Wednesday, April 24, 2013


The clipboards holding things, a flat glass ornament looking for the right stamp combinations, a silk flower that was daubled with by paint, garden and camping brads finally brought to the craftroom after a 4 year wait (no expiration date on them thankfully). Distress Inks to be labelled. And in the back, cards that didn't pass muster, but will live another day as something smaller (like clipboard art).

Besides the versatility of the clipboards, it's fun to make small bite-sized projects. The Proud Member of the Coffee Achievers was made because I had never used that happy bean stamp. Then I started experimenting with a bit of organza ribbon and a brooch pinned on the ribbon..

If you are pining because you can't find a little clipboard, don't fret. Tim Holtz has the little clips, so you can make your own with wood, chipboard, metal etc.

Saturday I went to my monthly (spinning) guild meeting for a workshop requiring a wheel (instead of my usual spindles). Only I had forgotten the wheel wasn't working properly, so I spent most of the meeting fiddling with it. Of course I forgot about it when I got home until I noticed a bag stuffed with 4 oz of angora fiber had burst open.

The other part of my workdesk this week is on my Lendrum spinning wheel (all clean, oiled where it should be oiled and the wobbly wheel spinning much truer). Yes, I'm spinning the angora over the mystery orange from last summer. Not really sure what I'm doing with either lol. Another thing about spinning angora, it makes me think of the quote delivered by Johnny Depp in the film Ed Wood, "Don't you think angora has a certain tactile sensuality lacking in all other fabrics?"

 Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground for more WOYWW fun.