Wednesday, 30 May 2012


 Happy WOYWW, its actually the 3rd....yep, 3rd Anniversary!!

So for something a bit different, my desk looks the same as last week (nice weather means 2 weeks of no crafting as I have been gardening), and it contains the ATC I have made for the 3rd anniversary swap, so this is my kitchen worktop instead!

I have been trying my hand at bonding manmade fabrics with a soldering iron, these are my first couple of pieces.

This one I used a penny to cut the fabric with the soldering iron and cut various shapes from different fabrics, layering them before 'gluing' them by melting them together.

Now this produces a lot of fumes, so I did this on the hob with the extractor fan turned on and wearing a hubbies face when he came home was a picture!!
So, if you would like to see workdesks from over the world, the amazing phenomenon that is now 3 years old, ruled by the Queen herself, Julia you can find the deets here.

Happy Crafting

Li'l Pidge


  1. That's nearly as funny as when the children at Sunday school wore all my hubby's protective welding gear.
    The fabric button is a great idea. Might have to pinch that one.
    One I made earlier today

  2. Hi there - whoop, whoop, I'm right after you as you say :) Err, but I don't want a respirator, OK, right? Just an ATC will be lovely thank you :)

    Can't find an email addy for you - and am loathe to leave my snail mail addy on here just in case Richard Gere comes stalking. In my dreams :(

    Email is

    Have a great day! Di xx

  3. hello, i think you're the next atc person after me... :) can you email me your mailing address??
    no. 59

  4. Hee hee that is funny, but so practical too. Great work. Take care & enjoy this special WOYWW anniversary! Zo xx 43

  5. What a sexy sight lol love how your atc's have turned out something I have yet to try :)
    Von x♥x

  6. Blimey, that looks seriously scary!!! (the whole soldering thing, not you in the mask!) I would have probably burned the whole kitchen down! Trish #79-ish

  7. Wooo!! But well done for taking precautions... happy woyww, helen 8

  8. Happy 3rd WOYWW
    Lololol - fab photo, love to see the LO you use for that one!! You could start a whole new blog post - Extreme Crafting :)
    Have loved all the warmth and fun today, great to be a part of it!
    Hugs, LLJ '77 xx

  9. YIKES!!! that looks scary... love the fabric button idea.. Hugs May x x x#4

  10. How fun! I'm going to have to invest in one of those respirators eventually :)

    Katie (38)

  11. Love the mask-you're ready for the next pandemic! Great looking fabric pieces though.

  12. me again...
    here's my email so you can and your snailmail claire[dot]sauer[at]ntlworld[dot]com
    i'm now no. 52 on the list - i think julia's been clearing up the duplicates!
    hope to hear from you soon :)

  13. I got a big kick out of the mask. I have a book on soldering irons and synthetic fabric. Sounds like fun, fun with the proper equipment.

    Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary from #2.

  14. You look very scarey ...a bit Darth Vader. Love what you are creating....Happy 3rd woyww birthday

  15. Participating in WOYWW is a lovely way to "meet" fellow crafters such as yourself and see what you are up each week. However, you're the first I've seen looking like an extra from a horror movie :) Happy belated 3rd WOYWW anniversary! Elizabeth x #94

  16. I think he would of nearly had a fit seeing you looking like that. I give your praise for being sensible and wearing the protective gear and not making yourself sick.

    Where did you come up with the idea of soldering fabric together?

    Thanks for sharing.
    Eliza #140

  17. Oooh what a funky idea to use a soldering iron... loveing your experiments... and your stylish mask! :lol:

    Happy WOYWW anniversary!

    Ali #86


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