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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

WOYWW - a first for me!

A lot of the bloggers I follow, join in with Julia's 'What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday' - where as the name suggests, you show what's on your workdesk on that particular Wednesday.  Up until now I have only ever looked at some of the desks, but thought it was time to reveal all - well, not all today, but here's a start anyway.


I'm in the process of altering 25 (yes 25!) matchboxes for the 'Countdown to Christmas' matchbox swap (well, it seemed like a good idea at the time!)

The matchboxes came from the Pound Shop (3 packs of 10), I've disposed of all the matches and primed the boxes with white acrylic paint.


So far I've worked on just seven of them - stuck scrapbook paper on, edged with gold marker pen, stuck a used Christmas postage stamp on and a little bit of rubber stamping.


They're not finished yet though, they need a bit of sparkle - and ribbon - I've been amassing on my desk all the Christmassy type ribbon and bits I can find in my stash.


There's also the little job of making 25 gifts to go inside the matchboxes!  I've made one so far (the little hanging decoration you may be able to see in the photo above in the little tray).

Maybe next Wednesday I'll be able to show how far I've got - I'd better get a move on as they need to be finished and posted off by 15th October - which I know seems a long way off, but I am so easily distracted. 

I hope to look at some of the other WOYWW desks today - what could be a nicer distraction than that!

Thanks for looking today and I hope you'll come back for another nosey around my craft room sometime.

36 comments:

Terry said...

Can't wait to see the finished project. Sure looks pretty darn tidy to me!!!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Love having a nose at everybody elses craft spaces!! I should join in but my desk is always soooo messy! LOL! ;)
Your xmas matchboxes are looking fab already! I'm also taking part in Linda's swap, had a lot of fun with these! I hope I get one of your boxes!!

Jan x

Moy Yin said...

I also joined WOYWW for the 1st time this week. I like altered project and your matchbox project looks cool. I can imagine keep small tinkets in the matchbox. #97

Maureen said...

You certainly are a glutton for punishment Sherry, look forward to seeing the finished boxes!!

Lou and Mel said...

Welcome along to WOYWW -great desk you have there!

Stressed Stamper said...

Loving the match boxes - labour of love...did you save yr stamps from last yrs cards - great idea as a table decoration also....
Sarah #5

NEEDLEWINGS said...

I love seeing your desk Sherry! Can I come over and play? hee hee

Sue said...

Hi Sherry
welocme to WOYWW, enjoy your snoop, oh your little boxes look fabulous, i wouldnt fancy taking that on, lol, lovely ribbon,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(3)

Lizzybobs said...

Hi Sherry your desk looks great hun have fun with your match boxes thanks for sharing with us and hope you have a good week - love Liz (24)

Sarah said...

Those matchboxes are going to be beautiful!

Sarah (57)

Helen said...

Such beautiful matchboxes. Good luck getting them done - the time will creep up.... (19)

Wishcraft said...

Your workspace looks like such fun :o) Those matchboxes are looking lovely, bet they'll be fab when they're finished. Lisa x

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Evening Sherry, you have joined the dark side then...no joking ,,,its the nosey side! The matchboxes look wonderful and your space looks busy busy busy which is good x Suz (10)

Gini said...

Oh my Goodness me, oh my sainted pants, oh my painted ants 25??!!
A hive of lovely activity Sherry.
Gini
xx

Daniele said...

should be great when its finished 25 sounds like alot to do though
hugs from Daniele(29)

Katie said...

How fun! I've never done a match box before, but it looks like a lot of fun! Love your space!

Katie (91)

triciasconfetti said...

only the secon week I have done WOYWW myself. not been blogging long either and sometimes spend more time than I should browsing crafty blogs for inspiration. Well done you for attempting the matchboxes. bit to daunting for me that at the moment.
x Tricia (73)

madebyKarla said...

Those matchboxes are comming along so nicely! Please let us see them before you send them away :) thanks for the snoop and your kind comment ;)

Createology said...

How fun to see your worktable. Maybe it is a "SHERRY" thing of getting distracted as my word this year is FOCUS! Hmmm...
Your little swap boxes with gift are fabulous. I love them. Happy creating...

Sheila said...

Welcome to WOYWW! What a great stash.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

welcome to WOYWW! your desk looks so interesting with all the goodies arranged so neatly (or have you avoided showing us the messy part?). hope you get your matchboxes done, they seem like a LOT! but the ones you've made so far are looking good. i like the gold edging and the Christmas stamp idea.
hugs,
peggy #37

bad penny said...

Wow ! I'd better get on as I want to organise a Christmassy altered matchbox swap ! Yours are great.
Wish I had an area to craft - I use the kitchen table !

Jenxo said...

oh my 25 matchboxes, you are very brave ;) they look gorgoues tho.

your workspace is very tidy :)

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Love them, and that sounds like a fun communal project. What a great idea! But 25? I would lose the will to live if I had to make that many of anything LOL!

Mary Anne

Deborah said...

Hurrah for the pound shop! :-) Your matchboxes look great so far - looking forward to seeing the finished articles. Now BACK TO WORK (cracks whip LOL)

butlersabroad said...

Lol, exactly how does one dispose of that many matches!!! The little boxes look great but I couldn't do that quantity, look forward to seeing the update next week. Welcome to WOYWW too, it's a lot of fun.

Hugs
Brenda (88)

Theresa said...

Hey Sherry! Looks like you've got it completely under control! Fun visiting your workdesk and look forward to seeing your progress!

Lynn Stevens said...

Adorable little boxes you'll have some happy swappers no doubt!

Spyder said...

This looks like fun, I want to have a go now...I used to collect matches, Ihave about a 100 different ones...somewhere....some still with matches in...Welcome to WOYWW and yours was a fabulous snoop!! have a good woyww, sorry I'm sooo late

((Lyn))

Julia Dunnit said...

Welcome to WOYWW! Great to see you and your desk. I have to say that with the numbers and size involved, 15 October doesn't sound very far off to me! Fab idea and lovely little gift, what a nice thing to swap.

Candace said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of WOYWW!

Your little boxes look great

Thanks for sharing Hugs Candace #43

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

So glad you joined us at WOYWW. It's fun here, and VERY addictive. I love what you've done with the matchboxes so far, and that first flower (gift) is gorgeous. You know me, altered art is my thing, so I'm impressed by what you are making.

I would LOVE to see that wall of stash behind the desk. Sorry I'm so very late this week, especially since I'm #2. Talk about getting distracted!

Gez said...

Yeah! You joined us!!
So sorry I am so late calling. My Dad has been poorly & it's kind of thrown me back a bit. Your matchboxes are looking FAB. Can't wait to see them next week.
Hope you have a lovely Sunday Sherry. Love Gez.xx

Dezinaworld said...

25 ? are you mad ? lol looks like a lot of work but lots of fun too and can see they are gonna be stunning
hugs June xxxxx

Mrs A. said...

Could I rent a corner of your desk cos it would be five times bigger than what I have to work on. Lol.
Love the boxes and the little peek of the 1st gift. I had fun doing mine. Really stetched the old grey matter to come up with 25 different boxes and gifts!

Margaret said...

Love this kind of 'look see'! your matchboxes are fab, quite a job you have there, just focus on how wonderful they'll all look at Xmas! Mx!!