Wednesday, 26 March 2014

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday? #251

I missed last week, due to way too much going on around here. I knew I wouldn’t have time to visit anyone. Some of the teachers are striking today, which means I have my girl home with me. Because he has AS Level exams coming up very soon, by boy has to go, much to his disgust and her delight!

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My desk is in a pickle. I’m continuing my task of matching patterns/ideas with fabric and making a note of what is needed to complete the garment/project. There may be a pretty notebook involved. Thanks Jess.

I probably should have cleared all the paper crafting stuff away first, rather than just dumping the fabric and sewing paraphernalia on top, but where would be the fun in that? Strike while the iron’s hot.

On the subject of ironing, you can probably see the bottle of Mary Ellen’s Best Press there on the right. I’ve seen it mentioned on quilter’s blogs and thought I’d give it a try. It’s supposed to get out those annoying creases from the fabric being folded on the bolt and receives glowing reviews all over the web. Perhaps my iron (or my technique) is rubbish, but it didn’t work for me. The creases are still there.

Head on over to Julia’s place to find a whole host of desks, pickled or otherwise.

PS Still plenty of time to join in with this month’s SIPIDI!, if you want to.

24 comments:

okienurse said...

love all the pretty fabric! I had heard about the spray but had not bought any to try. I have an old iron so it probably won't work for me either. A friend just bought a new iron...$200!! Not to iron clothing with but to iron her sewing and steam her hooking and punch needle projects...OMG! too much money for me! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #49

Jo said...

Ooh that fabric looks lovely :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You have some gorgeous fabric there, Fiona! It's interesting to see how you have a definite preference for bold graphics..I love them but never seem to buy any. It's colour that gets me, more so than the pattern. Bet the notebook is going to be gorgeous!
Hugs, LLJ 27 xx

Annie said...

I love your fabrics....looks like you're going to have lots of fun creating with them all.
Hugs,
Annie x # 41

scrappystickyinkymess said...

ACK! Between you and LLJ I am never going to be able to avoid diving into my fabric stash... DOH!
Beautiful pile, I want them ALL.

Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne (22)

Gill Edwards said...

nice material, wonder what you will make with it.
Gill xx 75

Ann B said...

Beautiful fabric, love that shade of blue and the pattern. Thought there would be lots of children at the park this morning when I walked the dog but not a one so either all or schools are open or all the kids stayed in bed....mmm, wonder which is right.
Ann B
31

scrappyjacky said...

I always find it really hard to get the creases out as well.

Sian said...

The fabrics look gorgeous

Funny, I've been thinking about the creases in my friendship squares. Some people must have really excellent irons!

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Fiona, lovely colourful fabrics, so bright and cheerful. Looking forward to seeing the notebook. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #33 xxx

Andrea said...

great fabrics sorry your spray never worked .....looking forward to seeing the notebook have a fab week ahead crafty hugs Andrea #20

Jess said...

Pleased the notebook is coming in handy x

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Love that stack of pretty fabrics! And I'm disappointed to read that the pressing spray didn't work for you. If/when you find something that does, please let us know!

glitterandglue said...

Hi Fiona. I do think that desk of yours looks incredibly creative - all that gorgeous fabric, some paper craft supplies, cards - oh how jealous I am, a mine only had trays of food this week!!!
Margaret #85

Abi said...

I am drooling over all that lovely fabric! My desk looks like this at the moment. Everything is in piles as I pack up to head home for the holidays!

Girl Cave Craft said...

What lovely bold patterns in such pretty fabric. Love see what you mae with it all. Thanks for sharing your desk. Ela #87

My simple life said...

Love your pretty fabric!

Twiglet said...

I find spray starch gets creases out nicely - but it does stick to your iron a bit! I love those fabrics. x Jo

KraftyKaren said...

I love that pretty fabric with all the houses on it - very nice xxx

Thanks for the peek at your desk x

Sandra said...

What is it about seeing fabric like that, that brings such a smile to my face

Louise said...

it was the same here yesterday. One at school two at home x

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Not a sewing person, tried but did not come out as well as hoped so enjoying my stop here with all the lovely fabric colors. Thank you for sharing.

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I'm with you - if the mood strikes, work on top of whatever else you've got out - I must say I'm impressed at your method for matching patterns and fabric and getting the notions together...it speaks of very organised! The fabrics on view are gorgeous too. Hey - I have a SIPIDI, but will prolly get in under the wire on Monday...because it's not quite photo ready...needs a couple more evenings!

Kelly said...

Love the fabric patterns! I'm not sure what I'd do with them but I'd love to play LOL