Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 26 July 2017



Hello lovely WOYWWers - hope you've all had a great week. I'm particularly pleased to see Shaz Silverwolf (and hublet Doug) back from Kos, where they experienced an earthquake and aftershocks whilst on holiday. Your FB antics were interesting Shaz but I'm glad you're ok!

Right...the desk. I didn't know what to do next after all the making for the RNLI and my scraps box was exploding even more. I thought I'd take inspiration from you papercrafters and do some masterboards, but out of fabric. I have no idea what they'll be used for but it was mindless crafting to fill an hour or so!

Just putting scraps together....

That sort of thing....

The scraps box doesn't look any different really huh??!  

The RNLI Open Day was last Saturday, the weather was fab and loads of people turned out to support a really valuable (and totally voluntary) rescue service in our town.

Recognise some of these? Some items didn't even make it onto the table and were snaffled up beforehand, lol!

There is lots of equipment to keep up to date...

The crews did some presentation stuff, capsizing the boat etc. That's the old boathouse in the background, a brand new one begins construction in Nov - it's going to be amazing and much easier to launch the boats.

This crew whizzed off to rescue some kayakers as a demonstration (other crew members in reality)

Bringing them back into harbour - the whole operation was extremely quick. The Burry Port station is the third busiest in Wales - we are on an estuary with a huge tidal range and sandbanks far out to sea where it's all too easy for people to get cut off.

Beautiful but needs to be treated with respect.

And last, but definitely not least, we took delivery of a new coffee table this week.....

It was tested to its limits and deemed worthy :-D

So lots of pictures and not many words today, hope you've enjoyed! xxxxxxxxxx


  1. I hope lots of money was raised for such a good cause. Beautiful pussy cat xx

  2. The RNLI event looks well attended so I hope your handiwork was sold out!! Love your fabric masterboard. Helen #??

  3. Glad the RNLI day was a hit - they do such amazing work!!
    And a great desk - as always, though I must confess I was most enamoured by your gorgeous kitty-cat ;)
    Happy WOYWW :)
    Claire, no. 7

  4. Love your cat photo - beautiful!
    You have some lovely photos for us this week Jan, not that you don't always. DH certainly has the ability to take wonderful pictures for everyone to enjoy. Sounds as if the RNLI Day was good and you certainly had the weather by the look of things. Who said it always rains in Wales? Doesn't seem as much has fallen since you moved down there.
    Have a great week - one more down to the crop.
    Hugs, Neet 8 xx

  5. I'm whizzing round my fav desks before I hit the sewing room this morning so of course you're included in those.
    I love your crazy patchwork master board and the craft fair table looked fab....such a good cause to raise funds for.
    What is it with coffee tables and pets?....Milly likes to lie on ours!
    Annie x #12

  6. Fab photos Jan - I like the rows of hats on a shelf. I bet your wares sold like hot cakes and made lots for such a great cause. xx Jo

  7. Hi Jan, I'm not taking part in this weeks WOYWW, but wanted to see what you have been up to.

    Not surprised your items flew off the table.

    Did chuckle at your cat testing the new coffee table.

    Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

  8. Hi Jan, Great photos! I love your items, is that little doggy ties I see? My dog wears a bowtie! Your kitty is adorable. Thanks for sharing, Lyns xx #20

  9. So glad all went well with the fund raising; such a good cause. Love the idea of the cat approving the coffee table. I'm intrigued by the idea of a fabric master board! Happy WOYWW Sarah #23

  10. Hiya Jan, thanks for the welcome back. Twas indeed a bit surreal to be honest, but what irritated me most was being woken up and having to leave the room. All I was interested in was getting back to sleep, lol. Good to see Ron has given the table his paw print of approval. Lovely to see all your stuff for the sale, and yes, Lifeboats deserve as much support as we can give them. Bit like the Air Ambulance- crazy that something so vital is all voluntary.Have a lovely week, love & hugs, Shaz XxXx

  11. Hope my table looks as good as yours. RNLI is a great charity. Love the cat they say curiosity killed the cat. Anything different mine always have to investigate. Anickoana#4

  12. The RNLI table looks fabulous Jan and I love the patchwork panel that you have made from your scraps.
    Seems the new coffee table has been given a purrrrrrfect seal of approval.
    Toni xx

  13. LOL cats, they just can't help themselves, can they? I have a similar photo on my blog involving an Ikea cart! I just love all those colours and patterns in your stall display! Beautiful stuff! Love the way you pieced together the scarps into a "masterboard" as well. I wonder what the next step could be? It's not something I would want to cut up, but maybe add to it? Like make a giant throw, or something? Or a curtain??? Oooh, yes, it would make an awesome curtain for a colourful craft room! Enjoyed your photos of the RNLI show! Have a lovely week, Jan! zsuzsa #26

  14. Hi Jan, love ginger cats and yours is just gorgeous, and seemingly has a way of making sure everything has the paw of approval. Even a coffee table needs to be tested to see if it fulfills all feline requirements :) I like the idea of your fabric motherboards. They could be used for all sorts of things - little zipper bags, tablet or book covers, or simply the start of something much bigger. The possibilities are endless. Love the photos from the RNLI day - that's DH's chosen charity too. Hope you have a great day. Hugs, Elizabeth x #28

  15. What a good idea to make the masterboard out of fabrics - and I love the finished piece, so many wonderful colours. Thanks for sharing - Hazel, #25 x

  16. I always enjoy your photos. I can't wait to see what you do with your "masterboard" of fabric. Have a great week. Dorlene #32

  17. Your posts are always so much fun. Your table full of pretty goodies looks splendid!
    Glad the new coffee table has the cat's approval. lolz So cute
    Happy WOYWW!
    Rose #35

  18. Great space and thanks for sharing xx Jan (36)

  19. Your RNLI table looks amazing and the fabric masterboards are a great idea. Nothing like blogging in one's nightie, I was dressed just before delivery man arrived.- Phew Thanks for the visit. BJ#21

  20. Lots of great items for sale for a great cause! I hope they raised a lot of money! Did the cat come with the table? "One coffee table, free cat"? LOL! Thanks, for sharing, Lindart #33 (PS-the link takes you a page that says post does not exist - just click on "home", and it will go to the post)

  21. Jan, I wrote a post for you early this morning, but it seemed to have disappeared. So your patchwork piece in second picture looks really right for a baby mat.
    Thanks for visiting my page, yes we are really stepping into the big unknown, and very sad to be leaving Wales, but canals are not very numerous in Wales
    take care,
    Chris #5

  22. Hi Jan, your RNLI stall was great. Love the picture of Ron, in particular. Have a great week, Love Lynne #20

  23. The table at the RNLI looks really nice with all the goodies for sale! Glad you had a productive day! And I just LOVE the "masterboard"! Such bright colors and especially love the cat fabric. Pretty cat, he looks satisfied. Thanks for the visit and have a great week!
    Carol N #29

  24. Lovely colourful stuff for the RNLI, Jan! And trust a kitty to investigate anything new... Glad ye approves of the table, anyway! Thank you for your visit, and I'm glad you like my new pantry. This time tomorrow we will have the kitties home with us - we can't wait!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #30

  25. Ha..there's Ron saying 'I just got used to a new floor, and now Iook'! Great how well the RNLI stall did, and looks as though it were a fab day for it..3rd busiest in Wales, crikey..thats a serious amount of voluntary work isnt it.

  26. Happy WOYWW and thanks for your visit to my blog earlier. I am finally sitting down with my laptop. Fantastic stall for the RNLI. They are such a wonderful 'volunteer' service - and obviously much-used down in Pembrokeshire too. I used to have a ginger cat - she was called Scampi, and still miss her many years later. We will meet evetually !! Ali x #11

  27. Hi Jan. Sounds like you had a good day, the table of goodies looks great. I like your idea of a fabric Masterboard, you've got me thinking! Thanks for the visit to mine and happy crafty woyww, Angela x19x

  28. So glad that your makes were appreciated and for such a good cause too. Love how you matched up your fabric scraps, they look fab. Glad to see the new table was approved!

  29. Rather wondered what on earth the wee blue flower was under the table .. did puss put it there, very curious, I'm sure Alice would agree...
    Love your table stunning,Lunch Lady Jan. Truly a testament to your prolific talent with thread and material.... simply brilliant... pray $ were equally great.
    Very late but happy WOYWW.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x 39

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  30. Your RNLI table looked great. Pleased to see your cat likes your new table. Thanks for sharing x

  31. A very cute kitty picture! - just trying to work out what the wee blue flower like thing is under the new coffee table though?! The RNLI stall looks great - I'm sure you sold lots. Thanks for visiting earlier - I am very late this week due to internet issues AGAIN!
    Bernice #22