Tuesday, 24 February 2015


It's that time of the week again - WOYWW - a chance to look at the desks/work spaces of other lovely crafters from around the world. Don't know what I am talking about then visit  the lovely Julia's Blog - Stamping Ground and join in ! :-)

Thank you for all the lovely comments left last week. Oh and someone asked how I'd made the chicken/bunny boxes. It was a die called Curvy Keepsakes from Stampin' Up! I love it.

So what have I been up to this week? Last Wednesday DH and I went to the Jewellry Quarter in B.ham. I wanted to see if I could find out how much my lost necklace cost /how much to replace. We should have checked opening times as that particular jewellers  were closed :-( However I also took my grandmother's ring to find out if I can have it resized. I can and it's going to cost a fair few pounds but the jeweller said it was a lovely ring, has 3 diamonds and the gold around the diamonds has been beautifully crafted so it is worth doing. It has to have a 'half shank' put in. I also took two watches ( one that my parents bought me for my 21st birthday ) for repair. I think I need to start saving :-)
On Thursday evening we went to visit a friend and had cheese and wine - very yummy.
Saturday evening we were invited to our youngest son's for dinner. delicious lasagne and salad and they made a delicious chocolate mousse.
On Sunday two of my fellow sugar crafters and I got together. One of them has to make 100 cupcakes each decorated with a daffodil for a charity event in Wales on Saturday.  I cut and embossed the toppings and the other two made the daffodils. She will put the toppings onto the cakes on Friday - the cakes are made but frozen for now. We had a delicious lunch. Then chatted away for rest of afternoon. I left DH grouting between tiles in the bathroom :-) it was best to keep out of the way!!! The rest of the time I have spent preparing for next Saturday's class - I have ten ladies coming eek. I am almost ready .

So to my desk

You can see some sneaky peeks of what's on offer - if you look carefully. By the roll that is kitchen towel in the orange bin- someone asked if it was  TP ( toilet paper ?)

I have started to clear away the rest of the stuff  that was there ready to get the table set up for my class. 

That's it for now - will visit all who visit me and those ending with same number as me.  x 


  1. Another busy week for you. I'm so glad you have a regular card class going now.

  2. You are a busy bee and how nice of you to help your friend make 100 cupcakes! I hope your class is fun and goes well and that you sell lots of supplies! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. I'm grabbing a few minutes while my munchkins are enjoying a book together to visit a few of my fav bloggy friends....and you're one of those. 😃
    You've had another really busy week....don't do too much. Remember to rake time to smell the flowers.
    Annie x #19

  4. Good morning Anne. Yes, jewellery repairs are so very expensive. John had my wedding ring re-sized a few years back - ouch!!! Cost about 6 times the original cost of the ring!!! Do have fun at your class on Saturday. I have an unknown number of folk turning up here on Friday evening. We are going to play with silk paper - lots of glue and silk fibres and mess - Wonderful fun.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #11

  5. Oh you've had a lovely week by the sounds of it. Yep, going to a jewellers always costs money.... But it would be nice to have that ring to fit.
    Hope your workshop goes well.
    Have a great week,

  6. Ah, I remember the days when I used to have stamp-a-stack at my house twice a month. It was fun...and at least the place got cleaned up before hand..lol. Enjoy your class. Have a creative week:) Shel-PaperOcotilloStudio #51

  7. Love your polka dot table full of fun.Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #48

  8. Looks like you've got a busy time ahead of you. Love the table cover - I've got a thing about dots! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier, I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #33

  9. Looks like the table is ready for fun. Hope you all have a great day. Thanks for the visit and have a great woyww, Angela x 60

  10. I have a couple of rings I keep meaning to get fixed but never get round to getting a quote! The butterfly on your desk is really beautiful. Have a great week - lucy #8 x

  11. Happy WOYWW
    love Mrs C.x #30

  12. Ten ladies?! You've got your work cut out...hope it's a successful day for you all :-). I'd have liked to seen the icing daffodils, bet they go well in Wales!!
    And I know, my hubby almost fainted when I came out without any fabric purchases!! See, it can be done occasionally, lol!
    Hugs, LLJ 26 xx

  13. Anne, Glad you can get your grandmothers ring resized.

    You have been busy.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #30

  14. What a lovely busy, crafty week - and new bathroom grouting! I hope the class goes well. Hugs, Chris # 21

  15. Love those butterflies! Nothing like a good play and a natter is there! Enjoy your class! Chrisx

  16. Thank you for your earlier visit! Sounds like you and your husband had some good times, too. Love that butterfly die. Why don't I have that? Guess I can get it next time. LIke I need more stuff! LOL Happy WOYWW! #27

  17. There's a lot of work in preparation for ten, it it's so worth it whn your ladies have fun and achieve. Like the look of that butterfly! Consider your jewellery repairs as much of an investment as the pieces were originally, after all, they're no good if they aren't worn, used and loved because of their beauty and usefulness.

  18. Lots of work going on here, and I love the butterflies, Anne. Thanks for your lovely comment and all your good wishes for my operation tomorrow. I have just updated my Cancer Diary page with today's events. Hopefully I'll soon be back in circulation again.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #42

  19. Morning Anne, I love that butterfly die or stamp, can't quite tell looking at the pic on my phone. 100 daffodil cup cakes sounds a major undertaking. Good thing she has some help.
    Chris (no desk)

    1. Hi Chris - it's a die - there is a bigger one like that plus a smaller - completely different one in the set - they are lovely. Thanks for visiting.

  20. Hello!

    You have been busy doing fun things as well as crafting some beautiful projects. Last week's post with all of your wonderful creations was such fun to see! Wishing you a happy day!


    Barbara Diane

  21. Thank you for your return visit, Anne, and for your heartfelt and loving comments about the postponement of my surgery. I am feeling more emotionally secure today but yesterday was truly awful... I am trying to keep everyone updated but it's proving a mammoth task. My hubby will be phoning news to a friend who is going to be updating my blog for me - this will be the central clearing house of info.


  22. Thank you for another nice comment, Anne. I now have a new date for my surgery - Wed. 18th March in the afternoon. I'm feeling a lot more normal today, knowing I've got a fortnight to prepare, but yesterday wasn't a very good day. Glad you like my smiley face drawing lol!



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