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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

WOYWW #156 - A Commision!! and an Anniversary

Well, here we are again, as the song goes, sun shining and happy as can be?? don't know about that LAST bit, because I find my blood pressure is elevated ... ah well, they do say you only have given to you what you can bear and someone out there thinks I have extreme tolerance and the broadest of shoulders... perhaps I have, so I will roll with each new punch!! - oh DO get on and show what you have made!!

Last week, I was honoured to accept a commission from LLJan, to make a piece, somewhat like my suitcase inside thingy... so that's what's been on my desk. Strictly speaking, it is parcelled up and sent, but when did that ever stop her showing you stuff??? tee hee...
 Desk all set for playing... tidy huh!! Bet you never thought to see that again this year!!!
 Lots of bits out for inspiration and possible inclusion. I knew what I wanted to create, but not in fine detail at this stage...
 So here is the beginning of the pocket to which I will attach the tyvek strap and goodies... this was the bit LunchLady Jan particularly wanted for her son, Rhys... gosh I do hope he likes it... they should get it today!!!
 Anyway, here is said strap all attached and mostly filled. The large bottle is supposed to be ink and there are some nibs... I also made a quill pen but forgot to attached it for the photo!!!
 Now the pocket is mounted on it's backing with the cogs and gears for steampunk I was asked for... ooo it was SO interesting to have a make that was free rein but directed!!- well that don't make sense now do it??!!
So now here follow some close ups of the various sections, including the ickle notebook...

Here are some of the bits and pieces inside the pocket - tags, notebook and...
a "compass" - actually made from a TH round fragment, sticker, spinner and brad, all encased in a Vintaj filigree piece... I really love how this turned out!!
These are the tags and tickets etc
and this is the cover of the ickle notebook, with steampunk imagery inside...

These are some of the bis and pieces in the strap roll - I am particularly pleased with the "glasses", again made from fragments and Vintaj brass elements...
 This ickle bottle is so yummy, filled with teeny tiny watch parts, ickle gears and such... awww!!
 and this is the back... those of you who know my work well, know that I ALWAYS decorate the backs of my stuff... LLJ and I were calling this a hanging, but I suspect it might be better propped on a plate stand!!!
And this is the "thing" full frontal, mounted on a gears background from the DCWV Tattered Time stack, which is totally yummylicious!! Well that was a marathon, eh??glad you made it through this far!!! And just in case you wondered why I should be showing you my desk and stuff, it's all down to the wandering Julia at the Stamping Ground, cos she gives us ALL permission to snoop and stare at each others' desks all around the world!!! Happy Third Anniversary, Mrs. D.

Thanks for popping over and leaving your lovely comments... hope you enjoyed the tour!! - tour de force, you mean, woman... I shall be hopping over to see you as soon as I can, mother duties allowing!!!!! tee hee.
Love and light
PS - I would like to share this piece at the following challenge blogs
Simon Says Stamp and Show - one for the boys
2Sisters Challenge Blog - bring on the boys