Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WOYWW 108 - Wow Wednesday Again??

Ok I spent most of the week being ill, a fast acting starting off as sneezing ninja attack sort of bug that triggered problems with asthma and possibly bronchitis. Not very creative nor fun lol. But I did manage to get a little crafting in and shock of all shocks, some clearing of deskspaces!. What can I say... I was ill lol.


The odd pink looking thing to the right is a marvelous little brad setting tool that I picked up on sale for $5.00. The airplane was a test model from my new Groovy Times cartridge. The fun foams are cut with Papertrey Ink die cuts and glued onto plastic packaging thus transforming them into stamps. Continuing in a clockwise direction are two more embellishments I made from the Botanicals Lite cartridge that I haven't decided what to do with yet, and above them was my Purse Project for the last three years finally finished!

It's all made of French knots and Cotswold knots and the perfect thing for carrying in a purse to be worked on. At the same time sort of mindless as it's just filling in the lines with colored threads, no counting required at all. But at the same time interesting and enough to focus on to book passage to my happy place if needed (and a lot less noticeable than sticking my fingers in my ears and la-la-la-ing). And I had no idea what a Cotswold knot was till I purchased this kit lol.

I am a big fan of stencils, but usually forget to use them. So I got a handy dandy notebook and started putting them in page protector sheets. I'm really addicted to page protector sheets lol. I'm not sure if I'm ready to start sewing pockets in them though, time will tell. Some of these stencils go back to the 80's btw lol.  Apparently there is no expiration date on them.

Lastly, Interweave Press has 10 free books available for download now, you have to sign up, but lots of good info there.

If you are wondering what's all this WOYWW, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander. Better yet, snap picture of your workspace and join in the fun :D.

29 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Snap, I have missed you for the last couple of weeks but decided to be more conscientious this week or attempt to be.. am really impressed with the purse project such pretty colour and love the Cotswold knot effect too! very beautiful, thanks for sharing Shaz in oz.x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I think I have that moose from the 90s! I was lamenting a loss of my stencils the other day and now they are back. I think I'll probably find the stencils in a box one of these days. BTW, I can't figure out that brad setting thing. I'm sure it's great, but I'll keep my crop-a-dile, even if it has limited depth. WOuld love to know how yours works. Happy WOYWW. I see you're up late again tonight.

Helen said...

Sorry you've been ill, hope you are on the mend. Not sure I would have tidied if I had been ill - another good excuse to put that job off, lol.

JoZart said...

Yet another tidy desk to make me feel guilty! Your Cotswold Knot project is a lovely treasure to show for what would otherwise have been wasted time.... what's going to be your next purse project now?
Lv JoZarty x

Tertia said...

So much tidyness can be fatal you know!
Happy WOYWW

S said...

That's an interesting purse project - I am sure you are delighted to have finished. Hope you are feeling completely up to par soon.

sasa said...

Well I know what a French knot is - it is just fabulous and a labour of love looking great in that watch case.
Love your desk today!
Hope you will call by Friday for the first My Mojo Monthly. Thanks for sharing today.
Sarah at 6.

Sue said...

Hi ya
do hope your feeling better now, lovely tidy desk,beautiful work, happy WOYWW, sue,x (16)

scrappystickyinkymess said...

LOL! I have a binder of club scrap Stencils that used to come with the kits, and I rarely use them but funnily enough just last week I dragged one out. Didn't actually USE it, but I thought about it :)

Oh, and re: your 6 shades of grey Copics? http://scrappystickyinkymess.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/sdc-card-redo/ Yo can actually do a lot with shades of grey LOL!

Mary Anne

Cath said...

Hope you are feeling better now, great work area.

Cathx 72

NatashaMay said...

Illness is always a good excuse. :) Thanks for the sharing how you store your stecils. I have mine all over the place. :)

jude said...

Sorry youve not been well hope your on the mend.Your pruse project is beautiful love the knot too.Happy woyww
hugs judex88

Kathleen said...

Sorry you've not been well. The purse project looks lovely I know French Knots but I've not heard of Cotswold I'm intrigued enough to google it. Thank you for sharing
Kathleen x

voodoo vixen said...

Lots of business on your desk... have bought other eyelet setting tools but go back to the crop a dile every time!! Love your little embroidered project, its stunning!

Elizabeth said...

I've never heard of a Cotswold knot but love your little purse thing. Sorry to hear you've been poorly - having asthma makes it all the worse. I'm the same about forgetting my stencils which is a shame because I have some really nice ones. Have a better week. Elizabeth x #83

Sam said...

Deepest sympathies with your chesty nastiness - as a fellow sufferer I know the pain!
Lovely little pursey thing there - will have to look up a cotswold knot though. I too have some stencils from eons ago - here's hoping they become the "in" thing again!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Thank you for your kind comments today, it meant a lot! You have way more patience than me to do the Cotswold knotwork, but it's very pretty :) LL Jan x

Pam said...

Lots of creativity. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs Pam

okienurse said...

hope you are feeling better today. Great way to store stencils. I shoved all mine in a box and have to dig through every time I need one. awesome purse project Vickie #39

Angie said...

I think your knot picture is beautiful ...reminds me of a miniture mosaic.

angelfish said...

What a lovely little project to work on and I'd never heard of a Cotswold knot either!

luvmyshihtzus said...

I love the Cotswold Knot project...very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Neet said...

You just reminded me I need to find my brass stencils. Also gave me a great idea to store my other stencils - thanks.
Don't know whether it is Oh Snap or Oh Heck with you being #13 (you pointed this out when you commented on my blog - I just missed being it).
Never heard of Cotswold Knots but the purse sure looks pretty., Thanks for sharing. Hugs.

ChatterScene.com said...

Love the project.

I hope you feel better soon:)

kelly said...

great work space very jealous of your gisnt stack of distressing inks!
Kelly x

Jackie said...

Hope you are ok now, love the work space :)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

your desk is full of interesting things! i would love to have your bradsetting tool or something like it. your iead for stencil storage is great. page protectors are great aren't they? i've been putting my travel maps and brochures in them.
thanks for visiting me!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Kezzy said...

Lots if interesting yumminess on your desk. Hope you feel better this week. Love the cotswold knots project, its gorgeous. Kezzy x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I've been wondering how to organize my stencils, not that I have a lot of them, but I intend to make some. I think using a clear book is a great idea! They're now in a drawer and not very convenient bec they're mixed with other stuff as well. Patsy from
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