Thursday, 15 December 2011

Dashing One Out with Mojo

Like a lot of people, I imagine, I find myself almost neglecting my blog in this busy season. Whether I like it or not, there is much to organise. Cards, presents, food, parties, finishing deadlines of projects etc. I know that some of you out there are efficient and productive and can keep many more plates spinning at any given time. Me, I'm happiest when concentrating on one whirling dish at a time.

So this morning, I've neglected my work (that'll be done this afternoon and evening instead) & set about writing out cards and labelling up envelopes before taking time out to knock up a quick project for the Mojo Monday challenge.

The flower, I handmade at a recent craft group. As per usual, I didn't produce much at the end of the day but at least I had this to show for it. I basically cut a thin strip of canvas then roughly cut out a scalloped edge. I placed a running stitch along the straight edge, pulled the thread tight and shaped into a spiral to give this shabby-styled embellishment.

Right, well I'd better go and grab some lunch before I need to hunker down in front of my computer and do some work. Snow is forecast for later, so you'll find me hibernating under the duvet this weekend. Stay warm & safe my friends. Pxx


Jeanne J said...

Paul your flower is gorgeous - time well spent - in the mix of good company creating wonderful things! Beautiful card!

kjjc said...

lovely flower-not sure if it is one you created with us or not. You could be excused for not getting much done on saturday with all the free lessons you had to give. Many thanks for that. Great card and great muted colours.

JoZart said...

Exquisite Paul and after watching the creation of that flower it is good to see it in perfect use!
We're back early from Devon due to the dreadful weather... could only take so much rain, wind, hail, wind, snow, wind etc., so we cut our losses and headed home today instead of Sunday.
Hugs Jo x

Anne Jagger said...

Beautiful Paul. I love your flower and the stitching goes perfectly.
Have a lovely festive season X

Dawn Bein-Rivera said...

Oh Paul, this is stunning. You really have inspired me with some holly and berries. Thank you and I am following you now!

MmSs said...

oh, this card i really beautiful! I love the colors and this amazing flower.

Andrea Ewen said...

What a beautiful collage of shabby elements...all complimenting each other splendidly! The muted palette is so pleasing to the eye...and you certainly have a way with flowers....those delicate beauties you make are a little piece of heaven!

olive said...

loving your flower..... missed you on Sunday, Trying to do to many things at once, my head is full of lists!!!! have a great time. much love xxx

Neet said...

Oh I am so behind with this blogging and I could so easily have missed out on this beautiful creation of yours.
I say it every time, I love the way you have gone with your artwork, shabby chic is so owned by you. Fabulous as always!
Love you lots - Neet xx