Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WOWW 121

Hi blogland friends. Thanks for calling by. I am now home in Spain again after two and a half weeks in England, where I have to say I was blessed with lovely weather. Everywhere looked so lush and green, and the autumn colours in the trees were beautiful, but I am still glad to be back here now. You can find out what I got up to on my other blog, Kate's Adventures.

I am pleased to say that the scrapbook featured in my previous post was finished just in time (including what turned out to be six drumming pages!), delivered to my son, and greatly appreciated. Now I hope to get back to some card and ATC making. I am not starting the scrapbook for son number three until after Christmas.

So, what is on my workdesk this Wednesday? Well basically it is all the lovely new stash I bought in UK. I visited a couple of craft shops with my sister Jean, and another with my son Ben, and also spent a day at the stamp and scrapbook show at Alexandra Palace, so of course I bought quite a lot! Everything is now unpacked so today I started by sorting everything into types of materials, and here is the result. The next job will be to find a home for everything, so I have some space to actually use some of it. It's hard to make any sense of all that muddle so here is the breakdown.

First there are a few tools, a couple of masks and embossing folders, and several packets of charms. Next there are some 'different' 3D stickers, that I just can't get out here, some acrylic paints and other mediums, and baker's twine. Then come several sets
of dies, sticky ribbons, and rubber stamps. I bought a gorgeous selection of beads and bright, metallic threads for my lace making projects, plus some Christmas ribbons and pretty trimmings. Lower middle are some more stamps, just a couple of ink pads, and some paper. I'd love to have brought more, and I saw so many that I liked, but it's weight made it impractical, so I settled for the DCWV 12"x12" pad, linen closet that I have had my eye on for ages, and a couple of smaller pads, plus two pads of long strips of self adhesive card that are so useful for die cut letters and other tiny items. And lastly I replaced my favourite green water base marker, and bought just one set of the new promarker flex pens to try. I use copic markers solely because I prefer the brush nib, but these are a bit cheaper and easier to get hold of, so they may be a better option when they expand the colour range. And of course I had to try one set of TH tissue tape. So that's it. It's a bit like my birthday and Christmas all rolled into one. Now I can't wait to try it all out.

The only item on my desk that has any claim to being actually crafted by me is the little blue box with a butterfly on it. My sister Jean has three friends over every Wednesday for a craft session, and the week I was there she showed them how to cover a little chipboard box with a pretty tissue serviette using modge podge, so I joined in and this is my effort. I shall finish it off with a 3D butterfly and perhaps some flowers.

So now I am going to link this to Julia's blog and see what everyone else is getting up to this week. Why not join me, and then share what's on your workdesk too.


Di said...

Hi Kate - welcome back. Are you sure you didn't bring Ally Pally back with you? So many lovely goodies - enjoy! Di xx

Craftgirl said...

What a lot of stash. I am drooling. Thanks for sharing and also for stopping by my blog.

Carol C

fatmonica said...

I'm so jealous of all that stuff!Hope you had a great time back in the UK-I love it in the autumn!

Shoshi said...

What a wonderful collection of stuff! If you hop over to my blog and look at my Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts show post, you can see the pics I took at that show (in Exeter) and all the stuff I brought back! Lovely to stock up on the essentials and get some fun new stuff too, isn't it. Should keep me out of mischief for a bit. Happy belated WOYWW.

karen said...

Hi! Just popping by to say I am having a giveaway and would love for you to enter! I will try and pop back later for a proper look but want to invite all the wonderful WOYWWers for a chance to win!
xoxo Karen

Made by Mandy said...

Ooh, there is lots of lovelys stash there, looks like you had a blast at Ally Pally.

Glad the weather was nice for your visit, we are having a bit of a heat wave in the UK this week so it makes a lovely change is it's been so drab for the majority of the year.

Love Mandy xxx

Shirley-anne said...

What fun you will have Kate .Thanks for popping in to say hi .
Would not dare show what's on my desk just now IT'S A MESS!!
Love the box on yours though .I've tried that technique on a card and it is fun to do ...I'd forgotten about it ..on the to do list now
hugs Shirley-Anne