Wednesday, 24 October 2012

WOYWW

 
 Good morning all!
Oh so many bits and bobs for you to snoop today!
Click on the picture to enlarge it if you really want to study the contents of my workdesk.
I am afraid I just dumped everything in here after an evening of hand sewing in front of the tv last night.
Can you spot...
  • the neat chrome toast rack that I bought for 30p from the car boot sale. I want it for our craft fair so that I can stand mounted pictures for sale in it.
  • a box of junk beads that I am using for my little dollies arms and legs
  • a box of half-made dollies (pop back on "Finished by Friday" this week to see them properly)
  • a clever knitting and sewing aid that I found in a drawer
  • lots of ribbon and bits and bobs - all beautifully colour co-ordinated by Maxine - it's her stash but I have been raiding it for the dollies
  • a pretty little tin that came from Mum's - strangely it has a little label inside the lid that says... Ann P 1Z so I guess it was once Annie's school sewing tin!!!

AND here is the beautiful card, folder and tulip bulbs our lovely friend T gave me yesterday.
The card is printed but it looks like a fabric collage with buttons and hand stitches. It has a perfect little comment printed on the back - Born to Stitch by Philippa Phipps:
"All lovingly stitched by hand at the kitchen table with friends, a lovely cup of tea and a slice of cake".
And that's exactly what we three were doing yesterday on fun day Monday.

I tried to visit a few extra desks last week and it was fun to "meet"  some new folks and their desks so I will do the same this week. If you want to join in our mad Wednesday blog hop - then follow the link to Julia's Stamping Ground and see what we are all up to.
Have fun
x Jo


51 comments:

Paula Gale said...

Hi there Jo

I tried to click on your pic for a better snoop but it doesn't do a thing... I really wanted to see the handy thing you found too! lol.

Beautiful card from T - and always a lovely reminder of her each time your tulips pop their beautiful heads up in the springtime - what better pressie could there be?

Happy WOYWW
Paula x x x

Can you believe I made number 21 this week... don't drop off your chair lol xx

Annie said...

Well!!! I clicked and clicked and clicked and nope it won't let me snoop any closer! How frustrating is that?
Hugs,
A x

KatzElbows said...

I clicked and saw your photo in greater detail no problem. Is it rude to show off this way?

Thank you so much for the toast rack idea; genius. I shall totally remember this handy tip.

Happy WOYWW.
cheers, rachel #67

Twiglet said...

Fixed it girls -so click away!! x Jo

Helen said...

Love your busy desk! Great idea to use the toast rack to display the art works... Have a good week. Helen, 19

inkypinkycraft said...

Looks like a busy and creative space! Happywoyww trace. 46

Christals Creations said...

What fun. Looking forward to Friday! :o)

Carolyn Phillips said...

I think I managed to find all those things. Love your dollies.

Carolyn #102

Kate said...

Wanting to see the finished dolls.

Looks like you are keeping busy and i like the finished by Friday post idea.

** Kate **

Spyder said...

Toast stands can be very useful!!! Haven't been woywwing for a few weeks, nice to see everyone's still here plus a few newbies too! Have a great crafty week!
Happy WoYwW
((Lyn)) #25

MarmaladeRose said...

Had to do a double take, I thought it was my work desk!

Love Fi x

MiniOwner said...

Ooh taht's a great tip re the toast rack. I have one buried somewhere in the kitchen. The card from your friend is gorgeous! Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner @ 89)

Samantha Elliott said...

Busy not messy desk there Jo. I was looking at serger machines when I was at Quilt Festival but I wasn't sure what/which one to go for!! Decisions ey!
I hope you are giving Annie her tin back or she will cwy!
Hugs
xx #72

donnalouiserodgers said...

the best thing about this time of year is pulling out the knitting and crochet and sitting under a half complete blanket in fornt of the fire and telly...

love that you have Annies school sewing tin...

dxx 119? i forget my number....

Angela Coles said...

great idea for the toast rack,
lots of pretty colours on and near your desk.

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

that's my kind of desk as I LOVE bits and bobs! you can see mine @123!

what a great find that toast rack is!

Karen McAlpine said...

Very busy desk! I keep see lots of sewing today. Maybe I am getting a message..."Get out your sewing machine, it is so lonely. Sew something"..... LOL Pretty card from your friend!
Karen 129

Angie said...

Thanks for a great nose around ...love the look if the dollies ...and the toast rack is a clever idea. xx#79

Sandy Leigh said...

The school sewing tin is precious! So many goodies on your desk--love it! See you have the serger out--I have one that I need to learn how to use! Hugs. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #13

Ann B said...

I'll let you rummage in my bits if you promise to do the same for me. Fancy both of us posting our bits and bobs this week. Clever idea to use the toast rack for display - aren't crafters inventive?
Can't imagine what Annie was doing in class 1Z - I mean 'Z'??? she is much cleverer than that - or did the classes start at Z and work forwards.

Ann B
#70
Thanks for visiting earlier, just catching up while Mr B is out with the dog.

JoZart said...

lots of lovely unusual treasure to snoop on this week. Glad you are keeping busy, no time to be idle for us gals!
Love jo x

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the comment from the card- that is guaranteed to make you smile, isn't it?Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #107

kay said...

what a lovely gift you recieved
thanks for visiting me
kay #57

Neet said...

Daren't try to peek closer so will wait until I get home. Lovely cards though.

Hugs
Neet xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I tried to see what the useful sewing aid was, but couldn't squint enough! Perhaps you could post a close up next week as I'm quite intrigued by what it is! Actually, I found a random implement when I was clearing Mum's sewing box earlier this year - I should post a pic of that and see if anyone can enlighten me, lol!!
And I love the card and the sentiment too, gorgeous and oh, so apt :D
Hugs, LLJ #66 xx

Chloe G said...

Lovely stuff! I do like a busy desk! Though I can't quite make out what the sewing aid is either... more photos please!! Have a great week, Chloe 85

jill said...

thoses tulips look lovely & such a beautiful colour. I just love going to boot sales & charity shop you never know what you'll find to use in crafts . jill #63

okienurse said...

awesome lot of stuff to snoop through on your desk. Is that a box of finished projects on the chair? I can remember a toast rack when I was young but can't recall seeing one in a long time. Thanks for your kind thoughts on my blog! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #91

Nan G said...

I had to go back and have a closer look in that box on the floor.....dolls...oh how precious! Love the bits n bobs all around. Happy WOYWW! Nan 27

Buttons said...

So much going on here Jo. You are so good sewing away in front of the TV. Happy WOYWW, hugs Buttons #6

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Twiglet
your desk looks very busy. And I totally agree with the little paper bag.......BEAD IT.... I'll do my best
janet #58

Kezzy said...

Hi Jo wow I lovingly gazed at your picture which I enlarged lol, buttons, ribbon, cute dollies they are amazing and so sweet. Love the card you received how gorgeous is that, the dimension is fab. Happy woyww, lots of hugs, thanks for all the support :-) Kerry xxxx

Linda said...

What a great use of the rack. It looks like you have been really busy - good luck with hunting for some more beads.

Thanks for visiting me this week.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

#141 this week wishing you a Wonderful week, I love the beautiful flower photo. AND I love little goodies no matter who's..most of our garage saling is over here, too cool, will mostly be craft fairs til Nov end. OR AUCTIONS and I enjoy that too but takes so much longer. Sometimes just a wasted day.
Happy WOYWW

trisha too said...

How great is that, to be able to sit around the table with friends, visit, and make thing, too?

(Good luck finding your jewelry bits at the next round of boot sales, I want to see your haul next week!;)

:)trisha
#137ish this week

Angie said...
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Angie said...

I'm jealous, I'd love to be able to create wonderful things on a sewing machine but I'm afraid I take out more stitches than I put in!
Angie #114

ERICA said...

Now I want a sewing machine!! :-)

Karen said...

What a wonderfully full desk - I love it!! I think I've missed something as I'm not sure what the toast rack is for?!?!? Will have to investigate further. Happy WOYWW! Karen T 140 x

Zeffy said...

i love busy desks...lots of interesting yummies!! enjoy...

SandyD said...

I love desks like yours, so full of interesting projects waiting to happen. Sandy Dallas

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a lot of lovely things - look forward to seeing those dollies! Love that quote BTW! Chris 150

Craftychris said...

I clicked on the pic and had a real good snoop - so much fab stuff to see! Love the card your friend gave you too. Have a good week xx #122

Sunshine Girl said...

Lots of yummy goodness there! Sorry I am late catching up - quilt show is today - whoo hoo.

Sandy said...

You have such a lovely assortment of things on your desk. The little dolls look amazing. Sandy :)#47

Eliza said...

I dont know how you do it achieve so much in a week, you should rename your blog speedyland. Your desk is how I feel at the moment dumped and messy, just to much to handle all at once. LOL

Happy crafting.
Eliza 88

RosC said...

Spotted everything you listed on the desk, and went to look at the dollies at the end of week. I'm that late!!! They are such sweeties.
That faux stitched card is so pretty too. What a lovely gift.
Smiles,
Ros. #165

Frances said...

Hi Jo, your desk is always interesting, even if I can't spot everything. I love the sentiment on the card so sweet. Wonderful to get a card like that. Glad I stopped by. Have a great week. Frances#137

Suzanne said...

Apologies for the late WOYWW visit.
Lots to look at on your desk (I always like to see a sewing machine on WOYWW!). What a lovely card from your friend X

Sue from Oregon said...

Peeked at your lovely roll of dollies-so so fun and so cute. I can just image some little sweetie taking a shine to these!!! Happy Belated WOYWW-♥ Sue Kment

Morti said...

A very busy desk from you this week, especially going by your Finished by Friday post! Nearly next week now - sorry it's taken me so long to swing by!

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