Tuesday, 3 May 2011

WOYWW ONE HUNDRED!!!!

Thanks to everyone who left comments last week to my scheduled post and huge apologies that I didn't get back to very many of you but I had escaped to Devon for the week, (as you'll see from yesterday's post,) where we had a wonderful warm and sunny, picturesque, interesting, last minute holiday. We were facing the Bristol Channel on the top of a 500 foot rock and phone and internet access was zilch. Not really a bad thing as we all get too used to the ties of mobiles and computers but I did miss being in touch with the outside world!!!
Not too much on my desk today but as a result you can see plenty of strawberries...... the piece of card in the foreground I found amongst old bits and bobs from my textile study days of many moons ago and is a technique using woodchip wallpaper. It looks so interesting and so I left it out as I might just try to remember how I did it.
Here's the reason I haven't done much paper crafting since I returned home... I'm fervently clicking the needles to finish yet another hat and I'm in the middle of a cardigan too ... all for my little grandees. Mind you, I'm going dotty sewing spots on the hat and wonder why I ever thought it would be a good idea!
 I had another trip to Primani (aka Primark) yesterday with my friend Jayne during a good day mooching around our city centre shops. Two more bargain finds here... the top 4 rows are the result of pulling apart a £1 bracelet and the bottom chain with charms was another bracelet which cost £1.50. I struck gold as there are over 50 mini coins.
If you enjoyed snooping round my desk then there are many more to be found over at Julia's Stamping Ground Blog, where, every week, the crafters of the world admit all they've been up to and the status quo of where they do it. 

 

32 comments:

Carola Bartz said...

I love the little hat, and that you knit (?) a cardigan gets my deep admiration. Your grandees are really lucky ones to have you as their grandma.

RosC said...

I love comments too, Jo. Thank you for your lovely message about our respective travels, which are indeed different! Long live the journey.
The hat is such a sweetie, fit for a sweetie, and I think the shopping spoils are great, especially the coins. Mr Linky is not up yet, so no number.
All the best,
Ros.

Tuire Flemming said...

What a lovely little summer hat!
And your strawberries are always so fresh :)
Have a nice wednesday!
Hugs, Tuire

Sarpreet said...

I love the name - Primani! Its great place for bargains, love your knitting stuff, beautiful workspace,Thank you for sharing your workspace, Happy WOYWW 100, Wow! Has it really been 100 weeks! (#3)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I want to know about that card! I bet it won't take you long to figure out how you made it. And of course the hat is wonderful. But I think you struck paydirt when you got that jewelry. Fabulous. Happy WOYWW from # 6.

Dragon said...

Hi honey... glad you got away for a much needed break.. you were so lucky with the weather eh?? Knitting sounds as if it is going well... and those shopping finds, wow, all those coins look fab!!! Have a great week
Frankie
xx

Wipso said...

Gorgeous spotty hat Jo and what amazing finds. Look forward to seeing what you do with it all.
A x

jude said...

Glad you had alovely break and that the weather stayed sunny for you.Love the hats even if your seeing spots before your eyes it looks so cute!
Oh bargains we all love bargains one of my favs lately has to be Claires with having 2 daughters not often do we pass the shop without going in.I managed to find the bargain rack as you do got some wondeful earrings with metal charm scissors,cotton reel and sewing machine on cant think why someone would put them in there ears..mind you.Also got lovely charm bracelte with loads clock charms on think i didnt spen £2 either so like a bargain.Have fun creating with all those coins.
happy creative woyww 100
hugs judex 28x

Helen said...

Glad you got a holiday! Love your bargains - my Primark doesn't seem to have such offers - or maybe I am too slow!

Ciara said...

I just had a nosey at your photos from Devon and they are beautiful. It's somewhere I've not been since I was a kid and would really love to head down there again. Thank you for sharing them :-)

Wow, more Primani bargains, how cool!

Here's to another 100 WOYWW's!!

karen said...

Great finds on the bracelets! And the hat is looking soooo cute! You will be happy you have put those dots on once you get through them, they really make the hat extra cute!
xoxo Karen #55

Cardarian said...

I see you are busy knitting away - ha, ha love the hat with red dots, but I can understand you going dotty doing it! A very good find I must say and only one pound fifty! Great!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

sasa said...

I think Primark will become a national institute for crafters. Love all the crafts going on today!!!
Great creations...
Thanks for sharing your space,

Sarah at 4

Jan said...

That little hat is just too sweet! Thanks for the snoop :)

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous knitted hat. I've never been into Primark, after seeing your bargains I must make the effort and check out our local one.
Kathleen x

Lionelsa said...

Lovely new stuff. Have fun with them! #69

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh I love taking all the jewellery from Primark to pieces too! not seen those coins might have to go and have a little shopping spree! Love the hats. Have a great day - Sunshine Girl No. 32

Bubbles said...

"Primani" lol... my daughter calls it "PriMarche" :) Your knitting is lovely! The dots are brilliant - so even though you may wish you hadn't started with them, they look adorable... Love it!

Shazsilverwolf said...

Must go get one of tbose mini coin bracelets, thanks for sharing, Shaz #112

Julia Dunnit said...

Lots of strawbs. The little hat is a sweet one - she'll look like a little strawberry! I forget to look for the junk jewellery when I'm out and about..must learn your lesson.

Twiglet said...

Oh how I miss my trips to Primani - Rotherham when M lived there! You certainly found a few treasures there.

Sid said...

Great stuff !!

Doone said...

oh yeah, that (spots on hats), 'one looks beautiful, three looks silly, now I have to cover the damned thing' moment?

I thought it would be good to do beading round one of my dolls dresses - 4 yes, 4, hours later I'm thinking 'this is NOT commercially viable' while stupid art heart and hands just carry on sewing...

go figure,

then someone will say - oh those dolls are expensive ....

which Really Makes My Day....

I worked out that doll pays me less than a pound an hour, so I will be bankrupt soon

which is why I have yet to quit my proper jobs...

minnie_mac said...

Glad you had a wonderful break in Devon. Love that spotty hat.

Marilyn

Paul said...

Wow! As always you are the queen at finding trinkets and bargains. Must tottle off to Manchester and see what I can find too. The knitted hat is adorable. The spots are worth the extra effort. Px

Angie said...

I do hope you remember your Wood chip method ...it looks effective. What bargains ...I think a trip to primart is called for ...l want those coins.

sandra de said...

The bower bird in me loves the gold trinkets. The hat is cute and will be super cute with all those spots. The card using the wood chip wallpaper has really got me interested??

okienurse said...

Cute hat! I can see why you are going dotty with all the details. Love all you buys at the pound shop. Don't have a pound key on this keyboard! Thanks for sharing. Vickie aka okienurse #36

Sparkly Engineer said...

What a sweet little bonnet. The dots are perfect. Love your finds. I am so happy when that happens to me.

Elizabeth said...

Lovely to see the strawberry bed again. Your sample from your study days must be the only good reason to buy woodchip paper. After endless hours wasted scraping the stuff off walls, just the thought of it still makes me shudder. Love the sweet little bonnet - the dots are the perfect touch. You have an eye for a bargain - the jewellery pieces are great. Hope you have a great week. Elizabeth x #38

Mrs A. said...

I think I need to make a trip into town to visit my Primarni store. Wonderful bargains you spied in yours. Love the spotty hat. Hugs Mrs A. #128

Samantha Read said...

oooooh, I really fancy some strawberries and cream now! Fab blog! Sam :o)