Wednesday, 5 September 2012

WOYWW - outdoors!

This week I have been making the most of any sunny weather, so my work table is outdoors on the patio. From here I can enjoy the fresh air and the view of the hills.
I am wet felting some larger background pieces and needed the space to use my bamboo roller blind to felt the wool rovings. Usually I use bubble wrap and a bamboo placemat.
Here are the little background pieces that I made for Annie last week.......

 
AND I know we have had lots of rain, but why do slugs like to crawl down the outside of my windows?!!

 
Maybe it's to keep out of reach of this monster which I found by our compost bin.......

 
AND this ferocious sparrow hawk flew into Annie's glass door - luckily, although stunned, he managed to fly away soon after.

My latest makes are for dressing up boxes...
Katie Morag kilts....
They are only made in polycotton but they look quite realistic I think - even down to the pretend kilt pin ( I didn't think real ones would be safe in a classroom sitiation!!)

Well, that's it for today.
I have a dragonfly picture to "dumf" today but will be round to check out a few WOYWW desks when I need a breather.
Join in the fun over at Julia's Stamping Ground - there are lots of fab desks to visit and so many clever crafty folk out there!!
x Jo

33 comments:

Annie said...

Our beautiful sparrow hawk was well worth us both giving him a mention :-)
Hugs,
A x

Angelfish said...

Ooh the sparrow hawk has a twin! I've just come from Annie's :o) Those kilts are so cute and you really do have the most amazing view x
Fiona #76

Sandy said...

Great view you have there, enjoy the sunny weather happy felting. Had a peek at the dragonfly one below so pretty. Sandy :) #50

Helen said...

What a beautiful view (the landscape, not that huge slug!) you have- hope the late summer weather continues so you can enjoy it! Helen 52

inkypinkycraft said...

Those background pieces look great and some fab photos! Hve a creative week trace x 61

donnalouiserodgers said...

love the little kilts, and I agree - kids and pins are a dangerous combination, we have lovely sunshine today - will go take the dogs for a long meander I think...

dx @91

Ann B said...

Sparrowhawk flew into our conservatory door a few years ago. The sparrow it was chasing sat on one of my plant pots looking at him as if to say 'that'll teach you'.
Thought it was dead as it lay on it's back motionless. Soon moved when I opened the door shovel in hand ha.
Ann B
#102

JoZart said...

I don't blame you making the most of the outdoors when you live in such a beautiful spot. That view must add a fortune on to the value of your place!
Great pics!
joZarty x

Redanne said...

Love the felted pieces, looks like either sky or under water. The frog is a real beauty, I bet you don't have too many ugly slugs to worry about! Glad to hear that the sparrowhawk was OK and love the little kilts. Lovely post today Twiglet, Happy WOYWW, Anne x #47

Kate said...

Beautiful view from the patio and the kilts look great.

** Kate **

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Jo ah seen your birdee on Annie's blog too and also the great stash at the car boot sale great buy that - and love your view as you felt away, happy dumfing a well! Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #48

Neet said...

How fantastic having such a huge area to do the wet felting. Bit too ambitious for little old me to try (I am tall and certainly not little but it sounded right). Some gorgeous pictures for us to see, what a lovely view you have and why oh why do the slugs want to climb on your window. Guess we should look that one up.
Happy WOYWW - Hugs, Neet 84 xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

So good to visit once again. Love your view and great way to enjoy the outdoors. I totally love frogs, their menu helps us be able to enjoy the outdoors.
Love your background colors. These creations amaze me..You have so many unique ideas.
Enjoy the week we finally got some rain and a lightening show last night the 1st since June

Rita said...

What an interest post. I love your felting and it always amazes me to see your work. I think this summer there has been lots of different slugs and bugs around. A great picture of the Sparrowhawk too. Hugs Rita xx 123

Di said...

Wonderful photos here Jo, and I did a little double take at the kilts - as you say, really very realistic.

Happy WOYWW! Di xx

mamapez5 said...

That beautiful view would inspire any artist. I love what you do with the wool although I am a complete novice. My battle with slugs and snails was always around the rabbit bowl. Apparently they love bran. Fortunately they don't like the Spanish sun! Kate x #94

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...thanks for dropping by Jo...my world is upside down at the mo sorry i've not been by much...great piccy's at first I thought gosh thats a flying slug, but it has been a long day at work :) thats a monster of a toad too and the birdie it's like a wildlife sactury at yours!!...great kilts and look forward to seeing some more of your dumfing...Melx :)

Frances said...

What beautiful photos! Visiting your workdesk was like having an outdoor adventure. The kilts are perfect. You have such a lovely blog, glad I stopped by. Have a nice WOYWW. Frances #75

okienurse said...

WOW beautiful view from your patio! I love how green it is over there! We are solid brown now and leaves are falling from drought! The rain must have made Annies windows so clean the hawk thought he had clear sailing. Love the kilts...Vickie #66

Elizabeth said...

What I'd do for a view like that - it's to die for and it must make working out on the patio a real pleasure.

Love the wee kilts - reminds me that my mother made all mine when I was a wee Highland dancer. She also made the rest of the outfit, the white lace trimmed blouse, complete with jabot and the velvet waistcoat with thistle decorated buttons - the only thing she didn't make were my dancing shoes. That was all a lifetime ago.

Happy WOYWW, hope you have a lovely week. Elizabeth x #90

Lisa-Jane said...

What a fab little kilt there and what a lovely view, you are very lucky but I assume it takes a lot to keep it looking so wonderful. I'm really intrigued by what dumpfing is and I can't seem to find anything on Youtube, is it called anything else? #127

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You see, if I had a view like that, nothing would get done at all!! What a lovely place you live in :)
And Slug Cam made me laugh out loud - they have been rampant this year!
Hugs, LLJ #81 xx

Mrs F said...

Great photo's TFS. We sometimes get a sparrow hawk visit the garden which is lovely but don't like the thought of why she is visiting! I'm always glad when she leaves empty handed!

Happy WOYWW #99 x

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely pics Twiglet! Your view is absolutely stunning! And that slug is GROSSSSS!!!!

Eliza said...

Sparrow hawk never known of them before now and what an awesome shot of the frog, I love frogs. Cute kilts too. Happy WOYWW

Eliza #20

sandra de said...

Definitely the day to be out with all those critters. The kilts are so sweet. Pretend pins are a good idea around kiddies they would be drawn to the real thing like magnets.
Sandra @144

SueH said...

Sky Diving Slugs………..Well that’s what it looked like when I first glanced at the picture, Lol.
I’ve had a glut of them in my garden too this year and they are not little ones either. The trouble is that if I don’t see then first and get rid of them BoJangles thinks they are a taste snack……can’t think why.

Love the new Dressing up skirts and what a fab idea to add a faux kilt pin.

Happy Crafting!
Sue @# 117
x

akilli melek said...

hmm, never seen a slug do the window trail before. every day is a school day as they say.
I think birds of prey are just gorgeous, cant believe you got that close to a wild one.
caroline

Anne said...

Hi there I tried to leave a message last night but blogger just wouldn't let me. What an amazing view you have I am so envious. Great skirts for the dressing up box and love the 'kilt pins' a great idea. Thanks for visiting me. Anne x #122

Charlene said...

Stunning view! You may keep the slug but those kilts are just adorable! Remind me of my favorite skirt in high school. #49

Tertia said...

Your view is breathtaking! I hate slugs, they give me the heebie jeebies!
Love those pretend kilts.
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia #70

KatzElbows said...

Hopefully you'll find a hedgehog to go with all your other wild life and eat all the slugs.

What a wonderful view; I hope it's inspiring.

rachel, #71

Jojorenee said...

Nice photography~Tamika #149