Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Finally Finally - WOYWW

First of all I must thank you who commented on my last post and the touching words you said. It was all written in a blur of tears that I couldn't really see what I was writing, so it was lovely that it was so well received and obviously said what I wanted to say. There was so much more I wanted to say about John.

Anyway, lets get down to WOYWW. I have finally after nearly two weeks unpacked my Ally Pally Stash. Not so much this time as our hearts wasn't in it, but as you can see its mainly Timbo stuff or Artistic Stamper stuff, plus a few charms, alterable stuff and a few rolls of tape (because my dear OH needed some red tape so stole all my double sided wonder tape - cheek of the man!)

I've just noticed that if you look to the right you can see a very small portion of a WIP I am working on for the Craft Stamper competition, not sure it will get finished though as I have a very special visitor coming next week for a few days my lovely Mrs Bessie - is it cheating if i get her to help me?

Can we move onto the kitchen now? When I got back from Kent I found my new oven installed nicely in the kitchen. I was under strict instructions from my DD that I was NOT in ANY circumstances, allowed to use it until she got home from school the next day and I was cajoled by my DH to make a Toad in the Hole because I has spent all of our married life telling him I couldn't make T.I.T.H because of our oven - he never really believed me but I think we have proved him wrong, so I think this will now become a family favourite - yum yum (don't worry Mrs Bessie, we wont make you eat Yorkshire pud whilst you are here!)

oh and whilst we are in the kitchen - these blocks of wood will become my SIL's wedding invites, must get on with them as the wedding is in December - Obviously not your normal sort of invite, but if I tell you she is not having a traditional wedding cake but three tiers consisting of, bottom - Pork Pie middle - a complete Brie and top - cake, you will gather she and her partner are not traditional girls!

That's it for now peeps, I hope you are all well and happy. Not sure how many desks I will get around again this week, so please accept my apologies now
Gotta go I am off to get weighed!


  1. Well, the toad in the hole looks delicious, almost as good as my pies,lol. Trust you to come up with the idea of wooden wedding invites though, the postman aint gonna like that. I rather fancy the pork pie wedding cake cake though. Ejay xxxxx

  2. Great stash! and mm the cake sounds nice.. I am a savoury sort of person.. hope we will see the wedding invites.. they look like they are going to be fun, and yes new ovens are brilliant.. mine is working very nicely now except we have the wrong sort of pans!! don't ask.. just wonder! lol

  3. oooo Those wedding invites look interesting ... hope we can see when they are done. Your toad in the hole looks yummy too

  4. MMmmmm I'm starving and that toad in the hole looks amazing - I havent made it in years! Scrummy!

  5. looks delicious....will you show the invites when they are finished...i'd love to see them
    sue xx 88

  6. Cant wait to see what those wedding invites are going to look like! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl (28)

  7. Ooh I can smell that luscious toad in the hole...just yummy.......x

  8. Ooh fab stash from AP. TITH looks yummy :-)
    Anne x (70)

  9. Hi ya Nicks
    lovely new stash to play with, please give sparkles a big hug from me. Oh your TITH looks bloody gorgeous hun, my mouth is watering,i can't wait to see the wedding invites!!!! have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (2)

  10. Pork pie as wedding cake, no vegetarians been invited to that wedding then! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the wood! After Friday enjoy your time with Mrs Bessie xx

  11. I love seeing what other people bring home from Ally Pally and other such events, but what really took my eye was that toad in the hole - looks gorgeous! Intrigued by the block invitations too ....

  12. Please please please let us see the invitations when they are done - I can't wait to see what you do with them! Doesn't look like you did too bad at Ally Pally either, some great pieces of stash there - especially with the sizzix :)

    WOYWW #78

  13. Invites sound interesting. Now I hope you have another helping of that Toad in the hole as my son will manage that helping on his own its his fav!!! Hugs Pam x

  14. Lovely lot of new goodies to play with and that toad in the hole looks very, very yummy! One of my favorite dinners....

    Dee xxx

  15. What a wonderful looking TITH. Haven't had a home-made one for years.... Love your AP stash.

  16. Lots of good stuff on your desk to keep your mind occupied, and look at that TITH, looks almost good enough to eat!!!
    Brenda #105

  17. Lots of lovely new stash there Nicks to get your teeth into. Looks like your new cooker is working just fine as that tith looks delish!

    blocks of wood - wedding invites - really? Can't wait to see them - lol

  18. Oh great idea for the invites, can't wait to see em when the time's right! Hope Mrs Bessie's doing all right - no doubt a week of care and hugs will do you both good. Enjoy!

  19. Toady hole looks fantastic
    and I am very intrigued by the wedding invites !!!!

  20. Really facinated to see the Invites made with the's good to be different :-)
    A x

  21. You have a delightful blog.It has touched me.I've never heard of this TITH, but it does look delicious.Do you share the receipe? Looking forward to seeing the cards when completed. Enjoy your day/week.

  22. great stash....but the toad in the hole stole the show....hmmmm yummy
    hugs from #45

  23. I had intended to stop by and visit anyone who left a comment, then it got me confused, so decided to go through the list instead (grin).

    Looks like you made out like a bandit at Ally Pally. Glad to read about your new stove and the meal looks yummy.

    I hope to see the finished wedding invites. They sound awesome. (#1)

  24. gorjuss toad in the hole, can I come for tea. I have only just unpacked my goodies as well lol. Enjoy those wedding invites, love to see them when they are finished.

    judie xx


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