Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

WOYWW 4 - HAPPY BLOGGAVERSARY EVERYONE!!

CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES,
COME ON!
IT'S A CELEBRATION....

To boogie on down and party, listen here

Thank you, Julia!
What for?
Fun, friendship, sharing, creativity, deskery
sticky-beakinessideas, laughing, empathy, 
jokes, improving geographical knowledge,
(I now know a lot more about where you WOYWWers are around the world!)

The list could go on...and as much as you are self effacing, Julia, it really is all down to you. Not just the initial concept, but the management of the blog, week in week out. We all owe you a big Thank You and Mahoosive Hugs :-)

This week's desk is a bit sparse again, because I've had quite a bit to do for the upcoming Crop!! However, for what it's worth, here's my meagre offering!




We had our allotted two days of summer last weekend, so I took my crochet outside....






Yummy, ice cream colours....





The Hungry Caterpillar fabric has been used....







To make this! Now if those colours aren't 
cheerful, well, I'll eat my hat!!






And a little stack of gorgeousness for the Crop ;-)


And that's it! I'm looking forward to seeing who my fellow swappers are going to be! They (poor things) will be the recipients of my first ever attempt at stamping - thanks, Julia, for guiding me through!!

Enjoy the fun today, everyone!!

74 comments:

  1. Your pile of crochet squares is growing nicely, and I love what you have used that fabric for. Good luck with your stamping. Who knows, you may be hooked after that. You could also start stamping to create your own fabric designs. Have fun. xx Maggie

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  2. The crochet squares are scrumptious and I love the colorful doohickey you made! :)I hope you have at least ONE more weekend of summer!

    Have a great WOYWW Bloggaversary!

    Lisa
    www.lisa-richards.blogspot.com (Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint)

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  3. Glad you didn't miss our two days of summer :-) Love the crochet Jan.
    Happy 4th Birthday and here's to many more. :-)
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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  4. WHOOOHOOO! You are my ATC pass it forward partner! How EXCITING! Please email me your snail mail addy to belinda@acorncrafts.co.za so I can get it in the post! I have been hitting refresh on the WOYWW blog for a while now waiting for Mr Linky! Such a pity I live so far and can't attend the crop, it all sounds wonderful.

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  5. Ooh all,those lovely colours to work with they are sure to brighten anyone's mood.
    Lynn 22

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  6. Morning Honey! Happy WOYWW Anniversary Day Pet!! Lovely colourful post today from you!
    Hugs
    xx 33

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  7. Happy 4th WOYWW! What gorgeous bright colours...love the "bin thing"! Pam#36

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  8. I love all the fabric colors, and of course, I'm singing right along with you this morning. Yep, it's finally morning here, too!

    I can't make the crop this weekend (for very obvious geographic reasons), but be aware, I'll be there in spirit. Have a great crop and a very happy WOYWW4 from # 21.

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  9. FINALLY got to see some of this in real life yesterday and as I said, the basket of yarns (technical, professional crafter term) is just a summary of your love of colour and change. Loving the blog background..did I tell you that already?

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  10. Lots of yummy fabrics and the bright and cheerful bag is so fab; I'll take a bite of that hat with you! I'm so tickled, Jan, about the stamping! Do we get to see your result next week, I hope? I showed my ATCs on my post, which is prolly a big no-no, but I was always the girl that would show her knickers for a penny. This is so fun! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #34

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  11. Great looking basket of yarn and the squares are turning out a nicely too! Love that hungry caterpillar fabric so bright and cheery. Happy 4th Anniversary WOYWW! Have a great week. Vickie #14

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  12. I also meant to say how much I like that lovely picture. Thanks for your visit, and you can find out the state of my dirty computer from Shaz' s clever husband, who sorts all our computers out, usually removing more dust than I empty from the vacuum cleaner. It has caused the cooling fan to die, so I must be patient until the new one arrives. Until then, I will have to use the newly improved laptop. xx Maggie #44

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  13. What a bright colourful post and the only choice of song for today!! See you Saturday (or maybe even Friday!!) If I can make some decisions of course.... Helen, 39

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  14. ah do hope Lunch Lady Jan your are going to share eventually with your fellow desk hoppers the atc or stamping efforts..

    I am sure if your teacher is Julia they are just fab.. and oh how I LOVE that hungry caterpillar bag .. that one take the cake in my books. What a great creative space today!

    Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy 4th anniversary of WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #37

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  15. Hi Jan. They're not ice-cream colours to me; they're a bowl of sugared almonds. I am crocheting squares in those colours too. It is one of the many half-finished projects that people pass on to me from their 'forgotten drawer' for my knit for Africa project. So I try to make something useful from them all.
    I love the hungry caterpillar fabric. It takes me straight back to my days as a nursery school manager. It has to be the all time favourite children's book. One day we 'ate' our way through it, trying everything that the caterpillar ate. It was hilarious - especially when I gave each of them a 'nice green leaf'!
    Have a great anniversary day. Kate x

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  16. Love the blog background makes you feel like summer might arrive .... Raining and grey where I am today!
    Love the little bin you made out od the hungry caterpillar fabric could be handy for my crafting bits of tape etc
    Happy 4th anniversary enjoy the crop wish I lived nearer and I would come
    Jackie 5

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  17. We all have to stamp somewhere even if its our feet!! Love the material and your crochet is perfect. Happy 4th woyww.
    x

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  18. Hi Jan
    I am loving that bright fabric it really does make you smile and I love your makes with it, what a great idea. Good luck with the crop
    Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
    Ria #50

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  19. Love the squares and that fabric will make anyone smile!

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  20. Well, for Pete's sake I'm all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed after that boogey bash.

    The Hungry Caterpillar fabric is gorgeous!!! You're clever with the stitching, Jan. Thanks for sharing your desk, and it's lovely to see you have some sunny weather at last. Enjoy.

    Hugs,
    Ros. #28.

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  21. Happy 4th Anniversary! Pleased you became a WOYWW special friend! Gutted I can't make the Crop!
    Super crochet, gorgeous colours. The squares are ideal for making when travelling and making from shorter lengths of wool but the Wave or Ripple is easier... no sewing up needed! I made 6 huge blankets from March to end of last year in spare/waste time!!
    You MUST MUST come to the Pool of Life in July and I'll give you a tour to get most out of it. Will show you the special things you'd miss. You'll want to come again as there's so much to see and do and there are free rooms (a double and a single) right here!
    Lots of love Jo x


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  22. Such pretty crochet squares... never did get my head round crochet so can only admire the patience of others!! That hungry caterpillar fabric is sooo cool! I love the little thread catcher and pin cushion and amazingly pinned a very similar only today to see if I could make one!! LOL... yep, it will be one of those 'nailed it' type attempts!! Happy 4th WOYWW Anniversary! Annette #2

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  23. You're right those ice-cream colours are gorgeous. Love your desk tidy thingy too. Have a great WOYWW4 MMx #85

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  24. Oh I love your posts Jan - always cheery and lovely things to look at! Those colours are so pretty. Desk hanger is 'very cheerful' love it. Have a great day at the crop and a Happy WOYWW. Love and Hugs Anne x #84

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  25. Aw fab post lovely. Lush fabrics and makes as always, must email you about the money! Ha ha. Of course I will bring an image for you and give you some tutoring, my pleasure. That's partly why I thought I'd bring pens etc, so many people ask me questions about colouring I thought I'd just show people if they want to see that is!! See you Saturday. I'll probably be early like last year, my sense of distance and timing are always off! Take care Zo xx 77

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  26. Well those crochet squares are growing in numbers and such yummie colors too. Loooooovvvvvveeeeeee the fabric bins, perfect for the crop. Thanks for the lovely open invitation, you never know it just might happen one day and you are welcome here anytime at all. I would even take time off from working to boot too, gosh I really didn't mind having the time off now, to be honest. BF is so worth it and such a wonderful 2nd mother to DD.

    Hugs and Happy Birthday WOYWW
    Eliza

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  27. OMG!! I love all of your work! I am really jealous of people who can sew or crochet. I really don't have the patience for it or skills, haha.

    - Uniflame #97

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  28. Glad you enjoyed Summer and made the most of it, Jan, those colours are beautiful and I love your Hungry Caterpillar basket.
    Have a brilliant time at the weekend, I will be with you in spirit and thanks for being such a great WOYWW friend. We have a lot to thank Julia for!!
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #95

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  29. That hungry caterpillar fabric is gorgeous. Love the colours on your crochet too, will be perfect when your summer finally comes. I bet your first attempt at stamping was fabulous.
    Have a great anniversary week.
    Von #68

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  30. Oh I do love the "ice cream colours" and the dotty material is wonderful stuff (both of them) - must remember to grab a bit of cash for the raffle - still loving my win from last year and use it all the time!


    Happy 4th Birthday, WOYWW!
    Mary Anne* (26!)

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  31. I am hoping we get three days this year, so still one to come! Love the hungry caterpillar fabric and love the top of your blog today - never thought about it before but my geography has improved too! I bet your ATC is brilliant - well done for stamping! Hope you have lots of fun at the crop. Happy 4th WOYWW. Hugs, Anne x #62

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  32. It may be sparse Jan but there no getting away from the fact it’s colourful!
    The Granny squares are coming along very nicely.
    It’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia.
    Enjoy your Wednesday snoop on this very special Day
    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    x

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  33. Love the colours of the crochet. Remind me of sunny days eating ice cream. Now work that one out!
    Thanks for commenting earlier on my blog - you reminded me I need some cotton - the variegated kind?
    Hugs, Neet 1 xx

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  34. I do love your bright and colourful crafting!!! The crochet is just gorgeous - I'm also doing crochet, but mine is for babies so it's white/cream all the way at the moment! Have a great WOYWW! Karen 104 x

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  35. Happy 4th ..I remember when you started on here ...now look at you ...flying high with this great blog...full of fun, friendliness and creativeness.
    Yep ...I always get your 'intro' ...perfect few bars ... I find my head bobbing to the beat as I read.lol xx71

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  36. Happy anniversary! Wowzah, I love your chrocheting and that 'cup' you made, how inventive! Gorgeous!! I hope the weather will improve and we will see the sun again this week (as it is again raining here...) Happy woyww and hug from Holland. Marit #88

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  37. Stamping is a fine addition to your many skills. Gorgeous little bin and I love your little squares ... pretty colours. Have a lovely week.
    Sandra @83

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  38. Oh that Hungry Caterpillar fabric is just perfect for a hang over - he he - well you know what I mean!!!! Happy 4th WOYWW x Jo

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  39. You are so clever crocheting,Gorgeous projects each and every one x
    Have a Beautiful week Heather WOYWW #116

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  40. All very bright and cheerful on your blog today! Happy WOYWW 4th birthday.

    ~Kate~

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  41. Happy anniversary! Just love that fabric - a big hug will be coming your way as well! Must work out what I am bringing with me! Cindy x

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  42. Hi "Lunch Lady Jan" - have heard so much about you - don't worry - only good things LOL!! Love the fabric - Happy WOYWW 4TH Birthday...Mxx #137

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  43. For 4 years now i've been dropping by,
    To view your desk and see what I can spy,
    Will it be a card, some stash or ATC,
    whatever it is, thanks for sharing it,
    Have a Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary

    Hugz Minxy #60

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  44. Jan, oh my goodness, your crochet looks ahhmazing! I love your word, "deskery." Perfect word! I don't know what sticky-beakiness is...but I like it! I'm trying to find a way to use that word today--I have to give a little speech at an event this morning...that would be hilarious! WOYWW has given me so much and asked for so little...and it's given me you, my dear UK soul sister. Life is just better knowing that you're on the planet! So, let's see, if we skyped on Saturday around 7 p.m. your time, I think that would be around 1 p.m. my time. I have a new laptop with a webcam, so my daughter can help me get the skype ready to go I think. Let's stay in touch about this plan. Hugs dearest! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #78 (my number on the list is the year I graduated from high school--too funny!)

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  45. I loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar and I love that fabric. Your handy caddy thingy looks fabby in it :o) Really looking forward to seeing you on Saturday xx

    Fiona #153

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  46. Ooh, glad you got to craft outside in the sun, perfect that you used ice cream colours too! Love how the HC fabric turned out, it's a beautiful tidy and is bound to put a smile on someones face. Happy 4th woyww and have fun at the crop.

    Hugs
    Brenda 120

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  47. Hi Jan . . . I was also crocheting outside recently. Just practice bits though - nothing interesting! Yours looks GREAT though . . . very cheerful colours indeed and lots of lovely sewing stuff too.

    Happy 4th Anniversary WOYWW.

    Hugs
    Sarn #57xxx (Thanks for visiting me)

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  48. Forgot to say . . . I hope you have a wonderful time at the crop xxx

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  49. Hi Jan, love that spotty fabric. Weather forecast is not too bad for this weekend- we may get more summer!I'm very confused today, I just lost a whole 24 hours. See you FRiday, hugs, Shaz xx

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  50. What? Are you saying that is it for summer? Ever the optimist I'm still hopeful for a few more days sunshine...
    Your crochet colours look very tasty
    Happy WOYWW
    Laura
    94

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  51. Hi Jan
    Your little crochet squares remind me of my childhood. Mum was always making these squares and sewing them into little blankets. She used to tuck us up in one when we were ill. Bless you and thanks for sharing...I wish I could sew...useless!
    Lynda B #16

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  52. Gorgeous looking crochet squares there. Don't forget to take a picture of your stamping to show us...I for one am interested! Thanks for sharing. Have a very happy 4th WOYWW birthday. Caro x (#67)

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  53. Love your crochet squares!! And I'm intrigued by your caddy-thingy!! Happy 4th WOYWW!!
    Kim #134

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  54. Hello Jan, happy 4th anniversary to you too :) I'm also so glad we met through Julia's machinations, she does indeed deserve a mahoosive hug :) Your grannie squares are just gorgeous and they do look good out in the sun - our two day summer indeed! And that fabric has me drooling - I'm gutted that I won't be at the workshop. Oh, and my feet and legs are like balloons and sooooo painful, but a few days of lying in the prone position, together with extra helpings of painkillers, is helping - thanks for your good wishes. Hope you've had a lovely WOYWW, Elizabeth x #155

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  55. Hi LLJ
    loving that crochet especially the ice cream cones! just what you need in the sunshine.
    looking forward to saturday, must try and get an early night!
    janet #32

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  56. Great stitching this week ! So fun & vibrant ! Thanks for stopping by earlier ! Ali #23

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  57. Happy 4th, LLJ!

    I love the Hungry Caterpillar organiser - so sweet! I have given/giving Fairy Thoughts the bag of yarn I promised you and she'll hopefully bring it to the crop for you. thanks for popping round. Oh, I do get cross eyed. Just had to buy a new pair of glasses. A clue for the baby sampler - the blue bit is sky. Hahaha. Have a great week, Lucy #22 x

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  58. What gorgeous fabrics and I love your crochet. Happy 4th Woyww Birthday and thanks for sharing, and for your visit too. Liz@161

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  59. That caterpillar bucket is fantastic!!!! I love the bright colours. Again you have me wishing I could crochet when you talk about taking it outside, not to easy to do with paper crafting. HHhmmm, I do plan and read magazines though... ;-) Happy anniversary and enjoy the crop. I shall be there in spirit!

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  60. I am in total lust with those beautiful granny squares....such luscious colors and now that we finally have gotten rid of the snow and it is green outside my window I can easily imagine a lovely blanket spread out on the grass with a little one crawling about! You probably have a totally different use...but I'm very happy in my own little world thank you. It's actually rather comforting to read about others who experience, well, shall we say, short summers (you know the three nice days). Thanks for stopping by the Fun Room. Glad you like the elephant stickers, I would be so happy to share them if you send me your address. It's quite a big box!! Just send me your address... sjansenak@hotmail.com
    Sara j

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  61. Gorgeous lot of crochet there, glad you can do it now. Love crafting in the sun. Love love love your hungry caterpillar tidy bin - gorgeous.
    Happy 4
    Famfa 121

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  62. Those granny squares look amazing love the colours you've picked for them :) and your little tidy bin is so bright and cheery :)
    hugs Nikki #145

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  63. Belated happy woyww4 anniversary wishes didn't get the chance to visit yesterday thanks for visiting and as always for sharing your awesome projects. love the colours of the crochet and that hungry caterpillar fabric is so cute what a fab bin. have fab weekend Andrea#40

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  64. that window ledge basket is fab, what a clever idea. I love the way you say you made those crocheted squares in a few days, i would still be working on the first one thats if i could even crochet at all.
    happy WOYWW 4

    Gill x #132

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  65. i'm dropping by to say happy 4th WOYWW anniversary, Jan!
    the yummy colors in your desk certainly look festive!
    hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS@11

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  66. Happy WOYWW4 and what pretty photos of all your great projects love the colors. Enjoy a great week, I'm taking a break from rhubarb !! pie, jam, cobbler and still raining.

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  67. Loving the Hungry Caterpillar tidy up bin...but i am so messy when i create that I would need a Hungry Hippo bin.

    Oh wait...this is probably for sewers who are so much tidier than me!
    AT least I used to be when I still had enough fine vision to sew. You've got some great fabrics there...it will be fun to see what you do with them.

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  68. Fabulous summer granny squares and crocheting outside eh...how very Mediterranean!
    Looking forward to catching up on Saturday
    Kyla x

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  69. Hi Jan! Sorry I am late but things keep happening so I just couldn't get to a computer! HAPPY 4th WOYWW! I can't wait for us to meet again and have a good old chat and a big hug!
    Lots and lots of hugs and love, see you soon!
    Cardarian

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  70. YAY!!!!!

    Crop ahoy!!!!!

    See you Saturday!!!!!!!

    It's contagious.........

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  71. Oh I love that Hungry Caterpillar fabric. Tesco has recently got in a set of baby clothes in the Very Hungry Caterpillar style. I've been so tempted to buy a set just so I can frame the embroidered caterpillar on the bib.

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  72. Thanks for the visit to my blog.. You will so have to show your first ever attempt at stamping.. Love the caterpillar fabric..
    Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary.
    Sandy :)

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  73. Those colours are just glorious - so in keeping with the sun which has come out here in North wales!!

    Margaret #70

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