Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

WOYWW 268

THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL......

Thanks to all you lovely lot who made me laugh with your inventive ways of getting Tootie Fruitie into your comments......but there can only be one winner and that is.....

*drum roll*

ANNE of COPPER BEECH CRAFTS!

Congrats Anne...please could you email your snail mail address to me and it'll be winging its way to you ASAP :-)

Right then, the desk....

You find me mid-bag, so to speak.....a tote for a teacher's present.  Hopefully the recipient will like the fabric...included is a tissue holder in the same fabric for the inevitable last day tears :-)

Top stitching...oh yeah.....it's gotta be done.

Julia surprised me with these little beauties - tiny metal hands with 'hand made' stamped on them. She knows I have a dislike of fabric tags/labels on my stuff, so found these to sew on to my bags etc. I've sewed one onto the bag above and it looks great. Cheers mate! 


My brass band had a really busy weekend - this pic was taken of me by my hubby. I quite like it as you can only see half of me!! I'm not asleep, honest!  Just concentrating very hard on the music *grin*

Short and sweet this week....wonder if I'll get brownie points?!

41 comments:

  1. ah wonderful so glad for Anne.. great work Lunch Lady Jan.. and love the teacher's tote and extras too beautiful work! great little handy items too from Julia.. gotta love that! great last image by hubby too, it made me smile :D
    Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x no number yet.

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  2. Those hand charms are great . Happy woyww Jill #16

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  3. Love those little hands just the job I have one I brought years ago in Bath.
    Yes that's a great shot .... Half hidden photos can say so much more.
    When did you grow the beard?
    Janet @13

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  4. I missed the tuti fruti post, wanted to sticky beak the fun answers oh well. You play in a band? A lady of many talents indeed
    Bridget #3

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  5. Love the photo, you look good ... the best pics of me are half hidden too! More gorgeous fabric on your desk, and those hands are so cute!! Have a great week. Helen 6

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  6. That's a really nice teacher's gift. I love the fabric. You are a lady of many talents. #7

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  7. Beautiful fabrics, I am sure your winner will love it. Hope you had fun playing. Have a great week.

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  8. Well if the recipient doesn't like the fabric she should be made to write out lines. Your bags are absolutely gorgeous in both design and fabric choice. Loooove the half pic of you... adds a bit of mystery to LLJ.
    Sandra de @1

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  9. When I grow up I'm going to be as talented as you Jan haha
    Lynn x

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  10. Lucky teacher! Great photo of you too, love that I can see your hands in the reflection.

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  11. I like photos like that ... I'm always taking photos but not very often in one !
    The little hands are sweet, nice gift
    Bag looks super and I love that you made a tissue holder to match
    Jackie 24

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  12. A talented lady in many ways..brass band, go Jan. Love the colours of the new bag but best of all the little hand made hands are fantastic, what a great idea and a great friend. Happy WOYWW and cheers RobynO#22

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  13. I'm with you on those gorgeous hand tags Jan...wonder where she got them? And as for the last pic....I love it and am thinking of taking it up even if just to hide behind when the photos are taken lol
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 32

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  14. Ooh, I'm drooling over that fabric with the butterflies and birds on - and it looks so lovely with the matching checks - not that I need any more fabric but I just have to ask where you got it from!
    That's a great photo - what a lot of puff you must have! Hope you have a great week,
    Diana x #42

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  15. We can tell you aren't asleep...because the tuba would be at a droop!! I think the fabric is a current bang on trend delight. Bet it goes down really really well.

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  16. That fabric is just gorgeous and I can't imagine the recipient not absolutely loving the bag. I have some of those little hands bought years ago now and not many left. I've just sourced some miniature sewing machines for another little project. Great pic of you with the tuba. Enjoy the rest of your week x

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  17. I love being visited by the Fruit Pixie! Those handmade buttons are brilliant.
    PJ was impressed with the tuba photo - says 'that's a big mouth organ'!
    No change here then .......
    Bishopsmate #50

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  18. Love that tuba picture - very arty!! (I also prefer photos where I am not really in them....) Love that fabric but you now that because I have a tote in that colour. Now, seriously, how on earth have you missed out on GoT? I justlove it and the books are very good, my son husband and I have been reading them (I go last because I couldn't bear to wait the two months it takes them to read each book to talk about it!!). I think the tv series is brill as well, great production values and really well done. Obviously if you don't like historical fantasy probably not for you but do give it a go!! Happy Wednesday, Cindy #38

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  19. I love the hand charms !!
    Congratulations to Anne !

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  20. Hello dear LLJ,

    I love the photo of you!

    Congrats to Anne for winning the draw for one of your bags. Yay!!! Oh, the lucky teacher to get the one you are currently making. The Hand Made hands that Julia gave you are wonderful. So very cool!

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay (65)

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  21. Congratulations Anne. Jan you are such a generous person with a big heart. I am sure the teacher will love the bag regardless and the material you have used is lovely. I hope you have a wonderful week.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 63

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  22. Hi Jan, love the photo of you and your very sparkling instrument! Congratulations to Anne on winning the tote. The fabric for the tote you are making this week is beautiful and the little hands are super cute. Wishing you a great week, top-stitching notwithstanding :) Hugs, Elizabeth x #63

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  23. Lovely post, Jan, and great to see you making music! I love the little "hand made" hands - much, much nicer than fabric labels or tags. Thanks for your visit and your encouraging comment - it was absolutely great to get back into my ARTHaven yesterday and make a start on a card, and I have been in there again today, and have had to leave it to dry before I can do any more. I agree - I reckon I owe myself some "me" time after all the hassle with Mum lol!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #34

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  24. Hiya Jan, I'm LOVING those little hands! Perfect for you, clever Julia. Nice pic of you and your Tuba, and those Fb pics of Hubby and Owen on the steam train are great- you can see how much they are enjoying themselves in their faces. Huge Hugs, Shaz xxXxx

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  25. Jan, thanks for visiting me earlier.
    I love that material, very pretty and those little hands are so sweet, some lucky teacher is going to get a beautiful bag and one of those hands. She must be very special.
    Chris #33

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  26. Lucky Anne, wish it were me, never mind. Love the fabric you are using and the little hands are gorgeous, I have some of those, they are very useful.
    Happy crafting and have a great week, Angela x #44

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  27. Lovely photo of you. I can admit to you: I'm kinda glad I'm now in an orchestra and the summers are free...our summer band schedule was crazy! I love the fabric, and I'm sure she will to. Have a great week.
    -K #72

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  28. Well, Jan. Where do I start. Many congratulations to Anne. It is a brilliant gift she will receive. Great new bag underway there on your desk; gorgeous hands. They will be so useful and different! Good photo of you - hubby took a brilliant shot - love the reflections in the tuba!
    Take care, my friend. God bless.
    Margaret #10

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  29. I'll give you brownies and points for this short and sweet post. Love the photo of you hard at making music, so much fun. Those hand made charms sure are a treat, how nice of Julia to find them and they will make neat additions to your sewing. Big congrats to Anne! As they say in the grade schools: Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Judy #71

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  30. Oh my goodness--I love seeing the picture of you playing! I love what you're stitching this week. I thought of you because I had to clean out my mother's whole sewing machine this weekend to sell it. Get this--Mom's sewing machine was called a Singer Touch Tronic 2005. In 1978 she paid over $800 for it! That was a lot. It came in a big beautiful oak cabinet and the doors opened up and had all these compartments and places for threads and storage--very nifty. I plugged it in, and it works great. Incredible. I would have loved to kept it for sentimental purposes of course--but Mom was very involved when I bought Violet, and that new sewing machine does make me think of her, so I don't have to keep that huge monster from 1978! I even found a commercial for it on YouTube. Crazy. I hope you are having a wonderful week soul sister. Hugs! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #53

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  31. I'm sure the teacher in question will love the fabric, it looks gorgeous, and what a cool idea to sew the little charms onto your makes, brilliant. Love the photo of you too! :o) Happy WOYWW Annie C #54

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  32. Love that photo of you. I have great admiration for anyone who can play an instrument of any kind, wish I could.
    The fabric you are using is gorgeous, you always find such wonderful designs and the little hand charms are perfect.
    Hope you are having a good week and managing to enjoy this fantastic weather.
    Hugs Lisax

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  33. Love that photo Jan - why do these family photographers not get us at our beautiful best!!

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  34. Oh I love that fabric, hope the teacher loved the gift, talking of gifts, Bethany absolutely loved her bag. I gave it to her on her birthday, her little eyes went wide and she beamed. Thanks again for making it for me. Thanks for sharing. Take care Zo xx 55

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  35. Oh my word 'I don't believe it' :-) I am having to pinch myself I won the bag! I am stunned and so so pleased. Didn't join in this week as I'm not feeling well and have so much to do - including prep for a Card Workshop on Saturday!! Your email Jan was a real tonic. Thank you so much. Am emailing my address after writing this.
    The fabric you are showing above is gorgeous and love the little hands. Brilliant photo of you as well. Anne x

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  36. Oh I think the teacher will just love that bag - my favourite colour - think I need to teach somewhere else if that's the kind of presents teachers get there! Thanks for calling by earlier, sorry I'm running so late this week - trying to do as much as possible while this lovely weather lasts!
    Bernice

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  37. Sorry for the delayed visit (work got in the way!). Congrats to your lucky winner. Those hands are too adorable,never seen tags like that. What a fun pic of you your hubby took.Thanks for sharing. Love to learn bits about the names behind WOYWW! Happy weekend! Winnie

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  39. Stunning fabric there Jan! Not your usual fayre but so pretty! Love the little charms too - so perfect for you! x #31

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  40. Great looking bag..those charms are so cute too

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  41. Lucky teacher, I am jealous of her receiving that bag and I love the term "butterfly mind" so much better than blank brain!

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