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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

WOYWW....

Happy Wednesday to you all.

It's been another hectic week for me [but nothing new there!].  This week has included...
  • A trip to BBC Television Studios to watch the show Pointless....brilliant afternoon's entertainment for free.
  • A trip to the theatre with Michelle and Brent to see Billie Elliot....Magical
  • An over night stay in a 4 star hotel in London.....felt really spoilt
  • The filling of the rag doll shelf in our blog shop [please check it out and let me know what your think]....exciting times
  • Precious family times with our grandbabies.
  • A brilliant Funday Monday with two special people....I cut out more little dollies
  • Bread making, cooking and even a little bit of housework  :-)
There really is NEVER a dull moment here.  I have to admit that after all the walking and climbing of stairs over the weekend that Nurofen has become my best friend to get rid of the aches and pains but I am happy to put up with those to have such quality times with my best friend in the world [I'm blessed with a hubby in a million and would like to thank him for all the wonderful planning he does to make a weekend like that possible].

Now for a few snaps to 'show and tell'  the world of sewing by Annie....



I've been sorting....
  • neat pile of tiny print fabrics for my dollies
  • box full of wools to use for dolly hair
  • a bag with my dolly patterns in it




I emptied out one of my sweet jars full of ribbons to sort out pretty narrow ribbons for the dollies and then.....



.......managed to squash them all back in.  :-)
You wouldn't believe all that would go in one jar would you?.....lots of brute force and determination required  :-)


Today you can see [or possibly not!] that I am making shaped chair arm covers for one of my customers.  I've had to make a pattern and she wants them piping so they will take a while.




And here is a bit of fru fru for you girls who like to see the posh frocks I am working on [this one started off a size 6 and I've taken it in 4"!!!].  It's coming up to prom time and I have several dresses to alter this week.













Now, please pop over to check out my rag dolly shelf and leave me a comment before you dash off to visit Julia and join in the WOYWW fun.  I hope you all have a great week.  Stay well and creative.
Hugs,
Annie x

33 comments:

Twiglet said...

Busy as usual then! I forgot to bring back the box of trimmings for the little frocks -I may have to come down for a coffee !!!!

Sarah said...

A whole chunk of life in a few pictures and words....sounds like a fab time - lucky you! You can't beat rag dolls and your sweet line up look wonderful! Thanks for letting us look in, enjoy WOYWW and your week, Sarah at 16.

Julia Dunnit said...

A size 4? Good lord. Tuck a note into the hem...'eat something'!! It's a beautiful dress. Cor your ribbons must love it when you let them out for a breather!!

Caro said...

Wow, wow, wow! Gorgeous ribbons and an amazing dress. Caro #79

Anesha said...

Wonderful desk and those ribbons. Have a lovely day. :)

Karen said...

Sounds like you have had a busy, but really fun week :) A great post and I just love the dress, its really beautiful :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Polly Polkadot said...

I always feel so guilty when I read what you have achieved in the week. OH asked if I'd mind speaking to him, rather shutting myself in the room glueing books - the cheek!

SueH said...

Sounds like you’ve been enjoying ‘the arts’ in a slightly different form this week Annie.
I too love watching Pointless if I’ve nothing else to do and as for Billy Elliot, my friend Sue treated me to tickets for my 50th birthday (quite a few years back) and I loved it.

This week is going to be just as busy as last judging by your table.


Happy Crafting!

Sue
x

jude said...

Wow you have sooo much energy send me some!!!Glad you had lovely time in London and Billy elliott is fab!Well deserved treat i bet .So much going on you make me wonder where you get your energy...spinach maybe...lol
have creative week hugs judex 34

Lisa-Jane said...

I adore ragdolls so much, I wish my little girl felt the same but I fear I would never be away from the machine as I dressed her up! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend - some hubbies are fabulous and you and I are very lucky.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Must be a near spring thing, cleaning and organizing. Love the Prom dress and so happy you have had the chance to do so many fun things. Everyone needs to get away and relax. Happy WOYWW.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

All that fun, all that ribbon, frocks to sew: PRICELESS!!

famfa said...

Checked out the dolls, they are fabulous. Look that dress. Wow

Neet said...

Not a fills person but I just love the fru fru - eek! at taking it in though! Bet someone looks lovely in that.
Well, that is the kind of week I wish I had had, sounds great fun to me and as you say, well worth the pill taking.
Thanks for sharing and caring to come to see my blog. Hugs, Neet xx (late this week - so many things happening today)

JoZart said...

I'm worn out just reading all that and people say that I fit in so much! Glad you are having fun and thanks for visiting.
JoZarty x

May said...

That dress is fabulous, you are such a busy bee, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

Ann B said...

Wow! You have been busy. I'm a Pointless fan as well - looks funny when you see that on the page.
Love the posh frock.
Ann B
#55
I have blog candy if you are interested

scrappymo! said...

Sounds like a lovely, fun filled week. That dress you have altered is fabulous. Bet that young lady looks great in it. Off to check out the shop.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I take my hat off to you with the altering. I'd honestly rather make the dress from scratch! Your rag dolls are adorable and I don't think they will stay long on the shelf.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whoo! There is a lot of ribbon stuffed into that large jar! You've definitely been keeping busy of late. Sometimes I wish I had a planning hubby but then I remember I like home best, so no need to plan that stay! I can't imagine the work that goes into altering such a fru-fru dress!

Di said...

You have waaaay too many ribbons young lady!!! And that dress - wow - I couldn't fit one leg into it, but it's fabulous :) Di xx

505whimsygirl said...

I got tired just reading your post! You've been so busy. Man, that dress is beautiful - like Di says above; I couldn't get a leg in it!!

Happy WOYWW
Kay
#29

karen said...

You are so busy all the time! You must have endless energy!
Sounds like your getaway was lovely and lots of fun too!
xoxo Karen #93

Helen said...

Sorry I am late getting here! You have been busy as ever - sounds like a fun packed trip to London though. Loving your jumble of ribbons.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow you're so busy! But as you say it's worth it to spend such precious times. Enjoy this week's WOYWW snoop of the crafty & creative desks around the world. Take care Zo xx 81

Mary Ann said...

You are always such a busy lady...love it:)

Peggy said...

A little late visiting. beautiful dress I didn't know clothes came in size 4 I thought that was a shoe size LOL

MaggieC said...

What a wonderful weekend you had, how fantastic for you. How does anyone fit into that tiny dress, but it is so pretty. xx Maggie #11

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Such rewarding fun filled days! My husband is off to Boston this week, leaving T and I to some quality time - and oh yes I am very jealous, we spent part of our honeymoon there and I would love to go back dearly but not this time.....I can't imagine 4" smaller than a size 6 my mind is exploding!

Angie said...

I did not join in with woyww but thought I would drop by some of my blog friends when I had a moment.
Cant believe how busy you are ...but what a great time. as for that size 4 omg. I am sure sizes have changed over the years ...I remember slimming to a 26" waiste to get into a size 16 skirt ...I was about 18 then ...now someone is quite slim to have a waist that size ....does that mean i wasn't really fat back then lol. xx

Doone said...

it is good to read that you are having fun and relaxing as well as being productive, yay,

that fru fru is to die for, can we see it on the girlie? I bet it will be stunning
dx

Anne said...

Hello there. I thought I'd been busy but I think you get the gold medal!!! Popped over to look at the dollys - they are gorgeous. Thanks for visiting me. Anne x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, still making my way round the WOYWW posts but when I read mention of your ribbons on Di's Friday Feast post I hot-footed it over to see what's what! Huge collection of ribbons, and you have more jars too ... lovely :) Size 4! I don't think I was ever that slim even in my salad days (just a few years ago now). I was so slim back then that I found it difficult to find grown up clothes to fit ... in fact I'm sure there was nothing below a size 10 available ... sigh ... now I just wish I could fit into a size 10 :( Wishing you a great weekend. Elizabeth x #80