Wednesday, 14 March 2018

WOYWW 458 Flower Factory

Here is my desk this week. Yes, it’s posed, but not for WOYWW!

WOYWW 458 14-3-18

Last night I laid out all these little flowers and added centres with Stickles, and left them overnight to dry.

352 Single Layer and Botanical Wings Flowers with Stickles

I am now at the final stage in my mystery project – the Flower Factory! Last night’s work was the completion. I need to make some leaves now. Here are all the flowers I’ve done this week.

From my Heartfelt Creations “Botanical Wings” die:

336 Botanical Wings 3 Finished Flowers

Penny Duncan Rose Design (total of 48):

342 All the Roses Complete

Single layer flowers:

356 Single Layer Flowers

The larger flowers still require centres, and I’ll probably use a combination of brads and gems, and whatever other embellishments I have in my stash.

I now have a deadline to complete the mystery project – next Monday, so I’m pulling out all the stops to get it done. This time next week the wraps should be well and truly off, and your patience with me will be rewarded!

I am feeling very chuffed with myself this week, because, project-driven, I’ve taken the proverbial dust-covers off Sheba, my Cougar cutting machine, after goodness knows how long. Somehow life kept intervening and I just wasn’t using her, and had started to lose confidence which put me off even more, but I had to cut all the rose pieces (5 for each flower) and the single layer flowers, and there was no way I was going to fussy cut that lot! As it happened, after I’d upgraded my Signcut licence, everything went like a dream and I’m right back on track with it again, and looking forward to cutting loads more projects. Silly me for leaving it for so long.

I’m enjoying this little oasis before I go into hospital for my operation. Since my hubby started driving again life has really got back to normal. After next Monday and the mystery project is complete, I can concentrate on final preparations before I’m out of action again, and catch up with everything I’ve neglected these past few weeks.

No kitten photos this week, I’m afraid. I’ve been looking back at some of the early videos of them and I can’t believe how much they have grown. My hubby says we’ve never had such beefy kitties before – they are really feisty and vigorous, and Ruby especially is very hefty and solid! Lily is more floppy and soft – it’s as if Ruby is more firmly stuffed than her sister. They both have really round fat tummies. Ruby continues to behave like a naughty teenager and is most unwilling to be picked up and cuddled by me – if I do manage to catch her, she pushes away and refuses to purr, so unlike her babyhood when she came running to me. My hubby says she will settle down once she gets through the awful adolescent phase, and will probably be a really loving and affectionate lap cat – I do hope so!


  1. Hey sWeetie! Yep, those cats. I'll fill you in on our newest addition next week. Okay.. all those flowers. Hmm am I seeing an Etsy shop? If so, have you been looking over my shoulder as I prep to open my own in a couple of weeks. LOL If that's the case, let's promote each other, shall we. Hope you're doing well. I've been out of the loop for several months. Love and Creative Hugs! Kel #28

  2. cats and kittens certainly have a mind of their. Ms Kitty only allows me to fuss over her in the evening when she sits next to me on the couch. The kitten phase is very short. The flower project sounds very interesting and they all look ready for spring.
    Monica #31

  3. Wow Shoshi, those flowers are a labour of love. i don't blame you for getting out the machine! I particularly love the roses and can't wait to see the finished piece next week. Glad hubby is driving again and life is a bit more back to normal. Still keeping everything crossed for the 28th. Meow to Ruby and Lily. Sarah #10

  4. WOW! This is inspiring!
    I love your flower factory!
    The idea of prepare flowers for coming projects
    are awesome.
    Happy WOYWW and have a nice day!
    Sussie nr 24

  5. Well your flowers are just gorgeous and so many of them too. I can't imagine what your project is unless you are decorating a carnival float! I love the mixes of colours and textures.
    It's good that you are getting 'back in the saddle' with your cutting machine, especially with so many flowers to cut out - it looks a handy little machine.
    Glad the kitties are doing well - one of our Guinea Pigs will only settle on my hubby and jumps off me at every chance he gets, so far he hasn't mellowed with age! Hope Ruby does.
    Have a great week,
    Diana x #16

  6. Hi Shoshi, Oh, I love all those flowers. So beautiful!So many gorgeous shades.Looking forward to the big reveal! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #3 XxX

  7. oh my goodness gracious look at all those flowers! you couldn't possibly have coped with having to cut them all by hand, that would have been RSI for sure! they look amazing. You obviously shut the door firmly to avoid any chance of Lily and Ruby getting in amonst them...... Have a good week Helen #5

  8. Those flowers are gorgeous Shoshi, you have been so busy! Have a great woyww and a happy crafty week, Angela x9x

  9. Great work desk. Happy WOYWW xx Jan (36)

  10. Wow-you have been busy! The flowers are gorgeous! I can't wait to see the mystery project! Hugs to Lily and Ruby from Inky! Have a great week, Lindart #32

  11. Lovely flowers Shoshi, gorgeous colours! Not long for us to wait for your mystery project, yay!! Pleased that life has been getting back to normal for you, with your husband back driving. I know how frustrating it was for me when I had to stop driving for 6 months! Have a lovely week Heather xx #11

  12. Beautiful flowers, Shoshi - I really like those roses! The question remains though: what are you going to do with them? I guess we'll find out soon enough! I'll make sure to check back on Monday!

  13. OMG! You have been project driven this week Soshi! Can't wait for the big revel to see what they are all about. I used to make a lot of my flowers and still do but mostly just on a one or two at a time binge! Have a great weekend...Vickie #34

  14. Shoshi..i am so excited to finally visit your blog. I just started Zentangle black and white pencil drawings little over 2 years ago. Im on I also have a cat. She is 12 and runs the apartment. I'm not that familiar with blog...but will learn by looking at all your pages. Your art is quite beautiful. I'm an untrained novice but enjoy entangling a lot. My pics are on my page in G+.Love and hugs always, trish


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