Tuesday, 8 November 2011

WOYWW 127 and a Host of Angels

Agnes Angel
 Still waiting for the metal surface for my desk to be cut and fitted so no strawberries to be seen and it's still naked and messy. That's the desk ... not ME! Ooooh, er! It's amazing how this bothered some of you last week. We thought we'd just take the diameter but I didn't realise my table isn't round, it's oval, so a template had to made to be accurate.

This post is part of WOYWW so get over to Julia's Stamping-Ground and spend some amazing time snooping on over 100 desks from around the globe. 
A popular weekly phenomena in the world of blogging.

I'm making more Christmas decorations after making Dotty Angel last week which inspired me to experiment and see what else I can come up with. As before, I'm playing around with the quirky angels from Lost Coast designs.

Be sure to take a peek at my last post so you don't miss the info about the Alice in Wonderland exhibition at the Tate Liverpool and also the Woman's Weekly Vintage special edition to celebrate the magazine's 100th birthday.

This mess is gradually transforming into.....
Mildred Moon Angel
and Sally the half cut snowflake (for our overseas readers "half cut" means almost drunk!) well look at those legs!!
I've also made quite a few angel cards, all with gilding flakes on them.
Apologies in advance, as I may not be able to visit many of you this week as Wooo Hoo!!! my family will be visiting from Germany. Can't wait! My little grandee is allowed to travel at last and although I visited them in August, my DH has not seen them since our really short visit, when she went into hospital in March. 
Here's the teddy bears picnic with the Polish tea set that I took out for her 2nd birthday in August and just look at her beautiful hair growing again! Life is getting back to a little like normal for them, but with a few restrictions and less hospital visits, but there's still a good way to go on her 2 year management programme. At least, and best of all for us, we will be able to see them all at  long last.



38 comments:

jude said...

Hiya hunni,
Missed popping by but havent you been abusy little bee love the srunked snowflake girl Sally and well mildred where do you find the names...lol.Your cards are stunning!
Have fab wednesday and great creative week
hugs judex5

Tuire Flemming said...

What a lovely mess you have there. Love your angels! Is that face stamp from Lost Coast Desing? They are coming to a fair in Helsinki on next weekend...
But the loveliest little angel is in the last pic! I´m so glad to see her being so well!!!
(Now there´s a man with a drill on our balcony, and everything is shaking in here...)
Have a nice day!
Tuire xx

ScrappnBee said...

Awwwww! How adorable! Love the teddybear picnic! The angels are truely fabulous (and thanks for the translation too by the way!). They definately have a vintage charm! Thanks for sharing your WOYWW! -Amanda

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh JO!! I love, love, love all those angels and the various treatments. Not just one way to make them, but many. AWESOME!!

Helen said...

I confess, I quite like your naked and messy table! Hope you have a fab visit from your family, so good that your grandee can travel again, hope she continues to do well. Happy WOYWW #1

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Don't worry about us - have a lovely visit and tell us all about it next time. Think you should get a photo taken of yourself draped in said strawberry table cloth! You have house full of angels :D

Annie said...

Hi Jo, I hope you get that table sorted soon....it's just not the same minus it's strawberries is it? I really hope you have a wonderful few days with that special little girl. Do give her a hug from me.
Annie x

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Your desk looks inspiring to me. There's a lot going on and I love all the angels you've made. The cards are beautiful too. Enjoy your lovely visit and thanks for sharing.
Bye, Franka

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us this week. I hope the rest of the week goes well and creative too! Fab angels. Enjoy the visit.
Neil #57

Twiglet said...

Jo! Check out my blog and email me before your visitors arrive!! So thrilled that it was your name that came out of the draw. x Jo

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Dump the crafts and concentrate on family!!

Bet you cant wait!!

Love the angels by the way

Happy WOYWW

Lou #46

hazel said...

I love your angels Jo especially Mildred. Have a lovely time with your family.

Thanks for visiting my blog. The flowers on my layout were from QVC a few years ago, they were in a kit with lots of other flowers.
xxx Hazel.

lisa said...

What a lovely treat to see your little angel with her gorgeous hair, Jo. She looks so well. I'm thrilled that she is coming to visit. Enjoy ever second,although I know you will.
Angels look as though they have taken over Liverpool!!!
Hope you get your table back soon and I did get the WW 100th edition, more by chance than anything, Hubby got one for his Mum but she already had it so he brought it for me. I'm so glad as it's fascinating even though I'm a bit young to read it normally lol!!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax

Ann B said...

Love the angels - all of them. Wish I had some of these stamps - maybe in May next year.
Enjoy your week with your family, lots of hugs to the little one.
Lovely to see you Saturday as always and thanks for the fabric holder thingy (not sure what you call them)can see another order on its way if that's OK.
Ann B #65

Sarah said...

fabulous ladies and even more fabulous names - will there be a Bett Lynch? I do love the LC stamps and must dig mine out... Getting used to seeing the naked table and am well impressed with the cards. I think I'm going to have support a charity this year....
Lovely heart-warming pic of the little one - it's all so hard to comprehend....can't wait until you are all together again - what a glorious day that will be!!!
Thanks for the peek! Sarah at 14.

Paul Browning said...

Love your angels, they're soooo pretty. And boy what a lot of cards you've made. I'm still jealous of your amazing output. :) And I like the idea of being naked and messy haha. Maybe you should shock your readers next week with a verrrry different photo haha. Enjoy your week with your family. You must be leaping around the house in excitement. I'm sure you'll lap up every wonderful minute of their visit. Have fun. Pxx

Scrapcat 1 said...

So glad your family can visit from Germany now, loving the angels you have made.

The Crafty Elf said...

Oh my goodness....that teddy bear picnic, priceless! I love your angels Jo and those legs...wow! Who would have thought beads could do that? Enjoy your family!

Hazel said...

Fab quirky angel - and love the cards too (Hazel #89 WOYWW)x

Cardarian said...

Hi Jo!
You have made so many angels and they are really beautiful but I think the angel that is coming to visit you is really amazing! Have a lovely time with your family!
Lots and lots of hugs
Cardarian

Hels Sheridan said...

awwww. lots of angels there and the most gorgeous one is sitting there with her teddybear friends... am happy to hear she is doing so well... loving your cards BTW! Hels #57

Shoshi said...

Jo, what a truly wonderful post. I was delighted at every photo! The little granddaughter looks absolutely adorable supping from the Polish cup, in the watchful company of the teddies! And those angels... They're so quirky and fun, and I love how you've given them fun names too. You'll be glad to hear I've ordered some art doll face moulds from Ebay and they should be with me in a day or two. I've been watching some fascinating Youtube videos on making these dolls and there's so much you can do with them, and make every one unique - and half cut if you feel like it lol!!! Also a very good way to use very small quantities of things - tiny scraps of fabric or paper, and the odd few beads that may not be enough for larger projects.

Woohoo, your table will soon be done! Can't wait to see that!

I love your use of gilding flakes through a stencil. Must try that! Those cards are really lovely.

Hope you have a really wonderful time with the family. I'll be thinking of you!!

Hugs, Shoshi #67

Lunch Lady Jan said...

All your angels are beautiful but the last photo is the best of all! How lovely that she's well enough to travel again, have a marvellous time with your family :D
Hugs, LLJ #42 xx

butlersabroad said...

Still find it odd not to see strawberries! Love all your angels, especially the amazing one in human form. Have a brilliant get together with them all.

Hugs
Brenda 88

Jingle said...

I love your angel! And it looks like you have some other fun stuff going on, too!

Angie said...

What a cute Teddies Tea ....and I adore your angel cards. That Tate exibition sounds amazing ...I have been thinking about it since I read your post but I really dont think I could fit it in ...shame ....maybe it will come to Scotland one day.

Marjo said...

Gorgalcious angles Jo! Love seeing them in all there transition. lol..the "naked mess" gave me a good chuckle.

xoxo Marjo...Hope your having a wonderful WOYWW

MaggieC said...

So glad to hear that your real life angel is so much better and now able to travel. What good news.

Sam said...

I am so glad you cleared up the fact that you are NOT naked!! My mind was boggling!
Lovely to see your lickle 'un looking good. Enjoy your visitors!
Hugs
xx

Caro said...

Fantastic angels! Your little grandee looks adorable and I love the teddy bears picnic! Enjoy your special time with her.

Elizabeth said...

Great post, Jo. Love the names you've given your angels and, best of all, the lovely photo of the teddy bear's picnic - is your granddaughter blowing on the tea to cool it? I don't think I have to tell you to have a great week - it's going to be pretty special anyway. Elizabeth x #76

Shoshi said...

Hi Jo, me again! Thanks for the exlanation of the gilding flakes. Sounds like a good idea! You could use glue through sequin waste as a stencil and then put the gilding flakes on, I suppose. I've got some polka dot stamps that I don't use very often - must try this. Have you ever tried printing with bubble wrap? That's fun too!

I've done a bit more on my cards since my post, and I've had great fun cutting up that doily with the ink on it and decorating some cards with the pieces and adding some bling! I'll post some photos in due course. The project is going quite well considering I wasn't really wanting to do it!!

Hugs, Shoshi #67

Spyder said...

I've only got one polish cup left (sniff) they are sooo pretty and I've forgotten where they come form now...I'll search my emails, Like my attic, I never delete anything!) Love your little beady legged ladies!! Great little things for hanging on the Christmas tree! Happy late WOYWW!
Lyn #66

Lee said...

Hi Jo.Your creations are absolutely STUNNING.I like your messy table lol.Love the pic of your little grandee and her teddies,adorable.Hugs xxx

Carola Bartz said...

The angels are wonderful!!! I remember around this time last year you made wonderful little ornaments out of IKEA tags and it inspired me to make an angel out of a tag! These are gorgeous.
I hope you have a wonderful time with your family during their visit. The little one is getting beautiful hair again. I'm glad that everything is so much brighter for them, and I hope it keeps going like that.

okienurse said...

love all the angels! They are absolutely wonderful! Sorry I am so late getting around but DH left for China yesterday and I had to spend the past week getting him ready to go. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #56

Morti said...

WOW - great work here on your desk (love the half-cut snowflake, LOL, and your angel cards) and I'm still sad to see no strawberries.

Just a thought though, isn't your metal table top going to be cold? Mind you don't get chilled wrists and arms!

Bridget Larsen said...

I dont now where last week went, am scrambling to try and visit most blogs before the new week is up. Still working on your last gifts before I send them off to you grrr time just creeps up on us without knowing. Love that head trying to drink out of the cup lol, I have never gotten into the angel look, probably not enough time in the day I guess