Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

WOYWW 439

YOU GOTTA HAVE A HEART....

I honestly cannot believe it's Wednesday again - I was convinced it was Monday yesterday and it's thrown me out completely!  The Jan Cave has had its two manky walls plastered and they're as smooth as a baby's peachy derriere. Such skill to do that, it's perfect- look:

Now comes the painting - next week though, after everything has dried out properly.

So I've still been working downstairs...
My dining table is covered with stuff, which doesn't matter as the room is full of the study contents, as that room was plastered too. Detritus on the left, finished articles on the right!

I'm going to give these to the Knit Stitch and B*tch group on Thursday - I've made quite a few now, this is the second batch and I fancy doing something else!!

Some new purchases - half a metre of that Land Rover fabric to make a boy's PE kit bag and I'd used up all my bows on the Christmas penguins so had to buy some more. 

What else have we been doing - you wouldn't believe the half of it so I'll leave you with some images of the harbour area in my town where we had a picnic lunch last Friday to escape the madness for a moment:
The egret was busy hunting for his lunch too!

But these were way too big for him - they're about 20 inches long!

We watched a boat go flying in the air :-D Off to have its bottom scraped or something!

But mostly, we just sat and enjoyed the view:

Absolute heaven.....

I doubt if the JanCave will be finished by next Wednesday so goodness knows what I'll have to share!  Hope you have a more productive week than me :-D

31 comments:

  1. nope, nothing doing here either - at least you have your dining table to work on - looks pretty fabulous to me.. Hope the walls get painted soon. Love the photos - what a gorgeous place to live you have chosen! Helen #?

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  2. Your felt makes are fabulous Jan. Beautiful photos - what an amazing view.
    Toni xx

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  3. Your box of finished decks look good enough to eat Jan....or is that just me? I love them. I should get making a few cos I have a craft fair early December but can’t get in the mood...hope it comes but if not I will just take the boxes filled with the goodies I’ve made before lol
    Have a good week painting your room and making it yours.
    Hugs,
    Annie x #10

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  4. At first I thought your finished articles were cakes! They certainly look good enough to eat - you have to minus the ribbon to see what I mean. Gosh, you put me to shame with all this work you have done - and all for a good cause too.
    Love the pictures from the picnic lunch.
    Hugs, Neet 12 xxx
    ps yes, I am amazed at the finish the plasterers get - fantastic work - wonder if they would ice our Christmas cakes?

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  5. I agree with Annie - your box of decorations looked like iced biscuits at first glance - totally delicious!!
    Do give your walls a stroke from me - I love the feel of bare plaster, it's so silky and smooth - strange I know, but I'm sure I can't be the only one!!
    I don't know how you manage to keep crafting while having all that done - you really have done fabulously with all those beautiful decs. I love the little penguins, they are soooooo cute!
    Have a great week and I look forward to seeing the finished/part-finished Jan Cave.
    Hugs, D
    Diana xxx #14

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  6. Beautiful pics of your lovely part of the world. I think I could eat your box of decorations they look superb.
    sandra de

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  7. New plaster is a thing of beauty isn't it, especially when you have lived with wonky walls. It sounds like you are in full renovation swing so it must be so lovely to escape for some sea air for a bit. Love your baskets of decorations, it looks like a posh shop, you've been so busy. Good Luck with getting your Jan cave back and have a good week.
    Hugs Lisax #18

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  8. Hello Jan. What a cheery, heart lifting post :-) Your makes are gorgeous!!!! So envy you having such beauty on your doorstep. I am hoping to get some sea air soon. Call me odd but I do love freshly plastered walls. :-) Anne x #16

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  9. Hi Jan, You will be much happier when all your stuff is back in your craft room.

    You've been busy with the Christmas items.

    Bet there was a sigh of relief from the owner when the boat was safely ashore.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #15

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  10. Morning Jan - Just imagine having to be waved in the air like that to have your bottom scraped - beyond imagination, really...
    However... Great makes - just love those little penguins! Soon be back in your own cave, and the house back to its shiny neatness with everything in the right rooms.
    Fantastic harbour photos - lovely shot of the egret.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #3

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  11. WOW...I've played catch up on 3 of your blog posts and WOW is all I come up with. Beautiful posts and lovely items. You have been busy. And excitement of a fresh new area. Wish you luck in a speedy move in, like you told Jan time disappears in a black hole..seems my holes been pretty deep. Love you nature photos, just so fun to see others areas. And a unique bowl, perfect stitching on all the little ornaments. You surely are busy with fun stuff. Enjoy the week.

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  12. Love all your contributions for the knit, stitch and b*tch group. What colour will you be painting the Jan Cave? I look forward to seeing the finished walls. Happy WOYWW Sarah #23

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  13. Well you have been busy. Look forward to seeing the Jan Cave progress. Thank you for your lovely words Take care Zo xxx

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  14. Oh well done - you have been busy! I wish I was half as well organised for the Christmas craft fairs - I've only just started!!
    Bernice #31

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  15. What lovely "stuff" you have created, super job. I had my sewing machine out for my hubby's cycling trousers this morning, so boring they look! My scrapbooking goes back to Dec 2003 so quite a few years to look back on! Thanks for your visit BJ#1

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  16. Hiya Jan, lovely things you made! The walls look great, we were lucky when we wanted some done, a guy at work does it as a sideline, and a fab job he made of them too, and the ceilings. Feeling great at the moment, all seems to be healing fine, which is good. Love and Hugs to you both, Shaz XxXx

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  17. Ooh, those felt ornaments look fabulous. You've made so many! Not surprised you want to make something different next.

    Fiona #34

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  18. Hope your crafty space soon takes shape. It's nice to see it's not holding you back!! I love all those little xmas items - you have been so busy Jan! Oh and I wonder where you go to get your bottom scraped - sounds like the perfect cure for piles! xxxxx Jo aka Madonna with the big....

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  19. Jan your finished pieces are simply gorgeous! They look good enough to eat!! Weird, I know, but they look like yummy cookies! LOL They are so, so cute! I know you can't wait for your room to be finished...here's to speedy finishes!!! Your pictures are gorgeous that lighthouse view! I don't think I would have wanted to leave! Blessings for the rest of the week! :) Felicia #30

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  20. Oooh those walls look like they should have awesome texture to them... what will the color be when you paint? (nah, don't tell me I will keep watching for the answer) love the harbor shots too Jan :) ~Stacy #29

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  21. Hey! Goodness, those penguins are so sweet ! Fab views aswell. Hopefully your crafty cave will be done soon xx
    Ellie #35

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  22. Hi Jan, try to be patient and the new cave will be ready before you know it though I can understand why you are eager to get in there. Looks like you've been busy non the less! Have a great week and happy woyww, Angela x11x

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  23. Hi Jan. How exciting having the Jan cave redecorated. A blank canvas. I love your felt Christmas makes, especially the penguins. Thanks for visiting me earlier, and for your lovely comments on my Christmas cards. One day I will be happy with something I have made! Have a lovely week, Heather #7

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  24. OMG - those ornaments look good enough to eat! They look like lovely candies or cookies all ready to munch on! Beautiful pics as usual - someday I will have to visit Wales! Thanks for your earlier visit, have a great week! Lindart #36

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  25. The JanCave - love it!! Haha! How great to have it redecorated, and I bet you can't wait to get back in there. Nice to have somewhere else to work in the meantime, though. Lovely photos, all of them. Your little decorations are so cute, especially the Christmas puddings lol! Love the penguins too... and the hearts... You are so busy, you put me to shame! Thank you for your lovely comment which was so encouraging! I'm sure you are right that my weight loss is helping my health issues, no longer having to lug around all that excess baggage lol! The apple butter is brilliant - I'd never heard of it before I discovered it online, and it certainly concentrates the apples right down. We have one tree only, but it produces massively, and such gorgeous sweet apples too - no idea what variety but they oook and eat really well.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #5

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  26. The Jan cave will be lovely and fresh when finished - don't you just love the smell and feel of freshly painted walls? Love all the bits and pieces on your desk - those penguins are cute! Lovely photos out and about - those fish must be very impressive at 20 inch long! Thanks for your visit yesterday! I couldn't make my rounds until today after all but better late than never! Hope you have a good weekend! zsuzsa #22

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  27. Love your tree decorations, they look almost good enough to eat. That blue bowl is lovely also love the colours. Bet you are looking forward to having your room finished. Have a good week. Ani#8

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  28. I'm late. Comes to something when you have to get up super early to finish your comments! Love the felts...they look like sweeties or biscuits all gently lined up in the box like that, Funny that my mind should speak food! So now you've got baby bum smooth walls....there's no stopping you two!

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  29. Wow, fabulous decorations, stunning. Think I need my bottom scraping too!

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  30. I hope there's been a lot more progress on your sewing room than you were anticipating so that you can get settled in again. Though you do seem to be doing alright at the dining table. The penguins really caught my eye. Hugs, Elizabeth x #37

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  31. I always enjoy your pictures, Jan. And your picnic spot looks heavenly for sure. See ya tomorrow! Kelly #27

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