Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday???

Good Morning Wednesday,
And a big hello to you too! My awaycation has become a staycation as I'm back home a week early. Hubby's back is not playing along and the Dutch rain delivered exactly what it said on the box (continual and wet), so homebound it was. Not plan A or B, but now back at Chez Funny Farm, we are like two contented OAPs adept in the art of pottering around. And very nice indeedily it is...
The goodies here are from a quick trip to Worcester today. The huge Dutch holiday haul of new stash multiplied daily and has already been filed and sorted. Second mortgage is pending...

Did a big unpack and clear-up day before hitting the crafty space which was a smart move because now it really feels like playtime. Took quite a while to get going yesterday and find the right path again, but the fingers did so want to play, so I fiddled and faffed with lots of different elements and layers which came together to create a hanging.
Enjoyed losing myself in vintage tones and Wendy Vecchi art. I think her work has a kind of American folk art feel to it, but it's also quirky and detailed too. So I feel it challenges and feeds my creativity in all the right places!

It started off as a card following the challenge guidelines from Lori's EWV group but it was needing more oomph and depth, so the hanging invented itself. Stamping, Art Parts, Clearly for Art, inks, dimension and layers really put me back en route! I created a little house and garden and just went to town mixing up the patterns and textures. Took a lot of rearranging and contemplation but it's good to really feel the brain ticking over. You don't have to get it right first time!
Don't forget August's My Mojo Monthly Challenge. Many of you are hoping to join in. Ooh, please do! I'd love to see what ya got!

Thanks too for such a great response last week. Sigh...I wish I could give you all a parcel of Dutch lovelies. The winners are Kissinia and Gabrielle. Well done girls!

So there we go, another week back on the ranch. Do join in the WOYWW desk-hop and nosey around...brain-wave of our Star Hostess Julia! It's fun, free, frantic and fab. Thank you again for taking some time to be here. Do enjoy your visit, drop me a line and have a great week too.
Adios...
Sarah.

Joining in with:
Try it on Tuesday-Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything but a card
The Shabby Tea Room - Polka dots

52 comments:

CraftyLoops said...

Oh wow, this wall hanging is so gorgeous. Congrats to the two girls who won your beautiful goodies, Kissenia is a very good friend so Im delighted for her. Hope your hubby's back gets better soon. Lee xx

Micki said...

gorgeous wall hanging and love love love those butterflies. :-)

Micki said...

dang, hit the enter key too quickly.... I have to say, I got a good chuckle out of your first paragraph, especially the part about "2nd mortgage pending". I hope your hubby's back is feeling better..... know how that feels, only it's my neck....

sandra de said...

Lovely hanging and I do so like the butterflys.

Franka Benjaminsen said...

What a very sweet door hanging. Love all these colours and the stamps you have used... but you know that already. These transparent floors and butterfly makes it totally compleet.
xFranka

akilli melek said...

sorry to hear your vacation was cut short, but you seem to be enjoying yourself anyway.
love the colours in the project, and the butterflies and flowers
caroline #19

voodoo vixen said...

Love your hanging, such stunning colours and sorry to hear that your vacation was cut short but you seem to be taking the disappointment in your stride and using the time to play!!

okienurse said...

Great looking wall hanging. Sorry to hear your vacation was cut short and that your husband was in such pain! Glad to hear to that when life gave you lemons you made lemonade. Have fun playing in your crafty space. Vickie

Tertia said...

What a lovely wall hanging you made. My hubby is on a weeks vacation from work and we decided to stay home, must admit, its been lovely!
Happy WOYWW

Dragon said...

Aww.. sorry you had to come home a bit early cos hubby is in such pain... your platime paid off as always... fab stuff!!
Frankie
xx

kissinia said...

Let you hubby get well soon! The wall hanger is brilliant! And Hooray!!! I am so delighted to find out that I won your blog candy! This is fantastic! You really made up my day :)

Helen said...

Sorry you had to cut short your holiday, but what a glorious wall hanging you have made - I love it! I am a big Wendy fan, so this is right up my street.

Wipso said...

Love the hanging and really hope hubby's back improves very soon.
A x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I really love just having time to potter at home, sad but true! That hanging is very pretty, lovely colours and textures - as you say, very homespun Americana look. Me likee!! xx

Spyder said...

I love the hanging, brilliant and very creative, hope hubs back get better...mine has the same at the moment!
Have a good week and an even better WOYWW
(Lyn)

Tammy said...

Your wall hanger is lush, Hope your hubby gets better soon. Happy Wednesday thanks for sharing

Jona Panesa said...

its a lovely wall hanging! sorry about your vacation. at least, you enjoyed making the hanging!

Julia Dunnit said...

Love that Sarah - the WVecchi art being used in other ways than on grunge with DIs, really shows up what a useful addition to my collection it could be!! Sorry about the weather in Holland - we too are prone to giving up and coming home; hope the following week at home is fun and better for the back. Poor boy.

famfa said...

Lovely wall hanging. Beautiful words

NatashaMay said...

The hanging is absolutely fantastic! Sorry you had to wrap up the vacation a week early but you're making the best of it I see. :)

Carolyn Phillips said...

So sorry you had to go home, but hope you get a good rest and enjoy your potter. The hanging is lovely and I adore all the layers.

JoZart said...

Sorry to hear your Dutch hol was cut short and I hope DH recovers, poor soul, and compensates you with another trip! Love your hanging... at least something good has come of being home.
Love joZarty x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sasa, a delightfully creative post as usual thanks, love the colours used and the butterfly too! finishing touches maketh or breaketh the creation! so much for sharing and happy WOYWW - ah the Dutch craftsmanship is really great! Shaz in Oz.x

Ann B said...

Sorry to hear about your hols but lounging about like two OAPs is good for you - take my word for it.
Love the wall hanging and that turquoise bit on your desk looks scrumptious

SueH said...

Aww Sarah, what a shame the weather wasn’t kind to you and you had to come home early but I agree that sometimes enough is enough and you have to give in to the inevitable. At least you had some nice new goodies to play with when you got home so I hope that helped to take your mind off the disappointment.

Loving the wallhanging!

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Suze Bain said...

A gorgeous hanging, love all the layers and earthy colours. Congrats to the two lucky winners. Enjoy. xx

butlersabroad said...

Can't believe there's somewhere else on earth wetter than England in the summertime! Shame you had to come home early but I really like a few days at home with free time to get on with stuff once in a while. Hope the poor boys back gets better, I'm another one in that category too so I, quite literally, feel his pain too! Beautiful hanging, really like it.

Hugs
Brenda 80

Jingle said...

Your space is super fun and your project is beautiful!

Hazel said...

Enjoy your goodies - Hazel WOYWW #65 x

Bella said...

I love your WV artwork. Thanks for visiting my desk all the way over in South Africa! We are in for a storm this week-end, I can feel a craft session coming on!

Angelfish said...

Sorry you had to cut your holiday short, but you're certainly making good use of your time:)

Penni said...

Wow this is fabulous - I love the Butterfly and Flowers.

Hugs
Penni
X

Marjolein..... said...

Gorgeous creation!!! Jammer van je vakantie maar ja, regen is NOT FUNNY! Did you buy loads of craft stuff overhere????

Greetings, marjolein

Sue said...

Hi ya
aww sorry your holiday was cut short, hope hubbies back is feeling better,gorgeous door hanger, lovely detail, thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Betty Boo! said...

Beautiful stuff! Love the shot of your desk!

Betty

kath said...

thanks for the crafty snoop and love your wendy inspired project...hugs kath xxx

Doone said...

i do Love the word pottering,

such a fabulouso word

and activity,

of course the art of fab too,

and yes, for sure, next i will do a mojo monthly offering and link,

Dx

Anne said...

Love the wall hanging. Hope your DH's back gets better soon. Loved having a nosey at your desk. Anne x

The Crafty Elf said...

I'm so sorry the weather was not cooperating and your poor husband, not nice! At least coming home you now have some new toys to get crafty with and that should help fill your last bit of staycation or as we call it Porta Backa Yarda - LOL. Your hanging is lovely and the detail is stunning. Well done! Enjoy the rest of your holiday and happy crafting!

Angie said...

Love the hanging 'thing a majig' ...sorry hubby's back is still bad....and hols cut short

The Paper Princess said...

Just lovely!

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous hanging!! Loving all the layers. Sorry to hear your trip was cut short, hoping your hubby's back is better soon. Congratulations to the drawing winners :D. #89

Marianne said...

always love visiting your blog ! happy woyww

Gaynor said...

WOW this is Very nice, thanks for sharing with us at craft your passion and good luck, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Elizabeth said...

Sorry to hear that your husband's back is no better and the holiday was cut short ... however, as one of those OAPs you liken yourself too ... there's a lot to be said for staycations and pottering :) When I was working I booked myself a week every year to do just that! Oh, the freedom from the daily grind ... I wallowed in it. Your wall-hanging is gorgeous and the butterfly is beyond gorgeous. Now, you've got my fingers itching and I've got your Mojo post open ... Elizabeth x #70

Morti said...

wish I could join in the challenge but I'm in the throes of packing up as you might just have noticed when you popped by! Lovely work as usual Sarah!

Carola Bartz said...

This is such a gorgeous wall hanging, very beautiful in those earthy colors that I love. Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Very cool! Fantastic piece Sarah, thanks so much for joining the MAC!

Neet said...

Fab wall hanging and I love your inky bit on the post above. Neet x

Twiglet said...

Shame about the Dutch wetness - hope hubby's back is improving. The Dutch crafty stash sounds brill and I love that little hanging.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a pretty hanging! I like all the layers!

Gabrielle said...

Was so excited to have won but more excited when the parcel popped safely through my door! Thank you so very much! I think the material might just become bunting! Thank you so much x