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For Fun and Friendship

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

WOYWW 259

IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN.....

Only three days to go until the Crop - but they are sure going to be action packed....
Shopping, cooking, setting up.

But it'll all be worth it when the Deskers arrive on Saturday morning :-)

I've been making one last bag - I saw this fabric in my fav shop in Marlborough and had to buy a metre...you know, just to try it :-)
I think it's my favourite so far....in fact, I've already got an order for one plus the other for the Crop, so I'm just going to have to go back to get some more to make one for ME!!
Look at the state of that....dreadful! Shaz Silverwolf and her hubby are supposed to be in this room at the weekend, so I decided to have an hour sorting out!
So, all the fabric is being folded and stashed in the RUB....
Oooh, how pleasing is that?  Well, it makes me happy anyway!

That's it because this week has been bonkers with both sons taking exams, the band has been busy and the beautiful weather has meant a little light gardening (flame throwers may or may not have been used....)

But I wanted to finish with someone else's work.

Lily, who is a young friend of mine, has been doing textiles at school. This is what she made....
How amazing is this dragon?? Lily is only in Year 8...( that's 12-13 years old for non UK readers). I wish I could have been this good at the same age!  I predict further advances in textiles....maybe even making it her career one day.

Have a great week - and I'll apologise in advance for the copious Crop photos in the next post!!

47 comments:

  1. Goodness. That's a gorgeous bag. I can see why people would want one. I love birds and birdcages, so this truly caught my eye.

    Other than picking up the fabric, all those "goodies" on the bed suggest you will have a delightful charity auction at the crop.

    I know some adults who sell on Etsy who don't sew as well as Lily. She is a child prodigy, I suspect. And I expect copious amounts of crop photos next week. After all, I live vicariously.

    No number yet, because Julia is still snoozing. Have a great WOYWW and super crop, too.

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  2. Oh, that little dragon is so cool. It makes me happy to think that sewing at school can produce projects like this. My experience was very different! You already know that I love that birdie fabric and the tote looks gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.

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  3. Fabby dragon! Ooh I wanna come to the crop so I can get my hands on one of those gorgeous drop-dead must have bags!! The fabric is fabulous. Love the hangy scrap bins too. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #10

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  4. A fabulous little dragon made by your little friend , i hope she continues with her sewing as she gets older . Happy woyww jill #5

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  5. Perhaps I can get an advance peak at the bags on Friday (tee hee) cos I really want one!! The dragon is fab (so glad you explained year 8 cos in my day we didn't count them like that and I always get confused...) See you SOON Helen, 8 xxx

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  6. Gorgeous collection of fabrics and I have to agree a nice collection of folded fabrics makes me happy too. Congrats to Lilly... the dragon is a work of art. Have a wonderful time at the crop and I am really looking forward to the photos so I can put faces to links:)
    Sandra @11

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  7. The dragon she has made is brilliant!!Hope she carries on as she has a gift for the sewing!
    All those projects laid out on the bed ....... I must buy on of the little bin holders for your desk off you will contact you about ordering one if that's ok..... Have a fab time of Saturday I only wish I lived nearer and could come along and say hello and thank you personally for the fabulous bunting you made for Lara, have a card from Lara for you I will post now things are getting back to normal for me and I'm not with them Monday- Fridays. Means back to aquatone and keep fit :( no excuses to avoid them!!!!!! Once again Jan thank you for the bunting x
    Jackie13

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  8. I just love that dragon, Jan. Well done Lily!!! Hope you are all sorted and ready for Shaz and her hubby, and all is stashed away for the weekend. Have a great day at the crop - I'd love to be there - but it's just too far in a day. Hope all goes well.
    Margaret #42

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  9. Hi Jan and thanks for visiting. Firstly I must agree that tote is gorgeous and my favorite, but with all the fabrics sorted the colour combos are looking very interesting. How many have you made and I see some interesting holders on the bed too. Lily is very talented - great dragon. AND I am very envious you are all off to the Crop - have an absolute great time, Cheers RobynO#19

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  10. Hi Jan
    Finally managed to get back amongst you after a hectic few weeks!!! I hadn't realised it was the crop this weekend..doh. Hope you have a wonderful time and wish I could be there...one day I promise. I will be with you in spirit,
    Absolutely adore that bird bag, what stunning fabric and your young textiler is a marvel. I don't think I could make that now, young people are so clever.
    Have a brilliant day on Saturday...I know you will.
    Hugs Lisax #47

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  11. Wow! beautiful fabric, I hope I find that shop on our wander around Marlborough on Friday! Well done for the sort out! Love the little Dragon, a crafter in the making! See you soon! Chris 46

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  12. Hi Jan,

    I have to agree with you that material is the best ever I am in LOVE with it, now I want one... Your good cleaning up the room for your visitors and all in the name of art.... we are one crazy bunch, Love the dragon and I agree a budding future, wow she sews better than me.

    Have a great week and enjoy the crop.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Sleepy head Yoda 26

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  13. Oh clever Lily..crikey! I make no predictions as to a career, but I hope that she has a lifelong pleasure from her sewing skills....hobby or job! I think it's very generous of you to clear up before the Silverwolfs arrive. After all, you don't want to be giving Doug the opportunity to brag about sleeping with several bags!

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  14. ah, LLJ, as usual a fun filled post with delightful yummies what cutie as image great job love the bag too must say if only was going to that crop! thanks for popping over, Shaz in Oz.x #14

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  15. Can't wait to see you!! Will get there early no doubt, may have to ask for some help. Am bring my wheelchair, a) it's comfy for me to sit in & b) I need to not walk much if I'm going to be ok to drive there & back so I will need some help cos Lisa who is coming with me has a bad back so won't be able to lift chair (no sure till on the day if she can lift out of car but not push me) out of car or push me! So I'm going to have to rely on everyone's kindness & support. Hope no one minds. I'm loving your bag & I spy fabric with writing on, I love it. Enjoy your day. Take care lovely. Zo xx 50

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  16. I'm so jealous I want to come over. Nice of you to sort out room for Shaz and her man. I love that tote...it might be my favorite now too. OMGosh that dragon is so dare cute and very well made. Bravo. Be well Carole #52

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  17. What an amazing dragon!! And I love your bags - the fabrics are beautiful. Have a wonderful time at the crop. Chris # 17 xx

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  18. Such a cute Dragon....seems it takes visitors for us to get to the nitty gritty of a clean up. I'm doing the same thing.. Your fabric IS beautiful. Fun to work with too I bet. Such a pretty bag. Have a wonderful weekend. I mailed Julia's and your ATC yesterday.

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  19. Such a pretty bag! And what a smart girl Lily is! I get so nervous using a sewing machine- it goes too fassst for me! Patsy

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  20. All the nice comments went out of my head when I read about the flame throwers! Can I have one?? Please! It might be my only solution....
    And yes, that is my favorite bag as well. And tell Lilly I love the dragon. Have a great time at the Crop!

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  21. Hi LLJ yes it was good to see you too, big hug and thanks for dragging yourself away from the sewing, that bag is the best so far. But I'm sorry the dragon stole the show, shame she didn't enter the sewing bee she would have won sure ... Maybe next year.
    Don't work too hard on Saturday enjoy the day I'll be thinking of you all having fun :-)))

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  22. Such wonderful things on your bed. I am sure they will all sell, good luck. Love the fabric on that latest bag.

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  23. Jan, if I were there I'd go food shopping with you and make my fabulous pasta salad for the crop!! I have no doubt your food will be wonderful. Please take pictures at the crop so we Americans can feel like we were there. Don't forget to take a pic of cute Helen cropping on the floor, and you and Julia!! And take a photo of your food. Wow, I sound bossy. I just love you all and know you are going to have a wonderful time. I'm so glad your garden is coming in too--wish I could see gorgeous England right now. While my back is better, I am still babying myself a bit and trying not to over-do it. But I'm having a much better week. I'll pray your energy holds up during this fun, busy time and that it all comes together smoothly. Hugs! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #22

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  24. stunning bag jan iI can see lots of orders for this one. have a wonderful weekend I wish iI was going maybe next year looking forward to the pics crafty hugs andrea
    ps that dragon is super cute and a very talented young lady indeed .

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  25. I really wish I could join you at the crop and buy one of your amazing bags...they are stunning. Have a wonderful weekend. The dragon is adorable...she is very talented. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#44)

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  26. that is some restraint to have come home with only one piece of that fabric, that bag is just beautiful. :) Stay #85

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  27. year 8 my goodness! This is wonderful, she is a very talented sewer! I love the fabric you discovered I am not surprised it appealed to you so much.

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  28. Love the bag but the dragon for a 12-13 yr old is absolutely amazing. BJ#77

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  29. Just a few more sleeps now - can't wait! But why must you tempt me with bag after bag?? Every one more luscious than the last. Love the dragon - that takes me right back to DS and Eragon. He LOVED that book at 10 - funnily he tried to read the last one and said it was so badly written he never finished it LOL! I did TRY to tell him he should red The Dragonriders of Pern instead....but at least he was (and still is) reading.

    I'm babbling - see you soon


    Happy near 5 year WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (1)

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  30. Love that bird fabric bag, beautiful. You've got quite the bag factory going there!

    I am utterly astounded by Lily's talent. Hope she sticks with it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #58

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  31. Yes I love that fabric too. Free motion sewing is not difficult at all. You just move the fabric around. It's amazing and my foot just arrived whooppeeee x
    Famfa 61

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  32. Those bags are fabulous ! So looking forward to seeing you again on Saturday ! Ali x #6

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  33. I'm only just doing my rounds to catch up with all my blogging friends....it's been a busy day with lots of extra cuddles needed by my little poorly munchkins.
    I hope you have a fab time at the crop....lots of photos please. I'm really looking forward to swapping ATCs next week.
    Hugs,
    Annie x #27

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  34. Hope you have a great time at the crop. Wish I could be there to have a close-up look at those gorgeous bags.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 41

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  35. I wish I was going to be at the crop too - hope you all have a fantastic time. Love the photo of the stack of fabric (dare I say it is a bit like porn for me, that and paper!) The new fabric is great. I love buying just a metre of something to try it out. Cx #76

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  36. Wow look at all those wonderful bags that new fabric made a wonderful bag love all the birds on it :) hugs Nikki 3 thanks for the visit

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  37. Oh such a scrummy post with all that fabric gorgeousness Jan!! AND that amazing little dragon - as you say - that girl has a future!! x Jo

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  38. Hi there LLJ,

    I can see why this bag is your favorite. Since you have to go back to purchase more material..... maybe I should put in an order for one?!?

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay

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  39. Lily is better than I am - wow, what a great little sewer she is already.
    Hope sons exams went ok and your preps for the crop are going well.
    Enjoy - but you don't need to be told that - silly me.
    Hugs, Neet 18 xx

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  40. Hiya Jan- rofl'd at the bed pic! At least I know I won't find any stray pins, lol.Love that bird/cage tote fabric, still adoring the owls, and that cream/brown script fabric is luscious! Loving Lily's dragon- she could have a smashing pocket money sideline on the go there. He is so adorable.Looking forward to the weekend, we'll be seeing you tomorrow, Hugs, Shaz xx

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  41. I need all your fabric and all your bags, that's all I have to say! Thank you for your visit. Karen #31

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  42. Doug wants to order a dragon baby off Lily, lol. I knew he would, as soon as he saw them. She can name her price, rofl! Shaz xx

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  43. I LOVE birds so I think this bag is my favorite and I just adore the colors! What a talent Lily has, that dragon is awesome and looks like it needs a good cuddle! Thanks for the visit!
    donna#73

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  44. Do Do Do Dooo, Do Do Do Do Do, Do Do Do Doo, Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Doo!
    LOL!
    Love that bag. I can see why you Needed that fabric. Want some I do my precious!
    Cannot wait til Saturday.
    Hugs
    xx

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  45. I have to say your young friend has taken center stage even over the pleasing aspect of all that neatly folded material which made my OCD heart sing, not to mention that tote which is to die for! That dragon does not look like a 12-year-old made it. I'm astonished! How exciting it will be to see what happens to her in the future with that kind of talent!

    Have an absolute blast at the Crop, LLJ, which I know you will do. Kiss Julia flat on the mouth and tell her that's from me! Oh, but please God, make sure someone gets their camera lined up first!! Thanks for the visit to me! Happy WOYWW hugs, Darnell #29

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  46. Love love love your bags Jan!!! They are beautiful! I SO WISH I could be at the crop with all of you! I hope you guys have a wonderful time.

    And your little friend and her dragon...brilliant! What a talent!

    Happy WOYWW (a day late!)
    Amy E. #15
    Scrapthissavethat.com

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  47. Joining the chorus of admiration for the bird bag : D. And great job on tidying up in an hour! I'd probably be able to do mine faster except I keep getting distracted and making things lol. Thanks for visiting me earlier in the week : D #63

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