Tuesday, 18 January 2011

WOYWW & California Here I Come!

I'm off to CHA, in LA in sunny California, next weekend so if anyone else is going then please do leave me a message and maybe we can link up there. I'm going with my friend Caz and leaving my DH home alone... all together now, aaaahhh for him, but lucky me and isn't he a love, so I'm taking my laptop so I can Skype, email and blog whilst I'm there.
WOYWW
 (posted early hours of Wednesday NOT Tuesday as listed) 
 Now brace yourselves for the disaster of the year........ my desk in all it's sullied glory, well and truly used and messed up in so much haste by your's truly. Why, oh why,  does it take hours to tidy up but only minutes to mess up?? I hope I have time to clear up before I leave for CHA as I don't fancy coming home to THIS!!!!
I'm one of over 100 crazy crafters who are brave enough to share our goings on in all their raw beauty via the brainstorm of an idea by the glorious Mrs D, our Julia of stampingground blog. Why not nosey along to some or all of the others or even show us your mess too.
Nothing much of crafty interest to show this week as the cards (and the reason I was making the mess) cannot be seen until received by the upcoming birthday folk. The only item, other than the morass that is waiting to be tidied, is the necklace I am in the middle of painting/ transforming with alcohol inks. Cheapskate as you know I am, I often buy quality bargains and alter them to the shades I love. I bought 2 for £5 at the East Shop in Cheshire Oaks and this one needed a colour transformation. 
I hope you had a peek at my photos of the spectacular King Tutankhamen Exhibition in yesterday's post! Well worth a visit and it is touring the World. 
Well....I made best part of two of these adult cloche hats during the drive....
 doh! as a passenger, silly!  amazing what can be done on a motorway in otherwise wasted time!
Making "little things" has given me the urge to get back into knitting bigger things, like cardigans, for my 3 grandees again and I must move that wool mountain I've accumulated before the moths move it for me. 
This time next week I'll be in California so who knows where or what my desk might be but I know there'll be lots to tell and share. Watch this space!



49 comments:

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

I do envy you attending the CHA, have a great time! and your desk looks very interesting! Leigh x

oneoff said...

I love the idea of those hats being created on the motorway - what a great use of time. The King Tut pics were fantastic; it's sent me off in pursuit of lapiz colours.

Snap on the Cheshire Oaks purchases at East; mine were metallic necklaces, and I'm adding extras...

Bernie #13

oneoff said...

Oops - forgot to say - have a fantastic time in California!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I never once considered altering the color of a necklace with AIs. You are brilliant. Now it's time to clean the mess, though.

I'm SO glad you will be coming to America next week. Woo hoo! California is warm and sunny this time of year, and be sure to bring your camera and extra memory card. You are going to need it. I'm totally impressed!! I would go if I lived close OR I was a vendor or shop owner (grin).

Tuire Flemming said...

I think your desk looks very interesting! The necklace and hats are charming :)
Have a great journey!!!

Dragon said...

Woo Jo you lucky blighter wish I was going with you... it looks like a fantastic show and Sir Tim is advertising so many wondrous things!!! Perhaps another year I might get out there... your necklace is fabby... shall you wear it next week I wonder.. your desk looks just like mine after a similar lengthy tidy!!!
Frankie
xx

Wipso said...

I love what you're doing with the neclace and the hats are really gorgeous. Hope you travel safely and have a fab time away.
Hugs,
A x

Sheilagh said...

I am several shades of green at the moment;0)
Have a wonderful time. Is there no end to your talents, those hats are lovely.
Thnks to your post anbout King Tut, we are going in the next couple of weeks.

Stay safe

Sheilagh

joey said...

I am NOT JEALOUS, I am NOT JEALOUS lol, I so am!!! have a wonderful time at CHA :O)
lovely looking desk love those hats.
Joey xx
#28

Karen said...

I love all the different crafty bits going on on your desk, although I know what you mean about it takes minutes to make a mess and hours to clear it up!!
Have a great time at CHA!
Karen #65

karen said...

Lucky you going to CHA! Have fun and make sure to take lots of notes to share with us all!
What a fantastic idea to alter the necklace into colours that you like! Brilliant!
And you better clear off your desk before you go so you will have room for all the stash you bring home!
xoxo Karen

Theresa said...

GREAT chaos on the desk Jo! Can't wait to hear about CHA...lucky lady!

sandra de said...

How gorgeous are those hats? ... and the necklace idea is fab. You are such a clever woyww's no wonder you get to go to CHA. Have a fab time, can't wait for the pics.
Sandra xox #66

Artyjen said...

Lucky you ;) have lots and lots of fun at CHA
xoxo Sioux

Susan Allan said...

Have a great time. The necklaces will be amazing and those hats are wonderful!!!
Sue xx 67

minnie_mac said...

Love the hats and your transformed necklace. Have a great trip.

Marilyn

Sue said...

Hi ya Jo
oh i bet you cant wait to go to the CHA, Lols is going she is so excited, i luv your hats, i have a collection of ickle hats my friends mum made me,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(26)

cockney blonde said...

OMG Jo, that truly is a mess, lol. Still, I'm sure you've enjoyed creating that mess. Enjoy CHA and give hugs to anyone who knows me, x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The necklace looks lovely. 'Disaster of the year'? We're only in January, so you have plenty of time to outdo yourself in that department hahaha. Fabulous hats Jo. Love the Tut Exhibit pics and the pic of you in the Wheel. Have fun at CHA ;-)
Anne xx
PS have posted about Pay it Forward now.

Cardarian said...

Oh you lucky woman going to CHA! I will waiting for all your reports! Have a lot of fun and enjoy your stay in sunny California!
Crochetting on the motorway?? Haven't thought of that but it could be a good pastime!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

butlersabroad said...

I'm with you. I'd never want to come home to that! Love the necklace and have fun at the CHA, at least it's in LA, nice and warm! Loved the other posts too, I saw a really well done Egyptian exhibition in Dorchester of all places years ago!

Hugs
Brenda 100

olive said...

when do you get the time!!!!! you deserve a break at CHA (if thats what it is)....... Hugs xxxx

Doone said...

Check out 'your' stuff on 'my' klimt goddess - theya re REFECT,

enjoy CHA 'see' you when you get back. I snook a crochet hook and yarn onto a long haul, but it was to SA not USA,

Dx

Helen said...

Not fair, I want to go! (stamps feet!) Have a fantastic time at CHA - sounds like it's going to be amazing.

——>Katie Bolinger said...

have fun at CHA you'll love it.

Chrissie said...

Ooooooooh! Have a wonderful time!
Amazing!
Chrissie

MaggieC said...

Aren't you lucky, off to leave all the rain and cold and fog behind for a while. Have a wonderful time.

Spyder said...

oh wow! Hope you have a fabulous time Happy WOYWW!
(Lyn)

Kim Dellow said...

Have a totally wonderful time Jo, you lucky girl! We wanna see piccies! Gorgeous creative mess going on LOL! Kim

lisa said...

You lucky lady, Jo, how wonderful to get to go to CHA. You must tell us all about it when you get back.
Your desk is full of creativity this week, that necklace looks great. I'd never have thought of altering one like this.
Love the hats too.
Have a safe trip.
Hugs Lisax

judith@poppy cottage said...

Great idea to alter the necklace, and I love the hats. I've been crocheting this week too! Have a fab time at CHA, and please tell us all about it when you get back. Judith xx

Mrs A. said...

Would love to see before and after photos of your altered bargain buys. This necklace looks fab.
Mrs A. #92

Marjo said...

Lucky, lucky you, going to CHA! Thanks for the peek and sharing. Happy WOYWW, hugs Marjo #10

Lynne said...

CHA how wonderful, I would love to go. Love what you have doen to the necklace and those hats are great. Enjoy the CHA. Lynne

weewiccababe said...

have a fab time at CHA - I'd love to go
Debbi #39

Angie said...

Have a wonderful time at the CHA.... you are so lucky to be going.
Re your last post ....I remember hubby taking the children to the exibition way back when it first came to London ....and it was never forgotten.

akilli melek said...

Oh wow, i hope you have the best time ever! I'm sure you will come back laden with new toys to play with.

Those hats are adorable, very productive. And your desk looks just like mine, lol. thanks for popping by earlier

caroline #53

Elizabeth said...

Hope you've found time to clear the desk because you'll be bringing back loads more stash from the CHA no doubt and you'll need somewhere to spread it out, touch, admire, photograph, etc. Love the photos of the Tut Exhibit - gorgeous! Enjoy your trip. Regards, Elizabeth #78

Carmen said...

See now I would have looked at the necklace and thought 'oh if it was only this colour'. What a brilliant idea - why did I not think of it before now! Doh!

Twiglet said...

So much going on - and you have managed to pack for your hols as well I bet!! Have a fab time - lucky you.

Ciara said...

You're off to CHA? in LA? wow, you lucky thing. I hope you have an AMAZING time! Looking forward to seeing your snaps and updates.

And, good grief - that's the messiest I've ever seen your desk!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Jo! What a fabulous busy desk and your necklace looks interesting! I love doing that, buying bargains and altering them. Patsy from
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peggy aplSEEDS said...

what is it about messy desks that makes me like them so much (when they're not mine)? i really think they are so interesting. i am thinking i need to have some alcohol inks. i don't even know if they are available here but they sound really great!

Debs said...

wow lucky you - have a fab time at CHA xxx

okienurse said...

WOW enjoy your time in California. I hope the weather is nice for you. I like your messy desk. It has a personality and shows it is well loved.!

Tertia said...

Enjoy CHA! I am dreaming of going to the next one! Please let us know if its worth going to all the expense! Your desk looks awesome, so much yumminess lurking there.
Tertia 110

Dotpat said...

OO Jo wish I was coming with you, I loved going to Mary's, hope you have a great time and don't do anything I wouldn't

Nicky said...

Oh I'm not jealous green is my normal colour - have a great time and show us lots of new things ~ Nicky 24

Sue from Oregon said...

oh goodness...you are in a creating frenzy! Love those hats! And those pics of the King Tut exhib are so cool!