Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Thursday's July - so today's WOYWW

I am saying nothing about it being 1st July tomorrow. Nothing like "it can't be", or "where did the first 6 months of the year go" cos that would be boring and show my age!!!  So we'll gloss over that.

Thank you all for your warm wishes for my birthday last Saturday.  In the end what with the heat 'n all, I just chilled (not a good choice of word in the circumstances!) in front of the TV - Wimbledon tennis and World Cup football, - although the less said about THAT the better!  I'm still glued to it now... Apart from some fab cards (Hels, Julia, Lynne, I'm talking about you) one of the best things was that I had an email from "SUZE melt-pot Weinberg" in response to a comment I'd left on her blog, wishing me Happy Birthday - how cool is that!!

Ok, on to what you're here for (probably!) What is on my workdesk this Wednesday?  Strictly speaking, not a lot at the moment (due to my early starts for work I'm prepping this on Tuesday, (yes with the footie on next to me) but by the time I get to the end I may have got something going on!

I mentioned on Saturday that I bought this beautiful set of drawers half price which is now adorned with Hels' card (still loving it!) and I was teasing you about what I may have decided to put inside by hinting it was "something dear to my heart".  There were a couple of good guesses, but Carmen got it right - sorry, there's no prize, Carmen!! so without further ado - the reveal!

Yes, it's my Timmy Idea-ology collection!  Still in their packets for the time being as I haven't found any little containers to transfer them to - and if I do, they may come out of these drawers!  There are too many to have them single layer so some of the gorgeousness is hidden - under more gorgeousness!  But at least I found (cleared) a space on the computer table that was meant to be my craft table for them so they are perched right about my craft mat-on-the-floor where I craft.  It's made a bit of space in the box where they used to be - so can go shopping, correct?  Isn't that how it works?!  Make some space, fill it back up!!
What else is going on chez H?  Well, I got (thanks again to Carmen for the web link) some samples of fabric to try in the tattered florals die - they arrived this week - haven't done anything with them yet.  The white looking one has an embroidered flower pattern on it.   I ordered 5 (the maximum) but there's only 4 here - I may be going mad but I am sure there were all 5 when I looked originally - but maybe not, cos the "missing" one isn't hanging around.  I can't find the web address at the moment but if anyone wants it let me know and I'll hunt it out.
I've ordered some Eco Green acrylic paints from The Craft Barn that Lin and Leandra were using at the demo day a couple of weeks ago, but which I missed out on at the time, that are just back in stock -hopefully they'll come soon!! I know I'm going to Newbury on Saturday and will be spending..... "some" money.... (yeh, and the rest, you should see the shopping list!) but they may not be there, so.....

Finally, I was messing about after I had my hair cut and highlighted yesterday (I thought if I could get a semi-decent pic I could put it on my blog but .....!!)  I NEVER look good in photos (nose is too big, big bags under my eyes,etc etc and I know that no-one ever likes pics of themselves, but you haven't seen some of mine!!) but I do like the skirt I'm wearing - it's my fave-est ever (Per Una at M&S from at least 2 years ago - I'd wear it every day in summer if I could)  This was taken in the mess that is my bedroom after I finally worked out how to turn off the flash - despite it being quite light still at the time, the first few were rather obliterated by the flash in the mirror, lol. Those are all books behind me,yes - they won't fit in the shelves in the dining room (and where the table is covered in books too!)

Anyhow I've burbled on far too long as usual, so head over here to our beloved leader Julia's gaff, to find out what all the other W'ers (shorthand now!) are doing this week! 

Hopefully next week will have lots of new stash to share with you (in picture form only, of course!)



55 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love it because I can come before the links are up and know I'm going to read your WOYWW post. Those are some pretty awesome drawers. Really lovely storage and the perfect size for so many things we crafters store. Happy WOYWW.

Maz said...

Oooh, so much Tim stuff - too pretty to hide away!

Hels Sheridan said...

ROFLMAO...that photo Helen... lovely skirt and hair but you put the camera in front of your face...go on, be a devil and give us a proper photo :O)) so chuffed you liked my card :O)) x

Minxy said...

Oh Helen, i'm sorry i missed your birthday.. hope it was a good one..
Loving your timmy stash filled draws.. just heavenly

jude said...

Oh so much stuff ,Glad you had chilled birthday have lovely day on saturday.
hugs judex

Sue said...

Hi Helen
oh luv all ya tim goodies, lovely stash, lol great foto of you hun, very pretty skirt ya hair looks fab,

Cheryl said...

oh great post love all the Tim Holtz stuff oh would love to have that hugs cheryl xxxx

Esther said...

Am very envious of all that Timmy stuff, lucky you! Would be grateful for that web address if you find it please - been after some fabric swatches myself and those look lovely, Happy WOYWW..Esther

tkelli said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Of course empty space means shopping!! Have lots of fun with that! xx

joey said...

Hiya Helen

perfect draws for perfect stash! lol at your piccy taking I am sure its not as bad as you may think!

Joey.x

Julia Dunnit said...

ooh new hair, and new drawers!! How nice to see you! I've got a school craft fete thing on Saturday so don't know if I'll get to Newbury on Saturday. Should've taken more note of the date, huh! Rats.
Am loving the ideaology drawers - now you have a space for them....are you going to use some?!! Perish the thought!

Tracy Evans said...

I have Idea-Ology envy and I need some more, that's a job for later, your fault now for getting me to spend, that's what I'll tell my hubby anyway LOL. I would love to know where you got those pieces of fabric from, I love fabric with the Tattered Florals. Have a lovely day, Tracy Evans x x

Mummylade said...

wonderful drawers, and a perfect content =)

Foil Play said...

Oooh love those draws and the contents too - fabulous!

Lovely to see your pic too :-)

Heather x said...

Oh can I come and play in your drawers :0) Lots of lovely stash there hun :0)
Have a great day,
*hugs* Heather x

Joanne said...

Oh! just found your blog and see you are a Tim fan. I'll be back to you to spy on your creations.
Luv Joanne

Wipso said...

Love the new drawers and the new hair cut :-)
A x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The drawers are fab Helen as is the stash they contain :-) Love the pic of you taking a pic of you, great idea - I may try that as my hair isn't curly at the mo' so thought I'd update the pic (but I look so much older in them than I do in my head and a bit fatter too! though not actually fat) Hope you had a wonderful birthday :-)
Anne xx

karenm said...

I love the little chest of drawers. I need to get me one for my ideology collection. Great colour.

Glen said...

Hi Helen...so glad you had a 'chilled' birthday. *Ü* Love the drawers...and the TH stash. What other stash could you possibly need that you are awaiting? LOL. I love your hair do. I'm off for highlights and cut tomoz myself. Love Per Una too. Have a great day. TFS. ~Glen~

Stressed Stamper said...

How tidy are your Tims! fab.....

Yours Artfully said...

Hi Helen,

Glad you liked the paint enough to buy some....really nice colours...great coverage too. I know what you mean about photos, mine are all rubbish, perhaps I should get Mark to take one of us together at Stevenage and we can look rubbish together!!!!

Lin

Kaz said...

Fab drawers and even fabbier innards! xx

Paula Gale said...

what a great post H... I love your train of though - make space - fill it back up - yay!!!

I would love the link for some yummy fabric... i have some stuff to alter, erm i mean decorate (they'll still be boxed when i've finished)LOL. Oops i sounded a la Julia then!!!

Anyway - you say you have a craft desk... since when like - i've NEVER SEEN THAT ONE!!!!

LOL - why did i not know it was your birthday - please send me your addy - nothing wrong with a late B;day card in my book!!!

p.s. i sharn't tell Dylan you called him a poodle - he'll get upset (he's a terrier who thinks that poodles are puffs)LOL

Hugs n stuff

Paula x x x

Angie said...

OK ...you covered the bits of you, you hate ... I hate all of me ...well except my nose lol and I HATE photos people take and say 'thats a good one of you'...if it is OMG I must look really bad ... so I do understand where you are comming from.xx

The Paper Princess said...

Oh my dear Helen, I did not think those gorgeous blue drawers could be any more fabulous until you opened them up and showed us all of the fabulous Tim-ness you are hiding inside! It looks like you had a FABULOUS birthday - now onward to a FABULOUS year!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Darcy said...

oooo drawers full of glee, in fact glee overload lol I like your train of thought, use it up,fill it up lol

Toucan Scraps said...

fabulous set of draws, and pretty things in it too.
Glad you got to relax on your birthday

Jan said...

wow!!! You're so organized! Love your blog and projects!

Piddawinkle said...

well thats an intriguing photo, on the + side you have a lovely figure I have all your probs and a slight overflow on the figure front, LOL, also love your "make space so you can buy more stuff" its a brilliant saying, might have to adopt it for myself

Doone said...

we have books in every room, nothing more precious....

Cardarian said...

Sometimes with Tim's stuff you don't really know if you want to use it or just stroke it - really lovely stuff and nice drawer to put it all in!
I have books everywhere they fit, so don't worry about it!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Anne said...

Snap i've got those drawers but in pink there so handy no tim stuff in mine though just stamps

Crafty Chris said...

wouldnt mind a rummage round yours love the idealogy stuff, lucky you.
Christine x

Lori said...

Your Wednesday posts are becoming more hysterical each week! rofl. Well, from what I can see of your hair, minutely, it looks great! Big nose, are you kidding? Have you seen my picture?? More stash? I think you're going to need to move pretty soon.....

Jingle said...

Oh, I am LOVING that ideaology collection!!!! I have a few, but I need more! LOL!

Nicks said...

thats an impressive set of drawers!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Now that is the 2nd AI monoprint card I've seen in my travels today and I love yours too. I better drag out my C of C book and have a play. Thanks for helping me plan my day tomorrow LOL!

Mary Anne

Twiglet said...

Clever self portrait photo - belated happy Birthday too!!

Ikki said...

I love your skirt, and hair but I want to see the face behind this super crafting space! ikki x

LadyBug said...

those drawers are perfect for your tim stash.

Pam said...

You lucky thing all that stash. My friend Hayley is going to newbury at the weekend, she is on the stampin up stand so make sure you say hello, I was at her house today and she has a fab project for her make and take demo and great value for only a fiver. Hop over to her blog at "All things pink and fluffy" she has her photo on there. Hugs Pam

craftytrog said...

Your Timmy stash looks great in those drawers Helen! Newbury is tempting me, got the hairdresser coming, could always postpone that tho!

Linda Elbourne said...

Doh! I had my bag packed and one foot on the car before I read the bit about you only sharing piccies of our stash! i saw the ECo paints today for the first time at L.B ... the colours are yummy!

Kay said...

I'm tempted by the Eco Green paints but not given in just yet! Love the hair! Thanks for linking me in hun xx

Jane said...

Ooooo all those goodies look fab!

Sunshine Girl said...

What a fab pile of Tim stash you have there!

Denise said...

Sooo filled with envy!!! Love your brilliant gorgeous drawers and what's inside them!!

Lizzybobs said...

Love those drawers (and the the contents - you will have fun with it all) Liz

Carmen said...

Yay I won, I won *g* NOW I want to see a piccie of all your books for next WOYWW I'm the same with them - have had to grudgingly put some on freecycle today as Craigs over the top sighs when I came home with an armful mor this week were getting deafening. I can usually sneak them in and mix them into the shelves when he's at work but he's been working early and late so he can be home during the day to train his birds. Drat! LOL!

Love the new do! I hate piccies of me but put REALLY unflattering monthly updates on my fat blog - you can't have worse ones than that! (Reminds me - I've got to do them again tomorrow!)

TinaB said...

All those lovely embellishments!! I think you should share lol! xx ;-)

craftimamma said...

You mentioned two of my favest things in this post - THoltz embellies and Per Una!!!! Love your stash. I tried to keep my TH goodies in their packaging until last week when I gave in and transfered it to little plastic containers I got from Wilco's.

Lesley Xx

Tracey said...

Lurrrrvvvee all your TH stash, am drooooling.
x

chrissy xx said...

Wow! great drawers and it looks like great stash. xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Helen, I do love popping on over to your blog, you always make me chuckle! Love the photo of you hiding your face, be brave and share, lol!

So glad you had a good birthday, and watching Wimbledon too! At least you got relax!

Looking forward to seeing your stash, big hugs Heidi xx