I'm winding up my alphabet series with wonderful whimsical words
W is for ... winter, white, wondering, wierd, whimsical, westerns, whiskers, wanted and the wayfaring fairy
An aged tag I made with a western theme ... a western man wearing whiskers! I love old westerns, don't you? All the old Clint movies, Raw Hide, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, High Chapparal and Alias Smith and Jones (Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry), The Virginian, Bonanza, Young Guns and Zorro. I digress ...
I distressed the tag with acrylics and distress ink, used printed brown paper and a vintage photo with a little stitching and a button from an old pair of jeansW is for ... a wonderland of winter whites. I love the beauty and tranquility of snow and frost
1. A kind of magic 2. Colours of Winter, 3. Winter wonderland 1 , 4. Winter goes on
Thank you to my flickr friends and faves for their lovely photos
W is for ... wintery ... a little tag I made with a vintage photo of a girl sledging down a snowy hill, with a white sparkly star and crystal beaded danglies ... nice to hang on the tree at Christmas
W is for white
My inchies for the alphabet challenge at inchybyinch
W is for wonder and wondering what this wierd thing on my windowsill is. I found it washed up on the harbour beach this summer. I'm not sure if it's coral or bone. It has a strange texture and reminds me of some fossilised seaweed I've picked up recently. Does anyone out there recognise it?
Weird and wonderful ... but what is it?
W is for ... whimsical thoughts turning to my favourite seasons of autumn and winter
The nights are drawing in now and the leaves on the trees are just on the turn. My thoughts have already turned to autumn leaves, acorns and berries and it's a good time to pick up some wonderful nature finds from now on. I picked these oak leaves up yesterday outside my gate
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Thank you to Julie who sent me these wonderful treasures with the antimacassar, photographed with some finds from my garden
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a rosehip from my garden
W is for ... the Wayfaring Fairy
The Wayfaring FairyMy shoots are tipped with buds as dusty grey
as ancient pilgrims toiling on their way
Like Thursday's Child with far to go, I stand
all ready for the road to fairyland
With hood, and bag, and shoes, my name to suit
and in my hand my gorgeous tinted fruit
Cicely Mary Barker
So, as I'm celebrating my favourite seasons, here is a little bit of Christmas cheer just because I love Christmas all year round
X is for ... Xmas and Xmas Xstitch
I started cross stitching this holly earlier in the year. I do a bit every now and again. I just might get it finished before Christmas as this rate!
X is for ... Xmas inspiration
1. I see stars 2. Drum Santa 3. Design ribbons 4. 3.365 ♥
Inspiration for packaging from my Tilda Christmas book. I like the idea of using nature's twiggy bits in my decorating this year and ...
... I think I will make some prim snowmen for my tree ... but not yet ...
X is for ... Xmas tag made using a vintage Christmas photo, crinkly chiffon and a pearl button, photo'd on a recipe for Christmas cake icing
X is for ... X-ray and my inchy for the alphabet challenge at inchybyinch
After a very busy summer, my sister's visit and an unplanned week away from home last week (only got home Thursday 26th) I am now gradually catching up with work, stuff at home and all my various projects and challenges. The list is long! Had a sleepless night or two wondering how I'm going to get everything done but I just need to keep calm and work through things one at a time
This week I will be blogging more of my pebble sketchbook on the other blog, working on some parcels, making a new calendar for September, having a Crow Day with Jo, revisiting the Fine Art Textile exhibition, more gallery hopping and blogging the final parts of my alphabet
Have a great weekend and week ahead
ps. I hope you didn't find the doll photos too scary. I was just playing!