Wednesday, 5 October 2011

WOYWW - progress galore

Mojo present and accounted for.  Still no change on anything else from last week (but at least none of it's bad news either).  So here's my desk this week:

Blank white boxes covered and waiting the next layer - ideas drafted underneath, a second set of nesting boxes this time in black (and a pad full of graphic 45 wizard of oz paper lined up and ready). A sketch of the catbus from My Neighbour Totoro for a bag idea I have using felt.  And in the background (so below a close up) the 2 bags I made since last week - I'm pretty chuffed and the reversible one on the right I knocked up in 2 and a half hours - not bad I figured.

So in the spirit of keeping it brief have a good week and head on over to Julia's (follow the WOYWW link on the right) and wallow in desks galore, meet up for chats with friends old and new.


Sarah said...

Looking good I say...lots in the make and the bags look fabulous, you should be chuffed!
Thanks for the peek! Sarah (at 11)

Susan Flynn said...

Love that skeleton fabric! Those boxes are great where did you get them from? You're very lucky I have that pad from Graphic 45 and I keep getting it out and looking at it and putting it away I cannot bring myself to use it!! Thanks for sharing your creative workspace x

Julia Dunnit said...

Bless you for the spirit! Still, hasn't stopped me enjoying and being a bit jealous about your full flow mojo, gracious you've got so much on the go! Well done with the boxes..I think you get this week's multi tasker badge!

Annie said...

Well done with the bags. They look fab.
A x

jude said...

Lots to see this week on the desk with the boxs and bags .Love the look of the bag in bottom piccy .I must get my sewing machine out blow the dust off it!Anyways Have fab wedensday and a creative week .Pop by as i have candy on offer until 26th
hugs Judex9

Neet said...

Fab boxes, love the see through windows in them. Great bag and so quickly made - well done you.
Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Neet (unbelievable I am #1 this week)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Gorgeous bags, missus!! Just read your comment on my blog - oilcloth will tax your patience, but stick with it. You will need a heavy duty needle, size 16 I think, used for jeans etc. Set the stitch to a longer version of the normal one you usually use. And then sew slowly. I put a hand around the back of the machine to very gently pull the oilcloth through, it does have a tendency to stick if you're topstitching on to the vinyl surface. The reverse cloth side is not so bad. Good Luck and let me know how you get on :) Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Morti said...

(Hey, good hints there LLJ! ) Nice work on the bags, and the boxes are starting to look lovely... thanks for stopping by! I understand what you mean about not scrapping except at classes - it took me going to a crop to turn out 4 layouts in one hit!

Susan Flynn said...

Oh dear it's me again! Thank you for the advice re the boxes so hard to believe they are hand made!!! I have now watched the mammoth video on how to make them - phew! My next problem is I can't find anyone who sells the chipboard in this country, could I possibly ask where you got yours from? Thanks so much for your help xx

Twiglet said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes -just taking a break to check out my WOYWW blog buddies. Great little bags - I am hoping to sell a few of ours at the craft fair on Sat. x Jo

Twiglet said...

I meant to say - tried to comment last week and blogger wouldn't let me. So sorry to hear about your cousin and do hope news is better this week. Thinking of you x Jo

butlersabroad said...

Lovely boxes, I saw on another comment you'd left that it was dolls house paper, and on clicking I could see that! I had a home made dolls house when I was a kid and I remember that brick paper!! Love the bags too, well done you!

Brenda 67

fairyrocks said...

Love your rainbow check table cloth.
I am fascinated with boxes, mostly I just collect them though LOL. Good job with the bags. I too am doing bags. Keep smiling and creating

Susan Flynn said...

Big kiss thank you, hugs too xx

Spyder said...

You've seem to have been VERY busy making all sorts!!Oh dear I keep getting errors! That's the third blog in a row!! anyway...hope you have a

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the crafty peek ... loved seeing your boxes and your bags - 2.5 hrs is not bad at all ... have a great week. Elizabeth x #75

Bubbles said...

Boxes and bags... that's gotta be my idea of heaven *lol*
Great desk!
Hope your WOYWW was (and is) wonderful!
aka Sheleen at

Sam said...

Talk about multi-tasking girl.
Those boxes are rather lovely.

Carmen said...

Yay! Thank you for playing along! I've done a proper Secret Santa post now. Can you email me these details: Things I need from you -

1. Who you are.
2. Email address
3. Blog address (for stalkage)
4. Postal address
5. Some likes/dislikes. Do you have a wishlist online?

Just so I can pass some details on to your Santa? I'll then get you on the list :D

Am so behind with my PIF too, don't worry ;)

Rumtruffle said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, I just love the 'nobody puts rumtruffle in the corner', I so love that film its definately on my top ten list!
Ok off to look at more desks.
Rum x

Sarah said...

Dear Wendy,

Sarah again to say an enormous THANK YOU for my wonderful gift!!! I absolutely love it, will cherish it and will not be recycling it!!! It is so much more than just paper, full of love, fabulous colour and wonderfully made. I have a soft spot for sweet colours and patterns just like these and I love the amazing concertina folds, the tags and the darling flowers. Love it. My weekend is looking bright. I will share it on my blog very soon!

Craftgirl said...

Your boxes and bags are great.


The Crafty Elf said...

Lovely boxes and you've done a super job on those bags! Glad your Mojo is in full swing now and look forward to seeing what's next! Have a super weekend!!!!