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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Probably my favourite craft right now is with parchment, both traditional skills and Groovi, very relaxing and calming to do.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

WOYWW - 187 - Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all, to those who have been around for ages and to anyone who has come across this WOYWW  (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday) phenomenon by mistake.  If you are new visitors, please feel free to join in, by going to Julia's hospitable home and posting a picture of where you work at your crafting of any kind.  Then follow the links there to visit lots more like-minded people.

Just one photo from me this week.  I had meant to schedule this post last night, but the Borrowers have been at it again.  Not sure why they need the cable to attach my camera to the computer, but it has vanished.  It ALWAYS lives in the camera case, but has gone walkabout.  Fortunately, this morning we found another cable which will do until the Borrowers return the original.
No work going on yet, just a lot of tidying, so I thought I would show you some of the goodies I was lucky enough to receive from Santa and my lovely family.   You can see two sets of Hobby Art Scenic stamps, ready to join the other sets I already have - they are so good at creating small scenes on a card as hey mix and match among the various sets.  I also was lucky enough to get several of my favourite stamps from Clarity, which are actually in their boxes on my shelf - I will show you that lot another time.  There is one set of Clarity stamps there, which is the set of mini lesson stamps, which will be so useful to mix with the full size versions and to create smaller cards (helps to use the offcuts of card in my box).
Other goodies on show, are my tin of Derwent Pastels,, a set of Derwent Watersoluble sketching  pencils, and a DVD of Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band on their Christmas tour - that is a brilliant show for anyone who has not yet seen them.  Oh yes, and in the background you can see two sets of luscious Daler-Rowney acrylic inks.  when you thin you saw those before Christmas, you are quite right, but they were for a present to my crafty daughter.  I was lucky enough to get a set too.  I can't wiat to get playing, but I do have to have a tidy up first in all the areas I have not shown you.
I am off now to have breakfast, but then I will be back to do some visiting with the rest of you.  See you soon.


okienurse said...

awesome lot of Christmas gifts. I always like those of a crafty sort! Hope you have a Happy and Prosperous New Year! Look forward to your posts in 2013! Vickie #17

Shazsilverwolf said...

Morning Marg- just pretty much finished moving stuff from one room to the other, so the Borrowers have had a field day here!I like the Hobby Art stamps, as you say, so useful.Happy New Year to you & Geoff, Love, Shaz xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Happy New Year Maggie you must have been extremely good last year for Santa to bring you so much :-)

jacqui x

Tracey said...

It looks like you were a good girl last year as Santa left you some scrummy little goodies. I love Hobby Art Scenic stamps but just dont use them enough, more time is needed. Have a happy new year and enjoy playing. Tracey R ±48

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy new year to you and yours! May it be a year filled with health , happiness and fun :)
You were a lucky girl at Christmas, weren't you? Such a lot of lovely crafty presents...completely deserved of course!!!!
Hugs, LLJ 31 xxxx

Erika said...

Hi Maggie and Happy New Year, enjoy your new crafty stash and all the best for a creative 2013, hugs Erika. 59

Karin said...

Looks like you have a desk full of goodies to craft with, I so hate it when the borrowers pinch my cable too!
Happy New year to you.
Karin 105

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Look at all those fun things on your desk. I have to say the scenic stamps are quite fabulous and the possibilities of what you can do with them are endless!

Anne said...

hi there. Lovely pressies you have there. Great stamps. Borrowers cause havoc here as well. Happy New Year. Anne x #120

Linda Simpson said...

Happy New Year Maggie, just popped by to wish you all the best for 2013.

It sure likes Santa was good to you! I look forward to seeing what you create with these.

Linda xxxx

Caro said...

Wonderful set of Christmas presents there...I will have to put the Hobby Art stamps on my wish list, they sound great. Thank you for sharing. Have a very Happy New Year. Caro #57

brenda said...

Hello Maggie,

Just wanted to say a somewhat belated Happy New Year to you and wish you all the best for 2013.

B x

RosC said...

Happy New Year Maggie.
Borrowers drive me crazy! I'm an equipment tragic and when something isn't in its place when I want it, I'm nuts with the vagabonds! Much fellow feeling here.

The stamps are most interesting to see as I love your work with them but haven't looked at the stamps. Lovely pastels too.

Feel as though I've been away for ages so it's good to be in touch with you and the WOYWW people.
Ros. #125

Anonymous said...

That's a lovely stash of goodies Maggie, you'll have fun playing with those. Wasn't Maddy Pryor in Steeleye Span years ago? Love your blog header photo, really beautiful.

Brenda 73

Nan G said...

Lovely gifts! Great stamps. I like that the images are all separate and can be combined as you need to. New Year's greetings! Nan 78

pearshapedcrafting said...

Santa was good to you! Bet you are looking forward to finding time to play! Happy New Year! Chris@70

lisa said...

You have some lovely gifts there, Maggie. Santa was certainly very generous. I shall be interested to see what you do with those inks.
Good Luck with the tidying. I'm almost done now thank goodness.
Happy New Year
Hugs Lisax #65

Neet said...

Lucky Lady - some great gifts there. Happy New Year - Hugs, Neet xx 12

Kezzy said...

Oooooo lots of lovely yumminess on your desk this week, I won some acrylic inks from the 365Scrap mag in pinks and oranges, I haven't used them yet but looking forward to using them. Have you used them before? Happy Woyww :-) Kerry x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Happy WOYWW for last week Maggie finally here and yes love the pencils too!! and what you have one with them as well :D Shaz in oz.x