Wednesday, 27 January 2016


This is how the reorganising feels this week
I'm putting things that I think may have possibilities in a box/book
These are photo's I took in Croatia years ago.  
The ends of strings of beads should have gone in the bin but I'm glad they didn't they put me in mind of the fishing nets on the photo's.
More possibilities this time in some fabric I designed and printed on a workshop. 
The felt flowers and stitch pickers are for my next workshops.
I made the pink hanging from my own printed fabric and a cut up piece of old tray cloth when I got bored with sorting out. 
The one below is from scraps I couldn't bring myself to throw out.

Time for a look around for more inspiration 
at Julia's weekly desk sweep


  1. Ooh I love your little textile hangings and you display them so beautifully too! I am struggling to imagine what you'll be doing with felt flowers and stitch-unpickers, but knowing you it will be ingenious and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do!

  2. The saying at the top made me laugh out loud! Isn't there some scientific theory that says that matter will expand to fit any void? I know that applies to me :-) I'm interested to see what you do with the unpickers/flowers too - you'll have to show us next week!
    Hugs, LLJ 10 xx

  3. Fab what you can make with scraps of fabric. Love those felt flowers too.
    Thanks for the visit - for some reason I cannot sleep and I have to be up early in the morning for a tradesman to arrive.
    Hugs, Neet xx 2

  4. Some great bits and pieces there, Lynn, and some lovely projects made from them. I love the idea of your possibilities book. It's so easy to get an idea and then forget about it! Thanks for your visit. Yes, it's great to be getting back into the swing of things again.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #24

  5. You've had me chuckling this morning Lynn. It was the thought of making something with the scraps I couldn't bear to throw out.....I have sooooooooo many that it would be a rather larger project :-) I tried so hard yesterday to be ruthless with my fabrics but I'm usless at throwing stuff away.
    Have a great week,
    Annie x # 11

  6. That is a great system and if one does it regularly we wont be losing stuff. mine get lost on the desk then I cant remember what its for lol
    Bridget #1

  7. Love your little textile hangings they look great. Happy WOYWW!

  8. Hi Lyn, thanks for the visit and lovely comments. Your textile hangings are stunning and I love the very interesting catch/latch in the last pic.
    sandra de @14

  9. some lovely happy things here today, you have brightened my day :)

  10. So true about the junk and not enough room! Great idea for the fishing net and lovely textile projects! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #38

  11. It's amazing what you can make out of scraps! I would not be able to throw anything away either. I have even a box of small paper scraps. They will do for punches or something.
    Thanks for visiting earlier and your sweet comment,
    Have a good week,

  12. I love seeing all the stitching! You probably have enough gorgeous pieces for your own gallery showing Lynn! Wouldn't that be a dream. Happy Wednesday. Sandy Leigh #39

  13. I don't have your sort of paper just goes in the bin! yours are delicious! I love the collection of pieces that are emerging around the Croatia pics...I feel a keepsake coming on!

  14. Beautiful! I really like the flowers. They are very colourful - just the pick-up needed on a dull winter's day.

    Happy WOYWW

    Sharon K #49

  15. I like your designs and the felt flowers are lovely so good luck with your sort out... I keep sorting and hoping that I will suddenly have extra space... it never happens! The chair you spoke of is one I got from Ikea... I love it! Happy Wednesday to you, Annette #31

  16. I love your quote! Gorgeous fabric hangings, too. Helen #1

  17. I had to laugh reading your post! Yep, cleaning, organizing, and tossing are a 4 letter word... WORK. Your scraps are cute and I love the flowers! Thanks for visiting!
    Carol N #42

  18. A lovely hanging and a great quote Lynn.

    Thanks so much for joining in our 'Ring out the Old, Bring in the New' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT xx

  19. That saying is so true for crafters.

  20. Your hangings are beautiful. How lovely to have printed your own fabric. I seldom throw anything out either. Have a happy week. Barbxx #54

  21. Sweet little hanging you made. We went to Croatia a few years ago. Beautiful, isn't it. Xxx

  22. Thank you so much for joining our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!!!!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  23. Beautiful use of fabrics in your artwork! Thank you for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  24. Oh wow, those photos of phishing nets are awesome! The beads look indeed similar... lovely! Thanks for stopping by my blog last week - I'm a bit late myself but happy woyww, have a nice weekend! Hug, Marit #28