WOYWW 545

SPARKLING HEARTS AND DAZZLING BOWS..

Before I kick off the crafting this week, I need to share the news that Shaz Silverwolf is in hospital - she was rushed in with breathing difficulties a couple of days ago after suffering a chest infection and cold which left her unable to breathe. It's good to see she's doing better on her brief blog this morning.

The desk:
Everything has been chucked on the desk today! I'm making items for Christmas craft stalls for both the WI and the RNLI so there doesn't seem much point in putting anything away, I'd only have to get it out again!

There's a pile of little stockings....

Some snowmen that need their carrot noses sewn on (thanks for this pattern Twiglet!)

The RNLI feature Yellow Wellies a lot in various campaigns so I thought I'd make some as Christmas stockings - a couple of sweets will get shoved inside!

I was in Dunelm yesterday and saw some lovely fabrics so got a metre of each as I'm really down in my stash at the moment:
Useful for various things - the tartan fat quarters are lovely but I'm not sure what they'll be used for yet. Christmas coasters maybe?

A lovely lot of lace! I use quite a bit of this as bunting trimmings and in the jewellery wallets so had nearly used all my stash up - it's incredible how quickly it goes.

And finally, I paid a visit to the lovely Deb in Llandeilo the other day, got some mini pompoms and twinkly yarn and couldn't resist these buttons....
Oooooh, sparkly hearts - what's not to like?!

I must finish with a huge thanks to some of my fellow WI members - do you remember the crochet and knitted poppies I was doing a couple of weeks ago? Well, Janet and Lynne did an amazing job putting together the 200 poppies that all the ladies did - they made two wreaths and sewed the remainder on tape which they put on the railings around the Memorial gardens:


Remembering those who fought for the peace we have today.

Have a great week xxx

26 comments:

Helen said...

I have just come from a post Shaz has shared from her hospital bed!
Love the stockings - and the wellies are so clever! Well done on the wreaths, and the poppies on railings too. Happy WOYWW Helen #??

Sue said...

Hi Jan, Yes, it's me finally back. Sadly no crafting, but I have got much better with typing with one hand.

Love your makes. The poppies are lovely and a great reminder of the sacrifice so many made.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #6

glitterandglue said...

Morning Jan. My - you are one busy lady at the moment! I think the yellow wellie idea is great and will definitely be extremely popular! Well done on the idea.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #7

Neet said...

I love the bunting your ladies made, I can imagine the memorial gardens looked spectacular with all the poppies you girls had contributed.
What a lot of fabulous little makes you have been doing, love the snowmen minus noses and the yellow wellies is a fab idea.
Gorgeous spend on fabrics- that grey is gorgeous, but so is it all - especially love tartan at Christmas.
Hugs, Neet 10 xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Those little Yellow wellies are so clever, an all year rounder for sure Jan, not just for Christmas. I have the same problem with crafty bits at the moment, some things I can not put away as time is limited as it is I do not want to waste any by putting things away then having to get out again (that's my excuse anyway!!)
Beautiful to see all those poppies, the hand knitted/crochet each made with a thought during the process. Thank you for sharing Jan.
Happy WoywW Tracey #5

Catriona said...

My word, Jan, you have been busy! I love the lace trim and all your makes are beautiful. The poppy wreaths are especially lovely knowing how much love and care went into making them.

Annie said...

What fab makes again today Jan. I really love the little yellow wellies and have a feeling they will be very popular....well done you.
Hugs,
Annie x #13

Twiglet said...

The yellow wellies will sell well Jan - what a brilliant idea. I love the little snowmen - I have only made big ones so far but think I will have to make a few tiny ones too. Your poppy wreath and railing trim are so lovely and give the Remembrance service the special acknowledgement it deserves. xx Jo

Glenda said...

Good morning Jan! It's beginning to look like Christmas on your desk! Love the little snowmen and the the stockings are adorable! You are quite talented girl! Happy WOYWW!
Glenda #17

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Cute little booties! I always feel a bit selfish that you're doing all this for charity, while all my projects are for self-gratification LOL. The poppy wreathe looks beautiful - such a nice example of a collective project. I wonder if it could be saved for next year but I guess it would get weathered outside. Thanks for popping in Jan! Have a lovely week! zsuzsa #20

Diana Taylor said...

You are a busy gal Jan, what beautiful craftiness you are creating for the RNLI - I just love the little yellow wellies.
Thank you so much for you visit to my desk earlier - I believe the term Blizzard binding came about as the creator of it was house bound due to a severe blizzard and whiled away the time devising this origami style book binding, hence the name!
Hope you have a great week,
Hugs, Diana xx #18

Christine said...

It's all go at this time of the year isn't it? Hard to keep up at times but keeping on plodding .....love the yellow wellies!
Christine #27

Kath said...

You are busy - love the snowmen and the lovely stockings.
Kath #19

Julia Dunnit said...

Wellie stockings will go down a treat, I don’t doubt. You are super busy with everything all at once! The poppies looked marvellous, and really glad to see that there were enough to thread them around the railings, I bet they looked great.

shazsilverwolf said...

Hiya Jan, sat in bed just starting my visiting, lol. Love those Poppy Wreaths and the bunting, fabulous job to all the ladies. Lots of fab fabrics, especially like the blackone with the bird- but then I would, lol. And those sparkly buttons, just how fab are they? Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #2 X

Elizabeth said...

Goodness, Jan, you have been busy! I love all the projects you've been working on, especially the yellow Lifeboat stockings ... I think they are going to be very popular. You found some lovely goodies at Dunelm Mill - the buttons are gorgeous and, wouldn't you know it, I love the tartan FQs. the polka dots too ... I'm a sucker for dots! The poppy wreath is fantastic and that's a great way to use the leftovers too. A fitting tribute. Hugs, Elizabeth x #21

StampinCarol said...

Very pretty stockings but those snowmen! Oh my how cute! The yellow stockings are pretty cool, too. Love the wreaths, they turned out really cool! Heading over to Shaz's blog, just seen Julia's post.
Thanks for popping by and have a great week!
Carol N #22

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

So many gorgeous makes but the poppies are really special and I love them. Wishing you a lovely creative week and a happy woyww x16x

Marit said...

Those poppies on the fence are amazing, and so are the wreaths! I love the buttons but forbid myself to buy any as I never know what to do with them, I guess you will know and use them well! LOVE the Christmas items you make, especially the yellow stockings (?) And ha, 'tartan' always reminds me of my teenage years, the Bay City Rollers you know... I was a huge fan and layed my hand on every piece of tartan I could find. Was I crazy or not? (Hmm.. still am I guess, but I'm a sucker for paper now... I collect every little piece of 'waste' from my job now, snippits of old 16th century paper... soooo lovely!) Happy woyww, have a lovely week/weekend. Hug from Holland! Marit #4

Crafting With Jack said...

I love those red stockings, you are always amazingly busy. The poppies look lovely along the fence. I don't think I have been to Llandeilo, do you live in Wales yourself?

Stacy Sheldon said...

HI Jan, those poppies look so fabulous :) the yellow stockings made me grin too. ~Stacy #28

Dorlene Durham said...

I can’t believe Christmas is right around the corner. Your items are always so beautiful. Happy belated WOYWW. Dorlene #29

Eva said...

Wish I could be near you.
Eva from Austria

Belinda said...

I am late to the game and will check Shaz's site to see how she is doing. I hope well. Thank you for letting us know. Your poppies look lovely and what a wonderful use for them. As usual your photos of your crafts continue to inspire me. Thanks for the visit earlier, I am make late rounds!
Belinda #30 (I think!)

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Jan, sorry to be so late. Fabulous array of offerings on your desk today. The poppies looked amazing. Happy belated WOYWW. Sarah #1

Crafting Queen said...

You have been a busy bee. Love your creations. We had a lovely Rememberance service on the ship. Thank you for your sweet comment. It was only our second holiday in a few years. Hugs Anesha x

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