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Wednesday, 21 April 2010

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Good morning all my fellow WOYWWers. Hope you're all having a great week and aren't too effected by the volcanic dust. I've managed to get all my business book work up to date [getting ready for doing the tax end of year!] and now have 955 customers so it looks like it's not keeping customers from my door. :-)

It's been another great start to the week for me. Funday Monday was especially special because Paula joined us via web cam [and we had a really fun afternoon]. It's brilliant to think that, thanks to the wonderful Queen of snoop Julia, so many friendships have been made and I am certain a lot of them wont be just 5 minute wonders. We all seem to have so much in common and isn't it lovely how crafters are willing to share their ideas? We all have so many skills between us that I am sure we are all benefiting from seeing what others are capable of.....Paula is now sewing and dumfing!!!!! So, beware, it is contagious :-)

I have a mess to show you this week [and no it's not the mess you saw on Monday Paula....but of course you won't tell all my secrets :-) ].


This is my mess today. I have tipped out all my ribbons onto my table ready to sort them. You wouldn't believe all those came out of 3 sweetie jars would you? Over the years they have got very mixed up and it's not easy to find a particular length or colour when making items for the Wedding/Bridal shelf in the shop. This is definitely a 'got to do' job for today!




This is a job I did yesterday. It's a purple Wedding dress. I'm only sharing the top with you so you can see the colour [detail is kept secret]. The bride looks really lovely in the dress cos she has lovely dark hair and plans to have a little flower girl in ivory with a little purple detail to match the wedding dress.



Today I have another posh evening dress to alter and then it's sorting ribbons for me. What are you up to today? Don't forget to pop over to Julia's and join in the fun......


........Oh and remember I may be watching you :-)




11.25....A quick update...


Just to show you all how much better all those ribbons look now they are all sorted :-) Bet I can find just what I am looking for now :-)

66 comments:

Rach said...

oh wow lots of delish ribbons, have fun sorting.. that dress colour is just lush!!! xx

Helen said...

Fab pile of ribbons - good luck with sorting it - I need to sort my box of ribbons out too - they're in a bit of a mess.

Deanne said...

gorgeous dress, my friends wedding dress was a beautiful colour like that and the detail was out of this world :)
congratulations on all your customers, they certainly keep you busy x

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah ribbon sorting. Some of your work is familiar to me after all! Love the wedding dress, what a stunning colour.

Toucan Scraps said...

the only webcam I have is the little one built into the top of my laptop - OK for Skyping but now much use for spying...

Have fun sorting your ribbons. The dress colour is fantastic.

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

morning hunny! how did you fit all that ribbon in 3 jars?????? and a purple wedding dress....wow...looks so beautiful! best of luck sorting your ribbons, will be worth it when they are all organised, {{hugs}}mandyxx

Lothian Crafts said...

What a lovely pile of ribbons and the dress looks amazing I love the colour.

Chrissie said...

Are you on Skype Annie?
I think we should all get hooked up! We really could have a serious snoop that way. When my daughter was having a loft conversion, she and Daisy stayed with us and when her husband got home each evening, he walked around the loft with the laptop, so we could see the day's progress!
As ever in awe of your talents!
Chrissie

Twiglet said...

Hey Wips - I left a comment ages ago and it didn't save it - have you banned me??? That web cam looks a bit threatening "Big Sister is watching you!"
Hehe word verif....
nylogra - wonder what that does then????

Paula Gale said...

I was going to say the same as twiglet - but she stole my words...LOL

Annie - coming to a craft room near you!!! Its a bit like Noels houseparty - but we had more fun...

you got all that ribbin in 3 jars - i thought it was the contents of your hoover bag when i first saw it - yes folks - I even watched Annie hoover up the floor when funday monday was over - the things you can do with a webcam eh? All in good taste of course!!!

Paula x x x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love that pile of ribbons. Your work is lovely. The glimpse of the dress looks fantastic too, I'm sure the bride will look gorgeous. Have a great day, Tracy Evans x x

Cardarian said...

What a lovely dress and all that beautiful ribbon...ha, ha I wouldn't mind sorting out that mess!
Hugs
Cardarian

Kaz said...

It's strange isn't it how there is a fine line between 'ooo look at all those gorgeous ribbons' and 'OMG I really need to sort that tangled mess out'! Yes I have been there recently!

Well done on having so many customers. I wish you lived closer as we could do with someone like you xxx

joey said...

Hiya

ooooh I dont think I envy you having to sort those ribbons, mine would have stayed in those jars lol, that wedding dress colour is gorgeous and so different!

Joey.x

Linda Elbourne said...

Yummy dress and ribbon and a web cam Monday .... how cool is that ... perhaps we should do it on a Wednesday too ... actually ... I would n' know where to start ... but it sounds like heaps of fun :0)

Susie Sugar said...

Wow what a fab colour wedding dress bet you make her look a million dollars !!
Hugs Susie xx

LadyBug said...

Sounds like anopther busy day for you Annie! I don't fancy that pile of ribbons! what a task :) good luck!!!

Renee said...

Lovely Dress . . .love all the ribbons. I know sometimes how tedious sorting and organizing can be but I sure think it would be fun to sort out your jars of ribbons. *smile* Such and inspirational pile of sweetness!

Sue said...

Hi Oh those ribbons look like my ribbon draw a nightmare! lol. Gorgeous colour of the dress, sue,x

Ikki said...

When I saw your ribbons I thought "oh no - what a job you have on your hands", but then you had done them". I should have known it wouldn't be a difficult task for you. Me, I would have still been looking at them! Lovely dress, a bit more interesting than your trousers. All those customers confirm - you are indeed a great seamstress! ikki x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I struggle with my ribbon storage, so I don't envy you the task. Looks like you know what works for you.

You are quite the seamstress. I love the wedding dress. Can't wait to see it in full length.

Have a very happy WOYWW.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Congratulations on the 955 customers Annie :) Are you planning on celebrating when you hit 1,000 if so can we join in? hehe. Well done on sorting the gorgeous ribbons.
Anne xx

Rosie said...

Oh the ribbons look MUCH better don't they? It isn't easy to pin down the definitive system for organising ribbon ... still waiting here! Love the purple wedding dress - my daughter made a brown one with a turquoise sash for one of her brides, and it looked FAB!

Mummylade said...

what a marvellous purple colour!

sam said...

Oh I love the puprle wedding dress. I got married in red myself to my lovely James. Well done on getting so many clients on your books too. Glad you got the ribbons done, mine are in my 2 bottom drawers that are on my table. I do sort them out occasionally....
Cant get me on the webcam, thats on my other lappy that hubby nicked and I don't even know how to turn it on hehehe.
Take care
Sam x

Julia Dunnit said...

Totyally forgot to answer you - yep, me and Paige in that photo. My hair has been shoulder lenght and horrid for ages, so the short croppy look is relatively recent change to the web lookers!

mckinkle said...

Sounds like you all had a great funday on Monday!

Well done on sorting all of your ribbons, isnt it great when its done!

Such a beautiful rich purple dress youve made, Im sure the bride looks absolutely stunning in it. Its nice that there are such choices these days for all brides. In our day it was white or cream!

I must contact you for some advice on some fabric. My youngest has chosen coral as her wedding colour and you can imagine the fun IM having trying to find the colour!!

Keryn x

Pam said...

All those ribbons!! I've got some beading to do on my daugters prom dress, it arrived from shanghai last week minus all the beading around the waist/hip and a I didn't want to send it back all that way they are sending me the beads to do it myself!

Hugs Pam

Angie said...

Well you certainly had a ribbon mountain there ....all so beautiful ... wow I cant believe that you managed to sort them so quickley but I see you needed 5 jars this time.

Bettythebaglady said...

Wipso Now I know why you were interested in my ribbon storage. I also use plastic jars and tie hangers and a strange contraption I devised years sgo. I saw a great idea on the web using wire coathangers but haven't tried it. Do you do wwet or dry feltin and where do you get your wool?HugsBettyXXX

Kate said...

Fab, fab, fab purple dress!!!

** Kate **

The Paper Princess said...

Morning Wipso

Doesn't it feel AWESOME to have all of those ribbons nicely organized? It took FOREVER to go thru mine - I wish I had photos of the bags and bags of stuff I had to go through! Looks like you have your hands in a little bit of everything this week - best of luck on all of your projects!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

butlersabroad said...

"Bet I can find just what I am looking for now".... want to bet, lol!! Love the dress, would love to see it full length after the big day.

Hugs
Brenda

Lesley said...

wow that was fast at sorting ribbon...lol...i hope that u are having a fab wednesday!! hugs Lesley xxx

Tracey said...

What! are we supposed to sort our ribbons, I'd put them back in the jars. LOL
My old next door neighbour (yes on both accounts she's now in her 70's and still sewing) was a seamstress and she made my wedding and bridesmaid dresses 17yrs ago and my daughter many outfits, we used to often nip next door for some oooing and arrrhhhing over her creations.
The colour is gorgeous and am sure the rest is as stunning too.
x

Bettythebaglady said...

Wipso I've done some wet felting but I'm taken by the dry kind (in small amounts for cards mostly). I bought a lot of wool but it's really for wwet felting and is very slow to needle felt with by hand. Only a beginner but did go on a fab course last year in the lake district. Lost my impetus when I came home and haven't had much of a do since. Things have been a bit awkward at home for crafting anyway since. Sorry about that Arthur -gets around a bit doesn't he? Love BettyXXX

Kirsty.a said...

Love the purple dress

Linby said...

Love the sweet jars full of ribbons. That wedding dress is stunning, will you post a picture of the whole thing after the weddding? would be nice to see the whole dress.
I spent all last night trying to find something that I had reorganised, it is ok if you remember where you put it!
Linbyx

secret scrapbooker said...

Wow thats a lot of ribbons :0)
Thanks for coming over to my blog
Kate xx

Penni said...

Ohh yummy ribbons.#

Hugs
Penni
X

Jane said...

OOOoooo loads of lovely ribbons...I would love to have a rummage through it all!lol

Foil Play said...

Hope you enjoyed sorting your ribbons - you did well to get them done in such a short time :-)

Dawn said...

Well this is my 2nd week and I totally agree about idea sharing and new friends I love it and I can't beieve it came so fast it doesn't seem more than a day or teo since I firs showed my craft room/Kitchen lol

love Dawn xx

Jingle said...

I LOVE sorting ribbons! I know...that sounds odd, but ribbons and buttons...LOVE sorting them! I keep mine in jars, too!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow..gorgeous colour on the dress, and a girl can never have too many ribbons!!

Spyder said...

Ribbons look lovely and tidy! (I'm doing the same, but only have 3 jars so far) Right, I've just turned my web camera side ways, just in case!!
((Lyn))

Shirley Davis said...

Wipso, what a fabulous name! Really enjoyed reading your life journey too - so important to bring up children and now it's your time for business.

Ribbons have this habit of growing all around you, don't they? Do they reproduce? It matters not how tidy you think they are...which will be my topic next week, I think. I have a little wheeze...

Thanks for popping in so soon!

Paula said...

Oh wow look at all those fabulous ribbons thanks for sharing your pics.

Paula xxxx

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

Ribonlicious collection there - lovely purple wedding dress.

Hugs

Kay

Julie said...

Hey there!! I sometimes think us crafters spend more time organising and sorting than we do actually making!! Well done on sorting your ribbons!! You are so right about the friendship thing - they often spring where you least expect them in this game - and to get together via technology too, brilliant!!

Felted House said...

I just think it's so great that you have contact and friendship via web-cam! I think I'd chatter too much if I had someone to talk to, but then I know you and Twiglet can be very productive together so you must have perfected the art of socialising and dunfing! Archie would LOVE those ribbons - he's actually learnt which jar I've put his bits of ribbon and string in and I caught him breaking into that as well last night and fishing out a feather attached to a long bit of string! xx

The Inky Minx said...

Cor i bet that was a job and a half sorting all those ribbons, well done you.
Still not played with felt in ages but am detirmined to make something soon, your blog always makes me wanna play but i've never the time!

Paula Gale said...

just a question - how have you catagorised those ribbons - texture or length - cos it doesn't look like its colour LOL!!!

Answers on a post card!!!

Paula x x x

Cathy said...

congrats on all your customers!
I love your stash of ribbons!
well done on getting them sorted.
I love the idea of having them in clear containers - ready for when inspiration strikes
thanks for visiting my workdesk
Regards, Cathy

Debra said...

Love the ribbon stash - even when they were a mess!

Diana said...

Thanks for coming by my blog! It's so great to link up with all you UK crafty ladies!

flutterbycrafter said...

Fab pile of ribbons, well done you for sorting them out. Love the dress.

craftytrog said...

luscious ribbons xx

Jodene said...

Great work on the ribbon sorting! Isn't it a good feeling when you get those little organisational jobs done :)

Twiglet said...

I needed to be your 60th comment!!!

Vicki said...

wow that is ALOT of customers, congrats!!!! love that dress, the colour is awesome xx

Kathy said...

I do love hearing all your news and seeing the glimpses of the things you're busy with. I don't know how you manage to do so much every week though - especially when it takes me weeks just to alter a pair of trousers - yep I have three pairs needing the hems done

Cher~ said...

Congrats with the business success. Paula is getting around isn't she? :-) I was able to video chat with her too and she mentioned what a great time she had with you gals on Monday.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh doesnt it feel to get organized? I got a lesson this week in dumfing too! LOL

mckinkle said...

Hi Annie,

Thanks for letting me know about the link to Annie, I tried it as soon as it posted and was then fixing it so it's all perfect now! Go have a look as Annie's work is lovely!

Have a Fab weekend!

Keryn x

Could you email me please when you get a spare minute, no rush!

Gez said...

Hi Annie
So sorry it's taken until now to call. :( I definately need a few more hours in the day! Your ribbons all look beautiful. What a beautiful Wedding dress too.
So sorry to hear Paula is in hospital again. Sending you both BIG hugs.
Take care. I hope you have a lovely Sunday.xx