Wednesday, 8 February 2012

WOYWW # 140

It's that time again. It has been Wednesday in England for quite a few hours now! Time to stop by Julia's blog and check out all the busy workspaces from all around the world.
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I haven't got any cards or scrapbook pages finished up this week as I am still busy making flowers.
Earlier today, I posted about Little Miss C asking me to make a new design of flower hair clips. (See previous post for details.) Here is the sample picture of the one her mommy bought her. It is a wee bit lopsided in its construction.  Miss C and I plan to build ours a little more evenly.

I have just started dragging out all the bits and bobs to make some of these new style. The pale pink boa was from a Zellers clearance last year... ten cents each boa...Now, that's a clearance!!!  Luckily I picked up 8 packages.

I popped into Michaels today and found that lovely white boa...it has the added bonus of some silver  threads running through it. I grabbed the black as well...too bad it doesn't come with silver threads too. I had the black polka dot flowers already and added in some white petals from my scrapbook stash.  I always have an assortment of hair clips and goodie brand elastics. These should work out just right for the fasteners for the first few.  I will keep my eyes peeled for the specific type that is on the flower Miss C already owns.

I have had to take this picture on the other side of my L shaped counter. I don't normally work on this side as it houses my computer, cricut, and printers.  But since my other flower projects from last week are still on the other counter, I was forced to set up over here.

I have one more project to show you...it is crammed into that same corner...almost on top of my keyboard.
I will push the flowers to the side so I can show you the second project.

These are burlap flowers that I cut out of a shopping bag from the dollar store.  A couple of days ago, I blogged about the bag I made to carry my weigh in clothes, diet sheets, diet grocery shopping book, etc.
I decided that the flowers on that original bag were a bit too small and looked a bit lost on it. I managed to cut a bigger petal and added it behind.  I am happier with the final result and now have to ink up a bunch more to be attached to the bags I am making up for gifts.

Here is a sample of the finished bag.  It is a burlap bag, lined with plastic...I think it is meant for fruit and veg etc.  There is a huge bag to match (also plastic lined) for the regular groceries. I will give a matching small and large one to my daughters and to my sister...hope they don't read the blog this week. Both my daughter are really into recycling so I may gift the bags at Xmas, with a couple of their Christmas gifts inside.

77 comments:

Bridget Larsen said...

Love that bag and I am sure miss would be pleased with what you make for her
Bridget #53

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh those burlap flowers are just to die for!!!

Neil said...

Hi there, Can't believe it's Wednesday again already! Thanks for letting me in to peek and I hope the rest of the week is a blessed and creative one for you! Very clever alteration of the bag.
Neil #45 (ish)

Karen said...

I love your flowers and your bag is really fab, its gorgeous :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Karen #90

May said...

Hi, you have been busy, love the bag those flowers are fab, I have joined as a follower so I can visit in the future!!! I so wish we had a Michaels here in the UK, they have such fab products, Have a good week, Hugs May x x x x

Danielle said...

The hair clips are cute, but the bag ROCKS! Love the tote by itself, but then you added that flower and WOW! dani 14

Brenda B said...

I'm not the only one with a lovely, tidy work area! Yours is beautiful. Great deal on the flowers and boa too, your GD is going to be very happy. Love the burlap flowers too.

Hugs
Brenda

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Love the finished bag!! It's really cute and stylish!!

-heather #19

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gorgeous bag love the flowers you've added...have a fab week...Mel :) #63

Trish Latimer said...

LOVE the bag! gorgeous! those clips are going to be cool too!

Ann B said...

Love the bag, very understated but just right.
Ann B
#50

L00py's Craft Creations said...

lovely bag hun,
Happy WOYWW hun, have a good one, xx

Lou #7

soapHOUSEmama said...

Great bag!!!

Sarah said...

Love burlap and your bag is a true beauty in perfect tones! Thanks for letting us look in and peek at your desk... Sarah at 7

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Fun projects!!!

Robin Panzer Art said...

Love the burlap flowers! ~Happy WOYWW (#30) Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Angie said...

Such fun flower clips ...great use of the bargain boa.I adore that finished bag...great idea.

Blessed Ladybug said...

very nicely done.. thaks for sharing....

Karen said...

The burlap bags are an awesome idea. and love all your flowers - so pretty

Jingle said...

I love the burlap bag with the flowers!

Elizabeth said...

Your well ahead with your Christmas gift prep, love the burlap flowers. Thanks for your much appreciated visit earlier today and I hope you are having a great day. Elizabeth x #2

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab flowers and I love that bag. Thanks for sharing & enjoy this WOYWW, I'm off to be nosey, & peek at some more desks! Zo x 83, well I was when last looked, it keeps changing!

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

I love the burlap bag with the flowers. It looks like Timmy's die was made for that!
Happy WOYWW!
Aeryn (#37)

Erica said...

Love the burlap!!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Now you see, whenever I try to make flowers, they end up looking like a squashed cauliflower... I just don't have the floral technique, I guess!! That bag is all the better for your improving :)
Hugs, LLJ #56
PS I have made the odd draught excluder from time to time - it depends if I have enough scraps for stuffinh!

Lisa said...

your space looks so tidy. The hair pretties are so cute!

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the flowers and the finished bag!!!hugs trace x no44

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Love your burlap bag and flowers. Did you cut them with your cricut? The colour for your creation is perfect. Thanks for visiting me and have a creative week. Bye, Franka

Sherry Edwards said...

Your burlap flowers are wonderful and look so good on the bag. Only yesterday I threw out an old burlap bag as the lining was ruined - what was I thinking!!! lol

Thanks for stopping by my desk this week and for the info on Pintrest - I'm gradually beginning to understand it (I think!!)

Sherry (8) xx

Peggy said...

love the burlap bag and flowers

Annie Smith said...

Ooh, lovely flowers! I only just learned how to do felt flowers and my daughter makes them herself now (she's 9) so she can wear them in her hair! So much fun.

505whimsygirl said...

Oh, love the bag!!! The flowers definitely add a bit of style to it!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Kay
#129

Anne-marie said...

love the bag and your flowers are fab,your space is so tidy can't say the same about mine lol.
Anne-marie x no 141

jo said...

Hi, i haven't linked up with WOYWW this week as i've had camera problems but couldn't resist having a peek in!
Love your shopping bag with the inked flowers, they would make fab pressies!Hope the weathers' good wherever you are - i'm in Scarborough, UK and it's freezing!I'm your newest follower, hope you don't mind!
Jo x

Katie said...

I LOVE your burlap bag! It is fabulous!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy WOYWW!
Katie #18

My name is Cindy said...

Loving those burlap flowers! And those hair decs are gonna be pretty snazzy too! Thanks for popping by to see me, Cindy @#58

My name is Cindy said...

Love those burlap flowers they've turned uout very well, and those hair decs will be pretty snazzy too! Thanksa for popping by to see me, Cindy @ #58

Maggie's Crafts said...

Wow stunning flowers. :)

Thank you for sharing. :)

Maggie xx
#178

VonnyK said...

Wow, that bag looks fantastic, you are really clever.
Have a great week.
Von #26 :)

Laura said...

Those burlap flowers are great! I've been reading that it's a bit of an emerging trend -- you are on the cutting edge. :)

Becky said...

Oh I love to make hair accessories for my girls! Those are too cute!!!

Wendy said...

Oh I love your burlap flower. Great idea.

Spyder said...

Love the shopping bag, you must be pleased with it, shame to use it! Have a great crafty week HaPpY WoYwW

((Lyn))

Sandy said...

Everyone needs something this pretty for their hair!
Sandy

Margie H said...

WOW! What a great bag - love burlap!

Barb King said...

I love the texture of the burlap flowers, they're great!

Tracy said...

Good find on the Zellers boa's.
Pretty flowers and tote :)

Anita Scroggins said...

I absolutely love those flowers on the bag!!! Wonderful job!!!!! I am your newest blog follower. I would love it if you could follow along on my blog too. I can't wait to see more of your projects!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Like the burlap and it's flowers. What very pretty hair attire. Have a wonderful crafty week. The time just flies by

Raven's Rest Studio, Jennifer Conway said...

Super-duper cute! My daughter would LOVE those hair clips!

Anonymous said...

Hi, what a busy desk, the flower clips look great and the bag looks super with your burlap flowers it has a great au natural look, It will be super for holding Xmas gifts with the added bonus of being reusable. Laura

Charlie said...

Cute idea - I have that die and never tried in on that sort of material - not I might try it cause it sure looks good. Thanks for visiting. =0)

jude said...

Have fun with the hair clips ans love the flowers on the bag.Have a creative week Happy woyww
judex4

SueH said...

Oh wow, that bag is gorgeous and too nice to put shopping in, in my opinion. I’m sure your daughter and sister will love them.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Erika said...

Busy, busy, busy desk, great clips but I LOVE your bag.....fabulous finishing touches too. Thanks for sharing, crafty hugs,
Erika.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous creations.
luv
Debby

April said...

Wow I love that bag! all the goodies on your desk are lovely, love feathery things they're so touchable :o) x

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah what a great idea the burlap flowers are...I've added to a felt bag before now, but never thought of the lovely texture possibilities with the burlap...genius!
Have fun with the hair accessories, you'll have little bits of feather floating everywhere before you're done!

Lisa-Jane said...

That bag looks wonderful - don't you just love bargain shops! Those clips look pretty too - maybe I ought to try something for my little girl like that?

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

wow--a busy desk. Love all the flower clips even the bag itself. it would be perfect for gifts at any occasions.

thanks for visiting my blog!

Michele #153

Sheena said...

The bag is gorgeous with those flowers on it - you are so organised talking about christmas gifts already!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm organised when it comes to my markers, just not anything else!

Sheena
xxx

BumbleVee said...

A constant source of amazement this blogging... and getting to see all the ideas people have..

Peggy Cain said...

Happy WOYWW! Enjoyed my visit. love the burlap flowers

Fuchsia said...

Absolutely loving your Bag and the Flowers
Thanks for passing by
Have a good week
Fuchsia x

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous! Love the bag and the fluffy flowers! Lovely! Kim

Linda said...

The bag is great, but I really love the flowers. The pieces of boa are perfect! Linda #152

Sam said...

Love what you have done with that bag. Brilliant idea!

Lou said...

The Bag looks great with the flowers, a nice gift idea, I didn’t make it, to everyone’s crafty space on Wednesday so doing my snooping today,
Hope you have a great week x Lou x @#103

Neet said...

WOw - that bag is fabulous! Great idea. Must have a go at something similar. Now where is that glue gun?
Love the clips too, Little Miss C will love them.
Thanks for your visit - am late this week (jet lag and just got back Wednesday) - Hugs, Neet xx

TangolikeRaindrop said...

Loving the burlap bag! :)

Morti said...

Fab bag - and the hairclips will look great, Lucky Miss!

Thanks for stopping by....

Sarah said...

Sorry I'm a little late popping in for a nosy!! Lots going on, you've been busy!! The bag is lovely!! Sarah x #114

Anne said...

A little late I know. Love the bag and the flowers for hairclips idea. Thanks for visiting my blog. Anne x

Gwen said...

Beautiful shopping bag:)
xx 160

Jackie said...

Your bag is lovely and the hair clips look like fun.

Paula Gale said...

wowser - I love what you have done with that bag - it looks sooo designer. I think I have the same die actually - is it the Sizzix Big Die - Tim Holtz shabby flowers (or similar name)... I have only used mine a handful of times but intent to use it a lot more now you've reminded me I have it lol....

Love the hair clips too - any little lady would love those....

Thanks for visiting my space last week. HAPPY WOYWW (even though I'm late).

Paula x x x

mamapez5 said...

I just love that bag. It looks great. My cats (they live in my craft room) would have a field day with those feather boas! Have fun making them into hair slides for little Miss C. Kate 164 xx