Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WOYWW 150- the one where she shops

Happy WOYWW to you all - week 150. Julia's brainchild.  I duly attended Ally Pally on Saturday (see here for the full details and all the stash I bought....)
I had the best day out ever - due in no small part (and sorry I can't link all of you!) to Gabrielle, Lin, Leandra, Alison, Hels, Nicky, Gillian, Anna, Jennie, Cardarian and many others! It was SO good to finally meet people I have 'known' through their blogs and through Twitter for so long, and catch up with others I've met before.  You all made my weekend. I really, REALLY enjoyed myself.  I needed it after the last few months!

So, I showed you when I got home the (many) piles of new stash - but since then there's more... 
 the amazingly beautiful Dylusions stencils by Dyan Reaveley for Ranger available in the UK @ Art From The Heart (Dy's shop) and others, but (yes, Elizabeth) in the States too.
The rather excessive stash shop caused me to have a bit of a jiggle around!  I put all my Tim Holtz idea-ology that doesn't fit in the 3 drawer chest (still not decanted them into the Really Useful Boxes, I just can't bear to...) and my Wendy Vecchi Art Parts - into a box.  They are now handy in one place easy to grab.  I must admit, I didn't realise I had so many packs of Art Parts... Must start using them soon...


So, that's my "desk" today... head over to Julia's for a good look round some amazing crafty spaces.

65 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

aw, it was lovely to see you Helen... shame we didn't get chance to have a proper natter tho :O) Looks like you got yourself a gorgeously lovely amount of new stash to play with... enjoy! If you run out of room for stash, I have plenty of space... lol xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am not doing WOYWW this week, but stopped by to say hi and thanks for the shout out about the color mists. I would LOVED to have seen photos of everyone I am familiar with from WOYWW who joined you at Ally Pally. What a fun day you must have had.

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow, the stencils look fun, have fun with them...looks like you have some art parts fun to come too!!! Hugs trace

TeddyBobCrafts said...

I wish I could get to the craft shows (no money, not able to travel far and too many animal commitments here). Those stencils look amazing. Thanks for sharing your workspace this week. Ali x

Neet said...

OMG what a lot of stash. Lovely and what better way to spend your money. You work for it and you deserve it.
I have been up since before 4 because my back was hurting, now I want to go back to bed but can't <<
Happy WOYWW anyway.
Hugs, Neet xx

Annie said...

What a lovely lot of fab new stash....happy playing.
Hugs,
A x #19

kath said...

wow lots of yummy purchases...can I come play at your house...happy WOYWW hugs Kath (25) xxx

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh what a lovely pile of stash you have there! I had friends who went to Ally Pally on Saturday too but I didnt join them as I went to the NEC in March and just couldnt afford it! Looks like you had a fabulous time though so maybe next year.... Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 5

Karen said...

Lots of fabby new stash, you will have lots of fun playing :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #11

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Fab stash! I hate that I missed AP AGAIN. So envious of all the goodies people found. Ah well, maybe next time...

Mary Anne (lucky 13)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Sounds like you had a fab time and all that new stash! Gorgeous. Anyway take care & enjoy this weeks snoop! Zo xx 15

MrsC.x said...

lots of new stash enjoy playing with it

tfs Happy WOYWW Mrs.C.x #41 xx

Redanne said...

Wow Helen, what an amazing amount of new stash, your are going to have so much fun with that. Love Art Parts.........Regards, Anne #29

Sandy said...

Great stash there. Have lots of fun :) #38

okienurse said...

WOW great new stuff and I am having some serious Dylusions envy going on over the new stencils! I just recently broke down and too the stuff out of packets and put my TH ideology stuff in the little tinket case I altered. It was hard but I found I am using it not adoring it now. Have a great week. VIckie#32

Suzanne said...

Sounds like you had a great time and found lots to buy. Have fun playing with it all! #40

SophieNewton said...

Oooh, another stash from Ally Pally, looks like you did good
Sophie x
no.57

Ann B said...

Have you won the lottery Helen? So much stuff on your desk the last few days - ignore me, I'm very jealous.
I NEED those stencils as well but have promised not to buy anything this month - how many days left in April?

Ann B
#39

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Isn't it fab meeting up with folk off the blog that you feel you've known for years?? I love that! I recognised that wall in Ally Pally from when I went to a stitching show there in 2010! Glad you had a splurge - you definitely deserve it after the past few months. Enjoy :)
Hugs, LLJ ~7 xx

Spyder said...

Oh what lovely 'stuff!' and it must have been fabulous meeting so many woywwers!! Thank you for my snoop!! Have a fabulous crafty week HaPpY wOyWw!!

((Lyn))
#56 (but it changes by the second!

Artyjen said...

It's stash that makes the world go around! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Lynn Holland said...

Its all round to yours then for a play with your stuff. Lucky girl.
Lynn#52
One I Made Earlier Today

jill said...

Another happy Ally Pally shopper . enjoy using your stash over the coming months. Happy crafting Jill #62

Sheilagh said...

What a fabulous stash, love all those stencils. Can I come and play?:)

Sheilagh 77

VonnyK said...

Such a lot of goodies and I love those stencils. How great to meet other woywwers. So nice to put a face to the name. Had a look at your other photos of your stash and oh my what a great time you had, I'm so jealous.
Have a great week.
Von #29

Julia Dunnit said...

Wowsers, you did buy some lovely stuff.. and then had a great day on top...best best way to do it, huh. Am very on the fence about the stencils, so go ahead and show me how wrong I am, please?!

Miriam said...

Lots of lovely stash!

#84

Kate said...

Lots of lovely stash sounds like you had a fab time at ally pally ;0)
Kate xx

Hazel said...

You did so well at AP - enjoy your new goodies - thanks for sharing - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I didn't get to play today, but trying to visit all I can. Love all the goodies you found...have fun playing!

france papillon said...

oh my oh my oh my!
Dylusions stencils! first time i see them and i'm already deeply in love!
Helen, what have you done!!! lol
have a happy week :)
france

Gabrielle said...

Stash? I see no stash! I only see necessary items. Like butter or loo roll! Those stencils look fab - when will see the evidence of them being used?!

Sam said...

I am available if you need a hand in organising all your stash!! Looking forward to seeing what you do with all that stuff!
Hope you are going to Ally Pally in September so we can meet up! x

Danielle said...

Great collection of stencils. I like how you have your Tim Holtz's stored in the container. I imagine it would be easy to flip through. Dani #104

Lisa said...

Sounds like a great time was had by all, i'd love to go one time
and all that gorgeous stuff you took home looks brill too
Lisa #113
xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oooh, I so envy everyone who made it to AP, and you certainly look as if you had the most fab time! No doubt it will give you many happy hours of great creating, enjoy!!

Have a great week and enjoy this special WOYWW!
#26

BJ said...

Hi Helen, thanks for your comment,I seem to be doing "catch-up" with replying to posts as I have been at badminton this morning. Ooohh those dylusion stencils look good, wouldn't mind some myself BJ#12

Tertia said...

I am a lovely shade of green right now. We don't have events like that in South Africa, so I can just sit here, look at your stash and go very green.
Enjoy playing with all your new toys.
Happy WOYWW

Jacqui said...

Glad you enjoyed Ally Pally - love your 'desk' and your secret garden tag Jacqui #120

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, I don't go to the Ally Pally, just a bit too far really, but I can see it must be great fun, especially meeting up with our blogging friends. Great stash of stencils and isn't it always the case that you have to reorganise it all when new stuff arrives ... I'd like a nosy in that box. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a lovely week. Elizabeth x #27

Rita said...

Hi Helen, I had to catch my green eyes of envy when I saw your wonderful stash. All that TH stuff made my eyes water. LOL. Hugs from Scotland. Rita 55

Sherry Edwards said...

Wow Helen, now that's what I call a good spend up (I just went and looked at your other post). I decided not to go this year as I can never resist anything - LOL. Glad you had a wonderful time meeting up with blogging friends too.

Thanks for already visiting my desk this week.
Sherry x
WoYwW # 28

Kim said...

Wow! More beautiful stash! I'll have to get over there to that amazing store...their name keeps popping up!! And yes, sometimes reorgainizin' makes you realize, it's time to start usin'! LOL!

May said...

ooooaaaahhhh Fabulous goodies, so glad you enjoyed ally pally, I went on the Sunday, I have stash to Love it.....Hugs May x x xNo2

JoZart said...

Pleased to hear you had a great Ally Pally and met up with so many crafty friends. Super stash so it was worth the trip and the cash too.
JoZarty x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...a good time had by all and loVely new candy to play with, all needed of course...have fun Helen...Mel :)

Scrappekatten said...

147. I am always finding hidden treasures when I am decluttering LOl

kay said...

well you must be in stash heaven with all those fab goodies,am going very green,have fun
have a fab crafty week and
happy woyww
kay #51

Lisa said...

OOh some lovely stash! Amazing what stash we have that we accidentally "forget" about isn't it? Thanks for visiting me!

Hugs, Lisa Sparkle :)

Ginger said...

I love those stencils. great stash . carol x#82

Sarah said...

Oodles of loveliness - just HAD to check out your haul of stash. I'm determined to make it to AP in September and shove, sweat and spend with the best! Enjoy your goodies...and very tidy Art Parts there - mine are running loose in a suitcase - like a grab it game at Blackpool Amusement Park... Happy WOYWW - Sarah at 47.

karen said...

Sounds like you had a fab time at Ally Pally and met lovely bloggers too! I will have to go check out the rest of your stash on your earlier post!
xoxo Karen #172

Amanda said...

Fab set of stencils, can't wait to see what you do with them. Was going to go to Ally Pally myself now I wish I had lol. Hugs Amanda x

RosC said...

Hi H. Lovely stencils. Had a chuckle at the jiggle of stash in space. I seem to do that quite a lot really.
Thanks for sharing - sounds as though weekend was great.
Ros. #124

Tuire said...

Have a great time with your new toys :D

Thanks for visiting!
Tuire xx

Twiglet said...

Aw how lovely to get to meet all those lovely woywwers! I bet you had a fab time and obviously a good shop! have a good week - x Jo

Paula Gale said...

some serious stash buying there Helen!!! I don't know how you can possibly fit any more into your drawers etc - How do you get to plau with everything you have... when you dancy having a sort out of some of your stamps - remember me will ya??? Lol. I do have my fair share of stamps (of course not even 1% of what you have) but plenty enough to fill 10+ A5 folders!! (mind most of them are magazine freebies!)

Lovely to see you have a great time at Ally Pally (just had a look at a couple of posts back) - nithing nicer than meeting up with people, putting faces to voices or names and chatting over a coffee or so and talking about all you have in common - which is this marvelous thing called crafting (and WOYWW)

Big hugs

Paula x x x

Lisa-Jane said...

I am super envious of all the Dylusions bits you have - I love her stuff and her style but I just can't seem to attempt it myself. Happy WOYWW #45

505whimsygirl said...

How great to meet up with people you've known through blogland - in the flesh! Very cool. Your purchases look interesting.

Thanks for visiting me and leaving a nice comment!!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay

Queen Of Toys said...

Oh dylusions and Tims stuff what a combination, glad to hear you caught up with blogland friends.

Thanks for sharing
Eliza #103

MaggieC said...

Glad you had such a good time at Ally Pally, and I hope your purse soon recovers from the shock. It all looks very exciting. Thank you for your visit here this week, and I am glad you like my computer wallpaper. Have a good week. xx Maggie #59

Shoshi said...

I've been looking at those Dylusions stencils today online - gorgeous, aren't they! What a lovely lot of stash you've got.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #58

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, wonderful art stash there! how nice for you to meet blog friends! happy WOYWW and thank you for sharing,
hugs, #116 peggy aplSEEDS

Morti said...

I miss going to Ally Pally - but it's a tad tricky with dogs! Not to mention expensive...LOL

Fab stash haul all round, and how nice to meet up with so many folks!

Thanks for stopping by.

Morti #37

Michelle Webb said...

Wonderful, wonderful stash Helen. I'm loving your blog, totally lost in it this morning. Michelle x