Wednesday, 25 September 2013

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday... an Ally Pally aftermath..

Well, I did warn you that I was going spending... I love the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show at Alexandra Palace (known as Ally Pally to all) and had a lovely day... you can see an in depth report here (lots of you have already) So for my WOYWW desk today.... oops (I'm not feeling guilty really!)

I make no apologies for sharing the pics of my crafty spends again here today!  But be warned... I was bad, very bad!!

1 of 4.... lots of wooden things to alter, gems, stamps,

2 of 4

stencils, canvases more stamps, paper, buttons,
3 of 4
8 of the new Fresco colours (and a glaze)
 
4 of 4....
Prima embellishments and stamps and gorgeousness!

You do NOT want to know how much this lot cost (though being crafters you can probably guess!!)

It was a seriously good day!
And this was the view from my sofa on Tuesday night - my journal, a list of things I have to get packed for the weekend - I am going away to stay with some friends for some crafty classes and we can't wait!!! and all the normal stuff that surrounds my workspace on the floor!

Thanks for taking the time to look (sorry, Julia that it's a long post again!)



48 comments:

Regina Hamilton said...

Wow..You really pick up a great stash of crafting goodies. happy crafting #5

Robyn said...

You've got your play cut out for you!
I always visit my neighbors first.
thanks for the snoop around
Robyn 13

Deb said...

OH wow!!! I thought there was a lot in the 1st photo and then there was more and more! What a fantastic haul! Have tons of fun playing!
Debxx #4

Nan G said...

I'm sweating with envy! Love wood...I wants the wood and stencils....I loves stencils...oh you're so lucky! An amazing haul! Who cares how many legs it cost...no arms just legs need those arms for crafting! :) Happy WOYWW! Nan G #7

sandra de said...

Ohhh so much gorgeous stuff a great buy up.
Sandra @12

Sharon Madson said...

Oh, you have such fun things! I want to come play with them! :) Have fun, crafting with your friends!
Sharon
#16

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's good you scheduled some weekend play time, since all that stuff is seriously ready for you. I can not even GUESS how much you spent, but I'm sure it was more than I've spent in the past three years. Seriously!!

Have a great weekend with your craft friends. BTW, I'm not playing this week.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a great day you had!! I hope you had a wheely cart to pull all this home! FABULOUS!!

Hope your Wednesday is absolutely wonderful!!

Lynn #20

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love the way you make me feel restrained, Helen! Have a lovely time playing! There's loads of stuff here I wish I'd bought now! I like the idea of it just somehow flying into your bag/s! He-he! Happy WOWW! Julie Ann #35

Eliza said...

Ah shopping bliss now did you get everything on your list? Awesome stuff, especially love that stamp with the men with hats. Have a great crafting time away.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 30

Candace said...

Don't apologise for sharing your buys. If it makes you happy, keeps you out of trouble and you are putting food on the table and a roof over your families head have no shame in sharing.

Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

Hugs Candace
#36

The Taming of the Glue said...

Wasn't Ally Pally great! I was working on Sue's Rubbernecker stand and still managed to spend far too much! The MDF man was only 2 stands over!!! Hugs. Pam#34

MiamiKel said...

How fun! LOoks like you had a good time shopping and lots of things followed you home! :)

Blessings!
~Kelly #43

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It does you good to have a splurge now and again, glad you had fun at the show!! You're going to get seriously crafty now!
Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

Neil said...

Lots of crafty goodies, nice to have another look. Have fun creating with them and enjoy your weekend too.

Kate said...

OMG, that is one great haul of stash!

~Kate~

Jackie said...

Gosh Helen you did get some shopping done !
Yes it was a good day I see your off with friends this weekend to do crafty classes........ Where? I ask as myself and a friend are off for the weekend as well to do crafty classes will we be at the same place??????
Jackie44
Scrapbangwallop

Annie said...

Hehehe that really is a serious amount of new stash this week....how you carry it all when you're shopping amazes me :-)
Hugs,
A x # 50

Andrea said...

wow what an amazing haul of treasures you have there ...my yes lit up I would have loved to have gone but sure my bank balance would disagree!. cant wait to see what you create with those mdf goodies enjoy your weekend classes hope you have a great time hugs Andrea #42

Neet said...

That was not a long post - it was a fabulous one!
Love everything that you bought and cannot wait to hit the PPA stand on Saturday at a local(isn) show. Those Prima 'bellies are on my list and I know I am just going to spend spend spend. Although maybe not as much as you but what the heck Helen, if it does you good get it spent. No pockets in shrouds so they say.
Take care and enjoy your goodies Helen.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx

Victoria said...

WOW! I want to come and play at your house! Looks like you had a fabulous time at Ally Pally. The only problem is now you've made me want to browse through some craft stores online! Have a great day! Victoria no.64

BJ said...

Oh no you've made me look at all your lovely stash again! Going quite green. Thanks for visiting me BJ#26

Artyjen said...

Ooh er Helen! What a fab haul of goodies ;)
Enjoy your weekend....I'm off to a local art and craft show on Saturday...I doubt that there will be much there worth buying!!! But we will see :) ROFL
xoxo Sioux

tuesday afternoon said...

You were so bad that it's good! What a lovely selection of goodies. Bet you will enjoy using them. Happy WOYWW

VonnyK said...

How on earth did you manage to carry all that lot home??? I am super impressed that you bought so much, you should be very proud of yourself :) Have a great time with your friends.
Von #41

ike said...

Oh !! I am so insanely jealous you went to Ally Pally :-( What a gorgeous collection of goodies and I hope you have a fabulous weekend :-D

HAPPY WOYWW 225

IKE in Greece #75 xxxx

House of Bears said...

Oh how lovely to see your pawchases, it's almost like we went ourselves, apart from the fact if we look at our desk it has no lovely new stash on it! :)

The bears @#79

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Wicked, wicked woman! You always warn me but I still can't stay away.... Why does AllyPally always fall on a weekend when I can't go? poo. One year I will get to, and if so I plan on making you act as my personal shopper.... :)

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (6)

Belinda Basson said...

OK, so where is the big box to put this all in? Enjoy your week-end, sounds like fun. #51

famfa said...

You're not kidding, you do love to shop. What a lot of lovely goodies to play with. Enjoy
Famfa 3
Have fun with your friends and classes too

butlersabroad said...

Lol, you really know how to shop H! Lovely new goodies and I scrolled down and saw the whole post, what a fab day but you must have been shattered! Your upcoming weekend sounds like a lot of fun too.

Hugs
Brenda 1

Maisie Moonshine said...

OH YES! Now that IS what I call retail therapy! What a fantastic haul! You are going to have such fun! (and this is the sort of shopping you don't mind un-packing when you get home!) Thanks for your visit - have fun with your new toys. MMx #48

Monique said...

Wow those are some great goodies. Have fun Crafting with your friends =)
Happy WOYWW 225 and I wish you a wonderful week.
xx Monique #94

lisa said...

Now that's a serious amount of shopping. Can I come and play at your house??
Have fun exploring it all. The wooden alterables look great.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #58

CraftygasheadZo said...

You sure know how to get the best out of that show!! Super buys Take care Zo xx 95

Peg Robinson said...

Oooo what wonderful stuff to play with. What eye candy. Peg R #99

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh no matey, no apology NEC..have to admit that I've been back to have a second look since your last post..I'm jealous in a pleased for you way...there really is nothing like a big old spend on stuff you love.

Caro said...

Wow! You really did have a good time didn't you. Your new purchases look wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#68)

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Helen
Oh you have been a naughty girl haven't you.... well done ... some great stash you brought how did you manage to carry it all home. I forgot about the show I wish I had gone now... there's always next year
enjoy playing with your new toys
janet#48

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! You really got quite the haul didn't you? Oh my! What to play with first. Those wooden things you got will be so much fun to alter and look at all those stamps and embellishments. How fun!

Lea.H said...

My gosh!!!!! All that stash! You will be busy for quite some time!! Lx

My name is Cindy said...

LOL Helen you were VERY bad! But at least it was fun! Cindyx

April Story said...

Wow! What a great haul. I cannot wait to see all the great crafy projects use create with your new stuff. April #21

Kath said...

looks like you had a fabulous time at Ally Pally...wow have fun with all those goodies...bread and water for a week or so...hugs kath xxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Never been to the Ally Pally one, but I usually go to the Hobbycrafts one at the NEC, and I know how much I end up spending, despite good intentions! Lovely pile of stash, have fun with it all, Have a great week, sorry I'm running late this week, Hugs, Shaz #27 xx

Virginia said...

Oh new stash - looks fab Helen - envious!

isisimaginings.com said...

Love seeing photos of your stash. Have a wonderful weekend.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, thank GOD, Helen! I thought I was the biggest greedy crafter when it comes to buying new toys, but you've got me beat hands down! ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY! LITS, right?! Happy belated WOYWW! Darnell #22