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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

WOYWW 182

No, no, no... it's simply not possible that it's Wednesday again!  Someone's been stealing my days...

Ah well, the good thing about it is it means that it's time for another bloghop around the crafty workdesks of the world, courtesy of our lovely hostess, Julia Dunnit, over at the Stamping Ground.  So here's What's On My Workdesk this Wednesday... What's On Yours?!

It's my last week in my temporary accommodation while I'm working away from home, so all this really will have to be packed up by Friday morning.  I battled my way here on the train with too many bags plus the cargo case, but I'm so relieved to say that my lovely and long-suffering brother is coming up with the car to take stuff home for me... it'll make packing less painful, not to mention the journey!


There are a couple of finished projects still lying around - the thank you card, Much Relief, and the tag, A heart full of love (click on either - or indeed both - of those for a closer look), and I've covered up a DT piece which you're not allowed to see until Friday.

There's also an MDF heart I'm about to have a play with, and a tin I've just started altering (under the stamps at the left).  A thin coat of gesso on the lid, so far, is all I've done... and it's going to need plenty more to cover up the bright primary colours!  That's going to have to wait until I get home I think.  For now, it's doing a good job of storing the things I've made whilst here, ready for transporting.  And this time next week, I'll be home.

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop in...  If you leave a comment, I'll be sure to come round and have a nose around at your place!!  Happy WOYWW everyone...

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
Charles Dickens

46 comments:

House of Bears said...

Do you find that when you come to pack up to go home, you can't for the life of you remember how on earth you fitted it all in to come away?

Sandy said...

Oh I love your case of goodies you travel with, you are so organised to be able to take all that with you.. Your card and tag are beautiful love the heart on your tag with its little string and button.. very cute. Sandy :) #31

Francesca said...

Temporary desk looking good, but its always nice to get back home to ones own space. Love Fracnesca #72

inkypinkycraft said...

happy Wednesday Alison, no desk from me...didn't have time but those pieces looked great
hugs trace x

Neet said...

Gosh Alison, you have achieved so much in your time away from home. I just wouldn't be able to do it - I'd be short of something or another.
Not clicked on your links as yet, but know they will be adorable.
You have jumped from a 9 to a zero - so that will muddle your strategy now. LOL

Love
Neet xx

Tracie Dean said...

It is so nice to see someone else using a round kitchen table as their workspace...hahahahaha

Erika said...

Hi Alison looks like you are having some great crafty fun there. Your tag looks fab and looking forwards to seeing what you do with the heart. Hope you get yourself and crafty stash home ok, hugs Erika.

triciasconfetti said...

Thanks for visiting me. Your travel pack is great. I would definately be leaving something behind somewhere at one end or the other. Love your tag and good luck witht he tin oaltering.
Tricia #83

Helen said...

You have made yourself very comfy in your home away from home!! Good luck fitting it all back in, and well done to your brother for taking you home. Helen, 8

Brenda Brown said...

Great to see all the bits and pieces you took with you. I brought a few with me and have been making some Christmas cards but I can't blog on the iPad, wish they'd get it sorted. Good luck with the packing.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Rita said...

What an interesting desk Alison. I bet you'll be glad to get back home though. Hugs Rita xx

Sandi McLean said...

You have certainly made the most of your temporary desk! Lots of interesting and intrigue going on LOL Have a lovely trip home! Sandi #105

Annie said...

How organised are you to craft when travelling.
Hugs,
A x #42
ps would love you to 'like' us and share it with your friends [more info on my blog]

Krisha said...

Love the supply case there on your desk. I have been just taking my art journal and tangle journal lately (3 granddaughters keep it limited) I'm not playing this week, just home between trips for a few days, and needed to catch up with WOYWW. I am packing card makings this next trip. :)
Have a great week.

Cestina said...

Am wondering where your workdesk will be next Wednesday. The lower part of the house is FREEZING so I can't imagine what the roof will be like...

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your workspace looks good, although are you sure you will be able to pack it all away? You've made far too many lovely things! Enjoy your homeward trip! Chrisx

Angie said...

Don't know why you are having trouble with my site? It's hosted on Go Daddy and to my knowledge isn't dangerous lol.. In any event thanks for the pop by and the peek! I couldn't possibly take anything with me when I travel as it's the only time I have to get away from everything!
Angie #88

lynne said...

It looks as though you and I work in the same manner, multi-tasking with several projects at different stages.
Safe journey.
Wishes
Lynne

Kate said...

Looks like you have a home away from home there! Good luck with the packing up.

** Kate **

lisa said...

I'm impressed that you managed to take so much crafty stuff with you. What a lovely brother to take you and all your things home again.
What are you going to make with the chipboard heart. I have some lurking on my desk but not sure what to do with them yet!!!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #59

Laura said...

Safe journey back home x
Happy Wednesday,
Laura
73

Linda said...

Both card and tag are gorgeous - you've made great use of your temporary workspace. It's great you don't have to carry that all back on the train too.

Laurart said...

Great workdesk as usual - full of good stuff! Can't wait to see you when you get back..Hope you won't be too busy as need your help with a craft problem - Not got a clue so will consult the expert! That is you I mean (in case you hadn't guessed!;o)xxxxxxxxxxxx

sandee said...

Safe traveling and am glad your brother will be helping you out! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Alison, I LOVE that tag! Just amazing!!

Have a safe trip home and hugs to brother for the big help. Thanks for visiting me already! Happy WOYWWing! Darnell #54

Buttons said...

Bet it'll be good to get back to base on Friday and be reunited with your crafty supplies (and the underwear!! - only joking:) Looking forward to seeing what you#ve got up to on Friday. Hugs, Buttons #43

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Some gorgeous stuff on your desk - I particularly like the die cut (I think) border near the card. That's very baroque and scrummy..yum!!
So, you're on the homeward leg of your theatre run - hope it's been successful. At least you won't have to battle the train to get back home. Good old brother, eh??
Hugs, LLJ #32 xx

Jacqui Chimes said...

That tag is gorgeous ... Thanks for visiting me Jacqui

Jacqui Chimes said...

That tag is gorgeous ... Thanks for visiting me Jacqui

slowlaneblog.com said...

Love the card love the card love the card....did I say I love the card!!!?? I had to look up the Items you used and I feel a little shopping trip happening over the weekend. WOYWW is bad for your Wallet...who knew...lol

Happy WOYWW
Silvia #58

Andrea said...

thanks for visiting and your kind comments .I love Your tag and well done still creating away from home, I think I'd struggle with what to take have a fab week x#63

toni said...

Not long to go now ! you've certainly continued to be fabulously creative whilst you've been away, you've posted some lovely work. Have a safe journey home x

Samantha Elliott said...

I hope you are buying your brother a pint for collecting you!
Lovely things on your desk and looking forward to seeing what you do with your heart. I have a slightly smaller one which I want to alter to pop on Hubby's pressie. As you know I like hearts!
Hugs
x

Shoshi said...

Lovely desk, Alison! Gorgeous colours, bautiful tag. I love the TH storage caddy you've got, and it looks as if it's being put to good use!

Thanks for your visit, and I'm so glad you like my album so far. I worked on it some more this afternoon and have just uploaded another post. I had the Tattered Time stack on my shelf for over a year because I felt exactly the same about it as you do!! I'd get it down and stroke it every now and again. Have a look on Youtube and you'll find some gorgeous albums people have made with it - this is what kick-started me.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #82

Nan G said...

The finished pieces were oh so fab! Can't wait to see what you do with the heart! Home! and the comforts of...
Happy WOYWW! Nan 114

RosC said...

Hi Alison,
I can just imagine you with all your bags and boxes battling onto platform 9 3/4. Bless the Brother for assisting with the return journey.
Your 'travel desk' is so interesting to me because I always think taking work to do would be daunting. What to take, how to pack it are all answered in this photo. Thank you for sharing, and for leaving me a lovely comment.
I imagine it will be nice to be back in your own place.
Enjoy the weekend. It's the hottest day so far for the season - 39C in the shade but the washing is all folded away!
Ros. #57

VonnyK said...

Great traveling temporary desk.
Have a great Christmas and New Year.
Von #66

Joynana said...

Hi Alison, thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really do love the smash books. I have 2 going at the same time. One is a weight loss journal and the other is just day to day stuff that I want to keep but, I don't want to do 12x12 pages for it. I also have a couple more in reserve. #89

scrappystickyinkymess said...

OOh fab tag. Love the close up a post back. I used to thread little heart punchies on safety pins too - I still love the look and don't know why I ever stopped. Looks so sweet, and just the right dimensional touch.

Happy WOYWW

MA (9)

Ann B said...

You must be a very organised person, well a lot more organised than I am, to decide just what to take with your to make such beautiful pieces. I go to a monthly stamping club, usually take the kitchen sink and still seem to have forgotten the one item I really NEED.

Thanks for visiting yesterday and I'm sorry I've only just got round - been finishing one of the boxes on my desk - will blog it later.

Ann B
#55

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Anne-Elise said...

You are so well organised, Alison! Love your tag! Have a good trip back home! Hugs

Eliza said...

considering you are travelling and you have managed to survive the blessed have I got enough craft supplies packed you have done really well. I think your temporary desk is looking good and being productive for sure. Thanks for visiting, it was great to have you.

Happy crafting and WOYWW
Eliza

Morti said...

I have to confess - it's me. I'm the Wednesday thief. The trouble is, each time I steal one, it's a slippery little devil and just slips through my grasp.... ....

Hear hear on the Charles Dickes quote though....

Thanks for stopping by!

Queen Lightwell said...

Well, you have been so productive for not even being at home! But I'm happy for you to get a private ride home, especially with your completed projects and so on. Thanks for stopping by my desk already and leaving such a sweet and encouraging comment. I've totally lost track of time myself...it only feels like Sunday to me! But its already Tuesday morning! Ah, well, so long for now. Take care, Deeyll

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful projects and crafty goodies. I find it so hard to pack for time away. I either have wayyyy too much or wayyyyy too little. Thank you for visiting me earlier in the week! #110