Tuesday, 10 January 2012

WOYWW 136 & Angelina Ballerina

All 4 of my my Blog Candy prizes have been claimed and were posted off yesterday, to Elizabeth and Shozzy in Scotland, Rosalee in Canada and one to the Midlands of England to Crafty Womble... Congratulations and I hope the winners enjoy their gifts.
WOYWW 136?? Yes REALLY! Say no more! 
Here's evidence of what's on my various work areas this week as my main desk is piled high with so much stash MESS. (Prepare for the shock exposure near the end of my post) 
I've decamped to the spare bedroom to sew Angelina Ballerina's tutu.  
I'll make two, one for a tiny Brighton Belle and one for my little German Gem, two of my grandees who both adore Angelina. 
Angelina looks so funny before she is stuffed!
Here, wearing her tutu, awaiting the important finishing touch of a face!
I really never thought that in my life I would ever knit thumbs for mice and I've still got two long skinny tails to knit!!!!!

My friend was going to throw out this little retro Colour TV, but I fell in love with it, and it is now rescued and in my craft room. It has a perfect picture and is so very cute. Thanks Viv!
My travel journal case from Vicky Stampers Saturday's workshop is still awaiting it's final touches. I covered it with pages from an old Atlas.
This great storage carousel,below, with 24 pull out containers, was in the Hobbycraft sale... originally around £20, it was a snip at only £3 to me! They may still have some in stores around the country but the Warrington branch has sold out. 
I'm hoping it may just help get all my tiny beads organised. 
You've seen the organised tidy side of life.....well, here's what you really came to snoop on... it's own up time to my real mess which is waiting for the big clear up, hopefully tomorrow. No space there in which to create and Nathalie's Creative Jump Start is really getting my mojo active. Check it out as it could be just what you need to get you creative for 2012.
Lots more desks to spy on over at The Queen of WOYWWers blog, that's Julia's over at Stamping Ground. Join us and make it your guilty passion, just for fun!

55 comments:

Cardarian said...

Hello Jo!
Love your Angelina Balerina! I can't believe how creative you have been and your desk is so beautifully messy! I don't even know what those things are on your desk! Huh! Such a good snoop!
We must talk when you will have time!
Have a lovely day!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

jude said...

Your Angerlina's are comng along nicely and i am sure they will adore them.As forthe mess well just creative thats what we call it,What a bargain at £3 that will be great for your beads /gems hope you find time to fill it soon..lol
Have very creative tidy up if thats what you have planned good luck
judex 8

Tuire Flemming said...

Hi Jo! Both Angelina and the TV are so cute - but that travel journal case is gorgeous!!!
Happy wednesday!
Tuire xx

sandra de said...

Ohhh your creations are so beautiful. Those little girls will be thrilled. The travel journal case looks very interesting (will zoom in later and have a good look) and your desk is bursting with possibilities.

Cathy said...

I love your Angelina, my daughters would love one of hose to cuddle!!! Fab desk today.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx (#24)

voodoo vixen said...

LOL... you were doing so well there till that last pic gave the game away... I love your ballerina mice, they are fabulous! The unstuffed version reminds me of the Pink Panther... ;)

Neil said...

Hi there; great creative space this week with lots to see!You have been busy. Thanks for sharing!
Neil # 31

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I think we all look slightly odd before we're stuffed!! Lol! And some of us are definitely more padded than others :) Mouse thumbs, eh?? You read about all sorts on WOYWW but that has to be one of the more interesting entries!! Angelina is going to be gorgeous...
Way to go with your bargain carousel :)
Hugs, LLJ #26 xx

Annie said...

Angelina is just perfect. Those little girls will just love her. Love your beady store too.
Hugs,
A x
PS Don't forget to pop over to my blog to make your guess [ and yes I would love to see how many you think we could make in 5 hours] and join in the celebration fun if you haven't already.....and good luck

Helen said...

Cute mice! Your desk looks - full!! The storage for your beads will be a great help I am sure.

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

I am waiting excitedly for my pendant......Are those bags on your table empty (if so I suggest the sweep into the bag and sort later - probably when you can't find something technique!).

Mice with thumbs and tutus (looks weird with the s but spell checker says ok.....) what will they think of next. Funnily enough with a boy in the house it is not on the need to watch list. Current favourites are Charlie and Lola and Cars 2........

I shall seek advice when needed. I am planning to save up for a Janome CXL301 but who knows if I like the ole Riccar enough I may end up diverting to a felting machine they look fun! I really am a beginner with sewing machines and the past experiences were brief but I am determined to persevere this time round.

Have a lovely week hugs Wend x

Paul Browning said...

Wow to the Angelina Ballerinas!!!! No end to your talents. Your grandees are going to be bowled over by them :) And Tut tut...your lovely new table Jo!!!!! All covered in stash :( It reminds me of a certain fellow I live with, who makes it impossible to eat off our dining table. Whenever I clear a space, within minutes I find something has been dumped on it haha. Pxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Love that new TV. It couldn't be THAT old if it has a remote. But it sure looks retro. Gotta love the stuffed toys, too. Sorry, I have no idea who it is, but I bet your grandees do! Happy WOYWW (#3).

okienurse said...

Oh Jo the Angelina Ballerina is so cute! Isn't it amazing what we will do for the grandgirls! Looks like your workspace is hopping with all sorts of fun things to snoop through. I can empathinze with the jumble of stuff...my desk/room is covered! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #50

May said...

mouse soooo cute, love the desk and storage, Happy wednesday, Hugs May x x x x x x

Judie aka Craftymess said...

Loving angelina lots !! great idea to use old atlas to cover things

thanks for the snoop
Hugs
Judie xx

Neet said...

Hope you didn't mind me linking you.
I recognise those bags, wonder what TLYB will have for a design this year. We'll have to see.
Love Angelina one but poor Angelina two looks starved, hopefully she is feeling a bit more stuffed now.
Thanks for sharing and I'll stay in touch.
Hugs, Neet #7

butlersabroad said...

I usually feel worse after I'm stuffed than before, especially round Christmas and Birthdays, which more me come in the space of 2 weeks! Your Grandees are going to love those little meece. Great score on the carousel tidy but I reckon that big desk won't stay untidy for long.

Hugs
Brenda 101

lisa said...

These Angelinas are going to be very much loved, you are so clever, Jo.
Everything is looking very organised even the "messy" shot!! That little storage was a real bargain wasn't it?
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax

Twiglet said...

Oh they will be gorgeous little Angelinas. I bet the little ones will adore them. x Jo

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow angelina looks fab and gosh a storage case for 3 , how fab, hugs trace x

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh thats naughty hiding it right at the end lol!! unstuffed she reminds me of the pink panther lol, der der der dum, der dum .............

Jingle said...

Oh, Angelina is absolutely wonderful!

Lee said...

just looking at your blog gets my creative juices flowing Jo,I adore Angelina Ballerina.I used to knit hundreds of the Jean Greenhow dolls.The grandees are going to really love her,gorgeous lil thumbs lol.

Know you have been away and super busy but did you receive my email.Need to ask you about how to put the beads on me shawlette too.Huggles xx

505whimsygirl said...

What a cute little mouse! I am especially jealous of the tutu.

Your space looks nicely used!

Kay
WOYWW #45

Lee said...

Hi Jo.Just looking at your Fantastic blog helps get my creative juices flowing.Tried to comment earliar so no idea if i'm repeating myself or not Lol.

Adore Angelina Ballerina sooo gorgeous love the lil thumbs lol.I used to knit hundreds of Jean Greenhow dolls sooo cute.

I know you have been away and are super busy but did you receive my last email ??

Also,i would like some help on how to attach beads on me shawlette please hun.Huggles xx

Maria Simms said...

What a busy lady! I love the Angelina and the storage caddy looks great- what a bargain.

Maria x

Ann B said...

Your Grandees will adore their Angelinas Jo, what little girl wouldn't. The 'empty' one looks like a spare pair of Angelina's tights, maybe in case she dances holes in the other ones. Great idea to use old atlas pages for the case, looking forward to seeing it next meeting.
Ann B
#38

Sam said...

Your desk is not totally messy - I can still see bits of it!! LOL!!
Love those mices!! They are gorgeous!
Can I ask a question please? You have a cinch. Are they the same wires as a BIA? They look pretty similar but I haven't seen them in the flesh so to speak!

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Fabulous desk! Love your knitting too!

Sarah said...

Such a great post full of creative energy and lovely makes - the dancer is looking very lovely - thumbs too! You just need to add a spin mechanism to the famous table for a quick clean up! Thanks for the peek in to your crafty space...Sarah at 6

Doone said...

i'm here...

ready steady...

(love the tv)

ha, and the thumbs

dx

Scrapcat 1 said...

Loving the ballerinas and the desk doesn't look that bad you should see mine!

SueH said...

Well done on your bargain find in Hobbycraft Jo, I never find anything cheap when I go in there and end up spending a fortune.

Your work area is looking….well equipped….is that the word I’m looking for, Lol!
I hope you’re able to find some space to work in when Angelina is finished.

Happy Crafting!

Sue
x

sandra's crafty corner said...

wow fab desk there you have hun, thanks for sharing at woyww
hugs sandra (81)

karen said...

The Angelina Ballerina is fantastic! Way to go! And thanks for the giggle about the "mouse thumbs"!
Looks like you got some great stash there too! Neat stacking container for little bits!
xoxo Karen #152

ScrappnBee said...

The things that we do for the ones that we love! I am impressed! My DD loves Angelina and yours looks just like her! The grandees will think that you are THE BEST! Thanks so much for sharing! -Amanda 34

Bridget Larsen said...

I think Angelina is very cute. What is that pink contraption on your desk, have never seen one before
Bridget #18

Elizabeth said...

Hello Jo, if you hadn't published that last photo you would have got away with it :)) Love the thumbs - I think these are going to be much loved Angelinas. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #96

Katie said...

What a cute ballerina! You have a lot of cool things on your desk :) Thank you for sharing!

Katie (159)

MaggieC said...

I can never find any bargains in that shop. You are so lucky to geth that carousel. I am back to the tidying up drive again, the desk was covered and both printers vanished again. xx Maggie #105

Julia Dunnit said...

Always for fun, and always fun at your place Jo, bet your winners are pleased to the point of smug! Angelina is lovely lovely lovely, you are a devoted grandma, but you're right, she looks a lot older without her stuffing!! Your Viv TV is fab, I would defo have been able to make room too. Now, why is the cinch out? Fascinating...!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Sure enough--no room at the inn to play. I'm sure you'll get that picked up in no time since your creative mojo in high gear. Angelina looks quite stunning in her tutu!

Hazel said...

Angelina is fab and love that little TV - well done for rescuing it - thanks for the peep at your workspace(Hazel, WOYWW 67) x

Robin Panzer Art said...

Aww your Angelina's are so precious! Happy WOYWW!

Joanne said...

That was such a fun snoop. I thought the extra legs on the first photo were Angelina's tights LOL.
Hugs Joanne xx

Craftgirl said...

I cannot believe it is a year since CHA either. The grandies will love Angelina. Yasmine is into Upsy Daisy and Peppa Pig:-)))

Carol

Enfys said...

Sorry I'm late, but lovely to see a nice busy desk! Love the pink Angelina
hugs
Enfys

bohemiannie! art said...

Good thing you prepared me because when I got to the mess...it didn't seem bad at all. Of course, I was still drooling over Angelina Ballerina and the atlas covered case. Sigh.

VonnyK said...

Your Angelina Ballerina is gorgeous and I love all your goodies. Luv it.
Von #19

Jackie said...

I'm pleased it's not just me who often has a desk looking like that! :)

DW Peot said...

Okay, I don't feel so bad about my art studio when I look at yours! Tee Hee..it just means that our mind is trying to create faster than we can process and complete everything!
I just love seeing that I'm not alone!
Hugs!

dizzy said...

what a sweet little thing i remember my dd having her Angelina with magazines sure your little gd will love them forever.tv is great to now you can watch craft while your doing it suitcase is coming on a treat too hugs xxx

Phleurdillee said...

Hi! Its my first time on your site. I came here via a link about your Tim Holtz Dress Forms/ leather tech's( awesome) I'm from the US ( Carriere, MS). I applaud your guts in taking on a craft room that looks very familiar to mine, and even more so to post pic's! I love your mice ballerina's! I want to learn to knit and sew but dont know where to begin learning. There are no classes for Anything Here( in my town). If you know of any online sites for beginner knitter's or sewers, do share! Congrats to your redo on your crafting area! Color me inspired! Greetings from the US!

JoZart said...

Thanks Phleurdille for your visit and comment.
To see more desks in a mess pop in each Wednesday to WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday) a real fun blog hop. To learn to knit and crochet, why not try YouTube where you'll find lots of video tutorials to walk you through.
Best Wishes
JoZarty