Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WOYWW #185

Busy week and I am still behind and now wishing I was back on a leisurely boat cruise!  NOT!  If you would like to see photos of the cruise check them out here!  I am glad to be home and enjoying the day!  Heather and Michael are moving into their new home and I have been a little help to them but not as much as I wish I could be.  They are concerned I will over do and end up having a flareup  so I cat wrangle to keep cats in the house and help move lighter things about.

My desk this week is no different then last week.  Haven't done a blasted thing towards making anything creative.  It has become the depository for all sorts of bits and pieces.  Latest that my mail lady brought me is a case with magnetic sheets that I am hoping to organize my Spellbinders and thinner metal dies into.  Check back later and I will show you what I have done....maybe in a couple weeks.

Here is the last project I completed on my desk before my trip.  My button fairy/Christmas angels.  I just realized they are really monochromatic but hey...I like them!  
Button Fairy Christmas Angels made using buttons, petaloo flowers, and the Tim Holtz dress form die and wings dies.

Want to see more desks that have better things to look at?  Julia's blog Stamping Ground is the springboard for all the blog snoops...

Okay that's it for me! I know I am a little later then I usually am posting but hey...better late to the dance then not at all!   I am going to go make another cup of coffee and a bowl of oatmeal and come back and look through a few blogs. 

Hope everyone has a safe and uneventful holiday.  Happy Christmas, Happy Hanukkah,  Merry Yule!
Happy Holidays!


  1. Hey, those fairies are really cute.
    I have made a couple of storage books for the dies using the magnetic stuff, they work really well and are not too difficult or time consuming
    jnaet #21

  2. I'm just popping by to say....
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with everything that makes you happy.
    A x #38

  3. I love love love your fairies, Vickie. Happy Wednesday and Happy Christmas, too. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@45)

  4. Hi Vickie love the fairies. I too am way behind with everything- ah well trying not too worry. Happy Christmas o you and all your family. Anne x #97

  5. Cat wrangler, oh too funny! Love the little button fairies, they are too cute! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  6. Happy WOYWW, loved your cruise photos especially the monkey!

    Kyla #50

  7. the fairies are fab but them I love anything that includes buttons !!!..I hope you catch up we always do in the end.l
    also popped in to say I hope you have a wonderful,peaceful and joyful time over the festive period with family and friends best wishes Andrea x#6

  8. Button fairies...what a great idea! Super way to use those big flowers and I love the happy colors. #49

  9. Why is it that the moment you are not using a desk it becomes a dumping ground? Mine is exactly the same. I love those fairies and your photos of your cruise are wonderful. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a very Happy Christmas. Caro (#65)

  10. Great vacation pictures and your little fairies are so cute and colorful.
    Merry Christmas
    Krisha #78

  11. Loved the cruise photos. Hope you get caught up for Christmas - have a wonderful time. Helen, 3

  12. Your fairies are cute! Take it easy and enjoy the festivities! Happy Holidays! Nan 75

  13. happy WOYWW! your button angels are wonderful!!!
    may you and your loved ones have a joyful Christmas season
    and a blessed new year ahead!
    peggy aplSEEDS

  14. Nice busy desk there and I love your angels. I too have been to New Orleans and enjoyed a cup of coffee and some beignets at Cafe Du Monde! Have a great Christmas. Sunshine Girl no. 24

  15. Hi Vickie,

    I love all your supplies!!! Your button fairy angels are very cute.

    I will definitely check out your cruise photos. Oh, to be in a warmer climate right now. It was 11 degrees driving in to work this morning (yes, I'm at work today)....

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Kay 84

  16. Those little angels are lovely. Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas. x Jo

  17. Thank you for your visit, Vickie, it's always so lovely to see you.
    Your cruise looks and sounds wonderful. I'm very envious as we sit in the pouring rain yet again here in the UK.
    Just wanted to say I hope your Christmas is a happy one and the New Year Peaceful and brings with it all that you wish for.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #44

  18. Not half as late as me Vickie, but it was my son's birthday today he's now 14yrs, have a great Christmas BJ #1 & 76

  19. Wondered where you were when I checked yesterday. Good to see you on here and love the button fairies you have been making.
    Have a wonderful Christmas, stay safe and well and see you soon (well via blogland that is).
    Hugs, Neet 12 xx

  20. Your fairies are so lovely Vicky, thanks for telling us how you made them too. I am still doing catch-up but will come back to look at your cruise photos. Thanks for visiting me too! Hugs, Anne x #20

  21. Love those fairies!! They're so bright and cheerful.
    Your cruise looked amazing - what a time you had. There's somewhere to go on my bucket list, I tell you :)

    Thanks for all your positive comments and support this year - it has meant a huge amount to me, truly. May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and even better 2013...

    LLJ #25 xxxx

  22. Hey, Vickie! Thanks for coming by the Playhouse! I've come to return the flavor and I just enjoyed several minutes on a Carnival cruise from New Orleans to the Cary Bean!! That was fun, thanks for the photo shares! It's lovely that you and your daughter did this. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and all the best in the New Year with no major flare-ups!! Darnell

  23. Glad you had such a good time on your cruise. Your fairy-angels are very colourful - well done!

    Thanks for your visit, and I'm glad you like my hubby's little bear. His paws are now mended as best I could do it, and I want to add some little red patches too. His clothes are in the wash and he looks very vulnerable in his naked state!!

    Hope you have a great time over Christmas, and that we all manage to survive it without overdoing things and making ourselves sick!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #47

  24. Hi vicky
    if you wanted the cute polar bear die on my desk this week I got it from memory box (love their dies) they also make a matching wooden stamp... although I thought it was abit expensive I brought it anyway. The die is quite small and I wish I had brought the bigger size.
    have a great Christmas
    janet #21

  25. Hi Vickie,

    Thanka for dropping and for your kind comment re my backgrounds. Your cruise sounds great!
    And I think wrangling or herding cats could almost be a full time job?
    Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year :)

  26. Love those button fairies. Have a wonderful Christmas, relaxing with your family. xx Maggie #48

  27. Haha, better late than never, so true! :) And, since I know you've a Dollar Tree nearby somewhere surely, I'll tell you about the magnetic sheets they have there, for a buck! They are pretty big and meant to cover heating/ac vents, but I bought some and sure enough the metal dies stick really well to them, so if you didn't get enough magnetic sheets in your new set it might be cheaper to look there to make up the difference. :) Anyways, thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment already, I might have gotten my post earlier than you but I am certainly making up in slowness on getting around to commenting! Hugs and stay warm this next week! Deeyll #33

  28. Hi Vicki!

    I know I’ve not joined in with WOYWW just recently but I’ll be back in the new year for sure.

    I just wanted to pop by to say thanks for all the fun and inspiration you’ve shared over the last year and to wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.


  29. Hi Vickie! Loved the pictures of your cruise. My favorite was the towel creature! How amazing is that! I've only been to a cruise once and it was a local one. I did spend a lot of time in the library! But the food was fabulous! Sorry to hear you had issues with the service.Your button fairies are wonderful! A blessed Christmas to you and your loved ones. May you have the choicest gifts of the season- love, joy, hope and peace beyond understanding. AND good health! See you in the next round of WOYWWs in 2013! Patsy from

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