For Fun and Friendship

For Fun and Friendship

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

WOYWW 158

COME AND JOIN THE CHEEKY CLUB,
THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT,
COME AND SING THE CHEEKY SONG,
OUR CHEEKY SONG, WOO
( Sung by the Cheeky Girls. I had to Google the lyrics. My eyes are burned, I tell you, they may never recover. And why did I find these deeply inspiring lyrics??)

I present to you, The Alternative Cheeky Girls...
ATCs courtesy of Doone!! They were reunited during an evening of Sangria and dancing on the tables Chez Dunnit!! What better way could our friendship be immortalised? Thank you, Donna, we both love 'em very much!
A couple more ATCs arrived this week..
                     'Music' by Sandra De and 'A Patriotic Thank You' from BJ
             They're both absolutely gorgeous, ladies, thank you so very much!

Ok, the desk... (you knew I'd get there eventually...)
This colourful sheepy fabric was passed to me by a friend from band who has pet sheep of her own! She asked me to make a cover for a V Pillow..
This was the old cover that I used as a template. Instead of doing poppers though, I made an envelope type opening at the back (I hate doing poppers..... mutter, mutter) It seemed to work ok and Bev was pleased with it, which is the main thing. This is the woman who once held a 'Guess the Weight of my Ram' competition at her local fete. Polite comments only, please!!

The stamp fabric shopping bag is still in bits, but I did make a Kindle cover with a stripey ticking inside...

I used a double layer of quilting batting as the wadding and it gave a nice bit of protection without being too bulky. I think I'm going to upsize this design for an iPad cover for a friend who's recently got one. Should work ok.....



UK ladies of a certain age may well remember a wonderful cartoon series called Willo' The Wisp, voiced by the wonderful Kenneth (Ooooh, Matron!) Williams. Well, anyway, I was looking for a new Facebook profile pic and who should spring to mind?? Mavis Cruet the fairy, that's who!
                                   (copyright Spargo Productions for the BBC)
You see, I may want to look like Julia Roberts, but deep down, I know I'll always be a Mavis *grin* Lolololol!! And I can live with that!

See you next Wednesday!!

90 comments:

  1. ...ha the last bit made me laugh Jan, we're all the same wanting to look like some long-legged creature...gorgeous ATC's so much thought 7 attention, loVe your Kindle cover how cool is that...and super sheep fabric with the randon black one...thanks for sharing have a super day...Mel :)

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  2. Ha ha great post a usual Jan (or Julia! aka Mavis :D) and have not done mine yet but hey Mr Linky is still asleep so that is just fine!!
    ... and do so love the kindle cover that i have one - but also love the material for the pillow and have done the same on mine as you did! Its raining here again, but still warm for winter so not whinging! just means will have to craft, Shaz in oz.x

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  3. I'm amazed at how much sewing and crafting you get done! What great ATC's! Have fun with those! And have a great WOYWW!
    Lisa (No number as of yet. We should all go looking for that Mr. Linky!)

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  4. Amazing how those ATCs wound up meeting again, even after a trip through the mail. That's power!

    BTW, what is a POPPER? Guess it's a sewing term.

    Have a great WOYWW from your no number American friend who has no idea what you were describing today while sewing.

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  5. The bottoms look very perky!!! That fabric turned out great - love it and I most certainly remember old Willo and the amazing Kenneth. I feel an "Oh Matron" coming on... Sarah at 2 (fluke timing indeed)

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  6. You always make me laugh - well done on top spot and if it was you who alerted Julia to no linky, thanks!! I do remember Willo the Wisp.... Love your ATCs and the sewing! helen, 3

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  7. Wonderful lyrics, Jan. The mind boggles. One of my family mischief-makers writes 'Bottoms' on the shopping list which has me in stitches in the supermarket. Now I know what to look for ;-)
    Lovely fabrics and ATCs, and you mention Kenneth Williams who I thought was the funniest man, and a great mimic.
    Take care,
    Ros. #9

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  8. now i remember willo the wisp,mavis reminds me of my sister :)
    fabby kindle cover and superb atcs there
    have a fab crafty week
    kay #25

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  9. Love your toppers, wish I could join the the crafting fun with you all as well, someday I may surprise you all lol
    Bridget #13

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  10. What gorgeous sheepies and love thos ATC's
    Elaine

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  11. Well that nearly made me spit coffee. I actually know the weight of the Ram. Really!! Great fabric huh! The kindle cover looks amazing..so professional by comparison to a certain internetpad cover I know of!! I've no idea who Will O Wisp is, must be some aberration cased by no TV in Germany during my formative years...but I like the look of your avatar...she's friendly.

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  12. What a great start to the morning Jan. Love all your work. Hugs Rita 29 xx

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  13. Loving that sheep fabric, especially the little black sheep in the middle! Great kindle cover too. Congrats on getting to #1, I just go away for a cup of tea and end up at No. 30! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #30

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  14. Morning Jan. The kindle cover is a fab idea. Frankly I love it! (couldn't resist that one!) I know maybe I should have :-D WOYWW Hugs from Helen 14

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  15. Hi Jan you've just made my morning with a blast from the past...we used to call my gran Evil Edna from Willo the wisp, LOL. Love your kindle cover and your lovely selection of ATC's. Have a great Wednesday, hugs Erika. #41

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  16. yay you got poll position of Julia's board - well done you. I really need to make another V shaped cover too. The first one I did died a while back - can't remember what from now! BJ #8

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  17. You made me LOL a couple of times today. Thanks, I really needed that!
    Love the ATC's. Which one is you and which one is ms Dunnit? The sheep fabric is seriously cool and so is the kindle cover.
    Happy WOYWW

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  18. Love your kindle cover and your sheepy v pillow, sooo clever, and better with an envelope opening ~I do know what that is but wish I could sew! (a sewing machine would help!) Lovely ATC's knew those were Doones before I read it! Have a great crafty week! Happy WOYWW!
    ((Lyn)) now #31

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  19. great looking fabrics this week. I may need a Nook cover made as my DD bought me a Nook for mothers day this year! Love the drawing Doone made of course I had to look up the words and now my eyes are burning! ;-) Have a great week. Vickie #42

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  20. You have been a busy girl this week. I make my V pillow covers with a pillow slip opening on one end and that seems to work well. Love the sheepy fabric you've used. Thanks for the giggle today.
    Hugs,
    A x #38

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  21. Oh I do like that stamp fabric! So cute. and what is it about bunting? We all seem to love it (me too, even though I don't ever seem to actually USE it, in fabric or in paper)

    Busy bee, you. And While I don't remember the cartoon series, just seeing "Oooh Matron!" written our immediately calls that voice to mind :) And I'm an American!

    Mary anne (5)

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  22. LOL

    Love the fabric and the bits you've made/are working on this week. I'm cast back to the seventies with those sheep though...LOL

    I remember Mavis Cruet, bless her cottons. Better to aspire to be her though, than Grotbags! Or how about Fenella, from Chorlton & The Wheelies - she was a nasty piece of work.... "'ello, little ol' lady!"

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  23. Everything is just fabulous especially the sheep. Enjoyed that snoop.
    Hugs Joanne xx

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  24. Love your kindle cover what a great idea will have to make one with my owl fabric. Sandy :)

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  25. Congrats on the #1

    Happy WOYWW

    Zoe #12

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  26. Oh how I loved Will O' The Wisp! Compulsory tea time viewing in our house :o) Great job on the Kindle cover. The stamp fabric and ticking are a perfect pairing. Off to find WOTW clips on Youtube now!
    Fiona xx

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  27. Love the sheep fabric and a great idea for a kindle cover - may just pinch that one now I have a machine that will actually sew something.
    Ann B
    #21

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  28. Just shows how much I know about sewing stuff, Jan. I was wondering why strips might be ticking????????
    Will O' The Wisp, now that's brought back some memories. I loved that. I think most of us are probably Mavis's. And we're all showing our age!!!!
    Must dig out some clips to show DD!!
    Happy WOYWW and Congrats on No 1.
    Hugs Lisax #74

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  29. Love your sheep and stamp fabric both. Making a IPad cover with the stamp fabric will be great. And your new profile picture...well it's super. It makes me laugh :-) Have a happy WOYWW. xFranka

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  30. Loved your post - such great makes - your ATC is on its way! A bit late but sent with love ;-)) !
    I too would like to be a Julia Roberts but I am settling for a Kathy Bates!
    Lots of hugs,
    Cardarian
    Nr. 1 aye??? How did that happen????

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  31. ooooooh willo the wisp!!! LOVED that! My sister was nicknamed Evil Edna for a good few months....and my mum knitted me my very own Moog!!! (which made me deeply uncool as a teenager was NOT supposed to still want soft toys!!!) Trish #32

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  32. Fab post with lots going on - great atc's, love the sheep fabric but the Kindle cover - and to be produced an iPad cover - inspired! Brilliant idea!
    Hugs, Neet 60 xx

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  33. when I was fifteen years younger and ran ten miles every other day I had no body fat and looked amazing in a tight dress, but I destroyed my knees, so now I am definitely overweight and look like a dumpling if I wear anything that isn't loose and flowing... i still like being me - but sometimes I cry when i don't feel pretty (shallow me) - JD is is right though friends count more than anything else and I think all my friends are beautiful no matter their shape or size or colour...

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  34. and I am only allowed by my menfolk to wear my onesey in the house...

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  35. Love the kindle cover, super idea.
    Laura 78

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  36. No.1 well done. Love the sheepy cover and the kindle cover is brilliant ....
    Sandra @86

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  37. I loved Willo the Wisp!

    Your desk looks super busy this week. The kindle cover is a fab idea

    Hugs
    Emily #52

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  38. I used to have a Willo the Wisp lamp shade :o) lol bet you really needed to know that :o) I loved it! Some great ATC's there, loving the kindle case, I think it will work great for an ipad too. The sheep fabric is certainly a change from the old cover! Thanks again for the seeds, can't wait for them grow, although I think I will just have to be patient! x April #80

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  39. Yes, I guess I would be Mavis also. She is a cutie though. I am from the US so I don't know anything about the cartoon. Would love to see it though. #90

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  40. Haha, love Mavis! I was Thelma from Scoobydoo when we were all cartoons on Facebook. I got your lovely bunting this morning and I'm thrilled with it, going to do something awesome with ATCs shortly just for you...awww...have a lovely week
    Helen S #23

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  41. Love the stamp fabric - I think it goes especially well with the striped lining. A great blog post - you've really put a smile on my face this morning - I guess I'm a Mavis too!
    Have a great week
    Diana #70

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  42. Oh I loved Mavis! Way more funner than Julia Roberts :D

    Loving your fabric creations this week LLJ! That stamp fabric is lush.

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  43. Great ATCs you have received. Love your sewing projects, don't know the cartoon character, but she's adorable.

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  44. Wee Mavis is just great!! love the fabric creations.. fabby post did make me smile.. Have a good week, Hugs May x x x

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  45. I do remember Will O the Wisp well,lol. Love the Stamp fabric, its Ace! great desk, fab to have the time to get around this week. Love Shaz xx

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  46. I love that funky sheep fabric, really groovy! Great ATC's too and I'm happy to say that The Cheeky Girls happened after I left the UK so I was never subjected to them! Lovin' Wee Mavis too!!

    Hugs
    Brenda 107

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  47. Love the sheep fabric and the Kindle cover is super. Nah, I've met you and Mavis you ain't - although she's as cute I guess :) Di xx

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  48. Afternoon LLJ . . . you've been busy (burning your eyes out!). Pretty ATCs.

    Happy WOYWW

    Hugs, Sarn #4

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  49. Hi LLJ,

    Congrats on being Number one! The kindle cover is nice - love that fabric. I guess I'll dig out my sewing machine and try to do a simple project..... haaa

    The sheep fabric is very interesting - makes for a nice pillow, I imagine.

    The ATCs are great!!

    Hugs,
    Kay #124

    Happy WOYWW

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  50. the Cheeky Girls i do not know but Kenneth Williams I recall. Love the Nook cover. great fabric.

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  51. Now how did you manage the No.1 spot this week Jan, did you stay up all night?

    Loving the collection of ATC’s you’ve received. I think I probably said last week what a bunch of talented crafters our (not so) little group are, they are beautiful.

    I see you’ve busy at your machine again and the Kindle cover looks fab.
    Lovin your new profile too. I wish I could say I don’t remember Willo’ Tthe Wisp but sadly I do, Lol!

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    x

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  52. Oh Jan - that's a fab post - love all your makes and the Mavis bit well - I am still chuckling!! x Jo - a well rounded 60 year old!

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  53. Happy Wednesday!
    Love seeing all of the ATC's :)

    And fun fabrics fro the pillow and Kindle cover
    Mary Jo #119

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  54. Fun ATCs. Love your sheep fabric and the kindle cover, looking forward to seeing the finished bag too!
    I loved Mavis Cruet, unfortunately, I am a lady of a certain age!
    Debxx

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  55. I love those cheeky ladies, too cute! And that black sheep hiding amonst his colorful counterparts parts is just adorable! And I sure don't want anyone guessing the weight of my ......errrr......ram! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  56. Second visit today, just to tell you my new machine is a John Lewis. Looked at both JL and Janome and plumped for the former. Mind you they do look very, very similar so I wonder if Janome make the JL ones as well - someone does. My last one was a New Home - the old name before Janome. Have taken a leaf out of your book and started to make a Kindle case - mine looks a bit wonky to me though.
    Ann B
    #21

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  57. LOL how Cheeky! oooh I really like that stamp fabric! Happy WOYWW!

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  58. Congrats on being first!!! Love the sheep fabric too, and I really hope your eyes recover from the cheeky song! Poor you, you have my sympathies...! Bless. Karen 146 x

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  59. Whooo! Cheeky girls! Those cheeky girls must have gotten up early to get you the number one spot today. Lots of great goings on in your section of the planet. Love the bright crazy sheep fabric, love the kindle cover! Very cool. And fabulous ATCs you have received.

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  60. Number one today! Did you wet the bed? (joke)

    Find me on facebook as I only know you as Luch Lady Jan!!

    Jaki

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  61. So very cheeky, and so much fun! Lovin' the kindle cover, too.

    First this go 'round--congratulations to you, Jan!

    :)trisha
    #148

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  62. I see now what has happened! Julia "lost" Mr Linky so YOU could be first!! And why not!! Loving the Kindle cover - makes the leather one on Hubby's look boring now! Those ATCs by Doone look pretty err...cheeky!! And as for Willo the Wisp - my M&D used to call me Edna when I was in a bad mood as a very little girl! Not that happened much obviously!!

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  63. Hi Lunch Lady Jan! I've decided to hop around properly this week rather than doing the post and run that I normally do! I'm so glad I have! I love your Kindle cover. I crocheted a cover for my Kindle last year, but it's looking a bit worse for wear now. I might have a go at making one like yours now, cause it's lovely.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Scrappydiva (#125)

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  64. Happy WOYWW. You make me laugh every week. Congratulations on being No.1. I loved Willo the Wisp - had forgotten all about it until you reminded me. I think that the 2nd ATC is modelled on me - except for the long blonde hair! Not going to Google, the Cheeky Girls - as I can imagine what would be the result. Ali x #84

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  65. Hi Mavis er um Lunch Lady Jan, ha!
    Too cute!! Love the kindle cover! Looks like a cozy sleeping bag ready to take a nap in! You received some lovely ATC's!!
    hugs!
    kat

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  66. Great ATC's Jan or should l say Mavis? I used to love Willo the Wisp, if l remember wasn't there a telly with legs that talked?

    Lovely your stamp material, the colours are beautiful.

    Happy WOYKK x

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  67. WOW No 1 - you must have been on the ball today! Great post, loving the sheep fabric, where do you get such gorgeous materials? (Rhetorical question, just never seem to see anything like it myself. Happy WOYWW Cindy #39

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  68. Oh la la, what a way to start a post. Naked ladies, but they are beautiful, as are the other ATC's you received. I am so in love with that sheep fabric, the colours are gorgeous. The kindle cover is fabulous. Willo' th Whisp is really going back and who could forget Kenneth Williams. Still see the carry on films here.
    Have a great week, Mavis :)
    Von #83

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  69. Super post, I remember Willo the wisp, vaguely! Take care & enjoy this week's snooping, am going for the better late than never approach this week! Zo xx 56

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  70. I loved Willow the Whisp too, Kenneth Williams, what a star! Happy belated WOYWW x
    Sophie #68

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  71. Wonderful ATC's you have there :D. And I love your sheep fabric, but as a spinster I think it's a requirement to love it lol. And your kindle bag makes me want to get a kindle :D. Happy belated WOYWW! #111

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  72. What pretty ATC's you got! the sheep fabric is so cute! I used to sew then I discovered paper crafting :)Valerie #26

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  73. happy woyww, thanks for stopping by. Its not just ladies of a certain age that remember willow the whisp ;) great cartoon.
    like you with my inks, I have little to no idea about fabric, but its always good to see whats on your desk and what you have been making. mark

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  74. Thanks for stopping at my desk! I got a kick out of your cheeky gals! What a hoot. And I have some similar colorful fabric but it's cats, my mom found it and had a quilt made for me. I wore it out as it was much loved.
    Carol #119

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  75. I love that stamp fabric...you could probably make just about anything out of it and it would be darling! :) The items you are/have made seem very handy!
    Thanks for the looky-loo...
    Deeyll #161

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  76. Love that sheepy fabric and the little fairy! Thanks for your kind words on my blog!
    Lisa

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  77. Oh Mavis has soooooo much more character than Julia! Great goings on this week LLJ! Great ATC's and lovely project! Sue Kment

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  78. Jan I love your posts, they are always so funny, and I really love all your beautiful fabric makes. Your Kindle cover is gorgeous. Michelle xx

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  79. Brilliant post ...really enjoyed the read ... and gigle that went with it ...and the shots ....great ATC's too.
    How about sunglasses case, based on the kindle case ....would be very useful. xx

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  80. You asked about the collages ...I download my shots into Picassa .... and then ....by more luck than ability .... I choose photos i want to use ...style ...shape ... and press the collage button lol ...the more you do it the easier it is. Thanks for your kind comments . xx

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  81. GOTTA love those cheeky girls... that sounds like one helluva night - wish I had been there dancing on tables, or whatever!!! Thanks SO much for your continued support for my "hanging" (or "leaning" as I like to call it!!! tee hee!!) I am flattered that you have shown it around so much and that Mrs Dunnit was so taken by it - I have it from her own fingers now too, so that is AMAZING!! Can you explain how I don't get on DTs when I can do stuff like that??? Oh well... I'm not bitter (much!!).. anyway, came on this site and thought you and master LLJ might find it as interesting as I did...
    http://www.retronaut.co/ Look at the steampunk zoo, for instance
    Love and light
    xx

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  82. Congrats on being in the No 1 slot. Love the cheeky girls. The stamp fabric is unusual, not seen that before.
    Have a great weekend
    Carol

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  83. I cant believe how much you cram into one week, wow you are superwoman, maybe you should put that up on your facebook. LOL Oh and that sheep material, perfect for counting the blessed things whilst trying to get to sleep. LOL O hand great ATC's amazing how things turn out.

    Have a great crafting week
    Eliza #65
    www.queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au

    Please use this link when replying or the stamping Ground blog link.

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  84. Ahhh I never pictured you with blue hair and buck teeth, but no I do ha ha. Great ATC's and lovely kindle bag. Not sure how I missed you this week, sorry x

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  85. Hi Mavis, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  86. Your bunting is absolutely gorgeous and I can't thank you enough for sending me such a lovely gift. Thank you, Thank you Thank you. Sandra @85

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  87. I do remember Willow the Wisp! I've always seen myself as a kind of Evil Edna type... Great Kindle cover by the way.

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  88. Fabby stuff on your desk this week LLJ!! Love the sheepy fabric, and the gorgeous ATCs you 've been sent.

    Thanks for your lovely comment, and I'm glad you like my poppies! Also delighted to hear you've gone for the Inktense pencils - since seeing mine, and my efforts with them, it seems I've started something and lots of people are getting them!

    Sorry for the delay in replying, but I've been having problems with Blogger not letting me see my comments - it turns out it was a conflict with the new version of Firefox, but it seems to be sorted now, so I'm back again, desperately trying to catch up before Wednesday and the next WOYWW overtakes me!

    Happy very belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #15

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  89. Honestly, I only called by to skim through, and you put willo the wisp in, how can I not comment? ooo, Arthur.

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