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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

WOYWW....

Wahooo. It's been another productive week for me.  

My customers keep coming and, as always I've had lots of new folk coming to my door for sewing bringing my customer count up to 1131 this week.  So many new 'friends'..... if only I had a good memory for names!  My 'to do' rail has filled and emptied several times since I spoke to you last week but I won't bore you with those pics  :-)

My crafting table has also filled and emptied a few times too so that's what I'm gonna share with you today in my 'show and tell'.

I had a very special visitor who called after having had an accident....I think he fell off his sleigh on one of his practise runs.  As you can see he had bumped his head so had called in at Sewing by Annie's to be fitted with a protective hat [think someone told him I used to be a nurse].

 




I measured him up and set to and knitted him a nice warm hat ready for Christmas eve. 







I then did more snipping, turning, stuffing and stitching up of the second collection of little stuffies for the second ABC bag that Jo[zarty] bought for one of the new babies here.....Yes much coffee was drank too  :-)  As I like to say 'Patience is a virtue, possess it if you can, often found in women but never in a man'...and thankfully it's one I have plenty of.

My next job was to make the two ABC bags with all their pockets to hold all the little stuffies.  So  I filled my table and ironing board with all the ingredients to make them.  There was interfacing, stuffing, 4 zips and wadding and with a lot of deciphering of the instructions [I wouldn't suggest you attempt making one of these without lots of sewing experience] I got to work.  It took me a whole weekend of crafting time but I have to say I am truly thrilled with the results.
Here is the front and back of the one completed bag and.....
.....here you can see that when the 2 zips each side are opened out fully it will hang up to show all the little pockets holding the stuffies.

I'm sure you will agree with me that it was well worth all the hard work and that I have some of the luckiest little Grandies in the world....they are gonna get lots of fun out of these [and so with the grown ups too  :-) ].....and yes I have now completed both bags  :-)
Thanks so much Jo.






 Now folks it's time to leave me a little 'hello comment' and then I will let you pop over to Julia our 'Queen of snoop's blog' to join in the wonderful WOYWW fun.
Thanks for calling in.  Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x

30 comments:

Twiglet said...

The little stuffies and bags really are fab and I am sure you will have lots of fun wwith the "tinies". x Jo

Suz said...

hehe now that made me smile..cute hat lol
Hugs x

KC'sCourt! said...

They are cute
Julie xxxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That ABC bag is awesome. I would NEVER attempt anything like that. First off, I can't cut straight. That's why I tear my fabric. Then it would go downhill from there. You are one fantastic seamstress! And that Santa cap is adorable. Happy WOYWW from #7.

jude said...

The bags and the abc are absolutely fantastic love the bright colours .Your so talented and dont know where you find the time!Thanks for sharing
Have fab wednesday and creative festive wqeek ahead!
hugs judex 9

kath said...

loving all your Christmas makes and well done for coming to Santa's rescue...thanks for the crafty snoop...Happy WOYWW...hugs kath xxx (33)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You have way more patience than I possess. I know I would never attempt the ABC bag because I know myself too well. Start off full of enthusiasm and falter about the letter H !!
Santa's hat is very fetching too \:)
Hugs, LLJ #40 xx

JoZart said...

Well as for the gnome... I thought you were going to say that I'd bashed him over the head. I am surrounded by the beings and they are such trouble so when I saw your's I thought you were having a laugh!!
The ABC toy is fantastic!!! What an amazing job you've made of it and it looks just perfect!
Love JoZarty x

Helen said...

Those bags.... gorgeous or what!!

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Your father Christmas is now prepared for a cold winter on his sleigh. That's really creative knitting a hat for him!. Love your ABC bag too. Specially because you can zip it to open it. Thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW. xFranka #16

Anesha said...

Just love your creation, wonderful.

Di said...

Phew, my gob is well and truly smacked at those fabby ABC bags!! I don't suppose you'll be taking orders for those - snort? They sound like such a labour of love and the end results are just stunning! Good for you too coming to Santa's rescue with that cute hat! Di xx

Neil said...

Hi there and thanks for the peek into your creative zone. It looks like there is loads going on so thanks for sharing. Hope you have a brilliant week and have plenty of creative time!
Neil #24

Kate said...

You've made me laugh this morning, the children distracted me while I was reading and I thought Santa had fallen on a practice nun!

Happy days.

** Kate **

Kirsty.a said...

Those stuffy bags are brilliant. the Grandies will love them
#58

Tina Gilmore said...

Ooooohhhhhhh Annie, poor santa, love the hat you kind kind lady! And those ABC bags are so gorgeous. So busy here with everything going on, speak to you soon xxxxxx

Susan Flynn said...

Gorgeous you can see a lot of hard work and love has gone into it and I'm sure they will be thrilled to receive it x

famfa said...

What a lot of hard work you did there, but you're right, it was certainly worth it. What beautiful work. Lucky grandees.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh how lovely I remember making a couple of those when mine were little. Love the Santa in his hat - looks totally transformed! Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl – No 4

Laura said...

What a great desk, you fixed santa so well and your sewing projects are great, I can see why you are pleased with them. Have a great Wednesday. Laura

Deb said...

oh wow, I love the bag! At first I wondered why it had taken so long then looked at the next picture!!! that is a lot of work, don't think I will be making one anytime soon!
happy WOYWW! Debxx #92

Ann B said...

Gorgeous stuffies bag and such a cheerful fabric - brilliant idea.
Ann B
#30

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Oh wow! If my stitching experience wasn't several bags and an advent calendar I would be so tempted.........

ScrappnBee said...

Santa made me smile! Glad to know that you are keeping busy and the rail full! The stuffies are positively adorable!!! Thanks for sharing! -Amanda #21

okienurse said...

Those ABC bags and stuffies are so cute but I don't think I would be able to get it half done. Glad to hear that all the babies are doing well! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great week! Vickie #67

sandra de said...

The ABC bags are a treat. Lucky kiddies to have a grandma who sews beautifully.

Shoshi said...

Love all the little stuffies and the ABC bags... I laughed out loud at the poem about patience - my hubby's sitting right beside me and he didn't ask what I was laughing at!! Heartfelt, it was. Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #62

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Yes they are blessed to have you as a grandmother! What fun they will have with their bag stuffed full of goodies! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Neet said...

Aw, so as well as being a fantastic sewer (evidence is shown here in all the grandee Christmas makes)you can patch up broken Santas too!
Just got back from Munich and so many times I mentioned you and Jo - why? Because there was so much dumfing it was unbelievable. Seems very big over there. Hopefully will blog some pictures another time. Hugs, Neet #26 xx
ps mega prices too!

Kezzy said...

Wow, the bag is gorgeous, all your grandchildren will so love playing with these. Mr santa himself as a customer, your really sewing for the elite lol. Thank you for all your lovely comments while ive been ill, its great to be back to blogging. Kezzy x