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Wednesday, 10 November 2010


Good morning to all my fellow WOYWWers.  Brrrrrrr it's a bit chilly here this morning.

It's been another busy week for me....do I have any other?  :-)

Everything from ......
  • Tea out and a theatre visit to see 'The Essence of Ireland' in Shrewsbury....A fab night was had [just wish I could manage all those high kicks] :-)  thanks Jo.
  • A 2nd birthday tea out for my gorgeous little Granddaughter P...A wonderful night was had by all....how quickly time flies.
  • Visiting our dear friend B in her care home....still very confused but a little more settled and not so agitated this week
  • A fun day Monday without Twiglet ....Had another friend here to 'play' but of course big sis was missed by all.
.......to more painting and decorating [stairs and landing walls this time] and getting ready for new carpets this next weekend [hopefully!  cos at the mo the 3 rolls of carpets are full length of our sitting room!].

So? What's on my desk today I hear you ask  :-)

I have mounted my brooches on cards ready for the craft fair and made a couple of new ones [on the left in the pic] during our fun day Monday afternoon.

On my table today is.....
  • the, now finished, lap blanket....I just love the colours.
  • another knitted dolly on the go and
  • my wooden chopping board that I do my melting and burning on.
...Oh and my Nutrogena....my hands are like coarse grade sandpaper at the mo  :-(

I am also making Christmas card toppers with some pretty Christmas fabric.  I'm wadding each little panel and using machine embroidery to decorate them.

And?  What am I doing today?  

I'm having another play time with my little Granddaughters while my daughter goes for a pre-op check for a minor op she needs next week.  Fingers crossed all goes well.

Thanks for dropping in on my blog and for all the lovely comments you leave me.  Please pop over to Julia's blog next to join in the fun and check out all the other crafty desks.


Mandi said...

Lovely brooches...very chic!
Good Luck with them

Love your other projects too

mandi x

Neet said...

I'm loving the colours on your blanket too - so pretty together. Those brooches should sell like hot cakes they are fabulous!
You have just reminded me I have some fabric similar to what you are using for toppers - must dig it out - when I have the time! Thanks for sharing. #24

Helen said...

Everything here is as fab as always - I adore that blanket.

Twiglet said...

Christmas activities today then?? See you later - wahoo!

Suz said...

have fun you 2 xx...just found the Feisty Felters exhibition dates..on till the 2oth can you thank Jo for reminding me of it lol
Hugs to both have a fab day you 2xx

sandra de said...

wow there is so much happening on your desk. Love having a peek. The brooches are just beautiful. Sandra (x67)

JoZart said...

Lovely colourful interesting post and wow you need time to breath in between all you're doing. Lovely brooches to.
Hope DDs little op goes well,
JoZarty x

Susan Allan said...

The brooshes look amazing and now they are mounted, I bet you sell them all.
I love the knee rug too and all your creations.
Have a great day
Sue xx 60

S said...

Wow you are a busy crafty bee! Nice projects.

Maria (inkymits) said...

You are sooo busy! I love the brooches.
Maria inkymits x
#84 i think

Ciara said...

Love the brooches, I hope they sell well for you.

If you have rough hands, try making a scrub with a spoonful of sugar and some baby oil (or olive oil). Give it all a good rub and your hands will feel as smooth as a babys bottom!



Wow you are a hive of productivity and activity. I missed your poppies not dropping by recently they always make me smile :)

nnalorac said...

Lots going on here, love the brooches. Carolxx....66

Pam said...

Oh loving the brooches! They look so pretty in your presentation. I've been seeing them on all the chic young girls here in the States lately. Hoping all goes well w/the grandbaby. Kids are so resilient.
My dry skin remedy is coconut oil - the kind right off the grocery store shelf. I've been using it once a week and I wouldn't have believed it!

Terry & Kim said...

I love the brooches - so pretty! You've got so many things going AND entertaining the grandkids. Have fun! And thanks for visiting my desk.

Terry #21

Anonymous said...

Stunning little card toppers! What pretty fabric - and the crochet? love that lap blanket colour combo. Very pretty indeed. The brooches turned out great too! Around here it's been the two of us and that doll so I am well envious of your productivity.

Mary Anne

Anonymous said...

I really don't know when you get time to sleep! Everything sounds and looks fantastic, really love that Christmas fabric.

Brenda 90

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
sounds like you have had a lovely week, your broches look gorgeous,lovely blamket, luv the card toppers, have good eve, happy WOYWW, sue,x(23)

Macpurp said...

oh these are so pretty! you have been busy!
love teen x

Violets Corner said...

Wow! Wish I had your energy! You have so much fun going on. Love the brooches and the card toppers, they're brilliant!


Daniele said...

I think I need a lap blanket as its really cold today......sweet brooches

She said...

Great desk, lovely brooches. S #12

Pam said...

Love the brooches they look fab. Hugs Pam x

Nicky said...

wow love your blanket and your brooches - and the christmas fabric is brilliant

dandelion dreamer said...

I hope the brooches sell well. Have fun with your granddaughters...we are so lucky to have them aren't we?

Scrapcollectr said...

Yes....lovely brooch cards....and the ongoing projects look fun. *smile* Happy WOYWW!

Mrs A. said...

Just love those little christmas card toppers and your brooches look fab. #134

Shari said...

All of your projects look beautiful. I especially like the singed flower brooches, they turned out perfect. Glad you are enjoying time with your gd's and wishing you all well with your daughter's op.
~Shari #121

Paula Gale said...

ooh - seems you are quite upside down in the P household.

All that and being busy as well - you could do with an extra pair of hands! At least having the girls is fun.

Lots of love

Paula x x x

Susan said...

Wow! Those brooches are gorgeous!The flowers would look lovely on a headband too. Thanks for sharing...Susan (#27) xxox

peggy aplSEEDS said...

so many nice projects to see! the brooches are wonderful (i checked out the close ups in the previous post) and i really like the fabric you picked for your card toppers.

Kirsty.a said...

Good luck for the craft fair and your daughter's op

Sunshine Girl said...

Love those brooches - those flowers are fun to make arent they! Thanks for commenting on my blog both this week and last - sorry I didnt get round to you last week (it was one of those weeks!) have fun with your granddaughters.

Artyjen said...

Your flowers look so nice all lined up :) Thanks for the input on my craft dilemma! The saga will continue for a while I expect!! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Love everything today especially the Christmas toppers, they are so gorgeous.

Have a great week.


Cardarian said...

Oh you have such lovely things on your desk! The cards with your clever flowers are beautiful and the Christmas card topper - oh they are just gorgeous!
Loved the snoop today - very nice stuff! Also your newest doll creation is lovely!!

SueH said...

I can’t believe how industrious you are Annie, just reading what you’re been up to tires me out!
The brooches, blanket and the little doll are fab, but I really love the padded Christmas panels, they are going to look stunning on your cards.


By the way, I meant to tell you that Nichola was thrilled with her horseshoe. She had so many comments about it.

Dragon said...

Lovely things to look at here, thanks cor the chance to snoop!!

Chrissie said...

Everything looks yummy and it sounds as though you've been really busy.Those burnt edge flower brooches look amazing, and your toppers have reminded me that I have an advent calendar to make for my daughter-in-law!

akilli melek said...

those brooches look lush.
thanks for popping by earlier. only just getting some time to snoop now. caroline #6

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Some lovely items you have made here. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 36)

Sherry said...

Lovely work area!

Your brooches look great mounted on the card.

Your Christmas toppers are fab too!

Sherry (122)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's bad enough that I am running nearly a week late, then I have been plagued with that pesky 503 error all night. Just wanted to drop in and let you know I was here this week. I'm so glad I saw the finished project before I saw this post. It's like eating your dessert first, always a fun thing to do.

Hope your DH's hand is OK. He was very lucky.

BumbleVee said...

whew...that took a while....but, found 'em. I wanted to know how you did these little guys....and scrolled backwards far enough to find out. I'm sure I saw them earlier...but, was not paying enough attention to how you actually do them. What a great idea...and lovely fabric with great "Christmas-y" pics.......