Tuesday, 27 May 2014

WOYWW 260! What A Week To Get The Title Wrong!

Hello all and welcome to another week of What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday?  This is where you can snoop around crafty desks from all over the world.  You can do so here.

My desk this week -

I had bank holiday Monday off work and wasted most of it in bed nursing a hang over and peeing about on Swapbot.  However, in the evening, I got my act together and tidied my desk, so now you can only see a bunch of projects for me to get on with.

Fabric top left is the pile of handwarmers I'm making for Etsy/Christmas presents.  Pile of black in the middle are two pairs of work trousers I'm fixing the zip/2 buttons/thinking about lining the waistband of the pair that is made exclusively from sandpaper.  A bought of flu and 2 weeks of comfort eating mean that I am almost too big for the damned things again.  Must try harder.

Bottom right - jewellery set I bought from work on the cheap to get it off the shop floor.  My speciality is buying up all the 'tat' that has been through umpteen sales with disintergrated packaging and ended up being put down to mere pennies.  I then bring them home and wonder what to do with them.

Bottom right also, is three balls of yarn and a whole heap of cardboard rings I plan to make decorations with.

That's it for this week - see you all next week! x

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

woyww 258

Hello and welcome to another week of What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  This is where we take a peek at other people's craft desks around the world and you can join in the fun by clicking here.

My desk this week - 

That little package in the middle of the desk - that is one lone hand warmer I made on my week off last week.  That is all I made because I ended up getting a proper dose of the flu.  I still feel rubbish and am lacking the motivation to get on with more of them, or indeed to make anything.

I'm currently making this for work:

It is proving problematic.  As there was no mention as to whether I needed to strand the floss down on the packaging. I trialed 2, 3, then the full 6 strands to find that it really does need the full six strands in order to completely cover the wooden lattice.  However, this means that most holes are taking on a total of 24 strands each, making it very difficult to push the needle through each time.  So, with a very sore thumb and forefinger, I will now carry on with a brand new needle (the FOURTH needle, to be exact, as the pressure of pushing them through the holes is proving too much and they are actually snapping at the eye.  Never had that before).  Determined, much.

Anyhoo, sorry it's all been a bit of a whinge this week.  I shall endeavour to buck up for the next installment of WOYWW!