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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

WOYWW....

Yes it is that day again folks.  For those that have been in a cave with no internet access for the last 18 months and don't know what WOYWW is yet then please pop over to Julia's blog to find out more and to join in the fun of exposing yourself in public [well your desk at least  :-) ].

As ever my life is never boring.  This week has been full of excitement....everything from a theatre visit for our Knit and Natter group on Saturday and another visit there on Sunday night to see The Brian Conley Show with Twiglet and my darling hubby to yet more A & E hospital visits, care home visits, and of course sewing, knitting and crafting in between events.




This week my rails have been filled and my sewing days have been busy.  







I have made two poppy brooches. [sorry but the photo isn't too clear]






Finished another spike stitch design to go on the front of another bag and cut out the material to make the bag.....the material is actually purple [picture not good sorry] and I plan to use a patterned fabric to line it.






Last week several commented about my small tidy desk so I thought I would stand back and get a long shot of my main work surface with my [from the left] computerised machine, my industrial machine and my over locker on.  I love sewing here because I often can be sewing and have birds feeding in the feeder attached to my window only inches from me.



I know my daughter likes to check on my blog and leave me comments so this picture is just for her  :-)  Can you guess what it is yet?  She spent the afternoon here with me yesterday and decided to start some knitting and this is a pixie's ear [what else? I hear you say  :-) ].  We laughed and giggled while she refreshed her memory on how to knit and she reassures me she will have it knit by morning....watch this space  :-)




So that's it from me today.  Hope you all have a really great week.  I plan to pay you all a visit at some point....busy life allowing  :-)

75 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This post made me giggle, but it also made me go WOW. I love your desk with all the sewing machines. I have trouble with my space, since I don't really have enough clearance between the back of the machine and the window blinds my paper catches on. I probably wouldn't have that problem if I was actually sewing fabric!

I notice while visiting WOYWWers in the UK, how high your windows are and what awesome shelves you have under them. I'm intrigued by this totally different architecture than I'm used to. Thanks for showing an overview of your space or I might never have put it together.

Helen said...

Of course it's a pixie ear, what else would it be, lol! Love the wide angle view this week, and as always you have been SO busy!

Jennie said...

oooh love the poppy brooches :))
Happy Woywwing!

Cheryl said...

oh wow always love seeing what you have created and I am never dispaointed,these are all wonderful creations,hun hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Me again! To answer your question, yes, the paper smells. You can minimize the scent by placing the dried sheets in cat litter, but Bleubeard won't allow me to do that. He says I have to get the non scoopable kind for that. So I just let mine air out and wait till the scent dissipates.

Julia Dunnit said...

You mean that she'll have knitted the ear by morning, surely not the whole pixie? Gasp - you lot are genetically busy! I have to confess that as much as I love the handbag colours and design...first thought was a loo seat cover....clearly got my proportion eyes set wrongly this morning!!!!

Shropshire Suz said...

Hi loving the new bag...and the poppy broaches are fun
Looking forward to seeing the pixie ear grow!!! lol
Hugs Suz x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, i love that view of your desk with all your machines. i would love an over locker but i don't do that much sewing to merit me getting one. and how nice to have a bird feeder right in front.
LOL, i am just like julia. i, too thought it was a toilet seat cover at first glance. it must be because of the way the two shapes are arranged. i like your plan to put patterned lining. i think it'll make a nice accent.

Lothian Crafts said...

I have to agree with Julias comment I thought it was a loo seat cover as well. Sorry. I love your broaches.
Elaine

Kay said...

LOL I confess I too thought it was a loo seat cover! The brooches are gorgeous!

Phree said...

Love the poppy broaches....but you got me with the pixie ear! Thanks for the snoop round.

Artyjen said...

Sweet poppies :) Love the work space under the window...wish my house had a window I could do the same with
xoxo Sioux

Sarah said...

What a busy lady you are finding time to make suh lovely things in amongst all of the sewing

Claireliz said...

I love those crochet poppies, I must show them to mum as she wants to make some crochet ones for rememberance day, I am pleased to say I am now learning to crochet, I can only to a dc but its a start
C
xx

joey said...

WOW I so knew it was picies ear lol, so nice to be able to do something with your daughter. Your bag looks gorgeous! the poppy brooches are my faves :O) Joey.x

The Paper Princess said...

I love your beautiful brooches and your creative space!

Can't wait for you to visit - today's post was inspired by YOU!!!

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

Sue said...

Hi ya
oh busy again, lovely space, your poppies are gorgeous, fabby bag, as for the pixie ear, priceless,happy WOYWW, sue,x

Minxy said...

I think i would love to sew at your window too, i love watching the birdies feeding, i'm highly tempted to get one of those window feeders myself.

Kate said...

LOl, 1st of all I was concerned that it looked like you were felting toilet seat covers and then I see you are making Pixies ears a bit like growing them on the backs of mice. I will need to see the finished projects to assure me that you have finally dumphed over the edge.

** Kate **

minnie_mac said...

I came here to see a pixie's ear, and lo and behold .......... !

Marilyn

Twiglet said...

Now I am really chuckling - I thought the same as Julia and Kate - that pic rally does look like a spike stitch loo- seat cover!!!!!

Twiglet said...

lol - now that did sound posh - rally rally posh!!! I meant really of course!!!

Bettythebaglady said...

Oho love everything.That pixie's ear looks promising-lovely even knitting.Most of all love the desk as would love to have a play on all that kit.Hugs BettyXXX

Leanne said...

Your poppy flowers are gorgeous!!! Your creative space is lovely too.

Hugs
Leanne
xx

Carolynne said...

Your space looks fab and soooooo organised. I feel quite jealous
luv
Carolynne

xx

Cardarian said...

Oh what a lovely desk you have all those sewing machines! The poppies are beautiful! Thank you again for the award - I have finally put it on my blog!
Hugs,
Cardarian

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Me too on the loo seat cover. It's just the positioning of the elements :) But as pretty a loo seat cover it might have been it will be a better bag, I'm sure!

Mary Anne

mustavcoffee said...

OOh what a lovely workspace, wish I could sew:{ You are so creative, sewing, crochet, Knitting and your desk is soo tidy, Impressed I am:) xx

mashy20 said...

Hahaha I see my pixie ear is famous in the realms of blogging!! I have done soo much more since then and the pixie has a body, hat and one arm now!

Love to all xxx

Toucan Scraps said...

fabulous poppies, great work station

Clare H said...

Love your brooches!!

Clare

Alix said...

oooh i love those poppies...and i can't wait to see the whole pixie!! lol

kayc said...

Love the poppy brooches. Great craft space. Kathleen x

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

hi hunny, hope you are well!

gorgeous pics this week :) I am madly in love with your poppies, beautiful!

hugs mandyxx

Morti said...

ROFL - you know, sometimes it's as much fun to read the comments as it is to read the blog! Having said that, the suggesting to expose oneself in public just had me roaring.... that and pixies ears.... TFS!!!

Jingle said...

Lots of cute stuff! I love the poppy brooches!

Penni said...

Love the poppy brooches.

I bought my very first sewing machine at the weekend!!! I want it for papercraft mainly, but I'm sure it will come in useful for fabric too!!!! I have always been afraid of them before - I think because I can remember when I was small and my mum sewed through her finger - ouch. I have had a play with it though I am now feeling very pleased with myself LOL !!

Hugs
Penni
X

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Glad you've been kept busy this week. I love the picture of your workspace, It looks so organised.

A.xx

bad penny said...

I just wish I had a work desk !!!

Bluefairy4U said...

What a lovely work desk with your sewing machine and overlocker, I'm glad you have lots of work. Your poppies are so cute. Have a lovely day. Hugs JO.xxx

Doone said...

oh how I have dreamt of owning an overlocker - fantabulous work space - and birds too...

ooh

Dx

JoZart said...

That was a great snoop,and thanks for popping by mine. I've been out in Southport all day, gorgeous and sunny too.
Glad you've plenty of work in! Keep you quiet! Sounds like you've had loads of fun, well the theatre anyhow, not the hospital visits.
For just a moment I thought that spike stitch bag was a loo seat cover... ooh er sorry!
And ear, ear, as for that Pixie!! well!
Love your workspace!
JoZarty x

Linby said...

You have been busy (as always!) love the poppy brooches.
Linbyx

Pam said...

I'm not going to say it!!:-)
your looking busy as always x

Sid said...

Simply sewing and needlecrafting heaven !!

Chrissie said...

I love the long shot view of all your machines. Looks like you really mean business... but I guess you need them for all the work you do!
Chrissie

Ciara said...

Blimey, I really did think you just had a little cubby hole last week!

Great to nosey at, thanks!

Ciara
xx

Sarpreet said...

love the long distance shot, Fab workspace, Happy WOYWW, thank you for showing us your workspace

mckinkle said...

Another lovely visit Annie, thanks for sharing. Youve been so very busy and I hope you can snatch a brief respite for yourself too!

Keryn x

Serendipity (Christine) said...

Of course it is a pixie's ear - I got it first glance!! ;-) Great to visit your blog and have a nose :-)

Julie M said...

Hi Annie - last time I was here the rails were empty as you were going on hols, glad to see the work piling up!! Lovely overview of your desk, and I adore those poppies.

Julie :o)

Daniele said...

alot going on again this week loving your pixie ear....so funny
hugs

Carola Bartz said...

Those poppy brooches are darling, and I like your windows!!!

Becky said...

So many machines! I'm a bit overwhelmed! I have one that's sitting under a pile of , let's just say, stuff. Hope it's not too busy a week!

Rachel said...

I love that your daughter checks your blog. My mum checks mine sometimes. I love it! I also love your poppies. They're a great flower for all types of artists and you've certainly done them proud.

Sheila said...

Lovely poppy brooches! I feel the need to break out my sewing machine.

Sunshine Girl said...

Great desk there and fab that you have been busy. I would love to go to a knit and natter but non of my friends knit! saying that I go to a crop and natter and meet friends regularly to either scrap and natter or sew and natter so I dont miss out really! I also knew it was an ear!! have made enough knitted toys in my time!

Neet said...

Thanks for all the snoops - love those poppy brooches.

Nan said...

Those poppies are SO pretty...drooling! Loved seeing your space!

ikki said...

Hi, I see you are as busy as normal - love your working area - so well organized and a window!! ikki

Lizzybobs said...

I love your blog you always make me smile Loving your Workspace this week thanks for sharing ;o)

Cardmaking Galore said...

This is lovely, I am so curious to see what your daughter will be doing.

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

I've enjoyed reading what's on your desk on Wednesdays... feels like something I should do to get me motivated... can anyone join?

I hope hubby is ok??

And loving the pixie ear... will there be a finished pixies I wonder?

Sx

Deb said...

wow, you are busy there! love the sweet little pixie's ear! hugs Debx

Heather x said...

another busy week for you again babe, hope you manage to get some "You" time :)
Love the poppy brooch :)
*hugs* Heather x

Diana said...

This is so sweet! I enjoyed this post. Especially the fairy ear!

Piddawinkle said...

wipso I love the look of your space and just wow on the pixie ear :)

madebyKarla said...

'expose yourself in public' LOL that's great! thanks for the laugh. cute pixie ear! I crochet little toys and animals too...I should put some up on my blog...Thanks for visiting my desk ;)

lisa said...

Sorry I am so late getting round all the WOYWW's this week, all that ironing and cleaning you know!!! LOL.
Your daughter certainly beat mine with her revelations. I bet her teachers look at you differently now!!!
What a busy lady you are. I've just been having a mouth watering look at all those chutneys, yum!!!
Your poppy brooches are just fantastic.
Hugs Lisax

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Annie, just got back from my jollies, very early Wed am. Love the poppies and the makings of your bag :-)
Anne x

Tracey said...

Yep, I thought it was a loo seat cover too oops. Love those poppy broaches and you never have a dull moment in your house hold.
Chutney looks delish too.
x

voodoo vixen said...

Oh dear... I think you have too many peeps thinking that the bag front was a toilet seat, and I have to confess to being another... I am soooo glad it is a bag front!!
Love the way your daughter's pixie has turned out... it is so cute!! You have obviously passed your creative genes onto her!

butlersabroad said...

Only the one pixie ear?? Love the overview of your desk and that industrial sized sewing machine made me think of that 70's sitcom show The Rag Trade! Do you remember that one!!!?

Hugs
Brenda

Poppit said...

love those poppy brooches! gorgeous!

downrightcrafty said...

Great Pixie ear and love the colour of the bag, looks spotless to me think your a 1/10 on the messy scale

thanks for the very belated return snoop, due to blogger errors
Hugs Kate