The increasingly inky and painty ramblings of a stampaholic, whilst kneeling on the floor. Yes, my knees do protest!
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!)