Tuesday, April 23, 2013

WOYWW #203

I am TOTALLY into WOYWW lately! So. Much. Fun.

Every Wednesday (in the UK) the lovely Ms.Dunnit, she of the Stamping Ground Blog, hosts a peak at desks around the globe. And before you know it, your checking in on your buddies in Australia, North Carolina, US, a whole bunch of places in the UK, South Africa, California....it's just a hoot. But to play, you have to show your work desk.

Since I live in Alaska, which is way earlier than the UK, I usually take my photo on Tuesday night. Tonight I worked late, sent my sweetie to the airport on a business trip, and didn't get home until after 8:00 pm. So I thought i'd take a picture of my desk and that would be it.

The stuff right in the front of the picture is blogged elsewhere, but I had to move it to take photos so there it sits. The red package is photos I actually had developed to make into an album for a friend. The rest of the desk is just paint, brushes, stuff I haven't gotten around to putting away. But as often happens in the Fun Room, once I'm in there, I want to do more. In this case journal. Fortunately I had a page with LOTS of color on it ready for me. Sadly, another wonderful example of my not stopping in time...oh well. It served a purpose tonight. 

Last week I showed a close up of a Mariner's Compass quilted wall hanging, which I did not make. Below is little split nine-patch which I did make. It's was an exercise in value and blending --- and was a blast to make. Quilting is what I did before I got involved of all of THIS. 

There is something like 45 different fabrics in this 15" by 15"piece! One of the reasons I like Mixed Media is I actually finish stuff!

May you have a wonderful week creating - whether you finish it or not!!


  1. I adore that quilt! My goodness. But you must have some mighty patience to have sewn all those teeny tiny patches..all 45 different fabrics too..gasp! But the effect is gorgeous, so it shows that patience is indeed a virtue and one that I don't have!!! Lol :)
    Hugs, LLJ 22 xx
    Ps My knowledge of US geography is a whole lot better since I joined WOYWW!

  2. Hi there. Thanks for the peek into your creative world. Fabulous bright journal page and love the quilt though it is not something I would do, I appreciate all the work that goes into them!


  3. your journal is gorgeous, and I love the quilt - I can't sew on buttons neatly so would have no chance, but they always look so fabulous. have a great week. helen 2

  4. LOVE your journal pages - just gorgeous!! so much inspiration on your desk, whatever the time :)
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 1 - can't believe it!!

  5. Hi Sara - You must have spent hours and hours piecing that gorgeous quilt together. I think you could do a similar thing with patterned papers - no sewing so it might just be a bit quicker too! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 33

  6. Love your bight colourful journal page, fab. Happy WOYWW

  7. oh my word your finished quilt is beautiful just look at all those colours and all that fabric. I also love your journal page very pretty
    Happy WOYWW #203 and thank you for sharing your workstation
    Ria #60

  8. Gulp! WOW! LOVE the art journaling pages. My favorite colors. :) Your quilting pieces are excellent. Golly gosh Sara, you're awesome. Happy Wednesday! SueC#93

  9. Your journal pages are beautiful. I LOVE that quilt. happy crafting #6

  10. Look at all those fun markers and paints! I love your journal page...and the quilt is beautiful! It has been forEVER since I quilted.
    Anna #97

  11. Theres some cool stuff on your desk, love the buckets of pens!
    Karen #64

  12. We know the feeling of not stopping in time with journal pages, yours looks fab though. Not too much colour at all.

    Thanks for visiting the bears already today.

  13. Fantastic looking pages on the desk - I agree with the bears - I see no stopping problem! - and that quilt looks amazing!
    Alison x

  14. Amazing quilt and wonderful journal pages!

    Happy WOYWW!

    Amy #77

  15. I so love your full and colorful desk! the art journal spread is a bright one, it looks like a 'good mood page' to me! I LOVE your quilts... I did quite some fabric crafting / sewing / needlework and have a degree as a seamstress, but quilting is a technique I never tried, and I admire people who can quilt.

  16. Sara, I cannot seem to find your email address... could you email me at editors@featuringmagazine.com please? Thanks, Marit

  17. Hi Sara,

    Your quilt is amazing! I wouldn't have the patience required to do something like that.... so appreciate those that do!

    Love your journal page - the colors are perfect together!!!

    Thanks for visiting me already. I'll probably be visiting desks through the weekend.

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (14)

  18. Love your journal page and your quilt is gorgeous, someday I would like to try quilting! Happy crafting! #105

  19. That quilt is lovely and I know just how time consuming, because it is one of the things I used to do too.
    Your desk looks great.
    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #17

  20. The nine-patch quilt you did make is breathtaking, Sara. Truly breathtaking. So is your journal. I'm glad I stopped on the WOYWW hop to come for a visit. I love the name "Fun Room!" Enjoy the rest of the week! Darnell #52

  21. I'm so sorry for dragging you digital, Sara!! Overall, I'd completely agree with you in most cases that digi-stamps are not "the thing" - I'd always rather have a genuine rubber/polymer stamp and ink it up. But if you do it with taste, there are some lovely things out there... And in terms of printable ephemera there are gorgeous elements to add to projects. Hope you enjoy playing with the Garden of Verses - there are several delicious images in it, I think.
    Have a great weekend,
    Alison xx


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