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Wednesday, 21 July 2010

WOYWW


Can't believe it is Wednesday yet again! Lots going on on my somewhat messy desk this week! I've had a bit of a bargain haul from one of the local car boot sales, still going through it all and finding out what I've got! Hubby goes round the car boot sales on a regular basis to help feed the ebay empire. I was just relaxing on Sunday when he called to say there was a lady selling craft stuff for 20p per item so I thought I'd go and have a look. I got quite a few bits and pieces (mainly papers and ribbon, plus some rather funky sequins you can just about see in the top right of the photo) from her. I also had a wander about and found another lady selling a box crammed with craft stuff for £5! I managed to get her down to £4 and it was definitely worth it, it was crammed with card, paper, gems, ribbon, stamps, stickers, the lot! The box is in the second photo, I've taken the ribbon and gems out now but the papers and card are still all in there.



Now I just need to get making some cards, struggling a bit for time at the moment! I think I'm going to have to ban myself buying more stash until I use some of what I already have! There again, I am collecting nesties and there are a few I still want... I've also just booked my ticket for the Northern Papercraft Extravaganza in Harrogate in September, anyone else going? I've booked for the Sunday :-)

A few people have asked me over the weeks where I bought my drawers (the ones with the white drawers and slots for paper). I actually got them on the internet from Storage4Crafts from the 'Best' range. They were quite pricey but they have been very useful and are very sturdy. Not sure if you can get them overseas from the UK or not though.

So this week I should get round a few more desks, I'm going on the train to London with work tomorrow so, providing I can get the WiFi to work, I intend to take my laptop and do a bit of (work, hmm) surfing on my trip.

If you are wondering what WOYWW is all about, click on the badge on the right handside to visit Julia's blog to find out more.

See you all next week

39 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have seen those storage units on the internet. They are superb, but like you said, really pricey. Well worth it, if you are a serious paper collector and stamper (grin). Let's see how well you do without buying anything till September. Happy WOYWW.

Helen said...

Good bargaining!! Have a great day.

kath said...

oooh...hope you have lots of fun with your car boot stash Alison....loved seeing your workdesk today....hugs kath xxx

Wipso said...

Wow what great finds you have today.
A x

Kate said...

How come I nver find bootsale bargains like that?!?!

** Kate **

Cheryl said...

oh you got some brilliant bargains,there gosh how come i never find anything like that hugs cheryl xxxxx

Sue said...

Hi Alison
wow whata fab bargain you got, i never find them like that, hope you got some goodies in it, have great day, sue,x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Great bargains....I hope you find some time to create!!

xx

Joanne said...

I have to do a booter too as I have sooo much stash I can't move. I spy a shiny big toe.!
Luv Joanne x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Love the pic of your foot hehe
Anne x

kayc said...

Wow. That was a bargain. I have got piles of stash I never use. I should go to a car boot sale. Have a good week. Kathleen x

JoZart said...

You did so well with your bargains... I'm all for recycling! I love going to Bootys but have never yet found crafty stuff. Thanks for the peek.
Jo x

Linda Elbourne said...

Surfing on a train ... sounds like a fab day to me X

Lothian Crafts said...

What a good find at the car boot sale the papers look fab.
Elaine

craftytrog said...

Lovely boot fair bargains Alison x

Bettythebaglady said...

From car boot to storage4crafts-see you've got your priorities sorted-consider everything I say. Spotted the pink petticoat image on your desk too. Keep up the good work Hugs BettyXXX

Anneliese said...

What great bargains you got ! ... enjoy the rummaging & playing with them :D x

Alix said...

i've been coveting those drawers for a while now ;0)

Tracey said...

Looks like a good haul you got. My OH would be with you, use more and buy less lol.

Cath Wilson said...

What fab finds - send your hubby round here to find some for me, lol. Lovely to see creativity in progress.

scrapcat 1 said...

looks like you've got some fab bargains there have fun sorting them all!

FlipSyde said...

Oh man, I love when I accumulate too much stash! I love sorting through it. I like to leave it allllll spread about and tussle through it whenever I get the urge. Plus, if you sat there and rationalised it, (I can help you here) you probably Saved more money on that stuff than you spent, you know?
Amy

Rosie said...

Great bargains! This desk does not count as messy - it's more sort of creatively 'busy' if you see what I mean! Those drawers are great, I've had my eye on them for some time ....

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

oh the joys of making space for new stash! hope you enjoy playing, hugs m xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Whoa, great bargains. And no, no point jsut collecting stuff..use it too!! Specially the nesties - you don't have to have 'em all before you can use them...and just think, then you can buy as you use becasue it's important not to go below a certain level of stash!! Really.

Spyder said...

aw, it's not fare car boot sales around here only have old boots!! lovely stash and what great bargains! Have a great WOYWW!!
(Lyn))

TinaB said...

Great desk, Thanks for the snoop xx

angeleef said...

I've seen that store on the i-net and I just had to click away because I would have bought the entire store :)
I should probably use my old stash too instead of buying everything I see and like LOL
** Evi **

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

What a lovely lot of stash. Thanks for sharing, hugs Heidi xx

Maz said...

Well done on your car boot haul...and well done to hubby for letting you know, you've obviously got him well trained! x

Sid said...

Super shopper, that's what you are !

joey said...

Hiya Alison

Oh my gosh how fab was your bargains!!! :O)

Joey.x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i love hearing about getting bargains in sales! gets me excited!

Spyder said...

Thank you for adding my didi digi store banner to your side bar Alison!!

(Lyn)

Sam said...

Brill I love it when you get bargains like that at boot sales. My hubby is good like that to and spots stuff that I might want sometimes even before me (saves him getting nagged at I think lol)
Take care
sam x

chrissy xx said...

Wow! you have got some real bargins. Must try a car boot sale we have plenty round here.
Chrissyxx

Lynne said...

Love your storage. Well done on the bargains.

Chrissie said...

I would love to have a craft room with a view! What a good idea to get stuff from Car Boot sales! Well done you!
Chrissie

Kathleen said...

Well done on the bargains, looks like you will have a great time sorting through your new treasure.

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