Wednesday, 18 January 2012

WOYWW 137

Happy New Year everyone!  sorry it's belated but it has been that long since I have joined in.

Here is my desk this dark morning:

I haven't done any scrapping since my little flurry of activity doing 5 layouts in the style of the first 5 tags of Christmas.  Instead I have been getting on with my quilt (I am currently doing all the binding at the moment - very exciting) and also getting on with my art course.  I haven't been posting what I have been learning on that which I must remedy soon - yesterday I sat down and did a new colour wheel and the picture in the background is a practice of one that we started at the class last Friday and will be finishing this Friday.  The sewn organisers are there because I don't know where to put them - I have had them finished for ages but they have been in the back of a cupboard unused since then so I have got them out during my clearout to see if I can use them or I will sell them.  The packet of crisps is actually a pencil case!

These lovely new toys finally turned up last Friday:
Not had much chance to play though - I did a few background sheets at the crop on Sunday but that was all I managed and then I stamped on a few yesterday - will probably mount the finished pieces on birthday cards.

That's it at the moment - hope you all like the new tablecloth!  If you want to know why I am showing my desk to the world then pop over to Julias and see all the fun of showing your desk to the world!

Thanks for looking - Loving my watercolours from Solihull.

28 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Welcome back. I missed you and was glad to see your name on the roster this week. What a great supply of new "toys." How fun. Happy WOYWW from #1.

ScrappnBee said...

Welcome back and a crafty new year! It should be fun to play with those inks and stains! Have fun getting back into your craftiness! Good luck finishing your quilt too! -Amanda 40

Helen said...

Good to see you back! You will love the stains - hope you get to play with them soon!

sandra de said...

Lovely goodies you have on your desk. Looks like your art course is very informative and I like your watercolour in the corner. It will be nice to see more projects from your workshop and the finished quilt.

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Hello. Looks like you are busy having fun. I did water colour painting for just over 21/2 years I loved it but then the teacher changed and I just couldn't click with the lessons any more. That was a good while ago now mind! Have fun playing with your new things.

Neil said...

Thank you for sharing a bit of your world with us WOYWWers this morning! I hope you have a wonderful week. I love distress stains, they are great and I'm sure you'll enjoy them.
Neil # 34

Artyjen said...

Love the look of your trees and a gorgeous colour wheel too....I always find them so useful ;)
Enjoy your course....it looks like you are :)
xoxo Sioux

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow the new toys look great ! Love the embossing folders!happy woyww, hugs trace x no 9

BetteK said...

Came over all tingly at the sight of your new toys! Debbie #85

jude said...

Loving your new stash adore stainsYou will have soo much fun .Happy Creative wednesday.nice to see you back!
judex 14

Enfys said...

Watercolours from Solihull? Very enigmatic, and I am curious, that's where I live!
hugs
Enfys

Craftychris said...

Loving your trees! You are going to have good fun with your new goodies, I haven't tried Stains yet, I must put them on my wish list! Have a happy and creative week xx

Karen said...

Welcome back and a happy new year to you! I love your painting, its lovely and it sounds as though you are really enjoying your new course which is fab news :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Karen #86

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Nice to see you back - groovy tablecloth!! That Walker's pencil case sure fooled me!!
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

Mrs A. said...

Cloth, Paper Sissors! Is that a magazine? Your watercolour looks fab.Hope we get to see more of your art. Those stains are making me very cross at not having any already in my stash. May just have to have a momentory lapse or too!!
Hugs Mrs A.

Sam said...

Hello Buddy - good to see you back. Lovely toys on your desk. I have a parcel on the floor next to my feet that arrived today - unopened!!
Gotta love those stains!

Katie said...

Looks like you are having fun with your art class:) You did a great job with the color wheel! Have fun with those distress inks!

katie (112)

505whimsygirl said...

Oh, that watercolor of the trees looks so nice - well done!

Glad you joined in this week!!

Happy WOYWW
Kay
#117

Neet said...

Nice to have you back. How lucky to get that parcel of goodies - enjoy! Hugs Neet 11 xx

okienurse said...

Great looking desk! Lots of new and fun stuff in your stash to play with. Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #33

Jackie xxx said...

Looking forward to seeing how the stains finally turned out, and that lovely quilt. x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab & fun looking desk. I need to get into more inky projects this year. Thanks for sharing. Zo x

Brenda B said...

Love that tablecloth, I;m seeing a lot of patriotism cropping up these days! Loev the new goodies too, have fun playing, and I really like your practise sketch, good luck with the quilt too.

Hugs
Brenda 104

Sarah said...

Good to see you - loving all that new stash - you will be having fun! Thanks for the peek in to your crafty space...Sarah at 6

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Another person doing a spot of tidying. We're all gearing up for a year of happy crafting. I like your water color picture and yippee on getting the quilt closer to being done.

Angie said...

Just had a catch up of your posts and had to smile over the mop. You have been very inspired and creative to do those 5 LO's ...hope you enjoy your art course ...and the stains.
I look forward to seeing your completed quilt xx

Lou said...

Another crafter sorting out and tidying up Have a good week Lou x

Katie said...

The new craft goodies look very fun!

Happy WOYWW (on Monday!)
Katie #16