Tuesday, 26 March 2013

WOYWW 199 thanks Julia

Hi Peeps
Well It's Wednesday again and time to show the mess that is my desk, or this week. . . . desks.
Here is a quick tour. . . . . it's all the idea of   Julia    . . . pop over and have a look you never know who you will meet, or what you will find.

The piece of MDF is my heat embossing mat... very useful.
I have been looking for the dominoes for about a month, I will be making some presents with them later in the year.... I like to know where things are in case the mood takes me.
At the back is a small weaving loom and a pile of cards I made last week... not put away yet.
A pile of bits of paper and die cut off cuts.

Here's my other desk, with the project I am working on today. . .  something for Easter for DD x3 I  dont think they would guess even if they do visit this post. The front cover is recycled from the wedding last year, but the inside is completely different. . .  here's a close up

Mmm enough said!

Last but not least,  was this

A few weeks ago Julia  had a giveaway for a jewellery kit she had been asked to review.
I was lucky enough to win one. I thought I should make it straight away as I tend to put things away.... and forget them.
 This is what I made, I change it a bit ... well you have to, don't you?

Love the colours, especially the turquoise.
I'm not going to review it 'coz Julia has already done that . . . but I did enjoy making it and I will enjoy wearing it.
There were lots of beads left so I will (at some point) make a pair of earrings and a necklace.
Well,  time to grap a cuppa and see what is happening in the crazy world of WOYWW.
See you later


  1. lucky you for having a couple of work desks both of which look very inviting to play with. and well done on winning the blog prize too

    Happy WOYWW

    Sue #25
    Aka frankiesue

  2. Love those bracelets, Janet. Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@29)

  3. Beautiful bracelets, and I love the look of your Easter gifts... Happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  4. Hullo there Janet,
    A great creative space today, well done on wining the jewellry make and yes, I agree is is simply lovely! great colours an chucked at the saying on the card, too :D
    Thanks so much for for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #14

  5. Pretty card! Lucky you for winning the beads! The bracelet looks good. I managed to get a comment on Wipso's giveaway in the eleventh hour. I appear to have been the only comment requesting them. Guess we'll see. Have a great week and thanks for sharing:) Lucy #37 x

  6. Love that quote, hope your DD takes notice of it. Glad you found some dominos, are they the minis? I saw some minis in a charity shop last week, didn't buy them as I'm trying to clear out some stuff - wish I had now.
    Ann b

  7. Lovely busy desks, and the bracelet is fabulous. Hope your daughters like their gifts. Have a good week and Happy Easter. Helen, 12

  8. Love the desks and the bracelet.
    Thanks for your bag tutorial, I struggle with the lining, leaving the hole and pulling it through is genius.....must try this. Thanks x
    Kyla #63

  9. Love the bracelet! I've seen Julia's, so know how all the little details make it! Ad I would change bits too, all crafters do that, don't they?? Your bag tutorial in the previous post was really good too...once you get in the swing, it becomes second nature, doesn't it. Making tote bags is my go to when inspiration fails. I just enjoy doing them!
    Hugs, LLJ 59 xxxx

  10. Your desk was a good snoop - he, he I wonder what daughter listens to that advice!( I have a daughter too) Your Chic maker jewelry looks fantastic - I love the turquoise color too - so fashionable this year!
    Have a lovely day!
    Lots of hugs,

  11. So many Beautiful projects this week, I LOVE your cards and the bracelets turned out Fabulous x
    Happy WOYWW heather #86

  12. What lovely busy desks you have there. Your jewellery makes are fab, such pretty colours too. Lucky you for winning.

    Waving hi from the bears @#96 this week.

  13. a great desk you are sharing with us today I love the gifts you are making for your daughters, a lovely bit of fun.
    Have a really great WOYWW day, and Happy Easter to you and yours
    Ria #94

  14. A busy desk. Love your bracelets.
    Carol.x #106

  15. Super desk full of fun fab things. Your bracelet is great, love it! Luck you to win it too. Take care my WOYWW friend. Zo xx 117

  16. Lookin' good! And I have an old cookie sheet/baking tray that has written on it CRAFTS NOT COOKING :) But it does get hot so maybe MDF is the way to go....

    Happy WOYWW

    MA (5)
    (not done the bags yet...soon, soon)

  17. Fun desk! Pretty jewelry.

  18. The bracelets are favourite colours. I've got an old kitchen unit in the studio fot heat embossing. I figure that if it was OK for hot pots and pans then it should be OK for a quick bit of blasting from a gun! Happy WOYWW. Pam #21

  19. 'do it like your mother told you'
    :) :) :)
    Happy Wednesday

  20. Love the bracelet you made..of course you changed it up a bit..only rank scaredy cats like me don't!! Love the stamp you've used in DDs I'm the age and the person I am, I totally appreciate that!

  21. Will have to look for some MDF to use for a heating mat, looks like a great idea. You did a fabulous job on the jewerly making and the jewelry modeling! You sked about my carrot card, here is one I already made if you want to see's has an 'adult' sentiment, so beware! lol
    waving hi from the hills of North arolina ♥

  22. Hey Janet. Great desks.
    I love the bracelet. So pretty.
    That sentiment is brill. Just what I tell my kids - what would Mum say? Think on that then decide, it'll keep them out of trouble! I hope.

    Happy Easter and WOYWW

  23. The MDF board is a great idea I have warped several cutting mats whilst heat embossing. I have also been on the hunt for dominoes can I ask where you managed find some? Love your bracelets, very pretty.
    Hugs Lottie #93

  24. So many fab things to see this the bracelet and the sentiment about doing it the way Mum showed you is just perfect :-)
    A x #44
    ps and yes I do really have many many pairs of size 8 [4mm] needles and I have no idea why lol

  25. Hi Janet, great busy desk, and I;m intrigued by the dominoes????

    happy woyww

    deb s#90

  26. Lovely bracelets! My hubby is still hoping that I don't get into jewelry making...heh!
    Becky J #178

  27. Lovely bracelets....

    Thanks for visiting me. Yes, there will certainly be close-ups of the houses. And if you go to the early part of the blog - I think July - you will find a Dutch house renovation described in great detail :-)

  28. Hi Janet
    I'm new to WOYWW and am slow at getting around to visit but I am enjoying looking in on others creative spaces like yours :o). YES another messy busy desk like mine. lovely cards too but as I'm addicted to jewellery making presently the bracelets had ne drooling LOL
    Annette In Oz #132

  29. Gorgeous little bracelets! Bit late visiting this week - Just wanted to say..Happy Easter! x Jo

  30. Hi Janet,

    I missed visiting desks last week. Hoping to get back in the groove this week though!

    I just laughed at the quote "do what you mom says...." tee hee Where did you get that? I love the vintage look of it.


    PS The bracelet came out great!


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