Wednesday, 3 November 2010

WOYWW

Just a few of my projects on the go this week.
My little Yorkshire friend is 90 on Friday so I have trimmed up one of my machine embroidered cards appropriately. Sadly, she has been unable to really appreciate my handiwork for a long time now, but that doesn't stop me sending all sorts of cards to her. When I visit her, a couple of them are usually on the table beside her - often being used as a drink mat!! I don't care - if she just has a moment's pleasure when they are given to her then I am happy.
The lovely red cap is one of three that I am making for another special lady. They look really snazzy and certainly make this lovely lady feel good!
In the tin box are a few of the brooches that I made this week. Wipso and I made the front ones by melting the edges of man-made fabrics over a candle. It curls the shapes and stops the edges from fraying. We layered up the pieces and then added beads to the centres.
The brooches on the lid are made with a recycled mohair scarf, silk and beads. I think they will go to the craft fair mentioned below!
Sorry the room is a mess but I like to work and then have a big tidy up at the end.
I have visitors this weekend so I will have to have a big clean up in here when I have finished. Or maybe I get my little sock buddies to do it!!
See you all later once I have linked to you all on Julia's blog.

36 comments:

Wipso said...

I just knew you would have your finished brooches on show today [mine are still unfinished!]. They look brill Jo and so does the special Birthday card. I still have to make one for her....Oh and one for little P of course :-)
See you later for another evening of fun and laughter :-)
A x

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Your Brooches are very pretty..my favorite one is the white one.. the hat is perfect..

Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin #51

Kate said...

The brooches look lovely and love that your spreading a little bit of happiness with your creations.

** Kate **

Cheryl said...

oh those broches are just so pretty,love them ,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxxx 21

Helen said...

The brooches look gorgeous (as always!) it is always so lovely to come over here and see what else you've produced.

Doone said...

Jo are you one of my first fifty followers? I would so love to get an email from you so I can do you a sock whimsy thank you ATC

i did a rainbow for Annie

dx 46

judith@poppy cottage said...

Great projects on your desk this week, you've been busy. Very pretty brooches, Judith xx

Morti said...

Fab work as always, Twiglet!

Shari said...

Beautiful work as always! I visited Wipso and seen her singed flower brooches as well, you two ladies did an amazing job! Your card is so lovely and am sure it will bring a smile! Thanks for sharing ~Shari #94

Hels Sheridan said...

Loving those flowers and the card is just gorgeous x

Nicks said...

what a lovely friend you are!

Sue said...

Hi ya
your card is beautiful im sure your friend will luv it, if only by feel,luv the broches gorgeous work, have great day,happy WOYWW, sue,(17)x

Linby said...

Messy room - am I looking at a different picture LOL! Looks fine to me.
Love those brooches. Gervase was so funny-I posted about it.
Linbyx

joey said...

aww Twiglet I bet your friend in yorkshire really looks forward to mail from you :O) x

S said...

Cool brooches, and bless you and your friend. Thanks for the peek. S #84

Thistleblue said...

Beautiful card and hat and brooches! hope you had a wonderful WOYWW!
hugs
Michelle (62)
xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Wish I had the aplomb to carry off such a cheerful cap! You made me laugh - the room is a mess...where?!! The brooches are amazing, such ideas.

butlersabroad said...

Lovely card Jo, and at least the recipient appreciates it, even if it's not quite in the way you imagined! Pretty brooches and that hat looks very hip!

Hugs
Brenda 87

Michelle Palmer said...

LOVE to see all of your fun & creative projects! Your cards~ something extra special :)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

akilli melek said...

gorgeous brooches. where do you get the inspiration from? caroline#16

Julia said...

I spy some pretty brooches!!!

I also spy my very first Pay It Forward friend, you were the first to comment! Hurrah!!! Gifts will be sent in the not too distant future (such fun!).
Im sure I still have your address to hand somewhere!!
So exciting!! Thanks for visiting my blog x x x

Love Julia x x x

Theresa said...

You are a sweetie and a wonderful friend! Happy WoyWW!

Paula Gale said...

those brooches are stunning - and if not worn, would make great embellishments on a card - although that would be a waste. I'm sure your lady really does enjoy your cards because, even if she can't see them, they are so tactile, she'd be able to enjoy the feel of them because of the different textures etc.

Lovely lovely lovely...

Paula x x x

Neet said...

That is so sweet (making cards for the 90 year old lady and not worrying that she does not keep them pristine). Shows what a lovely person you are.
Love the flowers - saw them on Wipso's blog and fell in love with them then - must have a try myself. Thanks for sharing.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Some gorgeous brooches and a wonderful card. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 36)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

I love the card for your friend and the brooches are gorgeous, I don't think my DH would be happy if I started melting material over a naked flame. He's already put the smoke detector outside my craft room for when I use my melt pot!!!

Have a great week.......A.xx(14)

Twiggy said...

Wow you have been very busy, love the brooches and card. your 90 year old friend sounds great, I giggled about her using cards as drinks mats :)
Twiggy x

sasa said...

another abundance of lovely work - so pretty!
sasa 25

Jingle said...

Oh, those are so lovely! How cute!!!

Susan Allan said...

I love the card you have on your desk and the brooches are beautiful. You are a lady with a heart of gold.
Have great weekend
Sue xx 73

JoZart said...

Great to see you busy in a lovely way and so nice to hear of your kindness.
JoZarty x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OOOH! I know those brooches will sell, too. That special birthday card is wonderful. What a joy to be able to celebrate with someone 90 years young! Sorry I'm late getting here. You would think being #1, I could get around quicker. Happy belated WOYWW.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Love all the projects you are working on. Very pretty!

Jingle said...

Your brooches are so cute!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Your brooches look really nice

Cardarian said...

Love all the lovely stuff you have on your desk, especially the flowers - they are so beautiful! Sorry I am so late commenting!
Hugs,
Cardarian