Wednesday, 11 August 2010

WOYWW #62

I'm really late this morning despite my overboard enthusiasm for Julia's WOYWW. I've been so busy this past week it all caught up with me last night and I've slept for England.
Anyway, I'm up now and on the worksdesk trail.
'Peg Leg' made me a little present yesterday, well actually it will hold all sizes of card. What do you think?


Hopefully, when I start to join in some challenges over the winter, this will come in really handy to photograph them better.

I've completed Heather's August ATC swap cards this week and will post those today, and I had a go at the Something Completely Different challenge, so at least I've done some crafting.

I made a tattered flower last night and hope to faux porcelain it today. Doesn't that sound posh? All I'm going to do is dunk it in some clear UTEE in the hopes that last night's effort doesn't fall apart!


I also finally assembled all the net, grunge and material flower pieces I cut out a couple of weeks ago.


If I get chance I want to make the tag you see with Tim's bird and cage. Not made one yet so I think it's about time I did.


I bought some mini canvasses this week. So many of the mind-blowing creations I see on blogs are altered art and many are on these mini canvasses. I don't have any art in my little room, apart from a birthday card from someone special that I framed, so thought I could have a go at these over the weeks and, because they are tiny, hang them on the wall 'cos tiny is all I can fit.
Some of you may remember me telling you that I was going to learn to fly model aircraft - only the easy ones though, not helicopters. 'Peg Leg' bought a 'wing' when we were away and built it up. When we came home he put £50 worth of lights on it!!!! However, due to the complexity of soldering all the joints it took an age. The bummer to this is one of the lights has a break in the wire somewhere, so they are all off again and he still hasn't been able to test fly it. That's why I haven't had a go. Never mind, it will soon be dark all day so the lights will show up better!!!!!!!!!

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne - just had to laugh cos I thought PL had made you an easel that was about 3ft tall - thought you were going in for massive art work (3ft ATCs! cool!) until of course i saw your last photo were it put it back into perspective - Sonia
ps Just posted ATCs to Heather (and got absolutely soaked - summer when I walked out and I think the deluge is called 'summer shower')xx

Artyjen said...

Loved looking at the fab works in progress today:)
great easel too :)
xoxo Sioux

Sue said...

Hi Joanne
fabby easel, luv all the creativity on your desk, luv the birdcage, pretty flower, have great day, sue,x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Joanne, love the easel, the flower looks fab I've never given my tattered florals so much dimension so must have a go :-) Just noticed you live in Warton, I used to live in Leyland so wasn't far from you.
Anne xx

Minxy said...

I must admit if it wasn't for the ink pads in the background i too would of thought it was a very large easel, funny how a photo can be so deceiving.
Loving all the things you are currently playing with, looks like you'll be having lots of fun. Happy woyww

Cheryl said...

oh brilliant work in progress,love all the shapes,you have on your desk,hugs cheryl xxxx

Neet said...

Love your easel - you look to be quite busy and productive. Fingers crossed with the flower - am sure it will be fine.

Helen said...

Your flowers look great, good luck in the UTEE! The easel is fab.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh it looks like you are having a lovely play there - enjoy! My Dad used to be into model aeroplanes and I used to have my own red baron when I was about 8 - was never allowed to take off and land it though!

Violets Corner said...

The easel looks fab, it will be great when you're photographing cards. You have a lot of interesting things going on.

Hugs
Maarit

Linda Elbourne said...

That easel looks great ... what a very handy man Pl is :0)

Darcy said...

great easel, it will really help with photographs, try putting a sheet of white paper underneath and one behind, that will help too.

love the flowers.x

Esther said...

Ooh hope we get to see how your UTEE works out...flower looks lovely so far - really want that die but whnever i've ahd a few spare pennie (not often!!) it's sold out everywhere and I get tempted by something else instead !! Good luck with the canvas...Happy WOYWW Esther

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really like the looks of that flower so far. I bet it will be gorgeous. And of course, I don't have anything to cut that bird and cage with, so I will have to lust from afar.

Have to admit, that's a cute and functional easel.

BethanyR said...

The flower looks great

TinaB said...

Great desk!! Would love you to try for my candy! It's Here Hugs Tina xx

Heather x said...

Fabby easel hun and that tag looks like its gonna be cool with the birdcage :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW love the easel. Its fabby. Well Done to Peg Leg!LOL Hazelxo

Diana said...

So nice having the easel. Thanks for sharing!

butlersabroad said...

Lol, love the easel, I too thought it was about three ft tall when I first saw it! Hope you get to fly your plane soon, sounds very exciting!

Hugs
Brenda

Sid said...

That easel is so useful, I love it !!

Gez said...

Great easel. PL has come up trumps again. :) Sorry to hear about the lights. My Dad has a model railway that runs completely around the spare bedroom & I know it's a nightmare when one of the grain of wheat bulbs goes. Hope you get to have a fly soon. :)
Good luck with your birdcage. Can't wait to see the finished model. Have fun with your canvasses. I get the feeling they are going to be AWESOME.xx

Sue from Oregon said...

sneaking a peek of all the fun you are having on your desk this week!

Daniele said...

great neat desk and that easel will be great for photographing your fininshe piece
hugs

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Oh are those giant tags I a see? Love the mini easel x

angeleef said...

So much going on and what a great present you've got!
Happy late WOYWW and have a lovely day
** Evi **

Claireliz said...

love the easel & theres a lot going on on that desk of yours
C
xx

Julia Dunnit said...

That Peg Leg is a useful chap huh - lovely thoughtful easel. Love the way you've got all the stuff out and told us of your intentions...it seems like a plan to me, can't wait for the results. Also love the faux prcelain idea Jo - your description made me laugh!