Wednesday, 26 September 2012


Here we are again at Wednesday the day we get to visit desks from around the world thanks to Julia

I have to be honest here, this was my desk yesterday as today it is covered in red peppers, tomatoes, ginger and red chillies, but more of that later.

Front and in pole position are my two, yes count them, antique ribbon boxes. Well they were originally cutlery holders but I use them for my beloved ribbons. I spent a happy hour or so sorting them out on Monday after buying my second box on Saturday. Well I say buying, loosely! My wonderful Godmother wouldn't let me pay for my purchases when we visited her antiques barn!
To the right at the back is a candy striped bag which contains candy striped fabric which I bought at a Vintage Bazaar in Hartney Witney on Saturday. Yes I had a busy weekend!

At the back in the middle are pillow/cushion boxes that I am making for upcoming craft fairs. I also made some Christmas cards.

I used stamps by the very talented Marion Emberson which I bought at Alexandra Palace on Sunday. Told you I had a busy weekend, didn't I? But boy did I pay for it on Sunday evening and Monday! Housework,housework and more housework.
Well I have to go now as my porridge is ready and I have to make chilli jam.
Don't forget to visit a few more desks over at Julia's
Oh, some people were wondering about the bunting from last week. Well, the lady loved it thank goodness.


  1. Morning Jaki, I have no wonder that the lady loved her bunting - it is fab of pretty and fresh with a touch of the Scandinavian about it. You are sure to have success at your craft fairs with those pretty cards. WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 83

  2. Delightful bunting, how could she not like it. Lovely things on show for us, love the ribbons.

    Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Neet #5 xx

  3. i love the way you used your cutlery organizer! i wish you a lovely week, house work and all. melinda alpha #55

  4. Yummy ribbons in gorgeous boxes - what's not to like??! And your bunting is beautiful, really pretty combination of patterns. I must make some, haven't done any for ages...
    Glad you had a good time at Ally Pally, I'm really looking forward to the NEC with Julia in November :)

    See ya soon!
    Hugs, LLJ #59 xx

  5. wow, you have been so busy this week, love the sound of chilli jam. My chilli peppers didn't appear this year, I blame the move!
    love your ribbon holders how lucky are you having a Godmother with her own antiques barn!

  6. what a fab way to store your ribbons :)
    happy woyww
    kay #56

  7. such pretty ribbons and your cards and bunting are so adorable. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh at #11

  8. Lovely ribbon holders. Hope your chilli jam set better than my last batch!

  9. What gorgeous things you have on your desk. I love Marion Emberson stamps, they make beautiful cards and yours are certainly that. Love your beautiful ribbons too. I need you to come and organise mine I think.
    Chilli jam, that sounds delicious.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #80

  10. Your cutlery/ribbon trays are gorgeous - what a lovely storage idea! Not surprised the bunting went down well... it's glorious. Belated happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  11. Ooo! Your ribbons are gorgeous and those trays are fab!!

    I'm a little late but still wishing you a happy WOYWW!


  12. Your ribbon collection is awesome! The cards are so pretty. Glad she liked the bunting. Have a great week. Frances #45

  13. Chilli jam? Now that does sound interesting. Love your ribbon holders, such a great idea too. Didn't see your bunting last time but it is gorgeous, who would not love that! Thank you for visiting me earlier. Crafty hugs, Anne x #65

  14. Your ribbons are Gorgeous... Love the sound of the Chilly Jam!! I was at Ally Pally Sunday!!! such a shame we could not meet to say Hi!!!! That bunting is Fantastic no wonder she loved it!! Hugs May x x x#52

  15. Super well done on your purchases Jacki! Do I spy some sparkle on those Xmas cards on the stamped image? Do tell, what else do you bring home from AP? Lush bunting by the way.

  16. Beautiful Ribbons and the boxes are amazing to hold them in love the use of antiques to hold your stash
    hugs Nikki # 15

  17. I am intrigued by Chilli Jam??? Love the antique boxes for ribbon storage.
    Happy belated WOYWW
    Carol #144

  18. bunting (and lavender bag) fabulous, clever girl! Love the ribbon storage, fab idea and the cards are so stylish - less is more! I'll pass on the chilli jam but your peach and nectarine was delish, thanks xx