Wednesday, 20 February 2013

WOYWW - Week 194

Hello Fellow WOYWWers and Bloggers

Well here we are again, another Wednesday, another snoop around craft desks of the world courtesy of your hostess Julia.  If you want to join in then please visit Julia's blog HERE for details.

I do not have much to show this week, those of you who follow my blog will know that we have the Builders in, building an extension to the back of our house.  Pneumatic drills, diggers, breaking glass etc are not conducive to happy crafting, so we have been out and about quite a lot in the last week.  Unfortunately the Builders have discovered a major problem and we now have to have steel 'piles' driven into the ground to hold up the new extension as the ground is unstable, so I guess we are in for another week of noise, noise and more noise!  Ah well, it will be worth it in the end..........

However, I did do a mini workshop with a few crafty friends (including Lynn of Doodly Birds) last week and we made pincushions and gift bags.  I have already given away the pincushion and bag that I made but on my desk today is the original one and one I have made since last week, as a little gift for a friend. Click on the photo for a better look.

You can also see a few more of Tim Holtz Distress Paints.  I got a few more this week because after using them I find that I cannot live without them!  They are wonderful to use, very versatile and the colours are amazing..... I rest my case.  At the front is a tag and some ATCs that I have used the paints on.

 Also, on the right there is a postcard of a fish (under the scissors) which Granddaughter 2 wants me to copy onto a canvas.  On the left hand side is a felt kit for aforementioned GD2 who is coming to play in my craft room on Friday - she is 5 but old beyond her years and she loves to craft.  The papier mache egg is hopefully going to turn into a hot air balloon - if it works out I will blog it.

Well that's all from me folks, hope you all have a Happy What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday and I look forward to visiting many of you over the next few days.  Hugs, Anne xx


  1. Enjoy the time with your GD2 when she comes to stay . Glad she enjoys crafting , she must take after you. Happy woyww , Jill #33

  2. Hi Anne, I am giggling to myself here as I thought your egg looks like a bread roll! I knew you would not stop at your first batch of paints, but glad you are enjoying them. Dont envy you with all the builders noise but as you said it will be worth it. Hugs Mo x

  3. Hi Anne
    Thank you for our wonderful workshop last week. I've made another pin cushion and Susan is going to make more bags. Ruth and Susan are taking their pin cushions to show at their Embroiderers Guild meeting tomorrow.
    Enjoy yourself on Friday and I hope the building work progresses well
    Love Lynn xx

  4. I love the pincushions Anne, really effective. Backgrounds looking good as well, can see I need to try out those paints. If I continue buying like this you will have to send those builders round to my house. Hope all goes well from now own and the work is completed quickly.
    Thanks for visiting , nowhere posh for lunch, just a local garden centre, but we will have a good chat.
    Ann B

  5. I told myself I wasn't going to get the distress paints, but.............!! Hope the builders solve your problems and get the extension finished soon for your sake! Have a great day away from the noise and dust... Helen, 5

  6. Your friend Mo praised you so much on Tag Tuesday, so I cam over to say 'hello'. Love your magic mushroom pin cushions! Have fun. Valerie

  7. Great looking desk with the pincushions and goodies to play with! I don't know about the paints. I will have to give them some thought! I just started getting bids on work that needs done around here...I am not looking forward to it at all! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #28

  8. What a lot of crafty lovliness you have shared with us today. Your bobbin pin cushions are beautiful. Have fun with your happy little crafter. x Jo

  9. My 5 year old GD2 loves to craft too and comes in from school each day, straight out to her mummy's craft room and starts making so I'm really looking forward to my trip there next week.
    I love your pincushions and might try to make one using all the patchwork leftover gems of fabric.
    Your backgrounds are so effective and you are really tempting me to buy. I was trying my best to resist! Look what you've done!
    lots of love Jo x

  10. Love everything on your desk! Happy WOYWW

  11. Fabulous desk Anne, I could imagine myself having a great few hours in your craft room. Have a good day. Hugs Rita xxx

  12. Amazing mushrooms and those DI paints look pretty good.
    Sandra @83

  13. Beautiful papers, love the colour and pattern.
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 72

  14. Those pin cushions are fab, love the colour. Thank you for my snoop around your great crafty space. HaPpY WoYwW!

    ((Lyn)) #63

  15. love those pincushions!! hope you girls had fun :)
    i must try those TH paints...
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    and thanks for stopping by already and leaving a lovely comment x
    no. 30

  16. So sorry to hear your hips are like mine and the bed situation does not help. Rotten isn't it? Was just going to invest in a Tempura topper - now with what you say not so sure.
    Anyway, to your desk. Lovely colours on there. Still got envy of those pincushions - is there a pattern somewhere?
    Don't envy you the builders and now the problem of the piles being driven in - this echoes my nightmare of a kitchen build years ago. I moved house!
    Thanks for visiting me Anne and happy WOYWW.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  17. What an amazing cross section of crafts you have on your desk this week!! Is the fish you have to copy The Rainbow Fish? It looked like it a little bit...I loved those books, so bright and sparkly!
    Regarding binding of quilts...there are loads of tutorials out there. Putting a straight border on is much easier than bias binding otherwise I wouldn't be doing it! Have a go on your next one :)
    Hugs, LLJ 38 xxxx

  18. your desk looks wonderful as usual and those pincushions are beautiful - very envious of your distress paints - I will get there in the end!!! Hope the building is finished in a week Anne - sorry that you've had problems! Hugs Rachel xx

  19. Those backgrounds look amazing.
    I thought that was an Easter egg - think I may go in search of choccy.
    Happy WOYWW
    Rosie x

  20. Love the colours of the tags. Just keep repeating the decorators/renovaters mantra: 'It will look lovely when its finished'! Its the only thing that saves your sanity, lol.Have a great week,Hugs, Shaz #91 xx

  21. Distress paint - So jealous, have not bought any yet.

    Egg form - reminds me that I have a dozen unfinished ceramic eggs that I need to start painting.

    Absolutely love the pin cushions. I need one.

    Enjoy hopping around the world today nosing into people desks.
    Lori #57

  22. Very pretty swirled colours on your tags...I don't know how to do that yet but it is on my goals list for 2013 to learn how...

    Your paint colours are gorgeous. I remember the others...I have added them to my shopping list as every person who has used them, raves about them!

    Isn't it asmazing how a 5 or 6 year old can create! have fun with her.

  23. You are busy. Lots to see. Love the idea of the hot air balloon
    Famfa 127

  24. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my blog and for your visit today. I really hope the builders are out of there soon for you so you can get back to crafting in a relaxing space.
    I do love those pin cushions they really are so pretty and would look good in any craft/sewing room.
    Wishing you a very happy WOYWW
    Ria #73

  25. Hi Anne, I wonder how the egg will work toward the hot air balloon. And I hope you will succeed so we can see it in one of your next posts.

  26. Happy WOYWW Anne..your egg looks very intruiging and look forward to seeing the finished creation - I'm sure it'll be fabulous. Hope your builders get finished soon so you can enjoy crafting properly again..have a good week ..Gill x #103

  27. Hi Anne, love the pin cushions - I've seen those somewhere just recently and thought what a lovely present they would make for my sewing friends and daughters. Can't get any mojo going though just now so am happy to just admire other's work.

  28. Love, Love, Love the pin-cushions... pretty please a wee tutorial would go down well.... Love them.. Boy those distress paints look good I am going to Farnbourgh in March & Ally Pally in April craft shows so saving pennies to treat myself to some of these... Have a good week I hope the builders are not to messy!!! Hugs May x x x

  29. I LOVE your pincushions!!! I am wondering what you're going to do with that egg.... And I hope your home building goes smoothly and quickly! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #117

  30. Wow, very much looking forward to seeing the hot air balloon!
    Happy WOYWW, have a super week,
    Laura 146

  31. As usual, tons of fun goodies on your desk, Annie! I can't wait to see you turn that egg into a balloon and know it will be brilliant!

    I'm sorry to hear you have had a set-back in the construction. Dang, don't they always say that happens to everyone and don't we always pray it won't happen to us?! I applaud you for your patience and good attitude about it.

    Oh what fun you are going to have on Friday with GD2! She sounds like a joy!!

    Now, can we talk about your TH addiction? No, no, get back here and sit down. David and I have decided to give you Friday to play, but on Saturday, two gentlemen are going to escort you to a lovely ...

    xxoo! Darnell #48

  32. Wow I love your pin cushions.
    A x # 52

  33. Hope the workmen quieten down a bit! Love those pincushions! Chris. Thought I was a follower already - signed up now! Chris141

  34. Sorry to hear you're having a trying time. Your desk looks great. I keep reading good things about Tim's paints - looks like that's something else for the wishlist! Have a happy week. MM x #108

  35. Lots on your desk to keep you busy, love those pincushions. Have fun with your grandaughter, I look forward to seeing the end result. PS. Loved your entry to the CI challenge!

  36. ::sigh:: ONE day my order will finally arrive with my paints! I can't wait to play with them. I thought the paper mache egg was a small loaf of bread, lol Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  37. Huggles Anne sounds like great fun to be had with your grandaughter!!! I can remember knitting and learning how to embroider with mine:))) have fun xxx

  38. Gosh ,that is one busy desk Anne. The pin bobbins are gorgeous, as were the ones you, Lynn etc made last week. Such a pretty gift idea.
    Those paint colours look super lush. Are they good to use on metal Anne?
    Your grand-daughter will have a fabulous time in your craft room on Friday, who could fail to be inspired in a real craft space! :0) Mo x

  39. Oh dear sorry to hear about the extension! Love your painty bits and those pincushions look amazing very organic. Thank you for leaving such a nice comment about Max's work he was really chuffed when I read your comment to him, it's very good of you to take the time xx

  40. Such bad news!!!
    I am so excited at the prospect of that egg becoming a hot air balloon, how amazing.

  41. LOL I have a 6yr old GD that I have had crafting since she was just over 3 yrs old. What a joy they are to have as play mates. I'd love to see that fish card better, the colors are so pretty.
    Krisha #21

  42. Very Tidy Desk, Anne. I was intrigued at the colored papers under the scissors and can't wait to see these on some projects. I know it will be fantastic. I could see you've been enjoying those TH paints. Still haven't gotten any myself yet. What fun to have a 5 yr old GDtr to come visit you & enjoy some creative playtime. Do post what you all create! Will be fun to see. TFS

  43. You always have neat stuff on your desk and I see an egg!

  44. Oh dear, cold knocked me for 6 again yesterday, then computer had a problem so DH had it all evening. Still adore your pincushions and the paints sound cool, what do they feel like on the page whebn dry? Acrylic paints usually feel rough to me and make me cringe. Thanks for stopping by and Happy belated WOYWW BJ#4

  45. pretty colors on your projects! :)
    Good luck with the renovations. It does always seem like they get a little crazy and something extra has to be done!

  46. What a wonderful variety of crafts you have going.
    Carol.x #60

  47. I can imagine how many headache pills you will need with all that pile driving. I think I would leave home for a while. Thank you for your visit and I hope you have a better week. xx Maggie #42

  48. I think I neeeeeed Distress Paints! Your tag and ATC are looking fab, the colours are gorgeous and I so love the pin cushions you make. You poor thing having to put up with all the noise but think how cool it will be when it is finished! xx

  49. Hi Anne, Those pin cushions are rather cool! I thought at first (quick) glance, that the egg thing was a bread roll thing! Oh dear, it's nearly lunch time here, that's my excuse!
    Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment re my pages.

  50. Hello Anne. Lots to see here, thanks. The pin cushions are very handsome, and the works in progress, especially the egg look great.

    I wonder about the Distress Paints. They look very similar to the Dabbers that were around a year or more ago. I gave up on them as dabbers because the top became clogged. Are these different from them?

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Glad you like the vellum butterfly.
    Best to you,
    Ros, #36

  51. You don't have to justify your new purchases to us Anne, we'll be right there beside you encouraging you to buy more!! Hope we get to see before and after photos of the extension, you know how nosy we are, lol!! Have fun with your GD, sounds like a fun time.

    Brenda 114

  52. Here we go Anne - MORE to buy after your recommendation. Seriosuly though I love your experimentation and evaluation too. Extensions - been there done that and have the scars to prove it! I hope yours are totally without angst.
    I have left you a Blog Award over at my blog because....I love coming to visit you!

  53. Oh I am so glad to hear that you love those paints! I have so many paints as I once did decorative painting, so am undecided about more! Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs!

  54. Your desk always looks so good and so productive!!!!! Loving it all, can't wait to see how the balloon turns out and OH YES to more Distress Paints LOL. Hope you had fun with the GD, how lovely that you can do your crafting with her, I look forward to day. Chris xxx

  55. H Anne, I just realised the comment I left a few days ago didn't 'send' - stupid internet!!! Anyways..loving everything on your desk..can't wait to see the hot air balloon and am waiting tip I go to Ally Pally to choose some distress paints methinks, lol :) Carole Z XX


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