Wednesday, 10 November 2010

WOYWW

Good morning WOYWWers!
I've been saving this picture to show you today!
This is the haul I bought at the NEC last week. I went a little mad... but it was all totally necessary you understand.
There certainly some very good prices to be had, but it just costs so much money to save some!
I went with two friends, whom I met for the first time on Thursday...Val and Anne, and here we all are in Birmingham.
Actually at the moment my workdesk is my dining room table as I'm in the process of recovering a pelmet for my daughter. She is moving her daughter into a new room prior to the arrival of the new baby in January and so a few alterations are necessary. She is keeping the same curtains, as they were quite expensive and are only a couple of years old, but by changing  just the pelmet with some coordinating fabric and matching it with the wallpaper it should look great. I have managed to match the pattern fairly accurately on the fabric which is a great relief. (Zoom in and see if you can see the join!) I have covered the original with several layers of white material in order to make a suitable base lining for the light coloured fabric.  All  I have to do now is to stick this down and then stitch on the backing.
We will be off to London shortly,  to see a matinee performance of Oliver followed by dinner at a restaurant called Bel Canto, where the waiting staff are opera singers and serenade you as they serve the meal. Should be fun!
If you'd like to see work desks around the world, pop over to Julia's, the link is on my sidebar, and have yourself a good old snoop.

49 comments:

  1. I've heard about NEC and curious, so thanks for the post. Also, those birdies are beautiful - not sure what a pelmet is but now I'm gonna look it up - the colors and craftsmanship looks stunning!

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  2. That's my gal...think of the saving not the spend LOL
    Looks like a great stash of new goodies!
    That material looks divine, would love it in my bedroom lol

    Happy WOYWW and enjoy the show
    mandi x

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  3. You did have a good spend didn't you! I wish I could have been there too.

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  4. Looks like you found some great things! Have fun!

    Terry #21

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  5. Glad you had good time at NEC,unfortunately didnt make it this year.but instead treated mysself to some goodies to make up for it!Well it was only right as one has to have crafty treat once in a while..lol.
    Love that material would love to see piccy of finished room when you have one!
    Have great WOYWW day
    hugs jude(20)

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  6. Bel Canto is great...I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time. Wish I could have gone to the NEC...I have serious stash envy!! Pam (24)

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  7. Wow Chrissie what a haul!!! and yes it was all necessary!!!!
    Have fun with the pelmet, it used to be my job so I know what you are going through.
    I hope you have a wonderful day toady, it sounds really goo9d.

    Anne

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  8. Hi Chrissie, Great stash, you have a couple of things I got at my last show. The glue/paper for the frame and wheels... have yet to try them out.
    Bel Canto sounds fun, Oliver is magical hope you have a wonderful time.
    Hugs cherie

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  9. It was fun stash building! Good luck with the pelmet
    Anne
    x

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  10. Great haul today, and nice that you met and made new friends. Have a great time in London, the restaurant sounds good!
    The pelmet material is gorgeous.

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  11. Looks like a good time was had by all at the NEC :-) Love the pelmet.
    A x

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  12. Hi ya hun
    oh lovely lot of new stash, fabby piccie, glad you had good time, luv the fabric, have great time in london, have great day hun, happy WOYWW, sue,x

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  13. have a lovely time in London. Love the pelmet material. No wonder she wanted to keep them for the new room who wouldn't.... i'm sure you'll do a great job on them.

    Lovely to see you meeting up with other crafters at NEC.

    Paula x x x

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  14. Sounds like you are going to be in for a treat.
    Do come back to us and tell us all about it, won't you.
    Sue xx 60

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  15. Holy cow, look at all that stash! Of course it was all essential stuff that you desperately needed ;-)

    I have those PI Paula Pascual stamps, they are brill. I may even have the whole range now!

    Love that fabric for the pelmet, I'd want to cut it up & stick it on cards!

    Ciara
    xx

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  16. That is some stash haul you got at your day out... not that I am jealous or anything! LOL Love the material you are making the pelmet from - it looks like scrap book paper! Annette #58

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  18. Oooh stamps and nesties and lots of them! I never been to the NEC,i am defo going next time tho!
    Maria inkymits x
    #84 i think

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  19. Fab pics, and what a great haul!!! I love going to shows and meeting up with friends like that. Enjoy London - not sure I could cope with being serenaded while my soup is dished up, but it sounds fun!

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  20. Well, you do have to speculate to accumulate you know! Fantastic new stamps and Nesties. Love the fabric, the pelmet will be fab for the new room. Hope you enjoyed your day out in London.

    Hugs
    Brenda 90

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  21. Love the owls, my girls had bunnies! I've never been to the NEC, don't think I'd be let out long enough! and anyway, I'd get lost!! and I utterly refuse to wear that sign that says, if found please return to....Happy WOYWW!

    ((Lyn))#40

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  22. Lots of lovely 'must have' stash there. That pelmet material is gorgeous. Hope you enjoyed your day in London.

    Marilyn

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  23. Chrissie, what a lovely stash from the NEC. Hope you enjoy Oliver. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 35)

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  24. Glad you enjoyed the NEC.....had a small spend myself!! S x #12

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  25. Great stash, glad you had fun, I didnt spend too much as I was demoing. Thanks for sharing and making me jealous, lol! hugs Heidi (#30) x

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  26. Some great stash there. Glad you had a good time at the NEC didn't make it this time hopeing to go im March.
    Love that material.
    Carol #51

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  27. Hope you're enjoying Oliver and the dinner - sounds great. And you obviously had a lovely time at NEC x Hazel #100

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  28. Oooh nothing like a bunch of yummy new stash to admire! :D

    The curtains look lovely too.. what pretty fabric!

    Great WYOWW! :)

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  29. What fab stash! Glad you had a great time at the NEC but bet you were shattered. I missed this one. lovely job on the pelmet too. Well done can't see the join!
    JoZarty x

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  30. I went to the NEC for the 1st time this year and came away with a huge stash. Well how else can you test if it works or not!!! Serenading opera singers hey. Sounds fun. Enjoy. #134

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  31. What a join - by Gum - invisible seaming - enjoy your night out

    Dx

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  32. What fun goodies you have! Some day I will make curtains lol. I still am at the shade stage. TFS!

    #76

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  33. okay, i learned something in WOYWW again (i didn't know what a pelmet was and had to google it). that is such a cute pattern you're using!
    wow, that craft shopping spree sound like so much fun! totally necessary. but of course!

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  34. Oh Chrissie how nice to have a meet up and buy stuff....something I enjoy very much as you know!Love the look of your new stash...what's the teeny bottle at the top right?

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  35. Gorgeous stash and I HAVE to go next year!!
    Hope you had a fab time yesterday.

    Have a great week
    A.xx(4)

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  36. Oh your new stash is lovely - I have spotted a few things that I would want too! Have a great time in London - I love going to the theatre, but there hasn't been time recently! I am very interested how that dinner will go at Bel Canto! Must be lots of fun!
    Hugs,
    Cardarian

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  37. Gorgeous fabric. Hope you enjoyed Oliver.

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  38. It's me again,popped back coz I couldn't seen your top pic last time, aw, you've got the nesties I've had on my wish list for ages AND the PB Noel stamp, I've just been looking on PB website, but didn't see it. Hope you had a lovely time, it looks like you did
    (Lyn)

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  39. Hi Chrissie
    How cool to meet up and have a whole day out at a craft fair. You def got some fab stash. caroline #6

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  40. Oooh, lucky you with all the stash from the NEC!
    That material with the owls is so adorable!
    Happy WOYWW!

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  41. Of course they were necessary! Paperartsy yes! Storage boxes yes! Darkroom door yes!
    Bel Canto sounds a fab idea hope you had a lovely evening. Thanks for your thoughts on my craft/dining dilemma :) I'm the only one that can decide I know! As I said oh poo!!
    xoxo Sioux

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  42. You asked about the storage thingy on my desk. It is just from Michael's craft store. I think the brand is Jetmax. Very handy storage!

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  43. It's not fair, you're making us jealous! Yummie goodies on your desk. I've been wanting that darkroom door set for a long time, I'm sure I will succumb one day. Thanks for commenting on my blog! x Aisling # 80

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  44. Love the fabric. Looks like you had fun at the NEC. Thank for visiting my desk. Hugs Pam x

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  45. Impressive haul from the NEC - all absolutely necessary, of course! Looks as though you had a great day. The material is really pretty and just right for a baby's room - it should look lovely. Is it a girl by any chance, I only ask because there seems to be quite lot of pink owls in the fabric. That restaurant sounds like a whole lot of fun. Regards, Elizabeth #63

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  46. thats quite a haul you've got there Chrissie....you end up spending a fortune but you know yuo'll use it one day.....lol,
    hugs

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  47. Chrissie,

    It's bad enough that I am running late, then I have been plagued with that pesky 503 error all night. Just wanted to drop in and let you know I was here this week. Looks like you scored big time. No impulse control? That's OK. I'm sure you'll use it all OR find a place to put it where you can admire it.

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Thanks,
Chrissie