Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

WOYWW 477

STOP RIGHT NOW, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Now, don't faint but.... there's been some actual crafting at LLJ Towers this week! I know, astonishing huh?!

The JanCave will be back in action soon but I had to sneak in there this week as I had a commission to fulfil.


The bare minimum of equipment was put in so I could quickly whizz up a doorstop for my mate Helen.

It had to feature the cupcake fabric as Helen is a keen Cookery competitor at lots of local shows and has won at the Royal Welsh show (and that is no mean feat let me tell you!)  The Squish test passed with flying colours :-D

I haven't started the Sashiko yet but got some fat quarters and matching flosses out to have a play. I dunno if I'll use these but I had a very happy ten minutes sorting out colours....

I'm getting a bit low on cards for the WI too so printed off a couple of local pics to make some quick and easy cards to sell.

Apologies for late replies to comments last week as we went to Winchester to pack up and clean my son's uni flat...we just about managed to squish everything into the car! We stopped en route to catch up with my bestie for a couple of hours - it wasn't long enough..the selfie I took was appalling so hopefully Julia's was better!! Lol

Short(er) this week, hope you folks all have a good one xxxxxxx




33 comments:

  1. those spotty fabrics are gorgeous! it is good to see your long sewing bench back in action too. Have a great week. Helen #??

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  2. Hi Jan, Love the spotty fabrics and the doorstop.

    Great idea for the cards using photos of local places.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #8

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  3. Pleased to see your sewing table back in situ. Am loving the spotty fabrics! Have a great week. Anne x #9

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  4. Pleased to see your sewing table back in situ. Am loving the spotty fabrics! Have a great week. Anne x #9

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  5. What a great make Jan, i'm using anything I can to hold open every door to let air in during this heat wave. Your friend looks over the moon with it.
    You've sorted the ingredients for the Sashiko, look forward to seeing what you create with it all.
    Happy WOYWW Tracey #6

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  6. Hi Jan, I can't wait to see how you get on with the Sashiko. Hoping we get to see the real thing in September. Marit has certainly started something here lol. Glad you managed a brief visit with Julia. Have a great week. Sarah #13

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  7. Well your friend certainly looks pleased with her new doorstop - and rightly so - and it passed the Squish Test!
    Ooh your 'maybe' fabrics for the Sashiko look fabulous. Reminds me of the spotted papers I have - they come out, have a stroke and go back. Why?
    What better thing could have prevented you from visiting last week - your son is more important than a few comments.
    Have a good week, keep smiling that lovely smile of yours.
    Hugs, Neet 3 xx

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  8. Morning Jan. Great doorstop! Good to hear the Jan cave is almost back up and running! Had a sneak look at last week's post as I was AWOL - well done on the WI competitions!! Proud moment there for you!!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #5

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  9. Fab doorstop! I have a 'snake' and we fall over him more often than not!!
    Love the colours you have chosen for the Sashiko.
    Take care
    Christine #19

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  10. Hi there, you quick commenter on my blogpost today ;) I love all the floss colors with that fabric, sorting out is fun to do isn't it?! The jacket I altered had a striped texture so I used those 'stripes' to get even stitches... if you like the pattern to be neat I think you better draw the lines first. But 'going wild' might be more fun, never mind even stitches, just dive in! I haven't started on my own jean jacket yet, I need to order more colors floss and it's just too hot to start a project like that so I will wait a little until it cools down... have a great week and stay cool Jan! Warm (!) hug from Holland, Marit #21

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  11. WOW! YOU are a real seamstress. That was an amazing door stop. And to think you also make cards. Gee, I feel like such a slacker. Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW from # 1.

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  12. Hiya Jan, love that arrangement of fabric & floss- great shade matching.Fab door stop, perfect for a baker. :) Some fabulous photos to print for cards, you have such gorgeous scenery. Pretty sure that if we haven't managed to grow up by now, we never will, rofl! Long may we remain juvenile. :) Love and hugs to all of you. XXXXXXX

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  13. My picture wasnt any better missus, which in accordance with the pact, is why no-one has any evidence of our lunch! How lovely to ‘meet’ Helen...a lovely picture! Makes me smile..ok, grin..to read that you’re making a few cards!! Am off to visit the mothers shortly, Joan on my way up to Mum’s...lets try to catch up tomoz. Love you.xxxx

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  14. Oh that doorstop is fabulous - I just love the cupcake fabric, and your friend looks thrilled with it. I love the fabrics and embroidery threads, how appealing they are in colour order. I'm really looking forward to seeing how you use them. Enjoy your crafty card-making, it's so relaxing isn't it.
    Hugs,
    Diana xx

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  15. Congratulations, a beautiful photo of you, table up and usable, and that door stop fabric is totally awesome. Had to be fun to work with. I also love the colors in your curtain.
    Will be fun to see how you use the pretty polka dot fabric too. Have a wonderful week . Happy WOYWW

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  16. Glad you enjoyed your time with Julia.....why wouldn’t you? 😀 love the doorstop you made and the colours of the fabrics and threads you’ve chosen.
    Hugs,
    Annie x #14

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  18. What fun to get to visit with Julia. That cupcake squishy doorstop is adorable. If I could sew, I would love to make something with those lovely fabrics and threads.
    Thanks for already stopping by. Have a great week! #25

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  19. Love seeing your desk in work mode! And that doorstop is the bomb! What a fabulous gift! I like cards using photos, they are so personal. Sounds like you had a great visit with Julia and lots of work packing up the flat! Thanks for popping by and have a great week!
    Carol N #26

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  20. I love the doorstop - so cute! What a great idea for the cards. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week. Love Caro x (#20)

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  21. I love that doorstop, perfect fabric! She looks happy too! I would love to send the rain your way, when we are finished with it! I got totally drenched today putting gas in my car, I had to go to lunch with my Mom wearing a totally wet skirt! Eeew! At least I had my Wellies on. Have a great week, thanks for your visit! I will do a rain dance for you. . .Lindart #32

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  22. HI Jan, she looks so thrilled with her stop :) and I love that you are printing photos for your cards. ~Stacy #31

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  23. Hi Jan, so nice to see that you're back in the JanCave, even if it is only for a little while. The doorstop is excellent and Helen looks delighted. Love the FQs and floss - look forward to seeing your practice pieces. I like that you are using your own photos to make cards - you take such beautiful shots. I've done it myself occasionally - should do it more often. Glad the sports/men toppers have done so well. Have a lovely week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #24

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  24. Hi Jan, I so love that spotty fabric and all those fab colours too. Look forward to seeing what you do with them. Thanks for the visit to mine and wishing you a great woyww, Angela x17x

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  25. Wow your desks are so tidy? Is that why you can whizz up some sewing so quick? Love the door stopper and thanks for your visit and kind comment. x Amanda

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  26. I do more sorting than sewing! always feel inspired when I visit you!
    Robyn 27

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  27. That door stop is adorable. I love seeing your sewing projects. Dorlene #34

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  28. Hi, Jan! By the looks of it, you're quite a busy lady. Love the cupcake doorstop!! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Hope the rest of your week is fabulously crafty!

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  29. Can't wait to see what gorgeous items you make with the fabrics and thread - great color scheme you've chosen! Thanks for the visit! Happy rest of the week! xo Cheetarah #28

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  30. Just popped in to see what you are up to as I didn't post for WOYWW this week. I love the doorstop - great fabric - I still have a bit left! Your spotty fabric and matching threads will be perfect - half the fun is the choosing/matching isn't it. Good idea to use local scenes for your cards and you will have some fab photos to pick from I am sure! xx Jo

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  31. Hi Jan, I love that doorstop and clearly Helen does too! :o) Can't wait to see how the Sashiko turns out, I think I've seen pics on pinterest of it done on denim, looks really cool. Annie C #10

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  32. Hi, sorry I am so late returning your visit, still struggling with internet.
    Thanks for you condolences about Marian, she leaves a massive hole in so many lives.
    I like that doorstop, what did you fill it with, sand. Looks great.
    Chris

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  33. What a good sport Helen is to pose with the newly created doorstop! That photo wouldn't look out of place in a craft magazine! I think it's a brilliant idea to use photos for cards like that - definitely a quick fix and one I could do with myself! Cleaning out your son's uni flat must have been a bitter sweet experience - the end of an era! Thanks Jan for your visit earlier! Have a fantastic Sunday! zsuzsa #12

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