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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

WOYWW....

What an amazing week it has been. I ended up on Friday needing just 4 more customers to reach my 1000th customer and 3 of those came Monday leaving just one to reach my gaol. As you will notice on my last post I had my 1000th customer yesterday. It had already been a manic day because customer number 999 had brought materials for me to make 12 lined curtains for her newly purchased caravan[you all know how much I love curtain making!!] and needed them making for Friday!!! Twiglet arrived early yesterday morning to help me with the cutting and making and all day was spent working hard to get them done. It was very much like a sweat shop here!
You can all imagine that when customer 1000 arrived were both so excited that there was lots of singing, dancing and celebrating. Please help yourselves to a glass to help us celebrate.
Now, as to what's on my worktop today....
It's very much back down to earth today because my 'to do' rail is heaving having not had time to clear it yesterday and I have a bride coming at 10.00 for a fitting. Here's just a few snaps for you to share.


My heaving 'to do' rail!! All of which has to be done today or tomorrow!









A short posh frock I have to alter today. It has a boned bodice and I have to take it in! [big job]







My latest little dumfed bear still in the making!...still needing tweaking and facial features.







The gorgeous dresses I steamed last week for the wedding we went to Saturday.....



....and for you card makers the card I made for them.
Yes I do make a few but not with all the wonderful equipment some of you use.








And of course my biggest reveal this week....Yes girls I managed to snap Twiglet whilst she was putting the finished touches to my latest new top.

68 comments:

Helen said...

Congrats on your 1000'th customer! Love the shot of Twiglet. Your day looks like it will be full, good luck!

Shropshire Suz said...

hehehe hi yes l do lol...moved here about 12weeks ago where did you think l lived then?
Bakewell may be?.....confused a few that one did...that's the address not the town
Why would you come to a weekend K&N then?
Hugs Suz x

Thistleblue said...

Congratulations on your 1000th customer and Cheers! That's fantastic news!
Have a great week!
hugs
Michelle

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

A big fat CONGRATULATIONS from the US. Way to go. Like you, I make one card in a blue moon or so. Love yours and it goes to show you don't need a lot of fancy equipment to make art.

You have a lot going this week. And so glad to finally "meet" Twiglet. Great photo, too. Happy WOYWW.

Shropshire Suz said...

Sorry about the confusion love to meet up some time just say when l'm free Friday to Sunday but any time possible for me really
Suz x

Jensters said...

Ive toasted your 1000th customer....lol.....well done to you....cant wait to see more on your little bear he needs some eyes first so he can see xx

Cheryl said...

oh well done on your 1000th customer,love your work hugs cheryl xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

*waves* at Twiglet - aren't you alike! You are sooo busy, hope it doesn't start to cloud your holiday preps. The wedding dresses look beautiful, I bet it was a gorgeous sight. And congrats again Wipso, you sure should be chuffed, and thanks for the bubbles...quaffed with my toast!

Joanne said...

Many, many congrats on reaching 1000. You deserve to be thrilled to bits.
Luv Joanne xx

Twiglet said...

Well look at me grinning at the camera!!!! And I hadn't had a drop of champagne then!!! Feeling tired today - not sure if its due to all that grovelling on the floor or all that jigging about and can can ing when the 1000th customer left lol!!!!

Cardarian said...

Congrats on your 1000th customer! Lovely! And we got to see Twiglet how nice is that?? Love all your lined up project! May you be successfull in your business for many years to come! That is my toast with the lovely champaigne you are offering!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Julie M said...

Ooh, congrats on your 1000th customer (and hooray to you for thinking to keep track in the first place!!). Lovely interesting clothes on the to-do rail, beautiful wedding dresses too. (And when I read "snap Twiglet", I initially thought you'd broken something!!! Duh!)

Julie :o)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Congratulations on your 1000th customer, an I'll raise my glass to 1000's more!!

xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Congrats on reaching your 1000th customer - I grabbed a glass to join you in celebrating. Love the colours of those dresses, gorgeous. Lovely to see Twiglet in all her glory ;-)
Anne xx

Crafty Chris said...

congrats on your 1000 customer looks like you have a busy day ahead.
Christine x

Sue said...

Hi
wow congratulations,on your 100th customer, you are super talented, those dresses are beautiful, have great day, sue,x

Linda Elbourne said...

*Hic* Sorry ... I don't usually drink this early in the day *Hic* But congratulations ... what an achievement and I bet they all come back too looking at the quality of your work! Great to put a face to Twiglet's words too ... Thank you so much for the bubbly *Hic*

Tracey said...

Congratulations but Sssssh am at work but only had a sip!
Those dresses look fabulous too and hope you get through your rail.
x

mckinkle said...

I love wednesdays and calling in to see your busy life!

I love seeing your 'to do' rail, it always fascinates me that people cant turn up their own trousers but when it comes to making proper alterations, Im stuffed!!

Im with you on curtain making - isnt it just one of the most boring sewing tasks?! Now there's a thought...

Congrats again Annie!

Keryn x

ps, how great to see Jo and not with a fancy dress costume on! x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Amazing dresses, and congrats on your 1000th customers!

Mary Anne

Kathy said...

Well done on catching that Twiglet photo! now we can "see" you both when we're "talking" to you"

Loving all the photos especially the little half-made bear!

Anneliese said...

ooh lovely champagne :D .. Congratulations on the 1000th customer ! wow :D .. & good luck getting all that stuff done ! :o) x

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, Congratulations on your 1000th customer! It's a great feeling, isn't it? Hope your business goes from strength to strength.

Leo said...

Congratz!!
xx Leo

Yvonne said...

!!!!!!!CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Well done on reaching to good number of 1000 customers.. what a massive goal to have reached!
Such wonderful creations you have been working on.. love the little bear, such a sweetie, and rather you than me... bones, now thats a big , big job, remember when Mum used to do it!

Doina said...

Congratulations on your 1000th customer!

scrapcat 1 said...

Congratulations on your 1000th customer, love the little bear you are working on but I guess he will have to wait until your to do rail is a little emptier

Tracey said...

Congratulations on you 1000th customer. Love your blog and all the photos you share, thanks

Tracey

craftytrog said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the bubbly! Good luck with the 'to do' list! Nice photo of Twiglet btw! x

Darcy said...

Huge congrats on your 1000th customer, well deserved too. Yay, now we know what both of you look like!

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

great pictures! love your pic of twiglet! and that lil' bear is just adorable too. A huge congratulations on your 1000th customer, very happy for you, hugs m xx

Handmade with Love said...

Congrats on your 1000 customer and love the photo of Twiglet. The bear is coming along nicely there too! Tracey x

Linby said...

Love those dresses so bright and colourful. The wedding card you made is lovely. Great picture of Twiglet in the chair.
Linbyx

Spyder said...

Fabulous pictures this week, love seeing all that you do, and wowowowowow 10000 customers, you need a holiday!! well done

Have a crafty WOYWW
((Lyn))

snailbeachshepherdess said...

Congratulations on your 1000 customer - mind you if the proposals for the village come to pass you will soon have 2000!!!:-)

Toucan Scraps said...

fabulous card,and great photo of Twiglet.

Carmen said...

Whoooooooooo congratulations on the big 1000! So very much deserved. And what a gorgeous picture of Twiglet.

Kay said...

Huge congratulations on reaching your 1000th customer! I am loving that little bear, he is just adorable.

Ann said...

Well done on your 1000th customer! Thanks for the champers.
It's great to see Twiglet 'in the flesh' at last.

Doone said...

Cheers, and Congrats - its so hard to build a good customer base from scratch

and how do I get a pattern for dumfed bear - I'm in love you see...

Maz said...

The colour of those bridesmaid dresses is gorgeous...and thanks for the drink! x

Tracy Evans said...

Congratulations on your 1000th customer, quite an achievement. You do so much in a week, don't know how you keep up with it all, I'm impressed. Lovely bear too. Tracy Evans x

FlipSyde said...

I love the bear! How neat and fun he will be! I am happy for you on your 1000th customer. That is Very big news indeed! Celebrate with tons of wine and chocolate, you deserve it! Maybe some cupcakes too.
Amy

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Well done you what a milestone! Great WOYWW, thanks for sharing! hugs Heidi xx

joey said...

Hiya :O)

ooooooh little bear is coming along fabulously. Lovely piccy of twiglet. Many Congrats on your 1000th customer!

Joey.xxx

Foil Play said...

A lovely picture of Twiglet - many congratulations on your 1000th customer - here's to the next 1000 :-)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

congratulations! how exciting for you!

Sam said...

whoo hooo that's excellent Annie. Those dresses are gorgeous and good for you getting all those curtains done - I've shortened curtains and thats about as far as I've gone...no I tell a lie I did do some for our old house luckily they were quite small windows hehehehe.
Great piccy of Twiglet there too.
Take care and have a good week
Sam x

bayou said...

*cling* Cheerio to both of you!

Alisonw30 said...

Thanks for the offer of the champers, bit early in the morning for me tho ;-) Congrats on your 1000th customer x

Alix said...

oooh congratulations...hic...and thanks for the fizz! ;0)

Sunshine Girl said...

Congratulations on your 1000th customer! I feel I should join you in a glass of wine tonight now! I keep trying to stop drinking on school nights but offers like this keep happening! Hope your neighbour is ok.

Ikki said...

What a great week for you - you are defo an hard worker and deserve success. Great pic of Twiglet. Nice to put a face to a name. Happy sewing, ikki x

Angie said...

Congratulations on your 1000th...how I wish you lived near me. You both are such talented ladies.xx

JoZart said...

Enjoyed the peek and the champers. Congrats for 1,000 customers. Nice to see Twiglet after seeing you on her blog!
hope your neighbour is recovering well.

downrightcrafty said...

oooooooooooooh congratulations the bubbly went down really well, great to help you celebrate.

Hope you had a fab time

it is so funny I started the rating on my messy or not so messy and now some people say I am scoring myself too high and others too low - it is so amusing to read.

thanks for the peek into your world.

I don't mind you being late for such a good reason - hope the neighbour is OK

Hugs Kate xx

Sarpreet said...

Happy WOYWW! those dresses are gorgeous. fab cards

Esther said...

Ur not as late getting round as I ma...trying to get to as many desks as I can over the week when not at work!! HUGE congrats on your 1000th customer, and good job with the photo...and ur card is pretty and elegant, Happy late WOYWW Esther xx

Julia said...

Hello my lovely!

Just had to say a huge WELL DONE on your 1000th customer, that is some achievement! The champers looks nice, hope you enjoyed your celebration!

Much love to you
Julia x x x

mountainear said...

Well done you - 1000 customers is quite an achievment. I'm so glad to be one of them!

itsamistry said...

Oh well done on your 1000th customer that definately needs to be toasted - heres to many more.

I love to get back into sewing but just don't have the time.

The bridesmaid dresses are gorgeous the colour looks so vibrant. The card you have made is lovely to.

It's nice to put faces to names.

minnie_mac said...

Champers ! Don't mind if I do. Congrats.

Marilyn

Alicia.R. said...

Congrats on your 1000th customer and those hot pink dresses look stunning.

Lynne said...

Congratulations! that fabulous heres to the next 1000. Your rail looks very busy, your card is lovely. Sorry ive taken a while getting round.

Chrissie said...

Each time I visit, I'm in awe of your talent with a sewing machine... rare indeed, and great to see a piccie of Twiglet!
Sorry about my tardy visit, but I've been slightly hors de combat since Wednesday.
Have a great weekend.
Chrissie

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

You've been sooooo busy! And congratulations - what an accomplishment! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Sarpreet said...

I hope your elderly neighbour is well, thank you for sharing your WOYWW

corry said...

Congrats on your 1000th customer,love your work, well done!! Groeten, Corry