Wednesday, 26 April 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #412

Nothing much happening, on the crafty front, at the kitchen table this week. I do have a couple of things to share.

Here's what all those bits and bobs on last week's desk turned into.

























A card themed for a wedding, although that versatile sentiment makes it suitable for any number of occasions I think. Minimal stamping, along with a couple of die cut pieces, made this a relatively quick card to put together.

























This one has a layer of embossed vellum, which prevented me from getting a decent photo. Underneath is a stamped panel, that the camera refused to pick up when photographing the whole card. I've given you a close up instead so that you can see it. With the added bonus of showing off that pretty die cut band.

Linking up with Julia and Deskers this cold and frosty morning.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #411

Still the Easter holidays here for my girl. Which means I'm still at home at 8am. A novelty for me. Wedding season was in full swing at the kitchen table yesterday.

























I've packed some of these lovelies into boxes and I'll be out the door to class in about an hour. Not everyone has a wedding to go to, so I've made the designs adaptable for Anniversaries and even Birthdays. How pretty is that embossing folder? I love the hearts/petals and it's another thing I'll be sad to see retiring.

A couple of people asked what that meant, last week. When a product retires it's no longer available to purchase. I keep my favourites for personal use, but I don't continue to feature them in class projects. There's nothing more annoying than not being able to get hold of something you like.

Linking up with Julia and the Deskers on this sunny morning. Happy Wednesday.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #410

It seems that two weeks have sneaked by since I last shared what I was up to. Instead of a desk shot, I've got a shelfie for you today.

























Like many of you, I don't have a dedicated craft room. I've got a floor to ceiling bookcase, in the lounge, which houses all my crafting goodies. As you can see it's in a *bit* of a mess at the moment and that's only the part I'm showing you!

My task this week is to sort it out. Stampin' Up released the list of retiring items on Monday, which means I need to order my stamps into current and retired. Makes life easier when I'm planning classes.

























Very sad to see Kinda Eclectic go as it's one of my favourites. I think I would have bought it for those leaves alone. Petite Petals with its matching punch will be missed as well. It's one of the sets I recommend to people just starting out as it's great value and very useful.

Next week I might have an organised set of shelves to show you. It's the Easter Holidays here, meaning no school runs, so I'me hopeful. Linking up with Julia and the Deskers on this beautiful sunny afternoon. Happy Wednesday.


Wednesday, 29 March 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #408

Nothing at the moment. It's an Inset day at college and my girl had a late breakfast. No "school runs" though, giving me back three hours in my day and 70 less miles travelled this week. Enough time to get a dress cut out then, but which one?

I bought this lovely soft needlecord, from a friend at my sewing group, with the Lisette Traveler dress in mind. Love that cherry print.

























I pulled this fabric from my stash, to make a shirtdress from the Sixties pattern in my previous post. In my head it was a lightweight denim in the perfect shade of blue. I got the colour right but the weight is wrong. Not enough substance for the style. I'm sure I can find something else to suit, but first....coffee.

























The pliers are for fixing snaps, if I chicken out of making all those button holes!

Linking up with Julia and the Deskers on this wet Wednesday morning.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Mail on Monday

I couldn't let March completely pass by without giving Sian a wave. Luckily I had a couple of things arrive in the post last week, other than the usual barrage of junk mail and brown envelopes. This reference book was on the shelf when I was growing up, but I had no great interest in it at the time. Isn't that always the way?

























Unfortunately it disappeared when Mum moved from my childhood home. The book is highly regarded among the online sewing community and I've been keeping a look out for a secondhand copy. I have seen it go for silly prices on ebay, but my patience was rewarded and I paid just £2.85 from Revival Books. A bargain.

























I'm thinking it may come in very handy when I begin to tackle my latest project. A shirtdress using a vintage pattern from 1967. The year before I was born!

In other news, I took my girl to her final uni interview this morning. She thinks it went well and we now wait to hear if they will offer a place. The other three have and she has a top choice from those so it will be between the two. A tough decision for her. Happy Monday to you on this glorious sunny afternoon.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #407

Ah Wednesday, you've become my touchstone again this month. Nothing happening at the table. My boy has a week off work and never stops eating it would seem.

One of those ladies from last week found her way onto a couple of cards for class. Techniques are paper piecing.....

























.....and using embossing folders.....

























.....as background stamps. There's always something new to try.

Linking up with Julia and the Deskers this morning. Happy Wednesday.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #406

And just like that it's Wednesday again.

This was my kitchen table on Monday afternoon.....



.....while I tried to decide which images to use from Beautiful You.

























Two cards with Hey, Chick.....

























.....already made. Gotta love that crazy chicken!

Linking up with Julia and the Deskers, now that I'm home from my class.