It’s hard to know where to start today. I’m sure we’re all feeling the same as part of the WOYWW community – desperately wanting to hold hands across the country, and indeed the world, to say goodbye to Shaz Silverwolf. I’m sure that her soul is shouting at us all to get on with it, lets have at ya, show us your stuff, etc. She wasn’t your “conventional” crafter… I’ll come back to that, but here is my desk today. You can find more info with the lovely Julia.
I’m working on something super exciting, which involves, as these things often do, a bit of tediousness first. I’ve been die-cutting rolled flowers from scraps in colours that match my craft room and I’ll be fussy cutting those birds and butterflies to go with them. My glass candy dish is by far the best “sorting tray” type thing I have, no matter how many matchy matchy ones I have tried. Some are too holey, too shallow, too deep, too small, too big, etc. But this dish, like Goldilocks porridge, is just right.
You can also see the discarded wrist brace in the middle. Fybromyalgia has it’s own wardrobe, dontcha know…
So after my post the other week about trollies, a friend told me that she keeps her mixed media on hers. I thought what a good idea, I’m going to do that too. Sounds easy right? But it never is, is it? This was mid way through moving other things to make space to bring the trolley upstairs.
Teeter tottering piles and yet more foam shapes… I think I have enough for about 3 more years and then I might have to buy some proper stuff…
And then, ta da! This is them finished!
On the left is my project trolley which in all honesty will probably stay as my One Little Word trolley – the stadium style tidy at the top with all the papers, sticker sheets and album, sorting trays of scraps and loose stickers underneath, and then on the bottom, a box of Project Life cards with page protectors in the tray underneath.
On the right is my mixed media trolley. It’s far from all of it because I couldn’t use paints in my craft room when I had the die-cutting shop – too much white cardstock and a person with a lack of hand eye coordination! It’s a work in progress.
And here’s last week’s Throwback Thursday. Goodness I’m missing the beach in Wales so very much.
Of course we will be all be missing Shaz on our Wednesday trip around the desks now too. I met her a couple of times (and her absolute soul mate and husband, Doug) at the Burbage crops for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday. I have one of her ATCs on my wall from the November 2015 crop just after she’d had one of her earliest surgeries. She couldn’t sit for long and would take gentle walks around the building, but she created quite the shadow! With her long skirts and long hair she appeared to float past as if she was flying, especially as she was wearing a witches hat at the time! Rest in peace is too sedate for this fan of wolves, black clothes, coloured hair and heavy metal, so I’ll say ‘howl loud Shaz lovely lady, howl loud’.