Wednesday, 4 July 2012

WOYWW 161

One of these Wednesdays I will show you a photo of my desk bathed in sunshine, but not today unfortunately.  No sunshine but lots of sunny colours.


Mess at the top is a pile of fabric, most of it the antique kimono silk I have been saving for the right project.  Think I may have found it - going to make a cushion cover using an idea I found on the web which uses scraps of material to form the leaves and trunk of a tree.  Bought some fabric for the cover although I have found it very hard to cut it straight and worry that like my card layers it will get trimmed and trimmed until it is a 1inch square.
At the front are the deco pages that I finished and blogged earlier this week.  Should have been on their way yesterday but I needed to make a card to go with them and after entertaining family on Sunday I was well and truly knac....tired on Monday.
An empty Orchid food spray bottle is my water spritzer, didn't cost much, produces beautiful flowers and is a brilliant spritzer - beat that Mr Holtz, two paper cutters as I like the guillotine best but it isn't big enough so I use the Cricut for larger pieces of card, and for scoring - no wonder I never have enough room.

Busy week this week, hairdressers and highlights for me, groomers and claw-cutting for Sorrel - best not get those two mixed up, then I have to ring the washing machine repair man as mine's gone on strike, big Sis to the rescue again.

Enough rabbiting on from me, I'm off to visit Julia to join in this weeks desk hop, I may be some time.

Oops, almost forgot about the little doll nestling amidst the fabric, waiting for me to give her some hair and a face.


22 comments:

Neil said...

Hi there. Nice to pop in and see your creative world this week. I won't stay long; don't want to give you my cold! Hope you have a good creative week though.
Neil # 33

jill said...

Don't forget to show up the finished doll i'd like to see it . love the butterflies too. Great creative busy desk, happy crafting jill #43

Annie said...

Really love the colours of that yummy fabric. I hope you do a show and tell of what you do with it.
Hugs,
A x #66

Franka Benjaminsen said...

The colours of your fabric brings the sun into my computer. Thanks because here the sun is gone. Love your butterfly cards. They are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and have a happy WOYWW. Bye, Franka #34

inkypinkycraft said...

The butterflies your desk are beautiful! Have a greatvweek trace x 52

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Delish! So sunny and cheerful on this dismal day.

And you commented on binning your scraps?? NO WAY!
:)

MA (1)

Neet said...

Gosh Ann, you don't need any sewing lessons - you could be giving them. Such a lot going on there - puts me to shame. All scrummy too.

Hugs and thanks for visiting me - Neet #3 xx

Helen said...

Hi Ann. You look busy this week my friend. I need those distress inks!! Your butterfly deco pages are beautiful. I will have to read on as I am not sure what a deco page is!! WOYWW Hugs Helen 64

Redanne said...

Lovely fabric and beautiful butterflies. Happy WOYWW, Anne #49

Di said...

Lovely sunny colours there! Do show the results Ann :) Di xx#5

Twiglet said...

That fabric looks lovely - hope we see what you make - good luck with the claw trimming and hair colour. lol. x Jo #68

Angie said...

This cushion sounds fantastic ...and the perfect use for the silk pieces.

MrsC.x said...

cushion sounds fab do share when your done
TFS Happy WOYWW xx Charlie.xx #72

Laura said...

The deco pages look great.
Have a good week,
Laura
95
x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Ann, busy desk this week ... like all the colours on it. I prefer my guillotine too ... it took three trimmers to convince me though :) You and Sorrell are going to look the bees knees :) Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #85

Amanda said...

Wow lots of lovely stuff here. That doll is gorgeous. I have never been able to cut straight either. Hugs, Amanda #56

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely looking fabric there!! The cushion cover sounds gorgeous - you definitely have to post the finished article!
Hugs, LLJ #60 xx

BJ said...

Scrumptious desk as usual, so colourful and the butterflies are the icing on the cake for me. BJ#18

butlersabroad said...

That is a really lovely and colourful desk there Ann, beats the dreich weather outside! I can't cut very straight for the life of me either, I can never get something wonky straightened up and like you, I end up with a tiny scrap of what I started out with! Having said that I hope the cushion cover works out well for you!! Hope you and Sorrel are both now suitably groomed! We got some rain in the night thanks but could have done without the thunder that woke me up three times!!

Hugs
Brenda 7

scrappymo! said...

What a spread of lovely colours!
Your cushion cover sounds great and that doll is precious.

Bridget Larsen said...

Love the variety of colours you have on your desk this week and thanks for the Organisational Heaven medal tee hee. That is a lot of rain you got there, I hope you havent floated away since
Bridget #6

Hazel said...

Hope the doll gets her hair and face soon. At least she's comfy on the lovely silk! Thanks for a peep at your workspace. Hope you have a good week - Hazel, WOYWW #124 x