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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

WOYWW Wedding special


Laura - do not read this yet!!

Hello and welcome to everyone else, though...  My brother's having a commitment ceremony on Sunday, with all the glorious trappings of a full-on wedding and, as regular readers know, I'm in charge of the transformation of the scout hut where it is taking place.  It's all to be a big surprise for my sister-in-law (they've been together 12 years, and have two gorgeous children, so I do know pretty well what she'll like!), hence the warning at the head of today's post.




So that's what my workdesk is pretty much full of at the moment.  There have been some sleepless nights but we're into the final push now, and I'm so grateful to the wonderful helpers along the way (some of whom may also be reading this).  










I'll post properly about what I've been up to, with all the crafty before-and-afters once it's all over, so watch this space, but for now, here's What's On My Workdesk... 



                      ...and floor... 













...and pretty much half the house... 










          ... this Wednesday!


Thanks so much for dropping by - I will do my very best to do some hopping (as light relief during meal breaks!), but apologies if I don't get very far this week...

If you've got time to be nosy, then head on over to the Stamping Ground, where our generous hostess Julia has a WOYWW weekly linky list of crafters' work spaces stretching almost to infinity!




Come, let's be a comfortable couple and take care of each other!  How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are fond of always, to talk to and sit with.
from Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens


29 comments:

Francesca said...

My word you have been busy, desk looks a hive of industry. well done you Francesca #32

Victoria said...

Looks like it's going to be fabulous - can't wait to see the scout hut decorated up!

anna christensen crafts said...

Sending you lots of creative vibes to help in your 'mammoth preparation session' (ooh, say that out loud, it sounds lovely!)Excited to see what you come up with. Your blog is fascinating and your projects are an absolute joy to watch unfold. I love your creations and writings. Hope it is all going well. Anna xx

Lisa M said...

Oh WOW...that looks like a FANTASTIC room!!!:D

Claire said...

oh my!! it looks like a one-woman factory!! can't wait to see pics of the final scout-hut transformation :)
happy WOYWW!!
no. 11

House of Bears said...

Goodness, you've been really busy. Looking forward to seeing more when your event is over.

The bears #68

Hazel said...

You certainly have been busy - it all sounds very exciting - hope it goes well. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #99 x

catherine said...

You look to have been very busy Alison and some fab creativity going on there.
x catherine

Mrs F said...

You certainly look as if you have a busy few days ahead. Good luck with the planning, l hope you have a lovely day.

Happy WOYWW xx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

LOL love all the shots and here is the floor and the house LOL. Looks like my place crafty goodness everywhere!

Fuchsia said...

Wow Love what you are doing !
thanks for passing by
and no not end of August with Andy Skinner am supposed to be doing it now and am three weeks behind :0((
have a great week x

Ali H said...

Wow - how busy are you ! Meal breaks ? surprised you have had time to come up for air ! Hope the day goes brilliantly after all the hard work ! Ali #51

Lindsay Weirich said...

oh my, gorgeousness! Your brother will be thrilkled as will your SIL! Happy woyww
lindsay 82

Hwee said...

Wow, very interesting work going on here! Just looking at your supplies make me want to go out and buy more for myself!

Hwee #57

Peggy Cain said...

lots going on here. oh my.. have fun and enjoy looking forward to stopping back have a great day

Anita Houston said...

All of your posts having going into my junk box for some crazy reason...sorry! I have some catching up to do here. I've never heard of a commitment ceremony...sounds awesome!

toni said...

I can see you are very busy so thankyou for stopping by and leaving me a nice comment. Those projects look fab the little tags and travel labels are intriguing I look forward to seeing what you do with them. I can reccommend the G45 bottle stamps i think they have a lot of crafting potential and alas i bought them full price from the last Hobby crafts show at the NEC where i also bought the accompanying old curiosity shop paper stack as well! another small fortune spent but their stuff is sooooo lovely good luck with the celebrations toni x

Neet said...

Am looking forward to seeing more pictures as I know it will be something superb as it is in your hands. What a wonderful SIL you are!
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet xx #36

Lisa S. said...

I am totally intrigued Alison and can't wait to see the pic's from the big day. Don't worry about commenting, everyone has been there and understands. ;) Try not to stress too much and just enjoy the creative process.
Happy day to you,
Lisa

505whimsygirl said...

The tags look great - along with the other little bits that you've shown here. The chandelier looks wonderful too!

Post photos of the big day!

Yesterday was my blog anniversary - candy will be announced soon. As part of the candy I'm offering up something made by me -- so come visit and cast your vote (if you've already been - thank you. I'm trying to visit everyone this week so haven't checked in on my comments lately).

Happy WOYWW
Kay #96

mark gould said...

Happy Woyww, hows things, wow have you been busy, I do not envy you at all, but what a nice thing to do for your brother.
Vegas was fantastic, I love it there.
happy crafting and catch you soon.
mark

Terry said...

Wow, you have been creatively busy! Can't wait to see the before and the after pictures! OK, that a deep breath!

Netty said...

This is such a great area, you certainly have your work cut out. x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm late getting here this week. I blame it on the Linky snafu. You sure know how to create a sneak peek. I hope this commitment ceremony goes off well, because I can tell how much you have put into it. Thanks for visiting me yesterday.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Good luck, your projekt looks very busy and fabulous.

April said...

Wow! busy busy busy! lot's going on here :o) sorry I'm late stopping by x

Queen Lightwell said...

Wow have you been busy! I hope we get to see some of the "finished" pictures...once all those fabulous projects come together to make for a beautiful ceremony setting! :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and leaving me a congrats. I really appreciate it! :) Sorry I'm running pretty late this week...got caught up doing paperwork, trying to get into grad school. Hoping, hoping, hoping...
Deeyll

Morti said...

Hi Alison...

I'm really late getting round to everyone this week! Thanks for stopping by my blog though.

Your desk/floor/available surfaces all look very interesting this week, and what a wonderful task to be working on! All the very best to your brother and his "bride"!

Tertia said...

You have been VERY busy lately and it all looks fantastic. Can't wait to see the final product.
Happy very belated WOYWW
Tertia #86