Wednesday, 4 May 2011

WOYWW #100 - 'owzat!

Tenuous link there to cricket..... LOL..... not that this post has anything to do with cricket other than the pronouncement this week that Mr B hates teaching cricket, and Lil Miss B hates playing cricket, so it's a jolly good job that Mr B had someone else come in to school to teach it this week, and the coach that Lil Miss B was supposed to have failed to turn up!

Anyway, I digress!

WOYWW this week is the great 100!  Only three more weeks, and then we hit 104 which means we have the PIF-fest.  And for that reason alone, I cannae show ye much of what has been on my desk.  Only a tantalizing glimpse of a bone folder and a tub of texture paste..... hehehehehe. 


Other items that have been on the family craft desk (aka the kitchen table) include Lil Miss B's attempt at a lizard, and Mr B's progress on the mouse mask.  Go with it, it's a naff photo.  We're getting there, he only has 4 weeks left to get them all finished so methinks this weekend is going to be more Mache Madness, but it's all good clean fun!  If a little sticky...





Lastly, I thought I'd share with you some of the visitors to our garden of late. Amazing though it may seem, these guys really have joined us! 

Now, I'm not sure quite what was going through this little guy's mind as he was here, but we did learn (in our investigations to ensure he was a moorhen not a coot) that this chap can climb trees for roosting purposes.  So that might explain why he was a few hundred yards from the nearest river, but trying to get in the pond.  Hmm, or perhaps not.


Now, partridge are a particularly dumb bird, but these two were either brave or stupid wandering into a garden where there are a couple of longbows.  Fear not - I managed to prevent Mr B from loosing an arrow or two in their direction.  Luckily we don't have an air rifle!


Lastly, and if I do say so myself - most impressive of the lot, was the arrival (and regular repeat visits now) of the woodpecker (Lesser Spotted no less!).  He now comes to the feeder right by the house, but I've yet to manage to snap him in front of the kitchen window.  Just goes to show that all that headbanging finally put a touch of sense into him and now he goes for the fast food.....LOL



Catch you on the 'hop....... 

23 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Some lovely ramblings there Morti and do love the nature shots happy WOYWW! love Shaz in oz.x

Cathy said...

Love your organised space, and Lil Miss B's lizard is looking good. We used to have lots of birds visit our garden, admittedly not a moorhen, but now we have the murdering pussycat birds don't brave our garden.
happy Wednesday,
Cathy xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The lizard looks like a lizard, but I'm not sure the mask is really a mask. But I'm going with it like you asked. And those partridges and the woodpecker make great photo ops. Love how you were able to capture them.

Sarpreet said...

beautiful workspace,Thank you for sharing your workspace, Happy WOYWW 100, Wow! Has it really been 100 weeks! (#3)

jude said...

Wow lovely desk this week!Gorgeous photos of those Birds my fav has to be the woodpecker going for it in your garden.dont see many of those around my garden thats for sure.thanks for showcasing.
Happy WOYWW 100
#hugs judex 28

Ciara said...

So you're a crafty family all round then? How cool.

Love the birdy picks, especially the woodpecker

Happy 100th WOYWW :-)

sasa said...

great post - lots going on...must start thinking hard about my PIF thing too...I think we will all be there at 3am tweaking away...
Thanks for sharing your space,

Sarah at 4

Jan said...

Great photo's and thanks for the snoop :)

Cardarian said...

Loved your post, the craft space is tidy but other things sometimes come first! The woodpeckar comes quite close! Amazing!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Neet said...

How fab - a woodpecker. Lucky you getting a photo of him. I had one a few weeks back came and fed on a seed ball but he has never returned. I was so in awe that I just stood and stared. Loved your description of the "dumb partridges".
Great things being done by the family and maybe Lil Miss B has developed Mr B's love of cricket???

Sunshine Girl said...

Fab workspace there and what a wonderful garden with all those visitors! Have a great day - Sunshine Girl No. 32

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, great snaps of the birdies, and what a selection! Love your night time desk shot...it don't have look tidy and civilised in the dark!!!!

Sid said...

Fab stuff loving the birds !!

Angie said...

What a great post ...love what miss and mr B are creating. How lucky are you to have that woodpecker come visiting.

sandra de said...

That is a mighty fine lizard Miss B. Wildlife in your backyard .... amazing. They must sense the creativity happening inside and know they are perfectly safe.

okienurse said...

Interesting projects in the family craft room. Love all the bird shots. That woodpecker is awesome. Thanks for sharing. Vickie aka okienurse #36

Elizabeth said...

Truly a crafting family - your desk is always worth a look because of the organised goodies on show and the lizard is so cute. Thanks for sharing the bird photos and aren't you privileged to be able to see a woodpecker so close up. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #38

The Crafty Elf said...

Some pretty interesting things going on there - very creative!!!! I just adore the pictures of the birds, great camera work. TFS

Sparkly Engineer said...

Kewl post. Love your birds and kids projects.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Morti back to answer to your queries:
1. a text this big (it was pretty big about 50 x 40cm) usually takes about 50 plus hours of work as have not done it before if working from one already done half time is roughly saved as planning is about half the time..
I have two orders on my desk at present, one large and one small (A4).. plus half a dozen cards so just let me know what it is you are thinking of?
I mostly do verses and prefer to know it well before hand like about 2 to 3 months eg one is for July and one if for June that I have at presnt. The order I have just done was given before Christmas. I dont have grand health and they always drain me totally.. but never say no before I know what it is ..
Most of my work is paid work but not highly as you know how it is with most crafters!!
Thanks for thinking of me, I have finished it and will be posted this Wed. still haven't downloaded pickies, finished it by noon on Friday for pick up (praise God!).. but crashed since then... God bless,
Shaz in oz.x

voodoo vixen said...

Aaaaw, what fabby visitors you have in your garden and I love the lizard... I am a bit of lizard freak so you can be assured it indeed looks like a lizard... the mask... hmmm... looks more like one of those helmets that cricketers wear!! LOL Annette #25

Toucan Scraps said...

oh wow! a woodpecker - I'm jealous,

great modeling from the Bs

Like the look of your desk

Nicky said...

Love the lizard I will believe you one the mask - great photos -

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