For Fun and Friendship

For Fun and Friendship

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

WOYWW 385

ROUND LIKE A CIRCLE IN A SPIRAL
LIKE A WHEEL WITHIN A WHEEL....

It's been getting to be like Groundhog Day on my desk recently! But I actually did start making something else today - my friend Helen has asked me to make some tissue holders for her to give as little Christmas presents. Woohoo, something that isn't felt! To the Scrapmobile, Batgirl.....

Bright colours was what Helen asked for - I like a challenge! 

I haven't seen some of these for a while, they're like old friends :-D

Inside out...the one that I have turned out and ironed features a rather lovely lace trim that I bought from C&H Fabrics in Winchester last Sunday (I still miss Janet Fairythoughts when I go in the shop.....)

A bit of fun eh? I did enjoy running these up as they're so quick to make!

But is my felt obsession done with yet? Not on your nelly.......

Some more examples of what I made - they've gone off in the parcels now.

And as well as the lace I bought in Winchester, a few other things snuck their way into my basket. If that picture doesn't shriek 'Christmas' then I don't know what would.  Red stars with snowflakes next, I think......I can't seem to stop!

Thanks for all the lovely comments last week. Because of 'life' stuff, I don't think I returned all of them..sorry. This week isn't going to be better either as we have to return to Wales for the funeral of one of our oldest friends - it may be the weekend before I catch up, for which I apologise. 

Have a lovely week everyone - I'm sending hugs and big squishies to you all :-)
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43 comments:

  1. gorgeous tissue holders, I am sure Helen (and whoever she gives them to) will love them too. Big squishies back at ya!! Helen #?

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  2. What lovely bright colours Jan - super Christmas gifts.
    Thank you so much for your latest parcel - it was sitting tucked away behind my flower pots by the front door when I got home last night. Everything is fabulous and the felt decorations are so cute. Thank you once again. BIG (((hugs))).
    Toni xx

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  3. Ooh, I just love getting big squishies!
    Love your tissue holders, what a great idea but i had to smile when I read your comment about how easy they are to make - hrumph! You don't know me. I would not know where to start. If you saw me doing one of my sewing projects you would hide your head in the nearest cushion.
    Looking forward to seeing the stars. Sorry your trip to the store is tinged with sadness and also that you are returning to Wales for such a sad occasion.
    Hope you and Julia have some nice things planned for this coming week.
    Hugs, Neet 2 xx

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  4. Such pretty tissue holders. I gave them as Christmas presents one year. Great for the pressies that needed posting.
    Have a good week Jan
    Lynn X 14

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  5. awesome tissue covers and ornaments. I always find stuff jumping in my cart when I go to the craft store. I have bennshopping in my own craft room and except for glue etc I wouldn't have had to buy anything...except for all these darn bargains. Have a great week! Vickie #11

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  6. Hi Jan, Well those fabrics sure are bright colours. The tissue holders are fab.

    Loving the felt hanging ornaments.

    Looking forward to seeing what you make with the new stash.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #15

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  7. I love the sight of all those bright coloured fabrics on your runway. Er, table. Looks even huger when photographed from the end! Xx

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  8. Hi Jan - busy as usual, I see. What great little tissue packs - lovely fabrics. I agree - that red felt just SHRIEKS Christmas! Thanks so much for the email, even though you are so very busy with all that is going on for you. Trust you have a precious time in Wales, with many happy memories, even at such a sad time.
    Take care dear girl. God bless.
    Margaret #6

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  9. all that color just makes me instant happy. And indeed the last picture is Christmas perfect. Happy WOYWW Vicky #9

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  10. Hello Jan. Love the tissue holders. That last picture definitely shouts out CHRISTMAS and makes me smile. Sorry to hear news of the loss of one of your friends. A sad time indeed. hugs. Anne x #23

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  11. Hiya Jan, loving all the bright and zingy colours here. I know what you mean about not being able to stop with the Christmas goodies- been doing it all year!Lolled at the autocorrect- last night I was texting my daughter, and it took me a few minutes to answer her, as my phone went weird on me. So I typed 'sorry that took a while, was my phone being stupid'. She texted back- whats up, why are you in a wheelchair?- it had autocorrected while to wheelchair- how random is that? That'll teach me to proof read, lol. Love and Hugs to you all, Shaz xxxx

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  12. Oh such fab, cheery little tissue holders - perfect to pop in your bag so you never get caught short without a tissue! I love that Christmassy redness too - those little felt decorations are going to sell well I am sure. x Jo

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  13. Groundhog Day LOL - I remember that movie very well! Those tissue holders are marvellous - I really like the kitty fabric! Have a lovely week, Jan! zsuzsa #22

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  14. Never apologies.... life is busy and you are creating so you have the perfect excuse. Gorgeous trims that shriek Xmas in a classic way. Funerals always make me think of the lovely woyww's we have lost over the years :(
    sandra de @28

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  15. Hi there dear Lunch Lady Jan, sending squishy hugs back your way too. Pray safe travels to Wales..l
    Oh I love the tissue holders but of the felt obsession produces such gorgeous items, and the red white purchases. How utterly yummy. Happy WOYWW
    Shaz in Oz.x 30

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  16. Beautiful, beautiful goodies! Love those little tissue holders. What a great idea. The fabrics are so bright and colourful. I always enjoy seeing all your fabrics.

    Have a safe trip to Wales.

    Sharon K #34

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  17. Yay, I've found your fabric! http://www.modes4u.com/en/kawaii/p5086_cute-white-Michael-Miller-fabric-colourful-Calico-Cat.html

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  18. Busy as always with your fabric projects, Jan - and how lovely they are.

    Have a great week, and happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #41

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  19. Love the tissue holders and of course your ever increasing felt obsession. BJ#21

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  20. ooooh.. your post today was like candy for my eyes! Halloween come early? Those amazing patterns and colours make my artistic soul HAPPY ...swoon. And because of those felt ornaments you keep sharing I have now found a Canadian online store who can supply me with wool felt! So THANK YOU Jan!! And thanks for the visit and lovely comment your left earlier... Happy Wednesday! from Lynne from Canada #3

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  21. I love all your Christmas stuff - I've dipped my toe in the water but that's all so far! I love the little heart in pale blue and the tissue holders are great - certainly bright and cheerful - you are a clever gal, I would need to follow a pattern!
    Sorry to hear you have a funeral to go to, thinking of you,
    Love and hugs,
    Diana xxx

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  22. I do so love the newsy tone of your posts..such lovely projects. I do hope the funeral goes off well. Hugs. Elaine no. 16

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  23. I'm in love with the kitty silhouette fabric!! I've never tried tissue holders, but you may have just inspired me to do so... I'm sure I have scraps of cute fabric somewhere. Have a great week! Heather (waywardgypsy) #50? #51?

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  24. Hello Jan,

    How nice to be reaquainted with your fabric scraps! There are great fabrics in the heap, but I especially like the cat one. I don't consider myself a "cat" person but that one really pops. The lace used on the tissue holders is beautiful - great job as usual.

    Love the bunting too!

    Have a great WOYWW week and weekend!

    Hugs, Kay (44)

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  25. Oh, those bright colors certainly do pop. I like them a lot. I've seen tissues holders like these before, but none of them have the pretty accents you've added to these. It definitely gives them a little something extra!
    And, your felt creations are really cute. Your red and white purchases also looked a bit like Valentine's to me also. But, that's jumping WAY ahead!! Have fun!
    Hope #45

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  26. That lyric just about sums up my week. Roll on Half Term! I love making tissue holders, such a satisfying make. Yours look gorgeous with that pretty trim.

    Fiona #52

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  27. I recognize your lyrics! Just can't place the song but I do know it and the singer. Love the bright tissue holders! What a great idea for gifts! Hope you have a great week!
    Carol N #42

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  28. Lovely tissue holders and I just looovvvveee those Christmas puddings, reminds me of the costume I made for DDN a few years ago. lol
    Have a good week
    Christine
    aka Bishopsmate #20

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  29. Happy WOYWW. I am loving all of the bright fabrics. I have just sold my sewing machine, as I was not using it and a box of haberdashery is off to the charity shop (I sold some, but it is just not worth my precious time to list it all for sale). I also have lots of fabric leftover. Would you like it? If so, send me your address and I will send a package to you. Ali x (ali@tarotfarm.co.uk)

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  30. WOW...loving all your bright colors. Thanks for the visit. I know how you feel in not visiting, seems like you are having the same issues I was in Sept. We had 6 funerals.So glad mom is doing well again and I've had some fun time this week, even if it is catching up. Fun ornaments and great finds on your shopping venture. Have a fun week

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  31. YIKES! That's a scary amount of fabric! Lovely makes though

    Happy WOYWW

    Kathyk
    No. 33

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  32. Wow - what a lot of lovely craft fair makes - I might just have to case some of your ideas - did you say the tissue holders were quick to make? - that's what I need - I have left myself with two weeks to prepare and just to ensure I will work under pressure, I am also going to the NEC the day before the craft fair!! maybe you could come and help for a couple of days?? Pleeaase?
    Bernice #28

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  33. I am in love with the cat tissue holder! What clever ideas for gifts. I'm wondering what you will be making with your new "Christmasy" stash!
    Hugs
    Chris # 31

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  34. Wow! You know how to treat a girl that doesn't show up very often don't you? What fabulous load of goodies to see! I actually scrolled back for another look! Hugs, Chrisx 38

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  35. Hi Jan, loving your projects today and the kitty fabric is gorgeous. Happy woyww, Angela x 17

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  36. Yep it does scream christmas for sure like all the felt creations your making for a tree. Oh and the skull is getting creepy for sure
    Hugs Nikki 7

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  37. Loving all the makes, so cute. The fabrics always shout to me. Life has its way I know only too well of late. Hugs. Take care Zo xx 29

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  38. The fabric tissue holders are so cute!!! The last photo certainly does scream Christmas. Happy WOYWW week! LisaDV #35

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  39. Very nice blog!!! You are so talented!!! The tissue holders are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!!!!!
    Kendall

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  40. Oooh - lovelies.... that lace is indeed quite gorgeous and I'm envious of your felt decorations. I have some in the pipeline that I'm working on this weekend but for personal gain rather than charitable, sadly. The B family send their condolences on the loss of your friend...

    Much love

    Morti @ 40
    x

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  41. The tissue covers are so pretty! A very good little gift!
    Have a good week.
    RosA 54

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  42. Thanks for your return visit, Jan, and for your sweet comment! So glad you like my digital art. The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil combo is truly amazing and you soon forget you are not working on real paper! I am feeling better now, thank you, from my gastroenteritis - I saw the GP on Thurs. and I blogged about that. Unfortunately I have developed a hernia by my stoma which is the reason for the pain in that area. Not a lot to be done apparently, apart from extra support, which I am looking into.

    Shoshi

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  43. Love tissue holders you make it look so easy.....mine seem to take longer than they should to make!
    I think it would have been Janet's birthday soon, I think of her when I use the notebook cover she made me.

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