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Wednesday, 14 April 2010

WOYWW and a wonderful week.....

What a wonderful week it's been since last WOYWW.

Friday was Paula's visit with her body bag full of bear parts. For those that don't know what I'm talking about you can see Paula's blog about the murderous deed. We had a wonderful time together and I'm sure Paula felt, like me, that we had known each other for years. Thank you Julia for being responsible for bringing us all together. It was really good to meet her for real and to see what a remarkable recovery she was making after her major surgery. As our special day was coming to an end I had a phone call from our Daughter saying she was in labour enabling Paula to feel she was part of a very exciting time in our family.

As you can see from previous blog we are now proud grandparents to our second little Granddaughter, a baby sister for little P. Little L came out of hospital with her mummy before lunch having not arrived til 3.27 am. I'm happy to report she is feeding and doing all she should and of course has won the hearts of all who's met her. I'm a very proud Mum and Nanny Annie.

Monday arrived after a weekend of catching up on the missed sleep with all our exciting events. My new 'Really useful boxes' arrived just before Twiglet.

As for 'really useful' I'm not sure the delivery man would agree :-) They arrived in 3 huge boxes and were as much as he could manage to carry to the house.







Our Fun Day Monday was spent emptying, sorting and refilling my new boxes with my stash of materials [and there is a lot of it!]
I'm so chuffed with them. I now have all the materials, I want regular access to, in places I can now reach and all my fur fabric store is now in see through boxes exactly where I know where to find it. It took us all day to do and I have to say a huge Thank you to Twiglet for all her help. Without her I really would have struggled and now we both know where to find any fabric we need.






I do have to say though I'm not sure Twiglet has quite got the right idea for the Wedding/Bridal shelf in our shop :-)







We also announced the winners of our Bridal challenge and the 3 gifts are now on their way to the winners.

3 Lucky winners.....

  1. Ink on my fingers....Hels Sheridan
  2. Love to stitch bee free designs......Stitch, stitch, stitch
  3. Sue's crafty designs....Sue H
Last night was one of 'those' night where Twiglet and I have to amuse ourselves while our men go to watch Shrewsbury Town football team play a game they call football [can you tell how much I love it?]. We dumfed, laughed, beaded, laughed, dumfed, laughed....I guess you get the picture. Yet another night to treasure was had by us both.

I will show you my latest pic. It now just needs backing and it will then be finding a space in the blog shop. I'm hoping Twiglet will at some point show and tell what she made because it's lovely [I won't give away her secrets] and another fun thing we did last night will probably be blogged some time soon but you will just have to watch this space cos I am unable to show and tell just yet.



Today I just have to take in the boned bodice on a posh frock, shorten 2 pair trousers, shorten a skirt and let out the seat on a pair of trousers.....and of course catch up with all my WOYWW friends [it really does fill my day on a Wednesday cos I aim to drop in on you all]. If you want to join in the fun please pop over to Julia's....you never know what friendships you will make :-)

48 comments:

Toucan Scraps said...

beautiful flowers!

glad your boxes arrived and you've put them to good use

Crafty Chris said...

hi Annie
its great that your sis shares the same hobbies, that looks lovely what twiglet has made, the new boxes look very handy.
Christine x

Handmade with Love said...

Congratulations on your beautiful grand daughter Annie and I love the latest picture that you have created. i love to hear about the lovely times you spend with your sister, you are very lucky! Tracey x

Annmaree said...

You sound so fun! I have stashes of material too, I really need to get sewing!

LOVE those flowers too,

Cathy said...

oooh, love sorting out boxes of stuff!
I do love your work - I have to kekep you in mind for my next birthday

Hels Sheridan said...

Oooh, i am so excited that I won somehting .. thank you ever so much...and many CONGRATS on the new bundle of joy...how wonderful xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Truly the act of a sister friend, all that sorting and repacking! Love the new canvas.

Twiglet said...

Yes we have had a mad crafty day or two haven't we! All will be pleased to know that I escaped from the bubble-wrap, mummified creation and now need to get busy with my mermaid outfit!!!!

Mummylade said...

bubble wrap outfit, I love it =)

Carmen said...

So much gone on for you this week. The teddy body bag did make me chuckle. Poor thing!

craftytrog said...

What a busy week for you! Love the bubble wrap bride! Lol!

Cardarian said...

Ha, ha, I see where your wedding shop is going - bubble wrap aye???
I love all your creations and that last blue - pinkish picture - Gorgeous!
Hugs
Cardarian
P.S. Yes I did get the date wrong, but have corrected it since! Thanks for noticing!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW I love the bubble wrap dress. Sure it will catch on very soon! LOL Congratulations of becoming a Granny again. Wonderful little miracles are tiny babes . Hazelxox

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Congratulations nanny Annie :) Good to hear mum and baby are doing well. Glad you had a lovely day with Paula :) The hydrangea pic is beautiful, love the colours. The pic of Twiglet made me laugh hehe
Anne xx

Ikki said...

Wow, what an exciting week. So pleased you got to meet Paula and I can well imagine your delight to have a second grand-daughter. Hope she and mum are doing well! Your boxes look like a very good idea. ikki

Kaz said...

I love the photo of the new style wedding outfit!! Madness!!
Glad you had fun sorting your stash, did you find bits you'd forgotten you had?
Glad to hear baby and mum are doing well.
Lovely dumfing too xxx

Spyder said...

I do love those 'useful' boxes, I have a few, and as soon as I get a new one it's suddenly full and I need another. Now then, bubble-wrap...paint it green and it makes a fabulous 'monster like skin' to dress up in! Ye--s I've done that..but don't tell anyone!
(Lyn)

Helen said...

Tres chic wedding dress! Love the flowers on your new pic.

Chrissie said...

I am in awe of all you do. Boned bodices indeed!
Those boxes look interesting.I wonder what will fill all those?
The colours in your latest piece of dumfing look spectacular!
Enjoyed my visit... as ever!
Chrissie

Sarah said...

Congrats on the new addition to your family. And wow! That latest dumfing is gorgeous.

Paula Gale said...

What on earth is Twiglet trying to do - suffocate herself??? LOL - or is it the latest and cheapest way to get a sauna LOL... oh dear...

That picture Annie is so lovely and loads better IRL. Very tactile.

Glad you got your stuff sorted out - looks like you had a ball in the process.

Paula x x x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a lot on your plate. Those boxes look like they were dying to be opened, and the way you store your fabric gives me many ideas.

This is my first ever WOYWW and I can't wait to check out all the other participants. This is such a fun thing, I don't know how I didn't find it sooner.

Pam said...

Congratulations Nanny. So pleased you had a fab day with Paula. Hugs Pam x

butlersabroad said...

Oh you and Twiglet what re you like? Looks like you had a lot of fun but that sister of yours gets worse every week! Naturally you must be the sensible one!! Love the new pic, and glad to hear mummy and baby are doing well.

Brenda

voodoo vixen said...

Congrats on being a Granny again! Yep, you have a lot of material and also make the most fabby stuff with it!!

Vicki said...

wow sounds like you're having a busy day!!! i love your new picture, it's really pretty. congrats on the birth of Baby L - so cute!!!! have a great day xxx

airing cupboard crafts said...

Love the pic of Twiglet.

Congratulations on the birth of your Grandaughter xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

What a beautiful bundle of joy - she's gorgeous...congratulations!
I wish I lived closer to my sister..though I doubt she feels the same!!!
Love the dumfing- fab colours.x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the flowers on your pic. The boxes are a good idea too, I'm always looking for storage ideas. Have a good evening. Tracy Evans x x

Linby said...

A lovely big sort out - great job done. Love the hydrangea pic.
Linbyx

Kay said...

Congratulations Nanny Annie x and that hydrangea pic is gorgeous

Julie said...

Oh how fab on being a granny again!!! Congratulations!! Isn't it lovely when you meet a blogging friend and it feels as right as it did on line! LOVE your purple creation - and the bubble wrap outfit!! Juliexx

Bettythebaglady said...

Wipso thanks for dropping by -if you drop back you will see what is actually there because you jumped the gun before I'd managed to post the real truth. Your stuff is awesome. Have not managed to do any sewing for ages due to all kinds of other STUFF of my own. Hugs BettyXXX

Crafty Chris said...

Hi sorry about earlier, that big of a rush read it wrong, love the pic even more now that I have looked at it properly.
decorating finished just to tidy up now, maybe leave that till tomorrow, now that I have sat down I dont want to get up again.
Christine x

shirley said...

Congratulations Nanny on your lovely Little L.
Your blog is fab, the things you make are just fab, love it.

Penni said...

Poor delivery man!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Dawn said...

looks like fun and a lot of hard work too!

You think I have a lot of ribbon in my craft room there are also draws full of the stuff

Love Dawn xx

Rach said...

haha, love the bubble wrap outfit... huge congrats on the arrival of your Granddaughter..x

Deanne said...

its great having a crafty time with crafty friends/family isnt it, even if its just sorting :) x

Biscuitlid said...

great organisation and sorting - great boxes too. Love your picture, so pretty and full of texture
Hugs
Victoria
x

Tracey said...

Congratulations and Celebrations, la, la, la, as Cliff would have said. Good job you can't hear me!
Your latest canvas is gorgeous too.
x

Rosie said...

Lovely news about your new granddaughter and glad you're so pleased with the RUBs - I love mine!

Cher~ said...

Congratulations on that new baby girl. It's so great to have such a wonderful friend to help pack. I hate packing. Good luck with it all.

The Inky Minx said...

You cant beat a really useful box, i just love um and have a fair few myself lol
Congrats on being a new granny, your GD is just darling.
Oh and i love your Dumfing post, very imformative.. although can i ask.. where would i get one of those brushes, i just started to play with felt and could do with something like that as i dont have anything to felt ON yet, and does it have a special brush name is is it just a felting brush!!! lol
hugs minxy

Kathy said...

Wonderful post Annie, I so enjoyed Reading it all and seeing the photos. There's so much going on in your life and it all soundsso exciting and fun.

Sue from Oregon said...

Looks like you girls have too much fun!

Jenny said...

Congrats on being a Granny, and the boxes are just fab aren't they? x x

Debs said...

Congratulations the boxes are great and I need to have a go at this dumfing! xx