Wednesday 21 March 2012

Whats on Your Workspace Wednesday - 146

Wednesday again and I have a  good week with lots of little (and not so little) parcels dropping through my letterbox (swaps and buys), a few crafty days and a bit of sunshine - can't be bad.

First of all, thanks to Paula of Ephemera's Attic I 'won' and EBay auction for a stamp I really 'needed' which was a thrill as I don't do these often not having nerves of steel needed when your 'winning bid' gets wiped out in the last 3 seconds.  Then yesterday had a crafty few hours with a friend, making cards and faux porcelain roses before getting down to finishing of the niche in my AB.

The niche is covered in some gorgeous strokeable washi paper - a present that I have been saving for the right project - and in it is my altered dragonfly.  Dragonflies on the left-hand side as well, stamped on the same washi and adhered to yet another sheet of washi from my stash seen above.

The blue folder contains all the bits and pieces I have collected for my book and I managed to pick up a couple of leaflets from a local farm shop yesterday that have little bees on to match my 'wings' theme.

The knitted fish at the top is a present from Japan, made by a survivor of last year's Tsunami (see previous post for details) and the little card on the right is the swinging easel card made at a recent stamp club workshop taught by Jo of Jozart.

I am going to put all my lesson three AB photos in a separate post later so that I can add a link to Elizabeth's (Altered Book Lover) blog.

Have a great WOYWW and pop over to Julia's place to see what everyone else is up to.


Julia Dunnit said...

Oh fab job with the book - E will be so thrilled to see it! Beautiful subject too. Ive used paper that I'd been saving too, perhaps we both had it in the back of our minds that we wouldn't have to give this away!

Neet said...

Knew you would do something special and this niche is just that. Beautiful work Ann, but then your work always is. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Neet #4 xx
thanks for including your number it does help.

Redanne said...

Congrats on the EBay win, I love the intensity of it all. Lovely project on show there and that washi paper is gorgeous. Regards, Anne #66

Anonymous said...

The book is looking fab and I LOVE those washi papers. My problem is I "save" thing for the right project then when it comes along I forget I have them :)

Nice to see you do a better job at remembering LOL!

Mary Anne

Minxy said...

Your altered book looks fab, the washi papers are lush.
You commented on my blog you wish you had signed up for the tim class, You know you still can, there is a link on my blog and once signed up you have lifetime access, just so you know.
Happy Woyww
Minxy #23

Amy said...

I love how your altered book is coming along and I'm inspired to add it to my list of to do projects. It never seems to get any smaller though so might have to catch up later. Love your stash of Japanese papers, very pretty. x

Anonymous said...

That washii paper is amazing I can see why you didn't want to use it. Love the altered dragonfly too, the who book actually is lovely, great theme. Lovely goodies too, it's been a great week for you!

Brenda 2

CraftygasheadZo said...

Your AB is coming along nicely that dragonfly is super. Thanks for sharing for this WOYWW, I'm nosing my way through the list! Take care Zo xx 22

Unknown said...

Hi Ann Thanks for popping by today. Just following your link to see what you are up to this week. I love your AB and think you dragonfly is beautiful. What a lovely treasure to find as you turn the pages of your book. Happy WOYWW to you Helen ♯35

Lisa-Jane said...

This is coming along really well and that paper is gorgeous! #77

Barb King said...

That is a lovely book with my favorite colors. The altered dragonfly is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Barb #106

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

So many beautiful things for us to look at this week. Your dragonfly is so gorgeous, with such beautiful colours. Thank you for your visit today and your kind comments on our new stamp. xx Maggie #5

Caz said...

Love the book and the dragonfly is absolutely beautiful!

ScrappnBee said...

Commented in next post too...Love the way that this project is turning out! That washi paper is amazing! Love it. The whole project has turned out so well! Thanks for sharing! -Amanda 57

trisha too said...

Lovely pages, and congratulations on your win! Ebay can be a fun place!


Lunch Lady Jan said...

The blues of the washi paper are really gorgeous, my absolute favourite colours - and the dragonfly is beautiful too! My guess is that's a keeper :)
But my fav thing on your desk is the little knitted fish, for it's cuteness but also the backstory of its creator. Brave person to have survived that....
Hugs, LLJ ~68 xx

Sherry said...

Congratulations on your winning Ebay win. I only ever 'bid' on buy it now items - lol. Other than that I have to get my hubby to 'win' them for me!

Your AB is looking fab. You did a great tidy job of your niche and the dragonfly looks right at home in there too.

Thanks for already visiting my desk this week WoYwW #8

Annie said...

I'm late calling round too. Trying to play a bit of catch up today after my day with my munchkins yesterday. What beautiful makes on your desk today. Thanks for calling in on me.
A x

BJ said...

Thanks for your comment the little drawers were from Sainsburys (last Christmas). I LOVE your dragonfly. BJ#54

kay said...

your altered book is looking fab,love the dragonfly :)

lisa said...

It's so annoying when you loose an ebay item in the last few seconds isn't it!! Glad you were successful this time.
Your niche book is gorgeous, I love the colours of the Washi paper and who can resist dragonflies.
Hugs Lisax #123

Neesie said...

Phewph... apologies for visiting so late, but I'm new to WOYWW and its quite a task to get to visit everyone.
How wonderful to receive parcels and packages in the post.
I realise now how late I am in visiting you because I now have to read your other posts!
Thanks for letting me take a peek :D
Neesie #37

Lavinia said...

So late desk hopping from last week, all work & no crafting yet either, maybe later! You live in a pretty part of the world! Yes its industrial here in the North West but we do have some lovely hidden places, if you know were to look ;) Gorgeous washi paper & the dragonfly is beautiful! Lovely creation!