Wednesday, 9 May 2012

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday? #153

My workspace this week is the ironing board…..

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…..it’s got to come in useful for something.

I bought a book of postcards to send out as Happy Mail, only to find they didn’t fit in a standard envelope. They’ve been sitting on the shelf ever since. My new score board arrived yesterday and with the extra diagonal plate I can now make whatever size I need. It’s brilliant.

Maths is not my strong point so it took me a little while to figure out the measurements I’d need to fit the postcard . A little bit of trial and error and I got there in the end. I knew that DCWV colossal stack, I bought when I first started scrapping, would come in handy one day!

For more desks, kitchen/dining room tables and floors head on over to Julia’s place. I can’t promise there’ll be any more ironing boards, but you never know.

PS If there is a maths genius reading today, who knows a magic formula for working out envelope sizes, please let me know. I’d be eternally grateful.

27 comments:

Annie said...

Lovely to see another ironing board in use....mine features many times on my blog :-)
Hugs,
A x #47

Karen said...

I love the pretty postcard and the lovely envelope that you have made to match, they are both gorgeous :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #49

Belinda said...

You know the iron board is pretty good idea. You can raise and lower the height. Clever!

No math wiz here but I googled the question and I believe it said that A2 Envelopes - 4 3/8" X 5 3/4" will fit standard postcards.

Hope that helps.

Come play on my desk if you are free.

Belinda (#114)

Jaki Morris said...

Why would you use an ironing board for anything else? I only use mine when I'm making cushions!

Love the Wally!

Jakix #78

Hazel said...

That's definitely the best use for an ironing board - lol! Love the postcard - thanks for sharing - (Hazel, WOYWW #95) x

KraftyKaren said...

Hee hee Fiona - my ironing board is always used as an extra craft surface and an iron is perfect to balance your layout against to take photographs.

Those postcards look fab - I love the where's wally books.

Karen x

Sian said...

Now that's dedication to the Happy Mail cause!

Speaking of which, any sign of my punch yet :)

Twiglet said...

No help with envelope sizes but always think handmade ones are fab so well done you!!

Ali said...

An ironing board is such a flexible work desk :)

505whimsygirl said...

Your envelope looks great. I have an ironing board but I never get it out to iron.... hmm, maybe if I need more craft space in the future! ;-)

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #127

furrypig said...

Hi Fiona I love the look of your new scoring board I had meant to buy the Martha Stewart one and never got round to it but yours looks fab may I ask the make and why you chose that one? Thanks so much xxx

Angelfish said...

I can't find a way to email you, so I'll answer here :o) I kept meaning to buy a MS board too! This is very similar I think and made by Stampin' Up. I like the fact that it has 1/8th" grooves all the way across and that you can get an envelope plate that fits on top. Very useful. If you would like one and don't have a local SU demo I'd be happy to order one for you. You can email me on angelfishcrafts at gmail dot com

Sandra said...

Eerrrr sorry, can't help you herein the math one little bit lol. But I am always surprised just how much I use my scoring board x

Laura said...

Love that you're using your ironing board! Like a good crafter, any surface will do to create on!
Laura 82

fairy thoughts said...

lovely postcard, pretty colours. My son in law has amaths phD but I dont think he would have a clue either. thanks for the peek
janet #37

CraftygasheadZo said...

Glad to see the ironing board in use! I'm afraid I don't know envelope measurements, I use the Crafter's Companion envelobox boards, they have it all worked out for me, just read the grid find the size and lines and off I go. Worth getting. Take care and enjoy WOYWW snooping! Zo xx 73

Darla said...

Ah, I was wondering what to do with my ironing board, lol. #106

Carin McDonough said...

I knew ironing boards were good for something! Those postcards look so cute! :)

Melissa said...

I recently made an envelope for a Mail Art exchange, but I took the easy way out. I took apart an old envelope & traced the patterned onto my paper (really a menu)! Not very good math, but it turned out nice.

SuziesImaginarium said...

I love the paper for your envelope, it IS very happy indeed! Math is not my favorite thing either...as a matter of fact, I rather hate it :) Happy WOYWW #159

Julia said...

I'm inspired - off to set up my ironing board as an extra work surface in the study lol! Good luck with the envelopes x

Lisa-Jane said...

That looks fun! Its a great way of using up the papers we have suddenly decided we don't love as much. I can't help with the sizing I'm afraid but I do like the look of that score board - might try and make an envelope with mine but its not as fancy as yours.

Miriam said...

Lovely scoreboard. Is it the new one?

Neet said...

Not a clue - maths was never my strong point but I like the look of your new scoreboard. The ironing board seems a good portable table to me.
Hugs, Neet #'19 xx

Jo said...

That is the best use of an ironing board that I've ever seen :)

Morti said...

Oh, I did chuckle at your "got to be useful for something" comment. Wish I could say the same for mine - I'm always stood at it whilst Mr B gets on with planning. Gives me a good excuse to watch telly though!

Is that the new SU board? It's on my birthday wish list - hopefully Mr B will get it for me cos it looks fab! If I mention it's good for envelopes, he's sure to....

Morti #24

Eleanor said...

I love making envelopes, and usually do it by folding scrap paper over the card as if I was gift wrapping it, then unfolding it and making a template by cutting along the fold lines, BUT, I've had a look, and if you have plenty of time and a clear head, :) try these 2 posts (first one square, second rectangular):
http://www.thepinkshopblog.com/2011/07/making-envelopes.html

http://www.thepinkshopblog.com/2011/08/another-envelope-formula.html

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