Wednesday, 28 December 2011

What's on Your Workspace Wednesday 134

It's the last WOYWW of the year and once again my table is filled with Christmas, but presents this time - all for me.


Here they all are on my Christmas table -no scruffy table cover this week just a fantastic crocheted table-cloth my sister-in-law made for our wedding present - must have taken her months.

The box on the left is the 'surprise' pack I bought from the LB Crafts close-down sale and a Christmas present from my sister.  It was a great surprise to open it finally and find out what little treasures there were and so much for £20, two wooden stamps, a plate of clear stamps, tags, embossing powder, ribbons, ink pads, silicone mould...and much, much more. Other crafty presents included the first issue of my Somerset Studio subscription, a book - 1000 Artist Journal Pages - to inspire me to start my own journal, and some stunning silk crepe fabric pieces all the way from Japan.


Aren't they absolutely gorgeous?  They are from the Japanese wife of Mr B's cousin who has sent/given me some beautifully crafted items over the years including the little ovoid box you can see in the centre of the picture.  Hard to believe she made this from pieces of a butter container.  You press on the opposite corners to open it like this...


I will clear them all away today and get down to some serious crafting - so many ideas buzzing round my head.  Haven't felt like doing much these past few days as my little doggy is not well.  Think she ate something bad last Thursday and is still not right.  Have been up once a night every night since to let her out to do her business - was 12:15am, 2:00 and 4:30 last night so we are all tired. She seems fine in herself, eager for her walks and to play but is on a strict boiled rice and chicken diet and I will ring the vets this morning to get her checked over.  Supposed to be going to see family in Bristol on Friday but cannot see that happening at present unless she makes a speedy recovery.

So that's what's going on at my house this week.  If you want to see what other WOYWWers are up to then pop over to Julia's house at Stamping Ground for a quick trip around the world.

Happy New Year to all WOYWWers, may it be all that you want it to be.

27 comments:

ScrappnBee said...

I hope that your doggie is doing better! Other then the your under the weather baby, it is good to see that you got some Christmas Love! the Japanese papers are gorgeous! Happy WOYWW & Happy New Year! -Amanda #9

sandra de said...

Such wonderful goodies on your desk. Love that little box, you must get the instructions. Wishing you a happy new year.
Sandra
#11

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

You have had lots of lovelies to show us Ann, sorry about your wee dog and pray all is well for the trip on Friday - speedy recovery! . Happy WOYWW! Love, Shaz in Oz. x #24

May said...

WOW, lots of great goodies on your desk, Happy 2012, Hugs May x x x x x

Bridget Larsen said...

Love that ovoid box, gonnna try and find out how to make it
Bridget #14

Neet said...

Oh Ann, so sorry to hear about Sorrel. Do hope she can get sorted with the Vets. It must have put a bit of a downer on your Christmas as I know how much you love her.
On a brighter note, glad you enjoyed the box from LB's and will do a list of my contents for you later., If you haven't got the Archie Mini there's one in my box for you as I already have him.
Do hope things get better for you with Sorrel.
Love Neet #4 xxx

TangolikeRaindrop said...

Lovely little box. :) Happy WOYWW! Tango, #37

Emma E said...

Oh goodness someone was lucky this Christmas! Hope your little doggie gets better soon ...

Shazsilverwolf said...

That fabric is beautiful, truly.Hope you had a very enjoyable Christmas, and that you have a wonderful New Year, Shaz xx

Karen said...

Lots of lovely new goodies on your desk, I love those pretty fabrics :)

Have a great WOYWW and a very Happy New Year, I hope 2012 is a good one for you :)
Karen #42

Morti said...

Gorgeous goodies - Santa was kind to you this year! Love the idea of the book on Artist Journals, definitely inspiring.

Thanks for stopping by....

minnie_mac said...

What a lovely array of prezzies on a gorgeous crochet table cover. Hope little Sorrel will be feeling better soon.

Marilyn

bohemiannie! art said...

Beautiful papers! Gorgeous tablecloth (what I can see of it)! And love that ovoid box!!! Happy, Happy, Merry, Merry!!!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

lovely surprise goodies there!! I see you weren't the only one to get a box from LB crafts! have fun with the contents. I love that fabric from Japan, absolutely gorgeous.
Poor little pooch, hope she feels better soon!
Thanks for all the lovely comments and support this year - I hope 2012 is a splendid year for you and yours!
Hugs, LLJ #35 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Hope the doggy is responding well to boiled rice and chicken...it sure is enough to make you want to get better quickly, huh! You did well for goodies at christmas, specially the LB goodies. Will be interesting to hear your view on the journal king book, it looks fab I must say.

bohemiannie! art said...

I mentioned above that those were beautiful papers...but I did think to myself that I ought to go back to read again what they were in fact...so I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog because it caused me to come back to take a closer look and they're beyond fabulous!!!
Since your return email wasn't included, I wanted to leave my reply here...
Thanks Ann B!!! I have been called different all my life...so I'll take that as a compliment! (Insert big smile). I'm so glad you dropped by because now I want to go back and look closer at those fabrics. Yum, Yum! Kimono fabric is just so wonderful. And I meant to google that little thingy that you squeeze open to see if I could find a pattern. Happy New Year!

fairy thoughts said...

fab stash you lucky girl, the fabric looks lovely.
I got some inka gold.so hopefully i am going to have a go at the button box you made a few weeks ago
janet#22

sandysewin said...

What a great pile of goodies you've got there! The birdhouse is especially cute and unique.

Happy WOYWW and Happy New Year!

Sandy #73

Ephemera said...

Hope Sorrel is feeling better soon, Dylan is none the worse after gorging on the chocolate Santa, its only our bank balance that is LOL! He always had a dodgy tum when he was a pup, we eventually discovered he was allergic to wheat and surprisingly chicken.
Anyway I am very jealous of your christmas stash. The papers look fab and the LB goody box looks lush. But I am most jealous of your somerset studio subscription. XX

butlersabroad said...

Lovely gifts on your table Ann, especially love the little bee/insect house. Hope little Sorrel is feeling better soon and that you can pop to see your family on Friday. Have a wonderful New Year.

Hugs
Brenda 58

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's a diverse bunch of fun presents you have there. I hope the pup is feeling better in no time!

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

What a lot of lovely goodies! Have fun playing with them and hope your doggie makes a speedy recovery x

Clare with paint in her hair said...

wow that little container is awesome! I need to learn how to make that! Happy New Year!

Elizabeth said...

Hello Ann, lovely gifts and crafting goodies - looks as though you are going to have a great time making crafty goodies with them all. Those fabrics are gorgeous and the wee box is ingeneous. Sorry to hear the Sorrel is still not so well - here's hoping your diet will do the job and she recovers quickly. Wishing you happy crafting in 2012

Elizabeth said...

Oops, sorry, forgot to sign the comment above - Elizabeth x #65

okienurse said...

WOW lots of fun stuff on your desk! Love the cloth your sil made and those little pieces of material! Beautiful colors! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog this week. I really enjoy hearing what you have to say! Have a Happy New year! Vickie #10

JoZart said...

Great desk of gorgeous goodies on your desk, lucky you! Sorry to hear about poor little Sorrel especially as it's also disturbing your sleep so hope she's better soon.
I'm just back home from the South Coast of England visiting the Brighton Belle so just a quick catch up to thank you for all your lovely comments and fun and inspiration on your blog!
Here's to a great New Year 2012!! Health, Happiness, Peace & Joy, and look forward to seeing you at the next workshop!
Love Jo x