Tuesday, September 3, 2013

WOYWW 222--It May Be What's Not On My Desk

Right in the middle of tag making yesterday I snapped a pick of this mess.

Happy What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday! Click here to see messes, distresses, happy places, and loads of creativity all over our planet! Some crafters work in a studio, some on a dining table, and some in the floor, but wherever you are happy, that's where you should create.

I fussy cut the birdie from a plain paper sack


My new word stickers - love!
That's why some of my best work is not in the photo! I have a pretty embroidery on felt that I'm designing as I go--but it's laying on my big lapdesk. Then on my sewing table I'm working on a pillow for a newly covered chair to match, and once that's sewn, I'm changing back to my colorful embroidery threads to work on that pair of denim shorts laying on my table. They are becoming a bag! I plan to completely cover them with fun colorful stitches, embroidery and some applique. I'm making the straps from drapery fabric selvage edges. So some old shorts will become wearable art--I'll let you know how it turns out.

I had the Sizzix Texture Boutique out working away on my tag (that thing sitting there that looks like a purse) and whenever I have the embossing folders out, I like to go ahead and emboss a variety of paper scraps so that they are ready to go on other projects. I can't wait to get going on Christmas cards! So I'm going to visit some of you and see who's already doing that.


Please say a prayer for my poor hubby--he is in rehearsals for Spamalot, opening this week at our Little Theatre, and he has been coughing non-stop...he hardly got any sleep last night, had to work all day, and then go right to dress rehearsal. I just hope he makes it through a very busy, tough week. He's a talented actor and always wanted to do this show.

Hugs and happy Wednesday!

Thought I would give you a peek at my front yard flower box!

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, Play

22 comments:

  1. Yay, I love tag making, and I love those TH labels!!
    Happy WOYWW
    -Tera #9

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  2. Oh..That tag is just too cute. You have some gorgeous flower in your yard. Happy crafting #1

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  3. tha tag is just adorable Beautiful hand stitchin on it and hope your hubby feels better soon hugs Nikki 4

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  4. I hope your hubby gets better soon. That's a big problem when you have to talk.

    Love that bird. I want one of those embossers! Happy WOYWW from #2.

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  5. Love your tag
    Hope hubby gets better soon, and his voice is ok
    Jackie26
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  6. Well Sandy Leigh I just love all the aspects of your post today. The flower box is stunning and your tag is sooo cute, great ideas for the shorts bag - I've seen some recycled clothing bags and look great. Have fun cheers RobynO#19

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  7. Hello hello again, love the tag and buttons are just to cute.I love getting to peak at them. Flower box is very very pretty too :-) mine are dying out already. Thank you for letting me look. Roberta 19

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  8. Cute birdie tag and the sheet of words is brilliant, could do with one of those! Hope your DH feels heaps better, nothing worse than wanting to be on top form and feeling rough. Happy WOYWW Annette #32

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  9. Make your hubby gargle with salt water, it's disgusting but a very good natural antiseptic. Then. Just to show things can get better, hot water with honey and lemon juice to replenish those good vitamins! Good luck to him...break a leg for the performance :-)
    Look at your flowers, they're so pretty!! That photo made me smile!
    Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

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  10. That is JUST how the WOYWW shot should be taken..mid flow,no tidying no staging - LOVE IT!! Was going to give sore throat and cough advice but Jan's got it - even a spoonful of harmless glycerine to coat the throat temporaily isn't a bad idea. These actor types are hard to look after. Wishing him a 'break a leg'- it willbe such fun!
    Meanwhile, am loving your plans for the shorts..I have those word stickers too and guess what - rarely use them! Show me the error of my ways will ya!

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  11. Adorable tag and I love those stickers :-)

    Oh chocolate,yummy,that's like finding treasure, happy crafting :-)
    Happy WOYWW
    Kay # 41






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  12. Great desk, I could dive in! Mine never look right, just messy! Have a great Crafty Week! Happy WOYWW?!
    (((Lyn))) #46

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  13. I love your little birdie! Can't wait to see the denim shorts bag too, as your makes are always so pretty and individual! I will say a special prayer for your hubby, as I used to teach Drama and invariably my most talented students would come down with some horrible throat infection the night before a big show! If I tell him to 'break a leg' he'll know what I mean, won't he!? Julie Ann x #34

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  14. Trust hubby will be soon better and able to do the acting with full vigour!! Cute bird - and my word, you are busy with all your sewing projects - would love to see your stitched felt piece.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #50

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  15. What a sweet tag! Love the hand stitched details. Sending healing thoughts for hubby and best of luck for opening night. Have a great week. MMx #45

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  16. I adore your tag. The bird is so cute. And love your flower box. So pretty. Brigita #84

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  17. Got to agree with lunch Lady Jan - honey is just the best remedy! Good luck to him. Your post is so scrumptious today! I love your little flower bed. x Jo

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  18. Love those word stickers and the tags. #93

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  19. Great project and I really like those word stickers :-)
    I'll get my healing vibes over to your Hubs - I hope he gets rid of it quick and can do his Show :-)

    HAPPY WOYWW 222

    IKE in Greece #67 xxxxx

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  20. Great pics. Love a spot of embossing and you can't go wrong with TH words. Love them too. Take care Zo xx 71

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  21. Gorgeous tag...I NEED those word stickers! I will be thinking of and praying for your hubby with spamalot. It is a great show. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#78)

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  22. Cute bird. Those words (TH), look very useful.Must look for them.
    Judy #20

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