Tuesday, 26 July 2011

WOYWW........112...Creative Mess

It is silly "O" Clock in the morning i have been up creating you will see what at the end of the post.But before we get onto what ive been up to ,yes it's wednesday and it's the day when we can snoop at other crafters desks until our hearts content.Going around the world without moving from our seats all thanks to "The Boss"over at the Stamping Ground.

Before i get onto my desk whihch last week was not at all tidy and to be honest todays not much better ,but instead of messy it's creative...well i like to call it that makes me feel

You will be pleased to hear on friday the dreaded tooth got pulled yep!Not an easy task believe me 40 mins of pulling tugging the wee bliter came out.I have to say at one point thought my jaw bone was coming too Ouch!!Still very painfull...Anyways enough of that now onto my desk this week.

Well it's one of those past few days where i have more than 1 project on the go why do i do it you ask?Don't know just do so got lots things on the go.First the red canvas you can see im doing a collage for my eldest big fan twlight Rob Patz..don't ask not seen one film and not going to either!Anyway the canvass i found in a Sue Ryder charity shop on friday on my way to dentist.A pack of 3 canvass boards 18x 25cm...Bargain price £1.They have alot of canvasses ,and arty stuff brand new so maybe worth popping in if you have one.I have used distress stains on it thats as far really as ive got.Just getting bits pieces out ready.

This is the otherside of my desk which has few items in the making all need finishing off.A few tags and ATC's.Few charms at the ready near blue flower is bottle cap with bees wax in and a charm.I have also made this week a wee book from Tim Holtz.
That i found on you tube click above to see how to make .As yet not distressed or added anything ,also whilst i was there found an ATC pocket folder made from 1 sheet 12x12 you can view that here also again i have to get these finished to hold atc's for swap .Just thought different to send rather than in wee plastic bags.You can decorate as you like.The book at the front 2 Atc folders pocket books behind in below piccy.

ATC Book Extended
To Show Pockets
This piccy below was a great find couple years ago .In my local newsagents in the village.I have decorated the front by drawing then painting my design using twinkling H20's.I gringe when i see it now as i dont do drawing...lolThis shows you one of the pages filled with ATC's ive made or have been sent.Just so you get idea of the inside.Each page has 3 rows of 3 pockets so you can put them in back to back and make more of the storage if you like.

Why you ask am i showing this again....Well on Monday i popped in our local spa guess what they had them on sale for £2!!

You will never guess what they are surpose to be for?but ideal size for ATC's or inchies as storage

This is what it is ...It is a football album the ones kids by the packs cards for.They are in shops now obviously not selling too well.It also had 3 packs football cards and a game of some sort which i gave to my friends son.

Now i will gesso the cardboard and decorate to whatever i like .There i have another ATC folder .Theres 21 pages and can have atc's in both sides back to back.Now they normally sell for £4.50 but mine was reduced .I surpose due to football season starting up again didnt want to get rid maybe? I didnt argue it just caught my eye.Thought id let you know incase any of you looking for some storage .It also holds some tags too.So that was my bargain of the week.Havent yet thought about how im gonna decorate this one as yet .

I have just been sat watching Old Gordon tryng to put the resturants in USA to rights in hells kitchen.
I was sorting out my lace productive and lazy at the same time ,maybe catching 2 birds with one stone as they

Started messing with the lace and tried something out with a needle and thread .

This is what the thread and lace turned out like.

Yep i made some handmade lace flowers ,for my first attempt didnt think they turned out too bad!What ya think!?You can add brads,buttons ideology bits to the centre
as you can see in below photo have added a pearl just to show you.

How i came about making them was i received a beautiful cream crochet flower large one yesterday from a friend thought gosh if only i could crochet that well.Instead i did the nearest thing and used lace.

Well im off to bed now as my clock says 2am.Gosh doesnt time fly when you get carried away crafting.I will be up at 5.30am as hubby off to work.But i thought id do this post now.As nothing gonna change on my desk before then.

So hope your all well and creating or like me and 2 days in to kiddo's holidays wishing it was the first week yes im wishing the summer away,but then what summer ?think we had our summer in April/May here in uk!
Lately it has been more like October weather rain wind and more rain!!!

Anyways have great wednesday and a creative week ahead!

All you peeps who are scorching in the USA heat wave don't be greedy send it to us!!!

There again wed prob moan as it would be too hot!

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