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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, 21 May 2014

WOYWW 259 - One week to go!

 Only one more week to go and then we all need to sing to Julia to celebrate her 5th anniversary of trying to keep us lot in order every Wednesday.

In case, there is anyone visiting today, who has not heard of WOYWW (What's On Your Wworkdesk Wednesday), then just take a moment to slip across to Stamping Ground, otherwise known as Julia's Place, where she will explain it far better than I can.

 This is where I am working at the moment, as my craft room floor is still strewn with too much stuff being sorted to allow me and the dogs to get in there together.  It is actually Tuesday evening, so it is beginning to get darker, although we have been spared the heavy rain that we were promised.  If it does not come overnight, I might have to water some of my new plants out in the garden - that does not mean I want it to rain for the rest of the summer, so no rain dances, please Julia.

You may have noticed that there are one or two Cosmic Shimmers in the shot, together with some jars of Pinflair Buff-It.  By the way, there were some Pinflair  glitter pastes there too, but they have been relegated to the kitchen for safety's sake.  I nearly had a very glittery computer.  Took the top off one jar, ready to use a hint, and found that it is more of a liquid than a paste and I had a handful!!!

I have been playing with the Perfect Pearls again and the gilding flakes and you can see one result of that playing - a personalised ruler.  No good for using a blade with, but part of an idea for presents for children, with their own designs on and their names on the reverse.

I wish we had smelly blogs so that you could appreciate the fantastic perfume filling the room from this one small flower.  I only picked it because the stem was broken, otherwise it would have remained in the garden with all the others spreading their perfume around the neighbourhood.  I shall be busy soon, taking loads of cuttings to increase the numbers of plants.
Clarity have recently brought out a lovely bag to carry stuff around.  I have one already filled with my storage books of stencils and other similar stuff, but the other one was standing up against it, until Gemma decided it would make an excellent dog bed.  She was less than impressed when she was evicted and the bag moved (theoretically) out of her reach.  Four times before she got the message, then she tried for the one that was already packed.  Such an angelic little dog - NOT!!!
Right, I am off now to refill my coffee cup and relax before bed.  I will link up as early as I wake up in the morning, and then hope to visit as many of you as possible.  Don't forget the Anniversary next week.  Till then, Julia is waiting to welcome you to her place and send you of to visit others.  Have a good week.

PS.  If you can find the time, I thoroughly recommend doing what I have just done - going right back to the beginning of this great blog hop and reading some of Julia's posts from then   I had a real giggle.  By the way, Julia, I wish I had learned the rule of three much longer ago (although with acrylic paints, it is a rule of four, given that I have now mislaid two complete sets this year).  I need at least three sets of everything, one for the house, one for the caravan and a third because I can't find the one in the house and the caravan has gone to be serviced - you know the way it goes!


Nikki C said...

It's funny how are animals figure out that's the place I want as a new bed when clearly your thinking something else. My cat thinks it's fun when I'm making the bed to run under as a am tossing a sheet across the bed. Runs all underneath as I'm trying to straighten out the sheets little bugger. Hugs Nikki No # yet

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh Maggie, you had ME laughing at you this morning. Now you know why I have an office for my computer and a craft room for my wet, glittery, and shimmery stuff.

That flower is gorgeous. It is simply stunning. Really!! Happy WOYWW from #2.

BTW, take lots of photos at the crop. I want to see what I've missed.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I forgot to mention. This is 259 (grin).

Neil said...

Good morning. Can't believe it's Wednesday again already! Thanks for letting us in to peek at your creative space.
I did one of those rulers a while ago, they are fun to do.
Hope you have a good week too.
Neil #40

Lynsey McGreavey said...

Aw your dog is gorgeous, great desk desk pic too! Lyns xx #51

sandra de said...

Now that is a lovely carnation I wish I could smell it from my computer. I did have a giggle with your account of how many items you need because of misplacing items. Have a lovely week.
Sandra @12

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your desk today! The ruler looks really interesting! Oh! How I wish I could smell that carnation! Hope your paints turn up soon!! Chris 46

Angela Radford said...

Hi Maggie, love the Bird stamps.
I thought I was in the wrong place when I saw the number 159, not that I haven't done things like that myself lol!
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 41

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Thats a great idea, going back to WOYWW - The Early Days! I think I didn't even know Julia then...can't imagine life without her now!
Safe travelling, I'm looking forward to meeting you on Saturday :-)
Hugs, LLJ 21 xx

Linda Simpson said...

Evening Maggie, I wait with baited breath to see what you create with the gorgeous scene. The flower is gorgeous and isn't nature just wonderful.
Linda xxx

Helen said...

What a great post, it made me smile in all kinds of ways! Have a great week. Helen 8

Chrysalis said...

Hi Maggie - well done on the lucky escape with the glitter! Aren't the colours on that beautiful flower amazing?! Have a great week, Chris # 17 xx

Caro said...

What a lovely post Maggie...I especially love the picture of your dog...made me laugh! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#44)

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Maggie you're too kind, I'm perfectly sure I repeat some posts becuase I can't remember in five years of chatting to you what I've actually said!! Intersting that the pastes are quite liquid, assuming they aren't spilt thouGh, it does mean they'll go much further!

Nan G said...

And the fourth just because...right?! So doggie wants to go with you wherever you're going since your bags are packed is that it. :) Love the ruler! Don't know what Pinflair is/are but I like what you've done with it. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #10

Nan G said...

P.S. What kind of flower is that? Love perfumey flowers!
p.s.2 - say it isn't so! almost Christmas!! Yikes I best get a move on and start my Christmas cards! :D

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Hope you get your bag back. I can almost smell the flower from here. Ali x. #34

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You must have a gorgeous and aromatic garden, based on that bloom. Your dog is lovely too. Happy belated WOYWW and Blessings! #65

Twiglet said...

What a perfect little bloom that is- so pretty. Have a good week. x Jo

glitterandglue said...

Hello Maggie. Trust you are all packed up for the crop - enjoy!!!
Margaret #42

Dora said...

lovely flower. yes if the blog had a smelly thing...than I have loved to smell your flower. your desk is indeed empty and so ordely. my desk is at this moment filled with stuff.
have a great day.
kind regards,