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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

WOYWW #362 - Birthday Wheels

Determined NOT to set foot on the WOYWW page until I STUCK my Wheels scrapbook page, which has been pending on my desk for a number of weeks, I have at last finished it - Horrah!

Also on my desk today are a couple of preschool items.

First the dressing up dress I have mended ( I replaced the tangled, tatty pink fur trim for the pastel daisy chain)

Second, the story of Simon Shape.

Also the latest on my kitchen window sill garden.

The first sunflower has grown loads in the week despite a visit to preschool for their Open Day last Saturday.

At the Open Day I did cress heads with the children and this is my new addition.

My grass head has finally go going and might need a trim soon.

Also, there are two more sunflowers emerging in the CD case which need planting on.

Happy WOYWW everyone.

PS I did a rainbow ice block for preschool last week too. It went down well so I am in the process of creating another one.


Lunch Lady Jan said...

How funny that we've both been altering clothes! You have an eclectic mix of crafting on show today! Love the rainbow ice column at the end 💖💖
Hugs, LLJ 2 xxx

Neet said...

Love your grass head - looks like a friendly guy, and I think your wheels ages are fabulous - love those bold circles.
Hugs, Neet 5 xx

Annie said...

I love all you've been up to this week esp all the preschool activities....must pass the ideas on to the family as their kids would love them.
Annie x #12

glitterandglue said...

Morning BJ. What a fun looking Mr Grass head! That sunflower is going mad - must be the fact that we have had this year's summer in the past few days...
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

Artatag said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects with plants, they are so cute and lovely! Nice desk too!
Thanks for visiting earlier!
Gabriele 15

Marit said...

I am in love with the grass-heads! I remember planting garden cress as 'hair'... now that my son moved out, I don't do things like that anymore... I should! I might! Thanks for the inspiration and for your visit earlier today. Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #25

Shaz Brooks said...

HI BJ, I love all the things you have going on! The cruise was nice enough, but as I said, not really our thing. There are days at sea when there is little to do other than eat and drink! Unless you like bingo and so on, which is not really our thing at all. Because the weather was overcast the first few days, and indeed both of our full days at sea, most of that was spent indoors, in one of the bar areas, reading. When we go on holiday, we like to be able to go and see the history and archaeology of a place,as well as get a taste of the traditions etc. There is only a few hours in each port stop, so you haven't the time to do that, and everyone else on the ship is English, so you have no meeting of cultures.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #11 xx

Diana Taylor said...

Gosh, you have loads going on - I love the layout - and great that you've finished it - that is always a good feeling isn't it! I really like the grass head too, what a cheery little chap he is! Thanks for stopping by mine earlier, I hope you have a great week,
Diana #24

Anne L said...

Hello BJ. Looks like great fun making stuff for the preschool and loving the layout you finished. Thanks for visiting me earlier and I am loving the new table also. Have a great week Hugs ~Anne L#9

Nikki C said...

Your sunflowers are tall and I've never seen rainbow ice before lots of yellow lol but not a rainbow looks very neat
Hugs Nikki 7

Susanne said...

Yay for finishing your page - I can never let mine linger for quite that long. Happy WOYWW! Susanne #48

Lisca Meijer said...

Well done you for finishing your page. It's a great double page too. I like the tyre track and the colour scheme.
Your windowsill plants look wonderful. I didn't know what the rainbow ice block was and went to a previous blogpost to read about that. What a good idea. And so much fun for the children on a warm day. You have had some good weather in the UK I have been told.
Thanks for visiting,
Happy WOYWW,

Christine said...

Thanks for your visit earlier - the lawn creeper is sleeping at the mo!!
Love the grass head and ice block - will have to bookmark these for later if that's ok with you. Super ideas!!
Have a good week

Bishopsmate #28

Twiglet said...

Fab pre-school ideas - must have a go with Ben - we have planted sunflower seeds and just hoping the slugs leave them alone! x Jo

Sue said...

Hi BJ, Fab LOs. Great ideas for the pre-school.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #17

Helen said...

I bet the kids are having fun with you around! Love the ice rainbow and the cress head is fabulous! Thanks for visiting. Helen #3

Scrapbook Lynne Mizera said...

LOL! I love how having to show your desk caused you to get that page done! Isn't it wonderful how peer pressure can do good things in our lives too? Grin Thanks for the PEEK! Scrapbook Lynne Mizera WOYWW #55

Sharon Koole said...

I remember doing the cress things at school. Not much changes does it? Wonderful page! Glad you got it finished. Sometimes it's good the way WOYWW pushes us to finish/keep going on projects so we can share.

Sharon K #40

Diane Futrell said...

great page. I love the stitching through the middle across both pages!
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #31

Shoshi said...

Lovely busy desk, BJ, and aren't your sunflowers and grass head growing well since last week! What fun. Thank you for your lovely comment and I'm glad you liked the kitty castle!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #52

Angela Radford said...

Looks like you've had a busy week so far. Thanks for the visit to mine too and happy woyww, Angela x 23

LisaDV said...

Hurray for finishing pages!! and Oh, your kids will love the rainbow ice block, such fun. Your grass head is fun too. Happy Wednesday, LisaDV 41

Debbie Rock said...

Just love everything you have going on there ... aren't sunflowers just the most amazing plants? Guaranteed to make you smile ... as did Mr Cress-head! I can imagine the children just loved making those and watching them sprout all that hair! Am fascinated by your rainbow ice block ... would love to hear more about it? Thanks for popping by my blog yesterday ... was just determined this year that my crafting during the jolly festive period would not result in a near nervous breakdown as I battle the clock having taken on way too much! Come Christmas Eve I just might still have my sanity this year. Love to you, Debbie xXx

Kathyk said...

FAB desk and pix

Belated Happy WOYWW

No. 34

sandra de said...

Love all those plants growing on your window ledge ... looks like summer is just peeking through your window.
sandra de @33

Victoria said...

Hi Bj, lovely post! Wonderful desk full of creative treasures! Your rainbow ice block is awesome, such fun! Also love your charming plants on the windowsill..enchanting!
Have a sweet day
Thanks for visiting me too

Stacy Sheldon said...

do you transplant your sunflowers outside later? ( we tend to just grow those in the yard but, we are not hauling them anywhere either) so, it was just curiosity thing. I was thinking the one looks so big it may not want to be transplanted later. Thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy #50

Stacy Sheldon said...

PS (hit submit too soon) I LOVE that wheels page :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

really great page :)

StampinCarol said...

You have quite a variety of projects going on! Fun Wheels page! And love the grass head! Thanks for the visit and hope you have a great weekend!
Carol N #39

Monica said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. The wheels scrapbook page turned out great. My favorite is Cresshead. So many interesting projects.
Monica 46

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh BJ you sound so much fun at preschool the children must love it .. love all the window sill plants!
Oh, and well done on the wheels, beautifully complete!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #18

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Beverley Baird said...

Great page and fun projects! Happy WOYWW - and thanks for stopping by.

Kelly said...

Your post made me smile, BJ. I've been late getting my seeds going so we shall see what happens. I planted 3 kinds of sunflowers. Love grass heads. Did those with my daycare years ago. Always fun to see little one's expressions when they see the hair growing. Creative Blessings on your week! Kelly #42

Kyla said...

Well done on sticking your pages, I am terrible at finishing projects so hats off to you!
Love your cress heads that really takes me back to my childhood.
Thanks for visiting my desk already

Laura said...

Hi, BJ, your Wheels layout had a nice feeling of motion with the tire tracks going across. Sounds like you've been busy! Sorry I'm so late returning your visit. Happy WOYWW! ~ Laura