Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WOYWW 158

Well that was one fast week that came and went, what with all that ATC 3rd Anniversary excitement of What's on your Workdesk Wednesday, and the Queen's Golden Diamond Jubilee (As corrected by BJ)!! I had to tape it and am still watching the celebration. 
Did you all watch the Transit of Venus? A once in a lifetime view.
So this is my desk this week, a new craft, a dear friend of mine Sandra sent me and adorable hand crafted-crocheted-hand towel with topper and I fell in love with it. After asking her for a recipe which she didnt have, she told me to just look at it and crochet-welllll that's an ask and a half cos I cannot crochet without a pattern to save my life. So after hours of trial and error this is the results.

 Received the following gorgeous handcrafted ATCS from 
  Janet
 Sandee from the Hills of North Carolina


So run on over to Julia's place to see what else gone son in the world of crafting desks

48 comments :

MaxineD said...

Well done on the crocheting :-) What a busy desk you always have :-)
Blessings
Maxine

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...hey Bridget you did really well and it looks great, like you say not easy without the pattern...gorgeous looking buttons awaiting attention on your desk...as for the Transit of Venus, not a chance here it was total cloud cover!...always the way when it comes to anything Heavenly...Mel :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Totally AWESOME the way you figured out the pattern. It looks the same as your friend's. Transit of Venus hit in early evening where I was and we could not look at the sun without some type of polarizing lens. However, some people set up special lens covered telescopes and watched away.

RosC said...

Hi Bridget. Thanks for popping in to see the garden shots. I have the WOYWW post up now too but no number until later this arvo.
Your ATCs look great, and I do recall those crocheted towels. I think everything must come around again every 30 years or so. ;-) Makes me feel like Methusela.
Take care,
Ros. #umpty-two

sandee said...

I totally missed the whole Venus thing, which is a shame! Glad to see you got my ATC! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

May said...

Well done with the crochet it looks fabulous.. the ATC's you received are AmAzing.. Have a good week, Hugs May x x x

Rita said...

Always a great desk to visit Bridget. I love your crochet, funninly enough I was doing just that a few days ago too. Enjoy your Week. Hugs Rita 29 xx

Judy said...

I've never tried to crochet, but wow you did very well!I found some crochet buttons this week.It would be lovely to be able to make these! I could find so many uses for them.
We Oz girls should get together(??).Maybe do a swap? Just a few of us. I'm going into hospital soon, so would LOVE to be expecting a package!!!
Judy#22

BJ said...

Hi Bridget, Not sure which Queen you are referring to but ours celebrated her "DIAMOND" Jubilee - think you are 10yrs out - LOL. Was up at the crack of dawn for the Transit but with all the cloud cover no hop of seeing it "again" - yep saw it back in 2002 I think it was. Think you got the crochet sorted - Well Done BJ#8

Erika said...

Hi Bridget love your crocheting and great ATC's too. Thanks for sharing your desk space this Wednesday, hugs Erika. #41

Helen said...

Have never mastered crocheting... seems very popular right now again. I love your ATC's, well done! Helen, 3

Spyder said...

Morning Bridget, lovely desk this week, so tidy! wish I could stay tidy!! My secret with hopefully be finish by Saturday, as we are having another surprise party for hubby's birthday, I'm making a 'this is your life' in pictures album for him, but it's so hard as he's been home for the last few days and i haven't been able to finish it yet! Have a great crafty week! Happy WOYWW!
((Lyn)) #30 now #31

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh I do love a bit of crochet. Makes me want to hunt down my hooks. And lovely round up of beautiful ATCs. It's been a real treat seeing them all!

Happy WOYWW

Mary Anne (5)

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh well done! the crochet looks fab..and also - you stuck with it - that's such a skill! Nice ATcs Bridget, wasn't it fun!

okienurse said...

looks like you are doing a great job with the crochet and don't need a pattern to get by! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #42

craftymonki.com said...

Oh I do wish I knew how to crochet, so beautiful.

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #12

Helen said...

Fab job working out how to do the crochet. You look like you are on a roll now. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 14

Ann B said...

Missed the transition - too much cloud here. Good job on the crochet and some great ATCs on your desk. Hope you get mine soon, it is on it's way.
Ann B
#21

Tertia said...

I am useless at crocheting, so I think yours is amazing. I think anybody who can crochet is amazing.
Lovely ATC's you got.
Happy WOYWW

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hey, I think you did brilliantly with the crochet - I wouldn't even know where to start!! It looks good to me. Who needs a pattern anyway - I do all my sewing/cooking etc etc without instructions, I never stick to ANYTHING!!!

AnnieC said...

What a lovely idea with the crochet - might have a go! Happy WOYWW :)

Darla said...

All looks great over here....#99

Di said...

Good for you tackling crochet - well done and happy WOYWW! Di xx

Sandy said...

Love the crochet. Looks like my desk with sewing coffee cozies cards and a bit of knitting sticking out there somewhere. I so like to do a bit of everything. Sandy :)

Sarah said...

love how your desk looks - I love crochet but can only do a flower with a you-tube tutorial! Great atcs too! Thanks for calling by...Sarah at 2

Monica said...

It is so easy to fall in love with a new craft she says's eyeing the many boxes of beads not used, the headless doll bodies and.....

#127

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Bridget,

Your crochet towels look great! Way to go. I like how you have the spools on the paper towel rack - very clever of you!!

Isn't it great to get snail mail!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay #124

Helen said...

Well done with the crochet...I can't crochet or knit to save my life! xx

Kemma said...

I love those towels too, and also cannot crochet without a pattern, you did waaay better than I could!! Love the ATCs, only done a few so far myself.
Thanks for the peek!
Kemma
mykemmacards.blogspot.com
#153 on this week's WOYWW

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Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fab ATCs and fabricky desk!

Thanks for visiting me.

Happy WOYWW.
Sarn #4

My name is Cindy said...

Goodness, well done you with the crochet I wouldn't know where to start!! Great ATcs - fun wasn't it? Happy WOYWW Cindy #39

nerllybird said...

You've done a great job with the crochet - I'm very impressed. Great idea, too.
Helen S #23

Robin Panzer Art said...

Well it sure looks like you figured it out! What wonderful ATCs you received! Happy WOYWW!

Leslie Hanna said...

Love the desk! I feel so ... vindicated.And you did great on the towels! I'm impressed. :)

leslie #40

VonnyK said...

Love the crocheted teatowels. You are really clever to work it out without a pattern, I can't crochet or knit.
Glad you got my ATC, the others are fabulous.
Watched venus on the computer, safer that way :)
Have a great week.
Von #83

EELS said...

What fabulous crocheting and such a busy desk - love those ostriches.

voodoo vixen said...

Well done on mastering the crochet, LOL I can imagine what my attempt would have looked like!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great ATC collection! i didn't have the time to make a lot and i'm envious of all the ATCs WOYWWers are showing off!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super desk and fab ATC's, looks like you'll be busy & creative. Take care & enjoy this week's snooping, am going for the better late than never approach this week! Zo xx 56

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous ATCs, thanks for sharing x
Sophie #68

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

Well done with the crochet. You learned that quick. If you find out how to do the flowers let me know. have a great weekend.
Hugs
Carol

Amy E said...

Wow...you did a BEAUTIFUL job!! I can't crochet to save my life! I wish I could, but just never quite got it. I guess it's paper crafts for me!!

Thanks for popping over and taking a peek at my desk. If you're still interested in seeing the DCWV/May Atrs project I was talking about, the post is up. It's http://www.scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com/2012/06/my-dcwv-and-may-arts-ribbon-project-and.html

Happy WOYWW!

Amy E. #18
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love those crocheted hand towels! My mom had some and I truly would love to have some too. I don't think I can learn to crochet just to make them though. This dog doesn't do too well with new tricks. I love what you've done though! Great ATCs too. Sandee's card with the "hi" on it made me laugh because that is what she is always saying-waving hi....

Valerie said...

Looks like you did a pretty darn good job! My Aunt used to make these and give them as gifts at Christmas. I still have several! I'm just curious, I saw something on your desk that said "copic club". Would that be Copic Markers? Do tell me more! Valerie #26

Amy E said...

I'm leaving two comments on your WOYWW post this week!! I just wanted to say thanks for coming back by and checking out my address book! They're announcing the winner of the contest today, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!!

Queen Of Toys said...

Bridget you have done a brilliant job, I can't crochet with a pattern and just wing it along. It really isn't hard and if you make a mistake then just pull it out and do it again, it not like you have to start from the beginning. Make it will all different types of stitches, you can do it, I know you. Your a champ.

Have a great crafting week
Eliza #65
www.queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au

Shoshi said...

Great desk as ever, Bridget (although where's the FOOD lol!!) Very clever to work out the pattern and I love the result. What lovely ATCs you've received, too!

Yes, you did ask me to swap - I sent you my snail mail addy but will send it again just to make sure. It does get confusing all the different names, but although my email is in my "real" name, what I really want to be called is Shoshi - although I'm happy with the title "Zentangle Queen" lol lol lol!!!

Sorry to be so long responding but I've been having problems with my comments awaiting moderation not being visible - it turns out it's a Blogger/Firefox problem since the latest Firefox upgrade, so I'm temporarily using IE till they sort it out - hopefully soon!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #15