Wednesday, 27 April 2011

WOYWW 27th April 2011

Another Wednesday has come around at break neck speed and its week 99 of the 104th!!  My PIF is done and dusted so that bit is out of the way.  It rained today... which is fabulous!!  Why would I be doing a happy dance about rain?  Because you don't have to shovel rain off your driveway and sidewalk...
On my work desk today is a tin....
It looks very much like any tin... but its not the tin that excites me but the contents!!
I was talking to my neighbours and asked if there were any junk shops as I was looking for watch bits and other odd bits of throw away stuff and Arn said, no problem if you want watch bits and disappeared into his house returning with the tin....
It seems that Arn repairs and builds clocks!!! Wooo Hooo.... Happy Dance, Happy Dance!!
Oh my word.... I am just chuffed to bits with them all..... I have a steampunk session planned for later... I have the papers and the now I have enough cogs and wheels to sink the Titanic so it should be fun! (and I may even decorate that tin)!!
If you want to take a peek at an exceedingly huge number of desks and see what people are up to then pop on over to Julia's for the Mr Linky list and start nosing...

52 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! What a find. I would be happy, too. And I can see a few of those gears and wheels getting rusted, too. How awesomely awesome.

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  2. Oh why look at all those cogs and mechanisms ... serious crafting in order!!
    Happy WOYWW
    Cathy xx

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  3. Yummy treasure! Thanks for the peek and sharing,

    Hugs, Marjo #18 Have a great WOYWW

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  4. Wow! It certainly was your lucky day. Have fun creating. Best wishes, Tammy

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  5. I am so hopping around doing the happy dance with you!!! Congrats on having a neighbor that has such nice 'junk' or is that 'junque'? Thanks for sharing. Vickie aka okienurse

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  6. Morning, wow what a great tin of goodies you have, like christmas lol.
    Andria #29

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  7. wow! i was expecting a tin of paint, great goodies to play with and use on your cards! Happy WOYWW 99, Thank you for sharing your desk with us much appreciated it. A great desk.

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  8. Wow! That's awesome! I can definitely see you having fun with all that. Lucky you! :D

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  9. Ooooo, how lucky was that. Gosh you'll have lots of fun Annette.

    Toni xx

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  10. Incredible - I wish I had neighbours like yours... and all from a chance comment. Can't wait to see what wonderful things you do with them.

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  11. Happy Dance for sure!! OMG lucky girl, I just know you are going to make some really cool stuff with that. I will come back to see!

    Hugs
    Shirley Pumpkin #36
    www.lookatmycutestuff.blogspot.com

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  12. OMG what an awesome stash! I got a mass of vintage buttons, lace and beading from my mother in law on the weekend. I was stoked with that bundle of treasure too. Enjoy.

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  13. Wow. That tin is a real find. I will look forward to seeing all the wonderful things you will make with them all.
    A x

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  14. Oh what a wonderful neighbour you have! Can't wait to see what you do with all the steampunkery goodness!

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  15. Seriously cool!! What a fantastic tin of treasures! And perfect for a steampunk session (or 50!)

    Have fun with them and I'm glad you don't have snow anymore :)

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  16. OMG ...how fantastic ... I'll be over in the dead of night as I'm sure you wont miss a few lol xx

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  17. Wowww love those wheels!!
    Happy Wednesday!!
    Hugs Marleen (#57)

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  18. Now a very bright shade of green - what a treasure your neighbour is. Can't wait to see your steampunk surprise as I know it will be gorgeous. I'll never forget your Graphic 45 winning entry and more recently your gravy granule project. I loved them so much and am sure this steampunk one will be equally memorable. Hugs, Neet #10

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  19. How funny - your treasure, Arn's spares - bet he loves what you do with htem. It's about time you got steampunky....I need to understand it better - you do the research and I'll copy. Ta. My PiF is ready too.

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  20. Treasure Island indeed - altered artists will be green! Fabulous find - hope to see your creations soon.
    Thanks for the peek - enjoy your week!

    Sarah at 8.

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  21. Just look at all those goodies! Just imagine the possibilities!

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  22. How fantastic is that- what a stash to fall into your lap. Happy WOYWW, Shaz #76

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  23. I sooo have tin envy now, where can I find a neighbour like yours. Ours drives a garbage truck, which only impress' my 4 year old.
    Have fun with your tin, and I can't wait to see what you create with the contents.
    Happy Creating
    Alicia.R.

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  24. Wow that's a collection and a half. How lucky are you to have a neighbour like that.

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  25. SCORE! Isn't it great to be a part of small group of people who can get as excited over a gift of old watch parts, as they could over a NEW watch! Have fun, I know you will!

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  26. What an innocuous looking little tin but what an amazing treasure trove inside! Bet you just about fainted in happiness when you prised off the lid!!! Looks like oodles of fun to be had.

    Hugs
    Brenda 95

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  27. That is seriously better than winning the lottery there!!!! I would have gone crazy at that. Even the tin is stunning - ooooohhh you are soooooooooo lucky - think what you can do with all that - go crazy, CREATE, ENJOY. I haven't gone in the slightest bit GREEN!!!
    Happy WOYWW
    Rebecca (38) xx

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  28. Oh my, what treasure you have found.
    I think that little lot should keep you going for a week or more. Lol!

    Have fun……….Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    x

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  29. What an amazing lot to fall into your lap! Can't wait to see the projects!
    Chrissy #106

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  30. Hi hun
    true ya no have to shovel rain i likes that, wowzer i luv the contents of your tin what a fabulous find, happy WOYWW, sue,x

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  31. Woo this is a wonderful find for you... I want them!!!! I wonder what you will make first???
    Frankie
    xx

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  32. OOOOOOOOOO! You are such a lucky thing!! Does your neighbour have a brother?!! I was pleased that I found some old used pen nibs for 10p each today at an antiques fair!! LOL!!!

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  33. A very jealous person is sat here typing... lol. What a fantastic find - can't wait to see some of your creations made with all those cogs'n'bitz.

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  34. Gee wiz you presented that well. First the tin, then the treasure and I exclaimed out loud. Looking forward to whatever you do with some those brass darlings.
    Ros.

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  35. oh my word, i haz clock parts envy!!! *drool*

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  36. OMG, those clock parts are awesome! Enjoy using them...

    Hugs,

    Terry #133 (blog candy giveaway on Friday)

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  37. Oh my, how lucky can a girl get? Such a fantastic find. Would love to see what you do with that tin because knowing you the tin has no chance to stay like that!

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  38. Oh my, how lucky can a girl get? Such a fantastic find. Would love to see what you do with that tin because knowing you the tin has no chance to stay like that!

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  39. Oh man, I sucked my breath in when I saw what was in that lovely tin, lol! My friend chucked a bunch of old watches and I almost cried :) Almost...wanted to go to the dump, haha.
    Can't wait to see what you do with the tin :) have fun.

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  40. Wow what a fantastic find, did he find amusing when you did your happy dance!!lol i have to admit i'm green with envy, i never seem to be able to make finds like this. Kezzy x

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  41. Fantastic - your neighbour has turned out to be a real gem! I am so envious. My grandad used to repair watches and I remember his drawers and boxes full of all those cogs and wheels - never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would ever covet them ... sigh. Can't believe I'm saying this but I'm glad you have rain :) Elizabeth x #108

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  42. Oh my Gosh! Aren't you lucky, Annette, you must feel like being in seventh heaven! I look forward to seeing all the wonders you will create with these - gorgeous!!!

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  43. Woohoo! That's one tin of wonderfulness! I'm trying to think of a cog pun but can't think of one at the moment. It's wheely hard!!

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  44. What a coincidence! I heard about steam punk for the first time today in a magazine, then I find your post too. Looks like you're going to have great fun with your bits and pieces! Thanks for sharing, love, Clare # 104

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  45. Oooh Mah Gaaawwwww! So jealous!
    This looks ammmmmmmazing.
    xo, Amber #20

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  46. Oh my! What a treasure trove of goodies! Tim Holtz himself would be salivating over that little lot! :)

    I need neighbours like yours! :lol:

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ali #58

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  47. Wow what a lovely neighbour to have a tin like that - I think I would be sat there hugging it lol

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  48. Oh my what a grand find!!!! Lucky girl! Sue K

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  49. Running very late here happy WOYWW - thanks for popping over! and do love your awesome stash... what a collection so I should visit my local clock repairer!! Shaz in oz.x

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  50. Sorry to be getting around so very late!

    Wow I am doing the happy dance with happy claps for you. Those gears look magnificant and I can image all the lovely projects you can make with them. Enjoy!!

    Happy WOYWW on Sunday!!
    Sam xx # 77

    craftychickcards@blogspot.com

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  51. What a great treasure you have there. I am sure you will have fun with those...and you have soo many that you can easily use them since the supply is plentiful. I find it easy to use things I have lots of and hard to use things I may not get again and only have limited supply of.
    Awesome!

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