Wednesday, 6 July 2011

WOYWW 109 - Year half gone already!!

Hello there Peeps.

Wow!  I cannot believe how fast these weeks are going.  Over half the year has gone already and I don’t have one Christmas card made yet – despite my intention to make 10 per month. 

Well, as is now traditional on a Wednesday, it is time I showed you my desk…….

As you can see, I have set my desk up ready to start waxing my tea box which I started some time ago.  I even have a new project pan and wax as I haven't tried waxing before (well, not the type of waxing that I would share with anyone!!!).  As you may have read on THIS post earlier on this week, I have deemed July the month I get things finished.  Incidentally, you may recall my quilt I was making, the top is now finished and in THIS post too!

I just have to show you my lovely tin.  Isn’t it lush?!!

 It is an old tin which was used in my firm’s safe many years ago.  I rescued it from being put out in the rubbish one day.  It was one of those “noooooaaaaaw” moments when I discovered they were at the top of the stairs waiting to be thrown out.  I actually ended up with four of them and as you can see it holds my melting pot (aka my cauldron) and other paraphernalia lovely.  I was very kind and gave one to my sister, keep my lace in another and my scraps in another.  They are all different sizes and one day I will get around to decorating them!!
If you are not sure what the ‘eck I am waffling about if you pop along to the Lovely Julia’s desk you will see a lot of other like minded (mad!) crafters who all share in this phenomenon which is the WOYWW. 
Thanks for looking and please be kind enough to leave me a comment.  I do love to read them and treasure every one.
One more thing before I sign off, I just want to say a huge Thank You to all my lovely Followers old and new - without your encouragement things just wouldn't be the same!!

Another one more thing before I sign off a huge "Happy Birthday" to my PiF friend Kim!!  I hope your day is fabbey and in no way pants!!! 


Wipso said...

I look forward to seeing what you do with that fab tin.
A x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I do find myself looking at folks' desks and wondering 'Just exactly what is that for...?' So, why do you have a lot of lolly sticks on your desk and please could you make mine a strawberry Mivvi?! Thanks again for your great comments and for making this gal's day :D xx

Jingle said...

Oh, that tin is fabulous! How fun!

lisa said...

Don't mention that C word, Hettie. I can't believe it's July already. Did I sleep through half the year!! Where does it go?
How brilliant that you saved these tins, I bet they'll look amazing when you've finished decorating them.
Hugs Lisa #106

Julia Dunnit said...

Well, that'll take some waxing, huh. I love it as it is, so if you ever need an excuse not to decorate, come to me!! I'm seeing Lunch Lady Jan tomorow, I have in mind to tell her that the lolly sticks are for your other a doctor!!

Scrapcollectr said...

Can't wait to see what your box looks like when it's finished! Lovely, I'm sure. Thanks for visiting me... Believe it or not, my son's girlfriend has seen the baby layout I did of him and she thinks he's just as adorable now! Lol.

pat said...

Well, I got carried away looking at your blog. I love the way the quilt finished up; very pretty!
Never did see what a chook is???

Cardarian said...

How nice of you rescuing those boxes - well I would rescue them too - they are LOVELY!!!!!!!
Enjoy decorating them and good luck with finishing all your projects! thank you for visiting my blog!

Spyder said...

ohoooo what a great box, I just lovvvvv boxes they are just sooo boxy! Have a great week with your boxes! Happy crafting
HaPpY WoYwW!
((Lyn)) #29

RosA said...

How could you not rescue them? They are fabulous! I'm always checking the waste bins here at work (electronics manufacturing) in case something interesting (to me) is being thrown out! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words.

jude said...

Wow cant wait to see what you do with the tin your gonna need alot of wax!Have fun
hugs judex 15

Franka Benjaminsen said...

What a wonderful tea box you've made. Love the style and colours. And the tin... look foreward to see what you gonna do with it.
Bye, Franka

ScrappnBee said...

What a cool tin! Glad that you were able to save it from the rubbish bin! It definately has character! Amazing how clean your desk is! Look forwared to finding how the waxing (the kind you can talk about LOL) goes! -Amanda #33

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is going to be fantastic!
kim x

How funny that you and my kitten share the same name lol!

okienurse said...

OMG! How could someone want to throw those treasures away! I see all sorts of possibilities even if you don't redo them. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #44

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Hettie always love coming over to your desk never quite know what to expect and love your old tin a great re-use! ..thanks for popping over and running late, sorry! happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sam, that tin is a great item to be altering - I bet it will look fantastic when finished. Your quilt is amazingly complex - it must have taken you hours/days/months to complete :) Hope you're enjoying sunshine where you are this weekend. Elizabeth x #72