Wednesday, 19 March 2014

WOYWW 250 - will she have more new things?

Hello, welcome to another round of desk-hopping hosted by Julia at the Stamping Ground - can you believe we've been collecting here for this long... so looking forward to the Crop at the end of May (even though I'm now invited somewhere else on the day, I'm still attending!)

But to answer the question in the blog title....
 well of course I have... the trouble with following lots of fabulous people's blogs, is that they give you links to places you just have to visit for crafty goodies... this week I blame the uber-talented Alison Bomber of Words and Pictures  and her project for Calico Crafts where she's on the DT.  well I fell in love with lots of their stuff, and some just happened to fall into my basket on Sunday... 2 days later:

 hmmm what's this?
 wood chip corners and flourishes... metal hearts and a bit of fishing net (sure it will be useful for something) and some rope... there was so much more I wanted, so I think I was quite restrained!
in answer to someone's comment last week, yes I do know what's in which drawer, just about.. the cardboard ones hold inks while the boxes hold ribbons (on top of the stamp drawers) and in the foreground on the lower level, tags, papers (small pads the big ones are the other side of the room) and pieces waiting altering

Hope you all have a great week, and find some fantastic desks to snoop through - I'm off round the list now!




39 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Once again I am in AWE of all the things you buy. I want to come and play just ONE day. It would sure be an eye-opener, since most everything I use came from people giving the stuff away, or from junk mail. You always have the best around. Fantastic swirls. Happy WOYWW from the early bird with no number(grin).

Nikki C said...

Wow your stash is amazing and ever growing I have to agree it would be fun to play at your house for sure :)
hugs Nikki C no # yet

Alexandra said...

Seriously, girl. How much space do you have there?! Wow! Hee Hee I bet many of us would be in heaven in your little...I mean BIG studio. :)

peggy lin said...

Those flourishes are beautiful I love them

Peggy xx #12

DeDe Haysom said...

Those flourishes are gorgeous, you have so many goodies on your desk..my idea of heaven.. Enjoy your week and happy crafting
DeDe #17

Belinda Basson said...

Well, at least you did not disappoint! Love to see the new stuff on your floor! #29

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great new stash and yes must agree number of drawers is overwhelming.. my restraint on buying more is declining order of space remaining :D happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #32

Annie said...

Love your new buys Helen. Those wooden corners look brill.
Hugs,
Annie x # 44
ps I promise I am wearing my face mask! cough cough cough!

MrsC.x said...

those flourishes are gorgeous, am in awe of your storage!
Happy WOYWW! luv Mrs C.x #42

Eliza said...

Helen I am in awe at your stash and I love those new flourishes, you will find heaps of things to use them on then want more lol.

You must come and play with DeDe and me

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 14
Happy WOYWW

Paper rainbow said...

This looks like my kind of space :)

Jackie said...

The fishing net is so useful ... I have used it on scrapbook pages when you visit me scroll down to the pictures of my layouts on the right and you will see it used and in a project I am doing now you will see it used next week on my desk!
Jackie 27

okienurse said...

WOW love the desk shots this week. I bought some wooden pieces at Michaels the other day along with some paper mache bits. Fun times to come. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #45

Neet said...

Oh Helen, what a lovely lot of goodies you just bought. You are a temptress as I adore these corners and things.
I am saving up for an EBosser but keep spending my money on other things - can I resist the temptation? We'll see.
Hugs, Neet 26 xx

My name is Cindy said...

Shopping again? I have actually only bought glue this week. You can't craft without glue. Love the wooden embellies, I can see why you couldn't resist. Fishing net I am not so sure about LOL. Cindy xx #57

House of Bears said...

Lovely new stash. We're on a ban for lent. So far we're succeeding in not buying. But we keep looking!

The bears @ 64

fairy thoughts said...

Seriously .... more shopping :-)
well what else is a girl to do?
I maybe OCD but even though I know what is in my drawers I still have to label them hehe
happy WOYWW day
janet #29

BJ said...

Oh that looks like a good supplier of unusual bits and bobs, but alas I am far to restrained! BJ#62

Nelle said...

I knew the answer before I saw it. You always have so many nice things to share. OOPS! Nice new things to share. I seem to have drifted into altering things of late and am like you in that I see so many nice goodies that I need. As I am now on a strict budget I can only buy what I really need. But love to see what goodies you share with us all.
Nelle 53 xx

Carmen said...

Fishing net? There's a new one on me :D I would be MORE shocked if there were no new goodies each week ;)

Sandy Leigh said...

Of course you know what is in what drawer! That's because you create with everything all the time. Same for me--all my goodies are stored in decorative boxes that are too pretty to label, but I know where everything is. And of course, I always need more! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #21

butlersabroad said...

I have all those chipboard shapes that I won and haven't a clue what to do with them, or how to colour them so I'll be seeing what you do with your new stuff. And, well, it's only money isn't it? Can't take it with you that's for sure!

Hugs
Brenda 66

Krisha said...

Just popping by to see WHAT you bought this week....LOL A GF after my won heart I tell ya!

I LOVE those wooden flourishes, and usually buy them, when I can find them, no ,no, don't tell me where you found them!!! LOL They are fantastic for mixed media canvases. (as though you didn't already know that)

I'll quit rambling and get on to seeing more desks, thanks for the visit this week
Krisha #20

Andrea said...

lol you cant beat a good purchase especially when its a must have item as they all are ....the flourishes look ace..im jealous on a spending freeze still recovering from christmas! roll on May when im allowing myself to a little something happy woyww an d thanks for visiting andrea#8 x

Deb said...

nice bit of new stash there, love the corners and can't wait to see what you do with the fishing net!
Debxx #15

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Helen,Miss Alison can inspire anyone, love those things that fell into you basket I looooove your work space, yikes could I have fun in there, I believe you know where everything is. you sill have some lovely leaves form your gorgeous mask, I love your scrap page love the black and red, thanks for sharing have a wonderful day... Dianne #72

Robyn said...

The key to great crafting is LOTS of great stuff!
thanks for stopping by and the snoop around your place.
Robyn6

CraftygasheadZo said...

I'm so glad you know your drawers! Lol. Those wooden corners look fab. No desk from me but popped by anyway. Take care Zo xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, I do love all your drawers. Drawers are such exciting things, you never know what little treasure might be lurking in them. And I agree about all the enabling- every week I see a new 'must have' on someones desk. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #38 xxx

Caro said...

That looks so tempting to come and play with. I would love to rummage in all those boxes. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#95)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love those corner flourishes, how Belle Époque are they? Completely gorgeous :-)
Hugs, LLJ 39 xx

sandysewin said...

I am impressed that you know what's in those drawers without labels. I'd be opening at least a dozen every time I went for something, lol.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the nice comments about my kaleidoscope cane.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #1

craftytrog said...

Had to laugh at the fishing net! Lol! The corners & flourishes look gorgeous!
Alison x

Daniella said...

Excellent finds! Wonderful restraint too!!
I love all of your drawers, so wonderful. I'm jealous!
xxDaniella#9

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Helen...chuckling yes somehow we know our way around all our drawers and boxes, still some bits are a surprise when you go hunting. Have fun with your new bits, Cheers RobynO#38

VonnyK said...

Just couldn't resist hey. I can fully understand that, each week I see some fab things and want them all. That's the good thing about living so far away, it costs too much to have it posted here. I giggled when you said you knew what was in your drawers, like my room it may be messy but you know where everything is. Have a great week and enjoy your new goodies.
Von #22

Julia Dunnit said...

To be honest, I think, week on week that your 'desk' is the most interesting! I don't know if I said or just looked, but I love the canvas that came out of the leaves the other day..had no idea that's where it was going. Aren't those wooden die cute the bees....I wish we could think of a reason for needing a laser cutter for the Joinery!!

Karen Ives said...

I love little drawers!! Thank you for your visit. Karen #51

MaggieC said...

Thank you for your visit this week, although I am so late in replying. Spending a whole day at the NEC means that I am now playing catch up for the rest of the week. It is the first time I have ever been all on my own and I really revelled in being able to stay as long as I wanted, spend as much time as I wanted at any stall. My list was fine for the first 20 minutes, then it got mixed up with what was in my basket at the Clarity stand, and I think it ended up in their rubbish bin. The show offers there were so good that it would have been rude not to take advantage of them, wouldn't it? I had a great day, meeting up with Barbara Gray and Dave and Maria Simms again. I also met several of the Design Team, who I have been chatting to online. Great to meet in person and to find out how much we all have in common. Now looking forward to the crop and meeting up with all those WOYWWers I have been talking to online. It looks as though you have just as much new stash as me, so have a great week testing it all out. xx Maggie #76