Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What's on your workdesk this 107th Wednesday? Mostly quiltlets!

I know this is a poor shot, but it's late here. On my desk is the "obligatory" rocking horse (one of about 450, so there are a LOT more to see), this one ceramic, along with my staz-on ink covered with a single plastic glove, and two quiltlets. Many of you ask to see what I do with my altered, dyed, or rusted fabric, so here are two quiltlets for you to enjoy. Both use the wipes I dyed last Wednesday.

In case you didn't see it last weekend, the one on the right uses rust dyed fabric and distress re-inkers with dyed wet wipes. Let me assure you, these are NOT baby wipes, which, as I understand it, are much thicker. Every time this Queen of Free visits a supermarket, I pick up two of those wet wipes. I use one for wiping the cart and put the other in a bag in my purse. The two on the right are probably a Clorox Wet Wipes. The texture is smooth and it sews beautifully. The one on the left looks like a bargain brand that I picked up somewhere, but I love the added texture.

And so you can see this one a bit better, here it is after I scanned it. It looks really wrinkled in the scan, so I hope it isn't, because it is going in the mail to a friend tomorrow.

I still can't leave comments on any blog that has embedded (as opposed to pop-up) comments.


Here is what MY screen looks like. As you can see, there is no box and nothing for the curser to click on. If you have this type of blog and an e-mail address listed on your blog or profile, I will try to send you an e-mail message. If you don't list your e-mail on your blog or your profile page, then it would be nice if you would contact me so I have your e-mail address. Mine is on my profile page. Other than that, I am at a loss for how to contact you to let you know I dropped by for a visit.

I can't even leave comments to our noble (or is it Nobel) leader Julia at Stamping Ground. Visit her to see what this bit of fun is all about.

51 thoughtful remarks:

RosA said...

Hi, I'm loving your quiltlets. Am wondering how big they are? Fabulous to recycle those wipe thingys. I'm so puter illiterate I don't know whether I have pop up or embedded whatsits? Happy WOYWW!

Neet said...

Got it now what those wipes are - what a lovely idea. Love what you do with them and to be honest I like the wrinkled look.
Sorry to hear you are having problems leaving comments, how frustrating for you.
Give my love to Bleubeard in the form of a cuddle please. Hugs, Neet x

voodoo vixen said...

I'm late, I'm late... for a very important date!! and yes, you are correct... Chris is home!! :)
Loving your quiltlets, they are gorgeous!! You think blogger would have sorted this by now...

Nan said...

Loved seeing this beautiful stuff and finding out you used wipes! Next time at the market.....swipe!
I was having the same problem leaving comments. I did change my blog to pop up but someone mentioned that if you uncheck the box to stay signed in when you sign in to Google it will help the problem. It did work for me. Hope this might help! :) Nan

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow i would never think that was made with wipes,fabulous work, have you tried un ticking the stay signed in box?? that has helped with some of the girls,thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

jude said...

Wow just love what youve done with the wipe!Is that the same as Baby wipe.?I know here we dont get anything free at supermarkets not even carrier bags...lol.
Have creative week
hugs judex 10

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor, that gorgeous fabric has certainly been put to good use... loving that bag... you are so clever... I have a little giveaway on my desk today :O))

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a fun, colorful post..Yes uncheck the Sign in Box at the opening up of blogger.
Happy WOYWW Thanks for sharing Good luck with comments.

Helen said...

Your desk looks great today - love those quiltlets. Thanks for stopping by already!

Spyder said...

This is amazing, love what you've done. I got round about half last week so that's getting a bit better! Happy WoYww
((Lyn))

nerllybird said...

I always love seeing your desk, it's lovely and messy (in a splodgy sense, lol) as arty spaces should be! I've never left a comment on my own blog, don't know what type it is - but no worries, I'm not counting! :D
Helen S

Neil said...

OOOOH, they look fabulous! really textural .Thanks for sharing.

Cardarian said...

I think what you do with those wipes is fantastic! Ha, ha and they are free too! Sooo clever! I am sorry about the comments but I can't do anything about - or should I say I don't know what to do! But please don't worry about the comments - I know you want to!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

jodpea said...

I'm having to do the 'un-tick the stay signed in box' thing other wise it trys to put my comments as anonymous but then I have to keep signing into my Igoogle page/google reader too which is annoying... I still don't know wot u mean about the wipes (having a thick day today) thinner than baby wipes but u can still sew them?!

sasa said...

Loving the rusted tones and layering on your quilts. I have been just leaving my url rather than my Google ID. I have no problems with Safari or Firefox but I do with Internet Explorer.
Thanks for sharing today,
Sarah at 2

Cathy said...

Fab desk and I love those quiltlets, gorgeous vintagey colours and i can't believe they were made out of wet wipes!
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

see you there! said...

Thanks for showing the finished project. I really like the colors and you are so good at layering things. Lots of detail.

Darla

apaperbear said...

These are amazing! I LOVE the one on the right, for obvious, vintagie reasons. Keep up the amazing work!

NatashaMay said...

I've changed the comment section into pop-out window cause people informed me they can't leave comments. For some strange reason it's not a problem for me.

I have no idea what quiltlets are but they look amazing. :))

Kathleen said...

Amazing work, thank you for showing the quilts with the dyed wipes from last week, I was intrigued as to what you would make with them. I would love to create something similar but whenever I try to be free and creative with colour I always end up with a mess and not artistic grunge.
My email is on my profile but I'll check out altering my comments. I believe Blogger were making some kind of back up for the blogs and it all went pear shaped and it would appear they've still not got things running as it should be.
Kathleen x

Andria said...

Amazing what you are doing with those wipes. Very clever! Good luck with your comments; there's been a lot of frustration out in Blogland over these things! Happy WOYWW!

sandra de said...

It is so lovely to see your quiltlets and to think you what you have done with those wipes amazing. I have no clue about the commenting problems you are having with blogger. But I will add me email as I love to hear what you and bluebeard have been doing. I will be on holidays but will try to visit.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Oh, I am SO loving these quilts of yours- so brilliant! You have me wondering if you're planning one with hands- I love the collage work you've done in the past featuring hand prints and such.....:)
Have a wonderful day!
Stephanie

Twiglet said...

Love the colours of those little quiltlets - great idea.

Anonymous said...

Love these! I am so going to start collecting wet wipes now.
I have given up on commenting as myself ands now just do it 'Anonymously
Happy WOYWW
Tertia
http://tertia-craftinggran.blogspot.com

Helen said...

Really like these quiltlets - great idea.
Helen

Angie said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creativeness.
I have to ask ....do they give you a wet wipe at the supermarket ... to clean your trolley ... over where you are????? never have I come across that before.

Jingle said...

These are so pretty!!!

angelfish said...

Thanks for showing us what you do with those dyed wipes. Loving the quiltlets:)

Ohhh Snap said...

Love the quiltlets! I finally got the pictures up on the post. Not sure what is up with blogger today! #71

okienurse said...

Love the quiltlets! I hadn't thought about using those for projects. I will have to grab a couple to see if I like them. I started having a problem with posting last week and called Google to gripe about it. Ended up I hadn't downloaded the right patch and latest edition of Firefox. Wonder if that could be the issue? Thanks for sharing. Vickie #107

Serendipity Stamping said...

I quite like the wrinkled look. #101

Halle said...

Your quiltlets are always so much fun.

akilli melek said...

love your quiltlets, very creative
caroline 113

Diane said...

I'll say it again---lovely!!!

~*~Patty S said...

super pretty quiltlets and the purse is wonderful...Love the way you used the lace to trap some text and add mystery

I will think of you when when I use wipes coming and going from the market now ;) Mz Queen of Free

oxo

Esther said...

Goreous quiltlets...fab use of those wet wipes...we don't get free wipes in our supermarkets ;-( I didn't realise you were having trouble leaving comments...I will send you my E-mail but won't be offended if you don't have time to write! Happy WOYWW xx

Jackie said...

Very pretty...I love the muted colours

Gaby Bee said...

I love your quiltlets. I can hardly believe they were made out of wet wipes!
Sorry to hear you are having problems leaving comments. I know that's really frustrating. On some days I have the same problem leaving comments and I don't know what to do:(

Gaby xo

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Elisabeth I just love your quilt-lets and wonder if there is way to fix your issue with embedded comments?? have you done a search in blogger help? thanks for emailing me though - and also thanks for popping over and for sharing, happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Love all the texture. I always wondered if there was something to do with this wipes

Doone said...

Oh Elizabeth - I miss spending time here - I am off work next week and am coming to catch up properly, yes methinks it is Nobel, your quilts made me GASP they are so beautiful, not sure that I could get pop up comments on my website, but I know you are out there and will shout loud enough if there is something you want me to hear..

Dx

JoZart said...

We don't get wipes provided in UK supermarkets or there would be a run on them after seeing what you make from them. I have used baby wipes in the past but they are quite small. Thanks for an interesting post..... really got me thinking creatively..
Love JoZarty x

MaggieC said...

Thanks for explaining about the wipes. I shall have to look for something similar as we do not get them over here, so I guess they would not be free. Face wipes might do. but they would be more expensive.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Elizabeth, love your quiltlets but chuckling at the idea of being given 'free' wet wipes to wipe down our trolleys in our local supermarket - it is so never going to happen :) Nice 'obligatory' rocking horse. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #74

Gez said...

Beautiful quilts Elizabeth. Your artwork always amazes me. Your quilts are so lovely. ♥♥

butlersabroad said...

Wet wipes! Who would have thought... apart from you obviously! Not me though, that's why I make cards while you make art!! Love the idea of the little quiltlets, what a brilliant name! How's the basement coming on?

Hugs
Brenda 81

Morti said...

Oh - sending you hugs on the comment thing - how frustrating! Have you tried emailing Blogger and logging it as a fault? They might be able to help.

The quiltlets are gorgeous, and I find it fascinating that you can get wet wipes at the supermarket to wipe the trolley with - we get paper towel if we're lucky...

Kezzy said...

Gorgeous and inspiring project, and i can't believe its wipes, brilliant. I had the same problem with blogger, but fingers crossed I'm managing this week to leave comments on the embedded comments page as well as the pop up ones. I hope yours sorts itself out soon. Kezzy x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what an interesting material you've used. we don't have those wipes in our supermarket though. the quiltlets you made are delightful! the colors and textures are great! the comment problems have happened to me too but i can't figure out when it happens.

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