Tuesday, 24 April 2012

WOYWW 151

Anyone going to Aintree Show on Thursday???.... there will be a few WOYWWers attending and wearing badges with pride!!! Look out for us and we'll be meeting up at the entrance at 12 noon.
WOYWW 151
A right mess to snoop on here this week and the worst it has been for months. 
It's time to scrutinise the desks of the world courtesy of our organiser and instigator Julia at Stamping Ground, where you can join in or just have a good old nosey and read some of Julia's happenings!!!
My desk is patiently waiting to be cleared after making a selection of special occasion cards for DD2. I sent them off to to Germany in a hurry so they'd arrive in time for her to take to the parties.... a double easel confirmation card, an 80th card and tag book for all the party guests to sign, and a  four fold wedding card but I forgot to photograph them so they  could be posted!!! It was the first paper crafting I've done in a while and I end up with all mess and no results to prove how I made it.
Dear Fluffy, please can you send me some pics when they arrive, if you have time???
Lately, I've been inspired by rabbits and hares, both on other blogs and bobbing around in the Norfolk fields when I was on holiday so I'm having a go at making one for each of my 3 little girlie grandees. 
To see some gorgeous perfect ones... pop over to millefeuilles or patchworkchickens, both really inspiring and interesting blogs. 
Here is my prototype which needs a bit of tweaking of the pattern I've plotted out,.... I'm just winging it as I go along! Don't know if this will be a girl or a boy character but, painfully, it sits with a needle through the nose waiting for the rest of its features and clothes. I can't decide how to do the eyes... might use buttons glued and stitched for safety, might just embroider them. I'll make a selection of dresses and knit some cardigans before I finalise their characters.
It would be great if I could just make a girl and a boy and leave the rest to nature!!!
No! I'm not showing my finished Afghan yet again.... this hare is cosying up on 55 squares of No2 blanket which I've stitched together as I go along so it isn't the mammoth task of No1 blanket, so here's desk No2.... a coffee table in front of the TV.
 My SIL gave me this knitted corsage and, as I have seen so many people wearing or making scarves from the same Jazz yarn, I thought I'd show it here.... it would be a good idea to make these with any spare yarn and they look so easy too.
Correction
Don't forget to tune in to the TV special all about the Titanic Girl which has been rescheduled to 8.30pm Mon next, 30th April. 
My previous post shows a little of the magic of this spectacular three day event which took place in my home city over last weekend.

Stand by your desks folks! I'm ready to whizz round the globe for my weekly snoop!

60 comments:

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i would love to be able to go meet some fellow WOYWWers! sounds like such fun. your bunny is looking cute, and the corsage does look great for extra yarn. happy WOYWW!

Bridget Larsen said...

Wish I was coming on Thursday so I can meet you all, eat something nice for me will you. That corsage is awesome.
Bridet # unknown so far

Neet said...

Aw Jo, the grandees are going to love those bunnies - and they can dress them too.
See you tomorrow for a good old natter.
Hugs, neet #3 xx

Bella said...

Enjoy meeting up with the WOYWWERS. Wish we had more here in Cape Town!

Helen said...

Yes, your desk looks - busy - today!! Thanks for stopping by and telling me about the Titanic Girl programme, I have made a mental note.... still there's always i-player!!!
Have a good WOYWW, Helen 22.

Lynn Holland said...

You lucky girl going to Aintree, hope you have a great day.
If you want to see more hares and rabbits pop over to TAG TUESDAY from my blog that was the theme for one of our challenges.
Lynn 31
One I Made Earlier Today

Astrid Maclean said...

Can't make it to that show but hope you'll have loads of fun.

I really like the look of that bunny and your desk! Actually it looks pretty organised to me, just some surface mess perhaps...

Happy WOYWW #34

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh have fun meeting up on Thursday - how exciting! Love the rabbit :) Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 20

Queen Of Toys said...

Love your bunny and to meet up with other WOYWWers that would be nice but I am just to far away in Australia. Have fun at the show.

Eliza #26

Sarah said...

a great post so much to see and boy what a cardathon! I make more mess with cards than anything for some reason.... Luuurve the buuny - just so very Flopsyish! He or she is indeed on the fence...
Enjoy the show. Have a creative week and happy WOYWWing... Sarah at 12!

Julia Dunnit said...

A2..hmm, have I missed a story! it's great to see your desk in post creative limbo...and I just know that the Trionimoes box isn't there for a game! I love the corsage, indeed, and possibly more than the felt and button affairs that I've been admiring...what a great idea. The bunny is sweet, Ilove his gangly proportions!

Tuire said...

Oh, you are too long away - or I am...
I have made bunnies too, but a little bit different ;) And WHAT? Do I understand it right? Afghan no2???
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #40

RosC said...

Busy desk, Jo. I enjoyed just looking around and taking it in. Hare and there photos are fun... I reckon I'd be embroidering the eyes. It's incredible how little picky fingers winkle buttons away from thread and glue and all.
Smiles,
Ros. #27

Annie said...

Love the hare Jo and that corsage is such a vibrant red...it's gorgeous.
Hugs,
A x #38

jill said...

busy desk , cute bunny. & i spy Tri-Omininos on your desk . We have that & have spent many happy hours playing it.
Happy Crafting Jill #62

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I really hope you have a lot of fun at Aintree and that hordes turn up with badges :)
Love your hare (got a bit of a thing about them) - it's def a he rather than a she! And a box of Triominos?? Have you been playing the game or just reusing the box?? Our family love playing that game - dominoes taken to the max!!
Hugs, LLJ ~ 33 xx

lisa said...

You have so much going on, Jo, do you ever sleep??
Love your hare, his long limbs look all gangling and very hugable.
Hope you have a great time at Aintree.
Hugs Lisax #74

Karen said...

Oooh the bunny is just so cute, your Grandchildren will adore them! Have a fab time at Aintree and enjoy your day :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx #75

MrsC.x said...

bunny is gorgeous
tfs happy WOYWW have a fabby week Mrs.C.xx #65
http://craftylittlemoos.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/woyww-april-25th-2012.html

Ann B said...

I suspect the Tri-nomes are for altering and are another of your charity shop finds - why can I never find anything like this.
Love the corsage and your hare and yes there are loads in Norfolk. When we were there last May we could watch them from our garden as the cottage was in the middle of farm land.
Sorry I can't make Aintree.

Ann B
#37

The Weekend Artist said...

The hare you made looks ready to go! I can't believe you made it without much planning! My experience with stuffed toys has not been good(as per the faces my nieces made when I gave it to them!). But your post is making me think twice about trying again!

p.s. It's my first time in WOYWW so I'll be stopping by again in the future!

Sandy said...

That bunny is so cute :) Hope you have fun at the show and get to meet lots of WOYWWers

inkypinkycraft said...

I just love lve that little bunny, he, she is fab!! How clever! Hugstrace x 97 ish

sandra de said...

Yikes a needle through it's nose ... there is no messing around on your desk. Lovely hare and the corsage is perfect for those scraps.

Doone said...

how bizarre _ i made a hare for Debs (who we stayed with in France) and chose almost identical fabrics...

Life has turned busy , my spare time swallowed up by family stuff, but we had a break - now back with a bang, will speak soon, hugs

dx @108

Laura said...

Fab corsage. I have a couple of scarves in that type of yarn but didn't think you could use it for anything else!
Laura 111

Cardarian said...

Hello my proud English friend! Read the post bellow! Love all your makes - shame we didn't see the stuff you sent off to DD2. I will probably be at home on Friday so we might be able to have a chat if you are up for it! We need to catch up on things! I will tell Alan to tape that programme for me so I can watch it later some time!
Have a lovely day!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Twiglet said...

Hi Jo - Blogger playing up for me on your blog today!!
I love the little Jazz corsage - great idea. The little hare is so cute - it will be well loved I am sure. Thanks for the links - so many clever folks out there! Have a good week. x Jo

April said...

Your bunny is lovely, love his looooong ears :o) the corsage you were given is lovely, love the colour! April #87 x

May said...

Fabulous Bunny... I sooooo love your crochet Jo... Love the corsage its simply gorgeous... Hugs May x x x No10

SusanLotus said...

Looks like you are busy! :)
Cute rabbit.

Happy WOYWW
Susan nr 92

CraftygasheadZo said...

Ooh enjoy the show. Fab bunny and the flower is pretty. Am using my WOYWW snooping as an excuse to munch my way through a bag of mini eggs! Take care Zo xx 77

Tertia said...

I agree, this new Blogger is driving me even more crazy than the old one! I can't find anything!! The only good thig ids that he seems to be allowing us to leave comments.
Love the Bunny and the corsage which doesn't look easy at all,
Happy WOYWW

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

Perfect time of year to be inspired by rabbits! We have bunny-palooza going on in our neighborhood now. Gorgeous jazz corsage! How fun!

Happy WOYWW!
Nadia 117

Rita said...

Wish I could come and meet up with everyone too. I love your desk, but I love your corsage even better, could you explain how it was done. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx 67

Danielle said...

Your bunny is adorable and great for dressing up. Have fun meeting some other WOYWW's. dani138

Redanne said...

The bunny is just gorgeous and that corsage is beautiful, love the colour. Hope you have fun at Aintree (well of course you will if you are meeting up with other WOYWWers). Happy WOYWW Anne #61

Jingle said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE your rabbit!!!!

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Love your prototype rabbit, it's coming along perfectly. My mucky mind is wondering how you're going to make it into either a boy or girl bunny haha. Enjoy Aintree :) Pxx

Elizabeth said...

Loads of stuff on your desk this week - I've had a great snoop. Love the hare ... looks like a boy to me :) Your doing absolutely great with No. 2 blanket. The flower is just gorgeous ... these new yarns are fabulous. Hope you and all the WOYWWers attending the meeting have a lovely time at Aintree. Elizabeth x #113

Belinda said...

Wow you have been real busy making great things.

The bunny is very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Belinda (#158)

Jacqueline said...

Love the idea of a WOYWW-er meet up! May try for the Ally Pally in september, If I've got the funds. I couldn't afford to go to the one recently! :(

Jackie x #53

Li'l Pidge said...

Such a great bunny and some lovely makes.
Enjoy Aintree (I am too far south to attend)...look forward to seeing your new stash from there!

kyla #137

Hazel said...

The hare is lovely and you were so busy to get all that crafting done and sent off to Germany - way to go! Hope we get to see some pictures - (Hazel, #173) x

Peggy said...

see my favorite tool on your desk... Cuttlebug I love my CB. I love the corsage I'll have to ask my friend Ginny Lee if she's ever used that kind of yarn/thread I don't crochet. have a great day!

okienurse said...

I would love to go to the Aintree show but...besides being so far away I spent my allowance yesterday! Oh my! Good idea not taking the cards with you cause it is so tempting to buy the awesome toys! Have a great week and thanks for commenting on my blog! Vickie #41

Monica said...

Once upon a long time ago I lived near Aintree. Now live in Texas in the hill country. Always happy to see a messy desk it mean you have been working. What a variety of crafts you work on. loved my visit to your world.

BumbleVee said...

what's not to love about hares and bunnies?..

Vee
#150

artfulaccidents said...

I love that corsage. Thanks for sharing a peek! Artie #143

butlersabroad said...

Love the punky bunny with the needle through his nose! You could hang multiple charms off his "pierced" ears too!! Would also be very interested in knowing how to make that corsage as I have a few scraps of that yarn left too, and very nice to see your desk back to normal, lol!

Hugs
Brenda 118

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I had a bit of a giggle over the "it looks so easy to make" comment. Yeah, I suppose if you know what a knitting needles is and how to weld one! I leave that to you yarn crafty people. It is a very lovely rose though and indeed, all the rage. I like the work space with some of this and some of that on it.

Darnell J Knauss said...

So busy and so crafty as always. Lucky grandees getting those fab toys! Hope you had a great time at the Aintree show! Darnell (184)

Spyder said...

Bunny or is that hare is looking very splendid!! I'm going round the wrong way but have missed a few!! (I forget where I get to!) Thanks for my snoop around! Have a lovely crafty week. HaPpY WoYwW!
((Lyn)) feeling very old at #102!

Serendipity Stamping said...

I love the bunny! I think mine needs a friend. Your grandkids will just love them. A really working desk this week. #58

THERESA said...

They are going to be so chuffed with their bunnies, would like to see the faces when they get it.............:))
Enjoy the show!!
lotsa luv #192

Craftgirl said...

Clear your desk before Tuesday, LOL
Love the long eared bunny,

See you soon,

C x

karen said...

Oooh, I am in love with your bunny rabbit!! How fabulous is he (or she)!!?! I can't wait to see them all finished and dressed up! I like your idea of just making two and letting Mother Nature make the rest, hee hee!
xoxo Karen #188

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm really late visiting, but simply HAD to take time to stop by for a short visit. Those bunny rabbits are the talk of the week here, and I love the idea of making two (grin). Your humor is truly showing!!

Bleubeard and I are # 11.

Victoria said...

wow such an interesting desk love all the projects you have on the go
sorry I am late I am catching up with all the people I didn't get chance to visit on wednesday x
vicky #104

Joynana said...

Love the bunny and the paper crafts sound lovely. So late this week. #121