Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Whats on my Wednesday work desk #584

 Hello everyone, 

It's been a month since I last shared What's on my Wednesday Workdesk 
@ Julia's stamping ground and with the recent heat wave there's nada 
creativity in the cool craft corner or the upstairs crafty sauna... 
it's just too darn hot!!! 

Thanks to feedback I took advice from those lovely comments left
about the piece below and had a crafty Sunday afternoon in the 
garden pasting it onto a plywood tray adding extras to fill any 
gaps. It does look pleasing framed even if I say so myself..

So with nothing on my desk I can share here's some unseen July makes.
A needle book I made for my Daughter similar to the one on the right 
blogged earlier this year as one of my Paperbabe Stamps DT makes. 

Needle and thread is a lifeline you'll need it somewhere in life..

A patchwork heart another little something for my sweet Daughter 
made with scrap material once used to make cushions for her bedroom. 
Filled with dried garden lavender, she now has a little piece of home 
to take in the aroma when those homesick moments come to visit ...

and here's a close up of Frida just because she's *AWESOME!!*

A change in routine means no free time on Wednesdays to 
share my desk and get around to visit you all so it maybe 
a monthly desk share from me until further notice... 

Look forward to seeing whats on yours. 

Stay Safe 
Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx


  1. Beautiful at as always, Tracey. Love what you did with the first piece. Hope things soon cool down for us all!! Take care, hugs, Valerie

  2. Love that panel - it's turned out beautifully. thanks for your early visit today! Helen #2

  3. Oh Tracey, what a pleasure it was to see your name up there today. I so love seeing your artwork and today was a real feast.
    I love that seahorse panel - what a beautiful piece that is, you must be so chuffed with it. The next treat was to see your girl faces, you know how much I love your faces, you create them so beautifully.
    A lovely thought, the next piece, the heart. How lovely for your daughter to have something like that to take away with her, and it is just the perfect size for her to hold and squeeze when she feels the need for a bit of 'home' - and lavender as well. Then we come to Frida, hasn't she turned out just beautiful! I have not even stamped mine once since I got her but now i have seen yours I will be doing. I am also going to try my hand at painting a face on a canvas bag that someone gave me a while ago.
    Well, if it is only to be monthly so be it, you will be missed, but so welcome when you pop along.
    Take care, stay safe and well and keep on crafting.
    Hugs, Neet 8 xx

  4. Happy WOYWW and wonderful to see your beautiful photos. I am always inspired by your blog posts (and following you on Pinterest now). I had seen the Frieda stamp somewhere else and love it even more on a project. Ali x #5

  5. Wow, wow and triple wow Tracey. That finished piece on plywood is spectacular. I am sure your daughter loves the pieces you made for her to take with her as well. Hope you can still make it once a month at least, you will be missed otherwise! Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #9

  6. Hello Tracey. great to seee you again, i know what you mean about the heat and wish my craft room was the other side of the flat, At the moment it gets so hot cannot get in there during the day.
    Love the finished piece from last week and the others are lovely I love the heart and the card,
    Have a good week Stay safe and well. Lilian B #10

  7. Morning Tracey, I love your organised tidy craft area, I could never achieve that kind of tidy, no matter how hard I try.
    I do love that needle case, just beautiful, thanks for sharing
    Chris #7

  8. That wall panel is really lovely, no wonder you're thrilled with it - looks great hanging on the wall! And the patchwork heart is lovely, you've really got that random fabric down to a fine art, it's something I struggle with tbh - I love the look, just can't do it. I think I must be a neat freak, lol!!
    Hugs LLJ 1 xxx

  9. Your panel is stunning....I'm sure everyone will love it. Your other little projects are gorgeous have a way with putting little bits and bobs together.
    Annie x #12

  10. Hi Tracey, the MM piece is fabulous, so much detail and gorgeous colours. The heart for your daughter is such a lovely idea, and the perfect size to take around with her, it's a beautiful piece. Feeling much better, but still doing no crafting, just way too hot for me. Stay safe, have a lovely week, hugs, Shaz #4 X

  11. Wow, fantastic makes, Tracey! The needle books are just stunning and I'll have to look up your panel to find out more about it. Lovely gifts for your daughter. I hope she doesn't get too home sick though. I'm hoping this is the last day of the heatwave, fingers crossed! Enjoy your week! xx zsuzsa #19

  12. Your desk looks amazing, so tidy and I'm very jealous! Loving the heart, some of the bits of fabric look like Tim Holtz stuff. It's great to see the lovely Seahorse again too. Wishing you a very happy week and a lovely creative woyww, Angela x16x

  13. WOW, that mixed media ocean is stunning ~ and the patchwork heart is precious ~

  14. Wow I love the sea piece! You desk is very tidy! Happy WOYWW Angel #23

  15. I just knew it was going to look amazing on the wall and it sure does Tracey x. I so love the needle book you hadn't shown us and I still love the one you made for your daughter cute and absolutely beautiful x. Loving the 'scraps' heart too and what a thoughtful idea for your daughter who I am sure will have her homesick moments x. Have a lovely week Tracey and stay cool!....x

  16. Oh my gosh but your seahorse wall hanging is gorgeous! Your needle book is beautiful, too. Your daughter is going to love that little heart. Have a great week!
    Carol N #25

  17. It’s great to see you Tracy, once a month or once a week or when you can! My word, you’re on the same wavelength as me...I’ve used scraps from daughters duvet and curtains to ale little things that she needs. Or that I think she needs. It’s been ages but I’m ratty sure she would now admit to the usefulness of a sewing kit! Also, its a little bit of your heart to go with her and its ME that benefits from knowing that! The seahorse looks gorgeouser, it definitely needed to be hanged!! Keep well gal, hope your new routine isn’t exhausting.

  18. Hi Tracey, Ooh I love the things you are sharing today :) and that is so thoughtful to have the bitty heart filled with smells & touches from home. ~Stacy #28

  19. What absolutely gorgeous projects, Tracey. I'm doing needle books at the moment too!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #18

  20. Well Tracey what beautiful pieces you have on display for us today - I would be very hard pushed to choose a favourite - I love them all!! Paper Babes are not on my radar at all, I shall have to investigate!! Stay well, stay safe, Cindy #15

  21. Tracey you always surprise and delight me. First, how the heck do you stay so organized? Mr. M. says I have organized chaos. LOL It is wonderful to see this piece hanging on the wall. It is gorgeous. All of your art is fresh and bold and exciting.

  22. Frida is awesome! And so is your desk. So organized and easy to get to those fun supplies. Hope all is well Tracey! Hugs-Erika

  23. LOVE the Frida piece! And also the one with the seahorse. Turned out great! But......HOW do you keep your desk so clean and organized? Mine always is a hot mess.

  24. Oh my goodness - what arty gorgeousness you have shared today - just perfect I think! The little heart is fab as are your needle cases and the wall picture is breath taking! I love it! xx Jo

  25. HI Tracey, what a lot of gorgeous things you've made, I especially love the patchwork heart and the little needle cases, they really are beautiful - and useful too :) Have a great week. Annie C #11

  26. absolutely stunning work - all of it love the canvas and the needle cases. I have that Frieda stamp too - not used her yet though. Sorry I am late- Have a great week. Soojay#22

  27. Your desk looks so neat and organised Tracey, I have slight desk envy....

    I loved your seahorse creation before but now, I am in complete love with it! I think it might be my favourite creation of 2020 so far (from anyone!). It is truly stunning.

    Frida does look amazing and you have coloured her to perfection. This is such a lovely post! Keep safe and well. Hugs, Anne xxx

  28. That first piece is awesome!
    Love the Frida image - lots of lovely things to look at!
    Thanks for your comments on my page - The only thing I can do in this lockdown is keep on crafting! Today I spent most of the day producing some journal pages...
    Sorry I am late getting around.
    Stay safe and keep well...
    Susan #13

  29. Super gorgeous sea piece love the muted colours and all the textures,
    Needle books are lovely too so the little heart. Wish I had a daughter sometimes, son's are a different kettle of fist entirely! Yes I need to ask more questions about the operation. thanks BJ#6

  30. Thanks for your visit, Tracey - I suppose one can saturate the market a bit with needle books lol! You could make them for charity, though, or sell them. Glad the face shield raised a smile! I don't care if I make people laugh at me - everybody seems to have got so grim these days and a sense of humour seems to be departing as fast as free speech... I agree that masks can be very unhealthy - all that moist air right over your mouth and nose, trapping who knows what. I think they are a terrible idea, and not being able to see people's faces and expressions is very isolating and bad for our normal human relations - bad enough having to social distance and not be able to touch or hug, and then to be deprived of smiles as well! This whole scenario is resulting in a lot of psychological problems for people.

    So glad you liked my red outfit! I'll probably model another Romanian blouse next week.

    Shoshi #18

  31. A gorgeous array of art Tracey! The seahorse wall art is just stunning ❣️
    Alison xx

  32. Wow, so many amazing creations! It looks like you've been busy and I'm loving all the detail you create in your makes - stunning 😀. The fabrics you use added such lovely textures to the canvas, the glittery finish around your beautiful ladies really draws the eye into the design, the heart pieces and lace are so pretty and little Frida is fabulous too! I hope Freya is much better and fully recovered 🐾. I bet she is enjoying her haircut in the heat we've been having of late too! Take care and happy weekend! Hugs, Jo x

  33. Dear Tracey, such wonderful gifts to your daughter, the heart is so b eautiful, I love all about it, and the needlebook with the Paper Babe image I`m sure she will love , too, and as you say Frida is always great and something so special, as is your card , my friend. Have a lovely new week and thank you so much for your loving pm . Big hugs and stay safe . xoxoxoxo

  34. Your creations are so beautiful. I love the needle book. And little Frida is really awesome. I like the saying "I paint my own reality". I should do it too ;-)


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