I'm showing my work desk, as so many crafters do on Wednesdays, as part of the brainwave of Julia at Stamping Ground blog. Pop over if you are curios to see more of this world wide phenomena where we share our crafty spaces and all the creativity that's going on.
I'm so pleased and relieved to hear that Peggy and Patsy, in the Phillippines, have posted, so are safe, but my thoughts go out to all those poor people who are in the midst of this terrible disaster.
I'm quite settled and happy sewing in the window of the guest bedroom where I have a stretch of work desk, right across that side, giving me an area for my sewing machines, overlocker and a large cutting mat. It's lovely and warm and there's good light through the day, so it works very well for me. My happy place!
I've been busy making these cute hady little fabric pots to go into CHICS (children's cancer care support) Christmas craft sale.
These are filled with cotton wool balls but could easily be used as trimming pots for crafting or handy storage for scissors and threads etc.
I then made some Christmas themed pots and filled them with sweets.
A bit of patchwork just on the flap of this one....
They are simply made from two 16 inch triangles of fabric, and a layer of interlining, batting, or fine wadding, sewn together, then turned inside out and pressed. The points are held together and they are then stitched half way up the three sides. Simple, quick and economical to make from very little fabric.
The flaps are fastened down and decorated with a bow trim or button. Cute eh?
A friend suggested making them from a softer fabric without any batting inside....so here goes...
they make excellent gift bags with a ring pulled over the points
and the points flap down like petals. I like it!
Next I had the idea to make tiny ones as tree decorations... you can see the size by the penny in the photo.
Here's my evening "work desk"!!! On my lap whilst I'm sitting on the living room sofa making crochet flowers to go on hair accessories. More fundraising items for the school fair of one of my grandees in Brighton.
Take a look at my previous post for lots of the finished results.
I dropped this lot and had quite a tangle to sort out.
I work from a lovely little basket of cotton yarn at my side.
It was lovely to be back in the midst of you all last week, even though I was so late posting. Hope to see more of you this time round!