Wednesday, 23 April 2014

WOYWW Snippets

Morning, WOYWWers (if you're wondering what I'm talking about, click the button on my side bar - you'll be pleasantly surprised)

Not a lot to show today, other than empty choccie wrappers, that is.

I'd put finished pics of DD1's cushion on the previous post, if you're interested. HOWEVER, DD1 and I did a trawl of Ikea yesterday, and I came back with the makings of THREE new shelving units for the craft/guest room. We're installing them tomorrow, and VERY excited!!) so hopefully, there'll be some lovely pics next week.

Other than dreaming of having somewhere to work, I'm chewing over what to do with this.



My brother gave it me nearly 20 years ago, along with the rest of the suite which went to the tip a long time ago. I found some matching Sanderson print and made a 'mob cap' cover some years ago, but it needs a new lease of life. I'm thinking 'Cath K meets Brambly Hedge' work over, so we'll see.

I've also just started a little waistcoat for our godson who is two, and looks quite like this little chap


Well, that's me for now. I'm off round some other desks here, for a nosey. Hope to see you there!

Have a great week, Chris xx

61 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see how you revamp your thingee!! Do you call it an ottoman? Have a lovely week.
    Sandra @20

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  2. Oooh, new shelves in the craft room - very exciting!! Show us pics when they're up :)
    Happy WOYWW!
    no. 2

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  3. Looking forward to see the makeover on the stool thingy! And new shelves too... lucky you! Helen 5

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  4. Hi Chris, looking forward to seeing what you do with the foot stool and will we be seeing the fully stocked new shelves? Happy WOYWW, Carole Z X #35

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  5. What a sweet little stool - foot stools are so useful and yet you just don't see them featured in rooms so much anymore. Of course I'd be prone to tripping over it, I bet so that may be a good thing..... :)

    Happy WOYWW!

    Mary Anne (1)

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  6. Hi Chris..and happy WOYWW. I love that foot stool so keep it and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do to revamp it. Cute waistcoat, like the colour, Cheers and have a great week RobynO#18

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  7. Ikea can be a dangerous place and the cost to get out enormous sometimes, but it doesn't stop me from going. A room revamp how much fun you are going to have. Make sure the drill is charged up for tomorrow. Can't wait to see what you do to your room, have fun,

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 28
    Happy WOYWW

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  8. You've just given me an idea for using some fabric I have and giving a new life to a footstool. Thanks!
    Look forward to seeing what you do with yours.
    Hugs, Neet 27 xx

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  9. Oooh, you'll have fun putting all your Ikea stuff together tomorrow! Look forward to seeing the results :-)
    You should be able to pick up a remnant of some furnishing fabric somewhere to cover that footstool...it'll look great!
    Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

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  10. Wow, someone who knows where Eastnor is. That is unusual. We have been caravanning there in the Deer Park for more years than I care to remember.. The kids always loved it as there was so much space to run around in. I am presuming that the trip to Eastnor is with LR Driving Experience, and I know it will be a great time. I have driven round lots of the tracks on the estate and used to trial there with the Midland Rover Owners Club, which is who I was rallying with over Easter. It is a chance to see parts of the estate that the average tourist would never get to see. If you have the energy to walk up to the obelisk at the top of the hill, you will get fantastic views over several counties and into Wales. Thank you for your visit today and your kind comments. Enjoy your trip to Eastnor and I look forward to seeing the completed jacket. xx Maggie #10

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  11. G'day Chrysalis
    and happy WOYWW. Thanks for dropping by my blog already. Lucky you to not have mozzies there...they are in plague here at the moment gggrrr. Oh fun fun putting the Ikea stuff together and having more storage spots for your art stuff.
    hugs
    Annette In Oz #8

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  12. Good luck with the knitting and thanks for the visit BJ#52

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  13. Oooh Chris, lots of lovely new projects beginning! Very exciting to have the new Ikea shelves, and I am sure it won't be long before they are stuffed with crafty goodies. Love the knitting - what a cute pattern!

    I laughed at your comment - thanks! Yes, these "pesky" cats of ours can be a pain! They are just like small children. We've got a lot of interesting kitty dynamics going on at the moment because Beatrice is jealous of Phoebe who is now muscling in in Mum's department and she doesn't want to share Mum with anyone else!! Mum has now turned into a complete Cat Slave and I told her this a.m. that there is no hope for her now.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #43

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  14. How exciting to have your own crafting space. Thanks for stopping by today x

    Fiona #59

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  15. wonderful work there Chris..
    mm Ikea buy sounds like fun and like the look of knitted vest.. beautiful indeedy! Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #40

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  16. Love the idea of making a room into a crafty space, it's always so exciting! I agree, footstools are very useful things, and that one will look super with a new covering. Sweet little knitted waistcoat too, I really must try to knit more than just socks but I'm totally addicted! My craft mat came from the UK, I've seem other crafters with them on their desks too. I was given it so I don't know where it came from but they're available in all sizes.

    Hugs
    Brenda 64

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  17. Love your ottoman! That is just such a lovely print! Special to you! Hope you share the jumper when you finish it! Thanks for visiting today! Winnie #53

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  18. Hi Chris, love the footstool, you could knit it an aran jumper, its very popular at the moment for cushions and the like.
    Happy crafting and thanks for popping by to mine, Angela x48

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  19. What a cute little boy! I love knitting. Thanks for your sweet visit! Sandy Leigh #60

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  20. love that green color for a vest! another fiber person! thanks for visiting and your kind words.
    Robyn 41

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  21. Love the fabric on the foot stool.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Enjoy the rest of the week. Sue 44

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  22. Haha, empty chocolate wrappers. There are none on my desk because I HIDE all mine, lol.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comments. :-)

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #62

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  23. How nice to have had your footstool so long and to have been given it by your brother
    Happy knitting
    Lynn 50

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  24. Looking forward to see the finished results of your footstool.
    Happy Wednesday,
    Karin #40

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  25. Oooh, I am liking the sound of that, can't wait to see. Karen #31

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  26. aaah that will be a very cute waistcoat and I can just see the stool with a CK makeover, fab idea! In fact, it's got me thinking about a couple of beany cubes I have lurking somewhere .... hmmmm :o) Happy WOYWW Annie C #57

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  27. Ooh, have fun getting your new IKEA stuff put together and filled with crafty goodies! Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting. :-) ~ Laura #69

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  28. Oh, a waistcoat - how cute!
    I have a new nephew so I'll be keen to see it finished - it might be something that needs to be added to Granny's list!
    Happy Wednesday
    Laura
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  29. Hi Chris
    Thanks for your visit, and the nice comments.
    That stool is going to be fun to cover, staple gun is the easiest thing to use.
    Look forward to seeing its progress.
    Chris #34

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  30. Hey Chris, thanks for the visit earlier. Looking forward to seeing your revamp and the new shelving. Are you crocheting the waistcoat? Cx #83

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  31. Thanks for the earlier visit Chris.
    New storage for the craft area....how exciting this can be. Looking forward to seeing the pics.
    Krisha #74

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  32. Hi Krisha, I'm looking forward to the great reveal of your craft/guest room after the shelves have been - I love to see folks crafty places. Your plans for the footstool sound good - love CK's patterns. You have a lot of plans so have a great week. Elizabeth x #39

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  33. Hello Chris ... I do apologise for getting your name wrong ... I suspect it was because I'd just seen Krisha's comment!!! Elizabeth xx

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  34. That footstool is a lovely piece of furniture. It will be interesting to see what you do with it. The waistcoat is cute. Your young man will look quite dapper in it!

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  35. Have fun putting the Ikea shelves together, shelves are always good, more space to put craft stuff! Thanks for the earlier visit, Donna #26

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  36. Love Ikea myself. Too many good things there! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments.
    Here from WOYWW. Happy Wednesday!
    Cathy #73

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  37. Looks like you have a lot on the go this week ! Keep us posted on the stool project ! Thanks for visiting Ali #17

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  38. That is a very cute little waistcoat - I'm sure your Godson will love it! Good luck with the refurbishing of the ottoman! Thank you for visiting my blog! Lindart #82

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  39. No Idea what the footstool will turn into....I shall wait patiently to see :)

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  40. i look forward to seeing your waistcoat, you've chosen lovely wool. Thanks for visiting me earlier
    Gill x

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  41. Lost the comment I started - anyway I like talk of crafting rooms and shelving :-) Looking forward to photos. Also wondering what you will do with the 'thingy' :-) The cushion for your daughter is lovely as are the presents to you - very clever I thought. We didn't have chocolate this year- only one I bought DH . Happy WOYWW Anne x #37

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  42. Can't wait for photos of your new shelving next week! :) Thank you for the earlier visit to my space. #92

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  43. Cant wait to check out your new stuff for your craft room! Its always so exciting to organize!
    Donna#70

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  44. It's always exciting to get new shelves or new anything for your craft room...hope you have a fun day putting them in. Thanks for visiting my desk, Vikki #22

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  45. OOoooo! I can't wait to see your space next week! That ottoman looks like it needs a slipcover is all!
    Your Godson will look wonderful in the waistcoat you are making!
    xxDaniella#63

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  46. The ottoman's carvings look beautiful, so I think it would be well worth you restoring it. That little vest you're going to work on it looks very sharp too. Blessings!

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  47. Having a new craft space is always fun. Hope you get those shelves up and are able to show us the reveal next WOYWW. I don't sew anything that requires measuring, so I'd be no good offering ottoman advice. Thanks for your previous visit. WOYWW wishes from # 9.

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  48. Ooh I love Ikea, have fun putting all your goodies together. Can't wait to see what you do to the foot stool, oh the possibilities.
    Have a great week.
    Von #13

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  49. Wow - you are just full of crafty opportunites. :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. April #71

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  50. Yes, I too love IKEA! Luckily there is none very close by!
    That's a nice knitting pattern! Thanks for dropping by earlier,
    RosA # 36

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  51. Sounds like you've got some good projects on the drawing board. Thanks for dropping by my place. Susanne #76 this week

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  52. Ooo, I like Brambly Hedge... looking forward to what you do with that neat footstool. Does it open up into a workbox? Enjoy filling all the new space when it's up and running.
    Thanks for visiting earlier - and thank you for your prayers. Heaven is a bit silent re John's health at the mo., but that's what trust is all about, isn't it?? Not too good at it, though! Keeping in mind Father knows what He is doing! (Well, trying to!)
    Margaret #49

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  53. oh wow, sounds like an awesome project - good luck :)
    thanks for stopping by too <3
    Jana #93

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  54. I hope you posting a pic of the new shelving and finished waistcoat. Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting #61

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  55. Looking forward to what you do with that footstool-looking thing and your new shelves! Thanks for popping by and happy belated WOYWW!
    Carol N #72

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  56. Love the look of your footstool, they are so handy as extra seating when you get a crowd of people but take up very little room all the rest of the time, so well worth restoring it to splendour! :) Annette #7

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  57. Can't wait to see what you do with your foot stool, they are so useful, I love mine.Thanks for popping by my blog. Have a great weekend. Julie x

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  58. wow lotss of ideas on the go this week. ikea is definately the place for storage, cant beat it. the little retro waistccoat will look so cute
    janet #22

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  59. I love Ikea too...such wonderful storage options!! Look forward to seeing your footstool... Thanks so much for visiting me recently, it is lovely to find your blog!
    Helen xox

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  60. thanks for your visit earlier - brakes were applied these last few days so the 'busyness' slowed down!!
    Very interested to see how that foot stool comes into the 21st Century.
    Bishopsmate #79

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  61. Aha! A mob cap makeover! That's just what my pouffe needs - thank you for the idea.
    Gah! Its taken me so long to get around this week #coulddobetter! #32

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