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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WOYWW #150 - Odds and Ends?

Once again into the blog hop my friends... another week has flown and the weather has come and gone, and the year is in full flood with blossoms and leaves... April is a strange month of sun and showers, isn't it?? Plays havoc with arthritic paws!! - aww... all get out yer handkies, she's off again!!!

Anyway it's time to bear your soul, or your desk, whichever is less untidy - well that will be her desk then, tee hee!!! - courtesy of the clever-idea-ed lady, Julia. How would we spend our days if not flying about the ether, spying on our crafty firends??

And here is mine with all manner of stuff on it - well see for yourself!!
 Well, firstly there are some ickle birdies... can't show much more of this project as it is still under wraps -  don't want to have to kill you!! I am taking part in Laura Denison's  tag swap, and these are part of what I am making for it. I will show you more and post the finished pieces when the swap is over. Below are some more handmade embellishments...

 Here are coily wires, and vintaj pieces, embossed. The only non-made-by-me piece is the twisty heart. I have also wired some turquoise pieces ... to match the ickle birdie colours.

Over  at DragonsDream TIO, this week, the challenge chosen by me is The Secret Garden. I have gone all uncharacteristically romantic on this one, but I am loving the colour scheme.

I used lots of stamps here to create the lost, overgrown look. The door is a Darkroom Door stamp - quite apt really!!

And the twist is that it opens up to be a garden scene, through the door...

Finally, a word about that district nurse... well she came, and I put my case about mum's condition and problems, and she agreed!!! She also said she thought mum had an infection, so we sorted that too...

So I suppose I won that round. We will have a better allocation next time, so hurrah!! However, things are much the same with mum, herself. She continues to deteriorate, fogetting to eat and drink etc unless prompted... shouldn't happen to a dog, and wouldn't!!!
Love and Light
Frankie
xx

45 comments:

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

...gosh where to start, so many loVely designs...the birdies look fab, loVin your embellies isn't turquoise the coolest gem...beautiful card too...thanks for sharing...Mel :)

Hels Sheridan said...

wow and thrice wow!! What a gorgeous lot of eye candy to see!! Hope the paws get less achey soon hun x

Helen said...

Love those birds, I can't wait to see what you do with them. Your Secret Garden is just amazing - the kind of thing I wanted to do but looking at yours - wow! I am happy with mine, but yours is just fabulous. Glad you had some success with your Mum....

kath said...

wow loving those ickle birds and your hand made embellies...happy WOYWW hugs Kath (25) xxx

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh lots of loveliness going on there - love everything you have made. Hope your Mum is ok. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 5

Tuire said...

Lovely birdies - and the other embellies. The Secret Garden is just gorgeous!
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #9

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous little pieces, such beautiful details
Sophie x
no.57

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the look of your birds , your secret garden piece is beautiful....good luck with your mum, very hard my mums mum is invthe same way...very cruel indeed. Hugs trace x 68

Victoria said...

love the birds
Thank you for the glimpse of your work this week on WOYWW x

Karen said...

WOW lots of gorgeous projects! I love the little embellies and the secret garden is just stunning :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #11

Ann B said...

Hope that swap closes soon so that I can see what you do with those fantastic birds - where did you get them and what did you use to paint them 0 they are gorgeous.

Ann B
#39

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super makes and I love those birdies! Take care & enjoy this WOYWW snoop! Zo xx 17

Redanne said...

I agree with your April comment! Love all the things on your desk, the birdies are beautiful and your embellies are gorgeous. Lovely desk altogether. Happy WOYWW from Anne #30

Suzanne said...

Really love the overgrown doorway look and as for the birds, drool! I have a love of anything birdie. Lovely post. #40

Suzanne said...

Really love the overgrown doorway look and as for the birds, drool! I have a love of anything birdie. Lovely post. #40

Miriam said...

Ooh that looks interesting.
Thanks for sharing
#84

Hazel said...

Lots of loveliness, including those fab birds - thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

Helen said...

Hi Frankie - I am doing Lauras swap too! Love your birds and charms - who ever is in your tag group will be lucky indeed. WOYWW Hugs to you Helen 42

ger76 said...

Beautiful work & love the little birdies :D


Luv Ger x
WOYWW#91

Claire said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Love all your embellies and the Secret Garden is a real stunner!
Claire xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful creation, looks a little book containing a secret story.

Gabrielle said...

Oh I love all those birds and the tag is incredible! I loved the Secret Garden as a child and this is just what I saw in my head - fabulous. Again, thank you for having me on the DT x

Sandy said...

Wow it all looks so wonderful the birds are amazing and all the layers over the doorway just sooo pretty :)
#38

Lisa Richards said...

Your work is gorgeous! I love your sense of design and color.

Sad about our moms as they age. I live far from mine and my step-dad takes great care of her, but ultimately I place her in God's care. She's done so much for me.

Love your Secret Garden! Someone will be blessed to receive it!

Jacqui said...

Gorgeous work and good luck with the swap - I 'nearly' went for it myself but decided I could not quite fit it in due to fabric tag swap - see my desk! Jacqui #120

Lisa said...

Brilliant birdies and a fab fun blog to see too.
Thanks for sharing
Lisa #113
xx

Kim said...

Very busy, I see!! I can't wait to try the Vintaj pieces...your's look great!

Julia Dunnit said...

It's no wonder your poor hands suffer, you do insist on doing twiddly bits!! Really like the birds and other preps for your swap. But really, I can't see that mine is any untidier than yours. *grin* Seriously glad to hear about round one with the Nurse....keep at em dear gal.

Rita said...

Lots going on here, and its looks so interesting too. I love your card its just beautiful. Sorry to hear about your Mum. Hugs Rita xxx 55

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous pieces all of them but I think the secret garden is my favourite, I love those colours and hey, I happen to like romantic.

My good thoughts for your mum, such a hard journey, been there, done that.....
xoxo

Have a great week and enjoy this special WOYWW!
#26

May said...

O my word... those birds look fantastic... and your secret garden tag is simply Stunning, Hugs May x x x No2

monique said...

the birds are fantastic, and your tag is awesome, such a great idea to make a door that can really be opened. It's very beuatiful

Tertia said...

Those birdies and handmade embellies are great! LOVE the secret garden card!!!
Sending you lots of hugs accross the ocean, looks like you could do with some.
Happy WOYWW

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh those birdies look v. interesting I will have to pop back for the reveal.

so glad you tackled the district nurse and got a postive outcome.

kyla #105

BumbleVee said...

love the turqoises .....

I can't even show as much as you can with your project..... mum's the word on mine for a few weeks yet....

Vee
138

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love all your twisted wire whatsits - they're really beautiful.
I sympathise with your plight re your mum - I'm going through much the same with mine. Tricky old times... Well done for winning this round :)
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

okienurse said...

lots of fun things on your post today I can't choose just one. Love the ickle birds and secret garden and your wire vintaj pieces are awesome. Thanks for sharing Vickie #32

Scrappekatten said...

What a wonderful secret garden, and those birds....
148

Twiglet said...

What a fab post - so much lovliness! So sad to hear about your mum. Its an awful heart breaking time for you all. Sending you my little rainbow to lift your spirits. x Jo

Spyder said...

Gorgeous pieces all of them, you are clever! Have a great crafting week! HaPpY (late) WoYwW!

((Lyn)) #56

Lisa-Jane said...

I just want to walk through that door! Happy WOYWW #45

RosC said...

My goodness, what a lot to see. I love the curly metal work, very nicely done. Also love the stamped pictures - very soft and pretty. Must look into the range of DRD stamps in the new shop I visited recently (new to me that is).

Now here's some fun. I opened your blog and went into the next room briefly. Thought to myself, "Gosh, the icecream van is very loud today. Must be the wind direction." Back to the computer and of course it's your lovely music which I enjoy and often leave open while I do more WOYWW comments.

Cheers Frankie,
Ros. #124

Joynana said...

WOW, all so pretty. Love that purple trim and the charms are just gorgeous. Sorry I am so late getting around. #95

Sue said...

Beautiful Tag Frankie, I love your soft colour scheme. Good luck with your Mum, I know how difficult this is as we had the same situation with my Grandma a couple of years ago - all you can do is take one day at a time (easier said than done I know) x

Queen Of Toys said...

My goodness what a lot of work you are doing, love those birdies and your album is amazing.

Eliza #103