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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 12th January


Today's post will be short and sweet (just like me!!!)

There's not much on my desk today as I finished a couple of altered matchboxes I was working on yesterday.

The tapestry type fabric is a remnant I bought in my local fabric shop this morning for just £1.  I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet, but at that price I couldn't resist!  I think it would make a lovely bag or cushion cover.

To the left are three little cross stitched cottages.  They were originally all one piece of aida.  I didn't stitch them myself, but bought it in a charity shop last year just because I liked the metal hanger it was attached to.  I've decided to make them into three separate fabric collages and have almost finished the first one - it just needs a bit more embellishment I think.

Well that's about it for today! 

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26 comments:

Terry said...

I know you will come up with something brilliant to use that fabric remnant on! Can't wait to see the cottage collage! Have a great day!

Clare H said...

fab fabric!

Piddawinkle said...

great upcycling of the embroidery, someone spent so long doing them and then they ended up in a charity shop and you found the love to use them again, often see pieces like that in the charity shops, shall try to view them with different eyes now and create soemthing using them..siobhan no 100

Sandie's Patch said...

Lovely cottages!
The tapestry fabric is saying 'Hanbag' me thinks!
As for what my worktop looks like....clutter,clutter,clutter!

Sandie xx

Maureen said...

That fabric was a good buy Sherry, you're turning into quite a stitcher!!!

JoZart said...

Fab fabric find there! Will make a lovely bag so don't forget to show us what you do with it.
Glad you like my grandMOTHER clock! We used to have a grandfather and yes... that one WAS too tall for the house! thanks for calling by my blog too.
JoZarty x

Cath said...

Great fabric.

Cathx 115

Ira said...

Fab fabric! I think it would even make a superb handbag! Have a great evening, Ira

Sue said...

Hi ya
lovely creative desk, luv the cross stitch cottages, beautiful work, have good eve, happy WOYWW, sue,x (25)

Minxy said...

Fabric for a pound, bargain, look forward to seeing what you come up with for it!
Happy Wednesday
Minxy #2

Helen said...

Love that fabric and what a bargain price.

Wipso said...

What wonderful finds. I look forward to seeing what you do with the tapestry fabric.
A x

Sussie said...

I can see that you are doing some beautiful creations from fabric! Love your work. Seen alot on Flickr. Now I found you via WoYww ;)
Hugs Susan LotusFlower

Mrs A. said...

Beat you to it this week. See it pays to go to bed late cos your up first so to speak!!! Defo a carpet bag me thinks. Now if you can guarentee getting me as your Art 'n' soul partner then I will leave all the threads hanging for you. Lol.
Hugs Mrs A.

Jenxo said...

i love upholsery fabric, so tactile too.. im sure you will make something great ....

minnie_mac said...

Lovely creative desk. Love the cottage and the fabric bargain.

Marilyn

Susan Allan said...

That was the purchase of the year so far! It would convert beautifully into a bag. The little cottages are cute. It is amazing what you can find in a charity shop.
Sue xx 67

Tertia said...

Love that fabric! Those cottages are really sweet too.
Tertia 88

Carmen said...

Great idea on the collages - so creative. What a bargain too :)

Marjo said...

Can't wait to see what you create with that yummy fabric.

Thanks so much for the peek and sharing. Hugs, Marjo #22

okienurse said...

I love the cottages and the fabric. What a nice thing to have on your desk!

Nicky said...

Wow that fabric was a bargin will look forward to seeing what you create with it - love the fact that you are giving the cottages a new lease of live too ~ Nicky 45

Tracey Brossart said...

Gorgeous tapestry!

Thanks for the peek! :D

♥Tracey♥...ƸӜƷ

butlersabroad said...

That's definitely a bargainous piece of fabric, it would make a great bag, just like Mary Poppin's carpet bag!

Hugs
Brenda 94

MaggieC said...

Lovely piece of fabric. Look forward to seeing what you create with it.

Jana said...

Love the pieces on your workdesk. Makes me really get my imagination working as to what you'll be making. Thanks for sharing.