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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Peeking and Packing!



Hi all, thank you for dropping in.  It's been all go round here, so I will be quick about it - a sneak peek only today - for another chance to catch my hunk of wood over at Artistic Outpost!

I've been doing some mad full-on crafting in between work assignments, but it has paid off.  I now have more than 25 DT projects ready and awaiting their moment here at Words and Pictures.

That makes the crafty stash packing much simpler for when I go away to the Czech Republic.  No need to take lots of DT supplies, I just need to take everything I might conceivably want to play with over the next six or seven weeks, plus anything which might be useful for dollshouse purposes... easy peasy then!

Once the packing's done (departure date Good Friday, 18th April) I really will have some more time to come visiting again... see you soon!



Up 5.15 a.m. thinking, packpackpack.  I appear to have accumulated more things.  How did this happen?  I haven't shopped.  Think my bath oils have bred.
From the Sense and Sensibility Diaries by Emma Thompson
(For bath oils read Distress Paints, Stains, Inks or indeed any other crafty product.  May not be true that I haven't shopped, of course!)

34 comments:

Amanda said...

25? Now that's crafting with a mission!! This is a fab start love this chunky. Have a great trip.
Love
Amanda x

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful chunky, good luck with your packing and have a great time xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Adorable project, Alison.
Have a great time with your Mom!!

Clare Lloyd said...

25 DT projects...crikey! Have. A great time.

Helen said...

wow, that's some DT workload achieved... wish I could get so organised. Have a good trip.

Lin said...

that looks very interesting Alison!! have a fabulous time on your hols'..it was lovely to see you on Sunday xx

die amelie said...

Brrrr....I hate packing...especially when it is meant to include everything I might (lol) need for the next six weeks (which most of the time is far less than I had thought) ;)
I really admire you for how you deal with it. Have a pleasant trip!

Claudia xxx

sally said...

Great that you're so organised with your projects, I hope that your packing goes just as well! Have a fun time with your Mum and make the most of that time away :-) (driving or flying?)

Happy Easter

Sally

Rita said...

Beautiful project Alison. Hope you have a safe journey and I know you will enjoy yourself. I could have given you some bits and pieces for the dolls house xxx Hugs Rita xxxx

Chris Warner said...

BLC! Who minds what size the chunky is? This is fab and I just love the way you manage to stamp around corners! Chris xxx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wow to be so organised Alison! The chunky block looks fabulous (just off for a look). Have a safe journey and have a lot of fun with your Mum and the dollhouses. And enjoy playtime with your inks too xxx

rachel said...

thats very organised Alison - wonderful news - enjoy the Czech Republic - I've been a couple of times - once just to Prague and once on a field trip when I was working at the CEU in Hungary. Both times were fabulous!!! Have fun xx

Redanne said...

I think I like your size better Alison, lots more room to stamp on! Your stamping and stenciling look wonderful. You really are super organised!! 25 is very impressive indeed. Hope you have a safe journey and a wonderful visit. Hugs, Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

BSC (been, seen and commented, one I learnt from Chris :o))

It's lovely I really like how you manage to stamp around the corners. I indulged in this one at Ally Pally's and can't wait to start playing with it.

Good luck with the packing and have a fabulous time!!

viennaville said...

enjoy yourself & I look forward to looking at the 25 projects you have done. Now that's planning :D - well done & have a lovley time.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow Alison, cannot believe that you've done 25 DT pieces - breathtaking.
Hope you'll enjoy the time in the Czech Republic.
Off to take a closer look at AO.

cathylynn said...

You must be a crafting machine! This is another very interesting piece. Have a safe and enjoyable trip.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Meggymay said...

Beautiful project, wish I could be as organised. Have a goof trip.
Yvonne

Mrs.B said...

Now that's what I call organised!
Off for a catch up of your recent makes.
Have a good trip.
Avril xx

Netty said...

wow you are just a little ball of dynamite with your preparations Alison......love your beautifully designed nature theme piece. Safe journey and have a great time, Annette x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful - the colours, stamps....everything!!! Well done with your preparations! I'm sure you will enjoy your time away all the more! Chrisx

Birscrea4fun said...

The box en stamps are beautiful, colors are nice.
Love from Birgit

Sue said...

Beautiful piece Alison and well done on getting 25 DT pieces good to go. Enjoy your trip - I can see your clothing going as hand luggage and your crafty supplies taking up the whole suitcase :-) xx

Marci said...

I loved this project, one of my top 10 favorites of yours. Wow, you're not suffering crafty burnout? Good luck with packing, I wouldn't be able to decide, take or leave! Have a safe and enjoyable trip.

chrissies said...

I love these sturdy wood creations-this one is very beautiful.

Can't believe you have manage to fit in work and all the DT pieces as well.

I can feel excitement in this post-bet you can't wait to make lots of wonders for the museum :)

Love Chrissie x

isisimaginings.com said...

Stunning project Alison, really very beautiful. I am in awe that you have 25 DT projects prepared, that's fantastic achievement. Good luck with the rest of the packing & preparations & I hope you have a safe & pleasant journey on Friday.

Lisa S. said...

Wow, 25 DT projects. You are amazing! Off to visit the AO blog and check out your creation. :)

Kate said...

Stunning canvas. I love how you used the nest stamp. It looks great going over the side.

barbarayaya62 said...

I saw the whole project on the Artistic Outpost Blog! Wonderful piece , absolutely beautiful i the metal inserts and embossing!BArbarayaya

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You are such a hoot! "All I is anything I could conceivably want to play with during the next six or seven weeks." Yeah, no problem!! I can't even pack for a crafty evening out with friends. There are just too many "must haves!!!" Have a great trip and I hope you brought all the stuff you'll need. Did you remember underwear?

Hettie said...

You are one organised gal! Well done.
Love this canvas. Looks great going over the edge!
Hugs
xx

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

Unbelievable, dear Alison - you must have been crafting day and night! Your artworks are sooo beautiful, I only had a look and didn´t comment, because I had not so much time, but I read every post and enjoyed all these pretty things you made.
I wish you a good time!
xxx Evelyn

Sandy said...

You are going to be gone a long time. I know you will buy some neat finds there too. I really am attracted to your block of wood. It is really neat the way the bird's nest goes around the corner. Wonder what kind of bird built that nest!!
Sandy xx

Marjie Kemper said...

25 projects finished!?!?!? Can I borrow some, please? I've fallen behind (and cant' catch up!) Good luck with the packing. I can't wait to read about this year's trip.