For Fun and Friendship

For Fun and Friendship

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

WOYWW 290

SO HERE IT IS, MERRY CHRISTMAS,
EVERYBODY'S HAVING FUN.
LOOK TO THE FUTURE NOW,
IT'S ONLY JUST BEGUN!
(The wonderful Slade!)

Amazingly, I do have something crafty to show you for this Christmas edition, but I can't do the great reveal....oooer Missus!

It's something last minute for our future DiL, who loves all things Goth/Steampunk/Cosplay!













This is a garter like strap for the outside.......




And the soft lined interior. Would you believe that the variegated fabric has been Aragorn's cloak, a forest elf's outfit and part of a Nac Mac Feegle's gear too (as part of World Book Day costumes for Owen and Rhys)....but this is its final use I think!!  Really hope she likes it :-)



Thank you to all who sent lovely cards from far and wide - it's been such a pleasure receiving them and is a reminder, if one was needed, of the love and generosity kindled by the weekly desk fest started by the wonderful Mrs Dunnit.  This door hanger arrived from Sandy Leigh Johnson today.....
Thanks, Sandy, it's just as lovely in reality as it was on your blog! It's hanging in pride of place :-)

What a year, full of desk detecting, fabric frolics and Cropping Capers.....let's hope it continues full blast in 2015. Meanwhile, this says it all really.....
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

34 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas, Jan! That lady is very lucky to get... well, two LLJ originals if you count your son!

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  2. Happy Happy Christmas Jan. Thank you for the card - apologies that I didn't get to send mine. Anne x

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  3. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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  4. I think your DIL will love it.. Thanks for the card, it is on a windowsill bursting with handmade loveliness. Hope you have a fabulous Christmas (I know your guests will eat well!) oh, and your link doesn't work... xxx Helen #5

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  5. And a very Merry Christmas to you too Jan. Hope it's a good one xx

    Fiona #16

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  6. I'm doing a quick spin round all my favourite blogs to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and to catch up with what you're up to at the last minute.
    I must say that I really love the WOYWW card you sent....how clever are you. Hope it's a great one for you and your lovely family.
    Hugs,
    Annie x #25

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  7. Happy WOYWW. I'm not taking part this week.

    Your soon to be dil will love it.

    Hope you have a lovely Christmas. Sue

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  8. Ooo, that is going to be some cool goth headgear or something? Will check back later to find out. (I don't think your link from WOYWW works properly - I got here by editing the URL to visit your home page.) Wishing you a very merry Christmas a happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #24

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  9. Just saw your second link! This one works!

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  10. I love this time of year and all the secrets - please don't keep us in suspenders too long!
    Thanks for sharing your desk and all your stitching works of art.
    Have a great Christmas
    Bishopsmate #30

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  11. Oh that goth fabric is going to be fab, however it gets made up. I find my DS's GF loves all things goth and steampunk and loves The Raven. I'll be back to see what it looks like for sure. As ever, you are a font of inspiration :)

    Happy Christmas Eve WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (1)

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  12. Looks like you are having a fun sewing time :) Blessed holiday to you! Shel #33

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  13. Hiya Jan, A Happy Christmas to you and all your lovely family. She is going to love that bag, I know. Its gorgeously gothic. Glad I gave you a laugh, Doug is both amused and intrigued by that box- thats one foul-up I will never be allowed to forget! Happy Christmas Eve WOYWW, Love and enormous hugs to you all from us both, Shaz #11 xxxx

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  14. Mmm something for the goth in your life maybe ... Look forward to the reveal.
    I couldn't get your link to work so came the long way around. I don't do mushy but Thanks for sharing your entertaining blig with us over the last year and I hope you have a great christmas
    Janet @9

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  15. You DIL is going to love what you're making for her. Merry Christmas #6

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  16. ooooh that looks gothically gorgeous Jan! Happy Christmas to you and yours :o) Annie C #31

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  17. I love black, red and white together, and those textures you're using make it even better. Merry Christmas, Jan! #34

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  18. Happy Christmas soul sister! I'm getting ready to start the Christmas Eve cooking, and wanted to pop by your place very quick to send hugs and love. I can't tell you how many compliments I get on my tote bag! (love it) I'm so happy to think of one of my little stitched reindeers hanging around a happy family across the ocean--see reindeer really do fly! Have a wonderful time with your family and friends and I hope St. Nick is very very good to you! Sandy Leigh #39

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  19. Hope we get to see the Goth make - I love all things Goth and wish I was young enough to dress like one - really! In fact I have a box of Goth jewellery and a Goth t-shirt. Think I am mad? Well sometimes.
    Came here to wish you a Very Happy Christmas, hope it is all you hope for and filled with fun and friendship.
    Love
    Neet 14 xx

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  20. Beautiful photos you have posted Jan....A Very MERRY CHRISTMAS to You and Yours.

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  21. wishing you a wonderful Christmas,
    lots of love
    Jo x

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  22. Whatever it is you are making is looking quite good and quite steampunky! Have a wonderful and restful holiday!

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  23. Wishing you all a very peaceful Christmas and thank you for your 2 lovely Christmas cards (been on the sherry????) LOL
    Lynda B X no post this week

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  24. Hi Judy, thanks for the visit, here to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Angela x 28

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    1. So Jan, that's my fault for rushing, Angela x

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  25. And a very merry WOYWW Christmas to you too! Your surprise gift looks intriguing. The fabrics are lovely. I especially like the sheer black one. The inside of that garter looks so soft and comfy.....thanks for sharing with us. Nann # 45

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  26. That looks interesting. Lovely combination of colours. Goth has to have black of course. Intrigued what it's going to be. Please reveal soon!
    Thanks for popping by earlier (well it was yesterday in fact).
    Happy Christmas!
    Lisca#29

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  27. Hello Dear LLJ,

    Your project for your DIL looks interesting. Maybe we'll see the final project after the holiday? Oh, I've been sickly the last couple of days so I'm holed up in my cozy home sniffling and sneezing. I'm hoping to be able to go bowling with the entire family tomorrow.

    I count my blessings and you are among them!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  28. Such a pretty greeting! Have a blessed Christmas from way over here in Manila! patsy

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  29. Your future DIL will be over-the-moon with this, LLJ! You are so talented and so thoughtful!! I hope your Christmas was merry!! Happy WOYWW to you, very late, and all good wishes for a wonderful new year!! Hugs, DJK #49

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  30. What beautiful sewing as always, happy new year,
    Chris

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  31. That project looks fascinating - I bet she loved it! Hope you've enjoyed a great Christmas. Hugs, Chris # 10

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  32. I do hope you and yours had a lovely time over the last few days. We sure did! I'm loving your tease peek at your make. Hope we get to see the final thing. Take care. Zo xx 32

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  33. Hey Jan. Can you please send me your and Julia's mailing addresses to my r mail? Thanks. Hugs. Kay

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