Wednesday, October 27, 2010

WOYWW and My Weekend

Good Morning All,

I am typing away at the crack of dawn as I don't want to miss WOYWW. Although I might pay the price for this ungodly hour tomorrow afternoon at work when the keyboard appears to levitate...Been trying to grab some time at my table today but no time to finish anything today...so things look like this.
Well, as told, last weekend I was off to the Artsy Crafty Weekend. And a chock-a-block full two days it was indeed. Had a great time Lin, Leandra and the whole team were absolutely fabulous as usual. Can't show too much quite yet as it is happening all over again this weekend  - so not going to spoil it for the eager students... But I can show you a few sneaky bits just for starters.

Flowers at the ready after much snipping, inking, and blinging...
I love workshops but I am no speed bunny and also a self-confessed tweakaholic, so I still have some finishing up to do on my main project which I hope to show next time.


Just need to remember it is all about learning and the perfecting can happen at home! I really loved my colour choices for the weekend which you can just see a bit of.


So here we are in full swing - making a huge mess it must be said. Glad I wasn't on hoovering duty. Hats off to the supporting team who kept us safe, sane and sober..

Here is just a teeny weeny peak of one of the smaller projects...I actually managed to finish this one completely so that is a small miracle in itself. It was a great mix of techniques and creativity and I definitely recommend the weekend.
Even if you are a seasoned pro it is really good to just be in such a big group and have the chance to try out lots of new ideas and also colour schemes you might not pick yourself.

I also called in at LB crafts the day before - just for a look. Well, I stumbled across a bit of heaven on Earth there in Olney. If I lived a bit closer, I might have re-mortgaged by now...  

So, a little bit of this and that today - hope to share more soon. Really need to head off to the lad of nod now...x Sarah
                      

46 comments:

Candace said...

Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing

Candace
#8

Sandy said...

Wow what a great working desk.
Wonderful.

Mandi said...

You work in about as much space as me LOL

Happy WOYWW
mandi xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Glad you had a good time - looks like you had a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing (no. 26)

Neet said...

Oh Sasa, you tease. I am one of the lucky ones doing the weekend at the end of this week and so excited. Thanks for sharing the desk as well - hope the keyboard does not levitate too much.

Chrissie said...

Thank goodness for zoomability... I had a really good snoop... thanks so much!
Chrissie #9

Cardmaking Galore said...

There's the start of something good there!

airing cupboard crafts said...

Glad you had a good time.

Thanks for sharing your desk

Laura (63) x

Jules said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time, can't wait to see the finished items! #65

akilli melek said...

like the flowers a lot. glad you had a good time. caroline #14

S said...

I think you are right not to rush through projects and leave the tweaking for later. Can't wait to see how it turns out. S #84

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What I can say is the project looks intriguing! Hope to see the full picture next week. Patsy from
HeARTworks

Thistleblue said...

Sounds like you've had a great time... looking forward to seeing more of your project. Hope you have a wonderful WOYWW!
hugs
Michelle (35)
xx

Rosie said...

Have got workshop envy now ... it all looks so fab and so much fun!

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Sasa, what a lovely group photo, you all looked like you were having a whale of a time. Wish I could do it, but it's so far away. Love your bits on your desk and your sneak previews,Love the flowers, hope to see lots of what you made soon. Big Hugs and thanks for sharing. JO.xxx~88

Linda Elbourne said...

Did n't we have a fab time ... it was great to see you again ... only another month and we shall be in Paris :0)

Darcy said...

great desk, lovely flowers. looks like you had a great time at your workshop.

butlersabroad said...

Love all the sneak peaks from the weekend. Would you believe I used to live not 10 minutes away from Olney but left in 1994 to come to America..... the same year Lin opened her shop!!

Hugs
Brenda 89

Kaz said...

Oooh you look like you had the best time!! Cannot wait to officially see your makes look very exciting! those flowers look fab!! Off to NEC next week not quite paris but looking forward tohaving a mooch have great week

kazxx

Jingle said...

Oh, that project looks great and I can't even really see it! LOL! It sounds like a wonderful time!

Terry & Kim said...

I like seeing all those women creating. Thanks for the peeks at what you've been doing. I love your colors. It's easy to keep tweaking, but it can drive you crazy!

Terry #4

kayc said...

Glad you had a great time. Thanks for visiting me. Kathleen x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

I tend to take longer than others at projects and that's one thing that puts me off going to events etc. Glad you had a good time. A friend of mine went and despite being poorly there and on the way home she had a fab time. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 24)

Sherry said...

The weekend sounded fab and I can't wait to see the projects fully - your little sneak pics look great! LOL about hoovering duty - that carpet is full of bits!
I visited LB Crafts for the first time in September - lucky I had OH there with his credit card (well, it was for my birthday!)

Sherry (115)

Linby said...

busy desk, your weekend looks like it was fun.
Linbyx 109

Susan Allan said...

I love your 'golden' cardboard. Isn't it amazing what you can do with it?
Sue xx 56

ellen said...

Looks like you had an incredible time at Artsy Craft! And that desk looks like the middle of LOTS of inky/painty fun!

Phree said...

Lovely craft space, looking forward to seeing your finished projects from those sneak peaks.

Ciara said...

Ooo, I love those flowers with the gold bits & greeny bits, lovely soft tones.

Look forward to seeing the end result next week :-)

Ciara
xx

Rachel said...

How jealous am I? Very! All those cool things and great projects. Can't wait to see the finished projects.

cheers,
rachel #43

Kate said...

Some lovely peeks of your workshop makes. The colours do look great.

** Kate **

Carrie said...

Fabulous colours and I love the flowers. Thank you so much for popping past my workdesk and letting me have a peek at yours.
Love Carrie
xxx

minnie_mac said...

Lots of goodies on your desk. See what you mean about the hoovering required. Meanwhile the Artsycrafters inked and painted on regardless ! Look forward to seeing your finished projects.

Marilyn

Carola Bartz said...

The pictures of that weekend look fabulous. I'm very tempted to experience something like that myself - there is still a lot I have to learn. Haven't seen anything like this in my area though. Sigh.

Doone said...

Oh I do hope I see you when I do an AC weekend next year - i did feel a pang of envy as I thought of all you crafters this last (and coming Warrington) weekend(s)

I like the cropped sneaky peeks - even when they are not required for secrecy - it is a view that often forces a person to look more carefully and notice more than when the image is of the whole thing...

Dx 52 ( you've been to me though)

lisa said...

Lots happening on your really interesting desk and that weekend looks fab.
I've just noticed you live in Ludlow. Our best friends live there too and it's our favourite place to visit. Small World!!
Hugs Lisa(90)

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh I bet you had a fab, fab time on your artsy craftsy weekend! I'm not too speedy on workshops either ;) Love your gold edged corrugated card - yummy! Sarah 110

Rhonda Roban Brausey said...

Thanks for the peek. The workshop sounds like so much fun! #121

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow, you have a lot of inks on your desk!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

an Artsy Crafty Weekend is something i would love to participate in!

karen said...

Your workdesk is wonderfully full of stuff! I would love to just sit and poke around for an hour or two!
Looking forward to seeing your finished projects!

Joanne said...

Thank you ever so much for those sneak peeks. It all looks so intruiging.
Luv Joanne xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Glad you had a great time, I went last year and it was a blast.
Can't wait for next week to see what you made.

A.xx(80)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thanks so much for the sweet words you left on my blog. I'm still moving slowly, but trying to start visiting people who visited me. I was totally impressed by the group shot of your weekend. Sounds like you had a wonderful time, and got at least ONE project finished. More than I got last OR this weekend! Happy very belated WOYWW (# 15).

Tatieva art said...

J'adore ! J'ai toujours aimé le carton déchiré, je ne sais pas pourquoi, ça me donne beaucoup d'émotion... On peut faire tant de jolies choses et avec l'or, c'est magnifique !

Shari said...

Glad it was a fun weekend for you. I really can't wait to see the finished projects. Thanks for the peek!
~Shari #130