Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WOYWW # 214

The beautiful UK weather has had me out and about a little or the heat had me in bed trying to keep cool. Since being paralysed, my body doesn't like the weathers changes very much and it takes awhile to get acclimated. So when it got so warm, my body, being the rebel that it is, swelled up to twice it's size and then terrible leg pain from the swelling. (Yes even paralysed I can feel pain. It's actually a blessing.) But I have been in my craft room the last few days making (or sttempting to make) some craft goodies. Thought I would share this over at WOYWW.  Here's what I got on my desk today:

I've been thinking about doing a couple of Christmas Craft Fairs so I thought I could whip up some cheap and cheerful goodness for Christmas. So last night and this affy, I'm making some altered clothes peg sets. Here are the pegs painted. Don't mind the whitish ones. They are a major crackled effect FAIL. The crackle I used stinks!!! It's the Plaid FolkArt one, this is the second time I've used it and the second time it failed to crackle. Maybe I have a bad or old batch? Gosh I hope so because I'm going to have to throw this junk away and get a new crackle glaze...ugh!

Above I'm using my old craft sheet under neath but...on the other side of my desk is my brand new craft sheet (which I haven't used yet because I want to protect it...weird I know.) Since my desk is so big and WHITE, I wanted to cover as much of it as possible when inking and painting so I bought me a huge one! It's 50 x 100 cm and it takes up over half my desktop...woo hoo! You'll see it once I get my video camera set up and running. You want a big giant craft sheet to protect a big area and are in the UK?  I got it here: Craft Obsessions. They have 50 x 50 cm, 50 x 100 cm and 80 x 100 cm. You can also request bespoke sizes as well so you can have basically any size you need. The 50 x 100 does me fine though I wish I had bought the 80 x 100 one. Great price on them too!

That's all from me today. Hope you all have a wonderful day and those in the UK I hope you get outside and enjoy the weather while you can!

Hugs, Dorothy


  1. That's a shame about the crackle glaze - I have a tub waiting to be be used but it's Tim Holtz - can't recommend it as I haven't tried it, but hopefully his stuff is usually OK. I love the idea of the craft sheet - I might look out for some, my poor old table certainly could use it! Thanks so much for dropping by, hope you have a cooler, pain free week.

  2. I'm sorry to hear that the hot weather has been causing you physical discomfort and pain. I've used some of Tim Holtz's crackle paint in the past and it's worked okay . . . but I don't use it often. Just wanted to mention that in "Mr. Linky" on Julia's site this week, it's not pointing to your blog; it's linking to Julia's blog. Happy WOYWW from Laura #98

  3. I have that SAME crackle glaze and HATE IT!! It is such a disappointment every time I use it, and I am ready to trash it, and really glad I only bought a small bottle of it. I used to buy a different brand, and LOVED IT, but with age as an excuse I can't remember who made it. That darn stuff is so expensive.
    Krisha #5

  4. Sorry that this has been a difficult week for you - trust your body will acclimatize soon for you.
    Great start to some Christmas goodies. Have fun!!
    Margaret #66

  5. Oh what a bugger about the non-'crackle' glaze..... BIN it and treat yourself I say :-D I'd love one of those mats... can't get them in Greece. I might see if that shop posts abroad :-) Thanks for the top off.

    Happy late WOYWW.... I thought I'd finished and you snuck in on me :-D

    IKE xx # 93

  6. Hi Dorothy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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