Nothing too exciting on my desk today. What you see is me in between projects.
On the left are leftovers from the purple coat. Don’t know that this style will even need shoulder pads, and if so they probably won’t be as huge as these. I’m just about done, there’s only the lower hems, a little bit of inner finishing and choosing some cool new buttons.
The wooden tailor’s clapper is invaluable for dealing with this thick wool. Slap it on to the seams right after pressing and it instantly cools and flattens them, giving you a beautiful finish.
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The Spellbinders set is the Spellbinders Lacey Ovals Dies. They should be great for cards as well as scrapbooks. This purchase was an absolute necessity, as I only needed a few more points before the end of the month to get my $10 certificate from A.C. Moore. It would have been a waste not to have bought them. Haha. (How’s that for rationalization?)
The stuff on the right is my next project, a Valentine’s challenge from May Arts ribbon. You can probably tell it will involve silk ribbon embroidery, but other than that I can’t say more now. I will give directions, maybe even make a video when it’s all done.
In the middle is my trusty MP3 player. I LOVE this thing! It’s fantastic to be able to listen to books whilst doing boring, mindless stuff like dishes, housework, gardening, or hand hemming coats.
Speaking of which, I’m off to finish that coat. I’ll post pics when it’s all done.
Happy Creating and Happy WOYWW!
P.S. To take a peek at the workdesks of creative people from all over the world, go here. We do this every Wednesday, and it’s kinda fun!