Tuesday, 23 February 2010

About to tidy up WOYWW!


I was busy all day yesterday - until about 8 pm really - and was just too tired (or lazy) to clear up the mess I had made. So here it is - machines, books, bags of fabric scraps, wool, yarn etc etc.


I made two little photo frames with the embellisher and machine embroidery. I thought they might make Mothers' Day pressies so they will end up in the blog shop eventually.

Of course Wipso will have to give her seal of approval. She usually does - well except for yesterday. I made some "Sisters Crafty Creation" tags - just a bit of experimenting really. Showed them to the boss and - well, lets say we will not be adding them to our parcels!!!!!

I know she is right and I have to let her think she is in charge, so I will be hanging the labels off the jars of beetroot chutney that I made yesterday!!!!!
If anyone wants the recipe.....
I usually add a chopped, peeled courgette as well.

If she is nice to me I might give her a jar - beetroots are extremely good for you I believe.

These are the two frames you can maybe spot in that untidy mess......

The pink one has little dumflings of silk, broidery anglais and yarn, with machine embroidery.













The Monet inspired water lilies picture has silk flowers and wool/yarn leaves and water.






So I think I should clear off all that clutter and get ready for a new day - but first I shall have a look at everyone else's desks!

27 comments:

Wipso said...

Hehehe you do make me laugh sis. I do wonder what all the other bloggers think of us. I really love the frames. They have turned out very well. I would also love a jar of beetroot pickle but you dont need to waste one of your beautifully made labels on it :-) :-)
A x

Lynne said...

Lovely frames, and very appropriate for Mother's Day gifts.

all kinds of everything said...

The frames are gorgeous, love the details!!!!

Crafty Chris said...

Hi
Your desk isnt a mess wait till you see mine, havent put it on yet, just having a look at all the early birds, love the frames especially the pink one, when I pop over here you make me want to go up to the roof space bring down all my materials and start patchwork again.
Christine x

tammykingdon said...

Aren't you going to show us your labels? There could be a whole blogging debate about whether you should use them or not.

Julia Dunnit said...

Wispo makes me smile - All the other bloggers love that you're close sisters. I'm envious of your geogrpahical closeness too. Your desk looks untidy but not messy Twiggers, jsut a sign of business. If you want messy, visit mine!! Gah. LOVE the frames, esp second one...bet there'll be a rush on in the shop!

Gez said...

Hi Jo again! as I thought I'd just left your blog only to find it was Annie's ~blushes~ think I need some lunch!hehe.

Your frames are GOREGOUS can't wait to see them in the shop. :) LOL your tags I'm sure they are gorgeous too.

I love the tag you sent me it is very beautiful.xx Enjoy the rest of the day. Love Gez.xx

Sandie Grisé said...

Cute City!!! LOVE those frames! A crafter that uses her sewing machine- you've given me an ear to ear smile!

butlersabroad said...

There's nothing untidy there, and the frames are just wonderful too, love the pink one. We love beetroot in our house too, how do you make the chutney? I'd love to have a go.

Brenda

Felted House said...

I love that Monet frame - it's come out beautifully! Looking forward to getting the cards I've ordered from your shop soon - just got to pay for them first! xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The frames are gorgeous :) Love your books and jmags the Needle Felting one looks scrummy ;)
Anne xx

Ann said...

The frames are lovely especially the Monet-inspired one. I can see another purchase from your website pending.

Linda Elbourne said...

Untidy but not to a point of no return ... I think the frames are yummy and as for Wipso's comment ... I just think you are a fabulously close family and you remind me of me and mine X

Linda Elbourne said...

Forgot to say ... Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog X

SueH said...

Loving the frames Jo, especially the Monet inspired one, the colours are beautiful…
Little works of art indeed!

I don’t think your desk is too untidy at all, just a well prepared ‘ready to go’ working space.

Sue
x

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

oh I love the water lillies frame its lush. I've not tidied up yet from my paper day today. Too tired now!!

Tonya said...

very pretty frames.

Handmade with Love said...

A very productive looking work desk and I love the frames, they are gorgeous! Tracey x

Spyder said...

Love the frames and a lovely tidy crafty space!
(lyn)

mckinkle said...

Lovely frames, my fav is the Monet one! Very special!

Thanks for the recipe! We love beetroot chutney too!

Keryn x

The Inky Minx said...

Oh those frames are just gorgeous, i'd love to be able to make stuff like that.. maybe one day!!!
thanks for sharing your workspace too, looks quite tidy to me!
hugs minxy

Paula Gale said...

OMG - i really love those frames... Might be in the shop for one of those. Thanks for the parcel by the way and the lovely card you put in - i'll treasure that. I love your dumfings (sounds a bit rude - tee hee)!!!

The big book on your desk has a really lovely 'thing' on the front - are you going to be making some of those - the colours are very nice.

Paula x x x

剩沒底天 said...

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Rosie said...

Lovely to see a sewing type desk, and I'm SO jealous of your embellisher. I keep telling myself that I've already got an overlocker gathering dust ... love your frames, very beautiful.

janjan said...

As soon as I saw the bottom one I thought waterlily/monet. Its beautiful.
Show us yer labels, go on. Leave them out in view for a while, you might have a AHA moment and all they need is a tweak.

Jan

Paula Gale said...

Hi Twiglet - would just like to thank you for the orders i've received over the last couple of days - they are stunning - and I can't wait to wear them and show them off.

Paula x x x

Clare said...

Wow, I love the gorgeous frames!
Clare x