Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

WOYWW 286

I'M IN LOVE WITH IT ALL,
I HAVE FREEDOM TO LOVE
IN HIDING....
(Genesis)

It's an odd one this week. I want to show you my desk....


But this is about the most you'll see as the things that I'm making at the moment are for Christmas prezzies and so I can't show them in their entirety because the recipients sometimes read this blog!  So I may have to place a few red herrings here and there to put the presentees off the scent!!  Just call me Miss Marple :-)  I'm messing around with an idea at the moment.


Pretty, girly, flowery....all the things I'm not, lol!!  But I'm enjoying playing around with these!


Checking out my frou frous for another prezzy  ;-) .....grin!


Fabric, lace, ribbons and beads....it doesn't take much to make me happy!  Can't show you this either - bet you're really glad you stopped by my blog, aren't you?!


I haven't played with my beads for a while, so really enjoyed this - they'll be more in evidence over the next few weeks as I intend to do some beady prezzies too. I love sparkly stuff.....





I can show you this though!! I'm going to a wedding on Saturday and wanted to make the bride a good luck charm to give her on the day. 

The basic idea was an embellished heart. I don't know if you can make them out but there are tiny seed beads on the lace flower - they just catch the light and twinkle prettily.....
I had a lot of fun making this....more frou frou, you see!  Now all I have to do is remember to take it on Saturday.....

Have a great crafting week :-)

39 comments:

  1. OOhh what a lot of mystery this week, but I like what you have shared so far. That wedding heart is gorgeous, the bride will be thrilled. The colours on the first fabric in your photos is bright and cheerful, a nice change from red, green and gold tha'ts going on in my house!
    Enjoy the wedding
    Have a happy week
    Lynda B 15

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  2. ah Lunch Lady Jan well doe non the heart at the end ... really love it :D

    Oh and you excelled at Miss Marple as really have no clue what you are up too :D

    Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #12 i think

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  3. Now that's my sort of desk :-) I'd feel sooooo at home at your's. So much yummy stuff going on.
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 23

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  4. Yours such a tease! That heart is just gorgeous. I'm sure it's even more fabulous 'in the flesh'. Lucky bride.

    Fiona #4

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  5. You are one big tease today! Love your heart for the bride - it's beautiful! Have a great time at the wedding. Helen 6

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  6. What a delicious, happy post! Glad you're having a ball, Jan - love all the beads and lace (you've given me another idea for pressies!!) Those fabrics look really good together - looking forward to seeing the finished items. Hope the wedding goes really well - remember your thermal underwear LOL, as well as that lovely keepsake! xx Chris # 8

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  7. Ooo, your friends are going to be very lucky this Christmas time - looks as if there will be some beautiful hand made gifts for them!
    Love the bead stash... I may be a tiny bit jealous... perhaps I will go and play with the beads at the quilting/sewing shop in the village!
    And the Bride's Charm is very pretty - I think I like your kind of frou-frou!
    Lizzie #28 this week. X

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  8. Love those hearts at the beginning - very goo idea to use those things - they look fab! The lace bits are not to be used, just to be hoarded and looked at (if they were mine I mean) - ooh! So after many oohs and aahs looking at your pictures I bid you a fond WOYWW day and say what a lovely lot of loveliness you have there.
    Hugs, Neet 30 xx

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  9. There seems to be a theme this week - lots of guessing games :-) I do love all the pretties on your desk this week. Love it! Happy WOYWW Anne x #32

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  10. Looks like a very productive desk. Love the heart, so pretty. Have a great week.

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  11. There are going to be a lot of very happy people come Christmas Day.

    Love the heart. The bride will treasure that.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #39

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  12. Hi Jan, oh so many lovely and interesting bits on your desk and I just know you'll be turning them into gorgeous gifts. Your good luck wedding heart is just lovely - enjoy your week Cheers RobynO#34

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  13. What Beautiful Christmas gifts!! Reminds me I need to get some sewing done too! Thanks for sharing,
    Happy WOYWW Ginny #43

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  14. Your hearts are gorgeous - I love the bright flowery fabric, very retro! The bride will be thrilled with the pretty lilac one - it's beautiful. Hope you have a great week,
    Diana #50 xx

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  15. Those laces and beads look beautiful and you took some wonderful photos of them. Have a happy week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #41

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  16. I love all the "artsy" photos on here today. What a lovely selection of things to see. #3

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  17. Hiya Jan, not posted this week, as I've been pretty wiped out all week, but didn't want to worry people! lol. I'm all done now, just slowly dragging myself back up the hill.Thats a beautiful keepsake for the bride, like how you siad you needed not to forget to take it. Thats just the sort of thing I'd do, to. Lots of lovely sparkly things this week. Huge Hugs, Shaz xxxxx

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  18. I like the look of the pretty girly colours you have going and your beads are lovely too! Your wedding keepsake heart is so sweet, pop it in your bag now so you don't leave it behind!! Happy WOYWW to you, Annette #26

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  19. I think everything looks lovely!! And the wedding charm is a great keepsake!! (And don't you just love playing with beads?? I don't use them, just sort them! LOL!)

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  20. That heart is so adorable, I put it on my Pinterest! You've inspired me to make one for my niece when she gets married this spring. Thank you dearest! Your sewing room is just a complete inspiration this week. Now I've got to get out my beads too! I'm going to give those reindeer some little beaded eyes. Oh what fun it would be if you could stop by for roast turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and spice cake! I would type more, but I've got to get my bum into the kitchen and get this party started. Hugs soul sister! Sandy Leigh #54

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  21. I think the word of the day is definitely pretty.

    Pat #66

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  22. Wow! So much prettiness. I love all those beads! I could just have a box of pretty beads and I would 'play' with them. In the UK lacemaking bobbins are very thin and need to be weighted down, so English lacemakers put pretty beads at the bottom of their bobbins. One day when I needed more bobbins weighted, a lacemaking friend invited me and got out this enormous box of beads! She taught me how to do it and I was in bead heaven. We had great fun and I remember it to this day (as it was a long time ago).
    Thanks for sharing,
    Have a great week,
    Lisca#24

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  23. Love that heart - what a gorgeous piece of work!
    Bishopsmate #65

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  24. the heart is beautiful and I am sure it will be treasured. Thanks for all the little peeks - love seeing other people's bead boxes. Look forward to when you can show off all your makes after Christmas.

    Have a productive week
    KraftyKaren #63

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  25. Thanks for stopping by...I peeped about the past few posts too. You totally amaze me. Always making such pretties. Love the display of photos this week too. If I get time I might try to make a tote for my moms walker. Getting some ideas on line for patterns etc. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  26. Always love visiting your blog Jan. Love the heard..and of course that bead box almost makes me drool!!haha.
    Have a great rest of the week,
    . Judy #11

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  27. Oooh, it's a real whodunnit (or is that who's gonna get it, he he) post this week. Such intrigue :)
    I'm like you, not a frou, frou person but your frou, frou is so pretty, you clever thing. The bride will really love her good luck charm. Have a great week,
    Luv Von #17

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  28. Well Miss Marple, am loving the frilly and the frou frou! 'Spect the bride will be most delighted with your good luck gift. I shall be looking forward to my next game of Spot the Red Herring!

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  29. ooh some lovely stuff there missus. Can't say what is my fave, but I may have to take a leaf from your book and make a heart this year. The one I bought is so stupidly simple (really, sewn, stuffed, one button thru the middle) that even I could manage it. And the way yours is decorated is so pretty. Maybe.... :)
    Late again - darn that Blogger!

    Happy happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (16)

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  30. A real woman of mystery - but you're right, everything you've pictured is so pretty! Love those bright buttons, think I had some of those (reluctantly let my bestie use one on a card the other week) and the little heart is so cute. Hugs, Cindy #49

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  31. Lovely girly time you are having ! Hope the secret projects turn out as hoped ! Thanks for visiting Love Ali #22

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  32. Hello there LLJ,

    Oh, you are so funny! How can you not be a girlie girl and make the fun things you do with lace and baubles and beads?!? Maybe you're an underground girlie girl.....

    The ONE thing you did share is gorgeous. I'm sure the bride will love it; what a special token for her very special day.

    Thank you for visiting me already! Happy belated WOYWW
    Hugs,
    Kay (21)

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  33. Hi Jan, didn't have time to join in WOYWW this week because I'm up to my eyes in present making too, and sorting out stuff in the craft room ... the 'if I haven't used it in a year, and I can't possibly see a use for it ever it's going' kind of sort out because, and I'm holding my breath here, the room is scheduled for redecoration in the new year :) The floral hearts are lovely - very colourful - and, as a frou frou kind of gal, I love all your pretty lacy trims. The heart is gorgeous and, yes, I can see the little seed beeds. The bride is going to treasure it as a lovely reminder of her special day. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  34. Haha, I loved all the things you didn't show us this week. ;-) Especially all the pretty, frilly & lacy stuff.

    Sorry I'm late with my visits this week. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

    Happy Belated Woyww,

    Sandy #33

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  35. Hmmm, now my curiosity is peaked on what you didn't show us :D I love lacy frilly things even though I couldn't get much further away from a frou frou kind of girl! LOL! That hear is really lovely, I've been thinking about making some filled with lavender buds to hang around my studio. In the winter it can get a little stale smelling in the house and it sure is looking like winter here in New Hampshire. We received 15" this past Wednesday... guess it was a birthday present from Mother Nature for my, gulp, 60th birthday! Have no clue how that birthday got here so fast!!! Yikes!
    Hugs,
    Beth P
    #70

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  36. Oh i do love that so many of us cannot show our desks in full at this time of year! :-)

    I will look forward to seeing your blog updates in the new year when you can show the gifts you are making (so I can steal the ideas for next years pressies!!). I hope the wedding was lovely on Saturday (I am late in visiting this week) and I am sure the bride loved her gift (so thoughtful of you).
    Kyla x

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  37. Beautiful beads & lace, somebody's going to have a pretty pressie!
    Hugs
    Debs 29

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  38. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog - sorry its a late call this week - Blogger keeps refusing to load for me! I am feeling much better and have even managed some sewing!! x Jo

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  39. beautiful goodies, red herrings or no : D. I especially love those beads. Happy Belated WOYWW!

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