Tuesday, 19 November 2013

WOYWW - Glitter or Fluff - What's Your Debris of Choice !!

Well although the desk is looking relatively calm & tidy this week (well by my standards !!), it was a busy & messy weekend !!

What's your debris of choice ? Mine switched by day over the weekend !!

Saturday was a massive tidy up & getting my Christmas project box ready ... well the start of Journal Your Christmas is only a couple of week's away !!

Then I started playing with the Christmas stamps I had bought either at the NEC last week or which were free with magazines !

At the back of my desk you can see the test card I made so I could see how the new WOW sparkly embossing powders I had bought would look once heat embossed ... it was a great help to choose the right colour for the right card !

I had tried to use some of the inspiration I had seen at the show & do my own versions ...
No cards to show you yet - thought I had better keep them under wraps until I had sent them for Christmas or I'd be giving the game away !

So Saturday my world ended up covered in glitter - desk, hands, trousers, stamping mat, Versamark pad .. face & hair - how can it get simply EVERYWHERE !!!

Sunday I hauled my trusty sewing machine out onto the table of my quilt cupboard & set about my Christmas stitching !

First up was my Tilda Ice Skating Angel - and so the debris of the day was fluff from the fur fabric !

I mean I only made a couple of cuts & I was covered in white fluff from head to foot - literally !

So having chosen to wear black trousers & a black T-Shirt just showed my naivety at never having worked with fur fabric before !!!!!!!!!!

I was amazed at the mess ! But I have to say that the end effect is going to be worth it - the fur fabric feels gorgeous - I keep stopping stitching to stroke it !!

Next up was my attempt at translating the German pattern to make my penguin.
My brain must have picked up the fluff too, as I hadn't put 2 & 2 together from the pattern pieces that he would be quite so big !!

I have used up half a pillow full of stuffing !! (I tend to buy a synthetic pillow & use the filling as my toy stuffing).

I had bought one piece of gold felt that I thought would give me enough for the beaks & feet for all three penguins - and only did one ... so heading back to the shop next Saturday !!

Well that's me for this week - looking forward to seeing what you have been up to !
Have a good week ! Ali xxx


  1. Even if he is huge...I think he will be stunning. Well worth it. I do like your stamps and can relate to the glitter thing...it is a problem the world over! #31

  2. Ooh your penguin is cute! Lovely stamps too. Do you want to come to school and help with our glitter projects!!! Now that's mess! X
    Lynda B x

  3. Hope you're de-fluffed now! I always wear old slob-about clothes when I'm crafting!! Love the two different desk shots though.. very productive. Helen 3

  4. I smiled at Lynda's comment as I was about to say that Christmas in school meant glitter everywhere, in your hair, undies etc...even if you hadn't been working with it!! I don't know where it all came from.
    Love your penguin's face, he's got character already!
    Hugs, LLJ 41 xx

  5. You've had a really busy week, great Christmas stamps and some great projects, thanks for sharing Donna #40

  6. What fun stuff to play with. Peg #46 with glitter everywhere...

  7. The penguin looks great, he'd cheer up any desk. Tilda looks massive. We hope you're managed to clear all the fluff and are not trailing it round with you. Stuff like that gets everywhere.

    The bears #57

  8. LOL! What a great post Ali! Been through the glitter thing and believe it, or not the fuzzy fabric thing too AND in black!
    Your penguin is adorable, and I think he's the right size.
    Have a great week
    Krisha #4

  9. ha, Ali! you're so busy! loving the penguin result..and his separate feet...how funny! good tip for those that need the odd bit if stuffing too, you can pick up those pillows for a really good price. The tilde dolly is lovely already...althought the thought of the furry stuff makes my teeth itch!

  10. That penguin is fabulous - even if BIG! What a great weekend you have had - isn't fluff, fur, and glitter compulsory wear for all crafters? I certainly often have glitter in my hair just assumed it was what was supposed to happen?!
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #20

  11. You have such a busy desk! Love your penguin, and the tilde doll......glitter, I thought is was a given in the hair, up the nose....ect.

    Hugs, Robin #76

  12. Happy WOYWW. Loving all of your crafting. I need to be more productive. Most days I do not get anything done! Ali x #37

  13. What fun things you are making! An ice skating doll, a penguin? Wow!
    Thanks for sharing a peek at what you are doing.
    Sharon #88

  14. Thanks for visiting - yes, our bungalow has an upstairs. Main bedroom, shower room, hubby's art room and my art space on the landing are all up in the roof - so I suppose that sort of makes it a dormer bungalow. It doubles the size of the bungalow, and means that downstairs there is space for my disabled hubby to move around easily. I think the next thing we will need to think about, though, is maybe a stair lift. Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Margaret #20

  15. Hi Ali,

    Isn't it fun how one thing leads to another. That penguin is adorable!

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (6)

  16. Gosh lots of projects to get fluffed and glittered up with - LOL. Love the penguin. BJ#51 (sorry a bit late replying still not 100%)