Wednesday, 2 March 2011

ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER WOYWW

I seriously cannot believe for one moment that a whole week has gone by since the last WOYWW.  Surely our wonderful Wednesday leader, Julia, has altered the clocks or something. After all, I was all packed and ready to set off down south for the moment of a life time and there it is -or was - gone in a flash.
I do however, have proof that I had my moment 'cos look what I have on my little work desk now.
This is what we made on our Tim workshop, well at least we all made something similar. They will all have a little of ourselves tucked away in the compartments, mine is no different.
In the middle you can see WIM WAM (aka Frim Fram) who was my pram mobile when I was a baby - around 25yrs ago I wish. It was given to me by my God Mother who also had it as her pram mobile. He is around 120yrs old, hence the numbers beneath him.
The bottom left compartment holds a picture of my sons playing outside on a very hot summers day, splashing around in the water in a washing up bowl. Didn't take much to keep children happy in those days. Their ages now are 45, 42 and 38. Crumbs, I feel old now.
Mario put together dozens of little calico bags containing most of the other bits you can see, and the main elements were courtesy of Alain at Ranger.
To be honest, I didn't think I would finish this box as it's not really my thing, but now I have, I just can't stop looking at it. I even bought one of the little ones to make at some point which will  be appropriate further on in the year. The whole experience was magical. I said I wouldn't go again (we did a 680mile round trip) but you know what.........I would.

22 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh WimWam looks right at home and what an honour it was to sit next to him all afternoon :O)) Yes, I would do it again, hey, I would even sell a kidney to be able to afford to do it again ROFL And... the box is deffo your thing hunny... just looking at it tells me that :O)) xx

Helen said...

What a mega-trip - but so glad you enjoyed it. Your box looks great.

SDCrafts said...

Glad you enjoyed your day with TH as much as you hoped - now treasure those memories just as you have in this piece.

Shirl #25

okienurse said...

Awesome box! I have heard that TH and MR are just about the best folks going. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #49

Dragon said...

Great box.... I did the Friday and wasn't it just the best day!!!! You had a long journey but we all think it was worth it eh!!
Frankie
xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This looks fantastic Joanne, something to look at forever as a reminder of your wonderful day and hey - with memories being what they are you'll remember even more in a few years time LOL
Love and hugs, Chrisx

Fiona Whitehead said...

Your box looks gorgeous - I've seen a few of these now that you girls made and I'm really jealous - glad you had a good time with Sir Tim

soniajones said...

HaHa I left sure that Tim Holtz would be sitting on a corner of your worktop today!!! But I suppose that your beautiful box is the next best thing - well done xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very creative!!!
Hugs, Sandra

Neet said...

If you sat next to Hels on the table you must have been on the table behind me (to my right actually) - what a shame we did not all shout WOYWW at some stage. Maybe next time eh! Great Box! #36

Twiglet said...

I think WOYWWers should wear a red hat or something when they go to workshops, then you would all recognise a fellow crafting genius!

Chelle said...

I have one of the little boxes and so scared/nervous to try and do it. Yours looks great. 88

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, what a fabulous creation! TFS, Jo x

Karen said...

I am glad you enjoyed your trip, your box is really gorgeous :)
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #68

Marjo said...

Sounds like you had loads of fun! Your box is gorgeous and will give you years of viewing pleasure and wonderful memories.

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Have a great WOYWW.

Hugs, Marjo #5

The Crafty Elf said...

What a treasure you have there. It's wonderful to see that you have found an amazing home for your WIM WAM or FRIM FRAM. Truly a labour or love.

Tertia said...

All these wonderful boxes I am seeing makes me green with envy!
Happy WOYWW

Andria said...

I'm seeing lots of these boxes today, they are all similar yet so different and unique (if that makes any sense at all lol).
Happy woyww, Andria - 38

Julia Dunnit said...

680 miles? Blimey! ANd I'm glad it was so good you'd do it again, what a measure. The box is delicious - because it means so much to you and that's just great.

Angie said...

That is a brilliant memory box ...as will those you make for the little ones. so glad you finished it

Nicky said...

Great box glad you had a great time and the trip was worth it - Nicky running late this week - no 16

Gez said...

AMAZING box Joanne. You should be very proud it is gorgeous. I feel very lucky to have seen it IRL. Thank you for being at the Studio last Saturday & making my day. Hugs, Gez.xx