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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday and some Giveaways


Hello, WOYWWers and all my other blog friends!  Last Wednesday, I shared about altering my clothes and some of you may have thought I actually know how to do this expertly.  Well, I wrote a post about how I made the pattern that's on my desk today.  I alter clothes with just this pattern and no measurements (something like doing it the "Sewing for Dummies" way).  

Also on my desk today are some envelopes.  I've been preparing them to send off with the new trades I've made this week.  Look up this post if you want to take a peek at the artist trading cards I made this week.

For a visit to more workdesks, messy and otherwise, hop on over to Julia's blog!  Hopefully, I will have a more interesting desk next week!

Have you heard about the great Silhouette giveaways going on?  There are giveaways on Tidy MomSugar Doodle,  V and Co., The Idea Room, and Mom Advice for the Silhouette machine.  This machine can help you make all sorts of wonderful projects.  You'll see it on my desk if I win it!  Or who knows, I could see it on yours if you join!

48 blog hugs:

jonaks said...

I dream of having my silhouette too! I saw your ATC's and they are gorgeous. I am now trying to be active in ATC's for all.

TinaB said...

Your ATC are amazing!! Great desk hun xx Check out the candy on my blog ;0) xx

Serendipity (Christine) said...

Stunning ATC's and thanks for sharing the giveaway links :-)

Sunshine Girl said...

Nice busy desk there - have fun!

Nancy said...

Nice busy desk this week, and them ATC are lovely especially the first, lucky receiver of that one.

Thanks for sharing

Wipso said...

I'd love to see the blouse when made. Clever your for drafting your own pattern.
A x

angelwhispers said...

Love your busy desk and the gorgeous Atc's you have made are devine love them Chanelle xx

Sue said...

Hi Peggy
wow you are so clever i can't sew even with a pattern, let alone altering one! have great day, sue,x

kath said...

hi peggy...thanks for sharing your workspace today....hugs kath xxx

Joanne said...

Just took a look at your amazing ATCs. What talent.
Luv Joanne xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Good morning, wonderful desk that your sharing today. Love the idea of altering a pattern, dont think I am brave enough, lol!

Have a wonderful day, hugs Heidi xx

MOONFIRE DESIGNS said...

Hi, I've altered shoes, but never clothes so maybe I'll give that a go - thanks for sharing! Rach xxx

Violets Corner said...

Love the ATC:s!

Hugs
Maarit

Lizzybobs said...

love the ATCS great work space too Liz ;o)

Phree said...

Great workspace - love the mug storage system for your pens and pencils.

Tracey said...

I too love your mug storage. Brilliant ATCs
Tracey

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I don't sew, but if I did, I would be thrilled with that tutorial on making a dress pattern. And where are all those ATCs everyone else sees but me? Happy WOYWW.

minnie_mac said...

Loved your story about making your pattern.

Marilyn

Julia Dunnit said...

Peggy this cannot be called a boring desk...am so impressed at your pattern and the method by which you arrived at it...I can sew, but I need a pattern, am hopeless at making them up, gets me all hot and bothered and then if they go wrong, I get cross at wasted time and effort..definitely something for skilled persons like you to do! SHow and tell a newly made blouse soon huh? AM so enjoying this journey!

Doone said...

love the moo cow pen mug

mckinkle said...

Good for you Peggy on making your own pattern from your favourite top!

Keryn x

angeleef said...

Ah a silhouette might be amazing as I do scrapbooking too. And sewing for dummies or not, as long as you have fun and you enjoy doing it. There's no wrong way in the crafting department :)
Have a lovely day!
** Evi **

FlipSyde said...

Holy cups of pencils! Lots!
I love sewing, but do it badly. I'll confess that my beloved hon does all of the 'real' sewing around here, but you have piqued my interest in learning for myself.
Amy

airing cupboard crafts said...

Your ATCs are wonderful x

Milliesmarvels said...

Great desk, love all your pen pots!
Jane
x

Sid said...

Cor, what a lot of pencils & pens !!

butlersabroad said...

Hello Peggy, wonderful desk as usual, love all the colour and you pots of pencils! I can't sew to save my life I'm afraid, so I admire those who can, or are willing to have a go! Beautiful ATC's in an earlier post.

Hugs
Brenda

**ScrapcoLLector** said...

Hi Peggy...
i love your colour pencil collections!!! ^_^

Spyder said...

I can't sew for toffee, but on saying that,I have sewn! really busy desk.Love your pencils, far better than my cardboard coffee cups! Have a great WOYWW,
(Lyn)

Twiglet said...

Beautiful ATC's - lovely birds!

Leanne said...

Great workspace!!

If you are interested, I am offering 3 Bon Voyage Magnolia stamps as candy on a new blog I am starting up - if you would like to enter, please click here.

Leanne xx

Heather x said...

Lovely atc's hun :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Bluefairy4U said...

Lovely workdesk. You are clever making your own pattern. Lots of lovely pencils and your ATC are a credit.
Big Hugs and enjoy your day Jo.XXX

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Haha I thought that was a trouser pattern for calf length trousers till I read your other post :-)
Anne xx

Serendipity Stamping said...

I used to sew, many moons ago, but only with a proper fitting pattern, no good at altering to fit. Just wanting to reach in and grab some of those pencils!! I have a lot but all in own container so I know which box the color came out of when I need to use again, hate grabbing the wrong one.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

I used to make dresses for my daughter when she was smaller, but haven't been near a sewing machine for years...I really must start again as I love patchwork. I made a duvet cover once - don't do anything by halves!!

xx

Neet said...

Love your busy workspace - and the coffee cups.

Pallavi said...

nice workspace..thanks for sharing..i love how u set up the coloring pencils..happy woyww!

Studio JRU said...

I love how you have all the mugs full of goodies... right in reach! Looks like you are working on lots of fun things! :)

~Jennifer

Jennie said...

Fab desk as always :))

Cheryl said...

hi hun great desk,thanks for the info on the blogs,too bless you for taking time to visit my blog,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Linda Elbourne said...

I know I am a full 24 hours late but I am eternally grateful that you left everything on the desk in the same place just so I could join in :0) I really would n't know where to start with a dress pattern ... unless I was chopping it up for a canvas :0)

Ali H said...

Hi - thanks for stopping by my blog - lovely to see your crafting desk & think of you on the far side of the world - enjoying how crafting brings us together in fellowship ! Have a creative week !

Minxy said...

looks like you keep busy, happy woyww

Terri Kahrs said...

Very, very clever! And your ATC's are gorgeous! You've been a very busy bee, Peggy! Thanks for your blog visit - and yes, the little dots I've made were done with a Sharpie poster paint pen. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Chrissie said...

I'm a bit slow off the mark this week.
If the pattern works for you... who cares, that's fab!
Well done you!
Chrissie

itsamistry said...

Good on you to make your own pattern from an old blouse. I have been using a very old Vogue pattern from many years ago when I used to work in a fabric and haberdashery shop to make my shirts(I did fashion and design at college and am still able to create a template to fit but hey lifes to short right?). I alter this to fit the shirt to how I want it not to how fashion dictates lol. I also do the same with a plain skirt pattern.

I love your ATCs you are so talented. I wish I could get as good at drawing.

Thanks for popping over to my blogg. Anita

Artyjen said...

Great to see some sewing...used to make all my own clothes many moons ago!! Perhaps I'll look out for bargains to alter from now on :) Thanks for the tutorial above
xoxo Sioux

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