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Wednesday, May 22

WOYWW 207 - Two kinds of mess...

I didn't make it last week - on the Tuesday I had to go Sheffield for my annual check-up and it just exhausts me - a 3-hour round trip, with a full hour intensive appointment in-between...

So I'm determined to make up for it this week :)

This is my desk yesterday morning - the first kind of mess...


... the dumping-ground kind :(

But here's my desk later that afternoon, the best kind...


... creative mess :)

I'm finally getting on with my ATCs ready for next week's fourth anniversary swap... and I'm proud to report, three are already made and drying. Hooray for me!!

And I'll leave you with pics of my late-birthday lilies - they smell divine *sigh*


Can't wait to see what you've been creating this week - more ATCs, I'm guessing...

... so I'm hopping over to Julia's Stamping Ground to find out!

Till next week xxx






39 comments:

Bridget Larsen said...

That is not a fun trip and to take up so much time, hope all is going well and glad you can come back and play desks with us.
Bridget #8

Create With Joy said...

Hope your appt goes well! Lovely desk and flowers this week!

Create With Joy #16
http://create-with-joy.com

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Claire
I love the before and after shots...art waiting and art happening LOL. Hope all went well with yr appointments. Happy late birthday....such pretty flowers too.
hugs
Annette In Oz #3

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Congrats on being # 1 this week. I missed you last week. I like your new blog banner, too.

Sadly, I can't see a whole lot of difference between the before and after shots (grin).

Happy WOYWW from #10.

Janene McAnally said...

Happy belated birthday Claire!! Hope the day was fantastic! I love your creative mess lol!!! Have a great week and happy WOYWW.
Janene #17

Regina Hamilton said...

Wow...Look at all your crafting goodies. Have fun creating your ATCs. Love the lilies, they are beautiful. Happy crafting #3

sandra de said...

Hope all went well with your check up. The atc's seem to be coming along wonderfully. Enjoy your week.
Sandra @21

Francesca said...

No 1 this week, congrats. I like creative mess, and what beautiful flowers. Francesca #27

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there,
A great creative space today! and cant beat creative mess - or those lilies watch those brown bits on them removal with disposable kitchen towel or tissue is suggested as they stain any clothing or cloth mat underneath them .. you may not mind but dont like that bit.. smell is fab!
Thanks so much for for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #24

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely creative mess you have going there, and you are ahead of me... haven't finished any ATC's yet... still at the placing on paper stage!
Love the lillies, they always make me smile, though I remove the stamen bits before putting them anywhere... I have ruined too many tablecloths with the yellow dust that comes off them... Annette

okienurse said...

I think I like the second kind of messy desk picture too! I always like the crafty goodness type. Hope the appointment went well. Do you have to do that very often? It would be exhaustive! Have a great week. Vickie #26

Sandy said...

I love lilies they last for ages and they are just so pretty. Happy Birthday!! Oh you are going well to have 3 ATCs done already everyone is all so organised.. Putting me to shame. Will have to get onto that.
Sandy :) #38

peggy apl said...

belated happy birthday and congrats for being no. 1 this week! beautiful flower hpotos and i love your creative mess!
peggy@12

Roudi said...

OMG Claire, it's my first visit here and I LOVE your blog description!
Your desk is a beautiful mess of pretty colors. Hope you finish those ATCs on time. I barely managed to finish mine last week and posted them the other day!

Thanks for the peek! Happy WOYWW. xx
Roudi #34

Helen said...

Hope the check up was OK. I love your crafty desk with so much to look through! Happy WOYWW and well done on no 1 spot again! Helen, 5

Lisa said...

Hope all is well and such a great desk too... beautiful lilies

Lisa #47
xx

Spyder said...

I alwys like to see a mess, makes my mess fit in just right! Thank you for my snoop!
Have a HaPpY WoYwW!
((Lyn))) #55

Lynn Holland said...

It's good to keep creating so well done you for getting on with it. Happy belated birthday too. My little book is filling up nicely now with embroidery references and samples.
Lynn //44 xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Ooh, what lovely pics of lilies! I love the creative mess from the ATCs project. I wish I could have a dumping ground, I just have to clear away after every session. Now my daughter's home from art school and
wanting to share the room to do fitness work-outs in it too!!! xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Sooo silly - just realized I forgot to put my number on my comment! #58

Ria Gall said...

Hi Claire
I am with you on liking the crafty mess desk and your desk looks so inviting. Great crafty stash on show and lots of lovely colours being used
Sending hugs on this WOYWW have a great day
Ria #27

Diane said...

I love lilies too. What time did you get up to be first on the list????
Diane
#30

fairy thoughts said...

I haven't ever thought about two types of mess and yes you are right the crafty is the best though looking good for next week
Janet @18

Joynana said...

Hi Claire, The second shot of the desk is the best, when you know you have created something special. Love the flowers. If you would like to sway ATC next week let me know. #93

butlersabroad said...

Hope the trip was successful, at least it's done and out of the way for another year. You really made up for missing last week, you got the top spot! Love the lilies, my favourite flower.

Hugs
Brenda 100

Nan G said...

Love the flowers! Oh to have smell-o-blog hey?! :) I better get started on my ATCs..eek! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #105

The Taming of the Glue said...

Beautiful flowers...lillies are my favourites. Great creative mess, you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette! Happy WOYWW. Pam#20

famfa said...

Lots of lovely mess, enjoy.
Famfa 101

Belinda Basson said...

You are so right, the best kind of mess! #63

Liz Black said...

Ha ha ... that's exactly the sort of 'mess' I have! Lovely pictures of your lillies. Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww Liz@145

Deborah Weber said...

There's something so satisfying about creative messes. What gorgeous lilies - I can almost smell they're lovely perfume. Deborah #141

~Rasz~ said...

Hi Claire! I just joined WOYWW! Now I get to go out and see new blogs. I LOVE your creative mess. That is the only way I can truly work. The lilies are beautiful. Happy Belated Birthday to you!

dottielottie said...

There is no finer mess than creative mess lol. Love the butterfly wings, stamp? I need to crack on with the ATC's too, I would like to do a swap
with you if you have enough, let me know. The lilies are beautiful but I think I must be the only one that thinks they smell awful lol
Happy art making
Hugs Lottie #132

~Sue C said...

Gorgeous flowers Claire. Fun work desk this week. So many fun things to play with. SueC#129

April Story said...

Glad your appointment is behind you. Your flowers are gorgeous. April #131

VonnyK said...

Just love all the lovely goodies on your desk. I've been away from the internet for so long I had forgotten about the ATC swap, so I'd better get making.
Have a great week.
Von #66

Bobby said...

I've never made an ATC but I'm planning to before next week. I can't wait to see what you create. I wish I could peek beforehand so I'd have an idea what to do.

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Claire - love your Lillies - just beautiful... I love piles on my desk - doesnt happen very often though... Mxx Happy WOYWW Friday cheat - #169

Elizabeth said...

Apologies for being so late visiting this week – life simply intervened! As it clearly did for you last week - hope you've well and truly recovered now. Your desk looks great, both before and after, with lots going on.
Have a great weekend. Elizabeth x #81