Yes, it's still morning for me ... it's almost a tradition for my fellow WOYWWers to remark on how quickly the week has gone, but, for me, it's how quickly each day goes spinning by - 11 am and I haven't accomplished much!!! The good news is that it's going to be a sweltering day here according to the weather reports and the beach beckons:) But before I go anywhere I'm clocking in ... to Stamping Ground - that's Julia's place - to record for posterity what's on my workdesk this Wednesday. Intrigued, don't know what this is all about ... just click the link above and join in if you dare!
As you can see I've been playing with ink pads, using them to colour in this filigree bird card. I bought a pack of these cards many moons ago, an impulse buy, and when I got them home I just had no idea what I was going to do with them. With my mojo still not in full flow ... see my previous post here to see how I've been coping with a dire lack of motivation ... I thought I might give it a bit more of a nudge by digging out something neglected from my stash. This is as far as I've got, but I rather like the effect the inking has produced so I've riffled through my snippets, as you can see, and found some bits and pieces that might just make a half-decent card, eventually.
The little plastic box at the back is storage for my newly-made pins ... see that same previous post for a full colour piccie ... all sorted out tidily. Note to Shaz in Oz: the pins are bought with the heads already in place ... I'm glad to say I don't have to stick them on! The smaller pins are from a local department store and the heart-shaped ones are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Most of the beads I use, apart from those I pinch from my sister's stash, are from old bits of costume jewellery I have just broken apart ... I find that car boot sales and charity shops are great sources - you can pick up an old beaded necklace for a song in the right place.
The various storage boxes, pails, shelves ... not forgetting the chook cupboard ... at the back are permanent and you will see them in almost all of my WOYWW photos.
Another wee note for those who asked ... no, we did not walk the 55 miles from Annan to Moffat, we just stood in the rain and followed the trail on the information board. On a really wet and rainy morning that was exercise enough for us :)
Right, I'm off to start my blog hop before disappearing beachward for the afternoon. Just a wee reminder - it's only 88 days to Christmas, not soon enough for panic to set in, but getting there :)
Happy WOYWW day to you all,