Tuesday, April 16, 2013

WOYWW #202

Ms. Dunnitt or Julia as her followers of What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday, WOYWW for short, is on vacation, and STILL she hosts folks from around the world so we can check in and snoop about. Thank heavens.

My desk is a mess this week. I was making a piece for two challenges I thought, but missed the deadline on one. Oh well. I got to play with a lot of metal flowers, gears, etc., etc. (see the previous post for Sara's version of Finnebair's amazing work). So on the left side you can see piles of goodies from both Tim Holtz and the  Frilly and Funky Boutique.

Along with ribbons, paint adhesives, "kitchen rolls", you'll see lots and lots of Dylusions Calypso Teal spray ink on a bunch of stuff. The piece I made is the previous post, and the metal came out so much darker than I had envisioned. So it was one of those nights last night, that my mind kept working "the problem" and now I want to go mix up some liquid gesso with some water in a mister and start with that...at any rate, there's lots of room for experimenting!! Which is good. But messy.

In the center of the table is a small little bottle called ZAP glue with a black cap. I first came across this adhesive which is essentially super glue with a brush in a steampunk jewelry class. And it is the brush that makes all the difference! Originally I had to order from a fly fishing shop - last time I was in Michaels' I saw it there. If you are looking for something new to glue metal bits together this stuff works great!

Last week I showed a different angle of my desk and several people commented on this wall hanging.

This quilted piece is made from batik fabrics in the mariner's compass pattern. I just love the colors...

Hope everyone has a great week ahead. Enjoy!!


  1. Paper Crafting I can do...Sewing/quilting, not so much! Great desk to investigate, so much going on that I feel right at home...#34

  2. Oh, thank you for showing a close up of the hanging...it really is beautiful. I could live with that on my walls too!! Did you make it? If so, you are one clever gal..... I love it :)

    We have online companies in the UK that you can upload a photo to and they can print it on mugs, t shirts etc and also make puzzles as well. Have a scout around - hope you can find something!!
    Thanks for the visit :)
    Hugs, LLJ 37 xx

  3. Now that is a desk after my own heart lol!! Looks like you have been VERY busy. I used to do a lot of sewing, but not quilting, most of my friends do though. Would love to see what made your desk all messy :-). Happy WOYWW.
    Janene #8

  4. now that's a desk where anything can happen! i spent ages looking at it enlarged! a very lovely hanging too :)
    have a happy WOYWW and a great week :)
    i overslept, so no 21 this week.

  5. Thanks for finding me anyway! I have fixed my link. Yes they are pizza boxes! I did a "Mc Guyver" job on the old hat box with pizza boxes and an old wine rack to get all my stuff in as Tim's are just too small!#34

  6. Thanks for showing the wall hanging, it is beautiful... so is your desk!! Don't you just love the Calypso Teal?! Lush... have a great day. Helen 12

  7. a great desk this week with so much going on and lots of lovely crafting stash to look at. Your wall hanging is beautiful the colours are amazing
    Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #40

  8. Hi Sara, oh your desk does look very exciting and inviting today. I love your wall hanging too - such gorgeous colours and patterns. Have a great day - happy WOYWW Gill x #82

  9. Oh wow what a beautiful. I took a step away from papercrafting and started a quilting course last week - I can feel a new addiction coming on! Happy Wednesday, :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@90)

  10. Sara j! What a gorgeous work space you have. The quilting is a work of art that wakens my senses. wow! Beautiful.

  11. I quilted once. Chopped off the tip of my finger with rotary scissors. Needless to say - I don't do that anymore. Still have a scar.

    Hope you get a chance to check out my desk.
    Lori #103

  12. Oooh, some exciting things on your desk!
    Karen #61

  13. lots of interesting pieces on your desk and love that wall hanging!
    Debxx #112

  14. Wow...You have a lot of wonderful crafting goodies on your desk. That wall hanging is beautiful. Happy crafting #30

  15. Lots of interesting goodies on your desk this week. Enjoy playing.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #26

  16. Ha! I have used that batik in your border. And someday I am going to make a Mariner's Compass. Really and truly. I love yours!

  17. MAriners cross!! I love them, I am jsut not skilled enough to make one, I am an "art quilter" because I can't sew a 1/4 seam to save my life, and I am a taylor!! good theing I do alterations better than I quilt!!Have a wonderful week, Thanks for sharing! Ginny #91

  18. Wow, all those neat things on your desk. What fun! I love the Mariners Compass, the colors are beautiful! Kathi #109

  19. G'day Sara
    I'm running late but thanks for stopping by my desk. My guest has arrived early and is staying in my art room so no WOYWW for me next week. OMG OMG your desk and mine are twins LOL....mine is always busy just like yours...love it and love the metal flowers etc....I've never heard of that website so shall sus it out. Love the quilt too and the gorgeous blue brown art in the post below this :o)
    Annette In Oz #83


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