Tuesday, 18 December 2012


Well all i can say is, it's a good job i'm not walking in to work this morning, because I wouldn't have had time to write this!

My desk today (well, 6am.)
I am so tired, I just tried to post this picture as a link.  Doh!  These are my Parliament of Tupenny owls that i found in a book called Microcrafts from the library.  They are called 'tupenny owls', because after the first one I made came out to lightweight and floaty, I stuffed the rest of the owls with a two pence piece each to give them some weight.   A great use for fabric scraps.  I've just speed wrapped all 24 owls into trios and gave them all a name (In this shot, we see Octavia, Orla and Odysseus).  I'm giving them to some of the part timers at work and to a couple of friends I know would appreciate them. They have a large length of 3mm black grosgrain ribbon by which to tie them to things and decorate an area with.  I love owls.

The mystery tins get revealed a week today!  The reason why I've opted for a comfy bus ride this morning over a 3 1/2 hour walk in the cold and dark, is so that I can transport all the mystery tins to my colleagues.  It also means, and this was not planned at all, that I will be able to swing by Nero's for something nice to drink before starting work.  I am looking forward to a complete day off tomorrow (NO INFERNAL ALARM CLOCK!) so I can put my playroom back together and take stock of what presents are going where in the upcoming days.

See you all next week for the big reveal (So as not to give the game away for Fairy Thoughts)!

Go and check the other WOYWW desks here.


  1. What lovely owls and the names are super too. Happy Christmas to you - love BJ#1

  2. Enjoy your day off tomorrow . Happy christmas & new Year to you, Jill #16

  3. oh, I love those owls! Have a fabulous Christmas. Helen 3

  4. i love your owls! i love owls
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    TFS Happy WOYWW Mrs.C.xx #34

  5. Oh that awful w**k word. I hate alarms too so you enjoy not having to listen to one in the morning and listen to the hoot of owls instead.

  6. I'm just dropping in to say....
    May you have a wonderful Christmas filled with everything that makes you happy.
    A x #38

  7. Have a very Merry Christmas Carole #58

  8. Merry, Merry Christmas! Cute owls!!
    Krisha #78

  9. Great owls!! Sending hugs and love for a Happy Christmas!
    LLJ #25 xx

  10. glad you made it to work on time, especially caffein high he he. the owls look great i wonder what the tins are hum!!!
    see you monday .... panic day for the guys
    janet #21 just beat you

  11. Lucy, a bus ride would win for me every day! specially with the temptation of a Nero!! love the Owls...I wonder if the book is the one I reviewed, by Quirk publishing? it was full of really nice fun teeny crafts. Enjoy the next few days, spect you'll be so busy at work. Happy Christmas!

  12. Gosh! But you must be fit ... a walk of over 3 hours would finish me off and I'd be opting for the bus ride too :) Your tupenny owls are just lovely. Have a lovely day tomorrow. Wishing you and yours much happiness throughout the festive period, happy holidays. Elizabeth x #46

  13. Cute owls you've created have a Merry Christmas hugs Nikki #5

  14. Your owls are adorable! Have a wonderful Christmas & a happy, healthy & crafty 2013!
    Hugs, Renee #92

  15. I just LOVE your owls. Incredibly cute and adorable! :)

  16. A bus ride over a 3 and a half hour walk? No contest in my mind.
    Love the little owls.
    Happy belated WOYWW and may you and your family have a blessed Christmas.
    Tertia #15

  17. A little late getting around but just stopping by to say I hope you have a wonderful holiday! Blessings to you and your family in the coming year. Vickie #100