that these days? Anyway it is the only shop in town selling material now, as well as yarn, and all the bits. I was heading for the art and craft shop, but found it had closed down. I thought I could make a new back cloth for my mini photo studio with the pink, and the other piece is has peace symbols all over it and the word "peace" and is a much smaller offcut. I liked the colours, just need to use it now - I have some pink left over which goes with it.
The trellis die cut and die - I bought the die at the last show in January then misplaced it until this week (see what I mean, something has to change). In the only space in the middle I am actually using some of my new stamps. The rest - just wants putting away somewhere!

Why am I showing you this? Well it is Wednesday, and on this day crafters of the world show and tell about their spaces and desks. To join in and go see just hop over to The Stamping Ground, home of the lovely Julia Dunnit who started it all.


  1. Oh my! You do have chaos! Funny how cats love to torment dogs yet stay out of harms way. And how wonderful your hubby's surgery went well!! Thanks for stopping by! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #43

  2. Wow that's a big push back pile and carry on. I'm sure you will find some treasures in there when you give it a sort. It's funny how we can create in a 12 by 12 inch square in the end hugs Nikki 5

  3. Pleased to hear your husbands surgery went well, not sure where you'll find room to work but you're sure to find some other crafting goodies you thought you'd lost.
    Jan s. No 38

  4. Ah Cazzy smiled broadly when I saw your desk... Now I am glad mine is not any bigger as rather suspect it would look like this.. I manage to clear enough space to work in each week, and that is all I show, on right is pretty tidy, but not so the left, it reminds me of your desk. Great use of stamp and die up above ..good shop.
    Maybe, treasure is not meant to be opened ;)

    Very thankful for you that hubby's surgery went well, and I pray earnestly it stays that way with good after results too, every blessing of the Lord on you both.
    Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x


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