Wednesday, 23 January 2013

What's on my workdesk today........

Remember my workdesk last week I showed you pages from my design book for my online course. Here's a bit more for you to look at.
Fabric samples I printed at college in 2003 which I am going to use.

Fabrics & threads that I have just dug out of my stash of stuff.  We are going to start stitching sample pieces next week.  Look at the lovely rolls of paper tape my blog friend Mo Allan sent me as a gift. They are gorgeous.
I might be making a mistake telling you this, but for one of my final pieces I would like to make a miniature half apron to frame.  I love that frothy pinny in the bottom corner.  I am not a stitcher you see, but that is one of the reasons for doing this course so that I push myself into it.
To see more from my design pages link across here

Now don't forget to see what the rest of the world have on their desks today


  1. good for you - pushing your boundaries! you never know what you can do, till you do it :)
    love all the pretty material!
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 5

  2. Lovely colours in your works Lynn, always warm and cheerful! I don't believe that Lunch Lady Jan considered herself a stitcher before one day wanting to have a go, so I firmy believe that as you test your boundaries, so you will succeed..and I bet you enjoy it all immensley.

    1. I do Julia, I love learning new things. Fingers crossed

  3. Can I please order 3 metres of that fabric? It's gorgeous and would market very well I'm sure.
    I'm really enjoying your course through each step and stage.
    Thanks for visiting,
    Jo x

  4. Oh Lynn I am truly enjoying your sharing at the mo. Wish I had the time and energy to do a course like that....and of course wish there was one near here to go to!
    A x #47

  5. Enjoy the course, it sounds daunting to me (I can barely thread a needle..) Love all that colour, enjoy using them. Helen 9

  6. Happy WOYWW Lynn :D Lots of eye candy colours to see today. That paper tape is so pretty I got myself some too. Have a wonderful day :0) Mo xx

  7. great looking desk this week. Love all the bright colors. The paper tape is awesome and I have so much fun playing with it! Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #35

  8. Good morning.
    Just popping over to say Hi. I hope you have a good and creative week to follow.

  9. Hi Lynn, those roles of tape from Mo are beautiful and so are the prints you did at college - fabulous! I am so looking forward to seeing what you make, I think you will do well when you make the frothy one - I have seen some of your work already, so I know you will do it well. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #57

  10. Your course sounds really interesting. Looking forward to a pic of the finished apron project and those tapes are so pretty.
    Sandra @67

  11. Those prints are beautiful Lynn, lovely colour combination.
    Must say five empty biscuits tins is going it some, I know Christmas is time to give in to little pleasures but even I couldn't top that one :-)
    Ann B

  12. the prints are gorgeous such happy colours
    Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #45

  13. Hi Lynn - I love seeing all your ideas - very impressed with your own printed fabrics too. x Jo

  14. Hi Mrs Doodly Bird. I have been following your progress on your course. You look like you are really having lots of fun. The photos look fab - great inspiration for new colour schemes to try out. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 42

  15. Wow I love the fabrics you printed very bright and interesting. We all have dreams of things we want to make hold on to yours and go for it.
    Ria #92

  16. Wow, that's a blast of colour!! I had to find my sunglasses to read the rest of your blog!!! I like the look of your stash finds, they're so pretty. Can I say that your notebooks from 2 posts ago are amazing as well...I admire your planning, wish I could do that rather than simply throwing things together!
    Hugs, LLJ 37 xx

  17. I adore the lavender and yellow color palate and I am all about the apron thing! I love aprons--love making them...I wear them all the time...I've even been known to wear a cute homemade apron with jeans and t-shirt while shopping! In fact, I can't wait until spring so I can do that again (too cold right now to wear anything except warm leggings, furry boots and sweaters) I am so inspired by your apron concepts below too--I think we are all enjoying the fact that you are doing this course! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #112

  18. I love that apron too. Reminds me of one I once got sent from Belgium with their lace on it. It is like an old fashioned tea shoppe apron.
    Good luck with yours and with all that you are doing on your course. It's been very interesting looking at what you are doing.
    Hugs, Neet xx (thanks for visiting me earlier) xx

  19. I love paper tape - I'm smitten by your present! x

  20. Your fabric is stunning, and good on you for pushing your boundaries. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Caro #59

  21. Hello Lynn, your prints are just gorgeous - such lovely vibrant colours and fabulous florals. The first sewing project we were expected to make at primary school was an apron. It was all hand sewn and in that one item we learned number of sewing skills that all seamstresses should have. I like the idea of sewing a tiny apron for framing - rather like the samplers of old, something to cherish. Hope you've had a good day. Elizabeth x #40

  22. I'm loving the bright colors you are going to use. Can't wait to see what you do with them. April #110

  23. What brilliant colours in your fabric. Mmm a frothy pinny, sounds amazing.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #60

  24. Doing a belated skip around the WOYWW posts!

    Very pretty prints - will be interested to see what you make with them. :)

    Ali #77

  25. I like your flower design, thanks for commenting on my blog.