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Tuesday, 13 July 2010

My mad week and my WOYWW.....

If you have ever been paint balling you will know how I have felt this week. Life seems to be throwing everything at me at the mo. Everything from emergency ambulances for an elderly friend with a broken leg and visiting her in hospital [45 minutes each way!] to babysitting my granddaughters [treasured memories] and many other family commitments. All that, along with sewing, sewing and yet more sewing [including making my outfit for next Saturday night] and yesterday I had a room full of wedding and bridesmaid's dresses to steam [sorry but I can't share these with you yet]. We have the theatre tomorrow night to see an ELO tribute band, a Wedding evening party to go to on Saturday night, our baby Granddaughter's christening to go to on 1st August and a holiday to get ready for. To say the least it's been a little hectic :-)

Saying all that I still have sewing on my 'to do' rail [too boring to show you]....



......and two really pretty posh frocks to alter. For all those who think I make the wedding dresses can I please correct you. I do not make the wedding/bridesmaid's dresses. I just make them fit by altering them. [yes, at times this virtually means taking them apart and starting again but I do not actually make the dresses.







I've been given some really pretty new coloured balls of crochet cotton by Twiglet to make some flowers with. I am enjoying experimenting with this and have even made a couple of double flowers in two colours. I had a lot of interest in my other crocheted flowers but as yet none of those who asked me to make them for them has put an order in so these latest ones will probably be used for one of our creations for the shop.





I have also been knitting a baby blanket with some really colourful random wool and thought you might like to share.



Well, my friends that's a peep into my busy life this week. If you'd like to look at other busy crafting desks then please pop over to Julia's blog and join in the WOYWW fun.

46 comments:

Helen said...

Well, you sure know how to pack things in! Have a great Wednesday.

Hels Sheridan said...

love the flowers, the dress is gorgeous and the blanket is so lovely... I love ELO so have a bop to Mr Blue Sky for me hun x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I promise not to comment on the dresses (grin). I knew you didn't make the wedding gowns and I realize you didn't make those dresses, either. That's why I'm only going to talk about the lovely wool blanket that is giving me the woolies right now in my 40C weather. Glad you can work with the stuff. It's a lovely and colorful blanket, though.

Twiglet said...

Glad you don't have to get all steamed up today!!!

Lothian Crafts said...

Love the baby blanket. Years ago I knitted a jumper for my son from wool excatly like that.
Elaine

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wow! You've been busy with all that sewing and crocheting! I made a journal cover once with crochet flowers on it and some embroidery. Came out really nice. Patsy from
HeARTworks

Mummylade said...

those flowers are absolutely lovely!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, you sure have been busy! love the crocheted flowers!

JoZart said...

Love the blanket, I too love to crochet and knit. Slow down and relax next week and have some "ME" time.
thanks for sharing.

Linby said...

For a minute there I thought you had been paintballing! Love those flowers - don't overdo it and take some time out for yourself.
hugs Linby x

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

you are one busy lady! I hope life eases it on you a teeny bit, beautiful flowers and blanket. hope you get through all your sewing ok, hugs mandyxx

Sam said...

Wow you are busy - where do you find the time - are you on a 48 hour day or something lol x and that baby blanket, is totally random, I had jumpers knitted from wool that looks exactly the same colourways as that by my mum when I was little. Keep up the good work hun
Sam x

Doone said...

you really inspire me- I altered a maxi dress at the weekend - and its all because you have rekindled my memories of dressmaking - its so rewarding to make something THAT FITS

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Busy busy busy eh Annie. More wonderful crocheted flowers and the blanket looks lovely too :-)
Anne x

joey said...

ooooh I bet you are reallllllllly looking forward to that holiday with all the stuff you have going on! lol. gorgeous flowers and blanket
Joey.x

Julia Dunnit said...

Good grief Annie, you will need the holiday! Perhaps you should clear this lot of work and put the 'closed for holiday' sign up a couple days early so you can attend to yourself.
I am the owner of some crochet flowers and I love them, perfect size and beautiful colours.

angeleef said...

Oh those crochet flowers look amazing!
** Evi **

bad penny said...

You are busy ! You asked about Ernest - he's at the MadHouse but hasn't been out much as Mini hid him!!!

Linda Elbourne said...

Blimey girl ... I am kernackered just reading about your week ... find some time for you too ... please XXX

Tracy Evans said...

Wow I am tired just reading what you have been up to. You have fit so much into your week, wow. Have a good day x

butlersabroad said...

Wow Annie you have been busy, hope your elderly friend is OK. Sounds like you need that holiday!!

Hugs
Brenda

Handmade with Love said...

Sounds like a very busy week, I love the colours you have used in your blanket and the crochet flowers look great too! Tracey x

Sue said...

aww sounds like you have had hectic week hope this week is better for you, luv the crocet flowers they look fab, have good day, sue,x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I just love crochet flowers. So pretty and colourful. I should drag ut my hooks and take a break from being inky and sticky for a bit. If only the sun will come back tomorrow I just might....

Mary Anne

mckinkle said...

Well Annie you sure are such a busy bee! It must make the week just fly by!

Lovely as always to see such a great variety of handicrafts on show at yours.

Oh you clearly have the patience of a Saint to alter items, I'd rather make them from scratch!

Hope you enjoy all of your various preparations and especially your holiday!

Keryn x

Tracy said...

What a great blog - it actually makes a really nice change to see other "craft" other than cardmaking, scrapbooking etc.

I've been doing some sewing myself recently - not nearly as nice as your projects though - stinky horse rugs!!

Anyway, enjoyed seeing what you are up to on WOYWW.

Tracy :)x

Penni said...

Love the flowers

Hugs
Penni
x

Darcy said...

sometimes weeks are just a bit manic aren't they, hopefully your theater trip will recharge your batteries.x

Foil Play said...

Sounds like you have had a really busy week - hope next week is calmer!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Well you have got a busy schedule, hope you have a great time at ELO tribute.

xx

Deezines Art said...

Phew - how do you fit it all in? I see you are from Shropshire - me too originally. I'm from Bridgnorth - anywhere near you? - Jacqueline xx.

Felted House said...

I'm full of admiration for you as I know you are skilled in making the wedding dresses fit properly, and that makes all the difference in the world! I do like the double coloured flowers, I did some to go on a pair of mittens once and thought if I had more time I could get quite carried away with different designs and petal shapes. xx

Macpurp said...

beautiful makes!
what a busy time you have been having!
love tina x

Maz said...

It must be so nice to see all the different dresses that come to you. And the crocheted flowers are lovely! x

Esther said...

Love the colours of those flowers....and the baby blanket is gorgeous, happy WOYWW

Jennie said...

such a busy week. love the flowers :) Thank you for showing
HUgs x

Cardarian said...

You are having a busy week - it happens like that sometime in life doesn't it? But what can we do? We just have to tough it out! Love your flowers and the blanket!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Spyder said...

I could really do with a holiday, but it looks like the summer is over, it's pouring with rain here, I'm doing the rounds again, coz blogger was going to error yesterday!! so if you have waiting for approval sorry if I've said this before!! At least in August and September I'm house/dog sitting so that'll be a change...sort of!!
have a great WOYWW even tho it's Thursday!
(Lyn)

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Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh what a busy week you are having - have fun!

Thistleblue said...

What a busy week! Just makes wonderful wednesday's come round even quicker! Love the crocheted flowers! I've been trying a similar type of thing myself but when i get to the end i always end up ripping it back out and starting again.... i'm sure i'll get some done eventually! Hope you had a great WOYWW! and thanks for stopping by my blog
hugs
michelle
xx

Kate said...

Great projects, hope things slow down to a more manageable pace for you.

** Kate **

Kathy said...

Gosh! you must be exhausted with your week so far - I am and I've only READ about it!

FlipSyde said...

I really am digging those flowers! That is cool. I am all thumbs with crochet hooks :(
Amy

Marydon said...

Phew! I am exhausted just listening to you! You are a very talented lady ...

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Have a lovely summer's eve.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Alisonw30 said...

I have weeks like that sometimes, funny how everything comes at once isn't it?! I'm always jealous when I look at your blog as I am hopeless at sewing, despite the fact my grandmother was a seamstress! (Obviously not hereditary sadly)