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Tuesday, 8 June 2010

WOYWW.....

It's been another really busy week for me. My eye is now fully recovered although I am still using my gel tears all day every day and my ointment every night. I really need to be sure my eye will heal properly so I'm taking no chances. I have had a steady flow of customers all week with many more challenging jobs and my customer numbers have now reached 978 and still rising. Boy will there be celebrations when I reach the 1000.

Fun Day Monday was spent designing a fancy dress outfit for me for this Saturday. It's a Abba/60s party but I though the skin tight cat suit wasn't quite me so I've gone more for a hippie outfit. I just might brave it and put you a photo on here when I'm wearing it all....or I might not :-) Twiglet has said that if I don't then she would! Watch this space :-)


This morning I have a pair of curtains to shorten and another pair to reduce considerably in size so not the best of starts for me but then I have a really lovely challenge of a job. I have been commissioned to make a special character doll for a blogging friend.


I shall be working from photos of the character and have already found some really fab materials that I'm sure will be perfect. I have made many dolls over the years, each one adapted from a favourite basic pattern and this one will be no exception. Watch this space as they say. :-)







I thought I would also add a picture to show you the first blanket I've finished. I love all the bright colours and have edged it with a random yarn to pick out some of these colours. It's just to be used as a lap blanket for one of my little Granddaughters whilst in their car seat or push chair so I've not made it too big.


I hope you will now pop over to Julia's blog and join in the Wednesday fun. I'm sure all that joined in last week for the celebrations will have enjoyed it as much as me.

67 comments:

Helen said...

Yes, last week was the best! I love what you've got going on on your desk, just great.

Jamie said...

thats a beautiful blanket! so colourful x

Tracy Evans said...

Your blanket is beautiful and I never know how you keep up with all that sewing you do. Can't wait to see the finished doll too. Have a great Wednesday, Tracy Evans x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Is that the same blanket Twiglet made a single piece for a few weeks back? It is lovely all finished.

I actually know who ABBA are or were. They were around when I was a child, but I didn't think they were from the 60s. More like the mid to late 70s. Boy do I feel old. Have a great WOYWW.

Julia Dunnit said...

Busy busy again - uch good news about your eye recovery gal. Sorry about the curtains - you'll be doing the 'I'll just get these done and I can treat myself to a nicer job..' type motivation - I do it with housework!!

jude said...

Wow cant wait to see the Abba Outfit.....Your blanket is absolutely lovely the colours are fab.Seems you have abusy wednesday ahead good luck and have fun!
hugs judex

Hels Sheridan said...

Oh that blanket is just divine.. hope your eye keeps getting better hun ... hug for ya x

Ann said...

Can't wait for the Abba photo whoever gets to post it! Lovely colours in your blanket and very useful too. Glad to hear your eye is getting better.

Vicki said...

oooh your blanket is fabulous, i love the colours!!!! have fun with Abba :D :D glad your eye is feeling better xxx

Linby said...

Busy, Busy! I LOVE the blanket so colourful - truly gorgeous.
Linbyx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

The blanket is gorgeous. Have a great party....looking forward to seeing the pics!

xx

mountainear said...

Glad the eye's well on the mend.

Lurve the blanket - it's happiness 'woolified'.

Stressed Stamper said...

Great blanket - sooo busy - don't shorten those curtains too much....they will shrink when washed

Caroline said...

That blanket is gorgeous! Love the colours and the shape...x

Sue said...

Glad your eyes are doing ok, gota look after them, beautiful blanket you have made, gorgeous, have good day, sue,x

Toucan Scraps said...

ooooooh fancy dress.....

great blanket - welldone

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Adore the blanket - I'd have one :) And the flowers are so textured, what a great effect!

Mary Anne

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Annie, glad you eye is well on the mend :-) Love the blanket. The outfit will be fab and yes you MUST be brave and put a piccie on ;-)
Anne xx

Heather x said...

oh what a cute little blanket, love the colours :0)
Can't wait to see the doll you make :0)
*hugs* Heather x

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, that blanket it looking fantastic.

Cardarian said...

Hello!

Love your crochetted blanket and I will be back to see that doll!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Ikki said...

Very pleased to hear that your eye problem is sorted. Again another busy busy week for you and some interesting things to follow. Look forward to seeing your pics. Have a great rave up! ikki

Bettythebaglady said...

Will look forward to seeing the finished doll. The fabrics are very attractive. I am a bit duuhhh and I can't really see who the character is. Is it one we should recognise? Crochet rug has worked out gorgeous.Lovely way to use up all those oddments. Hugs BettyXXX

Cheryl said...

hi hun oh do love that blanket,so admire people with talent like that brilliant colurs too hun hugs cheryl xxxxx

Paula Gale said...

Annie - thats great news about your eye - thank goodness for that - phew!!!

CANNOT wait to see the photo - I hope you'll blog it, but if not - we'll make sure that we get Jo to do it...

Well done on the blanket project - you sure don't mess about do you!!!

Anyway, I shan't mention the 'c' word, we'll pretent you didn't get any to do this week!!! LOL

Big huge hugs

Paula x x x

Darcy said...

great news that your eye is doing so well, you are wise to keep up the oitment though. love the lap blanket, I crocheted lots of small blabkets when my son and other faily kids were little. Looking forward to seeing your doll.

Twiglet said...

Will look forward to seeing the full 70's look - just mind you don't fall off those platform shoes!!! lol

Mummylade said...

that blanket is fantastic!!

Angie said...

That knee blanket is so pretty that it makes me want to have a go but I know I would either be useless or end up with a half finished project ....maybe one day.
I think JUSTIN Rocks by the way lol ...have been watching him with the little ones we are looking after at the moment.

Carmen said...

Oooooh! very excited to see that piccie! :D Can't wait to see the end result!

The blanket is gorgeous and surely... now you've told us you will have to post the Abba photos *evil chuckle*

TinaB said...

Your blanket looks stunning hun xx

Chrissie said...

What a fabulous little blanket for your granddaughter.
Can't wait to see the finished outfit!

Rosie said...

Curtains are kinda dull aren't they, but the doll project sounds great fun. LOVE your finished blanket - I've never seen one quite like that before, I can only make squares myself and have forgotten how to stitch the edge.

Lida said...

That afghan is so pretty, I wish I could crochet and sew your work is so pretty!

Spyder said...

Lovely blanket, sooo colourful!and glad to hear you eye is better! Abba?? I thought they won the euro thingy in 1974... I had a pair of those white boots!!
(Lyn)

Linda Elbourne said...

I had a great time last week too ... fab blanket ... LOVE it!

peggy gatto said...

love the blankie, used to have one that just wore out, knitted by my aunt!!!

Foil Play said...

Glad to hear that your eye is so much better now, and well done on your mounting customer numbers!

Enjoy the party, look forward to the picture :-D

Bee said...

glad your eye is getting better but keep using the drops.

Love all of your dolls and looking forward to seeing many more.

xx

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Hi honey,
How are you eyes now? Sorry I've not popped by in a while I am busy or resting at the moment!!
Love the blanket. I am not very good at crochet!
Hope you are well x x

LadyBug said...

Stunning blanket Annie I haven't got around to trying this pattern yet but must do soon. Px

judie said...

that blanket is gorjuss, well done xx

minnie_mac said...

Glad to hear your eye is getting better. Your granddaughter will love that blanket.

Marilyn

Sarah said...

Your blanket looks stunning and glad to hear your eye is on the mend

Penni said...

Love the blanket.

Hugs
Penni
X

Jingle said...

Oh, it all looks fabulous!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

thanks for sharing.

Kay said...

glad to hear the eye is better. That blanket is lovely x

joey said...

O O O O O O O I love love your blanket its gorgeous :O) I really hope your eye gets better real soon. Joey.xxx

Jensters said...

So glad yr eye is better, and the blanket is wonderful...im sure Twiglet will catch up soon....miss fast lane x

Dylan said...

What a lovely blog. xx

Loopylou!! said...

omgoodness, you have been busy!! that little blanket is gorgeous and just perfect for little feet warm!! tfs hugs lou x

patcrafts said...

I love your blanket it's gorgeous. Hope you have a lovely time at the party. So pleased your business is doing so well.
Pat x

The Crafty Chick said...

Loving the blanket and good to hear the eye us improving fast. Leandra

peggy aplSEEDS said...

that is such a pretty lap blanket!

Doina said...

Beautiful blanket! But mostly I like paintings on the wall. I wish I could make something so beautiful!

Carmen said...

Love your idea of setting aside 20 minutes a day. HAve really been enjoying making myself even if it's half hour squeezed in before bed. Am definitely going to try and keep it up when the class has finished.

Shropshire Suz said...

Wow blanket looks great...and Colinette is FAN BLOODY TASTIC excuse my French lol
Un believable shop 3 rooms of yumminess.....address is at the very bottom of the site in tiny print it's just past Welshpool and definitely worth a trip yarn over load
They have a permanent sale room too all @ £4.00 per 100grm hanks
I'll be going again asap!! FABULOUS YARNS..Let me know if your going could meet up say hello!
Hugs x

kayc said...

I just love your blanket. Just right for little knees! Kathleen x

Shropshire Suz said...

hehehe just saw you were in WELSHPOOL on Sunday!!!!!!!!..so close hey but they don't open weekends only the 1st Saturday on the month

Rachael said...

what a gorgeous blanket -soo colourful! My mam had started to teach me how to crochet but its not going very well!
Have a good day
Rach xx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous blanket! x

Lavinia said...

That crochet is fantastic, looks amazing! I would love to be able to do that! Something I need to learn! Love your projects!
Lavinia
x

Diana said...

What a beautiful blanket! Sorry I'm so late! The time has just flown... .
Thanks for coming by my little blog too.

Debs said...

what a cheerful blanket that just makes you smile!
Are curtains easy to do? I got a machine and not a clue how to sew and I need to make a pair of curtains!

Paper and Ribbons said...

The blanket is just beautiful

Sue from Oregon said...

a little late getting around this week but had to stop in and tell you how much I have enjoyed Ernest's adventure'e this week. I totally laughed out loud at Ernest pining in front of the monitor at Julia's friend! How much fun!