Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Whats On your Workspace Wednesday 135

Can hardly believe it is 2012, seems only a year or so ago we were getting ready for the new millenium.  My theory is that someone has pressed the fast-forward button by mistake.  Maybe it's Julia at The Stamping Ground, the lovely lady who organises this hop around the crafting desks of the world, if so Julia, can you push the 'pause' button now please.

Christmas decorations back up in the loft and still not fully back into crafting but I have made a start and am getting ready for Vicky Stampers get together on Saturday by cutting all my greyboard pieces to size.  Made a bit of a boob when I measured them as two were a bit short - someone must have shortened my ruler - so had to re-do those.


The scrapbook papers at the back right are for the project as well.  The greeny-purply book at the back is my the newly done cover of my art journal and the tin at the front is full of stuff, want to see inside?  Of course you do.



It's a treasure chest, well almost, it's full of broken jewellery and a gift from my sister.  If you read my 'New Year' post you will know that she fell over the vacuum cleaner on New Years Eve and fractured her elbow and badly bruised her shin.  Luckily she only lives 5 mins drive away and her daughter lives even closer (just round the corner) so she is getting a lot of help.

I went round yesterday to help her get dressed , do a few jobs and keep her company and we were talking about craft and recycling  and out came this tin from the back of the cupboard.  Goodness knows what she was saving it for but I'm glad she did.  There are three broken watches for stripping down and I am going to make a mould with the massive brown 'rope' earring at the top of the tin.  There were even two eye-shadow pencils in there as a bonus.

I'm going round today as well and probably Friday so will not get much time to craft this week, could be worse, could be me (only joking).  At least Sorrel is fully recovered, eating well and full of beans but she doesn't like the windy weather.

Happy 2012 everyone, hope it's a good one for you.

31 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Ann sorry to hear of your sisters accident but great stash you have scored and like the look of what you hope to do with things on the desk thanskfor sharing. Happy WOYWW! Love, Shaz in Oz. x #24

jude said...

Wow would love to have a rummage in the box what a find your sister must have been keeping it for you!Hope she recovers soon tell her to take more water with it and not to housework at same time doesnt mix..lol Know serious note hope she gets better soon.
hugs judex 10

Neet said...

How strange we should both post about Saturday! Yes, my cutting left a lot to be desired but luckily could be remedied. One of my rulers has its inches slightly larger than the other one - seriously! That does NOT help at all.
Hope your sister is soon well enough to cope without too much help (which will mean she is on the road to recovery)and glad Sorrel is better and keeping in from these high winds.
Thanks for including your number when commenting I find it makes so much difference. Hugs, Neet #1

May said...

Hope your sister is doing well,lots of goodies in the box, Happy 2012,Hugs May x x x x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Poor old sis - hope she's soon on the road to recovery. What a tin of treasure though, ooh, I want to have a riffle through that little lot. You're going to have such fun!!
Happy New Year!
Hugs, LLJ #34 xx

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Now I have an onyx box full of goodies like that, infact I'm not certain if I dont have the large Rope earing to match..........

xx

Lou WOYWW

butlersabroad said...

Lovely goodies on your desk today and what a find from your sister! Hope she's on the road to recovery and I always knew housework was bad for your health!

Hugs
Brenda 76

Shazsilverwolf said...

That really is a Treasure Chest- it seems that years ago everyone had tins & tubs of what they called junk, that we would now kill to get our hands on, lol. Hope your Sis is feeling a little better now,Happy new Year, Shaz x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh no-a vacuum cleaner accident! I knew housework was dangerous. Your tin is most excellent and so is your sis for passing it on to you. How exciting it must have been to dig through it.

Twiglet said...

Great little treasure chest! Good luck to your sis - hope she recovers quickly - how lucky that you can all help out. x Jo

inkypinkycraft said...

Happy new year and happy woyww..wow fab fab tin of goodies, hope your sister feels better soon, have a great time at your workshop, trace x

Debs said...

oh my oh my - oh would I like to get my hands on the contents of that chest!!
Loving your blog and your work xx

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Hurrah Sorrel is better and it wasn't you who fell over the vacuum! What a kindly sister you are to help out. Good luck with the journalling I hope to start one this year too, maybe I'll build up from my secret Santy one :) and then start one of all my ownsome! Happy New Year

505whimsygirl said...

What a treasure trove!! Now aren't you glad you went over to check on your sis and have that conversation.

How nice to live so nearby!

Kay
WOYWW #92

Doone said...

so sorry to hear about your Sister's horrid injuries, and I know you will not begrudge her the time you need to spend helping her out, cleaning is a high risk sport...next time insist she wears a parachute (check out extreme ironing on google)

that treasure box and contents is just gorgeous,

thanks for coming by my blog earlier,

Dx

fairy thoughts said...

lovely busy desk but your poor sister. But you could call it a happy accident (not for her though)as you ended up with a fab box of goodies
jsnet #27

TangolikeRaindrop said...

Oh what a fabulous tin of treasures! I have a particular fondness for tins. :)

Hazel said...

That in really is a treasure trove (Hazel, WOYWW 108) x

Clare with paint in her hair said...

ohhh I would love to have a rummage in that tin

Yours Artfully said...

Hi Ann,

I know all about cutting greyboard.....not a fun job at all. Still hopefully the joy of rummaging through that magical tin of precious treasure helped to ease the pain a little!

Lin x

Julia Dunnit said...

I hate it when that happens , you measure, you cut, you measure again...wrong. How does it happen!!! This is going to be a great project, can't wait to see. Your poor sister, thank goodness you're all around for her, and the tin. Full of treasure...well isn't she a treasure for holding on titans thinking of you for it!

Enfys said...

A great first crafty peek of the year - ooh I love your treasure chest, I could just delve into that... Happy new year!
hugs
Enfys

JoZart said...

Happy Creative 2012 to you, Ann. I'm loving the junp Start site and pleased you too have taken it up.
There is something about you and treasure chests!! The ones you've made and now the ones you've acquired. Take care rummaging as there could be real treasure amongst the bling. I recently found a real gold key charm and chain in a similar box. Well done Sis for saving it and hope she's A1 soon. so lucky for her that you are near. Oooh and Good news about Sorrel!
Look forward to seeing you at Vicky Stampers on Saturday...
Love joZarty x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Ann,

Me again. Thanks for your kind words about my mom. You know what it's like; wish I was more "grown up" when my mom passed.

Maybe they are gabbing in heaven now; about their daughters, the bloggers!!! Wouldn't that be something!

Hugs,
Kay

WOYWW #92

Craftgirl said...

Love your treasure box Ann. Great to see you started an Art Journal too. I think it will be my thing for 2012.

See you on Saturday

Carol

Shoshi said...

Lovely interesting work desk this week Ann! Gorgeous treasure box. I can just imagine rummaging through there!

Thank you for your awesome comment on my blog. So glad you liked my wedding dress and card! I'd love to see a picture of your dress sometime as it sounds absolutely lovely - I love the Edwardian period - so elegant.

Happy New Year and happy WOYWW, Shoshi #60

Anne said...

hello sorry to be a bit late am trying to get round everyone. Would love to have a closer look in that tin. Sorry to read about your sister- lucky she has you nearby, my sister don't live close to me. Happy New Year Annex

Carmen said...

Oh now that really is a treasure trove. Love your idea of making the mould.

No, I don't think we have met yet. I did WOYWW religiously when it first started and there were just a handful of us and then it grew and grew and at the same time stuff was happening in my life so my mojo shrank and shrank and I kinda shrank away with t. No more. I'll drag that blighter out kicking and screaming this year :)

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Carmen x
#63

Robin Panzer Art said...

What a delightful treasure box! Happy WOYWW!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Wishing your sister a speedy recovery. I always new that housework was bad for your health! That looks like just the kind of tin I'd like to rummage in.

Morti said...

LOL - for a brief moment there I thought your sister was called Sorrel!

Sorry to hear about her though (but glad Sorrel is better! LOL), and what a fab treasure trove you've acquired! Will be interesting to see what you come up with now....

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