Wednesday, 15 February 2012

WOYWW

Last week my table was stacked with bits and bobs that I was hoping to craft with later in the week.
Well, I have had a busy time - including a fun day Monday at Annie's.
Here are some of the things I have been busy with.


Firstly the tulip collage that I made for one of my Yorkshire friend's birthday.
I think it will brighten a little space on her kitchen wall don't you?

Next, I used up some of my leather flowers and some of my fabric stash to make these little clutch bags.


I love this simple design. It has a velcro fastening and is lined with pretty fabric and has two little inside pockets.
Then I made a little handbag notebook. It is quilted and beaded with tiny pages secured with brads and a velcro fastening - cute!

And lastly here is the collage I made using last week's blank canvas.

I painted the canvas with a pinky wash and then made my little birthday cake collage to stitch onto it.
I think it would make a pretty birthday gift. What do you think?

I was going to take a pic of  my sewing room this morning but its such a mess I decided I couldn't reveal all!!!!   A little tidying up needed I think.

So that's my week. Now I shall pop over to see what Julia our blog hopping organiser has been up to.
Join us over at Julia's Stamping Ground. It's great to see what you are all up to and fun to "visit" a few new desks each week.
Thanks for popping in here and for all your kind comments.
x Jo

39 comments:

Annie said...

Such fab makes this week Jo. What a talented 'much older' sister I have. :-) :-) :-)
Hugs,
A x

Sue said...

oooh! beautiful..love your tulips too x

Lyn said...

Oh I love the birthday cake collage, yes it would make a lovely gift!
xxx

Jackie said...

Your work is lovely.

Neet said...

Morning! Some nice makes on the blog as usual but I guess the one that steals the show is the last one. Love that canvas!

I am going away in a few weeks and my friends are going to try (I say try) to turn me into a stitcher. We'll see.
Hugs, Neet 29 xx

okienurse said...

awesome collages and I love those little bags you made with the flowers! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Don't forget my blog candy is still up for grabs so drop by and leave a comment and make sure you are a follower. Vickie #64

Calico Kate said...

Jo I am convinced that you and Annie have magic sewing machines! Do they work whilst you sleep?????!!!!
In awe of your dress production, amazing girl, well done you.
CKx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have to admit, those clutch bags caught my eye. They are gorgeous and SO well made. Happy WOYWW from #3.

Angelfish said...

That birthday cake canvas is so pretty and I love the little heart brooch in the previous post :o)
Fiona xx #103

Ann B said...

Love the collage. I was thinking of doing something similar with the pieces of Japanese silk fabric I got for a Christmas present. Iron it on to webbing yesterday and now looking for ideas.
Ann B
#57

Joanne said...

Gosh you've been busy. Everything is fab especially the notebook.
Hugs Joanne xx

Helen said...

Jo those clutch bags are perfect!

Stephanie said...

Wow, some amazing looking projects. Love those cute little clutch bags and the birthday cake turned out fabulously!

When I am Rich said...

How many hours do you have in your days? I'm sure it must be a lot more than I have in mine!

I think the cake collage would be a lovely first birthday present for a little girl.

Fuchsia said...

Fabulous wallets and the collage is stunning .
I havent posted this week x

Doone said...

yes a perfect gift, so beautiful and the colours are fantastic, much talented lady thou art,

dx

Spyder said...

Fabulous, I KNOW I'll love doing something like that if I could sew! Thank you for my snoop! Have a very Crafty Week,
Happy WOyWw
((Lyn))) #15

Sharne Davies said...

very industrious week - thanks for the peek. Sharne ( fresh as a daisy)

inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous collage, the notebook is fab!!! Love the colours hugs trace x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh gorgeous! Love your stitchery! Kim

Sarpreet said...

i love your collage, Great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing,# 52

Hazel said...

What a pity you didn't show the sewing room - it's only a mess because you've been using it to create such beautiful things (Hazel, WOYW #138) x

Julia Dunnit said...

You couldn't reveal? Huh? We know each other well enough by now!! LOVE al the things that your desk contents have turned into, the little handbag memo book is really too lovely..we'll be needing see through handbags to show them off!

sandee said...

Oh man, your not suppose to tidy up before you show it, we want the real you, the real mess...lol...reveal it all! Love the little clutches with the leather flowers! Thanks for letting me take a peek at your desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Peggy said...

love that little handbag notebook have fun visiting have a great day

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely selection of goodies there! I like the handbags very much - were they difficult to make? I like doing craft fairs for the chat and meeting some nice folk :)
HUgs, LLJ ~72 xx

Au grenier de la mère Michelle said...

Those clutches are soooo nice! Really nice work!

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Looks you were busy this week. Love the bags and the pocket. But the canvas I love most. It's a real birthday present. Thanks for sharing and have a crafty week. Bye, Franka

Princess Judy Palmer said...

It looks like you have been having lots of fabric fun. Those little clutch bags are just too cute. Your wall hangings are excellent but my favorite piece is the quilted notebook. So precious!

JoZart said...

always great things produced via your desk each week and it's a joy to see all you make.
Thanks for your comment Jo, it makes my day!
Love JoZarty x

Mrs A. said...

Love your birthday cake collage. even tidying my work space for the last 3weeks and still not finished. hugs Mrs A. #165

Angie said...

The clutch bags are gorgeous ..would be perfect as a wedding outfit bag. I love your collages. I thought that you had grand kids ...tell her to get a move on lol....still you are a great auntie while you are a nana-in-waiting. xx

scrappymo! said...

Very nice...love that bit of old cutwork in your "birthday collage".

Brenda B said...

My you have been busy. Beautiful makes on show I bet your friend will be thrilled with the tulips.

Hugs
Brenda 6

CraftygasheadZo said...

What great makes - those little bags are sweet. Take care, thanks for sharing & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 86

Lisa-Jane said...

I love visiting you, I go all weak and I may actually have dribbled a bit over that canvas (sorry..)

NEEDLEWINGS said...

holy stitcheroo! Such wonderful things to keep you off the streets. hee hee Love them all!

Carol said...

Beautiful makes, especially like your collages.
Carol xx

Morti said...

A-ha! So you're being an Untidy Heidi this week then? LOL.

Love the collages you've done - fabric scares the pants off me....

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