Wednesday, 7 November 2012


Bit of an untidy desk again but not too bad as I am still in serious sewing mode - I have four projects on the go at the moment - so I need a relatively clear desk to lie it all out particularly when cutting. 

That pile of material at the front is what I bought at the Malvern Quilt show two weeks ago which still hasn't been put away - it just keeps moving from chair to table whenever/wherever someone sits down!  The pile on the front left is what I was working on and designing/cutting templates yesterday, the blue pile in the middle of the table was going to be a London quilt but I think is now going to be placemats instead.  The other bits and bobs are left out from my class on Monday they just need popping on the bookcase at the back but I haven't done that yet either!

That's it from my desk today - not much but I still fancied joining in the fun!  If you would like to too then pop over to Julias and show your desk to the world - it doesnt matter whether its neat or cluttered or what projects you are working on we are all too happy to come and have a nose at your workspace!

So who is going to the big show tomorrow then?  Morag and I are going first thing and meeting up with Hettie when her bus gets in - anyone else? 

Thanks for looking - Busy Making Hobbycraft Lists from Solihull


xoxo_grah said...

your desk looks really busy..;)


Helen said...

Loving all those swatches of fabric - yum! (and I am NOT a sew-er!) Have fun...Helen 4

JoZart said...

All that lovely fabric looks so organised waiting to turn into something good. Look forward to your results pics. Have a great show and I wish I was going... saving my pennies for Germany. I'll defo be at the Spring one!
Jo x

Neil said...

I'm sure all that fabric will turn into something wonderful! Have a lovely day

Lou said...

Those fabrics look gorgeous. I am off to the show but not sure which day yet. Looking forward to going.


Lou #74

Andrea said...

my you are busy ...I can only do one project at a time those fabrics look beautiful wish I could sew..anyway have a great week and happy creativity look forward to seeing how they turn out x #67

BJ said...

Go and get that typewriter out of your boot NOW! They are great for art journaling words as you can do it on little scraps of coloured card or paper. Really enjoying the AJ and am pondering another homemade stencil today. Nice to see all your sewing though. BJ#30

VonnyK said...

Lovely collection of fabrics, I'm sure they will all look fabulous when made up. Better you than me, I hate sewing and sewing machines hate me!
Have a great week.
Von #39

EELS said...

Wow the fabric looks interesting, wish I was more into sewing esp after forking out big bucks for a top end machine which hopefully I will use??? Thanks for visiting earlier too.
Cheers, Elaine #6

Anonymous said...

oh yes, the moving pile, don't we all have one LOL! Happy WOYWW Lindsay #16

Minxy said...

Looks like you have plenty to keep you busy, love the wire birdcage on the wall, very cool.
Hugz Minxy #1

jill said...

fab fabrics , it's funny how we all move things round & round before they get put away. Jill #61

famfa said...

Lovely materials there. Good luck with your crochet flowers. You could sew them together and make a cushion, scarf, or hat add them as embellishments. Thanks or visiting
FAMFA (20)

Anonymous said...

Intruiged by that neon orange I am seeing :) Make sure you share whatever you are making with THAT - it's so intense I just have to know what you do with it LOL!

MA (2)

Deb said...

lots of lovely fabric, love your desk!

Krisha said...

What pretty fabrics you have stacked there. I didn't make the quilt I posted last week, only decorated it. Years ago I was an avid sewer, and always wanted to learn to quilt, then I bought a stamp, and well.......the rest is history as they say. Thanks for popping by my blog.
Krisha #45

Carolyn Phillips said...

Lovely set of fabrics and you seem very busy.
Carolyn #107

lisa said...

You are looking very industrious there.
Have fun at the show and don't forget to share all your new stash next week.
Hugs Lisax #71

Daniella said...

It still looks tidy! I'm sure whatever you are making will be gorgeous!!

Bridget Larsen said...

I admire people who sew, especially quilters it seems like such hard work, my mum sews quilts too, Love your tag in your earlier post
Bridget # 8

Anonymous said...

Shame Julia and Jan are no longer going to the show but you'll still have a great time. I like the little piles of fabric patiently waiting for their turn. Love the Halloween quilt a few posts down, really like the back of it, very Edward Gorey!

Brenda 3

Anonymous said...

You have a nice lot of space even if the table is all piled high!! Just been looking at your organisational ideas and must try the distress ink tag idea. Amjust getting around to putting the name and the colour on my pads to make it easier to deceide which colour I need but your tag idea is much simpler. Thanks for the chance to see it.
Tricia 124

Annie said...

Love the look of your fabric squares and will be watching to see what you make with it all.
A x 64

Sandi McLean said...

Lots on the go! Getting quite envious of all of you who can meet up for a show or a crop. Have a lovely time :) Tks for coming my way! Sandi #37

Shoshi said...

Lots of lovely sewing going on there, Sunshine Girl! The patchwork pieces look gorgeous. It must have been amazing to visit the quilt show.

Thanks for your visit and your nice comment. Thanks for missing me! I'm having a rough day today but hopefully will be better tomorrow and will be able to continue with my journal page. I did a bit more after posting for WOYWW, but I've got to make some poppies for it, and then I should be able to upload the post about it, so keep watching!

I find it best to support the open book on some other books so that it lies flat, and then I put sheets of scrap paper under the pages I'm working on, which protects everything underneath. That way, any stray ink goes on the scrap paper and not where you don't want it. I can't take this book apart to work on it without ruining it, so I just have to be careful as I work!

Thanks for your concern about my parents, and for us too - I am a bit concerned that my hubby may burn himself out, but he's being a bit more sensible now things have settled down a bit, and not giving in to every little manipulative demand of my mum's! Someone wants to buy their house at last, but they've still got to sell theirs, so we're not really any further forward on that one, although the house we want to buy is still on the market, and the owner knows we're interested. Nothing may happen before Christmas though, as I can't imagine most people wanting to move house till that's all out of the way!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #28

Sandy Leigh said...

Thank you for visiting me today! Sometimes I go through a major sewing phase too, and I always spread things out a lot more, than when I'm in my art journal stuff. I love your nice big cutting mat! So fun to buy fabric and goodies at a quilt show. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #24

Barb King said...

Have fun at the big show, and thanks for stopping by my blog! barb

Buttons said...

Looks like some beautiful fabrics there hun. Have a great day tomorrow. Happy WOYWW, hugs Buttons #96

mark gould said...

Happy woyww, great looking workspace. thanks stopping by. you mentioned the painting with distress inks, I am just starting to play with them in that manner, I did stamp one image and then emboss with black powder and that helped keep the ink in the right places, I have also used quite a small brush and only a little water. I am loving the versatility at the mo.
happy crafting, Love the tag bellow as well x

trisha too said...

Looks like a LOT to me! All those fabrics, yum!

#129ish this week

Amy E said...

Ooooh looks like you're having LOTS of fun!!! There's a huge craft show near where I live this weekend too, but sadly, I won't be able to make it. Maybe next year!!

Amy E. #41

Nan G said...

Pretty fabric piles! And I love the tag on the previous post!! Nan 19

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great-looking work area for your project and a very well-organized one as well!

Have a wonderful time at the show tomorrow and I hope you have a wonderful week! Darnell #42

sandra de said...

Ohhh I love a pile of new fabrics and it looks like you are busy sewing up a storm.
Sandra @10

Angie said...

I love fabric, I can just look at it for hours wandering up and down the isle touching and oohing and ahhing..yeah I feel that way about paper too lol!
Angie #31

505whimsygirl said...

I noticed that fun fabric with the scissors right away! As far as moving things whenever someone needs a chair -- that is the state of my house right now too. Oh well, life goes on!

Thanks for visiting me already!!

Hugs, Kay #5

Neet said...

What a lot of fabulous fabrics. I really must find time to do some sewing, so many ideas, so little time with "C" coming up.
Hope you had a good time at the show and we get to see your goodies.
Thanks for visiting me - have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Neet x 43

MaggieC said...

You have some lovely material there, the sort of stash anyone would want to get busy with. I am glad I am not the only one with several projects on the go at one time. Thank you for your visit this week, and kind comments. xx Maggie #40