Wednesday, 24 October 2012

WOYWW 177 and Mr Mojo is back

Lost him for a while back there but Mr Mojo is definitely back as you can see.


If you saw my previous post you will know that I won a set of Graphic 45 papers in a Facebook giveaway.  They arrived last week, putting the sock knitting on a bit of a back burner as I wanted to get started with them straight away.

The papers are on the right of my desk underneath the sock (just to show you I'm still cracking on despite struggling with a very poorly written pattern but I think I've turned the corner - as well as the heel -ha ha).

Centre stage is the project I'm working on with the papers using a set of heart shaped frames (think these were from Calico Crafts) that I have over-painted and covered with the beautiful eastern papers.  I have been going through my box of bits (top left) sorting out matching bits and bobs, buttons and charms, to decorate the front of the frames and ready to glue down.

Just peeping in at the top of the photo is a house blank gessoed ready to do a Christmas/winter theme.  I see Tim Holtz has brought out some white Christmas trees and wreath but his are expensive so I went to my local garden centre yesterday and bought two packs of different size trees (6 in total) for £3.50 (centre left).

So that's three projects on the go now - just as I like it.

Now for a quick trip round to Julia's place and a few more desks before breakfast.

30 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

well done, Anne, on winning some candy does perk one up doesnt it.. going to have some soon as a certain anniversary comes up...
I love that set of goodies below indeed thanks for sharing, Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x#54

inkypinkycraft said...

Welldone onthe win and glad your mojo is back...have a fab and creative week, trace x 46

Helen said...

Congrats on the win, your hearts look fabulous. Like your trees, must check out what I can find too, to save some pennies (or pounds!) Helen, 19

Jackie said...

Great workspace and I'm glad the mojo is back, enjoy your week :) x

Annie said...

Well done with the sock knitting...It's looking good.
Hugs,
A x #68

Shoshi said...

Glad to hear your Mr. Mojo has made a reappearance - mine has too! Awful when they go on holiday, isn't it. Love what you are doing - the heart frames are stunning! Gorgeous colours.

Thanks for your lovely comment and so glad you like my work! I was a bit nervous starting this one as I'd never painted a tiger before and was terrified I'd spoil my new art journal!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #2

JoZart said...

Lucky you winning some candy and amazing that you are actually using it so soon. We all usually drool over it for months first!
Hope to see you on 3rd nov.. Haven't checked if you are going but hope so! Donna will be there this time.
Love Jo x

Buttons said...

So much fab stuff on your desk this week - a button box :) two stunning hearts and a lovely sock, what a feast for the eyes. Well done on your win and so glad it has kicked your mojo into action. Happy WOYWW, hugs Buttons #6

Twiglet said...

Your button tin top looks fab and I would love to rummage through all those storage boxes - looks like some fab bits and bobs in there!! Love your projects and glad Mr Mojo has returned!! x Jo

triciasconfetti said...

Love your little heart pictures and your socks has made me think I ought to have a go again. Not knitted them for 20 years or more. Know what its like when mojo goes walk about so glad for you that hes back.
Happy WOYWW
Tricia 105

butterfly said...

Yummy desk... easy to see your mojo's gone into overdrive inspired by those fabulous papers! The hearts are looking great, and I love the idea of the Christmassy house. Beautiful green button box there too! Thanks for your visit and happy WOYWW.
Alison x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Socks, love 'em. And the heart frames look sweet too. Fab, isn't it, when the mojo is in high gear. But then I have to write stuff down or when it goes walkabout I'll forget all the great ideas.

Have a fab day

Mary Anne (15)

BJ said...

Oh Ann your eastern hearts are super, paper deliciously rich and great bits and bobs. I did buy the TH trees but might have to look out for yours now. Thanks for stopping by BJ#8

Samantha Elliott said...

Oooo! Aren't you the lucky one! Liking what I see on your desk today and I think we could both play the memory test game!
Intrigued as to Jo's comment about 3rd but I think you may be a little far for me!
Hugs
xx

butlersabroad said...

Love those hearts Ann, and well done on the candy win, looks like those papers really got you back into the groove again. I find all things TH expensive, so as much as I like and admire what he does, I'm not a total convert as I couldn't afford to be! Well done on the sock, it looks great and you're really cranking on! I find knittinghelp.com to be invaluable, they have lots of short videos, I was having trouble with the kitchener stitch for the final few stitches but not now, after watching their video. The wool I'm using is Red Heart brand, Heart and Sole Toasted Almond. My tension was so bad on my first ever pair that I have laddering almost the length of the sock, I got better though.

Hugs
Brenda 3

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love that yarn you're using for the sock, what gorgeous colours. You are so brave to tackle that, I simply do not have the patience....sigh...
Those heart frames are lovely too - what a great idea!
Hugs, LLJ #66 xx

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

You have some lovely stash in those boxes. have fun and I will see you on November 3rd.

carol

scrappymo! said...

Congrats on the candy win...you lucky girl!!!

Lots of fun things going on there...Those frames are looking really pretty...will be fun to see the finished results.
The house frames always catch my eye...i will watch to see your finished results.

Angie said...

All your WIP are amazing ...I adore the hearts ..great use of your freebee papers ...clever you fiding the trees too.xx#79

Annie said...

Me again!!! just to reassure you that our classes were alphabetical and our surname was nearer the end of the alphabet :-)
Hugs,
A x

Neet said...

What makes a project even better, why using winning stash of course. Lovely project you are doing Ann and the socks are growing.
Hugs, Neet xx

jill said...

love your heart wall hanging Ann, Your Mojo certainly has returned . I see lots of lovely goodies in your boxes to help inspire you. jill #63

kay said...

your mojo is flowing freely :)
have a super woyww
kay #57

Ali H said...

Great to see you & Mr Mojo on such great form ! The frames look great - looking forward to seeing the Christmas House ! Ali #148

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Ann
LOve those hearts and papers. I see the button covered box is still there I still haven't made mine..... maybe this week!!!
thanks for sharing
janet #58

Gillian .... said...

Congrats on the win, have a creative week. Gillian #9

Eliza said...

I am so pleased to hear that Mr Mojo has returned what a blessing, now you can play. Love the hearts they are looking good and what a bonus winning the papers always helps when you get a little push from somewhere else.

I did save some parts of the blessed Vagabond like the feet and bits n bobs so not all lost.

Have a great week crafting.

Eliza 88

Bridget Larsen said...

You havent used your prize yet!! lucky you get crafting so we can see how clever you are
Bridget #41

Zeffy said...

winning a prize on facebook...amazing...love the mini you are busy with...i also love your box with the button decor...cool... I take my hat off to you...knitting socks..you have a lot of patience!!have a crafty week...send mr Mojo over I NEED him....

Julia Dunnit said...

The sock looks great, a poor pattern would finish me off, you must be very very skilled! I love what you're doing with the G45 papers. Multi tasking Ann...awesome!