Wednesday, 8 September 2010

WOYWW - on a misty moisty morning.


What a beautiful morning it is now that the mists have lifted. I started the day not being able to see past the hedgerow but within minutes the sun had burnt away the fog, leaving wisps of mist swirling across the hillside.
I love these sort of mornings, although it does seems to mark the end of summer!

 Before I show you what I am up to today - how about seeing what was in my garden yesterday!!! For those of a squeamish nature - look away now!   Its an Elephant Hawk moth caterpillar, I think. What a beauty!!


Here is my project of the week. I bought some bargain, chunky, Icelandic pure wool at the car boot sale and I decided to crochet a little bag and then felt it in the washing machine.

The fuzzy one below is how it looks at the moment.
I am going to make a denim strap and line it with some pretty fabric.













Enjoy your day and I will pop over and see what you are up to thanks to the wonderful Julia who organises us all!!!

33 comments:

Wipso said...

That bag looks really brill now you've felted it Jo. Love it.
A x

Leanne said...

That scene of the fog is just stunning. I'm loving your bag too - I would love to be able to make stuff like that.

'See' you next week!

Hugs
Leanne
xx

Bettythebaglady said...

Lovely nature-beats us into a cocked hat.I had a weed in my back yard that I didn't chop down due to laziness and it's grown into a white buddliea (suspect spelling). Just to prove it the other day a gorgeous peacock butterfly perched on it-but not long enough for the camera so I just stood and stared-what joy. Hugs BettyXXX

Stressed Stamper said...

OMG my mate had one of those moth things....they are huge...Is that your view from your house - if so you so are soooo lucky

Toucan Scraps said...

beautiful landscape. And the bag looks fabulous.

Cheryl said...

hi hun really love that bag,that you have made hun really gorgoues work,hugs cheryl xxx
ps that photo is just amazing,too

Friko said...

We are having some wonderful morning views here too; at seven the mist is so thick that you can hardly see anything, an hour later the sun has burnt it all up.
I do so hope we'll have a pleasant autumn.

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

oh hunny your bag is so so beautiful!

have never seen a crawly like that before, he is huge!!!!!!!!!

hope you are well, hugs mandyxx

Claireliz said...

great bag & eeek at the caterpillar moth thingy
c
xx

Susan Allan said...

Oh, I love your work. What a nice little bag, so creative.

Also what a wonderful and inspirational view.

See you next week, but probably sooner; I mean me visiting your blog; but I have decided to link you, hope you don't mind.

Sue xx

Jingle said...

Very cute little bag!

Minxy said...

Now that IS a caterpillar, crikey!
Fab bag, although i kinda like the before shot, all rough and ready looking lol but its cool non the less

butlersabroad said...

Love that view Jo, what a beautiful are you and Wipso live in. The bag is really great too and fantastic that you found that caterpillar, hope it hatches out... if that's what they do!

Hugs
Brenda

Helen said...

What a stunning view. I envy you. Not so much for the caterpillar, though; but I hope it's safe from feet (or predators!0

Linby said...

Lovely photo, it was misty here too this morning but the view wasn't as lovely as yours! That bag is fab - love it.
Linbyx

Esther said...

I am loving that bag - gorgeous! and the photos are lovely - well maybe just the top one !! Happy WOYWW, Esther xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Gorgeous bag and beautiful landscape picture.
Just wondering......Do you always go out the garden with a tape measure......hehe!!

A.xx

Phree said...

The view is stunning, the caterpillar to, what amazing markings on it. Love your bag.

Shari said...

If I had but only one day to trade places with you and look upon such a morn I would have died and gone to heaven. Thrilled to see your caterpillar friend. Had some swallowtail butterflies fresh emerged last week. Splendid bag too, I love how the felting came out. Hope to peek again next week!

~Shari

ikki said...

Hi, What a wonderful view! September is my favourite month, that is apart from it being my birthday. This is the third moth of this kind that I've heard about this week. Strange! ikki

Cardarian said...

I like the caterpillar - you are right it would go well with my "altered art" ! Really nice bag!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love that bag. I can't believe you can whip one up in a few days. It would take me a YEAR to make that.

I hope you really liked that caterpillar and it turns into something really pretty. And yes, I'm late getting here this week!

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous bag, i dont like creepy crawlies, I am a bit late this week, fab workspace, Happy WOYWW, Thank you for showing us your workspace.

Chrissie said...

You are so clever! That bag is amazing. Your photo of the misty morning is gorgeous... and that moth caterpillar....well, what a beastie!
Chrissie

Julia Dunnit said...

It was a beautiful day here too Tiglet, after the mist had burned off - distinctly autumnal until the sun broke out though! Love the bag, I think denim for the strap will just about make it perfect.

Neet said...

Love the photograph of the welsh hills - and your bag is gorgeous.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Jo, love the bag - bargain wool :-) Monster of a caterpillar, he's lovely though
Anne x

Lyn said...

Didn't it come out well! I am so impressed with the bag (and the caterpillar!) it looks great!
love
Lyn
xxx

Nikki said...

That's a beautiful felt bag who doesn't love nature :)

Becky said...

Very nice bag! I really envy your view! And the caterpillar thing is a tad scary...

Carmen said...

That photo of thie hills is just gorgeous. And that is a whopper of a caterpillar.

Shropshire Suz said...

Hi...looking forward to seeing you both soon....ribbon and scissors all ready hehe
Painting propa starts today..glossing!
Loving the bag...what great views you have..jealous l am
Hugs Suz x

Felted House said...

It's such a great effect knitting or crochet then felting - so different from wet-felting plain fibres - that bag's come out so well. I'm waging war on cabbage white caterpillars at the moment - I think after weeks of them winning the tide is turning and my purple-sprouting brocolli may survive - I'm glad they're not as big as that one you found! xx