Wednesday, 6 March 2013

WOYWW 196 can you make it to the end?

Hi peeps
Another busy week, so beware this is a photo heavy post... I hope you make it ot the end
 I'm on holiday this week and have had 3 days of crafting all to myself.
Don't know what    WOYWW  is then check it out here, it's fun, fast and very addictive.
anyway here is my desk.

This is the start of play on Monday morning
.... catching up with some ATC for a swap.
Some new stamps I brought at Make -It last week..... a bit disappointed with the show, especially the knit and stitch part....

There  was a fabulous button stall at the show. Regular visitors will know my love of buttons.... and you know I'm not alone!

My little haul, plus this one I brought for Lee who was sick and could go with me on the day
Victorian hand carved shell

 I started these this  morning. DD3 is moving on Saturday..... finally. These little men are to decorate GD Erins bedroom as it is plain white and may be a while before they have time (or the money) to paint it.
Is it me, or do some of the gingerbread men look a bit scary...

I coloured the mouth in after I took this shot and it looks much better.
 The lovely Jo   jo zartdesigns.  made the men for me after I saw them on her blog before Christmas,
I hope she likes what I have done with them.

I have just finished piecing my next   lillybo quilts.   but I am giving it  a little rest so I can make a wall hanging for my bedroom.
I just need to add the flowers, pop back on Friday if you want to see it finished.... yes it will be finshed then !!!!!!!!!!!!

This is my desk at the end of play Tuesday (about 10pm   thanks to my new daylight bulb, see it here  let there be light ) Nearly forgot Mothers day, we are seeing them tomorrow and may not get there on Sunday due to the big move, so I had to get a wiggle on this evening..... nearly finished , I will put them together in the morning.
Well I think that is all for now.... well done if you made it to the end.
 except to show this ....  my next project, I brought it at the show... it will be a clock for my craft room (from the MDF man). this will take a bit longer though.

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  1. Super post with lots to nosey about! I to LOVE buttons especially vintage ones so that hand carved one is fabulous. you should take a mould of it then make more with utee or clay and use pearlex on them.. The gingerbread men look fabulous mounted on the pennants but I agree some do look scary!!! So pleased the quilt making has got you back into sewing and it will be really special to make yourself a hanging. Re the colour choice request... I know nobody expects a reward, (you are all too lovely) but it's only a token and a way of showing my appreciation.
    love Jo x

  2. …Some lovely work going on here, Janet!

    LOOVVE the buttons too so understand your feeling there too.

    Re. the gingerbread man think it is where you put the black eye centres - putting them there is threatening if placed in centre of eye which is normal is less threatening - not sure if you can move them? Just a thought.. am sure the smile will make a difference as you say.
    Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #17

  3. Wow, Janet, you have achieved a lot - love the desk! I thought the button stand was what you'd bought, I had to re-read it...!!!! have a great week.helen 8

  4. Three days is as good as a fortnight to you in terms of what you can get done! Love the wall hanging already, what a nice idea. I didn't even see the button stall on Friday! The bunting is cute, and Erin will only think they're scarey if someone puts it in her mind!

  5. Hi there, thanks for the peek into your world this week. You've been busy, love everything, yes the men are a bit scary and I just love the cogs, plan on getting some from Ally Pally next month!
    Neil # 23

  6. Great buttons, so beautiful and I love the ones you chose from such a huge selection x
    lots of wonderful projects underway and the bunting is fab :)
    Happy WOYWW Heather #59

  7. Sigh, the buttons are sooo nice!
    Happy Wednesday

  8. oh my goodness girl you have been so busy just look at all those projects on the go. I have to say I am loving them all and the little bunting is looking fabby
    Have a great WOYWW thank you for sharing your workspace today
    Ria #39

  9. LOL! I'm exhausted just looking at al the photos! Can't believe how much you have on the go!

    Happy WOYWW

    MA (1)

  10. You have been busy busy busy and very Productive! I am trying to figure out what that white bottle is with a yellow bottom on your top photo on the right hand side....what is that?

    Hugs, Robin - 117

  11. Happy WOYWW lots of fabulous things to see. Great collection of buttons. Love your bunting, agree that gingerbread man did look a bit scary LOL... Gill x #45

  12. I have such button envy now! Enjoy playing with them. Have a fab WOYWW, Deb #100

  13. You've got so many things going on! Love your buttons! thanks for sharing your desk :)

  14. Thanks for the is indeed a white board of notes to self...things like "plan card classes" and "stock take at shop" I thankfully have an eCraft cutter which cut all the petals out or yes I would REALLY have my work cut out for me! Love the buttons you got and the clock looks like it is going to be fabulous.

  15. Love your suggestion for the log blog!! That made me will tickle my DH as well :)
    Your quilts have been gorgeous...I particularly liked the little duffle bag that went with the nautical fabric...very clever!
    Hugs, LLJ 32 xx

  16. Please can I come and rummage through your buttons please? Like to see buttons and love receiving them from friends!
    Great looking bunting and yes, some do look scary! I have the same die and know what you mean!
    I am hoping the MDF man is at BSSBS next month!!
    Hettie 54

  17. PS Have you seen the buttons for sale from Susibee 84? I was soooo tempted to click on her etsy site but managed to resist....for now!!

  18. Oooh, beautiful buttons... I'm crazy 'bout buttons :D
    Have a nice day!
    Tuire #18

  19. Wow...You are really working on a lot of projects. I LOVE those buttons. Regina #141

  20. What a great work desk, and I love the buttons!

    Happy WOYWW!

    Amy #71

  21. I kind of blah blahed this week . . . that bunting is SUPER cute, Janet, and all those buttons--yum!!!

    Thank you for stopping by this woyww! The linky list disappeared again, rats!
    #132 this week

  22. Awesome post. Love the banner and OMG! All those buttons...girl I have button envy! Thanks for dropping by and visiting at my desk! I enjoyed getting a peak at your projects and looking yours! Have a great week. Vickie #11

  23. Wow, you are busy! Have lots of fun at your desk this week!
    Happy WOYWW,

  24. Oh I love the MDF man! Please send him this way. :) Boy you're a busy gal! Great projects you've going on. Happy WOYWW! Nan #3

  25. Great three days of crafting. Love that clock, I have a similar one to do, must get it made as I think I have had it a year now. Love your pennants, she should be delighted. Hope the Gingerbread men don't scare her.
    Thanks for the earlier visit, just got back from my trip.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  26. Brilliant post. Wow you got a lot packed into three days!
    The eyes are off a bit - I agree with Shaz on Oz. But still cute banner.
    I'm late visiting for WOYWW as was offline yesterday,
    Have a good week

  27. Wow you've been busy, lots going on but all fab! I'm just starting my desk visiting as I rested yesterday so I could go to footy last night. We (Bristol Rovers) won! So I am a very happy Zoe today. Take care Zo xx 92

  28. Thanks for sharing all the photos. You have been very busy. Can't wait to see the clock finished. Creative Blessings! Kelly #156

  29. That is a lot of crafty goodness you have there lol. That clock looks really interesting! Thanks for visiting my blog. I've never had an animal who needed to be persuaded to eat... also not a problem I have lol. #113

  30. Lots going on on your desk! I missed the button stall! Silly me. I didn't see anyone from WOYWW and I had my badge on. I will look harder at Newbury in July. I am looking forward to seeing your clock when its finished. Thank you for visiting me xx #100

  31. Ah buttons.....our greatest pleasure.....plunging your hand deep into the container and letting them run through your fingers.......! Sorry you lost me there for a moment :-)

    Kyla 151


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