Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

WOYWW 312

IT'S FRIENDSHIP, FRIENDSHIP,
JUST A PERFECT BLENDSHIP.....

I know Julia will be the first to say that WOYWW isn't about her - it's all down to us, those lovely bloggers who join up each week. And that's partly true. But you still need a lynch pin and we wouldn't be anywhere without Julia would we? Someone who has posted and linked for 6 years (and who emails and texts behind the scenes too)

There would be no WOYWW without you, lovely gal and we appreciate what you do.
THANK YOU :-)

You may have noticed that I've altered the banner at the top of my blog for today's occasion! And my desk is especially 'creative' today, fitting in with the global deskosity!

It looks like I've pulled out every scrap I possess - ahh, if that were only the case. This is but a teeny portion of my stash......cough......  I'm making small things for a fundraiser. Helen, my friend from the accordion orchestra, is having a stall to raise funds for her church in Hungerford. I thought I'd make some lavender bags, tissue covers etc. Helen made some of her beautiful butterfly pictures for the Crop, so I thought I'd return the honour......

I've made quite a few of these before but never though to attach a little loop of ribbon. I rather like it - why does giving something a tag-like label give it extra cachet??

Some hearts and lavender bags mid-construction.  It's a great way to use up small scraps of lace and ribbons too....plus some new stash. That lovely green wooden flower is from a selection given to me by my mate Sally :-)

You get two desks for the price of one today!  I was having a quiet five minutes outside on Monday, cup of peppermint tea and my knitting box to hand, watching the bl*%$y sparrows having dust baths between my lettuce seedlings!  I'd got all the constituent parts of two Hooters made, they just needed sewing up.....

A pair of Hooters (!!) ready to fly off somewhere.......

I'm excited to see who my swap partner will be! But I do have about 10 ATCs left after the Crop, if anyone would like to swap :-)

Enjoy the Anniversary - long may WOYWW continue!!

49 comments:

  1. Oh goodness. Now I'm singing that Friendship song in my head. You are right about Julia being the lynchpin. I have no idea how she does it all, yet works with her hubby and teaches classes, too. She must have a remarkably fast internet for one thing.

    Love your garden. If only mine were so well designed and carefully planted.

    So glad you are participating in the swap, too. I suspect we have already swapped ATCs. Friendship, just a perfect . . . OK, all that is left to say is happy, happy WOYWW 6. No number yet, but I'm sure you'll find me after a fashion.

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  2. Happy 6th! and many more to us and to Julia. I will be sending you an ATC, asa you send me your address- you may have my email, or can find it in my google profile- seems to me we have done this before ! Love your fabric stash as ever and a pair of hooters has me hooting!!
    Blessings,
    Robyn*14

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  3. Your fabric stash is amazing.. and the little pouches are fantastic, and the tag adds to them! very professional!! Love the latest hooters too. Much love to you too; we are privileged to have made such wonderful friends all thanks to Julia! Helen #9

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  4. It is true, that little tag of ribbon does add extra cachet! Must remember that IF I ever get around to sewing.
    Certainly lots of evidence of lots of lovely sewing going on in your post today, gorgeous fabrics, gorgeous makes. Will be in touch.
    Thanks for sharing on such an auspicious day.
    Happy WOYWW 6th Anniversary - Hugs, Neet 29 x

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  5. Love those hooters again, and I've been admiring your banner, it's really cool.
    Happy anniversary and wishing you a creative year!
    Kristiina #5/6 :)

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  6. Love all those crafty sewing projects.It is so nice to see little sewn goodies. I've made those tissue holders too.That pattern is really easy.Looks like binding but noit. My kind of binding!
    Love your neat vegies patch.Love gardens that are productive as well as pretty as yours is.

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  7. Jan, Loving all the beautiful fabrics. Fab idea to make the tissue covers and Lavender bags.

    The Hooters are so cute.

    Hope you have a happy WOYWW. Sue (Not taking part this week)

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  8. Ah I knew the 6 was coming and it's the perfect new number! A riot of colour and texture on your blog, as usual, perfectly summed up by "anything goes" and it always make me happy. Thanks back atcha for the fun and friendship each week, and

    Happy 6th-anniversary WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (3, after the duplicates gets removed)

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  9. Hi Jan and happy 6th WOYWW. Will put your ATC in the post tomorrow. Now you know that I just love all your fabric and things you make...great way to use up the scraps, I like the added tags. Beautiful spot to sit in your back yard and to have a vege garden...it's on our wish list. Have a fabulous week Cheers RobynO#18

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  10. Cor lovely new table missus. And cor, lovely table covered in scraps missus! I love the banner change, spotted immediately because somehow I'm drawn to the architecture of the letters, so I tend to check em each week!! Thank you.

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  11. Ooo-er I do love your desky delights Lunch lady Jan of all varieties!!! well done on the makes for the stalls, very kind ..and very lovely! .. a great idea indeedy and all look fab.

    .... and yes good to see spring has sprung over there,,, meanwhile it is cool downunder,
    hugs and happy 312, Shaz in oz.x #33

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  12. Oh what a wonderful six years it's been Jan. We really are part of such a lovely bunch aren't we? I love your hooters ;-)
    Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 36

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  13. I feel like I've known you for ever, Jan. I love being part of this lovely WOYWW family.
    Love both your desk, you have certainly been busy this week, but must admit the outside one pulled me more. I've had a lovely walk round your garden and a good nosey at what's a growing, lol.
    Your hooters are great too.
    Have a great week
    Hugs Lisax #38

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  14. I remember my mom making those tissue holders. Wonder memory of her making them. The ribbon does create a more finished look. Love the owls, they make me smile and chuckle every time you show them. Sent my snail mail address to you via email to swap ATC's. Happy 6th WOYWW Anniversary! Diane #29

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  15. Your sewing always looks so neat and professional and you have a brilliant eye for patterns and colours... the hooters... what can I say, they are fabby indeed!
    Would love to swap an ATC with you... will see if I can find an email addy on your blog and send you one for your address... Happy WOYWW6 Anniversary! Annette #15

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  16. Hi LLJ! Happy WOYWW anniversary! I spy the cat fabric- love it!!! patsy

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  17. morning, love your desk and everything that is going on here, Im new to this desk hopping and im throughly enjoying every minute of it, wish I had joined in earlier. I adore your ickle owls they are beyond cute, Thanks for the snoop on your workspace
    Jac x
    N0.39

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  18. Thank you for showing your wonderful creations! You are such a talent! Awesomeness!!
    Wonderful post!
    Hugs
    Gabriele 30

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  19. Hiya Jan, such pretty fabrics, so bright . Loved your Hooters when I saw them on FB t'other day, rofl! I'm also echoing your comments about our lovely Julia, and your comment to me. We feel so lucky to have met and become friends with you & your family- you are all much loved. Happy 6th Anniversary, Have a great week,Lots of Love & Hugs, Shaz #17 xx

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  20. I love all those different fabrics! Gorgeous!
    Those hooters are a hoot too. When I was on retreat I saw a lady making a similar thing. Hers was a hedgehog.
    I’m still travelling but managed to have internet today so I’m visiting as many of you as I can. Happy anniversary all! Six years is quite a long time.
    Have a good week and CU Wednesday
    Lisca#45

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  21. Happy WOYWW #6...it's been fun years with all of you. I truly love your fabric choices...always. Great to see the outdoors. Sun is in the forecast and still wet out today. ATC's in the mail and off to visit many. Enjoy the week.

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  22. I love your gardens...and all your sachets..such lovely colors! Hooters are a riot! If you still have an ATC, I'd love to swap! Happy Anniversary!

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  23. Hi Jan, Thanks for stopping by muy blog today - I will send you the ATC with the flower on if you send me your adress sooejay@gmail.com.
    You look really busy- hope the sale goes well.
    Happy 6th anniversary x
    Soojay 37#

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  24. Thanks for stopping by today. I quite agree about the great friendships we have formed. They are very special and all down to what Julia started so long ago. You are also right about what a tiny loop of ribbon can do to the price of an article. I love the flowery ones, really hot and summery. Have a good time sewing those beautiful hooters up. xx Maggie #8

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  25. your tissue holders and lavender bags are lovely enjoy your stash busting always feels better when its for a good cause
    Happy 6th Anniversary WOYWW-er!
    heres to many more
    Charlie x #35

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  26. Your creativity is blowing me away today!! The banner up top is absolutely perfect. And of course, as usual, I'm completely inspired to go fire up Violet and stitch something--ooh, by the way I'm posting about my little sewing nook tomorrow--anyhoo you are such a beautiful, fabulous girl and Julia is amazing, and even though we're so far apart I can't imagine my 54-year-old life without either of you! I feel like every day, in spite of life's obstacles (like having to work for a living, the eye issue, the bad back, etc.) I'm moving closer toward being a genuine full-time crafter/artist, and I love that! So...anyhoo...I literally gasped when I saw that gorgeous photo of your garden. What a calming, wonderful scene with your knitting and the gardens. Love, love, love. This year, probably over half of my garden is direct seed sowing. Of course I have the tomato starts, we don't have a long enough season to direct sow tomato seeds. But, I did sow seeds for beans, varieties of squash, basil, spinach, lettuces, flowers, and dill and parsley. So I'm excited! I just want warm beautiful days and continuous harvest. That's not too much to ask, right? I'm starting to work on a garden banner featuring some of mom's handkerchiefs and doilies. I'll let you know how that goes. Thanks for being my beautiful English soul sister. Hugs! Sandy Leigh

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  27. You're right. The ribbon adds a lovely little touch. I'm not joining in today as Blogger is refusing to place nice. I wanted to stop by though and wish you a Happy 6th Anniversary x

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  28. I love the banner on top! Your owls are so cute! Happy 6th anniversary

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  29. Oh those lavender bags and hearts are really gorgeous Jan, love them - also love the word "deskosity" :o) Happy 6th Anniversary! Annie C #48

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  30. I love your fabric fest of deskosity! Those little lavender bags etc will sell fast I am sure. Thanks lots for your ATC - a magical little hare! Happy 6th WOYWWaversary! x Jo

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  31. Thanks for your visit and your very kind comments. :) Oh, Jan --- I love those tissue holders! And you're right: the tags give an air of "je ne sais quoi" . Your sewing talents blow me away every time. Darling owls---- maybe you could scare the sparrows with them. {giggle} The sparrows would probably fall in love, and then where would you be?? Your occasion banner top is perfect! More of your creativity to admire... Enjoy the anniversary visits today.

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  32. Hi Jan, I'm a bit late getting round as I have been out with my mum today. Loving your little bags and the garden looks good too.
    The panoramic photo is something my new camera does all on it's own setting, you just push the button and move the camera in the direction you want it and that's it. Wishing you a great woyww anniversary day, Angela x 37

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  33. totally love your fabric scraps they are lovely and love how you have used them too! and your owls - so cute! Lea number 72

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  34. Hellooooo! Happy Anniversary!!!! Your desk looks my second one that I didn't show!! Haa Haa! Don't tell anyone but I have now hovered my floor too!!! I couldn't see the floor for punch poo and little squares!! Not now!! I am aiming for the

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  35. Ooops.....Good Girl Badge!!
    xx

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  36. Hi Jan, love all the little things you are creating from scraps, ribbon, lace and buttons. I've been making, I should say finishing, cushion covers this week ... I only started making them weeks ago!!! Your garden is looking productive and amazingly weed free too ... it took me weeks to get on top of them but the ground elder is hellbent on defeating me!!! And the bl*%$y sparrows have been having dust baths in my cut flower patch too. Love your hooters :) Happy WOYWW 6. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #54

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  37. Glad to hear you had time to sit in the sun today, I managed a couple of hours with mum this afternoon, it was lovely. Yes those are some of the flowers I made at the crop - the main project they were used on went to Elizabeth (above) and now I know she has received it I'll post soon. Happy WOYWW6, Cindy x

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  38. Glad to hear you had time to sit in the sun today, I managed a couple of hours with mum this afternoon, it was lovely. Yes those are some of the flowers I made at the crop - the main project they were used on went to Elizabeth (above) and now I know she has received it I'll post soon. Happy WOYWW6, Cindy x

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  39. Hey! Love the two desks for the price of one. If I were you I'd spend most of the time at the one in the fresh air and sun. But I'm not, so I'm in a cement box all day (work). Loved seeing the photo of every scrap you own (except for those not in the photo *wink*) and the little projects you are up to. Enjoy your day! Judy #73

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  40. Wow - love all those gorgeous scraps of fabric! I wish the weather would get less windy - there's no way I could have done paper crafts on our decking - although it has been warmer! I spy a notebook!!! Love the shot of your veggie garden! Chrisx65

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  41. Love your woyww6 banner! It is so creative! Wish I'd thought of it :)
    Yes, you are right, that little tag on the tissue covers does add a little something, although why that should be so, is beyond me :)
    My ATCs haven't arrived yet. Any day now, hopefully. I am looking forward to seeing them :)

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  42. Thanks for the visit already. I love the hooters and had a chuckle at the b#$@*d sparrows having a dust bath...I can just picture the cheeky things! Love the colours of the fabrics you are working with. I would have bought all of those if I were a sewer... #26 Happy WOYWWaversary!

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  43. Happy 6th to you and what a wonderful set of desks, hooters, fabric combos and garden view. I took the liberty of sending you an ATC. I still had your addy from last year!! Scary I know.... but I never through a scrap of paper away.
    sandra de

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  44. Fabulous fabrics everywhere! Gorgeous colours too. Your garden view makes a perfect 'desk' pic too. Thank you for the well wishes, yes I'm feeling much better now, really did knock me off my feet for a week. No fun. But I'm getting back to myself. Take care Zo xx 47

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  45. Aww...those Hooters are so sweet! And I love your story about dust-bathing sparrows. They need a bit of house-training though, don't they? Your garden looks great and I admire anyone who can set out such tidy vegetable beds and actually keep them that way!
    I liked seeing all the little things you're making with the yummy fabric scraps. I think I need a tissue holder... And yes, the little ribbon "tag" does make a difference - must be social conditioning ;-) !
    Have a good week. Lizzie #68

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  46. What a great idea of adding a small tag to the tissue holders. I use the one you made me every day in my work bag. The 'in progress' photo lulled me into a false sense of hope as I thought you were about to do a photo instruction for them.......(hint, hint!!) :-)

    thanks for visiting my desk already
    kyla

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  47. Ooh, just found the link you sent me Jan, thanks

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  48. What a great idea to use up your scraps to make tissue covers they are so pretty looking :)
    and Happy WOYWW #6 Hugs Nikki 9

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  49. Happy WOYWW 6!

    Thank you for your kind comments. I'm a bit slow getting round this week! You and Gordon will have to come round for a meal at some point so you can have a good look at the Forge. It is rather lovely, and just one of a zillion models and dioramas my Dad made. He was rather prolific - more so than Mum ever realised till it came to clearing the house for the move!

    Livvy would love one of your ATCs if there's still one going begging....

    Morti

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