Wednesday, December 14, 2011

WOYWW - my first time!!

This post is all about creativity - where you create and what you are working on.  It's a sneak peek into other people's creative spaces.  I've been following this blog hop for quite a few months now and have finally gotten up the nerve to participate!!  I hope not to disappoint.

This amazing blog hop is hosted by the fabulous Julia at Stamping Ground. Click here to check out all the other links.  Thank you Julia, for doing this!!  It certainly has helped me branch out into other creative ventures.

I have two things to show you.  The first is a neck wrap that I'm knitting using Yarn Bee Melody Bulky Wool Blend in Fantasy.   When I knit I'm parked in my rocker watching television, usually after a day at work.  

My comfy chair - knitting area
You may notice the peach prayer shawl on the back of the chair.   One of my friends knitted it  for me.  It definitely takes the chill off!

The next project is a watercolor heart ornament.  It is part of the 12 Artsy Ornaments hosted by Christy Tomlinson.   Check out the class here.  Alisa is the instructor for this project.  I used a page from an old book (luckily I had started buying these at the thrift store) and painted flowers using watercolors.  I hadn't really used watercolors before; just colored with pencils and then blended with water.  Glue the two hearts together and stuff.  Finish sealing with the glue gun and voila  - a cute little ornament.  I have a cheap glue gun and had to use it in the same place a couple of times - maybe I didn't let it get hot enough before trying to use it?

I feel like I kind of cheated in that I didn't show you my work area.  Well, I do knit in the chair (and that's where I'm typing this right now) and I did make the ornament on the table where the Christmas tree is, along with some presents that I've been wrapping.

My previous post showed my newly organized "craft closet" so scroll down to see how I keep my supplies.  My yarn is actually up in my bedroom on some shelves there (yep, I do have craft supplies in almost every nook and cranny in my little home).   

Thanks for popping in!  I appreciate each and every one of you.  Have a crafty day!!


Di said...

O M Gosh!! You did it - brilliant!! So, when do I come and sit knitting and nattering with you honey? It's gonna be New Mexico 2012 for sure on our calendar - do we leave Len with a movie or three perhaps? Fabulous work too:) Welcome to WOYWW with a big hug - Di xx

Anonymous said...

I love your cozy little knitting spot.....


A Knitters Notebook

Scrappekatten said...

May I borrow your chair for a while, that is a really good chair to relax in - and a small glass of red wine perhaps.

Pam said...

Beautiful! And your chair totally counts. The closet looks great btw. Smart organizing.

Happy Woyww from #1!!!!

Michelle Jaramillo said...

Your first time participatig? That's great! Last week was my first time!
You're in Los Alamos! I am in Grants! Yay New Mexicans.

Your knitting is beautiful! Just gorgeous, I don't have the patience or coordination for knitting so I envy you greatly!

And that ornament is just beautiful! I have some of Christy's classes favorite placed already, not that particular class, until today.

Thanks for Sharing!

WOYWW #86 (but you know that, cause you've already visited me! Thanks!)

Meechelle said...

Glad to see you playing along, it really is a lot of fun! That looks like a very comfy chair. Much more comfy than mine! #84 -Meechelle

Debs Willis said...

Welcome to the mad world of blogging! It's addictive, and blog-hopping with Julia on Wednesday will easily lose you a half day a week!

Thanks for your comments on my blog


Debs #89

Julia Dunnit said...

Welcome to WOYWW, so glad you joined us! Now that is a good chair to work from, if I came to stay we'd have to fight over it! Like the idea of a neck warmer...a little more formal than a scarf but perfect for the job, pretty yarn.

Spyder said...

Welcome to WOYWW! Love your knitting, really look neat! (I'm a rubbish knitter, have made things but not in a million years!) See you are already joining in, with your cold cup of tea!! Thank you for my snoop! Have a crafty week, HaPpY WoYwW
((Lyn))) #40

Shoshi said...

Welcome to WOYWW!!! It's highly addictive - you've been warned!!

Your chair certainly counts as a desk, if that makes any kind of sense! Nice to meet another knitter. Mine has been in abeyance for a while but I'm hoping to take t up again - actually I'm leaning more towards crochet at the moment.

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I so appreciate your prayers for us over the next few days. I've printed out the blog post I did about my uncle so that I can give it to my aunt.

Keep an eye on my blog to see more about the Bag Skirts! I'll definitely be posting about them, probably when I've made a few more - energy permitting after what will be an exhausting few days away with all the travel and emotion etc.

Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #58

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

The knitting is lovely and your ornament is great.... I think the chair qualifies as a workspace if that is where you are being creative... looks more comfy than most desks too...xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi and welcome! I'm sure you'll join from now on! It's fairly addicting! And then you'll get braver and show more of your workplace! I like the heart and it seems easy to do too! I've never knitted but I love yarn, so many wonderful color combinations! Patsy from

peggy aplSEEDS said...

welcome to WOYWW! what a lot of interesting things you've shown us. your heart ornament is very pretty (i love book paper!) and i love how your craft closet turned out. merry Christmas and thanks for sharing!
peggy aplSEEDS

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hello and welcome - the folks above have said it all. It is hugely addictive - but you get to meet some amazing people from all around the globe :)
Love your knitting chair! Have no doubts, Julia would be sitting in it if she came to stay, lol!!
Hugs, LLJ #34 xx

butlersabroad said...

Welcome to WOYWW Doodle, you may as well kiss good bye to your Wednesdays from now on because they belong to use now, lol!! Looks like a lovely comfy chair to knit in, or read a book! love that neck warmer, really nice yarn you're using. I love New Mexico, it's been far too long since I visited, more that 10 I think, beautiful area.

Brenda (68 but you already visited)

Annie said...

I'm doing a quick drop in on the WOYWW desks to see what you've all been up to this week. Welcome to the madness :-) Looks like we are all busy busy this week getting ready for the big day.
Have a great week.
A x
ps if you would like to support me I am looking out for votes for my poppy pic. Please pop over to my blog and follow the links if you have a spare minute.

May said...

Hi, My first time also with WOYWW, Welcome, boy your knitting chair looks sooooo cosy, have a great week, Hugs May x x x x x x

Craftychris said...

Hello and welcome to WOYWW! I am fairly new too. Your chair looks very comfy and your ornament is fabulous. Thank you for visiting my desk. See you again now you are hooked! x

Mrs A. said...

Love how you used the word piddle. That is what hubby says I do when I'm crafting. Anything he does is constructive and useful, me I just piddle about so nice to meet another me! Hugs Mrs A.

TangolikeRaindrop said...

That looks like a very comfy chair indeed! Thanks for sharing your photos. :)

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Happy first WOYWW! Looked into your craft closet! Nice!! Thanks for Sharing!

Shirley Pumpkin #63

JoZart said...

Well that's a great post for your 1st WOYWW. Welcome!
Your knitting corner looks so cosy and I love the yarn you are crocheting. It's such great fun to be part of WOYWW and there are so many lovely people round the world who join in. Lots to see and share so thanks for sharing your's.
Thanks for popping in on my blog!
JoZarty x

Sam said...

Welcome to WOYWW! No problem at all in showing your chair! I have done it before too when I am sitting down quilting!!!