Wednesday 13 June 2012

WOYWW- 13 June

AAARGH!  Domesticity has struck!  On my workdesk today is (dramatic music)


As a matter of fact, I do rather enjoy sewing.  I met the Love of My Life at a Star Trek convention (it's true!)  and I used to love making the costumes for the fancy dress.  (Our Finest Hour was as Doctor Chaotica and Queen Arachnia.)  However, creating a costume for a fun occasion is a different matter from making cushion covers, which is what I was doing.  See, our memory foam mattress topper developed amnesia and had to be replaced;  but there were lots of good bits still  left on it and, as we all know, Crafters Do Not Waste Anything.  So,  after cutting the good bits off and giving them a good wash, I am making some bits into cushions for the car.  (As a matter of fact, the little offcuts are great sponges for applying paint and ink etc;  however, I wouldn't recommend chopping up a good memory foam mattress just  to use in your crafting.)  For more interesting workdesks I would go to Julia Dunnit's blog to find out about WOYWW if I were you. 

Anyhoo,  the Austerity Measures continue.  This is one of Stamps Away's while chipboard shapes covered with some paper that has been in the stash for a loooong time and embellished with some of the rolled paper roses (as seen earlier this week) and some glass pebbles (stuck on with Pinflair glue).  The butterfly was originally yellow but a bit of Sir Tim's Bundled Sage ink soon sorted that out! 
Hope you like. Thanks for visiting!


scrapwordsmom said...

So very pretty!!!!

Dotty Jo said...

How lovely! And thanks for sharing, Jo x

Redanne said...

I just love visiting you with your austerity measure in place, you come up with such amazing things, I think you need to keep it up for a long time yet! Very nice sewing machine - the last time I used mine was to make an Adam Ant costume for the youngest boy! How sad is that, that it has been so long........Happy WOYWW, Anne x #30

Bernice said...

A lovely tag - very pretty!
Bernice (67)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I had no idea that memory foam could get amnesia! See there is a good reason not to get that $200 memory foam pillow I so covet (well that and it's TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR SOMETHING I'M JUST GOING TO DROOL ON!) Sorry about that. Do you think anyone has ever bought that pillow???! What a good idea to make cushions with the bits that still had its wits about it.

Hazel said...

our tag is gorgeous. Your sewing machine looks ace (I've recently been thinking of getting one again) - Hazel WOYWW #82 x

Whimcees said...


I love your creation - very pretty! Wishing you a good weekend!


Barbara Diane

Julia Dunnit said...

It developed AMnesia? How old was it? How interesting. And get you with the sewing us the cushions won't you!