Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

WOYWW 311

I'M COMING UP SO YOU'D BETTER GET THIS PARTY STARTED.....

You don't really want to see my desk, do you? I know what you're here for :-)


A great pic of some gorgeous gals on a truly fabulous day!  For this and loads of other photos, see my previous post.

Chat, cake, crafting, cake, chat, cake.......lunch.......chat, cake...well, you get the idea!  And smack in the middle of this pic was CraftyGasheadZo, the birthday girl herself, who was having a 40th celebration week!







We all signed this fab card, which had been made by Shaz Silverwolf, and gave her a prezzy made, nay drilled, by the fair hands of Julia. It's to put pens or glue bottles in...I dunno, you're asking the wrong person here - as you all know by now, I'm a fabricoholic!









Which means I get to show you this!
I had a bit of a sewing splurge last week. I took a couple of these to the Crop (thanks for buying one Debbie!), the one at the back has gone for Zoe's fundraising and the others will come for prezzies. I just couldn't stop making them!!


Cor, I love this combination of floral and spots - I know I showed you this last week but it bears repeating. I don't know if I can give this one away....but I already have two like this. What a dilemma....sigh :-)

And with careful cutting, there was just enough apple green to make this mini craft tote. I might have to keep this one too!!

And that's it for this week - the Crop post sapped my strength ;-)  Suffice to say that we have to thank all the lovely folk who came for their incredible generosity. We made £127 for Zoe's Hypermobility charity and I came home piled high with toiletries for the Salisbury Womens' Refuge.  We really did share the love :-)

46 comments:

  1. What a great day! But I think I already said that, didn't I :)
    Love your bags, so pretty, so colourful!

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  2. I'm not surprised your energy is sapped, you worked tirelessly, and here we are badgering you for another one before the year is out! Your totes are amazing and I hope the women's refuge love their toiletries. Much love, Helen xx #7

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  3. Everyone looks like they enjoyed themselves . Well done for raising the money for a good course . Happy woyww Jill #10

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  4. you all look like you had a fab time and thanks for raising money for such a great cause i have hypermobile joints and i can tell you its no picnic so thanks again
    you're bags look great Jan i love the blue bird fabric its so pretty.

    make sure you rest up and re coup your energy :)

    Happy Woyww! Have a great week :)
    Charlie.x #11
    or find me here
    http://craftroomdiary.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/woyww-may-19th-2015.html

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    1. o and thanks for the ear worm! lol

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  5. So many happy faces. Glad you all had such a lovely time.

    The bags are so pretty.

    Hope you have a happy WOYWW.
    Sue #18

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  6. Fab photos of WOWY'ers and fab photos of totes. You really are one wonderful fabric lady. (Let me know when to send some fabric)
    Looks as if a great time was had by all and I am keeping all crossed for next year.
    Hugs, Neet 17 xx

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  7. Hi Jan and a big thank you for sharing your photos of the Crop - what a lovely friendly bunch of ladies and I can just imagine the wonderful and creative time you all had. As for your totes, well ... I just love them all - your fabric colours and prints are amazing...fabulous and talented lady. Have a super week Cheers RobynO#16

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  8. I was so glad you shared the crop photos and even more glad to see those bags again. I love the one with feathers and the one with birds, even though I'm not much of a tote person. You truly impress me with your sewing and cutting abilities. If I can't tear it, I don't make it. You make beautiful pieces.

    I kept looking for the gift Julia made Zoe, but never saw it. After all, I AM a mixed media artist and the only time I do fabric is for scrappy journal covers. So, you have definitely piqued my interest. Happy WOYWW from #1.

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  9. Love those bags, you are just too talented and great to see you all had a great time at the crop
    Bridget #2

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  10. Wow wow wow your bag is fab! I wouldnt want to give any away!! :) lea number 24

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  11. Just love that photo of Zo! your bags are fab and I had to chuckle at how many of us had them. But what I really have to say is a huge thank you to you and Julia for making such a fun day happen. I was really looking forward to it and it didn't disappoint - my only complaint is that it goes too fast! Can't hug you enough and really do hope we manage to get together before next year. Happy WOYWW, Cindy #25

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  12. Don't mind missing your desk lol in exchange for wonderful photos .... I so missed you all, would have been so much fun, but my 'work' had to be done ...... and the result was good for me!
    Have a good week
    Christine

    Bishopsmate #31

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  13. Looks like it was a pretty fab day and so lovely to see all the photos and link names and faces.
    sandra de @32

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  14. What a great day it was and I love that we all got different views of the crop! Your bags are gorgeous but I think I need to clear some out before next year so I can justify buying one!!!(to u-know-who!!) Thanks again to you and Julia for everything!! Hugs, Chrisx36

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  15. Had a look at all your photos, what a great day Jan. You really have had a bag frenzy but they are gorgeous. Thanks for the visit to mine and wishing you a crafty woyww, Angela x 21

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  16. It was the most amazing day. Such good fun. And fab photos, in this post and the other. Did you notice my knitting was in the bag I bought at the LAST WOYWW crop? :) I got more than 6 rows done, but not a lot more. And I still have about 5 more ATCs to make... Yours will be one. Sorry to make you wait for it.

    Happy pre-anniversary WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (3)

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  17. Hiya Jan, it's so lovely to hear that as well as all of us enjoying ourselves, we manage to do some wonderful things for others too! You'll get another bag for the Refuge next time we see you- I've decided every time we got to Tesco, a couple of things are going in the trolley for it, so it will mount up! Lots of love and hugs to all of you, xxxxx

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  18. Thanks for sharing all of the crop photos. Looks like loads of fun. :) And of course I must tell you how absolutely beautiful your bags are. I agree that the floral one with the green dotted trim is stunning. Thanks again ---it's great to see everyone's photos of the crop.
    Nann4 #42

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  19. The bags are gorgeous! Anyone getting one as a prezzie should be thrilled! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #54

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  20. Jan your bags are gorgeous, I love the colour combos you use.
    I'm very envious of your get together, maybe I could make sure we visit next year so I can join in.
    Jan x. No 38

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  21. Fiona bought the small birdy tote..she couldnt help herself! Zoe was chuffed bless her! .

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  22. I just love the fact that you all made so much for the charity! Makes all the crafting and work completely worth it. I love the roomy craft totes you made--they're just brilliant. I'm going to pick out some florals and polka dots to mix...it's just so cute. The crop photo is gorgeous, full of gorgeous crafters. It needs to be framed and hung somewhere! I'm thinking Joseph and Harry should be friends by the way--my little squash start managed to recover after Joseph "helped" in the garden though. I'm gathering a lot of inspiration from the deskers today, so I think you are right...I just need to give myself some time and I'll get the mojo going! Always wish I could just drive over to the crops. Darn ocean!! But at least I can see these wonderful faces. Hugs soul sista! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #43

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  23. Hi Jan, thanks for visiting my blog - and for your nice comments about my rusty cardmaking!
    How wonderful to have raised so much money - and stuff - for the causes you support. And cake too!
    And I really like the bags you made - especially the little craft totes. You're right about the fabric combination - florals and spots just seem to be made to go together. Lovely work!

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  24. Hi Jan, thanks for visiting my blog - and for your nice comments about my rusty cardmaking!
    How wonderful to have raised so much money - and stuff - for the causes you support. And cake too!
    And I really like the bags you made - especially the little craft totes. You're right about the fabric combination - florals and spots just seem to be made to go together. Lovely work!

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  25. Looks and sounds like you had an amazing day and how brilliant to have made such a lot for your charities too.
    I'm in love with those bags. I may feel some commissions coming on. I'll be in touch. They will make fab xmas pressies...yes I'm planning early, lol.
    Oh btw, if there was vodka in that orange there would have been no more crafting done or no more of anything in fact, lol. I can only have incoholic drinks when I don't have to do anything else, it goes straight to my head, hic!!!!!
    I hope you are having a chilled out week.
    Hugs Lisax #48

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  26. I can solve your dilemma, just send it to me lol
    Stunning colour and material combination.
    So glad you had a good time.
    Off to read your previous post and nose at your photos :) #58

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  27. Still wish I had been there, Jan ... look at all those happy smiles :) Love, love, love your bags! Especially that combination of flowers and polka dots - gorgeous. In fact all your sewing is an inspiration for me and I'm now a confirmed fabricaholic ,,, and ribbonaholic too :) Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #56

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  28. So sad my private leer jet was in the shop and I couldn't come and join the fun. All your totes are so gorgeous. I won't be able to part with any of them so I'm impressed that you do. Judy #60

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  29. Such total gorgeousness! I think I would have to keep the bags too - so much clever craftiness and love gone into each one. A brilliant fund raising amount too - what a happy day you all had. x Jo

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  30. It sounds like a wonderful woyww get together!

    I love those colors on your totes as well, so pretty and spring-like.

    Thanks for the blog visit earlier.

    Happy creating and happy woyww,

    Sandy #26

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  31. I'm now home from a full on 11 hour day with the munchkins....we'e been everywhere and done everything today so I'm just a little tired lol I'm now nipping around the blogs while I can keep the eyes open.
    What a gorgeous photo of so many lovely people and your fabric combos are simply gorgeous today Jan.
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 12

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  32. Oh Jan, I do love your fabrics and the way you co-ordinate them - and hats off to you for all your fund raising efforts. I love the photos of the crop - what a great bunch of ladies and it's lovely to be able to put faces to some of the Wednesday names - it looks like you all had a fabulous time.
    Have a great week,
    Diana x

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  33. Those bags are all gorgeous, you must have been sewing 24/7.

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  34. You have such an eye for coordinating fabrics! Love the floral and dots tote. And I had to look at your previous post of the fun bday party and crop! Thanks for sharing the pics! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #45

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  35. Looks like you had a great day ! We have been away so much that I just had to have a weekend to sort the garden out before the wilderness overtakes it ! Love that leaf bag - you are very clever ! Great that so much money was raised. I did take that photo with the Welsh sign in it with you in mind - thought you would appreciate the views ! Take care & catch up soon Ali xx# 9

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  36. Thank you for your comment on my blog - however the Linksy link linked you to my last post #307, not my current post of #311. I don't know why. . .my current post is here: http://lindart.blogspot.ca/2015/05/woyww-311.html Thanks for visiting! Lindart #54

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  37. It was a great day full of all the best of crafting, the friends, the chatting, the cake and a bit of actually crafting. Looking forward to next year already. My daughter has fallen in love with my beautiful owl, who is still sitting in my car looking after it for me. xxx Maggie #62

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  38. It was a great day indeed. Thanks for all your hard work. Just a shame it was over so quickly.
    Love that photo of Zoe and Fergus together!!! LOL!!
    Hugs
    xx

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  39. Love those bags! I'm so glad your efforts on the crop paid off! Happy WOYWW! #53

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  40. Your Tote bags are stunning. I love working with glass but those little tiny/big cuts I get not so much :P but it's well worth it in the end
    Also I don't think they had panels behind the glass we found we are just going to have them on the outside for the look that and they have a lot of cracks so also to protect them longer :)
    hugs Nikki 5

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  41. Thanks for showing me the correct post :) So glad I did as I wouldnt have seen your Fab creations if not. They are Gorgeous! I just love dots too and the bird bag is stunning!! Do you sell them? Soojay 59#

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  42. OMG I so love the bag with the leaves & feathers on it, also the hers are great too. It sounds like everyone had a fantastic time with thanks to you and Julia. You look so relaxed knitting away when you should be resting

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 73

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  43. Love that photo...I'm glad everyone had a great time, and you helped out some charities as well! And I agree..I'd have a tough time letting those two totes go too!! they are beautiful!

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  44. Gorgeous bags. I have to agree the floral and spots look fab together.
    Thanks for visiting me
    Laura
    32

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  45. Lovely to see everyone on Saturday. Gorgeous smiling faces and gorgeous fabric totes. What more could you want to see on a Wednesday?

    Fiona #4

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