Wednesday, 14 September 2011

WOYWW - Onwards and upwards

Thanks for all the lovely words and support for last week.  I'm on better form this week, mainly for being proactive rather than reactive.  Nothing exciting to report but no bad news either just keepin' everything crossed.  End of last week (literally Friday), I finally got my butt in gear and washed all the fabric that I have been hording: (it's pretty :)


At last I have a desk to show you (well actually it is back to the table of indeterminate purpose) - mainly because cutting fabric requires floor space and I needed somewhere to iron to.  


Resplendent with all my Argos value equipment (don't knock it, it's cheap and it works).  I have created my first piece of sewing in 20 years. It's got a couple of obvious mistakes, but it will do what it needs to and I learnt a lot.  I'm sure the recipient will forgive me the dodgy stitching and all that makes it unique.  By the time I get round to the last stitched bag as a Christmas gift I'm sure I'll be a pro.  Now to knock the paper-crafting into touch too.

For more desks of indeterminate purpose as well as most definitely dedicated for purpose desks press the WOYWW widget on the right and find friends, inspiration and just well good company dammit.

23 comments:

Sarah said...

Good to see you and looking good. I feel the energy! It must do you good to be getting into action. A HUGE well done on making the bag - great stuff and as you said - learn on the way although this one is looking fab. Back to last week - I am the ultimate Queen of faffing around and it drives me batty. It's dire at the moment.... Cleaned my house last night in a mad splurge and feeling good.Wishing you a fab week and lots of gusto! You can do it!
ˇThanks for sharing today! Sarah (at 2)

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Such pretty fabric! That ought to get you motivated! Thanks for sharing your space!

Sandy said...

So pretty fabric.
Wonderful.
Happy WOYWW. Sandy #1

NatashaMay said...

Looks good to me. :) I bet you'll have to open a shop for those bags when everyone receives theirs. :)

Karen said...

Gorgeous fabric on a proper washing line, what a lovely sight! Thanks for sharing on WOYWW!

Ta Da! Crafts said...

The bag looks great, you are right about 'mistskes' making things unique. Have a happy Wednesday! Mel #51

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The sight of that washing line made me happy - hooray for fabric!! Well done for creating the bag - respect - you'll be whizzing them up in no time!! :D xx

jude said...

Lovely fabric and im sure the bags will be fab too !I havent sewn for well since school and made loads then.Now my daughter has to make prom dress as part of her college course asked for my help ouch!better get machine out dust down and practise...lol
Have fab wedensday and so glad feeling better may long your spurt of energy continue
hugs judex22

The Crafty Elf said...

Such pretty fabric. I can just sense the smell of freshly washed items hanging on a line outside drying. So fragrant! Mmmmmm! Love that smell! Way to go..keep up that sewing, you're doing a fine job! Your bag is so pretty and those colours are wonderful!

fairyrocks said...

First in 20 !!! congratulations and well done.
I too have a dusty sewing machine...still I am hopeful and you have inspired me. Love the Huge red flowered fabric too.
Keep smiling and creating

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh lovely pile of fabrics you have there - congratulations on the bag I am sure the recipient will love it - I have made a bag this week too (cant post until tomorrow) sewing is so relaxing isnt it! Glad you have had a better week.

Twiglet said...

Lovely fabric and I really like the bag.

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful sight to see all the happy washing blowing in the breeze. And well done on getting a bag made, as you say, you'll be a pro before too long.

Hugs
Brenda 88

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Congrats on being proactive! Lovely pic of the fabrick in the breeze!

Happy WOYWW.
Hugs, Sandra (no. 66)

JoZart said...

Good luck with the bags, I'm sure they'll be great with such lovely fabrics.
JoZarty x

RosC said...

Lovely to air dry fabrics. Love the poppy print of your bag.
Ros. (84)

Annie said...

Good luck with using up all that gorgeous fabric. Look forward to seeing your creations.
A x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I took last week off, so I hope you are doing well. I am in FABRIC heaven and loving what I see there. Hope to see some projects, too.

Julia Dunnit said...

Well done - the fabric on the line looks a gorgeous sight and to see you turning it into stuff already -0 gheez, you did get a motivation hit!

Elizabeth said...

Just a quick visit this week due to illness but hope to do better next week ... thanks for sharing your wash line, lovely fabric, and your table. I hope you have a great weekend. Elizabeth x #121

okienurse said...

Sorry I am so late getting by this week but I wanted to pop by and visit your blog to say hello and to see what you are up to! Didn't have the time to post(except about newest Doswell addition) or craft the past two weeks due to being in Virginia visiting with the son's family to see the newest granddaughter born. Definitely a fun time none the less. Hope you have a great week. Vickie aka okienurse

Tertia said...

Love that bag! The fabric is awesome.
Happy very belated WOYWW

Doone said...

Oh that washing line raised the spirits of this committed depressive...

well done you for getting moving and feeling better,

try not to think too much hun, keep on doing and when you do stop I think you might find even if the world has not changed you may feel better for being productive?

It's cheap it works, it has indeterminate purpose - fabuloso motto...

Dx