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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

WOYWW 310

IT'S CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE
WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE.

Well, after a blank spell on my desk, quite a lot has been made over the past week! I took notice of something that Julia wrote...ie no-one's going to make time for you...be selfish occasionally and do what you want to. So I did :-)

I enjoyed making this bunting for Maya, a new grand-daughter of friends of mine. Pretty colours, buttons, ribbons, lace and....

....butterflies! Gotta be done :-)

Then I found some scraps of furnishing fabric in my stash and realised that some of them went together very well, though you wouldn't have thought it at first.

I've had the stripes and spots for ages but the floral is fairly recent. However, the colours tone really well. There was just enough to make a patchwork tote....





I even found some red spot that I thought would clash horribly but it didn't. Here's a pocket in the making.....










It works quite well - I might take this plus a couple of other things to the Crop :-)








I love this flowery fabric - chintzy patterns are usually my last option, but this one is fresh and pretty. And I already had this apple green spotty for the lining....

Gosh, I adore this combo. A zipped craft bag is in the offing, I think!

I don't know if I'll get much more done this week as there's a lot of food shopping and cooking to be done for the Crop on Saturday. I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone again. There'll be lots of chatting. eating cake and maybe some crafting going on. Sounds like the perfect day, lol!!!

xxxx

37 comments:

  1. I love the banner, love the bag and love that you took time to do something you love to do . . . sometimes we just need to take care of your selves and have a little fun :)

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  2. Such a pretty bag you've made and that banner is adorable :) hugs Nikki no #yet

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  3. Your baby bunting is beautiful Jan and all the lovely prints really reminds me that summers on its way! Enjoy Saturday
    Have a ahappy week Lynda B x

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  4. WOYWW Crop is always a perfect day!! The fabrics are beautiful, what a gorgeous bag. and the bunting is so delicate and pretty too.. See you in a few days, can't wait!

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  5. I had to stop by before going to bed and say you have a great eye when it comes to color. I especially like the way you combined those fabrics for the bag. The pocket was the crowning touch that brought the entire bag together. That's an adorable bunting, too.

    Have fun at the crop. I'll be there in spirit, but you'll have to eat my piece of cake for me (grin). Happy last Wed before the crop from #9.

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  6. You're right it does sound a perfect day but alas it's another one we will be missing. One day........ Really hope you all have a wonderful day and share lots of photos with us.
    Big hugs,
    Annie x. #16

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  7. oo pretty bunting; i think that patchwork bag looks great together but then i like patterns that shouldnt work together you should see some of my project life cards! :)
    Happy WOYWW thanks for sharing

    Charlie.x #13
    http://craftroomdiary.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/woyww-may-13th.html

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  8. Magic in the works. Lovely project. You've a good eye for matching up the colors and patterns of fabric. I'd love to exchange ATC's again...will send to Julia if that's ok. Have fun with your cooking at the crop and I know you will all have a wonderful day. I'd love to attend but I don't see the money flashing before my eyes. Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Oh, that baby bunting is just lovely. I'll be making a list of ingredients once the children have gone to school. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday. Woo hoo!

    Fiona #7

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  10. That bunting is wonderful ... what a lovely gift to give! LOVE all those fabrics and the patchwork bag is simply gorgeous ... but I have to say apple green dotty is my most favourite of all! See you on Saturday! Love Debbie ... no idea what number but you are busy so don't even think about visiting me this week! xxx

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  11. Beautiful bunting Jan and such super fabric combos for your bags. Hope all goes well at the crop - have fun. x Jo

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  12. The bunting is so pretty and perfect for any little girl and I love the styling of your bag. :) #31

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  13. Fab bag. Love the fabrics for the one you've not made yet.

    Have fun at the crop on Saturday.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #41

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  14. I do love bunting and yours is just beautiful and so perfect for a little girl. I also love the bag you made - beautiful colour choice and the green spotty with the floral is just fabulous. Hope you have a great day on Saturday,
    Diana x

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  15. You combos are sometimes out of my personal comfort zone, but that is what makes them so fun - I'd never have matched that set and yet, it does seem to work! Hey...shouldn't you be cooking?
    :D

    Happy pre-crop WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (1)

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  16. Oh yes Jan, really lovely fabric and colour combo - again great totes and bunting is so pretty. AND have a fab time at the Crop even if your busy.

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  17. Jan another colourful desk this week, I love your colour combos, just wish I could meet you all at the Crop, maybe one year.
    Jan S no 45

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  18. Love the glorious colours of the bunting Jan! Looking forward to the weekend too,we'll see you Friday. Love and huge hugs ahead of the real ones, Shaz xxxxxx

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  19. Can't wait to see you! Loving the spotty green fabric, and the rest too. I've ordered a special birthday cake to bring with me to celebrate my 40th birthday with you all! Looking forward to your lunch too. My SW diet will be ignored this weekend, well from tomorrow till Monday anyway!! Take care Zo xx 51

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  20. I think you are the fabric whisperer--all your fabric combinations are amazing, all the time! Case in point, MY Jan bag--which I have with me at the office today. It carries my lunch, my embroidery project, my date book, my tablet, and my little makeup bag. Now that it's spring, I just carry every day, love it. I completely took last week off after my second laser procedure--it was quite intense, and the doctor even gave me a shot for the pain during the procedure, which made all the difference. But recovery is hard...I just feel a little weak, and it's going to take a long time for the eye to heal. But I'm hanging in there and focusing on all the good things, and I'm just so glad that I could have this procedure, instead of suffering. So yay me! I will be there in spirit at the crop--hugs to you my sweet friend! Sandy Leigh #52

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  21. Hello LLJ,

    The tote came out beautifully! I imagine fabric is sort of like beadwork. Sometimes I'd put beads together that I wouldn't think would "go" and they came out perfect. The ones I thought worked, once beside eachother, just clashed. Someone's going to be very lucky at the Crop. It's on my bucket list!!!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  22. Love your fabric combinations, Jan, they all work a treat. Sandy's right, you are the fabric whisperer :) All the polka dotty fabrics are gorgeous - I'm a sucker for polka dots - and the floral fabric just sings to me :) And Maya's bunting is totally adorable ... love the lace and the butterflies. A question, Jan, what do you use to cut out the letters, have you got a pattern or a template that you trace around. I know this must sound like an elementary question but I'd like to make some bunting for all my great-grands (two more on the way this year) and I've not really thought about the letters before. Have a wonderful time at the crop - you know I'd love to be there too but, once again, it can't be done ... I'm not giving up hope, not yet anyway :) Hugs, Elizabeth x #49

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  23. Oh my gosh I love your totes! Have fun at the crop :) Thanks for sharing :) Shel @ PaperOcotilloStudio

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  24. More gorgeous bags, they are to die for. Love them. Have a great and crafty woyww, Angela x 34

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  25. Loving the patchwork bag! It did all go together so well. Cute bunting too, very girly! Judy #59

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  26. I love how you play and put all your fabrics together! Such pretty bunting and bag! Enjoy the crop...(I told Hettie she could have my piece of cake LOL)

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  27. Beautiful bunting! Must say I love your colour choices! Trying not to get TOO excited!! Chrisx 55

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  28. A lovely bag in perfectly co-ordinated colours. Great bunting too.
    Bernice #62

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  29. Your fabric is so gorgeous, Jan. I wish I sewed just for all the lovely patterns you get and your bunting for Maya is perfect. I love all the little embellishments you've put on.
    You are obviously so much warmer down there. It's been pretty chilly "up north" lately so I dare not risk planting anything out just yet. We always reckon on Spring Bank Holiday for planting out so the greenhouse will groan for another week yet!!
    Have a brilliant day on Saturday. I will be with you in spirit and, yes, definitely have a piece of cake for me, anything but chocolate please.
    Hugs Lisax #25

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  30. You've been a busy girl - yes I read that post of Julia's and decided I just want ALL My time for crafting... but not going into work to make time for myself might be a bit drastic....See ya Saturday! Cindy x

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  31. You've been a busy girl - yes I read that post of Julia's and decided I just want ALL My time for crafting... but not going into work to make time for myself might be a bit drastic....See ya Saturday! Cindy x

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  32. Please don't work to hard on the cooking you need to enjoy yourself as well, this is important and like the former years everyone will be so happy with whatever you prepare. I am so envious I am not joining everyone. Have a blast of a time.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda #67
    Very late to the party
    Happy WOYWW

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  33. I love the bag! I could see the floral and stripes together but not the dots until it was placed next to the others. Very cool. And the bunting!!! WOW! Thanks for stopping by! I'm still visiting... Hope you have a great weekend!
    Carol N #53

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  34. Great sewing as per usual - oh dear, all this talk about the crop makes me so envious. Next year I am going to start working on something to have me sort of in the area. Watch out!
    Hugs, Neet (right behind you) xx

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  35. Lovely bunting there and I do love your colour combos on both bags.
    Getting all excited now....even packed already!!!
    Hugs
    xx

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  36. You have a wonderful eye for colour and patterns. Little Maya is going to have a gorgeous banner.

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  37. I thought I wrote a comment, but I did get distracted for a few hours and I'm not seeing it. So I'll repeat what I thought I wrote the first time. LOVE the banner and the bags! And I love how you put fabrics together. #58

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