WOYWW 30 – Buttons, Bags, & Brooches

Greetings to all of you What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday fans! This week, I am featuring the work of some bloggers worth getting to know, and who better to begin with than WOYWWer Nikki of Graphix and Designs! Nikki is also a digi stamp designer who owns Limited Run Stamps (she offers free digis every Friday!) and who selflessly spends her spare time designing custom WOYWW buttons for our whimsy! I was so excited to visit Nikki this morning and find these three new buttons, which fit me to a tee – the beautiful Flower Power button was designed especially with me and my Flower Garden in mind! Thank you so much Nikki for sharing your talent with us – I’ll be joining the ranks of those changing out WOYWW buttons like socks!

Now, how many of you recognize this beautiful bag? If it looks familiar, it’s because it’s one of the three Morsbags that fellow WOYWWer Nicks of Nick’s Arty Stuff recently created on her Morsbag-making spree! For those of you who are wondering, a Morsbag is one of those handmade cotton bags you use in place of the environmentally unsound plastic or paper bags you normally receive when you shop. I am particularly lucky to receive this Morsbag, as it is the first one that Nicks ever created! Thank you Nicks, for this beautiful bag – you are one talented seamstress!

Next, I’d like to introduce you to Andrew Thornton, an artist and jewelry designer I met a few months ago through Create With Joy.

At The Writing And Art Of Andrew Thornton, Andrew features personal essays about his life as well as a weekly giveaway for lovers of beads, baubles, and handcrafted jewelry!

Last week, Andrew featured this brooch by Cenya of the Emerald Window. When I saw this beautiful piece, I felt it calling to me, so I entered the drawing, and behold – a short time later, I was holding it in my hands! Thank you Andrew and Cenya for this wonderful gift – the presentation and ATC were lovely as well!

Have you heard? July marks Tsunami’s three year anniversary with us! As you can imagine, the paparazzi was not kind to Tsunami when he first arrived – day after day, the camera relentlessly followed him wherever he went! If you’re a cat lover, stop by and enjoy some of our first moments with Tsunami.

Be sure to check out My Christmas Vintage Giveaway as well!
Speaking of anniversaries, Verve Stamps is celebrating their three year anniversary this weekend with an Anni-VERVE-sary blog hop – so join me as I’ll be one of the participants! 
As always, I hope you enjoyed this week’s edition of WOYWW! I look forward to reading your comments and visiting as many of your sites as possible! For those of you who would like to join the WOYWW fun, visit Julia at Stamping Ground – she is the founder and the keeper of the links!

45 Responses to “WOYWW 30 – Buttons, Bags, & Brooches”

Read below or add a comment...

  1. Jan says:

    ok…enough already! I'm ready for the giveaway! hee-hee 🙂

  2. Helen says:

    What a great post! Love that bag, and some amazing artwork.

  3. joey says:


    oooh your kitty is just too cute I want to give a great big squish lol. Thanks for sharing the work of others its always nice to see different projects, love the bag!


  4. secret scrapbooker says:

    Loving the new blinkies :0)
    Kate x

  5. Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... says:

    Wow, so much loveliness. Thanks for sharing.

    Your cat is so lovely.


  6. Lynne says:

    Very interesting and informative post, thank you. Love those vintage images, fabulous.

  7. Cheryl says:

    oh you have some beautiufl things on your blog especially love the bag and the jeweller,love cheryl xxxxxxx

  8. Sid says:

    Nice stuff !!

  9. peggy aplSEEDS says:

    wow, you've been lucky!
    what an amazingly beautiful cat you have! enjoyed your post about Tsunami.

  10. Lothian Crafts says:

    Aw Tsunami's is beautiful I had a look at the pictures and they are fantastic. Happy anniversary Tsunami

  11. Bleubeard and Elizabeth says:

    You must have been up all night, or close to it, to get here so quickly. I might just have to enter that digital Christmas giveaway. You are really lucky when it comes to giveaways, too.

    I really like the photos you shared of Tsunami. They were adorable. And it looks like we both found the same time zone button this week. Great minds and all, right?

  12. Wipso says:

    What a lot of talent there is out there. Thanks for sharing it.
    A x

  13. downrightcrafty says:

    wow loved reading your post, how lovely to show off some beautiful work, and lucky you with the win on the jewelery which looks amazing
    You have some lovely vintage bits, must book mark you for frequent visits
    thanks for sharing
    Hugs Kate xx

  14. Penni says:

    Wow lots of beautiful things to see. I especially love the bag!!!

    Loved your post on Tsuanmi too. I took so many photos of Thomas when he first moved in with us that now when the camera comes out he's there like a shot. He thinks it's just to take photos of him LOL!!!

    Have a great day.

    Penni & The Boys

  15. Tracy Evans says:

    Wow beautiful bag and an even bigger WOW to that jewellery piece its fantastic. Enjoyed reading your post this morning a great WOYWW. Tracy Evans x

  16. scrapcat 1 says:

    love your bag fabulous, what an amazing piece of jewellery you have won and such a cute cat.

  17. angeleef says:

    Don't you just love those buttons Nikki makes? I already have mine! 🙂
    ** Evi **

  18. Sue says:

    great post this week, congratulations on winning Nicks bag, its lovely. Gorgeous jewerly beautiful pussy cat, have a great day, sue,x

  19. Linda Elbourne says:

    I like that title … keeper of the links … so much so I might nick it … Can I??? Huh??? Can I????

  20. Carmen says:

    Lots to see and ooooooh over. Love your beautiful Tsunami and your gorgeous win too 🙂

  21. Liverpool Lou (Anne) says:

    Wonderful items on show today. Love the bag
    Anne x

  22. FlipSyde says:

    I love Tsunami. What a breathtaking cat. The bag is awesome! I cram those reusable bags in my ginormous purse and then use them at the market. Hell-oo collapsable convenience meets groovy cuteness….Yes, I do like that one you've got pictured.
    Happy WOYWW!

  23. Jan says:

    great jewelry and I love Tsunami!

  24. Tracey says:

    What a wonderful and varied post, lots to read. I just love that bag, you are very luck.


  25. Spyder says:

    have you got a new back ground, or do I need new glasses again! The bag is lovely, you can never have too many! Have a good woyww!!

  26. Minxy says:

    Well aren't you the lucky one with all your winning goodies, well done you, i guess if i entered more things i may eventually win something one day myself lol

  27. Lizzybobs says:

    lovely cats – thanks for my mooch around your blog – love Liz

  28. Rosie says:

    Yes but – what's on your workdesk??

  29. Angie says:

    What an interesting read …Tsunami is so beautiful.

  30. Nicks says:

    hi there, just got back from a few days camping to ead your lovely email. Glad the bag arrived safe and sound and quick!
    Not sure 'talented seamstress' is valid, but thanks anyway xx

  31. Darcy says:

    wow such a great post, thankyou for all those links. I love the bag!!

  32. Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts says:

    What a lovely idea to show off people & things you like. Love the cat pictures. We have a dog (hubby doesn't like cats) & I'm a rabbit fan I have 3! Great to meet you hugs x

  33. JoZart says:

    Thanks for sharing what is going on there. Tsunami is so lovely!

  34. The Crafty Goat Girl says:

    Lovely cards and your cats are so cute!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs Heidixxx

  35. itsamistry says:

    Your cat is gorgeous!!!!

    Lucky you to have won that gorgeous looking brooch. I will have to try and pop over to the bloggs that you have featured.

    I bet you get stopped and asked where you got your shopping bag from – well i would – its very different and more interesting than the normal shopping bags on offer. I brought a really nice one back from America one of my ATC friends used it as a gift bag (for my pressie).

  36. Chrissie says:

    Lovely stuff to look at, and my, what an elegant cat!

  37. Violets Corner says:

    Oh I love cats! Yours is a beauty.


  38. Julia Dunnit says:

    Lovely to hear of round the world exchanges being made through WOYWW – Nicks' morsbag is lovely – and double score, that jewellery is gorgeous too!

  39. agypsyangel says:

    Your bag you received is so nice. Your cat is beautiful.

  40. Sarah Anderson says:

    I loved the 'and you might also like', there was tsunami, a row of four gorgeous photos! Love your bag, and info re Nikki, will head over there 🙂

  41. Neet says:

    What a beautiful cat! Off now to read about him – love your crafting (but got sidetracked with Tsunami)

  42. kelli says:

    oh that brooch is beautiful! You lucky lady!! Happy Anniversary Tsunami!!

  43. Rita says:

    What talented artistic people! Your goodies are great and your cat is beautiful! 🙂

  44. Hels Sheridan says:

    I was going to waffle on about your desk etc…but then I was utterly captivated by Tsunami…he is BEAUTIFUL!!

  45. Nikki says:

    what a beautiful Brooch I'm gonna have to check out his work & have fun with the buttons 🙂
    hugs Nikki

Thanks for visiting Create With Joy! Your comments are greatly appreciated!


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.