Wednesday 2 January 2013

WOYWW 187?

Missed last week's WOYWW and a bit late for this - it was almost 9:00 when I woke this morning and that is very late for me.
Well the festivities are over and it's back to normal at my house.  Very busy couple of weeks and time now to take down the decoration (I never wait until twelfth night as there is nothing more depressing than an unlit Christmas tree and dusty cards.  That's why my desk looks like this.

Craft stuff at the front including my new Caran D'Ache watercolours wax crayons (thanks Santa).  I have already had a go with them making the background for my January journal pages (resolution to do one set a month during 2013).

Here they are in close-up. Background is various shades of blues and greens then I flicked colours from the crayon with a wet brush.

The Christmas stuff at the back (top picture) includes a Pergamano tree I made years ago (it has to come out each year as I spent weeks of my life on that one), a Christmas wreath (complete with robin) that hangs in the hall and various other bits and pieces from around the house.  The tree will come down tomorrow when Mr B can get up in the loft for the boxes.

Sorry I missed the Christmas WOYWW but here are a couple of photos for you.
My Christmas table (complete with Mother-in-law).

Sorrel opens her presents (the hat stayed on for 2 minutes before she decided it was better as a toy).
Can't you just tell she hates it.

Off to h ave a quick hop over to Julia's place (mistress of this whole blog-hopping mini-world) and then it's off to HobbyCraft for some new paintbrushes and some grayboard so that I can start the case for my new iPad.

Happy New Year everyone.


okienurse said...

Great looking journal pages! Poor Sorrel looks like she is concerned she did something wrong. My cats had a field day with the boxes this year! Lovely table! Hope you have a Happy and Prosperous New Year! Look forward to your posts in 2013! Vickie #17

Redanne said...

Hi Ann, I get my pergamano tree out each year for the same reason, yours looks much nicer than mine though. Your table looks very pretty too. Love the pic of Sorrel in her hat, you did well to get it. Happy New Year and all the very best for 2013. Anne x #7

PS - love your journal pages too

Annie said...

Hehehe love the pic of Sorrel. We too put the decorations away early cos it's our daughter's birthday on 7th Jan and it was always fair to her to give her a special day....that's our excuse anyway [and of course she has left home now but they will still come down early :-) ]
A very Happy New Year to you and yours.
A x #26

tuesday afternoon said...

Nice looking journal pages, love the colouring. Happy New Year
Sue V

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely photo of Sorrel, Ann - she looks so miserable, lol. Love your pages - they're lovely to use, aren't they? Love your Christmas table, too. Happy New Year! Cath xxx

sandra de said...

Super AJ page and the pic with MIL is brilliant. But the best is Sorrel ... what a cutie.
sandra @24

MiniOwner said...

Oh look at her in her hat - so cute ans so sad. LOL Your AJ looks amazing. Happy Wednesday and Happy New Year, too.
Sue x (MiniOwner@68)

MiniOwner said...

Oh look at her in her hat - so cute ans so sad. LOL Your AJ looks amazing. Happy Wednesday and Happy New Year, too.
Sue x (MiniOwner@68)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lol, poor Sorrel, she looks mightily peeved! How lovely to have had such wonderful crafty presents, someone knows you well!
I have been having a mad tidy up session for a couple of days as well. I find it quite therapeutic clearing out, that sounds so sad... :)
Happy New Year!
LLJ 31 xx

Unknown said...

Love the look of your art journal - it's something I keep saying I'm going to have a go at but haven't got there yet. Super cute doggy.
Happy New Year.

Neet said...

Think Sorrel is saying "ok, I've put up with it for this photograph, now take the darned thing off me". That is one fed up little dogs face. Made me smile!
Lovely pages Ann, you do such beautiful work and I look forward to seeing all these pages you are going to do with your crayons. I love mine.
Happy New Year, hope it is a lovely one for you and yours (from start to finish and you get many happy hours in your new van) See you Saturday.
Hugs, Neet xx 12

Tracey said...

Pleased to read that you got crafty pressies from Santa and a lovely page that you have done already. Your dog looks lovely in that hat. Christmas table and MIL are very festive. Happy New Year to you . Tracey R± 48

Caz said...

Sorrel looks so sweet in her hat - she's beautiful!!
We took the tree down yesterday and Ian's done the outside lights today so we're back to "normal"
Happy New Year and Happy WOYWW

BJ said...

Adore your blue/purple page, love butterflies too. Thanks for visiting me and Happy New Year BJ#27

belldoubleyou said...

Wow, your Pergamano tree is really beautiful. It is a neat contrast to your art journaling and supplies -- the one so precise, the other so free, but both lovely.

Ali H said...

Hi Ann Great to see your journal - love colours in particular - those crayons are lush aren't they - clever Santa to bring them for you !! Must get mine out for a playdate !! Happy New Year Ali #121

Jenny Marples said...

Loving those journal pages Ann. What a great way to start the new year. Love Sorrel in her hat too! You could use that on some cards for Christmas 2013:) Hope you have the best year yet, hugs Jenny #47

Unknown said...

Great start with your journal page. I love those crayons too.

Carol x

Unknown said...

Great start with your journal page. I love those crayons too.

Carol x

fairy thoughts said...

Hi ann
Ah poor sorrel she doesn't look too happy... my rosie has a hat like that ... she hates it too. love the pages good luck with keeping it up
happy new year
janet #22

scrappymo! said...

Those pages are looking good. These watercolour pens are giving a great look!

Your dog looks so cute...I think he is saying..."My Mum set the table so pretty and now she wants me to wear what to dinner"!!!