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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, 18 March 2015


I was so determined to keep up to date on Wednesdays this year, but that resolution definitely took a dive early on.  I wish I knew where this year is flying off to, we are nearly a quarter of the way through 2015, which is really frightening.

I will keep it short and sweet this week and I will try to get round a few more desks too.

For those who wonder what is going on and why I should be showing you a right mess on a picnic table in front of the TV,  I can only refer you to our esteemed leader, Julia, at Stamping Ground, who will explain WOYWW far better than I can.

This is my working table photographed in the sunshine on Tuesday afternoon, but it is not much different so far today.

I have been busy, mounting up the four projects completed at Sally-Ann Hanes workshop from the weekend, so you will see those to the side.

In the centre are a few toppers created while playing with a couple of new sets of Clarity stamps, all ready to be mounted for use.

There is also my newly resurrected pot of Grunge Paste with which I have just started a new project on a canvas board, which I will show you next week, once it is finished and delivered to the recipient.

I will let you leave now and send you off  to see if Julia has the kettle on for refreshments on your way to visit all the other desks on show this week.  Have a great crafting week.

PS Is anyone going to the NEC this week?  Hope to see some of you there.


Helen said...

I've never been to the NEC, have a great time! Like your temporary table in front of the tv, great crafting. Helen 11

glitterandglue said...

Hi Maggie. Lovely images there on your desk this morning. And a seriously impressive number of remotes! Yes. Mrs D, John and I are going to NEC on Friday. Is that the day you will be there? If so, it would be great to have a cuppa or simply a natter.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

Anonymous said...

So out of touch with the show calendar, I really should look in to it. Getting to the NEC is a pain from here, Olympia is a lot easier, and Newbury easiest of all. Your desk is looking very busy, always a good thing, and liking the glimpse of the card too. Very spring like from what I can see!
Happy WOYWW day!
Mary Anne (10)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Your desk is a haven for beautiful projects. Looks like my hubby visited with the phone and remotes nearby !! Enjoy a fun week of creating.

Lisca Meijer said...

What lovely cards! 'A kind word' is gorgeous.
I wish I could go to the NEC too and spend some money (I haven't got...) But I'm going to be in the UK the whole month of May. Anything going on then?
Have a great week,
PS I'm thinking of our fellow desk hopper Shoshi today who's operation has been postponed yet again! I can't imagine how she must be feeling.

Sandy Leigh said...

Such loveliness! Makes me think I need a workshop to motivate me. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #53

Create With Joy said...

Lovely projects Maggie - NEC sounds like fun - have a great week!

Create With Joy #25

Twiglet said...

Sounds like a few are going to the NEC - enjoy!! x Jo

fairy thoughts said...

The circle of tulips is very colourful .... Spring won't be long ... About time too.
Enjoy the show ... I wish I lived a bit nearer... Just just too expensive to get there.
Janet @14