Wednesday, 1 October 2014

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - WOYWW 278

Good Morning Everyone,

It's that day of the week again and after missing last week just had to make an appearance for the first WOYWW of October ... that's where we link a post showing what's on our desk, or not as the case may be, over at the Stamping Ground where Julia keeps an eye on proceedings :)

Just in the middle of an embossing session and loving these new Sizzix embossing folders ... won recently in Di's weekly draw over at Pixie's Snippets Playground. I've already had fun using them for the Rudolph Day cards for September. There's also a pile of scraps to be seen and various bits of essential crafting tools lurking at the back of the photo. And that's it really - not a lot to show this week.

I have been busy with the sewing machine and made these cushions for my SIL, Graeme, who has just celebrated his birthday ... the big Five Oh! 
He's a model train enthusiast so I thought these would be perfect for a cosy seat in his planned 'train shed'. I found the fabric, 'Vintage Trains' on-line at Oh Sew Crafty. As usual the covers are super fast, super simple squares ... 
... with envelope backs ... I'm not up to anything more complicated yet :) With Christmas in mind, I plan to make a few more using printed fabric that reflects the tastes/interests/hobbies of the recipients ... should keep me busy over the next 12 weeks or so :)

Now that I've shown you what's on my desk and what I've been up to this week, I'm off to take a peak at what fellow WOYWWers are up to.

In the meantime, I wish you all a happy WOYWW and a wonderful week.


Twiglet said...

A great fabric for the train enthusiasts cushions - don't they produce some lovely prints these days. Hope you are well. x Jo

Annie said...

Such lovely cushions....I'm sure your SIL loved them.
I thought you might mave more to share here today ;-)....but then again I struggle to upload videos. [your secret is safe with me].
Have a great week.
Annie x # 25

Anonymous said...

I do love embossing folders too, they're fun to use. LOVE those cushions, how brilliant are they! A train shed, lol, they'd call that a Mac Cave over here!

Brenda 54

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great work there Elizabeth nothing like getting ahead... and love the wins too well done on getting ahead all around!! happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x #35

Eliza said...

Belated birthday wishes to hubby, I do love his cushions and the sounds of things he is going to have one fun time in the shed with his toys.

Have a great week.

Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan
Happy WOYWW #2

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I love that train fabric so much, that would appeal to two of my menfolk! I think envelope back cushions are simple yet perfectly suited to the task in hand. You made a good job of them!
Hugs, LLJ 30 xx

Unknown said...

Cute fabric! Envelope backs sure make it easier to wash the covers! And a great gift for a train enthusiast! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #41

Neet said...

Great idea for gifts, now that has got me thinking but I need more than 11 weeks - drat!
Loved the FB photo of you both, you look so pretty and happy too. Hope you don't mind me saying that.
Enjoy the embossing.
Hugs, Neet xx 34

okienurse said...

I love that fabric and the awesome pillows you made with them! I was searching through some of my fabric when I switched over to the bigger room and I was amazed at what I had amassed and done nothing with. Gave boxes of stuff to my daughter to use! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my desk earlier! Vickie #21

Jenny L said...

Hi Elizabeth,
fab looking desk today, and a very busy desk may I say.
Superb cushions for your SIL.
Love the super material, and I bet they will be treasured I sure.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Robyn said...

Busy lady! love the fabric and folders!
thanks for visiting and your kind words!
robyn 4

glitterandglue said...

Lovely cushions, Elizabeth - great fun fabric. The style of cushion is just fine. Who needs anything more complex??
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #7

Lisca said...

Hi Elizabeth. Thanks for visiting my desk. Yours looks happily busy. I love that embossing folder. I recently bought it but haven't used it as yet. I had a look at your Rudolph card and I'm impressed. It's beautiful! How do you emboss it? Do you dab it with the 'ink'pad and then cover it with the powder? I must have a play with that later on this week.
Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder. Have a good week.

Kelly said...

Those cushions are very nice. Congrats on winner the embossing folder. Look forward to seeing what you make. Creative Blessings! Kelly #60

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I envy people who can sew! Somehow, I'm not very good at it myself. Your cushions look great! Crafty greetings from zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #78

Lisa-Jane said...

Great fabric and perfect for the recipient!

dottielottie said...

Hi Elizabeth, love your embossing folders, I find them so useful Had a look at your Rudolph day card and it is gorgeous with the gold ink. The cushions are sure to be a hit with your SIL, loved the woodland fox cushion too. Thank you for paying me a visit and your comment, hope your week is a good one too.
Hugs Lottie #61

Hazel said...

You've been busy, Elizabeth - love the cushions. And well done for winning the embossing folders and already putting them to good use. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I’m late commenting. Hope that you have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #81 x

Chrysalis said...

Graeme will love those cushions, Elizabeth, with that gorgeous fabric. Happy crafting this week. Hugs, Chris # 16

Sunshine Girl said...

Nice and busy there - the party looked fun :) - thanks for visiting me - Sunshine Girl #6

Anne said...

Hello Elizabeth and I'm sorry I'm late visiting. Congrats on your win and I think the cushions are lovely. Anne x