WOYWW 481

I GET AROUND TO SINGING ABOUT
THAT GANG OF GIN I'M IN...

Hello lovely crafters - another mad whirlwind around the globe meeting up at Stamping Ground, where desks of all sorts are on display.

I was very late replying to comments last week as I'd been out for the whole day on my WI Trip....more of which later!

There's been quite a bit of crafting this week!

Oh it's so lovely to have my space back in action - just popping in for five minutes now and then (which always turns into half an hour, but that's another story!!) I've been making a few more small items for the RNLI....

Some more little purses - I may have to keep that hungry caterpillar fabric one on the right, it's just so cute!

...and some dog bandannas out of this very cute fabric which was given to me.....

plus these beauties.....

by my mate Helen! She is an old friend from Phoenix Brass band, who I used to play with in Wiltshire - she and hubby Simon and kids Samuel and Chloe came to stay for a couple of days. We managed to get a couple of hours crafting in when the weather was a bit inclement - Helen did a great job cutting out while I sewed. It was wonderful to catch up again as we hadn't seem each other for 18 months.

The kids had been crafting too and had made me these out of Hama beads:

Aren't they fab? They're in pride of place on the JanCave bookshelves now :-D

And what about the WI Trip I alluded to earlier? Well, it was classed as an 'Educational' trip and the first port of call was the Penderyn distillery tour...cough...

This makes me smile! It was 11.30am - well, it would have been rude not to have tried out some of the produce, don't you think?!

The rowdies at the back of the bus! Lol...I may have bought some whisky and gin.....after this we sobered up with some lunch and then went on the Brecon canal...there may have been some singing!! It was a fun day but I needed a rest after it....can't take the pace anymore......lol

Have a great week everybody, hope you enjoy your crafting!

30 comments:

Helen said...

Loving all the fabric; and what a great week you've had, catching up with your friends and drinking... I mean learning about the distillery... Helen #?

Claire said...

You are truly a whizz with a sewing machine! It always looks so jolly crafting away with friends - I confess I'm a tad envious...
Happy WOYWW :)
Claire no. 1

Frayed Round The Edges said...

Lovely fabric and purses, makes me want to make some. I must stay focussed! Karen 9

Christine said...

Looks an interesting visit, pleased you all had a great time.
I'm with Claire on crafting with friends .....
Have a good week
Christine #12

Annie said...

Fab new makes and gorgeous fabrics. I really hope it all sells well and makes a lot of money. I can just imagine the giggling on your trip out with the ladies....all for educational purposes of course!
Hugs,
Annie x

Twiglet said...

Gorgeous fabric, lovely items and very glamourous WI buddies there Jan - sounds like a perfect week! Those Hamma bead items are great - well done those clever kids. xx Jo #16

Sue said...

Hi Jan, Lookslike you all left much happier from the distillery:) LOL

Purses and bandanas are lovely. Loving your fabrics.

How nice that your friends stayed and that their children made you the fab beaded thingys.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #11

Crafting Queen said...

You have been busy. Love the fabrics you used. Hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs Anesha

Shaz Brooks said...

HI Jan, looks like you had a fab day out. I agree, would have been rude not to sample!Good job none of you sampled too much, going on a canal boat after! Loving the fabrics, all really fab. Love and hugs to you both, see you soon, Shaz XxXxXx

Sarah Brennan said...

Gin and canal boats; could have been disastrous Jan. Would have been rude not to try some samples though. Those purses are great, glad you are enjoying being back in the Jan Cave. See you soon. Sarah #21

Dotty Jo x said...

Gorgeous purses - I love them all, but they fish fabric really caught my eye! Love the idea of canals and gin - did anyone fall in? TFS, Jo x #22

Ellie said...

Beautiful fabrics, the designs are adorable. Looks like you had lots of fun and mischief hehe. Happy woyww
Ellie #17

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jan, I know just how 5 minutes can become 30 or more without noticing ... happens to me all the time. Lovely fabrics and projects too. Looks like every day's a school day especially with the ladies. Have a great week. Hugs, EluzaEliz X #23

Elizabeth said...

Gosh! Just look at that signature!!! I'm on my mobile which is not such a smartphone if it can't make out what I'm trying to type!

jan spencer said...

Hi Jan, I always love seeing your desk, it’s always so colourful with all those gorgeous fabrics, they are beautiful and so are those little purses.
Looks like a good time was had by all, what a fun trip.
Happy WOYWW.
Jan #25

Caro said...

What gorgeous fabric and it is so special catching up with good friends isnt it. That WI trip looks like a real laugh! Thanks for sharing. Caro x (#19)

StampinCarol said...

I love all the little purses and the different fabrics!! Almost makes me want to start sewing again (I have my mom's Husqvarna machine that I use for mending.) And how fun getting together with friends!! Have a great week!
Carol N #24

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Jan. Nice purses and bandanas. No wait, skip to the important stuff ... I thought the WI was all flower arranging and baking cakes!! What am I missing out on - might need to check this out. Looks like a great time was had by all of you, yes it would be rude not to partake in a taste sampling (or two). Have a lovely week Heather x #10

Anne said...

Hi Jan, thanks for popping round. Love all the makes- as usual. BUT I want to join your WI - the one I go to needs dragging into this Century!!! There's a group of us trying but it's not easy!!!
Glad you were able to catch up with your friend. Anne x #7

Hazel said...

The educational distellery tour looks as if it's interesting and enjoyable. So much going on with all your gorgeous material - love the purses. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a good week. Hazel, WOYWW #20 x

Angela Radford said...

Looks like a great trip and a fabulous collection of fabrics. Have a lovely week and happy woyww, Angela x15x

Dorlene Durham said...

I love your photos! And the whole back of the bus rowdies is so funny! Have a great week. Dorlene #30

Neet said...

So where are the photos of the canal bit of the trip? Noted down now that you only showed distillery part of the trip - that tells me a lot about you!!! (Mainly that you are my kinda gal - and enjoy a good laugh with friends).
Joking apart, you look to have had a good day out and if a distillery tour is in the morning well, you have to drink. Mind you I would have been asleep on the coach afterwards.
Gorgeous fabric used in your makes and I love that Scottie one - perfect for bandanas.
How nice to have your friend, Helen, staying with you for a few days, great to catch up with old friends and share the gossip. Love the Hama bead makes.
Neet (and thank you for visiting me whilst I was getting on with my face painting which happily is ready for publishing today) xx

Eva said...

Thanks for sharing your life to us. I love the purses.
Eva from Austria

Julia Dunnit said...

Ha, needing a lie down after a day trip..must have been the early drinking.Actually no, it would have been the fresh canal air wouldn’t it! Love the little purses, frightened by how unforgiving the blue dog material would be for a wonky cutter!

Shoshi said...

What a happy post, Jan! Your posts always make me smile and make me feel better - your lovely bright room and all those fabby fabrics and the gorgeous things you make out of them. I still treasure the little pincushion you made for me. I love the little purses, and I like the fabric with the anchors on it - so appropriate with the maritime theme, in aid of RNLI. It must have been lovely to have your friend staying, and to do some crafting together. You girls guzzling the booze made me laugh - rowdies at the back of the bus lol lol!! I think your life sounds a riot - really fun!

Thank you for your visit. The butterflies are very quick and easy to do, like very frilly granny squares. They get more frilly with each round, but when you fold them in half, they miraculously turn into butterflies and are flat! I made a mistake with one, and discovered I'd made a smaller one with a slightly different shape, so I'm making some more of those now, for variety. As for the leak in my felt box, my felting rolling pin had gone all black, but it seems to have recovered after being soaked in a bucket with bleach for a few days. No harm done, and I'm glad I caught it before it had gone on too long.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #5

Stacy Sheldon said...

HI Jan, I love the little purses and the trip looks like you all had a fabulous time :) ~Stacy #33

Lindart said...

My kind of educational trip! Sign me up (hic!)! I love seeing all the scrumptious things you are making - so much fun! And how nice to have a houseful for a few days (those kids are very talented!). Thank you for your kind words on my blog re the ATCoins! I plan on continuing to make some more! And I'm glad I made you smile! Have a wonderful week, Lindart #27

Paper Wishes said...

Looks like a week of good fun and lots of productivity, thanks for your visit and comment 28

Kelly said...

Man, I wanna party with you ladies! LOL Such fun. Love the fabric. Bright, pretty colors. Thanks for your visit. Always look forward to seeing you. Hugs & Creative Blessings! Kelly #31

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