Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Workdesk Wednesday 92

My workdesk at 5am this morning. Iv'e been attempting to make a Parisian fan for the Art 'n' Soul March group swap. I have cut the fan shapes from thin cardboard and now just playing with an assortment of bits and bobs to embellish with. I'm quite pleased with myself that I have managed to via away from using pink.
Also working on something else off to the side of my desk on my folding table.


The following were taken earlier this morning.





Is someone taking the monkey!!
If you want to see what over 100 other desks are looking like, then head on over to Julia's blog for a snoop around. Have fun.

35 comments:

Ali said...

Woah!! 2 Shocks in one post first up at 5am no no, even the birds aren't awake then - and then monkey thought it was a scene from csi and there'd been a murder!! But phew he's fine - lol xx

Wipso said...

Hehehe I love monkey :-)
A x

Margreet said...

well well Mrs. A.......you're an early bird!!!...love the last photo with that monkey with hir arm up....he looks so helpless!
xxx Margreet

sasa said...

5am - are you getting up or heading off to bed - who knows in a crafting world. I was still looking at card at 3am this morning. The monkey looks fun - will have to check him out again...

Thanks for sharing

Sarah (sasa at 4)

S said...

Oh I want to play with feathers! How fun.

Michele Pacey said...

that monkey is awesome Mrs. A! he's got character which, in a softie, is absolutely required!

Karen said...

Love the colours you are playing with on your desk and I see lots of gorgeous lace :)
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #92

Helen said...

Great work - but so early! I know I get up early but still! Love your work you have going on.

Sherry Edwards said...

Love the colour you've chosen for your fan - looking at all the things on your desk, it's going to be fan-tastic!!! (couldn't resist, sorry!)

First I though Monkey was playing cops and robbers at a crime scene, but no, it looks like he might be getting a mate sometime soon! Together, they'll both get into real mischief! Look forward to seeing what you make.

Terry Oulboub said...

Ahhh...you're up early like I am - it's always nice and quiet and I can get my head around things. Later in the day, I'm no good at all. I thought at first it were tags you were making but fans...ooh, I can't wait to see those lovely creations! Ooooh...the monkey! OMGoodness, I had no idea you had to start from scratch and trace the pattern. WOW! You really ARE the Queen of Sewing - just from that you can make a pattern? I feel so bad about my request ...I've got to find some way to make up for it...would a little bit of chocolate and other goodies work? I'll have to send you a goody basket before the week's out. Doh! Me and my big mouth! Thank you for accommodating me!! :-) I hope it's for me! LOL! :0

Pam said...

Love the monkey, I think my son has one in his beddroom somewhere amongst the junk! Hugs Pam x

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the monkey too- looks really puzzled! Shaz #118

Penni said...

5am in the morning!!! What does that look like?

I love monkey - he always makes me smile.

Hugs
Penni
X

Susan Allan said...

Hi Mrs A
Too early for me and you are very resourceful. I expect you plan to dress up your 'dolls' when you have finished making them.
Sue x 72

Twiglet said...

Will love to see how the new monkey turns out!!

Spyder said...

oh my goodness! For a moment I thought someone had shot Monkey!!
5? I wasjust going to bed and then up at 7.30
tired now! happy woyww
(Lyn)

okienurse said...

OMG! Poor Monkey! I bet he was terrified. Are you planning on sewing more monkeys or making him some clothing! 5am was about the time I went to bed. Thanks for sharing! Vickie #69

The Crafty Elf said...

That monkey is a scream! It took me a bit before I realized what he was doing because I was so focused on your work - DUH! Thanks for sharing. Janice #100

Neil said...

Hi there Mrs A. I too thought that monkey had been chosen to be part of CSI! Glad he was not injured in any way, but are you certain about the ethics and legality of cloning?
The fans look interesting too.
Thank you for visiting my blog and your comment, I agree, I would not take out a subscription just to get a "freebie" but I buy the magazine each month and I love CI so it succumbed to the offer! At least I know I have something to look forward to in the post box each month now!

Rumtruffle said...

5am is a great time to be up...if you are a milkman! I will look forward to seeing a finished fan x

Julia Dunnit said...

5AM? Good grief, thought we got up early! Good luck with the fan, it takes me ages to do the embillishy bits! Hope monkey's over the shock of seeing body parts first thing!

Susan Allan said...

Hi Mrs A
It's me again.
Thanks for your comment and question. No, I don't have a melty pot...I am and always will be low tech. I just use what I have at home. I used the oil burner and put the paint block on the top.

I like to improvise but most importantly I am too mean to spend any money...so I will never make any progress!!!
Take care and best wishes

Sue xxxxxxxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah dear Mrs A,
I LOVE monkeys adventures one week will have to bring my monkey onto the work desk too he is a PT Tips monkey who migrated back in my suitcase from Manchester when I last visited them over there.. family that is in 2009, and he lives in my car cos he has suction caps and he peeks out at all the other drivers and gives them heaps of cheek I call him Mechant cos it means naughty in French..anyway will wait to see if more monkeys turn up next week!!
TFS and Happy WOYWW!
love Shaz in Oz.x
love Shaz in Oz.x

MaggieC said...

You are having fun there, and I would love to see the finished fan, and the monkey. Thank you for stopping in at my desk and leaving such encouraging comments. You may like to look at the PS.

Marjo said...

Can't wait to see all that yummyness finished. I am still snoring at 5 am..lol

Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #6.

Starla said...

The monkey photos just crack me up!! What personality! Star #114

John said...

Wow, love your workdesk ist's so tidy. Nothing like Lyn's where we can't actually see the desk. I think I need to have a few words with her...Love Monkey. Thanks for following me also.

John

Neet said...

Now I know I really want a Vegas Monkey! He is so cute. Are you making clothes for him?
Love the fan idea - will be around to see how it progresses. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I want a monkey. I really, really want one! How very cool. And thank you so much for stopping by and visiting me, especially after my long silence! And you're not behind on your cards, you just haven't made as many as you'd like! I'm sorry you're having a tough time right now; I'll be thinking good thoughts for you.

kramer_buffy said...

Winners will be posted tonight. The post is scheduled for tonight 7pm at pile it one challenge.

btw. that monkey is brilliant!!!!

-- dalis

Susan said...

Hi Mrs A,
Love your fan as I have checked out your next post! Simply gorgeous! What is that monkey up to? It all looks highly suspicious to me!
I ended up working 3 days in a row and I am exhausted. Not surprising since it has been 6 years since I last worked as a teacher. My voice needs to be re-trained as it is not used to 3 days of constantly talking! The icing on the cake is I received a paycheck! Woo hoo! I haven't earned a wage for a long time so it feels like Christmas! I am going shopping on my next work and child free day!
Susan xxox
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Love to see how the monkey turns out -will have to come back and see! What time do you go to bed if your up taking photo's at 5 in the morning?!!!
Rebecca (42) x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, you're up early! the fan turned out really well i see. and what funny comments about the picture of the monkey being traced (csi!)

Sue from Oregon said...

I have always wanted to make one of those fan cards! Yours turned out lovely!

Nicky said...

Poor monkey looks so shocked - ~ sorry I'm running late this week on noseing round the desks lol - Nicky no.2