Wednesday, January 31, 2018

My New Lap Desk!

You all know by now that I really like hand piecing and hand appliqué. I enjoy doing handwork in my recliner with my feet up and a dachshund in my lap.

I've been working like this for years with a  pile of tools (thread, scissors, etc.) on the table to my right, but I was constantly knocking things on the floor and seemed to spend lots of time on my hands and knees looking for my thimble or spool of thread.

In my head, I've been designing the perfect lap desk. I thought I'd need to build exactly what I wanted. When I told Hubby, he suggested looking online to see what I could find - smart guy!

I found the perfect lap desk at Target - find it HERE - and it was only $15.00. I got one a couple of days ago and have now 'tricked it out' to make the perfect sewing station for my recliner.

I started by hooking together two elastic ponytail holders and hooking around two command hooks... hold my pincushion in place. Perfect!

I used a Command strip to hold this small plastic container (empty pin box) in place to hold my thimble and thumb thread cutter.

Another Command strip hold down a retractable scissor fob - I'll never drop my scissors again!

I've even hooked a spool of thread in place with a Command strip.

There at the top I've added two strong clips to hold pieces of blocks I'm working on - yes, more Command strips.

So the right side has all my tools and the main left side is a fantastic working surface which tilts.  Other than the $15 lap desk, the only thing I had to buy was the clips - from the office supply store.

And one of the best parts is that Mickey fits underneath! Haha!

I really didn't sew yesterday. Hubby and I usually take one day a week to forgo our hobbies (golf for him) and do something together. It doesn't have to be anything special.  We ran a bunch of errands and went out for lunch. I spent the rest of my time working on my lap desk.

Today I WILL sew! (And Hubby will play golf!) Haha!

Enjoy your day!


  1. You are one clever lady! How cool! I may have to show this to my will give him something to think about. He's always trying to help come up with a good way for me to do my beading (he's got some good ideas!).

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