Header pic

Header pic

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

WOYWW.....

It's Wednesday again!  Where did those other 6 days go?  Are there still 7 days in a week and 24 hours in each day?  Time passes so quickly and we just have to fill every day with something special.

This is what I have woke up to this morning!!!!  Where have the blue skies gone to?  Brrrrrrrrrrr

So? What do I have to show you this week?  On my desk today is the results of our Funday Monday.  

Little Lexi loves to hunt out the labels on all the toys she plays with and Michelle had seen an idea for a little comforter with ribbons all round it.  It was a 20cm square of felt and I don't like tinies to play with felt cos it is not nice to suck and all little ones put things in their mouths don't they?  So Nanny Annie put her thinking cap on and this is what I came up with....


Cathy caterpillar  :-)  All the ribbons / legs are different so that they all have slightly different textures.  I wonder what Lexi will think of it.  :-)
[Recognise the stripey fabric Jo?]




Of course I couldn't just make one so Bertie beetle came next.  :-)
Yes I'm quite mad but to work here it certainly helps.  :-)



I've finished them both off with eyelashes and a smiley mouth  :-)



Do you remember this pic from back in Nov 2011 that I made two fab ABC bags from kits Jozart sent me for my grandies?  Well here is a fab pic Michelle sent me yesterday of the one being well tasted tested by Lexi  :-)



She is now sitting [with just a little support at her back] so is able to explore lots of different toys now....all that labour of love was well worth it wasn't it?  :-)


The other special thing I've been working on this week is Michelle's special dress....poor pic I know but that's on purpose so the detail stays hidden  :-)
It has been a quiet week with sewing for my customers [a very rare thing for me] so I could turn to one of my jobs that I have waiting in the wings [ and there are lots of those  :-) ].  I have managed to shorten the hems on two of the layers...still more to go  :-)

This morning I have customer's trousers on my 'to do' rail so the Wedding dress will stay under covers today.  Hope you all have a lovely week and fill your days with lots of special activities.  Thanks for popping by.  Please leave me a little hello comment before you pop over to visit Julia and link up with the WOYWW fun.

33 comments:

Twiglet said...

Lovely pic of Lexi exploring!! Check my weather photo!! x Jo

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh you don't need to see much of a wedding dress to know how beautiful it is...lovely, makes me smile. Ah I remember the labels fascination, what a great response Nanny Annie, bet it will be a great hit.

Helen said...

Love the caterpillar!! Great idea and will be well loved (sucked) I am sure...
Helen 18

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Loved the caterpillar and the beetle - they made me smile. I'm sure they'll be a hit!!
The wedding dress details make me all misty eyed and gooey..sigh. I'm sure it will be stunning and you are very brave to do it!
Hugs, LLJ ~7 xx

Kate said...

Wonderful toys, you are one fab granny! No snow for us, children are a bit disappointed!

** Kate **

Doone said...

Annie she will feel like a princess, the dress will be so gorgeous, and Lexie will soon be mobile and exploring Everything ( ha ha )

Dx @ 80

Artyjen said...

OMG! I would not like snow turning up here after all that nice weather! LOL
As you say make the best of each day ;)
xoox Sioux

Di said...

Oooer, can't wait for photos of the big day Annie! And, I love those ribbon comforters - I bought one for Livi at a craft fayre when she was tiny and think I paid around £12, and it was just a square surrounded by different textured ribbons. She loved it so these will be real hits!

Happy WOYWW - shame you can't come with Jo and do the stationery :)

Hugs, Di xx

Catriona said...

Lovely photos Annie. I am handquilting a cotbed quilt for my daughter's nephew by marriage, and the daylight makes such a difference as it's quite a busy set of 20 blocks and the sashing. It's to help him stay in his own bed as he's fond of being in with mum and dad. He's 3 next weekso I better get a move on and stop blog reading!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I love Cathy Caterpillar, what a brilliant idea. Seeing the snow is almost unbelievable after last week's temperatures!

jude said...

Loving the fab caterpillar and Beattle idea im sure they will love them .My havent they grown don't realise how time flies but looks like they are enjoying your creation.
Have fab wednesday and creative week .hugs and Happy Easter Jude x 16

laurie said...

oh my gosh you have been busy and so talented, beautiful creations, what a sweetheart to enjoy some of them as well.

Spyder said...

Snow!? we still have bright sunny days here! The flowers are out and the birds are making nests! oops...it's clouding over a bit now!
I just know that dress is going to be beautiful!
Thanks for my snoop! Have A Happy Easter and a great crafting week! HaPpY WoYwW!!
((Lyn))
#22s

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely work there Annie and great ideas to now if I was into sewing more - but my machine and I dont have the happiest relationship.. happy WOYWW Shaz in in oz x #63 love Katy caterpillar best :D

Sam said...

Lovely lickle caterpillar and beetle there! That dress is looking a stunner despite the photo quality.
As for clear desks, maybe we have all had a Spring clean or should that be a snow clean? It has been snowing down here all morning!! Not sticking much though - phew!

Polly Polkadot said...

Your taggie toys are a great idea, just the right size for holding. I can't believe the speed your little ones are coming on at.

famfa said...

Love your caterpillar and beetle. Very clever. You are right, kids love labels and eating stuff. Well done. Wedding dress looks sparkly x

Mary Ann said...

What a lovely baby:) I love them at that age.

I have seen those blankies with the ribbon loops here. They were made with a soft fleece fabric. However, your creations are much better ideas:)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such fantastic makes, so pretty. Take care, & enjoy peeking at the WOYWW desks this week. Zo xx 78

Rita said...

Love your little ribbon comforters. You lead such a busy life, much like mine I have to say. Have a lovely Easter. Hugs Rita xx

Miriam said...

I adore your beetle!!

#107

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The caterpillar and bug are very sweet and such a wonderful idea. Little ones surely do love the bits that stick out don't they? Look at all those little bits you sewed up for the ABC bag, that's great! And apparently is a big hit.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, love, love, love the caterpillar - what a terrific idea :) Your photo could have been mistaken for a Christmas photo but for the lone daffodil on the windowsill - horrible change of weather! Such a pleasure to see wee Lexi sitting up and playing away quite happily too. A really enjoyable post, Annie. Hope you have a wonderful Easter. Elizabeth x #147

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Lots of COLOR on your table, but none outside, except WHITE or GRAY. No snow here all winter. Happy Easter and happy WOYWW from # 6.

ScrappnBee said...

Love the little bug babies! They are so adorable! The dress is coming along fabulously (a little peek at a time LOL!). I remember that ark! Glad that you are doing well with all the snow outside! Have a great Easter! -Amanda x142

RosC said...

Bertie and Cathy are the sort of soft toys that are remembered always. Bound to be a hit. I loved Flopsy Bunny and was grief stricken when her head fell off. She sort of perished.
Gorgeous wedding dress...we can tell. Happy days, rug up until it gets sunny again.
Ros. #105

Karen said...

A great post with lovely photos :) Lots of beautiful colours I spy on your desk this week.

I am sorry I am a bit late this week!! Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely Easter, Luv Karen xx #173

sandra de said...

Ohh Annie everything you create is divine. Always lovely to see how busy you have been sewing up a storm. Have a lovely easter.

BJ said...

Hi Annie, Gosh you must be "up-north" to have snow if you are in the UK!! We escaped down south.

Your toys are brilliant, love the alphabet toy, and the little creatures too. I made a spider for my son when he was small with lots of dangly ribbons and braids. I put a film canister in it with something to rattle too.

Thanks for sharing BJ #58

SuziesImaginarium said...

Oh, I wish I could see the entire dress..it must be beautiful! I love the little caterpillar...such a fun idea!! WOYWW #31 :)

Mrs A. said...

Your caterpillar and beetle are both fav ideas and look just great for little mouths to suck and chew on. Not been by in a while as there has been a lot going on in my life just at the present. It has involved a lot of living away from home and haring up and down the motorway in bewteeen so I am afraid that WOYWW has had to take a back seat for a while. Hugs Mrs A. p.s. glad you liked my painting.

Neet said...

A blog post full of loveliness.
Love the ribbon characters - you are so clever. Fab picture of Lexi - clever little one. then the peek at the wedding dress - loved it all.
Happy Easter - Hugs, neet xx

SophieNewton said...

Sorry I'm a bit late this week! Fabulous detail on the dress, happy easter x
Sophie no.71