Wednesday, 5 May 2010


Hello and a very happy Wednesday to you all, well doesn't time
fly!!! I must have been having some fun along the way!!Hee hee
Here is my desk today....

Firstly can you spy my fabby fabric with the cats on? and.....
this is what's on the floor next to my desk, two bargains
of the week, this pillow which has the little split at the top, I
got for £1.00 from the Range, I just need the wadding from it
and will make Milton (a.k.a. Snooze Monster) a nice new bed!!
Will he be grateful? No, he will probably sniff at it and just jump
right back onto our bed!! I will make it anyway!!
Next to the pillow is this extremely gorgeous fabric from
Laura Ashley, they have a sale on at the moment and this
was reduced from....wait for it!..... £35.00!!! to £5.00!!WOW
with an extra 10% off!! Whoopee, don't know what I'm going
to do with that just yet, but as soon I get my hands to work with it
I will let you know, you can't miss a bargain like this now
can you girls! ...Now next on my desk is another set of baby cards,
this time Birth Announcement with a thank you note inside, I
have printed these off and just need to fix inside, then they will
go, (all 25 of them), plus those envelopes with matching pink hearts,
to their new owner.

Here's a little piccie of them, isn't she a cutie!
Next is a finished needle and pin book I have made with some
other beautiful LA fabric I have. I have been hand stitching on
and off for the last couple of weeks and finally finished it this
weekend! Hooray, here it is in stages......

Firstly when I cut out the fabric length I wanted to make
sure that this fab rose was directly on the front of the book!
I found this gorgeous ghost flower button too after rummaging
through my button box!

Then pinned all the lace and inside fabric together and
cut out 4 lengths of felt with pinking shears for the inside
to hold all the needles and pins.

This is the cover which I cut out from some very stiff card
and covered with some wadding!

Can you see that gorgeous card on my window sill? it's from
that very talented lady Maya, (go and visit her blog if you
haven't seen her work, it's just amazing)! what a gorgeous girl
she it, "Thanks Maya" it has pride of place in my posh easel
when I'm not photographing my cards.

So, getting back to my needle book, here is the finished

Finally, last but by no means least did you see this little
chap upside down on my desk? hee hee hee

Well he had a nasty fall from the window sill in the kitchen!
I do love him and every time I wipe the window sill down he
goes for a Burton!!! and falls right into the washing up bowl,
but today however, he hit hard terrain and his little sign broke,
so out came the glue and hey presto it's fixed, I might give him a
little touch up with some paint and pens as he is looking a
bit battered and bruised!! Phew must learn to clear my
desk before Wednesdays, how do writers sit at their computers
all day, typing away??? Hope you had fun looking and are
inspired, TFL, Happy Crafting, Sue xx


Candace said...

Love the needle case, really pretty fabric

Thanks for sharing

Hugs Can x

Wipso said...

Lovely to see some fabric crafting. Thanks for sharing it.
A x

Julia Dunnit said...

Glad you could rescue the badger!
Delighted by your LA bargain - if you need to make soemthing FOR someone, I'd like a cover for Cricut Expression please!!!!!!!!!!
Great WOYWW - you are busy!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh fab needle and pin book, just what I need (I could always give you my address LOL) and what great bargains you got :)
Anne x

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

oh my your needle case is amazing!!!!!!!! so so pretty!

hugs mandyxx

Nine said...

C'est superbe ! See you next week ;-D

Spyder said...

Lovely fabric and your cards and fabulous, love the 'star' shape, great idea

Jan said...

Love that rose fabric!

Linda Elbourne said...

I LOVE the badger and your fabric all looks yum!

scrapcat 1 said...

what a pretty case and lovely babay cards

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Your needle case is stunning!
Clare x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a pretty needle case! Wish i had one! And the badger is really cute too! Hope he doesn't get banged up again!

Vicki said...

ooh nice fabric, i love your little book xxx

Thistleblue said...

fantastic desk! love your wee needle case, it's fab!

Mummylade said...

of course he won't be grateful, he'll love it but he won't be grateful =)
I have cats too ;)

Sue said...

oh your needle case reminded me of one i had years ago from mu nan, yours is very pretty, luv the material on your desk, sue.x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wowee what a bargain! Great material, I love that print! Great badger, glad you gave him a home, lol! Thanks for your lovely comments, will try to get a frontal view of my cat next week, lol! She was very camera shy when I took that photo, hugs Heidi xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

The needle case is beautiful and you have some gorgeous fabric!

She said...

Lovely fabric and your cards are beautiful. S x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your fabric from Laura Ashley, great bargains you found, I never have any luck with finding bargains. Tracy Evans x

Angie said...

So much content to your blog .... what an amazing bargain hunter you are.
LOVE the 'Star' card ...perfect for the occaision. That needlecase is soooooo pretty ...I remember making one at school back when lol.

Jazzy1972 said...

Love the cat fabric, all the creations and the brilliant badger sign lol. Jay xx

Rica said...

Thanks for your lovely comment Sue. Gosh isn't your work desk interestiing. Mine was so boring - I've been clearing it as sonn as I've finished a card, so all there was on it - the 'bug', guillotine, tub of sharp things and a tub of glue. There again perhaps I should have photographed the floor - couldn't see that!! I loved all the diferent types of thing on yours. Your pin/needle holder is beautiful.
hugs Heather xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Such a fun post this week. Love the sweet baby announcements. You needle book is such a great idea...I am forever loosing my needles!

Tonje said...

Hi! I wanted to comment on your card but there was no comment box there so I'll do it here instead! both your needle book and cart is so lovely! I think I have to steal your needlebook idea, I never find my needles when I need one!
I love the stamp you used on the card and you made it so lovely pink and feminine!

kes said...

Love the bargains and that you helped save the animals to day hee hee