Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Once more with feeling – WOYWW 70

And so another week passes in Blogland and here we are on the merry-go-round of WOYWW. For those new to it, you can learn more here, over at the Stamping Ground where all will become crystal clear. Rather than mud like, which is no doubt how you feel after visiting my wallow hollow. LOL.

So what is on MY desk this week? Not an awful lot really. As per usual. It would be nice to have time to sit and craft properly. So you can see where I’ve had a stab at using one of my new flourish stamps to start work on a card (got some brown velvet ribbon to add to it next, and then I need something else – it doesn’t look right yet. There’s also some Kling on for mounting stamps. That’s Kling On, not Klingon. The image conjured up is quite amusing though, if somewhat unwieldy. Nail polish remover for getting the indexing off clear stamps. Some buttons which just appeared as well – methinks they came from Mr B.

In answer to a question or two from last week – no, not a SINGLE soul actively came up to me and went “oooh, WOYWW!!! Who are you?”. I did get a few curious looks, and a thumbs up from Hels, but that was it. Next time, it’ll be deely boppers at dawn, but by then I’m sure that all the rest of the WOYWWers will be clued in and it will become a national treasure. It would have been nice for one new person to pop onto WOYWW and say, I’m here cos I saw a nutter in a t-shirt at AP and wondered what it was all about. Mind you, they may have cos I’ve not got round to everyone this week… *hangs head in shame*.

As for how I came by the t-shirt – t’was simples! Word art in Word 2007, a small piece of clipart for the heart, and then it was printed onto iron-on transfer paper (not forgetting to mirror image it first, of course!) and ironed onto a t-shirt. I will quite happily email the file to anyone who wants to do their own, but it’s quite easy, and you can always put your own spin on it. Mr B has already said that next time he wants a t-shirt too. Not sure whether or not I should be alarmed by that!

Oh, and the only reason I didn’t stamp it was a lack of time – the design was done on Friday evening before travelling up to London, the ironing on Saturday morning after I had bought a t-shirt at Mum’s local Asda, finished literally minutes before leaving the house for Ally Pally! I couldn’t find the deely boppers in the loft, you see……

Elsewhere in my room I thought I’d show you how I store my ribbons. I have two hangers – one for ribbon, one for organza and rik rak – and can see all colours at once and it’s easy to cut a small length when I need it. They don’t tangle either. And behind the door – there! That’s the piano hiding. I see that Lil Miss B has purloined the music stand and put it in her room again, and not returned it. Tsk. Music in the Music Room, missy! Can’t say I blame her though – it’s a little dark back there, even with the lights on.


I had intended to post on Saturday/Sunday after a visit to Kraft Krazy in Tidworth, and an encounter with Julia’s Shopkeeper Gal. Except I didn’t take a photo of the shop when I’d intended to, and I hate pictureless blogposts. Anyway, Shopkeeper Gal is a lovely lady, very helpful, and the shop is a veritable treasure trove of goodies. I thought after AP that I wouldn’t need any more stash, but there were one or two things I didn’t manage to get at AP that were in fact on my list (Xyron adhesive for one) and needless to say it wound up in my basket. Oops……… I now have a nice list of workshops to um and ah over which I want to do.

Gosh – is that the time? Best get a move on. I’m never going to get round everyone’s desks, so this week I’m going to start at the end and work backwards, as they are the gals who get very few comments! TTFN!


*ok, yes, so the time is in actual fact about midnight, eh?  I 'fess up.  I did this on Tuesday and scheduled it to post just after midnight on Wednesday because last week my scheduled post of 6am didn't happen, and I wondered if it was cos Blogger works on US time..... Yes, the picture of my desk was taken on Tuesday, but that's how it's going to be until Wednesday night because tonight is panto rehearsal and we won't be in until nearly midnight......

58 comments:

Jennie said...

I spy Kling-On lol Great looking desk, and yes I am mad.. 5am is definitely too early. now I am tired rofl
Happy WEoywwing"

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your new flourish stamp looks fun. Not sure what "indexing" is on clear stamps (can you tell I'm not a stamper?), but I have a few clear ones. Is it something I should be concerned about?

I read with interest about your shirt. I didn't read where anyone joined in last week because they saw your tee shirt, but you know, it can always become an annual event. You know, getting together at the food court or whatever the best meeting place is. I'd love to go to Ally Pally myself, but a river, lots of land, a big ocean, and more land separate me and my hopes of participating. Happy WOYWW from #1

Sue said...

Hi ya Morti
brill idea with the t-shirt, i useto make loads for the kids with iron on stuff, will think about doing one for AP next year. Luv all the ribbons didnt think of doing mine like that!! Have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(2)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hey Morti,

I just "refreshed" at Julia's and saw your comment. I was persistent and sleep deprived. AND, I may have been rewarded for getting to all the desks the week before (OK, I know, it doesn't work that way, but it's a fun story and I'll stick with it).

Christine said...

MMmmmmm flourish stamps - must buy some - must buy some (my mantra of the day!) :-) Christine No.8

Mandi said...

Your desk looks so creative!
The ribbon storage is FAB Mine are always in a mess, eventhough I sorted them lol

My first time om WOYWW but I will be back again next week
mandi xx

Neet said...

Thanks for the share at your desk - but the ribbon hangers stole the show for me - what a fab idea. #17

The Taming of the Glue said...

Hope we get to see some of the panto photos!!! What are you doing and who are you playing? My OH reclaimed the music room by leaving sheet music all over the table so I couldn't get my craft stuff on it.
Maybe set up a small stand and sell the t shirts at Ally Pally!!

peggy gatto said...

what a fun visit!!!

Glen said...

Ooo...wot a lot of luvverly ribbons Morti. TFS. ~Glen~

claire-bears-cards said...

What a brilliant way to store ribbons- I'll definitely be giving that a try x

Helen said...

Great ribbon storage!! I would have said Hi if I'd see you in your tshirt, honest!

JoZart said...

Great desk to snoop on with lots of creativity going on. Love the swirl you are using so be sure to show the end result too.
Sounds like life is a whirlwind of fun for you... oh no it isn't ... Oh! YES it is!! and that's just the panto!
JoZarty x (33)

Wipso said...

Some really lovely bits and bobs to snoop round on your desk today and I really love your ribbon hanhers.
A x

nerllybird said...

Nice to get offerings left on your desk! My son left me some wide blue elastic out of his old boxer shorts once. Strange, I thought, but managed to use it for a book closure, lol!
Helen (32)

Chrissie said...

I was away for most of last week and so didn't get around to too many desks.
I love your T shirt!
If you could send me the file that would be great. here's an email button on my blog!
I have some of that special paper stuff to iron on motifs from when my son was one of the Incredibles at a party!
Your work this week looks good too. I like those flourishes!
Happy WOYWW
Chrissie

Lizzybobs said...

thanks for sharing you space with us I am loving all those ribbons and the storage idea is great - lv LIZ (68)

Jules said...

Love your desk and your new flourish stamp looks fab. The idea of using a Klingon to stamp with made me giggle :D
Jules (#72)

triciasconfetti said...

Love the swirls and the ribbon storage aand glad to see I'm not the only one with 'piles' on my desk. didn't go to Ally Pally but would have said Hi if I had. Great visit to your desk. I don't like picturless posts either.
x Tricia (65)

secret scrapbooker said...

Great photos :0)
Kate x

Sarah said...

Your ribbon looks so pretty! I want to hang they around all the walls in my craft room, it would look so pretty! Sarah #60

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely busy desk there - I love those flourish stamps. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl (28)

oneoff said...

What a great idea for the ribbons, which I shall immediately steal. I have one of those hangers for scarves, and I never use it, so its time to add it to my craft space. I now have a vivid mental picture of Klingons at work crafting, which is making me snigger very inappropriately. Love it! Bernie (87)

Cheryl said...

great idea with the t shirt hun I went to ally pally but sadly did not see any nutter with a t shirt on that said woyww HE HE maybe next year we could all get one done,and meet up how cool would that be,love that flourish stamp on your desk,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Gez said...

Morning,love the idea of your t-shirt. :) I spy some great stamps on your workspace. Have fun. Gez #85

Linda Elbourne said...

I started Bottom up this week and now I am doing top down and plan on meeting somewhere in the misddle. Great pictures this week Morti ... Have a good one!
Tonight Matthew I will be link number 27

Doone said...

h ha ha

nice flourish stamp, hilarious blog, not surprised no one approached you; you mad woman you; - but next year I may just go to AP to find you and create a BIG Scene...I sahll wear my fish hat

Dx

sasa said...

Sorry - didn't go to Ally Pally but I would have ambushed you in that t-shirt. Great craft space - hope you get some quality time to get creative with all those goodies...

Sasa 18

Lou and Mel said...

Lovely coloured ribbon hanging there!
Klingon stamps - Hmmmm I wonder if someone makes them???

Christine said...

Hi again - yes it is a bit of a problem working in the conservatory with sunlight fading stuff - I'm investing in some blinds next Spring but until then I'm very conscious about covering things up when I'm not working. It is still lovely to have all that natural light though :-))

Sherry said...

Your desk looks fab! I love your ribbon storage idea - but what about all the little bits and pieces - lol.

Sherry (117)

Pam said...

FAb ribbon storage , I thought I had a lot!!! Love you WOYWW tshirt! Hugs Pam x

Tracy Evans said...

Shame I did not make Ally Pally, I'm hoping to make up for it at Port Sunlight this weekend LOL. Great desk and love the images on your desk and is that a Magenta stamp I spy. Great idea for the ribbon storage too. Tracy Evans x

Dee said...

Nice lot of ribbon, they look lovely on your holder.

Dee #38

Cath said...

Missed the photo of your t shirt will have to have a good look through your blog.
Thank you for telling us about the craft shop in Tidworth, I am coming to the UK in a few weeks and that is one of the places I will be stopping at so I will have to go and have a look.

Cathx 95

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Fab ribbon storage and what a brilliant T Shirt.

A.x (22)

Aisling said...

Thanks so much for starting at the end and working backwords. That's very noble of you! And since I'm always posting late (n° 122), it's to my benefit. Happy WOYWW!

Elliephant said...

Great desk, thanks for sharing. I use baby wipes on my stamps, gets them clean enough for me, but I'm not a big big stamper. Happy WOYWW, Elliefantasy xxx (129)

Phree said...

Lovely busy desk. Your ribbons look great on the hangers.

craftimamma said...

Great ribbon storage and fab desk. Love the flourish.

Lesley Xx 92

joey said...

Hiya

Enjoy your flourish stamp! I think Sue (scoopy) may join you with the boppers for the next ally pally looool. I dont often get around to everyone, think its a nice idea to comment up from the back tho

Joey.xxx

Spyder said...

oho isn't that odd, I've just seen some kling-on reminding me I need some..and there it is again...Love all your stuff and thank you for the snoop!
(Lyn)

Spyder said...

bother! I don't think my last comment worked...

Theresa said...

Hi Morti! Fun visiting your workspace and reading your "mad ramblings":) I had to go back a post and check out the WOYWW tee - Great JoB!

Shari said...

Your flourishes are wonderful, I love the whimsical look of them! I truely love your blog header, it is similar to mine with the faerie, but yours has the knotwork which is awesome! Thanks for visiting my desk and for letting me snoop at yours! ~Shari

BethanyR said...

GREAT idea for the ribbon hanger!

nerllybird said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog, I've already been on here but your remark about the music manuscript being on sideways did make me laugh - I just forgot, while I was sticking it on, which way round the thing fitted in the box! Lol! (And all the writing on the back of my ATCs is always upside down, too!) xx

Maggie's Crafts said...

Wow! Love your ribbon collection! :)

Thank you for sharing. :)

Maggie

x

Jingle said...

Your ribbon looks amazing!!! And your desk looks full of creativity!

Daniele said...

great idea for storing ribbbons
thanks for the peek
hugs

Terry & Kim said...

I love the way the ribbon is displayed. Great idea with the iron-on transfer paper too. I'll have to remember that!

Terry #125

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful flourish stamp, it's a bit worrying that Mr B wants his own tshirt now too! Get him his own desk and point him in this direction! Should be amusing at any rate!

Hugs
Brenda 105

Candace said...

Love your ribbon holder

Ohhh Snap said...

Love your ribbon holder and flourish stamp. Such a creative workspace with such wonderful goodies. TFS!

#127

Julia Dunnit said...

My posts schedule on BST or GMT - what's the betting that you're the only one in the uK on US time!! I love that you made the t shirt so last minute and frankly and un surprised that no-one admitted to knowing about it!!
Glad you enjoyed KC....and am jus tsorting ribbons for the millionth time, so this might be my answer. Ta!

Alicia.R. said...

I have similar ribbon storage and isn't it great! Your desk looks great and that stamp is fab.
Thanks for sharing and have a great week
Alicia.R. (#102)

Claire said...

What a lovely idea for your ribbon storage. Definatly makes it so much easier been able to see all you have at once and they look so tempting to use!

Claire
WOYWW #78

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great ribbons, all arranged by colors too! love it!

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