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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

WOYWW- New Year, New mess

It seems our New Year resolution is to make a mess! This is Horace's mess by the way. He wanted to try our his Christmas stash goodies, but rather than trying one thing at a time, he had a bit of a craft frenzy and piled everything on the desk. Look at that teeny tiny space he left himself to work in! Silly bear.

Why are we displaying such a mess? Well, we wanted to join in the weekly desk hop over at Julia's, to start the New year as we mean to go on. Check out the link, join in, make some lovely friends and become addicted to nosing at other people's mess! You never know, you may find someone messier than you! We hope to.

To the right is Horace's pile of christmas stash, and under that are the Christmas cards we received from lovely friends. Horace is planning to make a recycled journal from them. He found the tutorial over at the lovely Jenniebellie's Youtube channel.

Horace is getting his fur in a twist now as he's got too much to finish and not enough space. We'd better go and help him organise some space. Here's hoping you all had a lovely Christmas with good health, lots of food and friends, and plenty of fun.

With love from the bears


  1. Happy New Year Bears! Loving your new year's resolution - I think it's one we can all stick to! Not playing today as I'm away from home for the celebrations but wanted to wish you all the best for 2014. MMx

  2. Happy New Year Bears! I just commented to someone else that I hadn't made any NY Resolutions- If I don't make 'em, I can't beak 'em, lol. I think I could cope with keeping yours though! We all find ourselves working in a tiny bit of space, don't we, no matter how big the desk. Have a great Wednesday, Hugs, Shaz #32 xx

  3. tee, hee - here I am thinking I need to resolve to be tidy and you bears are all about the mess :)

    a Beary Happy New Year WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (1)

  4. Happy New Year, bears - hope you all have a great year, crafting away nicely together! Hope you get your desk sorted. Helen 17

  5. Happy New Year to you all little bears... A good NYR cos that won't be to hard to stick to... it wouldn't be in my house anyway! Thank you for sharing the card tutorial, I was wondering what to do with my cards!
    Have a Happy week
    Lynda B 27

  6. Happy New Year Bears!
    I have that very same table cloth and I find it makes things look messier - no I'm not deluded... well, maybe a little :)

  7. Happy New Year Bears what a nasty bit of weather you are having over there, I think you sent some of it across the pond to us Aussies too thanks for sharing, we are meant to be having summer. You do have a great big mess, but all the more fun to be had. Thanks for visiting.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 10
    Happy WOYWW and Happy Crafting

  8. Happy New Year Bears I am glad to be back. Anne x #36

  9. Happy New Year to all you Bears!
    Great video, I ended up watching about 4 of them....LOL Will have to give this bookmaking a try. Thanks for sharing.
    Krisha #57 ?

  10. I cannot wait to see the journal Horace makes. I can't blame him for wanting to try out all of his new toys. Happy New Year - April #60

  11. looks like a wonderful mess to me ;-)
    Happy New Year
    Karin #29

  12. Making a mess? Now there is one resolution I could stick to. Maybe I should join you guys.
    Happy New Year and happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #21

  13. Happy new year to everyone!
    Hope you get your mess sorted out and are able to get started on the recycled card journal
    Jackie 13

  14. Happy WOYWW and New Year. Looks like Horace has a good pile of goodies to play with. I started clearing my craft room in 2013, so hoping I do actually finish! Ali x. #58

  15. Happy New Year to you all! It is lovely having new goodies to play with and so kind of you to help Horace tidy up! Chris#73

  16. Oh dear poor monkey being put away for a year.... just cos of his shirt being a Christmas one :D

    ... I just turn his shirt around and then leave him out for the rest of the year :D he likes that :D much better than a dark box in dark cupboard.
    happy crafting, Shaz in Oz.x #2

  17. Happy new year bears and great idea to recycle Christmas cards as for the mess im sure between you all you will make light work of it happy new year and good health and happiness for 2014 crafty hugs Andrea x

  18. Happy New Year dear Bears I have so enjoyed reading all your furry goings on this year, hope you keep sharing in 2014 & wishing you all health and happiness in the year ahead. Ali xx

  19. Horace seems to have similar working habits to mine, because my whole studio looks chaotic when I'm working on a project. However, I do try to pick-up between projects to help me keep my sanity. Happy New Year and WOYWW! #82

  20. A lovely crafty mess - I do approve of that New Year's Resolution!!
    Alison xx

  21. Oh My - that is a tiny space to work in isn't it ? !!! Happy WOYWW - I don't have time to play right now and I've also been a little bit sick with a chest infection so that's dragged me down. Just about coming over the hill now though :-D

    Much love

    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxx


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