Wednesday, 28 September 2011

These boots are made for walking - TIO 98 & WOYWW 121

Welcome to another Wednesday desk-snooping. Each week head Girl Julia marshals us around 100+ desks (or other weird workspaces - ahem!) and we have a right good nose. Check them out at The Stamping-Ground

You'll be surprised -after my trip to Ally Pally for the stamp show on Saturday - that my craftmat is clear - that's because the stash is re-distributed already - not put away, obviously - just re-distributed.  For those of you who didn't see it this is what I got:

(Julia, what you thought was packaging for the hemp was in fact a really cute little bird cage - which in this version seems to be out of shot...it's sitting on the very edge of one of the crafters workshop templates  at the top of the frame)






Oh, but look what came in the post today (Tuesday) They were from America and on special offer, I know they're available here too..







Over at Dragons-Dream Tag it on, we are still thin on the ground - but this week we are grooving with Nancy Sinatra "These boots are made for walking" and the theme is shoes.   Come check it out - we'd love to see you take part. 

Here is my tag - I traced round a boot shaped card on my large tag and played with some of the Dylusions stamps from Saturday and some old stash from long ago!

Cut round the boot shape and used mustard seed and wild honey distress stains.  The sentiment is one of Wendy Vecchis, cut up.



Hope to see you soon - I probably won't get to visit as many of you as usual as my Mum is in hospital, waiting for some tests - first results show a small mass on her bladder, sadly,  so my brother & his wife and I will be back and forwards to the hospital - she went in at the weekend (yes, you guessed it, whilst I was at AP!) Poor thing, she really doesn't understand where she is or why. It's so hard.... I know you'll be thinking of us!

49 comments:

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh sorry to hear about you mom. Poor thing. Hopefully it'll turn out to be nothing serious. Love the boot - funny, I get the chorus from that song stuck in my head occasionally and can't shift it. Now I'll be singing it a lllllll day!

:)

Mary Anne

Bubbles said...

Oh, I was looking at some "ArtParts" stuff last night at Craft Club... aren't they great?
Loving the boot... stylish! :)

Have a wonderful WOYWW!
Bubbles
aka Sheleen at Patchwork Apples
http://patchworkapples.blogspot.com

voodoo vixen said...

Sorry to hear your Mum is in hospital, hope it all works out for her. Your boot tag is great and I will be humming that song for hours now...

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous shoe Helen, love the colour and embellishments. Love the new stash too, think I need some more LOL. Hope your mum is OK when you visit later. Take care, Tracy x x

jude said...

Love the tag shoe .Sorry to hear mum is not well sending get well wishes for speedy recovery.
Have good wedensday and happy Creative week
hugs judex 13

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Glad to see you indulged in some shopping at Ally Pally!! Enjoy using all your new stash :) Thinking of you and your mum..Hugs, LLJ xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Just did a bit of shopping then, lol. Love all the stash you bought. The shoe is brilliant and I love the colours. Hope your Mum is ok xx

Cathy said...

Sorry to hear your Mum is in hospital, hope she is on the mend and home soon.

So you didn't buy much then did you *COUGH*!!!!!

Love the shoe, fabulous colours.
Hugs
cathy xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

your new stash of goodies all look wonderful! and the boot is delightful! sending healing thoughts and prayers for your Mum.

Sunshine Girl said...

Sorry to hear about your Mom hope she is better and all is well soon - love all the new stash you have to play with - have fun!

Fuchsia said...

Sorry to read about your mum(( Hugs))

Your desk looks like its enjoying all your new stash some lovely bits there have fun with them ,
love your boot

xx

karen said...

Sorry to hear your mum is not well. I send you all the best wishes and thoughts.
I see you had quite the shopping spree at Ally Pally! Lots of fun stuff!
Your shoe tag is cute and good to see you breaking in your new stash right away!
Thanks for coming over to join my giveaway!
xoxo Karen

SueH said...

Well you managed to snaffle up lots of lovely goodies at Ally Pally too Helen, I can see you having hours for fun with that little lot.

Loving the bits from America too especially the little houses. Are the stamps or dies?

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Ann B said...

Sorry to hear your Mum is not well and I hope the tests give you a positive outcome.
Jealous of your Ally Pally stash and wish I lived nearer as I love a good spend. I usually save my pennies for the Happy Stamper show at Post Sunlight but I can't go this year -boo hoo! Never mind will just have to do some cyber-shopping instead.

Neil said...

Sorry to hear your news but pray that the results will be good news. Bit of a flying visit from me today i'm afraid but I did want to pop on in. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us this week. Enjoy your new goodies and i'm sure you will enjoy getting to play with them sometime soon.

April said...

Sorry to read about your mum being unwell, best wishes to her and to you and your family. Lovely new stash you have there! like the look of those arty parts, will have to look some of those up :o) your boot tag is great! Thanks for sharing x

Shoshi said...

Sorry to hear your mum is ill, and hope something can be done to help her. Sounds as if you had a great time at Ally Pally! I've just been to a local craft show at Exeter and bought lots of lovely goodies, and had fun finding homes for them all. You can read about it on my blog, and see the pictures I took - there were some awesome crafts there, like the cake decorating... I've had such a lovely, busy and fun week! Happy WOYWW.

Cardarian said...

Sorry to hear about your mom...what can we do?? It is just life...I will be thinking of you and your family!
On the crafty side I love the boot and your stash from AP - envy, envy, envy! I would love those pan pastels - are they available in the uk?? Please tell me if you can remember where you bought them!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Lisa-Jane said...

Hope your mum is well again soon, its such a worry and a drain for you. Dylusions stamps are fab aren't they?!

Joni Nickrent said...

What a fun stash of goodies! Sorry to hear about your Mom...hope she feels better soon! Pop Art Minis

Hels Sheridan said...

aw hun, sorry to hear about your dear Mum... hoping they will be able to do something for her... tisn't your year for health is it? Sending hugs xx

Julia Dunnit said...

We will indeed be thinking of you - it's worse for you to have to keep explaining to your dear Mum too. Gah, can't believe the hemp didn't come in the birdcage...thought that was such a good selling ploy! Like the beady bits around the tag boot - great idea.

fairyrocks said...

Hugs for you and your mom.
Gorgeous collection for creating.
Thanks for sharing

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

My heart goes out to you and your mom. I really hope all turns out well. You have a super stash from Ally Pally. Now wasn't all that saving worth it? I got a late start this week because I fell asleep before I could link up with Julia.

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

what fabulous new goodies ....

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your shoe tag looks wonderful, Helen, great shape. Sorry to read about your mom, hope she'll feel better soon. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Angie said...

I really feel for you ...your mum will feel so disorientated ... she just needs someone with her so she feels safe....I remember what my mum went through ...first visit to hopital aged 83.

Love all your new goodies from America ...have fun when you have time.xx

Serendipity Stamping said...

So sorry to read about your Mum and hope she is doing ok.
Love all your goodies and such a smart boot. Hope Nancy S. sees it, LOL. Thanks for stopping by.

Netty said...

Loving all your new stash and oooh those wonderful art parts, how fab. Loving your Boot, this is definitely walking on the wild side. Sorry to hear about your mother, am sending you hugs, Annette x

ElizabethR said...

Ally Pally sold out early then LOL. Love your boot tag this week with the ankle charms. Had fab time with Liz and the Friendly Plastic, can't wait to get the chance to play!!! Love Elizabeth x

Jingle said...

I am sorry to hear about your poor Mum! Your desk looks fabulous and fun and your boot is cute!

Yours Artfully said...

Hey Helen, so sorry to hear the news about your Mum, I always think it's hard on the close family members to deal with. Sending a big hug.

Glad you are loving your Pan Pastels.
Lin

Bella said...

Thinking of you and your Mum. Ally Pally is great, I went to a craft fair there 10 years ago!

artangel said...

I wish I lived a bit nearer to Ally Pally! Your new things are fab :)

Hope your mum's OK, sorry to hear she's poorly.

Elizabeth said...

Sorry to hear about your mother, hope things improve for her now that she is in hospital. Your goodies look fab ... great stamps. Mention of Nancy Sinatra and her 'Boots' song and I'm whisked back to 1966, a raw recruit in the army and a bunch of us let loose in Aldershot NAAFI ... guess what was playing on the juke box as we arrived ... happy days :)Happy WOYWW and hope you have a great week ahead. Elizabeth x #73

Sharne Davies said...

finger and eyes crossed for your mum. Did you leave anything at Ally Pally ? good stash attack. Happy Crafting XX Sharne

My name is Cindy said...

Hiya, love your AP stash - I was there on Sunday, it was quieter than usual I thought but hat just made life easier as far as I was concerned!!! May pop over and see about that challenge. Sorry to hear about your mum, hope its sorted soonest. My mum was recently in for appendicitis and I found it quite stressful - she seemed so frail out of her normal environment. Thanks for popping by to see me.

JoZart said...

Fab stash of goodies and lucky you getting to Ally Pally...one of the shows I've never yet managed.
Hope your Mum does ok . So sorry to hear about her having to go to hospital,
Love JoZarty x

Faye said...

Your boot tag is just fabulous. Glad you had a successful AP trip. I love the gorgeous colors on your boot. I'm sorry about your mom and hope all will go well with the test and that she gets the treatment that will help her.

Carola Bartz said...

Helen, I love your stash!!! I'm a big fan of pan pastels and the crafter's workshops stencils. You even got the Dylusions stamps - they're a tat too expesive for me at the moment, but soooo tempting. I'm downright jealous!

madebyKarla said...

Sending you good wishes and health for you and your family. I love your lot, makes me want to go shopping :)

Alison said...

I see you've been making footwear too! Great boot Helen! Sorry to hear about your mum, will pray that her test results are ok x

Wanda said...

So sorry to hear your mum is poorly. Great stash of new goodies from Ally Pally - a show I have never managed to get to - yet! Love your boot tag, especially the ankle bracelet. Like Elizabeth, I am dying to get going with my friendly plastic after a fabulous weekend with the wonderful Liz Welch.
Wanda xx

Lori said...

Looks like a lovely new pile of stash! lol!
Hope your Mum is doing ok, must be a stressful time for all. Take care!

Neet said...

Oh Helen, so sorry to hear about your mum, hope things work out for her and you in the best possible way.
Lovely stash, off to investigate earlier post about it. Thanks for sharing - Neet xxx

Sue said...

So sorry to hear about your mum, fingers crossed that things turn out ok. You certainly had a good day at A P didn't you (good thing it's far too far away for me)I love your boot, very swish x

MaggieC said...

I shall be thinking of you and your Mum. It is so hard when they do not know or understand where they are or why. My mother in law fell and broke both her wrists and spent the next few weeks tearing the plaster castes off because she could not remember why they were there and they were annoying to her. No matter how hard we tried, we could not get her to remember and leave them alone.

I love all those stamps you brought back from Ally Pally, and I am sure you will have a wondeful time with them all.

Laura said...

Great boot, great idea, perfect for this song!

Morti said...

Not good news about your poor mum but she's in the right place for them to sort her out. Sending you warm thoughts (and envious ones at the sight of your stash too.... sigh....)