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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

WOYWW...

Good morning blogging friends.
Another week has passed and we are back to the best day of the week when we all have a good snoop round lots of crafting spaces.  If you are here by chance and don't know what I mean then please pop over to Julia's blog and join in the fun.

As you can see from this week's posts it has been yet another busy week for me.  The weeks leading up to Saturday's Craft Fair have been spent making and putting everything ready and into boxes.   Saturday morning came with lots of snow on the ground but we still made the effort and made our way up to Montgomery.  I'm certain the weather kept many from venturing out but we still had a fun time so all the effort was well worth it.

Funday Monday for Twiglet and I was spent taking pictures and filling the shelves on the blog shop with all the latest goodies so spare a little time to pop over and check out all the Christmas gift ideas.  If this snow hangs around a while it may be one way of shopping without venturing out into it and you will be sure to buy something that noone else has bought cos most of the items we make are one offs.

Today  I have lots of new things I want to have a go at and as long as not too many of my customers are sufficiently in need of their sewing being done urgently then I will manage a little 'me' time to play.  I have one job to do before I start though and I guess this is a sign of the weather.



It's a waterproof warm waistcoat that needs a new zip.  Not one of my fav jobs cos they are rarely easy to get right first time.






Yesterday I received two gorgeous new patterns from a fab American site called Oh Sew Dollin.  If you are a dolly maker the site is well worth a visit.  When time allows I will be making some of these....pretty excited at the thought.






I thought I would also show you my latest creation.  I have just finished putting him together and think he's rather cute.







Right, girls, it's time for me to get going.  Thanks for dropping in and for leaving your lovely comments.  I will do my best to get round as many of you as I can over the next few days.  Hope you all stay warm and cosy til next week and have lots of fun times.

37 comments:

Twiglet said...

Well little clown is a real cutie isn't he! The dolly pattern will be fun - shout if you need any trimmings etc.

Helen said...

Love this, how cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog already!

jude said...

love the new patterns bet you cant wait to get creatin.Glown is so cute too.I shall pop have look at internet shop.Have fab wednesday hugs jude#4xx

Wendy said...

love the knitted clown, my mum used to make loads of these for charity shops, she has alzheimer's now

Minxy said...

Hope the zip doesn't take too many attempts, and have fun with your new patterns
hugz Minxy

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Let me guess..Mr Tumble? No matter, very cute. DD has started on at me to make her ANOTHER doll, but so far Ihave resisted. Sh's on at DH to make her one, but not so keen when he says "OK - we can get a GI Joe (Action Man, more or less) and glue a wig on, then..."

Have a lovely WOYWW

Mary Anne

sandra de said...

Such a cute little clown. Surely the zipper repair can wait when there is such fun stuff to create?
Sandra #70

Paula Gale said...

WOW - so much going on here Annie. I love those dollies on the pattern - they'll be great finished.

I wonder if you could craft some wellies for my dog - he's really struggling and the snow is deeper than he is so goodness knows how your 3 are unless its not as deep with you.

Loved the look of your craft fair - well done. Hope you get lots of me time in.

Paula x x x

Neet said...

Glad you had a good day on Saturday. Thanks for showing us your latest creation - he does look rather cute to say the least. Look forward to seeing the things from Oh Sew Dollin. Not a sewer myself but so admire those who do and to make those dolls is brill!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi! What a lot of projects, finished and in the pipeline. You certainly are productive! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Lionelsa said...

Have fun with your new patterns! #81

Sherry Edwards said...

Glad your craft fair went well. Your latest creation is adorable!

Sherry (95)

S said...

He's so cute; and those patterns looks fabulous too!

Lizzybobs said...

thanks for sharing with us today loving your sock peeps - lv Liz

karen said...

Good to hear that the craft fair was fun! Your newest creation is a little cutie!
Happy WOYWW!
xoxo karen

Rhonda said...

Happy WOYWW! My fav is the knitted clown. Thanks for stopping by my desk! #11

Debs said...

Hope you got the zip first off and have fun playing xx

Angie said...

LOVE your little creation ...he's a nice clown ...not scarey .

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
oh gorgeous new patterns they are very cute,aww luv your latest creation he is lovely,happy WOYWW, sue,x(23)

butlersabroad said...

Great patterns and lovely little clown. I would imagine your customer is itching to get their jacket back in the weather you're having! Stay warm!

Hugs
Brenda 90

Julie M said...

Gorgeous stuff, Annie. I love that little clown, he reminds me of Noddy with his bright colours and big buttons.

Good luck with the zip!!

Julie :o)

Anne said...

You craft fair tables looked great !!!! love the patterns you got and look forward to the seeing your finished dolls
Off to look at your blogshop
Anne xxx

JoZart said...

Great snoop on all your wonderful makes. hope the craft fairs are doing well for you. I'll share the pattern of the fleece hat come cape that I've cut from my grandee's bought one in Germany. They are really snug and I hope it works out when I make it myself.
JoZarty x

Pam said...

Ah, your little guy is MY FAV! Rosy cheeks and all. Glad the Saturday Fair was fair - weather this time of year makes everything more fun doesn't it? You stay warm and cosy too!

AmberInk got lucky @#1!

Leonie said...

thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment!
happy WOYWDW!!
fairy wishes
xxLeonie

Rachel said...

If I were one of your customers I would make sure to say that you should have some fun before you worked on my sewing. It's not that I'm nice; it's that I'd like you to be all relaxed and in a good mood before you worked on my dress!

Have fun.
cheers, rachel #54

Victoria said...

wow lovely dress and i adore the little mice below post

Becky said...

What great patterns and I love that little clown! #88

Susan Allan said...

Everything you make is either gorgeous or cute. Love the new patterns.
Sue xx 78

Violets Corner said...

Glad you had a good time at the craft fair, hope you did well. Gorgeous patterns and a very cute clown.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Serendipity Stamping said...

Cute little clown. Just looked at your craft fair booth. Very, very nicely done. #15

Chrissie said...

I don't envy you trying to replace that zip...sounds horrendous... much more difficult than putting one in in the first place.
Thanks for the tip about the whiskers for Miss Mouse!
Chrissie

Nicky said...

Love the clown my mum used to make knitted characters like these years ago before her wrist starting playing up - she even made me a mechanic with spanner and tyre lol ~ thanks for sharing Nicky ~30

minnie_mac said...

That little knitted clown is gorgeous.

Marilyn

Daniele said...

lovin' all your crafting goodies, thanks for the peek
hugs

Cardarian said...

Sorry I am so late commenting, life got in the way! Actually snow! I see you have problems with your hands too - sorry as you need them even more then I do with your sewing and knittiing and crocheting! I hope they get better - mine are a little bit less sore today!
Love all your dolls - the little boy is right cute!!! You make such wonderful things, it is always a pleasure to nose around your desk!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Morti said...

Fab work hun! Hope you got the jacket zip sorted without too much trouble.