Wednesday, 27 May 2015

WOYWW 312 - 6 years!

Gosh it's the sixth anniversary! Where has the time gone?? Thank you, Julia, for making it possible each week!

I'm a bit late playing today, but better late than never! It's been a bit of a busy day today and I didn't leave work until 7.00pm.

So, my desk...


The usual mayhem, coupled with all my lovely ATCs from the crop. Nothing exciting happening here today, partly because....



Yup, t'was my birthday on the 26th! Got some lovely presents including some fab stash which for some obscure reason I haven't photographed!

Beloved Mr B gave me a low fat birthday cake too.... Plus the packet mix to make a red velvet cake when I get desperate. I'm on a diet you see...


....and to help me lose weight I'm now the proud owner of a vintage-style tricycle. I'm not very good on two wheels for various reasons at the moment!



Clearing my Mum's house recently, she found this box that belonged to my Grandmother, and it took her a while to locate the key. She eventually did, and passed both over to me.


The box was Gran's sewing chest, and given to her when she turned 18 in 1923!


It's a little bit mildewed, but it still has many things in it that Gran used.


Another treasure I've acquired is one of the miniatures my Dad made. This is a blacksmiths forge, lovely isn't it?


But the real beauty and intricacy of what he did is only revealed when the roof is lifted off...








My Dad was so talented. I'm constantly in awe of what he could achieve with the most basic of supplies.

So, what's on your desk this week?

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13 comments:

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, now it know where you get your crafting talent from! I adore that forge, would be happy to look at all the bits and pieces for ages....just amazing :-)
Happy 6th WOYWW,
Hugs, LLJ 13 xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh wow, oh wow!! You not only had a great birthday, you also got some memorable things that have now been passed down to you. Those are priceless.

I was looking over your ATCs and I didn't see one from me. That makes me sad, because I know there were enough to go to everyone. Of course, mine might not have been as nice as the rest, because you got some truly awesome ones.

Happy, happy 6th WOYWW anniversary from #1.

April Story said...

Your Father was very talented. Congrats on your heirloom. I lvoe getting things that belonged to my parents and grandparents. :-)
April #75

Helen said...

Happy WOYWW anniversary! Good to see your atc collection in pride of place on your desk! Your Gran's sewing chest is a lovely treasure; and so is the forge your Dad made - how talented. Helen 7

alice k. said...

I am glad to see the mess on everyone's desk, makes my desk feel less crowded...hi hi.
And such lovely treasures you've got! Especially the sewing box, wow.

sue jones said...

well firstly, Happy Birthday !! xx second- wow what great treasures. Your Dad was extreamly clever- just beautiful.
A Very Happy 6th Anniversary - Soojay 37#

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Morti- those pieces are amazing.Your Grandmothers sewing box is a treasure, and that model built by your grandfather is beyond words. Happy 6th Anniversary, Hugs, Shaz #17 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, your Dads miniature is amazing, what fabulous detail. He must have been a very patient chap! Isn't it fab that your Grandma had such a special box for just sewing bits...all so beautifully lined, I hope you really enjoy it. And as I said on FB, happy returns and a bit jealous about the trike!

Kezzy said...

Oh wow wow wow your Dad was so clever, this is out of this world awesome, such talent. And your gran's sewing box, such stunning piece of history. A mega late Happy Birthday, the cake looks amazing. A vintage tricycle, what a fantastic idea, I need to loose weight but my back means I can't do much exercise. I believe I am your swap partner, I would love to send one in return if you would like to send me your address. Happy Woyww :-) Kezzy xxx

Belinda Basson said...

Your dad was indded gifted, that is a true masterpiece. What a beautiful sewing box and what a special thing to be able to keep. Glad your Mum found the key so you can use it. I absolutely love your bike. Now I would love to ride something like that. Nice that your hubby is supportive of your weightloss mission. Good on you for having the right headspace to do it too. Been there, know what it is like. #26

CraftygasheadZo said...

WOW what treasures! Love your tricycle too. Glad you had a lovely birthday. Take care Zo xx 47

Twiglet said...

Belated Happy Birthday and thanks for the fab ATC which arrived via Julia. So many talented crafters out there! x Jo

Kyla said...

Happy Birthday and what fabulous heirlooms. Love the detail in the blacksmiths and your nan's chest is wonderful.

nice cake too.

Kyla #26

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