Wednesday, 8 May 2013

WOYWW? the one where she goes to craft club...

Hello again... welcome to another Wednesday globe-trotting snooping (no other word for it!) round the assorted desks and crafty workspaces of the world... all links available here at Julia's

Well yesterday was the monthly craft club meeting... but before I went there was some crafty shopping to unpack...
and yes, the tell-tale sign of a red Royal Mail "your parcel needs a signature" card for something else (oops!)

the cream blob at the front is some of Tim Holtz's crinkly ribbon (the stuff you can colour, scrunch and heat dry to make it - erm crinkle, amazingly!) and a couple of packs of his rub-ons... need to have a go at his May tag!!

I also had time to start work on a canvas inspired by a piece for Paperartsy by Sue Carrington who is the first of the next batch of guest designers..
Obviously I haven't got far yet...



So, that's my own "desk"... what about craft club...


well it was finish off the mosaics and then on to more decopatch as we all had such fun with it last time...


 Fellow WOYWW BJ busy decopatching her initials
My MDF pen pot.
and my "desk" back at home again, with grouted mosaic tile (can't wipe it off yet obviously the grout hasn't set), my pot, and some extras - some rolls of mesh stuff (my SIL was having a clearout for club proceeds!  and some flowers (my raffle prize)

Next month it's "knit and knatter" oops "knit and natter"! or BJ is going to teach us to crochet...

thanks for stopping by... see you at a desk near you, soon!


57 comments:

BJ said...

Well there I am for all to see AND the PINK lady. I see you splashed out for the Timmy tag, I just made do with what I had! Like the beginnings of your canvas. BJ#sweet16

sandra de said...

Great things happening in your area and lovely to see the pics of fellow woyww's.
Sandra @12

Neil said...

Good morning Helen, great pie of crafting goodies on your "desk" this week. Nice to see you having a good time at craft club too.
Hope you have a great day.
Neil #19

The Taming of the Glue said...

Happy WOYWW. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the canvas...just getting into them myself. Sounds like you have a great craft club, lots of variety. Pam#23

Belinda Basson said...

Love the flowers you have there...if you sprinkle dry grout over your coaster while it is wet, then the process is faster and you can wipe it clean quicker...a tip I was given. #30

okienurse said...

great looking desks, before, away, and home again. Love all the fun projects you are working on. I need to learn to do tile mosaics and create some trivets etc for Christmas gifts. Hope you have a great week. Vickie #36

Jackie said...

Looks like you and BJ had a good time at craft club this month and your shopping looks very nice
Jackie 6

Queenie Jeannie said...

Sounds like a very fun club!!! Love all your new goodies - enjoy them!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #15

Ria Gall said...

Hi Helen
oooh I am loving that new crafting stash on your desk today can't wait to see your time tag. Lovely pen pot really pretty paper

Thanks for sharing your desk today, Happy WOYWW hope you have a great week
Ria #42

My name is Cindy said...

So much to get on with!! I have to confess I've ordered some word bands this month, but I do usually make do with what I've got for the tags - my excuse is they have been on my 'list' for ages!! Cindy #59

Lin said...

Lovely new goodies Helen..your mosaic piece has come out beautifully and isn't decopatch sooo relaxing!! Canvas is looking interesting too :)

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Happy WOYWW Helen - love your pen pot - Mxx #56

Liz Black said...

Wow! What a lot of goodies going on. Your pen pot is really pretty. Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww Liz@39

Tertia said...

That sounds like my kind of club! Learning new things all the time.
I love all the new goodies on your desk, enjoy playing with them!
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #3

Annie said...

So many fab things to see on your desk today and it sounds like life is pretty busy for you. :-)
Hugs,
A x # 53

CraftygasheadZo said...

Looks like you had fun at the craft club, fab goodies you got there too. Looking forward to seeing you again at the crop lovely. Take care Zo xx 65

Candace said...

Your craft club looks great. Wish there was something where I live

Thanks for sharing your crafty space and have a great week

Candace #64

Twiglet said...

Your desk is full of lovely things to snoop Helen. I love the pen pot. x Jo

Maisie Moonshine said...

Those snail mail goodies look like the recipe for a Tim Tag - am I right? MMx

Neet said...

Lots of loveliness there Helen. Love the canvas, I spotted that too on the PPA Blog.
Thanks for your early visit to me - I have just found time to sit and type. Hugs, Neet 18 xx

Heather Alger said...

I Love your pen pot, the colours and design are great x
Have a beautiful week WOYWW Heather #74

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! What lovely things! Helen your creativity and energy astound me! How do you do it? Thanks for sharing WOYWW.

House of Bears said...

Ooh they look like rather lovely crafty purchases. We feel the need to shop, but are saving to go to Artist Trading post in a few weeks so must resist.

Waving hi from the bears @#79 this week

Julie Ann Lee said...

Forgot to say, Helen, that canvas is looking promising! Good luck with the challenge!

Ohhh Snap said...

I didn't even know TH had rub-ons until recently. What I don't know about, I can't pine for lol. Lovely goodies, make sure you show us your crinkle ribbon after you've played : D. #75ish

Eliza said...

Helen I so love Timmies stuff, I have only in the last few days discovered Timmy has his own rubons I so want some of Timmies ribbon too. Looks like you have the makings of some great craft projects.

Thanks for visiting
Hugs Eliza & Yoda

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I had read your Kew post actually and thoroughly enjoyed your amazing photos. I haven't been there for aeons...must rectify that this year!
I LOVE the art journal form your previous post...I mean, really love it! That's just me on a page! The colours, the patterns, the writing is just enough, not fussy or frilly...it's perfect. Clever you!
I'm really looking forward to the crop now...need to start thinking what to do for lunch!!
Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

Hettie said...

Liking your pot there Mrs! Very pretty. And that mesh looks interesting!
Enjoy your knit and knatter next week. Somehow I cannot quite picture you knitting! LOL!
xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I popped in to the local Library a month back and they have a card club that meets there. I did go to the last one, and while I am not all about the cards, I do enjoy getting out and spending time with like-minded folk, so it was worth it for that. Photos are, indeed, wonderful, and as ever there is simply too much to see on your desk/floor :)


Happy WOYWW!
MA (20)

Winnie said...

Such fun goodies there! I am smiling as I had to run out to find those rubons for this month's tag too! I can't wait to try them. I never had luck with other brands, so we shall see! Loving your canvas so far and your great pen/pot. Great to have someone to creative with! Thanks for the kind visit! Winnie #75

Krisha said...

Hi Helen
What goodies to look at, love the pen pot, and I truely think I need some of that ribbon too.
Thanks for popping by my blog and for the well wishes. As you can see a sprained wrist isn't keeping me away from WOYWW....LOL
Krisha #21

Gill Edwards said...

thanks for your visit and lovely comment. lots going on with you this week i see. Those rub ons look good too

Gill x

Sandy Leigh said...

Helen, you must share some crochet tips after you take your class. I tried to teach myself a few months ago--and my crochet piece kept trying to go in a circle!! Then I found out about Julia's elephant! Love how busy you are though. Hugs! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #96

Regina Hamilton said...

Knitting, decopatching, mosaic, you are one busy crafter. Love the new crafting goodies that are on your desk. Happy crafting #1

~Sue C said...

So many fun projects! LOVE those flowers. Happy Wednesday!
SueC@120

Caro said...

Gorgeous goodies on your desk! Love the look of all those fun projects. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#133)

Karen Ives said...

Wow, lots of goodies.
Thanks for visiting
Karen #42

Fandhmum said...

What lovely goodies on your desk today, your craft club looks like fun too
Rosie x

toni said...

Hi Helen lovely goodies on your table! I really like those rub ons, could do with a few more sheets in the pack ! Love your canvas and your Tim tag thanks for the visit x
Toni 49

fairy thoughts said...

lovely stash you have there, the canvas looks interesting I hope you will post it when it is finished.
thanks for sharing
janet #32

sara j said...

What a fun desk!! I am in love with Tim's rub-ons...so much fun. I want to learn to crochet too...we had a day all set up for Saturday, but unfortunately if fell through. Maybe this winger!
Sara j #17

StampinCarol said...

You've got some serious crafting going on! Cool looking mosaic tile!
Happy WOYWW!!
Carol N #115

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Helen
thanks for stopping by my blog for WOYWW. My hands were still too sore to type yesterday so I'm a day late but here I am.Love the canvas you made and the pen tin!! I decided to mosaic a whole out door table a few years back and really enjoyed the whole process.
hugs
Annette In Oz

Nikki said...

Lucky girl with that winning of the raffle for the flowers Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki #13

Meihsia Liu said...

You have so many interesting goodies and projects on you work space. Thank you for sharing. ^_^

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh, lots of lovely stuff to play with - I love the idea of that crinkly tape - that's the trouble with seeing what's on other people's desk, it shows me lots of new things that I might 'need'!!! Thanks for the snoop, and thanks for dropping by my blog - have a great week!

mark gould said...

Happy woyww. thanks for stopping by. the goodies on your desk look great, I really must get those rub ons.
happy hopping,mark x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, like the look of the goodies on your desk - I wonder what was in that 'need to sign for' package (I'm so nosy!!!) - and I like the beginnings of your canvas - interesting texture going on. The club looks fun and that mesh stuff looks interesting. Thanks for dropping by, as you can see I'm just catching up on the folks I didn't get to yesterday because there's simply not enough hours in the day, especially WOYWW :)) Have a great week. Elizabeth x #53

airing cupboard crafts said...

Thank you for popping by. Your craft club looks like a fun place to be x x

peggy apl said...

lots to see in your desk today! both goodies still to be made as well as the finished products. great tim tag also!

RosC said...

Heavens what a lot of comments to wade through - how nice! Of course I'm a tad late.
Good to see the desks - home and away. I like the pen holder very much, and the tile. The idea of a knatter appeals too.
Cheers,
Ros. #38

Kath said...

looks like you had lots of fun at your crafty club helen and oh my giddy aunt...don't you just love those Remnant Rubs...Happy WOYWW...sorry I'm late this week...hugs kath xxx

Lucy said...

Crumbs, you have been very busy! It's great that you have a club to go to. I'd love to find a local craft club that met at a time I'm not at work! The mosaic looks fab and the pen pot is fantastic! Thanks for popping round, have a great week. Lucy #32 x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Helen,

Oh, I love your pen holder! Also, the beginnings of your canvas looks great. So many things to see this week! How fun to have creative time with fellow WOYWWers.

Thanks for visiting me already. I knew it wouldn't be before Saturday that I'd get a chance to visit people but here it is Sunday already!

Happy WOYWW
Kay (11)

Kezzy said...

Wow lots of yummy craftiness on your desk this week. So loving the new craft stash. I love getting the free fibres lol. Beautiful pen holder and loving the mosaic. Happy woyww :-) Kezzy xxx

Cardarian said...

Your new haul is lovely and it looks like you will be getting more soon! That canvas is looking good! Not long and we will meet again!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

jan spencer said...

I have some of the crinkly ribbon, I did colour some to use but it didn't match so Ive not looked at it since

Happy WOYWW Jan S 156