Wednesday, 8 August 2012

8th August 2012

Hi everyone,

Had a busy week crafting this week.  Lots to do for Lavinia and crafty Individuals.  Have a look at the vintage mini I have just completed on my last post. 
Work has been mad, people off sick and a whole shop to move around for new season.  I seem to be shattered all the time. 

Took a break on sunday to go to a lovely local craft show where all the crafts are judged, a bit like at a fate.  I went with my friend Fab friend Chris and we didn't stop chatting all day had the most wonderful biggest slice of homemade coffee and walnut cake  I have ever eaten (this is the yearly ritual at this show,  but I'm sure the slices were even bigger than usual!!!)  There are such a lot of quality crafts there and old fashioned ones and the people are always so friendly, we have a chat to them all about their wonderful talents.  Thanks Chris for a brill day.

Went to photogragh a HUGE field of poppies my partner had spotted on his travels around Dorset.  It was an amazing site. Here are a couple of my photos.....

I know my head look a bit funny but I forgot I had my glasses perched on top of it!!!

So to my work desk...

Doing a project for Lavina stamps which I will post soon.  If I can get some energy from some where to finish it!!!
Off to Julia's site to look at some desks now while I have a cuppa,

Have a great  week.


  1. Oh, I love that photo of you in the field of poppies - that is a dream of mine!! Happy WOYWW,Helen 4

  2. Too distracted by the wonderful poppy shots..didn't think twice about your head, glasses are just another necessary, so I sort of dont even see them! Nice blend of colours on that exploding word your desk is tidy.

  3. Gorgeous poppy pics.....Soooo inspiring so thank you for sharing them.
    A x #6

  4. wow!! look at that poppy field!!
    and what a calming, creative desk :)
    happy WOYWW!!
    no. 11

  5. What lovely poppies, last time I saw those was when I used to come home from work in Brighton, lovely sight, so uplifting. Your muted colours on exploding box I presume also great. Thanks for stopping by on mine Fracnesca #32

  6. Great pictures, thanks for sharing! Glenda 55

  7. Beautiful poppies, I always love seeing a big field like that, lifts the heart.

    Happy WOYWW.
    Ann B

  8. Gorgeous pictures... that field of poppies is fab.. looking foward to seeing your completed DT Project... I am now a follower.. Hugs May x x x#40

  9. I love your pics of the poppy fields - how beautiful were they. It must have gladdened your heart being in the middle of that!
    Hugs, LLJ ~13 xx

  10. Love your poppy field photos, they're beautiful. Red is my favourite colour at the moment :D
    Helen S #89

  11. Love the poppies. The crafting looks interesting. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #99 x

  12. Hi Julie, love, love, love the photos of the poppy fields - my favourite flower and my favourite way of seeing them grow :)

    You seem to be incredibly busy and your desk reflects this.

    Thanks for your comment earlier. For the wax paper technique you emboss some wax paper then sandwich it between two pieces of card, place a piece of copy paper on top of the sandwich and then press with a very hot iron - best to do this on a craft sheet. Once it's cool, ink all over - the wax acts as a resist and the pattern from the embossing should show through, especially after buffing with a dry tissue. I say should because my first attempt has not been successful but I think perhaps it was because I used a mask and didn't get the sandwich quite right, or perhaps I didn't have the iron hot enough. The results are subtle but always look good when I see Ali Reeves demoing it. It took me sometime to source the right kind of wax paper - it has to be the kind that you often find wrapping handmade soap. I'll do a post on it when done and show the results, good or bad :)

    Happy WOYWW. Hope you have an enjoyable week. Elizabeth x #18

  13. Gorgeous poppy field!!! The project looks interesting, will watch out to see how it turns out! Trish #27

  14. Oh my! Love the field of poppies! Did you look for seed? #106

  15. WOW the poppy field is amazing and your photo is really cool too. Do you scrapbook as that would be a definite one to do! Thanks for stopping by BJ #19

  16. What fab poppy field pics, I love the sight of fields of red, just so pretty
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugz Minxy #50

  17. I love Lavinia stamps and CI, so lucky you to be working with both.
    The poppy field is beautiful. It's enough on it's own to inspire something crafty.

    I have blog candy on offer so feel free to sign up to be in with a chance to win.

    Kate #25

  18. Oh the poppy fields are stunning!! We have several of that same strain growing in our front yard and I just love it when they bloom every year. A few hours from where we live are commercial tulip farms, and you can go in April and see nothing but fields and fields of color...breathtaking!

    Thanks for telling me about stamping bleach on light colors of card stock too. I'll have to try that. I didn't think it would show up, but now I know better!!

    Amy E. #8

  19. Wonderful poppies! And such a happy photo of you dancing in the middle of them.

    Belated Happy WOYWW! Di xx #3

  20. Ooooo, pretty colors on that stamping project. Those poppy fields are amazing!

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #115

  21. Wow - the poppy field is amazing. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your friend. The next craft fairs here won't be until November.

    Today is my first year anniversary - blog candy will be announced soon. I'm taking a poll so pop on over and give me your 2 cents!!

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay #96

  22. Hi Julie,
    Those poppy fields blow my mind, the colour is so gorgeous. Enjoyed looking at your desk & Lavinia project.
    Thanks for your visit. The stamps are lovely, aren't they?
    Ros. #16

  23. Sounds like it is busy, busy, busy for a lot of us lately. Love the poppie photo's and the exploding box is going to b great when it is finished.
    Happy belated WOYWW

  24. Thank you for a lovely day too and you are also a brilliant friend! Those photo's of the poppy field are gorgeous! Your project looks interesting - am looking forward to seeing the finished project. I didn't do WOYWW this week - was too shattered to do any crafting so desk was empty! xx


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