Wednesday, 27 April 2011

WOYWW & Foxy Visitor!

I've been so much more creative this week since I decided to cancel all my future commitments that I could cancel without letting anyone down. It was hard to say "No" but now I can do as I wish with no worries, no deadlines and can just indulge in my own crafty pleasures. I feel far more like crafting. My apologies to those I have cancelled but I hope you'll understand that sometimes it is just necessary to take stock and cut back.

Not many strawberries to be seen today as I've taken quite a close up shot of my desk  to divulge to the world for this week's WOYWW. If you are a serial snooper then you'll find lots more to spy on over at Julia's Stamping Ground blog every Wednesday.
I've been to Primani (aka Primark) again and you can see the  faux ivory rose bracelet I paid a couple of quid for and I'm playing around painting them with Alcohol Inks. They would make great knobs/handles for boxes, don't you think? At the side there is a necklace dripping with fabulous charms just waiting to be pulled apart to use on altered art. 
There's a project in hand using TH dress form die cuts... I'm loving this but you'll have to wait to see it!
This closer view below shows what a great mix is on the necklace for just £3. 
Our Foxy Visitor!
The Apple tree is in all it's glory and the garden's looking good...... but......
....but...........

In all the 35 years we have lived here in the this urban environment we have never ever had such a visitor to our garden as this....
It looked a bit mangy poor thing but whilst I feel sorry for it, I'd rather not have it around. Don't leave your fleas here Foxy and no more open doors to the garden in the warm weather whilst it lurks around here!
DH rapped on the window to chase it and it just sat staring at us so I went for my camera and it was still waiting for it's photo shoot when I returned! My neighbour told me that it lay sunning itself on her back lawn for half an hour.


28 comments:

Neet said...

Great bargains at Primarni - favourite jewellery store of mine (for crafting) - love that bracelet! Fab photos of the garden - only ever had a fox in ours once (two of them) and I was thrilled to bits. Yours doesn't look that manky - must have been thrilling for you really.

Wipso said...

Fab photos Jo but, like you, I'd rather not have them so close to the house....you do have a gorgeous garden though so I can see why he likes visiting you :-)
Hope all is still going well over in Germany.
Hugs,
A x

Larisa said...

Great Spring at oyurs!!1
Wow! A fox! I have never seen the wild animals here in Russia... They are anywhere there in the foreing countries I see))))

Tuire Flemming said...

Wow, Foxy Lady in your garden - unbelievable! And the trees on full bloom - here have the snow just melted away... not much green yet.
Lovely projects - I´m waiting to see what are you doing with those dress form die cuts...
Hugs, Tuire

Dotty Jo said...

Great creative fun Jo! We live in the city and every night we see a fox or two walking up or down the road. Jo x PS I've got candy until tomorrow if you want to drop by, Jo x

sandra de said...

There wouldn't be too many woyww who can claim a foxy visitor.Love what is happening on your work desk, those roses are gorgeous. Fun to see what you do with the altered bling.

Shazsilverwolf said...

A fox! How cool is that. we can often hear them barking in the old cemetary a little way from our house, but have never seen one in the garden. Sooo jealous! Shaz #76

Ciara said...

Wow, check out Mr Fox! He's not shy is he?!

Your garden looks beautiful Jo, I wish mine was as nice. And I'm very impressed with your bargain buys, I'd have never have thought of going there for jewellery to dismantle, xx

Sherry Edwards said...

Loving your Primani purchases - just ripe for altering!

Your garden is beauiful, no wonder Foxy wants to hang out there - lol.

Sherry (47)

Sarpreet said...

fox alert, gorgeous flowers, lots of lovely goodies there, Happy WOYWW 99, Thank you for sharing your desk with us much appreciated it. A great desk. #31.

Helen said...

I live close to a railway line and we have loads of foxes - they make a lot of mess! Love the photos of your garden, though and your crafty work which is fantastic.

Twiglet said...

We had a fox in the field in the Winter but the most we get in the garden is a mole!! Your bargain necklace looks fab - wonder what you will make with it all?

Mrs A. said...

I never seem to find bargains like those in Primark or TK max. Never had a fox but we did get a visist from a badger once. They are very noisy. No desk from me this week as too much trauma going on in our hosue at the moment. Hugs Mrs A.

Chrissy said...

Love the roses and your outdoor area is delightful. Nice surprising wildlife pics! :)
Chrissy #106

Dragon said...

Desk is looking great and I am glad you are feeling a bit more sorted... Things have been so hectic lately... We have foxes all the while... They are smelly and flea ridden!!! get him gone... Have a great week
Frankie
xx

okienurse said...

we have actually been seeing more wild animals near the houses here recently! I think it has been so dry and hot their food supply is not as plentiful. Poor critters! Thanks for sharing. Vickie aka okienurse #35

Andria said...

I so wish we had a Primarni near by, great finds.
HAPPY WOYWW - ANDRIA~29

Sam said...

I know there are foxes living quite close by but hope they don't come close to our house as we are about to have chickens here!!! EEEK! They are beautiful though!!
Looking forwardto seeing what you do with those dress forms - they are my current fav!!

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Thanks to you I have that Primani!!! necklace, infact bought 3 of them to dissect. Neat idea touse those flowers as door knobs (your full of great ideas.) We have a fox and 2 cubs down at the bottom of the garden. I try and watch from my bedroom window with the binoculars as they are so cute!
Happy woyww
rebecca (38)

olive said...

you lucky soul having a fox visit....... we used to get groundhogs/ducks and a skunk visiting when in USA. she looks lovely.. I used your marbling technique for table dec's for a luncheon today for OAP's, so thanks.... love the roses, pity I dont live near one!!!!! hugs xxx

lisa said...

I love the way you see things in shops and can instantly see what to turn them into, Jo.
Your garden looks stunning, that apple tree is beautiful and I see your Laburnum is just coming out, ours is going to be stunning this year but the Wisteria has done nothing which is a real shame.
Great pics of Foxy.
Well done for deciding to craft for yourself!!
Hugs Lisax

Angie said...

What an amazing shot of the urban fox.

Carola Bartz said...

There are simply times when you have to say "good bye" to all deadlines etc. - you did the right thing, don't feel guilty of anything.
I love the fox in your garden, he would be very welcome in mine. I love wildlife.
I hope things in Germany are going well.

Dotpat said...

See you got some more bargains my dear, love your photo's of the fox, most likely it was hoping you would feed it

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my ...a fox in the yard! Great pic!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Jo, yes it's hard to say no and it's good to be kept busy, but you do need time to just do what you want for yourself.
Ah, poor fox does look a bit mange. Love the pics of your garden, it looks glorious in this weather. The bits and pieces on that necklace are great!
Love what you've been doing with your marbled card, fab projects :-)
Anne xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a beautiful fox! You are right to beware though. Great minds think alike as I bought those roses and the charm bracelet a couple of months ago and have got a lot of mileage from them,

Lucy x

LorraineB said...

Beautiful fox but she does not look good. Poor thing looks too thin. We do have them on Long Island which is the suburbs of New York. Unfortunately I've only seen them once, a very long time ago. Such a privilege...parents and 3 pups.