Wednesday, December 21, 2011

WOYWW 133

Woo hoo, my second post on WOYWW!!  This is a blog hop hosted by Julia over at Stamping Ground.  Crafters open up their work desks for the world to see.  If you want to get inspired check it out!
Looking out my window where I do my thing
This week I'm sharing an ornament I made from the 12 Artsy Ornaments workshop.  This class was taught by Junelle from Yes and Amen.  I painted four 2 x 2 canvases and two maybe 2 x 3 canvases.      


I wanted to take Junelle's idea and make it my own.  Aha, what about personalized ornaments?  Yes!!  I use Junelle's sketches as a base and go from there.  I got out my alpha stamps and stamped my friends' name on a piece of paper and put it at the base of the girl.  I just love how she came out.  But first -- take a look at the work in progress.
Waiting for my little canvases to dry
I also cut out more hearts to watercolor
Tulip supervising
Stephanie is coming to form -- oh drats, I just saw that I spelled her name wrong....
I wonder if she'd notice......
Isn't she too cute! 
For my friend Alyce - and yes, that is how she spells her name!!
Here's a photo of the neck wrap that I was working on last week.  It came out quite nicely.  If I had my act together I'd get busy and put items for sale in my etsy shop.
That's a knitting needle holding it closed.  Any pin would work.
 Thanks for visiting.  I hope you've had fun taking a peek into my little piece of cyber world!!



32 comments:

Jingle said...

Your space looks so busy and fun! I love the ornaments!

Jacqui said...

Lovely original canvases - and a lovely bird - i didn't realise she was real 'til I scrolled down

Mrs A. said...

Tulip is so good sitting there. Love the idea of the little canvas name plaques. My favourite is the one for Alyce but then I am rather partial to butterflies. The wrap turned out cute too. Glad you said it was a knitting needle holding it together!!!
Had visions of somebody stabbing themselves every time they wore it. Have a lovely Christmas and wishing you a very Crafty New Year. Hugs Mrs & The Monkeys.

~Rasz~ said...

I love the ornaments and your fun space! Thank you for sharing! And Merry Christmas!!

Craftychris said...

There is so much to see on your post, thank you. The canvases are cool and Tulip is so cute! Have a fabulous Christmas xx

Helen said...

What a view from your window! Stay in and warm... with all that crafty gorgeousnesss on your desk! Happy Christmas.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a selection of fab things on your blog this week! But the prize for the most fabulous must go to Tulip, your feathered friend - she is so pretty! What sort of bird is she? And isn't she being good, just sitting there!
Hope you have the most wonderful Christmas,
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

What a lovely and creative craft space! Beautiful things are being made there :). Happy WOYWW and Merry Christmas to you and yours! :), Joanna #81

Sian said...

I'm so glad I came by to see the lovely selection of things you have been creating this week - I'll be back!

Twiglet said...

A really great crafty post. Just watching Nigel Slater as I catch up with my WOYWW hop. Glass of wine on my table. Parcels wrapped and tree trimmed. Happy Christmas. x Jo

Clare H said...

Your parrot is the cutest little angel ever! Merry Christmas!

minnie_mac said...

Stay warm and enjoy Christmas. Love your canvases.

Marilyn

Bridget Larsen said...

LOL at your comments re the colour of my bruises, you can have it. Love your view, something we only see on tv or pictures or blogs, as we have a warm Christmas. Busy desk you have there
MERRY CHRISTMAS
BRIDGET #21

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I see you're in the part of NM that getting blizzarded... actually is any part of NM NOT getting a blizzard? I didn't realize this was your second WOYWW--my third! So newbies we are! I love, love, LOVE your little canvases.

Neet said...

Love the ornaments for your friends and love the first picture of the snow but it is Tulip who steals the show.
Happy Christmas to you and yours (including Tulip). Hugs, neet #4 xx

Gods Little People said...

Kay, I love your translation of Junelle's ornaments (I did the class too but haven't had the time to get creative). I look forward to seeing your items on your Etsy shop!
Thanks so much for your sweet words about Bessie, she needs every little bit!
Hugs
from Greece,
Joan

JoZart said...

I just love Tulip!!
White Christmas for you it seems so enjoy and I hope you are nice and cosy. It's a good excuse to stay home and craft more lovely tree ornaments!
Thanks for popping by my blog and I hope you have a wonderful holiday.
Happy Christmas with love from Liverpool,
JoZarty x

Karen said...

I love your Christmas tree canvases, they are gorgeous and what a fab photo with all that snow :) No white Christmas over here for us!

Thanks for popping by and have a very, very Happy Christmas, Take care, Karen xx

April said...

Love those canvasses! very creative! nice to see you have a little company while crafting. The neck wrap is lovely, looks very snug for that wintery weather your having. Have a great Christmas x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Woohoo! wow do I ever love that first shot makes me freezing cold to look at it - yes have lived in snow country well kind a snow country it is on Northern Tablelands of NSW and when i was six years old it was cold - and for us very cold we had a snowman that did not melt for week and heaps of snow fights etc, but then of course the sun warms up and it gets above freezing and it all goes to slush and mush and then ices up and all that - so think you can have the cold, dear whimsy girl! I do love Oz!

But it is great to have you at WOYWW again - that is where I first met in the interim we are now officially blogging buddies and love that! Huh tried to find your email and know it was on your profile when looked yesterday but id not have the deets then. I have found where I bought my watermarks from and here is the link i bought them from Karen Giron on her website link is:
http://kgiron.blogspot.com/2009/07/adding-watermark-using-gimp.html

and I use Gimp to add it as she says...have a word doc which is clearer than that if you need it which my very clever friend - her blog is http://instead-of-ironing.blogspot.com/
Happy WOYWW! and thanks for being a blessing to me through 2011.
All the blessings of the season as we celebrate the birth of the dear Lord Jesus and the greatest gift of all, love Shaz in oz. x #20

SueH said...

How cute is Tulip!
I have a little helper in the form of BoJangles who often sits on the windowsill to supervise or even on the table if he gets his own way, Lol!
Love the little canvasses but how annoying to get them finished and then find a mistake in the name. Hope you can put it right without too much altering.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas.

Sue
x

Sam said...

Those canvases are super cute and that kneck scarf is gorgeous. I am frantically trying to finish knitting hubby's hat for Christmas but the end is near now.
Merry Christmas
Hettie
xx

Sarah said...

Love your post - snow, crafty desk and a snug scarf - looking good! Thanks for sharing in such a busy week! Hope you have a very festive and wonderfully merry time - see you in 2012! Sarah at 11.

BetteK said...

Really enjoyed taking a peek at your little crafting corner and LoVe your decorations ... what lucky recipients!!! Am a *S*N*O*W* freak but have yet to see more than a brief flurry here in England yet ... this time last year we had icicles that were three feet long and deep, deep *S*N*O*W* so it is all very disappointing. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Love Debbie xXx

butlersabroad said...

Aww, Tulip is so sweet! Love that you have that much snow in New Mexico, hate that we have none in Michigan!! Lovely little ornaments for your friends too. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

Hugs
Brenda 71

May said...

Little Tulip is so cute is she your little elf this time of the year x x lots of snow were you are, Your tree decorations/canvas for your friends are Beautiful they will love them, and with all that snow your scraft will do the trick x x x Merry Christmas, Hugs May x x x x x and a little xxx for Tulip

Lisa-Jane said...

Those pics are so cute! That's a fair amount of snow you have there... We just bought a sledge so we sure won't have any this year. Merry Christmas!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Funny to see the gorgeous snow outside your window while I gaze longingly at the pool and wonder if it is too earl to go for a swim to cool off... have a most fantabulous holiday season...xx

Electra said...

Your ornaments are so pretty! I hope you have a wonderful Chritsmas!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Hello! I'm dropping by to greet you and your loved ones a joyful and blessed Christmas season! Your personalized ornaments are so pretty! Thanks for sharing your life and projects with us in your blog!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Sunshine Girl said...

What a lovely snowfall you have had there! we only had a few flakes fall last Saturday but it was enough to great excitement with my two children! Love the decorations you have made and that neck scarf is a good idea too, not seen one of those before! Thanks for visiting me and have a fabulous Christmas.

Lori Moon Studio said...

Kay, I love your canvas ornaments. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I'm so glad I'm not the only one with a messy desk but I do have to say that mine is still worse than yours. :) Tulip is adorable! Merry Christmas