WOYWW - the BIG 6-0-0!!!

 Good morning Fellow Deskers, 

WOW!! this is the SIX-HUNDREDTH WOYWW, can you believe it! A special hello to my fellow deskers and dear bloggy friends and an extra special hello to our hostess Julia. Thank you so much for keeping us all together through thick and thin <3 xxx and long may it continue!

Anyway, here's my desk this week ...

I finally finished tidying my room and rediscovered/reorganised lots of stash I'd forgotten about, so I've been having another bash at jewellery-making and my current project is a little Christmas book, jus tthe titivating to do now. Also finished the Everlasting Advent Calendar, just in the nick of time ...

Each box has sweeties and one of my husband's "hilarious" jokes hidden inside. I made it out of old coffee boxes and hubby made the little boxes ...

That was the beginnings of the other one we made for the grandkiddies - hope they're enjoying it!

Another finished project was my textile self portrait for the Knitting and Stitching Show Self Portrait Competition. Check out the link to see all the entries - I have NO chance of winning, there are so many amazing entries, but I had fun and I was happy with how mine turned out in the end. 

So that's it for now - I'm off to Julia's Stamping Ground to say hello and have snout around some other desks. Looking forward to "meeting" everyone on Saturday (assuming I can get my head around the techy stuff hehe).

Happy WOYWW-day!! :o)

Annie xxx


Lunch Lady Jan said…
Happy 600th WOYWW!! Thank you for the gorgeous cards which just arrived, I love them both, you are SO talented! And after having a look at all the portraits on the link, I think you’re doing yourself down - you have got the technique nailed down but most of all, it’s your expression that is brilliant, I genuinely think you’re in with a chance. Good Luck!!!
Hugs LLJ 10 xxx
Loving the artiness of your self portrait - such wonderful textures and the little buttons for the necklace are a nice touch! The advent calendar looks amazing - and well done for finishing it on time. I still have mine from last year (bought it as a kit, nothing as creative as yours!) - I just got some refills for it from the CraftBox - couldn't resist those little charms! Great idea to put your hubby's jokes inside - especially if you haven't heard them before LOL! Happy #600, Annie - glad you made it! It would be wonderful to see you on Saturday! xx zsuzsa #34
Oh my! that portrait is wondrous! It's amazing with so much detail and the expression is brilliant. You're not the only one that uses coffee boxes, can't waste good card and love what you've done with them too. Wishing you a very happy woyww and a lovely creative week. Angela x19x
I loved the advent calendar. It's a beauty. I like how you made it from recycled boxes. You have a gorgeous self portrait. I like it a lot. It has character, something some others didn't. You have a very active desk, too. Happy 600th from #6.
Shoshi said…
What a fun Advent calendar, Annie, with all the little drawers! And your self-portrait is absolutely amazing and I think you should win because it's so quirky and fun! I love your expression! Well done with your tidying. My studio has turned into a hoarder's nightmare (it's never been this bad) and I need to have a really serious blitz.

After Saturday's giveaway draw, I shall be uploading the patterns to my OneDrive so you'll be able to get them from there if you like. I'm glad you like the beginning of the cat throw. It's a really fun project but I need to get my skates on to get it done in time for Christmas!! It should co-ordinate really well with the kitties, as does the new furniture!

Hope to see you on Saturday's Zoom session.

Happy WOYWW 600,
Shoshi x #29
Felicia said…
Ohhhhh how creative with that Advent calendar!! Love it Annie!! And, I love what is going on on your desk for the Christmas book!! What a great self portrait, how awesome is that! And for the record....I HOPE YOU WIN!!! Blessings for the rest of your week! Felicia #39
Caro said…
The advent calendar is simply wonderful and the self portrait is incredible. Happy 600th WOYWW. Stay safe and take care. With love & God Bless. Caro xxx (#14)
Helen said…
Happy 600 WOYWW Love the advent calendar, but your portrait is fab! Hope you have a great week Helen #1
glitterandglue said…
Hi Annie. Happy 600! What a great advent calendar. I do hope the grandies enjoy having theirs, too. Well done on entering the stitch competition! Amazing. Whenever I get to the knitting and stitching shows, I always wander around the competition stands.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2
Chana Malkah said…
Hi, Annie!
Your book is coming along nicely! I love lace (I hoard lace!) Maybe following your blog will help me begin to use my lace!

I don't know much about Advent Calendars but yours looks interesting!

Chana Malkah, #43
Julia Dunnit said…
Happy 600! I’ve been ok every to vote, and I think you have a grand chance of winning - there are some fab entries, and yours is definitely amongst them, you probably don’t see your own skills like we onlookers. Love the advent calendar, it’s dreamy...please will you save some of the hilarious jokes for us to see as you open them?!
Chrissie said…
I think your portrait is sensational, I love that expression on your face... good luck, you must most definitely be in with a chance!
The advent calendar is terrific, I made one from card for two of my grandkids a few years ago. I put sweets in the boxes (which were all separate) and they had to find them around the house, then once the sweets were eaten, they built the boxes up into a pyramid type tower on the mantelpiece!
Happy WOYWW 600 and Stay safe!
Chrissie #12
Diana Taylor said…
Wow the portrait is amazing - I love the painterly effect and the expression - such talent - I'm sure you must be in with a good chance of winning. I love the advent calendar too.
Happy 600th WOYWW
Diana xx #27
Happy 600th WoywW Annie your self portrait turned out FANTASTIC you must be so proud. You'll have so much fun rediscovering all those lost goodies now you've had a good destash & clean up.. enjoy it's what keeps us sane! Hugs Tracey #8
Lillianb said…
Happy WOYWDW #600

What a good idea an everlasting calendar love yours. Love the painting and think you have a good chance,

Take care and stay safe,

Lilian B #17
Lynnecrafts said…
Hi Annie, I love your self-portrait, it’s so well made and full of character. I’ll look forward to seeing you on Saturday to compare it! I do think you’ve a good chance of winning.
Take care and happy WOYWW
Lynnecrafts 23
Happy 600th WOYWW. Your self portrait is amazing. Angela #42
Sarah Brennan said…
I have been and voted for you Annie. Love the perpetual advent calendar. Stay safe and happy 600th WOYWW. Sarah #5
Spyder said…
What a faabulous idea...I keep saving boxes thinking, I'll make some thing with that!! And you have. love it!
Happy WOYWW!? Have a great crafting week, (Lyn)) #18