I am feeling slightly smug, as several weeks after cleaning my craft room (or 'the pit' as my hubby called it!) its still tidy(ish).
The past week I have been reading blogs and searching the net for some new techniques for me to try out with my stash.
My thinking is, if I like the technique then when I go to the NEC craft show in November I can buy some more stash in the knowledge that it will be stuff I will use (yeah right, hands up who comes back from a show and uses 100% of the stuff they buy!)....see I am already justifying the spending spree!
Anyway, part of the technique challenge I have set myself is on the desk (the photo was taken Tuesday). I tried TH metal patchwork technique, using some old metal flashing tape that I liberated from my father's shed!
I taped it across a blank tag that I cut out of an unwanted manilla folder and made marks with my Ten Second Studio metal tools, I then rubbed black acrylic dabber all over and wiped it back. I added some metal tacks I bought in the hardware shop (£1 for 50) and cut the backs off with wire snips. I added some metal corners, metal cogs and finally attached some chain with a brad to finish it off.
For a first attempt I am quite pleased with the effect, and that it is using up old stash that I have (always a bonus).
If you fancy a nose around desks from across the globe the feel free to join in with the queen of WOYWW, Julia, here
I quite like this weeks random 'Man Bites Dog' cards....they really are drawn randomly, sometimes they work, other times not......its just a bit of fun!
If you are in the UK I hope the floods are not having too adverse an effect on you (one months worth of rain overnight!).