Wednesday, August 25, 2010

WOYWW 64

Even with my computer virus, I was able to make it around to everyone by early Saturday. I was tickled that I didn't miss anyone this week, even though one link was broken. Kudos to all those who also made it to all 152 desks this week (150 links and 2 at Julia's Stamping Ground where the links are kept).

Today's desk looks quite bland. I'm drying some fabric I rusted for two days, while WOYWWendy looks on. The white rocking horse is one that you saturate the inside with essential or fragrance oil and the oil seeps out the pores of the ceramic-like horse. There's a tiny cork in the bottom that holds the fragrance in. I've never been quite sure what the material is, but I know it is a super scent diffuser. The other horse is one commonly found at Christmas in the US. For those of you who don't know about my horses, I have promised to show one or more of my collection each week. Click for a (hopefully) better view.

Today's blog of choice is Paula's Paper Playground. Paula only started her blog in January of this year, but her life has had several ups and downs since then. Now she is hopefully on track for pain therapy, which will have her crafting again really soon. After all, Paula makes cards. She makes lovely cards. She joins challenges where she makes all types and styles of cards. Paula lives in the UK. So be sure to check out Paula's Paper Playground today and wish her well on her way to recovery.

70 thoughtful remarks:

Wipso said...

Rusting some fabric? Do tell us more please.
A x

Hels Sheridan said...

Ooooh, rocking horse, love it.. is it made of chalk I wonder... only that is porous.. hey, I have to sit down now, that used up all my brain cell for today ROFL

kath said...

thanks for sharing your desk today...intriqued by the rusting technique...hugs kath xxx

Helen said...

Cute rocking horse this week. Love the fabric, wonder what you will use it for?!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Rusting fabric- that's something new! How in the world do you do it? Put something that will rust on it and leave it out in the rain? :^)

Bluefairy4U said...

Love your rocking horses and your puppet/doll very interesting rusting fabric cannot wait to see what you will use it for. Hope your have a lovely WOYWW, Hugs JO.xxx

Sue said...

Hi Ya
great piccie, so whats the fabric being dyed for??? luv the little rocking horse, luv the idea he hold smelly oils, so cute, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Sid said...

Hope your fabric dried well and turns out well for you. !!

Serendipity (Christine) said...

Sounds really interesting - you're a braver person than me - I dare not risk dying fabric - I'd probably turn the cat blue or something!! :-)

Nancy said...

Love the effect you have achieved on the fabric, look forward to seeing what you do with it.

xxx

joey said...

Hiya

I was wondering about the fabric rusting too!?! lol bet it looks fab when finished

Joey.x

The Paper Princess said...

Woo hoo Elizabeth - waving hello - the first thing I did this week when I came to your blog was look for this week's rocking horse(s)! :-)

Bluebeard must be doing what my boys are doing today - trying to catch a break from this horrid heat!

So glad to see you are featuring Paula today - waving to her to as I go by - sending you both my love - have a wonderful week!

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

Pam said...

I'm quite interested in that fabric. When I zoomed in on your horse i realized I have one just like it! Love it. Thanks for the peek. I'll go visit Paula now.

Doreen said...

Erm interesting hope the fabric dries out well.xxx

Sally said...

Ooo love the idea of the scented horse - and I had one of the rocking horses for a decoration on my xmas tree. Whats the rusting fabric going to be?

JoZart said...

I too want to know what the rusty fabric will be used for? Do tell! I love to spot the rocking horses and look forward to more.
I enjoyed reading your blog whilst I was away helping my family but it was almost impossible to type on their ancient laptop so hope you understood my brief message.
JoZarty x

Lothian Crafts said...

How nice a scented rocking horse. Your fabric looks good, love how the colour is.
Elaine

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Elizabeth, the fabric's looking good, look forward to see what you do next with it :-) Love seeing your collection of rocking horses. That Wendy always wants to get in on the action LOL
When you get time you can click on the quilt pics in my sidebar - it should work this time.
Anne xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Forgot to say, I'm really glad you got your PC sorted ;-)
Anne x

Sarah said...

That fabric looks really interesting can't wait to see what you have in ind for it

Diane said...

Yes, I want to know more about rusting fabric too! What a very good idea to include a horse or two in each photo on Wednesday--or you could have a "where's waldo" horse in all of your posts :)

Thistleblue said...

Good morning loving your wee (and other larger) rocking horses! Thanks for sharing. Hope your fabric dries how you want it.
Have a great WOYWW!
hugs
Michelle
xx

Heather x said...

Rusting fabric? that sounds intreuging...we have an old radiator that rusts our clothes if we aren't careful :)
Have a great day :)
*hugs* Heather x

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, what you gonna do with the fabric, then??? Intrigued... LOVE the horses and especially the room scenter. WOYWW Wendy is fab, too. Thanks for sharing and Happy WOYWW!

Healing Woman said...

Elizabeth, do you mind telling what you used to rust your fabric? I'm curious about what you will use it for also.

That's such a cute rocking horse. Those little horses are charming.

Darcy said...

oooo rusty fabric..interesting.you do so many fab techniques. You do so much better than me, the past few weeks I have managed around 70-80 of the woyww blogs, I just keep running out of time.

Love the scent diffuser, how sweet. what fragrence do you put in it? something fresh and citrus or more calming like lavender?

Paula Gale said...

Hi Elizabeth - it seems that pretty much most of us are intersted in your rusty fabric.... I'm really intrigued as its something i'm sure i could do without meaning to - i can definately made mouldy fabric anyhow LOL!!!

Thank you so much for featuring me as your blog of the day... i really honoured - but am sure there are more deserving blogs than mine! getting poorly took no effort from me LOL - in fact I didn't know anything about it for a while!!! It of course went downhill from there LOL.

Thanks again, take care, hugs.

Paula x x x

judie said...

aw its sweet - love to know how many you have managed to collect ?? I collect pigs, they are all around the house now lol

Good luck with the rusting and dying tec and speedy recovery for Paula
hugs
judie xx

Minxy said...

And just how might one rust a piece of fabric.. the effects look fab x

Cheryl said...

oh this is intersting,hun the effects,look great hugs cheryl xxxx

Bea said...

Love the rust fabric. I've got a bundle behind the barn just doing it's thing. I would peek at it more often but I think there is a snake living next to it. ewwwwwwwwww :)Bea

Theresa said...

Whatcha making Elizabeth? You always have great projects in the works! Happy WOYWW and congrats for visiting 152 participants!

Kay said...

Rusting fabric... for what, pray tell? and also how?. Love the horses, the christmassy one looks as though he has a very wild mane, very cute :)

Sheila said...

The fabric has me intrigued too.
I like that you share your rocking horses each week. They are fab.

Patti said...

I wonder what kind of fabric you used.... I found a large piece of muslin that I ordered some time ago and (obviously:) never used! Trying to think of a creative endeavor...
Also, need to dig out my sewing machine and conquer the beasts (soldering and sewing:)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

great rusty fabric E and what a unique horse !
Happy Wednesday!
oxo

nerllybird said...

That fabric looks very interesting, altho I am trying hard to get through lots of WOYWW blogs, I'm going to bookmark yours and come back for another look. So there! :D

Serendipity Stamping said...

Don't forget to show us what you do with the rusted fabric. Thanks for sharing your rocking horses. A horse diffuser, different.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

OOoo very intriguing! Love your rocking horses. I do try to get around to everyone each week but its becoming harder and harder, lol!

Thanks for sharing, will be back to see what you make with it, hugs Heidi x

Margaret said...

Cool horse, what a clever idea! I love the rusty fabric, I think that'll be my next challenge! perhaps some to hang on the suspender clips! Margaret

Lisa aka Myran said...

I have never heard of rusting fabric but it looks nice! Thanks for the peek :)

Doone said...

Elizabeth - what are you making? I shall never get any projects finished if I have to keep watching your work develop!!!

See you anon...

Dx

Dianne said...

well, I am usually trying to get rust OUT of fabric (because of our hard water) but I am sure you will make something lovely and remarkable from this! happy creating!

Nan said...

It really is fun to see your workspace. I'm not familiar with the rocking horses but will be on the look out each week. I collect vintage Tiki mugs for my brushes...how to find out about rusting fabric too! :) Nan

Marilyn Rock said...

It's good to see those rocking horses. Love the rusted fabric! xxoo

Mar said...

rust is my favorite accent

Spyder said...

I have a rusty flannel in my bathroom... anyway!!! yes, altered book...email!! Have a great woyww!!
((Lyn))

ikki said...

Think I should say WELL DONE on your brill achievement of visiting. Hope your PC has now recovered - these virus pests are a pain in the butt and need exterminating! How thoughtful of you to name Paula's blog - she has indeed had a rough year and I know she will be thrilled by your gesture. ikki

Lori Saul said...

I have fabric in our shop that yes has rusted naturally- kinda cool but don't know what I will do with it yet. We have had 106 degree weather now (was thinking of one of your posts) and don't feel like doing much of anything. Indian summer- it's beautiful but slows me down.

Carola Bartz said...

How do you rust fabric? I'm totally intimidated since I don't dare to work with fabric. The thing is that I LOVE fabric!

Sarpreet said...

Your desk looks very interesting, will come back to see. Thank you for visiting my blog on WOYWW, Happy WOYWW - i have more stamps in other draws that I have not shown yet

Daniele said...

thats a new one for me....rusting fabric wow hope we get a final peek
hugs

Twiglet said...

Go on - tell us what you are making with the rusted fabric!!

Tracy Evans said...

Hi Elizabeth, hope you and Bleubeard are keeping well. Very interesting rusting fabric, not tried that one, you have me intrigued. Love the rocking horse and the fact that you can pour essential oils into it too. Have a lovely evening, Tracy Evans x

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, well done on getting round everyone's desk, I'm so impressed!
Love your fabric, what a great effect! Sweet little horsey too!

Timi said...

Rusting fabric, hm never thought of that. Love it anyway and your cat also. Timixx

Rica said...

I missed this week but at least I can do some commenting. I'll interested in seeing what you do with your rusted fabric!!
Love the little red haired rocking horse, he's a real cutie.
hugs Heather xx

Pam said...

The fabric sounds interesting but then I always find some thing new (to me) herexx

Chrissie said...

I'm a bit late getting started on my trip around the desks this week.
MY only experience of rust and fabric is trying to get it out, not to put it in!
Do tell us what it will be used for!
Chrissie

Neet said...

Not a clue about the rusting technique - must scroll up to see if you give any clues in today's posting (I am like Alice's White Rabbit - late for WOYWW)

Jennie said...

Finally getting a minute or two to do the woyyww rounds :)) err rusting fabric?
tell me more..

Morti said...

Hi Elizabeth! (and Bleubeard, cannot forget Bleubeard!) So what did you do to the fabric to make it rust?

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Rusting fabric and smelly rocking horses - i so love visiting your blog!!

xx

Piddawinkle said...

looking forward to what you create with that rusty fabric :)

Esther said...

Wow..well done for getting rounde everyone last week - and with a virus too! Hope we get to see what you do with the rusty fabric, i'm intrigued!! Happy WOYWW...Esther xx

Steph said...

oooh rusted fabric, I'd love to use them ...I'd love to see your horses, dear....

downrightcrafty said...

lol, you and me both hun, thanks for the visit and I have put you down as a 2/10 on the messy scale, although from the pictures on the above maybe we out to put Bleubeard down as a 5 with his playing with the stash, but do love the supervisor perch :)

thanks for the comment and sorry for my also belated return visit for a snoop, I have had Ofsted this week, so all I want to do is sleep at the moment

have a great weekend
Hugs Kate xx

Linda said...

Fabric rusting sounds very interesting. The rocking horse is lovely too.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Elizabeth - I don't know how you manage to get around to all the WOYWW'ers - I am in awe!! Sorry I am late too, but I have so enjoyed peeking at your blog - your techniques are so informative and interesting - thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Carmen said...

I'm late, I'm late :) Thanks for stopping by my desk. The fabric rusting sounds very interesting indeed!

Don't worry - I don't love blood - True Blood is a TV series based on a set of (yes you guessed it) vampire novels. So the Rolling Stones cover is the 3 main actors promoting the show. I am actually quite squeamish when it comes to 'real' blood and can't watch things like hospital shows where they do reality stuff... and slasher flicks are a definite no no. Just can't watch. But pretend monsters - them I love :)