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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

WOYWW....


Another week has passed and spring is on it's way [she says hopefully]   :-)



The churchyard opposite our house is full of snowdrops so I snapped a pic for you.  They look so pretty amongst the old grave stones.



Phillip the pheasant likes to come to feed on a daily basis....mostly to annoy our dogs I think cos here he is right outside our kitchen patio door feeding and watching the 3 dogs sitting the other side of the glass  :-)  He is such a stunning bird and is so beautifully marked.

I thought this week I would show you a busy desk.  This was Monday's desk.....and this week the mess was made by just the two of us cos our friend T was unable to join us.  We seem to fill our table with all sorts.....
  • fabrics
  • glue
  • scissors [at least two pairs], snips [at least two pairs], pins and needles
  • dolly patterns...yes more dollies in the making.
  • threads, trims, beads and buttons in the box in the middle of the table....this is Jo's travelling project box.
  • sewing machine [Jo's only cos mine are all behind me as I stand to snap the pic]
  • 2 coffee cups [compulsory of course and somewhere there will be two chocolate biscuit wrappers!]
  • the canvas pic Jo is working on
  • through the doorway in top right hand corner is the ironing board today [Jo put it here so I couldn't see her using bond a web on it  :-) ....and we all know what bond a web on the ironing board is like!]



My family is still growing.  I have had so many people call in and want to buy them that I thought I'd best make enough to fill a shelf in the blog shop.  I have now cut out a further 3 so will be uploading them all in the blog shop as soon as they are all finished.  They are adapted from an 'Oh sew Dollin' pattern and are suitable for children over three to play with [some have small parts such as ribbons and buttons].  Each and every one have instant appeal as all my little visitors have proved and I know at least two of these have found homes already  :-).....and the best bit is I love making them  :-) :-)



Here is my desk today.  These are the next three little dolls in the making...three more little girl dollies and lots of finishing off still to do.  Each doll is different so if you have a little person in your life I'm certain there will be one to suit.






That's it from me today.  Please leave me a little hello comment before dashing off to Julia's blog to join in the WOYWW fun.  Hope you all have an exciting week [I have lots planned for this week and will share more after the events [yes there is more than one on the cards for this week]....aren't I a tease?].
Hugs to you all,
Annie x

42 comments:

Neet said...

Oh Annie, you are a busy bee and you produce so much and it is all so lovely. Your growing family is a credit to you. (Both real and sewn)
Thanks for the photo of the snowdrops, so pretty, wish our would spread - must check they are here this year.
Don't forget to call in if you haven't already and check out my blog candy - it closes late tonight and I should be drawing tomorrow. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Neet 29

KC'sCourt! said...

The dollies are so sweet.
Julie xxxx

Twiglet said...

Those dollies all look so happy - they brighten any day!! I think you could make little characters like a pirate or a princess or a grandma doll - just a suggestion!! x Jo

JoZart said...

Lovely post annie! thanks for your message on mine and I am soooo missing the family. It's from one extreme to the other! Love your new dolly family and all your pics... reminds me I must revisit Croxteth Hall and see the snowdrops again, hopefully in full bloom this time.
love JoZarty x

Jackie said...

Your dolls are gorgeous, no wonder people keep wanting to buy them!

okienurse said...

Love all your dollies they are so cute! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Don't forget my blog candy is still up for grabs so drop by and leave a comment and make sure you are a follower. Vickie #64

sandra de said...

You are one of the busiest woyww's i have met in blog land and I am in awe of the gorgeous creations you continually zip up no fuss.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The dollies all have their different personalities don't they! You can tell which ones are the real scamps :) Modelled on anyone we know?? LOL
Philip is a handsome boy and doesn't he know it! Pity that they are birds of very limited intellect - when we drive through Savernake Forest, it's Dodge the Daft Pheasant, they're everywhere!
Hugs, LLJ #72
PS Thanks for the offer of a cuppa but my folks are in South west Wales, so I#ll be steaming down the M4!

Calico Kate said...

Crikey you've been at it (all) again! I don't visit for what I thought was only a week but is obviously longer (sorry!) and you have been off and whizzing about with your magic sewing machine. It has to be magic no other way you could get everything done!
Love the dolls Annie, and your small crew are getting so big now. What poppets.
CKx

May said...

Love those dollies, you are such a busy lady, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Those little dolls are adorable. Wish I had a wee one, but Bleubeard is too evil for such a darling thing. Happy WOYWW from #3.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

You are so quick at making the little dolls! They look great and I'm not at all surprised that your callers want to take them home.
Fiona xx #103

Ann B said...

Dollys - you love making them and I love looking at them. Do you think 62 is too old to have a dolly?
Ann B
#57

Helen said...

So much crafty goodness here again! Hope you had a great fun day with Jo. The coffee mugs are really pretty!

Pam said...

Those dollies look very happy. Thanks for the well wishes for Jakes finger!! Scarf is half done just need to stop distracing myself with desks and it will get finished!! Hugs Pam x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gosh you have been busy...and those snowdrops look so pretty...have a fab week Mel :)

Pam said...

Annie if ur interested just put a picture of finished scarf on my blog x

MvM-design said...

love to see your busy creative desk!
Happy Wednesday :-)
Hugs Marleen #45

Stephanie said...

Your dolls are just so sweet--love them. Looks like you and your friend had a productive day!

505whimsygirl said...

Phillip is gorgeous! I can just imagine the dogs on the other side of the sliding glass door! hee hee

Your dolls are so sweet.

I noticed the two coffee cups right away!

Hugs,
Kay

Doone said...

I so want your sewing machine

hmm would it fit in my handbag and how to I get invited for tea?

Dx

Spyder said...

No cold cups of coffee on my crafty table this week, love those dolls, I know I've said that before, but they are lovely! There was this secret place, when I was little, to where loads of snowdrops grew...it was through this low dark tunnel of trees and suddenly into a lovely garden... I'd pick load for my mum, years later I realised I'd found a way into a large mansion's garden! oops!! Have a very Crafty Week,
Happy WOyWw
((Lyn))) #15

Kim Dellow said...

Ahh! Very cute! Lovely dolls. Kim

Sarpreet said...

is that a box or a book near the sewing machine, Great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing,# 52

Lou said...

Your family is growing fast! they are sooo cute. The cloth ones and the real ones! Hope you have a great week Lou x

Hazel said...

Love the dolls and lots of interest on your workdesk. Those snowdrops are a beautiful picture (Hazel, WOYW #138) x

Julia Dunnit said...

Am so happy to be seeing snowdrops, it's a very positive sign for me! Made me laugh to think of Jo using the ironing board out of sight...would you have been catching your breath?! Well Im glad your week is going to be exciting. Mine proves busy, but I can't say it's full of excitement just yet!

sandee said...

I LOVE Phil the pheasent, he is so pretty. I would love to have him out in my backyard! Do you feed him? Your dollies are pretty too and wtg on selling them, that's awesome! Thanks for letting me take a peek at your desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Kezzy said...

Wow Annie those dolls are so cute, I keep having a thunk who I could give one too lol, I remember buying my daughter one like that (now 15) but I'm afraid it sat unloved :-( she wanted toy cars instead, in the end I gave it to a nursery lol. That pheasant is beautiful, I have a clarity stamp like that, maybe I will have to keep looking at the pic while colouring in an image. Loving your desk and love the canvas Jo is working on. Happy woyww :-) Kezzy x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a happy pack of dollies! They are so sweet sitting together. Your table looks like you had a great time playing with your friend-lots of happy creativity.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

wow you are busy with a big production line!

Angie said...

You would be lost if you were not sewing something lol the dolls are fantastic.
Phil is a gorgeous bird ...hope no one takes a shot at him.

If I ever find a way of loosing weight ...staying happy ...and still enjoying yummy food I'll let you know lol. xx

Mrs A. said...

Your dolls are sweet and such a good way of using the scraps up from your dresses made for the dress a child appeal. Hugs Mrs A. #165

Sue from Oregon said...

Yes, spring is around the corner I hope! You have lots of fun projects going on...and I think you can fit a few more babies in that chair in the post below!

scrappymo! said...

Enjoyed the peek at your tabletop but honestly...I have to say that the picture of the pheasant feeding on your patio is fabulous.
Pheasants are hard to see here. When i was a child we had a couple that lived in the hedges of our property. We would only see them a few times a year.
My Dad would stop the car and we would watch them in awe.

When i visit England, I am always amazed at how often I manage to see a pheasant! Such a delight!!!

Di said...

Sorry I'm late this week - ever felt like strangling British Telecom?

Super dollies Annie and so, so much going on. You and Jo must love your Mondays so much - I snorted about her hiding away to use the ironing board :)) Di xx

Brenda B said...

Always busy Annie, both you and Jo, but that's the best way to be, especially when you're making lovely little dollies to spread some cheer. Love the seasonal photos too.

Hugs
Brenda 6

CraftygasheadZo said...

O you are busy! Got to have those cups of coffee to keep the creativity flowing! Take care, thanks for sharing & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 86

BumbleVee said...

My table ....in my kitchen....is usually my place of play it seems..... my crafting room is neglected right now...it is the cooler room in the house....

famfa said...

Lovely dollies. Xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, your dolls are just brilliant ... I'm not surprised that they are such a success with little folks. Impressed that you have your own visiting pheasant - he's a beauty. Have a great weekend. Elizabeth x #114

Anne said...

The dollies are so sweet. have peeked at your next post as well and the dollies with their legs crossed made me smile. Sorry I'm late we have been visiting my DS and family. Anne x