Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Mountain of Madness-- WOYWW

 I just love What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesdays and all the lovely ones who participate! It really is kinda fun to just suddenly stop in the middle of whatever and snap a picture of the madness! Some days, it's much neater, and prettier, and calmer. But today...creative mountains of madness and mess! I've been embroidering on a cute doll...whitewashing pages of an old book that is to become a refurbished art journal...some cross-stitch projects...and of course that butterfly scarf I started last week. During lunch breaks, and late at night is when the butterfly scarf comes out, and I think it's coming along quite nicely! The little doll is going to stitch up in no time. She's kind of an experiment. And the art journal will take the rest of the year, for sure! Oh...but I have a nice, very long holiday vacation time planned in December--days and days and days. It's getting me through right now! So happy WOYWW everyone. Crafty hugs!


I've also been making flowers on a little loom.
Painting this future art journal white.
My messy worktable this morning
The butterfly scarf with super soft spa yarn.
Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch and make your work desk a happy place!

64 comments:

  1. The scarf and the flowers are so pretty. How do you use that loom? I was taught how to knit in High school but i have never made anything worth wearing hehehe...
    Happy Wednesday
    Riya #19

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  2. lots of fab things to see and love the colour of that scarf too! Happy speak like a pirate day and enjoy crafting
    :D
    Lisa
    #40

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  3. Lovely lot of crafty goodness on your desk today :D Love the look of that butterfly scarf, so pretty! That's going to keep you toasty warm in the winter!! There's a real nip in the air over here in the UK, everyone is full of colds as the season turns. I love autumn so much, it's my favourite season. I live by a huge forest (called Savernake if you want to google it) and the walks in there are brilliant. You can be completely surrounded by orange leaves...gorgeous :D
    Hugs, LLJ #75 xx

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  4. Lots of stuff going on here! love that scarf I have only just learnt to crochet so am just making simple flowers at the moment but that looks great fun - will have to try one! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 68

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  5. Happy WOYWW. That scarf looks so soft and I am loving the little flower. I have just bought myself some needles and yarn to see if my hands can cope with knitting again (after a break of several years). Ali x

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  6. You've got lots to keep you busy. happy crafting jill #75

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  7. lots going on , on this desk the scarf looks pretty....and i love the background to your blog nice colours
    jackie 30
    http://scrapbangwallop.blogspot.com

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  8. The scarf is making progress. Love the white washed pages.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #47

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  9. Your scarf looks very special...lovely. I do just that thing with books to make books to paint in.
    xx

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  10. Jeepers, you have a lot going on and I thought I was busy!

    Have fun snooping

    Jaklix #96

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  11. such a lot of fun, creative projects on the go!!
    have a happy WOYWW :)
    no. 65 (it was 67...)

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  12. WOW Talk about a busy and creative desk! I see lots of stuff that I could have fun playing with. Have a great week! Vickie #73

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  13. Oh I am a fan of this blog hop too!!!! you have some totally interesting things on your workspace!!! love the embroidery!!!

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  14. Busy bee desk this week, you have so much going on all those lovely crafty projects Fabulous... Have a fun week, Hugs May x x x

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  15. Lovely busy desk with such different projects on the go! The colour of that scarf is yummy! Thanks for popping by to see me, Cindy now #76

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  16. Lots of projects going on here! Your scarf will be so soft and cozy when you are done! Lovely! Happy WOYWW!

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  17. Madness, perhaps, but such PRETTY madness! Love the stitched piece you are working on!

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  18. Gosh how much have you going on? I dont sew myself but can appreciate what you are making, thy are really good. Thanks for popping by mine
    Amanda @129 x

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  19. Ooh - such a lot happening in your craft space today ! Lots of fun projects on the go ! Thanks for stopping by ! Ali #53

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  20. Thanks for dropping by and wanting to follow ...I shall be following you too ...I think I need to get a coffee and delve through your past posts. You are creating so many fun things. I'm into triangular scarfs weighted with beads at each corner ... Jo at Jozart started us all off with them ...they are fun and very practical ...must go ... the cats are killing each other ...their way of telling me its feeding time xx#8

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  21. So, you paint over the printing on an old book? Then it is like having a blank book to decorate? I like the sound of this!!
    Karen 122

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  22. What a lot of lovely projects to keep you busy. Thanks for visitng our blog earlier.

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  23. Thanks for stopping by, and now I know what a butterfly scarf is - horrah. BJ#19

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  24. hi Sandee
    lots of lovely projects going on on your desk/ workspaces this week, it makes life interesting to mix things up a bit!!
    thanks for stopping by
    janet #45

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  25. wow, so many gorgeous creations in one post!
    Debxx

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  26. So many lovely things on your blog. That picture is going to be fab. I think we have the same butterfly in our gardens too!! x Jo

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  27. So many wonderful crafty projects on the go... already love the look of the journal even though it's early days, and am - as usual - in awe of anyone who can tackle the needle (knitting or otherwise) and thread/wool side of things! Thanks so much for dropping by, and happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

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  28. I was away from my desk last week and couldn't leave any comments so I'm trying to get around as many of my blogging friends today.
    So many wonderful things on the go over at yours today. Thanks for sharing it.
    Hugs,
    A x #86

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  29. Lots of varied and interesting things on your desk Sandy. Thanks for sharing your work space and have a great and creative end to the week. Happy WOYWW.
    hugs {brenda} xox #99

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  30. Hi Sandy Leigh - thanks for popping over. Your scarf is coming along nicely. Surprisingly so considering all the other lovelies you are creating. That loopy flower is cute - I think I remember having a thingy for making those! No where was it? Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 102

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  31. love "mountains of madness"! you have beautiful projects going!

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  32. What a versatile lady you are Sandy. Thank you for joining my merry gang of followers. It's so nice when people like what I write.
    The Doodly birds also like making new friends
    Kind regards
    Lynn -:)

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  33. My word, you do have a lot of different projects on the go don't you? Still I suppose in a way, so do I. I believe I used to have a little frame thingy to make flowers and then I crocheted them all together for a blanket.
    Thanks for sharing your mountain of madness with us. Kate x

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  34. Madness is a good thing, I think!! Love that scarf!!
    xxDaniella#38

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  35. You are a busy gal, so much creativity! You do fun things. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  36. Thanks Sandy for the heads up on the direction my blog is taking everyone. I wanted to clean my desk for WOYWW but it didn't happen today. I'm going to surprise everyone next week. Your scarf is going to be just beautiful. I see you have an owl pattern on your desk. They are my new found love. Tell me whooo whooo is it by. lol

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  37. Thanks Sandy for the heads up on the direction my blog is taking everyone. I wanted to clean my desk for WOYWW but it didn't happen today. I'm going to surprise everyone next week. Your scarf is going to be just beautiful. I see you have an owl pattern on your desk. They are my new found love. Tell me whooo whooo is it by. lol

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  38. Oh, Sandy, that scarf is wonderful--and your pink pigtailed girl is adorable, so cute!!

    Fed your fishes, by the way . . .

    Happy WOYWW to you!
    :)trisha, #143 this week,
    and utterly shameless!

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  39. That is going to be a gorgeous scarf! Can't wait to see it completed! :) I'm hoping to learn how to crochet in a few weeks so I can knit me up some scarves...well, I'm sure at least one of those words was the proper terminology. lol The little flowers from the loom are darling, what all do you do with them?
    Thanks for stopping by my desk already and leaving me such a sweet comment. :)
    Deeyll

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  40. Oh that scarf is gorgeous!
    Thanks for stopping by theponygirl 06. That is my little grandaughter and she sure loves getting comments.
    This grandma will be very happy when she learns to read and to write her own blog posts! teehee

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  41. Gosh you are mega busy, so much on the go. Would love to do all that you are doing. Love the embroidery ..... and the scarf - well, that is just fab.
    Hugs, Neet 33 xx

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  42. Wow, that's a lot going on. And I love that embroidery. She's such a cutie. The scarf is amazing. Don't know how you ahve the patience.

    Thank you so much for visiting.
    cheers, rachel #62

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  43. My Sandy you have lots of projects on the go on your desk, I wish I was that productive! Hope you had a great Wednesday and thanks for the visit, playing catch up this morning.
    Happy crafting!
    Erika.

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  44. I love the colour of that scarf! Its great to have a few things on the go so you can just see what takes your fancy. Looks like fun!

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  45. The scarf really does look gorgeous and soft. I love that you have so many projects on the go at once. My art journal comes and goes because sometimes you just have to be in the mood for aj. Love the little piece of embroidery she will be beautiful when finished. Do post a pic.
    Sandra @103

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  46. Your scarf is beautiful and that little girl embroidery is really cute. The journal is a great idea.
    Have a great week.
    Von #48

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  47. I love your butterfly scarf, the colour is absolutely stunning. And for me, journaling is the best! Looks like you are off to a great start. I'm going to check out your aprons... you've got me interested..... and oh, look... that background is my favorite paper..it's newsprint, the "out of print" one, I use it a lot! Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday and for the nice comments on my teacups and houses. I love making the houses especially... so relaxing somehow for me.cheers from Linda #120

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  48. Some very pretty things to see here this week - those wee flowers are so cute! Happy belated WOYWW,
    Bernice #3

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  49. My daughter has that butterfly loom, she loves to make them but has never really made them into anything.. Will have to show her your scarf.. I see one of my favourite things on your desk there a pic of an owl... Thanks for visiting my blog I am your newest follower. Sandy :)

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  50. Wow that scarf looks amazing. Is it complicated? Can't wait to see it finished. I only calculate how long it takes to crochet each side because I hate to leave a pund not finished so make sure I have time to finish before bed, plus I am a counting freak, I count everything. Don't know why. Also every night I wonder why I'm not making much progress and now I know it's because it takes so long to go all the way round. Sorry for waffling.

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  51. Gosh you've got lots going on here! Love the scarf, very pretty and cute little flowers too.

    Hugs
    Brenda 1

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  52. I think as long as something is being created its a wonderful mess!Tamika#137

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  53. Hi, thanks for popping over and leaving a comment. All your projects look like they are coming along great. What a good idea to just whitewash paint over the words in that book to create an art journal. And the scarf is looking pretty. :-) Brigita #122

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  54. not playing woyww this week, just snooping on a few new blogs from my usual. love your desk.
    caroline

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  55. Wow, you've got a lot of stuff happening there! I think your knitting looks more complicated than mine! Thanks for dropping by and happy late WOYWW!

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  56. Hi there Sandy ah you are having a great deal of fun here - love the scarf! Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #35

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  57. Wow, you're a really well-rounded crafter! It's awesome that you have so many different types of projects going at once!! Can't wait to see the finished products!!!


    Amy E. #10
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  58. Love your projects. What is the loom you used to make flowers? They look great. Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great weekend.

    Carol

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  59. ooh, not seen a flower loom before, they look really cute.

    Thanks for visiting my desk already
    kyla

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  60. Oh, I love your little loomed flower. Glad I stopped by and returned your visit. Wednesday will be here again before we know it.

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  61. You're as bad as me, with your multiple projects on the go! Never a dull moment though, eh? ;-) Sorry I'm so late getting round to everyone, but better late than never...

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  62. Hi Sandy,

    I'm so glad I finally made it!! It was a crazy weekend and time just got away from me.

    You have lots of interesting projects on your desk - the butterfly scarf is looking great. I need to step up my knitting from the usual cowl and spa cloths.

    I think it's great to have multiple projects going - it seems that's the way I operate too.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  63. Wow you have some fantastic creations on the go, the embroidery is so cute, the scarf is amazing, love the loom flowers and the journal will look fab when it's filled. Thank you for sharing. Happy Woyww :-) Kerry xx

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  64. That scarf looks like you'd just love to snuggle up in it! I am just getting around to visiting from last week to see what you are up to. Now that I see I think I need a nap. You sure have a lot of projects on the go. The flower loom is neat looking thing. It is fun to see different desks in different states. Mine is heaped right now, but what will it be like tomorrow?! (next WOYWW-already here pretty much)

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