A great, no! not just great....but an amazing time was had over the Bank holiday weekend when Doone and her OH, Niall, stayed with us. We shared so much ... good food, wine, chocky, laughs, trips out but most of all the guys were left to their own resources (read their books and snoozed) whilst Donna and I crafted as much as possible. Here she is helping to make the round table of the Making Room as
creative messy as she can.
We shared ideas, skills and inspiration and Donna gave us so many generous gifts including a fabulous journal which she had made specially for me.
We played inky messes with shaving foam, spray starch and compressed air to make some amazing backgrounds which were turned into books.
That messy, messy mat is Donna's......well I told her she'd leave something behind from the huge suitcase of stash she brought.
All things considered my desk still has some strawberries exposed and you will see my new sign from "you know who" which quotes from the lyric "I get by with a little help from my friends". It was the Beatle Festival here and that's the closest we got to one of their songs!
We bravely, brazenly, honestly and openly share our crafty spaces each week courtesy of Julia at the Stamping Ground and if you pay her a visit any Wednesday you can nosey in on over 100 more from all over the globe.
We made wacky people recycled, alcohol inky, glazed, metal pendants. Mine has a half face, beads and dyed silk knots.
Here's Donna's Beautiful Dreamer with movable arms and legs.
Close up of mine with it's spooky face
Some of the papers and books.....
Below is the fabulous journal I was so thrilled to receive and inside are lots of pockets and envelopes filled with beautiful treasures of charms, papers, tags and fabrics.
The Mystery Object
...still hasn't been correctly identified so here's a close up photo with a ruler next to the penguin because so many guesses completely mistook the scale. I thought the Ikea drawers would be a clue??!!
Guesses range from bangles and bowls to chamber pots and even a UFO!! Come on now, surely someone knows what it is?? The prize is still on offer and I'll draw for it if there are lots of correct answers.LOL! (BTW Donna is barred from entering!!)
I can't wait to hear the suggestions!!
This next photo is especially for you Liverpool Lou.... It is a dish I spotted it in an art shop and I do wish I could have afforded to buy it for you!