Happy 11th anniversary for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday! I cannot believe it has been going 11 years? Where has the time gone? I bet 11 years ago the lovely Queen of the Desks, aka Julia, never imagined it would go around the globe for all this time!
If you have NO idea what I am blathering on about the full details are on her blog here
Normally for the anniversary we would do cards, ATC's and even a crop/meet up (or cake eating exercise-OR the first time I tasted Fiona's amazing vegan curry) . Sadly we can't meet up and rather than put additional pressure on the amazing mail system Julia challenged us with a task! This year we have to pick a UFO (unfinished object) and finish it!!!
Well, there are SO many UFO's to choose from and rather than cards etc I thought I would ferret around in my fabric stash and came across a transfer design I ironed onto fabric MANY years ago then promptly did bugger all with! So, I made a start, I am realistic that I won't finish it BUT I am planning to finish at least ONE of the roller skates as I can then look to turn it into something.
When I was a kid I loved my rollerskates, yellow and orange/red just like these and I mean LOVED I even used to cycle my bike in them! My dad used to work in a factory that made a variety of different items from racing car tyres, submarine parts and most importantly totally ball shaped skateboard wheels and bearings (not flat faced like these in the picture)!!! This meant he was able to get them fitted to my skates and they were for speed skating and tricks as only the smallest area touched the floor! I was in AWE of them!!
Anyway, seeing this I thought I would have a go at finishing one of the skates off, will take a while as my hands and rheumatoid arthritis means I can only do short bursts BUT I will post some pictures of my progress and of the finished article!