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Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A hot, steamy WOYWW...

Bet you're all wondering what you will see today :-)




Well, it's what I call a sauna day for me. I have 2 bridesmaids dresses to steam today. Things get rather hot here on days when I have to steam because it's a fairly small room I work in. I'm hoping it warms up a bit outside so I can open windows and doors to air the dresses afterwards.









Because I know you all like to see the mess we make here this is my sewing room table yesterday while we were having fun yesterday. We fill the table and floor with gorgeousness and sit each side of the table with our embellishing machines and dumf to our heart's content. We are so lucky.







For those wondering what the desk looks like this morning this is what I've been doing so far. I sit knitting while watching the telly in an evening and I've been doing a count up to see how many more squares I have to knit to make my baby blanket. Wahoo........ only 7 more to go then it's sewing up time and just the border to crochet then.






This picture is for all you garden lovers out there. This is the crab apple that I look out onto from my kitchen window. I can see a new dumfed picture in these colours can't you?






Thanks for dropping in on my blog and for all your lovely comments. If you would like to join in the WOYWW fun then please drop over to Julia the Queen of snoop's blog and show and tell all you've been up to lately. The group grows every week and getting round to you all takes me a couple of days now but I will do my best to drop in to you all to see what you're up to this week. Hope it's a good one for you all.

76 comments:

Helen said...

that crab apple would make a great dumf, for sure! Next week maybe???!!!

joey said...

Hiya

ooooooooh I love knitted! I bet the baby blanket is going to be gorgeous once finished!

Joey.x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

I love the crab apple colours, yes it would look fabulous dumfed.
I hope you don't get too hot today!
Clare x

jude said...

Love the crab apple colour combo would make realy nice project .Pop back next week to see if anything transpires.
Happy Wednesday
hugs jude:)X

The Inky Minx said...

It's alway nice to vist and see what you've been creating, i'm not so hot with the old sewing machine so i totally admire what you do.
And whoever gets to come sit at your desk and play is very lucky :)

Vicki said...

have a good steaming session!!!! i totally love the crabapple colours - very gorgeous xx

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

you did have great fun! your desk looks like it is so been loved, colour of the flowers on your crab apple is amazing!

have a wonderful week, hugs mandyxx

Shirley said...

I am sure the secret of success for a needleworker is to be clean and tidy as the materials would spoil. Love the baby knitting!

Rosie said...

I keep thinking I really WANT a dumfing machine but cannot claim to NEED one, or be able to afford one!! Don't need another hobby to add to the many I already have either! Maybe I'll just admire what you make instead??

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Yummy scrummy stuff Annie and those squares for the baby blanket are gorgeous can't wait to see it completed :)
Anne xx

Karen said...

ooooo Annie...you have been making bridesmaids dresses!!! Think of me next year when I have to make 7 for my daughter plus her dress!!!!! These look lovely honey! I can't wait for my sewing end to be up & running. Its always a pleasure to see your space, HUGS XXX

Julia Dunnit said...

Gosh Wipso, inspiration is all around you isn't it, how lovely. Love that your desk is full and busy - you're right - we call it luck but I know it's hard earned!

Candace said...

Love those dresses! Just remember when you are steaming the dresses people pay alot of money to sit in a sauna, perhaps you could rent a corner of your room out? lol

If Julia ia Queen of Snoops does that make the rest of us Ladies in snooping?

Sue said...

oh i bet its hot work with all that steam, i can't knit if i lose a stitch its gone forever! lol beautiful flower piccie, sue,x

Hels Sheridan said...

You look busy hun....loving that blossom colour, we have one almost the same out the front of the new house... not sure what kind of tree it is though LOL x

Poppy said...

looks like a lovely mess that table, omg just seen the poppy picture it is amazing I luv it...
poppy

Carmen said...

Ooh such gorgeous colours in that tree. Lots going on with you today Wipso, hope it warms up so you can get your windows open. Got the back door open here but am shivering a bit, may have to close it when Miss Ruby decides she's had enough of watering the non existent flowers :P

mckinkle said...

Another lovely snoop around your crafting! Its so lovely to see such a variety on the go, you're a girl after my own heart! Except of course you're far better at it all than me!

Lovely shot of the crab apple, such a gorgeous shade.

How lovely to have your sister to craft with, thats just GREAT!

Keryn x

Crafty Chris said...

oh yes the colour of that tree is gorgeous, had to laugh at candace renting your room out as a sauna, not a bad ides.
Christine x

Linda Elbourne said...

Knitting ... sewing ... crocheting ... Is there anything you can't do???
The crab apple really does look fab X

her at home said...

I was interested to see when we were back in the Uk recently the posh shops all had crochted and knitted multi coloured baby blankets at a terrible price! I thought it very sad as no doubt the new mothers who would pay for those would cringe at granny making one the same as it wouldnt have a label! I suppose that is modern consumerism for you!! Your hand made stuff is much more individual and admirable!

craftytrog said...

My favourite time of the year, your crab apple blossom is gorgeous!! I love knitting too, it's so relaxing.
TFS xx

Nine said...

Super une tricoteuse ! See you next week ;-D

Kathy said...

You are such a busy bee! Steaming, sewing, dumfing (is that a teeny glimpse of Twiglet in the pic?), knitting, photography - the list goes on and on!
I love to see what you're up to but you do have the power to make me feel like a lazy moo!

That blanket is going to be stunning and the crab apple is def going to be a wonderful dumfing inspiration

Chrissie said...

Great pic of the blossom Wipso, Isn't it amazing the effect of a drop of steam on garments. Beats trying to iron some of those tricky bits!
Chrissie

Darcy said...

Beautiful crab apple, stunning colours. Look forward to seeing your baby blanket finished.

Handmade with Love said...

OOh a proper baby blanket, that's lovely. My mother in law made blankets for both my boys and they still treasure them now. I think the crab apple colours would make a lovely dumfed picture! Have a great week! Tracey x

Ikki said...

Gosh, knitting as well as Dumfing and sewing! Can I have some of your energy please? What lovely colours on your crab tree. Have a happy (whatever) crafting week. ikki x

Toucan Scraps said...

how better to create than being surrounded by gorgeousness?

pretty blossoms

Spyder said...

Mmmmm, I remember crab apples. Love your work space. It's very calming!! It's always appears to be in order, but very busy, with fabulous out comes of all that you do...
(Lyn)

Cardarian said...

Your creations always amaze me - love those knitted squares - one baby will be very happy snuggled under that blanket! Your poppies are so beautiful!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Angie said...

You and your sis are such talented ladies. LOve your sewing area ...I wanted to reach out and stroke all your dumfing materials. That blanket is going to be so beautiful and delicate ...cant wait to see it complete.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wow! never heard of dumf before and today i come across the word in two blogs! Amazing!

Glen said...

You are one busy lady. Love the photos of your crab apple tree and the knitted squares. Also, the bridesmaids dresses. Your desk belongs to a creative mind. :) TFS. ~Glen~

Jan said...

Beautiful photo's!

Pascale said...

Wow you are busy Love the look of the bridesmaid dresses and your sewing and knitting projects look really great hugs Pascale

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I like how you don't let even one minute of the day go by without making something special. First the dumf, then the baby blanket. I also like your Crayola dye crayons in the previous post. I've not seen them in the US. And thanks for including the lovely tree for us who love the outdoors. Have a great WOYWW.

Lothian Crafts said...

The dresses are gorgeous I want to be a bridesmaid so I can wear them.

Bettythebaglady said...

Wipso I would love to come and sew and knit etc etc with you -everything looks so yummy. We have a crab apple in view too but ours is in a mucky old back street-sigh-still it's better than no crab apple!Love Bettyxxx

kayc said...

Love the baby knitting. That tree is gorgeous. Thanks for visiting me. Kathleen x

Pam said...

Those colours would look fab dumfed. Hugs Pam x

Kaz said...

Oh yes that is crying out for a good dumfing, such a lovely colour.
Fingers crossed you got those windows open, because it's blooming cold here xxx

Deb said...

fingers crossed for your weather! you are making me want to knit again! love your crab apple pic! hugs debx

Twiglet said...

Hi Wips! looks like we will be making a dumfing tutorial next!! Or how about dumfing classes - I could get about 8 round my dining table -lol!!!!!

Sabrina said...

Great ! and thank you for your comment on my website... see you next wednesday !

airing cupboard crafts said...

I hope you managed to open the windows with that steaming. The knitting is gorgeous x

Linby said...

Would have loved a steamer when I used to dressmake great finish it gives.
I've booked for us to stay in Bourton Manor near Much Wenlock in July - do you know it at all?

peggy gatto said...

you are so creative in so many ways and you are a garden lover!!!! I enjoyed seeing you pictures as I love gardens and flowers. I am not a seamstress and admire so the artists who create using fabric!
Your couch looks fab!!!
I had such fun looking around!!
Thanks for coming by!

Marydon Ford said...

What a pretty baby blanket, to be. Love the crab apple.

Have a great day!
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Foil Play said...

Love all the colours on your sewing room table - and the crab apple is beautiful :-)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow lots going on with you this week! Cant wait to see the baby blanket. Love your crab apple blossom, such a wonderful colour! Thanks for your comments on my blog. hugs Heidi xx

LadyBug said...

Hope you got those dresses steamed ok and didn't have any problems de-steaming your room? don't forget to post a photo of your beautiful baby blanket when you ahve finished it.

Sue said...

Wow a hive of activity I do admire anyone that takes on anything to do with weddings!!! especially dresses, gorgeous crab apple colours, what an array of creativity, Sue xx

Ann said...

You excel in so many crafts - knitting, dumpfing, sewing etc. I admire you so much because I get by with just paper-crafting when I can these days. Crochet, knitting, cross-stitch? I haven't the time!

Claireliz said...

Oh a sewing desk, now I've rescued my sewing machine I'm gonna need one of those too lol

Jennifer said...

Gosh you are clever, all that sewing and knitting.
See you next week!
Hugs
Jen x

Diana said...

Wow the crab apple photo is beautiful.
Looks like one hot mess indeed!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

The dresses look beautiful - and at my time of life a sauna wouldn't be my ideal workplace!!

Sewing Crocheting,dumpfing ...so much talent and it's all gorgeous.

xx

Penni said...

Love the crab apple - so pretty.

Hugs
Penni
X

Tracey said...

I love looking at your creations, have never been any good with a needle and thread, maybe because I have no patience lol, think I knit a oven glove, square sort of thing at school many years ago.
xx

Kay said...

The colours of that crabapple are scrumptious! Would make a great dumfed picture :)

Lynne said...

the crab apple is a gorgeous colour and will make a great picture.

Jazzy1972 said...

Stunning photo of the crab apple and I loved seeing your workdesk, I am just learning what Dumfing is and yes I think it would make a stunning dumfed picture. Jay xx

Rachel said...

Your picture is definitely inspiring. Maybe we should all do something with it and create a WOYWW group project! Thank you so much for sharing.

Yvonne said...

Oh that dress looks stunning .. urm would it fit size 6 + 10 , lol
Oh them BP , one day I will finish them , lol One day ..

Debbie said...

Wow..you are so industrious and seem to have so many wonderful projects on the go...I can't wait t see the baby balnket when it's finished.
Gorgeous crab apple ...such a stunning colour.
Hugs
Debbie x

Kate said...

Lovely creative mess!

** Kate **

Friko said...

I can't appreciate your pleasure in the work you do, being unable to do anything like that myself; but I can appreciate the pleasure it gives you from your words here. What a blessing it is to be as happy as you and twiglet obviously are. A joy to read about!

Jingle said...

It looks like you have some fun stuff going on!

Susie Sugar said...

Hi Darling sorry I'm late I have been having such problems getting on the blogs , its seems blogger doesn't like me much these days
Anyway I'm here now and your work place is looking great and very productive too, your flowers are amazing
Hugs Susie xx

Jensters said...

Not allowed to talk about Crochet....lol....wonderful stuff going on here.

Paula Gale said...

tis me - visiting in the small hours... you never told me you were getting hot and steamy in your room the other day LOL...

loads of desks to visit this week but this one i wouldn;t miss... need to do some blogging and also catch up with your other posts.

big massive hugs

Paula x x x

sam said...

How do you find the time hun? You are such a busy bee. The crab apple pic - now those colors are gorgeous and it's a lovely photo too.
Take care
Sam x

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Oooh, can't wait to see the finished blanket, and that crab apple piccie is gorgeous, the colours are amazing.

Nicki, xx

Patrice said...

I love knitted baby stuff, can't wait to see your blanket finished.

So how did the steaming go? Were you able to open the windows up and keep it a little cooler? :o)

Tonje said...

I would love to see that baby blanket finished too. The crab apple tree is just gorgeous! We're still waiting for spring here in Norway. Don't know where it's gone.