Tuesday, 12 February 2013


It What's O Your Work-desk Week again and it's week 193.  It's your opportunity to have a look at the work desks of the crafty minded, and you can do so by going here.

Here is my desk this week:
The white expanse at the back is half a metre of 6 count Aida, waiting for the Minecraft pictures i'll be stitching on it.  Was going to start today but turns out my cross stitch pattern software has left my pooter and I'll have to download it again.

I got two books out of the library.  Techno Textiles is astonishing and is jam packed full of technological fabrics like Kevlar, Neoprene, astronaut suit fabrics, etc and is also full of pictures of brightly coloured and highly textured textiles.  I like to get inspiration from it.  The other book is Fleece Dolls and inspired me to get two dolls I made years ago out again.  When I can get some fleece, I'm trying out some of the designs.

The Diatom cross stitch for Nathan's birthday is carrying on apace.  I am currently working the perimeter of the piece and have had to baste the edges to try and halt the disintegration of the fabric.

My colleague Fairy Thoughts and I have decided to pack in the chocolate for Lent, which starts today.  I have also decided to pack in the fizzy pop, crisps, biscuits, cake and sweets and intend to throw myself into my crafting for that time, so hope to get more work done than I have done lately.  Hopefully the increase in crafting with replace the lack of sugar and results should be seen.  We'll see!

Go and be a nosey peep and take a look at the other desks! x


  1. busy looking desk this week.The books look interesting, not sure about sewing with neoprene sounds a bit kinky!
    Give up chocolate me? Nah! who told you that.

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  3. Hi Lucy, cross stitch did my first one in a couple of years last week, had such fun didn't know that you could get software to make your own patterns...

    not so sure about giving up chocolate though I would struggle with that but good luck

    happy woyww


  4. I havn't done cross stitch in years and years, I don't think I will ever go back to it either. Love the little dolls they are looking good.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza 13

  5. That's quite some give up for Lent - I wish you well.. Good luck with your cross stitch project - at least you won't get chocolate over it!! Helen, 2

  6. Oh, the little dollies on the right look gorgeous! Can we have a closer view?
    You'll do great with your project I'm sure. :)

    Happy WOYWW and Valentine's. xx
    Roudi #61

  7. You are good, giving up Treats :0)
    Happy crafting, you are right keeping busy will distract from wanting things.
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 62

  8. How resolute you are for Lent and no doubt it will do you good too. Love the dolls... ask Wipso or Twiglet about fleece supplies for felt making as they make wonderful felt toys and pictures and often show their new deliveries. Good luck Jo x

  9. I have to ask what cross stitch software you use. Mine is getting very elderly and I did debate upgrading it last year, but I am not sure it would be worth the extra cash. I do need to get back to finishing off some of my cross stitch projects finished. I sort of lost my way when my framer gave up work and I have not yet found anyone I would trust. Very good luck in keeping to your resolution, I am sure you will get there. xx Maggie #8

  10. First time for me on woyww, and it's lovely to come across fabric crafters! Love from Holland, marit #89

  11. Love the Tilly dolls. Good luck with the abstinence for Lent. Happy WOYWW. Cx #108

  12. loving the dollies. Good luck with giving up chocolate etc for Lent. Am trying to abstain from the goodies I usually 'binge' on during the day. Anne x #134

  13. Good luck with the no-choc decision. I don't often eat it, but tonight I can't think about anything else!! Happy WOYWW x

  14. Well Lucy, that's quite a lot to be giving up..wonder how cold turkey you're feeling right now! The dollies are cute..i can see you ending up with quite a family!

  15. Oh no!!! I don't think I could give up the chocolate...maybe the wine but not the chocolate. Love the dollies. Hope you got your computer program back! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #17

  16. Good luck with giving up chocolate for Lent, I could never do that in a million years. LOL
    Your desk looks very interesting this week.
    love those little dolls.
    Happy very belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #20

  17. Hi, I thought I'd visit as I got your blog details from Fairy Thoughts, and I got her blog details through Jane, who works with her (and you too I think?) - complicated huh! Anyway, it's been nice visiting your blog and I am very keen to track down the Techno Textile book - I've heard a lot of talk about different new 'textiles' around and I have no idea how to use them or what their different properties are - so thanks for the info!

  18. lots of things to keep you busy there. good luck with your lenten challenge

    Gill x