Wednesday, 11 May 2011

WOYWW 101

Morning everyone - wasn't going to join in this week as I have cleared my dining room table and my desk is tidy too - however I am hoping to have a play later today, can't do too much as both my sons are having friends round for tea after school, but am I am hoping to get a couple of things finished so I have staged this photo to show you what I will be working on.


Yes it yet another configuration box - a Time one this time!  this just needs some stamped out clocks and watches added to it and the mannequin (which I got from Sainsburys) has been covered in music paper for a skirt (this is my fourth attempt - I did it like this first and wasnt keen, so I changed it to one whole piece which looked dreadful, then I made a skirt out of tags (inspired by the Apprentice dress - remember that one with the ties?) well I can't begin to describe how rubbish that looked so she has sat bare on the shelf for a few weeks whilst I lost my mojo but now I have gone back to the original fitted one).  This now just need some lace, ribbon, tulle and bling to finish it off so hopefully two quite quick projects which should get done sometime today.

If you would like to show us all whats on your desk pop over to Julias and bare all!

Thanks for looking :)

33 comments:

Sarpreet said...

great storage for your ink pads, Thank you for sharing. Happy WOYWW 101! Not long now until Happy WOYWW 104 - 2nd anniversary with the PIF. All the best until then #2

oneoff said...

I love the music mannequin; her skirt looks so soft and fluid. And I'm a sucker for anything relating to time, so can't wait to see more clocks.

The Gingerbread wedding picture on my blog is from Taste of the Country in Shipston on Stour (between Stratford and Moreton in the Marsh if you don't know the area well). They always have some kind of Gingerbread art there (I remember some particularly fine firefighters) but I thought the wedding was a stroke of genius. Glad you liked it!

Bx

kath said...

thanks for the crafty snoop this morning...can't wait to see your configuration box finished...hugs kath xxx

jude said...

Lovely desk neat tidy.Love the look of the configurations box cant wait to see the completed project.
Happy Creative wednesday
hugs judex 8

Bella said...

I love the labels on your distress inks. I am still trying to find a good way to store mine.

Dragon said...

Lovin the box... 'twill be super when finished... off to check the challenge
Frankie
xx

Helen said...

I wish I could think of a theme for my configuarations box, then maybe I could get going.... Love your staged desk!!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

The mannequin is so cute - and proves with art you just have to keep trying. Eventually you will sort it. Maybe not today, maybe not next week, maybe not as the whole item you envisaged, but somehow it will find it's place.

Mary Anne

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Happy WOYWW101 Sunshine, only 3 to go.. Love the mannequin and agree with you on the dress! thanks for sharing and popping over, Shaz In Oz.x #21

Di said...

Adore that mannequin, so beautiful! Thanks for calling by earlier - and I do use the 'what this old thing' ploy! I only keep the receipts as I seem to have the attention span of a gnat :) Di x

Julia Dunnit said...

Love that you bothered to sage us a desk! The mannequin already looks great - admiring of your staying power with her!

sasa said...

That desk is all ready for action - just like the inkpads - have fun - config box is looking fab already.
Thanks for sharing today,

Sarah at 5

Elaine Harding said...

Your configuration box sounds fab - I'd love to try one one day. TFS Elaine #16

Morti said...

Oooh - love the stuff on your desk this week!

Hmmm, maybe the "101" phrase isn't and Americanism, but I always thought it sounded so. However, to be complete contrary, whereas WOYWW 101 would perhaps have been a list of all things WOYWW, Room 101 was actually a torture chamber in the book, 1984, by George Orwell. Hence that TV show....

Happy Hopping!

Yours Artfully said...

Configurations box is looking great. Time is such a great theme to work with.

Lin

Pam said...

Thanks for the snoop , look forward to seeing your finished box. Hugs Pam x

Franka Benjaminsen said...

It's a lovely configuration box. Specially the colours you used and all the details. Hope you find some time to finish it.
Happy WOYWW, Franka

Franka Benjaminsen said...

What a lovely configuration box. Specially love the colours you used and all the details.
Happy WOYWW, Franka

Shazsilverwolf said...

The musical mannequin looks great- isn't it funny how we can decide we hate something, put it away for a while, then go back and realise its nowhere near as bad as we thought?Shaz #106

Wipso said...

Looking forward to seeing how it finshes off :-)
A x

Minxy said...

Very cool looking works in progress, glad you decided to share.

Love your blog layout too and design, very cool :D

Spyder said...

Having friends round for tea...mmm? we have sandwiches...okay yes, five minutes, that's how long it took be to mess it (my craft room) up again, and I've been out all day too! Happy WOYWW ((Lyn)) # 42

Neet said...

Thanks for the ideas for the Promarkers.
Great configuration box - I am starting one but this time I am trying to do it differently (and it's not really a TH box)for a class. I love "Time" as a theme so yours is particularly appealing to me.

The Crafty Elf said...

Looks great..hope we see the finished product!! Will be such great inspiration!! I love that mannequin as well. Happy WOYWW ;)

Esther said...

Hi - nothing like an empty desk ready for getting creative! Hope you show ius the finished piece...have to mention the Kenneth Baker music book on your desk - whizzed me right back to being about 9 and having my first organ lessons - had forgotten about them (the books not the lessons!) Happy WOYWW, Esther xx

Electra said...

Gorgeous configurations and I love how you store your distress inks!

karen said...

Both your configuration box and the mannequin are looking fabulous already! I thought they were finished projects! Now I can't wait to see what else you will do to them!
Thanks for visiting me earlier!
xoxo Karen

Carola Bartz said...

I'm completely jealous of the huge amount of Distress Ink that you have!

Twiglet said...

Cute little mannequin. I am looking for a full sized one so that I can dress it in M's clothes she wants to sell on ebay!

madebyKarla said...

ooh...lovely things on your desk! I really like the dress form with that skirt! I wish I could do a configuration box but I haven't found any at the craft stores and I don't think I have the mojo yet. maybe soon...yours is definitely inspiring!
http://madebykarla10.blogspot.com/

SueH said...

It’s so easy to just give up when things aren’t going the way you want them to. I know that after thee attempts I’d have been pulling my hair out but you’re staying power has paid off and your mannequin is looking great.

Happy WOYWW!
Sue
X

sandra de said...

Configuration box is brill and I love your tagged DI.

Nicky said...

Love the mannequin and the way her skirt is - great storage for your inks too - thanks for sharing