Wednesday, 13 July 2011

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday #110

So another week has flown by and I have been a very bad blogger. It was my son’s birthday yesterday and there was a chocolate cake to make, presents to wrap and Skaven Clanrats to track down.

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My desk is full of the fabric I bought last week. Some unbleached calico to line the Cath Kidston bag with. I decided I didn’t want raw seams inside it, so didn’t make it up when I first got the book, probably about a year ago now!

Some nice bright cottons to have a go at making a bag and pencil case for my daughter. I had a hunt through my sewing box for some matching threads and I found a turquoise that will do (no idea what project I bought that for) and some purple thread that was left over from making this dress, many years ago.

I’m all set for a bit of a sewing this afternoon, once I get back from pilates and coffee with a new friend.

Pop over to Julia’s place if you want to see what it’s all about.

21 comments:

nerllybird said...

Love the purple dress story! It would be fantastic to pass that on to your daughter. Hope you enjoy your day, it sounds lovely.
Helen S

Neet said...

Gorgeous colours on your desk and chocolate cake sounds lovely, hope there is some left. Thanks for sharing, so nice to visit you. Hugs, #5 Neet x

Minxy said...

Have fun with your bag making, look forward to seeing the results
Happy wednesday
hugs Minxy x

The Crafty Elf said...

Can't wait to see what your sewing creates. Those colours look fantastic, hope your pilates and visit are fabulous!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oooh, lovely primary coloured fabric, covet...... LOLOL at the moniker 'Merino Rovings' - Julia's view on life keeps me in stitches!! xx

Lizzie said...

Ooh dear, Skaven Clanrats... We have Lizard Men and Tyranids here!

Cake sounds good... fabric looks great - have fun!

Doone said...

t'will look lovely lined, if you want look up how to do a 'run and fell' seam - it looks good both sides and neatens the seams - super strong - perfect for bags and half the fabric cost...

I want your desk, I want that fabric...

dxxx

dianneo said...

I love the colors, how pretty!

Lisa-Jane said...

Oooh those fabrics look lovely altogether. I've got that book too but I've never opened it!

Twiglet said...

Hope you show us what you make with those lovely fabrics.

Bugged Designs said...

What a lovely dress. Hope you managed to get some sewing done this afternoon - I've got that book too, never made anything from it, just drool and think about how I really need sewing lessons! Thanks for popping by my desk.

Ginger said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day planned with lots of pretty fabric :) Thank you for your comment on my blog, you asked what Saskatoon berries are. They look similar to a blueberry but have a unique flavor, they for the most part can be found in the wild on the Canadian prairies, but there are many farms that sell them near where I'm from. They make beautiful pies :)

Wipso said...

Good luck with the sewing. Hope we get to see the results :-)
A x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there thanks so much for popping over, and for your lovely comments - and wow! what a lovely things on your desk today! ... thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x

Julia Dunnit said...

Skaven Clanrats???? Girl, you are so asking for a reputation!!
Love the colours of fabric. Hope your son had a happy day...chocolate cake would do it for me!!

famfa said...

Love the cushion and your purple flower. Very organised desk. Can't wait to see the finished bag.

butlersabroad said...

Pretty coloured fabrics and I loved the dress story quite a beauty for your first attempt.

Hugs
Brenda

JoZart said...

Your first sewing creation was a triumph and you looked lovely in it. Good to see the fabrics piled up on your desk ... so you did continue sewing!
Let me know if you'd like some baker's twine as I offered and thanks for popping by my blog.
JoZarty x email on my side bar.

Elizabeth said...

Loved the story of the purple dress which still looks bang up-to-date to me and I do hope your daughter finds the opportunity to wear it too. I had to google Skaven Clanrats - clearly, I'm way out of touch! Hope your son enjoyed his birthday. Love the fabrics on your table and look forward to seeing the completed CK bag. Hope your week is a good one. Elizabeth x #99

okienurse said...

love the fabric colors on your desk. Looks like you are going to be busy making all that fun stuff...especially the cake. Chocolate? Yum! Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Spyder said...

Fab pictures and once again, a very tidy desk! Happy Crafting
HaPpY LaTe WoYwW

((Lyn))