Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WOYWW #188

The week has flown by again and I have very little to show for it craft wise.  I always wonder what I have been up too and why more doesn't get done since I don't seem to be that busy.  I think I need to give up TV and computer time...at least part of it so I can get busy and show something for my time.  I won't go into what a pit my house looks like and I know the rest of the week it won't get  better.

So on to why we are here...to see my desk this week! If you would like to participate in this weekly desk exposures you need to head over to Julia's blog Stamping Ground and check out the other blogs this week. 
My desk is currently occupied by a project in the works.  I am working on a chipboard book made from toilet paper roll cores.  I am using the Graphic 45 papers for Christmas this year called Nutcracker Sweet.   I saw the idea on a You Tube video by Jacqui Chimes and My Creative Spirit, Charlie Jones   

Here is a picture of the front of the book.   Like I said it is a work in progress and I will put finished pictures up when I get it done but I think it looking good so far! 
I hope everyone is settling in now that the holidays are over and getting on with their crafty lives.  I look forward to hopping around to the blogs and seeing what everyone is up to! 

44 comments:

  1. Happy WOYWW. Loving the toilet roll book. Will go and check out the YouTube links - I have a small collection of tags that I would like to display together, and this could be a good way of doing that. I agree with you re. time. I am watching less tv, but my new computer is taking up a lot of my time - and I just don't get as much 'real' crafting done as I used to. I try not to worry about that too much, as having the study to do, as well as a lot more in my life, whilst coping with a body that seems to enjoy throwing problems at me, is more than enough for 'little old me'. Ali x #40

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  2. What a great looking book! I too spend so much time with TV and the computer.. at least I can craft in front of the tv, but...!! Have a good week Helen #7

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  3. Love the idea of creating such a gorgeous book from a humble toilet roll. Will have to check out that video. You are getting far more done crafty wise than me and I don't even have TV as an excuse. I really don't know why I don't get more done. Maybe that should be a New Years Resolution.. to be more productive!!
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #59

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  4. What a great idea to make a book from toilet rolls. And your book looks lovely!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tuire xx #2

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  5. Lovely little book/album there. You can always use kitchen rool tubes too (cut in half of course). Happy WOYWW BJ#52

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  6. Hi there Vickie can so understand why you are feeling the way that you are with house, the amount of work you have done.. but think we need to make more lists like Julia!! :D
    Thanks for popping over and for sharing ~ happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #6

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  7. I'm another who spends too much time in front of various screens but its my new year resolution to do more. Rafting, and I think that is one of the easier ones to keep.
    Great little tag album as well.
    Ann B
    51

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  8. Love the little tag book- and the toilet tube idea is ace. Something else gone on my mental list. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #73 xx

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  9. I love the Toilet Roll Book I have been collecting TR's for a while now and just have to sit and do the creating.

    I love the paper you have used just yummie.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza #8

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  10. Your little album looks great so far , hope you get it finished soon. happy WOYWW Jill #10

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  11. Yes - got to agree - less TV and laptop = more crafting time! So here I am on my laptop - WOYWW is addictive isn't it!! x Jo

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  12. I am too ill to be doing any crafting at the moment but I love snooping around desks! Yours is always interesting!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Lots of hugs,
    Cardarian

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  13. I have been watching those videos too, it looks so great when other people make things, but I am afraid, it just looks lame when I try. Your album looks great.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #17

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  14. Looks fab, I too have seen this idea of using toilet rolls and it's a great way to recycle! My nieces who are 5 and 10 thought it was super cool when I told them about it! I must make some. Take care Zo xx 43

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  15. Beautiful book - not taken the plunge on a loo roll book YET, but every time I see one I am tempted. How did we ever survive before YouTube? :)

    Have a good one.

    MA (4)

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  16. Loving the look of that book. Hope we get to see much more of it as it grows.
    Thanks for sharing and the visit.
    Take care
    Hugs, Neet xx 11

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  17. Started a paper tube book and never finished it...guess that should go on my list to revisit! Not in this week but wanted to say hello and offer warm wishes for 2013!

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  18. Love this little book, looks really magical. Look forward to seeing the finished project.
    Sue V

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  19. I absolutely love the Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet. You are doing a fabulous job.

    I am new to WYOWW and a friend of Sandee. Hope you get a chance to check out my blog and desk.
    Lori #81

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  20. You book is looking very beautiful. I have seen these made and never tried it, still on the list of things to do LOL
    Krisha #110

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  21. That book is looking great, what a fun idea! Thanks for sharing. Caro #46

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  22. I love making those book and your's is super. You are really getting into the year with a crafty flourish!
    Love jo x

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  23. Wow, your little book is looking great. So pretty!!!! Brigita #113

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  24. Your little book looks lush, Vickie. The cover os so pretty. Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner @53)

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  25. wow! that tag book is just luvverly!
    thanks for stopping by :) if you'd like some real mail, drop me an email - i tried to find your email, but the profile link says it was properly installed...
    Happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 10

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  26. Sorry to be so late in commenting. It has been one of those days and I can't seem to type correctly. Love this tag book and it is going to be wonderful!
    Glenda #78

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  27. Vickie....that is one BIG bone folder, lol Are you over compensating for something? lol!!! Your mini album is looking so cute! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  28. Hi Vickie thanks for stopping by - love your project - lush colours ! Hoping to see more of it when it is all done !
    Take care Ali x

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  29. Hi Vicky i really must put one of these on my list of things to do (see this weeks post by LLJ). The book looks fab
    thanks for sharing
    janet #23

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  30. Hi
    This is my first go at WOYWW and my first visit to your blog, I like the look of your book.
    I will look back to see the finished item
    Ria

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  31. Your book is looking lovely Vickie can't wait to see it finished. I made a decision to try and get more don crafting wise and spend less time on laptop etc. I have done quite a lot this week but could do better. Trouble is am shattered at night and really just ant to sit on sofa and do very little. Happy WOYWW Anne # 135

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  32. This does look gooood! Looking forward to seeing it all when you've finished! Chris87

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  33. Your book is turning out very nicely! Thanks for sharing!

    Apryl H #9

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  34. so you flatten toilet paper rolls? it's looking good. i'll check back to see the finished book.

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  35. That's a great little project Vickie, amazing what you can do with a few loo rolls! I think January is a hard month in the old enthusiasm department for anything. Hope things pick up.

    Hugs
    Brenda 94

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  36. It's lolooking pretty amazing so far! I think you're being too hard on yourself!!! Hugs!

    Jeannie #60

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  37. Vickie sorry for the late visit, loving your tag book. Isn't fair when life gets in the way of blogging! LOL.
    Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

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  38. Your book is amazing. I can't believe it's made if toilet roll centres. Incredible. Thank you so much for visiting; I will be making my skull glitter, although it won't be finished anytime soon!

    Cheers,
    Rachel

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  39. ooh your book is stunning! I must have a go at one of these one day. My list of must do's is huge and I don't seem to get anything done! xx

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  40. Hi Vickie, your album is shaping up beautifully. I like the black base and you can't go wrong with Graphic45 papers - they are all gorgeous. You could move the TV into your craft room and get the best of both worlds. As for the housework ... I just bite the bullet and spend one day a week really trying and the other days I swat at it occasionally - it works for me :)) I hope you have a good, and housework free, weekend. Elizabeth x #69

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  41. I love what you have done with those toilet paper rolls! Absolutely fabulous!
    Happy very late WOYWW!
    RosA # 148 I think

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  42. I am so late but I came by and visited a few of your other fabulous posts. Love the title of your mini album!

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