Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Workdesk Wednesday No 87.

Normal services have been resumed. This is my desk at 2am this morning so technically its Wedensday. I went downstairs to get a biscuit and when I came back I found Monkey using the lamp on my sewing machine as a sun bed!! The cheek of it.

The heart is for a valentine swap. I have made 4 altogether in different sizes and this is the last one waiting to be embellished. I had a small 2"piece of lace left over from the others and wait for it I've stitched my 1st piece of randomness. Yes! I sewed it on without rhyme nor reason and without turning in the raw edges across the gap where I put the stuffing in. I drew the line at leaving the threads hanging.(Sorry Sherry just couldn't do it).
The punch is out because I need to make my last ace card and I thought the shape vaugely resembled the club. Laid out to the right of the punch are some blues/greens ribbons and shot silk pieces that I will be using for a mini fabric collage. I have some ideas on what to do and am just playing around with layering and seeing how the colours gel.
If you'd like to have a snoop on other desks then head on over to Julia's blog Stampingground.
and see what everyone else is up to.

34 comments:

Karen said...

The valentine heart looks good and some gorgeous lace there :)
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #88

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love seeing your sewing projects! When I took sewing in school, I got a "D" on my report card, so I'm always envious of anyone with this skill! Sue #83

Shaz in Oz. said...

Thanks so much for sharing and happy woyww do love the adventures of monkey on his sunbed!! tee hee! Shaz in oz.x

Sherry Edwards said...

LOL about the monkey - and thank goodness he was just sunning himself - for a minute I thought you were in the process of sewing his mouth up!

Oh your hearts are looking fab - I enlarged the photo and saw the other three hanging up - your swap partner is lucky!!

Glad to hear you're stitching randomly - we'll soon have you leaving those loose ends hanging - one step at a time!

Andria said...

happy woyww, thanks for sharing :)
crafty hugs - Andria (42).

Sarpreet said...

haha, a sun bed! great workspace, happy woyww, thank you for sharing, #9

Wipso said...

How lovely to see some fabric crafting. Your hearts look really fab. Tell monkey not to stay under too long cos he will fry :-)
A x

Faye said...

I hope Monkey put sun cream on! xxx

Linby said...

ha ha ha - monkey on a sun bed-that made me laugh out loud.
Linbyx

oneoff said...

I hope monkey had at least Factor 20 on him...you don't want him fried! (Oops, I see Faye beat me to it.)

Now Bagpuss I can understand, and you've explained Wimpey (bless his little fraidy cat self). But Wrapper? Please explain...

I see you stumbled upon my decoupage vice. I hate to tell you, but the secret shopping source for decoupage paper is....car boots. Loads of art books, old illustrated children's books and dictionaries for pennies. Can't beat it, although OH wishes that he could get up later at the weekends in the summer. Bless his little sleepy head.

Bx

Theresa said...

I heart monkey! Happy WOYWWing Valery!

Terry Oulboub said...

You know, when I see your sewing projects, I am always in awe and wishing I can do so as well but we know how that worked out. But it's so inspiring to visit your blog. A monkey - how cute is that! I'll be sending you an e-mail!:-) You really bring crafting to a new level and surround all of us with so much joy that is beyond the paper world - thank you for doing that! You're absolutely MARVELOUS!

Angie said...

I thought monkey was ending it all under the needle.lol

okienurse said...

you gotta watch those monkeys I think there is a movement afoot to take over the sewing machines of the world. A monkey sun bed is cute! Vickie #80

Katie_Bolinger said...

cute monkey - though before I read the post I didn't thought he was being tortured/impaled on the needle of the machine.

Morti said...

LOL - methinks I need to have a look at your old posts to see what else Monkey has been up to! Whereabouts in Hampshire are you? Although I live in Wilts, I work in Fordingbridge.... Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

Love the heart and the poor monkey looks more like he's about to commit hari-kari!!

Hugs
Brenda 91

Susan Allan said...

I can't find what I am working on, that is why I gat so fed up. It could be early Alzheimers.
Sue xx

now going back to your desk, see you in a minute!

Susan Allan said...

You have made some gorgeous things. The heart is beautiful and I pat you on the back for being random. I know all about random and also I like dangling threads. You may get to like them too if you leave enough danglers.

Have a lovely evening
Sue xxx

Susan Allan said...

Just become a follower. I thought I already was, but apparently not.

Sue xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Monkey - what a great idea! Oooh , warm! Love the hearts - can see them on the door handle (nosey - moi?!!) . Really intersted in the collagey thing you're planning...keep us in the loop, huh!

Spyder said...

tags and where did I buy them???...I typed my WOYWW post Tuesday night...and I said I bought them yesterday , so that would have been monday...and I wanted those Pink Petticoat papers free with the mag....(even tho' I have the download...) so that must mean I bought them in the newsagents where I got the mag! I thought they were a good price as in out Post Office you only get three!! anyway, they have bargains, but usually once they are gone...they are gone!

aw...monkey is naughty isn't he...I came into my crafty room one night to find that everything was inn a heap as though all the papers and stamps were having a party!
Ps...I'll have a lookie see tomorrow, to see if they still have some

(Lyn0 HappyWOYWW

Jan said...

LOVE the monkey... really made me laugh! and what a glorious workdesk.... so many yummy pieces. I've yet to master stitching randomly but, as you know, am quite expert at leaving hanging threads (lol) But, as Sherry said "one step at a time" and you'll get there in the end!!

Twiglet said...

Be warned - watch that monkey or he will take over the room and be into every cupboard!! I love your tags on the earlier post.

nnalorac said...

Lovely heart and loads of lace I see! Hope monkey behaves himself when you not around! See you burn the candle at both ends too! Thanks for popping in by. Funny how we want things after browsing others desks!Carolxx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

LOL, that monkey is soooooooooo funny! thanks for the laugh today!

Marjo said...

Hehehe, Monkey better watch out, too much sun causes sunburns...lol

Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo lucky #1

Starla said...

OH! I'm always impressed with you folks who know what do do with a sewing machine (or needle and thread for that matter!) Thanks for the snoop! Star 125

MaggieC said...

I love those hearts. You have just reminded me that I used to make velvet hearts (the material came from an evening skirt that was no longer needed) with lace round. I used to fill them with lavender. By the way, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely message. Could you use your UFO for a grandchild or finish it to put away for a great grandchild as an heirloom? I may show you my other major UFO next week....

Lucy said...

Hey! No problem about the button jewellery set, am just glad that your happy with it, and very grateful that you've let me know thta your pleased. Love it when somebody sends feedback about the items Ive sold them :D. Thanks for the congrats! Not got much longer left, due April 1st,,,, nowhere near ready!!
Lucy xx

Shari said...

Cute little monkey! Your projects are so so pretty. This is my first time to your blog and just have to say I am in LOVE with your kitties on the sidebar. TFS ~Shari #103

Ali said...

Lol at monkey what a cheek!!! ooh dont know why my blogger didnt update when you posted this - strange??? Love your little heart make - I have got some bits and pieces for sewing but dont know what to do yet - need some bigger bits of fabric. Ooh while I'm here just wondered if you got my email (it was on hubbys email account just incase you thought it was from a random nutter!!) lol xx

Ali said...

Morning, thanks for your visit I have re-sent the email (just using the link at the side) - hopefully this one gets to you xx

Susan said...

Glad to see the monkey is sunning himself and not sewing himself! I am late getting around again! Happy {LATE} WOYWW!

Susan xxox #13
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