Tuesday, 11 January 2011

WOYWW & Mini Corset Album

It should be WIZZ WOYWW.. the days fly by so quickly one to the next.
 Here on my desk I am still busy finishing off my Corset Mini Album that I started in last Saturday's Victoria Stampers workshop. My friend Jayne took the class and her samples are great, (video link to her's in my last post) and she in turn was inspired by Laura Denison's youtube videos and Followthepapertrail. Only a few strawberries to be seen on my desk this time as there is too much going on and too much on it!! But it's a working mess. 
If you'd like to see more than 100 more crafters desks then mosey on over for a nosey to  Stamping Ground, the blog of our illustrious leader ... the lovely Julia who started this bizarre weekly challenge.
The album cover below is made from Grunge paper, embossed and coloured with a mix of acrylic Dabbers, Distress inks, Perfect Pearls and Golden metallic paint, and I coloured the leather flower (a Primani bargain) with alcohol inks. 
Some of the tags for inside the album....still not quite finished.
The inside pages with laced pockets to hold the tags.
Every page has different ways to fasten the canvas into pockets. Zips, safety pins, ribbons, tape measure etc.
All the base pages are recycled from cereal boxes covered with 7gypsies papers
I must add that so many people comment that it sounds a blast at Victoria Stampers.... well it is a superb crafting day once a month and there are now a few places available if anyone within reach of Merseyside would like to join us, even as a guest visitor. People travel far and wide from Yorkshire, Blackpool, Manchester, Bolton to attend, which is a fair indication of what a good time we have. Contact me if you are interested.
News from the Home Front
We are getting a semblance of order back into the house now that the hall decoration is complete
 and the Grandmother clock is unveiled, wound up and ticking, once again, back in it's rightful place. I really missed it's chimes when it was still and all wrapped up during the painting. 
Many years ago we inherited a really old Grandfather clock but when we moved to this house 36 years ago it was far too big, and it needed repair and renovation, which at the time, we just couldn't afford. As a result we sold it to an antique dealer and with the money we bought this lovely reproduction clock, which has been part of the family for all those years. It keeps perfect time and has a lovely mellow chime ......  and I treasure it!!.

48 comments:

Doone said...

Oh I sm tempted, but I am a petrol head and just cannot now afford the cost of the journey,

must get me a diesel hybrid...

fab post, i will see what I can do following the photos,

Dx

Marjo said...

Hi Jo,

What a gorgeous mini album. Love the colors and the design is wonderful.

Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #23 Happy WOYWW

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is one super book you are showing this week. I love all the various techniques you used. Very clever. That class sounds like a lot of fun, too.

BTW, I wanted to tell you I read what a support person you have been to Doone. I'm so glad you were there for her. It's just like you to reach out, even though you were running in crisis mode during that same time. Bless you, dear friend.

minnie_mac said...

Your album and tags are beautiful. Love the colours. The group sounds great fun.

Marilyn

Helen said...

That book is fab. And I love the pic of your desk - very interesting goodies on show!

karen said...

Wow wow wow!!! Your Corset Mini Album is so fabulously fantastic! I am going to have to take a closer look at it because there is just so many elements to it! Wow! Well done you!!
xoxo Karen (#52)

Tinkertaylor said...

Wish I lived nearer the album looks gorgeous

Minxy said...

Your album is just stunning Jo, love it, and i'm glad for you, that you now have your hall back to normal :D
Happy Wednesday
Minxy #2

Sue said...

Hi Jo
oh your mini book is gorgeous,so does your grandmother clock,bet it sounds lovely when it chimes,happy WOYWW, sue,x (25)

Kim Dellow said...

Wow totally stunning! Just amazing! Kim

judith@poppy cottage said...

Your album is fabulous, the colours are gorgeous. I really am too far away to come to the class though! Great ideas for closing the pockets in there. Judith xx

Tuire Flemming said...

Hi Jo!
I really love that album!!!
And guess what the postman brought me yesterday...! Thank you SO, SO, SO much! :D

dizzy said...

your hall looks fab bet feels so mch better to have the space back once again.

your book is fab and you can see how mch work you have put into it i love your flower too hugs jayne xxxx

Theresa said...

Stunning album Jo and gorgeous clock!

Pam said...

Fab album thanks for sharing. hugs Pam x

okienurse said...

Your album and tags are awesome Thanks for sharing!

Susan Allan said...

A very unusual album with some fab ideas and beautiful colours.
Sue xx 67

Cardarian said...

Your album is lovely and your clock is stunning! A very nice old piece! Just want to say that I am looking forward to your move if it is to where you say you will move then we might go out for coffee sometime as I spend a lot of time in that neck of the woods!My DBF lives in Kent so not far from where you intend to move! The newly painted house looks lovely - I bet it will sell really good!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

S said...

Gorjuss album - love the colors and the vibe!

Tertia said...

Beautiful album. Wish I did not stay on the other side of the world, it sounds like you guys have a blast.
Happy WOYWW
Tertia 93

Chrissie said...

Your album looks amazing, I wouldn't know where to start to make one of those... it looks so complicated.
Your hall looks fabulous!
Chrissie

——>Katie Bolinger said...

stunning album love the layers of texture.

Twiglet said...

What a great little album - I love all the different fastenings. Your hall looks lovely - what colour are the walls? It looks so cosy.

Sherry Edwards said...

I watched the video from your last link - beautiful book! Your pages look great too - I love the idea of making them into corsets with ribbons and zips.

Your grandfather clock looks very grand indeed in your hallway. (I've now got the song in my head though - my grandfather's clock stood too tall for the shelf ... - love it!!)

Sherry (103)

Kirsty.a said...

Beautiful album, and I love your clock - a modern heirloom?

Sassylassy said...

Ooh your desk looks like a really fun place to be. And your album is amazingly stunning! Fabulous job. Thanks for sharing WOYWW.
Hugs Bonnie

Carola Bartz said...

What a beautiful book!!! Wow, it's amazing. And I do like that clock!

Neet said...

Couldn't get my big eyelets through my pages so need to start again - am going to do one whilst over here for Mary.

Happy WOYWW from across the water where you need a cardigan - it's windy.

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Jo. What a beautiful album, your flower is to die for and such a lovely colour. Your Grandmother clock looks fab and what a tidy hallway you have not like mine shoes,boots and coats adorn. Anyway have a lovely evening. Big Hugs JO.xx**19**

Wipso said...

What a beautiful album Jo.
A x

Sussie said...

Fabulous Corset-book! So beautifully done.

Nicky said...

Wow I love your tag ablum it is stunning - and your hall looks great too ~ Nicky 45

joey said...

Hi Jo

Lovely to see the clock in its rightful place its gorgeous, I really do like Grandfather Clocks maybe oneday I can own one :O)

Lovely projects! just fab!

Joey x

Dotpat said...

Your albumn is gorgeous Jo

Mrs A. said...

I think i just died and went to heaven. I'm so in love with your tag book. Wish I lived close enough to do the class.
Hugs Mrs A. #98.

sandra de said...

beautiful corset book what a clever idea.
Sandra

Carmen said...

The book is simply gorgeous, love all the amazing detail you've crammed in there. That flower is lush!

The grandfather clock story is lovely - that's one thing I've always wanted... and a rocking chair :D

butlersabroad said...

What a difference a week makes to your desk Jo, beautiful project on the go, and good luck with the house when the time comes.

Hugs
Brenda 99

MaggieC said...

That mini tag album is lovely, someone will be very lucky if they receive that. The clock looks perfect in the hall.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh I love that mini album - its lovely. Love your grandfather clock too wish I had room for one! Thanks for sharing. No. 29.

Scrapcat 1 said...

love the mini album and the hall looks fab

Suzilou said...

Thank you for popping over to my workspace and letting me know about hangabout fabric buckets they really are fab and now I have my sewing machine out I will have to have a go :) Love your tag album, the colours are fab and your hall with that beautiful clock is lovelly xx

Suzilou #131 (could have sworn i was 136 yesterday)

Spyder said...

hese treats are even better then the strawberries, what a fabulous Tag book you've made,it's just brilliant. he Grandmother clock is perfect, what a super thing to have. HappY WOYWW
((Lyn)

Morti said...

Absolutely love the corset mini-book - well done you!

kimmie_35 said...

Wow! Jo, you have so much patience! I love your mini book... brilliant!
Hugs
Kim
x

lisa said...

Now this looks more like your desk this week, Jo, a hive of activity. Your book is stunning, what a work of art. Your flower is beautiful and I love those tags.
Glad the decorating is all finished and your clock back in pride of place, she's a beauty and I bet she sounds lovely.
Hope you have a good weekend.
Hugs Lisax

Thistleblue said...

Love your album, it's beautiful. and your clock is really lovely. Bet you're glad your hall is all finsihed and back to normal, it's looking wonderful! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment at my place too.... Hope you had a great WOYWW and have a fab week!
hugs
Michelle (82)
xx

RosC said...

Thanks for visiting me last week. I'm better late than never, having had a great time at the Singers Festival. The corset book is new to me but catching on quickly. The front cover with flower is so very appealing. Gorgeous.
Ros No 138.