We all had a fabulous day on Sunday at Padgate Crafters where, amongst other things, I played around yet again, with Stampboard tiles. I'm loving making these little hangings.
I still hadn't emptied and tidied away the contents of my bags from Sunday, as you can see below, so I decided to blitz my desk as I had some serious crafting to do this week with the 2nd birthday coming up soon for my grandee in Germany and I must get those special things in the post soon. I just had to set to it after seeing the desk of our own dear leader Julia who put me to shame by tidying her's immediately after her last crop.
Here's the after shot, still not quite tidy enough, taken from up high on a foot stool, Julia style! Lots of strawberries on view now waiting to be hidden again once I start crafting. On the left a lovely carrier bag from Desigual, one of my fave shops where I bought a lovely blue top in their sale last week. If you like something bright and different take a look at their website desigual.com and the sales are on NOW!
The cream wire dress model is a charity shop find for a £1 and will be handy to hang things from its's curly bits.
Don't be confused.... it's just that time of week again when we follow our leader and show our desks to the World. Go over to Stamping Ground and all will be revealed.... all being over 100 work desks of crafty individuals from around the globe.
I've had the following photos from my last visit down South, taken in another of my favourite shops......
The Baltic Trader Polish Pottery shop in Lewes.
I am mad on this pottery and have started buying a couple of items each time we visit. I'd love a full set of everything I can use but it's not cheap but this visit DH treated us to a teapot.
Check out the website for this fabulous shop.... at baltictrader.co.uk . It shows the full range and tells all about the four potteries in Boleslawiec, Poland, where all the pottery is made. My daughter and her husband in Germany have some old pieces of this traditional pottery, given to them by his grandmother who is 90, so it could be around 60 years old.
In the cafe they use all their blue and white pottery but this little girl, our youngest grandchild, was just fascinated with trying to open a packet of sugar. The food is to be recommended... we've had lunch there a few times and it has always been so good and the staff are really friendly and helpful.
I bought this fabulous, tiny, dolls tea set to send to our little grandee in Germany for her 2nd birthday in August but hopefully I will be taking it out there personally as, whoopidoo! I may be able to visit fairly soon. There is a little stand for the teapot and front left you can see the little candlestick. I just adore it and I know she will too! I can't wait to play tea parties with it!
Hope to find time visit as many as possible this week so get those desks ready, no holds barred!www.desigual.comwww.desigual.comwww.desigual.com