Wednesday, 1 June 2016


Can't quite believe it's time to write another WOYWW post... it only seems a couple of days since the last one.  What with the Bank Holiday weekend I kind of missed that yesterday was the day scheduled for Julia's surgery until I saw Jan's post on facebook whilst I was eating my lunch at work on Tuesday, and ever since then I have been thinking about her and wishing her well, I know we all have. **

Find the link for this week's desks at Jan's blog here

I have received some ATC's from the anniversary swap - my swap is coming from Bridget sending from the other side of the globe so obviously that is still on the way, but I did receive one from Annie and Jo (Wipso and Twiglet) and also from Jill, who was my partner, and who sent me back one.. and they are all gorgeous:

 Annie's beautifully stitched scene came with a lovely poem too.. Jo's flowers are simply stunning.  thank you both so much - especially as I didn't have any to send you back.
and this is Jill's - love the little bee, and the wall is so textured.  

I mentioned last week that I was going to a Powertex workshop, and it was absolutely fantastic - I wrote about it in the previous post but this is the standing Angel we made - 

 Powertex is a fabric stiffening liquid, you get very very messy but it is fabulous fun!
the painting of the dried fabric is very subtle, meant to be - just some dry brushing with a shimmery paint - a bluey-green and gold.  I may add a little more, I am letting it sit on the window sill for a while and will see what I think 

She measures about 20 inches tall

**  Edit.  Jan has heard from Julia's husband to say that Julia's operation went well and she is now in HDU recovering.  Lots of love and hugs to Julia, what a relief. Now lovely lady, you can get better; fully and soon I hope  xx


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Sorry you've got linking problems again...I honestly don't know why, I've followed Julia's instructions for the past three weeks and it's been different each time! Anyway, I've linked you in, you're number10.
That Powertex Angel is amazing, the workshop must have been fun!
Hugs, LLJ xxx

Anne L said...

Hello Helen. Glad you received such wonderful ATC and your angel you made is trully stunning and beautiful. Have a great week Hugs ~Anne L#4

Annie said...

Your Angel is stunning Helen....well done you. Really glad you liked the wouldn't have been a celebration without including you in it :-)
Annie x #19

Kathyk said...

Fab ATC makes and your powertex make is AWESOME!

Great news about Julia's husband, must be such a weight off situation.



Christine said...

Wow! that is some Angel! Went back and read your Powertex post ... what a great way to spend a day is all I can say. Hope you're going to try some more creations.
It's very good news about Julia, looking forward to a virtual party when she is fully fit!!!
Take care and have a good week
aka Bishopsmate

glitterandglue said...

Golly, Helen. Just read the post about the workshop as well as this one... That powertex work is something else, isn't it? 20inches tall???!! Where do you think you might keep the finished model as a window sill is obviously a bit narrow... Glad you had such a good time. However did you get her home on the train?
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #15

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Lovely ATCs and your Powertex statue is amazing! I've seen some videos how it's done and would love to try it one day too! Have a great week! zsuzsa #37

sandra de said...

Looks like you had some great fun at the powertex workshop. Great collection of atc's.
sandra de @36

LisaDV said...

Your angel is amazing! I learn so much about other crafts from visiting all the desks. Add this to my "I want to try that too" list.
Happy Wednesday! LisaDV #38

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, I really, really love your Powertex angel. What a gorgeous piece. There have been some fab ATC's this year, haven't there? Great news on Julia too.
Doug's been a happy bunny, he loves building stuff, and he'd bought a nail gun to help make the job easier. I do stop and have a rest quite often, as soon as I start getting out of breath. Don't have a choice, Doug is glowering at me, and ordering a break if I don't, lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #18 xx

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, what stunning work with the Powertex - that Angel is a beauty - I love the effect on the wings. It looks like the workshop was great fun. Thanks so much for the visit earlier, I hope you have a great week,
Diana #29

StampinCarol said...

Great ATCs but your angel is gorgeous! And great news about Julia! Thanks for the visit and happy WOYWW!
Carol N #9

Carmen said...

I think your angel is perfection as is. It's refreshing to see one in a darker colour and I just love the wings and the folds.

Gorgeous atc's too.

Carmen x #47 (I PLAYED!!)

Lisca Meijer said...

I have never done Powertex myself but everyone who does it says its great. (Shaz Silverwolf does it)
Your angel looks lovely. It's the sort of thing you'd gladly display in your living room. Well done.
I'm now going to your previous post to read all about it.
Have a good week,
Happy WOYWW,

Robyn said...

lovely ATC"s I know we are all praying for Julia!
robyn 3

Sharon Koole said...

What a beautiful angel. That must have been a great workshop. The ATCs are great. What a bunch of talented people WOYWWers are!

Have a great week
Sharon K #5

sue jones said...

Wow what a beautiful angel - looks like a wonderful workshop. Thanks for the earlier visit . Soojay xx

Neet said...

Love the Powertex figure you made - already commented on FB but whose to another comment on here? It is gorgeous, you must be chuffed.
Hugs, Neet 14 xx

Sue said...

Hi Helen, Lovely ATCs.

I adore your angel.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #28

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, so pleased you enjoyed your Powertex class, I just love it and the finished lady is lovely. Great collection of ATCs too. Have a great woyww and happy crafty week, Angela x 25

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Your angel is stunning. Such an unusual but fascinating technique. Thank you for your visit this week and your lovely compliments. I love doing parchment. Have a great week. xxx Maggie. #2

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

A lovely selection of ATCs. I knew I wouldn't have much time so stuck with making two to swap with my partners. The angel looks amazing. I'd love to get messy with a project like that. Have a great week.

Fiona #58

BJ said...

Went into Sutton yesterday to get my son some smart clothes for his work experience week in July so didn't get around to replying to any WOYWW posts at all! I see you got a bee ATC too, so cute. Love your angel as well. Happy belated WOYWW BJ#32

Marit said...

Such lovely ATCs you received and your angel... OH WOW!!! You're very talented working with powertex! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and happy (belated) woyww. Hug from Holland, Marit #45

butterfly said...

Glad to hear Julia's in recovery - and lovely to see everybody WOYWW-ing and swapping away even in her absence. I'm sure lots of ATCs are making their way to her too!

I do love your Powertex woman - beautiful subtle shimmer.
Alison x

Twiglet said...

What a clever thing you are! The angel is beautiful and I have jsu had a look at your latest post too - lovely!! Glad you like our ATCs - it's been fun making them and sending them worldwide! x Jo

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Helen, must confess I think your Powertex creations are truly wonderful.. breathtakingly so.
And WOW! What great atcs, but then the desky lot are very clever, aren’t they?
Glad for good news re Julia just praying it continues :D

Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #33

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Annie Claxton said...

Hu Helen, sorry I'm still catching up on my visiting! wow your angel is SO beautiful, must have a look at that Powertex, sounds like very useful stuff. HOper you're enjoying some sunshine this weekend :o) Annie C #26

Michelle Schratz said...

Lovely ATC'S and that Powertex is fab!
Michelle ♥