Wednesday, 19 September 2012


Hi everyone *big wave* not joined in for a while and I really have missed you all and having a good nosey around.  My desk/dining room table is a real mix of clutter at the moment:

where to start?  bottom to top I guess - there are a few of my new dylusions sprays that I got on Sunday - thought I would find out what the fuss was all about and I have only tried two (the two at the top of the table) and they are lush and the colours are so vibrant so well worth it! That blue thing to the right is a spade handle which I was trying to paint grey to go with my tombstone (on the left) but it didn't go to plan so I haven't used it.  Then to the left is my tombstone which I managed to finish and blog about on Monday but haven't moved to the lounge yet (it's for October) after that is my WOYWW badge to wear at the NEC in November - whoo hoo. 

That large sizzix die is under a pile of new stamps that I got with my winnings from T!ms august tag challenge (little toot toot for myself there!).  The washing up bowl is my new "Spray Station" I bought it as I taught a class of tags on Sunday but I ended up just walking around the room all day with all my bits and bobs in it and everyone thought it was a sick bucket instead!  That gun is so not mine! never sure where these extra things come from (the pencils arent mine either!).  The stamps at the top right are my new T!m halloween ones that I got on Monday (they are part of the winning shop too) which enabled me to finish my tombstone - the pile of magazines next to the pc are the last three issues of Scrap 365 that I still haven't read and some books on how to drawn Disney/Beano characters (planning to go into school and teach some children how to draw! gulp - wish me luck!).

I have angled my photo this way so that you can see another new lovely purchase - my birdcage!  isn't it fab it was only £15 from the Range and is going to slowly house all my latest tags - three of them on there have been done in the past two weeks so I have been busy getting very creative here - it's lovely when your mojo is back isnt it!

If you want to know why I am baring my workspace to the world then pop over to Julia's for all the details and you can even join in the fun too! be warned though it's very addictive......

I would also like to say a big hello to my new followers:  Kathy H, Judith, Evelyn, TheMugglePuggle, Farm Quilting, Quilt n Queen, Susie Q, Legato, Kathy, LeliaEvelyn, Susan, Linda, My Crafty Shed and CeLynn - I think most of you have joined me from the quilting blog hop (hasn't that been such fun!) and also a big thank you to all for following me.

That's it from me - thanks for looking - off to catch up with desks around the world from Solihull

edited to add: It must be summer as I have hung some washing on line!


donnalouiserodgers said...

Because I am a deeply miserable so and so I rarely rave about any product, and the more other people rave the more fault I want to find - not a trait I am proud of - BUT, I absolutely swear by the dylusions spry - if you want a water based rapid background colour the pigments are amazing,

love your desk especially the fact you have your kitchen sink on it!

Dx 97

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sunshine ah so much going on here and lovely new stash to boot ah tombstone must peek down below!
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #35

JoZart said...

Ohh, great snoop and I'm in envy for those Dylusions... I was going to buy them at Jennie's but never got to go, of course!
Thanks for visiting,
Love jo x

inkypinkycraft said...

Looks like you are having great fun here!!! Have a great and creative week trace x 58

Buttons said...

Lots of crafty goodiness going on here hun. Love that idea for displaying your tags. As you rightly say, it helps to give Mr Mojo a kick when required. Hugs, Buttons #79

Claire said...

wow!! this is a real beehive of activity!
thanks for the peek :)
happy WOYWW!
no. 67

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. Off to see if the Range have a website, as we haven't got one anywhere near us. Love love love that birdcage! Congrats on winning the TH Tag Challenge. Ali x #106

Lindsay Weirich said...

the birdcade was the first thing I noticed, great find! Happy WOYWW Lindsay #28

Angie said...

I think that bird cage is brilliant ...and what you are going to use it for is perfect.
Your halloween calender box thingy below ... is ....BRILLIANT. xx#8

Anonymous said...

The bird cage is fab! You and Julia both have washing out :) I SHOULD but am glued to my desk for WOYWW. And I also love thew Halloween boxes in the previous post. You are very busy today!

MA (2)

Bella said...

There is always space on the FB page for CC101 Graduates! Log in to the course as before, go to the AFTER CLASS page in the Forum and click on the second discussion about “Continuing or Creative Journey Together”. Read all about it and click on the link. Once in the FB group there is a link to the University if you go to the Events tab. This will take you to the place where there are 10 videos so far for you to see.

Jackie said...

Thank you for the visit to my blog.... Love those Dylusions spray..have fun with them
Jackie 30

Cardarian said...

What a busy desk - so many things for snooping - I also have the Dylusions - they are fabulous!!!!
Thank you for commenting on my blog!

Samantha Elliott said...

Hmmn! Not sure I fancy having a tombstone on my dining room but what ever floats your boat!!
What day are you going to the NEC? Maybe we could finally have that meet up we keep promising ourselves!
I do like your birdcage but I could not hang it in my room :-( I will just have to admire yours!
Want some dylusions too....maybe in November!

jill said...

Enjoy using your Dylusions sprays , i love mine & used them all the time. Well done for will the goodies. great desk happy crafting jill #75

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

I so want to try dylusions ! Have fun!

Belinda said...

Love looking through all your goodies out there. I am thinking I need to take the leap and buy this dylusion spray. I looked at it last week at my LSS because I keep hearing about it but I have yet to try. But I am thinking I am going to have to try it.

Love the cage on the wall. I need something like that in my room.

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I enjoy reading all the kindness people extend to me.
Have a great day!

Belinda (42)

Eliza said...

Love that birdcage it is excellent and well the water pistol and pencils are really yours too but you are blaming someone else. Maybe it was the little Gremlin that shoots and draws all night LOL

I have 1 Dylusisons Spray and also some liquid watercolor and to be honest apart from color there isn't much difference.

I hope you enjoy yours, looking forward to seeing you fill that birdcage.

Eliza #45

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sunshine Girl!

Oh, I noticed the bird cage right off the bat (tee hee)! It's great!!! I'm trying to think of ways to display the ATCs that I've been lucky to get and that would be perfect - just to cycle them through every so often.

Thanks for visiting me already - you are such a sweetie!

Hugs, Kay #17

Daniella said...

Dylusions are so awesome! I was like you, like "what's the big deal?" until I tried them. I only have 3 but I really want more!!
Love the tombstone too!!

Sandy Leigh said...

I think that's what dining tables were really meant for! I can't get over how cute that birdcage is for hanging your tags!! Happy WOYWW Sandy Leigh #36

Jaki Morris said...

I did wonder what a washing up bowl was doing on your table, but I am a fine one to talk!

Take care


Tertia said...

lovely bird cage! That bowl on the table did make me wonder, but now it makes perfect sense. One of those, 'now why didn't I think of that?' moments.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #46

kay said...

your desk is really interesting,love the tombstone and your bird cage :)
have a super woyww
kay #54

Anonymous said...

I haven't tried the Dylusions yet but hear nothing but praise for them. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the tombstone! And all the quilts on the other posts, oh and look at your wee boys!! Not so wee any more are they! Well done you for staying home, although having said that, look at all the time you have for crafting, lol!!

Brenda 1

okienurse said...

Love the desk!! I see so many things I could have a lot of fun with. I just ordered some Tim Holtz Halloween sets this morning. I want the minis to make ATC's with. I had a bucket for a while but it wasn't big enough for some of my projects to be sprayed so just went back to a big box I put parchment paper or paper of some sort in. I use the papers later in my art journals. Have a great week and thanks for visiting my blog, Vickie #73

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Tombstones?? Spades?? What??

Thought I'd wandered onto the wrong blog for a moment!! LOL. I love the tombstone, it's a brilliant Halloween take on the advent calendar. The images are great fun!

Hope your washing dried :)

Hugs, LLJ #73 xx

Diana Evans said...

oh love the workspace and your bird cage thing on the wall for hanging stuff!!!! wow!!!

Barb King said...

You will love your dylusions, the colors are so bright. I have quite a few now, love those and my Twinks. What a busy, productive space you have, you do so many things. Congrats on your win, I would love to see the tag you made, I will look back over your blog. Barb

Gillian .... said...

Love Dylusions, have lots of fun with them. Happy WOYWW. Gillian #87

Ali H said...

Can say you will have great fun with those Dylusions ! They are such lush colours ! The washing up bowl does have the look of the sick bucket as you say - but I'm sure it is very effective for spraying ! Thanks for stopping by ! #53

BJ said...

Thanks for stopping by, and I just adore your birdcage display feature, it is just the ticket. Did you manage your Timmy tag in the end? Badminton was a great work out today. BJ#19

fairy thoughts said...

great desk, the spraying bowl in a great idea, better than using the carpet like me !!!
wasn't sure why you were making a grave stone... then i saw the finished item.... brilliant
thanks for your visit
janet #45

Bridget Larsen Australia said...

Wow your craft table is as big as my two
never used dylusions yet, we dont sell it down here
Bridget #13

Sue from Oregon said...

oh wow you have tons of room to craft! Your trick or treat project is awesome! Happy WOYWW!

Neet said...

It's not summer but what the heck - it might be a bit late but it has been needed to cheer us up. What a lot of gorgeous stuff you have on your desk (need to go and look at that tombstone) and I love your (sick) station! Fab birdcage, just wish I had some spare wall for one.
Thanks for sharing
Hugs, Neet xx 33

KatzElbows said...

The birdcage is brilliant, and will be an amazing work of art when it's covered all your tags. Can't wait to see it!

Thank you so much for visiting.
cheers, rachel #62

VonnyK said...

That birdcage is fabulous, I was wondering why you would have a tombstone, then realised you have Halloween. I'd love to get some of those inks one day too.
Have a great week.
Von #48

Lisa West said...

I noticed your birdcage first!! Love it. Great halloween projects. Thanks for checking my kid's craft group project! Lisa

Jojorenee said...

It's always fun to try new stuff! 137# Tamika

Amy E said...

I love the idea of the plastic bucket as a spray station! I need to see if I can find one of those locally!

Amy E. #10

Missus Wookie said...

love the birdcage display and it always looks so busy and fun at your house :)

Morti said...

Love the birdcage, love the love love!

Shame you won't be joining us at the Big Crop next month - t'will indeed be a pity not to meet you... :-(

Thanks for stopping by though!

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

I love the Dylusions sprays. The colours are gorgeous.
Have fun.


Bernice said...

I love your new birdcage thing - what a great place for displaying all your tags! Happy very belated WOYWW!
Bernice #3