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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

WOYWW.......

Good morning and a very happy Wednesday to you all.  You are saved from a lot of reading here today because life is, as always, pretty hectic.  My 'to do' rail is heaving and I have two little apprentices here this morning to help but with Phoebe being 3 years and Louise only 20 months I'm not allowed to get them working on the machines as yet  :-) .....it's a couple of hours of Nanny Annie time for me with lots of fun and giggles so I'm doing a quick 'show and tell' in pictures for you.

This is my, now finished, Ark that Jo from Jozart bought for me to make for one of the twins.  Thanks again Jo....I've loved putting this together and the little ones will have such fun with it [and their mummy].  It's now filled with all the little animals too.




Here are the first set of ABC bag contents all stitched, snipped, turned, stuffed and gaps sewn up.  :-)

This is the first 12 Christmas cards I've made with a close up of one of them for you.

Here is the next 12.  Another set made using a scanned x-stitch done by one of my daughter's many years ago.A bit of machine embroidery and a layering up of fabrics and ta da!


And a close up of one of them for you.














There you go.  Hope you enjoyed the quick peep at my desks today.  My 'to do' rail is calling.....I must do some of it before my little Granddaughters arrive so I will try to pop round to do my WOYWW visits later.  Have a great week and stay creative.
Hugs,
Annie x

35 comments:

Kate said...

When you say pretty hectic, you mean pretty hectic! You've been keeping very busy with all your beautiful makes.

** Kate **

Twiglet said...

Have a fab day - give them hugs from me. x Jo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Have the most wonderful day with your lovelies!!
I am very impressed with the neatness of your work with the little ABC items. Goodness, but you must have had to be careful with all the snipping of curved seams and turning. That's the bit I hate doing with my padded hearts - and they're big compared to the size of yours! You must be very patient!!
Hugs, LLJ#39 xx

jude said...

gosh your always busy hunni.nice to have time with grand kiddes today.Absolutely love the noahs ark what fab idea ,and plenty of hours of fun im sure.
Have fab wednesday pop by as i have candy up for grabs hugs judex 18

Suz said...

Hope you all have a lovely day x

Helen said...

Wow!! I love those ABC items... so clever. In fact I love everything... have a great day with the little'uns!!
Helen, 8

Angie said...

Wow ...love the ark and the letters ...and your clever idea with the robin...the cards are brilliant. Have a fantastic day with the little ones. xx

Di said...

Oh Annie - totally terrific makes here. I love everything and you have such patience!! Hope you have a super day with the little ones :) Hugs, Di xx

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for letting us peek into your creative space this week. It's always inspiring seeing where and how we create! Hope the rest of your week goes very well for you. Enjoy family time, it is precious indeed. Lovely cards there too.
Neil #31

JoZart said...

Have a wonderful time with your grandees. Lucky you!
Great cards an the Ark is amazing. You've made such a lovely job of it.
Hugs JoZarty x

sandra de said...

Such gorgeous creations and you have made cards as well. Love the pics of your beautiful grandchildren.

Polly Polkadot said...

You fit all that in, and babysitting too. It makes you Supergran

SueH said...

I love the Christmas card design Annie, especially the beautiful lace you’ve used. And what a great idea to photocopy the cross stitched panel, I would never have thought to do that……..mind you, I have to say……….I’m a little disappointed.
There was me sitting here thinking that you had stitched all those little Robins yourself Annie, Lol!

Hope you’re having a fun day with your family.
Happy Crafting!
Sue (#27)
x

Laura said...

What a great sewing project and the cards are lovely. Have a lovely Wednesday. Laura

Macpurp said...

these are fantastic! I adore the ark!
have fun with your wee helpers!

love teen xx

Mrs A. said...

The ark looks wonderful. Pat on the back to you. The cards are sweet and even sweeter that you have incorporated something that your children made when smaller.
Have frun with your two little poppets. Hugs Mrs A.

okienurse said...

Wonderful looking cards there! I love the Noah's ark and the abc toys! My grandaughter loves to play with soft toys like those! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #64

inkypinkycraft said...

Great ark, love the bits and pieces, happy woyww, trace x(30)

famfa said...

Lovely ark. Kids will love that I'm sure. Beautiful cards.

Sam said...

Have fun with the Licklies! That Ark is gorgeous. What is wrong with Slave/Child Labour anyway? LOL!

Deb said...

ah have fun with those Grandchildren! Love your Ark and those Christmas cards are just beautiful!
Happy WOYWW! Have a great day! Debxx #95

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh you have been busy - its all fabulous especially that ark! Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl – No 19

Jingle said...

These are all so wonderful!

voodoo vixen said...

Oooh that ark is the bees knees and you made all the bits for inside too? Now I know you have the patience of a saint and the skills to match!! Love the C cards... they are beautiful.

Suzanne said...

Love the cards!! Great idea!!

Ann B said...

A is for Ark and Amazing as well as ABC - all beautiful. Just noticed the photo of your Grand-daughter in previous post (and in a bath) gave me a big smile.
Ann B
#35

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Every week you are just the busiest desk on WOYWW. LOVE the ABCs, and smiled at your little Louise all tucked up in her bath! How adorable - she looks ready to set sail....

Mary Anne (5)

lisa said...

I think we are all getting that hectic feeling creeping in now, Annie. You've been so busy though. I love Jo's ark.
Enjoy your Granny time with your little treasures.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #84

Neet said...

I am amazed at how you fit in time to be Granny Annie with all the work you do. What an abundance of loveliness there is today. Love the ark and all it's inhabitants and the cards are just awesome. Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet x #12

mashy20 said...

I love the ark and the ABC bag!!! Wow!!! you ahev been busy!!! Great Christmas cards too.......I don't know which fantastic person designed the cross stitch robin!?! hehe! Fab idea!!! xxx

Sarah said...

I don't know about a to do rail, it's a to do life there... the ark is fab and such great colours and the robin is so festive and sweet. Hope you can find cruise control ! Thanks for taking some time to share your desk...Sarah at 14.

butlersabroad said...

Sounds like you've had a Fun Day Monday and a Fun Day Wednesday this week! Love all your makes, but the Noah's Ark is just superb!

Hugs
Brenda 82

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh the ark is just wonderful! The twinnies will get hours of pleasure from it, well done you and JO!

Doone said...

wowza that Ark is stunning - stunning

dx

Shoshi said...

I love those little ABC contents! So bright and colourful and fun, and haven't you made them beautifully?!! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #70