Tuesday, May 22, 2012

WOYWW #155: getting ready

I'm getting ready. It's nearly time.


I've even got a clean room, which I'll show more of Thursday and Friday.


I make my own backgrounds for ATCs because I don't own one of those cute stamps. I'm looking forward to celebrating the 3rd anniversary of WOYWW next week with Julia at Stamping Ground and all my WOYWW friends.

This will be my third, too, although I only joined on May 14, 2010, not too long before the 1st Anniversary. BTW, when I joined there were ONLY 80 players that week. How times have changed. Now I doubt anyone (except possibly Julia) can get around to everyone, because there were 172 participants last week.

I know you really came to see this week's rocking horse, so here it is, a cute little pin. Please don't forget to leave your number you got from Julia's link list, so I can find you and say "hi.".


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64 thoughtful remarks:

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I did wonder about the back, not being an ATC pro. Then my printer gave up the ghost, so unless by some miracle I get the new one sharpish, it'll be a handwritten scrawl only!

Happy early woyww.

Mary Anne

sandee said...

I'll have to handwrite the back of mine too, no printer for me! I can't wait to see what everyone makes!! Love your sewing machine cover and am looking forward to seeing the results from all your vigorous cleaning! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hi Elizabeth, your sewing machine cover is so cute! i'll have to schedule my post for next Wednesday. i think i will be up in an airplane! happy WOYWW from #13!

jude said...

Loving the Sewing machine cover Elizabeth,Haven't been round for while nice to be back i do miss my crafty friends and of course the wednesday ritual of the desks hope your well hugs judex 23

BJ said...

Gosh Elizebeth, HOW many ATCs are you intending to make for next week? I have made just the one!! But fortunately have a set of the cute stamps for the back you mentioned. Your sewing machine cover is too cool for WOYWW - BJ#24

Lisa said...

Thats a lot of ATC's you are making there... have lots of fun making them and enjoy the good weather we are due to have too

Lisa #16
x

okienurse said...

Awesome post. Lots of ATC's you are making. I need to get mine finished. Have a great week and stay cool. Vickie #28

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

...lots of preparation going on Elizabth & your cute little rocking horse keeping an eye on things...cool machine cover I like that, & you've watched woyww grow over the years too...thanks for sharing...Mel :) #21

sandra de said...

A woyww sewing cover how cute is that? I think we are all looking forward to the 3rd anniversary. You must email your address as I still have some skeleton leaves to send you and 3rd anniversary is a perfect time. Just in case you don't have my email
Sandra @41

inkypinkycraft said...

Gosh , how many atcs are yu making!? Yikes I better get making!!! Have a great week hugs trace x 35

Tuire Flemming said...

The machine cover is great! I have totally forgot the ATCs with all this illness and other things... (and the AB is waiting...) Fortunately, there is still time!
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #34

Judy said...

Love that machine cover.Whew..loads of ATC'S going on over your way!

sandra de said...

Thanks Elizabeth, for the hint about my wrong link. I am such a goose at times. I will look out for your email.
Sandra @57

Helen said...

You are so organised! I have done a very few ATC's but not stamped my backs yet (I do have a stamp if I can find it....!!) The rocking horse pin is so cute..
Have a great WOYWW, Helen, 17

Claire said...

what a hive of activity!! and i too just love the WOYWW machine cover - brilliant!!
i just used to title, sign and date the back of my atcs... nowhere near as posh as your creations :)
have a great week!!
no.63

Virginia said...

That looks like someone whose mighty busy with ATC's! The rocking horse pin is gorgeous!

Neil said...

Hi there, just popping in to visit for WOYWW. It's lovely to see so many creative spaces! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us curious folk! I hope you have a good week. Cute pin!
Neil #70

Emily said...

Love the sewing machine cover and the rocking horse is just too cute.

Will have to get my butt in gear and join in the next ATC round

Emily #71

Annie said...

Love your little pin. I've been caught by the ATC bug too and have really enjoyed being creative.
Hugs,
A x #62

Lynn Holland said...

Your room looks fantastic and so does the sewing machine cover.
No stamps in this house either. But I am going to a friends on Saturday for a play day with stamps as I have never got into them. I am looking forward to it.
Lynn 48
One I made earlier today.
Nice to see you over with the Doodly birds x

akilli melek said...

The dinky rocking horse is so cute. Every time we go off to Rachel House I think of you because there are 2 huge rocking horses in the stairwell & reception area.
need to get my finger out for the ATC swap
caroline #31

Queen Of Toys said...

cute little rocking horse pin, as for the ATC swap not sure if I can enter. Can you believe I have a fear of ATC's because of something someone said to me once. I have tried so many times to do then and just panic.

Eliza #49
http://queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au/

Ann B said...

Crikey Elizabeth, thats a pile of ATCs you are making, I haven't started yet. I used to make my own ATC labels, set up a table in 'Word' and just changed to details each month, now I just handwrite the backs.
Ann B
#40.

Neesie said...

Your space looks extremely organised and ready to go, go, go...
That sewing machine cover is fantastic! And I adore that rocking horse.

The ATC's look a lot of work...and I haven't a clue how to do them so will just watch on in wonder ;D

Thanks for popping over to my place earlier.
Have fun and enjoy your desk hopping. Neesie #11

Redanne said...

How lovely that you have been a part of WOYWW nearly since the start. I have only managed to get to everyone once but I have only being doing this for 3 months. Love the sewing machine cover, Julia will be delighted, I am sure. I do have a stamp for my ATC's but it does not have as much detail as yours. Happy WOYWW, Anne #18

JoZart said...

You are making most of us panic.....that certainly includes me! Must get started on my ATCs asap. You look so organised as usual there.
I've made the niches in my book and seem to be moving in fits and starts as time allows but will try to post about it soon before I'm off on my travels again. It's been extra busy of late.
love JoZarty x

Spyder said...

I'm panicking!! I always have this feeling that...people are dreading being next to me, when there's lovely makes from your self out there!! I'll pop back later... those pictures won't load! Lovely and sunny here today and I MUST get out into the garden..it's becoming very over grown!! Have a crafty week! HAPPY WOYWW
((Lyn))#55

Spyder said...

ps....I can seen them now! Great cover, my x neighbour had a cover for her vacuum cleaner! IN the shape of a maid!!

CraftygasheadZo said...

You're organised! I didn't think about the back, though will write my name blog name and date on in I expect, maybe email too! Great pics! Zo xx

Jacqueline said...

Love your sewing machine cover!! How cool is that!

I'm going to have a go at my ATC today, not done one in a while so inspiration might fail me!

Have some catch up tp do on my altered book as well. Seeing as the teenager is off out today I may just shut myself away upstairs and get crafting! perfect!

Happy WOYWW

Jackie x #98

May said...

Fabulous sewing machine cover!!! I've hand written on the back of my ATC's... mind you I only done 2 at the moment.. I was hoping Thursday evening I should get some more done!! work gets in the way of my crafting these days... Boo-hoo.. Hugs May x x x#30

Kate said...

Great little horse pin, I thought he was part of your ATC for a minute there!

No number from me, just visiting this week.

** Kate **

kassa said...

Hi, an impressively tidy work area, love the Rocking horse pin. I too love rocking horses have been creating children's/baby cards from my own template just recently.
Kxoxo#54

Yvonne said...

Love the sewing machine cover. I assume you made it. Have a wonderful day.

RosC said...

That looks a very efficient way to make best use of the card for a series of ATCs. I've got one of those stamps for the back but it represents fine intentions rather than a single completed card. And I like your sewing machine cover too. Some time in the annals of history, my machine lost its red box so I should do the same.
Yours as ever,
Ros. #64

MvM-design said...

Busy busy with ATCs, how many are you planning to make? 8|
Happy WOYWW Wednesday!!
Quickly to the next desk ;-)
Hugs Marleen #19

Glenda said...

Wow, what a wonderful idea for the backs of the ATCs, however, I'll be handwriting on mine too. I'm not making too many anyway! Have a great week!
#113

Cardarian said...

I am looking forward to this anniversary too - I can't wait! So glad to have "met" you!
I was also one of the first WOYWWers but now it has grown!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Peggy Cain said...

I love. The woyww cover

see you there! said...

I'll add to the admiration of the sewing machine cover. Looks like you are in an ATC trade. I belong to one where we do just one ATC a month, that's about my speed.

Darla

Doone said...

yup, time flies, I started just after the first birthday - and can the double figured linkies! - these days I use different methodologies to visit, and of course always return visitations....I made my ATCs in fear of notbeing ready so I can now sit back and relax...

dx (sorry I forgot to check out my number - but you know where I live, and don't fret if you can't comment back, dxxx)

Laura said...

Loving the sewing machine cover!
I'm not making that many ATCs but I'd love to trade one of mine with you.
Laura 138

Elizabeth said...

Just how many ATCs are you planning to make ... seems that you might just be making enough for the whole 100+ participants next week! I can't believe how many more WOYWWers there are now and I given up attempting to visit everyone - I just do my level best to pop in as many as possible each week and don't get in a tizz if you can't visit back either. BTW, I've cut out the ATC bases but that's as far as I've got so better get a wriggle on :) Hope you are having a great WOYWW, Elizabeth x #127

Lynn said...

That's a lot of ATCs...what fun. I still have a thick album full from when I did it with a core group of bloggers! Enjoy!

Caterina Giglio said...

wow, such a lot of ATCs ... but I really just came to visit you! thanks so much E for that kind comment on my blog... you are so kind... I hope you like my new article, comes out on June 1st! just trying to make the cover sometime!! lol!!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Gosh, you are organised! I'm not joining in as I simply haven't had time what with the events of the past couple of months. But I hope that you have fun :)
Hugs, LLJ #57 xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I didn't join all that long ago and it was about 80 people in those days. How things have changed. I can't wait to do the ATCs too. I think it will be lots of fun. I like your sewing machine cover and your nice tidy space.

Margaret said...

Well done you for getting prepared! Can't wait to see your next project in progress Mx

Bernice said...

Oh you are just so organised - I always leave things like this to the very last minute!
Bernice

Tertia said...

That pin is gorgeous! I can't believe how we have grown either, when I joined there was less than 100 people each week and now look at us!
Happy WOYWW

Neet said...

That really is a cute little pin and that is a lovely cover for your sewing machine. Clever of you to make that - and with WOYWW on it.
Hugs, Neet #25 xx (playing catch up as usual)

fairy thoughts said...

looking forward to seeing what you make for the swop next week. I have started a few. I cannot beleive you aare on lesson 8 of The AB course. I have a week off soon and hopefully I will catch up them
janet #47

Morti said...

Love the sewing machine cover! And have you got a new camera? Your pictures seem clearer than normal!

Thanks for stopping by....

Dragon said...

I am totally fascinated by those rocking horses... have you ever said how many you own??? Your room looks fab as does the sewing machine cover... but so many covers for your ATCs - I was hoping to get away with one, for the person after me!!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx

VonnyK said...

You're very professional, I just wrote on the back of mine (oops).
As always, I love your rocking horse. Love the WOYWW cover in the background.
Have a great week.
Von #22

Lisa Richards said...

Wow, an official WOYWW sewing machine cover! Have fun in your space this week!
Lisa
#109

Barb King said...

Got to get going on mine, I am taking an ATC class on Friday, should get some good inspiration. Barb #121

Queenie Jeannie said...

Such a neat work area!!! Love the cover on your sewing machine!

Jeannie #75

Rita said...

Fabulous area. I have just found you Elizabeth and I now intend to stay. I would love to make an altered book, but is it ok just to follow your tutorial, I guess I should ask your permission first. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxx

Valerie said...

#175...a newbie...what a tidy work space! Love your sewing machine cover!

Joynana said...

Can't wait to see your ATC, I am working on mine, have the backgrounds done. Now what else to do? #116

Twiglet said...

Yes I have made some cute ATC's too - will enjoy sharing them next week. Have a good week. x Jo

Rachel K said...

I like that you create your own atc back; it makes it unique to you. Very cool.

Kathryn said...

OH Dear! How many did you make??? I made ONE.
Nice clean space this (past)week. Sorry I'm just now stopping by!
See you again soon!
hugs!
kat