Wednesday, 18 December 2013

WOYWW 237

Hi Everyone!

What's On YOUR Workdesk this fine Wednesday morning ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY FROM CHRISTMAS DAY!?!?!?! I haven't even written my cards or wrapped any presents yet .... but I still feel strangely calm .....

Here is my workdesk today (Blimey I really need to ask Father Christmas for a new cutting mat!) ...


... not a lot going on, but I'm gathering a few crafty bits and bobs together for some portable projects I can do over the next couple of weeks whilst I can't get into my workroom, because it will be full of big hairy son who is coming home for Christmas (wooHOO!) so my workdesk will be my lap or a corner of the dining table.

You know how annoying it is when your iPod earphones get all tangled in your bag? Well there are loads of tutorials online for crocheting around the cable to stop this happening and they look really pretty as well, so I'm planning to have a go at that with these gorgeous embroidery silks my friend Kate gave me when she had a clear out ...


And I also want to use up some of my paper scraps to make beads ...


... and experiment with various ways of decorating them. These are heat embossed ...


It would be nice to make a whole lot of them in different shapes and colours, ready to add to art journals and mini albums, and I can even make them on a lap tray in the sitting room, so they'll be a perfectly portable project!

What are your favourite portable projects?

If you would like to see what everyone else is up to, or share your workdesk with the world, pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and join in the fun :o)xxx

6 comments:

Scrapcat 1 said...

Paper beads look like the perfect portable project. Thanks for sharing, Marry Christmas and a Happy new Year Tracy #41

Jan Ltc said...

Looks like a very productive work desk have a great week xx Jan (65)

Katie D said...

Love the beads! They look like fun to make!


Katie-67

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great beads and fab tip on crocheting the ear buds, Annie! I hope Santa brings you a new mat!! Happy WOYWW and Happy Holidays with the BHS!! Hugs, Darnell #10

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Nifty idea! Off to search for crochet info. Oh and on the beads - I've seen them created around one of the super thin coffee stirrer straws then trimmed with the straw left in place. Can't tell if you did that or not but might be an idea to file away for the future :)

My mat is worse, be comforted, and my DS is due home too - hairy and smelly ratio of the house will double LOL!

Sorry to be late but now I can get to my desk, it's commenting time - pop back to see my tidy-up 85% done....


Happy last WOYWW before Christmas!
Mary Anne (24)

Julia Dunnit said...

I can't help it - the beads put me in mind of pasta necklaces! Am loving the idea of big hairy son putting paid to your crafting for a while...can you take up knitting or something!!