Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

WOYWW 283

JELLY ON A PLATE, JELLY ON A PLATE,
WIBBLE WOBBLE, WIBBLE WOBBLE, JELLY ON A PLATE!

Well, then, lovely WOYWWers (and other readers...), it's that time again. Show and tell!


I had just over half a metre of the lovely Botanicals fabric (as seen last week) so decided to make another tote as something to have in reserve if anyone needs a bag/prezzy. This time, it got teamed with this beautiful soft green check which I LOVE.








Here, I'm sandwiching together the bag lining, zipped section and a top bit of lining. Hence the pins, because three layers would just go walkies otherwise...and yes, I've learned that the hard way!

But now it needs a blooming good iron to finish it off :-)


Then with some of the offcuts, I made a covered notebook (A5, if you're interested!)  Even though I allowed half an inch to the book's measurements, it was quite a tight fit....


I didn't add any embellishments as I thought it would detract from the gorgeous print. I was really pleased with this and it took about 15 minutes to make.


From the sublime to the ridiculous!  This was the desk last Thursday.... I've been playing bass keyboard for the Kennet Accordion Orchestra recently, standing in for their normal player who's going through breast cancer treatment.  

My previous image of accordions was a French bloke in a stripey t-shirt smoking a Gauloise...how wrong I was!  The sound the orchestra creates is amazing - layered and complex.  Anyhow, we were in a contest on Saturday and were playing Rock around the Clock in one category. So I made scarves for the five girlies - just hemmed triangles but they added to the overall impression. If you're interested, the Orchestra won the three group categories they were in. second in a small group, plus duos and soloists from the group came first in their sections. It was a good day!







The venue was quite large and this sign struck me as I was wandering down one corridor! Well, the mind bloggled, it really did. But, seeing that I'm a sticky beak, off I went to have a nosey, visions of large jellies in my mind.....




Oh, it's wobbling exercise machines. That's what the sign meant!  I dread to think what would have happened if I'd have had a go on these.....underground tectonic plate disturbances in deepest, darkest Dorset!!


Thanks for reading my nonsense, I'm off to make some jelly :-)  

43 comments:

  1. Morning, Jan - thanks for my first laugh of the day! Those totes are so lovely, and the fabrics you find are just perfect. Such a good idea, to have some made in advance - wish I was more like that. The music sounds great fun, too. Have a lovely week, Chris (no no. yet) xx

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  2. I had a giggle too Jan. I would like to send you a pic of a project I am making Eliza(Yoda's Mum). It's a canvas.
    Judy

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  3. Ha ha love that sign. It conjures up all sorts of nonsense in my head! Thanks for explaining! Another lovely tote bag and covered book. Have a happy week
    Lynda B 10

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  4. That botanicals fabric is just gorgeous! Love the wobble sign - the mind did indeed boggle (or bloggle even). The concert sounds great fun too! well done. Helen 3
    I'm a yes for the crop - but you knew that, didn't you?!!

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  5. I really love the latest bag Jan but have to say that last bit really had me chuckling. Why? Wobble??? My mind is doing overtime imagining stepping onto one of those machines....it's not a pretty sight. ;-)
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 27

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  6. YOur bags are awesome, you are too clever with material. wobble room indeed, you are too funny
    Bridget #2

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  7. Morning Jan. I hope you are well this lovely Wednesday. What gorgeous bags, I love the fabric.
    I bet we'd all loose more weight laughing at each other wobbling on those machines than the wobble itself. Bet they are great fun. What about eating jellies while wobbling in the wobble room.... oh it's just getting silly now, I love it.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #33

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  8. I never get tired of botanical prints... they just seem to go with everything. The bag is super cute and the book amazing. No need for embellishments as it is truly gorgeous.
    Sandra de @21

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  9. Love the bag and the notebook.

    My dad use to have one of those machines. We sat his dog on it once and she happily stayed even when we put it on:)

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #34

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  10. Thought you were talking about my belly. Anyhoo how on earth does a wobble machine work?? Love that fabric - as you know!! - it is really beautiful and doesn't need anything else. I do like the sound of 'brass' - recently went to see Caro Emerald at the 02 and there are a lot of brass instruments in the band - the sound was amazing!! Happy WOYWW Cindy #38

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  11. I meant to say there was an accordion player as well - oh well, the train of thought got lost somewhere, not unusual these days. x Cindy

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  12. What an interesting post this morning! I really love the book cover you made. Gorgeous!
    Glenda #37

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  13. Love your bag and the covered notebook. Have a great day.

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  14. Oh that bag is gorgeous - and looks perfect with the green check - and I'm wowed by the notebook - how did you make it such a perfect fit and look so professional - I'm incredibly impressed! Love the sign, but sadly I don't need a machine to help me wobble - I do that all by myself! Hope you have a great week,
    Diana x

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  15. I love, love, love that journal cover! The reason sewing and I don't get on very well is because I'm not very precise. Your precision is evident in your photos! Straight lines and everything lines up! Your projects look professional! Have a wonderful week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #42

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  16. Love your work and the fabric you use. Those botanic prints go so well with Vichy checks and stripes. Beautiful!
    Cheers
    Gabriele 30

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  17. Hiya Jan, your posts always make me laugh! Love the exercise machines! That botanical fabric is awesome, and now we have seen the last of it- how sad. It does look lovely with the green check, agreed. Just seen the crop news- yippee! Pretty certain all this will be done by then, so we have to ask our favourite landlady about room bookings now, rofl!Have a great week,Love & Hugs, Shaz #14 xxx

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  18. Happy WOYWW, A nice journal cover. Pretty shades of green And the Wobble Room ! Cute idea, I'm not much for machines in rooms to exercise,. I like the great outdoors, but cold temps here so that will come to an end shortly. #53 this week. Have a lovely week.

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  19. Hi Jan, looks as though you are thinking along the same lines as me ... that is, making stuff for pressies. I like the notebook cover - it looks fab and I love you bags. One day I will try to make one myself - I just need to get up the courage :) Congratulation to the accordion orchestra - didn't they do well. I bet the girls looked just the thing with those scarves on. That sign is a hoot! Have a fab and productive week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #47

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  20. I have just had to explain the contents of this post to the other staff Members because of how much I am laughing .... Dare I say it because of visions of you on a wobbling machine.
    Back to your post .... Love the book cover .... A great addition to the bags.
    I haven't finalised the work shop yet ... Night before Joni think ( OMG ITS TOMORROW!) Job more like .. No reAlly it's stuff like x mad tree made with yoyos and felt bunting and decorations ... It was very successful last year. I haven't looked at the crop post but I'm definately going not going to miss 2 in a row
    Have a good week
    Janet

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  21. The bag is beautiful, and you are so right, the book cover doesn't need a thing added.

    Oh my, a wobble room, that does sound, ummmm, words fail me, lol!

    Happy woyww to you!
    :)trisha
    #54 this week with
    painty things

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  22. I had a giggle at your post title and another about the wobble room! Love the bag and the book cover! Such beautiful fabric! And congrats on all the wins! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #50

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  23. Oh yes, that bag and book cover are just gorgeous indeed, love that fabric, it needs nothing added to it and the green check is the perfect balance... you clever so and so!! ;) I had one of those wobble machines and wrecked my neck using it so gave it to the local charity barn!! LOL Annette #18

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  24. I love the bag and book cover you have presented to us this week, and your post title is a gem!!
    Congrats on the win, and thanks for the giggles this morning.
    Krisha #24

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  25. Oh my goodness, I love a music contest. What fun! Congratulations! I just have to laugh at the wobble room though. What in the world are wobble machines? Maybe something like that would help my bad back. You deserve an award for yet another beautiful tote too - and the book cover is just brilliant. You know, your beautiful sewing always inspires me and reminds me that I am completely under utilizing the wonderful embroidery sewing machine (Violet) my mother helped me buy. I have certainly sewed with Violet all year, but I haven't done one embroidery, and I need to do those again! Machine embroidery is so cool--although I love my hand stitched stuff, there are plenty of plain jane fabrics in my stash that could completely perk up with a quick embroidery from ole Violet. Wish I could have heard the beautiful sounds of your orchestra--now you're making me want to get out my violin! Hugs to you sweet girl. Sandy Leigh #51

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  26. that book cover is just fabulous :) I think that is such a beautiful print of fabric too! ~Stacy #60

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  27. Oooooh... what gorgeous fabric! The bag and the book cover are lovely... they'd make perfect presents. Love the wobble room!

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  28. I don't think my wobbly bits would ever stop wobbling if I got on one of those...Love the bag and the book cover...15 min! Well I guess I can paint a picture in 20 min...each of us have our strong points...#22

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  29. I love reading your posts because you make me smile! That music contest sounds like fun!
    I'm intrigued by the red polka dot fabric in one of the photos.... I live in southern Spain and ladies wear these 'flamenco' dresses made of this sort of fabric....
    I giggled at your wobbly story! Thanks for a healthy good laugh!
    Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder.
    Have a good week.
    Lisca#28

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  30. That lovely check that you say is green but looks blue Is fab..I love the notebook cover. Interesting..I've made a couple and they've been tight too, I just assumed I'd mis-measured!

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  31. I believe that spandex is a privilege not a right so my wobbly bits stay away from anything that could be called a gym. Love your bags!
    #63

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  32. It would have been much more fun if it was a room full of jellies! Lovely combination of fabrics in that bag. I've been wearing your poppy with pride x

    Fiona #60 something!

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  33. Gorgeous fabric again and a lovely bag.
    The machines look interesting but scary, think I'll stick with the walking, looks safer Lol!
    Happy crafting, Angela x 40

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  34. Before I even got to the end of your plate I was quite sure you were referring to my midsection and its wibbly wobbly-ness... love the polkie dotted pattern and the botanicals bag. Congrats on you and your bandmates recognition. Will you be going on a world tour now?

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  35. Oh goodness, I nearly wet myself with your wobble description. I had all sorts of things in my mind when I saw that sign, none of them were those exercise things. Congrats to your orchestra for the great wins. I am so in love with your covered note book. Are you planning to sell them? Or even just the covers? I'd be in line for one if you do. I use lots of notebooks for my little sketches (that I keep secret just for my eyes) and they would look super with fancy covers on. Lovin that bag too. Have a great week.
    Von #23

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  36. Love that bag, the fabric really is pretty! Love the Minnie Mouse fabric too! Well Done for the contest win! Already looking forward to the crop!! As for the wobble machine I wobble quite well enough without thank you!!!! Chrisx57

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  37. Hi lunch lady Jan. your new bag and the notebook cover is great. I remember that material from a previous post I loved it then and I still love it now!

    I have been getting ready for my craft fair which is this Saturday so I've been so bad about posting and visiting others.

    this evening I'm trying to make some candles and some old Desert Rose cups that I have. So far so good.

    Those exercise machines crack me up. My mom had an electrical round barrel thing that you would sit on. What a memory to come back!

    I sent a package to Julia and hopefully you guys will be getting it soon; there's something in there for you.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  38. Hi Jan..I just love your totes, the fabrics are so lovely and I do so like this botanical one and the book cover is a fab idea to use up pieces. I was away last week and have just browsed your last WOYWW post....oh wow the quilts are amazing, I so admire folk who sew these beautiful works and done by hand must take forever. Cheers and enjoy your weekend RobynO#39

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  39. ah wibble-wobble jelly, eh Lunch lady Jan??
    I must admit adore that botanical print very very much... would make a good Bible cover too :D
    ... and congrats on band's win well done :D happy belated WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #74

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  40. I love that fabric! I am wondering if I could use the Stick It stuff and cut out a motif to use on a layout? Bet I could... is if FL uk?? I know you do shop there so maybe my local one will have it too. Love the colours and the design so much. The notebook cover is nice too but it does look a little tight :) I feel your pain cause I can never get things like that to fit JUST RIGHT no matter how carefully I measure.

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (1)

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  41. JAn, that book is wonderful, so classy. You continually amaze me with the brilliant ideas you have and execute so beautifully.
    Chris #27

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  42. Lovely bag there LLJ and great matching book.
    Do you think we can have those machines at the next WOYWW crop? That would be sooo funny!!!
    Hugs
    xx

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  43. you are a funny girl! I love reading your posts because of that! Love the bag and the book. I think the wobble machines are interesting and a good name cause if I got on one I would wobble and probably land on my butt on the floor! Congrats with the music endeavor! Have a great week. Vickie #68

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