Tuesday, 11 September 2012

WOYWW 171 active X filtering grrrr!

Hi nosey people of the world
Last week I had real issues with my blog... not being able to see my followers, or anyone elses.  thanks to everyone who commented about it.
WOYWWers are wonderful people, to join in see here at the   stamping-ground.    where Queen of the blogs Julia keeps us in line
My handyman sorted it out, eventually but it was very time consuming .... and frustrating.
It all came down to unticking a box on active X filtering in the address window of my new laptop.  While trying to sort it out  I even lost my blog design and will have to re- design it when I get time.

Anyway my desk this week for a change isn't full of wedding stuff  .... I haven't finished yet  but I needed a change  or I will go madddddd!
On the left is the notebook I have just covered with some papermania's new fabric paper.

I have been trying to make some christmas cards for display at work, but I seem to be lacking inspiration. (no, sorry still can't 'do' Christmas yet!)

At the top is a piece of background made from stamping with rubber bands. Interesting!
On the right is a lovely piece of netting from a bag of runner beans which will make a great mask.

At the back you can just see a small white paper bag with a flower on.

A present for someone at work

Look away now if you think it might be you!


A small beaded box I made. It has taken about 3 weeks and each bead is sewn on seperately to make the shape. Vicky has always had problems with lack of storage ... maybe this will help, hee hee!

Anyway I have shown you mine so I'm off to look at yours
see you later.
Thanks for taking the time to visit
Please leave a comment and I will visit you too.

janet aka fairy thoughts


  1. That beaded box is amazing!!!
    Mary Jo #40

  2. I agree, that beaded box is fabulous!! Clever you!
    Judy #43

  3. That beaded box is amazing!! I'm having a love/hate relationship with my new laptop too, I still can't e-mail people from their blogs, keeps saying default mail not properly set up or something along those lines...pppfftt...Glad you got your problem fixed! Can you fix mine? lol waving the #50 from the hills of North Carolina :)

  4. Amazing box did you have a pattern or did you design it yourself. I did beading for a few years with fran griffiths at crumpets farm in bournemouth where I live. But as you know it's very time consuming and I have got back into papercrafting now for a while as I just wanted a quicker result!!!! No doubt I will get back into the beading at some time.
    X Julie (Paperpathway)

  5. Oh wow! Look at that box! How can you give it away?
    Sue x (MiniOwner #120)

  6. WOW WOW WOW that is gorgeous and I am sure it wil be loved and treasured by your friend. #81

  7. I agree with everyone else about the beaded box. I also like the creativity shown on your workdesk.
    Krisha #50

  8. Oh wow Janet, that box is amazing!
    I’m sure your friend is going to be over the moon with such a beautiful gift. I’m working with seed beads on my cross stitched advent calendar at the moment and know just how fiddly they are to work with.

    Drop by my blog and you may be lucky in my birthday blog candy draw…………whatever it turns out to be!

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @#117

  9. I'm with you, I just can't do Christmas yet but I have for some classes, but it is definitely begrudgingly! And I understand the need to switch focus otherwise you will go mad. I love the beaded box. Very cool and very impressive that each bead is sewn on painstakingly to keep the design. Talk about going mad! You rock! I got your goodies in the mail. I love, love, love the notebook! Only important thoughts will go in there.

  10. WOW! you made that box? that is gorgeous! very impressive!

    Happy WOYWW #147

  11. Cor, that box is awesome!! You are clever, I wouldn't know where to start! Hope they like it :D
    And yes, you're right, I am addicted to beads...sigh!
    Hugs, LLJ #73 xx

  12. I couldn't resist that beautiful fabric paper either, it's lovely isn't it!!!!!
    Your beaded box is just stunning. What an amazing gift for your friend, she'll be thrilled with it.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #88

  13. WOW, WOW, WOW... That box is AmAzing your friend will be delighted.. Hugs May x x x#65

  14. Wow what an exquisite box you have made there. The recipient must be very special! I am in awe, knowing how much work this must have involved!
    Great idea for recycling the bunting. I look forward to seeing it.
    thanks for your visit.

  15. Uh, Janet, did you realize that box is AMAZING??

    Computer things, bleah, and it's almost always something so frustratingly simple, which just adds to the craziness . . .

    Thank you for stopping by this week,
    Happy WOYWW!
    :)trisha, #144

  16. beautiful box! Your coworker is going to be so pleased with it. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! Vickie #114

  17. Now, if you get another weird message full of mistakes from me, Janet it is just been eaten by your blog site - it just disappeared without me hitting the publish button dont think think it liked me complaining about computers too as I was say when I was so rudely interrupted so glad all is worked out and just love that box - really beautiful detail! Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #25

  18. I did look away but then realised I wasn't a coworker unfortunatley because that is a beautiful box...where do you work and are there any vacancies? ;D
    Happy WOYWW ♥Neesie♥ #41

  19. Hi Janet,

    Your box is stunning! Is that done in peyote stitch?

    I will more than likely make a few Christmas cards real soon!

    Thanks for visiting me already. I'm slowly getting around this week.

    Hugs, Kay #31

    1. hi kay thanks the box is indeed made in peyote stitch from a book called little beaded boxes by julia s pretl. The only time I actually follow a pattern although I changed the colours

  20. Lovely desk it looks busy and ready to create but that bead box is just brilliant, she is one lucky girl. Happy WOYWW

    Eliza #88


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