Wednesday, 7 April 2010

WOYWW

Good morning,

Since I have started participating in Julia's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, a very strange thing is happening - it always seems to be Wednesday!! It only seems five minutes since last week's WOYWW post.

My mojo has taken a runner at the moment so I thought I would leave it wherever it is for a while and give it time to come back of it's own accord. To fill time I decided I would try and make some paper roses - here is my first attempt. I'm always making paper flowers, but I've never tried these before.

I don't have any 6 petal flower punches so I have used stamps which I cut out, pre-cut flowers and blossom nestabilities. The yellowy flower on the left is made from grunge paper and cut with blossom nesties - this one is my favourite.

Well that's my desk, albeit close-up. I thought I would also share some more of my craft room today. If I look right from where I sit, this is what I see.


Look at those shelves bowing! The bag at the bottom right is for my scrap paper which I recycle. It's a bit of a mess isn't it?

Since last week, I have been getting to grips with my new sewing machine and I love it. It's so easy to use which is ideal for me.

I look forward to visiting your workdesk this Wednesday.

Hugs, Clare x

50 comments:

Penni said...

I know what you mean, it always seems to be Wednesday here too LOL!!!

Have a great day.

Hugs
Penni
X

Julie said...

I love checking out your desk on a Wednesday [in a very stalkerish kinda way - He He]
All that lovely crafty goodness - I hoping that when we've moved my Hubbie will allow me to have a desk in the dining room [bit of a dqueeze but well worth it] at the mo he thinks all my stash should live in the shed!!!!
Congratulations on the well deserved awards.
Have a great day - Ju xx

Nicks said...

selves may be bowing but they look far too tidy!

Cardarian said...

Lovely flowers, ha, ha I think all crafters shelves are bowing - we just can't stop putting stuff on them!
Cardarian

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

The flowers are gorgeous...well done on your first attempt. Have a great day.x

Artyjen said...

Oh my gosh! If you think your space is a mess what on earth will you think mine is? LOL
xoxo

Pam said...

Love the flowers, hope you mojo comes back soon I'm always loosing mine!!! Hugs Pam x

Ikki said...

Hi Clare, Very tidy shelves, you look very organized. Love the flowers, and the idea of the bitty paper bag could work well for me - I'll see if I can find a hook! Cuttlehugs, ikki x

Linda Elbourne said...

You see there has to be a penalty for such wonderful organisation and yours is ... erm ... bowing shelves :0) And yes you are right ... it was Wednesday only yesterday!

Caroline said...

Love the flowers you have made! And I hope your bowing shelves can stand up to the weight - I have some like that, lol.

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Hello Clare, those flowers look fabulous hunny and wow what a lovely crafting space you have! hope you get plenty of crafting time today hugs Linda x

Carmen said...

The flowers are gorgeous - and yep - bowing shelves here too.

Francesca said...

The flowers are beautiful
Hugs
francesca

Wipso said...

I can see you also have a really useful box amongst your storage. Cant wait to get mine now :-) Love the flowers too.
A x

Sally H said...

Can't believe you went shopping with Brenda and didn't get a punch! I got two! Your roses look so beautiful! Well done on your first attempt!

Kaz said...

I can help with those bowing shelves - send me some of your stash!! Fabby flowers xx

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Clare
It cant be that far away when you made these lovely flowers, your space is always so lovely and tidy.
Christine x

Hels Sheridan said...

Loving those flowers and you look really organised...if you get bored, you could always come over and organise my mess for me LOL

Sandra said...

Are they really your first attempt??? Never! They look fab :) I do like looking around, and I actually don't think your shelves are too messy at all :)

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

beautiful beautiful flowers!!!!

love your shelves bowing from all your yummy stash! my shelves do the same too!

{{hugs}}mandyxx

voodoo vixen said...

Your roses are beaautiful, I really must give them a go but I am waiting till I can find grungepaper as they seem to come out nicer with it.
Your desk and shelves are awfully neat and tidy... had to smile at the laden shelves!!

Rosie said...

Yes Wednesdays definitely come around more often now ... I've been having a go at these flowers too, but yours are nicer!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Girl if that's a mess, you must have passed out when you saw my desk! Love the roses..great way to be crafty when your mojo's on hol.

Helen said...

I think there are 5 Wednesdays a week and only 2 to catch up on everything else.... Love your roses!

Rach said...

gorgeous roses, they look so pretty hun, hope that the old mojo returns soon..xx

Spyder said...

ohoo a pink handled BigShot, do they work any better that the older ones?? And I love your roses/flowers, they really like far better than any you can buy unless they cost an arm and a leg! Your crafty space looks very tidy!! Love your useful boxes, I just have to buy one when I see one!!

((Lyn))

butlersabroad said...

Oh yes, Wednesdays come round in the blink of an eye now! Love the roses, I really must have a go at my own flowers one day, but my god! Stamping and cutting them out would drive me insane!! Love all your shelves and it's very neat and tidy. I have one bin and two plastic bags by my desk, one for general waster, one for paper and one for plastic. The paper and plastic then get put in the recycling.

Brenda

Vicki said...

ooh those flowers are stunning, how did you make them???
loving your desk this week and YUP it always seems to be wednesday here too.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

It looks very tidy to me :) Love the roses.
Anne xx

Cher~ said...

Gorgeous flowers. I just ordered the blossom die and can't wait for it to arrive. I don't think your shelves look messy at all. You look very organized.

Paula Gale said...

Hi Clare - love the roses - you done a fabby job, well done.
your space looks tidy to me from here... and your right about Wedesdays coming round quick - although this last week has gone sooo slow for me ...

hugs

Paula x x x

Angie said...

clear desk ...neat shelves ...maybe thats why 'mojo' has gone off for a break lol ...but he left 'creativity' at home ....love the roses....the pastal ones are so subtle in colour but I love the petal shape of golden one.

Mummylade said...

it's fantastically tidy and the flowers are lovely. Love the green one

Kat said...

At least you can show your desk Clare....you're nice and tidy. I would be mortified if anyone saw mine lol!

I love your flowers, they're all gorgeous. I'm very naughty and never make roses now since I discovered Wild Orchid Crafts!!

Kat xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Those paper flowers are awesome, lovely colours, and you're so tidy.... xx

The Inky Minx said...

Great flowers, hope your mojo returns feeling refreshed and ready to create :P

Linby said...

Lovely flowers, my fav is the one top left with writing on the petals beautiful. Your desk is FAR to tidy!
Linbyx

LadyBug said...

Your roses look great! I must try to make some with grung paper as I've only used PP so far!

Juls said...

wow your workspace is so organised!! and I love your little roses!! just gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

craftytrog said...

So neat & tidy Clare! Love your pretty flowers! x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Clare, wow what a tidy craft room, wish mine was a good.
Love your roses they are gorgeous and such pretty flowers. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

SweetSassyDiva said...

i took a close up today too. this was my first time here. TFS!

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Marion said...

Hi, Mr Mojo is a bad boy at the moment. Hope he comes back soon. Love those roses. So clever. That picture looks a lot tidier than my space.
Marion

Twiglet said...

Hope you will show us what you do with your sewing machine!!

Jane said...

Love your flowers !!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh your flowers are beautiful!
Like the look of your craft space too ... judging by my own I'd say yours was very tidy!

Paula said...

love the flowers...and how tidy you are, how do you do it!

Annie said...

what gorgeous flowers you have made, and what a tidy workspace!
hugs, annie x

Clarky J said...

Wow that space looks fab asdoes the gorgeous flowers on your desk - Brill colours x

Deanne said...

those flowers are just gorgeous :) good luck with the sewing machine, i'm still trying to find the on button on mine! lol x