Wednesday, 10 August 2011

WOYWW 114

Well I had a busy day yesterday - my Mom phoned first thing and asked if she could have the children for the day and who was I to argue?  My first thought was "great I can catch up with the housework I need to do" so I will let you guess did I a: get out the duster and cleaning stuff and do those jobs or b: get out my craft table, watch a few episodes of Glee and New Tricks and get creative???

Yep you are right I caught up with this housework:

so that was my craft table in front of the telly yesterday afternoon.

These are the few bits and pieces I made/finished off:

made this from scratch - I did up a bunch of tags in Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge covered with a lemon mica powder and just went to it with some bits and pieces I had to hand.  The bird was inked with Spiced Marmalade, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo then covered with Rock Candy crackle glaze - when dry I went over the legs with Walnut Stain, the flowers were black and white so I covered them with Barn Door to add a bit of pizazz.

same colour inks over a tag covered with a sewing pattern then I splattered some Wild Honey reinker on the tag and blew it around with a straw.  Coloured the mannequin with Wild Honey and edged with Rusty Hinge finished simply with the tulle, some orange washi tape, four pearls and a metal heart, the bottom is just a tissue tape layered with ribbons and jems.


finished off this embellishment as I had actually made it a couple of weeks ago whilst working on my Colour or is Color? course about layering embellishments.  This one was just one of a few I made and was the most simplest - just used up some old stuff lying around apart from the butterfly.  Yesterday I just glued the nib on the clock and adhered the clock and butterfly down.

Thats it from me today - hoping to catch up with a few desks later as I haven't been joining in for the past few weeks and can't see me joining in again for the next few either!  Both children and I now have bikes so we are spending most of our days out and about.  If you want to join in the weekly fun of looking at crafters desks then please pop over to Julias we would love to see you!

Thanks for looking :)

41 comments:

sasa said...

fabulous tags - loving the rich yellow tones!
I also have a Dutch pretties parcel giveaway on my blog today if you fancy some colour!
Thanks for sharing your WOYWW desk today,
Sarah at 3

madebyKarla said...

oh wow, your tags are beautiful! very inspired! Nice to see visit with you again ;)

Karla #25

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hmm, decisions, decisions.... housework or crafting? Boy, did you make the right choice!! LOL!! I choose like that everyday :D

Thanks for dropping by my blog - have a great week xx

Bernice said...

Fabulous housework. See your mojo is firmly in place!

okienurse said...

nice Mom! I would have chosen b also! Love the tags! Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Helen said...

Love the tags - what a fun way to spend the day.

Wipso said...

Gorgeous tags. Love the little skirt on the one especially.
A x
ps no sorry I wont be going to the festival of quilts this weekend.

Spyder said...

Yay! I put New Tricks on yesterday too! and tried to craft,but the sun was calling for me, then I had to do today's freebie...about midnight last night..LOve your tags, fabulous!
Happy WoyWW!
((Lyn))

famfa said...

Lovely tags. Never mind the housework!

Dragon said...

Woo I am LOVIN your play session... these tags are fabulous... ever thought of trying TIO? and thanks for signing up to the birdcage swap!!
Frankie
xx

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous tags....have fun with the bikes :)
xoxo Sioux

Neil said...

Thanks for sharing your space this week and I hope the rest of your week goes well! Great tags. Enjoy the bikes in the good weather too.

Sue said...

Hi ya
nice to get some me time, craft first hw if any time left! lol gorgeous tags, thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Di said...

Snort - love the fact that your crafted, a gal after my own heart. Great tags too. Di xx

Morti said...

Had a quick squizz over your blog for the last few days, and you've been a very busy bunny, eh? Some fab work, and I love the cushions! Well done you...

Marjolein..... said...

Love your tag!!! How original!!!

Greetings marjolein

Joanne said...

Love your tags. The colours made this awful rainy day much brighter
Hugs Joanne xx

ScrappnBee said...

Awesome tags! I just love their sunny colors! As for housework or crafting.... I guess it depends on the size of the mess...so probably crafting! Thanks for sharing your WOYWW! -Amanda

NatashaMay said...

These look great! Love the tutu. :)

Angie said...

You made a good choice ...bet you loved the peace.

akilli melek said...

a very productive desk you have there. love the tags
caroline #83

Julia Dunnit said...

Well good for you - an aftrernoon of crafting and telly - better for the soul than an hour of housework! Love what you've made..the nib on the clock is a great idea, and I love everything about the tailor dummy.

butlersabroad said...

What a nice treat to have a day to yourself! Love the tags, they're all great, couldn't choose between them.

Hugs
Brenda 73

Tertia said...

Love the tags! The mustard colour is fantastic!
Happy WOYWW

Sam said...

Those tags are lovely. Glad you did leave the housework - dust will still be there when you have gone so why waste crafting time now!
Top tip for Sunday - wear comfy shoes with closed toes! I will try and leave some stuff for you!!
Glad to see you back this week! I'll show my stuff from NEC if you will show yours!!! LOL

Li'l Pidge said...

lovely tags and loving the idea of a craft desk in front of the TV-genius!

Kyla

Sharne Davies said...

i also craft in front of the tv sometimes......sounds like a confession........love the tags and a whole day crafting yehaaaaaaa.

JoZart said...

What a great Mum you have.. treasure her! then again she is indulging herself.... my greatest joy is time with my grandees so I know how your mum must feel.
JoZarty x
Happy as I'll be off to Germany soon to see my recovering one and next week the other gang comes to visit from Brighton! Yeah!

Twiglet said...

Lots of lovely projects x Jo

Doone said...

fabulous tags,

and such a treat to have a day to yourself,

the cat (mangled) is made from gauze impregnated with plaster of Paris, and I cannot remember the name - let me just look in my bin...

some time later,

Mod roc

argghhh blood rush to the brain, I really should not hang upside down under the table rooting in the bins...

dx

Missus Wookie said...

cool looking tags, love the colour combos. Think you made the right decision too :)

Yogi said...

Thanks for the glimpse into your world. Have a great day. Love the dress form with the crinoline skirt. So cute.

Sharne Davies said...

his sunshine girl - fresh as a daisy here. I got my brushes from INKYLICIOUS in Batley, west yorkshire and they are fab. i prefer them to foam as they seem to be more flexible and lighter. You can use them in the same way by tilting and gradually adding colour for a bit of depth and they seem to mix well as well..too many wells but i love them. Inkilicious do a mail order and they have double ended brushes now as well.

Gita said...

love the tag with the dress. very pretty.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sunshine thanks for sharing and for popping over love the tags there Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x

Jona Panesa said...

awesome tags!!! loved them!

Neet said...

Love your torso tag! What a great way to craft - nice and warm in front of the tv. Thanks for sharing. Hugs,Neet #7

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Love the tags you've made. Especially the yellow/orange ones. On your desk I've spot another tag with a beautiful flower on it. Hope you show us that one when it's finished. Sorry I am so late getting around but I’ve had a two day’s craft tour. Thank’s for visiting me.
xFranka

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Great tags! My favorite is the one with the dress form. I would choose crafting too!

Elizabeth said...

Now, I would have made exactly the same choice! Great tags - like the way you built up the colours with the DIs. And I'm so envious of that you have been to the 'Queen' show, even though getting there and back was a bit of an 'interesting' experience. Have a great weekend, Elizabeth x #60

Kezzy said...

Fantastic tags and love your craft desk lots of yummy craft all over it. Kezzy x