For Fun and Friendship

For Fun and Friendship

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

OO-ER......

WHAT HAS JULIA STARTED...??!!

I blame it all on her, of course!  Without her 'encouragement', I would still just be peeking at all your creations out there in BlogLand - instead, here I am joining in.  Thank you to everyone who commented so positively on last week's post - I was overwhelmed by your kindness.  I had no idea that the WOYWWers were so far flung across the globe until I started posting on their blogs.  I'm pleased to be another thread in Julia's amazing worldwide tapestry.

 So, here is my first Lunch Lady Jan's Fabric Frenzy post.  As you can see, there's a variety of fabrics on my desk.  Already cut out are squares and handles for two doorstops that were ordered at the weekend's craft fair - the pink for a little girl's room, the scotty print for a kitchen.  The green fabric with pink roses is going to be a tote bag with the dusky pink spot as lining.  There is a local volunteer run tea-rooms that sells craft stuff for people like me - the bag and another doorstop will be going there.  Let's hope someone likes them!  I had to buy extra fabric to fulfil a couple of other orders, that's the rose print, pink gingham and scotty dog.  Honestly, that doggy print (by Clarke & Clarke) is incredibly popular -  whatever I make in it goes instantly.

I keep waking up at 6am most days and do a lot of cutting out (in my nightie!) while the rest of the house is asleep.  That means I can crack on with the sewing machine later in the day.




Below is a shot taken at a school fete last weekend - I must get some longer cloths to camouflage the boxes under the table!  By complete chance, I met up with the lovely  Morti - see her blog (2nd July) for the unfolding of the story :)  In her photo of the stall, I'm right in the background, in my rather fetching brass band uniform - LOL.  That's a story for another day :D The smaller aprons on the display/ironing stand are reversible childrens' ones, the blue dragonflies material is particularly popular.  You can't see my tiered 'Tart's Aprons' !! They're a bit like ra-ra skirts that those of you of a certain vintage may remember - or try to forget!!  What DID I look like in the 80s??...sigh.... Big Hair and power suits, ah yes, I remember it well :)

You can see Harvey the Rabbit in the foreground.  My son and I ran a 'Name the Rabbit' competition, made some money for our band and a 6 year old girl went home clutching a bunny that was bigger than she was - result!

Thanks for stopping by xxxx



39 comments:

  1. At last, you join us properly! Welcome to the madhouse! Good to see you - I will be back to check up on you.... Love all those fabrics.

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  2. Welcome to a fellow fabric crafter :-)
    You did such a great job last week of holding all together. I'm thrilled you have decided to join in.....I must admit I don't get up at 6 to get started on my work but between 8 and 5 I do get rather a lot done :-)
    Hugs,
    A x

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  3. Great to have another sewing blogger on board!! Your stall has some lovely items on sale - hope you show us more. The fabrics are gorgeous. See you next week.x Jo

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  4. Great to have you here with us on WOYWW, lunch lady Jan!! woo hoo! and so excited that you meet up with Morti or Diane at the band and apron display! and how exciting that the bunny was won by a six year old who could love it for many years to come.. and I love your layout and your first post. I am a follower all the way over here in Oz, so there you are - you are world famous!! :D love Shaz in oz.x

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  5. WOOOHOOO!!! She's on board....!!! Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging, Jan, I'm sure you'll be very happy here. LOL Good place to promote the band, too, eh?

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  6. Glad your fete went well and as a result you got some orders.I too adore that scottie dog material and would buy anyhting made in it as they are my favs along with westies!
    Have fab weednesday hugs Judex 15

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  7. What a busy lady you are. Lovely fabrics on your desk and what a lot of things you have in the pipeline. Nice to see you on here. Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #4

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  8. Hi! I'm so glad you were able to post. I came by earlier to visit, and no post yet! Julia's a good friend for encouraging you! You are so busy with your projects, and the tent at the fete looks festive! Good job! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  9. Nice tent with flags! Gorgeous fabrics - like those dragonflies, too!
    Tuire xx

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  10. Glad to see you blogging! I guess you'll have a bit more room for your goodies now Harvey has gone :o) some lovely fabrics there! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Woo hoo - glad your twisted arm is well enough to type! Great idea with the huge rabbit! The bunting bedecked stall looked grand. Wish I could have been there when Morti tipped up!

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  12. great to see that you have joined us here in Blogland. It truly does make the world a smaller, more manageable place. The stall looks fab as do all those little snips of fabric.
    caroline

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  13. I was sucked in to the vortex several months ago and can't miss a Wednesday. I'm totally addicted to WOYWW! Welcome!

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  14. Welcome to Blogland, Jan. I started mine just over a year ago, and its joined my list of addictions, along with WOYWW & coffee !:) Your stall looks so good, and thats a lovely Bunny story. Happy WOYWW,Shaz #63

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  15. WELCOME and huge congrats on your Blog and maiden voyage. I celebrate a year today and cannot imagine life without it. Be warned that all housework, partners, social life and sleep patterns have now shifted in the universe... Your creations are so wonderful and I'm glad you do a cheaper Kath K because is she well OTT on the prices. I had a stripey rara skirt with matching leggings, danced along with Fame and I thought I was a star. Nightie! LOL! Another retro term that teenagers faint at. It's all hot pants and vests now.PJs for me - tucked into my socks if it's cold...
    Enjoy WOYWW! Thanks for visiting, feel free to join in at MMM and see you next week.
    Sarah

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  16. Welcome..What a fun day it looks to be. Very pretty fabrics too. Enjoy WOYWW. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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  17. Hi Jan
    so pleases you decided to join us, its very addictive you know, lots of lovely material there, ya stand looks fabulous, luv the bunny,eat job on lasts weeks post,thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

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  18. So pleased you have joined this happy band of crafters ...loved the post. Your materials are beautiful and your stall brought back memories of the our church fete, when I lived in Norwood ...well stocked with goodies worth buying and a cuddly needing a name.xx

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  19. Welcome Lunch Lady Jan. I've only had a blog for 6 months and it's a bit addictive, especially WOYWW. Love that scotty dog fabric, and Harvey Rabbit! Greetings from Australia!

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  20. Hi and welcome! I've popped by before and am so glad to see you're posting now - and yes, WOYWW can be addictive! Di xx

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  21. oh jealous -
    a) of the fabrics
    b) of the madness of meeting Morti,

    so glad you are WOYWW hooked lined and sinkered,

    Dxxxx

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  22. oh sorry forgot to respond:

    coptic stitched book/journal will be posted as a video on my blog & webpage video tab later today/tomorrow

    Dxxx

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  23. Your desk sure looks tidy and ready for the needles!!! Keep smiling and creating, fun bunny tale.

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  24. Congratulations on starting your very own blog. I could have told you that WOYWW is really very addictive but it is such fun snooping around all these workdesks too. Love the Scottie fabric and can quite see why it is so popular. Look forward to reading many more of your posts. Elizabeth x #72

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  25. Woo Hoo! Well done on joining us all here in Blogland!! I warn you now, it is highly addictive!!!! But fun and inspirational and you can meet some lovely peeps!!

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  26. How exciting that you decided to start a blog and share your desk. I love that scottie dog fabric and all the others you have on display, come to think of it!

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  27. I love your fabrics.. So pretty and chic.. And your display for the festival is adorable.. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Love the scotty dog fabric. Very tidy desk. Cutting out whilst in your nightie - made me laugh

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  29. Ha ha! Not an animal with wanderlust, although that would be much more exciting than what they really are! They are the fibres that I use for felting. If you click on the words 'merino rovings' the link will take you to a picture of them on my desk last week:)

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  30. Now... do those aprons come in XXXL and where can i get one;-)

    love the bunny and it had to be Harvey didn't it!!

    Lisa aka 3peaches
    xx

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  31. I just knew you'd have o come back and you did such a great job last week! It's just sssoooo addictive!! Happy crafting
    HaPpY WoYwW!
    ((Lyn)) #29

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  32. Hi again Lunch Lady Jan, That "old photo" in the little canvas is just free clip art, from somewhere or other.

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  33. Welcome to WOYWDW. I've had very little luck at school fairs - people just aren't in the mindeset to buy craft stuff, but I don't have the confidence to go to a proper craft fair. Any suggestions on how / where to sell. I make jewellery mainly

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  34. Iceland...long story,I was asked by my Son-in_Law to make a Iceland map for his brother, for a school for 'special' child to raise money, they are hoping to go to Iceland, S-i-Laws brother's wife comes from Iceland (I can't sell her name!) Last year s-i-law asked me to draw a Troll digi for a card for them,and they loved it so much, they framed it, then a few weeks back I was sent a message from them to make a map with a troll on it too, nothing else to give me ideas of what to put on it, and any map on google is different, I think it must melt every day!!Anyway, once they got the map (free!!) they wanted to keep it for themselves, but luckily the school already knew about it, and they had to hand it over,so...now they want their own map...I'm waiting to see if they will at least cover my costs!! People often ask me to 'do' something for them..take it gladly and don't think of the cost and time involved..and I'm too soft (big L on my forehead!!) to say anything!

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  35. For a newbie you are a dab hand at it already. Welcome to the Land of Blog. I love your choice of fabrics and what you are making too!
    I paid a day visit to Lewes today, (visiting DD in Brighton from up NW) and bought some great fabric from a shop there called Laurel as they'll make super HangAbouts.
    Lots of love JoZarty x

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  36. Strawberry Mivvi - haven't had one of those for years - do they still make them? I have told Julia why I have sticks on my desk. I also have a good collection of coffee stirrers as they are fab for stirring paints and dispensing perfect pearls into the mini misters!! Ask Julia!!

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  37. Awesome to see you here on the blog land snoop parade. We all blame it on Julia and so far her shoulders seem broad enough to handle it! Love all the fabrics and that tent shop is awesome. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #44

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  38. Nice to meet you finally Jan, we've heard so much about you from Julia.... make of that what you will, lol! Very pretty fabrics, especially the Scotty dog one.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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