Wednesday, March 14, 2012

WOYWW 145 ...or rather my table

Not quite sure where week 144 went and this past week has sped by again with little crafting done...but I have managed a little knitting and have promised myself that I will clear my desk and get on with the many projects in hand.
What you can see is the result of my Birthday visit to Hobby Craft ...I could have bought so much more but I was restrained ...for once....and enjoyed wandering around ...up and down the aisles ...every single one ...well it was a great way to work off the wonderful Chinese Buffet we had for lunch....and give me some room for a cream tea....yum
I could not resist the 'Buy 2 get 1 free' offer on PVA ...and the tiny Tapestry frame ...ideal for traveling ....and the beads were 'Fill a Cup for 4.99' perfect for finishing Jozarts scarf deign ...oh yes I now have a proper light so I have no excuse not to craft in the evenings.

I thought I would let you have a peek at some of my 'Cat Collection' ...I only add the odd one occasionally, nowadays.
See ...I can do short ones lol ...and the verification is off.
Take Care xx


Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday Angie, great new goodies you picked up, and the beads will be fab on the shawl when it's finished. Love the cats, especially the tall whimsical ones.


Morning's Minion said...

I love your cat collection. I have had one since I was a girl. Family added unusual cats for my birthday and I was always on the look out for them when we traveled.
I've had to pare down my collection to fit in this smaller house.
I probably shouldn't mention that you and I both seem to 'collect' living felines!

sandysewin said...

Shopping at a craft store for one's birthday is the BEST! Looks like you got some good loot. :-)

Happy Woyww,


Annie said...

Love the turquoise beads :-)
Your cat collection looks fun.
A x

jude said...

Glad youve had great birthday and good crafty spend there's nothing like spending on stash!Enjoy!!!
Have fab wednesday and creative week
judex 17

Helen said...

Looks like you spent a great birthday shopping and eating!! Love your cat collection (and - whispers in fear of retribution- I am not a big cat person..)

Ann B said...

Some bargains there Angie and a fab way to spend some birthday money - belated Happy Birthday from me.

Love the colour of the beads and a great price.
Ann B

crafty cat corner said...

Lucky you having a Hobby Craft in your area. You would think a large town like Brighton would have some kind of craft shop, but no, just a odd one that doesn't really offer much.
I usually have to get my stuff online.
But like you, if we had one it would be a perfect Birthday present to spend time going up and down the isles.
It doesn't take much to make a crafter happy does it ?

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Great cat collection.
Thanks for dropping by.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

SueH said...

Looks like you’re going to busy with your new acquisitions Angie and it looks like more sewing may be on the cards. I filled one of those pots of beads the last time I was in hobbycraft bit because I wanted to make earrings it took me ages to sort through them to find matching pairs, must to the despair of others who were also waiting to rummage.

Happy Crafting!
Sue H #41

Spyder said...

all those beads for less than a fiver, great bargain! Love your cats too! They're all so pretty! Thanks for my snoop! Have a great crafting week.
HaPpY wOyWw!!

April said...

oooh some lovely goodies there! I don't have a Hobbycraft near me so haven't been before BUT i'm taking my Mum out for the day on Monday for Mother's Day and there does happen to be a Hobby Craft near where we are going.... hoping for a cheeky little stop off! bit naughty on Mum's day out though, but I don't think she'll mind :o) Your cats are really cute! Enjoy your new goodies, your light will make the world of difference, I got one similar for Xmas and it's so much easier to craft in the evenings now x

Arkansas Patti said...

What cool cats. Loved the ones with necks intwined.
Nice work combining shopping with exercise. I'll have to remember that.

Peggy Cain said...

Have a fun WOYWW. Happy B'day to you what a fun way to $pend it

May said...

Happy belated birthday Angie!! lots of new goodies I just love a bargain!! I too am planning to make one of Jo's scraf's But I need to get the beads, got the wool so whoo-hoo x x, Love your cat collection,, Have a good week, Hugs May x x x

fairyrocks said...

Happy Birthday!! and good for you to take yourself off shopping. My girlfriend is a cat lady, she would love your collection.
Keep smiling and creating, thanks for sharing

Twiglet said...

Belated Happy Birthday!! Your cat collection is fab. I am not really a collector but do have a few owls. x Jo

MvM-design said...

Lovely beats!
Quickly watching all those lovely desks!!
Have a happy WOYWW Wednesday :)))
Watch mine too, I've an awesome announcement on my BLOG(click)
Hugs Marleen ;-)

JoZart said...

Glad you enjoyed your birthday mooch and got some lovely stash. I love picking those beads in HobbyCraft but it's hard to stop and focus on £4.99 worth and not 5 pots full.
Hope to see your scarf finished tassels , beads and all!
Love Jo x

jill said...

lovely cat collection. You got some great things from Hobby Craft . Have fun playing with them
Happy Crafting

CraftygasheadZo said...

Ooh great goodies, love your cats. Take care, enjoy snooping around the wonderful desks & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 33

sandee said...

woo hoo no verification! lol Little things do amuse us, don't they? Pretty cat collection, I think your my first person I know that collects cat figurines, very interesting! waving hi from the warm and sunny hills of North Carolina :)

Jumbleberries said...

A trip to Hobby Craft sounds like the perfect birthday treat!

Thanks for sharing.

Jumbleberries xx

Anne said...

Happy Birthday sorry it's late I didn't realise. Sounds like you had a great time and lovely pressies. I love spending my birthday with my grandchildren. Love your kitty collection. I've realised I have a lot of hearts around the place - without really tring. Anne x

Laughing Ducks said...

i loved your post and your profile made me chuckle lots of great goodies on your work desk and it sounds like u had a great birthday -
fantastic cat collection

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Glad you had a fab time! Julia and I had a good wander around Hobbycraft today, I bought some wool from the clearance section for my charity knitting :)
Hugs, LLJ #26 xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

....loads of crafty goodies to be getting on with...have a loVely week Angie...Mel :)

Sophia said...

Loving all the new goodies on your desk! Oh yeah. :)

Happy belated birthday to you as well.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hey Angie, if you fancy one or all of the kits, I could let you have them for mucho reduced price. I just want rid of them now and if they'll be going to a friend, well, all the better. Email me via my sidebar!
LLJan xx

Neet said...

Not only do we share the same birthday but I used to collect cats (not real ones, just one at a time of those). Must be something to do with the date of birth. Now I just add occasionally (too much dusting).
Love your desk, what are you up to?
I am not neat in my room and to be honest it was not so much tidying as re-organising for my fabric stuff which I hope to collect. (Sigh - another hobby ....)
Afraid the reorganising spread to so many parts of the house that I have been at it three days now and still not there. Just popping on here now and then to reply - then I am working at weekend. Oh drat!
Take care, hope you are feelilng better now.

Hugs, Neet xx

kay said...

happy belated birthday,enjoy your new goodies and have a great week,x

Tracy said...

Ooooh sounds like the perfect workout to me! I LOVE your cat collection. I have a habit of collecting real ones. Somehow they know if they show up at my house I can't resist their fuzzy faces. Warmly, WOYWW Tracy #81

MaggieC said...

Well done for restraining yourself in Hobbycraft. You have some lovely goodies there and I love your cat collection. Thank you for your visit and kind comments. Have a good week. xx Maggie #17

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm so late to WOYWW that I'm taking the time to try to catch up.your birthday looked splendid, and your shopping spree sided like bliss, how lovely...great to see all four boys interacting, I can totally see why your heart is so get it back in spades Angie, and you deserve it.
If you're still full of tidying up intentions, consider postponing in ness and have a few days down here with me!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm having a terrible time getting Blogger to cooperate with me this week, but just had to stop by and wish you a very happy BELATED birthday. I hope it was as fabulous as the photos show. Glad you got a shopping trip in along with your Chinese buffet.

voodoo vixen said...

Happy belated birthday! Love your cats... the long necked ones are so pretty!! You look like you had a fabby time in Hobby Craft getting all sorts of lovely stuff!!

Pam said...

That's a lovely haul you've got there!!

Cardarian said...

Happy belated birthday! Your trip to hobby craft was well worth it! Lovely stuff!And your cat collection too!
Lots of hugs,