Wednesday, 20 June 2012

WOYWW - 159 (I am soooooo Late!)

Best laid plans!  I was up early but haven't stopped!  Making packed lunches, dealing with a bloody nose, nipping to the shop for sun cream as ours is...goodness knows how old!  Cal is packed off for the School district sports day and it looks like they will be having a fab day in the sunshine (hence the suncream).

Take a breath. make a cup of coffee and share!


I started tidying in my craft room this week and I think when I finish the first set of shelves this little lot should be next!  Scrapbooks on top left and top middle shelves need layouts actually putting in them, they are somewhere in the carnage that is on the middle lower shelves.  The end shelves houses my A4 card and paper stash and tucked in the corner is my tool bag and embellishment bags that I take to crop.  Speaking of cropping I had a fab time at ours on Saturday.  Barbara had made this really great mini book that had a piano hinge binding and I just had make one (it would be rude not to really).  Pause while a take photo to show you.


How fab is that binding method.  I knew right away I wanted to use my new Bo bunny papers as the binding looks so oriental.  Its all done with wooden kebab sticks.  Barbara made 2, I made this one and Deb made one also.  We had a lovely time.  Will mine ever get photos in though.....that is the million dollar question!  I love making minis but I seem to fail at filling them up!!


Back to the desk.....Yipeeee!  Have you spotted my newly acquired item?  Thanks Julia I will wear it with pride and hope to bump in to other WOYWW folk next time I am anywhere crafty!  If you have absolutely no idea what I am talking about then follow this link to meet Julia and the WOYWW gang!

Don't go yet as I haven't quite finished rabbiting on....Front of the photo is a work in progress to keep my ATC swaps safe - Will finish by next week I am sure.  I am going to make a tutorial if it turns out nice.  Move along a bit and you see the beginnings of the storage card for my 'all over the place' bits of blending foam.


And I was about to finish and this happened.  Hubby bought in toast and suddenly I had a new best friend!


Should I share? :-D

Have a great week everyone - finishing short post now (if you are a quick reader) trying not to get jam on the keyboard!!

40 comments:

  1. Go on give him a wee bit... with those eyes how can you say no!! Love the mini fabulous binding... would love to know how to do that one!! busy desk this week.. Happy crafting.. Hugs May x x x62

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  2. I agree give him a little bite my boy Odie (black lab) doe this to me all the time and I always give in... I love the binding on that book wow! and the cute owl card on your desk! cute cute cute have a great day Peggy C

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  3. Oh dear, with soulful eyes like that how could you not share? Love your dog!
    Love your piano hinge book, I have some of those stashed away somewhere as I have done several workshops on them in the past. As you say it does have an Asian look about it.
    Hope you get your box finished by next week so we can see.
    Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #21 xx

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  4. Wow love your binding on your mini. Look at that face, how could you say no. Sandy :)

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  5. Love your mini book, not tried that binding myself but it certainly looks cool. Looking forward to seeing the ATC box. Thanks for stopping by BJ#47

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  6. That binding looks awesome!! I bet it's tricky? I'm going to google it and see if I can find a step by step guide.
    And oh those eyes... you must share!
    Laura 94

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  7. Wow, I love that binding! Is it tricky?

    Happy WOYWW

    Zoe #57

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  8. Gorgeous book. It looks very complicated and intricate. Dog looks hungry.
    Famfa 117

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  9. Wow, that mini looks good and what an adorable dog. I have one just like it, but a bit more ginger :)

    Helen xx #97

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  10. Great post - love those big eyes oggling the toast. x Jo #84

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  11. my bob dog has a knack of getting between my toast and my mouth,

    love your piano hinge book, isn't it odd how we do things differently? I tend to bind books after I have finished the pages...

    thanks for your visit
    dx

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  12. Your morning sounds like mine, I had accomplished more before 8AM than some do in a fill day! :) That is a lot of paper you have there, love your shelves to hold it all! Your toast looks delicious, I see why your friend happened by. Maybe just give him one bite??

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  13. Thanks for stopping by, I did get your ATC, it's great, thanks so much. You have such creative projects! Your dog looks like mine, and he does the same thing. Have a great week! barb

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  14. Awww he is lovely. Love the idea of the binding with the kebab sticks. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #87 x

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  15. Good to find out that I'm not the only one who's cleaning and reorganize her craft room. But organizing papers works much faster. The ironing part isn't my favorite, but it gives a much better result. Love your mini book with this special binding. It looks really great and oriental. Well done! Thanks for visiting me. Bye, Franka

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  16. Love that kebab stick mini book, have saved a photo of it to see if I can figure out how it's made. Thanks for viviting me, Amanda J @76 x

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  17. Sorry, forgot to answer your question.The rounded thing top left is my SAD light, Rondo
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/RONDO-Light-seen-Daily-Mail/dp/B000Z29SY2 - BJ#47

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  18. Awww look at that face! Love seeing all the goodies in your space!! Thanks for visiting. Warmly, Tracy #105

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  19. Well if you get jam on the keyboard I see someone who may help by licking it off (I bet this lovely would volunteer actually). Awesome paper stash. Awesome!! *smiles* Norma

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  20. You asked about my stash of goodies. Well I could not resist the bargain of 10 packs of rubons for $5. Buy 2 packs of flowers and get 5 packs of brads free. Paper packs 3 for $10 Stamps for $2. Clearance for stocktaking at Kaisercraft warehouse.
    Sandy :)

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  21. Oh that's the cutest fae ever!! How could you not share??

    Thanks for giving us a peek into your crafty life this week!!

    Amy E. #17
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  22. Awwww your dog is soo cute :o) Bet you couldn't resist sharing :o) Love the binding on the book! your desk is looking nice and busy x April #100

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  23. Work desk looks busy!!! I ve seen the binding method on you tube but never had a go myself. It's one of those things that you always want to get aroun to but never have the time. In fact there's not enough crafting time in the day!!! That said I'm off to craft.
    X Julie #159

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  24. Gorgeous book and the binding looks so intricate. How could anyone say no to a little doggy face who wants to help you eat. Goodluck with the tidy up, I often think about it!

    Sandra @32

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  25. Hi Helen,you look like a busy bee...lucky lady to get toast at the pc! As i was saying your mini looks great,try adding photos as you decorate the mini,,that way you get 2 things done at once...I also love hoe your drawers match your wallpaper...great stuff.....you have just inspired me to also make little boxes for my atcs that are currntly in a plastic baggie....keep well zeffy#165

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  26. I love the book binding. Thanks for sharing.

    Ps - how could you not share?!
    #101

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  27. Lol, wish I could send you some warmth, too hot for me! Love your new best friend, I wouldn't have been able to resist those big brown eyes! Your craft room is very co-ordinated, even your little storage boxes match the wallpaper! Love the mini book, fantastic binding.

    Hugs
    Brenda 2

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  28. Thank you for your kind words.

    Cleaning stash... a neverending but fun job. Goodluck with it.

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  29. Love how the wallpaper matches the drawers!! Lots going on there, sorry I'm a bit late, thanks for sharing x
    Sophie no.92

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  30. Shows how much Summer we've had when the suncream hasn't been used up by it's date isn't it!!!! It's certainly been a lovely week up until today!!!
    That mini book looks amazing, can you share how you made that binding, I'd love to have a go!!
    Good look with all the organising.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #103

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  31. Thanks for visiting my desk, Sorry i'm a bit late.
    Loving your stick bound book, looks awesome
    Hugz Minxy #11

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  32. It would be rude NOT to share! Okay, back at the first paragraph were you said you packed a lunch, I thought you said you had a pancake lunch and I was so excited. Pancakes sound like an excellent lunch (but a lousy breakfast) in my world. I've made a piano hinge book before! I didn't know that is what it was called. I'm not much of book maker but I went through a period where I had to try them all out. Have fun with the organizing. May it all be perfect soon!

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  33. Hi there Helen, Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #25

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  34. happy WOYWW! oh how cute those begging eyes look. you shared, right? i love the binding you did and the yummy papers. gorgeous! if you have too many of those mini albums to fill up, i can volunteer to take one of your hands, LOL!
    hugs, #15 peggy aplSEEDS

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  35. The binding on the mini is really interesting...Ilove how it looks!

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  36. he's just watching your weight!

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  37. Hi Helen, sorry I’m so late in getting to you this week. It’s seems to take longer and longer each week, plus I’ve been busy too hence me only just visiting.

    Aww, just look at those eyes…..I bet you did share because we pet lovers are real softies when push comes to shove.

    Loving the look of your new mini album, can’t say I’ve seen that type of binding done before and I love the one with the little Owl that’s on your desk too.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    x

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  38. Well damn me, all those scrapbooks ahve pages waiting to go in them? I get home from a crop, photo the LOs and put them straight in the album....how many albums will you fill do you think?! Nice of your hubby to provide toast, i wonderr if you did share? Bet you did, softie!!

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  39. nah! toasts not for sharing, 3even looking a s gorgeous as that
    janet #60

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  40. Oh my he is beautiful with those big eyes, how can you not feed him. Mine doesn't do that, he has learnt that wheat is not good for him or meat, he is allergic to both, only eats fish and chicken. Yep, so to feed my best friend would be so good.

    I so love that binding on the mini journal, excellent.

    Happy crafting
    Eliza #163

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