Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wednesday workdesk no 84

So here we have my workdesk at 5.30am this morning and no I didn't get up early I was just going to bed!!! Yep you read it right.(I'm what you might call a night owl).
The girls and flowers are a tag book I'm making for the Art 'n' Soul swap. This is the front and back of the first tag.(Trying to make a vintage style and quite pleased with how these turned out). I'm totally in love with Distress Ink and used walnut stain here and there to give an aged look. I bought this for £5.20 and have since found it at another web site for £4.69. Can anyone better this please as I want to buy more but not at these prices.?? I need to make four tags in all and each tag must incorporate a buton somewhere on it. The little house is another tag idea I'm playing around with. Look at all those nasty loose ends I now have to thread in. Nop can't just cut em off now can I.
Lots of other things on the go but as they are either prezzies or for secret swaps can't be revealed as yet.
Well I failed all of you last week as I only managed to get round a pathetic 22 desks. Sorreeeee. I will endeavour to do better this week. Hop on over to Julia's Stamping Ground here to see what everyone else is doing on this wet and windy Wednesday.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely gentle Victorian feel you your desk today with all those wonderful old photos and ribbon and lace. I had no idea DI inks were so expensive in England, JoAnn's currently has them on sale for $3.89, which is 2.49 in your money!

Hugs
Brenda 99

Sherry Edwards said...

Your tag book is looking gorgeous! I usually get my distress inks from LB Crafts, but they are £4.99 each.

I can't believe you're were up until 5.30am - our alarm goes off before that!

You've just reminded me I have some lace in my handbag which I bought from a charity shop this morning - and forgot all about when I was preparing my WOYWW post - doh!

I love your little fabric house too! What's wrong with all those loose ends - let 'em hang - adds to the distress feel - LOL.

Maureen said...

Yes it's ok to leave loose ends but I know what you mean and I really struggle not to cut them off. Your tag book is looking good!!

Karen said...

A busy, creative desk. I love those tags, they look gorgeous,
Karen #92

Piddawinkle said...

dont know how much I pay for DI, but dont normally pay more than a £5, less is best, LOL
and id just snip off those lengths, also I dont get around all the blogs each week lucky if I can manage 20 myself, Im sure people dont hold it against us, well I hope they dont, LOL, siobhan no 100

Helen said...

Going to bed at 5.30? I get up soon after! I haven't been a night owl for many years!!

Wipso said...

Love the vintage photos on your desk today.
A x

Sussie said...

Your work is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

JoZart said...

Lovely art there on your desk and love the vintage look.. Thanks for sharing.
JoZarty x

Marjo said...

Fantastic looking tag book, yummy design. Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #23 Happy WOYWW

Anne said...

Lots happening again on your desk --Valery -- love distress inks too. Great tags. Keep you in mind if don't use the fabric !
Anne xxx

Susan Allan said...

Everything on your desk today is beautiful. Those portraits are of such pretty girls...I can always see my mother in old photos. And the tags are so vintage and pretty too. What a joy to behold!!
Sue xx 67

Shaz in Oz. said...

Thanks so much for stopping by at my place Tertia and wow! do love these Victorian like works, I had to smile at your 5.30am bedtime as I am a night owl too as feel so much better and think clearer at night.. was up till 5am the other morning reading..whcih shocked me actually as did not realise it was that late. well have fun till next week,
Shaz in Oz.x

——>Katie Bolinger said...

A kindred spirit - Hello Night Owl. Lovely vintagey projects.

Sheila said...

Beautiful projects on your desk. My day starts at 5:30 AM. I used to be a night owl, alas, no longer.

Twiglet said...

Def. not a night owl here! I need my sleep and like to be all tucked up by midnight. Lots of fab bits and bobs on your desk today.

Tertia said...

Lovely things happening on your desk.
Tertia 88

okienurse said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Nicky said...

wow love the vintage theme on your desk this week its lovely - often craft at the weekend until the early hours but have to remember to go to bed before DH get home from nights or his not impressed with me lol

——>Katie Bolinger said...

Hello again. The silhouette tutorial is now available at http://katemadedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/lazy-snipper-or-feeling-like-genius.html

Tracey Brossart said...

Looks like it is going to be a gorgeous tag book! And I'm a night owl too...only quite time I get when the boys are in bed...lol!

Thanks for the peek! :D

♥Tracey♥...ƸӜƷ

MaggieC said...

I love all those Victorian images, they are so nice to work with.

Cindy Adkins said...

I'm your newest follower and I love what you made!!! And I'm a night owl too!!!!
XO

MaggieC said...

Thank you for your lovely comments and for joining my blog. You are so welcome and I hope you enjoy my ramblings.

Joanne said...

What lovely pieces. I'm a DI lover too and am hoping for more colours this year.

Cindy Gay said...

Pretty things there on your desk there. I'm on the opposite side of the clock. . . you make me tired just thinking about it.

Terry Oulboub said...

I love those beautiful vintage tags and the ones to be made...lovely tidbits that will be added; especially the lace and the ribbon. I hope you've had a wonderful beginning to the new year Mrs. A. You've so inspired me to do some sewing - yay! I enjoy all your little swaps you get into - you're such a fabulous woman!

madebyKarla said...

Wow, everyhting on your desk looks beautiful! I love all those trims!

Karla
http://madebykarla10.blogspot.com/