Wednesday, 15 March 2017

WOYWW 406 - hanging stencils

Hello to all my fellow WOYWWers.  I have been absent for a while - getting our cottage ready for the tenants, who moved in on Friday.  The builders need to return there for a few small jobs in the next week or so, and then more substantial work inside and out when the weather improves - but for now I can get back to sorting out our own home and even doing some art/craft.

I have literally nothing on my crafty table right now - so took a photo of my small collection of stencils, which are hung up in one of the old wardrobes in my craft room.  I saw this method of storing them on another blog (sorry, cannot remember which one) - and it really helps to be able to see what I have got, rather than having them piled up in a drawer.

Just to brighten your day here is a photo of my latest display of daffodils in the kitchen.  We are really lucky to have some amazing wild flowers in the hedges outside the farmhouse, and I pick a few regularly.  My favourite flowers.

(ETA - just seen that WOYWW is featured in this magazine - Featuring Magazine Issue 4 - is it worth buying?)

Ali x


  1. Morning Ali. Daffodils just force us to smile, don't they? Thy are such beautiful flowers. I like your idea of hanging your stencils - and yes, really easy to see what you have when looking for one. Was it Shoshi who hangs them like that?
    take care. God bless.
    Margaret #5

  2. You have some very interesting looking stencils. That's certainly a good way to store them and see them at the same time. Hope you have time for crafting this week. Sarah #25

  3. Never heard of that magazine, no wondering about it myself.
    Good luck with the house renovations etc. (And the new tenants)
    Love daffs, they mean an awful lot to me, reminding me of my mum who I loved to bits and back.
    Great way to store stencils but sadly I have no room for something like that so I have to have them in a box. Happy to see you happy with that way.
    Hugs, & Thanks for visiting me earlier - Neet 7 xxx

  4. Your daffodils are gorgeous! I do miss flowers like that as they don't do well here in southern Arizona (and we do get fog and cold, had a lot of fog to drive through a couple weeks ago). Nice way to store your stencils! Thanks for the visit and hope you have a great rest of the week!
    Carol N #28

  5. Like you, I love daffodils, Ali - and all spring flowers - in fact I love spring!! Glad to hear you've got your tenants settled. I hang my stamps like this, in ziplock bags, hung with clips from a rail -

    Thank you for your visit - so glad you like my latest tangles! I got my iPad Pro from Ebay, as a reconditioned one, but when it arrived it was clear that it was brand new and unopened! I got it for a good price, and the Apple Pencil was a bargain, coming without box or charger but I was able to get a charger on Ebay. You can charge it directly from the iPad but it's a bit vulnerable to being knocked and broken. So if you shop around, you can get one without spending silly Apple prices!!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #32

  6. How cool that WOYWW is featured in the magazine! Go Julia! Thanks for the photo of the daffodils, cheered me up! Interesting way to store stencils

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #31

  7. The daffs are lovely, nature truly is the best artist eh? Dx 13

  8. Hi Ali, never heard of that magazine, so I shall have to go find out about it. Lovely flowers. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz#8, XxXx

  9. Love your daffs, spring must be sprung!!! Featured in a magazine .... bout time Julia got some recognition ... have a good week
    Christine #23

  10. 'Featuring' was a magazine published by Marit who regularly still takes part in WOYWW, this issue is at least a year old and probably more, sadly the magazine folded. It was a really good read, but I can't say that the WOYWW interview was any great addition, the other contributors were reall paper and mixed media artists!
    Meanwhile, am loving the idea of hanging thenstencils..might actually be worth a little washing line in my room...piling them together is discouraging, the patterns catch and get bent and oh, the hassle. Well done on getting the cottage ready, it is hard work!

  11. Nice stencils, but I most say those daffodils are a delight!
    April #29

  12. That's a clever and very practical way to store your art goodies. Those daffodils are gorgeous, so I can just imagine your garden. Blessings!

  13. I've seen a few people storing stencils that way, and also came across it in a YouTube video too somewhere. Not heard of the magazine, but go US - well Julia! Helen #1

  14. Those Daffodils really did brighten my day - it will be awhile before we ours growing! Your hanging stencils seem like a good idea! Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday! Lindart #39

  15. That's a great way to store stencils as you can see what you've got and they are easy to get at when you need them, must have a think about this one! Happy belated woyww, Angela x19x

  16. Great way to store your stencils and I love the daffodils. Dorlene #36

  17. Great stencil storage you certainly can see what you've got there. Love the mix of daffs, Asda only do one of a kind in their bunches but I get a couple each week as I love them too Thanks for the visit BJ#9


Thank you lots and lots for your fab comments. I read and treasure them all. Ali x