Tuesday, 1 April 2014

WOYWW 252 {bit early but then so was Julia!!}

Golly Gosh, It has been like forever since I took part in a desk hop, mainly coz i've not had time OR my desk has been a baron wasteland with nothing to see.
But Julia's link popped onto my facebook wall at just the right time to remind me, and there were goodies on my desk so I thought what the hell.
Centre and left there are several doilies, and couple of tiny tea cups, both of which were charity shop bargains and are earmarked for shabby projects, to the right a mould with play-doh.. just experimenting!
Oh and behind the teacups, a little basket stuffed with my new addiction.. crochet flowers, I just taught myself via utube vids and now I can't stop making them!!
I look forward to seeing what's on your desk!

Stay Inky
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Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh I love making crochet flowers too! Quick, easy and oh so cheerful :-)
Hugs, LLJ 8 xx

Caz said...

First comment of the day!!
I've been missing in action too for a very long time but back to normal now!!
Ooooh doilies - pretty pretty and love the little cups. Looking forward to seeing what you make with them!!
Happy (early) WOYWW
Caz #12

Eliza said...

Hi Minxy happy WOYWW great desk this week, I love collecting those doilies too, using them in altered projects, they are getting harder and harder to find the old style ones are divine. Looks like you have some beauties there. Thanks for sharing and have a great crafting week.


Hugs Eliza & Yoda 36
36 my favourite number

Patsy Paterno said...

Hi Minxy! When I saw your picture I remembered that I was able to buy a Battenburg lace table cloth for $5 last Monday. It had a bit of a stain and a tear but otherwise quite usable. I felt a little bad because usable means I don't have the excuse of tearing it apart and using it for a doll or some craft!!! DFon't you just love thrift shops! Happy WOYWW!!! patsy

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, those teacups look awesome. I bet your shabby projects will turn out great when you use them. BTW, I want to know what you are doing with the play-doh. I have some of that stuff and need to know why I got it (grin). Happy WOYWW from # 15.

Helen said...

gorgeous lace you have there, Nicky - good to see your desk again! Helen 9

Andrea said...

great purchases love the cute little cups.well done you re the crochet flowers its on my wish list to learn but haven't tried yet as dont have any knitting or sewing skills whatsoever ! maybe one day as for now I will covet others!.... have a great week ahead crafty hugs Andrea x #45

Claire said...

These look perfect for shabby projects - can't wait to see what you create with them!
Happy WOYWW :)
no. 50

Donna Wheat said...

Would love to see what you make with the tea cups and doilies, thanks for sharing, Donna #57

Annie said...

Thanks for calling by already and for your kind comments.
I'm not too sure on the yarn you need but it looks like a crochet cotton from here?
Annie x # 1

Elaine Hughes said...

Thanks for the peek at your desk! Looks like you'll be having a lot of crafty fun with those doilies.

Is that a Miss Anya I spy in the background? :D

~Elaine #71 http://quixoticcards.com/

Anonymous said...

Pretty doilies! They make great stencils/masks/gelli plate texture tools. Why can I never find such useful goodies at our charity shop? I wonder how you will use them...

Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne (11)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Loving the doilies! Oh and the tiny cups. Enjoy your day. Take care Zo xx 83

Belinda Basson said...

I too am experimenting with moulds and cheap options to use on my Finn like canvasses.

Winnie said...

Such lovely doilies and I am a big fan of tea cups, so I think I will have to make the rounds and see if I can pick up a few that way. Happy WOYWW!! Winnie#71

glitterandglue said...

Those doilies are beautiful, Minxy. We found lots like that when emptying my parent's house last year. They are currently sitting in our spare room awaiting a "I know what I'll do" moment.
Thanks for visiting - and glad you like our bungalow with its upstairs!! Believe it or not, it was actually built like this - our neighbour's is the same - and we are almost the only ones like it on the estate where we live. It is most precious to have the space. We don't have to put everything away every day!
Margaret #22

Anne said...

Thanks for visiting me. As you know I'm getting ready to start a new crochet project. Anne x #28

my cup of tea said...

Oooooo love the doilies and the tea cups! Looks like a lot of fun can be had here! Thanks for the visit!

Angela Radford said...

Thanks for stopping by at mine.
I love the doilies, hope we get chance to see what you do with them sometime.
Happy crafting, Angela #27

StampinCarol said...

Hmmm.... playdough in molds. Sounds interesting. And the doilies are beautiful! Happy WOYWW and thanks for popping by!
Carol N #25

RosA said...

The doilies are great! I've got some around here too. And the crochet flowers will no doubt come in handy :)
Have a good week,
RosA # 38 (Thanks for visiting.)

Judys Fabrications said...

Oh Minxy!I have a doily addiction, so these treasures are delectable.Good on you for learning to crochet flowers.Isn't You Tube FABULOUS for learning new skills!!!I might have a go one day.I think I could become Very Fond of making crochet flowers too.
Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.
Judy #26 xx

Shoshi said...

Beautiful vintage doileys, Minxy, and like you, I love making crochet flowers! I haven't made any for a while but now have quite a good stash of them to use on projects.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog - glad you are enjoying the teabag art, and so glad you like my funny pic at the top of my blog - unfortunately my waistline will testify to the truth of it lol!! Forget diamonds. Choccies are a girl's best friend!!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #20

Sharon Madson said...

I can't wait to see your shabby project with the tea cups and doilies! I have lots of tea cups to use, and some doilies. :) Thanks for your earlier visit! #44

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Nicky/Minxy and thanks for stopping by my desk...glad you're back - it's just fun visiting other addicted people....love your lace and tea cups...I look in our charity shops but there's never any dainty ones...just keep looking I suppose. Your black kitty is blinking lots at me from the corner..Cheers and have a great week RobynO#40

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Minxy glad you shared your latest purchases, well done ... happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x #47

Hammers said...

Thanks for swinging by earlier. I made the pen storage myself :) I love your tea cups they are so sweet. Cx #49

Daniella said...

Awesome desk! Glad you are back!

VonnyK said...

I love your doilies, I use them when I ink and use texture paste on canvas. They don't look very good when I've finished with them though. I've been trying to find the plastic one but they don't seem to be around anymore. Your crochet flowers are really sweet.
Have a great week,
Von #48

MommaRock said...

Hi happy woyww to you! I am a sucker for teacups and those are lovely! Thanks for sharing your space!
Kimmer #109 last, but not least, yet again... I think this is a record! LOL

April Story said...

The doilies are lovely. Glad you were able to join in. :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.
April #41

Robyn said...

Lots going on here too! crocheting flowers is such fun.
thanks for visiting and the snoop around your place.
robyn 14

peggy apl said...

Oh I love finding bargains in charity shops! All that lace and the little teacups look just like my cup of tea!
Happy WOYWW!
peggy aplSEEDS@19

Daniella said...

Great desk!
Happy WOYWW!

505whimsygirl said...

Crochet flowers..... I so want to learn how to crochet. I'll have to watch some videos to see how far I get!

Can't wait to see what you do with the teacups. I've seen candles made out of them and they are very pretty. Would also make cute little pincushions, especially with that lace!

Thank you for visiting me already! Happy belated WOYWW
Hugs, Kay (21)

Jackie said...

Sorry for such a late return visit ... Loving the desk filled with lace and tea cups!!!!
Jackie 25

Dawn Catmull said...

Love your lace, what do you make with the doilies? Thanks for visiting my desk.
Dawn #3

Kyla said...

Love the doilies and tea cups, cannot wait to see what you make with them (scented candles?).

Friends of mine make those crocheted flowers too...I think I may need to check out the video as I have LOTS of bits and bobs of left over wool!

Thanks for visiting my desk already
kyla #2

Lisa-Jane said...

Its exactly those flowers that make me want to learn to crochet because I want to use them on my scrapbook pages! Sorry its taken me so long to get around - its been quite a week! #4

Neet said...

What a vision of laceyness meets the eye as you land on your page Minxy. Good to see you.
Are those pens in the background - looks like a lot.
Hugs, Neet xx