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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WOYWW: Rosettes and UFOs


Here is my desk this Wednesday.   On the left you can see the giveaway fan I showed you in a previous post.  It is also called a UFO (according to this blog, UFO stands for Un-Finished Object).  Well, at least I have started painting the background for it .  I'm planning to give it a day and night theme.  The side you can see is the day side.

The other UFOs on my desk are the ATCs I haven't finished coloring in yet and that background over at the back (actually, there are a lot more UFOs all over my room!)

While blog hopping, I saw a Rosette swap over at Gypsy Brocante and I decided to try making some simple rosettes.  I had an old thrift shop linen skirt (cost me something like 10 cents) and I cut it up to make the rosettes.  I found tutorials here and here and made the one on the left from the linen cloth.  And the shiny one is made from the skirt lining...
   

Then I found another tutorial here and decided to try it out with a paper bead center...

or a button...

Here is one made out of magazine paper and book paper...

I can use the rosettes for decorative garlands or gift wrapping and the cloth ones can be pinned to bags or even used to decorate t-shirts.

Here is another rosette using a thin cotton cloth with more layers.  And here is the ATC I started when I was in the airport waiting for a plane and I have colored it with watercolor and colored pencils...

I have just read the message from (Bleubeard and) Elizabeth that she is picking my blog for her WOYWW blog post today.  I am so honored (and to tell you the truth, I was secretly hoping to get picked one of these days)!  Thanks so much, Elizabeth!

My internet connection hasn't been cooperating with my attempts to visit more WOYWW desks so hopefully this week will be better.   For a peek at what's happening in other desks, hop on over to Julia's Stamping Ground and join in the fun!

58 blog hugs:

jonaks said...

those are lovely handmade flowers!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What awesome flowers. You have created some really unique ones, too. As for the UFOs, I think we all have a few of those. Love the fan. Hope to see it finished, too.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Your rosettes are gorgeous!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Hugs,
Anne

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Found your desk through Elizabeth and Bluebeard and so glad I did.....what a lovely blog! Suzanne (no. 27)

Helen said...

It's always so lovely to come and see your desk. Love those flowers!!

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Stunning stuff on your desk as always.

Hugs
Kay

JoZart said...

Lovely rosettes and picture. Great ideas. Elizabeth picks well! Lots of lovely art to share,
JoZarty x (43)

Lothian Crafts said...

Your flowers are fabulous. I love the magazine one.
Elaine

Pam said...

Love the flowers. Hugs Pam x

Susan Allan said...

I love your art and those flowers are amazing.
Sue xx

Sue said...

Hi ya Peggy
lovely creative desk, your flowers are gorgeous, congratulations on being picked by Elizabeth, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Serendipity (Christine) said...

Stunning flowers - love the one with the button especially :-)

joey said...

Oh WOW Peggy what a gorgeous atc! I am in love with those flowers! totally gorgeous. Joey.x

Anneliese said...

I love those flowers and especially the fact that you recycled fabric to make them, great idea ! .. love the ATC too :D x

Diane said...

Peggy, you have great things going on (UFO's--I love it :) And thanks so much for the flower links--one of these days I'm going to try one!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Stunning flowers! I just love them. Thanks for the links

Scrapcollectr said...

Each rosette is more beautiful than the last. And to think they were sown from recycled items is just wonderful. Have a beautiful day!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The flowers are wonderful :-)
To me UFOs aer really things you have started, put away and not worked on for some time. Your fan is a WIP - Work In Progress
Anne xx

Melissa said...

The paper bead version reminds me of a shell or an egg in a nest. Very pretty.

yogiknitgirl said...

Love your blog this morning! Thank you for commenting on mine today, it was a treat to hear from you. I just joined to follow your blog, hope you will follow along with mine as well. You are a very talented lady!!! Blessings to you this day.

The French Bear said...

Your rosettes are beautiful and your ATC card is stunning!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

butlersabroad said...

Lovely handmade flowers Peggy, and that little ATC is too beautiful for words.

Hugs
Brenda (93)

Morti said...

Always a treat to stop by and see your art.......

La Dolce Vita said...

Hi! Elizabeth sent me from her blog, darling blog you have here and I really like your work!! have a great day! ciao!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous flowers and your UFOs are looking good too

Doone said...

oh Peggy please pleaseplease if you ever come over to europe or the uk tell me where and when I want to spend a day drawing and painting with you and do a person to person ACT swap - you are just sooo inspiring,

fabulous work,

Dx

Doone said...

so excited by your Art i forgot - I'm number 49 and i meant ATC !!!

Dx

Tertia said...

Lovely flowers. I think I might actually have more UFO's than you, but please don't tell anybody.

Lou and Mel said...

What amazing flowers you've made - I have to look at those tutorials!
Gorgeous!

voodoo vixen said...

Love the ATC drawing, its stunning and your flowers are gorgeous, may have to try them out! UFO's eh? Hmmmm, have a few of them around the scraproom too! ;)

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Beautiful flowers but even more beautiful drawing. ~jeni (118)

Tracy Evans said...

You have some stunning artwork on your desk, very creative and your flowers are simply gorgeous and even better the fact they were made from such a cheap purchase, well done you. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Hello from Utah! Nice to meet you - I came by way of http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/ (I actually stumbles to her and so glad I did!) Love your blog and your roses and the ones that look just live poppies! Nice work..I'll be back - I'm now following so I don't miss anything ;-D

Carolynne said...

Love the flowers thank you for sharing

xx

Cath said...

Your art work is amazing and I love the flowers.

Cathx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

oooooh the flowers are gorgeous.

A.xx

Claireliz said...

those flowers are stunning
C
xx
(linky 25)

Spyder said...

The Rosettes are fabulous, I think I like the paper ones better, some thing about looking like a flower but not a flower...anyway they are lovely. have a good week!

(Lyn)

Chrissie said...

Those flowers are just gorgeous!
Chrissie

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous flowers, and colouring in, fab workspace,Happy WOYWW! Thank you for sharing your workspace (Linky number 19)

Carola Bartz said...

I love the term "UFO" ! And that ATC is stunning! Such beautiful work! Happy WOYWW, Carola - 112

Ciara said...

those flowers are brilliant - aren't you talented?!

Ciara
xx

Phree said...

Gorgeous flowers, I really love the red ones that look like poppies. Thanks for the snoop round.

Bluefairy4U said...

Beautiful flowers Peggy, love all your rosettes you are one talented lady. Your ATC with the white rosette is absolutely stunning, wish I was sitting next to you at the Airport when you were doing that one, its so beautiful, lost for words. Sending you big Hugs JO.xxx No.55 on list.

kristie said...

ohhhh those flowers are awesome!

TinaB said...

Great desk this week hun xx Happy WOYWW, Sorry I'm a bit late xx Hugs Tina (#9) xx

Alicia.R. said...

Lovely Rosette's and your art is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us all.
Alicia.R. (#81)

Wipso said...

Really gorgeous flowers.
A x

Dragon said...

Woo what an inspiration.. I love your flowers and that you gave us the link so we can copy!!! I have a lovely little flower on my blog which you might like to see... The tutorial link is there too...
Frankie
xx

Julia Dunnit said...

The flowers are just fab - I prefer them without centres if you see what I mean, just whirls of flower. And the airport ATC is sublime, really gorgeous. In your case, long live the UFOs because you always get back to them!

The Taming of the Glue said...

Thank you so much for sharing the rosette tutorial...my daughter has been looking for one and this is ideal. Great desk as well!!

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

Your blog is always so beautiful in every way. I love your rosettes, and of course...I always love your ATC's!!

craftimamma said...

Those flowers and rosettes are fabulous. Thanks for sharing the links.

Hugs
Lesley Xx (#87)

Piddawinkle said...

the flowers are fab, and your drawing is magical, do you ever trade ATC's as Id love to own one of your pieces, thanks for visiting me no 118 :)

The Paper Princess said...

Dear Peggy

Your flowers and blog and workspace are beautiful - I've been backreading a bunch of your posts - congrats for being Elizabeth's blog of the week - I didn't realize you and Patsy were sisters until she shared that on her blog!

I love your art and I signed up to follow you so I'll have a better chance of keeping up with your work our list grows and grows!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

What a wonderful blog Peggy! I really like your use of the acronym "UFO"! ha ha. The rosettes are so pretty. Keep thinking of making these and appreciate all the great links you've provided. New follower here:)

lighttraveler said...

Congratulations on your One Lovely Blog Award From Create With Joy!

I am your newest follower!
Please follow back, I would greatly appreciate it!
Quick Tattletails
:)

Susan Allan said...

Your art is amazing and those flowers are to die for. Have a great week.
Sue xx 8

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