Wednesday, 26 October 2016

WOYWW 386 - The Housing Crisis

Good morning fellow WOYWWers!  As I type this I’m firmly ensconced at my work desk – at work.  Boo hiss.... I’d much rather be at home crafting!
(and in case you’re new here, WOYWW is What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday, global phenomenon created by The Great JD who can be found here to explain it all – join in, do!)
I’d like to be home crafting because then I could do something about my housing crisis... heheheh.

 

Lots and lots of houses.  An avalanche of them in fact.  I’ve got a Christmas Fair coming up on the 12th November, and thought I would make some Christmas decorations for it.  Fun!  there's also the contents of my crop bag as I had to empty out everything I didn't need so I could use it for other things......

such as hosting supplies for tonight’s crop in Ferndown, where I’m being rebellious and making Christmas Cards for the aforementioned fair.  Anything to earn a few pennies!
So how has your week been?  I look forward to hopping around and seeing what you’ve all been up to!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

WOYWW 385 - mayhem....

Well, mayhem of a sort, I suppose.  I can't actually share my desk today, but I can share it from a couple of days ago, plus some finished things....
 
And why am I sharing - WOYWW of course!  Thanks to the lovely Julia as usual.  If you're not familiar with it, head over to the Stamping Ground and you'll find all you need to know about joining in!


So, onto my space....
 
Earlier this week my desk looked like this.  I've come to the conclusion that I need better storage.  And that I have a Die Habit.  I'm amazed I'm not in trouble, after Mr B took one look at it and agreed I needed help.  He was referring to the storage.... I think.....
 
 
After that mess came this.......
 
 
Swiftly followed by this!
 
 
 
I actually sold that card - it was a bona fide order, in so much as a work colleague said "I need an 18th birthday card".  Made using the Crafters Companion Die'sire oval accordion die and one of the overlays.  Sooo fiddly, I must buy Stick It! next time rather than try to glue the overlay on using PVA glue.... doh....
 
And a catch up on previously - the finished tissue box from a couple of weeks ago.  Some of you have seen it on FB already, sorry to bore you.  Hehehehe
 
 
 
I needed a dark purple card for the next box I'm making, but couldn't find it in town (Salisbury) anywhere.  It's arrived in this morning's post (thank you, ebay) so I should have  second box to show you next week. Yay!
 
So, I will see you all on the hop.  I'm a bit busy this week with trying to get my little business (Hare Moon Crafts) back up and running.  Meetings every other Wednesday with my web developer to sort the website out, plus we have a Christmas Craft Fair on the 12th November to prep for.  Sometimes I wonder why I do this.
 
TTFN - Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

WOYWW 383 – It’s beginning to look a lot like.....Easter?

Welcome once again to WOYWW – the desk hopping delight as developed by the delightful Miss Dunnit.  If you’ve not heard of this before and have magically landed here by accident, go HERE for all the details, and maybe even join in...

So what wonders are on my workdesk this week.  It’s not that different to previous weeks and we’re still in the throes of dealing with a whole load of UFOs – UnFinished Objects.  Should be UFPs really, Projects, but it’s not so funny.



 

For months I’ve had these eggs sat on my desk.  They came from Hobbycraft and were plain unglazed ceramic.  I meant to decorate them for Easter, and put them on my white tree on the dining table with the 100 other eggs I have, but I didn’t get around to it.  About a month ago I painted them with an iridescent ink (there’s a 4th one, in turquoise, not shown), and then they sat there again while I decided what to do next.  Lightning struck a week ago, and I used Dovecraft 3D pearls to put dots and swirls etc on.  I think they look quite nice.  I’ll be changing the ribbon for something less “in-yer-face” and then they can be put in the box for next year.
 

It wasn’t all Easter. Oh no.  I did manage one Christmas decoration.  This had also been hanging around like a bad smell.  A plain brown papier mâché star.  Simply painted silver and then I had a gem-sneeze on it.  Well, a bit of bling on a tree is always lovely.  If I had used my noddle though, I’d have put silver leaf on it instead of using that horrible silver paint.  Funny how you think of these things after all is said and done.
 

I’m also working on a couple of plain brown papier mâché tissue boxes that have also been hanging around like a bad smell.  Much, much earlier this year I completed this one for Lil Miss B.  She’s a Harry Potter geek, and when we visited the studios last year, they wrapped our purchases in some tissue paper printed with the Hogwarts Express train ticket.  That made short work of sorting out her tissue box, she loves it and it’s on her HP shrine.  Excuse the dust...

 
The boxes I’m actually working on are one for the lounge, and one for our bedroom.  The bedroom one is currently getting coats of paint where it needs it.  I might add a layer of iridescent paint as well.  The one I’m properly working on is going to match the lounge, and I’ve taken inspiration from the Edgar Allan Poe cushions.  I’m just doing the base layers – I have a set of rubber stamps I’m going to use and will cut out the images and attach them to add a bit of interest.
 

Some of you might remember me doing something a bit similar a few years back, the blog post about it is HERE when I made something very similar for our dear LLJ.  Yes, WOYWW week 166!  Oh my word......!!!

So there you go.  Off you hop to the next desk!  See you soon...
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