Wednesday, 30 March 2016

WOYWW 356

Hi, deskers. Welcome to one of those rare desks (spaces on the floor) - no new stuff! I am saving myself for Ally Pally which is in a couple of weeks (must order my ticket!)  You're here for WOYWW the weekly get together organised by Julia Queen Desker herself

left open on the floor is the Wanderlust Book challenge with my last prompt (see here) 
(oh, and that "self portrait" that I hid the practice piece from you so successfully a couple of weeks ago)

Nothing much else going on here, had loads I meant to do over the long bank holiday Easter weekend, that didn't get done. (did get some Powertex play in for the Paperartsy challenge which meant I at last got to play with the fabric hardener I bought at Glasgow last year.

I did go to Kew on Friday though - you can see the photos here
I'll let you get back to Julia's now, have a great Wednesday..  I may be late home so will catch up later.

38 comments:

Nikki C said...

The fabric art with the faces I love the look of them so peaceful and yet so beautiful looking hugs Nikki? ?

jill said...

The fabric art it lovely Helen . it makes me think of a baby being gentle cuddled by its mother .
We are planning on going to Kew in june so it was nice seeing your photo's & hope the tree top walk will be open by then
Jill #6

Anne L said...

Thanks for the visit and just stunning the fabric art. Have a great week.Hugs ~ Anne L#3

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Helen Your fabric art looks amazing! I've seen demos of it being done at the NEC and we nearly secured a lady to come and do a class for us but we couldn't get enough people. Still maybe something for the future. Have a great week.
Lynda B 9

Vicky Fisher said...

I'm totally out of inspiration for the wanderlust challenge, should get cracking because the deadline is almost there. That powertex statue is gorgous. And I know friday will come soon :-) Happy WOYWW Vicky #8

Judys Lace Creations said...

I like that sculptural look of the Powertex too!

Neet said...

Loving your Powertex! I really must try to get some of that and use it as I love what I am seeing.
One day I WILL get to Ally Pally again.
Enjoy!
Hugs, Neet xx 11

Kathyk said...

Interesting desk and WIP - don't forget to order you ticket for Ally Pally!

Kathyk
#17

Chidkid said...

Wow..I'm in awe... my knees would never stand crafting on the floor.. what a fab selection of MM stash though..envious!

MiSchra said...

So beautiful and creative! Love that desk :-)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I've never heard of Powertex, but what an amazing result you achieved with it! Will you more with it, do you think? Or is it one of those things which is good to try but not really your thing? Beading was like that for me 😊
I like the fact that you're girding your loins for Ally Pally!!
Hugs, LLJ 12 xx

Annie said...

Gorgeous fabric art on show today....you just know I'd love anything to do with fabric didn't you?
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x # 13

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh I love florals on black backgrounds, they always look so striking and your page is no exception, it really is gorgeous. I love what you've done with the Powertex - I am so tempted to give it a try and when I see beautiful work like this it's even more tempting! Have a great week,
Diana #24

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. I really like that page with the flowers on - restful.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #21

Angela Radford said...

Oooooh Powertex Helen! I'm on a retreat next week using Powertex and just can't wait. Happy crafty woyww, Angela x 25

My name is Cindy said...

Really must get into some sort of system with checking out the PA blog, such interesting stuff. Love the idea of that powertex type stuff - have you ever seen the stuff that Shirley Tasker does? Not sure if its powertex but something similar. I bought a texturiser thing from AnnaMarie Designs at AP last September but found it incredibly messy to use. Still grumpy about missing AP,are you demoing again this time? Happy WOYWW can't remember the number.....

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh err..you have a past and it looks like the frontispiece to a scrapbook of a kind...wow! I saw your piece with the fabric hardener on Facebook the other day,but totally missed the face in it! How clever you are. Still admiring your hiding skills....

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

No matter how many times I visit, I'm still amazed that you can craft on the floor. First off my Bella would take that as a clear invitation to learn to craft herself and secondly my poor knees and back just would never tolerate it. I'm amazed!
Glenda #30

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, I thought it was time for a bit of a revamp, lol. The pic was taken a couple of years ago. We'd been down to visit Jan, and that pic is taken not far away at Avebury, a place called Kennet Long Barrow.Enjoy Ally Pally, I keep saying I'll go to it one of these years. Have a great week,Hugs, Shaz #7xx

Diane Futrell said...

That fabric art is so cool! Love the flowers on your page. Your self portrait looks great!
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #34

Sharon said...

Nice fabric art. Like someone else said, it reminds me of a mother coddling her baby. The flower background on your journal is nice - very colourful.

Have a great week
Sharon K #42

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, the fabric art is fabulous! And your Kew Gardens are beautiful - loved all the flower and plant close-ups. Wishing you a happy crafty week. Elizabeth x #46

Bernice said...

Busy workspace. Enjoy your day out - hope you find lots of crafty goodies.
Bernice #15

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow to that fabric art piece. Very nifty! It looks like you've got lots going in on your space on the floor. Lots of room to spread out there. I'm always singing the praises of the floor. It's always been there for me. PJ #54

lilian said...

Wow that is one busy work desk. Looks like there is a lot going on.

Lilian B WOYWDW # 59

Lisca Meijer said...

Your Powertex art thingy looks great!
Lucky you to be able to go to Ally Pally. Let us know how it was and what you bought...
Thanks for visiting already,
Happy WOYWW and have a great week
Lisca

Christine said...

Thanks for your visit earlier - Little Soldier is home safe and sound and yes! we are ready for bed now.

I am following the Paperartsy blog, interesting challenge this month so well done you for even attempting to join in!!!!!

Take care and have a good week
Christine

Bishopsmate #47

pearshapedcrafting said...

Humph! Came to see new stuff! I love how you work on the floor - my knees would seize up! Hugs, Chrisx ps came to see the Kew photos really! X

April Story said...

What a great eyeful of wonderful goodies.
April #36

Peg Robinson said...

That fabric hardener looks really interesting. I don't think I've ever played with anything like that. Peg 56

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for your visit Helen, I'm running behind a bit. Spent 2 days helping my mom with medical appts, and now a restless night. Lovely unusual art piece, Thanks for sharing. THE FLOOR ..... glad to know I'm not the only one with stash surrounding me...have a lovely weekend.

BJ said...

I'm just amazed you have any floor space left to play on! I have been rather poorly over the Winter with, flu, bronchitis and colds but seem to be on the mend now. I even have a job in a preschool one afternoon a week! As for the harp it progresses slowly, still battling with music reading but have learnt some new pieces to play. Thanks for visiting me BJ#49

Sandy Leigh said...

Helen, I always love your busy happy space! Ally Pally must be a convention or workshop? You are so lucky to have so many of those around your area to go to--where I live in the Ozarks, we NEVER have craft shows or conferences or anything like that. I'd really have to travel to find one! But if we did, I would love it. Thanks for the visit. Sandy Leigh #61

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I feel absolutely horrible that I have been unable to visit for nearly three weeks. It's been so crazy here I have actually caught myself coming and going.

I'm trying to catch up on some of your posts. I was VERY impressed with Powertex, and I saw Darcy has it on her blog, too. You are SO lucky to have so many wonderful tools and products at your disposal. What fun I would have just LOOKING at all your cool supplies. I'd never leave, I'm afraid.

I don't write on my pages either, so I was impressed with your Wanderlust prompt you shared. I thought you did a good job interpreting it, though.

Now I'm off to Kew with you. I'll meet you there!

CraftygasheadZo said...

I love your space - new goodies or not - I jsut want to rummage around and see what I can find!! Take care. Zo xx 41

Marit said...

Your little fabric-art statue is breathtaking, wow you're talented! Thanks for the visit to my blog earlier and happy (belated) woyww. Hug from Holland. Marit #33

butterfly said...

Your Powertex playtime looks like it's yielding fantastic results... and I can see the Wanderlust page is in the previous post so I'm off to have a look at that properly.
Alison x

Laura said...

Hi, Helen, your art piece made of the hardened fabric is really neat! Happy WOYWW and thanks for your visit. ~ Laura #62