Tuesday, January 7, 2014

WOYWW 240 - Some New Goodies

Hello fellow WOYWWers!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  I enjoyed having time off from the daily grind.    

Every Wednesday there is a very special blogging event called WOYWW, which was started by Julia at Stamping Ground.  For full details click HERE.
To the left is a container of jewelry making supplies.  Towards the back are some empty containers and an easel set that I got on sale at Michaels.  On the black pad is the layout of earrings I'm going to make.  Behind them is a set of india inks and fountain pen.  There's my new wireless mouse that I haven't used yet, a candle, usb drive, fat phoebe, and some other miscellaneous junk.

Here's a closeup of the earrings I'm going to make.  The bottle caps are from a beer brewed in Alaska.  I've asked a friend to save her caps for me and she mentioned these are her favorite.  I thought I'd make the earrings for her as a surprise.  

This is a close up of the india ink set.  The packaging alone is beautiful! I had to buy a fountain pen too. I've never used anything like this before. 

As always, I will visit those of you that visit me (please leave your number) and those that end in the same number.   I probably won't be able to visit until the weekend, but will get around, promise!

Peace,
Kay 

45 comments:

scrappymo! said...

You are so going to love the India inks. I used a fountain pen when I was a teenager. I loved to write with it.
Somehow, on my journey through life, my fountain pen got mislaid...you may inspire me to get another!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah so much fun going on here!! mm have a fountain en a watermark one (US brand belonged to my grandfather but the bladder keeps perishing and hard to trace...

India ink will clog any fountain pen as it is a permanent ink and should only be used with dip pens... but perhaps you knew that:D and mm, maybe dont ask how I know this :D

have fun! Shaz in Oz.x

Ps the bottle tops hopefully dont have hard sharp edges as could be scratchy or worse cut? not sure what your bottle tops are like?

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

PS no number yet.

Nikki C said...

Hi Kay looks like you'll be very busy with the india inks and may your friend enjoy her new earrings hugs Nikki no#

Nikki C said...

Hi Kay looks like you'll be very busy with the india inks and may your friend enjoy her new earrings hugs Nikki no#

Annie said...

I'm so out of touch with all that's going on with everyone so have called by for a catch up :-) I love the fun earrings you're making :-)
Lets hope we can all have a fun creative 2014 :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I went to a very old fashioned girls school where we HAD to use fountain pens and ink and from there grew a love of writing with one. It's the way that the one glides over the paper that makes using one such a pleasure.....I think my handwriting is better as a result. I really hope that you have a ball using yours.
The bottle top earrings are bound to make your friend smile! They're great fun...good idea!
Hope you are well and happy,
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Glenda Brooks said...

Its always nice to come visit. Love that you are making earrings! Enjoy playing with the inks; looks like fun! Have a happy WOYWW!
Glenda 44

Julia Dunnit said...

Love the inks..gorgeous packaging..are you about to start hand writing letters and journals?! I can't tell what a fat phoebe is..my mind boggles! The earring s are fun..good on your friend for saving them..how does she get them off the bottles without bending them then?

Anne said...

Fun earring idea. Love fountain pens - have about four - don't ask why :-) Looks like you're going to be very busy. Not sure what/who 'Fat Phoebe' is :-) have a GD called Phoebe - but she is anything but fat :-) Happy WOYWW Anne x #41

inkymonkimoo said...

Oh wow, I love the bottle cap earrings!

Zoe #38

Twiglet said...

Those earrings are fun - hope they work out well. I love the idea of writing with a fountain pen - I have several from my youth but I am such a dreadful scribbler I never use one these days. Have a crafty 2014. x Jo

Ria Gall said...

Kay
those bottle tops are wonderful made up as earrings and I think your friend will be thrilled with them.
Your set of inks do look very pretty I bet there are some great colours in them
Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
Hugs Ria #6

StampinCarol said...

Oh my gosh! What cool bottle tops! Great idea to make earrings of them! Are you planning on doing calligraphy with your fountain pen and cool inks? Happy WOYWW!
Carol N # 67

Nan G said...

Hello! Good to you in the links today. Love this bottle caps! Do you file the edges so they won't scratch? Happy WOYWW! Nan G #76

Darlene said...

the earrings look fab ! what a great idea.

darlene #86

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Bottle cap earrings. That is rather cool. What interesting things will you be doing with the Indian ink? Or do we have to stay tuned?! Judy #83

Shaz Brooks said...

You're right, the artwork on the packaging is beautiful.I well remember fountain pens from school- nobody could make as much mess as me, lol. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #93xx

mamapez5 said...

OK. So I'll join everyone else in saying that I've not heard of a Fat Phoebe. The Indian inks look so lovely in their packaging. I wonder how you intend to use them. I can remember loving my fountain pen when I was younger, but they were never quite the same when you had to buy cartridges of ink. Have a great week. Kate x #58

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Kay! Have never tried India inks but they are prettily packaged I agree! I do however have a wireless mouse and it's great. Cute bottle caps, I'm sure they'll make great ear rings! Happy WOYWW, Cindy #46

Andrea said...

those inks look fab i love the packaging and great idea with the bottle top earnings im sure your friend will be delighted have great week Andrea#19

lisa said...

Those bottle tops are fantastic, Kay. They will make amazing earrings.
Love the look of the inks. I'll be interested to see what you are going to do with them.
Hugs Lisax #17

Annie Claxton said...

Hi there, thanks for visiting my blog - I think it was Anne #41 who asked about Fat Phoebe (although I must say I would have asked the same question!

I see you also had a visit from another Annie - definitely not me but she has put #41 which is my number this week... all very confoooozing as we say around here!
Anyway - LOVE those earrings, what a great idea (and my hubby could keep me in bottle caps forever!)
Happy WOYWW Annie C #41

Annie Claxton said...

ps I also meant to say - I can't believe those Windsor & Newton inks still have the same designs as I remember from when I was a kid - seriously, exactly the same ... but then why change them when they still look so good?

Lea.H said...

lovely idea making jewellery from bottle caps, sure your friend will love them Lx

sara j said...

As an Alaskan I really had to stop and appreciate those beer caps. Wish I had known you are collecting them - we had all the kids home at Christmas and a fair amount of beverages were consumed. Now of course, we are on the wagon for a while to try to drop the weight!
Let me know if you are interested in more, and I'll start collecting for a few months!
Hope you have a great week ahead...sara j #92

Helen said...

The bottle cap ear rings are great! Your friend will love them. I agree about the boxes from your ink bottles - they look so pretty, hope you keep them for something useful!! Helen 100

Tertia said...

So many interesting things on your desk. I love writing with a Fountain pen, it makes me feel like some kind of romantic heroine!
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #50

The Crafty Elf said...

Hi Kay….long time! Those are super earrings. As others asked as well, how did they come off so perfect? Have a wonderful day and hope you're on the better side of healing.

peggy lin said...
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peggy lin said...

Love the inks ,
Thanks for sharing hugs

MaryH said...

Kay, such an interesting wander around your desk tonight. Those inks look fabulous, and can I say that I remember filling an ink pen and writing school reports with it? (Tells you how old I am! I also remember the blobs it could make on my work and I'd have to restart it!) Can't wait to see what you do with these inks. Loved the idea of your earring bottle caps. You'll love the wireless mouse if you've not used one before. Such freedom from cords! Loved my visit, hope you're all healed up, and thank you for the oh so lovely Christmas card once again. Hope you saw that we shared it with Blogland! Hugs & TFS

Eliza said...

Hi Kay,

I love india ink and fountain pens I used to use them all the time but for some reason stopped. I love doing calligraphy too. You have one really great collection of supplies and bargains at Michaels too I so want to go shopping in a Michaels store, never seen on let alone been in one. I could have fun in there..... LOL

Thanks for popping in to say hi and leave a comment, sorry I have had a bad week with work and other stuff I just don't seem to have it together this week.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 32

DeDe Haysom said...

I never would have thought of earrings from bottle tops, fabulous idea. The packaging on the India Inks, simply awesome. I love my fountain pen, glad to see others still use them as well. Hope you have a great week and happy crafting.
DeDe #30

okienurse said...

great idea using those beer caps. I made some pendants and earring last year from beer caps and gave them away...everyone loved them. Hope you are feeling better. I haven't been feeling too well myself and I think that anyone with an autoimmune disorder like we have is having problems with theirs right now too! I go for MRI tomorrow looking for clues as to why I am having trouble walking! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! Have a great week. Vickie #104

Neet said...

Kay, I have some of those inks myself and I have had them years - and I mean years - and guess what? They are still just as good as they were 'back when Adam was a lad'.
Enjoy them and I am sure your friend will love her ear rings.
Hugs and thanks for visiting earlier, Neet xx

Erika said...

What a creative desk and wonderful art stuff, dear Kay!
Thank you for stopping by and your lovely words!
Greetings from
Erika

Angie said...

So many neat things! I've never seen earrings made from bottle caps and I've never used India inks! The wireless mouse I have and love! Where's the warm water with lemon ;)
Angie #81
Thanks for popping by!

Diane said...

Looks like there will be all sorts of crafty ideas and projects going on in your craft room.

Hugs diane

Redanne said...

Hi Kay, I just popped in to say hello, thank you for your visit and wow, I love those bottle caps, they will make great earrings! The India ink boxes are beautiful - the inks are great to add few 'splats' and random splashes on canvases. Hugs, Anne x

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Kay, I haven't paid for any classes on Documented Life. I think the class is all about how they are adapting their Moleskine journals. The actual weekly challenge theme is just posted on the site. I'm just winging it & doing my own thing, lol. Hugs, Shaz xx

Ali H said...

Thanks for stopping by! Glad you are missing the worst of the weather in your part of the world! I am heading from the UK to the US next week on afood iinspiration safari to San Francisco. Really looking forward to It! Can you suggest anywhere I might sneak off to to check out craft supplies? X Ali #102

glitterandglue said...

What a lot of fun going on this week. Enjoy the Indian Inks - my hubby loves to use those, too. The ear rings look fun - trust they will turn out just as you plan.
Margaret #45

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hi, Kay!! Wonderful post today! I'm sorry I'm so late getting around. Thank you for sharing those awesome beer cap earrings! She is going to ADORE them!! Good luck and have fun with the fountain pen and ink. I think it's fascinating!

Happy Belated WOYWW and thank you for coming to visit me! Enjoy the rest of the week!! Hugs, Darnell #12

Connie said...

Hi Kay, you are full of surprises and I'm looking forward to seeing how you use your Indian Ink. Be careful it is very permanent. I love writing with a fountain pen.
I am probably among the last children that used fountain pens in school. That was sixth grade and I don't remember ever using them again. Ball points got popular and that was the end of fountain pens and ink wells.
There is a loveliness in script that you can only achieve with a fountain pen. You are going to love it :)
Last night Steve and I drove 70 miles to a retirement party and while in that town I went to my first Hobby Lobby . . .Wow . . . I was thinking of you as I walked the isles. You are the first blogging sister that I even heard mention this fabulous store. Of course Steve was bored to dead. I'll grab a friend when spring come around and go back for a day of it. The store was so big that in my half hour I only saw maybe a tenth of it.
Keep Smiling.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)