Wednesday, 10 April 2013

WOYWW 201

Quite a tidy desk for me this week because I wanted to do some sewing so had to clear the decks before I could start.

For those of you who are wondering why I would be mentioning my craft desk, pop over to Julia's blog where you will find desks from all corners of the world to poke around in and enjoy:)

So here is my offering this week.

Click on the picture and you will see everything more clearly.


I'm making a bag using some Ikea striped fabric for the inside and this


fabric on the outside.

My desk on the other side has my sewing machine on - even this is quite tidy.

If you are wondering what I keep in all the little drawers - ribbons!    Above them in the bright blue box are all my threads, to the left of that is a bag of rice (don't ask!) and in the clear box to the right of the blue are the elastics I used on my iPad covers and on top of that is my ATG gun.  In the blue and clear set of drawers next to the sewing machine I keep the buttons I sell on Etsy/Folksy and in front of that is another set of drawers which my husband covered in used stamps and varnished.  At the moment, these are empty but I'm thinking I might keep my pom pom trim in them.

Much later on....

the bag is finished apart from pressing and a few threads need tying off:)



21 comments:

MiniOwner said...

Oh that bag is just stunnigng, Susi! Swap you for the wedding favours! LOL Happy Wednesday :o)
Sue x (miniOwner@44)

Maria said...

lovely bright colours, you will be opening a bag shop soon!

Maria said...

lovely bright colours, you will be opening a bag shop soon!

Heather Alger said...

That's a wonderful design, unique and clever, love the pattern.
Happy WOYWW Heather #73

My name is Cindy said...

Oh wow that bag is so funky! Thanks for sharing your project. Happy WOYWW Cindy #63

Karen said...

WOW that fabric is gorgeous Susi. I would not have chosen that if I saw it on the shelf but now I've seen it as the finished bag, it's fab :D
When you ask us later where you put the rice we'll all know !!! xxx

Lindsay Coleman said...

Lovely bag & what a tidy desk xx

Christine said...

I just love how you have so many little storage boxes/containers. You are very organised!
Love the bag! Very nice indeedy :) x

Katherine (sutty) said...

Thank you for a peek at your work space and that bag is gorgeous :) We went to IKEA the other day...so many lovely things we always spend a fortune - glad I didn't stop by the fabric :D

Winnie said...

Such a great crafty space! Loving that fabric you picked up in IKEA.That store is my fav, and my stamp room is all from there! Love your bag! A friend of mine made me a pillow once with dry feed corn that you heat in a microwave. Off to check out your shop! Thanks for the visit! winnie#76

Queenie Jeannie said...

So neat and organized - love it! Your bag is so cute. Wonderful work! So you know I have to ask....what's up with bag of rice, hun??? LOL!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #32

Lunch Lady Jan said...

LOVE your bag fabric!!! So wild and wacky and the striped fabric is perfect for your handles and lining! I love making tote bags, they're my go to when inspiration fails me :)
I have a very similar Janome machine...it's not whizzy or computerised just heavy duty and wonderful!
Hugs, LLJ 35 xxxx

Ali H said...

Great looking stitching project ! Fun vibrant colours - its going to be a great bag ! thanks for stopping by earlier !Ali #15

Jackie said...

Love that you showed the project beginning to end on your post .... Cool bag !
Jackie3

Christine said...

thanks for dropping by .. Tinkerbells nearly ready to fly.....I have spent the rest of the day finishing them.
LOVE that bag!!! I have loads of materials from Africa, making bags is better than making tablecloths and napkins......
Bishopsmate #86

scrappyjen said...

Great fabric and design! I have now had a glass of wine and I am still trying to visit everyone so my message may be incoherent lol! jenx 129!

imagesbyheatherm said...

Wonderful bag! I love all of those drawers, so handy for all of the loose pieces of ribbon. :-)
HeatherM #105

Bernice said...

Oh - this is the first time I have visited your blog - such lovely things! I've been going through a sewing fad recently and have found it very enjoyable to make some bags etc. thanks for the inspiration!
Bernice #148

Anda said...

Your bag is stunning but I was drawn to your box covered in stamps - it's really pretty and I've just posted on Facebook asking people to send me stamps; inspiring stuff!!

#145 ♥

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Susi
I've resigned myself to the fact that I shall ever be running late to get to others blogs due to my work but here I am. Oh my you have two desks...lucky you LOL. Gorgeous bag you have made too.
hugs
Annette In Oz #109

Sande said...

Super bag. Love both fabrics. IKEA has the most amazing fabrics...I try to stay out of that department when I go.

The box your husband made with the used stamps is adorable.

Thanks for sharing.