Tuesday, 26 July 2011

WOYWW 112, Stampboard & Baltic Trader

We all had a fabulous day on Sunday at Padgate Crafters where, amongst other things, I played around yet again, with Stampboard tiles. I'm loving making these little hangings.
I still hadn't emptied and tidied away the contents of my bags from Sunday, as you can see below, so I decided to blitz my desk as I had some serious crafting to do this week with the 2nd birthday coming up soon for my grandee in Germany and I must get those special things in the post soon. I just had to set to it after seeing the desk of our own dear leader Julia who put me to shame by tidying her's immediately after her last crop.
Here's the after shot, still not quite tidy enough, taken from up high on a foot stool, Julia style! Lots of strawberries on view now waiting to be hidden again once I start crafting. On the left a lovely carrier bag from Desigual, one of my fave shops where I bought a lovely blue top in their sale last week. If you like something bright and different take a look at their website desigual.com and the sales are on NOW! 
The cream wire dress model is a charity shop find for a £1 and will be handy to hang things from its's curly bits. 
Don't be confused.... it's just that time of week again when we follow our leader and show our desks to the World. Go over to Stamping Ground and all will be revealed.... all being over 100 work desks of crafty individuals from around the globe.

 I've had the following photos from my last visit down South, taken in another of my favourite shops......
The Baltic Trader Polish Pottery shop in Lewes. 
I am mad on this pottery and have started buying a couple of items each time we visit. I'd love a full set of everything I can use but it's not cheap but this visit DH treated us to a teapot.
Check out the website for this fabulous shop.... at baltictrader.co.uk . It shows the full range and tells all about the four potteries in  Boleslawiec, Poland, where all the pottery is made. My daughter and her husband in Germany have some old pieces of this traditional pottery, given to them by his grandmother who is 90, so it could be around 60 years old.
In the cafe they use all their blue and white pottery but this little girl, our youngest grandchild, was just fascinated with trying to open a packet of sugar. The food is to be recommended... we've had lunch there a few times and it has always been so good and the staff are really friendly and helpful.
I bought this fabulous, tiny, dolls tea set to send to our  little grandee in Germany for her 2nd birthday in August but hopefully I will be taking it out there personally as, whoopidoo! I may be able to visit fairly soon. There is a little stand for the teapot and front left you can see the little candlestick. I just adore it and I know she will too! I can't wait to play tea parties with it!
Hope to find time visit as many as possible this week so get those desks ready, no holds barred!www.desigual.comwww.desigual.comwww.desigual.com


peggy aplSEEDS said...

i love your stampboard tiles projects although i have no idea what stampboard is. congratulations for your clean up! i did some cleaning up myself this week! i wonder how long it will last! lovely pottery. i loved playing with tea sets when i was a little girl!

Sheilagh said...

Hope to see you at the next group meeting when life gets back to some normality, fingers crossed. Love the stampboard, I'm prety sure I have gotr some stashed away, must find it.

That little teaset is so cute, your little grandee with love it.



jude said...

Your stampboard projects are stunning love using that stuff as so versitile can do most things withit!Your desk looking tidy.I have just scrolled down to see the beautiful prom dress and purse what fab design and love that colour.Dont think i would have patience to sit put all that bling on either.
Have fab wednesday and a creative week ahead.
hugs Judex 7

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww gorgeous little tiles, fab piccies luv the little tea set how cute is that, very tidy table hun,thanks for the mocch, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

sasa said...

The stampboard tiles are just fab....great pics always so much loveliness to see on your blog!
thanks for the peek today! Sarah (Sasa at 1)

Helen said...

I haven't used stampboard for ages and yet it is so lovely - especially done your way! Love that pottery too....

Wipso said...

That pottery is really lovely esp the dolls set you bought. The little one will love it I'm sure.
A x

famfa said...

Wow that shop looks amazing. Your grandee will love the teaser I'm sure. Enjoy a lovely cup of tea from you new teapot. The hangings are cute.

hazel said...

I love your stampboard hangings Jo and well done on your tidying, I wish I could find a bit of time to tidy my work space.
xxx Hazel.

April said...

The stampboard hangings are great! loving the super cute teaset!! how lovely! I do hope you get to deliver it in person. Great job on the tidying, I need to get some organisation in place for my little crafty space!! Thanks so much for the bakers twine, haven't used any yet but am looking forward to having a play. Thanks for sharing your ever interesting workspace. x

NatashaMay said...

I love your little hanging tiles. :) And what an awesome store!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I hadn't heard of Baltic Pottery, but I really love it. That little dinky-do tea service, oooh, so pretty! You did well finding that cream wirework dress, they're quite a price in the shops, aren't they? xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Brilliant pictures. TFS.

Happy WOYWW.

Hugs, Sandra Take a peek at MY DESK here

Jingle said...

Your hangings are lovely! What a fun space!

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Great hangings you've made with this stamping board. I don't use them often, but they are great. Love the pictures of the Baltic pottery. Looks a great place to shop. Thanks for sharing.
Bye, Franka

Angie said...

I read you this am ...then went out(the sun called) before commenting..doh .I have just noticed your noticeboard cupboard doors ...brilliant. Love the china ...especially the childs set.
re the classes ...If I hadn't registered i might have tried to defer but I registered to see what it was all about.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo - Nice to see another tidy desk lol! Love seeing all the strawberries and I hadn't noticed your notice board cupboard before either! I feel honoured to have one of your stamp board tiles, now I know what they are!! LOVE that pottery, next time I visit Sussex I'll have to try and call in, my sister is in Hassocks, just North of Brighton so I do get to the area when I'm in England. Hope you do get to deliver the little tea set in person. Aunt Hazel is on the posh side of the river in Higher Bebington, lol!! We were there last May for just two days, went to Ness Gardens with her, which I'm sure you know about, such a beautiful place.


The Crafty Elf said...

Lovely Stampboards!! I love the added beads/touch to the ribbons, finishes it nicely. That pottery is wonderful it's a shame that it's across the pond, darn! So fresh and clean looking. I love the facination with the sugar packet. We should learn by this...LOL

Dragon said...

Woo, you have lots of your berries on show, i AM impressed!!! I am happy for you that you will get to see that darling girl really soon, Jo - hope things are ok there

Sam said...

I love your little stampboard hangings, they're fab. Loving the pottery shop too, bad idea for me to even think about it though as I've been dropping things left right and centre lately.
Sam x

Twiglet said...

I love the spotty china. I have a brown and cream spotty teapot and cups and saucers - only comes out for special visitors as we mostly drink coffee. Hope you get to share that tiny teaset with your grandee soon. x Jo

lisa said...

What a gorgeous little teaset for a special little person, Jo. I'm so glad you are going to be able to visit her soon. I know you've been desperate to see her.
Hugs Lisax

sandra de said...

Your creations are always so beautiful and that wee tea set is divine.

okienurse said...

those stamp board tile hangings are just awesome. My SIL collects the polish pottery and uses it daily even though it costs so much over here. Love the variations in blue and patterns. Sorry I am so late getting around but haven't felt well this week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Sam said...

Wow you have a lot to look at. Sorry I didn't get here earlier and thank you for visiting me. Love those stampboard necklaces. I used some of those for Sarah's Mojo Monthly. First time I have used them and they are lovely to work with.
Love that pottery. Maybe I will pop down there sometime. Will have a look at their website. The Czechs have similar pottery too and I love that too as well as their fabrics.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I realize I'm terribly late this week Jo, but wanted to let you know I stopped by anyway. Enjoyed the visit, even though I didn't have much time to stay. I love all that tea paraphernalia. So lovely. And you got your work space pretty clean, too. Good job.

akilli melek said...

think i would have struggled not to buy some of that pottery.
Love the blue dress & bag in the previous post, and those cards that fold up are totally fab!

Lavinia said...

Great stampboard hangies! Lovely idea for little gifts! Lovely pottery too, blue & white is my one of my faves!