Wednesday, 3 October 2012

WOYWW 174

Well this is a bit of a different desk for me - like actually a desk!! -  I've been to craft club, a new one run by my sister-in-law who lives quite near me.  So we were out yesterday (Tuesday) The fact that I nearly forgot it was starting this week is neither here nor there.... woops! A hurried packing of some crafty supplies and....

This is my bag before I set off and, what I was playing at.... There is an autumn theme this time round!

Have desk, will make a mess.... this is my space at the end - everyone else was much tidier, and not using messy paint like me!!
My SIL (pointing) and her co-club runner Toni (standing)
Everyone was working on slightly different things - though the other ladies did use Lynne and Toni's kits and make some cards/tags.  One lady was doing some beautiful cross stitch.
 It felt VERY odd working on a desk - I think I am better on the floor.... couldn't get a decent stamped image at all!!!
but these two pages in my journal are what I was playing at

There were so many things I wanted that I hadn't packed to take - must make a list before I forget.... like the white pen to highlight these leaves... still I can do that later now I'm home.


Next month's club has a sewing kit for tree decorations - I will NOT be doing that (can barely sew a button on) so I will be probably doing some Christmas cards....





So come along, share with us all (link here at the lovely Julia's) - what is on YOUR workdesk this Wednesday??




46 comments:

Angie said...

Your pages are stunning ...know what you mean about leaving things you need at home ...so frustrating.
The crop I went to now and then has closed ....not enough regulars each week to make it break even ....such a shame.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I couldn't sew a button on if someone PAID me. I can't grip a needle. That's why I'll stick with my sewing machine if I want to play around with anything sewn.

Sounds like this is a versatile group who either have crafting skills or want to learn those skills.

I can't sit to craft, so I can appreciate that you need the floor. It's what we get used to when we first start, I think. No number yet since Julia hasn't posted, but happy WOYWW anyway.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh what lot of fun! I like sewing buttons, but not much else!!! Patsy from
HeARTworks and
papemelroti

okienurse said...

I love your new pages...good job! I like your desk too and it looks like the crowd was having a blast working on whatever they had a going on! Hope you had a good time even though you weren't on the floor! Have a great week. Vickie http://okienurse.blogspot.com

Neil said...

Yep, trying to pack a bag with the basics is always a struggle! Still, I'm glad you had a good time. Funny how we get used to where we craft and find things difficult if we change. Enjoy the group though. It's always nice to meet with like minded folk.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That looks just like Julia's card marathon last Saturday!! Glad you had a good time, I always forget stuff too, so you're not on your own...the slightly worrying thing is that I forget stuff even if I've made a list beforehand!!!! Tempus Fugit and all that....grin...
Hugs, LLJ #1 xxx

Jackie said...

Sewing........Not too good at that but LOVE buttons!!!
he craft group looks well attended, i am sure it was a nice social event ....even if you did not have everything with you u needed!!!
Jackie 15
http://scrapbangwallop.blogspot.com

Annie said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all. Really love your pages.
Hugs,
A x #2

Alexandra said...

Looks like a fun get-together. Your journal pages look great too. Crafting on the floor is something I find myself doing too, my desk gets too full of stuff then instead of clearing a space... you know the rest, lol!

Julia Dunnit said...

Thise pages are lovely..and despite the effort and mahoosive amount of packing, I like crafting in company, so I hope your group goes from strength to strength...the idea of a kit for each month is a pressure for your SiL, how good of her!
Makes me smile to think of a desk as an out of the ordinary surface to craft on!

Redanne said...

The first time I went to a class I didn't take a thing - didn't know I needed to, had to beg and borrow! Your pages are beautiful, even without the white pen, love the colours you have used. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #13

Lynn Holland said...

How nice you've got a group going. I'm in one that's been meeting for 15 years. We all do different things and have speakers come in now and again, hold one day workshops sometimes and have days out. It's great. We've got a machine embroidery daynon Saturday where the ones that can do it show them that can't .
Lynn 38

isisimaginings.com said...

Looks like a fun evening, I'd be the messy one too - all part of the fun. :) I love your pages. I didn't realise you worked on the floor at home, am very impressed. I'd be able to get there, but doubt I'd get up again. ;)

BJ said...

Don't know how anyone manages a craft group having to pack up stuff and only having a fraction to work with. I used to go to one at my church but the timing wasn't good and I could never decide what to take and find it so much easier to stay at home. Love your journal pages and thanks for stopping by. BJ#6

Claire said...

just love the autumn leaves page!!
and how fun to sit and meet with other creative bods while busily creating :)
HAPPY WOYWW!!
no. 12

Ann B said...

Nothing better than crafting with friends. Haven't been able to get to my craft club for the last couple of meets and I miss it, and them, so much.
We also have problems getting a good image, must be the flex in the table, could could try taking a chopping board or other solid block - may help.

Ann B
#52

Trish Latimer said...

Gorgeous pages H!! and who would have noticed if you had got onto the floor to stamp the images eh??!! Trish #3

sandra de said...

Lovely aj pages and what a treat to get together with all those like minded crafters. What fun.
Sandra @73

Antonia said...

Crafting with friends is the best fun but yes I also seem to forget a vital item when out of my classroom. I love your pages ,happy woyww day
Toni #56

JoZart said...

Looks like the group will be a real success. Love your pages!
I have a standard list on file with all the items I COULD need. I print off a copy whenever I am attending a class or teaching, or demming. I then scan down the list ticking off all the things I DO need for the day (and add anything extra needed) then I cross tick them once they are in my bag.
It hasn't failed me yet and if I'm teaching it would be a disaster if I missed something necessary.
Love Jo x
Thanks for popping in!

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. I used to work on the floor a fair deal - good to spread out, but I can't get back up now and find my chair far more comfy. Jealous of you having a craft group to go to. I did find one fairly local, but not able to drive at the moment, so back to crafting in my own special room. Ali x #74

Neet said...

Love autumnal pages Helen and what a lovely bright room you had to produce them in. Sorry you prefer the floor LOL.
I too am unprepared when going to something like this. When teaching or dem'ing I am fine but attending something is a totally different ballgame. Guess the idea of crop type things is not really me. I never have the right stuff.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Neet 31 xx

Bernice said...

Those autumnal coloured pages look great. I know what you mean about forgetting to bring some of your supplies - I teach craft in school and I'm always discovering that I've left some critical item at home!
Bernice #16

RosC said...

Hi H,

I really like your journal pages, and the autumn colours are lovely.
Sounds like your group is terrific too.

Feel very torn about artwork in company because I love to be with other folks but often do better on my own. For instance, the workshops I attend at Bellbird Paperarts are the best fun, but the tools are provided. I would be mad as a cut snake not to have the tools I need. Often called a Gadget Queen by my friends and go nuts if I don't have the right tools. Gotta be comfortable when creating and if that's the floor, that's where I'd wanna be!

Ah well, the journal pages outcome was great.
Cheers,
Ros. #35

MaggieC said...

I certainly could not craft on the floor, I would never be able to get up again anyway. I do have to stand sometimes to place a stamp really accurately. Your craft club sounds great fun. I would think it teaches you to work in a small space and I am impressed with what you managed to achieve despite forgetting things. thank you for your visit today and your kind comments. Have a good week. xx Maggie #36

Karen McAlpine said...

Great fall themed pages!!!
Karen91

House of Bears said...

Great crafting space. We love your journal pages.

The bears @#75

Tracey said...

Love your pages. Great news about going out to a club, I think its wonderful to be able to sit amongst fellow crafters and just talk papers, paints, inks etc. Something we cant always do at home. Tracey ±93

Daniella said...

Love the journal pages! glad you had a good time!
xxDaniella#11

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous pages Helen and glad that your SIL's group don't mind if you take different projects. I sometimes take something else to the Quilt Group and some of them get quite uppity if it isn't quilting! It is craft isn't it!!
xx

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Such pretty pages!
And sounds like a fun group :)
Mary Jo #93

Gillian .... said...

Hi Helen, lol at you nearly forgetting about the club, glad you went though and enjoyed it, love what I'm seeing, Happy WOYWW. Gillian #133

Elizabeth said...

Great pics of the club you almost forgot and I was stunned to see you were working at a desk ... that must be a first. You journal pages are lovely. Hope you have a good week and happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #49

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Helen, love your gorgeous pages, beautiful autumnal colours. I have a small plastic tool box on the floor next to me in which I keep essential things and tend to just pick it up if I am going to a class. Just have to think about the bigger things then.
Happy WOYWW.
hugs {brenda} xox #134

Sian Evans - One and Only Design said...

I love your autumnal journal pages, the colours are gorgeous! Can't wait to see the page with the white highlights! Sian @ One and Only Design - WOYWW No 127

Alexandra said...

What fabulous pages. Your work is amazing. FIrst time here. :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I meet with a group of crafty ladies once a month with the idea that we work on our own projects and/or sometimes share projects and tools. We used to actually do stuff and now we never do, we just chat. So keep the focus and be sure to play! That is what it is all about. And I'm with you, I always forget something I'm bummed I don't have with me.

Ali said...

Oooh your craft club looks fun and your journal pages are looking gorgeous!

I couldn't craft on the floor - arthritic knees wouldn't let me! :lol:

Ali #59

famfa said...

Glad you enjoyed your craft day. Sounds good. Like the journal page

Jackie said...

Looks as though you had a good time :)

Minxy said...

A desk.. oh my! I wish there was a group like that round here, you're very lucky, and who cares if you're a tad messy, as long as fun was had thats all that matters x
Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog x
Happy WOYWW
Hugz Minxy #24

Paula Gale said...

Hi Helen

what a refreshing change to see you playing above floor level!!! I think it's the first time I've personally seen you work on a desk - did the moon go purple or something? lol.

Love your journal page - I would like to pick your brain about it one day, because it's something I've elluded to before - but not with paint etc - that was before my crafting days... anyway, that can wait though.

Hope you are well and enjoyed your class. I was at a workshop with Steph Weightman this last Saturday - and boy - was I the last person to catch up on everything or what!!!! Talk about hopeless... thank goodness no one had a camera!!!

Big hugs to you - I'm at #131 this week...

Paula x x x

Tuire Flemming said...

Great pages! I'm also running an art journal course on Tuesday evenings. Three times behind and three times still left... And we have there LARGE plastic sheets on the tables :)
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tuire #80

Tertia said...

Your pages are looking great. I am not a very good communal crafter, I usually take over everybody's space. LOL (Wonder why I never get invited to come back?)
Happy very belated WOYWW!

Carmen said...

And where are the piccies of YOU hard at work? :D I love that orange - it's so toasty and cosy!

Had to chuckle that you can only get a good stamped image on the floor - maybe I should try that... but I'd never get up again!

Cardarian said...

Love your pages - lucky that you have a club to go to - I have no where to go like that so the WOYWW meeting is really a big thing for me! Will you be coming too???
Hugs,
Cardarian