Wednesday, 20 March 2013


Good morning Wednesday!  Well who can tell what the weather will do today?  Yesterday we had 4 seasons in one day with tremendous rain and hail and then snow and then sunshine!  I hope its a bit warmer anyway as I really need to get to my desk.  I managed to tidy up after the VERY last minute birthday album which was handed over less embellished that I would like but now its time for the next batch of projects.  I've almost finished a layout from my pile of 19-to-be-completed - you can see that on the left there, its one of Shimelle's 4x6 photo love layouts.  The pile of fabric in the middle is the beginnings of some girly bits for my utility room, (no, not THAT sort of girly bits, you know curtains that don't actually pull and a cushion for a chair we haven't bought yet...  )

The red book is my Creative Writing coursebook and I do really need to get cracking with that because the next assignment is due soon.  The green leaflet on top is for our local leisure centre as I've been trying to fit in some more classes seeing as I love the Body Combat one so much - go me!

I've been meaning to share some new additions to my craft space for a while, so here they are.  This pretty heart shaped bowl from Ikea is perfect for paperclips on my desk.  (Don't panic that there is no tea here as I just went in to take the picture).

This stunning bowl was recently given to me by my Dad.  Apparently it is real gold around the top and it used to belong to my Grandmother and possibly be older than that.  I have no idea why it has been held onto when anything else has long gone but its perfect for my washi tapes and it goes perfectly in my pink and aqua room.

It lives on what looks like a dresser but is actually an old nappy changing station and a door-less bathroom cabinet - both from Ikea, as are the pots underneath the bump cast.  I'm still undecided about what to do with the cast but as I've said before it is safer up on the wall while I think about it and I kinda like it just as it is.  I certainly won't be embellishing it too much I don't think.

So what have you got on the go this week?  Why not share your projects or your space at WOYWW with crafters worldwide - its fun!

Bye for now


  1. That bowl is beautiful and I'm so happy to see you're making good use of it and not saving it for best.
    Loving the gingham for your girly bits too!
    Fiona xx

  2. the belly cast is great! I cast my belly when pregnant with my son and again when pregnant with my twins, I'm so glad I did but they are just sitting in a bag in the garage, I should hand them:) Great space share! Lindsay #95

  3. Your Grandma's bowl is beautiful, and know what you mean about girly curtains that don;t close loL! !Have those in my house too :-)

    Happy woyww


  4. how lovely that the little bowl has been passed to you and that you are using it, your grandma would be so pleased.
    I love your cast I think it is beautiful just as it is
    Wishing you a very Happy WOYWW
    Ria #44

  5. Like the ikea unit. Weather wise it's been beautiful here all day but now the clouds are gathering fast ready for school pick up.


  6. Well done on completing your album, Lisa, that must have taken some doing but I bet the recipient was thrilled with it. Bet there were a few late night finishes!!
    You have such a pretty room and those bowls are gorgeous.
    The wax paper is to make the dies release easier as they are so intricate. It works like a dream too and now I have lots of new tips about what to do with it so can't wait to play some more.
    Happy WOYWW
    hugs Lisax #71

  7. 19 layouts? That's a goodly pile :)

    I love that shade of blue on your's absolutely beautiful

  8. Oh I'm so sorry for suggesting this....but you have GOT to put tassels on to decorate your girly hits of the cast!!! LOLOL!! Maybe a discreet tattoo?
    Love the bowls, old and new...perfect for the job in hand :)
    Hugs, LLJ 45 xxx

  9. Hits?? Bits... Blooming predictive texts nonsense........ :)

  10. You have a lovely room. That bowl is beautiful...#110

  11. Ah, the famous washi tape stash. I love old pots I am a bit of a hoarder of old stuff and I have loads of things which were my Nans'

    Take care crazy lady

    Jakix #94

  12. Love the cute bowls ... perfect for keeping tape and clips in! Well done on finishing the album! x

  13. oooh i love the bowls too...will have to keep an eye out for the heart shaped one when i'm in Ikea next time. I love the look of your craft room and your table always looks like a hive of activity x

  14. the bowls are fab, but that belly cast is amazing. I've never heard of doing that until now. Wish I had it is so cool.
    caroline #99 (akilli melek)

  15. Love your room. Your grandma's bowl is gorgeous. Happy Wednesday!

  16. Hi Lisa Jane you get the prize for the most unusual work of art I have seen in a craft room in all my desk hopping!!!! I love all the little pots you are utilising they make lovely touches in your pretty room. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 36

  17. That bowl is gorgeous! I love things with history. Hmm a medicine cabinet and nappy station as storage. Love the idea. Creative Blessings! - Kelly, who isn't playing this week, just window peeking on the neighbors.

  18. What a pretty little bowl - it's nice to use things rather than shut them away in a cupboard. x Jo

  19. Gotta love Ikea!! love the dresser and heart bowl!

    Happy (belated) WOYWW!

    StampinBoots x #144

  20. Thank you for visiting me and for the comments on my work. I appreciate you taking the time to come by for the visit. Hugs, Sue#126

  21. What a pretty heart bowl - so cute! I love the fabric too. Thanks for sharing and Happy belated Woyww Liz @ 80

  22. Everything is lovely but especially the bowl and the cast x

  23. Love your new storage bowls, especially your grandma's one, I bet it never expected to hold washi tape but it's so perfect for it! x


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