Wednesday, 5 October 2016

WOYWW 383 – It’s beginning to look a lot like.....Easter?

Welcome once again to WOYWW – the desk hopping delight as developed by the delightful Miss Dunnit.  If you’ve not heard of this before and have magically landed here by accident, go HERE for all the details, and maybe even join in...

So what wonders are on my workdesk this week.  It’s not that different to previous weeks and we’re still in the throes of dealing with a whole load of UFOs – UnFinished Objects.  Should be UFPs really, Projects, but it’s not so funny.



 

For months I’ve had these eggs sat on my desk.  They came from Hobbycraft and were plain unglazed ceramic.  I meant to decorate them for Easter, and put them on my white tree on the dining table with the 100 other eggs I have, but I didn’t get around to it.  About a month ago I painted them with an iridescent ink (there’s a 4th one, in turquoise, not shown), and then they sat there again while I decided what to do next.  Lightning struck a week ago, and I used Dovecraft 3D pearls to put dots and swirls etc on.  I think they look quite nice.  I’ll be changing the ribbon for something less “in-yer-face” and then they can be put in the box for next year.
 

It wasn’t all Easter. Oh no.  I did manage one Christmas decoration.  This had also been hanging around like a bad smell.  A plain brown papier mâché star.  Simply painted silver and then I had a gem-sneeze on it.  Well, a bit of bling on a tree is always lovely.  If I had used my noddle though, I’d have put silver leaf on it instead of using that horrible silver paint.  Funny how you think of these things after all is said and done.
 

I’m also working on a couple of plain brown papier mâché tissue boxes that have also been hanging around like a bad smell.  Much, much earlier this year I completed this one for Lil Miss B.  She’s a Harry Potter geek, and when we visited the studios last year, they wrapped our purchases in some tissue paper printed with the Hogwarts Express train ticket.  That made short work of sorting out her tissue box, she loves it and it’s on her HP shrine.  Excuse the dust...

 
The boxes I’m actually working on are one for the lounge, and one for our bedroom.  The bedroom one is currently getting coats of paint where it needs it.  I might add a layer of iridescent paint as well.  The one I’m properly working on is going to match the lounge, and I’ve taken inspiration from the Edgar Allan Poe cushions.  I’m just doing the base layers – I have a set of rubber stamps I’m going to use and will cut out the images and attach them to add a bit of interest.
 

Some of you might remember me doing something a bit similar a few years back, the blog post about it is HERE when I made something very similar for our dear LLJ.  Yes, WOYWW week 166!  Oh my word......!!!

So there you go.  Off you hop to the next desk!  See you soon...

10 comments:

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Morti, decorations looking good. Love the HP tissue box. I agree, there is little more irritating than thinking of a better way to do something when you've finished it.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #4 xxx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Those eggs actually make great Christmas decorations! There's no rule that says you can't use eggs for Christmas! Loving the embossed surface of that box - I'm sure it will look awesome when it's finished. Do make sure to show us! Have fun this week! zsuzsa #22

BJ said...

Love the eggs, nice to get them done at last. BJ#37

Vicky Fisher said...

I think it is a good thing you're finishing of those projects, now those eggs are ready for easter, gem sneeze hilarious, and love the texture on that tissue box. Happy WOYWW, Vicky #16

BJ said...

Oh Morti, if only I HAD a drive, but that is another story..... nearly finished commenting on all the posts this week although still two G+ ones I can't comment on, such a shame. BJ#37

CraftyHope said...

It looks like you've crossed a few things off your UFO list for sure! Love the accents on the eggs and on the star! And those tissue boxes. . .Awesome!! I adore your use of the tissue for the HP one (I'm a big fan too). And the other one looks to be coming along quite well. It makes me a little sad that my tissues are just in the box they come in. I may have to change that! :)
Hope #36

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, it's good to see that design again...I can't believe that you made mine so blooming long ago though!!! Blimey, talk about Tempus Fugit....sigh. Am loving all your creations this week, such variety!
Hugs LLJ 10 xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

The decorations look great - must get my socks pulled up over Christmas preparations! The tissue box is fabulous! Chrisx 28

Sharon Koole said...

The decorations look great - wonderful idea for the eggs!

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #46

okienurse said...

very best crafting space and busy desk. I love all the projects but I think the best was the gem sneeze…I have friends that accuse me of barfing gems all over the place…shoot me I love bling! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #1

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