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Wednesday, 31 March 2010

WOYWW and spring flowers.....

As you know Twiglet joins me here for a Fun Day Monday so, apart from her helping me to do the cutting when I have curtains to do, we do our best to keep Monday just for fun, laughter and crafting. This Monday was no exception and for those interested the poppy picture I blogged on Monday has now been uploaded in the shop. I don't shut up 'shop' for our fun day so my customers still come delivering more sewing jobs and therefore Tuesday is spent catching up on all my sewing as best I can [and boy did I have some catching up to do this week].
I know this is Wednesday and it's the day organised by 'Julia Queen of Snoop' for us all to show and tell our work spaces but I feel I must tell you all I did yesterday to explain the state of my 'to do' rail today cos I would hate to let any of you think I'm slacking this week :-)
Here goes......I managed to...
Shortened 3 pair curtains
Put velcro on the top of another pair curtains
Put leather elbow pads on a jumper
Repaired a torn dress
Take in the waist on a lined skirt
Put new elastic in a skirt
Shortened a pair of trousers
Take in the skirt sides of a dress
Take in the bodice of a boned posh frock



So..... my 'to do' rail today looks like this. It's only got one hanger on it :-)
This is another challenge I've been given. I have to convert a single white sheet and a union jack into a fancy dress outfit for Britannia :-) What fun.









What I'm gonna do is all planned so hopefully won't take me long and then I plan to attack this lot...



...These are my material boxes and I hope I can be allowed some time for crafty creations today. Who wouldn't want to delve into all that lush fabric and create something beautiful with it eh?
Also I have been given lots of new beads for Mother's Day and I am really looking forward to playing with them.



Lastly, but by no means least, I wanted to share with you all the lovely signs of spring that I found and snapped at the weekend. Isn't spring just the best time of the year? :-)



Our little violas have opened up their faces and are so bright and cheerful.










I have a bowl of gorgeous miniature daffs now in full bloom. How cute are they?







The flowering cherry tree is already in bud and the flowers are starting to open.








The pussy willows are starting to open up on our little weeping will tree.









Even the tiny red flowers on one of our conifers are all in bloom. They are so pretty close up and yet are easily missed when walking past.

38 comments:

Twiglet said...

Fab pics - So you have Spring down there then? We have snow on our hills so I think its still Winter up here!!!

Linby said...

My you have been busy. Don't envy you the conversion of the flag, be careful you don't just make a dress like the one ginger spice wore!!!
Thanks for sharing the spring photos, lovely.
Linbyx

Susie Sugar said...

Lovely photos spring hasn't quite sprung for us down south I hope its on the way
Hugs Susie xx

The Inky Minx said...

Wish it was like spring here, it's frickin frrreeeeezing brrrrrrrr
Seems you've definatly been keeping busy, i just love your poppy art, and good luck with the sheet/flag outfit!

Rosie said...

Am a sewer too (got the hem on a summer dress on my to do list) but LOATHE doing alterations, so think you are heroic! LOVE your signs of Spring pictures - think its nearly here (except in Scotland)!!

mountainear said...

Love the spring flowers - and glad you took time out to go and look at them.

Just spotted a few snowflakes - eeeek! Is there no end to this winter?

bayou said...

Wipso, I love your show and tell stories! I hope you will share the result of that Union Jack costume? Lovely spring photos - nature seems a bit more advanced where you are.

Paula Gale said...

boy, you were busy!!! how brill does your to do rail look now... nearly empty... you must feel a real sense of achievement after tackling that lot. I've broken out in a sweat just reading it LOL...

Anyway, all those little signs of spring are the most wonderous sights that fill the air with promise and life - and make you glad to be around to witness it. Thanks for cheering me up with all your photos.

Paula x x x

Toucan Scraps said...

have fun with that Britania outfit - do show us the finished article please!
Lovely new bead collection

Ann said...

Well, you have been a busy bee. And a Britannia costume? There's a challenge. Can't wait to see the result ;)

Gez said...

Have you got some extra hours in the day we don't know about?? It would take me all week to do just one thing off your rail!
Looking forward to seeing the costume when it's made. :)
Have fun with your new beads.xx
It's lovely to see everything coming into bud. :) We've got some snow this morning...bbrr..
Hugs, Gez.xx

Kaz said...

Lovely signs of Spring!
Good luck with that costume and have fun with the beads xxx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hmm, I think we should all come for a play day one Monday hehe.
We know you don't slack Annie, it amazes me how much you get through. I'm much too disorganised to get much accomplished ever! As for the Viking outfit, it was just thrown together, DD never gives me enough time to do them properly. Luckily the dress fabric didn't fray (but was a beggar to sew) so I didn't hem the sleeves or the bottom or round the neck LOL and the overdress fabric was lining which sewed ok, but I didn't have time to do facing round the neckline or armholes and just turned the edges under, so it looked a right mess round the neckline :-/ Whereas yours will be much more professional ;)
Of course you must have time to play with your fabric stash and new beads :)
All your plants look wonderful, don't remember ever seeing a conifer with red flowers, it looks beautiful.
Anne xx

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Wipso
Boy have you been busy, I had the same thoughts as linbyb when I saw the union jack flag, the spice girls came into my head.
Love the pics of the buds, i love this time of year as well, the hosta's are starting to peek through, my fav plant,
sorry I havent been back about the pic, lavender, will defo be at the shop tomorrow, I opened my mouth before looking at the price, but ok for tomorrow, is it paypal?
Christine x

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Wipso
Thanks for your comment, oh I would say it is worth it, I hope you didnt take that the wrong way, I wouldnt offend for the world.
What I meant was it is going to have to be one of those purchases that the other half hasnt seen, haha, I will email later with my address, cant wait to see it.
Christine x
The new poppy one is gorgeous as well.

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Spring with you, its sooo cold here and winter again. Boooo!!!! The house is so cold today and there was snow on the grass this am!!! Whats that all about. Love your to do rail very intersting. Hazelxox

Julia Dunnit said...

Dear Wipso, I will never ever think of you as a slacker, with or without that exhausting list!

Spyder said...

Spring has sprung!! I love all your beads, as for the sewing bit..well...I'm a bit rubbish at that.. so, all I can say is, good luck!!
((Lyn))

ooh, the code is tables..fancy that

Linda Elbourne said...

I am gonna ignore your excuses ... just so I can say "Slacker" LOL
Love the daffodil pics ... I love daffs ... probably coz they are the only flower I recognise :0)

Pam said...

What a busy girl you have been!!!!! The flowers in the garden look fab.

Hugs Pam x

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

all your lovely beads! this has inspired me to get sorting on mine this week!
great pictures!

{{hugs}}mandyxx

Angie said...

Love your signs of spring ...and what a great Mothers day pressy ...id you have to hint a lot lol

Clare said...

I love the spring pictures, thank you for sharing them. It's been hailing here today so these are just what I need to see to cheer me up.
Have fun with all those lovely beads.
Clare (Littlebear) x

Hels Sheridan said...

Ah, you put me to shame, I can't even sew a button on ROFL..the iron on my desk...is for ironing paper napkins..don't worry, I haven't gone mad..just need the creases out for stamping onto them for beeswax projects :O))

Sandra said...

Don't you just love the fact that spring is here :) love looking around all your sewing goodies

Mummylade said...

oh how lucky you are to have a blooming garden. Here the snow is still thick - very thick

Helen said...

I was going to say what Hels said,re sewing, I have been known to go out and buy new clothes if a button falls off (good excuse, huh??) so I am very impressed.
Doesn't feel like spring in Sutton today, that's for sure!

Cher~ said...

Gorgeous flowers. I love that you've made a plan and a to do list. I'm sure you'll get much done today.

butlersabroad said...

Spring has definitely come to you Wipso, beautiful flowers. My friend in SE Scotland is snowed in again! Have a great day.

Brenda

Cardarian said...

A long "to do " list but you got through it...all the signs of spring are sooo lovely....and yes you should definitly be allowed some crafting after all that work you have done!
Enjoy!
Cardarian

peggy gatto said...

What fun I had looking around!!!
I am a garden lover so I loved seeing you pictures!!

Nikki said...

I think your days have 25 hours in them your so buzy :)
And what a sweet bunch of beads
hugs Nikki

craftytrog said...

Yay! Spring has sprung! Flipping freezing here today though! Good luck with the Brittania costume, and have fun with those beads Wipso!

Kate said...

Lovely spring pictures

Clare said...

Many, many thanks for your offer of help/advice with my new sewing machine. I may well be in touch!
Clare (Littlebear) x

Darcy said...

wow you got so much done, I am useless at dressmaking. I couldn't alter a dress to save my life. Love your flower photos. What is dumfing, I feel i am missing out on something terribly exciting lol

Marydon Ford said...

You've worn me out, time for me to go lie down a bit & rest! Chuckle.

Happy blessed Easter!
Hugs, Marydon

Kathy said...

Oh I do love visiting here - so many lovely things to see - and even a bit of a nature trail too! I think you should donate your bead box to me - or at least let me look after it for you!