Wednesday, May 26, 2010

WOYWW May 25th

Firstly just to say the problems with not being able to leave comments on some blogs has been resolved (I was unable to leave comments on 38 blogs last week!)
Lots of stuff lying round on mine this week but sometimes I think it looks more messy IRL than in a pic.  Main thing is my new Big Shot yay!!!  I was still using the old red Sizzix but had bought some of Tim's new dies not realising they are too wide to fit through the Sizzix.  Got a very good price at Cutting Edge Crafts and at the same time bought the Caged Bird and Hanging Sign dies for a mere £10.99 each - extremely good price :o)  Also on show is what was going to be the front cover for my BIA (Bind-it-all) book but decided that I need a different colour so will save this for something else.  No further on with my effort for WOYWWAC as I've changed my mind about what I'm making, so need to get my skates on now.  I dyed this fabric some time ago but wasn't eally happy with the colour so sprayed it with a couple of Adirondak colour washes then popped it in the mocrowave to help it on it's way.  I got sidetracked and left it a little longer than I should have and this is what happened :-0
 Popping over to the one and only Julia's now to have a peek at other people's desks ;o)

42 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

First, congrats on your win from yesterday's post. I just didn't get here in time. I've been so far behind.

Glad to hear your comment issue is resolved. Computers are such a hassle sometimes, and at others, they are lifesavers.

You have a lot showing on your desk this week. Looks rather productive and busy.

What kind of fabric was that you overdyed? Surely, cotton wouldn't have done that in the microwave. You really burned it big time. Lots of holes, so they might be useful in a pattern.

Happy WOYWW.

Cheryl said...

Wow what a busy desk Anne you are going to be so busy me thinks x

kayc said...

Lovely busy desk. I'm glad I'm not the only one that will have to get my skates on for the WOYWWAC! Happy Crafting. Kathleen x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Anne, sorry you have had probs with blogger, mine playing up too this week!

Well done on your Big Shot, enjoy playing! Thanks for the nods up on the Tim Holtz dies, I have been looking around for a good price.

Love the fabric that you have dyed, great colours hun!

Take care and enjoy your week, love Heidi xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Do you know I rather like the microwaved and forgotten about look :0) I had a great rummage this week ... Thank you muchly :0)

Spyder said...

Your googly eyes are bigger than mine...(But I have a card with some on, so I could use that!) I'm sooo jealous you have Tim's bird cage AND a new Big Shot...I still have the blue one, on it's second set of plastic plate things...They bend and then crack. My cup is now full!! Have a crafty day
((Lyn))

Tracey said...

LOL, nearly choked on my yogurt at your holes, but love the colours. You lucky lady, new tools and dies, no craft buying for me this month, car tax and OH wants a vacuum for his pond, suppose I have to let him have something every now and again!!!
Love your Red SS too and thank you for your comment about mine too.
xx

Cardarian said...

Big Shot and other TH goodies - you lucky woman! I bought a Cuttlebug some time ago and am now sorry I didn't get a Big Shot but they weren't available at that time in our country! Oh well.....ha, ha sorry about the microwave accident - good show you didn't burn the house down! Take care!!!!! I wonder what you are doing for WOYWW - everybody seems to be doing something special I wish I had more artistic blood in my veins!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Helen said...

Ooh, it must be Big Shot buying week, I am probably going to get one too. (I saw it at Cutting Edge too!)

patcrafts said...

Looks like lots of activity on your desk this week. Love the BS must have a look at Cutting E.
I'm like Linda E I think the burnt look is good very grungy. I had forgotten about WOYWWAC must have a think about that and get a move on.
Pat xx

joey said...

Hiya Anne

I often think the other way round lol that the desk looks more messy in the pic than rel life. Enjoy your new big shot

Joey.xxx

Stressed Stamper said...

Fab fabric love it

Crafty Chris said...

Ohhh love the new big shot, is that the electric one, dies sound like a very good price, im on the look out for a bind it all machine, your desk looks very creative this week and Iam so glad you got your computer sorted out, havent played this week I have half an hour before I have to go out again, too much running about to do today, it is a real pity it got burnt it has gorgeous colours through it, I am sure you can use bits of it.
Christine x

Kay said...

Ooh, a big shot! Lurvely. The fabric is now suitably distressed for using with t!m stuff LOL

craftytrog said...

Looking busy Anne! Shame about the fabric, but you could use it for a distressed project! BTW, Beth is my daughter! Lol! xx

Yvonne said...

You and me both ... only a week to go , and still have not even started , or thinking !!!!! HELP!
such a shame about that lovely colours fabric ... stop doing other stuff inbetween!

Paula Gale said...

well Anne - I've often burn food in the microwave - but can't say that i've ever burnt fabric LOL - glad you tried it... saves many more of us doing so....

Anyway - glad blogger seems sorted. bout time I hear you shout....

Great price you got the TH dies for - are they the same as the flower ones that I can use in the cuttlebug - only don't want to waste my pennies!!!

Paula x x x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

That fabric looks LUSH! Whatever will it become?? Something fab, I'm sure, for next week or not!

Mary Anne

Hels Sheridan said...

Call that messy Mrs?? ROFL Loving what you did with the fabric, looks FAB! Thanks for the sympathy, just what I needed xx

jude said...

Oh you will enjoy the big shot much nicer than the red sizzix.Those dies are gorjuss too good old Tim!
Such a shame about your material tie-die looks fab could you not be able to save some of it maybe use later get rid the singed areas.Anyways happy wednesday thanks for the nose!
hugs judex

Pam said...

New toys lovely, I'm loving the new Tim dies. Hugs Pam x

Bettythebaglady said...

Hiya Lou Shame about the fabric but maybe you will find something to use it for. My little sis burnt her new dress this weekend. She made it for a special occasion and it was only second time on but just a quick run over with the iron -aaarrrggghhh. Good job it was near the hem she can shorten it at least. That's life -you live and learn. Those Tim dies are tempting but will they fit any of my machines? If they don't I can save my money LOL Hugs BettyXXX

Darcy said...

oh crikies just look at the holes...eek! hope you can salvage the bits of fabric inbetween. You will love your Big Shot and never look back.

Lynne said...

You never know the burnt look might catch on, it does look very ditressed and grungey, don't you think. Thanks for the snoop. Lynne xx

Tonje said...

Oh no! How terrible that your fabric got burned. I hope you can make something out of it anyway. It has the most wonderful colors!

You got such a great price on those dies from Tim! Lucky you! Your desk looks nice and buisy, just as it's supposed to!

Foil Play said...

Love those eyes each week :-D

Enjoy your Big Shot, I love mine, although it is an old blue one. I do still use the old Sizzix though for some dies.

Thanks for visiting, Lou - the sheet with the dresses is a Kanban Couture ladies topper sheet.

Chrissie said...

Are Big Shots really ace?
I just cuttle my dies, poor thing is very well used and I don't know how long it will last!
Chrissie

Angie said...

I have been musing for so long over Big shots etc but really not sure whether I would use it enough as I rarely make cards.
What a shame ...that material looked such fun ...still ....a lesson learnt for all of us to gain by.xx

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Lovely interesting desk! Enjoy your Big Shot, I love mine and use it all the time. Hope you can rescue some of your fabric cos the bits that aren't scorched are really pretty!

Nicki, xx

minnie_mac said...

Lots of interesting stuff. Had a good ogle. Thanks.

Marilyn
x

Twiglet said...

So glad you posted that burnt fabric - it never occurred to me that that would happen. I have been dyeing silk in the micro - erm and sheeps wool but it tends to fill the kitchen with the smell of hot wet sheep-YUK! Wipso & Twiglet

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh no, that naughty Microwave! Can't wait till next week to see your project - I just know I'm going to like it. And you won't look back with a big shot, for sure - I think the Birdcage is my most fave at the mo. Haven't got one yet.

Ikki said...

Hi there Lady of Leisure, what a shame about your fabric - lovely colour and sounds an interesting technique! Enjoy your BS. ikki

LadyBug said...

oh shiny new crafty tools :) i just love my bigshot but should use it more!!!

flutterbycrafter said...

Lots of interesting things going on there, love the fabric, good luck with the Big Shot.

Paper and Ribbons said...

The fabric is very pretty, shame about the little mishap but I'm sure some can be salvaged!

Cathy said...

pretty fabric - hope you can salvage some of it. Computers - arrrghh! they can be a real hassle sometimes ;-)

angelwhispers said...

Lot's of things going on here!!! Bet you could work with the material still very grungy!!! Chanelle xx

Kate said...

Good Sizzix bargains, I'll have to have a look at those!!

** Kate **

mckinkle said...

Super boxes filled with crafting goodies Anne! There's plenty for your crafting pleasure there!

Keryn :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oops bet there was a very unpleasant smell from the microwave!!! Love the desk this week, ITs fabby, Thanks for popping by mine again, HAzelxox

Louise said...

Love the very busy desk, thanks for popping by mine x