Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

WOYWW 313

HUSH LITTLE BABY, DON'T SAY A WORD.
PAPA'S GONNA BUY YOU A MOCKINGBIRD......

Well, after all the excitement and hullaballoo from last week's WOYWW6 celebrations, my desk and this post is a little quieter...a tad more genteel.....you know, just like me ;-)

All the scraps were tidied up (ish) but I've got some back out again because of the arrival of a new baby boy, a grandson for a friend in my brass band. Cue the Tessellating Triangles again!

I've gone for muted colours this time, playing safe colourwise, as I don't know the new parents that well. But I hope that this will be appropriate for little Ethan's room :-)

What else have I been up to? Well, I'm still trying to Bust my Scraps, making small things for my friend Helen's fundraiser.....

I've been having fun making little zipped bags - nowt special, but hopefully they'll go for a couple of quid!

The fabric on the right was left over after making a tote for someone..it's the most gorgeous quality, really heavyweight furnishing fabric that isn't too thick. At £17 a metre, I made the most of the 60cms worth I bought, cutting very carefully indeed!!

And then I had a lovely time when Sally, whom I met at one of Rhys' Uni Open Days, came over for lunch. She does read this blog, so was quite interested to see the Sewing Den!  I was showing her all the beautiful ATCs that I've received and then she had a good riffle through my boxes of fabric. Sally is very good at sewing, making far more complex items that I've ever attempted!

And she's a naughty girl because she brought me 4 lots of half metres of these gorgeous fabrics. They tone really well, don't they? I'm going to have fun making patchwork bags with those beauties!!

I mentioned the ATCs - well, here are the ones I've been lucky enough to get so far....
Aren't they wonderful?  I'm so grateful to have been part of the celebration of friendship and crafting.  I got one from Sandra De In Australia and enclosed in the envelope was this.....

Brisk and full bodied eh? Dunno if that refers to the tea or me!! LOL :-)  Thanks Sandra, I'm going to enjoy that!

Have a great week everyone xxxx

33 comments:

  1. Hi Jan A lovely post today as usual. Lots of gorgeous things being made. I'm sorry I missed out on all the birthday celebrations but I'm sure you all had a great time. Here's to another year of WOYWW friendship!
    Have a happy week
    Lynda B no linky yet!

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  2. Lovey Fabric & atc's received on your desk today. Happy woyww Jill #7

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  3. Lots of lovelies here today. Aren't your zips all wonderfully even? Gives me something to aspire to :-)

    Fiona #4

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  4. Enjoy that brightly packed cup of tea, it made me smile. Great atcs and those fabrics are beautiful!! Helen, 3

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  5. o Jan so many things to make us swoon this week! {thanks for the ear worm btw ;) }

    love the little bags could do with something like that for my pills ...and nail polish.....and and they look a handy size anyway im sure they will sell well

    i love love that tree fabric its gorgeous!

    Happy WOYWW
    Charlie #1
    or find me here
    https://craftroomdiary.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/woyww-june-2nd-2015/

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  6. Morning, Jan. Looks like you've had a lovely week. Love those little zipped bags and how lovely to meet a new friend on a unsuspecting day like visiting a uni. Just shows we meet people when we least expect it. Love all your ATC's. I hope mine hasn't got lost in the post, maybe it's gone via Australia, lol. Had to laugh at Sandra's tea. We chat about tea too. she found some Yorkshire Tea in Oz and wondered whether it was the genuine stuff...it was, amazing.
    Thanks for your lovely ATC
    Hugs Lisax #20

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  7. I'm loving your gorgeous fabrics Jan [but you just knew I would didn't you?]. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy being part of this wonderful group and am really loving seeing all these ATCs.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 16

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  8. WOW!!! I am loving your fabrics. The little zip bags are fab.

    Lovely selection of ATCs. Enjoy the tea.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #26

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  9. Nice collection of ATCs, but you don't seem to have mine, and I have one of yours, so please let me know your postal address and one will be winging it's way to you :)
    Zippered bags are always useful! Love the pink spotted one :)
    RosA # 25

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  10. Love the ATCs they all look fab, love to see your sewing, those little bags are great

    Thanks for the snoop
    Jac
    N0 24

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  11. Your room is beautiful, I love how light it is.
    Beautiful ATC's from everyone :) #31

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  12. Your new fabric is gorgeous - I can't wait to see you put it all together and weave your magic on it! I also love the little bags, so stylish and professional looking - I do wish I could do zips! Hope you have a lovely week.

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  13. Hullo Lunch Lady Jan,
    ..ah must check that tea out looks great, had seen in Woolies actually. I want to personally thank you for your ultra cute reindeer ATC hand painted .. Clever work indeed you!!
    Happy WOYWW, thanks for popping over, Shaz in Oz.x #12

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  14. Ps dopeyDora, I forgot today love the banner and bags on the go there!! :)

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  15. OH a fun post...love all the great fabric. Thanks too for sharing the lovely ATC's, it's always amazing to see the variety of designs. Just love them. Enjoy WOYWW today and have a fun week.

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  16. Hiya Jan- genteel, lolololol! Love that tree fabric- thats ace. I got an ATC from Sandra de too- with Tea Bag. Doug loves Twinings teas, so thats for him. Agreeing about the ATC's- they've been amazing. Love and hugs to you all, Shaz xxxx

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  17. I love all your projects, Jan, and little Ethan's parents are going to love that... You, genteel! Well, they do say Shoshi has a vivid imagination lol lol!!! Love your new fabric - really bright and spring like. Never heard of the Australian tea, but what a great idea to put some in with the ATC! What a great collection you have got. Sorry not to be taking part this year but I think I've got enough to cope with just now... Thanks for your lovely comment, and yes, I really enjoyed my birthday, quiet though it was, and I'm glad you like my idea for the lavender sachets. Still quite a lot to do!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #30

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  18. Now I won't have to open my package! OK, not so, but these are all so wonderful and diverse. I'm so grateful to Julia, because I really didn't want anything in return.

    Lovely new bunting for Ethan. I'm not quite sure your definition of genteel and mine are the same, but . . . .

    Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW from # 5.

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  19. Jan you've excelled yourself with those gorgeous bags, love the bright colours too.
    Jan No 47

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  20. Gorgeous atc's Jan, and some fabric ones for you as you are a stitcher too.
    Ah ha - now I see how you put zips in those little pocket bags. Must have a go myself as I do want to make something - I need to use some fabric but I never seem to get the time. Papercrafting always has a habit of sneaking in in a morning.
    Hugs, & Thanks for visiting me - Neet xx
    ps no, I did not know Debbie was at the workshop - and dang it - I never thought to wear my badge. Maybe we all need a reminder - next time I will!!!

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  21. Umm Genteel? I have read your posts, you know! Lovely fabrics/projects as usual...and you received some stunning ATC's! Yours came in the mail last night...Lovely! And appropriate, as the bunnies are rampant on our hill! Have a great week...

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  22. I'm having my cuppa from Sandra today - lovely and perking me up to no end. And I've been sewing for DS's GF today so lovely fabric I always going to make me sit up and take notice. Love the letters. Cool.

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (2)

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  23. I love that photo with your sewing machine, working on the little zipped bag! I had to pin it to my Pinterest Board! I think just looking at that will help me with little bags and sewing in the zippers. If I came over...hmmm...I'd definitely have to see the sewing den, and of course I'd want to go have tea and knit in your garden! And then, you know what's next, we'd go to Downton Abbey! Tee hee. Anyhoo, it's so sweet because the song you opened with is what I used to sing to Lauren every night when she was little. Around age 3 she went through a phase where she didn't want to sleep by herself. I'd sing that song, all the verses, and her eyes would close and I would think she had nodded off...then when I stopped singing she'd whisper, "baby" and that meant I had to start again..."Hush little baby, don't say a word..." Another two or three rounds! Those were the days. Now she's going to turn 21 next week. And next spring she graduates from college. Can I cry? Hugs dearest. Happy Wednesday! Sandy Leigh #44

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  24. Gorgeous projects again. I love the biright fabric of the little bags :) I do have a sewing maching but i hardly ever use it - I can see that reading your blog could be dangerous ;) We have a wonderful local fabric shop too. Enjoy your tea.
    Soojay 52#

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  25. You will have to tell us all about the Australian tea and if it made you hop like the kangaroos on the packet? Love the little zipper bags, so cute and pretty. More bunting too! You've been keeping busy. Judy #56

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  26. Oh I just love all those lovely fabrics. And you are so clever to make the most of quality and beautiful little bits. Great!
    Have a good week,
    Lisca#21

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  27. Beautiful bunting as always. Perfect I reckon for any newborn. Lovely pics with your friend and those bags are just gorgeous but then all your sewing astounds me. Take care Zo xx 33

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  28. these are such fun shots. I think the bunting will be such a cool gift for that baby's parents :) ~Stacy #54

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  29. Hi Jan, not so quiet really, the colours in that zipper bag on your sewing machine fairly shouts - pink polka dots too - love polka dots :) The tessellating triangles are beautiful and I love the shot of the works in process on your sewing machine. The photo of your friend viewing the lovely ATCs you received is lovely, as is the gorgeous fabric she brought you. Lovely post, as usual. Happy WOYWW and have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #41

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  30. What with little tessellations and then Australian perforations - I feel a poem coming on!! Fab fabric Jan. Mine is in such a mess at the moment - I know what I have but have no idea where I have put it!! One day all will be well. x Jo

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  31. I love the bright fabric on those zipper bags, they will be snapped up for sure. Ethan's mum and dad will adore the triangles, I sure do. The ATC's are fab, I'm bummed that I missed the special WOYWW. Enjoy your Aussie tea. Have a great week,
    Von #13

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  32. Hi Jan, happy WOYWW - I know I'm late-ish but some days one has other things get in the way. You do keep busy with your fabulous sewing projects - your fabrics always amaze me - just gorgeous and some more lovely ones from Sally wow lucky you. Your collections of ATCs is terrific - there are some super crafty people out there. Must say I do like that Twinnings Aussie Afternoon tea...I buy them when they're on special. Have a great week Cheers RobynO#32

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  33. The more blogs I visit, the more I realise how much I missed my weekly fix, visiting all my 'old friends'. I am so bummed that I missed last weeks festivities.
    Love those little bags.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #60

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