Wednesday, 25 January 2012

WOYWW138 Nothing going on here

Hi world
this week Wednesday seems to have arrived a day earlier.
Julia Dunnit over at the   stamping-ground.    blog says show us your desks, so here it is.
Beware if you pop over to look, it is very addictive!
Quick apologies to anyone I didn't get back to last week, especially Elizabeth (always like to congrat first past the post... stupid blogger and that white screen, just couldn't get past it

I normally have Tuesday to play at my desk, but this week I had to change my  days and work. ( But I do get to play with crafty stuff at work , so it's not so bad ).

Anyway consequently there is not much going on my desk this week,
It is not so much Stamping ground. . .  more like dumping ground. The C & H bag has some lovely pink bamboo yarn I have just started knitting for my Grandaughter.
There is a big heap of craft magazine to sort through,  (I have read some of them!) and hopefully make something from.
I decided this year to try to make at least one thing inspired by every magazine I buy. It is not going well, maybe I should buy less magazines (said out loud by my handyman!!!!!!)
At the weekend I started a small memory book for my nephew who got married in November.... I've done the front cover. . . .  well done, well done!!!! ( slight touch of sarcasm).

The wedding was at the Clock Barn so it seems fitting to use that as a theme.
I also made this bracelet at the weekend; Haberdashery fans out there might like it. I can't claim it as my design, I saw something similar in a mixed media jewellery book.

In my version I have cut the tape measure in half lengthways, so there were more pieces to weave. It took almost a whole tape. I also used the metal end as a focus for the fastening, a popper on the inside.

The only problem with it is it is a bit scratchy!! well can't win them all!

Ok now I'm off to see lots of other, more inspiring desks than mine, see ya !
janet . . . . aka fairy thoughts

P.S since I wrote that last night I cleared the desk at 2 am and made 4 tags for a craft swap. . .  ah the menopause so good for creativity and midnight crafting. Dont have time to put piccy on now ... off to work, happy days


  1. Happy Happy day! Love the bracelet, that is too cool! I really like the misting on the album cover too! Thanks for sharing! Happy WOYWW -Amanda 36

  2. What fab things - and you sound like you have a great job, being crafty at work too - bliss!!

  3. Fab bracelet! Clever idea :)
    It was fun to meet you and put a face to the name! You'll probably see me again as I pop down to Winchester fairly regularly!
    Hugs, LLJ #45 xx

  4. awesome post. I love your projects completed or not! I have a DH that makes similar remarks about my magazines and I just ignore him! Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #27

  5. Hi there Janet, Great colours and details on that gift I do love the cover, even if if that is all you have done - it is so easy to procrastinate isn't it - that is what I doing right now - must get off here!! argh! ....Thanks so much for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #26

  6. You made something from a book - so that must surely count towards your make one thing from a bought thing.......You could always line the braclet with some felt to reduce the itching? I think it looks splendid :)

  7. Wow it may be scratchy but it looks fab!!!happy woyww hugs trace x no16

  8. Wow loving the braclet what fab idea out of tape measure!
    Have fab wednesday and creative week
    hugs judex17

  9. Wow, the bracelet is fabulous!!!!
    Trish #44

  10. Gorgeous bracelet and so clever. Could you add a felt backing to stop the scratching?
    Ann B

  11. Great bracelet ...maybe you could line it ...oops just read Ann's comment ...great minds.

  12. Oh wow I ADORE this bracelet. If it's scratchy where not visible can you not cover it with felt or something? Be a same not to wear it it's beautiful. Just skimmed by Lunch Lady Jan's comment and feel very envious of where you live, I lived in Winchester for 3 years and still miss it. Thanks for sharing :) x

  13. Such a clever bracelet, fab! Have a good week, Hugs May x x x

  14. I was just going to say what jennibellie said how about sticking some felt to the back to stop it scratching you 'need' to wear it, it looks great - Hope you have a great week Lou #84

  15. Great bracelet. Thanks for sharing. Zo xx 83

  16. The bracelet is super - very unusual. Good start with the memory book for your nephew (Hazel, WOYWW #28) x

  17. that bracelet is so unusual I love it I want to make one myself :)

    Becky #56

  18. WOW I love the bracelet, its so unusual, I just adore it!

    Have a great WOYWW, Luv Karen #80

  19. Hiya, lucky, lucky you working in a craft dept!!
    And WOW! that bracelet is amazing!
    Crafty hugs
    Jo x (your newest follower)

  20. Your bracelet is so unusual and looks very intricate! I love how you have used the TH clock die as a stencil - great idea. Thanks for the peek x

  21. Love you bracelet and the fact that when you go to work you get to craft - I to am a night-early morning crafter - one advantage of hubby working nights means I dont disturb anyone - only Stanley lol

  22. Love that bracelet--so cool! My scrap area is always a bit of a dumping ground. Whenever I need a temporary home for something it seems to end up there and it's enough of a mess without it.

  23. Cool bracelet... I would wear it even if it scratched my arm raw... very cool... happy woyww

  24. Love those creations, great idea with the tapes. :)

  25. Thought the bracelet was great when I saw it at work. Would have joined in this week but felled by migraine until now! Ugh!

  26. A dumping ground, I can relate. My desk doesn't get that quite as much as the table behind it. That is a great idea to challenge yourself to make at least one card inspired by every magazine you buy. I should do that myself. But certainly we shouldn't buy fewer magazines. That's a crazy thought.

  27. I do like that tape measure bracelet it's really unique. Can you line the underside with felt or something?

    Brenda 99

  28. Hi Fairy Thoughts! I love visiting your blog and always enjoy it.
    I have a gift for you on my blog so come by and vist the post dated Jan 30 for "Thanks Mary!!"
    Hope to see you soon.

  29. Yes I love the tape measure bracelet too! Just catching up on last weeks WOYWW!


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