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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.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014


Hopefully, I am keeping things short this week, as Julia does ask us to.  It has been a hectic week so far and looks like being busy all the way through, with three or four things on each day.

I thought you might like to see the goodies that arrived on my desk yesterday from my two favourite companies.  Can't wait to get down to playing with them  

The Derwent box is what I have got to put in the caravan as it contains a small range of most things with room to stuff one or two extras, like the blending pens and water brushes. 

All the other things are from Clarity, including a couple of the new wheelies stencils (brilliant) and the second set of word chains.

Again there has not been a lot of time to craft with life getting in the way as usual, but I do need to gather some things together now for my Workshop with Maria Simms at Shrewsbury at the weekend, which should be fun.  A whole day just to craft with like minded people - bliss!

Then the following day, I am finally getting rid of my large dining table and eight chairs, which I no longer need, apart from the fact that I cannot move it to even vacuum properly.  Once that room is empty, I can vacuum it and then shampoo the carpet thoroughly before buying a new smaller table and chairs to take its place, something I can move on my own.

I hope you have all had a great week, doing whatever you desired, and now, perhaps, it is time you took your cup of coffee and wandered back to Julia's to meet up with some more crafting friends.  I hope to get round to meet as many of you as possible again this week.


My name is Cindy said...

oooh now why did you have to show me thos word stamps? Haven't seen those before - another thing for the wish list!! Have fun at your workshop, days with crafty folk are always a blast. Happy WOYWW, Cindy #51

sandra de said...

Lovely goodies on your desk and those Derwent pencils look like a must hav. Perfect for when you are doing craft on the go.
sandra @65

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a great idea, keeping stuff specially in the caravan, then you know there's always something to do! And that is a bumper bundle of goodies you have shown us, some lovely stuff there!
Good luck with all the other jobs you've got lined up too...at least you end the week having crafty fun!
Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

Eliza said...

What an awesome bunch of stencils you have I have never seen the wheelie ones before now. I must live in a cave LOL Nice bunch of goodies regardless. Hope all goes well with your plans and table etc.

Happy Crafting.
Hugs Eliza & Yoda 47

Krisha said...

Oh boy! new things to play with, lucky you!

Sounds like you are going to be one busy lady this week. Don't over do it, those new toys need played with...LOL

Krisha #71

Elizabeth said...

Oh, can I come and play too! Lovely new goodies ... I do so like the way Clarity stamps come wrapped in tissue - very special. Coincidentally, we keep talking about replacing our heavy dining table and chairs for something a lot lighter too ... no doubt we will get around to it one day. Have a good week. Elizabeth x #70

Linda Simpson said...

Afternoon Maggie, WOW loving the look of your crafty goodies. Enjoy your workshop with Maria.
Linda xxx

Super Stamp Girl said...

Ooh, I love the sharing of new goodies! I love the font on those new stamps! Happy WOYWW!

SSG, #66

Caro said...

What a lovely load of crafting goodies you have there. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#61)

Debbie Rock said...

Lots of lovely new crafty goodies ... bet you can't wait to start using them! Love Debbie xXx

Helen said...

fantastic buys, and how lovely to have crafty stash just for the caravan (good excuse to buy more, i reckon...!) Have a lovely week. Helen 9

Chrysalis said...

Sounds like a busy week, Maggie, and lots of lovely goodies to play with. Enjoy! Chris # 15

Hettie said...

Lovely goodies on your desk. Those stamps look interesting and I do love that box. I have a box fettish btw!
Great idea to keep stuff in the caravan, at least you will know where it is.
I don't blame you for downsizing your table if it isn't working for you.
Hettie 79

pearshapedcrafting said...

Yay! to all those goodies - you certainly are going to have fun! Chrisx 95

Twiglet said...

Oh Shrewsbury - just 25 miles down the road from me - are you going to one of the local garden centres for your workshop?? x Jo

Ali H said...

OOh yummy stash ! I love the clarity stuff but have hardly had time to play with my goodies from Ally Pally in April what with Easter & the garden keeping on calling me ! Hope you have a brilliant time playing with your goodies ! Ali #27

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful dear Maggie to see some new goodies and the box of Derwents looks very compact for the van.. well done,
happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #50

Dora said...

this is really wow! what a beautiful goodies on your desk.
good luck with crafting!!
kind regards,