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!

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14 thoughts on “WOYWW – Silk Ribbon Embroidery

  1. My desk doesn’t have much exciting on it either–in between projects and unpacking and reorganizing. I haven’t gotten into Spellbinders yet and I think I’m missing out!

  2. Love your logic at buying things. We lost a 30% coupon for Joannes so my friend decided it was God saying we had spent too much as she resigned herself to not going. It turned up and guess what? We are going!!
    Can’t wait to see your finished coat – am in awe of your talent.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog – sorry I am so late but lots of friends keep coming to see me and then tonight I did an English Dinner. Hugs, Neet #6

    1. You know, I actually ended up using those shoulder pads in the coat and they were just right. Go figure. I’ll post pics as soon as I get the new buttons!

    1. Lol, Lisa, I’ve at least tried most crafts out there. It’s a blessing and a curse. The curse is because doing so many things results in a definite lack of focus.

      Whenever I sternly tell myself I must pick one thing to focus on, the inner child whines, “But I don’t wanna!”

      Happy woyww!

  3. I have enjoyed following along on the great coat rebuild. I totally understand the Spellbinders purchase and it makes perfect sense that you NEEDED to purchase them to get the points for the $10 certificate. And if your plan is to use them on cards, you definitely will use them as I love mine! Happy WOYWW

  4. Yep Sandy, a set of Spellbonders to push you into the qualifying for a ten dollar certificate was soooo the right thing to do!! Enjoy the ribbon embroidery, as I’m late I expect you’ve nearly finished it!!

  5. Well I too have lots of things on the go and my attitude is that life is a kaleidoscope and variety is the spice of life.
    I found your post really interesting…. and fun too!
    JoZarty x

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