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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

WOYWW...

Basically.....very little today. This week the road outside our house has been closed from 9 am to 4.30 pm so I have had virtually no customers. They have been strengthening the bridge in the village since February and this week are resurfacing the road between the two traffic islands and our house is right in the middle of it all! Chaos has reigned but hopefully it will all be finished very soon. I'm guessing that the customers who can't reach me this week will all come next week so am enjoying a bit of me time. Yesterday I showed you the crocheted flowers I have been making and today I'm showing you the teddy I am hand dumfing and the sewing I am doing for me...


This is the wool roving I am using for my latest teddy. It's some I bought at Woolfest, Builthwells and is a really lovely blackberry colour. [The picture doesn't really do it justice cos it's rather shiny.]




I have also made two tops for me this week and have material to make 3 more. As you can see I don't waste my time when I have a break in customers :-) They both have pin tucks on the front and the lighter blue one has been machine embroidered too.








I hope you will now pop over to Julia's blog and join in the fun by showing us what's happening in your world today.

61 comments:

Helen said...

You've been busy with your enforced me time, hope the bridge gets sorted soon!

Twiglet said...

Now that dress is finished, I will make one of your tops if you suddenly have a work overload!!!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I like the look of that Batik fabric. very nice - it almost looks like dragonflies although I think it is really vines, maybe? No matter it's just pretty anyways.

Mary Anne

Sue said...

Hi
hope you get some customers back soon, beautiful tops, i cant sew for toffee, have good day, sue,x

Julia Dunnit said...

Just as I was reading about the road I wondered if you'd invest in some down time - I'm so glad you have! Pretty tops, fabrics are gorgeous. Miss D and I are off to Salisbury this morning to look for fabric (for the next costume) and I've decided on a couple homemade tops..but they won't be pintucked or embroidered!! Are you missing Ernest?

tkelli said...

That's a fabulous color of wool! Ahh, I really need to get back into sewing, I really do miss it!

Nancy said...

All your creation for this week are so lovely....glad to see you are getting lots done for you.

KS

minnie_mac said...

Gorgeous tops.

Marilyn

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

can not wait to see your finished teddy, that colour wool has me drooling. Love your new tops, you are one talented lady!

thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, I really appreciate, here is hoping to a good road to recovery, big hugs mandyxx

joey said...

Hiya

ooooh I cannot wait to see the finished teddy! :O)

Joey.x

Toucan Scraps said...

nice yarn, pretty fabrics

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Two fab tops Annie. Love the colour of the wool roving. More lovely fabric waiting to be transformed :-) Oh yes sounds like you better get as much me time in as you can 'cos I'm sure all the customers will be tramping over that bridge asap - I've got visions of hoards of people standing the other side of the bridge waiting for it to be opened hehehe

Cheryl said...

oh wow great work space,love your work too very creative,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Jensters said...

Two wonderful tops....just cant wait to see Teddy...the colour does look wonderful.

Leanne said...

WOW it does look like you have been busy - fabulous!

Happy WOYWW Day!

Leanne xx

secret scrapbooker said...

Hope your customers make it back when they can, great tops would love to be able to sew good enough.
Kate x

Thistleblue said...

lovely tops, i really like the second one! and that wool looks gorgeous!
thanks for sharing
have a great day
hugs
Michelle
xx

Chrissie said...

I can't believe how much you've managed to get done and everything looks lovely!

Glen said...

LOL at you Annie. I read about Ernest and got totally lost in the plot! *Ü* Then I read your WOYWW for today and love that you are doing more dumfing. I think it is soo creative. Be prepared for lots of customers next week! TFS. ~Glen~

Tracey said...

Make the most of your me time as I'm sure it wont' last. Love your crocheted flowers.
xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Fabulous colour wool - enjoy the me time and I hope you have plenty of customers next week to make up for this week!

Tina Gilmore said...

Oh, i so love that wool, gorgeous colour, makes me want to knit, which i would do if i could, i know how to cast on and knit in one stitch, have no idea how to cast off though - and.....i tried to have a go at crocheting (following a youtube video) just couldn't get the hang of it. Btw I have a wedding dress that needs altering, i just need some bits taken off the shoulder strap, but it looks complicated, can i just call in and leave it with you at some point? Have been looking at yours and twiglets shop...such gorgeous yummy things. Perhaps i'll pop over on my next day off (if your cheese is in date that is!!!!! Ha!!) take care, enjoy your day xxxxxxx

Darcy said...

wow you are so clever, I think i would be tempted to just have a break when there are no customers. Hope you aren't drowning in work next week.x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Glad you got some me time this week. It's probably best that your road was closed instead of customers falling through a bridge. In the last photo, is that top fabric hand dyed or overdyed? Maybe it's the lighting. Regardless, I love the colors.

Carmen said...

You are so talented - I love the look of that embroidered top.

I have resisted unhanding Mr Tumble so far (not without much sulking first on my part I might add *g*) have been telling EVERYONE to come see your blog though :P

Bettythebaglady said...

Love the fabric and the tops are great. Can't seem to get back into sewing yet. Got a pattern for a bag but haven't spotted just the right fabric and also made a decision to PAY someone to make some huge curtains for me as just can't cope with the weight any more-frustrating but realistic I'm afraid. Thanks for you kind comments. Hugs BettyXXX

Janice said...

Nice work there, your sewing looks very expert, no wonder you run your own business.

Pam said...

Nice tops you have been busy. Love the crochet flowers I wanted a red broch so bought some wool to crochet one but after the 50th attempt I gave up, I haven't crocheted since I was in my teens (long time ago) Pam x

Linda Elbourne said...

You are just sooooo clever ... I once made an apron ... but it kind of fell apart after one use :0) Hope you get something positive from your enforced break!

Bee said...

enjoy your free time. Love the fabrics you are using.

Those crochet flowers are beautiful.

xxx

Ikki said...

Lovely pieces of fabric - sometimes is great to have "you" time - SO ENJOY! ikki

Heather x said...

They are re-inforcing a bridge near us too....why do they always take so long to fix and why do they always close the road at inopportune times?
Love the material you are working with, great colours :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Georgia said...

Hi Wipso!
Thanks for you lovely comment!
I love your desk/ work space! I also love to sew! Even though I'm not very good at it!
Did you makew those lovely tops?
GeorgiaXOX

Macpurp said...

thank you for stopping by at my blog!
what a beautiful piece of work your heading photo is, and i love Ernest!

love tina x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

I bet you feel like a prisoner? Hope it gets done soon my dear. So glad you managed to get some tops made, they are fab! hugs Heidi xx

kayc said...

Enjoy your me time. Lovely fabric you have there. Thanks for your comments. Kathleen x

Foil Play said...

That yarn is a beautiful colour - enjoy your me time while you can :-)

butlersabroad said...

Annie the wool looks so beautiful, even if the photo doesn't do it justice! I have top envy! Never learnt to sew properly, don't have any talent in that direction at all! Enjoy the peace and quiet, as you say, they'll be beating your door down next week.

Hugs
Brenda

downrightcrafty said...

Roadworks the worst thing invented. Your sewing is gorgeous lucky you to be so talented.

Thank you for the comment, I would like to rummage through my draws and find stuff regular funny I never get the time and when I do I can never find what I want

take care

Kate xx

Nikki said...

That is just beautiful wool have fun playing with it :) I would love to be able to but I'd be covered in hives just trying to silly allergies
hugs Nikki

craftytrog said...

Lovely tops! x

Felted House said...

That blue top reminds me of one of the first I ever made - at school! Mine was quite a lot less refined as you can imagine. Hope your road is soon functional again - you'll be twice as busy next week I guess xx

Lothian Crafts said...

Love the tops you have made and the bright fabric on the ironing board looks amazing.
Elaine

Enfys said...

Hope the bridge gets sorted soon, think of it as a mini holiday! Love your projects
hugs
En xx

Kathy said...

Great to see you still have time to sew for yourself - the tops with the pin tucks look fab - I bet they'll be really comfy to wear too

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Beautiful tops and I love the fabrics waiting in the wings!

xx

Linby said...

Glad you have had some time for making yourself something.
I hope the road will be open for our visit - have your cleared it with the others yet?
love Lynn x

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo lovely! Love the fabrics and the fab tops! Kim

Shropshire Suz said...

Hope the Bridge is finished soon but enjoy the me time
gorgeous colour roving teddy will look great
hugs x

Paper and Ribbons said...

Wow, I like the blud plaid shirt, I wouldn't be able to make one in a month let alone three in a week!

TinaB said...

Now thats different ! xx

The Paper Princess said...

The colors in your fabrics are just lovely!

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

Kathryn said...

Wow! Ya know, everytime I drop by your site I get so inspired to sew. Thank goodness I get over it!!!! Sewing/knitting etc makes me a crazy mess! I unfortunately did not inherit my sainted mother's sewing ability! I'll be satisfied to watch all your amazing creations come about!
Hugs!
kat
P.S. Now, I really could use those cute crocheted flowers on my cards! xo

craftimamma said...

Love the colour of that wool and hope we get to see the teddy when it's made.

I hope life returns to normal for you very soon.

Loved reading back about Ernest's antics. I hope he didn't suffer too long after the hen party. Seeing him with his head in the bucket really made me laugh.

Lesley Xx

Anne said...

Both gorgeous tops hope Ernest's recovered he might think twice about the minatures now
Anne xx

Chrissie said...

Goodness me, you make such beautiful things in the time it takes to blink an eye!
Wonderful... enjoy your new shirts!
Chrissie

Kate said...

How annoying. Hope your business isn't suffering too badly.

** Kate **

Spyder said...

sorry!! I think I missed you yesterday! I'm remembering last year, waiting for a plane that would be stuck on the tarmac for hours!! over 19 men in hard hats all doing nothing but watch one tiny guy trying to shut these doors on the plane (can't fly with them open) I started talking out loud at what they all were saying, made a few people giggle cos it somehow fitted!! Lovely stuff on your desk, hope you're well!
((Lyn)

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW I love your shirt with the embroidery on it. Its stunning, thanks for popping by my blog too, Love Hazelxox

Paula Gale said...

wow Annie - these are brill - you are so clever... and you did this in your spare time - it would be a major project for me!!!

Paula x x x

Lavinia said...

Y'know your just brill you are! I really love your blog & all the hard work you put in showing us your things!...even if some of what you have done was enforced!!!...:) I love the fabric on the left, the batik fabric, its lovely, would love that!!! Your blog really cheers me up!!!
Lavinia
x