Wednesday 10 October 2012

WOYWW 175: some inky tags and a bit of shopping

I've not been doing much moodling lately so I tiredly sprayed up some tags the other night.  They were a little dark so, after tidying my desk (!) I slapped some paint etc on them.

So my desk, unveiled today for Julia Dunnit's 175th 'What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday', is scattered with a few tags and my sketchbook [I'm trying my best to do some work for Jane Davies' Extreme Composition workshop].

I added some transparent fluid acrylic to this tag which really lifted it, before adding a black acrylic paint/india ink flower.

And to this one I painted and stamped some squares, added some strips of tissue tape and a 'Chloe Stem' that was lying around my table!

On another table in my house are some of my purchases from The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair.    I'd love a few of these butterflies up my wall but only had the funds for the one.  Check out what Anna Collette Hunt did with thousands of these and other insects at Nottingham Castle here

Cheryl Ewing's piece was almost too nicely packaged to even open! [don't you just love brown paper packages tied up with string ?  ;)]

Inside, another piece for my hallway...

I mentioned Julia Jowett's wonderful work in my last post, and ended up spending more than I intended at her stand!  But it's just sooooooo gorgeous!!! (and I don't usually 'do' birds!!!)

(love the printing on the above felt, might need to try that at some point!)

A new bathroom is on the list of DIY jobs at the minute so when I saw 'Harriet' by Kate Lulham I knew she had to come home and live there!  She's so quirky she really makes me smile.

And finally, a fabulous felt 'stone' forming a fun pin cushion by the very talented Lindsey Tyson :)  Her nuno felting is to die for but these pebbles were more in my price range.

Thanks for looking!  I'm off to blog hop a few desks myself :)


  1. So many fab things to see one your desk today. Love your tags and that butterfly is really gorgeous.
    A x #68

  2. I agree, so much lovely stuff to look at - I love that butterfly too... Thanks for stopping by, hope you feel better soon!
    helen, 6.

  3. Some lovely finds there from the craft fair... it looks like it's a quality one. I love the bird pics especially. Your tags are so effective... colour texture wonderful!
    Jo X

  4. Hi sarah
    that is a desk ful lof gorgeous things you have there. thanks for sharing
    janet #49

  5. Hi Sarah,

    Oh, I love your tags! Very cool - each and every one of them. Yes, what is it about brown paper and string? So simple but with a spark of mystery? I'm so glad I'm not the only one that loves finding old notes in old books! Isn't is amazing what some people use as bookmarks!!!

    You have some wonderful purchases.

    Thank you for visiting me already!!

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay #126

  6. Hi Sarah, I love everything on your desk! I can see you had fun at the fair and that you will treasure your finds. I follow the link to the swarm - somehow the word is a bit to menacing for such a pretty sight - I am going to have to go and see that as it is in my neck of the woods. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 54

  7. Wonderful tags. Looks like you had a great time at the contemporary craft fayre.

  8. Hi Sarah - it was lovely to meet up with you again the other week - I miss your smiling face you know.
    Great work as always on your blog and great purchases too this week.
    Hugs, Neet xx 29

  9. You've done it again! Some lovely finds there! Loving your tags, that Chloe stem sits perfectly there! Take care! Soon be half term, will ring before then, hugs Chrisx

  10. Loving these tags Sarah,! So fun to see all your amazing finds:)

  11. Lots going on there! Love the tags! And Ms Quirky is fab! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my place. Nan 122

  12. Love the colouring on your tags, colours blend so well. Love the shopping too, might just do some of that on Saturday.

  13. Great tags Sarah! I especially love the second one with the big flower! Also loving the butterfly and your other finds!

  14. Love your tags and yes I too like brown paper packages
    Toni #120


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