Wednesday, 9 July 2014

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday? #266

It’s that time of the week when we all gather at Julia’s place to see what’s what in the world of work spaces. There’s always lots of inspiration to be found. Why not take a look?

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I’ve been at the kitchen table again. Cutting out pieces of fabric, left over from my skirt, for a little project I want to try. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. How many others does she have on the go? A few, but they are all progressing….slowly.

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Here’s my actual workdesk. Nothing to see here. Moving swiftly on….

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….to what I was cutting out on Sunday afternoon. I had a big sort out of old clothes. My jeans collection is growing steadily and I’ll soon have enough to start that quilt top. This pair has a fairly high polyester content so I decided I didn’t want to include them. Instead I’ve cut out the pieces to make a bag and I’ve got an old duvet cover to cut the lining from. My sewing machine will be busy this afternoon, but I’ll find time to stop by and say, “Hi!” if you’re sharing your desk/table/floor today.

28 comments:

Helen said...

one of my drawers under the bed is full of old jeans - not sure why!! Hope you have a crafty week - sounds like you have lots on the go! Helen 4

jill said...

Your always are the kitchen table working , does this mean everyone has to eat in the living room lol.
Happy woyww jill 27

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Fiona,happy WOYWW I hate throwing out scrappy pieces too but I'm not sure I'll ever get around to using them. I've seen Jeans Bags too and they look super Cheers and have a great week RobynO#28

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Annie said...

Good morning, I'm doing a quick whizz round all my favourite blogs before I start my mammoth task of clearning some of my sewing mountain today.
Would love to be a fly on the wall at yours today Fiona :-) Happy sewing.
Hugs,
Annie x # 30

Anne said...

I too have many things on the go - can never resist a new project :-) Have fun. Anne x #35

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh. Tell me about it! I've always got too many irons in the fire.....so we're in the same boat there :-)
All I could see from the last pic was REVERSIBLE BAG, which made me really laugh for some reason. I think that s a term that applies to me, actually, lol!!
hugs, LLJ 21 xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I've seen a quilt from jeans that includes the pockets. It was super-cute. Must see if I can hunt it down and send a link.

well done you, with the Make do and Mend/upcycle focus. Can't wait to see it done...
no pressure... {wink}

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (1)

Neet said...

One day, one day I will realise that all those jeans I have stashed away in bags will never go around my ample backside again. Maybe I could get them out and make something. Now that is an idea, instead of keep buying fabric that I never use.
Well done to you, hope we see the finished product(s)
Hugs, Neet 6 xx

Sian said...

Oh, I still love that skirt fabric! Better to have a few projects on the go and work on one of them, than only have one in progress and not feel like doing it

Twiglet said...

Pretty fabric ready to go. Your denim bag sounds like a good idea - show us it as you go along please! x Jo

Sandra said...

You've a creative mind so it's why we have lots of projects on the go. Oh Fi, looks like a lovely creative table there :)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Now you have got my mind going as to what 'old' clothes I can use to make stuff. I've ordered another sewing book to help me manage the basics. I've even dusted off my machine but that's as far as I've gone. Waiting for the new book to guide me! Lovely to see you here! Take care Zo xx 29

jan spencer said...

Great idea using old clothes especially jeans as they never seem to wear out. I wish I could sew but it defeats me.
Happy Wednesday
Jan S No 58

Robyn said...

Yes, you are inspiring me to do something with all my fabric scraps- where do they come from?
Can't wait to see the developing quilt!
Robyn 26

Regina M. Hamilton said...

I can't wait to see that quilt you make with the old jeans. I wish I knew how to sew. I guess it's time to take a few classes. #7

Shaz Brooks said...

The jeans project looks interesting, we all always seem to have numerous projects on the go at the same time, don't we? Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xx #19

glitterandglue said...

Yes, I, too, like to have more than one thing on the go at a time! It takes a while - but I get to finish them all eventually. All the best with all that fabric and those projects! Enjoy.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #15

KraftyKaren said...

Love the weekly peek at your desk and look forward to seeing your jeans bag when it is finished xx

fairy thoughts said...

hi fiona it is good to see more sewing on the desks recently.... jeansbags are gread i made one yeare ago and it lastedfor ages andwss really usefull thankd for sharing
janet #20

Andrea said...

hi Fiona I do love that skirts fabric and as for a jeans bag sounds fab,I dont think ive seen one but sounds like a great idea.I have no sewing talents whatsoever; I will need to keep an eye on your project ...sounds like youve a few on the go... happy sewing and thanks for visiting earlier. have a great week ahead andrea#16

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love seeing sewing things on desks - envy you see!!
Yours looks so full of promise - looking forward to seeing what you make! Thank You for the comment about the flowers but the inspiration came from you and when I post what I am making I will give you full credit! Chrisx 47

Eliza said...

You never cease to amaze me with the projects you are doing, I don't know how you do it, I am not a sewing person at all. I love jeans made into bags, it will be interesting to see how yours looks finished.

Thanks for sharing and Happy WOYWW
Hugs Eliza & Yoda 51

Angela Radford said...

Look forward to seeing the finished bag. It's so good to see people recycling old clothes.
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x #41

Denise said...

I ve always got lots of things on the go too - and never enough space to do them !!

alexa said...

Having a number of things on the go is the hallmark of a creative mind :). Looking forward to seeing your jeans project - I once watched a fourteen year old spend a weekend making a bag from an old pair of jeans using just hand stitching - she's now twice that age and the bag is still going strong!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Belated happy WOYWW! Well done on your upcycling! I like upcycling clothes too although I haven't done it in a while.
Hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS@12

Lisa-Jane said...

Looking forward to seeing this made up into a bag!