Wednesday, 5 May 2010

WOYWW #48

Did you miss me.. I totally skipped a week... not quite sure what happened there.. maybe i was abducted by little green men or something..Well anyways i'm back now and ready to share whats on my workdesk with Julia and the rest of the crew.
As you can see i've had a little play with the melt pot... I firstly made up a few molds.
Then got the UTEE out and filled a few up, i also made a couple of pieces like the cogs by pouring hot UTEE onto the stamp {which i'd inked with versamark to act as a realise agent}
A bit of a rub with some perfect pearls and voila.. now I just have to find some spare time to make something with them...
The other things i'm sharing today are this fab manaquin that i picked up on sale at a nearby craft fair.. it's making a wonderful pin custion
At the same fair i did a couple of workshops, this french knitted necklace is one of the pieces i created.
I must admit that i got sucked in and brought the 'wonder knitter' that helped create this and i've since made about 30.. i'm hoping to maybe sell a few.. although mine are a bit different in style and alot more fluffy..
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Think thats about it for today.. oh i nearly forgot, for those of you that wanted to see the cuff i had hidden a couple of weeks ago it's HERE
I'll try my best to visit everyone but my time seems to vanish b4 i can blink.
Take care, and happy snooping!
♥ HUGZ ♥

60 comments:

jude said...

Wow You have been very busy love your makes,and cant wait to see what you create with them.Fab find at the craft fair and great use .
Happy Wednesday
hugs judeX:)X

joey said...

Hiya

oooh those pieces you have created using the utee are gorgeous, it picks up so much detail!

Joey.x

Vicki said...

ooh i LOVE those pieces from your utee melting pot!!! and that mannequin is perfect, i love it xxx

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

so much goodies to look at, I love what you have created with your melt pot, i was thinking of getting one, but you have made up my mind now!

adore you pin cushion!

have a wonderful week, hugs mandyxx

Wipso said...

Love the little manequin pin cushion and the WIPs are really fab. Love the effects you get.
A x

Shirley said...

The pin cushion is so sweet, a joy to use I would think. I don't have a melt pot but particularly admire your results. Maybe one day...

Shirley said...

I'm smiling...I misread Jude's comment above as something to do with your love life...moving on...what innovative neck pieces...I'd buy one if happened to see one (at the 'right' price, of course), & as long as it fitted my neck size - do you make various sizes?

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Love all the stuff you've made Minxy, the moulds and stuff with the meltpot and necklace. Love the mini mannequin too :)
Anne x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wow, I love your UTEE creations.
Clare x

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh great makes - look forward to seeing what you do with them. That mannequin is perfect, I love it.

Sue said...

oh what gorgeous creations you have made with the melt pot n utee, look fun,great pin cushion, sue,x

Hels Sheridan said...

So that's why my pain is so bad.. you have a voodoo doll of me ROFLMAO .. loving your desk hun, yep, I missed ya, loving your melty art too...tis gorgeous xx

sam said...

I love the UTEE bits you made. How do you make your moulds? The bodice is awesome!

Sam x

craftytrog said...

Great to see something on your usually v. tidy desk Nicky! your melt pot items look fabulous! love your little manequin & knitted necklace too!
Alison xxx

Linda Elbourne said...

That manikin is the dogs dangly bits ... Loving your creations too ... oh and don't get abducted again ... I miss you ... *Full wet sloppy snog on forehead*

Crafty Chris said...

the little pin cushion is lovely, and fantastic what you are working on, after seeing what you have created I would just love a melt pot, some thing else on the wishlist.
Christine x

Candace said...

Making your own moulds? one talented lady

Love the pin cushion, great idea

Rosie said...

Oooo so much to see here! I've never had a go with a melt pot or UTEE but you (almost) tempt me! Love the pincushion - great find!

Darcy said...

such an organised space! Love your UTEE makes, I should do more but always manage to burn my fingers lol

Nine said...

Wouaw ! I love all the things you've shown ! See you next week ;-D

Helen said...

Wow, you've been busy!

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

Gorgeous as always .... I have a thing for dress forms ....gotta love 'e,.

Hugs
Kay
Toodles and Binks

Handmade with Love said...

Love what you have made there, they are really love. The pin cushion is lovely and the necklace looks great!Have a great week! Tracey x

Chrissie said...

I have never used a melt pot,, but it looks as though that's going to be yet another on my list of things to try!
Chrissie

Ikki said...

Love your pin cushion and your creations are just fab! Look forward to seeing what you do with them. ikki x

Jingle said...

Oh, this is all so fabulous! I love your dress forms! Both the UTEE one and the fabulous pin one!!!!

Spyder said...

I love all your bit and bobs!! We really do need bigger pictures as there is so much more 'hiding!' !I've never tried the melt pot...really would like to see it in action first though!! (Youtube I guess)

(Lyn))

Cardarian said...

Interesting things you make...I love all this artsy stuff but I have no idea how to do any of it - you must know a bit of chemistry otherwise how do you know how to use these things....your melt pot creations are lovely and I am sure you will soon put them to good use....envy your mannequin! Sooo nice!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Angie said...

I adore your melting pot pieces ... I so want a MP but I really have so many things I need to play with first.
French Knitting takes me back to child hood when all you needed was an empty wooden cotton real...4 tiny nails ... some left over wool from Mum and a large darning needle ,whose 'eye' end was used to lift up the stich ...omg that was probably 55 years ago when I was doing it lol
Love how you have used the results ....very clever idea.

Jan said...

WOW!!! Awesome projects!

Pam said...

Love the manequin. Thanks for visiting my desk. Hugs Pam x

Pascale said...

Loving the UTTEE projects I really must dig out my melting pot.Thanks for reminding me I have it hugs Pascale

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Visiting your blog was worth EVERYTHING today. I had NO IDEA (yep, I'm shouting with joy) you could pour your UTEE over your stamps. That is such an awesomely awesome tip. I've done it the other way, stamping into the liquid UTEE, which gives a totally different look. Thanks for sharing this. Have a great WOYWW.

Lothian Crafts said...

Thats a great necklace and I love all that you are doing on your desk.

Kaz said...

Your desk is looking fab again this week - I really must invest in a melt pot as your makes look great xx

airing cupboard crafts said...

Your desk looks great I love what you are doing with the UTEE x

Twiglet said...

Glad you like my peacock - think I will have to do a dumfing tutorial next.Love the gorgeous creations on your desk - your cards and crafty bits must be so unique!

She said...

Hi Minxy - hope you are well! My 1st time on WOYWW! LOVE your UTEE pieces, really should use my slightly dusty melt pot very soon! I'll try and get back for a proper nosey later! S xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

You have been busy this week, love your pieces made with the melt pot and your necklace looks pretty good too. You have achieved quite a bit this week and your workspace is looking very organised too. Tracy Evans x x

Linby said...

I Love mannequins - as you can see from the stamps on my desk! This is a great one.
Linbyx

Foil Play said...

Love your UTEE pieces - very unusual and interesting :-)

Sarah said...

Some great makes on your desk this week and a fab pin cushion

Claireliz said...

How amazing is your desk... wish mine looked like that :)
x

Mummylade said...

missed you last week. I love the pin cushion!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Been looking at that "mould and pour" stuff for a little while, but it looks really good...must be added to my wish list now!!

xx

Penni said...

This all looks very interesting.

Hugs
Penni
X

Tracey said...

Love your melt pot creations Nic especially the booby body, lol.
xx

Glen said...

Ahhh...that's where Heston B gets his ideas for his Feasts!! *Ü* Ooo...those MP pieces are fab. Love the mannequin too...I just bought a ceramic one at a car booty. It's on my blog - scroll down. Love the snoop at your desk. TFS. ~Glen~

minnie_mac said...

Loved the pieces you made using the meltpot, and the sight of all these lovely distress inks.

Julie said...

FAb makes with your melt pot!! Great mannequin too! Juliex

Kay said...

I missed last week too - moving offices and stuff. Love the UTEE makes - you have almost got me in the mood to get my melt pot out and finally have a proper play.... almost! LOL

Jazzy1972 said...

Your blog is awsome, I love the Utee cogs, I want the bracelet and the pin cushion and I love your workdesk, this is an awsome place for inspiration. Jay xx

Rachel said...

The melt art is fabulous. How did you get the mannequin? Did you make a mold of something, or buy a mold? If you could let me know I'd be so grateful because I'm totally mannequin fixated right now! Thank you.

Jennie said...

Fab desk and oh the mannequin is to die for.. how did you know I collect those?? lol
xx

joanne wardle said...

love what you made with the wonder knitter. thanks for the comment on my blog. looking forward to seeing what you do with those boxes from the works, adorable aren't they?

Bee said...

Hi Nicky - love all the bits you are working on, fab as ever.

xx

Chocolate Fudge Cake said...

What an interesting looking workspace - just love what you've made with your melting pot.

Paula Gale said...

gish - you've been so busy and creative - and you desk still remains tidy - how do you do that then???

Paula x x x

Tonje said...

Fab working space. I envy the system you have for your stamppads! And your voodoo-doll (lol) is wonderful! Your work with your meltingpot is fantastic! So many great things you have made!

Ginger said...

I love your melt pot makes. I am a melt pot addict too.