Tuesday, July 31, 2012
One thing about my house is that there is only one interior door with a functioning doorknob. Only two interior doors in the house HAVE doorknobs. This door had a very sturdy sliding bolt as a closing mechanism (on the inside only) and a drawer pull. I took off the sliding bolt lest someone lock themselves in with my craft supplies lol.
Also in view is one of my Eiffel Tower lamps. The photo box really is not dangling precariously off the edge of the desk, it just photographed that way. Once that surface is put away it will become my sewing/felting embellishment desk. The devices on top of the tv help my little near 25 year old tv get the digital broadcasts (the lengths I go to to avoid getting cable lol). I have been watching a lot of Olympics this year, I'm thinking it's because Enfys posts all these interesting teasers on facebook lol.
If you are wondering what's all this WOYWW business, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander. Better yet, join in the fun and share a picture of your workspace.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
I spent the weekend at my sister's house doing the Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire :D. It was my first time crafting away from home and it was a wonderful experience. Lots of fun things to try and I got to spend time with my oldest younger sister (I'm the oldest of 4). This library tag mini-album was my favorite and I gave it to my sister as a thank-you. We found out that Tattered Rose Distress Ink works well as a substitute for Papertrey Ink Melon Berry. All the stamps were from Papertrey Ink. And I've had my eye on the library card pocket die for a couple of years now. My sister's Vagabond got quite the work out lol.
If you are wondering what's all this WOYWW, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander. Better yet, snap a picture of your own crafty space and join in the fun :D.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I walk dogs at the almost local rescue. It's one of those win win win things, the dogs get out, I get exercise and we both get to socialize :D. So I was tickled pink to find out July 21 is National Craft for Your Local Shelter Day. I might not be able to do it on July 21, but it's good to have the reminder about other ways to contribute and still get my crafty time.
If you are wondering what all this WOYWW is, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander at all sorts of crafty desks. Better yet, snap a picture of your own crafty space and join in the fun!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
BTW, when I say spinster, I'm referring to the old skool definition one who spins wool (or other fibers) into yarn (or embroidery thread). The rest of my guild (except for my daughter) refer to themselves as spinners, which to me means people clad in lycra furiously pedaling stationary bicycles. I am a spinster :D.
Spinning is one of those things you can learn in less than a minute (it's twisting fibers together so they make yarn, rope, thread) and yet you can spend the rest of your life trying new techniques and fibers, so it can always be something different.
I have three wheels, but I mostly spin with spindles which are infinitely more portable than wheels. Plus each spindle is different, so one can rarely have too many :D. Also, spindles tend to be looked down on as a beginners tool, so I give them lots of love. I've been spinning since 1978 when I bought lessons from a member of the secret spinning police, but that's a tale for another day lol.
So that's what's going on in my crafty bit of the world, if you want to see more, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander at what other people are doing. Better yet, take a picture and join in the fun :D.