WOYWW 678!

 SILVER FISH SWIMMING UPSTREAM..

How can it be the 1st June?! It was only yesterday that we were seeing the New Year in.... It's been a fun week, with lovely sunshine and lots of sociable things going on.


My desk has been covered with lots of square bags! I saw a post on Facebook by the Love Sewing magazine asking for simple cross-body bags for mastectomy patients to carry the wound drain bags after their op. It was for a hospital in North Wales and I thought it would be a good project. I had a marvellous time clearing out my stash of odds and ends of old fabrics - the only thing I had to buy were cotton twill tapes for the straps and they were cheap on eBay.


A variety of fabrics to appeal to differing tastes. My mate Kim had gifted me a sarong for craft use ages ago and this made 7 bags:


Fun huh? I hope it brightens up the ward.

Last Saturday was another craft fair in my town and I had a stall to raise funds for the RNLI again:


It was a lovely day, I chatted to loads of people...


And made £175! Woohoo!

The Mens Shed stall was opposite me (G was helping run it) and my eye caught this, I had to have it...


Isn't it fab? Made from driftwood and upcycled drinks cans with pyrography seaweed and bubbles by a lovely chap called Dan - it's now in our kitchen and looking wonderful.

Hope you have a great time over the Jubilee weekend, let's hope the weather stays lovely for the celebrations xxx

22 comments:

Helen said...

you make the most amazing things for good causes and fund raising - go Jan!! love the driftwood piece too. I am definitely looking forward to a few days off to enjoy the Jubilee celebrations and yes,hope it stays dry! Helen # ?

Mary Anne said...

Your fundraising is unparalleled! And all so lovely. And again, I am sad my ATC has not foud it's way to you. I almost feel that my local PO lady was being prophetic when she warned me small envelopes go missing in the post all too often. I will keep my fingers crossed it gets there one day. I love the board you have on the wall, displaying them all - my own display keep me inspired every day!
Is Julia sleeping in today or just super busy? :D
Happy late start WOYWW
Mary Anne (?)

Lynnecrafts said...

Such marvellous bags, Jan. They’ll be really glad to have them. Well done on your RNLI stall as well.
I do like your fishes, as well.
Take care and have a lovely week.
Hugs
Lynnecrafts

Twiglet said...

Oh what a lovely post this is - it just makes my heart sing to see all your wonderful makes. Those bags are wonderful and will be such useful, cheery little bags for those patients who need them. Your RNLI fund raising goes from strength to strength and I love the little fishy hanging - all clever stuff. Happy Jubilee. xx Jo

Neet said...

Ooh, I am envious of your fishy plaque. It is gorgeous, can see why you wanted it.
What a lovely stall you had with all your gorgeous wares on, it is so colourful and full of beautiful things. Bet they are so glad you moved dback down there with your sewing skills (plus everything else). Still think some of your water colours would go down well too.
Love the bags for the mastectomy patients, how good are those with the beach type scene on!
You and Jo (Twiuglet) are wonderful with the things you do for charity.
Hugs, neet 1 xx

Diana Taylor said...

You have done a fantastic job with those bags - all so pretty and certain to brighten up anyone's day. I adore the wall hanging - what a wonderful find, it would have definitely made it's way home with me had I been there! Big congratulations on the money you raised for such a good cause. I am hoping your ATC will arrive soon, it's the last one I'm waiting on and I didn't want you to think me rude for not thanking you for it! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Hope you have a lovely week,
Diana xx #14

Lillianb said...

Those bags with be loved and you are so generous for doing this. great looking stall and with all those colours would make people want to look,
great looking fish

Lilian B # 13

Crafting With Jack said...

Love your driftwood picture. You are so kind to make those bags. It reminded me of a wrap I have at home, if I remember rightly, I bought the material and hemmed it. I hardly ever used it - not enough sunshine and probably the wrong type of fabric. It will be near the end of August, before we get back , but I will try and remember to get it out. Meanwhile can you send me your address please. Happy WOYWW. Angela #2

My name is Cindy said...

Happy WOYWW Jan!! Your page is always such a joyous explosion of colour and pattern. Well done on the fundraising and I love the fishy wall hanging. Have a great week, love n hugs Cindy ##17

Sarah Brennan said...

Oh well done with the fund raising Jan and the bags for the hospital too. Love your latest purchase. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #9

Annie said...

Well done with your fundraising Jan...you're a star. Your stand looked really colourful.
Hugs,
Annie x #10

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I'm with you this year seems to be flying past this year. Loving all the lovely bags and well done with the fundraising too. Bet you had a great day, you look as though you were enjoying it. Wishing you a very happy and creative woyww, Angela x6x

Tracy said...

Hellooo Jan πŸ€— YOOOU are amazing, a beautiful soul ⭐ Well done with your fundraising and the bags for the hospital ⭐ how eonderful they are and know they will be appreciated. πŸ’›πŸ’• Your stall is a joy for the eyes in colour 🌈πŸ₯°πŸ˜ Thank you so much for your lovely words on mine πŸ€— Have a beeeautiful week, love and hugs Tracy #11 xxxxx

Tracy said...

Ohhh I forgot to say πŸ™ƒ looove the driftwood with the fishes swimming along ... right up my street πŸ₯°πŸ˜⭐πŸ’•πŸ’›

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Beautiful photo of you and all your gorgeous fabric bags displayed so well. You can accomplish so much in a week ! I swear I need your energy plan. ENJOY another quick weekend.

Sue said...

Hi Jan, Fab fabrics and what a lovely thing to do for the hospital patients.

Well done on raising so much with your stall. Don't blame you buying the fish art as it is lovely.

Enjoy the Jubilee celebrations.

Happy WOYWW
Sue

Christine said...

Wow! Congratulations, super funds raised.
Thank you for your contribution to the hospital, I am thankful that there are folks like yourself who will give their time and effort . . .
Have a wonderful weekend
Christine #24

Eva said...

Dear Jan!
Every Wednesday a wonderful blog! Every Wednesday a big surprise!
You are so busy for charity! Love the bags for the mastectomy patients, the colors of the fabric will help too.....
Your stall is great! Had a look on every bag, every glass cases...
WoW! So much money for the RNLI. Congrats!!
I'm shure, they love you!! ♥
Nice drift wood piece!
Best wishes, Eva from Austria

Spyder said...

I love all those fabrics, troulbe with me is, I offen buy some and then stick it in a drawer and 'wait till the time comes for when I want to make something with it' so far-nothing...but at least I have a few fabrics that I like. Love your display too, people must really gather round! Happy Late WOYWW!? ((Lyn)) #15

Anne said...

Hi Jan. I'm late as always but did at least get here lol. Your makes are amazing. The bags for the hospital will have been received with open arms I'm sure. The stall and you look fabulous. Well done on the amount raised.
Anne x 19

BJ said...

Oh gosh another desk I defo visited but can't see a comment??? Remember saying your craft table is full of deliciousness and love the square bags you're making. BJ#12

Susan Renshaw said...

What a super project to start today's post!
Your stall looked so colourful and I love the driftwood hanging.
Happy WOYWW! Susan #16

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