Wednesday, 11 January 2012

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday ~ 136

So the desk top and its legs have been reunited at last and I now have somewhere to work again. The sun is streaming in through the windows this afternoon and it feels like a good place to be.

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The shoulder bag kit from Sew! by Cath Kidston is going to be my first project. It’s been a while since I last used my sewing machine and I need to familiarise myself with it again. I’ve read through the directions and can’t quite get my head around the ‘t-junction’ corners. Next stop Youtube!

To see what everyone else is up to this week, head on over to Julia’s place. I’m hoping I’ll have a finished bag to show you next week. Fingers crossed.

29 comments:

alexa said...

Here's a colourful and beautifully organised space ... and you've got sunshine too? I am doubly, no trebly envious - I forgot the bag.

Jaki Morris said...

Hi,
I have that book too. It's terrible isn't it? All these things we want to do and so little time. I too live by the sea, where are you?
Jakix #102

Teresa said...

One day I will learn to sew properly, and if my friend has anything to do with it, it will be sooner rather than later!
Always envious of anyone who can sew, lives by the sea AND has sunshine!

Judie aka Craftymess said...

i cant sew for toffee, so i admire people that can, look in next week to see the fnished article

thanks for the snoop
Judie xx

Mary Ann said...

Visiting from WOYWW....I do envy your sunshine...they are calling for slushy snow later today. I really can't complain though as we seem to have missed winter so far:) That bag looks lovely. Good luck sorting out the corners.

Jaki Morris said...

Me again! Stupid 'Sky' has upgraded their email which is techno speak for 'messed up'

I live in Worthing, West Sussex although I am originally from Hove.

I made some more cards with that swoosh of colour and I think they're on Sunday's post on my blog. I'll be sure to visit again.
Jakix

jill said...

I'm sure it's going to look fab when you've made the bag fiona. Hope you find what your looking for on youtube.

Ali said...

Oh lordy, I'm not holding out much hope of getting mine done - lol - my neice is making one and said its really hard to follow the instructions :-(

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

I decided to make bags as an intro to sewing - so far so good. It may not help but I got a book off Amazon called SEW WHAT Bags! Haven't found others in the series to be much use but that has been my bag bible and I love it!
Hope your T corners work out a treat :)

Ali said...

Gulp...lol

scrappyjacky said...

That's certainly a gorgeous piece of fabric.

Lisa-Jane said...

I have that book too! I've not ventured more than a quick flick through and I got it last year for Christmas (the one before last year IYKWM) I've not heard of t junction corners... let me know how you get on, I might give it a go if I know someone else has made it already!

Sian said...

That's a favourite print of mine - it'll be beautiful when it's finished

Beverly said...

Can't wait to see the finished project, I loved the photo you shared from the book. Isn't it lovely to have your own personal space back? :)

Sandra said...

Once you've figured it out, let me know and then I can do mine lol

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I was given a copy of this book and am not that impressed to be honest. The instructions are not clear enough. Good luck with the bag - I'm sure you'll be fine!!
Hugs, LLJ #26 xx

505whimsygirl said...

Your space looks very nice. Love the fabric there and the project in the book sounds fun.

Kay
Happy WOYWW #45

Kirsti said...

Ooh that bag looks lush and I'm glad you enjoyed the chicken...lots more recipes where that came from..xx

VonnyK said...

You are very brave, my sewing machine is a stapler!
Von #19

L00py's Craft Creations said...

I'm seeing how many I can get round this way.then when I have finished I'll come back again, that is if I can STOP reading all the posts first Happy WOYWW

LOu P

Scattychick said...

Beautiful fabric Fi I cannot wait to see the finished bag complete with T corners :D

Twinkle Star said...

Can't wait to see it finished - the fabric is so pretty! x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That is a cute looking bag and the fabric is fabulous. I too hope you have a finished bag to show us next week!

And I'm happy for you that your table has legs again.

Mrs A. said...

Yes the cover on mydesk is for a sewing machine. My simple singer is underneath it. Can't get the credit for it though as it was a swap I entered into. My cover went to a lady in USA for a large embroidery machine. can you tell me what model your Janome is and what you think of it as I'm planning on changing my machine and am rather keen on changing companies? Hugs Mrs A. #120.
p.s. Now I have twigged who you are!!

Neet said...

My next week's desk will be very different as I am staying with a friend and her desk has a sewing machine on it. Doubt I will use it though as I am no sewer these days. Look forward to seeing your makes.
Thanks for sharing and for commenting on my blog - Hugs, Neet xx

Sarah said...

Wish I had such a pristine white sewing space - love the white and floral fabrics!!! Thanks for the peek in to your crafty space...Sarah at 6

Enfys said...

Sorry I'm a day late, but lovely to see a nice busy desk - I love the fabric, well, I love anything by her, so nostalgic!
hugs
Enfys

bohemiannie! art said...

Totally nice, neat workspace. I hope you've got the Janome figured out by the time you get this. I want to see pix of your bag!

Morti said...

Congrats on the reunification of table and legs! I love some of the Cath Kidston fabrics, so good luck with the bag - let us know how it pans out....

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