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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

WOYWW...

Another stolen week and it's Wednesday again. Where do they all go? Well this week I have only a couple of jobs to do this morning because I finished shortening the 4 pair of curtains I had to do yesterday. Today I just have one skirt to shorten and a pair of jeans to do patch and darn on the one knee. I hope to soon get these jobs out of the way so I can dumf later. [Bet I have customers who think otherwise though :-) ]


I have decided to prepare a canvas with Crayola fabric crayons for a change. It's much better to work on a coloured background than on a white one. For those that have never used these crayons before the idea is to do your design onto a piece of clean paper, turn this over onto your canvas and iron the design on.


It doesn't have to be perfect because I shall be covering this with wool rovings, threads and dumfling gorgeousness :-)

This is my table covered with all the fab new stash we bought at the Woolfest and I'm planning to make use of at least some of these today. I'm in the mood for a field of poppies :-)






Now lastly I feel the need to show and tell some of the magic going on outside in our garden....




These are a row of beetroot emerging. These will be used to make scrummy beetroot chutneys and pickles later in the year.









Little potato plants are starting to show so with a lot of water and just a bit of luck we should have yummy new potatoes before very long :-)





Down the very bottom of our garden we have a wild life area with a bird hide and at the mo it is a real picture with all it's wild flowers. These are of course Forget-me-nots...My Dad's favourite flower and it would have been his Birthday this month.

Even dandelions look wonderful when in an area where they are allowed to grow.









I couldn't resist snapping this Bridal veil plant but I see our 'old lady' Skye felt the need of posing for a picture too. She saw me out with the camera and ran in and sat down just as I was taking the picture :-)





For those that haven't seen my previous blog. We launched the Wedding shelf in our blog shop Monday and would really appreciate you all to pop over and take a look and leave us a comment as to what you think of it all. Any new ideas or special requests would be very welcome.

I hope you all have a brill Wednesday and will all pop over to Julia's to join in the fun of showing us your workspace.

For those keeping up with Paula's progress....She was in rather a lot of pain last night and although the Dr said she could go home she very sensibly declined the offer. I do feel these Dr's like to push patients home too soon at times. I haven't heard from her yet this morning but I will update her blog if I get any more news.

59 comments:

Twiglet said...

Colourful blog today Wipso!!! Best of luck with the dumfing. I am tidying the sewing room - yuk!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

I look forward to seeing your work in progress when it is finished. It looks intersting so far.
Thank you for sharing pictures of your garden. We've only planted potatoes so far and most of them have come through now. I still find it magical every year when the garden wakes up.
Clare x

flutterbycrafter said...

Oh this looks very interesting, can;t wait to see what you do with it. Your garden is coming along, much further on than ours.

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm not going to nobble your plans by talking baout what you will do - but those crayons..brilliant! Who knew?! Oh the garden - it IS magic isn't Wipso, and every year I revel in it too.
Thanks for updates from Paula. Very wise move last night...will keep an eye out for further news. x

Crafty Chris said...

Cant wait to see what you are creating, love the new stash gorgeous colours, thanks for keeping us updated with Paula, the first operation was a big one she could have done without this just hope she takes it easy.
Christine x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I so enjoy visiting you. You are always so kind and leave such lovely comments on my blog. I love your garden area. My potatoes are starting to sprout, too. Spring is so magical that way.

Your wool rovings look amazing. I want to buy one of those machines like you have. I have never seen the Crayola fabric crayons. I must see if I can find some. They look very useful.

Have a happy WOYWW. And thanks again for your kind words.

Hels Sheridan said...

Hey hunny....sorry not been about ... getting sorted etc after the move...but..THANKYOU ever so much for the gorgeous pressie... I love it and it is now on my fridge, in the new kitchen...thanks to you both for pickin me! Hugs x

Dawn said...

The garden is looking good so is the doggy so cute.

I hadn't heard of the fabric crayons look fwd to seeing what you put on top of the transfer

Love Dawn xx

LadyBug said...

I miss my garden :(
but it's good to see all your lovely veg making it's way through the soil :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah love the wooly stuff and your forget me nots are lovely. Mmm My dandelions are looking great too!!! LOL Thanks for letting me nosey again, Hazelxox

Handmade with Love said...

What a lovely idea with the crayons and I can't wait to see your dumfling and what you do with all that lovely stash you have there! Your garden looks lovely, its such a pretty time of year isn't it! Have a great week! Tracey xx

Cardarian said...

Lovely projects and lovely photos!
Thanks for the update on Paula!
Hugs,
Cardarian

mckinkle said...

All that lovely scrumptiousness of colours on your desk! So very lush!

Lovely to see your garden and how well your plants are coming along.

Ive not seen the brides veil shrub before and it is really lovely! But I have to say your 'old lady' is so gorgeous! Bit of a photo diva too by what you say!! lol!

Keryn x

Lothian Crafts said...

Love your new stash. love your idea with the crayons.

Yvonne said...

Oh hun .. Such a clever idea with the cryons... and I bet they will turn out just a beautiful as all your lovely works.. which I have had to go back and have a good nose around, lol

Linda Elbourne said...

What a treat to see your garden as well as your desk ... I have no idea how you fit everything in!
Thank you for the updates on Paula too ... you really are a star*

jude said...

Wow love the idea of the canvas will be back to see the result.Love your garden too.Our pots,Toms,Red pepper plants also doing well all this lovely weather we are having doing the garden atreat!Happy crafting i will be back to see end creation
hugs judex

Spyder said...

I just love what you do,it's really amazing and I wonder if that will work with ordinary crayons, I'll have to see!
(Lyn)

Helen said...

You're just so creative! And no, I haven't used all of the stamps!!!

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

gorgeous pictures today! cant wait to see your finished canvas, and hope you have fun with your new stash! have a great wednesday, hugs mandyxx

Esme said...

Lovely garden! Almost as exciting outside as inside eh?

Esme xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Love the garden pics :) Ooh Woolfest sounds good :) I've got loads of sewing to do for DD including mending the net that goes round the huge trampoline and a new base for a 'basket' swing :-/
you can come and tidy my ribbons too please :)
Anne xx

Susie Sugar said...

Oh fab tip with the crayons , what ever you touch turns to gold darling , I bet you could even turn a sow's ear into a silk purse couldn't you
I love all your makes
Hugs Susie xx

Toucan Scraps said...

great stash

we've got some fabric crayons that draw straight onto the fabric.

your garden's looking wonderful

Jingle said...

Your canvas sounds really interesting! I can't wait to see it completed!

Heidi said...

all those wonderful colors! I love it........ can't wait to see the outcome. Love that veil plant, and your sweet pup!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Wipso, love your garden photos, everythings is springing to life! Great WOYWW! Thanks for your lovely comments on mine, have a great weekend, hugs Heidi xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I hope to see what that project with the crayons and wool will look like! Thanks for sharing!

Rosie said...

Oh my, that's fab new stash all right - I'm envious, especially of the embellisher machine!!

Pam said...

Hi Annie thank you so much for keeping us up to date on Paula. The crayola canvas sounds interesting! Hugs Pam

kelly said...

Your garden seems very busy and i love the photo's. Im rubbish with the garden and cannot grow anything!!!

Your desk looks very busy and i'm looking forward to s
seeing what you do with the canvas

Kelly

Jennifer said...

Thanks for stopping by to say hi to me and Phoenix today.
I love your photos and all your new stash.
Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Hugs
Jen x

Banu said...

I loved your garden photos.. I do not have a green thumb at all. Your project seems very interesting. Would love to see the end product. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments about the state of my desk :)

Foil Play said...

Your work in progress looks very interesting, love your garden photos too :-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog too, and your kind comment!

Ikki said...

Hi Annie, I'm back and behind today following lunch out and half a bottle of wine. But, I did enjoy! Love your pics of things in the garden, soon we will be busy potting up not blogging round! Good luck with the WS and thanks for the update on Paula. ikki x

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

I love the vibrant colours of those wools and fabrics. Thanks for keeping us updated about Paula too.

Nicki, xx

Vicki said...

oh i love the crayola fabrics, very pretty. ooh and thanks for adding me to your sidebar, i just saw me!! LOL. thanks for keeping us updated with Paula, send her hugs xxx

Jane said...

Just had a look at your shop...love the brooches...might just have to get one for my Mum for her birthday!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

I wish I could sit and watch you turn all that lovely stash into a beautiful poppy picture.

XX

Julie said...

Oh Wipso, I think your colouring and tapestries are amazing!! Juliexx

joey said...

Hiya

thanks for the crayola tip! I love the look of all those veggies growing in your garden, maybe oneday I could be fortunate to get myself a little patch to grow bits and pieces in :O)

Joey.xxx

Penni said...

Love all the pictures of your plants.

Hugs
Penni
X

Tracey said...

Gorgeous wedding creations, oops was a spelling mistake was putting weeding creations lol.
Love to see the plants growing, only put my pots into there bags a week ago, but are poking through the soil already.
x

Angie said...

I never knew that about Crayolas ...I love learning all these things ...never know when I might need it.

Love your garden shots ..especially the wild life area ...I'm with you ...there are so many beautiful flowers that we know as weeds.

Sorry to hear about Paula ...hope things improove for her

Patrice said...

Gorgeous garden pics!

Deb said...

You do such interesting things in your work space, not hear of those crayons before!
well done on your gardening too! hugsdebx

Sue from Oregon said...

Sounds as if you and your cohort in crime have a lot going on! Busy busy girls!

Diana said...

Love the pics of the plants!
Thanks for coming by my little blog!

Lynne said...

Loving all the stuff you have ready for your canvas. looking forward to seeing the field of poppies. We have lots of new plants and seedling in the garden right now, but we also have a badger problem which is driving hubby mad! Lynne x

Mummylade said...

thanks for showing your garden photos, I needed that. We're so late up here, feels like the flower beds will never be ready for work on

Kathy said...

Fab post Annie - I hope you got through your huge "work" list and managed some "play" time too - I'm looking forward to seeing your canvasses now!

Great pics from your garden too - such a wonderful time of year with things popping up all over the place and the blossom all looking it's best - little rain and wind has meant it's all "stayed put" for ages this year.

Gez said...

Lovely to see everything coming up outside Annie. I love this time of year when everything bursts forth. Your wools for dumfing look great too. Have fun..xx
Enjoy the Bank holiday weekend. Love Gez.xx

scrapcat 1 said...

cant wait to see what you do with your fab stash, I have no idea what dumfing is will you show us next week please?
Sorry I'm a bit late but I will get to everyone eventually.

Tracy

Poppy said...

Thank you for your lovely comment I am eagerly awaiting the field of poppies, if they are anything like your other poppy pictures they will be gorgeous.......cant wait.
poppy

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Annie, any news about Paula?
Anne xx

MarmaladeRose said...

OO! All that scrummy wool! Drool, drool.

Candace said...

Veg are looking good, ours are a lot further behind. Truth be told majority still in packets! Part of todays job

Calico Kate said...

Love the photos, esp with Skye in th corner! Aren't dogs funny, my ot seem to be running out of the fame tho at the mo not into it.
Looking forward to seeing the results of your creating soon.
CKx

Chrissie said...

Have hardly been managing to keep my head above water recently. It's nearly Wednesday again and I haven't managed to get around half of the desks!
Those little plants hold so much promise don't they Wipso!
Chrissie