Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Monday, 28 June 2010
Saturday, 26 June 2010
So that was the criteria - take part in the WOYWWAC. However, because it's all for fun and because I hate a clique, if you're a WOYWWer and would like an easel, eme your address.
And you may have noticed a lot of us now have quite unique buttons that warn or explain away our WOYWW habits. They were made by Nicki - and she gives 'em away out of the kindness of her graphically skilled heart.
Friday, 25 June 2010
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
I took this photo yesterday, about
5.30pm. It was very hot sitting at the workdesk. This morning the room is in total shade and because I'm still in my nightie, I'm freezing! Contrasts. This morning the first job is to clear this desk - ready for me to begin chopping and counting stock for Thursday's workshops. When I say clear, I mean the area of my glass mat .....for in truth I'm half way through some more hearts to sell and I don't wanna put stuff away just to get it back out again! I think that's the theory behind push-back. Works for me!
Amongst the erm, stash, are two of my favourite stamps - both by Dawn Houser -(the ones I used on the tag shown yesterday - must be my fave all time designer in rubber. I think...I'm not unsure of my devotion, I just don't know if I can make the commitment of 'definitely' my favourite - I mean, what if I discovered another!! Don't ask me ever to do a list of my top 10 of anything will ya? You can clearly see the broken 'S' of the B wordI talked about last week, and good grief, one of the suitcases Jennie gave me has found it's way onto the desk...this probably signifies some sort of intent! Probably. There's also my pair of black non-stick teflon coated scissors. Love 'em. Loved them even more before I had the bright idea of sharpening them and so removed the tungsten coating from the blade edges. Foolish old woman. Still, they're nice and sharp!
We're waiting to see your work space please - photo it, upload it to your blog and use Mr Linky here to show us where - easy. Doesn't have to be papercrafts and it doesn't have to be a desk - just show us what you're working on, it's fascinating! See you in a minute or so then!
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
So then Jennie sends me a bunch of stuff that can be altered and I have a teeny panic attack at the enormity of the expectation. I even bought another Distress Inkpad to help. It didn't. But then Carmen left a comment. And it was all OK and so I took five minutes to play a bit.
This is as close as it gets for me - four (FOUR!) ink pads and some cut and dry foam and a couple of stamped images later, and I quite like it. It's bright and quite cheery. But that's the point isn't it - I like it. Again, thanks to Jenny for the erm, push, and definite thanks to Carmen who says it doesn't have to be grungy to be altered. I have a workshop to propose to shopkeeper gal, born out of Carmen's wisdom. We're going to call it 'Grungy, but Bright'. I think it will interest the people who know me well enough to know that it's kinda my colours but out of my 'zone'. I don't think we can go as far as Jul!a Holtz as a nickname, but hey - I like the brighter colours, and Carmen says it's OK. Good enough.
Saturday, 19 June 2010
And just in case you're in any doubt as to how far removed my very normal paper crafting is, here's another of the hearts. Jan was, I'm delighted to say, cutting and sewing for England when I delivered the cards yesterday.....see, her bags and door stops and tea cosies have proven so popular that she's been making advance sales! Anyhoo, am really grateful that you took time to express an opinion about prices etc. For the record, we're leaving the cards at a quid each and the hearts are going to start at three....the extremely delicious Mr Jan is in charge actually, I'm committed elsewhere and Jan plays in the brass band that will be entertaining the good folk of Milton Lilbourne. Now there you see, is a multi-talented woman.
Have a lovely weekend.
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Monday, 14 June 2010
I walk. To the car.
However, Mr Dunnit is a keen sportsman. He has no particular 'team' in football, rather a keen and if I may say, insightful overview of the Premier and Champoins Leagues. Over the years then, football particularly has percolated into my brain and I find myself not disinterested by big tournaments. I can temper that by telling you that I can sit at my desk with my back to the TV and simply enjoy hearing the roaring and groaning of a man 'enjoying' the beautiful game...I just wanna know the score.What I really love about all international tournaments - Olympics, Eurovision, World Cup - is the opportunity you get to have a closer look at other cultures and foreign parts. Not especially the coverage itself, but some of the programmes we've watched that have been created around South Africa being the host country have been marvellous. The Wags who went out there and worked really hard, Neil Morrissey and his chum crossing the African continent with some of their own brew for the tournament, cookery and history aplenty. Love that. And of course, national pride. The Rainbow Nation really are showing that pride off, in every grin and every dance..how can you not enjoy their pleasure, and the views over their amazing country. And pride here too - I have my flag for the car (which Mr Dunnit hates - says it draws attention......hell yeah!); we have England paper napkins (I must admit that we don't 'dine with napkins' on a normal everyday basis!) and we have face paints. Of course. This country is incredibly good at national (well placed) pride, we just don't show it too often, so I enjoy it very much. The endless analysis of football matches, selection processes and true interview meanings - not so much. For the love of St George though? I can live with it!
Friday, 11 June 2010
Isn't she gorgeous? From Anne - you know her as Liverpool Lou. And not just from Anne, but made by Anne with all sorts of attention to detail - just look at those beaded feet and her beautiful crown. Hang on, I'll turn her around..
and how's that for beautiful booty!
Huge thanks Anne, she is a pleasure to look at and has already made a guest smile, perched as she is in the front hall of the East Wing. I dunno why you decided to give her to me, but I'm really happy that you did. Thank you. Shall I stop sticking pins in the butt of the little blue tack dolly that looks like you now?
I'm sorry, I can't improve the gaps in this post, my editing skills are clearly lacking today.....and I was just thinking it wasn't as long a post as usual. I also wanted to say - we keep our green bin at the back because that's where the grass is, so tactically easier to haul the bin through here than through the lounge and front door....and, I will be returning to the burning issue of yesterday....!
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Sunday, 6 June 2010
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
I lifted this from my blog post a year ago:
If you've made time to join the Anniversary Challenge, thank you again. There are a handful of small non-sponsor (!) gifts to be awarded..the criteria is horribly subjective; the judging will be based entirely on how much the judges like it. Technical skill and time spent will sadly, not count. Remember, it must, however subtly, bear the WOYWW acronym. And be fit to enhance your work area. The judges are Sissy Dunnit and Dori Melton, the two that make the team of the most upcoming paper and textile designers in California, USA, the World inc. My blingy canvas (less than subtle huh!) will make me smile every day...it shines and sparkles, it's going to be on the wall out of the way and it used a lot of stuff that frankly, I haven't touched for ages. Another personal triumph then really!
As ever then, photo your work space, post on your blog and leave your name and link and we'll pop by for a visit...on the basis that this is an anniversary, I will be wearing my paper crown, but to help out, I'll bring my own mug. Deal?