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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday: Sewing, Collage, Storage

Busy, busy, busy!  My desk is busy with sewing projects this week.  I decided to alter some clothes to fit me (no, I did not lose or gain weight, I just bought wrong sized clothes because they didn't have them in my size and they were cheap!).  I also cut some long sleeves to make them short (it is often hot in the Philippines!)  So there's my sewing machine, which is usually covered and pushed to the end of my desk.  And beside it, is my sewing box and all sorts of threads, scissors, etc.

And just for you, I propped up my latest collage in the midst of the mess.  I described how I made it with wall putty, watercolors, colored pencils, and book paper in my previous post.


For those of you who wanted to take a peek inside some of the plastic bins under my desk, here's one filled with empty mini tins that I plan to alter one of these days, a Thing-a-ma-jig that I plan to use one of these days, some flowers I will use one of these days, and all sorts of "one of these days" kinds of things.


Here is another drawer and this time it's filled with poster paints, acrylics, chalk pastels and other materials.  At least I use these (dirty paint tray as evidence!)


If you have no idea what "What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday" is all about, pop on over to Julia's blog.  And if you haven't invited us to take a peek at your desk yet, why not join in the fun!

54 blog hugs:

jonaks said...

oh you really are busy creating!

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely canvas - I too have a load of "one of these days" items lying around!

Helen said...

I LOVE that tree! Thanks for sharing your drawers!

joey said...

Oh my gosh your draws look like they are packed! love your collage very pretty colours. Joey.x

secret scrapbooker said...

Great canvas....i have my sewing machine out too really need to get to using it more often.
Kate x

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

Lovely canvas.

Lynne said...

All looks very busy and very interesting. Fabulous canvas. Thanks for sharing.

jude said...

You look very busy ,the desk looks well used .I adore the canvass the tree is beautiful.Have a fab wednesday
hugs judex

Cheryl said...

oh you look as though you have been busy hun,and love the canvas love cheryl xxxxxxx

Lothian Crafts said...

Great collage. Good luck with your sewing you must be talented to attempt to alter clothes.

Sid said...

Fab tree, busy desk !!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your ability to alter your dress size and shape amazes me. I can't sew a straight line, so I;m totally impressed. I've wanted one of those thing a ma jigs forever. And to think yours sits still in its original package (grin).

Now I'm off to see your previous post about the tree.

Wipso said...

Love your collage and its really good to see other sewing machines in use :-)
A x

Cardarian said...

I love your sewing box - beautiful! And the tree is really nice! I work in a forestry library so most of my day is dedicated to trees!
Hugs,
Cardarian

scrapcat 1 said...

good luck with the sewing I can't sew to save my life on a machine, love the tree collage you have made it's fabulous

Tracy Evans said...

Love your collage, the colours are fab. You are busy with sewing this week and very creative too, taking things in and cutting sleeves etc. Have a great day, Tracy Evans x

angeleef said...

It has already been said, but I LOVE that tree :) Thanks for the snoop in your drawers, they look so organised (untill you try to take something out of them I guess haha).
Have a nice day!
** Evi **

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW I love the canvas its so pretty. The colours are amazing, thanks for sharing, Hazelxoxo

Nancy said...

That canvas is lovely i hope you will display it somewhere lovely.. I love peeking in your draws.

Thanks for sharing

KS

Sue said...

Hi Peggy
very busy desk, your canvas is beautiful caught my eye straight away, have a great day, sue,x

Linda Elbourne said...

So much loveliness going on here again this week!

Carmen said...

Love the drawers - especially the paint one *g* I don't use a pallette anymore (or plate as it was in my case) after a tip from one of the Gauche Alchemy girls. I use paper and then over time that paper becomes all beautiful and paint smeared and can be used as part of my art ;)

Angie said...

That collage is beautiful. I wish I was good at altering clothes.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Nice to see in the drawers. I adore the collage, beautiful tree :-) Good idea about the clothes; I've been thinking lately if I see something and dont like the colour I could buy it and dye it! But will consider the making smaller option too now.
Anne xx

Serendipity (Christine) said...

Collage is beautiful. I'm not brave enough to cut up clothes, I do replace the occasional button now and again! :-)

FlipSyde said...

I. Love. Wall. Putty.
Haha, There are some clothes that you HAVE to buy, even if you have to alter them up a bit... just because something else about them is So Right... No matter if the length is So Wrong :)
Happy WOYWW!
Amy

Tracey said...

Good luck with the sewing, something I am not very good at. Your collage is beautiful
Tracey

Minxy said...

Seeing your machine reminds me i really ort to get mine out as i've a ton of fabric that needs to be stitched together in the name of art.. loving your putty picture

Lizzybobs said...

great space - love all your paintings - will call back another time - just off to follow you - lv Liz

Spyder said...

Now, I don't want to sound thick...wall putty?? Not the same as window putty (we have some of that!) Your picture looks beautiful, and now I want to make one too!! Fabby crafty space.Have a great WOYWW!!
(Lyn))

Darcy said...

haha I have lots of 'one of these days' items glad I am not the only one. The tree panel is stunning, and so detailed. Good luck with your clothing alterations, i wouldn't know where to start.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Looks very produtive and love your beautiful collage. Hmmm, gee I need to get my sewing machine out and up where I can use it. Have a great week.

Rosie said...

Enjoyed my visit today - I sew too so it's nice to see signs of activity such as threads and spools. Must get around to altering some of my stuff too, now that I've managed to shrink a bit ... Lovely canvas, that sort of tree of life motif has always been a favourite of mine.

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

I was about to ask if the fabulous drawing were your work & then realised they are!!
Love the draw with - I'll get around to them things in!! I have many of those.
Great to meet you. I haven't woywdw in a while so meeting lots of new people.
Hugs x

Sarpreet said...

fab desk, love the sewing machine, Happy WOYWW! Thank you for visiting my desk and my blog, i am looking forward to finishing the wedding cards

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Fabby WOYWW this week, love your crafty space, thanks for sharing hugs Heidi xxx

itsamistry said...

You have a neat looking sewing machine. Mines only a very basic one with about 20 basic embroidery designs nothing fancy unfortunately and I can't justify buying a new one.

Can't imagine why anyone would like to have a look inside the boxes LOLOL - fab hideaways :)

Love the canvas - it looks like its opened up its branches to have a stretch and to embrace the new day.

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi, love your canvas it beautiful, you are clever. I used to try and alter clothes, even attended tailoring classes and still felt that my clothes never looked like the shop ones so gave up. Made curtains instead - great loved it. Still had the creative streak now make cards when inspiration comes my way. Love your blog. lol Jo

Chrissie said...

Lovely stuff to look at this week...great tree!
Chrissie

Violets Corner said...

Love the collage! And the fact that you remake the clothes you buy. I do that too :)

That wire something majig thing looks very interesting.

Hugs
Maarit

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow...that tree is amazing I love it!! Great snoop in your drawers!!!

xx

Alisonw30 said...

I am so jealous of those who can sew, will you come and alter the Christmas party dress I have had hanging in my bedroom since last Christmas (sadly, needs to be bigger rather than smaller, wah!) I LOVE the canvas, off to see how you made it x

Julia Dunnit said...

The collage is gorgeous. Love that you have a drawer full of one of these days projects, any minute now you'll find a round tuit in a shop!

Ro Bruhn said...

I love seeing what materials other people use and where they create.Your collage is beautiful. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Wendy said...

lots of stuff, the picture is stunning

WW said...

I love your tree.

kath said...

loved seeing your creative space this week..hugs kath xxx

kelli said...

that tree is fabulous!!! Hehe like your "one of these days" drawer; sounds like me!! xx

Jan said...

Thanks for the snoop and I love your tree!

Biscuitlid said...

fabulous workspace. Love that you alter your clothes to fit, wish I had that talent
Hugs
Victoria
x

JoZart said...

Love your tree of hope and looking around your space. Thanks for sharing.
I wondered where you live as I was going to ask if you had a QVC outlet shop near you. They are selling the Cinch machines at less than half price but when I saw you are so far away there is no chance for you to get to one in England!! So sorry! Never mind.
Jo x

Hels Sheridan said...

Lovely drawers full of delish stash :O) Your tree collage is amazing x

jennifer said...

Well done for altering some clothes, I have lots that don't fit me properly but I very rarely alter them - I prefer to use my sewing machine on my layouts!

Beautiful collage, it looks really peaceful. x

minnie_mac said...

Great post. Well done with the sewing. Yes, I've got a 'one of these days' drawers too !

Marilyn

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