To spy on the action in crafty spaces around the globe, Julia, our lovely lady leader, will give you the links to so many over at the stamping ground... it's a great snoop!
so here's my weekly bout of confession for WOYWW 193
It's a Twofer, (Two for one) or a BOGOF, (Buy One Get One Free) today as I'm spreading my mess around the house and showing two workspaces.
No 1 work station....
I'm working on a tiny coffee table in the living room making fancy dress head dresses for the Curly Girlies princess outfits. Lots of luscious trims are being stitched and glued onto grungeboard then a coat of Glossy Accents to make everything secure.
Here's one I made earlier. I made the fronts to tie on and off a stretch sequinned headband which stays on the Curly Girly's heads better than the plastic headbands.
I put a heater in my craft room so I could face the scary morass which met me as I opened the door. Once it was warm, ........(brace yourself before looking) ....................
this is what I had to tackle.......
wait for it... some of you may need to lie down after the shock.....
the shock of the accumulated mess but I'm blaming the cold weather....
For weeks, I kept opening the door to grab what I needed or to plop it back in there onto the table whilst I crafted in the living room, the dining room, the bedroom..... anywhere warm!!
Ta dah!! No 2 workstation in all it's glory!
Ah, ha! but if you look below and you can heave a sigh of relief to see that it's all getting back to the realms of sanity with space to craft at last... and stay that way for a while.....if only I remember to put a heater in the room before I need to venture in there.
Now if I had shown this without the previous pic you would have thought it was just a mess, but having seen the real mess this now looks simply amazing!!! Good psychology!! Yep? Nah!!
There on my desk is my new heavy duty teflon mat ... a baking sheet from Aldi for £3.50. I can fully recommend them. They will roll up to take to workshops and they last so much longer than the pricey brown craft mats.
You can also spy my new vice for my jewellery making which was also from Aldi for only £6.99 and comes in the suction version (above) or the clamp version. I bought one of each so they will fit anywhere I wish to work and I will have two for when Donna comes round to make treasures with me!
To spy on more action in crafty spaces Julia our lady leader will give you the links to so many more over at the stamping ground... it's a great snoop!
Last week I did a last minute trip to the craft show in Manchester at Event City and it was great to meet so many WOYWWers in person.
L to R, here's me (JoZarty), Chris (pearshapedcrafter) at the back AnnB (Anniestamper, then Pat Crafter in front and Annie (Liverpool Lou)
I also met up with Lynn Doodly Bird and Anne (Redanne) and Mo but they escaped a pic as I couldn't stay long enough to meet up again later.
I must say that I was the only one wearing a WOYWW badge!
Why not also pop over to LillyBo Quilts to see Janet Fairythoughts Noddy Quilt.. It's a treat!