Tuesday, 3 May 2011

First page of Dad & WOYWW #100

Morning peeps and a happy Workdesk Wednesday to you all.

This week I’ve taken my photo from a slightly different angle. It’s not much different because my room is so small you can’t swing a cat but it's given you a glimpse of the picture on my wall.

BoJangles is off to hide on the window ledge now just in case I give it a go but don't worry Bo I don’t plan to try it.

As you probably know, cross stitching is another passion of mine and this was something I stitched some time ago from a Butternut Road chart called Catch the Wind.

I’ve changed the colours of mine because I wanted it to go with the Lemon walls of my craft room, so instead of the dark Red, Green and Blue I’ve used Lemon, Pale Green and Pink and framed it in Blue and Lemon which I think worked well.

Original Colours

Changed Colours

Anyway, onto the main matter of the day and that’s what’s ‘on’ my workdesk.

Last week I mentioned that I was going to do a scrapbook page of my dad but couldn’t find the photo that I wanted to use. Well I did eventually do a page even if it wasn’t the one I wanted to do first and it’s sitting in the left hand side of my table.

Don’t you just love this photo!

Dad was just six months old when this was taken and who would have guessed then that he would live to the ripe old age of 87.

The papers I’ve used are all Lost and Found from My Mind’s Eye as is the large brad with the bird on.
I’ve kept the page quite simple, just adding the Tim Holtz Metal flowers and leaves that have been coloured with Alcohol inks and the building blocks.

I made the blocks by printing out a children’s colouring page and inking them with Distress ink before stamping them with some tapestry stamps and adding the die cut letters.

After completing the baby page I resumed my search and the good news is that I eventually found the original picture I was looking for and a lovely one of mum too, so spread all over my desk now are the papers and other bits and pieces that I’m planning to use on the next two Lo’s.
Looks like I have a busy day ahead of me. Lol!

Well thanks for dropping in, I hope you like what you’ve seen.

I’ll be making a few calls on some new blogs this week (my way of random visiting seems to be working for me) and see what craftiness everyone is up to and if you’re wondering what on earth I’m going on about, stop in on Julia, over at the Stamping Ground where everything will become clear…..hopefully!

Happy Crafting!
By the way it’s only a few more weeks until the birthday PIF and my little gift is all ready to go. Here’s a little sneak peek to wet your appetite.

I wonder what it is and who this will be going to?


Lythan said...

that layout is adorable Sue - it really is a lovely frame to that fabulous photo. Glad you found the other photos too. And one day that photo of Bo ought to be scrapped as well!

sasa said...

Just so much loveliness here...embroidery looks just great. fabulous desk and that LO is just wonderful - love it...!!!

Thanks for sharing your space,

Sarah at 4

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous puss and your craft space looks so organised - a great place to create

Jan said...

LOVE your LO and Bojangles is too cute!

Julia Dunnit said...

Gosh your cross sticth is fantastic..I think |I prefer your changed colours..either way, it;s a beautiful thing. Great shot of your tidy shelves and storage Sue. Really lovely Lo of your Dad, what a splendid photo!

Sarpreet said...

i also have the cuttlebug, gorgeous stitching, beautiful workspace, Thank you for sharing your workspace, Happy WOYWW 100, crikey 100 weeks! #3

Deb said...

love that cross stitch pic and your layout is just beautiful, I am so inspired I am going to get out my scrappin stuff!
Great work desk!
happy woyww 100!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Oma said...

Beautiful cross stitching. I should get hold of that chart and stitch it as I have 3 adorable granddaughters. Did you stitch it on an evenweave fabric?

Love the LO as well.

Angie said...

Dropped by and left a comment on your FH blog .... great post this week. Your picture is fantastic ...used to dabble but my eyes gave up. When I had glasses it gave me a head ache stitching ...not sure why.
That shot of BoJangles is priceless.

Chrissy said...

Love the photo and the LO! Thanks for sharing!
Chrissy #95

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love the muted colors of the wall hanging cross stitch. It goes so well with your room. And of course, I like that layout and the way you made the ABC blocks. Very cool. And of course, I'm glad you found the photos you were looking for, including the one of your mom. Thanks for dropping by earlier today. Happy WOYWW (#6).

Sunshine Girl said...

Great layout and I love the cross stitch too - hope you had a great day crafting! Sunshine Girl No.32

Wipso said...

Looks like Bojangles is all ready for the Royal wedding :-)
What fab show and tells you have today Sue.
A x

Kathleen said...

Lovely cross stitch, your colour alteration is perfect and far better than the original, I know I have this pattern myself somewhere but I've never worked it.

Sid said...

Fab cross stitch and desk !!

Ciara said...

Gosh, so much to look at on your post! The LO is beautiful, I love the understated blues; they compliment the photograph perfectly.

I'm impressed by some of your storage solutions too - the little jars (spice jars?) and the cubby for your ink pads.

Sorry I'm late!

Ciara said...

Oh yes and the needlework - wow you must have the patience of a saint!

Wipso said...

Thanks for calling in on me and for you lovely comments. It's nothing I cant cope with but think I was just feeling a little annoyed yesterday morning.
I'm a good person who does their best to help others but sometimes others get in the way of it and I lack a little confidence at times to KNOW that what I am doing is right [if that all makes sense :-) ].
Thanks for caring Sue.
A x

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

That layout is amazing -such beautiful colours and such a cute photo! The cross stitch you have done is really wonderful too. What a talented lady you are! Have fun with the other lay outs now you have found the photo's you were looking for!
Rebecca (66)x

Di said...

Love the cross stitch - you improved it so much, gorgeous! And the LO of your Dad's photo is adorable. Thanks for calling by Sue! Di x

Anonymous said...

Once upon a time I used to cross-stitch!! LOVE your design!! Your layout looks fabulous too!! WOW!! Really gorgeous creations!! Thanks for sharing! *Vicki* from Stamped Smiles

okienurse said...

Love the cross stitch piece. I am like Bo after the swinging the cat comment I would hide too! Love the layout of your dad. Looking forward to seeing the adult one and the one of your mother. Sorry I am late getting around this week but I haven't felt well! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #36

lisa said...

Hi Sue. I love Bojangles peeping out from the net curtains. We have blinds and ours peer our from them and look so comical, as if to say "what am I missing?"
I'm glad you finally scrapbooked your Dad. It's really beautiful. Those papere are just lovely.
Your x stitch is amazing too. I love how you've cnaged the colours, I wouldn't have the nerve. I love these designs and have many Lavender and Lace ones, whether they ever get stitched is another story.
I must get back to WOYWW, I'm getting withdrawal symptoms.
Thanks for your lovely comments.
hugs Lisax