What is on YOUR worktable today? Papers? Fabric? Lace? A big messy pile? Paint everywhere? Your cat, guinee pig or dog helping you out with your work? If you came over via Julia's blog and are new here, then hello there and a warm welcome to you, I'm happy to meet you!
Julia of Stamping Ground has a weekly fun linky party called WOYWW or What's On Your Worktable Wednesday, where a lot of crafty people from all over the world gather. If you haven't heard of it before, then hop over to her blog for more information.
Now do let me show you what's on my table: a happy stash of colourful fabrics and buttons.
Recently bought in our local thrift store. (Actually I'm lying. They were on my bed when posing for these photos, not my table. But then, my bed often serves as my craft table...) I went to the thrift store in the hope of finding doilies, but alas. It's so hard to find them, I never succeeded. And my little stash of my great-granny's doilies is almost empty...
So here's another question for you, my friends: Where do you find them, those gorgeous vintage doilies?
I know some of you are lucky in this quest. (Do I look green now? Oh yes, I do.) Are they going to be extinct though? Are we to make them ourselves one day? (Yep Wen, go start learning how to crochet right now.)
And happy happy me, I finally got a sewing machine!!! Hoorah!!
It took me two days to figure out how to thread the #@!*%# sweet thing. And got nowhere. Then my mom stepped in, and voilá, of course she got it working in two minutes. I thanked her dearly.
My (93 year old!) granny decided to give her machine to me, I'm very happy and grateful. But there's always a sad side to this... for she's no longer able to sew herself, due to her high age and bad eyes.
But oh... the happy sight and smell of fresly washed colourful and beautiful laundry. Honestly, I'm in love...
The fabrics from the thrift store of the first photo above, you know, they're actually clothes, in all sizes. They were meant to be cut and stitched into something new. And then my mom saw them and exclaimed "Oh just look at this lovely one, and that one, and... can I try them on?" Lol, of course you can mom :)
So, what's on your table? Can't wait to see what's in the making there... Thank you for visiting me!
Hugs and happy crafting,