Tuesday, 7 August 2012

WOYWW - Calm in a Madhouse !

Hi hope everyone is well ?
Don't faint but I have had a mega-blitz tidying & literally scrubbing my craft desk clean !

It is my spot of calm in what is a madhouse this week - with everything else in chaos it was something I could get tidy & under control !

We are having our bedroom redecorated & a new carpet laid next Friday - so the dining room is crammed with wardrobes, the parts of the bed & chests of drawers !

And the conservatory is festooned with clothes & drawers from all the units !


Whereas our bedroom is stripped bare - it's very strange how small the room looks with all the furniture removed - wouldn't you think it would look smaller full of furniture - not smaller empty !



So Saturday was a heaving & shifting day - all the stuff from the room had to be moved out - with Rich's disability he's not able to carry anything at all - so he gets frustrated at not being to do what he'd like to do & stressed at me getting frazzled & worn out doing it all !
Two great colleagues came up to the house to shift the heavy stuff I just couldn't budge !

By Sunday I had had enough of all that - and took refuge in having a total strip-down of my desk and cleaned off weeks worth of ink, paint & mica powders !

Then I was able to get stuck in creating a couple of pages for my journal.
The first page was inspired by a phrase that came up on my calender on Friday - "Life may not be all we want - but is all we have" !
So I used some stamps that came free with Craft Stamper magazine & then some lovely grasses stamps I ordered from the Craft Shed - I have a terrible weakness for these grasses, dandelion and seed-heads type stamps - I can't resist them !


and the second page was created spraying my new Dylusions Inks onto card & then sticking these pieces into my journal - this was to stop them soaking the paper & spoiling the other side.

It is about us selling our original holiday house in Spain. After 13 months on the market -this was a real relief - yet tinged with sadness as we were very sentimental about the house as it was our first venture into owning a home in Spain.
It was our bolt-hole and we had a lot of happy times there.
We decided to sell as Rich wasn't able to cope with all the steps now & so wasn't able to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle.
Our new house is lovely - and we are hoping to make lots of new happy memories there!
But we'll always have a soft spot for "nuestra casa" !

Anyway need to get on now & get my Mother In Law's 80th birthday card made !

Hope you all have a fun crafty week !

17 comments:

  1. Hi Ali! sorry to contact you this way, but there's no contact on your blog. You can order my stencils in the UK! just go herehttp://stencilgirlproducts.com/stencils-9x12
    they ship world wide. thanks for asking!

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  2. Hi Ali, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  3. Love the butterflies on your journal page. Your room will be wonderful and worth all the moving when its done. Sandy :) #31

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  4. wow! i'm so impressed that you got any artwork done with all that going on!
    i esp. love the butterfly pages :)
    happy WOYWW!!
    no. 11

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  5. Your units look similar to ours. We love love love that second journal page, it's what we aspire to in our journal.

    The Bears #68

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  6. Happy WOYWW and hope your house is all straightened up and organised soon. We are temporarily living in a rented house opposite our farm whilst waiting to get the farmhouse renovated (should be starting this autumn) and been here for nearly 3 years!! It is a lovely house, but not the same as our own - and we are really keen to get moving. Strange - my OH is called Rich as well. We must meet up some time, especially as you are not that far away. Ali x #81

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  7. Lovely journaling. Hope everything gets organised soon. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #99 x

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  8. Gorgeous journal page... Lot of work going on around the home.. will be worth it in the end... Hugs May x x x#40

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  9. Hi Ali... yes it was the powdermills... How AmAzing is that... Hugs May x x

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  10. I love your pages! I just got those inks while on vacation and I can't wait to use them!
    Happy WOYWW!
    xxDaniella

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  11. Those pages you made are beautiful. I really can see how those Dylusions are more vibrant on your pages....just something else to add to the list of "want".. :-) thanks for visiting.

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  12. Hi, Ali, I love your desk. It looks so neat. And your journal pages are fabulous!

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  13. Wow - lucky that you have that conservatory to move things out to! I feel the need to do some painting at my place. Maybe it's in the air?

    Your journal pages are great!
    Yesterday was my blog anniversary - candy will be announced soon. As part of the candy I'm offering up something made by me -- so come visit and cast your vote (if you've already been - thank you. I'm trying to visit everyone this week so haven't checked in on my comments lately).

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay #96

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  14. Your journal pages are great, and how lucky that you have that conservatory it will be great in the end

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  15. Happy Woyww, loving the pages, hope the house gets back to normal soon. I dont think my craft space ever looked that tidy ;)
    mark

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  16. I'm really late getting round to everyone this week! Thanks for stopping by my blog though.

    My heart goes out to you on selling your bolt-hole in the sun. I lived in France for three years and was very sad to sell up - I wish I could have brought the house back to the UK! Sending you hugs...

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  17. Hi there from a very cold South Africa. Looks like the decoratin g bug has hit WOYWW, I am in the process of redecorating my craftroom. What a job! Trying to sort through years worth of accumulated stash that was hidden away in all sorts of places.
    At least now I will know what I have and where it is,
    Happy very belated WOYWW

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