Wednesday, 18 April 2012

What's on Your Workspace Wednesday - 150



Wednesday again and maybe this week I will be lower than 50 this week as Julia, our hostess on this weekly magical mystery tour is publishing Mr Linky a little later this week to enable us larks to have a chance of getting in a bit earlier than the owls who should still be fast asleep with their heads tucked under their wings.

Speaking of owls, a favourite subject of mine, the one taking centre stage in the photo is on a journal page for the monthly swap I am in.  I did finish both pages but didn't like one of them so that went in the bin and I have started the replacement.  Only done the background so far with watercolours and acrylics and a few partial impressions with background stamps.

Bottom right is a simple card made by stitching a dragonfly die-cut on to handmade paper.  All new to me this machining, partly because my sister has had my sewing machine on loan for over 5 years so I have to get used to it all over again - must figure out how I can do free-embroidery on it though.
Top left is a WIP of a fish (stamped), intended to be a trout but I got out the pencils before I checked the correct colours so it's a cross-breed at the moment.
Stars of the show in centre stage are two glorious pieces of art I received on Monday as a one-to-one swap with Judy of Judy's Fabrications, not only the fabric doll I was expecting but a beautiful fabric postcard, two of her painted doll faces and patterns to make some of my own, very generous and a lovely surprise.

I was trying to keep photos on this post down to the desktop but I cannot resist sharing this with you.


Gorgeous, aren't they?
Weather forecast is pretty poor for today but I don't care, lots more time for desk-hopping.
Happy Wednesday everyone.

37 comments:

Tertia said...

I am hoping to be right up there this week too! LOL The things we do to be number 1.
Love your desk, it looks so busy and creative and those dolls are just fabulous!
Happy WOYWW

jude said...

Morning happy woyww .Loving those dolls you received the faces are so life like .Have fab wednesday and creative week hugs judex

May said...

O my word what lovely makes on your desk.. those tags are just amazing the faces are just beautiful, gorgeous art work... Have a good week, No number as yet, Hugs May x x x x

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous pieces all of them and I am glad you posted that bottom one of the dolls, looks great! Yep, Julia is leaving us hanging...., well enjoy WOYWW anyway and have a great week! Hope she posts before I have to go off to work or I'll be #100 plus no doubt....

Redanne said...

Hi Ann, they are gorgeous and that owl is beautiful too. Regards, Anne (now No. 30!! and not 29)

Neet said...

Beautiful gifts you have there Ann in the middle of your busy desk. Great owl page too.
All I know about that machining is that you drop the dog feed? Jo will sort you out.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #1 xx
(who is off back to bed - shattered)

Helen said...

what lovely things on your desk!! Happy WOYWW, Helen 10; off to read your AB lesson 5 post now as I've not done mine yet..

SophieNewton said...

Gorgeous dolls, such fabulous details and stunning colours. Thanks for sharing
Sophie x
no.57

inkypinkycraft said...

Great desk, some lovely goodies and a tin of paints I spy..yes the weather is awful..I am now very very wet after the school run, a day to stay in!!! Have a good one hugs trace. X

JoZart said...

fab desk Ann and I love your matrioshka, lucky you to get such a gorgeous swap.
The main craft place very near Cromer was within Alby Crafts and gardens...Erpingham NR117QE lovely place to visit and free wifi too. Proper card/stamping shop with lots of Crafty Individuals stamps.
The re is also just little further on Wroxham Barns NR128QU both worth a visit and free to get in. Both with lots of craft units cafes etc., in barn style set ups.
Love JoZarty x

okienurse said...

awesome desk and those dolls are gorgeous. I think a fish of a different color is quite alright. Hope you have a great week. Vickie #32

Karen said...

Morning Ann, lots of gorgeous projects on your desk and I do love that owl stamp :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #11

Sunshine Girl said...

It all looks lovely and creative - those swap pieces are fantastic arent they you must be so thrilled. Love your fish too! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 5

Suzanne said...

Great post with some lovely things on your desk. #40

CraftygasheadZo said...

Beautiful makes, love that owl. Though I'm more of a lark myself! Take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop. Zo xx 17

Helen said...

Hi Ann thanks for popping in to my desk! You look very busy today. I love your swaps and Judy's lovely creations. I was just admiring her work on her desk but two minutes ago - spooky! I have my eye on your foliage stamp so watch out! Happy WOYWW Helen 42

Miriam said...

Gorgeous work.

#84

Ephemera said...

Hi Ann, so pleased you did a close up of those lovely dolls they are absolutely gorgeous, can't wait to see what you do with the little faces. xx

Danielle said...

Those little doll pieces are so lovely. TFS! dani 104

Hazel said...

They certainly are gorgeous. Love the owly journal page and the background ready for the other one. - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

Lisa said...

Great images and thanks for sharing

Lisa #113
xx

Sherry Edwards said...

Busy desk as usual Ann. I love the fabric doll and faces you've received from Judy (not to mention that beautiful post card) - what a brilliant swap!

Thanks for already visiting my desk this week.
Sherry x
WoYwW # 28

sandee said...

That fabric doll is stunning, had to "snigger" ( where did I get that word from, was it you? innocennt look...about the cross bred fish, too cute! Have a great day Ann, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :) as #132

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love the blues batik-looking owl, very nice indeed! Good luck with machine rehabilitation, you'll be whizzing around it in no time at all :)
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

Rita said...

Oh my goodness ,those tags are stunning. A lovely workspace too. Hugs Rita xx55

BJ said...

Gorgeous they are and what is a WIP? BJ#12

fairy thoughts said...

Well done for making it to 39 I am 151 this week as I just missed by 10 minutes before work and had to wait until after work. great work going on I noticed the little babooshka straight away, they are both gorgeous. Happy snooping
janet #151

toni said...

Thanks for the comments and suggestions you left on my blog it looks like you've been having fun. I must say I love crafting on rainy afternoons your owl page and dragonfly look lovely. Good to reacquaint yourself with your sewing machine have a crafty week toni #148

ger76 said...

What a wonderful crafty space :D

Ger x
WOYWW #91

Julia Dunnit said...

Well your desk is a riot of lovely stuff...Judy's gifts are gorgeous. I love the replacement background you've got ready - bet the first page was great too - we are our own worst critics!

Raven's Rest Studio, Jennifer Conway said...

ooooo - your desk looks colourful and exciting this week! I just love your work - your faces are beautiful! *smiles* ~Jen

Spyder said...

Fabulous goodies on your desk and the faces are well worth another photo! Thank you for my snoop. Have a great crafty week! HaPpY (late) wOyWw!!

((Lyn)) #56

Lisa-Jane said...

They are absolutely smashing! Happy WOYWW #45

Terrie Purkey said...

Looks like lots of creativity going on here - thanks for the AB comments; I'm certainly enjoying the class too

Elaine said...

Hi Ann, I am feeling much better now and am back viewing everyone’s creations. I love what you have been creating lately , fantastic work
well done Hugs Elaine

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Ann. Your work desk always looks so interesting. Looooove those painted faces. Lucky you.
Regards Florence xx

Queen Of Toys said...

What a lovely trade to receive, they are beautiful.

Eliza #103