It may be just a small work desk, tucked away in the corner of my bedroom, but at last - no more crafting on the dining table for me!!! I had to give up my, then, sewing room when my youngest was born 10 years ago. Also, I think that I am making it far too comfortable for my oldest for him to consider ever leaving home, so for now, I am more than delighted with my little crafting corner.
I am sharing my workspace with the WOYWW this week - you may recall a while back that I photographed the (open) left hand wardrobe, which is full of shelves of my crafting supplies. I'm a bit afraid to open it today - after my tidy up things are strategically balanced inside and at great risk of toppling at any moment LOL! I bought the cream metal drawer units from Ikea on Saturday - they were only about £20 each and quite by chance, are exactly the same height as the old painted pine table. I've covered the old pine chair with a cover that I made from a disused pair of curtains.
So here's what's actually on my work desk at the moment:
I visited The Range on Monday and bought these goodies - the Creativity magazine has a free little polka dot embossing folder and a Me To You rubber stamp. I also love the new Fizzy Moon stamps and bought some paper flowers to match. The Kling-on is because I am removing some of my rubber stamps from the wooden blocks and mounting them onto foam. Then to the left of the picture are some pom-pom makers. I followed the pictoral instructions, carefully winding the wool and securing with a knot, then ended up with a desk full of 2" strands of wool in a clump - twice! I need to study the pictures more - it seemed so easy :(.
These arrived yesterday - two patterns and pieces of fabric. I can't wait to start making a new teddy now - or even the little elephant! The pink fabric is synthetic but is the softest ever. The pale lilac is a hand dye mohair and should make a lovely antique style bear.
Here's a close up of them - they came from Etsy.com - from a lovely shop called The Old Pin cushion, if any of you are interested.
I'm afraid there's not too much on my workdesk today, I am being a bit of a neat-freak at the moment with my new craft space (it won't last)!
Thanks for looking today,