Wednesday, 29 April 2015

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #308

In the blink of an eye, it’s Wednesday again. Yesterday afternoon saw me assembling fabrics and choosing zips to match (ish) from my stash.

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Two pencil cases cut and interfaced ready to sew. Still deciding on pattern placement for the other two. I need to get over my fear of zips and this seems like a good way to do it. I’ve replaced my old zipper foot and the new one is definitely better. Any poor quality sewing can only be put down to user error now!

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For those readers not interested in my sewing adventures, here’s a recent make of the paper crafting variety. It’s that Sheltering Tree set again. This time I used the blossom/leaf stamp and created a background for the message. Very quick to do.

Are you sharing your work space today? I’ll be round to see you soon.

24 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

Love that house fabric. Seems houses and mugs are beginning to be a thing for me! And good for you, I shy away from zips..mind you, I haven't done any sewing for a good few months. I should make time...you're leading me on!

Jan Ltc said...

Fab workspace some bonny fabric xx Jan 25

Christine said...

Love that card - do you see I'm ignoring the stitching? I know that it is not a gentle reminder to either put my machine away or do the stitching!!!!
Have a good week
Christine

Bishopsmate #22

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, love your fabrics and brightly coloured zips! Even though I've done quite a few zipped totes now, the fear is always there, lurking under the surface :-) And just exactly WHAT is an invisible zip anyway??! Those pencil cases are going to be just fab.
Oh, and pretty pretty please - are you still ok to make lemon drizzle cake for the Crop again? Only this time, I think you may have to make double the amount - it seemed to vanish into thin air last year, LOL! Please keep a tally of what it costs though.....
Hugs, LLJ 19 xx
PS You're right, we do need a fabric shop meet up soon :-)

Annie said...

Gorgeous fabrics laid out ready to go there. Good luck with the zips....you can do it I'm certain 😀
Hugs,
Annie x # 17

jill said...

Zips & sewing scare me. Good luck with the pencil cases.
I'm finding the smaller project life albums easy to use. I do still make lo's for the 12x12 albums as well.
jill

jill said...

Zips & sewing scare me. Good luck with the pencil cases.
I'm finding the smaller project life albums easy to use. I do still make lo's for the 12x12 albums as well.
jill

Sian said...

I'll look at either, both, any combination..

I like the pencil cases: especially the one with the house fabric!

Twiglet said...

I love the fabric combos for your pencil cases - hope we see the finished ones too. x Jo

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Ack. Zippers. But such cute fabric I imagine t'll be worth it in the end.

Cute card too :)


Happy day!
Mary Anne (1)

Debbie Rock said...

Thanks for popping by my blog Fiona! Am VERY pleased to have now caught up on my card making - have just redone my list and feel much better about it all! Yes, looking forward to seeing you again at Burbage ... not long now!LOVE those fabrics - can't wait to see the finished projects. Love Debbie #18 xXx

Laura said...

Some gorgeous fabrics there Fiona!
Happy Deskday
Laura
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Helen said...

I may not be able to sew- would love to be able to! - but people's efforts always impress me, those fabrics are gorgeous!! Helen #7

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Fiona, with you on 'zip fear' lol. Whenever I used to sew, it was the bit that terrified me, I could never get it even. Lovely idea for the card too. See you in a couple of weeks, Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #12 xxx

debs14 said...

I love that house fabric!

Lea.H said...

ooh such lovely fabric there! how do you choose which one to use next! I know I always struggle ! Lea - number 32

Alexandra said...

Beautiful, beautiful fabric. I LOVE the one with the little houses and can envision that as bunting! :) Happy WOYWW! xx

Ali H said...

Thanks for visiting! Good luck with the zips! Love that house fabric Ali #16

sue jones said...

Gorgeous Fabric- I did not manage to post this week but am still having a nosy around everyone elses desks ;)

Jo said...

A great idea to make pencil cases to get the hang of zips. Lovely card x

alexa said...

Zipperphobia? I have it too. But you look as if you are determined to conquer yours! Your fabrics are lovely - I am a fan of the little houses one.

Sandra said...

Your creativity and ideas are in overdrive. Great plan for the zip practice x

Kyla said...

Ooh nice fabric, especially the house fabric.
Kyla

Julia said...

That's a great idea to practice the zips. That's one of my favourite quotes on the card xx