Wednesday, 23 February 2011

WOYWW 23 February 2011

Here we are at What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday again... time flies and policemen look like they should be in school... both definite signs of getting old!!  If you have chanced upon this post and are wondering what I am waffling on about then please go to Julia AKA Specialist in Snooping and keeper of the blog roll where all will be explained! In short it is the day when many peeps from around the world take a peek into the craft spaces of others to see what sort of mess their desk is in and what they are up to, it's fun and it's informative, so join in if you will!!
My desk this week just has some chipboard pieces I am working on, the plan being that I will hang from the dress form of last week, though that idea may change in the next day or two as Chris came up with a fab idea that I might have to try out!!
The now notorious d.stress is evident, it is a whizz with chipboard!
Here is a close-up of the chipboard pieces, they are a work in progress at the moment.
On my other desk is another snippet roll that is awaiting the sewing machine.
I have more snow... shovelling snow from the path and driveway has become monotonous... no sooner than I have it all clear and looking nice and some more of the stuff comes down - and today was pretty nippy, -15 degrees C but with a bit of a breeze that made it feel a lot colder!  
The sides of the driveway just keep getting taller and taller...goodness knows what will happen to it all when it thaws in the spring - I think I will invest in some sand bags - just in case!  It is completely white out there again now... and still snowing, in fact, I could have saved my energy as nobody would be any the wiser but the local government bylaws say that you have 24 hours from snowfall to clear your path in front of the house or they will come and do it and then bill you! Why this worries me I have no idea, as there are houses on my street that haven't cleared the snow since November and nobody has been and cleared it for them.... but SOD's law says if I leave mine....  LOL



55 comments:

  1. Oooh lovely looking chipboard pieces. It does look very cold on your side of the world. I find the snow laws quite fascinating in regards to having to shovel the driveway. But then snow is kind of fascinating for an Aussie lol

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  2. Love the chipboard pieces you are working on - must feel like a ground hog day with the snow Nicky no.4

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  3. Wow love the look of your distressing .your chipboard creations i just adore.Please pop by my blog as i have candy up for grabs for all you Woywwers
    Happy wedensday keep warm and safe
    hugs judex 7

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  4. Those chipboard pieces look really cool - and so does the snow, although I mean a different cool here! I don't envy you your temperature, sounds pretty nippy to me. I hope you'll stay warm.

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  5. Those chipboard pieces look really cool - and so does the snow, although I mean a different cool here! I don't envy you your temperature, sounds pretty nippy to me. I hope you'll stay warm.

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  6. I love your chipboard pieces, they are great :)

    Holly #14

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  7. Hi ya
    oh luv the chipboard work, im hoping we have seen the last of our snow!! grey n dismal here again,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(18)

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  8. Crumbs - a bit of a shock after Saudi, eh?! What great art work - I love this look xx

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  9. Scrummy chipboard, i so need that dress form die, hope it hits uk shops soon!
    Oh and love the look of the fabric piece :D
    Stay warm,
    Happy Wednesday
    hugs Minxy #2

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  10. Now that looks like a fun desk:)
    I LOVE your scrap room.

    Sheilagh

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  11. Mm, you would probably be the sucker who they picked on! they were fining folk in Melbourne with un-mowed lawns and there was areal uproar about it.. I think the council had to back down..
    Ah, you do distress very well..me? I struggle with it!
    thanks for sharing love the snow but hate the cold,
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  12. The chipboard bits are looking good.

    Oh poor you and all that snow. We just seem to have never ending wet & windy yucky cold here at the moment.

    Toni :o)

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  13. Snow, snow go away springs to my mind. Love your dress form and all the other things and can't wait to see what you are doing. #27

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  14. love those colours of the chip baord andhte scrap roll, I have a fridge magnet that shays cleaning the house whilst you have kids is like clearingthe drive whilst it is still snowing - (a job that is never done)

    there is no law to say we have to clean house but we still do...

    I am going to make you a copy of the hoodie girl ( if I can - hahaa I suspect these damned girls will just continue to do their own thing with minimal intervention from me...)
    dx

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  15. Lol, thought you meant YOU were going to hang from the dress form for a minute! These pieces are beautiful. Hope your winter weather goes soon!!

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  16. Fab desk and love the chipboard pieces.
    Happy WOYWW
    Cathy xx

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  17. Oh no not snow! Brrrrrr. I'm so glad to see the last of ours [for now!]
    Love your projects today.
    If you haven't been yet please pop over to our blog shop, leave us a comment and be in with the chance to win a crafter's apron.

    http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

    Good luck.
    A x

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  18. I agree Annette, they'll bill you, and deport you. It's always the way!!! I need to know where the life is good papers are from and I NEED to know Chris' idea - you didn't tell on purpose. You should see my bottom lip - stuck out admirably!!

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  19. very vintage stuff there, love it!

    at least if you clear your drive you know that you will be able to get in and out, although why you would want to go out in that temperature..........

    caroline #53

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  20. Very interesting chipboard pieces!

    It really does look cold where you are. Thankfully, or should I say hopefully, here in Ireland we are past the snow and ice now and spring is in the air.

    Happy Wednesday

    Dee #51

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  21. Lol! That's so funny - I expect they haven't cleared their drives because they're all peering out the window and laughing at you, taking the byelaws so seriously!

    However, on a more serious note, I think it is very commendable that you have made the effort, and I lurrrrve that chipboard dress form, it looks amazing!

    (I haven't WOYWW'd this week, shame on me...)

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  22. Really like the dressform and hope you stay warm! Happy WOYWW!

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  23. Love the chipboard pieces you are working with. Looks very cold where you are. Here in Tennessee we are experiencing Spring for a few days. Sunny warm days....makes you want to be gardening!

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  24. your snippet roll is so pretty as to is your dress form, love them :)

    thanks for sharing you space, hugs mandyxx

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  25. Love the chipboard, and Chris coming up with craft ideas! watch your stash that's all I say. lol
    Good luck with the snow.

    Cathx 74

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  26. ooooh I love the look of your chipboard!

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  27. I'm not sure who linked me to Julia this week, but here I am. The fans in my basement are to help dry the paint, not cool the air. It's pretty cold down there as is. The back door has been open everyday for awhile as the builders and painters bring in their equipment.

    I see you are making more of the snippet rolls. I'm totally in love with this idea. Right now, my hand hurts so much, I may get the cover made today, and I may not. It really depends on how well I use the sewing machine using ONE hand. I know typing is harder than Hades.

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  28. Those chipboard pieces look really interesting. I would love to see what you do with them. I am so grateful I live in Africa, no snow, EVER, that seems great.

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  29. Love the vintage look of those chipboard pieces - the dress form and the bird cage. I like your blog so much I have decided to follow you. Happy woyww

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  30. Gorgeous chip board pieces, beautifully decorated, love the bodice. Can't believe how much snow you have. Tracy Evans x

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  31. Love the chipboard pieces, and danggggg that is cold out there. I feel right warm and toasty by comparison, but I too am tiring of snow. TFS! #67

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  32. I typed a comment before, but there was a google error, therefore I'll say it again lol. Love the chipboard pieces and the weather you are having makes mine seem warm and toasty, but after over 173" since December, I am tiring of snow. #67

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  33. Those chipboard pieces look like fun, however you end up using them. Can't wait to see the finished dress form!

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  34. ooooooooooh wow Loving all the lovely things your workspace is filled with! Hugs Juls

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  35. Love your chip board work.
    Wow it looks so cold but I think I too would think 'sods law' and clear the front ...grumbling loudly as I went .xx

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  36. I guess its hard keeping up with all that snow clearing when it’s falling constantly like that, but I’m with you on being the one that’s caught out if you don’t do it. Glad we don’t get that much snow here in the UK.

    Your chipboard project looks very interesting. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out!

    Happy Crafting.
    Sue
    x

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  37. Lovin' all of those projects you're working on I see here!

    Stop by when you get a chance to see my messy workspaces *smiles*. I'm #120 this week.

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  38. Wow - some serious snow there...you will have to stay in and craft! Loving your desk especially that roll of snippets - I want!!!

    Sasa at 11

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  39. Great chip board pieces. :)

    Thank you for sharing.
    Maggie
    x

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  40. That is white...but inside looks so warm and snuggly. Get your inside crafting done now, because when the sun shines I have a feeling you'll be making up for lost time. Coming in @#31 this week.

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  41. Love the chipbaord pieces and my view is remarkably similar to yours too. We have 24 hours to clear our paths (you can do what you want with your drive), or you risk a ticket from the local cop shop, although I've never seen it happen in 11 yrs of living in this house and my neighbour rarely bothers with his paths. But like you say, the first time you ignore it....

    Stay warm
    Hugs
    Brenda 103

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  42. Wonderful chipboard pieces. Yes the snow laws are sometimes crazy. One place I lived said you had to shovel your entrance sidewalk and sidewalk within the 24 hrs. But, then we found out if it was not COMPLETELY clearn of ice and snow and the mailperson, whomever slipped and fell they could sue you. So since noone ever got ticketed, we all decided it was better not to shovel and let people beat their own pathways.

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  43. Love your chipboard pieces. 117

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  44. Chipboard pieces = very pretty; snippet roll = ditto; snow = please keep it; thawing = leave the worry for then! Seriously, I have severe mobility issues so cannot walk over snow at all. Nor can I be pushed or use my electric mob scooter. So snow = sad Shirl stuck indoors. Hope you are keeping toasty warm ...Shirl #106

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  45. Gorgeous chipboard pieces! Oh my all that snow! We were covered for about two weeks now it has been in the 60 deg mark for a week and it is gone. I hope for good!
    Vickie #148

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  46. such pretty bits!!!! thanks so much for the visit at May Arts!! :)

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  47. Your chipboard creations are just beautiful. Stay warm :)

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  48. Brrr - just thinking of that windchill is making me shiver and I am sitting in the sun here (a rare sight in Feb!). Those chipboard pieces are lovely.

    Bx

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  49. Love your work and how you fit it all together...
    What caugh my eye is all the White stuff outside....
    I'm a Florida Gal and can't emagin that.. it's in the mid 80 for the high this week.. perfect..
    Hope you get some warmer weather soon!!

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  50. LINDO LINDO LINDO LINDO LINDO!!!!
    AMEI!

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  51. Lovely chipbaord! And wow that is alot of snow, looks very cold!

    Happy be-lated WOYWW and
    Thanks for sharing! :D
    #152

    ƸӜƷ...x♥Tracey♥x...ƸӜƷ

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  52. Beautiful desk and projects. Am especially in love with your kitty doing the happy dance ;-)
    Vicki 157

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  53. Love the chipboard pieces - I do try with the steampunk thing but it ain't a natural thing for me...!
    Hugs
    Eiglas
    x

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