Tuesday, 30 August 2011

WOYWW 117 Doone Woz Here!

A great, no! not just great....but an amazing time was had over the Bank holiday weekend when Doone and her OH, Niall, stayed with us. We shared so much ... good food, wine, chocky, laughs, trips out but most of all the guys were left to their own resources (read their books and snoozed) whilst Donna and I crafted as much as possible. Here she is helping to make the round table of the Making Room as creative messy as she can.
We shared ideas, skills and inspiration and Donna gave us so many generous gifts including a fabulous journal which she had made specially for me.
We played inky messes with shaving foam, spray starch and compressed air to make some amazing backgrounds which were turned into books.
That messy, messy mat is Donna's......well I told her she'd leave something behind from the huge suitcase of stash she brought.
All things considered my desk still has some strawberries exposed and you will see my new sign from "you know who" which quotes from the lyric "I get by with a little help from my friends". It was the Beatle Festival here and that's the closest we got to one of their songs!
We bravely, brazenly, honestly and openly share our crafty spaces each week courtesy of Julia at the Stamping Ground and if you pay her a visit any Wednesday you can nosey in on over 100 more from all over the globe.
We made wacky people recycled, alcohol inky, glazed, metal pendants. Mine has a half face, beads and dyed silk knots.
Here's Donna's Beautiful Dreamer with movable arms and legs.
 Close up of mine with it's spooky face
Some of the papers and books.....
Below is the fabulous journal I was so thrilled to receive and inside are lots of pockets and envelopes filled with beautiful treasures of charms, papers, tags and fabrics.

The Mystery Object
...still hasn't been correctly identified so here's a close up photo with a ruler next to the penguin because so many guesses completely mistook the scale. I thought the Ikea drawers would be a clue??!!
Guesses range from bangles and bowls to chamber pots and even a UFO!! Come on now, surely someone knows what it is?? The prize is still on offer and I'll draw for it if there are lots of correct answers.LOL! (BTW Donna is barred from entering!!)
I can't wait to hear the suggestions!!
This next photo is especially for you Liverpool Lou.... It is a dish I spotted it in an art shop and I do wish I could have afforded to buy it for you!


Dragon said...

Woo what fabby post... you seem to have had SUCH a wonderful time, and you know I am just SOOOOOO jealous!!! never done this sort of thing and would LOVE to... glad you enjoyed it so much, honey - have a great week

Glennis said...

I think it is a wooden macrame ring

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I saw some of the photos on Donna's blog earlier this evening, but none of the journals and papers you made. I want to know what you made with compressed air. I think I know, but the way you put it, it sounded like compressed air was all you used. Glad you had a great time. I know how much fun that can be. BTW, I have NO idea what that thing is, but I DO know it's not a Liverpool Lou.

jude said...

if not a bangle then a????dunno
soz if anything comes to me i shall be back.Oh embroidery ring????!Yes /maybe have to wait and see.
Happy woyww
hugs Judex 20

sasa said...

A fossilised stone age napkin ring for the off-cuts of bearskin methinks...
fabulous pics - looks like you had a real ball and crafted for Blighty! An explosion of colour, mess and fun! A fabulous journal indeed.
Thanks for the peek! Sarah (at 4)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Glad you had a fab weekend creating all sorts of goodies! Thanks Jo, for all your techy sewing machine know-how - Between us, my DH and I managed to service and clean my machine, have a fiddle with the bobbin tension and it's much, much better. I'm seriously grateful to you!! Still have no idea as to your mystery object - a tribal birthing ring maybe??? Hugs, LLJ xx

Helen said...

I think you had much to good a time, not sure if it's allowed, lol. You got so much art made, it all looks fabulous.

Annie said...

How special for you two to have such a lovely time together. Wish I'd been a fly on the wall :-)
A x

Neet said...

Had to make your blog my first WOYWW visit to see what you and Doone had been doing. Fab stuff on there and that journal is out of this world.
Adore her beautiful dreamer with its arms and legs - so glad you four had such a fab weekend.
Not a clue what the giant's bangle is.
Take care and have a fabby weekend. Hugs, Neet x

Paul Browning said...

Wow, what a bright and colourful posting. All your photos are full to the brim with a rainbow of crafting fun. I can but imagine how much mess and joy was had over the bank holiday. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. Still haven't a clue what your mystery object is lol. :) Px

Doone said...

ha ha

I left my video charger too (it's by the hot gun plug)

shoot - does that mean I have to come back?

Have a very safe journey tomorrow.


Tertia said...

Looks like there was a lot of making in the Making Room this week. Amazing to still see some strawberries after all that!
Love both the brooches and the paper and the nbooks and the dish, looks like I love everything there LOL.

Ta Da! Crafts said...

Looks like you had an amazing weekend! No idea what the mystery object is! Happy WOYWW! Mel x18

Ann B said...

So much to see this week Jo and all beautiful but those pendants have to be my favourites - couldn't choose between them if I had to.
Afraid the mystery object will remain a mystery to me, can't wait for your 'reveal'.

Sue said...

Hi hun
great post & piccies sound like you had a fabulous time, gorgeous makes you both have done,luv the dish, not a clue about the mystery thingy! lol, thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

StampDancer said...

Looks like you had lots of lovely fun! I got to craft with a friend this weekend and we had a great time. You're journal (gift) is gorgeous! I love your colorful book and the pendants are terrific.

Angie said...

I have not attended WOYWW this week but I'm popping by a few ...looks like you had an amazing day ....LOVE the papers/covers.
I really have no idea about the mystery object but could it be anything to do with hair ...victorian ....like a bun ring. I feel it is something more common as you are surprized that no one had worked it out.xx

Cathy said...

Fab creative desk, soundsa like you both had fun making it messy. And stunning, creative makes. Happy WOYWW.
Cathy xx

Ann B said...

Had a think about your mystery item and came up with: -
Proto-type frisbee by useless designer,
iron age chastity belt for woman with very small waist - again not very successful,
amazonian tribal nose ring for person with extra large nose.

NatashaMay said...

Looks like you had a blast. Love everything you've created. :)

Theresa Plas said...

O wow! Good times! Wonderful creations by the Jo/Doone duo!

Sarah Anderson said...

What a wonderful weekend you had! We spent BH Mon at the vet hospital with the dog, he ate something and poisoned himself but is well again now thank goodness!
I haven't a clue what your giant bangle is - very intriguing!

Angelfish said...

Looks and sounds like you had a fabulous time together:o) Can't decide what the mystery object is made from, but I'm going to guess teething ring!!

Angie said...

Ok ....one more guess ...then I give up and wait for the reveal .....A victorian bustle support ring ????? xx

cockney blonde said...

Sounds like you had a brill weekend with loadsa fun. As for the mystery object??? Could it be something medical???

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh what a great union of craft and chat you've had..would be jealous if I weren't so happy to hear what a fab time you've spent.

fluffy said...

Hello Dear Jozart! You can decide to publish this comment or not, but if I am to give a clue to your readers as to what the mystery object is, then I say if no-one guesses what it is, the winner should be Angie as I reckon she is the closest so far, don't you?!

Sussie said...

So many creative things on your desk!
I love all the colours!
Susan Lotus nr 93 WOYWW

Twiglet said...

Fab weekend had by all then!! All the best for the next exciting time ahead.x Jo

Lizzybobs said...

Looks like you have had a fantastic weekend - wish I could have come and played - wondering if your mystery object is, is it a hat mould ??
love and ((HUGS)) Liz

ally fiddy said...

Is it a hat block?

Fab stuff you both made too.

Mrs A. said...

Can we all come and join in the fun next time. Looks like you both enjoyed yourselves and some lovely crafty goodies being produced. Hugs Mrs A. #102

okienurse said...

What an awesomely creative workspace. Looks like you and Donna had an awesome time and got a lot of fun things made. Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie

karen said...

Loks like you and Doone had a fabulous time! And also productive! I love both pendants that you two made! They are gorgeous!
And I cannot figure out what the Mystery Object is? My best guess would be a frame for cross stitching. (obviously I don't cross stitch, lol)
Happy WOYWW!
xoxo Karen

Tuire Flemming said...

I knew you will have a great time together! Lovely pendants.
I thought your mystery object may be some kind of a hat mould, but maybe it´s too large for that purpose... are you still sure, it´s not an UFO?
Tuire xx

Penni said...

Wow you have been busy.


Crafting Time said...

Wow you had the kind of time I love, the colours, products everything just fantastic, I would love to race upstairs and get stuck in now but dinner time is looming, gggrrrrr lol.
This is my first visit to your super blog, I found you via WOYWW, I will be back next week to see what else you have been upto!
Helen x

Glennis said...

Here comes my second guess - a mould for cheesemaking!

April said...

Looks like you've been having a great time! x

Elizabeth said...

You clearly had a brilliant, if messy, time together and made lots of colourful papers. etc. Love the journal and the Liverpool Lou dish is just a hoot :) I've peeked forward and now know what that object is! I would never have guessed at that. Hope you're having a great week. Elizabeth x #51

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Jo, love all the fab stuff you did with Donna ;-) Love the dish, but I'm worried it may give people the wrong idea about me - long time since I was leaning over the 'loo' like that; through partaking of alcohol anyway; the only time I'm like that now is when I have a migraine :-/
Hope you're having a great time in Germany. Great pics of the little 'Brighton Belles' :-)
Anne xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Jo thanks for popping over - cos I am running late I know what the mystery item was - on your head looked neat!! and certainly looks as if you and Doone had the craftiest time (its there such a word? well is now! :D) Love Shaz in oz.x

RosC said...

Hello again Jo,
Sounds like a really great weekend - time without clocks. Love that.
The intense colours of papers and book covers are gorgeous, and I do like the idea of my own apron!
Ros (117)