Wednesday, 24 April 2013

What's on your workdesk Wednesday? 203

Wednesday again?....it can't be!

There has not been major activity on my desk this week, but I am pleased to say the house is clean, ironing  and gardening done. ( just a mo while I polish my halo!!)

Here is my desk today

 
now I had a little tidy up to make space and to fit in a pretty cake stand and glass dish I bought at a Vintage Fair. I am collecting China for a Vintage Tea party later in the year ( you know, special birthday and all that!) I will be making lots of lovely vintage decorations as we go along. On my desk are some scrabble tiles to make a sign for the toilet door and some die cuts in cello bags. For the eagle eyed who spotted the Washi Tape, near the sweet tin, this is my bargain of the week from Tesco, three rolls for £2.99!!
 
Now here are the die cuts stitched together to make bunting!
 
 
This is easy to do and you can use any shape. Just set the sewing machine to a long stitch and stitch in a continuous line gradually feeding the next shape under the foot.
 
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67 comments:

  1. you look very industrious, love the decorations you're making. have a good day. Helen 2

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  2. Enjoy your tea party. Thanks for visiting me earlier - Hugs, Neet xx 4

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  3. What a nice cake stand you purchased and you can put craft stuff on it .... Bonus!
    Jackie 15

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  4. Vintage is great! Collecting cake stands is so much fun! Thanks for sharing. dix---

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  5. Love the decorations you are making. Happy crafting #6

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  6. I am loving the things on your desk today and as for your butterfly bunting that is amazing
    Happy WOYWW #203 and thank you for sharing your desk with us today
    Ria #60

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  7. You are tidy AND creative! Love that idea of stitching your diecuts together like that. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #42

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  8. Love the little lunchbox type container on your desk. Very neat idea to stitch the pieces together like that. Happy Wednesday! SueC#93

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  9. Certainly the bargin of the week at tesco and super bunting, love that idea. Thanks for visiting me already BJ#31

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  10. Yes I love the idea of stitching die cuts together. I've hung die cut horses over a chandelier for my grandsons party...but this is very fun. Thanks for sharing Carole 115

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  11. Love your bunting, what a great idea. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #114

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  12. Hi Karen,

    I wondered what you were up to with the scrabble tiles! You'll have to show us the finished sign!

    The bunting looks great. Very cool!!! Hmmm, a special birthday coming up huh?

    Thanks for visiting me already!
    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (14)

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  13. Love the bunting! That's so clever and looks really pretty...great idea :)
    Hugs, LLJ 22 xx

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  14. OK ...just stop bragging about all the house work ...there are some of us who are allergic to the words... lol... I can see the halo gleaming from here. Love the idea of your style bunting ...DD was going to have a tea party for her 40th but we had family problems and she needed to cancel ..hope yours goes well...thanks for dropping by today xx58

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  15. I really love your cake stand and after your special day it can be used again in your craft room - how very versatile! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #37 (thanks for your visit too)

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  16. Washi tape in Tesco, whatever next? Love your bunting. Thanks for visiting the bears today.

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  17. Washi in Tesco, not seen it near us. Happy WOYWW. Karen 129 x

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  18. aren't all birthday special... maybe some are more special than others LOL. LOve the bunting it looks so pretty and feminine. thanks for sharing
    janet #23

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  19. The piece you have to the left of the picture reminds me of the card on my desk. Aqua and red are an awesome combo, I think!!
    xxDaniella#87

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    1. Tis my packet of baby wipes, lol, but yes good colour combo!

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  20. Love the cake stand - I have one very similar. I used to collect them but ran out of space to keep them! Do I spy an old Quality Street tin?
    A vintage tea party sounds a fab idea:)

    Thanks for visiting me earlier.

    Happy WOYWW. Susi #61

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    1. Yes indeed an old Quality Street tin. I remember we used to have that size at Christmas along with the dates and lemon jelly slices. Bit of a change from the tins of sweets we have now!

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  21. Thanks for the visit Karen I've join your blog cause I'm gonna be back to see all the you create for the tea party which I'm crazy about and all your other things, you seem like my kinda girl:):) my DS is a textile artist living in Cambridge England so I can relate, have a wonderful day...

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    1. So thrilled you have joined my blog, I hope I keep you entertained!
      I am not far from Cambridge, am in Essex.

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  22. Hi Karen! I am a BIG tea fan, and have ton of tea parties with my nieces, and some with my Jane Austen group etc. I can't wait to see your vintage decorations as you make them! I am loving that tray you picked up! I collect teapots and cups and it is cool to "meet" another tea lover. Love your garland! How delicate it looks. Thanks for the kind visit today! Until next time! Winnie#73

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  23. Planning the tea party sounds like a lot of fun. Love the easy bunting idea! The butterflies look so spring-like.
    You asked about the 'white pots' on my desk...
    If you're talking about that row of white 'pots' in the background on top of the drawer unit - those are 2.5" pieces of 1.25" PVC pipe to hold my stickles bottles upside down. They are mounted into a strip of 1x2 lumber hubby routed out with a keyhole bit. I can see the colors, the stickles stays in the tip and they are lined up ready for use.
    Kelly #123

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    1. So they are, it all makes sense now!

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  24. It sounds like the tea party is going to be wonderful. I love the bunting!

    Thanks for visiting me earlier! Kathi #110

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  25. Love those teflon sheets to work on! Nice desk! Thanks for stopping by my blog for WOYWW! Rhonda #112

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  26. I like your cabinets. Looks like they would be great for organizing. Your tea party sounds like fun.
    April #119

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  27. Loving the scrabble letters and that bunting is so pretty! Makes me want to get the sewing machine out to make one too. :) Happy WOYWW! Tammy #90

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  28. I love the bunting. If I tried that I would have a huge mess in my sewing machine, it hates me. Your cake stand is lovely and I like the plates in the stand next to it. Cute idea for the toilet sign.
    Have a great week.
    Von #28

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  29. The bunting is gorgeous what a clever idea to sew them all together, great look.
    Sandra @13

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  30. Love what's going on your desk and well done on cleaning your house. :)

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Maggie
    http://maggiescraft.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  31. love the bunting! a clean, tidy desk AND a tidy house??? make that halo shine :)
    thanks for stopping by already, happy WOYWW and have a great week!
    no 1

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  32. what a pretty desk and the bunting is ace what a great idea sewing it together and you did get a great deal there re the washi tape thanks for visiting and hope you have fab week Andrea #55

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  33. What a fabulous idea for the bunting! It looks amazing and such a change from pennant shapes. I love your little vintage bits and bobs there too.

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  34. Eeck... such a tidy desk! If your house looks as clean and tidy then you are AMAZING and I take a deep bow (btw, you are invited to clean my house too ;) ) I love the garland and erm... special b'day this year? I might be born in the same year... Thanks for your visit to my blog and happy - belated - woyww. Marit #79

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  35. Oh, and a PS... I 'label' my photos using Photoshop

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  36. That is a very interesting bunting
    Bridget #38

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  37. Gorgeous desk. I love the Cake stand and will have to look out for that washi tape at Tesco! TFS!

    Michelle #93

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  38. Your butterfly garland is very pretty, and who would have ever thought to look for washi tape in TESCO?? well spotted :)

    Happy WOYWW!

    MA (8) (so very late this week!)

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  39. Love the little garland and the little cake plate! Wish my desk looked that tidy!
    Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog!
    Anna #97

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  40. wow bargain washi tape! Fab! Your garland is gorgeous. Thank you for visiting me and have a fab week xx #114

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  41. Oh Karen, all of your projects sound just wonderful! I Love the vintage china and cake stand and that garland is beautiful!

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  42. love the bunting and the clean space, so pretty! I sprinkled grass seed today...so my gardening is done too LOL! Happy {late} WOYWW! Lindsay #85

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  43. Love the stitched bunting! must give that a try.
    thank's for visiting my place and welcoming me to yours!
    blessings,
    Robyn 92

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  44. Sometimes one just has to attend to other things...DARN IT! So now that you have all your chores out of the way you can have a great week creating. Love the idea of the vintage tea party. I have a friend who says that all birthdays which end in a zero last for a year! I used that theory on my last one, and had a great time. Thanks for visiting.
    Sara j #45

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  45. Never heard of scrabble tiles on the toilet door before now how many points do you get for going to the toilet? LOL Sorry couldn't help myself with that one, 6 I do believe.

    I so love the idea of a vintage tea party, my niece had one for her 21st and collected old tea cups and saucers and had a high tea party, was so grand with all the finery.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 102

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  46. That takes alot of patience to make that bunting but it looks well worth it :) Hugs Nikki #9

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  47. Love that little bunting - so clevr. x Jo

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  48. Wow, so many comments! No wonder though - great post :)
    I really like your bunting!!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog - much appreciated.
    Cheers, Jana (121)

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  49. How exciting your projects are, I look forward to seeing the finished tea party items,
    Thanks for your visit,
    Rosie x

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  50. Lovely buntings! Cool looking storages drawers on the right. Thanks for the visit. Hw

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  51. Lovely bunting and very clever to use the Scrabble tiles for the loo door!! You should be (are you?) a professional party planner!

    Thank you for coming by to visit me! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #52

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  52. Wow! You have been busy and very clever with the bunting! So cool!! Thanks for visiting and happy belated WOYWW!!
    Carol N #104

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  53. Sometimes we just need to clean and get it out of the way. Love the bunting.
    Thanks for the tip on sewing it up.

    Thanks for stopping by. #16
    Happy WOYWW!

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  54. House clean, desk clean, halo must be spotless too! Love the bunting and what a cool idea to sew die cuts together.
    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #17

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  55. Fab idea to use cake stand as storage space - but it'll be yummier with cakes when you have your party! Thanks for the visit - time constraints mean I’m Weekend-WOYWW-ing, but hope you’ve had a good one! Deb # 125

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  56. That is such a great garland. Of ourselves I now want to make one with my Halloween die cuts which won't be nearly as sweet as years. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Cheers, Rachel #24

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  57. Lovely crafty supplies you have there. And the bunting is beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog : D. #88

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  58. Love the bunting, really delicate! How's the halo - still shining bright? My housework needs attention,and the garden, hanging baskets, etc etc - but tough, my halo is wonky loL!!

    thanks for your visit
    Debs

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  59. Your desk looks really tidy with the new additional pretty storage and I love your butterfly chain - also very pretty. Elizabeth x #53

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  60. The bunting is so pretty! :-) Happy WOYWW (very belatedly, from last week) ~ Laura #95

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  61. Your desk is so calm and peaceful, a treat to visit. I love your bunting.

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Love Karen