Wednesday 27 April 2016

WOYWW 360 Lace making and new stash

Hello fellow Deskers! Good morning! How are you all? Busy making ATCs?

I have not got a craft desk at the moment as my husband is starting to plaster my craft room and build the shelving that he had temporarily erected out of bricks. Now all my stuff has to come out. What a job! 

But i do have something to show you:
The lace I have been making is finished. The photo is not very good (apologies) and had it been better you would have seen the gold thread that I have worked into it too. Now it is finished I can see I have missed a few twists, but hey, who's going to tell when it is hanging in the tree....

The other thing I am very 'chuffed' about is my new stash. I get my craft supplies from a Spanish website called Mi Tienda de Arte (my art shop) and this week I splurged out on a few things:
They had the scrapbook albums on special offer, and while I was at it, I also ordered a few things from my wish list. Everything arrived the next day plus the customary complimentary lolly!
I finally got my brayer! There are some Micron pens for my zentangling and doodling (still haven't been able to source white pens...). And I treated myself to a small scorer. 

And... (drum roll)...
I bought a journal. I've now got paint and a journal, so no more excuse for not getting messy.

This week I will finish my ATCs which I can't really show you as I'd like to participate in the swap (for the first time). Julia has officially announced the swap and published the rules.

I'm going to link up with What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday at Julia's Stamping Ground. So if you were wondering what this is all about... Julia explains all about this blog hop on her blog. So hop on along and have a look.

Happy WOYWW and have a great week,



  1. I think your bell will look great from your tree hanging up. Sweet new stash too :)
    I'm just starting my ATC's for the swap and will be looking forward to popping them in the post then stalking my mail man for them
    have fun with the new journal hugs Nikki ?

  2. Beautiful bell..and loving the new stash. Once you've started getting messy you wont look back..your nails will never be the same again do be warned! Lol. Elaine no. 11

  3. You are very clever with the lacemaking. I'm very impressed Lisca.
    New stash is always nice to have on your desk.
    Lynn 12 xx

  4. Wow, that lace bell is awesome!! I don't know how you've got the patience to do that sort of fine work, it's so intricate and beautiful.
    And the journal is going to be such fun to do - I can see you sitting in your newly fitted out craft room, sucking that lolly!!!
    Hugs, LLJ 16 xxx

  5. It sounds like it's all go in your craft will all be worth it in the end I'm sure. :-)
    Love your little bell...hope you managed to starch it as you planned.
    Your new stash looks fab....make sure you show and tell when you get using it ;-)
    Have a great week.
    Annie x #10

  6. You got some fun goodies to put in your newly remodeled craft room. I have a MS scoring board too, and it is a very handy tool to have. I can't wait to see what you do in your art journal. BTW, I love your lacy piece. Blessings and Happy WOYWW, my friend!

  7. That bell is gorgeous, Lisca. Well done! Lovely lot of new goodies, too. Enjoy the newly refurbished craft space when the shelves are up!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  8. Wow, lovely job on the lace. You must have great patience. And I always enjoy seeing a crafty haul. Enjoy and Happy WOYWW. Susanne #38

  9. lovely new stash. and that lace looks ace. Happy WOYWW Vicky#6

  10. Beautiful lace and fab new stash too! Take care Zo xx 44

  11. Lovely lot of new stash. Your album looks like it's from the same line as the cross stitch I've been working on. The lace looks lovely - so detailed! I'm going to start working on ATC this week and see how they turn out - it will be my first time making them so we shall see lol.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #46

  12. WOW! for the lace, that is fantastic! well done. Smashing new stash, enjoy.
    Take care and have a good week

    Bishopsmate #49

  13. Love the lace - never ever tried anything like that. Lovely stash for you to have fun with. Anne x #56

  14. Good morning oh how exciting to get a redo in your craft room and your DH making shelves to house all your goodness. I love your lace bell you made it is trully beautiful. have fun with your new stash of goodies. Thanks for visiting me earlier and have a fantastic weekHugs ~Anne L #14

  15. Your lace looks great. Like all your new goodies.
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #36

  16. that lace looks fantastic, and enjoy your new loot! :) ~Stacy #55

  17. Oh that little bell is so sweet - what a lovely pattern. I've recently got my lace pillow out and dusted off my bobbins - I'm a bit rusty but it's coming back to me slowly - it's such a gentle and relaxing hobby isn't it. I love your new stash, it's alwasy so exciting when a parcel arrives full of goodies. I hope you find your white pen soon - I'm still trying to find one that is a strong white and not watery when I use it - it's proving difficult!
    Have a great week using your new goodies,
    Diana #22

  18. Oh, how exciting your craft room will soon be ready... hope you source your white pen soon - I love my white sharpie the best! Helen #1

  19. Lisca, that lace bell is beautiful, your tree will look very classy with that on, no wonder you are feeling chuffed. We were in Netherlands on April 30th 2013 so were thrilled to join in with all the celebrations as King Wilhelm Alexander took over from his mother. Lots of fun.
    Thank you for your nice comments on my cards,
    Chris #20

  20. oooooh Lisca your lace piece is so beautiful - I tried lacemaking and had to give up after a few frustrating attempts, put it on hold for a while! But yours is really lovely, well done you. So glad you've found somewehre to get your art supplies - have fun with your journal, can't wait to see the results :o) Annie C #35

  21. Lovely lace Lisca. Nice collection of new stash too. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x 21

  22. Oh lIsca aren't you clever! That lace piece is lovely, I don't have the patience to make it, but I sure can appreciate it. It will look lovely on the tree! And if you don't have the most exciting and satisfying reason for not being in your craft room, I don't know what is!
    We will be on the Costa Blance for a week from 17th - do you need white pens?Happy to bring some and post them to you!

    1. Oh, Julia, you are an angel! Yes, I really need a white pen. The one I had is empty. I had a Sakura white gelli pen that would write white on a coloured surface. Of course I will refund you. I still have a bank account in the UK so that's not a problem.
      Which part of the Costa Blanca are you going to be? How lovely. I bet you are looking forward to a bit of sunshine.
      Thank you for visiting,
      Happy WOYWW,
      Have a good week too,

  23. Wow! Love the lace! Such intricate work! Looks like you got some fun goodies to play with! Thanks for the visit and hope you have a great week!
    Carol N #41

  24. Your Lace is amazing! And your new supplies will be a lot of fun to break in. I know you said you were needing a white pen and Julia has already offered, but I was going to recommend my favorite white art journal pen. A white correction fluid pen. I get them at the dollar store. I haven't found a surface it didn't work on.

  25. Your lace bell is just amazing Lisca! WOW, I'm in envy! Thanks for stopping by my space earlier, and who knows, I might just come to Spain to do an art journal workshop!
    Mischra ♥ #18 this week

  26. Yeeehaaa.... a journal and paint: now nothing can hold you back to start art journaling! Enjoy, enjoy! Big hug from HOlland, Marit #39 (P.S. Het weer knapte op koningsdag nog aardig op, we hielden het droog en zelfs een beetje zonnig in Middelburg en zaten tot 9 uur op 't terras)