Now I could waffle on for hours about how wonderful Julia's Stamping Ground is and how it has transformed my mid-week from the day that our local paper is in the shops, or the day before I have to put out the rubbish, to a day where I get to be nosey and look around lots of other workspaces - but (and this is the longest sentence ever!) you can click on the link above to see for yourself.
Back to my workspace this week. It is wonderful having the extra 6' of table and even hubby came in my craft room yesterday and asked where I had put everything! Mainly, he noticed the lack of horrible old bookshelves in the corner, which used to have my collection of cookery books/magazines, maps, postcards and assorted 'stuff' gathering dust. These are now in storage boxes awaiting a new set of shelves (when they will be sorted into different magazine boxes and my books can finally be displayed again) - probably when we move over into the farmhouse next year. I have also had a good clear out and thrown out/donated to charity/sold on Ebay a lot of stash. More money for the Xmas stash I am ordering from Create & Craft today!!
If I could afford the extra proper craft storage I want (the lovely storage units with 'Really Useful' boxes slotted in - I could spend hours filling them), then the room would be truly finished in my eyes - but at least it is tidier and I have a proper sewing corner (my first small folding table, with sewing machine and fabric etc). The things that need mending are just sitting there looking at me - paper crafting is far more attractive at the moment, but I will get round to them eventually.
I subscribed to 'Craft Stamper' magazine this week (starting with September's issue), so I can get the free gift of the Michael Powell stamps - love them, so very excited when I saw they were offered. Also got some back issues - didn't have all the ones I wanted in stock, so looking on Ebay. If anyone has September 2009, March 2010 or April 2010 going spare (with the stamps), then get in touch.
Crafting-wise, I have been trying to complete one project per day - either a set of ATCs etc or a card. Doing well so far, and just about to start on a postcard for the UK Stamper swap, with a theme of 'In the Sky'. I have been doing one Xmas card per week, but going to try and do more from now on, as becoming aware of how little time we have before December.
Caravan-shopping - WE BOUGHT ONE. A fantastic new 2 berth in top spec, so even has central heating! More money than we originally planned to spend, but we had a good discount and it is a treat to ourselves after yet another stressful year. Hope to pick it up this weekend.
Happy WOYWW to everyone that I don't manage to visit.