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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, DĂ©copatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Wednesday 9 January 2013

WOYWW #188 - Zutter

Hello all you seasoned WOYWWers and newbies of course. Join the merry crew and blog hop the desks of lovely crafters all over the world courtesy of Julia our host.

Thought I'd show you all my new Christmas toy, the Zutter Bind-it-all.
Not actually bound anything yet but have had a play with the hole making part... I intend to bind my Craft Barn Alpha Challenge pages when they are all done, the first one is on my desk entitled "Valentine" and can been seen close up here.

I am in the process of mending my Nativity figures which were delivered in a state of brokenness some years back. Filling in holes left from missing pieces and chips with my texture paste. Shepherd now has a kneecap and the angel has a newly fashioned foot! The Holy family and a lamb were virtually unscathed but the others were in pieces!

There's also my first Timmy Tag of the year which can be seen here. The little set of drawers on the left was another Christmas pressy. The card on the right my insect/bug SWAP on my UKPC group, really need to make mine now.... Oops. And my trusty Dr Who pencil, what more could a girl want?


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've been by several times and could not get my comment to publish. I'm having a terrible time with Blogger, but was able to get on another blog so took the chance to stop by.

I saw your Timmy tag and loved it. You did a great job with it. The Valentine is new. I hadn't seen it. I like that of all the V words, how that one came to mind. I had to chuckle when you wrote that!

I really enjoyed the Magi spread. It was great and colorful, too. Like I said, I've been by, just couldn't get my comments to publish.

Hope you had a great New Year. It was awesome to see your Zutter. What fun you will have with it, I'm sure.

Now wish me luck on being able to publish this comment!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh a new toy! i hope you really enjoy it, i predict a handful of minis from you this year, at least! Loe the butterfly card BJ, so delicate on a less colour background. Love that you are able to repair the nativity set from your stash, i hope shepherd enjoys his new knee as much as my dear father in law enjoys his!!!

Helen said...

Am loving your desk, BJ! Good pile of goodies to play with... good luck with the repair job! Helen, 7

Karen said...

oooo you got a BIA!!! I wouldn't be without mine, its amazing what materials you can make a book out of :D Such a shame about your nativity figures BJ but you are doing a good job with the orthopaedics xxx

House of Bears said...

What a lovely present. A friend has one and made some lovely mini books. Happy playing.

The bears @#83 this week

Elizabeth said...

Great post, BJ. I think you are going to make lots of lovely mini books with the binding machine. Your Timmy tag is fabulous and I do like that butterfly card - it's gorgeous. Thanks for dropping by and leaving your welcome comment. Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #69

MiniOwner said...

Ooh new toys are great aren't they? Hope you enjoy your BiA. I had to smile at your repair efforts. Thank you for visiting my workdesk and for your kind comment about my cushions. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@53)

Eliza said...

Hey Snap you too...... LOL

We do have good taste and you are going to love that Zutter Binding machine I love mine to bits and use it alot.

Eliza #8

shazsilverwolf said...

I've yet to play with my new toy- a Melt Pot! Looking forward to that. Just have to finish dealing with the stamps.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #73 xx

Laura said...

Your new toy looks fun!
I'm still to decide on my V word...

Ann B said...

Like your take on the Craft Barn challenge, I may have a go at that one if I can bear to rip up a dictionary :-)
Enjoy your toy, yet another thing I have tucked away in the cupboard and keep forgetting about, but it is a very handy tool.

Have a good week.
Ann B

Redanne said...

Ah, like Ann B, mine is tucked away in a cupboard but it is a fabulous tool to have and so much fun to use too. I am having terrible problems with Blogger at the moment and don't seem to able to leave comments so hope this one works! Hugs, Anne x #47

Thanks for your visit earlier too.

shazsilverwolf said...

I am indeed re- cushioning, I generally can't get used to the bare rubber idea. Quite a lot came off with cushion intact, which was good( and cheaper!). Hugs, Shaz

505whimsygirl said...

Hi BJ,

Your desk has some great eye candy! Isn't it fun to get new toys - especially at Christmas.


Lori said...

New toys are always fun!! Love the pink.

Glad the family was saved. LOL

I am new to WOYWW and friends with Sandee. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog and desk.
Lori #81

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Have fun with the Bind-It-All. I love mine.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

We've got a bind it thingy at work, it's like a machine of torture!! Hope yours is better behaved. I laughed at your description of repairing the nativity! So glad a kneecap has been replaced...and there's something I didn't think I'd be typing today, lol!
Hugs, LLJ 38 xx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

ohhh love thee zutter! Fab piece of kit that machine is. Love your desk so much to look at as a whole. Shame your pieces were damaged but it looks like you are having fun fixing them none the less.

Ali H said...

Hope you have great fun with the bind it all !
I have one but haven't really got to grips with it ! Must try harder !
Thanks for stopping by ! Have a fun week !
Ali x

Glenda said...

I have wanted a bind it all for some time so I could make books. Somehow something all comes up to take my money...Maybe later!
Glenda #78

ria gall said...

This is my first time at WOYWW and I hope you don't mind me looking around your blog while I am here.

JoZart Designs said...

Hi BJ you look like you have some super fun new toys to play with. Lucky you. I took a peek at you TH tag and it is really lovely. glad it got your mojo going for 2013! Love Jo x

SandeeNC said...

They had a Dr. Who marathon the other day but they jumped around the years so it was kinda hard to keep up. Have you bound anything yet with your new machine? I wish I had one, so let me know how you like it! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Words and Pictures said...

Ooh... look forward to seeing what you get up to with the Zutter! Lovely things going on on your desk... off to check out your TH tag. Happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Apryl said...

You will LOVE the bind it all! I love mine, but I haven't used it in awhile...I need to pull it out and have some fun myself!

Happy WOYWW!

Apryl #9

voodoo vixen said...

Oooh you will have such fun with your new pink friend, just make some little notebooks up and get the idea and you will have it all figured out. Had to smile over you mending the nativity characters... and imagining what my attempts would turn out like... sort of Frankenstein meets Holy Family... Annette #37

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a fun new toy!! You'll have to let us know how well it works, when you've bound something!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #60

Tertia said...

Now there's a toy I would love to have, you are a lucky girl. Lots of things happening on your desk this week.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia 17

lisa said...

Bet you'll be binding everything in sight now, have fun with your lovely new toy. Santa has been busy with all the lovely pressies on workdesks this week.
Hugs Lisax #59

April said...

I enjoyed seeing your desk. A Dr. Who pencil - awesome! I really like the card with the butterflies. I'm also looking forward to seeing the projects you create with the Zutter. I got a binder for Christmas too.
April #136

April said...

Thanks for stopping by my space in blog land. I got the non pink binding system - I think the one by We are Memory Keepers. I have not had the chance to use it yet. My nieces are coming over next weekend and I think that will be the perfect time to break it out and make little books for them to keep. :-) I just thought of that. lol
I hope you share what you make with yours. :-)
April #136

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Glad to see your Nativity set is having a makeover and repair. We have a set that was bought from Woolworths for less than ten shillings about 50 years ago. They are starting to look a little sorry for themselves, but they are a traditional part of the decorations and are becoming family heirlooms. xx Maggie #32

okienurse said...

great looking desk. I have a zutter and have never used it!!!grrr! Lots of love goes into refurbishing items you want to keep for posterity! Sorry I am so late getting around but life definitely reared its head and got in my way! Hope your week has gone well and you have been able to do some crafting. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Vickie #31

Words and Pictures said...

Hello again... stencil bumping - exactly as you say... except you can also do darker over lighter for a different effect! Leandra's got a great video on youtube:
Alison x

Tamika said...

On your next post you have to let us know how those new items you have work-mini review!#108