Wednesday, 2 September 2015

WOYWW 326 - a wet Bank Holiday

Not sure where the week went to (again!) and it's September too... shorter days and dark mornings... autumn is on the way!  it's time for another WOYWW
Last week at work a client sent us a hamper of wine and food to say thanks - we shared the contents out but my eyes were on the hamper... of course!
Nice, isn't it?

 and I reorganised a couple of boxes of packets of bling and chipboard bits and pieces...
 and here it is, in situ!  it does get a bit in the way of the keyboard but I've pushed it over a bit now!
 so, the wet Bank Holiday yesterday (oops, the day before on Monday I mean) - I met up with a couple of (nonWOYWW) friends in Richmond, London... close to me but I've never would have been  better in the sunshine of course!
 but we had a good time!
it the Thames always looks good!
of course a little shopping had to be done (Tiger, a mixed kind of shop but some decent craft items were found...) Wasn't sure if the roll of tape measure tape was paper or plastic (the latter) but only £1 and it will make great background features, and the house shaped candle I have an idea for already!
Alphabet stamps - you can never have too many!

Glad you enjoyed my guessing game last week.. one of you was quite close... but you won't find out till the weekend!

So that's my desk - well, not much of a desk of course, but I'll see you at Julia's for some more desk hopping.


Nikki C said...

Such a pretty basket and it's a great way to search for goings quickly through it. Yep I have. Hundreds of digital stamps and still enjoy my rubber stamps too sentiments are my weakness it seems happy woyww hugs Nikki

Robyn said...

You have been busy. Where would we be without baskets?
Robyn 6

Lisca Meijer said...

Great basket you snaffled there! Very ha dy I deed. I remember when I still worked and patients would give us nurses a tin of biscuits, I would always ask for the tin. I now have so much supplies housed in those tins.
Thanks for showi g us photos of your Richmond outing. Shame about the weather.
Have agood week,

Deborah Wainwright said...

I'm as bad as you, every decent box, basket or containers of any kind always find themselves stuffed full of crafty goodness. Yours looks a lovely size. Great photos too hope you had fun despite the rain. Hugs Debsxx

Neet said...

Can understand your excitement at the basket - I would have been there too.
Shame about the weather when meeting friends but it is what we are used to - rain on days we plan to go out - still it did not dampen your enjoyment.
Hugs Neet 18 xx

Annie said...

I guess in England we have learnt to make the best of a day out and go out prepared for rain so I'm glad you had fun. I really love your hamper basket.....I would have been the same but not sure what I would have put in it [so much of my stash has been boxed up for about 2 1/2 years so I'm not sure what's in a lot of them] :-)
Have a great week,
Annie x # 17

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I can't let a good basket escape either, lol!! That looks a good sturdy one and I'm pleased to see you've filled it already :-)
So glad you had a good day out with your too, lovely!
Hugs, LLJ 5 xx

MrsC.x said...

o yes you have to snaffle baskets! they can always be put to good use
i like tiger its like the market place of ikea - my hubby on the otherhand LOVES it we cant go to cambridge without a trip to tiger
happy woyww
Charlie #24

Bridget Larsen said...

That was a great find and what a large basket it is too, I am partial to baskets as well. If I had a bigger house I'd have lots of baskets
Bridget #1 said...

I always have an eye out for such baskets! I love our photos of the time spent with your friends! Glenda #31

CraftygasheadZo said...

Lol trust you but then I'd not expect anything else!! The basket looks fab. Glad you enjoyed your trip out. Take care Zo xx 30

sandra de said...

Looks like a great trip out with your friends. You have put that basket to perfect use.
sandra de @33

Christine said...

Great photos of Richmond, I remember the bridge and the fallen down telephone boxes!! Looks like you had a great time.
I certainly agree with you about alphabet stamps and I love the little wooden ones.

Have a good week
Bishopsmate #39

Julia Dunnit said...

I love Tiger...especially the tapes. They stick, which is more than most of my washis! Great score on the basket..made me laugh that it was a bit in the way of the in - you FORCE it to fit rather than reconsider it, so me!!

Monica said...

I really enjoyed your photos. Living here in texas rain is rare and when it does it is torrential. No walking in the rain for us. Yes the basket is a wonderful idea for storage.
Monica #43

Twiglet said...

Baskets are always such a nice find and a great way to store "bits and bobs". Glad you had a great day out - I have only ever been to Richmond in Yorkshire! x Jo

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That is a fabulous basket. And so useful for you! We have a sandwich shop that caters and used to bring their food in these wonderful baskets. They'd be by later to collect them but so many vanished before they got back so no more basket catering for them. Wet day or no you and your friend look like you had an enjoyable time and did a little happy shopping.

Elizabeth said...

I'd have been eyeing up the basket too, Helen. There's never enough containers for a dedicated crafter. Lovely photos from your weekend get together - despite the rain :) Have a great week. Elizabeth x #37

sue jones said...

Love what you have done with the basket. I went into a tiger shop yesterday - could have spent ages if hubby wasn't getting itchy feet! pity they are not online. Thanks for the visit earlier. Have a great week. Soojay

Diana Taylor said...

I love the basket, very stylish storage! Looks like you had a lovely day out in Richmond, I grew up near there but haven't been back for years - I feel quite nostalgic now! Thanks so much for stopping by my desk, I hope you have a great week,
Diana #26

Ali H said...

Hi Helen Thanks for visiting! Basket up cycling a success me thinks!

Angela Radford said...

Love the basket. I would have to fill it full of crafty stuff of course! Looks like you had a lovely time despite the weather.
Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 20

Shoshi said...

Well, it didn't rain (for once!) on August Bank Holiday here in sunny Devon!! Love the hamper basket and lol - just like in this house, things have a habit of disappearing into my studio!!

Thanks for your lovely comment - so glad you liked my tiny sneak peek. I've now got permission from the publisher of the book to show it on my blog so I'll be uploading it tomorrow for your delectation and delight. Enjoy!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #29

VonnyK said...

I think you got the best bit of the hamper. That basket looks fab and so useful. Bummer about the rain but the Thames sure does look pretty. I have no idea what you plan to do with that candle, the mind boggles!!
Have a great week,
Von # 13

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

A was a bit of a wash out here too. The last two days have been lovely though. Ain't that always the way? I've yet to come across a branch of Tiger, but heard good things.

Fiona #19

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Helen and thanks for visiting. I too would've been eyeing off that gorgeous basket - nice big one too and you've quickly put it to good use. Always nice to meet up with friends, rain, hail or shine. Enjoy your week RobynO#22

butterfly said...

Oh well commandeered with the basket - they're so useful for stash storage. Lovely to see the pictures of Julie Ann and Lucy - glad you had a good time together in Richmond. It is a lovely place xx

Jean said...

Love how you used the basket! I use them a lot too! WOnderful photos!

Lucy Edmondson said...

It was a lovely day together, Helen!

Lucy xx