Tuesday, 7 August 2012

WOYWW #166 - one legged monkey and driftwood

Well I had a lovely holiday, and now I'm back. And I have two desks this week for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday

My first desk is one that Huffle and I have been working at (a rare time crafting together):

Lots of driftwood we picked up on the beaches and many stones. Small's little stamping set and some inks for stamping. Plus some garden string for hanging the wood.


.....and my second one is the kitchen table where I have been crocheting in between watching the Olympics and playing with the kids.

My bag (fadedreverie) of stuffing. Crochet Hook, gorgeous Hot Pink Wool. A one legged monkey and the IPad with Annaboo's pattern on it. This is the Monkey I am making for my niece. It seems to be taking a long time. Her birthday is end of December, might be done by then! I noticed the monkeys leg seems rather wider than it should be. Now I either need to undo it and Start again or try and make the second leg the same! Ummmmmmm difficult decision.

Some of the creations Huffle and I created were:-

"No ducking, no diving, no bombing, no petting"

On one side......

...then turn it over

Huffle made the shark

....even Small was playing at the table today. He created one about a lake octopus (he said it was because when he found the driftwood, he thought it was an octopus and then he realised it was a piece of wood!) I haven't taken a photo yet. I will when he finishes it. We also picked up lots of stones (we always do). The boys like to bring me stones saying "ooooh you like this one don't you Mummy". "now I know you will like this one because......". Bless, we have so many stones, in the house, outside the house, in the garden, on the table, on my craft table.


Annie said...

Oh how lovely to have such special times with your little ones....make lots of memories. I love the shark.
A x #6

Jumbleberries said...

Love the driftwood signs, brilliant! Although"no petting", shame .....

Jumbleberries xx

Francesca said...

Great bit of recycling, well done. Francesca #32

Anonymous said...

Those are BRILLIANT signs!!! I love driftwood too, might have to start bringing some of it back with me now that I've seem these! Great shark Huffle made, he's got a good eye! Love how smallest is framed through one of the slats in the last piccy!! Glad you enjoyed your hols, we're off Up North at the end of the month, can't wait!

Brenda 38

Lisa said...

Those signs are Terrific. I LOVE the shark!! We're definitely going to have to do this. Can I pin one of your photos to pinterest? LisaDV #86

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That shark is awesome!! I can hear the Jaws theme music from here :)
Those signs are fab, really like them and as for stones, well we nearly managed to make a path with all the ones we've picked up over the years!! LOL
Hugs, LLJ #13 xx

famfa said...

Thank you. Yes you can use the pictures for pintrest but can you send me a link so I can see?

Thanks xxxxx

Jaki Morris said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog today.
Love the drift wood, we live by the beach and I have a huge piece of drift wood I use outside to put candles on. Have to look out for shark shaped ones now

Take care


Hazel said...

Love the signs you made. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #99 x

Katie said...

I love all those signs! Fabulous! I also really love your crocheting project :)

Katie (107)

trisha too said...

Poor monk, don't leave him like that for long! Those signs are brilliant, my in-laws have a lovely pool, what a great gift idea!

:)trisha, #113 this week with a quilted inchie

Twiglet said...

Fab driftwood and I love that shark! x Jo

butterfly said...

Beautiful driftwood - it's so glorious just by itself, but your signs show it off splendidly! Wonderful!
Alison x

Victoria said...

What fabulous driftwood creations. I absolutely love the shark! Such talent! Thanks for stopping by my desk earlier. Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.53

Di said...

Crumbs, what wonderful driftwood signs and like others, I love the shark!

Belated Happy WOYWW, at least we finished the envelopes in super fast time! Di xx #3

Neet said...

That shark is amazing! Love those signs you have done - what a great idea - have fun!
Hugs, Neet #36 xx
ps good luck with the monkey's legs

Belinda said...

Oh my goodnesss. I love the drift wood and stones. I collect stones with my boys at the beach but have not been fortunate to find drift wood. And what a lovely project. Thank you for sharing the final product. I love the shark and that you used your little letter stamps (mine are collecting dust). Truly inspirational. Thank you for sharing and thank you for popping by my desk.

Belinda (63)

505whimsygirl said...

Great signs out of the driftwood. AND, holy moly, that's one interesting shark!!!

Your monkey is looking great. I was concerned when I read one legged monkey though..

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Kay #96

Ann B said...

Love the driftwood signs and how lucky are you to have a pool - we could do with one this week as the weather in the UK is pretty good at present (that will spoil it).

Bit late getting round this week - am addicted to all the Olympic sports at present and not getting time to do anything else.
Ann B

April said...

Hi, sorry I'm late stopping by, loving the drift wood creations! and one legged monkey is a great colour! x

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Your beach finds look great and your crochet doll is cute. Blessings!

Helen said...

Hi Famfa Thanks for popping by. I am really late visiting this week. I love your drift wood signs! Especially the Shark - great imagination Huffle! Belated WOYWW Hugs from Helen 23

Annaboo said...

Oh, wow!
I love your driftwood stamping - what a lovely idea!
And gorgeous monkey, of course!
Have a great week!
PS thanks for the tip about Blogsy- I used it for my last post and it's great! Xx

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

I haven't been on our beach for awhile but I never found driftwood as good as your findings. Loving the monkey.
I haven't joined in WOYWW this week with the little people being off school. The weather was too good to stay in.

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

I haven't been on our beach for awhile but I never found driftwood as good as your findings. Loving the monkey.
I haven't joined in WOYWW this week with the little people being off school. The weather was too good to stay in.