WOYWW 589

 ALL KINDS OF EVERYTHING REMIND ME OF YOU....

The lyrics sprang straight to mind today - I can't say I'm a massive Dana fan but the words are very apt as most of the pics feature items sent by lovely crafting friends!

First up is the gorgeous fabric that Sarah Brennan sent me - I'm really into bold bright colours at the moment and these certainly fit the bill!

I already had this coral spot fabric which is the perfect combo. The glasses case and purse look good and I'm making a couple of small drawstring bags as well....

And finding the right colour popper is important  too, lol!

As the Welsh Government announced that mask wearing is now mandatory in shops, I've had a few requests for extras:
The darted ones are my preference but they take longer to measure up. G and I worked out that that ruler was his when he was a test engineer at the local Royal Naval depot back in the late 70s!! It's doing well, I use it all the time in the JanCave. The fabric was given to me by Underground Helen, a friend and neighbour (she's called that as she used to be a Tube driver for many years!) I made some masks for her mum and the rest of the fabric is mine to play with. Thanks mate!

I made some pleated ones as well and the elastic that Twiglet sent me was used for those - so thank you again, lovely gal!!

And that considerably younger sister of hers - ie the gorgeous Wipso - sent me a huge parcel of masks to sell in aid of the RNLI:
A proper pile of loveliness! They've gone to a Junior school where they'll be sold to parents of the children with the profit going to the RNLI. Thanks Annie, that was so thoughtful of you, I really appreciate it xxx

I often talk about the Harbour Lights, the cafe where I sell my items and as I was down there a few days ago stocking up (again!) I took this so you could see what a lovely little place it is:
It's a B&B too and is incredibly popular. At the moment you can only get takeaway drinks/cakes/sarnies but there's a lovely area to sit at the front or you can walk a few yards and gaze out at the view:

The sea was flat calm that day, not a breath of wind - the paddle boarders were having a good time, that's for sure!

So there you are, each item has made me think of a lovely person. You can't say much fairer than that!
Have a great crafty week everyone xxxxxxxx








23 comments:

Helen said...

Love the photos of the Harbour Lights and the perfect flat sea... gorgeous! Wonderful pile of fabric too from Sarah especially. I think I've said before how much the RNLI must love that you came to live there!! happy WOYWW Helen ##?

Sarah Brennan said...

Love what you are doing with that fabric Jan. I have had some lovely comments about the masks that you made and that I am wearing to school so thanks again for them. I hope to visit that cafe one day, it looks gorgeous. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #?

Mary Anne said...

Lovely masks. I’ve made loads, tried we patterns, and finally settles on one that fits DD perfectly. As she is now back in school, she has to wear one. I’d love to see a link to the darted one (did I miss it? If so, sorry!) just to try another option.

Happy to be back, and Happy Woyww!

Mary Anne

(So pleased I have the options to comment with name,)

Lynnecrafts said...

Hi Jan, lovely masks and purses. I hope that ruler had nothing to do with G’s misordering that time, where a “12 inch piece” of steel plate turned up on a low-loader? Could make rather big masks 🤣.
The Harbour lights looks great. One day....
Stay safe, love Lynne #10

Sue said...

Hi Jan, Loving the fabric.

Expect all the masks will sell out quickly.

You have a lovely day. Sue

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

The Harbour Lights looks a lovely place to stay, I hope they are keeping afloat during this crisis. I'm loving the bright colours too, we all need them to cheer us up right now. Beautiful stitched work as always Jan, who'd have thought we'd be saying that about masks 6 months ago eh?
Love that water photograph, really calming to see, Stay safe Tracey #6 xx

Susan Renshaw said...

Loved reading your post - so much to see and be interested in!
Love teh fabrics - I too prefer the darted type of masks. I am still finding it difficult to get the right length of elastic for my ears though...
Happy woyww! Susan #8

Julia Dunnit said...

Awe, beautiful gifts of fabric and even masks for donation, how kind of them. What a pleasure too, to be playing with such bold and bright colours, makes me smile just thinking about it! Nice to see the Harbour Light cafe again, I didn’t know it was a BandB as well, my god, they earn their pennies don’t they...It never seems less than busy when open! The view of the sea is beautiful. Won’t it be great when we can sit next to each other and watch the waves/paddle boarders/practice launches/Neptune rising, whatever!

glitterandglue said...

Morning Jan. Goodness - such busyness - in total contrast to North Wales!! Lovely little cafe - let's trust they can open up properly before too long! - although the signs aren't that good are they? Beautiful fabrics there on your desk - love those bright flowered ones.
Take care girl. God bless.
Margaret #2

Annie said...

What a lovely happy post Jan. I'm glad the masks will raise the funds Jan. I'd love to make a couple of those darted masks for Dod and I but can't find a link to how to make them...could you let me have the link please?
Hugs
Annie x #9

Twiglet said...

I think your post sums up what WOYWW means to us all. It's a place to share and there is no end to that is there! Friendship, outings, craftwork, stash and lots more - long may we keep going!! Sarah's fabric is gorgeous and I love what you did with it. Your little cafe is the perfect spot for a cuppa - one day we will come down and see it - I just wish things were improving rather than the opposite. I did feel a bit edgy away for the weekend - not all cafe staff wore masks so I just hope we kept safe. We had a couple of really calm days of weather and then the youngsters on the beach were kite surfing on the windy day - amazing! xx Jo

Neet said...

What a truly delightful place to stay should we ever come down your neck of the woods. And what a lovely view. What a temptation too with all your lovey goodies on sale.
Such a lot of lovely WOYWW'ers there are sending you all that fabric and ready made masks. Love the shaped ones you make and if ever I need to buy any more I will certainly be buying from you. Much better than waiting the months I ended up waiting for some from Canada. Dull navy fabric too - not my choice but him indoors is a navy blue type of guy. My favourite is my toucan one - lovely and bright. Wish there were not so many excuses for folks to not wear masks in England, as usual folks jump on the band wagon - would appear over 50% people have asthma!!!
Hugs, Neet 12 xx (grumbling)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

An awesome post. Kind and loving people sharing. Beautiful colors for all your fun projects. The Cafe B&B looks lovely, wish I was there. But I can't even fly to see my family. The 1st place they've lived that I can't yet visit. And Fall colors are always #1. Was on my bucket list. The 3 college cities had our numbers go sky high and resulted in many closures in those areas. Masks not mandatory in our state but use your head, wear one where there are lots of people, social distance, stay home if not feeling well. SIMPLE but still people don't listen. Enjoy a lovely week and keep smiling

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Those fabrics from Sarah are gorgeous. The red flowers with that spotty fabric looks amazing. Great photos too, let's hope that some day they will be able to open up the B&B and cafe again. Sad times. Hugs, Angela x16x

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Jan, everything about your post made me smile. The fabrics are gorgeous- as are the finished items. It is wonderful that WOYWWers help each other out. Such a marvellous group of people! The Harbour Lights cafe looks gorgeous, even the name of it. I'm thinking of telling Mr M we have to move to the seaside ... but he's worked so hard on this house, I havent the heart! Ah well, I'll leave him here- do you have a spare room for one?? Lol. Thanks for stopping by earlier - I'm not going to try anything too difficult with the crocheting - just a doll's blanket or scarf will do for starters. Have a lovely week, Heather xx #11

StampinCarol said...

I, too, love the bright colors! Kinda looks like you're getting low on the red poppers.
Mask wearing is mandatory in stores here in AZ, too. That is quite the pile of them and how cool of Wipso to send some!
Harbour Lights is beautiful! Love the courtyard! Can just imagine sitting there looking out over the sea.
Have a wonderful week!
Carol N #22

Catriona said...

What lovely fabric and all the nicer for being a gift. I too am making masks-14 yesterday and another lot cut out ready to sew-I just hate putting in the elastic! Happy sewing

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jan lovely photos and lovely post. So many generous ladies. The fabric is gorgeous - we need bright colours in our life right now. I can't see an end to our need for masks any time soon - unfortunately! When/if we ever get down your way, we'll have to meet up for a coffee in your picturesque tearoom. Hugs, Elizabeth x #18

creativeseconds.com said...

So many happy prints ~ it helps to wear them when they're cute. I like the tented style too. The shop where you sell you wares looks like a beautiful spot, and the water so inviting. ~ Blessings on your week

Shoshi said...

Oooh Jan I just love the new fabrics from Sarah! Such a lovely design and such gorgeous bright colours too. Your photos are lovely, the dear little place where you sell your things, and the final one that looks like a photographic competition winner with two boats (boards?) in the foreground with the fabulous reflections. It's so atmospheric. Thank you for your visit, and everyone agrees that the variegated background is the way to go. It's actually more fun to do than a simple plain one, because it's a lot more interesting, and fun to build up the randomness before you fill the rest in with the main background colour. I'm so happy that my cross stitch has inspired you to do it too! Isn't that so much what WOYWW is all about - mutual inspiration? I do hope you will share your efforts with us. I loved your little Christmas trees.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi x #15

Crafting With Jack said...

Hi Jan, that does look a lovely place for a cup of tea and a snack. Enjoy your week x Angela #27

Debbie said...

Wow you’ve been busy again! I love your poppers where did you get them from?
Harbour lights looks like a perfect place to chill and enjoy the view
Have a lovely week xx

Dorlene Durham said...

Great photos as always. Great fabrics and pretty masks. I sewed some for my family too - took the easy way out by making the pleated ones and then I got lots of requests. We are required to wear masks indoors as well. It’s not that bad.
Have a wonderful week! Dorlene #24

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