Wednesday, 29 May 2013

WOYWW 208 - Happy 4th!!!

Welcome to a special WOYWW - the 4th anniversary/ birthday edition. If you've never stumbled across this before, all the deets can be found here.  I'm a bit late getting to the party this week, and I don't really have a desk per se but here is a gratuitous floor shot of Mr B working in the lounge on "something for the wedding"!  LOL

The "something" is too big for the normal desk, and Mr B has self-nominated for the working on this one... Sigh... Lucky me!

I don't have a regular desk this week because I figured you've seen enough buttons for now. I'm also a bit under the weather at the mo thanks to school lurgy coming home via Mr B so my mojo is running a bit low at the moment. That along with all the busy-ness means that this year I won't be taking part in the ATC swap, but I look forward to seeing the ATCs on everyone else's blogs!

Happy hopping one and all...!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013


A flying visit from me cos I nearly forgot to post this, even though I remember to grab the photos this morning.

My desk has been taken over by a big white box with a purple blob in it - drying out the royal icing prior to sanding.... yes, sanding.  That's what I thought too, but apparently it's de rigeur when making a cake to sand it between layers.  Go figure.  My Mum never did it but then her icing bouts were usually peppered with lots of swearing and trying again. 

The lounge desk has been de-camped to the floor for the moment.  Twisting all that wire is playing up my carpal tunnel something shocking, so I can't do too much.  Guess what my Hens are going to be doing this weekend..... hehehehehe.........

In case you're wondering why I'm nattering about desks in particular, head here for all the deets.

In the meantime, I actually got around all my visitors last week, plus a few.  So you might just see me this week!  As Queen Julia and the lovely Doone are two of my Hens, and we're doing something craft related, I'll make sure I post a couple of tasteful pics next week!

Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

WOYWW 206 - more buttons - progress this time!

Just a quick one from me as I'm now at work and I'd forgotten to set up my WOYWW desk last night.  For all the deets, visit Queen Julia HERE.
My desk is currently in the lounge because I can sit there and work and am not segregating myself from the family.  It also means Lil Miss B can help out with the makings...
So, here we are - my desk space.....
and my progress so far....
I was foolish enough to decide to make buttonholes for all my actual wedding guests AND try to personalise one or two of them (Royal Artillery button, anyone?).  I need to finish these before I finish the bouquets because I need to make sure I have enough buttons.  Strangely enough, I don't think I do..... ulp..... must buy more.....  ROFL  The buttonhole on its own is for my beloved groom.  Ooh - and the cogs you see?  They're that set of Xcut Chronology dies, using mirri card.  I have to say, they are now my most used die set after Labels 4 from Spellbinders.  I wholeheartedly recommend them.
Sorry if you don't see me this week - we have just 37 DAYS LEFT...... and that means I'm a tad busy.  Tonight we're hitting Hobbycraft for some bits and pieces including foam core board for a "polaroid" frame.  Check it out on Pinterest.... This weekend will be spent up to my elbows in royal icing working on our fruit cake. No I don't mean Mr BAt least the wedding dress is now ordered/paid for, we have all Mr B's and Lil Miss B's clothes, and the rings are in our possession - everything else is just gravy....
So, happy hopping - you might just see me this week!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

WOYWW 204 - pretty much the same as last time actually...

Hello!  Here we are again for another week of WOYWW - for deets go here - and I figured it was about time I joined in again.

I'm hoping you'll all forgive me being a bad blogger of late but I have been a little bit busy doing...stuff.  Organising mostly.  Cleaning a lot.  Entertaining a HECK of a lot.... LOL.  I've lost track of where I am and what I'm doing and who's visiting.  Except I am VERY much aware that it's only 7 weeks and 2 days to the wedding.  Eek.

So, a quick flash of what is currently posing for a desk....

It might not look like I've done much in the way of "flowers" since I last posted a pic, but I have and there are more there than you realise.... Minxy - your packet now have pride of place on the lap tray, top left hand corner!

Finally - I got the wonderful opportunity to actually, finally, meet Minxy last night!  It just so happened I'd won something off ebay (love Ikea Expedit!) and it was in her town, so it would have been rude not to pop by and wave frantically and manically at her from the car.  I did actually get out, and we had coffee and a chat, albeit rather brief as we'd left the 12 year old at home (no space in the car for her!).

Before I left, Minxy also gave me this fab hanging for my craft room..... Thank you Minxy I love it - fave colours!!! 

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