Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Wednesday Workdesk and Wallets

Glorious Wednesday!  Time to go blurfing (blog surfing) all over the world!  Yep, it's that day when you need your favorite beverage and some time at your computer and view other crafters' work desks and any projects they want to share.  Thanks to Julia Dunnit at the Stamping Ground for organizing this fun event. And on to my desk....

I recently purchased the Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers.  This board is fabulous!  It's what's taking up my desk space today.

On it you can make envelopes from Gift Card size to 12.2" x 21.6" (if you have a large enough sheet of paper).  But I'm not going to show you any envelopes until later.  I have something else to show you today.

Many years ago when we lived in northwest Wyoming I took part in a large craft fair the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  I learned to make fabric wallets and in a 5 year span I sold over 200 of those rascals by the time we moved in 2002!  I was called the "wallet lady" when I went into our local fabric store to purchase  double-sided quilted fabric.  I haven't made any for the last 8 years and recently my wallet gave up.  So this is my new wallet!  I love bright colors!  Harder to lose your wallet.....

Here you see the first open area.  There is the place for paper money, a coin holder, and a place to keep your credit cards or whatever.

And the second open area that has a place for a writing pen and your checkbook and register.  I've already gotten interest in these from the gals at the new Joanns Craft store in Green Valley, AZ and my bank teller.  Guess when I get home from Wyoming mid August I need to get some made.  I have about 30 already cut out (from 8 years ago).  I sell them for $20 each and they're totally washable but drip dry.

So now please click HERE to go to Julia's blog and check out the vast assortment of blogs and desks!!   And by golly, the hop has started!!!


Unknown said...

I really need one of those envelope makers. The wallet is too cute. happy crafting #12

Helen said...

The envelope maker is interesting looking - but your wallet is gorgeous! have a good day Helen 7

Bridget Larsen said...

I am ashamed to say that I have owned that envelope maker for awhile now and have never used it. thanks for reminding me lol
Bridget #24

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah an envelope maker - talk about what goes around comes around..bet you'll find it immensely useful. Love your cheerful wallet - bet they will sell well..specially as the trend for home made is so strong..and any fabric that looks a bit dated - hey it's retro!

Julie Lee said...

Oh, I've been looking for an envelope maker for ages. I live in the UK and I've tried to buy a Crafters Companion one, but they are always out of stock from the online supplier I use. This one looks really 'state of the Art'! Your wallet is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! I haven't been doing WOYWW for very long and I think this is my first visit to you! Love your blog! Julie Ann #17 x

ria gall said...

Hi Carol
Your envelope maker looks like a great idea and I look forward to seeing all the ones you make on it.
I love the pretty little wallet such lovely fabric
Sending hugs for WOYWW and hope you enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #45

Claire said...

love your wallet, though nobody uses cheques any more in the UK, they've been phased out...
I've never seen the envie cutter before - great idea!
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 61

Claudia N. said...

That wallet is brilliant and so cute!!!

Have a wonderful WW!

die amelie #88 xx

ddazzled71 said...

Your wallet really caught my eye as I too am a lover of bright colors and I love the wonderful fabric you have chosen and the design looks very practical, it's no wonder you sold so many of them. Can't wait to see your envelopes too! Happy WOYWW! Danie #74

Unknown said...

Love that envelope maker, must add that to wish list.

The wallets are fab too, no wonder you sold so many, love them.

Lynda #1

glitterandglue said...

Fabulous wallet - and what sunny colours.
Have a great week.
Margaret #32

ike said...

Oooooh !!! That wallet is FANTASTIC.... I hope you let us know when they are up for sale :-D !!????
I got plastic draw-around templates for my envies..... I think I'll save my pennies for a wallet :-D !


IKE in Greece xx #13

Krisha said...

Looking forward to seeing those envelopes. Great wallet, I love anything that is light weight for my purse.
Krisha #22

Claire Grantham said...

Love the wallet..I have had to get used to cheques since I moved to the US...we phased those out in the UK a while back! The envelope board is great, but I have to use my envelope stash before purchasing...I love to buy envelopes. Thanks for swinging by my blog earlier, glad you liked the Mermaid, I blogged about her earlier in the week, she is on my desk awaiting her envelope to deliver her to her new home. Happy WOYWW. Cx #60

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Carol
love the wallet, funny how things come and go in style, you wouldn't loose it in your handbag would you.... fab. I had a look at your profile to see where you are near. I have friends who live in Sierra vista and have visited your area, it is beautifull.
have a good week
janet #25

Robyn Oliver said...

oh wow, yes - I love your wallet. WOYWW is a super blog to see what others are up to. And that's a very interesting looking envelope maker!!
Cheers RobynO #113

Annie said...

I really love your wallet. What a brilliant idea and I love the bright fabric you've used too. Not something that would get lost in a hurry.
A x # 8

voodoo vixen said...

Not sure I would get the value of an envelope maker but it looks a cool bit of kit! Love your wallet too, such a bright cheerful colour... I'd want a bag to match!! Annette #17


G'day Carol
Just popping in for WOYWW. Yes I am late again lol. Sorry i didnt get to return a comment to you for WOYWW a fortnight ago. Too many things were happening at once in my life!. Anyway here I am at your desk. Love the envelopes you have made for christmas above. OMG your wallets are gorgeous and I love e colours you have used.
Annette In oz #60