For Fun and Friendship

For Fun and Friendship

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

WOYWW 225

YOU GOT ME RUNNING, GOIN' OUT OF MY MIND,
YOU GOT ME THINKING THAT I'M WASTING MY TIME...
(Electric Light Orchestra - listen here....)

Hello there! I am cheating (gasp, horror...) by showing you a few items I've made over the past two weeks in a scheduled post. Tsk tsk, Promise to try harder next week. But there are extenuating circumstances..I was really poorly last week with a heavy cold, chesty whatsit and then have been down in Wales with my Big Bro clearing out my dad's old bungalow.

Am I forgiven ??






Making a hanging bling bin for someone who doesn't know she's getting it! I hadn't made one of these for ages....






Bling attaching...my favourite part :-)




I've been hooking another cowl for a friend...she's donating some money and toiletries for the refuge.



I dug out some Christmas Stockings from last year to add to the pile of bits and pieces that I'm sending to Karen (Furry Monkey) for her animal charities. These could be filled with doggy treats for under the tree!

Couldn't keep the bunting away for long! I am really enjoying doing this embellished style and it's using up loadsa scraps........


And finally.....

Some more cards for the Refuge. This time from CraftyGasHeadZo....thanks a million, Zoe. As ever your colouring is astonishing and really pretty indeed. I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.

OK, sorry about this cobbled together post...normal service will be resumed next week.  Normal? Hah - chance would be a fine thing :-)

48 comments:

  1. Do hope you're soon fit as a fiddle! I loved all your colourful bits and pieces, especially that bling bin! Julie Ann xx #35

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  2. Wow...You have been very busy. Loving all your projects. happy crafting #5

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  3. Hope you're feeling better and you didn't play with your brass instrument with all that snot around (eww). Lovin the bling bin, who doesn't love bling?? Zoe is so talented, those cards are beautiful and I'm sure the doggies will love their stockings. Would you believe I had to explain what bunting is to my 12 year old little miss, they just call them flags over here.
    Have a great week.
    Von #41

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  4. Hope you are feeling better now, did you managed to blow your own trumpet at the weekend? lol! Seriously hope you're ok. Take care, see you soon (in hope!) Helen 14

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  5. Hope things return to normal (whatever that is) soon. Love bling and good to see it is being spread around. I hope you are not planning on moving house in the next 60-90 days as I have sent you something by sea mail. I know... I am such a cheapskate at times but I felt I had to take a stand against our outrageous postal costs. So once the item has finished its ocean cruise it will arrive in the UK. Hope you enjoy.
    Sandra @12

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  6. Thanks for visiting me earlier.

    Love the bling on the bin and how busy you have been this week.

    Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

    Hugs Candace
    #36

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  7. I'm new to your blog so I don't know your 'normal' but this sure was a blast to visit and read! You're very talented! Love the wonderful projects you have going on!

    Blessings!
    Kelly #43

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  8. Yeah! The bunting is back!!! Like the bling bin and the doggy treat stockings are a brilliant idea.

    ~Kate~

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  9. Nothing to forgive..it's a miracle you're taking part at all, we appreciate your scheduling. Karen will be so chuffed with your contributions. Your hooking action is getting out of control!

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  10. Hope your feeling a bit brighter. And. Learning out the bungalow was not upsetting or stressful did my dads house with my sisters and brothers can be funny and sad in the same minute!
    The bunting is back :)
    Jackie 44
    Scrapbangwallop

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  11. Of course you're forgiven....cos we love you :-) Really hope all goes well completing the sale of your Dad's bungalow Jan and that you're now feeling much better.
    Hugs,
    A x # 50

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  12. I love the colours in the cowl, and the stockings will be perfect filled with doggy treats. You are such a busy lady and are doing so much good. It is inspiring to read what you are up to. I hope you managed to sort your dad's place, and spend some quality time with your brother. Kate x #57

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  13. hope you feel better soon and yes your forgiven sounds like its been a tough week to say the least. thanks for the great photos an d still lots to see love the bling bin looks ace have a good week Andrea #42

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  14. Hi LLJ
    def forgiven as I feel like pants too. That said it doesn't seem to have stopped you being busy so I had better get up and get on with the album , thanks and love the bling bin
    Janet @48

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  15. Thank you Jan for visiting my blog on WOYWW today. The fabric I think was launched earlier this year and has just arrived here in the UK in my local craft shop. I am making a mini album cover with it. Love all your projects you have shown today and such pretty fabrics
    x catherine

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  16. Nothing to forgive.. hope all is going as well as it can. Love all the things you have on the go, I don't know where you find the time.
    Glad you're feeling better but don't work too hard.
    Take care and great to back on WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax

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  17. Oh dear, I hope you feel much better soon! Lovely to see all these fabulous projects. I love the idea of doggy treat stockings! Have a great day! Victoria no.64

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  18. Hi Jan, sorry you've been poorly= there seams to be something nasty going round already! Love your bling bin and you're using such gorgeous fabric again - where do you buy it (if I may be so rude!)

    I've got to remember to wear gloves today (NOT my usual method!) but Mr M and I are off to a charity do on Friday and I need to look half decent.

    Thanks for your visit. Have a good week. MMx #48

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  19. Hi Jan you are of course forgiven. I too have the nasty cold thingy :-( bleurrgghhh ) hoping to be better for weekend!!!! Hope you are feeling much better already. loving all the makes. Happy WOYWW Anne x #56

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  20. You have had one busy week, Jan. No wonder you managed a cold!! Trust the house clearing went OK, and wasn't too traumatic. Having done the same recently, I know it can be a huge mix of emotions. Love the "bling bin" - someone is really going to enjoy receiving that fun item. Well done with everything else. So many things coming in for your refuge - that's great.
    Have a good week.
    Margaret #61

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  21. Wow I wish I had your talent with needle and thread! Totally love the handbag bling bin....hope I got that right lol.

    Scrapping Life (Karen) no.82

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  22. Cobbling is fun and yours is good. Love all the photos, just wish I had your variety going on to get a few things done. Hope you are feeling better nothing worse than a cold. Fallish here for sure and enjoying some new soup receipes. #23 and off to do my walking.

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  23. You don't even have to do anything wrong and I'd forgive you! And you do cobbling so well too! Lovely post, lots going on, hope the bungalow gets sorted and that your cold has gone (so that's where I got mine from!!). Lovely cards from Zoe, her colouring is spot on. Gotta have a bit of bling! I was thinking yesterday that what I was doing would be great for kids to do too!

    Hugs
    Brenda 1

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  24. I love my bin and am sure the recpient will love hers too! Beautiful AND useful? who could ask for more?
    :)

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (6)

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  25. You are forgiven and I did like your random-show-a-lot post! Hope you're feeling better.... Happy woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #76

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  26. If this is cobbled together, then I think you did a brilliant job. Love the bunting and hope you feel better soon and get back to NORMAL, such as whatever that is...

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  27. You are forgiven especially as you showed bunting. Love your hangy bag things. Hope you are feeling better
    Famfa 3

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  28. Hope you are soon over your cold! That's never fun!

    I love your fabulous blingy bag and what wonderful creations for the animal charities!

    Hope your Wednesday is absolutely wonderful!!

    Lynn #20

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  29. As usual, you are fabulous and have fabulous things on your desk! I absolutely love the idea of the hanging bin with bling on it!! Your cards are precious, and I'm always happy to see the bunting. I am trying to make tiny bunting for my dollhouse re-do. I decided I even want little flags and bunting on the front of it, so I'm making everything! Hugs dearest! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #88

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  30. Me again! You must have been commenting at the same time I was! Anyhoo--the price of dollhouse items really varies here in the U.S. You can certainly get expensive things--but a lot of the dollhouse furnishings and things at Michaels and Hobby Lobby do not cost that much...it's often on sale for 40% off...and if you want something really expensive, you can just use your coupon. Also, my other trick is to buy Christmas ornaments that look like dollhouse items. I've gotten little blingy chairs, a toaster, a blender, a little cuckoo clock and even a chandelier that were actually ornaments! Christmas stuff is out now so that's the first place I'm looking this week for more dollhouse goodies! That's my favorite trick. Hugs!

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  31. I love seeing all your creations whether they are new or not. Love the idea of a hanging bling bag.
    Chris #47

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  32. You can't do any wrong, don't worry about that!
    Sorry to hear you were ill, hope you are all better now!
    Love all your makes but especially the bling bin, it looks tricky to sew that bling on, that would be the part I would dread!
    Zoe's cards are beautiful, glad you are getting a good response so far!
    Have a great week! Debxx

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  33. Of course, you are forgiven, Jan. I missed last week and I'm sorry to hear that you have been down and out with a 'whatsit,' of all things! Do take care and don't overdo at the bungaloo, especially if it's dusty! TFS your latest colorful and skillful projects with us! Happy WOYWW!! Darnell #22

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  34. Aw lovely of course you are forgiven. Know the feeling, I was bad too. Super pics too, love the doggy stockings and bling bin. You are so welcome for the cards. Take care Zo xx 95

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  35. Love your bling bag! You are right you haven't done one of those in awhile, not that I'm stalking you or anything. Sorry to hear you had the creeping crud. It seems to making appearances all over. Get well, don't over do it and yes you are forgiven for whatever transgression you think you made!

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  36. You are forgiven! The various pictures on display are wonderful...love the bling bag especially. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#68)

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  37. Hi there LLJ,
    Yes, I am getting organized! Woo hoo. I am being careful to not start throwing things back in the closet - oh, but the living room.....

    Love the bling bag! The crochet cowl looks great too. I've started a cowl also but can't share it just yet.

    I'm doing o.k. Trying to get on with things that I enjoy.
    Thanks for visiting me!!!

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs,
    Kay (25)

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  38. Sorry to learn you are not so well, the EM says he's sorry to hear it too ... we both hope you recover soon and are back to your normal cheery self in no time. As usual you have, or have had, lovely projects on the go and, as usual, I have a yen for your pretty bling :)

    Yes, we are on the move, for reasons of old age and decrepitude ... well, arthur-itis actually. We've both got it, even the cat has it now, and it's proving to be a bit of a problem on flights of steps and the garden here has a fair few of those, so time for a change and a garden on the one level. Sad, we've loved living here, but I'm sure we will be equally happy in our new home. In the meantime, I hate packing but I'm sure I'll survive :)

    Take care, keep warm, a hot toddy might help too :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  39. Wow everything here is lovely. The cards are lovely, the christmas stockings are a brilliant idea, especially stuffed with animal treats. I may have to make a couple for the family dogs and fill with cheweys and such like. I love the bling bin, did you use a tutorial at all? Lx

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  40. Oh and also, I hope you feel much better soon:) Lx

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  41. Great desk as always. My desk hangy bin is always right by my side - brilliant idea! I'm sur the recipient will adore theirs. Hope your cold is all better now, hugs Cindy x

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  42. That bag fabric is AMAZING! One of those would be really helpful at crops!

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  43. Glad you're feeling better now. I do love those hanging bins...so useful. Hugs. Pam#34

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  44. so many projects.. so little time... so many charities and such good will... be well
    I'm sorry to be late. but I don't think it matters...do you? Carole #99
    http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/

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  45. Sorry to hear you were not well luvvie! How is your Dad getting on in his new abode? I'm going to be heading back and forth to Wales myself for a while with my new job looking after the cottage down there so if you miss it then let me know! Loving the blingy bin as always.

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  46. Hi Jan, hope your feeling better now. Doug has the dreaded (man) flu this week, and it must be real 'cos he phoned in sick to work- hasn't done that in 10 years! As a fellow recipient of your blingbins, I know she'll love it! Mine sits on my desk here by my side. Love Zoes cards, she really is awesome, isn't she? Have a great week, sorry I'm running late this week, Hugs, Shaz #27 xx

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  47. You're forgiven - after all you shared all kinds of crafty goodness. I hope you're feeling better. :-)
    April #21

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  48. Wow Jan :-) you have been a very busy lady. Fab makes

    Best wishes
    Annie x

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