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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

WOYWW

It never fails to amaze me just how quickly Wednesdays come around. Our 'Queen of snoop' Julia really has started something hasn't she? The group is ever growing and I think it is taking over the world slowly. Desks are being exposed with all their crafting chaos and the guilt caused by the exposure is even being the cause for a weekly tidy up in places :-) Please pop over and join in the madness.

My 'to do' rail has just 5 pair of trousers on today so fairly boring as a show and tell. I just have to shorten 3 of them, taper the legs on one of them and the last pair just needs elastic adding to the back waistband. They wont take me long to do so have plans for later [hopefully!].






This is a snap of another job I have lined up for some time very soon. This is a shelf above my hanging rails that my hubby made for me to use as storage. The boxes are where I keep a lot of material pieces and I keep them sealed up with tape to keep the dust out. As you can imagine, every time I need to delve into the stash the tape has to be undone and the boxes soon become torn. It also doesn't help not being able to see what is inside them all even though I do aim to keep it sorted and label the boxes. So.......yesterday I ordered a set of 5 huge 'Really useful boxes'. [Yes, they are on the way Twiglet :-) ] These are see through and have clips at each end of the lids to keep the fabrics in their place. I'm really excited [yes, I'm easily pleased :-) ]. Twiglet has offered to help me sort them so that fabrics I rarely use will be stored up on the shelf and the storage boxes I have at ground level [and I have lots of those too :-) ] will then hold all the fabrics we can use for dumfing :-) :-)

This is my, now sorted, stash that I intend to use for my next dumfed pic. I'm inspired by a picture I've found of hydrangeas so I have dyed a background fabric with pale purple/blue and sorted out all the right shades of yummy fabrics to make the flowers with...watch this space. I dare not say I will be doing this later cos in my case the best made plans.........ding dong that's the door bell again!


Twiglet and I are the grateful recipients of two lovely blog awards. Fellow WOYWWer Anne [Liverpool Lou] said she gave them to both of us so we wouldn't fall out....[well, that would be a first if we did :-) ].... I really love butterflies and blue is my fav colour so I have to say I think the sweet blogger award is the prettiest I've been given :-) Thanks you Anne for thinking of us. They don't come with rules but I will be finding the right time to pass them on.


This is the last week for the Wedding/Bridal challenge over in the shop. Please put your thinking caps on and come up with some really good ideas as to what Twiglet and I can make in fabrics with a Wedding /Bridal theme. We are giving a gift to the best 3 so don't miss out on a chance to win. We will be announcing the winners next Monday.

36 comments:

Twiglet said...

Wow - I haven't checked my blog yet - Liverpool Lou - thanks lots! I have just cleared my desk and covered it again - orange dumfing fabric today. Good luck with your hydrangeas - sounds like a nasty disease.lol
word verif.... dovex - sounds like the cream you need for that nasty disease!!!!!

Cardarian said...

Yay! New boxes! That will be a nice make over and they will be see through - very practical! Love the color of the material you have chosen for your new project! Sorry you had to search for my comments section - I have gone a bit overboard today with my ramblings!
Hugs
Cardarian

Gez said...

Ooooh good luck with the new boxes hope they come soon. :D Congratulations on your blog awards so richly deserved. Have a fabby Wednesday. Hugs, Gez.xx

Toucan Scraps said...

we have quiet a lot of those boxes in different sizes for the kids toys etc. The really are "really useful" and stack well. Daniel gets them from Staples.

Crafty Chris said...

You both totally deserve the awards,
cant wait to see the hydrangeas pic those fabrics look gorgeous, well done to hubby for the shelf.
Christine x

Kaz said...

Love those bits of fabric, such gorgeous colours. I don't think you're sad at all, I think we all get excited by new storage thinking it'll help keep us tidy. It does ............. for about a month!! xxx

Hels Sheridan said...

I love your blog! The crafting with fabrics and material just frightens me so I love looking at all your clever work. Have had a think about the bridal thingy and am off over there in a mo :O))

Susie Sugar said...

Well done on the awards well deserved
I saw your work over at crafty Chris's blog I knew it was yours before I read as you have such great style
hugs Susie xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

I hope your really useful boxes arrive soon. I have loads and love them - they are very aptly named.
Clare x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Those new boxes will be ideal and much easier to use ;) Can't wait to see the hydrangea pic :) Glad to see your 'to do' rail is down.
Anne xx

Pam said...

Well done on the well deserved awards. I love the purples of thse fabrics. Hugs Pam x

butlersabroad said...

Love those coloured fabrics, hydrangeas will be so pretty and make a fabby picture. Well done on the awards, very well deserved.

Brenda

Helen said...

Great award. You are sooo talented. (Although I did sew a skirt hem up at the weekend...)

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

dont you just love when storage arrives!!! I adore the colours and textures of your new stash, so beautiful!

{{hugs}}mandyxx

Paula Gale said...

well done on your blog awards - couldn't have gone to a nicer person...

trousers trousers trousers... rather you than me... wouldn't know where to start - but thats on loads of things. hope the new boxes make your life a bit easier - and i must say, i bet those hydrangers will turn out fab. can't wait to see those as the colours you have lined up look perfect.

Paula x x x

LadyBug said...

Oh I do love a good sorting day!!! those RUB's are the best for craft stash aren't they :)
I might have to change my blanket plans to a cushion after working out just how many squares I will need to make a blanket!!!!!

Cher~ said...

The little high shelf is a great idea. Love your other projects. I do wish I could knit, but can't seem to get the hang of that.

Angie said...

The colours of your stash for your pics are beautiful but where does the name dumfed come from??

Carmen said...

I use RUB's too :D Love them, have them in all different sizes for my card and fabric and alterable stuff. However many you have ordered though wont be enough. I started with two and am now on 7... still need some more ;)I think they enable me to get to organised so I need to tidy everything else away afterwards.

Darcy said...

yay for new storage, I get excited about it too, even when it belongs to someone else hahahaha i have boxes above my wardrobes too, and even though i have sliding doors covering it all, they do get very dusty.

RUBS are amazing, I have several,I also love Ikea boxes lol

craftytrog said...

I have lots of those really useful boxes - 26 in fact! I love them! Adore your fabric colours! x

Vicki said...

oh i'm quite interested to see what others have come up with re: the wedding/bridal theme!!!you are always so busy with your sewing - i dont know how you do it!!!!

Linby said...

well done on your blog awards - she beat me to it!
I wish I could think of some bridal things -especially now I have seen the prizes on Twiglets blog.
Linbyx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Congratulations on your blog awards!! Will "5 really huge boxes" be enough????

Kay said...

Looking forward to seeing the hydrangas, those colours look lush!

Spyder said...

I love boxes, in fact people save boxes to give to me...I don't like to say no more, please!
I never was any good at sewing. At school I spent 'years' doing the same skirt...putting in the tacking, and taking it out again because it wasn't 'straight' enough, how stupid was that! Got better once I started doing something for myself, but never great, so you do a fab job!
(Lyn)

Tracey said...

Love to visit your blog and can't wait to see what you do with the fabrics, am soo rubbish with anything to do with needlework, think I would enjoy dyeing the fabric though.
x

Felted House said...

Those colours for the hydrangea picture look perfect!
You can never have too many boxes. Or cupboards, particularly cupboards! xx

Ikki said...

Hi Annie, still busy I see! Love the idea of your new boxes, will they be on show next week. ikki x

Chrissie said...

I do enjoy a snoop around your workspace Wipso! There are always some wonderful colours in evidence!
Today is no exception!
Chrissie

Linda Elbourne said...

Sorry I am sooooo late ... bet you are sleeping so I will whisper ... I love your organised workspace and congrats on your well deserved awards X

patcrafts said...

Congrats on your awards. Love your organised work space. Those really useful boxes are really useful I have quite a few for my crafting stash.
Thank you for all the kind comments on my blog.
I'm going to e-mail you now to put in an order for the bears.
Hugs Pat xx

Lynne said...

Wow, just love the rich purples and blues you have ready there. Can't wait to see your picture. I cheat and buy all mine ready dyed.Congrats on the award. Lynne

flutterbycrafter said...

Good luck with the boxes, lots going on there.

Jenny said...

Yay for really useful boxes, they're amazing! They stack up so well :) Had to laugh at the dumfing!!! Thanks for dropping by my blog x x

patcrafts said...

Hi Wispo, Yes I did e-mail an order I don't understand why you haven't got it unless it is the wrong addy. Here is my e-mail addy
patriciacrafts@fsmail.net.
If you would like to e-mail me and I will give you my order. I put a comment on your Sisters Crafty Creations too but I think I put ".com" and it should be ".net".
Looking forward to hearing from you
Pat xx