Wednesday, 21 September 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Week 120

I don't usually play along with WOYWW as I go out early on a Wednesday
but hubby is on leave this week so I have a different routine
and can reveal my desk today!

Above photo is the long shot - you can see the fun bunting
I made at the weekend hanging from the bottom shelf.
All details and more pics are on the previous post if you're interested.

Here's a closer shot of what I'm working on at the moment.
The tin I've just covered in Decopatch papers as the first stage
in altering it for the
I'm not exactly sure of the next step yet, I just make it up
as I go along sort of thing!  I've sorted out the autumn coloured
buttons that will go into though, they're in a little white tub
at the back of the photo.

What else?  Five ATCs in really bright colours -
again just the first stage, they'll be quite a lot different when
they're finished.
They are for a swap I joined yesterday being hosted by Penny
which sounds really interesting as she will collect together
five ATCs from different participants and send them out in the
form of a concertina book. 

Finally I'll show you a close up of another tin.

I bought this in a charity shop last week.
I was intrigued by the tin as it was so old and rusty,
and when I looked inside it was full of old buttons!
Unfortunately, I didn't take a pic of the buttons
first, and have now sorted and merged them
into my collection.
I'm not sure what to do with the tin now though - any ideas?

That's about it really,
If you want to see more workdesks,
hop along over to Julia's blog
where you're find links to loads!

Have a great day, and thanks for looking :)


Nina Lise Moen said...

What a treasure, an old box filled with buttons! If you like the box and it is rusty inside, you could perhaps prime it and line it with fabric and use it for storage. Can you decoupage fabric onto metal?
Sounds like you have a few fun swaps to work on!

jude said...

Wow love the olde wee box.Seems such a shame to cover the cute piccy up.How fab to find it full of old buttons .Dont you just love a bargain and a surprise inside too!
Happy wednesday and have Creative week
hugs judex10

Terry said...

Love your placement of the bunting in the work area! I am not sure what you should do with the tin, but whatever it is, will be a stunner! It might be a difficult choice to cover up these cuties!

Mrs A. said...

My tin just arrived in the post. Have given all the mints to 'The Doc' to chew. Got about half my buttons sorted. That tin is scrum my find. Can't possibly cover the lid up! Hugs Mrs A.

Fuchsia said...

Great work space .
I love the tin!

Marjo said...

Love your workspace! Thanks for sharing, have a great WOYWW!

xoxo Marjo #36

Lins Artyblobs said...

What a neat & tidy workspace you have.

Ira said...

Your workspace looks nice and organized, I like that ;-) And that tin is just awesome! Imagine finding it with all kinds of buttons inside, wow! You'll put them to good use, knowing you!! Hugs, Ira

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

How sweet is that image on your old tin..and lucky you for finding it full of buttons :)
I'm also doing that button swap, can't wait to see what you do with your tin :)
Jan x

Createology said...

My goodness you have certainly been very busy. I love everything you have been creating. Your little tin is just adorable and it is the graphics that make the tin. I must go check out your ATC swap...

ScrappnBee said...

Love the desk and the bunting! So loving the charity shop find too! How lucky to be loaded with buttons! Happy WOYWW- Amanda

Anonymous said...

Love the bunting and I'm really not sure if I'd do anything to the tin to be honest!

Brenda 88

Tertia said...

Very cute bunting. I would give that tin a place somewhere where I can look at it untill inspiration strikes.
Happy belated WOYWW

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Sherry, love your work space! And the projects look really exciting! Have not visited you for far too long!!!

Thanks for your recent visit and for telling me about the shrink plastic charms, mine have not arrived yet. (I had quite forgotten about them to be honest).

Have a great weekend!

Healing Woman said...

I'm in awe of how organized your workdesk is! No wonder you are able to enter so many swaps and have everything in on time.

The box is a treasure. I'm not sure if I'd do anything else with it!

I'll watch for your finished ATC's.

Anonymous said...

What a creative desk and a fab find in that old tin
simply gorgeous
hugs June x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW! I love that old tin box. It is gorgeous. And I bet all the old buttons were fabulous, too. I would not be able to cut the box or even paint on it. It is far too precious. I would probably take a scan of the image, though.

Deborah said...

What a lovely tin box. I don't think I'd want to do anything to it, just display it on a shelf. You could try scanning the lid and using the image for something.