Wednesday, 22 June 2011

WOYWW - PiFs and stuff.

Good morning all!
So nice of you to drop in to take a look at all the bits and bobs on and around my desk today!

Lots of interesting items for you to snoop - I like that on a WOYWW desk don't you? Or is it just nosey old me that likes to see what everyone is busy making and using.

On the window sill is M's latest little lighthouse pic all framed up. We are looking for a source for square mounts if anyone knows a good one. A few of her "new home"  doors are mounted on card ready to sell too.

Scattered across the table are some of my little owls that I have machine embroidered and then tweaked with water colour pencils. I think I will make them into little cards (more owls on posts below).
There are a few little crochet and beaded motifs that I sorted out when M came acrafting on Sunday. Not sure what to make with them but they are so pretty. We found some lovely bits at the car boot sale.
(Check out the post below if you like bold retro poppy fabric!)

Last but certainly NOT least.......PiF time!!!!!

This is the beautifully handmade brooch that arrived yesterday all the way from Patsy in the Phillipines.
It is lovely Patsy - thanks so much. I love the little fabric roses - must have a go at making those.
Can you spot the WOYWW motif hiding on it?

And -
In case you haven't seen it on Kirsty's blog - here is the PiF I made for her.....

It's a WOYWW shop of course - complete with tiny dumfed "Wipso" style pictures in the window.
I really enjoy making these little collages and have already made five using the shops in Montgomery as my inspiration.
I think I might take commissions, so if you want something similar all I would need is a good photo of the house/shed/VW camper/ shop/ garden etc and I will do my best to create a collage for you. Costs would depend on size and detail required. Leave me a message if you are interested.

Now lets get over to Julia's Stamping Ground and join in all the fun of the blog hop!!
Happy Wednesday everyone.


Kate said...

Wow so much going on. Love the sketchy style owls and both PiFs are amazing! Can I ask what sort of price the commissioned house pics will come in at?

** Kate **

Wipso said...

Think I've got gorgeous stuff overload Jo. Soooooo much lovely creations on your desk today.
A x

Helen said...

Those owls are too cute!!

jude said...

Love the owls and the pif gifts youve received and sent are beautiful enjoy!Have great wednesday and lovely creative week ahead
hugs judex10

Neil said...

Looking fab! Love the little house! Happy woyww.

Cardarian said...

Oh so much stuff to comment - the desk is a good old snoop - so much to see!You got a lovely Pif and the one you made is amazing too!
Lots of hugs,

sandra de said...

Oh what lovely pif's you have both incorporated the woyww so beautifully.

minnie_mac said...

Lots of beautiful things on your desk today, and the shop collage is superb.


Neet said...

What gorgeous little owls and what beautiful white crocheted motifs. Love your box of pencils - so many lovely goodies. Love your picture and your dumfing. Hugs, Neet

Hels Sheridan said...

I just love what you do with fabric, you are so clever... I have a little giveaway on my desk this week ;o))

Jingle said...

Oh, your owls are just WONDERFUL!!! And those little crochet pieces are so cool, too! What a fun gift you received and I love the one you gave, too!

Lisa-Jane said...

Hi there, this shop is so gorgeous! Is there a name of this technique as I've not seen it before? Take care xx

nerllybird said...

Ooh, you've been busy! Love the little owls and the collage - I keep meaning to have a go at those flowers, too, I'm always so behind the times, lol
Helen S

NatashaMay said...

Both PIF's are gorgeous! And I love your owls. So cute! :)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wonderful fun post. Love both the PiF's ..the little house is just totally adorable. The brooch Patsy made is a wondersul piece of art. It was such a fun thing the PiF exchange. I think Christmas would be great time to re do it!!!

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely desk Jo, I'm envious of your wonderful pencil set too. Beautiful pif from Patsy and your little house is stunning. Love that poppy fabric too, it would absolutely make a fantastic Roman blind.

Brenda 81

JoZart said...

I agree with Wipso, it is gorgeous stuff overload! Fab mooch round your desk!
Love JozArty x

SueH said...

What fab PIF’s Jo, your little shop front is really beautiful and I love the miniature poppy picture.
Took me ages to find the WOYWW on the brooch but I got it in the end….it’s so well hidden.

Love the look of the beaded motifs that you’ve made and the owls too……..oh, you have so much going on I don’t know where to look first. Lol!

Happy Crafting

akilli melek said...

love both the PiFs and a very interesting desk you have this week!
caroline 113

okienurse said...

Nice PIF swap there. The house and brooch are awesome. Love the little lacey and beaded bits. I am thinking you will have something up to do with them soon. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #107

MaggieC said...

Thank you so much for your visit and kind comments. I was fascinated to see your desk this week. Those little owls are so cute, but I was intrigued to know what you are doing with those beautiful beaded, lacy bits and pieces.

Angie said...

What a great desk this week everything ...and the pif's were amazing lucky was your recipient ...that shop was brilliant.

Spyder said...

The PiF gift yo made is fabulous and what a lovely idea too!The pictures in the window and the number, well thought out!! HaPpy WoYwW

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i've really enjoyed my visit to your blog today, including your older posts. i am in awe of your embroidered collages! they are just amazing!
thanks for sharing!
peggy aplSEEDS

Suz said...

Another great it and the owls too
Can you do me a Christening card please?
14th August the christening so plenty of time
l'll mail the birth date and name etc if you can
Anything you like for the picture..not sure if this is your thing but can't find a card l like so thought of you
Hugs xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Jo! I am so glad you received the brooch and that you like it! Your fabric collage is beautiful as always! How long does it take you to make one piece?

Doone said...

Jo (zart/ma) has taught me to free machine - I hadn't previously been set up correctly on my machine/got the right needles,

I look at your art and that's what inspires me to get machining my faces onto cloth,

am in Powys next week,

will email...


Pam said...

Fab pifs. Hugs Pam x

Morti said...

A lovely desk this week, Jo, with some fab projects. The free embroideries, the pifs... all great stuff! Thanks for stopping by.

Sarah said...

Wow those PIFs are fantastic. I love both your handmade one and the one you received. Such a great idea. A lovely desk to hop to ;0) xx

Serendipity Stamping said...

You have very busy little hands! I love your pics of the shops, etc. And a lovely brooch from Kristy. #101