Wednesday, 23 March 2011

WOYWW 23rd March 2011

Well, I hope everyone is enjoying all the signs of spring... our clocks went forward week before last but Mother Nature obviously didn't get the memo about that.... perhaps she is waiting for the rest of the world to put their clocks forward and the daffies will start popping up all over the place.... but I'm not holding my breath as I need it to shovel snow off my driveway...
My work desk this Wednesday is looking a little weird... yes, you might ask why I have a little chair on my desk and why am I painting it?  Chris asked much the same thing when we were in the dollar store and I swooped down and picked it up with a big smile!!  You see, Donna, of Doings of Doone, made me a hoodie doll... the cutest little hoodie doll ever and I thought she might like a chair to sit on after the long flight to get here.. because I promised to give her a good home if Donna made me one!
On my other desk is the result of my mailbox altering.... the one I wasn't sure I should touch as someone had obviously spent a lot of time painting the farmyard pictures on it... but you lot said I could.... so I did!!
This is before I got the paints out...
I painted it brown, then gave it a coat of crackle and then painted it black.
I got my new Graphic 45 papers out and lots of bits and pieces... love those metal Graphic 45 flowers.
What a work up it was getting that door knob on the front... it appears that in a case of about 7 hundred drill bits of various sizes and shapes not one of them was a countersink drill bit... so we improvised and in the end we made it fit nicely!!
and inside is a lace wrapped bundle of 'love letters'...
The metal trim around the bottom are 7Gypsies book trims and I cut them down the centre and glued them on, think they look pretty good!!  Oh and Elizabeth should be super impressed as I actually dyed the lace with tea!! I was amazed at how well it worked and it does make it a nice vintagey colour.
Don't forget to head over to Julia's for the exceedingly long list of amazing desks to snoop about in... I don't think there has been a week when I haven't learned something new.

46 comments:

  1. Donna's doll will sure love that chair, I'm certain of that! Wow, that mailbox got quite a makeover - very impressive. I like that you dyed the lace with tea, yes, Elizabeth will love that.
    As usual, a visit to your desk is delightful.

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  2. Oooooh love the letter box. So pretty. I wish it were the start of spring here... but nope, autumn in this end of the world. You wouldn't know it though. Having a bit of an extended summer this week.

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  3. Oh so cute little chair!! Reminds me I have a dolls house which needs to be put back together some day when I have "TIME"
    WoW Oh WoW!!!!! Letterbox makeover is SenSatIonal!!! Love it.

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  4. This is absolutely stunning and you were so right to alter.Just adore what youve done and all the added extras.Yes it's amazing what you can do with tea!Happy wednesday well here in uk spring has sprung and im enjoying the garden as my mojo well has gone walk abouts!
    hugs judex

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  5. Fabulous alterations!!! That chair is so cute... have a great week
    Frankie
    xx

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  6. I've just got some of those PPs - they are lovely aren't they.

    The post box is stunning. Every little detail is amazing - just beautiful Annette.

    Toni xx

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  7. Wow! Love your mailbox - so much nicer now (sorry to the original artist, lol!) and I can see why you snapped up that chair.... have a great day. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised you still have snow, but I am!

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  8. Ooh Annette your post box is amazing - see we said you should make it your own and you have with all your might it is utterly utterly gorgeous I could so cope with a handful of love letters if they arrived in that!

    hope you have a fabulous week!

    Hugs

    Virginia

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  9. OMG - your altered mailbox is just WOW. WOW WOW WOW. You have made it look even better than the original, and it SO fits in with everything else in your craft workshop! WTG you!

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  10. Really love what you've done to the mailbox.
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    Good luck
    A x

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  11. ah - they are made to hang out, as in loose floppy neck - you may need a neck brace on that chair or a rod up her back...

    yes he is 60, pot bellied and totally relaxed when naked, as all good life models are,

    it really is the only way to learn to draw humans, and you can't get clothing right unless you really know the body underneath,

    it is such a joy to draw the beauty of the human form that I don't think anyone 'notices' the nudity

    love the changes you made to the mail box,

    Dx

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  12. What a sweet little chair - looking forward to seeing the finished article - and your mailbox is just stunning - well done for taking the plunge - you've inspired me to go ahead with some bird boxes I have that need a remake x

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  13. Great to give the doll a chair...and the mail box is such a different idea. I especially love the mail inside.
    Cheers,
    Ros. (42)

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  14. You certainly did have fun there didn't you? amazing!!
    Well am off to bed over here our day is done as yours is begun.. have a great WOYWW! TFS!
    love Shaz in oz.x

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  15. That little mailbox is fab love all the work you have put into it Enjoying the mooch hugs Rebekah xx 57

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  16. What a truly fabulous creation and work of art. Love the rich colours and layering. Just brilliant - be very proud!


    Thanks for sharing today, enjoy yourself...


    Sasa at 12 (Sarah)

    http://blueboxbabe.blogspot.com/

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  17. Firstly how considerate to make dolly a chair :D and secondly WOW you did a fab job of the mailbox, it looks a million times better i bet your well happy with it :D
    StAy InKy
    hUgS MiNxY x

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  18. Your altered mailbox is fantastic!!

    ~Elaine http://quixoticcards.com/

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  19. That mailbox is cool. Can't wait to see you transform the chair.

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  20. Corrrrrrr, that Mailbox is.... UTTERLY DIVINE!!! Love love love it! CAn't wait to see what you do with the chair...hope the weather warms up for you soon hun xx

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  21. Oh gosh! That mail box is just beautiful.... Love It! Can't wait to see the doll on the chair...!
    Got to ask, what do you have you large ATG tape gun sitting on????

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  22. Amazing work!
    Happy WOYWW! # 77

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  23. Love what you have done with the mail box. Looking forward to seeing your hoodie on her chair.

    Cathx

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  24. Love your redone mail box...Wow so pretty. I bet the cute little chair will be darling also. Enjoy today and HAPPY WOYWW

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  25. WOWWWWW! I'm glad you got out the paints and went to work on that mailbox. It is quite stunning!
    :) Becky 118

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  26. Loving the cute chair - but that altered letterbox is STUNNING! You are amazingly clever - utterly gorgeous.
    Happy woyww
    Rebecca xx

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  27. Love your doll over on Doones and was wondering what her chair would look like, now I have one like that that rocks...I wonder where it's gone. Thank you for the snoop!
    Happy WOYWW!!

    ((Lyn))

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  28. Your letter box is a gem. Your design and choice of materials make it pop. Am looking forward to seeing the doll on the chair. Happy WOYWW
    Vicki - a little inkling

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  29. Super fab altered mailbox and I look forward to seeing your Doone Hoodie lolling on that chair when it's finished. Great ideas there!
    JoZarty x

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  30. That mailbox is STUNNING!!! Shaz #122

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  31. Hi Annette, Happy WOYWW. Your desk looks great as usual. I love little chairs! My dollies and teddies have chairs of their own too. I can't believe what you did with your mailbox. What a transformation. It's awesome. Thanks for stopping by my desk. :-)

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  32. the altered letter box is awesome - you took something pretty and made it amazing! We have daffodillys out and there has been glorious sunshine all day - spring is on the way - have faith Happy WOYWW - Hugs - Caroline xoxo

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  33. Oh wow! I love your mailbox! I liked it before you altered it, but I like it even more now!

    Happy WOYWW!

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  34. Your mail box is stunning and I'm sure your little chair will turn out to be a perfect work of art as well.

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  35. Hi ya
    wow i luv your mail box it looks stunning,im sure ya hoodie doll will luv her chair, happy WOYWW, sue,x

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  36. Stunning Mailbox. Now my head is spinning on how I should do mine, both of them. A chipboard one from Maya Road and a real big one both of which I ordered from USA! You realise I wont sleep tonight now as my mind will be spinning! Well done!

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  37. You're a very lateral thinker I can tell, Chris just isn't on the same page is he??? Love how the mailbox turned out, it really is yours now, and wouldn't have been right for you left the other way, even if it was well done.

    Hugs
    Brenda 84

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  38. The chair is such a good idea, can't wait to see her lounging and being all hoodie there on your desk!
    The mail bos - I do not know what to say about it really, took my breath away! I mean, where do the ideas come from and how do you know when it's finished?!

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  39. I think the hoodie doll will over her new chair when she gets there. Can't wait to see her sitting in it! Love the redo on the mailbox...Awesome. Thanks for sharing! Vickie #162

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  40. Absolutely fantastic mail box. I reckon all the post will be happy post to be put in there! But that chair made me smile. I thought wow! a giant has joined in woyww LOL
    Hugs Joanne xx

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  41. Wow . . . is all I can say. Your altered work is lovely and your desk is TIDY. (OK, so WOW wasn't ALL I could say!) LOL!
    Sandra #14

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  42. I'm not just impressed with the gorgeous mailbox, I am totally in LOVE with every detail you used to make it your very own.

    And yes, I'm impressed with the lace. You made it really special looking by dying it with tea. And the door knob was so much fun to read about. Love that you made it fit, even without the countersink.

    Hope to see the little chair with Doone's dolly in it soon, too.

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  43. The little chair is cute and the mailbox is just gorgeous, love what you did :)

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  44. I LOVE your little postbox !!! Its adorable , and that little chair. Wow!!!

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  45. I love this mail box. Beautiful!

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