Wednesday, December 5, 2012

WorkTable Wednesday and B is for Balls...

First of all I just want to say, get your mind out of the gutter girlfriend! The balls I am referring to are vintage Christmas balls...More of that in a minute! (haha) This is the first time I am linking up with Work Table Wednesday. If you are new to my blog, then welcome and don't let my opening statement scare you. So what is on my worktable? Let's take a peek.
This is my craft table, cutting table and pinning and ironing table...It pretty much does everything including holding my incredible messes. I excel at those. On it are a stack of papers that will become Christmas cards, Some scrapbook paper and little blue Christmas balls and trimmings that will become little Christmas houses. ( Thanks Jo). Also two different stacks of fabric that I am cutting out today to make quilts for Olivia and Daniel my grandchildren. I am really looking forward to doing these!!!! The colors that Olivia picked were purple, pale blue and black. It was challenging but fun to find the right fabric. I think it actually is going to be very pretty. Now little Miss Taylor, my upstairs neighbor girl, my shadow and fellow crafter in crime, age twelve took over my dining room table to make " Thank You cards" . I have figured out when you are 12 the more you can stick on a card, the more beautiful it is. So bear that in mind if you are a recipient! So here are her supplies right where she left them and I dont mind a bit.
She says that making cards is her favorite thing. When we sew that is her favorite and when we do other things that is her favorite too. I miss being 12. Ok on to my "B" post. I am playing along in Jenny Matlocks Alpahabe Thursday. I am two letters behind (I lost track of when it started) so I am catching up. Tomorrow will be my first OFFICIAL post. B is for balls As in Christmas balls...You know, the ones that most people no longer use. The kind that are fragile and break easily. I found three baggies (big ones) of these in a thrift store for 95 cents a piece. For several years I have been seeing the beautiful wreaths people make from these ornaments and I wanted to try one. I used a 1.00 wreath from the dollar store and three one dollar glitter ornaments. Some leftover tulle and a glue gun and I went to town and back. Maybe I am just a twelve year old at heart? The more I stuck on it the prettier it became...My pretty Ball wreath...
I am making a blue, white and silver one later....Get out those old Christmas ornaments and make something pretty! Really. xoxoxoxoxmelinda

14 comments:

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yay - another fabric fiend on WOYWW. Hooray!! Welcome, it's completely addictive being here, be warned!
I love your fabrics, they're so beautiful. I've never quilted but am tempted to have a try in the New Year.
Oh, and I did snicker at your Blog title, lolol....yup, I really do have a gutter mind!
Hugs, LLJ #30 xx

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

Loving the fabric. Glad you joined WOYWW.
Carol

MiniOwner said...

Hello and welcome to WOYWW. Lunch Lady Jan is absolutely right - you're hooked now. See you next week.
Sue x (Miniowner @1)

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Beautiful wreath..amazing what one can do!

Apryl said...

That wreath is really amazing! Awesome job!

#11 Apryl

Jenny said...

I love your work.

Your design sense is just impeccable.

The way you make colors sings is nothing short of brilliant!

Wow!

A+++++ from me for your "B"!

Renee said...

The first thing that caught my eye was your title...& I thought...I like this girl already! The next thing was that fabulous pile of brightly colored material! Love it! I can't sew for love nor money but envy anyone who can! Your "ball" wreath is gorgeous! I'm new to WOYWW too...isn't it fun!
Hugs, Renee #103

Peggy Cain said...

I love the ball wreath!!! thanks for sharing

Kerry said...

Love, Love, Love your wreath ..... It just shouts "Holly, Jolly Christmas" :-)

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Love, love the wreath, Melinda! Totally awesomr!

roc said...

that is one great wreath! oh how i love that taylor is learning creativity from you!

Jody said...

Beautiful wreath! It sings your name!!

Yarni Gras! said...

that is one gorgeous wreath!

Jo said...

omg, this wreath is amazing!!! You Rock!!!