Tuesday, 24 February 2015

WOYWW and the Spice of Life

Firstly, a BIG sorry for not posting regularly since Christmas, or visiting all you lovely peeps, too. I'm not sure where time goes, but tempus certainly fugits around here. 

Anyway, down to business (wondering about WOYWW? - click the button on my side bar to find out more, and enjoy a worldwide crafty tour).

Variety is the name of the game, chez Flutterbies. This week I knocked out a couple of cards -
A new home one, for DD1

and a birthday one for a friend

then made a bead/wire birthday gift to accompany the card. Having enjoyed my first attempt, I'll try some more.

Not bad from a broken necklace and wire scraps

Another birthday gift, but I'm running out of yarn (grr!!) so will unpick a bit, and give them a red toe.

Alongside these, my first fair isle attempt is coming along, but went on hold until I bought new needles for the sleeves, this afternoon. I have got several sets of double pointed ones, but all too small. If I get it finished in time, I'll post a pic next week.

Rosie, cat-napping
In the meantime, I will try to visit as many WOYWW desks as I can, and hope you enjoyed your virtual cuppa here, with me.  Have a great week, Chris xx


  1. Good to see you back! Hope you find enough yarn to finish the knitting. Helen 5

  2. I'm grabbing a few minutes while my munchkins are enjoying a book together to visit a few of my fav bloggy friends....and you're one of those. 😃
    Don't you just love the positions cats get comfy in 😃 I really love your beady heart.
    Annie x #19

  3. Hi Chrysalis. Good to see you. Lovely cards - and I know EXACTLY what you mean about tempus!! Is it me, or do the weeks seem to be going past awfully fast this year? Here we are, and it will be Dydd Dewi Sant on Sunday - already!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #11

  4. Welcome back! Yes, time flies. Don't I know it. It seems the older you get the faster it goes!
    Lovely cards. But I am really impressed with the beady heart. That is really pretty and the recipient will be very happy I'm sure.
    Have a great week,

  5. cute projects! love the little house and the beaded heart colour me impressed!
    Happy WOYWW
    love Mrs C.x #30

  6. That sun catcher turned out beautifully...good job on the re-do. I really like the flower card too. Have a creative week:) Shel-PaperOcotilloStudio #51

  7. I'm so happy I visited here...a heart with beads...hand knit beautiful socks...it doesn't get any better! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #48

  8. Rosie is so cute! Love the colours in the socks -- bright and cheery. :) I definitely think you should make more beaded things since that one turned out so well. Like the cards too. You have been busy and productive. Happy WOYWW

  9. you know Rosie is stealing the show right? :) that hanger is really cool though. ~Stacy #72

  10. No need to apologise missus, this is a flexible thing on account of how difficult outpr battle with time...it's nice to see you when you can be seen! I love the sock yarn, so vibrant. And impressed that you're prepared to fix it.....me, I would have chucked it in a basket and hidden it in a right old huff!

  11. I love the striped background of those two cards, so boho chic. I'd buy them!! And I'm really impressed by the heart...did you follow a tutorial or make it up? It's really fab anyway!
    Hugs, LLJ 26 xxx

  12. Nice job on the wire work, Chris! Nice job on everything, actually. :-)

    Thanks for the blog visit earlier.

    Happy creating and happy woyww,

    Sandy #34

  13. Yes, good on you for working to finish the socks. Nothing worse than running out of wool half way through.I often do this with beading, and can never find the right ones when I go back to the bead shop.
    have a lovely rest of week.Cute cards, and clever you doing the wired heart.

  14. hichris
    great stuff on your desk thi week. as awearer of odd socks maybc you should make the toes in different colours..... in th spirit of randomness .....do show next week

  15. Welcome back and lovely to see variety on woyww's desk. All so creative and so diverse.
    sandra de @37

  16. Hi Chris! I like those cards that you just "knocked out" (LOL!) The stripy background looks so funky! The dangly thing is pretty too - it's like a sun-catcher or rainbow- maker! And Rosie couldn't look any more cushy if she tried! Thanks for visiting earlier! Happy belated WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #15

  17. Chris, Loving the cards and the heart is so pretty. Very snazzy socks.

    What could be better than snoozing in a sunbeam:)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue # 30

  18. What a lovely post, Chris - so full of interest and variety! The little wire heart is exquisite, and as for Rosie, well, say no more. Last word in luxury. Glad you liked our kitties too. Thank you for your good wishes and kind throughts for my upcoming surgery. I have updated my Cancer Diary page with today's events.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #42

  19. Welcome back, Chris! I hear you on time. here it is the end of Feb and I'm finally getting back to work full time. I smile every time I see Rosie. I just want to snuggle her. Beautiful cards and that heart beaded wire is so pretty. Creative Blessings! Kelly #66

  20. Hi Chris, you've been busy! I LOVE the beaded hanger, it's really beautiful and the the cards look great - brilliant idea to use the strips of different patterned papers, I'm definitely going to pinch that idea! Sorry for the late visit :o) Annie C #56

  21. You sure have a lot of projects going! Love the socks! Such a variety of colors. And the wire/bead heart is fantastic! Your cards are pretty cool, too! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Carol N #50

  22. I love the colours in those socks - and admire your resourcefulness in unpicking the toes. I can't knit, wish I'd shown more patience in learning from my Mum when she was alive.

    Thanks for stopping by to see me already - yep - I am trying (when internet allows) to use Pinterest as bedtime reading too.

    Carmen x #46

  23. Hello!

    You have been a busy woman! Great cards and your wire work gift is so pretty! I love your knitting and of course your cat! :<) Wishing you a happy day!


    Barbara Diane

  24. What fun projects and love all the pictures.

    Hugs Diane

  25. Pretty cards and I LOVE your wired and bead creation.
    Sorry about the late return visit, many internet problems this week.
    Thank you for the lovely comment about my eyes.......(blushing now!)
    Krisha #1

  26. What a cute kitty!!!! And I love the socks. I think they will look great with red toes.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier.
    April #75

  27. Love your card and what a beautiful item to include with it. Rosie is so beautiful sleeping there give her a hug from Yoda and I. I am still trying to catch up.

    Belated WOYWW greetings
    Eliza & Yoda

  28. The cards are absolutely beautiful. I'm always in awe of people who make cards- I think if Itried it things would just look like a sticky mess!