Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What's on My Workdesk Wednesday

Edited to add.....breaking news........after a quick peek out to see what the weather is doing this morning......it's snowing HEAVILY.....oh my giddy aunt.....is this really the start of winter....
Morning folks...did I have a real fun day yesterday in the cubbyhole with my lovely crafty buddies Anne...Debbi and Lyn....they are such sweethearts but all good things must come to an end and now it's back to the mad mad world of trying to meet deadlines and the list of crafty things to do just seems to get longer and longer....but time for just one more little bit of fun before it's nose to the grindstone.....yes it's Wednesday once again and time to play along at WOYWW....a chance for all us nosey parkers to have a snoop around all those crafty desks and I have to say that I failed miserably last week not managing to visit many at all....must try and do better this week.
So what's on my workdesk today.....still my Simply Create DT kit and I'm not making much progress with it at all....my altered wall hanger is still unfinished

and I can't wait to play with these little cuties...not quite big enough for the NYC trip but perfect for storing the cubbyhole's little bits and pieces once they get the Timmie Holtz treatment....

but that will not be anytime soon because this has just arrived at the cubbyhole...all the new Fiskars products for me to play with and make samples ready for the SECC....and crikey I leave a week today so I need to get those crafty fingers working overtime.....

but first I have to get them all out of the packaging...nightmare springs to mind I remember the last time only too well.  My lovely buddy Anne ....the sewing queen tells me that I shouldn't be using my paper scissors when working with fabric.....so this new addition to the Fiskars Scissors Family may well be my new sewing scissors.....blimey they are huge compared to my other favourites....but perfect for cutting material.


Off to put the kettle on for a cuppa and chill out before my battle with the packaging and then it's time to have a play with the brand new Everywhere Punches which Lorraine and I will be launching at the SECC....so the demo needs to be top notch and up to speed...no pressure then.   Catch up with you all later.
Hugs Kath xxx

45 comments:

  1. That wall hanging looks finished to me, but then I never know when to stop (grin). Those scissors are awesome. Never saw any like them before (the sewing ones). And I can't wait to see the suitcases all made up! Happy WOYWW (no. 12).

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  2. Great work and lots of goodies to play with. have fun playing

    Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing

    Candace #15

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  3. Hi again Kath
    That wall hanging is fabulous!
    I cannot wait to see what you do with those little cases, aren't the adorable!

    Enjoy your cuppa, Im off to get another myself

    Have a great week, well maybe before as I follow you now as I love your style
    mandi xx

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  4. oh wow that wall hanging looks amazing,gosh all those yummy goodies to play with too,cant wait too see the suit cases made up hugs cheryl xx 25

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  5. Hi ya Kath
    Snowing??? no not yet!! great piccies, luv your wall haning, oh lots of lovely new toys to play with have fun, look forward to seeing your suitcases,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(13)

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  6. That wall hanging looks amazing already Kath!! SNOW already???? Looks like you may be in for a rough winter up there hun, bet it won't stop your tripsto Simply create tho....LOL.....a crafter can always find a way to a craft shop!

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  7. gutted...does winter not just come earlier and earlier?? Boys are whooping with delight while I am groaning....
    Your wall hanger looks like it is coming along nicely. Good luck with all your samples for SECC!

    Hugs Judy x

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  8. Oh my goodness, snow already! Not surprised though it's freezing at the mo. I really like your wallhanging, it looks lovely, and those suitcases look rather fun :)
    Sarah

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  9. Hi Kath , your wall hanging looks fantastic , but then everything you make is a work of art
    Have a great day
    Hugs Susie xx

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  10. Loving that piece of art... gorgoeus colours! Hey, snowing already??? I just had a tingle of excitement.. I love snow! Have a great day! Hels (40)

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  11. The wall hanging is looking good! I have some of those cases, not done anything with mine either! Good luck with your "to do" list
    (38)

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  12. Lots going on Kath! Looking forward to seeiong the finished article. More goodies to play with! love it.Having withdrawel symptoms, roll on Glasgow! nnalorac.xx

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  13. Wall hanging is looking good and those cases are definitely no use for NY lol. I have to hide my sewing scissors around here from the tribe. The Fiskers stuff looks good.

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  14. I thought about you earlier when I was watching the weather forecast - they said it was snowing in Aberdeen!! and for once they were right! Your wall hanging looks fabulous and look at those fabby goodies you've got to play with. Have fun!

    Love Lynda xxx

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  15. Looks like your definately going to be a busy bee! As if it is snowing where you are, it's bright sunshine and blue skies here lol xxx

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  16. Hi Kath - can't wait to see the little suitcases finished - I'm always in trouble for using the 'wrong' scissors!!

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  17. I love the colours on the wall hanger!
    Maria #73

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  18. Love the wall hanging! Can't wait to see what you do with the suitcases, they're fab! Can I sit next to you at the next sewing workshop and borrow your fancy new scissors??! x

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  19. I believe in Fiskars. My big scissors are now about 44yrs old and have never been sharpened! I adore your wall hanging. Infact, it looks good as it is. What I don't adore is your snow!!!!!!!
    Luv Joanne xx

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  20. Fabulous Post Kath....
    look forward to seeing what you do with those suit cases...
    Snow???already...Yikes......
    Have a great Day :) xxx

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  21. Your wall hanging looks great to me! Have fun with all your new goodies :D Jules (63)

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  22. Hi Kath, OMG snow!! Its really cold here today, had to get my coat out of the cupboard. Your wall hanging is beautiful! Great colours and fabby scissors.

    Keep warm and thanks as always for the inspiration.

    hugs Heidi (#26)

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  23. Snow!! The sun is splitting the pavement here in Ayr today though it did start out frosty. Love the wall-hanging, Elizabeth '60

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  24. Lots of lovely toys to play with there, lucky you. Love the hanging and look forward to the finished version of the new luggage,
    JoZarty x

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  25. Snow? Not ready for that here in the U.S. Looking forward to seeing what you are working on (as usual). Have a happy day!

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  26. The wall hanging is looking good and I have real scissor envy here - they look brill.

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  27. oh wow love your project its beautiful Kath and have fun with the new Fiskars goodies they look great xx

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  28. My God, did you say snow????

    Love all the new goodies to play with, how so you get on with the shape cutter? I only have simple shapes and they never come out a perfect shape! Is there a trick to using them?

    Hugs
    Brenda 87

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  29. Gorgeous wallhanging Kath, X to Buddy. Hope it doesn't snow too much. Lots of lovely goodies I see, have fun. Love and Hugs JO.*96

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  30. I love your wall hanging! It's so pretty. I'd like snow here - send some over!

    Fabulous great stuff to play with too.

    Terry #4

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  31. Kath, what a lovely hanging and what gorgeous goodies to start using. Snow - yikes - well I did have to defrost my car this morning. I'm a newbie to the WOYWW so please be gentle with me!! Best wishes, Kym (No 42)

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  32. Anne is right - paper blunts scissors rapidly - fabric scissors need to be razor sharp as the making is all in the cutting...

    of course if you sharpen your scissor regularly it matters not one jot!!!

    except fabric scissors are shaped to slide along your base surface as it slices through the fabric from top down as you close the blades... hmmm and it makes a lovely sound as it cuts...guess who's making fabric christmas things????

    dx (104)

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  33. Love the wall hanging and hope you have a good week cutting out lots of lovely things! - thanks for sharing (no. 46)

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  34. Wall hanging looks good here but I've seen the finished one and it's even more fabulous. Been a bit snowy here too especially on my windscreen this morning.

    I'm going to do something about altering my book now for Simply Create and I've got some more ideas for other bits and pieces. Can't wait to see what you do with these suitcases now!

    Kat xx

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  35. Hi Kath and Buddy I hope the snow wasn't too bad. It feels cold enough here. Love the look of your wall hanger. Friskers scissors are so good. I keep my fabric ones well hidden away. Nothing worse than blunt scissors. Look forward to seeing your suitcases decorated. Hugs to you both x ChrisB

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  36. I think the wall hanger is perfect as it is...you could consider it finished and re-visit if you get another 'ping' moment! Those scissors are a re-modeling of a pair I've had for yonks - they really make great fabric scissors - such a long blade!

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  37. The wall-hanging is lovely..I do like those colours, soft and earthy.
    It does not need much else doing to it.


    Have a great week
    Sue xx 72

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  38. Had such a good time yesterday with you all - thank you - and a fab lunch Kath.
    Love the wall hanging !!!!!
    Anne xxx

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  39. The wall hanging is stunning and those little suitcases are brilliant... where did you find them? Annette #33

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  40. Oh so many yummy goodies on your desk just now honey... think you may well have to lock them away in a cupboard until all your show samples are done... 1 week today and it will be show time... woohoo..

    Hugs
    Lorraine xxx

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  41. Looking forward to seeing your Holtz creation with the suitcases. Super wall hanging too, looks very nearly finished to me :-) Christine #14

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  42. Love all your scissors!
    My fabric scissors are only used for fabric and I have special scissors just for cutting ribbon... I thought it was a bit poncy at first but I wouldn't be without them now!
    Chrissie #27

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  43. Would love to see the suitcases when you finish! Thanks, Linda #86.

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  44. wow Kath - you really have got your work cut out with all those DT responsibilities... good luck with meeting them.

    lots of goodies to play with - have fun!

    Paula x x x (97)

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  45. Hi Kath and Buddy! Is it really better late than never? I'm not always sure on that - Being #1 this week we thought we'd really try to comment on every link and you can see how far we've gotten ;) Looks like winter ahead, but you have some goodies to play with! I saw Tim Holtz at CHA in LA and as he was cutting w/his scissors he talked about how he designed them as a left hander - no metal in the handle at all, just rubber and the ladies were like "SAY WHAT?" we never noticed. He just gave that grin!
    Stay warm and see ya next week.

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx