Tuesday, 22 January 2013


Hi wednesday watchers and nosey folks
I hope you are all keeping warm during this cold spell and making the most of being stuck indoors.
 I certainly am, although my desk this morning looks a bit abandoned..... which it is.
 For more interesting desks hop over to Julia's place and  join in with  WOYWW  ..... go on you know you want to! there is a world of creative peeps out there.

You can see a pair of scissors (there are always scissors) and a pile of fabric which was abandoned yeasterday because GD Erin decided she didn't want a sleep in the afternoon, so that was that.
On the left is the scrapbook I am making for Erin. I thought it was about time I did some more pages as the last one was Crhristmas 2011. I finished 2 pages at the weekend.
If you look closely you can see a red button cuff that  is still waiting to be mended I think it has been there for a few months now... maybe this week.... or more likely not!

The fabric is for my Lillybo quilt .lillyboquilts.
This is a project started by Jo of  jozart designs . She is looking for volunteers to make  comfort quilts for young children with cancer..... a very worth while cause so if you can sew and would like to help please take a look.
I am really getting back into my sewing again... during our very snowy weekend I made a bag.... a very silly type of bag.
My handyman is very particular about looking after his tools and equiptment.
I brought him something different for Christmas that was too big to go in a cupboard and has to sit on top of the freezer.... he suggested I make a bag to put it in to keep it dust free... so here it is.

Bet you cannot guess what's in it, here's a closer look at the pocket.

I love the design of the pocket is made from a small sack  of rice. ..... just too decorative to throw away. Have you guessed yet?

Yes it is a paella pan. We made the paella at the weekend.... delicious.
Well that was a long post for me. stuff to do now  (tuesday eve).
I will pop around the desks  later when I get back from work tonight...... see you then.... usual rules apply.
PS I just popped over to    princess-judy  's place..... what does she find funny?
 This is my favourite joke... How many women with PMT does it take to change a light bulb  ( answer said in a loud and angry voice  "just the one" ) well I like it.
whats yours?


  1. Thanks for posting about the Lillybo quilts, i have it on my screen now so can get on and do something for it. My, that's a big pan hyou got there! I love paella! See you in a bit - Lucy #21 x

  2. I love that paella pan bag!! The panel on the front is brilliant and is the perfect finishing touch.
    I had a good peek at your pile of fabric, some pretty stash there, the quilt is bound to be gorgeous! And is that a bracelet with buttons on to the side? It's very funky :)
    LLJ 37 xxxx

  3. what a busy desk! and i love the bag, and the pocket is brilliant! that's my kind of recycling!
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 5

  4. Good idea actually, for the Paella pan..apart from dust(!) it does mean that anything youchink against it accidentally will be slightly more likely to be unaffected. Love the inclusion of the rice bag, great idea. Your desk is full of purpose Janet, and let's face it, sleep or no sleep, Erin is worth the afternoon off, huh!

  5. Love the bag for the paella pan! I am sure you don't begrudge your afternoon crafting for enjoying Erin's company!! Have a great day - still snowy here, of course but it's going, if a little slowly for my liking! Helen, 9

  6. now that is a great idea! I wish my paella pan looked that neat and sparkly! Mine are old and well used! Love the bag! Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #35

  7. The paella pan bag what a great idea. It looks like a lot of creative goodies are sitting waiting for the right moment on your desk.
    sandra @67

  8. Love the post, brilliant bag you made too. I think this must be 'sewing year' I put my sewing machine nice & accessible when I moved rooms, and then Jo came up with the quilts! Cool! Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #73

  9. We love seeing mid craft desks. Your bag is lovely, we can't sew at all so always admire hand made crafts such as this.

    The bears@#91 this week

  10. i love to see busy desks mid project

    Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #45

  11. sometimes life gets in the way and we don't get to do what we had planned. Loving the bag you have done a great job on that.
    Ria #92

  12. It’s sewing machines at the ready then for the quilt project I see. I’m loving the fabric you’ve chosen.
    Fab paella cover too and great used of the rice bag.

    Happy Crafting!

    Sue @ 111

  13. Not only are you the Queen of beads now I see you are also a very talented sewer?? Ah these WOYWW women where do they come from??? :-)
    Ha, ha love the pan - a good idea to put it in a bag! So the paella was good you say! I guess it was!
    Lots of hugs,

  14. I love the paella pan bag and I just hope the paellas are as good! Lovely to see the beginnings of your quilt. It's so exciting! thanks for the idea to use the bargain throws for the backing! Super idea!
    Make sure you pop over to tuesdayafternoon blog ... link to see her beaded lamp shade. You'll love it!
    Love Jo x

  15. Love all the fabric! I have bread sacks, much like your rice sacks that I love to make things with! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #112

  16. Loving your pan bag and your fabric looks fab, am sure your quilt will be well received. I nearly didn't post today as am struggling, but didn't want to miss out, might suffer withdraw symptoms!! Take care Zo xx 139

  17. I love your Paella pan bag, very inventive! That fabric looks cool too - happy sewing! Have a brilliant week and stay warm xx #118

  18. Why do seagulls fly by the sea and not by the bay? ( cause then they would be called bagels! ) ok, so it makes me smile! Thanks for visiting my desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  19. Hi, Janet! So good to see you! I am so glad you stopped by today!
    That blanket project is such a great idea. Makes me wish I could sew!!

  20. Awesome pan you have there! Enjoy the yummy meals that come from it. We are in the middle of summer here so no snow to keep me indoors! Happy crafting. Thanks for the visit to my desk in Sunny South Africa! #125

  21. The paella pan looks intruiging. I think the bag to keep off the dust is a great idea.
    I giggled at your joke!

  22. Nice! There use to be a real trend in using feed bags and grain sack fabric in quilting, but now stuff is all in mesh or plastic (or at least the stuff I find is) so not useful. But your rice bag is adorable and you are totally right - no way that should end up in the bin. Love the gift and the storage for it.

    Happy (late) WOYWW

    MA (11 this week!)

  23. I like the pan bag with the lovely rice sack pocket - like the joke, too ;)
    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Tuire #7

  24. That is such a great bag, and the upcycled rice sack--perfect touch!

    a little late
    #164 this week!

  25. Ooh! Hee hee! I do love your joke. I don't know if you saw my next day's post about a funny thing from my childhood involving a dictionary. I asked my mom if she remembers it and she does not remember it at all, except she does remember us owning the big red dictionary in question.

    I love the bag you made, very fun and funky and I love that they guy you made it for loves to keep things tidy. Can he be cloned and shared??!!!!

  26. Hullo there Janet,
    Well first time able to get in here and do some blog hopping!
    Some lovely work going on here, and great work on joining Jo's Lilly- bo's quilts... and have near seen let alone heard of a paella pan so there you are learning all the time we are!!!
    Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #58
    PS oh and we have no trouble whatsoever staying warm downunder :D

  27. Doing a belated skip around the WOYWW posts!

    I share your issues with little ones not napping - DD2 seems to have permanently given up her afternoon nap, which means I get a lot less crafting done! :lol:

    Ali #77


I'd love to know you have popped by so please leave a comment, they are much appreciated.