Wednesday, 24 January 2018

WOYWW 451 - more TK Maxx loveliness

It is nearly afternoon here in sunny Pembrokeshire (yes, the sun is out - although it is cold and windy) and I have had a busy morning getting various 'must haves' done, and now I can sit down and show you what is going on in my craft room.

If you would like to join in, go on over to Stamping Ground.

My crafty table is actually fairly quiet for now, but I do have lots of ATCs to make, so it will be less tidy later on.

There are 2 owl embellies that I have printed out and heat embossed with gold - both for ATCs.  The left over part from cutting out a butterfly - in turn from some paper that was left over when making a journal page background.  My dachshund clipboard and notepad from The Works.  The usual pile of journals waiting for more creativity and my box of pens.

Stanley, my Brother Scan n'Cut (people seem to name them!) is currently set up on the small table against the wall, right behind where I sit at my PC and next to my crafty table.  I used to have my small sewing machine on there, but I haven't used it once yet, so that has gone in a cupboard (one advantage of having a small machine).  I will need to connect it to my pc with a usb cable and don't want that trailing across the floor, so going to reorganise my craft room to get it onto the table where one of my printers is currently.  No time today, so that will have to wait for another day.

So far, Stanley has behaved well.  I did some test cuts and a bit of direct scan/cut.  There will be a blog post eventually.

I treated myself to a visit to T K Maxx yesterday - and as usual I went in for 3 items and came out with as much as I could carry!  There are so many brilliant bargains and just lovely items in our local store, Haverfordwest.  Didn't get any actual craft stash this time - they had paint, pens. canvases, sewing kits and more, but nothing that I HAD to have - but did get a couple of lovely photo albums/scrapbooks.  I may fill them with a few of my digital scrapbook layouts and give them as gifts, but will probably keep them for myself.

The butterfly one is big enough at around 8 x 8 inches, but the other one is huge (at least 12 x 12) - and they are both heavy.  Really good quality and less than £10 each.

BTW - I did the get 3 items I needed.

Ali x


  1. Your dachshund clipboard is cute! And love the owls. I've heard good about the Scan & Cut, seems like everyone that has it likes it. Thanks for popping by! Have a great week!
    Carol N #27

  2. Hi Ali, it's odd, I often see people on here commenting about craft stuff from TKMaxx, but I've been into ours many times, and they never have anything like that at all. Possibly just as well, as we have The Works and The Range! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8 XxX

  3. Afternoon Ali. Those albums are lovely. I didn't realise TK Maxx did arty stuff - must find and visit one before too long. Don't reckon Llandudno has one - but I may be doing it an injustice:-) Enjoy your finds! Love those cute owls.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

  4. Interested to see how you get on with your scan 'n cut as I have been looking at them for a while now. Noticed you posted on fb about Spanish Property Choice do you know this area as I live in Mojacar. Anickoana#3

  5. I never thought of naming my cutting machine, but we do have names for our cars. Nice albums - fill them with lovely memories! I like TK Maxx too but we haven't got one locally. I look forward to seeing more of your ATCs. Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #7

  6. What a fab woyww tfs xx Jan 33

  7. great looking buys! Helen #1

  8. The little owls are sooooo cute, and Stanley is pretty smart too - I would love one but need to use some of the stash I already have before I indulge! Looks like you got some bargains at TK Maxx - the butterfly album is very pretty.
    Hope you have a good week,
    Diana x #20

  9. I love that you've called your machine Stanley! May he give you many years' good service :-D. I never go into TK Maxx, so it seems as if I'm missing out - I'm glad you got the 3 things you went in for though! My trick is to go into a shop for something and come back out with everything but what I went in for!!
    Sorry I'm late, you know! Have just sent you an email.
    Hugs LLJ 13 xxx

  10. Hi Ali late but I'm here! Those little owls are so sweet. Hope we get to see what Stanley produces. Happy belated woyww, Angela x17x

  11. StanleyšŸ˜‚I haven'named my silhouette,maybe I shouldšŸ¤”good on you to get the 3 items you needed (besides the restšŸ¤£)happy WOYWW,Vicky#9

  12. Hi Ali, I'm glad you got the 3 things you actually needed, I often get so caught up the things I want, I forget to get the things I came in for! Glad Stanley is behaving himself! Cute little owls too! Thanks for your visit! Lindart #37

  13. Ooh I've never spotted craft stuff in TK Max will have to have a closer look next time I go to one. Nice haul of goodies. Thanks for the visit. Sarah #18

  14. Lovely new things to play with, Ali. I didn't know TKMaxx did craft stuff. I have a Cougar cutting machine (sadly very under-used at the moment - must get going on it again!) and it's called Sheba. Thank you for your two comments and for your good wishes re my operation. It shouldn't be too long now. VG appointment yesterday for pre-assessment, with another next week with the anaesthetist. They are being very thorough. As for the kittens, they are both extremely naughty - Ruby much worse than Lily who tends to be a bit of a doormouse, but they will settle down eventually! At the moment, anything left out, and especially anything that dangles, is fair game. Everything ends up on the floor, often chewed! They are no respecters of anything! You can't get cross though because they are so adorable!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #36


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