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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

WOYWW....

Good morning to one and all.  It's another of those wonderful days when we all buzz round the world dropping in on our blogging friends who have exposed all to share their space with others.  Our wonderful leader Julia is still doing a brilliant job of linking us all together so I thank her for that.  Before you pop over to Julia's please leave me a 'hello' in the comment box and I will do my best to pop over to as many of you as possible to check out your spaces.

So? Whats been going on in my space this week?  The answer is lots...as always :-)

As promised yesterday this is what is now on my desk today thanks to an industrial weekend and a very busy Funday Monday.  The lovely Jo from Jozart sent me several fabric panels to make up for my new grandchildren and I have been preparing them all...the ABC bags have 26 little pockets for 26 little toys to fit in and each has two sides to cut out, the Noah's Ark has lots of pairs of little animals to make too so it's taken quite a while to get this far  [I need 4 x16"zips, lining fabrics, wadding, some 1/2" foam and some stuffing to complete them so will get to work on these soon].  I have also now nearly finished making one of the new Advent calendars that I bought on Saturday...it just needs wadding, backing and hanging loops. 

This is the latest little knittie I have finished...it just needs a button.  Isn't it pretty wool? It's a Sirdar Snuggly Baby Crofter wool and I love the Fair Isle effect it gives.
This is a new top I made this week and a little pic of the machine embroidery detail on the front....of course you will have seen that I have now bought 3 more pieces of fabric to make some more in my spare time.
These are two more little African dresses I managed to make too this week.  These are numbers 86 and 87 for me.  I will soon reach my 100  :-)
 
This is my 'to do' rail today so I will have to clear this before I can enjoy catching up with you all but I will get there as soon as I can.  Hope you all have a really great week.
Hugs,
Annie x

27 comments:

ScrappnBee said...

I think that Julia is sleeping in today, but went snooping via old links anyhow! Love the crafts that you are making for the little ones! The blouse is fabulous! I cannot believe that you have almost 100 dresses! Amazing!!! -Amanda

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You have been busy! I am in awe of the top you made, sewing clothes has always been a bit of a bugbear for me :( I love that Sirdar wool you've used, looks like Fairisle without all the hard work and charts, lol!!
Hugs, LLJ x

Helen said...

Wow, when you said you'd been busy.... fantastic work, love those ABC bags and Noah's Ark....

Angie said...

I am not sure what happened this week but I have missed so many of your wonderful posts. Your baby pumpkin is soooo cute as is Lexi in the washing.
You really are a prolific sewer...not sure if thats the right spelling as it looks wrong ... makes me think of drains lol. I really cant blame you for buying so much material ....at least you use it up....I am as bad with paper.
I love everything you have created this week but I am so impressed by your shirt ...LOVE it.xx

Chrissie said...

I really don't know how you manage to get so many project done... I am in AWE!
What a crafter!
Have a fab day.
Chrissie

Bridget Larsen said...

Busy, busy, busy. Cute little jumper, I have lost my sewing mojo so just go out and buy
Bridget #2

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Hello :) The top is amazing the reason I started making bags is to get some sewing practise before I move on to making clothes for myself (sick and tired of trying to find things in the shops that fit and look crap). I want to make Timothy an advent calender but can't decide whether to go down material route or altered box or papercraft route....... It will be amazing when you finish your 100th dress!! Have a great week :)

Kate said...

Beautiful top you made for yourself. About time you made yourself something, you've been working so hard sewing and knitting for everyone else!

** Kate **

Twiglet said...

Yes that top is fab - looks and feels really cosy. I have added a couple of links to my WOYWW post - thanks for the reminder. Only 3 more posts and it will be my 300th when I will do my give away draw! x Jo

Julia Dunnit said...

I've said it before Annie - you know I can just about sew, but alterations and repairs make me fearful - and the worst of them is jeans...your to do rail does not look good at all!!
I love the way you say 'it just needs...' and then list a day's work to finish something. Eternally optimistic you!

Suz said...

Hi Annie..love the new shirt, spare time?...do you get any hehe
Cute Pumpkin you had for halloween lol
Hugs xx

Sarah said...

wowee - I'm starting to think you don't need sleep as it's always full on makes here...great sewing and designs on show again and the blue dresses are very cheery!

MaggieC said...

So many things to do. I do like that top and am in awe of that embroidery detail. I do not have enough patience these days for that kind of thing, sadly.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, just caught up with all your brilliant posts and photos - the little pumpkin is super sweet and Lexi in the wash basket is priceless, as it the one with the knitted 'wellies':) Love the top you've made yourself - nice pattern and the machine embroidery is fab. You're right, we need a long spell of good weather - I'm fed up with this never-ending rain showers :( Here's to a better week. Elizabeth x #59

BadPenny said...

I'm in total admiration for the amount you get done ! I bet your newly made top looks lovely on.

butlersabroad said...

I swear there must be at least three of you sometimes, I have no idea how you fit it all in! Had a big awww moment at Lexi in the washing basket!!

Hugs
Brenda 74

Jingle said...

What a pretty top you made!

Polly Polkadot said...

Lovely advent calendar. Was that part of a fabric swop?

Mrs A. said...

Spare time? You don't have any spare time. You are such a busy bee. Love all your makes. About to try and make 2 advent calendars myself this year. Set myself a deadline to get them done by. Love to saee yours when comp,eted. Hugs Mrs A.

okienurse said...

Annie you amaze me with all that you accomplish each week and I whine when I can't get one thing finished! Love the top and the sweater for the baby. Your panels from Jo look like a lot of fun to play with. Hope you have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #68

Di said...

Hi Annie - OM Gosh, you've reminded me that I've got a couple of advent calendar panel/kits lurking in a box somewhere in the craft room. Not a chance of making them up for this year though - they'll take me months to make :) Love the new top, very smart - and the knitty is beautiful. You're like a little production line! I'm late for WOYWW this week - err, I was explaining the fringe away :)) Hugs, Di xx

Fiona (angelfish) said...

Such a pretty little knittie. Those advent calendars look like they will be brilliant when done too.

Neet said...

Loving your new top and the dresses you made for Africa are in such gorgeous colours. Brill knitting too - is there no end to your talent? Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet x #11

April said...

Yet more super cute little dresses!! The little cardy is lovely, love the wool! Look forward to seeing the completed items from the fabric panels x

Anne said...

The top you have made is lovely, I used to make myself clothes but haven't done that for a long time. Also love the little cardigan. It's amazing how much you get done- mind you I think I spend too long here looking at other folks blogs. Anne x

Sue from Oregon said...

oh my...you have been so busy! I made my first pieced quilt a few years ago...a lot of work. Need to make another one for Grandson #2 now! Great show this week!

JoZart said...

I don't know where on earth (or in cyber space) my message went because I did comment on this post last week. I never expected you to crack on with the panels I sent so soon as you've already so much on!
Love the little cardigan and the yarn is amazing, very effective... .must look out for it.
I love the new top you made for yourself... good to see you using your talents and skills for YOU for a change.
As I said to Twiglet, those basic dresses are becoming far from basic! There'll be lots of smiles when they are received. So worthwhile!
Buttons in hand BTW! May take me a while to get to the PO though.
Lots of love Jo x
Have fun tomorrow!