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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

WOYWW...

The simple answer would be nothing because yesterday evening I had to put everything away and hoover and tidy through to do a Wedding dress fitting. [Let's face it you wouldn't want to get threads and wool rovings on a dress you've paid hundreds for would you?]



My room is spotless and the dress is under wraps. I'm not sharing that with you...sorry [but if you're really wanting to see I will snap it when its finished and do a show and tell after the special day]. I will say that it is a simple but very elegant dress and the bride [who went to school with my youngest daughter] looks stunning in it. I have to take in the boned bodice, shorten the skirt at the front and sew ribbons in under the skirt at the back to tie the train at up so the bride can dance in the evening. I love working on special dresses.







My 'to do' rail is pretty full too so I will be head down today getting it all done and out of the way today so I can then work miracles on the Wedding dress. I like to have a clear 'to do' rail so I can concentrate on special dresses.







I thought you might also like to see how I'm getting on with my African flower crocheting too. I am totally hooked on making them but as yet haven't worked out what I will do with them all. I just like the different effects you can get from changing the colour combinations.







This is a quick update of how my latest picture is coming along. It needs more leaves and then it will have the beautiful crab apple blossoms dumfed on in those gorgeous pink fabrics. I have also finished my WOYWW challenge for week 52 but thats well hidden.








And of course for you garden lovers this is my latest inspiration for my dumfing creations. We planted two new miniature apple trees last year and they are both out in full bloom. They smell really lovely now and I really hope we are rewarded with some fruit in the autumn.




Now if you have enjoyed reading my show and tell pop over to Julia's blog and join in the fun.

58 comments:

Vicki said...

i love the crocheting - very nice!! you have such an amazing talent between that and dumfing!!! ooh and obviously wedding dresses xx

Helen said...

I can't crochet either (along with sewing!) but I love those flowers. your apple blossom is pretty, I can almost smell it from here..!

Ikki said...

Hi my busy friend, hope the plain sewing goes well so you can get to that dress! Picture coming along well, look forward to see it finished. ikki x

Jennie said...

oooh such fun stuff.. don't you just love wedding dresses and the reveal at the end is always so good :)

Nine said...

Je fais du crochet moi aussi (enfin, quand j'ai le temps....). Je vais enfin recevoir ma machine à coudre vendredi ! J'ai hâte de montrer aussi ce que je ferai.

Cardarian said...

Hiya Wipso!
So many lovely projects you have on! I love them all...
Hugs,
Cardarian

joey said...

Hiya :O)

oh my gosh I know what you can do with those african crocheted flowers - sell them to me!!! they are absolutely stunning, I cant wait to see the wedding dress! each week you inspire me to want to be able to sew, and each week I say to my hubby I want to learn and still get no further lol lol

have a great week
Joey.xxx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Lovely crochet and dumfing!
I look forward to seeing the dress.
Clare x

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

LOVE your crocheting, beautiful colours! hope you are keeping well, hugs mandyxx

Twiglet said...

Yes I have to admit you are better than me at something!!!!!! lol
I have had 4 attempts at the African flower crochet and still haven't made a good one!!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Oooh, you sound very busy and very organised this week. Can't wait to see the wedding gown.
Fab flowers - You are so talented, Is there anything you can't do???

xx

Paula Gale said...

that african flower crocheting is great - but why is it called that?

The pic of the blossom is looking good already, so i can't wait to see it in full bloom!

catch you later when you've got a clear rail... at least there are no curtains (or at least you haven't mentioned any) LOL

great big hugs for you

Paula x x x

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous crocheting hun... and I am sooo excited about the wedding dress.. hankies at the ready! Have a goodly dday xx

Linda Elbourne said...

I am truly loving the African flowers ... and all the other bits too ... but especially the African flowers :0)

Tracy Evans said...

Love those African flowers and the work in progress is lovely too. Can't believe how much you fit in, altering Wedding dresses too. Well done you. Have a great day. Tracy Evans x

mckinkle said...

Stunning show n tells! Loved them all, yes please to showing the brides dress after her big day!!
The dumfing picture is looking good and getting ready for the special bit!

Keryn x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Holy cow you are busy. And YES, please show the dress and bride after the big event. That crochet quilt is going to be awesome, too.

And be sure to take that proud mommy moment. Your children deserve a lot of praise for all the money they have raised for Cancer Research. Way to go.

Happy WOYWW

Julia Dunnit said...

How did I miss your previous post? Your children are darlings and of course, amazing! You're right, the before and after shots don't look like they're seperated by the exhaustion of 10k! Wow.
Your rail is so busy again - am looking forward to seeing the wedding dress - I bet the bride is absolutely loving have you as her seamstress.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ohhh a wedding dress, Ilove anything weddingy! I love the weekly garden updates. My Granny just planted fruit trees last Autumn so hope to get some apples and pears from her soon too!!! Hazelxoxo

Kay said...

Oooh the crab apple dumfing pic is coming along beautifully. How about joining all the crocheted flowers together into an afghan throw?

Toucan Scraps said...

have fun with that dress.

the crotchet is looking good and the apple tree blossums are so pretty

kelly said...

Would love to have a peek at the dress when you can show us

Your crochet flowers look fab :)

Kathy said...

Ohhhh another big secret - I'll wait patiently for the reveal. Love the crochet flowers, they look fab

Candace said...

Crochet flowers are lovely. I'm off to have a look at the pattern but if truth be told I reaslly must finish my current crochet projects before I start any more

Kathryn said...

Best Wishes with the wedding dress! Can't wait to see it! I envy you with your needle work, it make me a nervous wreck Ha! I'll just enjoy looking at your lovely projects.
Have a great Wednesday!
kat

Darcy said...

I envy your sewing skills, I wouldn't dare go anywhere near a special dress with a sharp implement lol Lovely crocheting too, and well done to your son and daughter on their charity run.

Pam said...

Your crocheting looks fab. Hugs Pam x

Linby said...

would love to see the dress when you are able to reveal it. those flowers are growing - you will soon have enough for a waistcoat maybe?
Linbyx

peggy gatto said...

I have always loved the look of crochet but never been able to do it!
I can't wait to see the dress!!!

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

love it all

Hugs
Kay
Toodles and Binks

Karen said...

ooo a wedding dress to drool over soon...can't wait Annie!

Your crocheted flowers are coming on a treat aren't they? As you are enjoying them so much I can see a blanket apearing on here soon XXX

minnie_mac said...

So creative. Enjoy visiting your blog.

Marilyn
x

Bee said...

love the crocheted flowers, I am sure you will find a fab use for them.

Spyder said...

Are you sure you didn't just run rounf the lamp post??
Love your crocheting. They would look good on cards..or egg cosys

(Lyn)

ScrappySuzanne said...

what an array of great photos ...I adore the picture of the flower ....

Glen said...

Ooo...Annie...you are sooo talented. I love the fact you take photos to inspire your dumfing. I'm looking forward to seeing the wedding dress. TFS. ~Glen~

Penni said...

Love the crochet flowers.

Hugs
Penni
x

Tracey said...

Can't wait to see the dress and love your flowers, should sell them in your shop, I want some crochet and felt flowers for my cards.
Well done to your son and daughter too.
x

Bettythebaglady said...

LOL Crochet-totally hooked!! Can sympathise with the being hooked because once I get going on something I find it very difficult to stop. I envy you working with such lovely things especially wedding dress fabrics and am looking forward to seeing the dress. My Dad used to make wedding flowers and my sis still does it sometimes as she trained as a florist so we were often involved with weddings. Hugs BettyXXX

LadyBug said...

loving those African roses and thanks for the link the other day I'm hoping to have a go at them this weekend.

Handmade with Love said...

Your african flower creations are fantastic and the cherry blosson dumfig is coming along nicely too. Can't wait to see the finished piece! Tracey x

patcrafts said...

I love your crochet flowers, I used to crochet a lot of things at one stage but paper crafting has taken over.
Pat xx

Julie said...

Beautiful crocheted flowers and your new picture is coming on a treat! Juliex

Diana said...

Everything is so attractive! I would love to see the dress when you can share a peek of it. Please be sure to put it in a woyww post!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i am enjoying my visits to everyone's spaces! wow, you must be such a good seamstress to be able to make a wedding dress!

Sue from Oregon said...

You always have so much going on! Where do you find the time?????

Chrissie said...

I always love your show and tell... in fact it always makes me feel so inadequate as you do such fabulous stuff. Having done sewing on the past, I can only stand back in admiration at all you do! As to your arty crafty stuff.. well, just wonderful!
Chrissie

Cheryl said...

oh love your work hun,gosh you are so clever such beautiufl wedding dresses hun thanks for comment on my blog hugs cheyrl xxxxx

Kate said...

Love the 'made loads but don't know what to do with them' concept, I've lots of projects like that!

** Kate **

Sue said...

You have been a busy bee, love those flowers so colourful and your new picture looks like another work of art, Happy Crafting. Sue xx

kayc said...

Crocheting is fab. Love to see the wedding dress when it is finished. Love Kathleen x

Jane said...

You are definately kept busy!...Sorry I am late getting round...just not enough hours in the day just now!

The Inky Minx said...

Gosh your always so busy, its a wonder you have time to blog.. shall i just call you superwoman lol.. loving your latest dumfing play.. i just recieved my large brush so now have no excuse to start well something.. anything lol

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow, busy, busy, busy! lovely creations hugs Heidi xx

Felted House said...

Although they are African flowers they remind me of the colours in some of the primula-like flowers - are they called Auriculas? - anyway they look fantastic all together! xx

sutty said...

The apple blossom shot is lovely - we have just planted our 1st apple tree which has been in full flower and looks beautiful too - looking forward to what it produces in the autumn. Love the African crochet flowers they look great, and your picture looks like it is coming along really well.

Thanks for sharing your desk.

Kat

Shropshire Suz said...

Hi glad you found something to make with the AF's making a set of 3 cushions and a lap blanket the 1st one goes every where in the house hehe..so just got to make 3 at least hehe
Look forward to seeing you blanket
good luck hugs x

Gez said...

I am so sorry I missed your desk & everyone else's last Wednesday. I definately need a couple of extra days in the week!
I love your crocheting. The colours are so uplifting & cheerful. I can definately see an afghan in the making. :)
xxx