Thursday, 18 June 2015

Wednesday Worktable - Thursday 18th June - Leather Journals

This is my contribution to WOYWW (What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday), over at JuliaDunnit's Blog. Each Wednesday, Julia invites fellow crafters and bloggers to show a photo or two of their worktables, and explain what they've been doing.

I'm late again... It's Thursday evening and I'm only just ready to write my post. But I'm trying to join in regularly, so here I am.  I was out yesterday evening, at our local Crafters' Club.  I spent my time stitching a pair of tiny trousers... about which, there will be more - eventually!

Meanwhile, on Lizzie's Desk, there is a whole heap of mess: 

Scary, isn't it? 
So, I'll explain a bit... I'm busy making several things at once (that's how I work, I'm afraid, though today it's more messy than normal).  
To the left is a parcel that contains some pretty dresses for my niece's little girls. Must see her, so I can hand them over! 
Then there is a miniature press, which I have used for tiny books, but just now it contains a large flower head, which I'm pressing.  
The clutter of bits is actually the pages for two leather-covered journals, plus linings of patterned paper for each book.  There is also a leather piece, with a practice at painting a golden feather.  And clutter... always plenty of that! 

This is my small table, with two leather book covers, that I'm making.  You can see that the cream leather cover will have a button-and-loop fastening. The duck-egg cover has the painted feather on it.  I'm still working on that... 

Here's the feather!

And wrapped up safely, are four greeting-card notebooks, with all pages cut, ready for binding.  

That's my contribution for this week.  I hope you'll come back and visit again soon. When you've finished browsing around on my blog, do return to Julia's Stamping Ground, to see what's going on elsewhere this week.  

Thanks for Reading! 


  1. Goodness, that feather is beyond gorgeous. I'll have to check out your greetiing-card notebooks, too. They look playful. Happy belated WOYWW from #5.

  2. Lots of pretties within that clutter, but to me clutter is how I work! I totally love that feather. I've stamps and dies for feathers, but no'd you do this? Looks so interesting. Enjoy a lovely weekend already...I'm a bit late.

  3. That's not clutter, that's creativity! The gold feather looks great. And I like those marbled papers.
    Have a good week,
    RosA # 33

  4. I know you call it clutter, but it speaks of exciting creativity to the rest of us! Just how do you do that feather? So detailed ...

    1. I'm thinking about a little "how to" post, Alexa...

  5. It's Burbage in Wiltshire! I love in the village and get the venue cheap :-). If you fancy coming along, then I can give you a lots of B&Bs if you want to travel back the next day. If your family wants to come with you, then I can give you a list of stuff to do. Stonehenge and Avebury are both within half hour drive.
    Love that burnished feather on the bluey grey leather, btw, completely gorgeous!
    Hugs, LLJ 8 xxx

    1. Thank you! I'll have a think about the Crop. The last one sounded such fun!
      I may have to do a "feather tutorial", to show what I did.

  6. ooh a nice bit of leather, what's not to like! Really like the mini press too, and so admire that you can work on more than one thing at a's a skill!

  7. So glad you could make it this week! loving that marble looking paper sitting on your desk. That gold feather is beautiful. I press my flowers in old telephone books. Never got around to making a flower press. hope you show us some of those pressed flowers in one of your posts.

  8. Wow...that feather looks amazing and it blows me away that you painted it! My desk looked a lot like yours this week which is actually not normal but it felt good. ;-) Vikki #27

  9. Oh that feather is pretty - I like the colours of the leather too.

  10. I think I'm a whole week behind the times. Love that you are up to so many different things. That is always fun. That feather is really pretty and that leather looks so soft. I think the button and loop enclosure will look really cool on a book.


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