Wednesday, 26 June 2013

WOYWW - Kitchen Makeover!

Hello Everyone stopping by Magpieheaven, whether it's by chance, or because you're from Julia's WOYWW. If you are puzzled then just click here to discover the best bloghop for linking crafters across continents and creating great friendships. Thanks, Julia, for all you do. Welcome to my kind followers and to Darnell who dropped by last week and joined the little band. It's a great privilege to have you along with the other lovely people who have joined. Happy Birthday to Helen who was my first follower; have a great, creative birthday! Well, things are in chaos right! The ice fairies seem to have our fridge under control and it should be arriving today! Our dear friend, Kevin who is doing the kitchen for us has removed one cupboard and the kitchen now looks like a building site! Here is a picture of the living-room looking not as chaotic as the rest of the nest: I'm hiding in my corner of the table and crafting as best I can between trotting round to the neighbours with the contents of our fridge, which they're kindly taking care of!
Last week so many kind people left all sorts of brilliant comments about storage and alternatives to working in competition with the pepper and salt pots - even using the salt for dying and painting - if you can't beat the condiments, add them to your craft! My favourite idea was from Australia and called Buffet and Hutch! For now I'm going to have to make do with clearing away each day, as there is hardly room to rest a pin anywhere in the house at the moment. My dream is my very own playhouse, a little like Darnell's. I can't use our tiny conservatory, as it's full of kitchen stuff! Anyway, here is my table today! I'm trying not to get out too much stuff, as clearing up today is going be quite a challenge; but I'm going to have to get out my Fresco paints in a minute and then ...!
 
There's some masking tape because I'm making Washi tape. First Dianne, my magpie cousin made some beautiful tapes and then Darcy over at Paper Artsy made some lovely ones too for the PA Challenge and I have to give it a go! I'm been working on a little puppet booth, which you can see resting on blank pages in my journal! I may add the toadstool and the playing cards to an assemblage including Mr P. Here is a detail of Mr Punch in his little house.
                                  
Next week I hope I shall be able to show you what I did with him! I am determined to craft on, whatever happens in the kitchen; but this makeover is slowing everything down so I'm not sure how far I'll get with anything! I hope I shall be able to see as many work-benches as possible today, as I have come to need my shot of WOYWW! Meanwhile, have a lovely, creative week; thanks so much for stopping by the chaos and look out for green, fairy-crafted fridges, home-made Washi tape (but probably nowhere to store it) and The Adventures of Mr Punch - here next week! Fingers crossed for all those things!

37 comments:

  1. Your little puppet booth is looking great Julie Ann...having your kitchen re done has to be the worst room in the house to lose!! Hope it's finished quickly and you can get back to normal...

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  2. I love your living room, such wonderful warm colors. Mr. Punch is looking great in his little house =).
    Happy WOYWW and I wish you a wonderful week.
    xx

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  3. I love the look of your room....gorgeous colour scheme. Have a fun week.
    Hugs,
    A x # 62

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  4. Hi Julie, thanks for popping by my blog, I love your front room :)Hopefully your kitchen will be finished soon and you can get some nice cooking going on in there. Mr P looks awesome in his house. What a lovely idea. I love it. Michelle xx

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  5. Wow that is so tiny!
    Love the cosy look of your lounge.
    Karen #77

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  6. Thank you for the birthday wishes!! Much appreciated... Your living room looks wonderful, lucky you! Hope the kitchen goes ok, I can only imagine the .... mess!! Have a good day. Helen, 7

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  7. Well we hope you don't have to manage on a pin's worth of space for too much longer, although you've managed a lovely project still.

    Thanks for visiting the bears already today.

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  8. Thanks for sharing and have a great week

    Candace #43

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  9. Love Mr Punch in his little house! So cute!
    Thanks for stopping by,
    Have a good week, RosA # 11

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  10. What an amazing living room - are they fairy lights I see hanging from the ceiling? Have fun in your reduced space - just think how good the kitchen will be when finished! It's not that I'm green with envy or anything....
    Margaret #61

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  11. That room is just so welcoming and cozy... very very nice.
    Cheers!
    Jana #88

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  12. Hullo Julie Anne, ah fun post and where is Miss Judy if Mr Punch is making an appearance.. happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #16

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  13. Oooh your living room looks so cosy and warm, what a great place to relax! Your tiny puppet theatre is amazing - I love all things teeny weeny so it gets my thumbs up! Thanks for your visit and have a great week MMx #56

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  14. Love your Punch! I always stop to see the one in Llandudno when we go down. Real one that is LOL. Hope you soon get your kitchen finished - what a job and the worse room to be affected.
    Yes, I too would love a Darnell crafting room - got a big garden but electricity, plumbing etc is all too much to think about never mind do.
    Ah well, we can dream.
    Take care, have a good creative week - Hugs, Neet 13 xx - and thanks for visiting me earlier

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  15. Love your Mr Punch, and I too visit the one in Llandudno as he's ten minutes away lol. Have made a note of Helen's Birthday. Good luck with the kitchen, still recovering from having our done lol. Elizabeth xxx

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  16. Wish I could sit and have a cup of tea with you in your cozy livingroom. So lovely! Sounds like you had a great time celebrating with crafty friends! That is awesome! Love your Mr. Punch! So fun (the dice are such a cool touch!) Enjoy the week! Winnie#86

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  17. Thanks for visitng my blog and leaving such wonderful comments. Your Punch is so cool, love his little house and yours too LOL
    Great living room picture, colorful and cozy.
    Krisha #12

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  18. That little puppet booth is adorable! Your living room is like a jewel box--so pretty and cozy. Hope you get your fridge soon! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #14

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  19. Love Mr Punch's house - it is fab for such a small thing you have included so much detail - amazing. Thanks for visiting my desk already BJ#46

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  20. I don't envy you the chaos of having the kitchen done but it'll be fab when it's finished. Who knows, you might get the conservatory!
    Mr Punch and his theatre are great. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them. Hugs. Pam#28

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  21. I will look forward to a puppet show! Your living room looks like a lovely place to sit and enjoy! Hoping to give home made wash tape a try myself! Chris 117

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  22. Hope the kitchen re-do is quick and painless, though these things seldom go to plan (ask.e me how I know, lol!). Love your little Mr Punch, he's tiny! I like splodging embossing stuff everywhere, especially Frantage shabby embossing enamel, you don't use ink so just heat it carefully from underneath to melt it. Makes everything look shabby and vintage in a few seconds.

    Hugs
    Brenda 2

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  23. I've always fancied crafting in a shed at the bottom of the garden, but I don't have a garden, never mind a shed! At least you're still making beautiful art.

    Thank you for visiting.
    Cheers, Rachel #53

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  24. That is a tiny little space for him, it must be tricky to work with. Have fun blogging! Barb #116

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  25. Hi there! Love your living room, such gorgeous warm colours.... You look as if you've been having crafty fun, love Mr Punch!
    Hugs, LLJ 31 xx

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  26. Good on you for persevering with your crafting while you have so much going on. Thanks for sharing and happy woyww Liz@71

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  27. Hello my lovely cousin, you always write such lovely post, your so sweet...
    Your front room is awesome, love your ceiling, the colors on your wall, its a perfect magpie nest. Punch and Judy, use to scare me when I was you :). when I was in London in Covent Gardens they have a store of their own amazing things in there, anywho your punch is so cute in his tiny house, I love the stamp on the front. Okay did I start a trend with the washi tape LOL LOL.I too have seen it being made everywhere, well my dear I have a fabulous video for you to watch
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx8jvNUX_wo
    Miss Jennie Bellie is an English artist who is the Queen of recycling, she made a holder for her washi tape out of food boxes, imagine that, I was looking for a way to store mine, this is a brilliant idea and I'm going to make one. I tried the link, you'll just have to copy and paste to go there.Okay my dear I'm off to snoop but had to start here first, love visiting your nest, big hugs cous ^-^. Can't wait to see what you do next..

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  28. I am very much the same as Dianne above, as I too was scared of Punch and Judy shows, it was no treat for me on visits to the sea side. However I do like your puppet booth creation. Hope the kitchen is soon finished though you have a lovely room to unwind in after the frustrations of the day. Thanks for visiting me today.
    Happy art making
    Hugs Lottie #10

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  29. I hope the kitchen reno continues without too much bother... you really have no idea what a kitchen means to the smooth running of a house until you have to go without one. Punch looks cute in his little playhouse and have fun with the washi tape making!! Annette #6

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  30. Hi Julie Ann! Thank you for the welcome and the shoutout about the Playhouse! Your little nest is a fairy wonderland! Good luck with the kitchen reno! Even if it cramps your crafting for a bit, it will all be worth it!! I shall stay tuned ... Happy WOYWW and Happy Week! Darnell #32

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  31. A difficult situation to work in right now, but won't it be lovely when it is all finished? And you're still managing to get some craft done! Have a good week. Kate x #52

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  32. The room is STUNNING! Crafting in a work zone is a journey. Knowing there is an end result is what gets you through. Love the assemblage pieces. Creative Blessings! Kelly #110

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  33. Hey Julie Ann.. One more thing. You asked about my novella voting link. If you go to that link... http://boroughspublishinggroup.com/content/whats-name-voting

    You are looking for Somewhere Down the Line by T.G. Sheppard. I think it's the 3rd one on the page. You can vote once per day, every day through July 7th. Thanks for your help and support! Hugs! Kelly #110

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  34. WOW WOW WOW Mr punch in his home is awesome. I can't wait to see your washi tape and your living room is beautiful. Has the green fridge arrived yet? I can imagine fairies delivering it in the night lol. Your amazing :-) Hugs Kezzy xxx

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  35. omg! I can't tell you how much I love that little puppet booth - it's just gorgeous :o)

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  36. Oooh, like the Puppet booth, and I'm loving your lounge. Very bohemian!

    Thanks for stopping by my desk last week - sorry I'm so late getting back to you!

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