Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. Mine has been mostly nice and quiet. DD and I have been having a Whovian fest which is why I'm still up at the wee hours. Actually we had watched the weeping angels, don't blink episode and decided we needed to stay up and watch a few more to put that one out of our heads before bed... only I've just reminded myself lol.

Actually there isn't much going on my workdesk at the moment. The dresser was part of DD's Christmas gift made from Club Scrap's Club Stamp Academy kit. The changes I made to it were painting the inside of all the matchbox drawer's, using a K&Co. embellishment as a paper weight, a doily out of patterned vellum and little glass vials filled with sand from beaches we've been to visit. The drawers were filled with jewelry I'd made for her (all wrapped separately), including my first beaded ring made with even count peyote stitch.

I've other projects to post, but I'm a bit behind on my picture taking as well as my projects. My oldest younger sister made the most fabulous quilts for myself and my other sisters which so need to be photographed and posted, fingers crossed it'll be soon.

So if you'd like to see what other people have been doing at their workdesk, hop over to Julia's Stamping Ground. Warning, it can be habit forming and you might well find yourself thinking, "What? Wednesday already?"


jude said...

Your wee chest is lovely ,and the idea of collecting sand from various beaches is also cute!Have a very happy new year!
hugs judex5

Rhonda said...

DD's Christmas gift is sooo cute! ANd to fill each drawer with your hand made jewelry is fab. Have a Happy New Year! #4

Marjo said...

Gorgeous chest! I enjoy the Doctor too, especially when he's on all Happy creative crafting in the New Year.

Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #10

Sheila said...

Cute stuff!

Anonymous said...

Your chest is so cool. I'm totally going to steal the idea! As to your Who fest, how cool! Blink is terrifying isn't it? When will Hollywood learn that you don't need blood, guts and gore to absolutely terrify?

Have a very happy New Year.
cheers, rachel #15

Sid said...

Love your distressed look on the first project !!

sandra de said...

Such a gorgeous chest. Have a lovely new year.
Sandra #29

JoZart said...

Lovely ideas there, thanks for sharing.
I hope you have a Happy Healthy 20111
Love JoZarty x

oneoff said...

The dresser with the drawers is gorgeous - lovely texture and colour there. Sand from the various beaches you've visited must bring back such lovely memories too.

Bernie #17

Minxy said...

What a cool gift idea,love the ring.
Happy WOYWW and wishing you a very happy new year
hugs Minxy #33

Ciara said...

Love the beading, I don't have the patience for stitching with tiny beads!

Look forward to seeing the quilt pictures


S said...

I'm just envious you've projects left to post - I need to get crafting again, or my poor blog will be bare. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year. S #48

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I think that is so special to make jewelry and put it in a box you made to give as a present! Patsy from

Debgem said...

Love your projects - very sweet. A great way to spend the evening - Dr Who is a favourite in our house too! We got the boxed set for Christmas - yippee!!

Happy 2011 to you.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I fell in love with that matchbox chest. I love the little bottles of sand, too. Amazing how different your sand looks than the beaches I've been to. I hope you show the quilts. I would love to see them when you have the time (which I understand).

I hope you had a great Christmas. Little did I know when I left suddenly last Wednesday that I would not have access to the internet. I didn't even get to wish you a Merry Christmas, and now it's time to wish you all the best in 2011. Thanks for your continued comments on my blog, too.

Mrs A. said...

Your box is way too cute. Love the handles you have used. Inspitational to use sand from different beaches instead of shells. #59

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great pics! Thank you for sharing. :)

Do you know about my candy? Pop over and join...

Happy New Year!


Amberbop said...

That first picture really arrested my attention! What a fun gift.
Happy New Year!

ANewYear said...

Oh the mini chest is lovely!
Happy New Year!!

Elizabeth said...

The little chest is lovely and what a great idea to fill the vials with sand from your holidays - a great keepsake :) I wish you and yours a Very Good New Year. Elizabeth #57

Audrey Frelx said...

The chest is wonderful!!!

Enjoy all of your holiday season, my friend!!! And, Happy New Year!!!

Pam said...

What a sweetie - a gift and an all night slumber party! Hauoli makahiki hou!
xoxo, the second #1

Carmen said...

That episode is the only one that freaks out my OH. He hates it - I love it :D

Beautiful pressie.

HAppy New Year!

Carmen #80

Susan said...

Love the beaded must have a lot of patience!
Happy final WOYWW for 2010 and Happy 2011!
Susan #13

Net said...

Aw they're so cute!

Scrapcollectr said...

Wonderful little dresser and to have all those drawers filled with jewelry gifts....well that's one lucky ds! Happy New Year and thx for have to drop by again today because coincidentally my blog post is entitled "Oh Snap!" hee hee

Tracey Brossart said...

Gorgeous little dresser...I hop I can get around to making one of these too, they look so fun!

Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Thanks for the peek!
Tracey #86 :D

Anonymous said...

Wonderful chest and such a lucky daughter to receive it, especially with all the little drawers filled with gifts.

Have a great New Year.
Brenda 81

Julia Dunnit said...

I have little bottles of sand in the bathroom..somedays it makes me very wistful!! Your gift for DD was beautiful, bet she was quite overcome by all your labours of love.

Nicky said...

Love your chest its beautiful - and you idea of collecting sand - Have a Happy New Year ~ Nicky 38