Tuesday, 9 April 2013


Hi Peeps
happy wednesday everyone, what are you up to today?
If the weather  is rubbish (still) you can always hop around the world looking at lovely creativity on artists workdesk..... find out how  here  Julia is in charge so be nice and play along
Here is my desk this week... not much happening, I have been catching up with my spending journal....? what you ask. when I buy stash I like to log it for future reference. I went to the stitches and hobbycraft show at the weekend.. well a girls gotta buy a few things hasn't she?

Some dies, a ink pad, a lovely tree stamp, some fabric and an interesting book;

On the paper is the pattern for a box made with  pelmet vylene type stuff, we wanted to make it at the show but the class was full, the lady on the stall was kind enough to trace the pattern so we can make it at home .... so look out for that in future post. Flower pounding? well look out for that too. Yes I am a tease!
Talking of teasing, here are some more pictures of my WOYWW 4 ATC design journey

I wanted a stamp for WOYWW so I made one with my kit. I haven't had too much success with making these.

But luckily this one turned out ok 

More next week
If you take the time to visit ...why not leave a comment... I will visit you back.
Please leave your Mr Linky no. so I can find you. Have a great wednesday
P.S I forgot to show you the fab fabric i got at the show here it is
with my hand to show how big the cars are !


  1. Hi Janet,

    Nice looking desk! The tree stamp looks so cool. I'm loving how your ATC is coming along. I have an idea for mine but haven't started yet.... must. do. that. soon......

    I don't know what my number is yet... hopefully you'll find me!

    Happy WOYWW

  2. Great stamp there - made my anniversary ATC a while back - BJ#20

  3. Hi interesting desk! Can't wait to hear about "flower pounding" Have a good day Debs x

  4. Flower pounding?? Can yu get arrested for that??? ;) Can't wait to hear what it actually is!!
    Your stamp is working well, blimey, I haven't even thought about what I'm doing for the bloggaversary.... And I think you are a fabricaholic just like me!
    Hugs, LLJ 35 xx

  5. What Stamp maker you got? I have Teresa Collins and it works fine, let me know if you need help with it. #23

  6. Happy Wednesday, I hope you are having, or going to have, or have already had a great day (dependent on where exactly in the world you are!) Great desk, fun to see you've made your own stamps too.

    Neil #7

  7. Did you get that from Fabrics Galore? the queues were there all day long! Shame I didn't spot you in amongst the throng (if you were there on Saturday, that is!) Well done on starting your atc. I haven't!! Helen, 8

  8. Sounds like you had fun going out!! Enjoy your new stash!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #32

  9. You certainly are a tease! Flower pounding and making your own stamps????? Wow! So you spent a bit of dosh on crafty stuff?? Well of course you have to spend some !!!! :-)
    Lots of hugs,

  10. Its always good to buy new things and you are good writing it all down, there is no way in hell I would do that for fear of knowing the truth LOL A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do LOL

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza 47

  11. Wow! Love that fabric :o) Flower pounding? How intriguing. Hope to find out more another day xx
    Fiona #61

  12. Flower pounding? something about releasing colour from petals? Hmmm interesting... Have a great week. MMx #67

  13. Fab fabric! I am a week late, sorry. Flower pounding, won't spill the beans but I have done it in the past. Good luck.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  14. Nice loking desk - but keeping a record of stsh bought? I'd give myself a heart attack!! Clever you making a WOYWW stamp - must get on with my ATCs, the swap will be here before we know it!! Cindy #63

  15. Never heard of flower pounding - sounds a bit violent!! have fun. x Jo

  16. I like the idea of your stash journal lol! Craft shows are great aren't they?! Love your desk, and what is flower pounding??? Looking forward to showing and filling us in. Happy WoYWW.
    Janene #77

  17. I've heard of flour pounding but not flower pounding...hope it's not similar! Happy WOYWW. Pam#23

  18. I like the idea of the spending journal - not because I would want to know how much I actually spend but it's useful to know where stuff was purchased from. I shall be checking back on your blog for flower pounding - sounds intriguing!
    Thanks so much for your visit to my blog - sorry I'm late replying - Have a great week!

  19. I work in Corel Draw and draw the size of the sachet on my screen so I know what area I am working in before I go to print my negative. Also I have found that with detailed stamps I give it the count of 3 on the back when exposing the sachet so that it all stays in place before I do the 2min exposure on the front. I have not found a photo of me that works as a stamp yet, I have tried that too! I must fiddle around with that a bit more. Yes the sachets are VERY pricy, but so nice to make just what you need! #22

  20. PS. my ink was not dark enough so I print two negatives and overlay them so they are really black and don't let light through.

  21. Don't think I dare write down my spending on stash!Looking forward to seeing the texiles.
    Karen #73

  22. well I think the stamp is looking very clever, and nice cars too! What will you do I wonder! Have a great crafty Week!! HaPPy WoYwW!

    ((Lyn)) #24

  23. Great stamp! I am trying to visit everyone! jenx 129

  24. Hi Janet,

    You asked me about the snow and when does it stop. We've had snow through May. As far as gardening the rule around here is don't plant anything before Mother's Day. Sometimes that's just so long to wait!

    I live in a small town that's 7,000 feet up! Most people associate New Mexico with desert - that's mostly the southern part of the state.


  25. Awesome desk and I love then ledger for your crafty purchases. I need to do something like that so I will know what I have and what I dont! Sorry I have been absent the past couple weeks but life has taken its toll and sometimes you just have to give in to it and go with the flow! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #58

  26. How funny! was JUST thinking of "flower pounding" the other day - it's been YEARS since I've seen that referenced. And the stamp did turn out good - I've had mixed success with the stamp maker kit myself, but good success with punching sticky backed fun foam letters (with a QuicKutz or Nestie die) backwards and sticking them on a bit of acetate to make a stamp. and LURVE that fabric!

    Happy (late) WOYWW

    MA (10)

  27. G'day Janet
    I've resigned myself to the fact that I shall ever be running late to get to others blogs due to my work but here I am. OMG I wish I had a craft show to go to NOW LOL. I too have a stamp making machine and yes I have wasted some sachets too with crap stamps that I have made...must pull it out of the cobwebs soon LOL
    Annette In Oz #109

  28. I wish I had kept a spending journal! I'm trying to make a "stamp" journal, but I keep getting distracted lol. LOVE your stamp. Happy Belated WOYWW! #152

  29. Hi Janet, sorry it's taken me so long to return your visit, don't know where time goes these days.
    Love your tree stamp, have definitely seen that one before, but can't remember who makes it. Still, I'm not buying anything else until Mr Mojo is back from his hols, unlike you with another good spend under your belt - enjoy.

    Ann B

  30. Goodness...I like to get my parcels safely stashed in my room, looking like they have been there for eons! No spending journal for me...the other half might find it! teehee

    I am creating a book of my stamps though,...does that count?

  31. Hi Janet, I'm really impressed that you keep a spending journal, impressed and amazed! Do you keep it under lock and key, top secret, for your eyes only ... I most certainly would have to. On second thoughts, I don't keep one for one very good reason ... I really don't want to know how much I spend on my crafty obsession :)

    That fabric is amazing - just the sort of fabric little boys drool over.

    If you pop over to my blog, you will learn something of interest to you :))

    Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Elizabeth x #40

  32. Trying to get back in the loop after Holland and not being too well but at last your last lovely quilt has been posted!! Woo hoo!
    Speak soon,
    Jo x

  33. Still playing catchup! Sorry I am late!
    I don't dare keep a count of what I spend on crafting stuff! Scary!
    Like the tree stamp.

  34. Hi there Janet,

    .. ah flower pounding just wonder if the colours fade in time, after they have been pounded as they look lovely at first??

    ...and well am totally impressed with your woyww stamp, what a great idea!! happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x


I'd love to know you have popped by so please leave a comment, they are much appreciated.