Tuesday, 22 April 2014


Hello and welcome to another What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!  You can snoop around craft desks here.

My desk this week:

There are four fat quarters I was given for Christmas, a bag of rice and tracing paper.  I plan to make pattern weights with them.

This is a shot of my finished felt tissue dispensers.

The shirt has hit the skids.  I'd already gone over my allowance when I had to redo part of the yoke that I'd mis-measured.  The final straw came this weekend when I realised the collar is also the wrong size and I'e run out of plain purple fabric.  It was a relief, I'd put off looking at it for two weeks.

At the end of this week, my shop is having a 20% off everything promotion and I'm going to get some patterns to make summer tops and a skirt, plus all the bits to make them.  It hasn't put me off wanting to make clothing, I just want to make something I'll want to wear!  Maybe I'll be more careful if I'm making something for me.

Have a good week all! xxx


  1. Now that is a clever idea making those little tissue holders, very sweet.
    Sandra @20

  2. Cannot be without tissues, so I love your dispensers such gorgeous, rich yet muted, colours :)
    Happy WOYWW!
    no. 2

  3. Those are adorable little tissue holders good luck on make long the clothes I have no never followed a pattern but for Halloween outfits it's not really a requirement lol . Happy woyww hugs Nikki 4

  4. Sorry to hear you're struggling with the shirt. But, if you take a break from it, hopefully it will come together when you go back fresh. Have a good week, Chris # 19

  5. What cute tissue holders...I'm intrigued as to what your paper weights will look like. Thanks for sharing...Vikki #22

  6. Very cute tissue holders, don't be put off by mistakes we all make them this is how we learn. Have fun shopping for supplies.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 28
    Happy WOYWW

  7. G'day Lucy
    and happy WOYWW. The tissue dispensers are sweet. Rice on a craft desk well thats new LOL...have fun sewing the weights and clothes!
    Annette In Oz #8

  8. Good Morning Lucy, well it's nearly afternoon here. I have no idea what pattern weights are but if your tissue holders are anything to go by I'm sure they'll be great! Sorry to hear about the shirt..... some things aren't meant to be? LOL. I can't even sew a button these days, no eyesight for it. Happy WOYWW, Cindy #56

  9. What a great idea for a gift. Happy crafting, Angela x 48

  10. Hi Lucy...oh i do sympathize with you I'm always putting off the first cutting of any material worrying I've got it right and always an eye for not wasting fabric either. Good luck with the sale and purchases Cheers and have a great week Robyn#18

  11. love those tissues holders what a fab idea
    Gill x

  12. What a great project - I always have a tissue holder in my purse, because of course tissues are the most requested thing my family asks for when we are out and about. Yours look lovely, and I bet the felt is quite durable. Susanne #76