Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What's on your worktable, Wednesday # 99

If you aren't sure about this WOYWW phenomenon, please check out my dear friend Julia's blog for all the details.

This week I'm actually trying to make a bit of art, although I'm having little success. I DO love my new art tool holder, though. It is even better than the one that rotates, and this one takes up less space.

My rocking horse tonight is rather Christmas-y, but I like it because it acts as a planter or a large candy container. And of course, it rocks, too!


I thought I would make some elephants for Amy, but I'm not sure they are going to be good enough for her. After all, Amy is madly in love with the elephant Julia sent her.

And here is the final piece I worked on this evening. Actually, I've been working on it (and the other one, too) for three days, because I keep waiting for parts to dry. And just think. I've only started on it. These are made of wood left over from my new porch.

I hope to visit many of you this week, but today I have to be gone all day, then tomorrow I have another commitment for part of the day, which means I'm not starting the WOYW week out very good. Have a great week, anyway and know I'll really try to visit you when I can, since I'm sure some of you will be at the "big" wedding this week, too.

43 thoughtful remarks:

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello, Elizabeth!
thanks for dropping by! of course i want to enter you in my giveaway! those pieces using your porch wood are looking very interesting. i'm glad you had the time to join us this week!
peggy aplSEEDS

Marjo said...

I just love the elephants! Thanks for the peek and sharing,

Hugs, Marjo #18 Have a great WOYWW

Cathy said...

What a cute rocking horse, and even though it might be Christmassy looking, as a candy holder it is perfect!
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

voodoo vixen said...

Yay... we have a rocking horse again, a very pretty one too! Your porch planks look fab - can't wait to see the finished projects.

voodoo vixen said...

oh and Amy will love the elephants...

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous, great storage, like the rocking hourse, lots of lovely goodies there, Happy WOYWW 99, Thank you for sharing your desk with us much appreciated it. A great desk. #31.

Anne said...

Another fab rocking horse Elizabeth, and love what you're up to with the elephants.
Have a good week and enjoy having crafty fun when you get back from all those commitments
Anne x

Andria said...

HAPPY WOYWW
Andria #29

Tuire Flemming said...

Your tool holder looks really great - as your elephants, too!
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #48

Helen said...

Lovely to see you here again, Elizabeth, hope you find time to create more soon.

Wipso said...

I'm not patient enough to let things dry properly and usually end up rushing in and spoiling things so well done you.
A x

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Your desk look tidy, and I think candy is the best use for the horse. And you are going to the Royal Wedding, I hope you have a great time. How early do get going to see that, I just saw on TV tonight its starting 4am our time.. gee's

Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin #36
www.lookatmycutestuff.blogspot.com

Neet said...

Love your rocking horse - how lovely to use him full of sweeties. Your elephants are gorgeous, how could she not like them? Your desk tidy looks kinda good too - can we see it close up another week please. Love to Bleubeard. Hugs, Neet x

okienurse said...

Very busy looking desk. Love the rocking horse and the elephants are very nice. I am sure Amy will love them! Thanks for sharing. Vickie aka okienurse #37

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh the elephants will be perfect! She's only in love with my sorry crochet effort because its all she's got!! Great to see you crafting again...the wheels are a turning! I switched to a square desk tidy some time ago as it was a gift and I too think it's perfect! And the wedding? O h yeah...bunting goes up tomorrow evening!

sandra de said...

Of course amy will love the elephants she is such a grateful recipient and your art will be gorgeous. Love how your porch is coming along. The rocking horse looks very comfortable on your desk.

sasa said...

Loving the chunky canvases...elephants are looking good to me!
Thanks for the peek - enjoy your week!

Sarah at 8.

Marilyn Rock said...

I do love your elephant beginnings :) Your rocking horse is wonderful! Have a great day! xxoo

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I just love elephants and yours are amazing! Thanks for the look!

Kathleen said...

Love the elephants, thanks for sharing.
Kathleen x

Shazsilverwolf said...

Great desk as always, the elephants are looking very good. Hugs to Bleubeard, Shaz #76

Clare H said...

Love your new tool holder too! and your rocking horsie!

Amberbop said...

OOh Elizabeth, this is tres cool. That rocking horse is lovely and I'm jealous of that new tool holder. What a smart workdesk!
xo Amber #20

Esther said...

The elephants are looking great - I'm sure Amy will love it, I thought you're tool holder looked fab on your post the other day, I hope yu ahd a lovely Birthday (bit late I know sorry!)...as you can see if you get to my desk this week, I'm in desperate need of something to keep my things tidy!! Enjoy your week, Esther xx

Angie said...

What an industious work space ...love the rocking horse

Halle said...

Oh...I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with the wood piece.
Have a great week!

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

I'll see you at the wedding !
Love that Rocking Horse - definately think sweets or chocolate storage there.
Happy WOYWW
Rebecca (38)

MaggieC said...

That rocking horse is so cute, and I am sure the elephants will be very welcome.

Kirsty.a said...

I love the elephant canvas. really lovely colour combo.

SueH said...

I love it that you can work on more than one thing at a time. Me, I just get myself in a right old mess if I have too many things on the go.

This week’s rocking horse is sweet but I just wonder how and where you store them all.

Have fun and ……….Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Ciara said...

A rocking horse that hold candy is VERY cool! Glad you liked my new tidy desk today :-)

Jingle said...

It looks like you have some very fun projects going!

Susan Allan said...

Hi Elizabeth; the porch off-cuts are put to very good use. If the rocking horse were on my desk, I'd stuff it with sweets.
Take care!
Sue xx

Spyder said...

I love the elephants, they look lovely, but best of all love your rocking horse/s! (How's it feel to be 16?? I'm younger this week, I'm 28! (oh I wish!)
(Lyn)

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
sorry i missed ya birthday i do hope you had a lovely day, lovely cards n gifts,gorgeous rocking horse, luv the canvas, the new porch looks brill, happy WOYWW sue,x

Carola Bartz said...

What a great way to use your leftover wood from the porch! I love the elephants.
Thank you so much for your very very kind words!

RosC said...

Thanks for sharing your various projects, all interesting, and the tools and tidbits.
Good to come by again...hope Bleubeard is doing well.
Ros. (90)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

You've been busy! Love the new works in progress. :) Theresa

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh I can't be at the wedding. My husband scheduled a meeting at the time it's going to show here, can you believe it!!! He is obviously not interested! The wood piece is looking good! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Kezzy said...

Oooo love the rocking horse and the wood planks are looking fantastic, can't wait to see them finished. Kezzy x

Tertia said...

That rocking horse is lovely and I am sure the elephants are going to be fantastic when its finished!
Happy belated WOYWW

Sue from Oregon said...

Had to check out your rocking horse this week LOL!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Elizabeth, I'm just in time for my weekly fix of rocking horses - love these even if they are Christmassy. Like your tool tidy too - very neat, useful and organised. The elephant project looks great so far and I'm sure Amy will love it. Hope your week has been a good one. Elizabeth x #108