Wednesday, 13 March 2013

WOYWW 197

Here we are … another Wednesday … and lots of lovely workdesks to visit. First of all I need to apologise for posting last week then not visiting a single desk *hangs head in shame*. In my defence, I was away at a retreat all week and internet access was dire. Anyway, I promise to go to loads of blogs this week and leave comments all over the place to make up for my shoddy behaviour last week. So … onto my desk.13.03.13You can see two minibooks I’ve just finished using the fab tutorial by my friend, Jackie, my treasured jar of dolly pegs dressed in baker’s twine some apparently are wearing butcher’s twine, which is thicker, I’m told smiley pot of course a new teeny flower punch I bought at The Range yesterday, my 6x6 scraps box waiting to be sorted and my little trolley full of Stickles. I think that’s everything that might be interesting. Looking at the photo reminds me I need to finish labelling my Distress inks.

Right – I am off to hop and leave comments as promised. Join me at Julia’s What’s on your Workdesk Wednesday – you’ll be glad you did. :o)

Sue x

ETA Here are is a closer look at one of the minibooks. I am giving a talk to mum’s WI group on memory books and I am giving one as a raffle prize. If anyone has any suggestions for page headers for a memory book I’d love to have them. :o)

40 comments:

Suzy said...

Those mini books look fab Sue, I love me a mini book and these ones look a really good size

susibee said...

Your mini books are stunning Sue and I so enjoyed making mine with you last week. Thank you.

Twiglet said...

The mini books are really lovely. x jo

Lindsay Coleman said...

The mini book is beautiful & lovely idea to give one as a prize. I'm sure the WI will enjoy your talk. What about favourite places to go, books I'm reading/have read for titles.
xx

Christine said...

I'm in shock - how could you possibly give away one of your deelish mini books! :o x

Winnie said...

Stickles! I love them! I guess I love bling. I love your mini books. Such great papers and lovely covers. I am sure they will LOVE to recieve them. Enjoy the week! Winnie #65

Gibby Frogett said...

oooh someones going to be so lucky getting one of your beautiful mini books...they are fabulous.
Thanks for stopping by earlier Sue..Happy WOYWW... Gill x #50

jill said...

How lovely your albums are sue. Hope you enjoyed making them. Happy WOYWW, Jill #30

lisa said...

How lovely to give one of your books away, they are beautiful. I have been asked to do a talk on memory books too, they seem to have sparked up an intesrt again don't they. Hope it all goes well.
Love your smiley pot.
Thanks for stopping by earlier and Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #59

BJ said...

Just adore those mini books they are fabulous. Happy WOYWW BJ#42 and thanks for visiting me.

House of Bears said...

Thank goodness Smiley pot made an appearance, we were going to report him missing if not. Your mini books are lovely. Titles for a memory book, Memories, My Life, ......hmmm.

Thanks for visiting the bears this week. :)

Karen said...

Your mini books are stunning, Sue. 'Mini book' does not really do them justice! Nice to see the smiley pot survived the week without you xx

okienurse said...

Awesome minibooks! Isn't it interesting that you can sit and work at a desk and never notice something undone but when you post a picture you realize that it is? I do that a lot! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #1

Shazsilverwolf said...

I still love little flower punches! I have a few, and love to make flowers by stacking up the different sizes & shapes. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #121

Jennie Hart said...

Great snapshot of your desk :) That class you gave us was excellent and my minibook is right next to me on my desk so I can enjoy it :) xxx

Buttons said...

Love the look of your mini books. I'm sure everyone will be fascinated with them. And how organised are you! I could fill a very large shopping trolley with 'stuff' (though probably unlabelled:) Happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny #135

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Sue glad you had a fab time at your retreat! Your memory book is beautiful - I adore mini albums of all kinds and this one is so pretty, love the "sweet as candy" colour palette. I have my bakers twine wound around lolly sticks at the moment - I had temporarily misplaced my dolly pegs! Have a happy crafty week and thanks for your visit. MMx #39

scrappystickyinkymess said...

wow. That book is lovely! I just hope I remember it on Sunday for BlogBits :)

Happy WOYWW

MA (21)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those mini books are gorgeous, so pretty.... As are lots of the things on your desk. The craft village is just off junction 16, it's a funny place, a bit bleak but you can find some different bits and pieces there, so it's worth a look...but don't expect too much!
Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

Ria Gall said...

a great looking desk I love the look of those mini books is there a link to how to make these?
I do love your little trolley such fun
Happy WOYWW
Ria

~Sue C said...

They are beautiful!

Annie said...

Fab mini books Sue. You must share a tutorial.

Keepsake diary or memory album

Happy WOYWW

Annie x

Scrapcat 1 said...

your mini books look fabulous, not a scrapper so can't help with the titles. hope the talk goes well. Tracy #69

Brenda Brown said...

Loved taking a look at your creative space with lots of gorgeous crafty bits and pieces. The mini albums look fabulous. Thanks for the visit and lovely comment earlier.
Happy WOYWW.
hugs {brenda} x0x #9

famfa said...

Your mini books are adorable - what a lovely gift someone will get

akilli melek said...

love the memory mini books. You could use generic titles for memory album pages like...Generations; Family; Past & present; Roots & Wings; or you could try more quirky titles like Affair of the Heart; ties that bind; Special moment; Sparkle;
Sorry cant think of any more just now, hope some are of use.
caroline

scrappymo! said...

Sounds like you had a great time at the retreat! That is what they are for...not worying about us...see...we are all still here talking to you this week!

Your books are gorgeous! I love the patterned papers you chose...such pretty colours.

Katie said...

Those minibooks are so cute! Great job!

Happy WOYWW!

Katie 125

sue said...

What a fantastic prize and an inspiration for all the WI ladies who attend. Lovely colours and papers, amazing.

What a great idea to use dolly pegs for storage of bakers twine, lol, I dont have either but will keep the idea in my notebook for when I see some dolly pegs and bakers twine!

Hope the talk goes well, you will be fantastic, how wonderful to be sharing your 'mini book love' around. x

Marit said...

Fantastic minibooks and I love seeing all your 'twine-dolls' gather together like a mini-crowd. Fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Happy, belated, woyww. Marit #79

Caro said...

Those mini books are stunning. Thanks for sharing. Happy belated WOYWW. Caro #61

MaggieC said...

I love the idea of those mini books. The memory books would be very useful for anyone who has a relative with any form of dementia. Filled with things that remind them of their life and people from their past, they also give visitors something to talk about with them. Thank you for your visit today and your kind wishes. xx Maggie #9

vixen said...

Gorgeous mini albums thanks for sharing x

Barbara said...

Love your Mini Books

Barbara

Sadie green said...

Love ur mini books all the flaps and fold outs very clever x

Julia Dunnit said...

How generous of you Sue, and good luck with your talk. Am so not in a position to advise really, but do remind them that it's about recording NOW for later,so not to overlook the everyday stuff too. Im loving the idea too that your scraps box is waiting to be organised....looks blimmin good from here!!

rattytatty@fsmail.net said...

Beautiful looking books

header ideas

Always remember

Never forgotten

Precious moments

Time together

Sue from Oregon said...

had to feed hamish before I could read your post LOL...Love your mini's!!! ♥ Sue K

scrappyjen said...

Lovely mini books - great desk - got flu!... belated happy woyww! Thanks for visiting me, jenx

Tamika said...

I love your album!