Tuesday, 18 September 2012

WOYWW 172

Last week didn't end up as planned and, as a result of an upset system (enough said about that) I missed out on a weekend of fun and art. I'm fine now, thank goodness but, boo hoo! I had to cancel my trip with Donna to stay with her lovely friend Lizzie so we could attend Jennie's altered book workshop at her new shop. Instead, all I have done, each day until today, is crochet but my new ripple blanket has made great progress and kept me company and became warmer and warmer as it grew on my lap.
What's on Your Work desk Wednesday?
Each week, courtesy of our lovely Julia's hospitality we expose our crafty spaces to all who wish to share a peek ...HERE at her stamping ground blog
You'll no doubt be saying about my desk.... "I told you that tidy desk wouldn't stay neat for long" but this below is only the residue of my first arty play in a week and it was soon cleared away......So, ner, ner!
Here's the proof! It has been scoured clean but looks a wee bit messy as it hadn't dried before I snapped my photo. 
Yes! that's a medal on the table and I think that I deserve one for my sofa sitting and running to the loo marathon, but this medal is far from an Olympic one. 
It's Cadburys chocolate and if you are in England and have a Home Bargain store near you, you may be in time to snap them up at the bargain price of 19p instead of their original 99p. I also bought the £11.99 toy mascots at 49p! and coffee mugs filled with chocolates at 49p. All official Olympic souvenir products.
Today I played around with transferring magazine images to fabric...
and did a little more to this painted canvas and I think this image will fit in well in the centre when I decide how to set it there.
Finally my ripple blanket.....the results of my sofa sitting marathon just proves something good comes from almost everything.
Due to these circumstances beyond my control my blog candy prizes have been delayed so apologies to the winners concerned and I hope the items will be well worth the wait!

42 comments:

Angie said...

Firstly I am sorry to read that you missed your weekend due to illness ...glad you are on the mend now. Great BH bargains ...I think i should take a look ...we have one near by.
Your illness atleast allowed you to work on your wonderful blanket and I love your transfer project. Look after your self xx

Lisa said...

Sorry you missed your weekend but glad you are feeling better and well done on your olympic bargains and finally!! I love that blanket!! V.Jealous!!
Happy speak like a pirate day and enjoy crafting
:D
Lisa
#40

RosA said...

Love the crochet blanket! (I can only knit. Tried crochet, can't seem to get the hang of it.) Also love the colours on that canvas and the transfers look pretty good too! RosA # 38

VonnyK said...

Bummer about missing out on your trip and getting sick. What great bargains you've got over there, especially the chocolate! That canvas is amazing and the picture in the middle is just perfect.
Love your blanky too.
Have a great week.
Von #49

sandee said...

The ripple blanket looks so warm and cozy, and I love your altered book page! Glad you're feeling better! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

inkypinkycraft said...

Hope you are feeling better now, love your transferred images and a lovely blanket too! Have. Great week trace. 58

Sandy said...

Sorry you have been ill, hope you are feeling better now ((hugs)) What a wonderful blanket, love the colors.. Sandy :)

Annie said...

I was away from my desk last week and couldn't leave any comment so I'm trying to get around as many of my blogging friends today.
I'm so sorry to hear you've been poorly but really glad you're feeling much better now. You've found some great bargains and your pics and blanket are fab.
Hugs,
A x #86

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh blimey, poor you - how sad that you missed your weekend of crafting fun :( Glad to hear you're on the mend now and your recuperation time was well spent..that blanket is gorgeous! Love the soft colours you've used. I've got a request to put to you! When you come to the crop on the 13th, please could you bring a little yarn and a crochet hook with you and show me a few stitches? I always learn better when someone shows me rather than trying to crane your neck and follow a youtube video!! Hope I'm not being cheeky???
Hugs, LLJ #75 xx

Helen said...

Sorry you have been unwell, glad you are on the mend, and love what you have been doing in the meantime! Delighted that you are going to the crop on the 13th, so I can get to meet you! Helen, 5

Lynn Holland said...

A desk like mine...... First you see it then you don't
Hope you are okay now.
Lynn x x x 84

okienurse said...

Sorry to hear you have been ill...I hate stomach issues especially when I have something planned I want to do! Love the ripple blanket though! Very nice. Thanks for sharing. vickie #73

donnalouiserodgers said...

glad youa re better now and looking forward toour next palnned trip! take good care and make sure you are fully recovered, speak soon,

Dx 97

Sunshine Girl said...

Oh no fancy missing out on a weekend like that - never mind I am sure there will be another one you can go too hope you are feeling much better now. Love your transfer piece and isnt Home Bargains a fabulous shop! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 68

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Aww sorry to hear you missed out on your arty weekend due to illness. What rotten timing! Glad you're on the road to recovery now though. Love your arty transfers to fabric, they've worked really well. You've obviously got the knack. I saw something squished on the road outside my house this morning with a ribbon attached and the mystery is solved, seeing the photo of the cadbury's gold medal haha. Bet they're not being sold for 19p at the local shop here. Beautiful blanket - only you would keep busy whilst ill haha. Pxx

Buttons said...

Hope you are well and truly on the mend. Meantime that blanket looks very ocean like and inviting and your canvas is just the height of gorgeousness itself. Hugs, Buttons #79

Cardarian said...

Hello my lovely friend!
I love all your makings of the week - will you have time for a quick skype this week sometime?? I am at home every evening except Friday obviosly as I will be travelling to England! I will send you an email later in the day!
Lots and lots of hugs,
Cardarian

May said...

So Sorry Jo to hear you missed out on your crafty weekend, you were looking forward to it!! glad you are on the road to recovery now, with a lovely warm blanket to show for your time!!!How on earth did you transfer the image to material.. will need to look on utube me thinks..Fabulous job. Great bargains in your local shop... Have a great week, Hugs May x x x#7

Helen said...

Morning Jo - you must have been ill to miss out on such a treat - poor you. Glad to hear you are on the mend though. Love the fabric transfers they have come out well. I have just been visiting with Lisa who is also crocheting a blanket of epic proportions. Love the wavy pattern - what great patience between visits! Have a fun week and Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 102

sandra de said...

The rug is gorgeous and such a pity that you missed out on an arty weekend with friends. Love the gold medal and the transfer pieces are wonderful. I find using the right glue/gel medium can make or break me when I do transfers.
Sandra @105

jill said...

lovely blanket . Hope you get to arrange another class to go to because you missed this one. I've just started playing with image tranfers myself. beautiful owl picture tranfer. happy crafting Jill #75

Ann B said...

Sorry you have been ill Jo - nothing worse than the runs. At least you were able to do a bit of comfort-knitting. Love the image transfers, something I keep promising myself I will do. Not done any crafting since we got back from Norfolk at the weekend so nothing to show at all on my desk - too busy playing with our new Campervan - just like a big dolls house.
Hope to see you soon.
Ann B

Jackie said...

Love what you have done tranfering images onto fabric!! perhaps you could post more detail on how to do this next week please
Jackie 30
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Twiglet said...

What a shame to miss a weekend of fun. Hope you are back on top form. Those magazine pics look fab on fabric - how did you do it? x Jo

Tertia said...

Sounds like you had a terrible time! Hope you are feeling a lot better by now. The blanket looks absolutely great and so does the canvas and the transfers. Can't wait to see what you are going to do with them.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #46

Karen McAlpine said...

Your blanket looks so warm and comfy!! Transferring sounds fun!!!
Karen 122

Rita said...

Poor you Jo, theres nothing worse that a tummy upset.I love your transferablestoo, but most of all your lovely ripple blanket. Keep Well. Hugs Rita xx 4

lisa said...

Oh Jo, so sorry to hear you've been poorly, that's no fun at all and what a shame you missed all your crafty fun with Donna. I hope you are feeling much better now.
Love those transfers, that image looks perfect on your canvas.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #93

Sandy Leigh said...

So glad you are feeling better--those transfers are beautiful! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #36

SueH said...

Sorry to hear you’ve not been well JO, there’s nothing worse than being too worried to stray too far from the smallest room in the house. Glad to hear you’re on the mend though and back creating. I love the way the transferred images have come out, especially the way the colours look muted and talking of colours, I love the colour combination for your blanket. The way the temperature is dropping of an evening you’ll be pleased to sit with on your lap while you’re working on it.

Happy Crafting!
Sue @ #118
x

Darnell J Knauss said...

You've written an engaging post, Jo. I'm sorry to hear that you've been employed as a Loo Sitter for a while and hope that gig ends soon! Perhaps too many Cadbury's ... I mean, considering you got a medal and all!! JK Be well and fab job on the blanket and the canvas transfers! You did more in a week being sick than I did being well! Take care! Darnell #132

trisha too said...

Jo! So sorry your plans were, ahem, changed, bleah. But your table is looking great, yum to the chocolate (wish we had those medals here!), and WOW, your transfers look fabulous! On top of all that, you have a gorgeous crocheted blanket to show . . .

Happy WOYWW to you!
:)trisha, #143 this week,
and utterly shameless!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

sorry to hear you had that marathon, but how funny you have made it sound, medal and all! how did you transfer those images to fabric? sounds like something i want to try (among a million other things). happy WOYWW!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Fun post, glad your up and at 'em again. You deserve that Chocolate medal.
Your ripple project has such pretty colors and I have wanted to transfer to fabric for quite sometime, but have to research the how to's and find time.
The days just fly by..enjoy the weekend and thanks for sharing all your fun projects

Neet said...

Love your transfers Jo and that ripple blanket is so pretty. Am sure the grandees would love skirts done in this ripple effect!
Glad all is well now.
Hugs, Neet xx 33

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

Love your ripple blanket. Hope you are well now. Yes I am loving my Pogo. The photos are a great size for journalling.

Hugs
Carol

butlersabroad said...

Sounds like your weekend was a pain in the rear!! Love the art projects and really love the colours in that blanket. Sounds like you've been snapping up bargains, I miss good old Cadbury's!!

Hugs
Brenda 1

Jojorenee said...

So sorry to hear that you didn't get to go out with friends. The blanket is beautiful Tamika #137

kimmie said...

Sorry you were feeling poorly - but your beautiful blanket is a wonderful side effect to whatever bug you had :)

cockney blonde said...

So glad you're feeling better Jo, I'd heard you'd been poorly. Love the image transfers and as for the blanket, well I have one in my project bag waiting to have a bash at. Done as much as I can on my blanket for the new place as the rest of the wool is in storage. Will take piccies when its complete, x

mamapez5 said...

I do hope you are feeling better each day. Your lovely crocheted blanket has benefitted from the time you were 'indisposed.
Thanks for your comments on my blog. I have ordered the book you recommended. It looks as though it will give me a laugh or two. Sadly they don't do a Kindle version yet. We are flying to Dublin, and then travelling all around S.Ireland. The middle weekend we will be in Cork for the folk festival. My dad was born in Cork, and Chris's mum a few miles south in Clonakilty. His dad is from Donegal so we will be going up there as well. We will pop over the border so that I can go to Giant's Causeway because I have always wanted to see it. It will be a busy couple of weeks but I am really looking forward to it. It is our first holiday when we aren't chasing the sun. We are running away from it this time!
I'm not really worried about the cataract op. but my eyesight is poor to start with so it won't be a miracle cure. I learned that when I had the other eye done a couple of years ago. I just get a bit panicky when they put a cloth right over my face, but that's how it's done out here. But it will be great to see colours properly again. Kate x #97

Carola Bartz said...

My daughter will be so envious when I tell her of this. She wasn't able to buy anything of the official Olympic stuff that WAS NOT related to the US Team, and she wanted the "real" stuff (i.e. what you get in Britain). Well, perhaps I just don't tell her... (makes my life way more easier).