Wednesday, 9 March 2011

WOYWW 9th March 2011

This is my work desk on this WOYWW - obviously in the middle of making something and its all a bit of a mess at the moment... but it really is fun turning something mundane into something pretty!!
Well, I had another Bisto Gravy tub empty so I thought I would have a play and make another cotton spool/reel box like yesterday's version.
It's not finished yet, needs some bits and pieces here and there... and I have to make a snippet roll to go inside so that should keep me out of trouble for a day or two!!
The good news is that I finished the basement of my house!!
I added lots of bits from Saudi and a little Inukshuk for Canada...
and a red phone box and London Underground sign for England.
Re-glued all the bits that come apart after Tom-Tom knocked it over and it is almost as good as new!
I keep seeing all these photos of spring bulbs and stuff on peoples' blogs but there is no sign of it arriving here yet!  Though I am informed that we may actually get above zero in the next couple of days... well, I can hope, can't I??
Don't forget to pop over to Julia's and check out the list of WOYWW-ers... it will keep you busy for a week!!

54 comments:

  1. When I come here I always expect something amazing, and so far I have never been disappointed. The spool is gorgeous, and the house just leaves me speechless! Absolutely stunning.

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  2. Love your basement and your house now you have fixed it - we have spring happening here the green of the bluebell are making a nice carpet in the woods so exciting waiting for them to start opening - happy WOYWW ~ Nicky 2

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  3. Absolutely stunning love the house with ideas from various countries what beautiful piece of art work.
    Love the cootn reel too sw yesterdays post about that now youve got the bug!
    Happy creative wednesday
    hugs judex 3

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  4. WOW! stunning house! TFS
    Jenie #19

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  5. Another beautiful reel Annette.

    Glad the house is coming back together after Tom-tom's mischief.

    Yesterday was weird here - the day started with temps at around -6c and didn't improve much all day and yet it was the most beautiful bright sunny day we have had in ages (looks a bit cloudy today).

    Toni xx

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  6. Fascinated by that intriguing house! and what a heart-stopping moment it must have been when got knocked - eeek!

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  7. Wow - amazing work and creativity here - just lovely and that reel is fab!

    Sarah or Sasa at 4

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  8. Love the up-cycling! Your box is gorgaliciously awesome.

    Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hugs, Marjo #6

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  9. WOW! That house is so gorgeous - I just love all the many details - brilliant! Also love your bisto tub!! Just shows, never, ever throw anything out!

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  10. Adoring the basement Annette - simply genius! Hope you're having a great day!

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  11. Wow, so many goodies. I was looking at your sewing reel post earlier in the week and thinking how much my mum would love it. I've not come across snippit rolls before...something to look up I think.

    Love what you've done with your house, it is looking great.

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  12. Above zero - good lord you'll be thinking of t shirts!! Grand job on the basement, do love seeing all the bits and pieces that mean something or say something about you. Considering you're so far into the next cotton reel, your desk is incredibly clear....I could be a bit green eyed about that!

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  13. What can I say but WOW! That is just stunning. Love all the little bits in the box display and ahhhhhh...Bisto! Love the reel idea but it takes me AGES to empty a tub of Bisto - I guess we just aren't "gravy people", except DS who lovesit with sausage and mash :)

    Fab desk as always. May bookmark this one for BlogBits on Monday...

    I wonder...could you use just the top and bottom and a birdcage die to make a more stable birdcage? Tat would be so cute! I'm sure Tim's cage die would work with a little jerryrigging....

    MA

    After my apalling showing the last couple of weeks I'm getting started early :)

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  14. Wow. I really love all you have to show us today. You really must have a lot of patience.
    Hugs,
    A x

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  15. Very nice piece of recycling with the gravy tub! I love taking pieces of trash and turning them into pieces of goodness. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #69

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  16. but your desk is sooo tidy. Love the cotton reel creation.
    x Tricia (60)

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  17. Hi ya
    lovely creative desk, ya cotton reel looks brill, glad you manage to re do ya house, it looks fabulous,have good day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

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  18. That house is just STUNNING! And is that a beautiful black lamp I see to the back of your desk. I want one! Have a great day! Di x

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  19. WOW is all I can say .. fab makes.
    Happy WOYWW
    Cathy xx

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  20. Love your miniatures in the shadow boxes. I do like little things and you have a great collection most interestingly assembled.
    Ros (77)

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  21. Wow you always have such awesome stuff going on. Something a bit unexpected and always great to see. Love it!

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  22. Love the spool, how wonderful and I am so glad you were able to fix your box! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. What a clever idea for a gravy box and love the colours!!
    TFS and happy WOYWW!
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  24. Love the cotton reel box, will have to click back to your original to see how you did it.
    Love the ickle house too, i bet that will have pride of place somewhere in your home :D
    Stay Inky
    hugs Minxy #65

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  25. Wow amazing creations!

    Happy WOYWW

    Ali x #89

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  26. I can't believe your work, it is just wonderful. I love what you did with that empty container and your basement is fantastic! Just Wow is all I can say!

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  27. Oh I love both of your projects! Fabulous, simply FABULOUS!!

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  28. What incredible work all so detailed and beautiful! Fab idea for the bisto pot too! hugs Rebekah xx 108

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  29. Wow is all I can say - you have got so much going on haven't you - just the way I like it. What a fantastic idea with the oxo boc - they look great - I want one. As for the house thing that is a real piece of art - how long did that take. Loved going through your blog today and really going to have to give the secret act holder a try. Love popping by each week. Take care and happy WOYWW
    Rebecca (#42) x

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  30. Gorgeous..i wish I could do that. 91

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  31. Your desk always amases me! You are the most creative person I 'know'. Should we send some mine sand for the South African part of the house or how about a really banged up taxi with 46 people in it?
    Happy WOYWW

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  32. The house is stunning! Shaz #118

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  33. Oh. WOW!
    Your little house is a memory treasure for sure!

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  34. loving that house ! its amazing - thanks for sharing your desk x

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  35. ha - you have gravy I have spam - we should make dinner together some time - yuck...

    raggaamomma was going to be wearing orthopedic shoes and a corset bra but I lost my nerve...


    one of this batch of three is for you, have to finish the other two first yo be sure who belongs to whom...also making the cat for Clare H which is going to be a larf.

    Dx

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  36. That thing is amazing.
    I
    Love
    It.
    Also, of COURSE. You are brilliant. The end of the week is too busy - Monday is winos day.
    Perfect-0
    Xx,
    Amy

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  37. I have often thought about recycling my Bisto tins!
    Your house is amazing - what a little work of art!

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  38. Oh AND, I don't have your email address, so I couldn't explain the bucket thing :)
    gimme it :)
    amymcdonald91@gmail.com

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  39. You do stunning work, your house is so much fun!

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  40. Love your Spool - might have to borrow that idea for the sewing end of my craft room! The house is fab too! Thank you for the peek.
    Hugs
    Hettie # 116

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  41. WOW - you are one SERIOUSLY CRAFTY girl. Your creations are amazing!
    Playing catch-up on my visits.
    Hugs, Sandra (WOYWW no. 59)

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  42. Your Bisto creation is amazing. How brilliant to recycle like that and your house is just fantastic. I spent ages looking at all the bits and pieces you have in it.
    I hope it warms up for you soon.
    Hugs Lisa (119)

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  43. Love all of it!
    The cotton reel is just fabulous and the house-what can I say.It's absolutely stunning.Every time I look at it I see something I haven't noticed before!

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  44. Wonderful details in your house; and that spool project looks fun!

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  45. Wow and wow again, your altered bisto tub is amazing and the house is fab-yoo-luss:) The work that has gone into these projects has surely paid off! Elizabeth x #97

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  46. LOVED it last week but it is stunning now it's finished.... I am into these type of boxes just now having done a configurations box with Tim, so am doing one for my mom for mothering Sunday, but it's nothing like as spectacular as this!!!
    Frankie
    xx

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  47. Am loving your house Annette, so much detail - I love things where you see something new each time you revisit it! :)

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  48. Your stuff is amazing!
    All of it!
    I'm speechless (just doesn't happen!)
    Eiglas
    x

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  49. Great space you've got there and some stunning photos. :)

    Thank you for sharing.

    Maggie
    x

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  50. oh my gosh...your projects are so lovely and so detailed. I bet you have been working on your projects forever!

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  51. I just love your blog, Annette. You are so inspirational!

    And whoa, didn't you go from one extreme (heat and dry in Saudi) to the other (cold in Canada)? You're adventurous and flexible, that's for sure!

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  52. Wow, thanks for sharing your desk and what an amazing blog!

    Kyla

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