Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

WOYWW 166

AND SO I'M THANKING YOU FOR BEING TRUE,
AND STANDING BY ME THROUGH AND THROUGH.
To say I was overwhelmed by last week's comments is a slight understatement! Thank you to everyone who wished me well on my birthday - it was fun, I was spoiled and received some fab prezzies :D
What a lot of pretties!! The bead 'suitcase' and some of these beads were from my boys and friends; well over 50% of what you see are recycled or from the £1 bargain necklaces I bought and dismantled. And the other side of the case...
The same mix of old and new... I had great fun sorting these out while Bradley Wiggins was winning Gold in the Time trial!! These shots would make great jigsaws, don't you think?? 
This tin is from my dear friend Helen from the band I play in...she knows me well *grin* She also made me this initial which I've put on my band bag...
Isn't it fab? There's even a mini tuba button on it!!  I think she should do these for craft fairs!! if you're interested, I can pass on her details....
And Morti made me this fab, funky, oh-so-steampunky tissue box - the detail on it is brilliant..
Love the mechanical dragonfly! Thank you so much, Morti - it's going to have pride of place in my craft room :D
I'm sorry but I don't have a desk shot this week as I've been away at my dad's and nothing got done...but this is the across-body peg bag in its finished state..
It's got a green spotty inside as a contrast to the stripes - seemed to work ok, I just hope the lady who ordered it likes it!
On the way down to Dad's, I took a detour off the M4 and met up with Sam (Hettiecraft). It was lovely to meet her in the flesh!
Funny and funky - I definitely know we'll meet up again!! And Fergus and Monkey of course :D And I was VERY jealous of her shoes!!
Aren't they fab?? Wonder if they do ones big enough to fit my great trotters? That's all folks, I really have to got to get my a**e into gear this week!!


71 comments:

  1. hey jan just a quickyto ask if julia about and does she know Mr Linky has gone AWOL.no links and no picture of her desk. off to work now so I will check in later
    janet

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a lot of fab birthday gifts Jan. I'm sure they are all well deserved. How lovely to meet up with Sam and her shoes :-) Gorgeous or what?
    Hugs,
    A x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Morning Jan!

    I've linked you up for today, as Julia's been having fun and games.... LOL.... You're number 13 (ulp!) this week.

    Glad you liked your pressie, yesterday was fab!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Jan just tried your WOYWW link and it went elsewhere! I was a tad confused so did last week's link and found you - phew! Loving the beads in the new case. So what band do you play in and what do you play - sounds cool and the letter is fab. The over shoulder peg holder is just the ticket if you ask me, sadly I don't have an outside line to require one. BJ#19

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yeah, have changed the link thing, so it's back on track. I think I've sussed the problem at my end, so we're all good! Love the bling tin, seriously, do you think Helen just told them about you and they though - aha, we'll make a tin!

    ReplyDelete
  6. wow!! what wonderful, wonderful pressies!! i just LOVE the tissue box!!
    have a happy WOYWW :)
    no. 11

    ReplyDelete
  7. Awh what a lovely time you had. I love the tin I've seen them in a shop in Witney where my sister lives.
    My turn on Mondsy for birthday madness. I love it.
    Lynn 43 (not my age)

    ReplyDelete
  8. What lovely gifts it sounds like you had a super week.
    Hugs Erika. #45

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oooh look at your bead collection! Yummmy! :o) the tissue box holder is fab! and I love Sam's shoes too. The peg bag looks great, it really does seem a good idea to be over the shoulder. Glad you had a lovely birthday. x April #44

    ReplyDelete
  10. You were truly spoilt and that that box from Morti is fabulous! Nice to see my feet are famous now! LOL!! But at least I had my WOYWW badge showing! To think that 10 mins later we looked like drowned rats :0(
    Great chin wag over coffee and we must do it again. VERY soon!
    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hey I've just been on Morti's blog and already seen the tissue box...great idea for a present. I have seen that tin and resisted buying it many times all their products have great little sayings, bought some for my daughter for christmas last year.
    Have a good week
    Julie(paperpathway)

    ReplyDelete
  12. You got some wonderful stuff! love that tissue box.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Fab birthday treats, well deserved! Those shoes are Allegria and whilst many are great for being wacky, they are the MOST comfy shoes I've ever had. Lots of Vicky Stampers ended up getting them after seeing and trying mine. I get them from Cheerful Soles on line. I first saw them on a lady at CHA and asked her the make!
    Don't miss my blog candy and there's a bit of fun too.
    Love joZarty
    off to Germany tomoz!!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. LOVING your pictures today . . . especially nice to see close ups of what you look like (on Sam's blog) and what Sam looks like on YOUR blog!

    Happy WOYWW LLJ xxx

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow, you did get spoilt for your birthday. The bead box is fab and that initial tag is gorgeous, loving the tuba. The tissue box is very impressive, especially the dragonfly. The tin suits you!!
    Have a great week.
    Von #17

    ReplyDelete
  16. What wonderful gifts for your birthday! Yes you were spoiled but that's a good thing. And I do love those shoes!
    Glenda 55

    ReplyDelete
  17. A very happy belated birthday for last week. Sorry I missed the cake but I was having fun in Somerset - did you save me a piece?
    Love the beads, a great gift, and the tissue box which I have already seen on Morti's blog - what a lucky girl.

    Happy WOYWW.
    Ann B
    #33

    ReplyDelete
  18. Nice shoes like that don;t seem to come in gargantuan! I know I am a UK9... looks like you got a good haul there on your special day.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Happy WOYWW Jan

    You had some lovely gifts, you clearly have special thoughtful friends. Great picture of Hettie with her shoes, they are great!

    Hope you manage to get geared up, l know how you feel :)

    Big hugs xx

    ReplyDelete
  20. Jan - What great gifts. Love those shoes, too! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love the bling tin and handbag charm...so cute! What a fab gift from Morti Love it!!! Hettie's shoes are a big WOW... I need a pair.. Glad you had a wonderful Birthday.. Hugs May x x x#40

    ReplyDelete
  22. How lucky you were!
    I love those shoes they remind me of Kickers. When I was young (I was once, you know) all the posh girls at my school had kickers and I was desperate for them but alas we weren't posh so I didn't get any! When I was older and had my own money I bought myself some Pods similar to Kickers but not the same.
    I had a deprived childhood but when I told my dad that the other day he said, 'It made you grounded!'
    Thanks Dad
    Enjoy your Un Birthday Wednesday
    Jakix #72

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a wonderful stash of gifts! Lovely birthday you had! Patsy from
    HeARTworks and
    papemelroti

    ReplyDelete
  24. Now that is one really great stash of beads and that tin just devine. Oh and those shoes are brilliant i love them, if she takes them off just run ok...... LOL What can I say about that tissue box, it is perfect and so well made to, you can see some of the details on it and all I can say is wow, wow, wow, So glad you had a good birthday

    Happy crafting
    Eliza #30

    ReplyDelete
  25. Ooh I love those shoes too, gorgeous! Your beads look lovely, as do your pressies - I was looking at one of those bling tins only yesterday.
    Helen S #89 x

    ReplyDelete
  26. I can see someone is heading for a slight addiction!! It's ok though, you'll be like the rest of us now! Lovely tissue box too, you got some great gifts. Brilliant that you got to meet Sam and what brilliant shoes she has!! Never been much of a show girl but those little beauties could change my mind!!

    Hugs
    Brenda 38 & 71!! You get the choice of two numbers this week!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Great gifts. Glad you had a good time.Great shoes.
    Famfa 83

    ReplyDelete
  28. Sounds like you got a fab stash of birthday gifts there!!!!! Glad you had a great time! Trish #27

    ReplyDelete
  29. it is my experience that arses do not have gears, they have airbags, specifically designed to slow us down and cushion our falls.

    That is if you are a woman of substance

    I suspect skinny dippers do not have bums like chunky dunkers,

    Hope you Da is doing okay, take it easy Mrs Jan.

    dxxx 7

    ReplyDelete
  30. What a lovely lot of gifts you had - enjoy. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #99 x

    ReplyDelete
  31. What pretty beads, fab case too. You sure had some lovely presents. How lovely to meet up with Sam, hopefully we'll be able to share a pic of us meeting up when we finally do, though I can't promise to be wearing such fab shoes! Take care & enjoy snooping this week. Zo xx 77

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hi Jan, those beads are mouthwatering ... think of the number of stick pins you could make with them :)

    Love your birthday presents and as for the tissue box - that dragonfly is special.

    Your doing well for meeting fellow WOYWWers, great photo of Sam and her shoes ... love those shoes, I want some too :))

    Happy WOYWW. Hope you have an enjoyable week. Elizabeth x #18

    ReplyDelete
  33. Sounds like a wonderful birthday, what great gifts. I am sure when I clicked on your name this morning it took me to Donna's blog.... so glad I tried again! Have a good week, Helen 4

    ReplyDelete
  34. Glad you had a wonderful birthday! Sounds like you received some great gifts. Dani101

    ReplyDelete
  35. What great gifts! Love the bling tin! The tissue box is great, too -- I hadn't noticed the dragonfly until you mentioned it.

    Oh, those shoes!! Did you happen to get the maker? I want them, badly...... They look like they could be Birkenstocks.

    Have a happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay $96

    ReplyDelete
  36. So glad to hear that you had a wonderful birthday! You got some lovely gifts, I am loving looking at your bead box, and you're right, the picture would make an awesome puzzle!waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Look at those fun shoes!
    So glad you had a great birthday!
    Happy WOYWW
    Mary Jo #74

    ReplyDelete
  38. I want those shoes!!! And that gorgeous Steampunk box :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. Great post Jan - what fab gifts - perfect for you! x Jo

    ReplyDelete
  40. Thanks for the great share of all your birthday goodies and your funky and fun visitor!! Have a great week! Darnell #102

    ReplyDelete
  41. Looks like you were very spoiled, happy belated birthday wishes, am green with envy of your morti tissue box :p
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugz Minxy #50

    ReplyDelete
  42. What wonderful birthday presents! I bet you're on cloud nine playing with those! I know it's your blogpost but I can't finish my comment without saying how fantastic Hettie's shoes are!! Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.53

    ReplyDelete
  43. What lovely birthday presents - you will be able to make a lot of beautiful things with all that bling - that "peg bag" is really nice - not a bad idea actually! I wanted to ask - if I fly over in October can I still attend the WOYWW doo??? My DBF says I can go - he might even drive me down there!!! Can I get more info???
    Lots of hugs,
    Cardarian

    ReplyDelete
  44. Oooo can I run my fingers through your bead trays.... looks good enough to put on the wall as it is. You had some fab burfday stuff
    janet #120

    ReplyDelete
  45. Oh my! The bead box is a great birthday present to help keep you organized for making your spankly fun creations. AND it would make a wonderful puzzle. Poppy and I just completed a birdhouse puzzle. She thought "if we build it, they will come," but we built the birdhouse puzzle but no birds came to see her. Great tissue box holder-just fabulous. It looks like you are having a fabulous time. Keep on keeping on!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Belated birthday greetings. Didn't you do well?!
    And I WANT those shoes!! Any idea what make they are? Do tell!!

    ReplyDelete
  47. It sounds like you had a fabulous birthday. Those beads are gorgeous. I could sit and play with them for ages. I dropped my case once and I spent two very happy days re-sorting all the beads. You are right about the photo making a very good puzzle.
    I also like the design of the peg bag. So much more useful than my old one that tied at the back, and was always slipping down.

    I have blog candy on offer so feel free to sign up to be in with a chance to win.

    kate #25

    ReplyDelete
  48. I'm late getting started this week. I blame it on the Linky snafu. I love that jewelry box. I was sorting buttons today and my box looked similar, but didn't have the cute decorations. Loved them. I'm number 22, but you know cause you've been there already.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Oh such lovely prezzies LL Cool J! Seems you had a wonderful birthday! Sue Kment 108

    ReplyDelete
  50. Happy Birthday (late)! Great pressies! I also think the bead boxes would make great jigsaws. Love the steampunk box too! Happy WOYWW, RosA # 62

    ReplyDelete
  51. Your beads are beautiful and they WOULD make a great jigsaw! Glad you were blessed with so many great gifts! Have a great WOYWW!
    Lisa
    #134

    ReplyDelete
  52. Hi Jan, love the seriously spangly stuff, and stripes and Sam. I also like aliterations. :-) It's nice to see a photo of Sam/Hettie looking relaxed and smiley.
    Thanks for your comment - I don't know about the Angel policy stuff. I've always thought that it would be theft to reproduce the actual stamps, but really they are a tool for art printing and as such, making images is what we all do. I can understand wanting to protect the artists, but really, there's something to be said for creating and moving on. Then we buy more, create more, hoorah. And yes, the shop-keepers see us coming. Ha!
    Now, what instrument do you play in your band. I'm rivetted! Sounds terrific fun. I sing in a local choir which is fun too.
    Yours as ever,
    Ros. #16

    ReplyDelete
  53. Oops... spelling... alliterations.
    R

    ReplyDelete
  54. That's a great peg bag but I might be tempted to use it when going out shopping!
    Fab birthday gifts and I am so jealous of that Steamppunk box and surprised at all those lovely beads you got from your haul.
    Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet xx #36

    ReplyDelete
  55. Super beads there Jan and loads of lovely pressies too :)

    So pleased you had a good time with Sam (and survived the experience, snort)!

    Belated Happy WOYWW, at least we finished the envelopes in super fast time! Di xx #3

    ReplyDelete
  56. Looks like you had a fabulous birthday, so sorry I missed it. Those shoes are very pretty.
    Happy belated WOYWW
    Tertia 86

    ReplyDelete
  57. Happy birthday sounds like you had a great week. Enjoy all those sparkly beads they bring out my inner magpie..

    Sandra @74

    ReplyDelete
  58. Sounds lime you had a wonderful Birthday! And all the fun goodies. :-) take care...

    ReplyDelete
  59. More lovely stuff. I really love that steampunk tissue box.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Jan, you are so much fun! We really do need to start our "51 Club" soon! I really enjoyed seeing beads--oh my, how I love beads!! And then, those shoes are absolutely the cutest. Wish I could go get a pair!! Have a great week. Crafty hugs! Sandy Leigh at #103

    ReplyDelete
  61. WOW Jan love your new bead case and the new beads! Looks like you got lots of awesome gifts. I love Sam's shoes too but my #42 feet can't ever find anything so cute without it looking like pontoon's! Have a great week. Vickie #130

    ReplyDelete
  62. Loving the new beads... Lots of inspiration there just waiting to be turned into something scrummy...

    Hugs and thanks for stopping by Emily#65

    ReplyDelete
  63. Beautiful beads Jan! I had a dabble but lost patience when my first necklace got so tangled after I dropped it that I had to cut it - haha - didn't laugh at the time mind you, it took me four hours! I could've cried - so I'll buy my necklaces ready made from now on ;)
    Love the peg bag!! :-D
    I also love those shoes - where DID she get them? :0)

    ReplyDelete
  64. I'm sure it was fun sorting beads while watching the Olympics, but you'll have a blast using them in your artwork. I love your tissue box. Blessings!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Wow Jan, what a fabby lot of birthday goodies on your WOYWW post this week! So glad you had a fun birthday. I know the lady who's bought your peg bag and she loves it!! I adore that steampunk tissue box. I've never seen a steampunk tissue box before, and certainly not a mechanical dragonfly lol lol!! Totally brilliant. What fun you will have with all those gorgeous beads too.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #49

    ReplyDelete
  66. Fabulous birthday goodies! And you play in a band too? Love your peg bag, it's brilliant! Belated WOYWW! #128

    ReplyDelete
  67. Hi LLJ Thanks for popping by. I am really late visiting this week. So glad you had a lovely birthday. That peg bag is a great idea. I have never seen one like that before. Belated WOYWW Hugs from Helen 23

    ReplyDelete
  68. I LOVE my peg bag! It's gorgeous and full of pegs already - new ones bought especially for it actually, lol! Such a convenient way to collect them, no more juggling and dropping (much) and no more 'need' to store them outside on the line - Yay, a tidy line too, lol. Thank you Jan! :-D, Mo x

    ReplyDelete
  69. ps - I forgot to say , I've added a piece to my Flickr about it too :0) x
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/65345361@N02/7783856312/in/photostream

    ReplyDelete
  70. Great peg bag. Glad your birthday was good. Love the bead organiser. jenx

    ReplyDelete