Tuesday, March 9, 2010

In Top Gear!

Life is all go - or maybe it is just me! I'm rushing to get lots of little things done pre surgery and waiting for results on Ed. I made some time at the retreat last weekend to follow a little tutorial on Origami Bags shown by dear friend, Ann Thomson!

Janet, of Quiltsalott has done a tutorial in the past and you can pop along to see hers! It is very similar to what I have made. I have made a couple of different versions before and of course had to be a little pedantic and take pics and measurements this time, and must say I'm a happy little Vegemite with this outcome. I even managed to make one for Girlfriend! who was there with me!

Notice it is lined and forms lovely little, pockets on the outside - add about 2 yards of matching cording and four little beads and how much nicer is this than gift wrapping paper!

Out with the old - in with the new!

A very brave move - I'm serious about my Quest for Colour - DD, Danielle has taken the doors away to make a start. New colour 'Blushingham' and look at that gorgeous old hardware that will go back into place.

So what - just a desktop? Oh, yes, but papers in order, no unnecessary clutter, no printouts and notes strewn everywhere - wow! I feel like I have done a day's work already - off now to talk to my sewing machine for just a little while!
Happy day!

25 Lovely People said ...:

Margaret said...

Those origami bags are really cool! I'm going to have to take a look at the tutorial. It does feel good to get one's space cleaned out, doesn't it? I hope you get good news about Ed, and that your surgery goes well too.

Mildred said...

These bags are so beautiful Lurline. The fabric choices are so vivid. You and Ed remain in my heart and prayers dear friend. Love, Mildred

Sandi Butler said...

Lovely origami bags, Lurline. I think I have a pattern for one of those somewhere. Looking forward to seeing your cupboard makeover. Hoping for good news about Ed. And of course well wishes for your upcoming surgery.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Nice job Lurline! The little origami bag I made a while back just sold the other day and is on its way to Ohio right now.

The old cabinet will look so nice when it's done. I love remaking old pieces of furniture like that.

Glad to hear you are keeping busy before your surgery.

MGM

Danielle said...

Hi Lurline - the bags look lovely!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I just love your bags. I like to do many little things in one day, I feel as if I have done so much work. If my desk looked like yours, I would never find anything. I love your rose wallpaper on your computer!

clare's craftroom said...

Love the bags Lurline and how I'd love a clutter free desk !

Nedra said...

Love the origami bags. So nice to see you getting so much done before the surgery.

Mistea said...

Super cute little baggies - you're right who needs wrapping paper. Nothing like impending incapacity to get the machine humming. Enjoy

Miriam said...

Really cute little Origami bags.
Thinking of you and Ed over the next few days.
Take care.

Candace said...

The Origami bags are adorable, and your Blushingham doors will be quite spiffy on the little cupboard. I love working in a neat area, it's just hard to keep it that way, and your desk area looks very neat and inviting. I'm praying for the best for your shoulder surgery and for Ed. I'm sure if there's a way, you'll find a way to make something beautiful while you are recovering. If nothing else, I'm sure that you'll come up with some wonderful new ideas for when you're able to put things into action again.

Rumi said...

Hi Lurline, I'm just catching up with your blog. You have been busy! Love the giraffe fabric and your bags are lovely!
Sending good vibes your way and hoping for great news for Ed.

Stephanie said...

What a great feeling to be organized thrilling to get some new paint. Very beautiful combination. All good wishes coming your way for Ed and your upcoming surgery.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Lovely bags. Getting projects done and working on things like this helps me manage stress. I know that is what you are doing.

quiltingnana said...

those bags are just lovely

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

those bags look super, very cute indeed, and the tidy desk, Good thing you took a picture, maybe i should tidy my desk too! No, I think i will leave it as it is! Have fun sewing.

Kris said...

So organised Lurline! I am so impressed. All my spaces look like a bomb hit at the moment. I'll have to take some inspiration from you and tidy/de-clutter/clean!!!

Deb said...

Lovely bags Lurline - you sure do sound busy. I hope all is well healthwise. Take care.

Bobbie Ashley said...

Lurline,

Just lovely, red is my all time favorite color. It will be beautiful. Love the hardware. The bags are to die for.

Blissfully Stitching,
Bobbie
www.bobbieashley.com

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Hi Lurline, thanks for visiting me yesterday. Yes, my little granny squares had been blocked at the time of the picture taking. Oh, I sure hope it looked like they had.

Not just a desktop for sure but a nice neat work space. Which for me means I get more accomplished. Kudos to you.
Teresa

CarlaHR said...

Lovely little bags - I must try to make some soon. Best wishes for your surgery and good news on your husband's health.

*karendianne. said...

Ohh GREAT bags. So cute. If I don't hear from you between now and the 15th - my best healing thoughts to you. I know it'll be much better with a clean desk. I think I have something coming up as well that will require a clean desk. You're setting a good example.

Micki said...

The bags are just gorgeous...is there anything that you can't do! I am amazed!
Micki

imquilternity said...

Love your bags and the fabrics you chose too!

Mel said...

Love the hardware!!