WOYWW 558

COME BACK, BABY COME BACK....

Welcome to the crafty shenanigans of a fabricaholic - there's been quite a lot going on this week with a lot to show all you lovely deskers around the world who link up on What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday

First things first - my machine is back - woohoo *happy dance* It was kind of Janet to lend me her machine but I'm very pleased to have mine back where it belongs in the  JanCave. Look:

And it was put to use pretty much straight away!

Not only were there sunglasses cases on the go but I needed some quilted squares to go between my frying pans in the new kitchen drawer (to stop them getting scratched)

So I found some spare fabric (I might have a fair few bits of that, lol!), cut out some squares, fused some wadding, added some fancy pants stitching et voila.....

Does the trick and it makes me smile every time the drawer is opened!

I found a new fabric stall in Carmarthen market - run by the lovely Jane, there's a grand selection of reasonably priced quilting cottons, felts, polycottons and haberdashery.
It's called Foxglove Fabrics (the link takes you to her FaceBook page) I think I shall be visiting there quite often!

And of course I bought some whilst I was there.....
For various projects!

And then I had a card making session with Kim, a friend from WI, as I need a fair few birthday cards for the lovely ladies this year as our membership has risen substantially.

We soon covered the table with stuff!! I'm not the world's greatest card maker but we had a nice time chatting and going Ooooooh over the gems and sparkles ;-)


Hope you are unscathed after Storm Ciara on Sunday, goodness it was scary but we got through without any damage. 

Have a lovely crafty week!!

28 comments:

Robyn said...

feeling very inspired- Pot and pan nests!!! Yes! We had 5" of rain , and my duahger just missed a tornado- thanks fully we were spared the winds!
Robyn 4

Helen said...

Glad your got your machine back so quickly - and put it to use. Your card making sessions was very productive - I think you are a fabulous cardmaker, don't do yourself down. Happy WOYWW Helen #2

Neet said...

We too weathered the storm ,although it was bad for a lot of folks in the immediate surrounding area - and my old town suffered badly.
Love those pan squares, don't they look pretty sat amongst the pans? I went and bought some foamy things for mine, never thought of making some squares like that. I think even I could manage to do some. Now do I need some more?
Great fabric buying spree and what a lovely fabric stall. I can see you making another trip there and spending a bit more money in the future.
Have a good week, stay safe and well
Hugs, Neet 9 xx

Lynn Holland said...

We’ve still got the storms Jan but we are luckier than our neighbours in that we didn’t get flooded.
I think Dave Clark Five would approve of your choice of song today.
I was singing Olivia Newton John the other day “you better shape up” as I was on a bit of a downer.
A bit of card making and a gossip would have put things right I’m sure. Wish I could have joined you
Lynn xx 12

Twiglet said...

You are such a fast worker Jan - see it, buy it, make it!!! Love the little pan mats - what a neat and lovely idea. It would make me smile to see them each time too - and it's not often I say that about opening a pan cupboard!! xx Jo

Annie said...

I'm doing a whistle stop tour of all my favourite desks before I make my next Memory bear [and this one is for a very special little girl to take to her new adoptive home...what lovely jobs eh?].
Fabrics and cards today for me to oooh and awwww over. You are such a clever gal.
Hugs,
Annie x #13

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Morning Jan, how lovely to have found a nice little outlet to get hold of your fabrics from. There seems to be less and less of these hidden gems around now a days, fingers crossed they are around for a long time. Loving the idea of your quilted squares for the frying pans, I may have to borrow that idea Thank you for the inspiration. Well done on the cards, that's another job I need to get cracking on!! Happy WoywW Hugs Tracey #10

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Those pan rests are a great idea and they look good too. All that gorgeous fabric, love it. Pleased to see you have your machine back and running and gorgeous cards too. Great post. Wishing you a very happy and creative woyww, Angela x16x

Julia Dunnit said...

I like a bit of fancy pants stitching! Great idea to stop the movements (of the pans!!!!). Happy to see your machine back, that wasn’t too bad a length of time in the end, bet it feels different from using a borrowed machine! Nice looking stall at the market, what a nice relatively local find, I bet you and Jane will be firm friends in no time! The sight of card making in your kitchen always makes me smile, and I don’t think you can actually claim that you’re not the world’s greatest..`I mean, seriously, who is! The cards you show are lovely and lets face it, made from mostly donated stuff I think you’ve done a fab job, bet your WI recipients will be pleased as punch. Great to hear about increasing membership, I must say.

Sue Jones said...

Wow you have been busy!! Ahh Carmarthen market - brings back memories :) Love those pan savers. Have a lovely week.

Anne said...

Hi Jan. I have got similar pad between two pans, didn't make it myself but it was handmade. That shop looks fun and love fabrics you have chose! I am off to check it out on FB.
Glad you survived the storm we had a few bits blown about but no major damage. The cards are lovely. Anne @ 17

PS not forgotten re templates you are on my list! Lol x

shazsilverwolf said...

Hiya Jan, you've been a busy bunny. Love the quilted pieces between the pans- better than my boring kitchen paper, lol. Lots of fab cards being made- crafting goodies galore there. Fortunately no damage from the storm up here, was really windy, with a few bouts of heavy rain, but nowhere near what some people had. Love & hugs to you all, Shaz #1 XxXxXx

Crafting Queen said...

You have been a very busy lady. Love your sewing projects and your cards are lovely. Have a great week. Hugs ANesha

Diana Taylor said...

What a clever idea your fabric squares are - I've never seen that done before, but I think I'll have to make some as mine are starting to look a little tatty! The fabric stall is a great find and it looks like she has some fabulous designs - I do love that lime green and white daisies one - soooo gorgeous for spring. Your cards are gorgeous and it sounds like you had a lot of fun making them - I am sure they will be very much appreciated.
Hope you have a lovely week,
Hugs, Diana xx #20

Shoshi said...

A lovely post again, Jan, as usual! Always a feast of colour and interest. Welcome home to your sewing machine! I love the squares to go between your frying pans. I think I might do the same because I have a smaller cast iron one that has to sit inside the larger non-stick one and I'm always concerned about it scratching the surface. Your cards are just gorgeous - I love the colour scheme! And what a tempting Aladdin's cave that new fabric shop is. If that was on my doorstep I think I would be spending lots of time (and money oh dear...) in there too! Love the ones you bought, particularly the seaside themed one - I always love a seaside theme!

Thank you for your visit - I agree about Kaffe Fasset. I've got several of his books and while I have done quite a bit of his style of knitting, sometimes just to get the books out to stroke them is wonderful! I agree about the Zentangles. I think the abstract "tiles" full of pattern are OK but I tend to see them more as a means to an end - raw materials and practice pieces to be used in art pieces. I do like my little ATC-sized cards though - they are mostly pretty abstract, just one pattern on each, with the step-outs on the back. I try t make the fronts into little art pieces which makes them more interesting. I am so thrilled with my new Tombows!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #22

Catriona said...

Lovely fabric and a busy Jancave as usual! I am also making some card samples today for my voluntary craft class next Tuesday. Weather is certainly making staying in very easy!!

Little Dorrit does... said...

The pan protectors do look very cheery. I like the fact that they are just the right size for the different pans too! Your attention to detail is phenomenal - especially the fancy pants stitching that provides the perfect finishing touch for that gorgeous fabric.
The fabric stall was a great discovery, and I like the wide variety of fabrics you chose. Something tells me you will soon be a favourite customer!
Happy stitching on your freshly spruced machine.
Amelia #24

StampinCarol said...

The Pot Nests are very festive! Love the fancy stitching.
Your new fabrics are cool! I really like the dogs and the sea ones.
Great cards! I need to get some made but that won't be happening soon.
Thanks for popping by and have a wonderful week!
Carol N #25

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jan, lovely to see your machine home and working again. That's a good idea for keeping your pans scratch-free and they look n easy make too. That's bad news about your favourite beach - who would have thought Ciara could cause so much danger and we've now got another storm on the way. Sadly, it could be a wee while before your next stroll along the sands. Take care. Hugs, Elizabeth x #26

Caro said...

Loving your pan protectors! The new fabric is so pretty. Such a shame about your beach - we had horizontal rain that blew straight under our front door, but other than that escaped relatively unscathed. Happy WOYWW. I hope you have a lovely week. With love and God bless, Caro xx (#19)

Lindart said...

Your sewing machine looks quite happy to be home again! Your little squares are so cute! I just throw a dishcloth between the pans, but these are so much nicer! Sounds like you had great fun with your group, and the cards are great! Thanks for your visit to mine. Keep looking for cat fabric, I'm sure I've seen decent cat fabric somewhere (I'll keep an eye out! I don't like "cute" so perhaps you would like what I find!) My mouth is feeling much better now, thank goodness. It was a very painful few days. Now comes the extraction - yuk! We have been blessed with good gens n our family, and my Mom has always taken very good care of herself, much better than I have! Have a great week, Lindart #29

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Jan, after all these years of scratched pans, I finally find out I need to make some pads to go between them. I'll add it to my list of things to do - I need some new frying pans, although very rarely use them. I love how you get stuck in to your sewing and cardmaking straight away - takes me a while to work out what I want to do! Thanks for visiting, it is nice to be back, and I have missed everyone. Have a lovely week, hugs Heather xx #33

Crafting With Jack said...

I admit I use tea towels, although my husband never puts them back! Pretty pan liners Angela #27 x

Sandra de said...

Multiple Pan squares who would of thought ... but then again you are super crafty and talented. Good to hear the machine is back in full sewing mode and lovely to see you making cards. Enjoy your week.
Sandra de

Sarah Brennan said...

Good to see that normal service has been resumed Jan. Fabulous projects as usual and what a great fabric stall. I can't see why you want to go back wink wink lol. Hope the next storm treats you as well as the last one. Happy belated WOYWW. Sarah #8

Eva said...

Welcome back, dear Jan-Sewing-Machine! (Own stove is worth its weight in gold). The same with the sewing machine....
Oh - and all the pretty fabrics you found! I got big eyes..
And making cards and chatter with a friend - I get longing...
Excuse my English.
Eva from Austria

Stacy Sheldon said...

It makes me grin from ear to ear to see the cushions you made for your skillets, that is so smart and fun to look at Jan. and those cards are simply beautiful :) ~Stacy #29

Lillianb said...

loving all our fabric makes me wish i used it , Great cards as well,

You are like all crafters don't really need it BUT you have to have it,

Lilian B #32

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