Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WOYWW #217

Slowly trying to put my dies into storage as I get them, this pile is the Die Dlites from Spellbinders. Each DVD case holds 4 die packs such a space saving feature for me.

I've posted a few cards I have created lately, you will find them on my craft blog HERE

Thanks for all your well wishes which has aided me in recovering from my flu and loving and sharing my flu soup which I lived on for a week. My daughter came for the weekend and she was eating vegemite and avocado on her toast, at first I thought it was gross. I love my vegemite and my avocado but not together. Well I think I am slowly coming around to liking this combination.
I've been watching the series 24 with Kiefer Sutherland in it whilst I've been sick, otherwise I hardly watch tv except at night.

I try and achieve 2 things on WOYWW, to get first spot (which can be pretty hit and miss when Miss Julia switches the posting time on us) or I try and visit every blog and this week I achieved the latter woohoo which is easier than the first. Some blogs I couldn't comment on because it wanted me to sign up to something first and others just wouldn't allow me for some reason or other.

Check out Julia's Stamping Ground to see more desks

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WOYWW #216

I haven't done much lately as I've been sick with the flu, temperatures here have been in the minus Celsius so those flu critters are looking for a warm place to hide. So no crafting for me. my smaller desk holds stuff I had cut out previous ready to assemble-some lattice cards. The basket holds dies and stamps that I used on my Spellbinders Explore Beyond post ready to take up stairs to the computer so I can write up a reference post that you can see HERE. The two black folders hold music cds, I like to create with music playing and the type of stuff I create determines the music I play. Usually bopping music I can move to, my current favourite song is Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke
So whilst I've been sick and unable to eat most foods and most foods are tasting bitter to me, I made this Pork Bone soup that is very tasty normally, it consists of a piece of ginger, pork bones or ribs, smoked pork bones, Chinese Broccoli and Won ton Soup base and a hairy melon. The melon as you can see below has a slight downy covering of hair on it, the skin is peeled. So that has my diet for the past few days. 
Well Julia has put up the post really really early this week and for once I wasn't ready hahahaha so hop over there to see other desks at Julia's Stamping Ground

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Mona's Picturesque

This was found in our front garden when we moved in last September, its winter now so there are no flowers. I can't wait to see what's in store this spring for us.

Linking up to Mona's Picturesque

Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Fences #89

Just got 2 tonnes of firewood delivered in the pouring rain, will have to wait until it dries out before we can use it. I didn't realise how nice a fence we had in this house we moved into last year. The delivery truck skidded on the grass and didn't make it up the hill so the wood ended up down the drive just inside the fence, great deterrent for any would be thieves.

Linking up with Jan and Jer's Friday Fences

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WOYWW #215

 Busy, busy, my desk never stays clean these days. A few projects on the go.  A completed card ready to be photographed and posted on my craft blog 
 Baskets of products ready to go upstairs to write up posting descriptions to go with my projects on my blog
Never showed you this desk for ages, all piled up with paper and stuff.

What a week I've had when everything that could go wrong went wrong. Do not want to wish it on anyone. Found out some not so pleasant news about a close relative overseas. Credit Card got compromised. Car got a flat battery and had to replace it whilst not having a credit card to pay for it, and other stuff that's not printable.
Then I got called in to work 7 days straight, which is a great opportunity to be able to earn extra money, but the shift work hours are very tiring especially when you do a back to back shift with only 10 hours break. Certainly not complaining at all as I love where I work.
Thank goodness for my hobby of crafting to keep me sane, although in the last few days I've just walked into the craft room and out again.

Linking up with Julia's Stamping Ground, go check out more desks!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WOYWW # 214

Hubby will be working from home for awhile, I will have to give up the desk in the corner (What desk???) hahahaha I cant believe how much junk has been dumped on and around it, that I now have to move for him.
Guess who came to visit from CA, USA, none other than 
Glitter Grammy, Mary Macmillan and her BFF Dee Dee. I started following Mary from WOYWW and we communicated and she told me she was coming to Australia not far from where I live so we just had to meet IRL. Unfortunately we only had 3 hours together. Hubby got along well with her son Aaron and had lots to chat about, I think they took over the chatting at the restaurant.
Check out this awesome gift Mary made for me. Then I discovered the book opened out like this lol duh me.
Thank you Mary I will treasure this forever.
Linking up with Julia's Stamping Ground, go check out more desks!!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Random 5 Friday Tea Time!

1. I saw this tea sign in a tea shop (where else would you find tea accessories lol), and I told hubby I Just had to have it for a photo prop. I love my tea, all kinds of tea, you name it I love it TEA! TEA! TEA! I'm addicted to tea.

2. It is so cold here, my knees are complaining. Or am I just getting older! We're in negative digits some nights. So much so that most of this week flights have been cancelled or delayed and affects where I work.

3. Love our fireplace, it cooks and warms us up and is messy.

4. Husband is changing jobs, such a stressful week, when one family member changes jobs it affects the rest of the family-good thing we don't have a dog, he'd be whimpering with the stress too.

5. Going to meet up with an online friend all the way from the US of A today, can't wait. Met her on Julia's WOYWW, she calls herself Glitter Granny, I will meet her BFF Dee Dee as well. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

WOYWW # 214

My desks have been very busy for these last few weeks, getting kits ready for a crafting retreat at the end of July.
Cutting, stamping, cutting. I think my die cutting machines are surely screaming at me lol as my shoulders and arms are
Many dies laid out for all kits, mess every where
 It is a Christmas in July theme, 
I need this third table, it is so stable and I stamp on it as the foldaway tables arent sturdy enough

Check out this awesome gift a fellow WOYWWer gave to me, her blog name is Voodoo Vixen.
Found this at a tea shop and told Hubby I just had to have it
Hop on over to Julia's Stamping Ground for more desks

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Awesome gift from Voodoo Vixen

I received this lovely gift from Voodoo Vixen for a lousy tin of tea I gave her HERE. She is definitely very talented don't you agree?
It stands about 9 9inches (23cm) high 

This is the top of it
Side view
Gorgeous flower at the base, I wonder if its handmade?
Cute little cotton reel and other trinkets
Thank you so much Voodoo Vixen for this gorgeous gift that far surpasses my tin of tea