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Wednesday, 2 February 2011

WOYWW....

Happy February to one and all.  Where do these weeks go?.....answers on a post card please.

Here we are on the best day of the week where we can link up with fellow bloggers all round the world thanks to our Queen of snoop, Julia.  She really started something didn't she?  Last week was another record for numbers and it is now getting so big that, unless you have many hours spare it is impossible to get round everyone.  Alas I only managed the first 100 last week so many apologies to those I missed.  I do try to pop in on as many as possible every week and to welcome as many new members I can find.  I have to say I am hooked on the Wednesday activities and really love seeing what you're all up to each week.  There really are very many really talented folk out there.

Now onto what you've really come here for....What IS on my work desk today?.....




This is the latest poppy pic I started on our Funday Monday...still got to finish dumfing and then bead the middles of the flowers before mounting it but I rather like how it's going.









My 'to do' rail is full with skirts and trousers all needing taking in cos this customer has lost weight and none of them fit her. 








I have just finished altering this dress....it had far too much material in the skirt and too many gathers so I've had to detach the skirt from the bodice, remove 10" of fabric and regather the skirt and then reattach it to the bodice....it looks much better now so hope she likes it.






My WIP for today is a really beautiful floaty dress.....I'm having to take it up on the shoulders, take it in on the sides of the bodice [including realigning a concealed zip] and sew up the front so it isn't quite so revealing.  It has several layers of fabric so it's pretty tricky to keep it all lying flat but I love a challenge  :-)  This lady runs a charity dance every year so I usually alter a posh frock for her for the event....this year she bought her dress in the sale.....too big but she knows I can make it fit her  :-)


Thanks for calling in and for all your lovely comments.  Hope I can find time to call back to see what you're up to....I will do my best I promise.

62 comments:

Tracey said...

I wish I had to take my clothes in!!! xxx

Kate said...

You have a very colour co-ordinated work rail today!

** Kate **

Helen said...

I think your new poppie pic is going to be fabulous. Good luck with all the altering.

Judie aka Craftymess said...

good luck with all that altering, sorry i dont have an answer to where the week goes

thanks for the snoop
hugs
Judie 58

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great pics! Wish I had a sawing machine. :)

Thank you for sharing. Have a great Woyww!

Maggie
xx

Neil said...

Those poppies are beautiful!

Susan Allan said...

I love your poppy creations and you are clever being able to do all those alterations.
Sue xx 66

karen said...

Another lovely poppy picture! It looks beautiful so far!
Looks like you have quite a bit of altering to do on your rack! I am sure it will make a lot of people happy when it is all done :)
xoxo Karen (#69)

Twiglet said...

Phew - here I am at last! Why do I always end up like a plate spinner!! Maybe I needed to get up earlier - lol.

Lulabelle said...

Love your new poppy picture, beautiful!!

Chrissie said...

Your poppy picture looks amazing!
Your client looks like she likes blue!Good luck with the alterations!
Have a great WOYWW!
Chrissie

sandra de said...

The poppy picture is sooo beautiful, I think the poppies just lend themselves so well to dumfing. Thanks for always popping in and saying hi. I agree it is getting harder to get around to everyone. Have a lovely woyww

Artyjen said...

Love the poppies :) I'm sure she is going to be pleased to be able to wear favourite clothes again!
xoxo Sioux

Karen said...

It looks like you have lots going on, you look busy, busy, busy!! Love the look of that Poppy picture, its gorgeous.
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #88

Cardarian said...

You have so much lovely things on your desk - that white dress looks really beautiful! And your poppies - I am a big fan! Thank you for offering the doll face but I think it might take too long to travel to Slovenia and by then I might be on holiday! ( will blog about that)! I hope I will find some today when I go to that shop out of town!
Have a lovely day!
Lots of hugs
Cardarian

minnie_mac said...

I love your poppy pictures. Can we see this one when it's finished.

Marilyn

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Love those poppy pictures too! Great space! Thanks for sharing!

Neet said...

Wish I lived nearer for you to work your magic on my clothes - sadly letting them out rather than taking them in.
Love your poppies - did you see the ones Donna Dewbury painted that I featured on my blog the other day?

Angie said...

That looks like a beautiful floaty dress ....btw ... where do you get thread that looks as though it is on cotton reels ????lol

Kathy said...

Fab pics as usual - it's such a treat to see what you're up to and to read all about the things you're busy with

Di said...

Hi Wipso

Family crisis here (my Step-Mum, who lives well over 300 miles away, collapsed yesterday so am waiting to see the next step once I speak to the hospital again today) but wanted to say again how truly fabulous the poppy pictures are in real life!! I know 'cos you so generously sent me one (with other super goodies) as part of Pay It Forward. I won't be playing WOYWW today :( - bit too much else going on. Di xx

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous stiching work as normal, great workspace, happy woyww, thank you for sharing (#9)

Jingle said...

Oh, that poppy picture looks so wonderful!

akilli melek said...

wow, i was impressed with myself making a christmas decoration and all that entailed was stitching 3 sides together.

You really are so very creative with those poppies too

caroline #112

Sue said...

Hi hun
your busy as ever, another gorgeous poppy piccie, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(36)

Pam said...

You are so clever, the fabric for the floaty dress looks lovely. I've not had to take in any clothes yet but have had to buy some new jeans as my old ones were hanging off me. Hugs Pam x

S said...

I hope you show us the floaty dress when you're done.

Mrs A. said...

Love the poppies. Am saving up my pennies as fast as I can for my very own Dumfer.
Hope you got to keep the material you cut out of the dress!!
Hugs Mrs A. #82.

Carola Bartz said...

I love your poppies. They are such happy flowers and I miss the nice red poppies that popped up (hence the name I guess) all over the place in Germany. Although our Californian poppies here are very beautiful, too, and come really early in the year.

Andria said...

happy woyww, thanks for sharing :)
crafty hugs - Andria (42).

Rhonda said...

Hi Annie. Loving our poppies piece. How nice to be able to work from home doing what you love! Thanks for visiting my desk. Happy WOYWW! #15

Doone said...

Hi Annie,

I wish my dresses were too big - I am on a serious lose weight mission - will let you know when I need the alterations...

Dx

nnalorac said...

The Poppy embroiderys looking lovely. mY kinda dress the black and white one, looks lovely. Thanks for sharing Annie!. Carolxx

Kim Dellow said...

Great industrious post! You have been busy. Lovely WOYWW. Kim

Spyder said...

Of course to day will start all over again tomorrow as it's Ground hog day! Love your poppy pic!! ((Lyn))

((Happy WOYWW)

peggy gatto said...

Of course the poppies are a favorite of mine, lovely!!

Shari said...

It has been awhile since I have been able to leave a comment, but I do subscribe to your RSS feed, so I have been keeping up. It amazes me what you can create with dumfing. Your flowers are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Shari #103

Linby said...

Busy as usual I see-love the new poppy pic.
Linbyx

oneoff said...

Loving the poppies - they are all so different. I am itching to know if you have ever done delphiniums; I can imagine them working really well in the same kind of interpretation.

Hope you and Twiglet had another great Funday Monday; they should be compulsory for us all!

Bernie x

Kezzy said...

Oh wow your poppy picture is well wow, I started simple embroidery last year and subscribe to Stitch, which when I see art like yours I'm in awe. I'm terrible at sewing, I have just learnt how to thread my sewing machine (which I bought two years ago to stitch onto cards). I was thrilled with myself and had a go sewing on rags, but now I'm too scared to sew on my patterned papers because I heard you need different needles but goodness knows which ones lol.
I can't wait to see what other pieces of art you will produce.

Handmade with Love said...

You are so clever being able to alter clothes like that. I love your latest picture, it's beautiful! Tracey x

Charlene said...

You are sooo talented. I took an alterations class and I think it's much harder than starting from scratch. Wish you lived in the states!! Charlene #105

butlersabroad said...

Must be nice to have to have your clothes taken in!! Love the poppy pic, even in its unfinished state it's a beauty.

Hugs
Brenda 91

Tina Gilmore said...

Wow Annie so busy, is that the picture you're doing for the shop? he! he!, got pride of place waiting. Take care. xx

Starla said...

I can't sew a stitch and so admire those that can!! (and I really wish I had use of your "smaller" altering services!!)
Star 125

okienurse said...

You are awesome! I sew but can't change it much when I get finished. Thanks for sharing with us today.
Vickie #80

Katie_Bolinger said...

Love when you have to take in clothes. A good sign. Congrats

RosC said...

Hey Whipso. Thanks for coming in. I really am besotted with poppies...one of my most used stamps. I really love your fabric creation of poppies. Love this career change too.
Ros #86

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely poppies Wipso...and just curious what is in those Pay It Forward pkgs...hmmmm...wonderful tour today!

Julia Dunnit said...

Did I ever say that you're amazing? What a skill! I can jsut about make something but alterations are way beyond me. The Poppies are looking fab....I wore my brooch when visiting my sweet Mum yesterday, and nearly had to give it up!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Love the new poppy piece. so lovely and colourful. It brings a smile to my face, as does the banner of your blog, every time I see it.


Have a great WOYWW!

Mary Anne
(a day late but determined!)

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Thanks for a peek at all this crafty goodness! I can't sew, so am all the more impressed! Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower - I'm happy to return the favor!

Deb said...

love your poppies, you look very busy today! hugs Debx

Nicky said...

Love your poppies and your skill with sewing never ceases to amaze me ~ thanks for sharing Nicky 12

Pam said...

Oh, the poppies are beautious and make me long for spring (6 weeks the groundhog says) and I'm stuck on hearing of someone who lost so much weight they had to have their dresses altered. Can't imagine it!
Can't imagine someone being able to do it either!

Marjo said...

The poppies are gorgeous. How talented you are! Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hugs, Marjo lucky #1.

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Hello! here I am, catching up on WOYWW, as ever. The poppy art is BEAUTIFUL! I love how you created a verb out of a sound.

Cheers ~ Susan #114

Ciara said...

Gosh, you're a busy lady! I've just seen your more recent post with an empty 'to do' rail, well done!

Kathryn said...

How lovely to see sewing projects in amongst all this paper craziness! I love your poppies. Like you first comment, I also wish I needed all my clothes taking in! K #90

Terry Blais said...

Your poppies are beautiful. When your blog popped up, I sighed. It's so serene.

Terry #16

Susan said...

Wish my clothes need ed taking in too! Went for a 4.3km walk today and ran some of the way (well jogged really). Think I've done my hip...I'm getting old! :(
I am late getting around again! Happy {LATE} WOYWW!

Susan xxox #13
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

Holly said...

Your Poppies are looking great, can't wait to see the final project.. Congrats on having to take the clothes in, that's always great! Sorry I'm late getting around from last week's WOWDW.. But I made it! Thanks for stopping by my blog last week.