Wednesday, 16 October 2013

WOYWW - Maybe I'll Clear up in the Morning! Oh, it is Morning!

Good Morning and welcome to Magpieheaven. It's officially Wednesday so I can show my desk just as it looks as I'm about to head off to bed! Why, you might ask are you photographing your very messy desk when your eyes need propping open with matchsticks? Well try linking to Julia's brilliant Stamping Ground, where you'll find out all about WOYWW - the rendezvous for crafters all over the world and the opportunity to have a jolly good snoop and see what we've been creating - or procrastinating about creating! Once again I'm ashamed because this table really is a mess. After I finished tutoring this afternoon I so wanted to carry on with a tag I'm making for my friend's daughter, Hannah's birthday that the time just evaporated! Suddenly - after a brief pause to cook, eat and clear away dinner and then get crafting again - it was 1.30 am! Does anyone else find that?
So what's going to be at the centre of my tag for Hannah? What seems like a lifetime ago this young lady - now twenty four years old - used to come to play with my two, and dressing up was always the favourite game! My son would be in his wizard's hat and she would be in her witch's hat, but probably worn with a glittery creation in purple net sprinkled with sequins. Hannah's card, then, will feature a pretty witch all ready to take flight on her broomstick just one more time, for old time's sake. I've stamped her onto shrink plastic painted with Fresco Lake Wanaka, but she'll have to wait until tomorrow for my magic trick - to shrink her into a very tiny witch indeed! It's a pity my magic doesn't extend to making the ink stains vanish from my die-cut frame, which I somehow seem to have smeared with black Archival! How do I manage to get ink and paint absolutely everywhere?
You can just see the corner of my trusty Clarice Cliff mug in the bottom right of the picture! I still have my notice board inspired by this waiting for the kitchen to be finished! Any information about my cupboards, you ask? 'They're coming on slowly!' according to Kevin! Hmmn, yes, slowly certainly does describe it!  Ah well, after the excitement of my big green fridge I've had to calm down and learn to live with a half-finished kitchen. And I promise that you will all be invited to the biggest virtual party ever when that darned kitchen gets done! So that's something to look forward to! We don't yet have a completion date for my mum's move, but things do seem to be progressing in the right direction and we should hear any day; my daughter is absolutely loving art school and she and her group gained an excellent mark for their presentation today so she came home walking on air! Craft and crafting friends fill my life with beauty and fun! If we could just find a way to make my son feel a little bit less troubled and anxious life would be perfect. Thank you so much for dropping by and looking at my late night, early morning mess! It will all be cleared away in time for breakfast, I promise!

35 comments:

  1. Hi Julie Anne! And yes I am sooo tired some nights but when I stand up I seem to wonder over to my art desk and then suddenly it is 1 or 2 in the morning and I think huh? How did that happen lol! That is just what craft/art does to you that times flies hehe. Looking forward to your virtual kitchen party...you won't know yourself when it is finally finished :-)! Take care and have a great week. Happy WOYWW.
    Janene #46

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  2. That is one well loved work desk. Love the stamping. Happy crafting #49

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  3. You are definitely not the only one who ends up with ink and paint everywhere......I have resigned myself that I am a messy crafter, so clean just isn't part of my vocabularly anymore. I have embraced messy and am much happier since doing so....lol. Your card sounds so fitting for Hannah and I am sure she is going to love it as it brings back those fond memories you have shared. So pleased to hear your daughter is loving her art school too! Have a great week! Danie #54

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  4. What an interesting stamp, she will really be interesting all shrunk up! Love your interesting fun description! You have a knack for telling us what is going on!
    Thanks for the peek! Happy WOYWW!
    Sharon #56

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  5. great stamp and yes - i always somehow lose track of the time. all of a sudden it's almost time to wake up!

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  6. Seem to be doing the other end of the candle routine today as I woke very early not long after 4am and as a school meeting had rather annoyed me yesterday I couldn't get back to sleep so decided to reply to all my WOYWW comments as you sure get loads when you are #1 (not something I covert these days but still I couldn't resist yesterday's opportunity!)
    I surely pray that the right door will be opened for you with regards your son but we must remember that God's timing is not necessarily our timing His ways aren't like our ways BUT His will WILL be done and HIS plans will always be the BEST for us no matter what it may seem. HUGS BJ#1

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  7. Hope your day goes well - the desk certainly looks - er - busy - love it!! Hope you share the finished card later. Helen 13

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  8. Does your son craft in any way? It really is a great stress buster. Hope things improve soon for him.
    Hugs,
    A x # 5

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  9. Don't the years just fly by? Sigh...I've been sorting out photos of my family from clearing my dad's house and some of them only seem a heartbeat away, even though it was 30 years ago!
    Hugs, LLJ 3 xx

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  10. We look forward to seeing the mini witch make, but we look forward to the kitchen opening party even more. We're washing our best outfits ready! Hoping you have some cupboards in time for Christmas or there'll be nowhere to store the treats! Thanks for visiting us already today.

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  11. Hi Julie Ann
    A great desk there for us today to have a poke around and yes like you I think I will just finish this and then I will go to bed. Next thing you know you look at the clock and it is the middle of the night.
    I think that is going to be a fantastic tag/card that you are making I hope you will share it when finished
    Happy WOYWW have an enjoyable week hugs Ria #22

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  12. This is the sort of card that is going to mean the most, a little of her childhood enclosed with your beautiful art, good for you. Your desk does look super creative, I love it and don't worry about the extra spills and spots on things I can't do anything either without leaving behind tell tale signs.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 58

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  13. A busy desk but very creative too! Love all those goodies ready to hand just for creating with. Happy WOYWW! ♥ Karen ♥ 98 x

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  14. Time...sheeez it doesn't exit when you're in a zone...focused on what's at hand. I love it when I do finally realize the day is done...and it was splendid fun. Your son sounds like he needs to find his joy. Only he needs to imagine it..Sending happy thoughts for happy endings....Happy WOYWW day. Carole #50

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  15. Lovely stamp. I love making cards when they are perfectly tailored to the recipient. So much better than a mass produced generic card!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (26)

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  16. Glad to hear things are coming along with the kitchen. In remodeling and building - time seems to stand still. :-) I can't wait to see the finished tag. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Go get some rest. ;-) April #61

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  17. You know I anxiously await your kitchen reveal!! I do love your green fridge!!
    What a sweet story about your children! I'm sure your daughter will so love the memory that goes with the shrink plastic witch!!
    xxDaniella#35

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  18. Love seeing a desk with a real artist at play---I know what you mean about late night creative sessions. It's easy to get carried away and forget to go to bed! Thank you for your sweet visit. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #9

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  19. I love what's going on under all the crafting on your desk...Brigita #105

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  20. Yes, times does get past you. But you make the best of it with your art. #115

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  21. Mess? I see no mess - creativity - that's what it is! Looks like a nice surprise for a certain person! Trying not to have late nights at the moment but yes, sometimes time just runs away!! Chrisx

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  22. Hey Julie Ann, thanks for swinging by earlier..love that stamp, your desk is a creative hive not messy. I frequently find it is 2am and I wonder where all the time went :) Great news re: your Mum and your Daughter..can your Son craft, it helps me be less anxious? Happy WOYWW, Cx #63

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  23. The craft fairy makes time just disappear when you are engrossed. Many a time I've had to force myself to go to bed!! What a great desk you have, so full of gorgeous stuff.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #110

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  24. Sounds like that's going to be a wonderful card, I love all your ideas! Your haunted tower from last week is terrific, btw. :-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #38

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  25. Glad things are going in the right direction (apart from the kitchen that is) and daughter is happy, mum is about to move etc. Shrink plastic - you don't seem to see it being used much these days and my reserves are drying up so I need to be on the lookout for some more as I do like using it. Wish they still did the ultra thin stuff.
    Hugs, and Thanks for visiting me - Neet 35 xx

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  26. Awe, bless,your a tired little Magpie, love to get to seeee your desk, the background gets more beautiful every time we get a peak at it. That pretty witch again, love her, she sounds perfect for Hannah. I hate to say it but us magpies a a little bit messy but very good at what ever we attempt, I have to wear my crating outfit :O) or I get everything everywhere LOL.. Well thing sound okay, fabulous Matilda is doing great and loving her classes, I'm sending BIG HUGS and warm smiles especially for Issac. it was a PLEASURE to visit my favorite nest, hope you have a wonderful creative week, I'll be looking forward to seeing that tag, I like tags.... Dianne Happy WOYWW Dianne # 101..

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  27. Wow I love what your doing and I can't wait to see the finished tag. A messy desk is okay as it means more crafting is being done. Glad Matilda is doing well, and I hope your Issac finds peace soon. Hopefully your kitchen will be done by crimbo and I hope your mums move goes ok. Sorry I haven't got in touch this last week, I'm afraid life had some wobbles lately. Happy Woyww :-) lots of hugs Kezzy xxxxxx

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  28. Great stamp, I bet she'll love it. I've got the champagne on ice ready for the party! So pleased to hear that your daughter is loving art college. Let's hope that your son can also find something in his life to bring him happiness and peace. Hugs. Pam#68

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  29. It's a great thing to be able to lose yourself in creating! You'll have so much to talk to your daughter about as she has her great adventure at Art College.
    Thanks always for your lovely comments on my blog
    Judy X

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  30. Looks like mighty busy desk to me... not a mess at all.
    Thanks for the snoop!
    Chrissie #84

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  31. Yeah, that happens to me all the time. Love the little wich, I think she will look so cute all shrunk and tiny =).
    xx Monique

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  32. Thanks for your visit earlier. Just to make you feel better ... we have had the bath for 18months and it was arranged to be fitted the week before last .... pipes needed to be changed so it was put off until last week. Now we have a new bath and sink but that's it!!! All good fun!
    Keep on crafting!!
    Bishopsmate #75

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  33. I'm sure Hannah will love her namesake beautiful witch for old time's sake, Julie Ann! Time does fly when we get fully engaged in our art! Congratulations to your daughter for doing such a terrific job!! Happy Belated WOYWW!! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Darnell #57

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  34. That's quite a stamp - so detailed! Know what you mean about time evaporating - it's already Saturday!
    Thank you for leaving a lovely comment - been so busy with daughter preparing for school art trip in Italy (they're in Florence right now, Venice on Mon, home Thurs).
    So happy belated WOYWW and have a great week :)

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