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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, Week 143


As I'm still up I thought I'd join in with showing what's on my desk.

I've started to alter a torso for the Flickr swap on
What you can see is the reverse side of the torso,
the other side is much messier, but I won't show it just yet
as it's still very much a work in progress.

There's also a template for a matchbox - but I don't
like the size of it.  I couldn't believe that the Pound Shop
no longer sells matchboxes.
They sell lighters, but I don't fancy altering one of those!
I shall be hunting around tomorrow for some small matchboxes
as I need some for a couple of swaps I'm in.

I want to join in with Elizabeth's altered book course 
but have been having trouble finding the right sort of book.
This is the best I could find - it doesn't have as many pages
as I'd like, but it'll have to do.

Finally, I thought I'd show you some  things I've
received recently from swaps.


These two beauties came from 
along with a multitude of other goodies.


This fabulous art block and card are from
Jan of Jan's Arty Journey
I don't know why the link doesn't work,
(here's the url in full   
http://jansartyatcjourney.blogspot.com/2012/02/art-block-trade.html)


Last but not least, this gorgeous Valentine
altered matchbox and goodies arrived today from

That's about it for now - if you want to see other desks
hop on over to Julia's place
where she'll point you in the right direction
- well Mr Linky will anyway!

Goodnight all, and thanks for looking -
I'll come and look at your desk too if you
let me know you've been here!

54 comments:

Hazel said...

The altered torso looks as if it will be interesting (did some of these quite a while ago). Love the things you received in swaps (Hazel, WOYWW# 5) x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm impressed with the altered torso. It will be awesome when you finish it.

You can make the book work, as long as it has a sewn spine. I promise. Just don't remove many pages.

You should be able to get matchboxes (with matches in them) at any grocery store or supermarket. There are 10 boxes in a pack. At least that's where you can get them here in the States. Happy WOYWW from #3.

May said...

The altered torso is looking fabulous!! can't wait to see the finished creation, Hugs May x x x

Judy said...

Thanks for showing what's on yout table Sherry. Love the little dolls and swap goodies too!

TangolikeRaindrop said...

That altered torso looks amazing already! :)

Jenny said...

You have some gorgeous things happening on your desk Sherry... I love the little vintage book... and all the delicious swap goodies... beautiful!!!

Hugs
Jenny x

Spyder said...

yes I had my book ready, now I've lost it again...torso looks like fun...even creepy! Have to look out for when it's finished! HaPpY WoYwW Have a crafty week.
((Lyn) #20

sandysewin said...

You've got all kinds of interesting goodies. Love that little Valentine's matchbox.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #33

peggy aplSEEDS said...

you got as lot of nice pieces in your swaps! i am joining the AB class too! happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Createology said...

I always enjoy your very busy workdesk where you play so well. Great goodies you have received. Wonderful Wednesday Sister Sherry...

Kemma said...

I had to stop by and take a look! Thanks for sharing, it is always so much fun to see what others are doing.
Kemma
this week at #42 on WOYWW

Lesley said...

Hi Sherry, wow what a lot of eye candy today, or tonight.
So happy the matchbox made it. Love that artblock, Jan does the coolest things.
Enjoy and can't wait to see that torso finished.
Les xo

sandra de said...

Lots of wonderful goodies from your swap. It will be great to see how all our altered books look by the end of Elizabeth's tutes.

Danielle said...

very pretty swap projects! dani43

voodoo vixen said...

Hope you find the matchboxes... most supermarkets sell them in packs of 6 I think. You have received some lovely bits in the post, the dolls look fab.

Ohhh Snap said...

That altered torso looks great! I hate it when a reliable source gives up a favorite product. Good luck with the matchbook hunt. Love your choice of book, I've been waffling, but I need to hunker down. Happy WOYWW! #29

Terry said...

Fun all the way around and not to mention fabulous! One day I will have to join a swap! Have a great evening!

jude said...

Yes ive only just found a suitable book ,so now need to find the time to follow the tutorial.
Your swaps are lovely .i have a template i could send you but it's for a large match box.I do alter small ones but find i like the bigger ones...lol just shout if you need me to send it
hugs judex 10

scrappymo! said...

Hopefully your book will work out for you!
i never knew that it was hard to find matchboxes. I have some little packages (kits) to make 4 matchboxes in each kit. I bought them at a local dollar store in the Shuswap.
Maybe something like that would work for you. I bought all they had for the kiddie crafts on Saturdays.

Helen said...

Yes, not sure my book will be great, but it's my first go so....
I think your torso will turn out great... and you got some interesting swaps. Helen 32

Neil said...

Hi there, thanks for letting us peek this week and I hope the rest of the week gives you some creative time too. some lovely swaps you have there too.
Neil #61

Ann B said...

Great book for the AB class. I'm a fellow 'student' and looking forward to getting stuck in. With a dictionary your theme has to be words - is it?
Good luck with the altered torso, I love altered art of all kinds.

Ann B
#70
My blog candy ends Thursday if you are interested

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab makes & swaps. I'll have to look into altered books, lots of you seem to be doing them. Happy Wednesday to you, enjoy this week's snoop of oh so creative places & take care. Zo xx 83

SusanLotus said...

You received alot of wonderful stuff! :)
I have to take a look at Flickr and see what you´re up to now at the Art´n Soul...
Have a nice day!
Hugs

okienurse said...

great looking desk today. Very crafty! Love all the swaps and gifts you have received. Hope you have a great week. Vickie #47

Deborah said...

Haven't even printed my torso off yet. It's planned for the weekend. You have some lovely swap gifts there too - love the wooden ATC thingy!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Looks like you have so much going on! Thanks for sharing your space this morning! Happy WOYWW!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh Sherry, all sorts of interesting going on here! Like the torso idea very much..you're getting quite painty with it!
Lovely swaps and gifts..you are involved in quite alot,huh!

BetteK said...

"I've started to alter a torso" ... only in crafting blogland can you get away with comments like that! People get arrested for doing that on "Criminal Minds"!!!!! Happy WOYWWing! Debbie #89

Tracy said...

Wow - altered torsos! I love the altered matchboxes - how cute and adorable. After visiting all these desks, I'm going to have a list a mile long of fun things to do with my daughter on summer break on top of keeping up with my own stuff. *lol* Can't wait to see more of your work! Warmly, Tracy #93

Lou said...

Great altered torso and matchboxes, have a great day Lou x

Peggy said...

love the altered goodies thanks for sharing

Netty said...

Hi Sherry loving your workspace and all your magical goodies.
Just wanted to say that if your printer can print on photopaper it will print on this canvas, just pop it straight in (no backing paper required), Annette x

kay said...

your torso project looks very interesting and what great gifts,happy crafting,x

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Ooh, fun projects-in-projects. Don't you just love swaps? I especially love Jan's art block. Lucky girl, you!

Cheers,
Susan #140

DottyA Cards & Things said...

The dolls you got from a swap are so sweet!! I love them and the other things too!! What a FUN blog you have to visit... Thanks for sharing!

Ira Huberts said...

There's always so much to look at on your desk Sherry! And you just received the most awesome goodies in your swaps (but then again you sent off true art as well ;-) Have a lovely evening, hugs, Ira x

Bella said...

love the ATC block and the doll swaps.

Twiglet said...

Great swaps and your torso thingy looks like fun too.

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Hi Sherry interesting worktable, the torso will be wonderful I'm sure and so will your book,lots of wonderful goodies you recieved from your swap.
Anni

Artyjen said...

Great swaps and the torso looks interesting ;)
xoxo sioux

Joynana said...

There is a lot of crafting going on and I can't wait to see the finished products. Loving those swap goodies. so much talent. #113

Jeremy and Samantha said...

wow you swap with some amazing artists can't wait to see how your torso turns out, Happy WOYWW

karen said...

I like the look of your altered torso and wil have to check back to see the finished product!
Great swap projects you received! Fun!
Happy WOYWW
xoxo Karen #163

scrappymo! said...

The whole swap thing sounds so interesting...it will be fun to follow the swap if you post more...I hope you do.

Karen said...

Lots of gorgeous art projects, I especially love your altered torso, it looks great :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Serendipity Stamping said...

You received some wonderful swaps! Hope to see your altered book sometime in the future. I love the chimes on here. Always wonder where and how people find these things to put on their blogs. #160

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Looks as though you have been very busy with some fab projects! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog x

Sarah said...

Love that torso in the make.... and some wonderful swaps too - lucky you! Thanks for sharing your space Sarah at 1 - having a peek on Friday!

cindyiscrafty said...

I always enjoy dropping by to see what you are up to! :O)

Jackie said...

Looking forward to seeing how the projects on your desk progress! It's always nice to see the work of others too.

Vicky said...

It's always a treat visiting your blog Sherry. Looking forward to see your projects progressing.

Off to check out the altered book course - sounds interesting! :)xx

kyla said...

some lovely makes...I didnt realise poundland stopped selling their muilti packs of matchboxes!! Boo...SO much easier than making your own.
Thanks for visiting my desk also.

kyla

Maggie's Crafts said...

Hi, I'm running very late this week...

Great makes you've showed us. :)

Thank you for sharing.

Maggie
x