Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

WOYWW 434


                                 I'M A LUMBERJACK AND I'M OK......

Another crazy week has whizzed past - two lots of visitors, our new patio began construction, band practises...I could go on but won't, suffice to say that a tiny, wee, small, little bit of crafting has been done.

Sorry, it's Christmas makings....I saw a pattern on Pinterest about wallets (sachets even, dunno the correct term) in which to put cutlery on the Christmas table. They look like small sleeping bags to me - possibly hamster sized?!  Very quick and easy to run up, they're for my WW class MacMillan cancer fundraising do on Thursday. Then my mate Helen suggested that napkin rings to match might be an idea and I knew there was a pattern in a book I already had....

So, this is what's next on the agenda - I bought the tartan quilting cotton recently and have really enjoying working with it. Gorgeous quality and worth every penny, I may well have to return and buy some more :-D

Some random pics from my week:

Bags of sand, cement and paving slabs were lobbed over my wall!

We went to a steam rally held in the Country Park where I live. It was a Grand Day Out with lots of fab engines, vintage vehicles and stalls to look at.

I was very taken with this scooter!  Lots of lights and...

Horns!! Bet they can blast out :-D I wonder if I could rig up a similar outfit to blow my tuba for me at band?? That would save me some puff, I tell you......

And crafting of any type is interesting, especially when there's an expert doing it:
Brilliant to watch, he made it look so easy! You can see the owl appearing out of the wood - I couldn't quite fit it in my backpack though ;-D

Only a couple of days to the Crop - I really must spend some time gathering some resources to bring and then ignore for the day!! Really looking forward to it now, woohoo!!

25 comments:

  1. wow, what a varied week.. love the tartan, love the wood carving!! Hope the wall coped with having such big bags lobbed over! Enjoy the crop, I am so sad not to be going... Helen #??

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  2. forgot to say, left a little something for you on my post!

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  3. Love that tartan fabric and I think those sleeping bags are delightful - they will sell like hot cakes.
    Interesting photos, love your wall! You seem to have moved to the best place on earth, there is so much for you to do and see - enjoy - but don't forget the crop.
    Hugs, Neet 8 xx

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  4. Hi Jan, you have been busy. love the tartan fabric and your makes. I watched one of those wood carvers a while back - they are just brilliant. hopefully see you for real on Saturday :-) Anne x #6

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  5. Morning Jan. That fabric is stunning - and those cutlery sleeping bags are great. I have been known, in a moment of madness when I OBVIOUSLY didn't have enough to do, to fold paper serviettes into a similar shape and place the cutlery inside... Sad really, isn't it?. Would have loved to see a bag of cement being "lobbed" over the wall! As for the steam and scooter photos - wonderful. Blowing that lot makes me VERY grateful I am a pianist! Must get down to see you - and must definitely arrange it when there is a steam rally on...
    Take care. travel safely. See you soon. God bless.
    Margaret #2

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  6. Oh Jan I do love wood carving in any form....my dad did some when he retired and it hangs very proudly in my sewing room. I've been brainstorming a lot lately (Christmas and doggy stuff) and thought I might have a go at something like your cutlery sleeping bags.
    I've already sorted out my box of stuff to bring with me and plan to bring my dumfer as requested so you can have a go.
    See you soon.....can't wait!
    Hugs,
    Annie x #10

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  7. I love the idea of little pockets for Christmas cutlery, but the fact that you could recycle them for hamster sleeping bags is even better LOL! Good luck with the patio - looks like a big job with all those bags of building materials. The best way to get through a building job is to envisage it when it's ready - then you know it's all worth the upheaval. Have fun at the crop! zsuzsa #13

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  8. Hi Jan, What a nice idea for the Christmas table.

    Hope your patio get's done quickly.

    My dad use to like to take us to the various Steam Fairs and shows.

    Have seen the chainsaw artists at the Sandringham shows.


    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #16

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  9. Hi Jan, I love that tartan fabric - typical scot!
    Great pictures, you've had a busy week! Lyns #18

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  10. What a great idea Jan, They will look great on the festive table... love the fabric.. I'm sure they will go quickly... good luck with the patio work it's so worth it in the end... Have a wonderful time at the crop can't wait to hear about it from everyone... May #19

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  11. Happy WOYWW. How useful that you could have the patio stuff chucked over the wall. We can just about get one of the farm machines down the gap between garage and house, so when we eventually get round to sorting out the garden (we even have the seed for the grass and wild flowers in the shed ready!) we don't need to do the hard work by hand. Will probably be next spring now - and we have been here over 4 years already! I always admire those people who put a lot of effort into decorating their Christmas table. I only go so far as putting out some of those battery 'candles' and using the posh glasses. Have a brilliant time this weekend. Rich is off to Pembrey for a mountain biking event - and I plan to be watching the F1 (we are going on holiday on Monday, so need some rest time before we travel) and going to a Harvest Service/Lunch at one of our local churches. Ali x #26

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  12. You have such action packed weeks! Awesome photos! And who couldn't resist watching the owl emerge from the wood! I love the little cutlery pockets - would be perfect for a Christmas pot luck or buffet! Have a great week, and thanks for sharing! Lindart #29

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  13. Hi Jan, those little whatchamacallits are a great idea - they will look very festive on the table at Christmas. Love the tartan ... but then I would, wouldn't I? And the napkin holders are lovely too. I don't envy you the work going on but I'm sure the new patio will be worth it. The steam rally sounds like fun. I've watched a wood sculptor in action and what they do is awesome. Looking forward to seeing you again on Saturday - and I'm just thinking now of what crafty stuff to take just to ignore too. Hugs, Elizabeth x #21

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  14. Those cutlery holders look fabulous.
    Such a busy week and those photos look like you had a super day out. Have a wonderful week.
    Toni xx

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  15. Love the look of those festive cutlery holders and matching napkin rings. Laughed out loud at the comment about the crop and resources at the end. I have a feeling it's going to be that kind of a day lol. See you Saturday. Sarah #30

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  16. No wonder time whizzes by, so much to do. Your cutlery holders are an excellent idea, especially with napkin holders too xx

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  17. Christmas Goodies, you should be ready by december. Please post more photos of your patio when finished. Looks like a secret garden
    Monica 25

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  18. Thank you for your visit earlier, looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.
    Those chainsaw carvers are amazing to watch, so clever. Lucky you getting to watch.

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  19. Hi Jan, new conservatory how exciting! The scooter is brilliant, truly part of my teenage years and a real classic Scrot. Have a great woyww and happy crafty week, Angela x11x

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  20. Have fun at the crop. Glad you had a good time at your outing.
    April #20

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  21. Oh Jan - I think you might have a little boy moving in with you - your pics would make the most perfect day out for Ben - trains, building supply delivery AND owl carving!!

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  22. Fabulous material as always Jan. Hope your patio gets finished before the bad weather. Have a wonderful weekend at the crop only wish I could join you, maybe one year. Anickoana #5

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  23. Looks like you've had a good week. Don't tell Darnell's hammie about those sleeping bags!

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  24. I obviously didn't express myself too well, I'm not really missing my son, I am rather enjoying my freedom! A tiny bit of crafting more than me though. Nice wall, love the scooter but please let me have first choice of the lumberjack, sure he'd fit in my pocket! Swoon Thanks for the visit BJ#3

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  25. Great pics and I can't wait to see pics of the weekend crop.
    sandra de

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