Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday, packday, rushday, have I got it all in day...???

Greetings from the Wednesday work desk...!
Trying to show you all what is going on down my way. It's all go as I'm off to Paris on  Thursday to revel in the delights of the Paper & Co. Show. This is my 40th birthday treat and seeing as I spent my official birthday in the Labour Ward last week - I am ready to party!
Well...stamp, cut, ink, glue, splodge, and distress. I am up for the lot! Normally I do my own thing at workshops but this time I have jumped in at the deep end and joined a team for the evenings. Going full speed with the crop evenings, team projects, challenges and even agreed to dress up like a fairy one night. See - going mad in my old age already. I am in a team with four lovely ladies - two from Greece and two from Israel. They are all fab scrappers and I am...well - just so not a scrapper - at all - and we have a Fairy Team theme - so I am in for some new experiences. Bring on the pink stuff.

My biggest worry is not how I will look in glitter wings and a tiara, but getting all my stuff into the case (and back!) I can only take 18 kilos and I have a materials list as long as a toilet roll. I am going to have to be seriously strict...definitely no space for any glam clothes. Not the romantic getaway everyone thinks it is! Still - Paris, playing, paint and paper art....I am in love after all. Been hugely busy getting things ready for the trip. Here are some flower brooches I have made for my team. (It was a bit dark...)

I have also made some Christmas tree pendants. I might not be the fairy fan but for the Flower Fairies I can always make an exception. The drawings and colours are just so lovely, can't resist. Made oval and round ones with a fairy on the front and the greeting on the back.
What did I do before Viva Gold was invented? Love it so much...as good as smoothing butter on fresh, warm bread. Goes on a treat.
Note to self: must remember to wash hands before scratching nose...

And then as if that isn't enough we decided to put a fat book together - but that means getting five pages ready. I played a little safe and went for French vintage using collage and stamping. I wish I had had more time to work on them- but I am all done which is a wonder,  as I had visions of being up until 4am.
I also had to get a Christmas wall hanging ready for my second workshop - yes number two is in the making and bookings already coming in. I will show it next time and also some pics from Paris. Doing some serious time in the craft room this week. Poor hubby is a little left out and a bit lonely this week but still supports me all the way - what a man. I think Crafters hubby's are nature's way of compensating for Sporting Widows.

Thanks for all the kind words and reactions last week - sister and baby doing fine, although we all still need a month of sleep. Next week I have some spare time, so I really want to have a good nose around by all - yes all - your work-desks! Famous last words - but I have missed having a mooch. Anyway - must go...Join in with this nosey around at Julia's.

Au Revoir...have a great weekend and watch out for the first snowflakes!

Sarah xx

32 comments:

jude said...

Love all your creations and have a fabulous time in Paris!Have happy wednesday
hugs jude#3

Helen said...

Lucky you- off to Paris. Have a great time, and hope you don't have too much excess baggage on the way back!!
helen, 9

oneoff said...

Bon Voyage! I have visions of your bag with fairy wings bulging out of the zip.

Agree completely with you about the flower fairies; the colours look gorgeous, as do your other makes.

Bernie #11

Chrissie said...

Your getaway sounds wonderful... polish up your wings!
Fabulous projects on show today!
Chrissie #5

Susan said...

Have a lovely time in Paris. Your brooches are gorgeous!
Susan xxox #12

Cardarian said...

All your flowers, pendants and book pages are lovely....enjoy your trip to Paris and tell us all about it when you come back!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Wipso said...

How lovely. Hope you have a really great time in Paris.
A x

Sue said...

Hi ya
have a lovely time in paris, gorgeous creations,fabulous tree decs, luv the flowers,have great day, happy WOYWW sue,x (16)

Claireliz said...

Oooh enjoy Paris, love the tags
C (74)
xx

Biscuitlid said...

oooh some scrummy creations here. Have a fab time in Paris
Hugs
Victoria (#55)
x

Joanne said...

Wow slow down, I'm worn out just reading your post. Who said life doesn't begin at 40 eh? Have a ball in Paris, you deserve it. (13)

Jules said...

Wow lucky you what a great birthday treat! Hope you have a fantastic time :D (43)

mustavcoffee said...

Oh I love what's on your desk all vintagey and gorgeous. Sounds like you're really busy, Paris, now I'm seriously green, Have a wonderful time, thanks for sharing:0) xx #63

Doone said...

Ah, Madam, il n'y a pas de meilleur endroit pour célébrer la vie de Paris et pas de meilleur moyen que par l'art.

joey said...

Hiya

have a wonderful time away in Paris, I love those flowers amazing detail

Joey 17 xxx

Debgem said...

Have a great time in Paris. You make such wonderful vintage pieces - lovely!!

Kalyber said...

beautiful creations. Happy belated and enjoy your trip

Violets Corner said...

Bon voyage! I'm sure they'll love your work, it's gorgeous!

Hugs
Maarit (96)

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Sarah, hope you have a wonderful trip. Your flowers are amazing and your book pages are gorgeous. Have fun, JO.xx*24*

Spyder said...

fabulous makes, hey really are lovely. Have a great time/Have a Happy WOYWW
((Lyn)) #54

Ali H said...

Wow - you have been beaver-busy ! What a treat your Paris trip - have a fab time & show us all your projects next week ! Ali H

Mrs A. said...

Love your little flower brooches. Have a swell time in Paris. Hope you have time to see the sights. #120

Nicky said...

Love your space - have a great time in Paris - I would love to go there one day ~127

akilli melek said...

have a great crafty get-away. Your fairy makes to take are simply gorgeous, the flower brooches just lush!

have a wonderful wednesday, and enjoy Paris.
caroline #2

Ali said...

Ooh those flower brooches look lovely!

Bon voyage et amusez-vous bien a Paris! :)

Ali #87

Carmen said...

Beautiful, beautiful creations. Love those brooches. Have fun in Paris :)

Carmen said...

Oops - keep forgetting - I'm Carmen #101

karen said...

Wow! Everything is sooooo lovely! I am in total love with the Xmas tree pendants!
Have a wonderful time in Paris!

Jo Davies said...

Afternoon, Lovely exciting desk, beautiful work and I do love the flowers! Trying to catch up and have a nose at everyone's work areas.....thanks for sharing. Big hugs JO xxx (33)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Some lovely artwork you have made here. Enjoy Paris - which I was going again. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 42)

Morti said...

Have a fabby time! V envious of you!

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