Wednesday, 7 September 2011

WOYWW 118

Good morning all. After a miserable wet day yesterday there is a modicum of sunshine out there today and it's nice and dry(ish)
Welcome to the weekly peek at my creative space; hosted, as ever, by the lovely Julia over at Stamping Ground. I think my desk is pretty interesting today, even if I do say so myself!

so; what are the highlights? Firstly, this fabulous book I found at a charity shop all about Victorian inventions with loads of brilliant illustrations. Perfect for a book I'm working on!

Then there is some old jewellery I received from a friend. And in the back you can see the beginnings of a book cover and the altered wooden coaster I've done.


Then lastly there is the beginnings of another book. This started out as a piece of scrap card I used to mop up some stray inks but then I thought it matched the corrugated card pretty well so an idea was born!
And, I've shocked myself too by actually making my first Christmas tag! It's all your fault with your talk of chrimbo and showing off your 250th card!

I've also been busy making my tag for Frankie's swap this morning too, but I had to move that out of the way so that the recipient didn't see it! So, there's my space; pop the kettle on; I'll try to nip round to yours later! Be blessed in your creative journey

28 comments:

jude said...

Lots going on this week on your desk Neil.Love the look of the vintage book ,you do ind some bargains in charity shops .I love a good rummage throught the jewelery boxes you just never know what you can recycle.Happy woyww and have creative fun with your books
judex6

Twiglet said...

The book is fab Neil. You certainly have a busy desk today.

Marjolein..... said...

Huh such book in à charity shop????? It is à real treasure!!!!!!! Love your projects and desk. Thanks for sharing.

Greetz, marjolein

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I adore that book you've found!! Cries out for steampunkification :) You've obviously got an eye for the jewels in amidst the junk shop tat - I haven't, so am envious of that skill! xx

ElizabethR said...

Wow the book was a great find x

Dragon said...

Woo, good stuff to see again this week... and so exciting to hear your swap is off... can hadly wait to see them all next week!!! Have a great crafty time, Neil
Frankie
xx

voodoo vixen said...

Lots of interesting things going on your desk this week... love that book, it would be fabulous altered in a steampunk fashion with cogs and wheels and bits and pieces!!

Helen said...

Love the book you found - looks very interesting. Have a great day.

Sarah Anderson said...

VeRY Steampunky that book - FaB find :) And yes, a very interesting desk, full of fab pieces :)

Sam said...

That book is super.
What a large and colourful cup you have there! Just right for WOYWW Day ey!!

Sunshine Girl said...

Love that book - have fun with the jewellery I bought a nice little hoard from Primark the other day and have separated it all but have yet to use it on anything! Love the tag too and congratulations on winning a prize - cant remember where but its on a blog I have passed....

RosC said...

VERY interesting book of Inventions. Love all that nuts & bolts stuff. I have a workshop full of making things work - that's the garage in addition to the studio.
Must look around more of your blog. Enjoyed this visit.
Ros at 85 this time.

Bella said...

That is a MONSTROUS coffee mug in the background! Love the book and the tag is great too.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Neil I laughed when read that you thoguht your desk was interesting! :D and yes do so agree with you that Victorian book is so juicy dont you look at those books and wish you could go there and get the things they are talking about - a time machine would be so handy! mm Christmas is coming isn't it, am trying to get a wriggle on with mine too Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x

Victoria said...

wow your work is stunning that book you found is absolutley excellent what a fantastic find, can't wait to see what you have made with it

Lothian Crafts said...

Your desk looks good. The book looks like it will have some super pictures that you can use and I love your tag. Cheers Elaine

The Crafty Elf said...

Neil..your desk does look fabulous and that book! Wow, what a great find...I love it! Isn't wonderful how ideas are born? You do, you have to admit, have a talent for borning ideas though. Is borning even a word? You know what I mean....being so creative! Thanks for the snoop! Happy WOYWW on Thursday ;D

Spyder said...

fabulous desk, as always and that book was a brilliant find, and yes, I noticed how tall that coffee mug was too! and another great find in all those bits of jewellery.
Happy WOYWW
(Lyn)

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow. Your sort of ideas being born aren't like mine. Mopping up tends to be squash! That book was a great buy...even I can see some ideas in that!

Angie said...

Love that book ...I wanted you to turn the page for me lol That Xmas tag is stunning.

Lisa-Jane said...

Great workspace! Happy crafting.

Neet said...

Fab showing from you today. Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #4

Mrs A. said...

That book looks really interesting.Love the black and white plates. We have finally finished sorting through the last of FIL's boxes which we brought back up here. Found some old broken jewellery which I have snuck into my craft box to use. Four generations of the same family had lived in the house for over 100yrs in total so we found some fab stuff. Have given in and making Monkey a holey stone from 'Sculpt Dry' Mrs A.

JoZart said...

You always have such interesting bits and bobs, art and trappings around your desk that I just want to put my hand into the screen and help myself.... broken a few nails heh heh !
JoZarty x

Elizabeth said...

That book was a terrific find - those illustrations are fabulous. You've made me feel so guilty now ... mopping up stray inks to create more gorgeous tags ... why do I never think of doing that :( The Christmas card looks great too. Have a great week. Elizabeth #50

lee said...

I so love that book, and that coaster make sure you show it when it is finished

joanneck said...

I am always intrigued when I spy your space. You are so very clever.

Carmen said...

Looooove the book, Neil! Well, what we can see of it anyway. Hope your day is awesome! :)