Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

WOYWW 149

SPRING HAS SPRUNG,
THE GRASS HAS RIZ
I WONDER WHERE DEM BIRDIES IZ.
DER BIRDS ARE ON DER WING.
BUT THAT'S ABSURD,
SURELY DER WINGS ARE ON DER BIRD?
(Spike Milligan)
Sorry, normal service will be resumed as quickly as possible.... hang on, what am I talking about, it's never normal here!!
Slight hysteria is setting in, dear bloggy pals of mine. I don't know whether it's the sap rising or Julia's hormone-ity that's rubbed off, but I'm definitely feeling a bit hoppity skippity!! 
Anyhow..the desk..
I'm making a carrier bag tube for my friend who ordered the table runner that I was making last week. It's easy to make but I hate threading the elastic through  - daft really as it's a simple job, but one I loathe doing!! 
I've been cutting the cupcake fabric to make an apron for two commissions, there was enough left over to cut out a peg bag and messenger bag as well.
Here's the finished peg bag..
It's a pretty, fresh fabric, isn't it?  I bought the blue and white spotty material in Fabricland last week and have used pretty much all of it already - but there's still the other two colours left..
They're only poly-cottons but are lovely soft tones that will be brilliant for lining bags and apron strings etc.  I'm going to have to get some more blue though!!
I finally got around to setting up my blogshop - after much 'encouragement' from Julia. If you'd like a peek, then please click here. All visitors welcome :)

As the poem says, Spring has most definitely sprung in my garden. My tree is bee-yoo-ti-ful...
All you can hear are bees buzzing around in the blossom - gorgeous!!

And finally...Julia has often said I should find another profession...
Do you think there's much call for S&M ice cream in the area???? lol...... You see, definitely too much hormone-ity  :D xx
Have a fab week!


82 comments:

  1. My you're up late , you have even pipped Julia to the post (pun intended, I know it's late)
    I love the thought of you selling i/c.
    I'm a bit hormone-ity too probably why I dont sleep. Off to bed now though
    janet, sorry no number too early for Mr Linky

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  2. ...fabby makes yet again Jan...loVe the cupcake material it's gorgeous...thanks for sharing...Mel :)

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  3. PMSL - hilarious. Love the cupcake apron, Mrs!

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  4. Der birdies are on my tag over at Tag Tuesday
    www.tagtuesday.blogspot.com

    Nice and cheery Jan, just what we like.
    Lynn
    One I Made Earlier Today

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  5. Still laughing at S&M ice cream! Thought the first picture was one of you tying your sewing machine down. Laughed at that, too. Those cupcakes still take the cake!! Have a super WOYWW from # 9 this week!

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  6. Those cupcakes look so cheery and springy!! Here it was snowing today, so much for spring....
    xoxo Astrid 24

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  7. Great makes and fabrics but what a larf to go to sleep on! I love Spikes odd odes but the ice cream van sent me in stitches!!!!!
    Nighty nite!
    JoZarty x

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  8. oooaaahhhh Cup cake material Gorgeous!!!!! fab makes.. and I will have a cone please!!(lol), Hugs May x x x x No15

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  9. I especially love the cupcake material and the peg bag is a wonderful idea! I'd love some ice cream!!
    Lisa #21

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  10. LLJ,
    Oh do love those aprons! You are cracking me up with the hormone thing. I'm right there with you!! I'll go check out your shop.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs,
    Kay
    #37

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  11. Love those aprons, that fabric is delish! Thanks for sharing!
    Angie #28

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  12. That cupcake fabric is soo cute. Loving the aprons. #26

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  13. What is a messenger bag? Cupcakes and dots, gorgeous. Garden looking springy. Hope you are feeling less hoppity scoppity

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  14. Love the pinny, with the fab cupcakes, yummy! and I just love Spike...didn't he have 'I told you I was ill' written on his tomb stone?! Have a great crafty week HapPyWoYwW!!
    ((Lyn)) #38 I think

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  15. The cup cake material is so bright and cheerful, just like you are today, I can see you skipping around your house whistling a springy tune! That tree is bee-utiful! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina #51

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  16. I love the cupcake fabric- so colorful! What a nice choice for an apron, you'll always be full of energy to bake something! :^) Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  17. Great sewing as always !! Happy woyww hugs trace x61

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  18. Good luck with your new business! Your work is fantastic and I love your poem and your S&M truck! Too funny! #44

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  19. Carrier bags, cup cakes, pegs and of course a new business with a fab name You are so multiskilled and you got in at #3.

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  20. lol at your whippy van rofl...nothing beats advertising your services on the side of a van lol

    Your tree does look beautiful. Hope its not too weather thrashed if you are getting all this rain as we are.

    That blue spotty is gorgeous.

    I certainly have your fab sewing skills filed in my 'don't forget Jan can make' section in my mind. xx

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  21. I am #63 the muffin aprons are lovely.

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  22. Delish fabric, mmmm cupcakes for breakfast... with ice cream! The tree in your garden is spectacular! Have a good week, Helen #39 today.

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  23. Oh i do love your choice of fabrics :0) Also beautiful tree we have a little cherry tree ...well next doors but hangs over my side :0) and its just blossoming they look so pretty.
    And well done on the blog shop if you have a little badge or logo i will happily put it on my blog.
    Kate xx

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  24. A really lovely post today. I'm say here smiling too now. Our young flowering cherry that was in full bloom a couple of weeks ago was knocked badly by the snow and the blossoms have now all fallen so thanks for sharing yours with us.
    Hugs,
    A x

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  25. your post certainly made me smile :)
    good luck with your new venture,had a peek and am sure you will do well.
    have a fab crafty week and
    happy woyww,
    kay,x

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  26. SAGE tablets, go to a health food shop now and buy them
    Really do it, It took me one tablet daily for a week and now , finally, I can get some sleep ( and dream) , - it is miraculous,

    I also feel less insane (slightly)

    not that I am old enough for the horropause or anything (see I read every comment and like a hormonal terriorist I snoop and comment...

    or should it that be swoop and comment?

    Do like your advertising - so are we to believe you are taking up the oldest profession as per Mrs D's suggestion?

    dxxxxx

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  27. Oh love all your makings - the cupcakes are wonderful! Sorry to hear about your hormonities....ha, ha I have been struggling with them for about 5 years now! Huh!
    I will contact you about the puncky union jack cushion - I must have it! Great shop!
    Lots of hugs,
    Cardarian

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  28. The cupcake fabric is great but I especially love the dotty fabric. I've yet to visit Fabricland, I keep seeing the lovely fabrics on blogs and thinking I must go there.
    Great post!
    X

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  29. Beautiful fabric Jan and I like your other job. Just think, if the ice-cream selling doesn't work out you could always start up a mobile S&M business - 'Jan's Whippy' works for both.
    Ann B
    #46

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  30. Fab apron's & good luck with your shop blog. Is'nt the blossom beautiful on the tree we have one very simular to that in our garden.
    Happy Crafting

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    1. Thanks Jill! I tried to visit your blog but was unable to access it. Lovely comment, it means a lot :) xx

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  31. Hope you enjoy your new occupation - such a change from sewing!
    Only kidding, obviously. Love that cupcake fabric.

    Thanks for sharing and have a lovely WOYWW day. Hugs, Neet #10 xx

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  32. It might be fun to drive an ice cream truck! Love your apron and peg holder here in the states we call them clothes pins!

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  33. Oh I wish I had your zest for life. I'm on a down-er, caught a bug at the weekend, which combined with the rain has made me grumpy. Still, the sun is trying to come out today!

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  34. Okay hormones are interesting issues. I am still giggling over S&M ice cream truck...wonder where my mind goes! Thinking about the Talking Heads song...Whip it Whip it good. Have a great week Jan. Vickie @106

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  35. I tell you what, if a person can love a peg beg then I do. My 'Mr Tumble' one always makes me smile, even more when It's outside swinging on the line. Means the sun is shining and I wont have washing draped all over the house. But I loves my bag the most. I swear it's a tardis. Don't know how I got on without it before!

    S&M ice-cream - I bet that'd be a right hit!

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  36. Mrs Whippy...I can see that as the headline on the day of the big raid.....god, if I had a van like that, I'd be as fat as...a van. Bliss! The tree is gorgeous...and aint Harry cool cat about your wonderful new shop!

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  37. Love the cupcake fabric. Never seen an ice cream van like that before, do you have to lick slow as well?? You lucky thing having spring, it's been freezing here (we are in autumn), went down to 15 deg last night and I froze. Have to get the winter jammies out. Have you noticed that you never get a hot flush when you need one.
    Have a great week.
    Von #41

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  38. Hi Jan, loved the Spike Milligan quote ... ever a favourite with me. Love the shot of your sewing machine in action, mine is so neglected, and the patterns are really cheery too. Your blossoms are gorgeous, especially seen against that ultra-blue sky! Congratulations on opening up your virtual shop, popped over to see your wares, very nice. Here's wishing you much success. Happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #26

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  39. Love it Love it Love it!You are too funny. I love the apron too. Hope all is successful in your new venture. Thanks for sharing Happy WOYWW. Mindy #120

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  40. Love the light and bright fabrics, and the Spring Crazies! I always loved that silly "wings is on der boid" thingy of Spike's. Glad you put it in there.
    Cheers,
    Ros. #90

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  41. extra note... thought you'd like to see the bags shown on www.2gypsygirls.com (with pattern and instructions)
    Lv JoZarty x

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  42. Giggling still! Fab pics, pretty makes and lovely fabrics. Take care, enjoy WOYWW snooping! Love Zo xx 75

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  43. Some lovely fabrics there! loving the cupcake design! Your tree is looking fab! x

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  44. That fabric is so very cute!! Love the apron! Happy WOYWW #47

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  45. Jan, thanks so much for looking around my blogs! I love listening to my son sing, so I keep a link to his songs. Yes, I also love tinwhistle and fiddle music. Star of the County Down is a song I was practicing on the tinwhistle, but I put that aside a while back and haven't gotten back to it. I'm just a beginner, but my whistles are on my dresser to remind me to return to practice "someday". Meanwhile, I love to listen to those who are really good at playing, lol! Thanks again for visiting!

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  46. Fun fabric and a gorgeous tree in bloom - what more can you ask for? Maybe a little whippy on the side... haha!

    Cheers,
    Susan #130-ish

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  47. sewing, sun and trees in blossom, lovely.

    Ice cream with extras? LOL!!

    Kyla

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  48. Well, you've certainly whipped up some goodies there Jan! LOL about the van!

    Sherry (73) x

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  49. Lol at your "Slow" ice cream van!! Definitely a new vocation for you my dear. Love the cup cake fabric and all your wonderful creative busy-ness - great colours for spring. Your blossom tree is soooo pretty - this is definitely THE time of the year, isn't it. Nothing better!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #18

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  50. P.S. Meant to say I love that poem!! ROFL!! Great stuff!

    Shoshi #18

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  51. Whoa! Dude! Send some of that manic energy my way! I surely could use it. I totally giggled at the hormone-ity word, although isn't that the name of that girl in the Harry Potter books/movies? I love that cupcake fabric and it makes the best apron! Fun spotty material too. S&M ice cream? Goodness! My hubby and I giggle at ice cream vans, we went to different high schools and both our experiences show they sell cigarettes and drugs too. No profit in ice cream I guess.

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  52. Wonderful cupcake fabric, and could you pleasde send me a little bit of that tree?

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  53. Lovely work - love those cupcakes - thanks for sharing.

    #148

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  54. Such lovely fabrics - the cupcake one is gorgeous!

    And good luck with the new blog shop! :D

    Ali #117

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  55. Ohhhhh...the blossoms...... not going to see anything like that round here for ages yet.....sigh....

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  56. What a great cup cake fabric. It's so fresh and a good one for aprons. And you blossom tree. Looks wonderful. Here it's just starting, maybe within a week we have them blooming too. Thanks for sharing and congratulations with your shop :-)
    XFranka #11

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  57. good luck with the new shop, sounds like you are off to a good start. I am so jealous I have always wanted to learn to sew. Happy Woyww! #59

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  58. Love your 'pinny'
    Jacqui #112

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  59. Love the sewing projects. I used to sew alot as a kid but rarely do I get the machine out these days unless something needs mending or altering. Thanks for the comments and yes I do still wear lace in my hair, just usually wider single pieces these days. Laptop playing up now so have to say bye - BJ #42

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  60. Steady on LLJ! I almost blushed then! That cupcake fabric is absolutely to die for and could go with any of that delicious spotty stuff. I kinda like threading elastic - mindless stuff suits me right now!

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  61. Love the cupcake aprons, tha fabric is gorgeous! Hope you get the hormon-ity under control or I don't know what we'll do with you!! Thanks for popping by to see me today. Cindy

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  62. Thanks for your lovely comment, Jan - glad you like the zentangles - I think "ocean" is my favourite too! They just make themselves and I don't know what they'll be until they are part way through! The Choc-a-Bloc project is progressing slowly, and eventually I'll know what it's going to be like!

    Shoshi #18

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  63. sounds like a little spring fever. love the cupcake fabric you used.

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  64. Them Birdies are in my girlfriends garden LOL. I love that cupcake apron, so bright and cheery, thanks for stopping by my desk.

    Happy crafting
    Eliza #80

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  65. LLJ,
    Thanks for the conversion. Yes, I'd like one of you totes. I'll have to go over and see which one. Most likely the end of the week.

    Also, did you ask about seed stitch? When I seed stitch I cast on an odd number of stitches then you knit every row the same --
    Knit, perl, knit, perl until the end of row. Same thing every row -- just make sure you start out with an odd number otherwise it will be skinny ribbing.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  66. Adorable cupcake fabric for your project! Thanks for the woyww visit! #62

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  67. cute apron! i adore the spotty fabric espesh the nude toned one

    tfs HAPPY WOYWW :) Mrs C.xx #86

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  68. Wow loving the cupcake fabric and what you have done with it x

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  69. You crack me up!! Still giggling about the last pic!
    Hormones flash by but a sense of humor regulates our soul!
    hugs!!
    kat

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  70. Funny!! Great Fab projects, Beautiful Blossoms and I scream, you scream we all scream for Ice Cream...Happy WOYWW

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  71. The cupcake apron is so cute. I love the fabric.
    I've got a while to wait for the blossom to appear here. Your's looks so beautiful.
    Thanks for popping over to visit me...
    Good luck with the new venture ;D
    Happy WOYWW Neesie #12

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  72. Wonderful creations,
    Happy crafting

    Ger x
    WOYWW #124

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  73. Cute cupcake fabric! Perfect for an apron! And the tree is beautiful! Yay for Spring!!
    Thanks for the visit earlier! Happy WOYWW!
    xoxo Karen

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  74. Our blossom is just starting to open properly, but then we are a bit further north than you, so probably a couple of weeks behind. You do seem to find the really good material. We don't even have a shop locally selling material, so we need to travel or buy online - and I like to feel the quality of material before buying. Thanks for your visit this week and lovely comments on my card. have a good week, and enjoy your walks along the canal. xx Maggie #2

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  75. Hhmmm, cupcakes. My dad always says that poem about spring, and now I know where it came from!!
    Sophie x
    No.79

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  76. Loving the cupcakes! Thanks for visiting and for sharing Liz no 105

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  77. I am seriously getting worried about you! Am I going to be safe when I meet up with you? Love the cupcakes but like the edible ones more. And as for your twee it is rather gorgeous Mrs!!

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  78. Yep sounds like your definitely hippity hoppity lol, got to laugh at the ice cream van. I lurrrvvvee that cupcake fabric it is gorgeous. I must take a picture of our blossom tree full of pink, I really love blossom trees and ahhhhed at your tree. Happy woyww :-) Kezzy x

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