Wednesday, 8 February 2017

What's On Your Desk ~Wednesday - WOYWW Week 401

Good Morning All,

Another Wednesday, another WOYWW over at Julia's Stamping Ground, and so another excuse to reveal all!

Before I continue I just want to say that I did visit all your desks last week, and what variety there is to be seen for sure, but I didn't manage to leave comments on them all - for that I can only apologise.

And so to my desk this week. Not a lot of work going on now but there has been. Yesterday I challenged myself to use up the scraps leftover from the layout you can see below. That pile of cards to the left is the result. The pile to the right is all that's left - I gave up after making four cards although there might have been a fifth if I'd tried really hard. Top is some photos - copies of old family ones - that I'm sending to my brother who tells me he has very few photos from our childhood. Next to that are a few tiny punches and a gold ink pad - all used while making the cards - and to the right a book I've finished reading, Muriel Spark's Curriculum Vitae, details of which I want to add to the book journal sitting on top. Lying above everything else is my album for this year - a work in progress that should be there, or thereabouts, for the entire year.

And here's the layout that the leftovers came from. I chose the selfie of me with a flash of pink in my hair for the title layout of the album - it was the best I could find of those taken at the time.

Not on my desk now, but it was earlier in the week, is this quilted cushion cover made from fabric leftover from my first quilt. The top is made up of leftover random patches. You see, the backing fabric for the quilt wasn't quite wide enough, so I made a strip of patchwork to insert, and so widen it. Only I made too much, hence the cushion cover.

I've just noticed it's been a leftover kind of few days.

Oh dear, I think I've waffled on enough. I did try to keep this brief - honest!

Have a very happy WOYWW everyone.


  1. What fab makes from your left overs Ellie. I'm trying hard to use up some of my fabric scraps at the scrap box is full and overflowing so it just has to be done lol.
    Enjoy your week.
    Annie x #16

  2. Hi Elizabeth. Lovely layout there, and how great, to make some cards from the left over papers. Great idea, as most of us swoop them away, and they sit in a box for ages; lost, lonely and forgotten... Lovely cushion, too.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  3. Elizabeth I personally think both food and fabric are better served as left overs - more flavours and more innovative.. Dxxx #31

  4. I love what you have made and how inspirational you have been! Superb! Happy WOYWW! Anne #10

  5. It is best that you are finding ways to recycle and reuse, rather than get bored of looking at it and throw it out. I really love the cushion colour - lovely choice of colours used. Thanks for sharing. All the best - EmbroidRage #8 x

  6. Good morning, Elizabeth. What lovely 'leftovers' I'm a big fan of leftovers. So much can be done with them when you add a bit of love. Speaking of, Love the layout. Creative Blessings! Kelly #35

  7. I love what you've made from the leftovers! That cushion cover is very pretty indeed, love the fabric colours and patterns. Your beautiful card and thoughtful present arrived today - thank you SO MUCH! How kind of you to think of us - I don't know the books at all but it looks like a really good read :-D I really appreciate the thought xxxx
    Hugs, LLJ 18 xxxx

  8. lovely cushion cover - your scrapbook page is fab too . have a great week. soojay 44

  9. the layout is gorgeous, and what a great photo! Have a lovely week. Helen #1

  10. Pink City, Hair, LO, cards and cushion. Super LO and selfie. Love how you use up your scraps for cards. BJ#9

  11. I have so many left overs too.. hmm what a great inspiration for me to try to use some of them up!

    Have a great week
    Erika #46

  12. Super impressed by the leftover week! Lovely cards, quite a haul from LO leftovers, how very inspiring you are Miss Elizabeth! I love the Lo too, sort of patchworky too, is there a them in your last works?!

  13. As someone who aims to use each and every tiny scrap of wool, felt and fibre your use of left over papers really resonates with me! I love your selfie year book too, I'd love to start something similar for my son before he gets too much older! Thanks for sharing, Max #27

  14. Hi Elizabeth, gorgeous cushion, really like that. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 20

  15. Great scrapbook page! I love the pink in your hair! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #45

  16. The layout design is so pretty and that pillow is awesome! Love those colors!

  17. YES! to using up scraps. Lovely patchwork. thanks of your kind words
    Robyn 3

  18. I really like your pillow. I am in a quilting guild, because I want to make CQ quilt tops!

    Thanks for sharing! Check out my Giveaway, too.

    LuLu WOYWW #53

  19. I always challenge myself to use up scraps for cards after layouts are done too. I love doing that to avoid too many left over scraps and God forbid, tossing scraps! LOL. love the scrap pillow too! Dorlene #42

  20. Oh don't we all love using up leftovers - there is something so satisfying about it. Your cushion is fab - I love the colour scheme.xx Jo

  21. Hi Elizabeth thanks for your visit earlier. I fully support using up scraps and then being amazed at the results. Your cushion proves it.
    sandra de

  22. A post of usefulness all way through Elizabeth, well done indeedy on making four cards with snippets, glad you explained about the pink in your hair as was puzzled by the shot.
    Great layout cushions and snippet used!!
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x 13

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}


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