Wednesday, June 23, 2010

WOYWW - June 23rd

It's that day again, the day snoopy crafters go round snooping at other people's desks/workspaces to see what they're up to; or just to see what their crafty space looks like.  It's great fun and if you haven't joined in yet take the plunge today!  Pop over to the wonderful Julia's to find out more.  Mess, as most weeks, on mine ;-)   The black floral thing on the right is a Heidi Swapp mask.  The paper trays at the back of the desk have become a dumping ground!  I've been intending to sort out my desk all week but obviously not trying hard enough.  I thought I'd show the fabric thing I was working on.  It was the meeting of our doll group last Saturday, in York, and we had to cut up the fabric piece and sew it together again but not to the original shape, and now we have to hand embroider it. - not something I've done much of except x-stitch!  Eventually it will become a vessel :-/  I'm also showing my BIA book which I completed some weeks ago but hadn't embellished the front.  I took the pic of this yesterday pm hence the shadow.  The paper is 7 Gypsies.  I've added stars and numbers using stencil embossing paste, coloured with mica powders and a hessian flower, cut using Tim's Tattered Florals die.  I did one yesterday for my Sunday Stampers entry (prev post) but had painted it with acrylic paint.  This one I just coloured slightly with DIs.  A word of warning if you try using hessian with the same die, the 3rd layer on the flower needs very careful handling and either painting or spraying with glue or something straight away.  Yesterday's was ok (though one petal came apart) as I painted it straight away so that held it together.  See you at your place ;-)

52 comments:

Thistleblue said...

Great looking desk Anne! Loving your project from yesterday's post it's gorgeous!
have a great day
hugs
Michelle
xx

joey said...

Hi ya Anne

love the flower on the front of your notebook gorgeous design

Joey.x

Sue said...

Hi Anne
luv the colour of the fabric, lovely journal book, have good day, sue,x

kayc said...

That flower is just gorgeous! Have a good Wednesday! Kathleen x

Wipso said...

Love the look of your WIP. Good luck with the hand embroidery and don't forget to show us the finished result.
A x

Cheryl said...

oh wow great work space,love your work too very creative,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Glen said...

Loved the snoop today Anne. The colours of that fabric are so rich and vibrant...and the flower on your book is lovely. TFS. ~Glen~

Nancy said...

That fabric looks scrummy and I love your book cover too.

Thanks for sharing

KS

Stressed Stamper said...

Love that flower - very clever

Tracey said...

Fab book Anne, love the stencil, sewing, what' that lol.
Enjoy AFTH, you lucky lady, have fun and want to see your projects too.
xx

Jingle said...

Oh, that fabric piece!!! I can't wait to see it completed! And your notebook looks fabulous!

Sunshine Girl said...

What a great idea to cut out flowers with hessian - i must have a go at that - thanks for the inspiration!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Still loving those flowers. I don't envy you hand sewing. I would have to pass. But I want to see the finished project.

Am I dreaming, or did you change your blog background? I don't remember the teal and hearts, but I may have been sleeping a lot.

And one of these days, I'm going to learn how to use a mask. I have the Tim one with clocks and have NO IDEA how to use it.

Chrissie said...

Oooh Anne, how I love your hessian flower!!!
Oh! oh! just seen your Sunday Stamper project, gorgeous colours well gorgeous everything really.

Bettythebaglady said...

Lou you do some wonderful stuff. I love the hessian flower. Hugs BettyXXX

Bee said...

Hi Anne - your desk is always so much fun to snoop around. That material looks really interesting and I am looking forward to seeing the finished article. I am seriously loving that hessian flower.

xx

Pam said...

Lovely wip. Hugs Pam x

Ikki said...

Always interesting to visit your work desk - no different this week. Love the flower! ikki

Georgia said...

Hi Lou!
Beautiful projects and lovely desk"!

Twiglet said...

Love yesterday's project and your hessian flower looks good on that lovely book. Now I can't wait to see what you do with the fabric pieces!

Spyder said...

Oh I do like your Hessian flower, you could even put that one on 'man's card I reckon. We refill the ink cartage, and i THINK THAT'S WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY PRINTER, IT BANGS AD THUDS, COZ IT GETS STUCK (Oops sorry, didn't notice that,) I spy the 'eyes', I must get some bigger ones, I don't think anyone can see mine! Hubby's a lot better today, so I'm happy if he's happy! Just got a new programm (free with mag) so I can make my digi's darker, which i think they need, or am I being fussy! have a good day!
(Lyn)

craftytrog said...

That book is fab Anne! x

Jacqui said...

Love the fabric pieces

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Great workspace Anne, love the vibrant colours of your fabric and that hessian flower is brilliant.

Nicki, x

Darcy said...

ooo that piece is looking lovely, what kind of stitching will you do on it? does it have to be by hand? maybe you could use fancy stitches from your machine. you could also couch all sorts of other threads and beads to it.

the boy on my card is stampotique, not my stamp I just borrowed it so I don't know its name.

Julia Dunnit said...

Gorgeous Anne - can't wait to see the vessel in embroidered glory! I see it's a piece that set Darcy's juices going! So what were you using the mask for? Love the journal cover..great ideas just flowng from you! Your WOYWWAC gift is now en route - had to get Mr D to make up another batch, and he of course, has to wait for free machine time at work!!

Foil Play said...

Oooh lovely busy and creative desk - your book is beautiful and the fabric that you are working on is a really lush colour :-)

Glad to see the eyes making their appearance not once but twice!

Heather x said...

Love the flowers and your journal hun :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Enfys said...

Love love love that flower Anne.
big hugs
En xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi dear Anne, lovely des this week (as always) especially love that little book, is is beautiful! The flowers is fab and the colours you have used really go so well. hugs Heidi xx

Linby said...

Can't wait to see the finished vessel. I love the little book and the natural hessian flower is lovely too - great work.
Linbyx

Kathy said...

great pics, Anne - I love the look of your fabric piece - I hope you'll share more photos as you go along with it

Kim Dellow said...

Fabulous crafty bits and pieces - love your colourful quilting! Kim

Linda Elbourne said...

What a wonderful array of delights you have for us this week mrs ... LOVE your book X

minnie_mac said...

Gorgeous colours on the fabric, and your book is great.

Marilyn
x

Kay said...

I love that fabric, can't wait to see what the finished vessel ends up like. The flower on your BIA book is fab! Haven't posted this week as work is manic and I got so stressed I forgot it was Wednesday!! LOL

Paper and Ribbons said...

I love the hessian flower, it looks lovely. I'm intrigued to see what your vessel will look like!

JoZart said...

Thanks for your comment re my desk and love the hip hop quip! Scouse humour!! Enjoyed spying on your's too and the great creation! Have put you in for my blog candy too!
Jo

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Gorgeous fabric....and love the flower too!!

xx

Dawn said...

More fabby goodies to look at here the fabric looks like an interesting project

Love Dawn xx

Leanne said...

OMG that flower is absolutely stunning - how did you make it or is it a secret? Come on, you can tell a fellow scouser!!!

Happy WOYWW Day!
Leanne xx

Anne said...

Wow you have got a busy desk love the material & your notebook curious to see what the extra pair of eyes are for
Anne xx

Janice said...

Love your textile project it looks amazing.

Kate said...

Lovely makes. I'm intrigued as to what kind of vessel the fabric will make ???

** Kate **

butlersabroad said...

You always have such interesting stuff going on Anne, love the fabric, especially the colours, just beautiful.

Hugs
Brenda

Hazel (Didos) said...

LOve that hessian flower its sooo lush. Ohhh sewing, not my forte!!! My boys come off school cause we are in Scotland aand our hols are the end of June till mid August. Thanks for popping by my blog even if I confused you witht he flying spider! LOL Hazelxox

Sherry Goodloe said...

That fabric you quilted, cut and sewed back together is beautiful. I just LOVE the colors of it!

PS Regarding the comment you left. I know how you feel about your dad. My mom died before I was a year old, but fortunately I have photos and stories told to me by other family members

Jane said...

oooo I love that flower!!

To answer your question soor plooms are basically just sour apple boiled sweets...love them!

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Anne
I broke my computer so just got it back today, interesting desk this week, very creative, great book and lovely flower with the hessian, I tried one through the week with cork but it didnt cut too well through the big shot.
Christine x

Carmen said...

Oh now I really can't wait to see how your embroidered vessel turns out - what an interesting project! Gorgeous colours too.

Lavinia said...

great project on the go! Love the autumnal colours you have used too! Betcha got through some thread there!...wonder how much you used by the end of it????
Lavinia
x

Linby said...

Hi Anne The frame was already covered and with fabric and padded and quilted in places. So I have just put the picture into.
Linbyx