Wednesday, 21 August 2013

WOYWW #220

Hello and welcome to another Wednesday and a whistle stop tour of the world's crafty workdesks.

As ever we are grateful to Ms Dunnit over at The Stamping Ground for hosting this amazing event. Pop on over there to find out how to join in.

To business... and what is on my workdesk today?

I'm afraid it is back to work time here at Moonshine Manor. I've been putting it off all year but the Christmas Craft Fair season will soon be upon us so I've dusted off the old sewing needles, and am nose to the craft mat making stuff. (Until I have a new Tim Tag or dictionary page to do any way!)

So today you can see: lots of embroidery floss, some die cut felt shapes, beads and buttons, the original jar of hearts (not sure Christina Perri had this in mind when she wrote her song), my trusty rotary cutter, quilting rule and my pin (needle) cushion which is currently sporting some very fetching scrapbooking pins which I need to make a book for.

So that's all from me - back to work - those robins don't make themselves you know...


  1. Hi Masie
    Ooh there's the C word! I've usually started thinking about what I am going to do for my cards but I haven't this year yet. Must get a move on. Love all your sewing bits and the robins sound good, please share when you've made them. I envy people who can sew, I am useless!
    Have a happy week
    Lynda B #38

  2. Wow you do have a lot going on, on your desk this week, I adore the little bird house pin cushion, so cute. Is that a big basket of embroidery floss?.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 24

  3. EEk... the C word again! Sometimes I am glad I don't make things to sell.. have a good week, and get lots done. Helen 8

  4. Wowee nearly 'that time of year' so soon. What is it now 117 days left to the 'Grand Opening'.

    Better start thinking( that's a problem to start with).

    Have a good week with the stitching and hope you some inspiration. By the way do you make 'Holly leaves'?

    X X

  5. Still can't get inspired by the C word, but loved that you have put your nose to the craft mat. THAT was funny!!

  6. OOPS, thought I was adding my number and hit enter instead. Happy WOYWW from #10.

  7. You and me both with a Christmas focus recently! Isn't it odd. I'm not ready to see the end of the summer yet either. Good luck with the hard work ahead. You know it will all be worth it in the end. Hugs, Jenny x

  8. Looking ahead I se...happy sewing....I am doing The Craft Barn Dictionary challenge .they have O this fortnight..
    I did "calling" for C
    keep well. Zeffy #76

  9. always busy!! ah, the dreaded C-word *sigh* I try and keep off thinking about it at least till the kids go back to school...
    happy W0YWW and have a great week :)
    no. 43

  10. it's amazing how fast the year goes and it's Christmas once again! when i was a child waiting for Christmas, it seemed to take sooooo long! well done on getting started!
    happy WOYWW! thank you for sharing,
    hugs, peggy aplSEEDS @ 12

  11. It looks like some serious crafting is going to take place here! So many technical bits and pieces that I don't know about like embroidery floss to name but one. I know it's going to be hard work but do have fun! Julie Ann xx #35

  12. We printed some Christmas images, that's as far as our card making went!! We'll get there, eventually!!

    Hugs from the bears @#99

  13. Ooh looks good - you have reminded me that I and a few friends have committed to a Christmas craft stall - need to get a wriggleon! Happy WOYWW Cindy #59

  14. Well done for biting the bullet and getting on with the Christmas crafting!!!!

  15. Hi Maisie - Christmas is coming up fast. I may do one Christmas card in my card class this month to break myself in gently ;-) Have fun with the robins. Happy WOYWW from Helen 71 x

  16. Please don't remind me of Xmas. Last year by this time I had a about 12 cards done for xmas and I have not even done one yet this year. Hmm will have to get onto that.
    Your pincushion is adorable.
    Sandy :) #64

  17. I am thinking about Christmas too x
    looking forward to making some soft crafts and cards over the coming weeks too :)
    Have a Great week Heather #99

  18. Hi Maisie
    I am so looking forward to seeing all the lovely things you are going to make I just know they will be stunning
    Have a really great WOYWW and enjoy the rest of your week
    Hugs Ria #85

  19. I don't like to think about Christmas this early but to be honest that's what my

    1. Sorry don't know what happened there. I was saying that's what my sock knitting is for. Lovely things to see.
      Thanks for visiting
      Famfa 3

  20. You are so right--it is time for a lot of us to open Santa's workshop! Thanks so much for tip today and the link! I love your idea of Julia hosting a special UFO linkup. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #9

  21. Wow, prepping for a Christmas fair sounds like fun. Unfortunately, I can't sew a lick. I can't wait to see what you make to sell! I have a few craft fairs here in the Fall/Winter that I attend and stock up on holiday gifts for people. Love giving ornaments and handmade stuff! Winnie#89

  22. LOve your little pincushion, that's so cute =).
    Happy WOYWW Hugs Monique #110

  23. I think I need to ease myself gently into the 'C' season this year- time to make a start. Well, I've thought about it, does that count? Love your desk, Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #50 xx

  24. Hah, your desk looks identical to mine! I've had loads of bits and pieces strewn across the surface recently. Though I did have a bit of a tidy up this week! How many craft fairs do you do? I used to do them but have up in the end. I play in a brass band, you see, and often the fair dates clashed with band gigs (and you can imagine how busy we are at Chr*****s time...and no, I can't say that word yet!). So something had to go and it was the fairs....sigh.
    Thanks for dropping by already,
    Hugs, LLJ 63 xx

  25. Hello. looks like my place back home. lol Im slowly making my way down the list, it seems to take for ever. Have a good day and bright blessings to you and your Roberta 26

  26. Me again, again!! I play the E flat Bass (tuba) as its know in brass banding. It's all my son's fault! He started in the training section and after a couple of weeks sitting there, the MD said 'You're musical, have a go'. So after being told I had enough air to blow a cornet straight (!!!) I went on bass, being a tall, strapping gal with a good pair of lungs......cough..... Within three months I was in the senior band but I play piano and cello as well, so have a good ear for pitch. Having played in orchestras and sung in choir, I can honestly tell you that I love the brass band best...there's a real camaraderie in banding. If there's a local band to you, go find them! Brass players are apparently quite outgoing and always the first to the bar.... I couldn't possibly comment ;-)
    LLJ xxxxxx

  27. Hi, thanks so much for your visit earlier :-) but I intended to comment anyway ... the stuff looks very pretty, but to be honest, I don't want to think ahead as far as Christmas. I'm enjoying the warmth even more since I got frostbites last Winter :-/ Have a great time crafting, Suzanne x

  28. Thanks so much for visiting my blog earlier. It's already Thursday here, so I feel like I am late in visiting. I am loving how busy your desk is looking in prep for your Christmas crafting and those heart buttons and your cute bird house pin cushion are just adorable. Have a great week and I can't wait to see your Robins. Danie #17

  29. Lots of lovely things on your desk today. You can have great fun using all those. Trust you are able to get lots done - even in August - for the Christmas fairs which will indeed soon be upon us.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #55

  30. I sometimes i get this 'thing' when I see a blogg filled with lovely things 'sewing' things that I want to have a go too! My eyes were drawn to the little red roofed house... Thank you for my snoop!!
    Happy WOYWW!
    ((Lyn)) #5

  31. Lots of lovely sewing stuff but I just can't make out what you are making! Bit late I suppose, just got my entry in by the skin of my teeth too BJ#132

  32. What a lovely sewing table you've set up, Maisie! It's that time of year again already. I ADORE your pin(needle) cushion!! Happy WOYWW! Thank you for your visit to me and for your good wishes! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #16

  33. well done you mrs organised i will start christmas soon would have loved a sneaky peak at a robin am I pushing it...LOL..have fab crafty week Andrea#51

  34. Well done on your resolve, I 'still' have not got the sewing machine back out, really must do.
    Look forward to your robins.

    Lynda #96

  35. Lovely desk!! And you are right, Christmas is fast approaching!!! Time dor me to get cracking on cards and gifts!!

  36. Good morning! Yep, Christmas craft shows are just around the corner. I don't want to rush the seasons but I'd be happy for fall. I think we're getting closer. Don't poke your fingers being in a rush!
    Creative Blessings ~Kelly #131

  37. Yikes... glad I don't do craft shows for Christmas stuff if you have to get started this early... I'm still in summer mode! LOL Apologies for my late arrival of doing the round of WOYWW desks! Annette #6

  38. Lovely lot of threads! Do show what you make when they done, please. Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #1 a bit late

  39. Hi Maisie! Your desk always looks so neat and productive! When I get going things get stacked on top of one another and every available surface is covered with things I have gotten out and haven't put away. It's a little too scary to photograph! :)

    I look forward to seeing your Craft Fair creations. Also, I have been watching for the J Nutting doll to reappear. What you were doing looked so cute - did she find a home on one of your pages?

    I would be flattered if you found my book worth 'borrowing a page from'. :) And, yes, creating for the pure joy is really the best! Why is it that what we learn as children becomes so strongly ingrained - even though, at my age, that is now just a fraction of my life!

    Have a lovely day and a lovely weekend! Hugs, Cathy


Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Maisie Moonshine x

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