Tuesday, 20 March 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday, week 146

Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't - this week I will
- what you talking about Willis?
  Join in with WOYWW of course!

What's WOYWW?
  Well, if you really don't know by now
hop along over to Julia's blog
where she invites anybody and everybody to show
what's on their workdesks every Wednesday.

So, what's on mine?

The orangey matchbox on the right is the one I received
from PeggyR for a one to one 'Spring / Easter'
themed altered matchbox swap.
You may just be able to see the sweet little
beaded doll peeking out - it's adorable!

The green box is what I received today (or should that
be yesterday now) from Teresa for the Flickr
matchbox swap where the theme was 'shamrocks'.
Teresa also included a lovely book of mini tags
a beautiful card and ATC.  

Thanks again ladies for the beautiful matchboxes.

What else is on my desk today?

This is the book I'm altering by following
amazing altered book course, 
or should that be
 the amazing Elizabeth's altered book course! 
 Yes I think so.
 So far, I've only completed lessons 1 to 3 - sort of.
I haven't decided what to do with the cover yet, or 
how to decorate the back page under the niche.
The main problem I had was choosing a theme
and eventually I settled for sewing / dressmaking etc.
I've prepared some clay torsos, one of which will
go into the niche - well that's the idea anyway.
I have been taking photos along the way and will
post them in the next few days.

Well, I think that's about it for now - 
happy desk stalking all you WOYWWers out there
and thank you for coming to see mine :)


My name is Cindy said...

Blimey you were up early this week!! Nice crop of pressies you've got there, that doll looks cute. Hope you get on better with your altered book than me - I haven't touched it for months.

But maybe I will do soon......

Happy WOYWW Cindy (#17)

May said...

lots of lovely makes on your desk, that altered book is coming along love the doll, have a great week, Hugs May x x x No9

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love those match boxes. You are one lucky swapper. Glad you have the remains of your niche. Nice to see it. I'm having a terrible time leaving comments on blogs tonight. They don't want to post. I'm starting to get really frustrated. Happy WOYWW from # 7.

Bubbles said...

What gorgeous pressies! Lucky you :)
It'll be great to come back again and see how your altered book develops. I started one... never finished it (a lot like many projects of mine!)
That stack of papers on the right is just screaming out for a rummage... got itchy fingers here *lol*

Happy WOYWW!
aka Sheleen at Patchwork Apples

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sherry,
I do love those little altered match boxes. I haven't tried to do that but maybe I might..... I get so many ideas from visiting WOYWW desks that I'll never be able to do everything I want!

The idea for your altered book sounds great. Don't forget to post your progress!


Anonymous said...

I'm not an alterer, haven't got the guts to try is the truth, so I admire anyone who alters things or makes little boxes and doodads! Lovely busy desk and look forward to seeing the book progress.

Brenda 2

Cindy Is Crafty said...

I am always intrigued by what you are working on, Sherry! I love your little matchboxes!

Danielle said...

While I enjoyed seeing what was on your desk, I loved seeing everything that is around your desk. The inks, stickles, and other hanging goodies are eye candy to me. Thanks for sharing! Dani32

Neesie said...

As they say...what a lot you've got Misses!
I'm a newie to WOYWW and can see I've such a lot to learn :D
Those matchboxes are cute.
Enjoyed my peek at your desk ~ thanks Neesie #37

Darnell J Knauss said...

Lovely cozy space you have and neat little matchboxes! Thanks for the peek. (I've no # yet as I won't post until tomorrow - only Tuesday night here. I'm getting a head start on visiting those 'cross the pond who've already posted.)

Sara S. said...

So many pretty things!

I keep thinking about trying the altered book thing, but I'm pretty sure I'd get the book and it wouldn't get much further than that!

Sara S. (#27)

okienurse said...

great looking desk and I love the presents. Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #48

kay said...

am admiring your cork board for display,did you enjoy drinking all the wine :)

Helen said...

LOL! I am still dithering about my AB theme too... think I'll take it as it comes... Love your desk though and the matchbox.

Ann B said...

Altered books and matchboxes - sheer heaven. Love the butterfly on the green one, it would go great with my AB theme of 'wings'. I finished my niche yesterday.

Ann B

SophieNewton said...

Matchbook swap...what a fab idea, I love it.
Sophie no.88

Redanne said...

Loving that matchbox and that doll, good luck with the altered book. Regards, Anne # 66 (PS - like your little tinkling sound too)

Tracey FK said...

those clay torsos are going to be a great addition to your AB and I look forward to seeing it when it is done... happy woyww... Trace #50

donnalouiserodgers said...

It is people like Elizabeth that make the web so wonderful, free advice delivered comprehensively,
she is solely responsible now for a whole extra generation of alter book makers...

your book will so so worth your effort,
dx @ 74

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great desk shot, love what you've got on there too. Thanks for sharing this WOYWW, let the snooping commence! Take care Zo xx 22

Clare with paint in her hair said...

love your pressies! your book looks to be coming along quite nicely!

Sandra Botham said...

lots and lots of lovely things. Fab work area.

Rita said...

Love those little matchboxes, beautiful. Great workspace too. Hugs Rita xx

Miriam said...

Lovely space Sherry. Those match boxes look fabulous.


Unknown said...

Looks like you're working on a fab project there Sherry (you know me and books, lol!). Love those matchboxes, too, btw, they look gorgeous. Happy crafting! Hugs, Ira x

Alexandra MacVean said...

Look at all the amazing things you've been working on! :) Love them, especially the box. That's way too cute! :)
Happy WOWW! #38

Julia Dunnit said...

And there I was getting all impatient coz in the first picture, I cant see that they are clay bodices...! I like the book cover as it is, I'm sure you'll arrive at some idea eventually. Me - no theme and no niche....bit of a slacker in the AB class!

Minxy said...

Hiya Sherry, Hope your well sweetie, Great desk view, i do love your corkboard, very cool. A nice selection of art received too, Must find time to do anther swap one of these days. x
Happy Woyww'ing
Hugs Minxy #23

Fuchsia said...

Loving the match boxes

have a happy week xx

SusanLotus said...

So beautiful and inspiring things! I´m sure you are delighted for those swaps. :)
Gorgeous artdolls on your wall too!
Have a great creative week!
Hugs from Sweden where the sun is shining and we are waiting for the spring...

karen said...

I like your idea for a sewing/dressmaking theme for your AB! Look forward to seeing how it comes out!
Love the items you received in the swap too! Lucky you!
xoxo Karen #169

Unknown said...

that will be another fabby project and congrats on winning the lace youll enjoy that price hun hugs sassyx..saw it on ribbon girls blog

fairyrocks said...

Oh, the match boxes are adorable. That is one swap I have never done. Your book ideas look marvelous. Keep smiling and creating

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Happy time on your desk this week. I'm glad you joined in. Great little boxes and doo dads from swaps. I find swaps so exciting because you never know what you'll get but you know it will be Good Mail (and not bills).

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Loving the matchbox swaps :)
What a great theme you've chosen...for your altered book, The clay torsos will be perfect for the niche!
...looking forward to seeing it progress ;) Jan x

SandeeNC said...

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog, because I had not seen your book progress, and I am loving the idea of the clay dress forms in your niche! How cute will that be? CUTE! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

DottyA Cards & Things said...

So glad I stopped by again... You have some Very intresting creations! Both the ones your working on and the ones you recived!!

Neet said...

Busy playing catch up today as I had computer bloopers yesterday.
Love the matchboxes, I did one once and thoroughly enjoyed it. What a fab swap.
Hugs, Neet #4 xx

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Those boxes are great, and you have so much going on, especially with that book project. Thank you for your visits and lovely comments on our new stamp and daughter's talent. Certainly, Clarity were so easy to deal with, a real pleasure. Have a good week. xx Maggie #5

Queen Lightwell said...

#168 here...thanks for checking out my messy desk areas! It looks like your inks are pretty organized, use them much? ;-) lol I don't have much in inks right now, I'm just now dipping my feet in the stamping pool. I really love your altered matchboxes and the jointed cool!

Shoshi said...

Your creative space looks lovely, Sherry, and I love those little matchboxes.

Thanks for your comment on my blog - if those of us box hoarders on here are representative of the population at large, it's a horrific thought just how much cardboard and polystyrene everybody must be hoarding!! I'm sure it could be put to better use lol!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshii #14

peggy aplSEEDS said...

those matchboxes are so cute! i am taking the AB course too and i have my niche but i have no idea what to put in it! happy WOYWW and thank you for sharing,
hugs, #26 peggy aplSEEDS

lisa said...

Some gorgeous things on your desk there. Everyone seems very involved with altered books at the minute.
Hugs Lisax #123

Elizabeth said...

I'm so late this week, blame my dentist, but determined to visit you. Love the matchboxes and your WOYWW neat freak icon - I should have one of those. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Elizabeth x #73

Jester said...

I look forward to seeing your book progress. J x

BJ said...

Adore the matchbox SWAPs, what a great idea. I have put the suggestion to my craftgroup to see if they'd like to do something similar. Oh and btw your bells freaked me out the first time I heard them, thoguht my son was playing tricks until he came in and asked where the bells were coming from!! LOL Where ARE they coming from? BJ :)))

BJ said...

Oops should have said BJ #54