Wednesday, April 27, 2011

WOYWW 99 = I cleaned, people!

Now, don't faint people, I actually cleaned my desk - you are not seeing things (or yes, you are seeing things, I mean you are seeing empty space and recognizable stash, I mean, ...ah man, you know what I mean don't you?) After last week's humiliation, I thought I'd better put some things in their designated spaces in my craftroom and not just leave them on my desk. Very hard work I tell you.
I have been very busy crafting wise, I have made some more jewellery ( my DD was on holiday, she's coming back today, so I don't know how long I will be able to call it 'my' bracelets!) On my desk you will see some 3x3 cards I made with some mini Maggies I found while I was cleaning. There are also some coloured images lying on Dp I am planning to use and you will see a packet of stamped images ready to go to a fellow stamper in Carolins (that's Carolaina, South Africa!)

How do you like this baby? Its a cake made up of boxes. I saw it somewhere on my browsing trips, but could not find the link when I needed it (I was so sure I saved it) Then it hit me - my son is an architect! I paid thousands to put him through Varsity, surely he would be able to design something like this?! I phoned, explained on the phone - sounded like gibberish to me - and this is the result! He designed three different variations for me (apparently he enjoyed the change from work) and he even put a difficulty grading on each LOL He is now going to design a two layer cake - we will wait and see!

Cool photo don't you think? I love close up shots. Thats a EK puch and some liqued pearls. Here they are, behold, the famous elusive bracelets! Loved making them and really hope to keep them.

Today is another public holiday here in South Africa. Its Freedom Day, exactly 17 years ago today, we had our first truly free and fair democratic elections. Exciting times to live in Africa.




Did I mention that I am going to America in July? Tickets are booked, hotel is booked, VISA appointment is on the 3rd of May.










14 comments:

  1. Love the cake boxes, and the bracelet is fab.

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  2. Fab post today - cake looks stunning, great piece. Must tidy up too - everyone seems to be dusting down!
    Thanks for the peek - enjoy your week!

    Sarah at 8.

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  3. The cake is great- he could make a fortune doing craft designs!Lucky you to have him on hand- as you say, you should reap some reward for your investment, lol. Shaz #76

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  4. cute pots, lovely cake, lots of lovely goodies there, Happy WOYWW 99, Thank you for sharing your desk with us much appreciated it. A great desk. #31.

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  5. I've seen a cake box similar to that in a crafting mag, but sorry I can't remember where either. Maybe 'Simply Homemade'? It's great anyway. Would make a lovely table centrepiece

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  6. Now those cake boxes are awesome! Love the way you decorated them. I think I would hide that bracelet! It is gorgeous! My DD makes mine for me so I am lucky with the jewelry but other things disappear around here! Thanks for sharing. Vickie aka okienurse #35

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  7. The cake is preposterous, so good, love the pearls and all. Did you make the flowers?
    I bet Freedom Day is a big number in SA. Friends in my choir are just back from a singing tour, entertained by the Soweto Gospel Choir people. Had a fabulous time.
    Happy Freedom Day.
    Ros (90)

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  8. How wonderful that your son could help with the design of that cuperb cake. Can't wait to see the two tiered one.
    Love the "clean" look to your desk - am about to blitz mine as I am in a pickle at the moment with so much untidyness.

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  9. Wow, that is one clean space! I LOVE that cake, looks good enough to eat, what you going to put in there? I am enjoying all our holidays and have taken the week off. Back to normal on Tuesday!

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  10. Super cake and super son to design it for you.
    No desk from me this week as I'm having pipe and cable problems. Also Monkey has gone AWOL so no desk from him either. Hugs Mrs A.

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  11. What a clever son ...love the cake ...so many party uses ...love yout jewlery too

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  12. Love the tidy desk and your bracelet - your cake is stunning - I did something similar for my daughter birthday as I am a terrible cook and she was very relived to discover it was a paper cake with little gifts inside each box - very pretty punch you have used around the edges x

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  13. Hi there Tertia, Running very late here happy belated WOYWW – thanks for popping over! and do love your pickies tidy desk, stamping etc, love the bracelet too cant blame anyone for claiming it!!Shaz in oz.x

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