Wednesday, 14 April 2010

WOYWW - mermaids and more!


Good morning to all - especially the WOYWW ers.
My table has an assortment of "stuff" today as I have had a busy few days of crafting and plotting and planning!!

First and foremost is the gorgeous wedding anniversary card made for me by Wipso. She was my bridesmaid all those years ago - of course- and always makes me a special card.


At the front, you can see my latest little dumflings. One is hidden, as it is for a special person who is not to well at the mo, so I will reveal that pic next time, once she has received it.

The 3 little dumflings are tiny moorland landscapes - I just fancied making something different for a change. I used yarn to dumf the background and then beads and hand stitching for the foreground.
The massive heap of fabric and brown paper pattern will eventually become a mermaids tail - well of course - what else could it be?!!!!! Just another little challenge for me. I will give it my best shot and will probably be modelling it in my next post....lol!
My box of lacey bits and bobs is still waiting to be investigated. We have sent off our little gifts to the three bloggers who sent us some great ideas for our bridal department. I hope they arrive
safely - one even had to go to the USA, so may take a little longer!!
Here are my finished, little poppy pics. The lovely Paula (more about her in a minute) suggested I mount them with a tiny black edge to set them off nicely. Of course she was absolutely right and they look really snazzy don't they?!!

And Paula.....
Well what a treasure. We had such a lovely day with her and her family at Wipso's. Poor girl has had major surgery and was still in a lot of pain and discomfort, yet her sense of humour and cheery disposition shone through. We hope to see more of her ( although to be honest, she showed us quite a bit!! - that scar - WOW!) in the future and I am sure we could find some nice crafty venues where we could meet up. Hope you are feeling much more comfortable, this week, Paula.
So, firstly I am going to cut out and sew my mermaid outfit and then I shall be nipping over to Julia's blog to see what everyone else has been doing this week.

Thanks for popping by, you friendly folk - don't forget to check out the new additions to our blog shop. I loaded up the gift shelf and Wipso tidied it up for me!!!

35 comments:

Wipso said...

Really love your latest creations and cant wait to see you modelling the mermaid's tail :-) I have a large shoe horn that might help :-)
A x

Candace said...

Beautiful!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Your dumfings are gorgeous :) Can't wait to see you as a mermaid hehe. When I clicked on the first pic it didn't enlarge but the 2nd one did, is that just me?
Anne xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Beautiful card from Wipso, and congratulations! Love the moorland scenes, what another cracking idea! Paula was right about the Poppy cards - cheerful genius she is. Good luck with the mermaid tail - will drive some miles to point a large hose at you if it has to be tested!!

Spyder said...

Your little creations are so beautiful!
(Lyn))

ps. Mermaids tail? Been there done that... and on a horse, that was dressed as a rock..bubble wrap can be sooo useful!

Helen said...

Great work all round.

Toucan Scraps said...

you've got some yummy looking lace on your desk. Those pictures are beautiful

Pam said...

Love your pictures. Can't wait to see the mermaid outfit!! hugs Pam x

Sarah said...

Loving your pictures and Paula was so right about the black with the poppies - stunning!

Paula Gale said...

Wow - those Poppy pics dod really come up well with the black edging - it made the poppies pop (so to speak)!!!

The pleasure was all mine Twiglet and I had a lovely time which made such a difference and cheered me up no end - even if I did pay for it the day after...

Wait til I'm back driving and i can get there on my own steam!!!

I'm now intrigued at the mermaid thing... i'm imagining some lovely irredenscant fabric being involved somewhere.

p.s. that card wipso made is lovely - and guess what - she was so modest when i suggested she blogged it... she really should have - congratulations from me on your Wedding Anniversary

Paula x x x

Angie said...

stunning ....so clever ....love those landscapes best of all.

Mummylade said...

sounds like an interesting project =)

airing cupboard crafts said...

Your work is truly stunning I am in awe xx

Kaz said...

Lovely jubbly bits on your desk. Can't wait to see the tail xx

Julie said...

I do love your dumfing creations - they're such treasures and must check out your shop!! The poppy cards look gorgeous too! Juliex

Bettythebaglady said...

Dear twigs well I may surprise you 'cos I don't just make cards.Sadly there aren't enough hours in the day for me to do everything I love doing. Your stuff is beautiful and I must admit not something I've tried doing yet. I do live near an amazing mill shop which would have you green with envy. It is too near for my own good. By the way my blogging skills are limited Hugs Betty

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow...you new dumflings are beautiful, I wish i was as clever as you!!

Handmade with Love said...

Wow the mermaids tail sounds interesting can't wait to see you model that! your dumfings are so lovely and Paula was right about the border it really makes them stand out. Happy Anniversary" Tracey x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely love your cards, very talented. Love the flower pins too they are great. Enjoyed my visit. Have a good evening. Tracy Evans x x (www.craftaddicts-tracyevans.blogspot.com)

Crafty Chris said...

Happy anniversary and your pics are fab, love the beads in and the black backgound really does set them off, fantastic card from your sis wipso, would love a close up.
Christine x

Cardarian said...

I can't get enough of those dumpflings - sooo beautiful!
Cardarian

Deanne said...

oooh those cards look beautiful :) x

Deanne said...

*giggles* have to laugh at the word verification - bra terds! lol sorry i'll leave you alone now x

MarmaladeRose said...

like the little moorland scenes, very pretty. just finished a felt garden scene myself, will post about it soon.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an information packed post. Those dumflings look so intricate and time consuming. They are beyond words. You had me with dumflings, and now I get to watch for a mermaid or at least a mermaid's tale, errr I mean tail?

Sorry I'm so late visiting, and on my first ever WOYWW. Unexpected company interrupted my computer time today, but I read your really wonderful comment on my blog and I felt so at home. Thank you for making me feel so welcome.

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

those dumflings are amazing, little works of art, hugs mandyxx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh lovely embroidery - love! Kim

Tracey said...

Your dumfed lanscapes are fab and can't wait to see the mermaid outfit.
x

shirley said...

I just love those poppies, they are just superb

Rosie said...

These are just gorgeous - I so wish I could do lovely work like that!

butlersabroad said...

I really, really want to see a photo of the mermaid tail!! But I also really want to know why you're making one in the first place!!

Brenda

Debra said...

Your dumflings are lovely!

Sue from Oregon said...

Fun desk and then had to go read about the "full mermaid treatment"...oh to disappoint LOL! Great project!

Debs said...

Your desk puts mine to shame! Love your work.

peggy gatto said...

i love your landscapes!