Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WOYWW - distracted


Hello folks, there is far too much going on in my life at the moment, I really should have more sense than to join in with WOYWW (whats on your workbench Wednesday), this week, but I can't help myself. (Rhinoceros news is available to those that need it, here).

On my desk in the jiffy bag is the part for my vacuum cleaner - so maybe, just maybe I might have a working vacuum cleaner tonight (4 months of borrowing MIL is beginning to get annoying for both parties).

On the left is the pile of things, still waiting to be fixed.

The bowl of lost things is still there, it did have the ipod cable at the bottom, and I removed a few more things from it, but other things climbed in to fill it straight back up again.

On the right is a pile of coins, OH, empties his pockets onto the table each night, which irritates me, but at least he hasn't taken to piling his clothes there too. (It is part of the reason there must never be an empty space).

The book propped open is my notes on how to make the following, yes, despite the fact that I really shouldn't have spent the time on it, I just had to make up this purse that was rattling around in my head.
It was inspired by the quilting stall I found at Machynlleth market last week.
The bag needs a shorter handle on one side and a longer tag on the other, and goodness knows what was up with my top stitching today, but I think there is some mileage in the design.  I hope to add the daffodil, chicken and sailing boat instead of the coloured panel, so to add it to the Polly Polkadot range.

25 comments:

  1. Hi Polly... I know the feeling that everything happens at once. I am snatching a few mins to blog hop. I can say that men dumping their change is very common, my DH does it too. Helen T #48

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  2. Coin dumping, eh?? The blighters always do it, don't they (bless....) And has he no space of his own? Don't leave him any gaps...set up a mousetrap...anything!!
    And thanks for your extremely entertaining post on rhino washing - it took me back to Animal Magic. I could hear dear old Johnny Morris' voice narrating your text :)
    Hope the purses go well...
    Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

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  3. Hmmm a change dumper eh? Get a money box to put it all in :-)
    Hugs,
    A x #19

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  4. Don't you just love the process of designing things? They just evolve and evolve until wahlah...beautiful success!! That is going to be very cute! Happy WOYWW #122

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  5. Great bag and lots of inspiration from your place today.
    Lynn #52
    One I Made Earlier Today

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  6. well I sufre like what I see, bowl of lost things, gee I like that. :)
    thats a beautiful design too

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  7. Super bag, and I love the sound of the bowl of lost things! Take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop! Zo xx 17

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  8. Lovely bag & i think we all have a bowl or even a draw of lost things , Happy crafting Jill #62

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  9. awwww, the rhinoceros post was just ADORABLE! love his little egg bed he goes back into! waving hi from the chilly, rainy hills of North Carolina #132

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  10. Cute bag! And I don't mean the vacuum cleaner one. haha! dani 104

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  11. now that looks like the desk of a buzzy buzzy person! hope you'll find the time to get everything done :)
    have a happy week!
    france
    #97
    xx

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  12. Hi Polly thanks for popping in to my place. I love the leafy fabric of your cute bag. Happy WOYWW to you Helen 42

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  13. Hope the vacuum cleaner works (although much better to spend time crafting than cleaning - lol!) Love the purse - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

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  14. It's always the same with me...something pressing to do - get easily and willingly distracted by something else. Pretty fabric on the purse...now you've done the first one, perhaps you aren't distracted any more? Apart from looking after the Rhino of course. Big job, huh.

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  15. Gorgeous bag! I am with you on 'wasting time' as DH called it but I no longer think of it as that...it is an investment in the sanity and tranquility of our happy home. Hope your vacuum works for you. I hate having to borrow and from MIL forget it I used a broom! Have a better week. Vickie #32 (thanks for visiting my blog!)

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  16. Most of us have more time than sense...no that came out wrong, I should be at my desk crafting, but here I sit at my PC desk hopping! Love the Rhino story below.

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  17. It does sound as if you have a lot going on lol!!!
    Nothing like a bit of distraction though:o)

    Your bag looks amazing! Wished I could sew....

    Have a great week and enjoy this special WOYWW!
    #26

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  18. Speaking of vacuums, I need to get mine out and use it. I wonder, how can lost things be in a bowl? Doesn't that mean that they are found?

    Your purse looks great. I have a sewing machine and have never used it...... I even have a small stash of fabric. Hmmm, maybe some day!

    Thanks for visiting me earlier today! I do love this blog hop.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs,
    Kay
    #122

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  19. Hmmn! If something is lost how can it be lost if it is in your bowl? That means you know where it is!
    Also, if your Hubby empties his money out on to YOUR desk then it is yours! After all possession is 9/10ths of the law right?!! Try putting it into your Crafty pot (I presume you have one) and he will soon stop doing it. Mine now knows not to leave coppers, 5ps, 20ps or £2 lying around or they go into various money boxes!
    Liking the purse. Great for crafty excursions as you can keep your crafty money in there and it doesn't get mixed in with housey money!
    Would you like me to send Monkey to fix the vacuum for you? He is very cheap to feed - monkey nuts of course! LOL!
    xxx

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  20. Firstly, pretty purse.
    Secondly, messy desk, but we have to forgive you as you turn out such amazing stuff.
    I collect all the dumped cash and put it in my own wallet, so works for me - they either stop or I get rich!

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  21. Great idea - fab little purse and I love your set up for your Polly Polkadot Range. Just had a giggle at Rhino post too!!! Have a good week. x Jo

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  22. Thanks for sharing, have fun:-D

    Lisa #112
    xx

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  23. Hey I would be gathering all those dumped coins into a secret jar in a draw and when it is full, have loads of fun spending it. LOL All money dumped in my house belongs to me and supports my habit, not drug, craft habit. LOL Think of the advantages to it. You could call it the dissapearing jar of penance. LOL

    Eliza #103

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  24. That's really pretty! Love the stories about Rumpole ;-) Happy belated WOYWW #45

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