Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

WOYWW 452

DID YOU EVER SEE A FLOWER GROW?

This is a photo heavy post today but there's quite a lot to share! It's been a fun week with visitors, lots of chatting, a nice meal out and some different crafting.

First, the desk:
There's a lot going on! The hare bag at the back was fun to make, I broke into some Virgin fabric and am determined that my stash is going to get some serious bashing this year. I found the fabric masterboards that were made a couple of months ago and am going to make a craft bag out of these two.

The bag turned out ok, the stripy fabric I bought from Dunelm went really well with it.

These need a good iron first! I've found a grey and white heart fabric for the lining and hopefully I have enough fusible fleece to iron on for extra oomph! I really do like the colours in this, it was a fun way to use up some odds and ends of fat quarters.

The generosity of deskers continues! Anesha (Crafting Queen) sent me these papers - they're brilliant and will cover a wide range of card topics. Thank you Anesha, I really appreciate you putting these my way - they'll be ever so useful!


But there was another desk this week! I'm making table decorations for the 1st Birthday party of my WI Group in February and Janet, the Treasurer said that she had some crafting bits and pieces and would like to help. So I tripped over to her place last week:

...and found that she has quite a lot of crafting stash too!! She likes scrapbooking and had a goodly supply of paper and equipment - we had a lovely afternoon drinking tea, chatting and making paper flowers!

Janet used her Cricut to make these flowers with some crinkled spotty tissue paper for the insides - they're so pretty!

Whereas I went for the concertina folding and then crinkling of tissue paper to make others - honestly, these were so simple to do but really effective (my sort of crafting!) There are many tutorials on Pinterest and Youtube if you fancy having a go. These were meant to be peonies....

..and these were smaller and looked like carnations.

Janet had a machine that you're probably all familiar with but was new to me - boy did I have fun making leaves!!
It's a bit like a tube of Pringles - once you pop, you can't stop :-D  I've bought florists wire and tape so these will be wired on together with a flower. We're using recycled tin cans with hessian wrap and ribbon to put the flowers in..I hope it works ok. I'll take a pic when we do them.

And that's why I have two boxes of pretty flowers on my sewing table. They make me smile!

Have a good week everyone xxxxx

31 comments:

  1. loving the paper flowers, and your leaves look great - yes, got one of those toys, too! somewhere.... Helen #?

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  2. Gosh you have been busy. I love the Hare bag it looks fabulous.
    Well done with all the flower making - they look so pretty.
    Have a super week.
    Toni xx

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  3. Oh wow! Love these!! Our local WI has been going since 1921 - no mean achievement for two wee villages, methinks!!
    Happy WOYWW :D
    no. 4

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  4. What a lovely show and tell Jan, I enjoyed that. A young friend of mine has just started making giant flowers as wall decorations, I’m going to show her your pics, it might give her some ideas.
    LYNN xx 14

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  5. Well you sure do know how to impress this week. I’m really loving the flowers....they remind me of some we used to make as children but yours are so much better.
    Hugs,
    Annie x #13

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  6. Fabulous flowers and leaves Jan, I'm sure Margaret will help out when she visits too (it's what's so great about this group). That hare bag is fabulous and the stripy fabric is the perfect finishing touch. Have a great week. Sarah #12

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  7. Morning Jan. What a great way to spend time - those flowers are just great. I'm sure, as an ex WI President, the room will look great!! That hare bag is lovely - as are the two patched pieces. I'm sure they will look so cheerful when finished. SOOooo looking forward to next week!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

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  8. Hi Jan, I adore the hare bag. The fabrics with the cat fabric are lovely and bright. The flowers are fab.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue (Not taking part this week)

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  9. Hiya Jan, love those flowers! So pretty. Oh my, I have (at least) one of those paper corrugators in a drawer somewhere. They were all the rage quite a few years ago now! Great idea with the leaves, I must remember that.The Hare bag is gorgeous, lovely colour fabric. Love and hugs to you both, Shaz XxX

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  10. You have had a great week. I love that bag and the cat fabric!!! Those flowers are amazing!!! You are very welcome. Enjoy your crafting. Hugs Anesha

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  11. Oh wow I have never thought to run leaves through a paper crimper that is totally cool looking Jan all the blooms look so pretty too :) ~Stacy #28

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  12. Move over Neet - that LLJ will be dem'ing at the shows before long (due to your flower making skills). Seriously those flowers are fabulous - are we making a papercrafter of you afterall?
    Love the look of that crimper, mine is just a cheapo one bought from somewhere like The Works years ago, but it does the job. Incidently, if you stick two together to make a back and front and put the wire in you can still feed it through and then tape the wire afterwards.
    Happy Crafting Jan - Enjoy creating as much as I have enjoyed looking!
    Love, Neet 3 xx
    ps love that hare fabric!

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  13. Hi Jan, I love crimpers and years ago I bought a few that have different patterns, I must seek them out again. The flowers look lovely but I especially like your bag, gorgeous. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a lovely woyww and happy crafty week, Angela xXx

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  14. Jan, I love all that yummy colorful fabric! That bag you made with the hare fabric is just the cutest! What a lovely RAK stash! I love getting those! It's like a little piece of someone in your life! :) Wow, I really love what you and your crafty pal pulled together! Just beautiful little flowers! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a very crafty rest of the week! Blessings Felicia #29

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  15. Wow, such lovely flowers! Has the paper crafting bug bitten you yet, LOL? I must say I've never seen that machine before but seems to be doing a good job! I find cutting into "virgin" anything quite painful - and always have to remind myself that that's what it is for! I prefer working with scraps, so I don't need to feel guilty! Thanks for visiting earlier Jan! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #7

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  16. Firstly congratulations on your WIs first birthday my WI celebrates their 84 this coming May I was a member for 34 years until I moved away at Christmas and hope to join the one in the village soon. Secondly your flowers will be a big hit they are really good. That little machine is very useful.
    Hazel c uk

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  17. Wow,lots going on,love that hare bag, the hare fabric and stripes were made for each other. What a terrific job you both did on those flowers, they will look stunning. Thx for your visit earlier, Vicky

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  18. Hello my dear!! You always have such wonderful fabrics (mind you they are all so pretty I wouldn't want to use them - a bit like me and my papers!!) Kudos to you with those flowers, they look stunning! Happy WOYWW!!

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  19. Such a pretty post today Jan. Gorgeous fabrics, love the bag and those flowers are fabulous!!!!!Have fun with the lovely Margaret when she visits. Anne x #17

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  20. Those flowers are great..and I sea the peony's! I love the Bunny bag, that is great fabric. Have a great week.
    -K #35

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  21. oh this is beautiful, love the tote bag as well! This is a project our WI could do!!

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  22. Lovely post, Jan. The flowers are so beautiful and I do like the ribbed affect achieved with that machine. I look forward to seeing what you make with the 'motherboards'. The hare bag reminds me that I've been meaning to recommend a book that I've just finished reading ... I do mean reading ... Common Ground by Rob Cowan. There's whole wonderful section on the hare that I think you'd enjoy. It's not an audio book though it would be nice if it was because I'd happily listen to over and over again. Thanks for your comment earlier. Have a great week - I believe Margaret's visiting you so I'm sure you'll have a lovely time together. Hugs, Elizabeth x #25

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  23. Papercrafters fill me with envy, although I could attempt the tissue flowers. I do like the hare fabric, I have not been to Dunelm for months, it is very close to Hobbycraft and always means a very spendy trip.

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  24. Such pretty flowers and can see why you now have a box or two. Love the ones with the spotted centres.
    sandra de @20

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  25. What a great post, Jan. I love all the flowers you made together! I haven't seen that crimping machine before but the effect is lovely. And I do love your hare bag. Gorgeous fabric. Thank you for your visit and your lovely comment - I laughed at "Cuthbert" for my Crop-a-dile - you're the only one to come up with a suggestion so far and I'm certainly bearing that one in mind! Lol!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #16

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  26. The flowers are fab, and oh, you met the ribbler! I’m late, somwill comment in person tomorrow!

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  27. I love the hare bag, just gorgeous. It looks like you had lots of fun making flowers, wish I had a friend to craft with locally, very jealous. Looking forward to seeing the end results of the flower decorations x

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  28. Love all the flowers and never ever had my hands on a crinkle machine but I can understand the feeling entirely. Adore the hare bag and the master boards are lovely and colourful, love colour. Thanks for the visit BJ#19

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  29. Hi there, Lunch Lady Jan, trust you’re enjoying your flower making the results were certainly spectacular indeed, gorgeous flowers and those leaves do looks addictive.
    Now that hare bag really catches my eye, I love it ... normally go for bright colours but think it’s smashing!!!
    Thanks for sharing and for popping over too!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  30. I seem to have missed reading this post some how. A crimper is something that my craft room is missing - and now I want one! (Goes to Ebay to see if I can get a bargain one.) Love that hare fabric. Ali x

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  31. a week late with this but had to say I loved this post and the very pretty flowers. Always fun to see what others can do..and a good way to have fun.

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