Tuesday, September 27, 2011

1980's Fabric Desk Set.

I recently did a 1980's themed swap and this is what I made my partner in USA who has received it in the post. I really wanted to make something using genuine fabric from that era but having nothing suitable I found several on ebay and put bids in . I lost the first three but managed to get this French material which was from the 1980's being confirmed by the printing on the selevedge when it arrived. So what to make. I hummed and arrrr'd but in the end decided to make a vintage desk writing set and included a fold down tray similar to the one I made for Bernie.

I edged this tray with hand made twisted cord and placed the button/ribbon fixings on the end instead of the sides. Pencil pot is trimed with single cord bow.

I completed the set with a writing paper box and cut and bound matching coloured paper to go inside. I again edged the box lid with whipped twine.

I would like to enter into the following challenges.
Dream Valley: They are asking for Buttons on any project.
Top Tip Tuesday: Asking for 2 or more ribbons/twine/lace/fabric.
I have used 2 different ribbons and made two diffrent twines.
By the Cute and Girly: Want to see fabulous colours on your project.


  1. What a lovely set - gorgeous material xx

  2. Thank you for your comment! ha ha ha! I am loving that set - what a brill swap idea!

  3. That is definitely 80s cool fabric! And what a fab swap to take pride of place on a work desk! Really like the buttoned work tray.

  4. Oh yeah, I can feel the leg warmers and a perm coming! Fab fabric and super de doop project. xxx

  5. That is a fabulous set.what a great swap.xxx

  6. Gorgeous project Mrs. A....love the details with the buttons!
    xxx Margreet

  7. A beautiful set. A fab gift. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  8. What a beautiful gift! I just love the fabric you found.

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our '2 or more Ribbons' Challenge. Don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share with us you could win another prize! Just add (TIP) after your name when you link :)

    Carol x

  9. WOW that's great! LOVE the groovy fabric!! SO nice to see... Thanks 4 joining us this week @ Top Tip Tuesday for our 2 Or More, Ribbon, Twine, Lace, Fabric Challenge, Don't forget you can enter up to 3 times, I hope you can come and play again soon, Hugs Samantha

  10. Such a fab box set. Love the colours. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday this week and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. I've got candy if you're interested. Bettina x

  11. Love this box set, if you need someone to send it to, let me know !!!

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week.

    ps - I have ribbon candy on my personal blog if you're interested in entering - only 3 days left to enter.


  12. These are fab!! What a great little project and gorgoeus fabric. Thanks for the birthday wishes - I had a great day and lovely evening out with Annie & co. I don't feel a day over 40!!! x Jo

  13. Such a beautiful set! A fabulous creation! Hugs, Lesley

  14. What a super entry and all beautifully crafted.

    Hearts theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x


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