Wednesday, 4 July 2018


It's WOYWW 474 and time to share whats on our desks.

Over at the stamping ground our host Julia points us in the right direction 
so we can share ours and take a peek at many others.

 I have to put my hands up this week and say this space is sadly staged
due to on going computer issues and the fear I may not be able to post this at all.

So.. here's the contents of my latest purchases from the CCS at the NEC last Friday, 
this is the first time I have EVER attended a craft show with a Crafting budget. 

My gosh it was hard but I managed it.. YAY..!! All this for under £50 
with a couple of quid left over for the Laptop piggy bank fund.

I was so lucky to pick up a couple of the scrap bags of upholstery fabric from the Millshop. 
A bargain at £5 a pack and just the ticket to recover a seat pad in a well loved arm chair.

Sizzix Bigz dies, half price & half price again..
Frantage embossing powder 3 for £5 and more BEADS!!

Some of you have previously asked about my handmade jewellery.
This is a simple piece I made around 8 years ago and comes out every Summer, 
the wire links are all hand crafted and the gemstones are Impression Jasper. 

At the Craft Show I managed to spot some pre-drilled Impression Jasper pendants 
a bargain at £1.29 each, it was so nice to be able to hand pick the sizes and shapes.

I'm keeping these close to hand as I feel some new pendant ideas coming on!!

Thank you for you lovely comments and visits last week i'll be round to visit asap...

and to all my blog Buddies out there who celebrate independence day..

**HAPPY 4th of JULY**

Creative wishes
Tracey xx


  1. What a wonderful bag of bargains! Have fun. I sympathise with your lap top issues, mine has hissy fits and collapses at least once a day. Hugs, Valerie

    1. It's becoming more and more depleting, I need to reboot now and hope it will revive it for another day xx

  2. WOW, Tracey, I am lusting for that fabric, especially the elephant. You did good, but that would be over 2/3 of my ANNUAL craft budget. Looks like you got a lot of beauties that I can't wait to see what you make. Those gems are incredible, too. Hope your Wednesday is great. Waiting for Julia to wake, so can link.

  3. that is a very good bag of goodies, well done for sticking to your budget. Helen #?

  4. Morning Tracey, you did do well at the show, all that stuff for £50, very restrained of you. That Jasper is gorgeous, thanks for sharing
    Chris #8

  5. Wow, that was really wise shopping and you were very restrained in your purchases. Some great bargains there, I cannot get over the price of those Sizzix dies. Well done Tracey!
    Love the pre-drilled pieces for pendants, will be nice to see them alongside your necklace, or are you going to incorporate one?
    Good luck with the computer fund, hope you get sorted, it must be a worry - I would feel as if my right arm had been cut had I not got mine.
    Hugs & thanks for the visit, Neet 6 xx

  6. Wonderful bargains! That fabric is a score indeed. I sometimes think that a real budget makes us a lot more inventive and definitely more considered in our purchasing! My gosh those lumps of stone are gorgeous, (that’s how much I know about jewellery making,), I can see them becoming as ‘go to’ pendants as the beautiful beaded one. One for each side of the year in terms of colour, huh!

  7. Well done for sticking to your budget .... and some left over!
    I am lost when my laptop won't work, even ironing is better then no laptop!!!
    have a good week
    Christine #20

  8. Oooh lots of bargains! Have a great day Karen #23

  9. Hope computer issues get sorted. What a lovely lot of goodies there. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing - Hazel WOYWW #15 x

  10. Wow that is a lovely selection of goodies, at such a good price too! Oh my goodness I love the jasper <3
    Ellie #14

  11. You got some great bargains - well done for staying within your budget - I always have one but........ Hope it issues get resolved. Bain of my life as all my equipment is getting as old as me but I don't like change. Happy WOYWW Cindy #19

  12. Oh wow, you got some great finds! I love the fabric patches. Have fun creating more jewelry! Happy woyww and a big hug from Holland! Marit #22

  13. Morning Tracey. A wonderful selection of goodies - lots of bargains there! A show is good fun - if expensive - but you did well to stick to your budget!! I never do! Thanks for visiting - next time you pop over the border - leave time for a cuppa... perhaps we can meet up? I know I feel really blessed to live in such a glorious country!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

  14. HI Tracey, love your jewellery pieces, I do love the semi precious stones. I bought a whole load of small cabochon stones and made myself about 30 pairs of earrings from them. That was a great deal on the Sizzix dies! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #2 XxX

  15. Darn it, I always miss these craft shows - I've never been! I've signed up for their newsletter to remind me in future. Might try to make the one in November. Loving your rustic jewellery - and what great bargains for under £50! The only way for me to attend one of these craft shows is with some cash as I wouldn't trust myself with a credit card LOL! Have a lovely week, Tracey! zsuzsa #26

  16. What a fabulous lot of stash, I love the packs of beads - I can never resist beads! The jewellery is beautiful - I love the necklace and those pendants are stunning, I've never heard of Impression Jasper before so am definitely going to be on the lookout for that. Well done sticking to the budget - the only way I've ever managed to do that is to only take cash along and leave all my bank cards behind!!
    Hope you have a great week using all your lovely new stash,
    Diana xx #24

  17. Thanks for calling by at mine earlier. I’m just grabbing a bit of lunch having sewn like crazy all morning....and it’s going well so far thankfully.
    Well done you at getting such a lot of fab stash within your budget.
    Annie x #13

  18. Hi Tracy, didn’t you do well with your craft budget, love all those fabric pieces and the beads.
    I love the beautiful colour of the necklace, wry pretty
    Have a great weekend
    Jan S #29

  19. Dear Tracey, I don`t know how I have not seen this wonderful post.... I`m sorry to be late. I love all your bargains- what a wonderful collection of products, to have fun with- and Tracey your necklace looks so beautiful, I also love gemstones , and have collected, without doing much with them , lol- Have a lovely Wednesday evening, my friend.
    Hugs, Dorthe , xx

  20. Hi Tracey, I am so sorry we didn't manage to find each other but maybe another time. I must say there were some great bargains and the fabrics were to die for. The demos were interesting too. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x10x

  21. What an amazing lot of goodies! So much fun to play with adn I look forward to seeing what you make with them all. Thanks for sharing. Caro x (#38)

  22. Hi Tracey, didn't you do well? Sticking to a budget and bringing home all those goodies and change too! Lovely fabric. The necklace is beautiful and I look forward to seeing the pendants when finished. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #32

  23. Hi Tracey, nice haul of goodies from the show. Well done on sticking to your budget! I take cash and no cards, so when it's gone, it's gone! Thanks for stopping by earlier and have a lovely week Heather x #9

  24. WOW ! You super shopper girl!! Look at all of those delicious treasures! Cannot wait to see what beautiful creation come from these!
    hugs,Jackie xx

  25. Looks like a great score of fabrics! No desk shot for me this week, catching up on everyone just to say hi as the whole week just rushed by in an eye blink!! Thanks for stopping by last week xo Cheetarah

  26. That's a lot of loot for the price! You must be a great shopper! I love the necklace, and look forward to the new one! Thanks for your visit, have a great week, Lindart #41

  27. So proud of you to keep within your budget. I always spend more than I should whenever I attend one. But I do tell myself, are you going to use it now? That helps me some! LOL. Have a great week. Dorlene #40

  28. HI Tracey. No worries about staging or being late 'round. We all have those days. Hope your computer issues are fixed and you can have a productive week! Creative Blessings! Kelly #29

  29. That is always so fun to find things that you love that will work on deep discounts :) Love the gems that has to be way more exciting to touch them all in person to decide what you can do with them. :) ( I am totally bitten by the paper bug still to this day but, my mama makes jewelry and carves wood so, I have poked around in her bins for fun) Thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy #37

  30. Ooooh Tracey, lovely new stash, and that necklace is just dreamy! I love it! Very much my style. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and I'm glad that I was able to trigger such happy memories of Teignmouth for you. I simply loved both our visits and know it won't be the last time we go. It is so quirky and arty and I could really see myself living there! Glad you liked the ethnic haul I managed to get. Boho style is so characterful and also so comfortable to wear, and also fits whatever size you are - I've got stuff I have worn all through my weight gain to obese and back again to acceptable BMI!! Other stuff has had to bite the dust. 21 years is far too long - high time you came down and visited again!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #28

  31. You got some great deals, especially with the dies, which I love to collect too. Your necklace is gorgeous, and would love to see what you do with the new jasper pendants that you purchased. Thanks for your recent visit to my blog and blessings!

  32. Lots of exciting stash and the jewellery is lovely. xx Jo


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