Wednesday, 25 July 2012

WOYWW 164

Thought I would pop by again this week as this is my last day in a quiet house for a few weeks!  Children break up tonight so I will be busy going out on day trips, playing in the park and, no doubt, getting to grips with Lego Batman II that I have bought them for a surprise (more for me really as I love the lego Xbox games! tee hee).

Anyway this is my desk as of early yesterday evening:

I always work on more than one project at a time - need to wait for inks and glues to dry I guess!  Tags are for workshops I am planning in the Autumn, that window die I bought at Hobbycrafts NEC last November and I was mortified to dig it out of the packet and find that I hadn't even opened it! could have sworn I had already used it - oh well, Studio 490 door there - need some inspiration for that, the sewing bits and bobs are to go on a Wendy Vecchi Art Part cake stand, again for a workshop, union jack flag card I have had prepared for ages just need some inspiration for that too!  Sewing machine has been put away (briefly) and modelling pastes and dies have come out!  No idea what that black and yellow thing is - looks like a catapult - heaven forbid! That big button was from a jacket my friend was taking to the charity shop when we met up for coffee so I nabbed it quick!

So that's whats on my dining room table on a sunny Tuesday evening - what's on yours? If  you care to share and join in the fun then pop over to Julias.

Thanks for taking a peek at my desk this week - So excited it's end of term and both of my babies are moving on to new schools from Solihull
edited to add:  Oooh forgot that lots of you had been asking to see the finished Alice in Wonderland bag - well here it is! - this is the front, the keyring and wooden button were lovely little finds in an Alice In Wonderland shop in Oxford:

and here is the back, the button is holding one huge pocket (it's the whole side of the bag so six squares big) closed:

52 comments:

The Slow Quilter said...

Love the bag and the fabric. My table also doubles for a work holder, sometime I even clean it off so the family can eat.

Helen said...

well done on top spot, and what a creative desk... love the bag! Helen, 6

Robin Panzer Art said...

Oh the Alice bag is delightful! Happy WOYWW Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

EELS said...

Lovely interesting desk this week and the bag is super, my daughter bought me an owl bag similar to that. Maybe I'll post a pic next week.
Cheers and happy woyww
Elaine #10

TeddyBobCrafts said...

My first visit to you, and wow, what a gorgeous bag. Happy WOYWW, by the way, and congratulatons on being No.1 this week. Loving your busy desk. Ali x #12

May said...

Congrats on being No 1... love the Alice bag... Gorgeous.. have a fun week playing the batman game Hugs May x x x#10

Julia Dunnit said...

The bag is a triumph. So is your desk and working method..I'm so rubbish at having more than one thing on the go, I really envy you. I know what the black and yellow thing is...but I can't tell you in polite company.....!

inkypinkycraft said...

The embossed tag spook great and a fab bag! Trace x 9

Sandy said...

Your bag is lovely, Oh I have that scissor stamp haven't used it yet. Happy WOYWW. Sandy :)

Victoria said...

Love all the bits and bobs on the desk, but that Alice bag is absolutely AMAZING! Seriously gobsmacked here! Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.25

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

I love the bag, so pretty!

Aeryn @ #27

jill said...

How lovely is that Alice in wonderland bag. The tags your working on look interesting as well. Jill#32

MrsC.x said...

love the bag and the tags that you are working on

who knew that there was an alice in wonderland shop anywhere?!? shall have to take my hubby as its his fave book.
tfs happy WOYWW! :) Mrs C.xx #33

scrappymo! said...

I like to have lots of different things on the go as well. I get bored too easily.
Looks like you have some fun projects there.

Tuire Flemming said...

LOVE the bag! Great fabrics!
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #49

RosC said...

Numero uno! Well done. Great bag, glad you included that. Interesting desk...I generally have a few things going at once too.
Cheers,
Ros #19

Francesca said...

I'm coveting the bag, beautiful. love the desk too. Francesca #53

Bernice Hopper said...

Can't wait to find out what workshops you have in mind.

Eliza said...

Fab bag, just love it. Congrats on the No 1 posting this week.

Eliza #16

donnalouiserodgers said...

fabulous desk - I think we all probably
harbour an item we have never yet used - too much stuff syndrome?

dx @65

Karen said...

Gorgeous bag, I made one like that many moons ago - they all come back into fashion if you wait long enough! Love the embossed cards, what brand is it? Just perfect for something I have in mind to create! Keep cool and carry on! Karen T 65 x

fairy thoughts said...

Wow and I thought I did a lot me things at once
love the bag
Janet 18

Elizabeth said...

Interesting little groups of things on your desk this week - you are busy! Unlike you, I have to work on just one project at a time, I just get in a muddle otherwise. Love the Alice bag and so jealous that you have a shop dedicated to her near you! Enjoy the upcoming holiday period and have a happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #24

Peggy said...

looks pretty busy on that desk love that desk die laying there I think I need to check that out. have a great day!

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RebeccaJaneHoy said...

Love your desk, very creative and adore the bag.

Rebecca #62

Glenda said...

What a creative desk you have. Looks like you have some great projects going on! Happy WOYWW!
Glenda 71

Spyder said...

yes...the catabolt thing is the first thing I saw and wondered what kind of craftyness am I missing out on!! Love all your 'bits' this week, super union Jack card. It's lovely and sunny here!! so am off out any second, trying to wizzz round as many as I can, have a great week. HaPPY SunnY WOYWw!!
((Lyn)) #57

Joynana said...

Some very interestin pieces on your table this week. I am like you, I always have more than one project going at a time. I am running late and you are only my second stop. Have to get busy. #81

Jaki Morris said...

Love,love.love your desk

My boys broke up on Friday and since then we've had lovely weather, let's hope it continues.

Jakix #72

Bernice said...

Your Alice in Wonderland bag is fantastic - I have a couple of patterns for bags, but still haven't got round to actually making any! I bought that window die at the NEC as well, but only used it once or twice to make a window box card - must get it out again and make better use of it!
Bernice #74

Charlene said...

Awesome bag! Love your busy work desk too! TFS #80

Darla said...

Very interesting arrangement of items on your desk. Cool bag as well. Our children will be going back to school at the end of August.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

I love, love that bag!
Love anything Alice and Wonderland :)

Mary Jo #96

Danielle said...

I love the tag backgrounds. dani #110

Trish Latimer said...

The bag is gorgeous, love it!! Trish #55

Monica said...

Your desk is how i want mine to look. You manage the change from fabric to paper so very well. I really love all the tags you have made and they inspire me to try again. The quilts and bags are delightful(I read back through several posts) just super!

Amy E said...

I love that you have tons of different projects all going at once!!! I think our creative minds tend to work best that way sometimes!

AWESOME Alice in Wonderland bag!! Thanks for showing the finished product!

Amy E. #14
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

butlersabroad said...

Now that's a busy desk there Nicola! But it looks like a lot of fun, especially as you have Memory Box dies, their new releases look brilliant too. I really need to win the lottery! Beautiful bag, love how it turned out.

Hugs
Brenda 86

Kate said...

Great window die, will go well with the little fence I can see.

Love the fabric on that bag.

** Kate **

Gita said...

Popping in from woyww...like the embossing on your tags!!!

Helen said...

Love the tags and I really fancy one of those fence dies

EllieWee xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, your Alice bag looks wonderful.

scrappyjen said...

I love the embossing on your desk . jenx 61

Ali H said...

Great fun things on the desk this week & the bag is great ! Love the way the colours work & your Alice bits & bobs on it too ! Ali #97

Di said...

Totally in love with the Alice In Wonderland bag - it's fabulous! Di xx #13

Neet said...

Love that Alice bag. I had forgotten there was an Alice shop in Oxford and now we are booked to have a couple of days in ... Cambridge! Drat and double drat!
Ah well, will have to keep coming back and looking at that fab bag of yours - great fabric.
Hugs, Neet xx 8

Craftychris said...

Busy busy desk indeed! Absolutely adore your Alice bag, its fabulous! Have a good and creative week xx

Craftychris said...

Forgot to leave my number, silly me - #44

peggy aplSEEDS said...

congrats on getting the top spot in WOYWW this week! the patterns on the tags are beautiful! and how exciting to have your child on the front page! happy WOYWW!
thank you for sharing!
hugs,#29
peggy aplSEEDS

Queen Lightwell said...

That bag is awesome! And you do have a very creative looking desk. Lots going on! :) I found some stamps the other day I really thought I had used already, for shame on me too right? lol Hope you enjoy having the kiddo's home for their break. :)
Deeyll #144

Missus Wookie said...

Oh that bag is gorgeous and there is an Alice in Wonderland shop in Oxford???? Oooooh..... I've just started plotting for a trip to Oxford :)