Hello lovely deskers! I thoroughly enjoyed the anniversary last week, it had the ultimate feelgood factor which has been extended by all the happy mail arriving. The sight of all those beautifully decorated envelopes, cards and ATCs has made my mornings so wonderful xxx

This is a pic heavy post, it's been a busy week!

This is the view from my sewing machine - the wall opposite was blank so I got a cork board, painted it and put it up. The perfect spot to put the ATCs and other things that make me happy xx

All the beautiful ATCs that have arrived so far and the wooden plaque that Neet sent me plus a couple of old favourites too!

The normal view of the desk - I've cut into last week's new fabric arrivals already (got another craft fair this weekend)...

I love this bunting fabric and the orange goes well with the teal.

These make me smile! I've yet to put poppers on the purses - I've also made the fold up totes in these fabrics too. Isn't that poppy fabric stunning?

But really, it's all about bunting today! I did make a load for the Jubilee a couple of months ago and this was the week for putting it all up:

Laura put hers up in the Harbour Lights Cafe where I have a basket of stuff for the RNLI...

I put up a few strings in the RNLI shop where I volunteer - my good friend Sue made the ribbon rosettes which are the perfect finishing touch!

But most of it went up around the Memorial Gardens in my town where I joined in with the yarnbombing yesterday...

The Ladies from the Balls of Fun group had organised it...

It brightened up the railings....

I hope it makes people smile as they pass by. There's an official ceremony tomorrow so it was in good time for that. I'm happy with how it turned out and how much fun those pom pom rosettes are (thanks to Gordon who helped me make quite a lot!!)

Hope you have a marvellous week, keep smiling and enjoy your crafting xxxx


Sarah Brennan said...

Love, love , love all those ATCs Jan and the bunting/yarn bombing results are spectacular too. Hope the upcoming craft fayre goes well. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Helen said...

the board with the atcs displayed looks perfect and it's going to be great to enjoy them for longer. The bunting all looks fabulous and I love the pompom clusters!! Happy WOYWW Helen #2

Sue said...

Hi Jan, It is always nice to get happy mail.

The fabrics are fab, as are your makies. The bunting look really great.


Mary Anne said...

Starting to worry, as not many of my ATCs seem to have landed! Helen got hers but not many more so far. Eek. LOVE the bunting, so festive and it sure made me smile, even if only seen on screen! And I have still yet to use my poppers. Must have a tutorial from the pro at the crop - ooooh the tingle at get at the thought of a WOYWW crop again. Woohoo
Happy start of year 14!!
Mary Anne (1)

Julia Dunnit said...

I hope you’re really REALLy pleased, the bunting and Ballsy rosettes just look fabulous, so lovely to think that the whole community will enjoy your work, my word, there’s miles of it. I remember you saying how much, but it doesn’t really compute till you see it along the railings. Wonderful stuff. I was in town yesterday and there aren’t many places showing bunting or decorating much, I was disappointed and hope that perhaps I’m just a day or two early. Had to settle for a couple of UJ flags on sticks because I couldn’t find bunting for sale! Will try again. Nothing will stop me, I do like to decorate! Another busy week then, they fly by a bit don’t they. Looks as if you’ve had some fab weather too, better than this week here anyway! Xx

Twiglet said...

I love that ATC board Jan - a great idea. Your makes are a delight - love, love the poppies. Your town must look magnificent with all that bunting. I hope it is a wonderful occasion for all. We loved your ATC - it captured everything good about our 13 year friendship. xx Jo

Annie said...

What a fab, happy post full of colour Jan. You're such a busy bee but if you have time you can pop round and help me replace the zips in the bag full of 30 pair of trousers that's arriving later!!...Isn't there a saying about asking a busy person to do a job?
Have a fab week.
Annie x #8

Crafting With Jack said...

Hi Jan, your bunting looks fabulous and will be admired by everyone who passes by. Love your board too, I have one of those with little pegs 0n wires in the little hallway outside by crafting room. Most of it has been gathering dust for a while, but I would rather have another board than take anything down - that is my biggest problem! A friend of mine only has half her ornaments out at one time, my craft room shelves just get added to 🀣. Happy WOYWW. Angela #16

Neet said...

I especially love the pom pom rosettes, they set the bunting off perfectly.Gosh, what a lot of bunting you made, there are touches of Jan all over town now.
The latest batch of 'makes' is beautiful as always, and yes that orange spotted fabric works so well for the linings.
Love your display wall.
Hugs, Neet 4 xx

Ali Wade Designs said...

Happy WOYWW. Wonderful to see your bunting and pom poms on display around the town. Hubby has mentioned that we can escape the farm on Saturday, and cycling @ Pembrey was suggested. Perhaps we can get over to Burry Port and I can admire your creations in real life. That would be very exciting for me! I have nice stuff displayed in my craft room on the pegboard doors of the upper Ikea Kallax cubes. It does brighten up the room. Ali x #22

Diana Taylor said...

I love your cork board of ATC's - what a happy, smiley view across your room. The bunting is fabulous and I think the pompoms really add to the effect - all that hard work was really worth it. And Wow! that poppy fabric - looks stunning against the red and white spots - they are all gorgeous but I do have a love of poppies.
Have a lovely week,
Hugs, Diana xx #17

Tracy said...

Goood morning Jan ⭐πŸ’›πŸ’• what a gorgeous post
.. loving your board filled with happiness πŸ’› Loooove my ATC from yooou, thank you again ⭐ You always make me swoon at all your makes and now look at all that bunting ... every photo filled with such joy and colour ... the place you stay is going to loooook fabulous πŸ’•πŸ’›πŸŒˆπŸ₯° Wishing you much joy in your days love and hugs Tracy #20 xxxx

BJ said...

Absolutely love all the bunting, still have my string up which I won from you some years ago! The pom poms are great too as too the ribbon rosettes. Love your makes and the cork board is really very special indeed.
Happy WOYWW BJ#13

Lynnecrafts said...

Lovely ATCs and fabric, Jan. Your bunting and the pom-pom rosettes look great.
Take care and happy WOYWW
Lynnecrafts 7

Christine said...

Wow! what a busy week and so colourful! All the bunting and pompoms look wonderful.
Have a good week
Christine #23

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Now that is a load of bunting, looks great too. Gorgeous new fabrics and loving the ATCs. Wishing you a very happy woyww with hugs, Angela xXx

StampinCarol said...

Love your projects. And yes, that poppy fabric is amazing!
Great buntings! Love seeing them in use! And so cheery!
Have a wonderful week!
Carol N #24

Lindart said...

the bunting, I know it would make me smile is I saw it! Its something I've always wanted to make, but never have. Your new fabrics are lovely as always - you have such good taste! The corkboard is a wonderful idea, and is working very well! Thanks for your visit, have a wonderful week, Lindart #26

Lillianb said...

What a lovely lot of ATCs and so much colour, Love the poppy fabric also,

All that yard bombing looks great and will be lovely for the official ceremony
Such a lot of wok by everyone,

Thank you for your visit and lovely comment on my blog,

Take care and stay safe.

Lilian B #18

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Thanks so much for your visit, Jan! And for thinking of me on the anniversary - I honestly couldn't believe it was that time of year again! I love your pin board - I have a magnetic one but not much on it yet as I keep putting off making magnets. Your jubilee bunting looks so festive and happy and it must be very uplifting to see your handiwork in all those places! Have a happy week! xx zsuzsa #19

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a wonderful post Jan! It's raining here but this has brightened my day!I love how your community came together to decorate your area! Your craft room looks so colourful too. Wishing you a happy week! Chrisx #27

Eva said...

Dear Jan!
Thank you so much for your card. That means a lot to me! ♥
I'm deeply impressed by what you have accomplished.
Love every single photo.
Eva from Austria


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