Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Happy WOYWW 366

We are welcoming our beloved Julia home from hospital and even though she has a long road ahead of her, home is where she should be.  Take it easy, Julia; we are all cheering you on.  Also, Jan, thank you for the updates and news, it is much appreciated as we all pray for a full recovery.

So, it's all over to Jan's for the linky (wonder if it will play nicely today?) and some desk sharing...
 I am just back at work after a few days off, just chilling (and a couple of days at Kew, one chilly and overcast and one gloriously warm and sunny, both of which resulted in hundreds of photos (click the fountain in the side bar if you want to look)


But I did also have time for some crafting and this play in my journal - neither quite finished yet!
I was touched beyond measure to receive an ATC and a handwritten card from Julia last week, posted just before she went into hospital.

Thank you, Julia, it will be much treasured and I will, play hard!

I did do a little shopping last week when I went to Kingston to find some new clothes (failed there) but got some goodies from the art shop (gloss and matte medium) some charms from a fabric shop for some mixed media projects (they were a bargain and some little bits from Tiger..
the cup cake stands aren't going to be for cakes, I thought I could use them to put (lightweight) projects on to photograph... but they may be a bit small...

that's it from me today.


30 comments:

Nikki C said...

The bags of charms look like a steal of a price for that many happy WOYWW hugs Nikki 1

Neet said...

Tried to link you but it was not having it - Sorry! Will try again if you are still not linked.
How fortunate that you managed to find an art shop nearby when the clothing trip was unsuccessful LOL. Bargains too!
Hugs, Neet 7 xx

Anne L said...

Hello Helen. Thanks for the visiting my blog. How sweet to receive an ATC from Julia and it is so pretty. Great shopping trip you had and wow great price on those bags of charms. Have a wonderful week Hugs ~Anne L#3

Chidkid said...

Great bargains there! Great desk space.Elaine no. 20

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I linked you up as soon as I woke up! I don't understand why you should be having these issues, I think you were ok the first week. If I was doing things differently, I'd understand but I'm following Julia's instructions the same each week and why can others link up ok? InkyDinkyDoodle did mention something about clearing Internet Caches (I think!), maybe she'll write something about that today. Hey ho, if I have to continue linking you up, then that's what we'll do - the world is still turning, huh?!
Nice to see some bargainy stash there :-)
Hugs, LLJ xxx

Annie said...

Shopping for clothes is never really my thing....give me craft shopping any day :-)......and well done you on the bargains too.
Hugs,
Annie x # 10

Twiglet said...

I am hopeless at clothes shopping. Your day at kew sounds more like my idea of fun! x Jo

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Loving the colours you are using Helen.
Hasn't it been HOT!! Had to laugh at the failing of clothes buying but success in crafty buying... strange how that always happens ay.
Will head off to your 'fountain' blog xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, great bargains, and the journal page looks wonderful. I love the colours.My son, Ant, used to work for the BBC at Pebblemill, and then The Mailbox, but when the Mailbox closed down, he went freelance. He still finds himself doing huge amounts of programmes for the BBC, which is amusing! Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #9 xxx

sandra de said...

Helen, your art journal pages are stunning..... I love anything with flowers and they are truly gorgeous. Lovely bag of charms you picked up as well. Have a lovely crafty week.
sandra de @13

LisaDV said...

Great charm bags. Your journal pages are beautiful as they are, even if you aren't finished. Have fun creating! Happy Wednesday! LisaDV #35

Sharon Koole said...

The journal pages are looking great even though they aren't finished. What a great lot of goodies you found - rather them than clothes lol. Those charms look great and such a bargain!

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #4

Tertia said...

I am such a charm junkie and the fact that there is a Chinese importer 10 minutes from my home is so not helping!
Love those journal pages!
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #46

dmgarafalo said...

Look at all those fun toys (tools) (materials) on your desk, I would love to play there! Blessings, Donna #11

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh I'm hopeless at clothes shopping too. My problem is I leave it too late (as I hate it), so when I do go it is very urgent.
You had a good haul there! I love the charms bags. They are really well priced!
Yes, I was touched too by the hand written card from Julia. I will treasure it.
Let us know about the cup cake stands and how that works out...
Happy WOYWW,
Lisca#17

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Those bags of charms look like they will be lots of fun to play with. Your "desk" is looking good with so many products at the ready. The cupcake stand idea is cool. I hope it works out. PJ #47

Diane Futrell said...

Your journal is so pretty!!
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #2

Felicia Aaron said...

Helen, I'm in love with those journal pages! They are gorgeous, even if they aren't done! Love the color combos as well! Could you PLEASE box up half of your stash and send it my way, because I am pea green with envy right now! Yummo on the art stash! :) Blessings, Felicia #50

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, thanks for the visit to mine. Pleased to see you have some new goodies this week. The bags of metal embellishments look good value and the ATC is lovely. Have a great woyww, Angelax 26

Claire Grantham said...

Hey Helen, thanks for the visit. Dina class was awesome and I was very lucky to get a place..but it was pricey. I love what is going on, on your desk, love the big flowers in your Art Journal. I also like all the bits and bobs you picked up whilst out shopping. Cx #19

Diana Taylor said...

I love your journal pages - the background with the lilies in front of it is beautiful - lovely and delicate - and I love the teasel stamp, it's totally gorgeous.
Thanks for the visit earlier, I hope you have a lovely week,
Diana #24

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Some fun things there dear Helen, would love to see the wee cake stand being used .. and yes totally amazing of dear Julia to send you an atc.. how very thoughtful and kind!
Well done on desky buys too.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #38

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Tilly Tea Dance said...

That's a brilliant idea for the cupcake stands. It's often really tricky to create interesting photos of smaller handmade items. It's frustrating to go shopping for clothes and find nothing - I always end up seeing lovely clothes when I'm broke or feeling a bit porky but nothing when I've got money and body mass on my side!! At least your shopping trip wasnt wasted - looks like some lovely crafty bits - especially those charms. Happy crafting, Max #31

BJ said...

Don't just "toy", "do" (the scavenger hunt - You know you want to.)
Thanks for visiting BJ#23

peggy aplSEEDS said...

I really like the look of your journal! And who doesn't love a bargain!
Happy WOYWW!
Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS@8

Shoshi said...

I love your journal page, Helen - it's beautiful. I love clothes shopping! I had another attempt on the bus yesterday, this time with the wheelchair instead of the buggy and it worked like a dream - absolutely no problem! My hubby was very impressed with me that I'd managed all by myself lol! I went to Marks & Spencer's and did a bit of clothes shopping which was very successful!

Thank you for your lovely comment. I'm looking forward to doing some baking soon but I doubt the standard will be up to Creme de la Creme lol! I am also looking forward to trying my new Infusions but as usual, studio time ends up at the bottom of the heap where my busy life is concerned these days!!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #52

Sandra Cox said...

Many well wishes to Julia.

butterfly said...

In love with those flowery pages, especially the one on the left with those wonderful thistly affairs. Good looking craft shopping (so much better than spending money on clothes), and it sounds as though you had a lovely time at Kew.
Alison x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Phew! I have just had to go on a massive catch up -I had no idea that being without a reliable internet connection would make me so far behind! I love your journal pages - great colours!
Love your goodies too! Hugs, Chrisx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Amazing flowers pages, colours are so clear and beautiful. Fab shopping goodies. xx