26 February 2014


If you don't know what WOYWW is, look here :-)

(A pre-sticking shot - trying to decide if I like the spread...)

Look, I'm actually crafting - well art journalling!! 

After a couple of weeks of showing parcels, I heeded Krisha's comment last week, 'Time to get back to creating GF!' - thank you for the gentle kick up the derriere, my dear *grin*

As you can see, I'm still at the dining table - I just like all the s-p-a-c-e! And while it is a pain to tidy away before we eat, it's so worth it! 

I'm working in this 8" x 8" journal, which I bought several years ago from Nancy Rafi, but her Etsy shop is bare at the moment :( 
I just love the sentiment!!

I plan to fill it with sassy women - like the female farrier in the spread I'm working on. I know the article was in Country Living, but I've no idea who she is, I'm afraid...

Time now to see what crafty goodness is on others' desks... 
We're all gathered at Julia's Stamping Ground.

PS This week's giveaway...

If you'd like to win it, leave a comment on this post where there's more info and photos :-)


  1. Oh a lovely front cover on the journal book. , enjoy filling your book with crafting things.
    Happy woyww jill #26

  2. I agree the sentiment is great, thanks for sharing Donna #46

  3. Hi Claire! I can say that I LOVE the idea of your journal of sassy women!! Hope that we get to see the pages as you do them :-). Thank you for dropping by earlier...and yes I am glad to be back too. Happy WOYWW.
    Janene #22

  4. She looks a bit like Hannah Hauxwell. If you google her claire you will see what I mean and also discover a very interesting lady.
    Its a lovely cover and a great quote
    Lynn xx

    1. Yes, i thought that! I loved watching those documentaries about her - amazing woman!

  5. Great journal, and I love that sentiment - you've got a fabulous collection of papers on your desk, I do find other people's stuff so much more interesting and inspiring than my own!

  6. I love the sentiment...Sassy women rock! That's a beautiful collection of papers on your desk!
    Hope you're keeping well,
    Hugs, LLJ 43 xx

  7. Hi Claire,
    I love art journalling, I'm thinking of starting a mail art project at some point to :) I just wanted to let you kow that you were selected as the winner of my Grow Your Blog giveaway! Please get in touch so that I can send you your manicure set :)
    Heidi @ Box of Various x

  8. Got to agree with that and I'm lucky I do but then I work in a crafty shop. It took a few close looks to see what the picture was ..... Amazing
    Have a good week
    Janet @38

  9. Lovely journal - and I especially love the "danglies"! Must put some on my journal. Today!
    Lindart #93

  10. Seeing your beautiful art journal page reminds me that I need to get some white gel pens!! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #6

  11. Hi Claire, I just got your comment, I'm so sorry, there must be a problem with the contact form, I shall have to see to it. Would you like to email your address to: jelisdelapoesie@gmail.com please? :) Heidi x

  12. such an interesting sentiment....and it will be fun filling your journal

  13. Hi Claire :) such an intriguing array of pictures for your journal. Great sentiment, gorgeous front cover. Thank you visiting my desk earlier and special birthday wishes to you for April, hope you get thoroughly spoilt!

    Have a crafty week,

    Angela, Angelgreetings xx #61

  14. I love the idea of a journal full of sassy women!!! I love your journal so far. Great page. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  15. Love the sentiment and the photo on the cover of the journal, that's great. :-)

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #4

  16. We all need a kick in our creative derrieres occasionally, don't we? (Well I know I do!) Claire, just saying, I really like your blog. I've got to take a minute to add you to my who's posting list--good grief, I can never find anyone. Oh, no, never mind, found the subby button, even better! Now that I've rambled on, a happy woyww to you, and thank you for stopping by this week. (My craft space is cold in the winter, but it's nice to have a spot to keep everything, and not worry about getting paint all over everything!)

    #20ish this week with
    Jedi mind tricks

  17. Thanks for popping by earlier. Sassy women rock!! ;)

  18. Great layout, Claire, with the sassy women lol!! And well done getting out of the crafting doldrums. I recently did, too, and how much better I feel as a result! Love the giveaway...

    Thanks for your visit and your nice comment. Sorry to hear about Molly and hope all will be well with her back. It's a worry, isn't it! Beatrice is healing slowly but she has a urinary infection and is now on antibiotics. She's not enjoying all these trips to the vet!

    Glad you are enjoying my teabag art.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #86

  19. I love the sassy woman theme! So much fun :) I like working on a dining room table too! Lucky for me, 2 people gave me ones they don't want any more...so I stashed one in my craft room. Thanks for dropping by!

    Katie (88)

  20. I had horses so seeing someone putting shoes on them brings back old memories. Thanks for sharing.
    April #20

  21. Hi ya Claire!
    Good to see your journaling again, glad I could be an inspiration.
    Love your little give away.

  22. Hi Claire, love those Sassy Women!!
    If you contact me, I have a nice surprise for you!!!

  23. Have to love those sassy women! What a great idea to dedicate a journal to them. I'm afraid i cant' seem to say on task long enough to do that! Thanks for stopping by the Fun Room...have fun creating this week!! sara j # 43


  24. Ah, yes. Sassy women rock. Gotta love that necklace, too. Thanks for giving me the opportunity. Happy WOYWW from #1.

  25. Hi Claire,

    The notebook is pretty cool! The journal is getting thick, I see.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the necklace (I went over and commented on the post.)

    Thank you for visiting me already!
    Happy belated WOYWW
    Kay (5)

  26. Yay for sticking and gluing! #51

  27. Congrats on starting your journal up :) have fun with it
    hugs Nikki 16

  28. What a fantastic quote on the front of the journal and so true! Love how your first spread is coming out and I really like your idea of filling your journal with sassy women. I've really enjoyed making socks this year, especially since I started making patterned ones, I can't stop casting on! The green pair is now at the heel but I need some reinforcing nylon as it's 100% merino wool and I will need to add the nylon in to reinforce the heel and the toes, I'll see if I can get some this weekend. In the meantime, I cast on another pair last night cause I just can't contemplate life without a pair of socks to knit!! I've really fallen deeply into the rabbit hole, lol!

    Brenda 10

  29. Love the page...."Do What You Love"!

  30. Awesome theme for a journal, love the sentiment! New link at #102, as my first one linked to last week. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz XX

  31. Lovely journaling, something I haven't done for a while! Karen #44

  32. Oh ha! love the words on your journal too, how clever!!I. Like the all you've achieved for the collage, I wonder if you did, and have since stuck it down....


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