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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WOYWW....

I'm a little later posting today cos I've had a few days off work to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary [see post below].  Please help yourselves to a drop of bubbly to help us celebrate [we were actually given 2 free glasses of bubbly at lunch time yesterday by our waiter when he realised why we were there].


It's be a wonderful few days but I am back to work today and just know that there are lots of customers waiting for my services [several have left me messages on the answer phone to tell me so too!] so I'm guessing I will be pretty busy catching up.  So?  What have I got to share with your today?


I have been asked to show you my finished bride dolls.  As you can see they have ringletted hair, a veil and I've added a few silver beads for their tiaras.  I'm sure these will amuse the little flower girls on the big day don't you?




I have been knitting for the 'fish and chip' babies and this is the first set I have finished.  The idea is to make little jumpers and hats from left over balls of wool and as you can imagine I have just a few of those  :-)  If you would like to find out more and would be willing to join in for this good cause then please pop over here for more details.








The last thing I have to share with you is a collection of snaps I've taken around our garden.  Our garden seems to be springing into bloom following all the showers of rain we have had lately.


I hope you have enjoyed your visit here this week.  Thanks for calling by.  Before you pop over to Julia's to join in the WOYWW fun please leave me a little hello comment and I will do my best to pay you a visit in between my sewing jobs.
Hugs,
Annie x

59 comments:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a fun post. CONGRATULATIONS and Happy 30th Anniversary. A toast of the bubbly to you both.
Love the pretty collage of flowers and the cutest little dolls.
Happy WOYWW from #3

Twiglet said...

Those dolls will be so loved by the little girls - brilliant idea.

kath said...

how cute are those dolls...happy anniversary...cheers for the champers...happy WOYWW hugs Kath (25) xxx

Karen said...

Belated Anniversary wishes to you and your DH for yesterday. A fab post, I love those gorgeous bride dolls, they are adorable :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #11

Neet said...

Congratulations on your anniversary first and foremost.
Lovely makes as always - adore the dolls.
Hugs, Neet #1 xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh congratulations - 30 years - wow! Love all your creations this week too. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 5

scrappystickyinkymess said...

So sweet and congrats! we had our 26th and it still feels like just yesterday and forever at the same time!

Love the dolls and the leftovers :) Must check out that link.

Glad to be back.

Mary Anne (lucky 13)

Helen said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! Who says blind dates don't work - power to you! The bride dolls are so gorgeous! Enjoy your day.
Helen 10

Di said...

Brilliant dolls Annie. And, you sure are a super fast knitter - I'm fighting sore thumbs and elbows making my first jumper here for the Fish and Chip babies. Ain't old age a b*mmer :(

Happy WOYWW!

Di xx #43 (I think)

SophieNewton said...

Congratulations on 30 years! Those little dolls are beautiful
Sophie x
no.57

Suzanne said...

Those dolls are beautiful, I'm sure they will be treasured. Congratulations on you WA, have a great week. #40

okienurse said...

CONGRATS on 30 years. My DH and I celebrated 37 years on April 5th. I love all the pics today. I am sure the little bridesmaids will love the dolls. Have a great week. Vickie #32

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Congrats on your 30th Anniversary! It will be mine in Sept - but I tell everyone that I was a child bride!! LOL. That building in Cardiff is fab, isn't it? My son is at Uni there and we've enjoyed walking around. Cardiff sure is a buzzy place to be now!
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

Emma/The Log Cabin said...

Happy anniversary, Annie and hubby. Hope you had a lovely day xxx

Anesha said...

Congratulations on your 30th anniversary. Those dolls are adorable. :)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Cheers! Happy anniversary. Fab pics too. Take care & enjoy this WOYWW snoop! Zo xx 17

Victoria said...

happy 30th anniversary

Sandy said...

Happy anniversary the dolls are just gorgeous... #38

lisa said...

Many congratulations on your 30th Anniversary, Annie. I'm glad you had such a glorious time. Your story is very similar to ours although we have a way to go to catch you up but it just goes to show you know when you meet your soul mate!!
It's so lovely to see all the Spring flowers isn't it, the gardens have sprung to life over the last few weeks.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #69

Redanne said...

Congrats on the 30 years! Lovely wedding dolls and thanks for showing the fish & chip babies finished article, I was struggling a bit but determined to finish. Happy WOYWW from Anne #30

Karen said...

You've been really busy, as always so I spy on your workspace! Love the bride dolls, what a brilliant idea. The girls will love them I'm sure. Have fun, Karen 79 x

Lynn Holland said...

Hi Annie, your wedding dolls are so lovely, well done to you for making them.
If you go to my blog on the 7th March posting or put in Fish and Chip in the search box you will see the pictures and write up I did. Its a sad and very touching cause is'nt it.
Have a good day
Lynn#52

Lynn Holland said...

Me again Annie, i am joining your gang so I can follow all the interesting things you get upto.
Lynn#52

Miriam said...

Congratulations on your 30th anniversary xxx

Love those dolls

#84

Hazel said...

Pretty garden photos. The knitting is fab. Belated Happy Anniversary wishes - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

ger76 said...

Happy 30th Anniversary :D

Luv Ger x
WOYWW#91

Sam said...

Why thank you. Don't mind if I do with my lunch! Mmnn!
Gorgeous dolls and I hope they have their pants on now too - don't want them to be cold on the day do we?!!! LOL!
Lovely piccies of your flowers and nice they sprung into flower for your special anniversary!
Hugs
xxx

Spyder said...

well done on 30 years! We've just done 37, (I was 12...!) I sneaked it in on timer and only just realised it never went off! Love the dolls, they are sooo sweet! Have a great crafty week! HaPpY WoYwW!
((Lyn)) #56

Lisa said...

Happy Anniversary to you both:-D
great bride dolls and well done with knitting too

Lisa #113
xx

Carol said...

What lovely dolls.
I'll take a glass and drink to your happiness.
Carol xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Your anniversary celebrations look marvellous Annie, many congratulations. I love the bride dolls, the logic behind them and their looks - they will work wonders I don't doubt! Now, back to work...if only to spurn the answering machine!

Rita said...

Love your wonderful dolls. Lots of work went into those I bet. Your garden piccies look good as well. Hugs Rita 55

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, glad to read you've had such a good time ... 30 years is well worth celebrating :) I absolutely love the finished ragdolls and I'm sure the little maids will too. Your garden is doing well, the pics are fab.

Thanks for visiting my blog today and thanks also for your offer to help me with the baby blanket size. I think I'll aim for a pram blanket to start with, I think that would be the most practical size, so the measurements for one of those would be great.

Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a lovely week. Elizabeth x #27

May said...

Congrats to you both... hmmm cheers.. lovely knitting x x x Hugs My x x x No2

Polly Polkadot said...

Great idea for keeping children quiet during the boring bits - my friend had the sermon as a children's event (because she had more children than adults present!).

Ann B said...

Your bride dolls are adorable, such cute faces, and I lovethe fish and chips baby clothes. Have had a look at the site and will try to join in - such a brilliant and worthwhile cause.

Ann B
#39

Tertia said...

CONGRATS on your wedding anniversary. 30 years is a long time, I know, I have been married 33.
That little jumper is so cute and the wedding dolls? they are amazing, my grandies would LOVE them!
Happy WOYWW

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

Congrats on your anniversary! How nice of the waiter to give you a little bubbly to loosen up with!

Everything today looks great. I love the dolls and the baby set is beautiful. I started on my second baby blanket last week - this one I'm just knitting every row so it won't take so long.

Your garden looks very inviting too. My lilacs are blooming and the day lilies are popping up.

Thanks for visiting me already!!

Hugs,
Kay
#123

Scrappekatten said...

Wonderful spring garden and happy anniversary

Anne said...

The dolls are gorgeous and am sure they will be cherished. Our garden has started to bloom but today's hail and rain has spoiled some of the blossom.
Congratulations on your 30th Anniversary. When DH and I got married there were many who thought it wouldn't last I was 16 when we met, DH was 23 and his friends teased him an awful lot about 'cradle snatching' (I was still at school. We married when I was 20 and celebrated our Ruby Wedding last year :-)
Will try and join in with the request for jumpers and hats for the Fish and Chip babies.
Anne x 163

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Those little bridal dolls are adorable. The flower girls will be thrilled with them. Congratulations on celebrating 30 years xx

JoZart said...

Gorgeous makes Annie! Congrats on your 30th anniversary and hope you enjoyed your celebrations. Sounds like you did with free champers!
We head home early tomorrow, sadly for a funeral as my cousin (she's like my sister) has lost her Dh... who was our best man. She's lost her main carer too as she is blind and partially deaf. Hard loss and sad time.
Love joZarty x

Lavinia said...

Hi Annie! congratulations of your wedding anniversary what a landmark! Well done. Sounds you had a lovely time, love the wedding pic. The garden sure is blooming, not so much happening up here in rainy and not that sunny Manchester. The dolls look great, I love them! Have a great week!
Lavinia
x

Kate said...

The bridesmaid's dollies have turned out beautifully.

** Kate **

MarmaladeRose said...

Congratulations Annie and Hubby. Just wanted to pop by to say thank you for consistently supporting me with your lovely comments. It means a lot to me and I'm so proud that you still enjoy your 20 minutes. love Fi x

Carmen said...

I just found out about the fish and chip babies the other day - it's heartbreaking. What a wonderful thing you and the other knitters are doing.

Thanks for your lovely words over at mine. Am still really excited :D

Paula Gale said...

quite a lot to feast the eyes on here... I followed the link to see about the fish and chips babies - how very very sad that is. I wish I could knit but am barely getting a scarf finished without picking up and dropping stitches in odd amounts...

Those dolls are adorable - I wish you success with getting them back off the shelves.

my love and hugs always

Paula x x x

Lisa-Jane said...

Happy anniversary! I just love those little clothes. I don't knit myself but I will pass on the link. Happy WOYWW #45

kay said...

happy 30th anniversary to both of you,what a fab achievement and your bride dolls are superb
have a fab crafty week and
happy woyww
kay #51

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Those little bridal dollies are so much fun and so cute. They look kind of mischievous too! The garden is looking great!

RosC said...

Happy Anniversary, and here's to the next 30! (virtual raising of virtual glass).
Love the little dolls, very cute.
Garden shots are great too - Spring and Autumn are great riots of colour.
Cheers,
Ros. #124

RosC said...

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http://light-paint.blogspot.com.au
Ros.

Sue from Oregon said...

Just catching up...love the bumper cars...I am sure it won't take long for them to get wild LOL! Happy belated anniversary! What kind of entertainer is Paul? Those bride dolls are darling! Sue K

mckinkle said...

Wishing you both a belated very Happy Anniversary Annie! It looks like you had a super celebration and it was lovely seeing your wedding photo too! Your love story is so wonderful to read and how great that a whirlwind romance has succeeded throughout 30yrs together, how lovely!
Keryn x

Mary Ann said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Your little dolls are so sweet. I'm sure they'll be a bit hit with the little people:)

Lydia La La said...

A very Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. A time of joy and a good excuse for a few lunches and dinners to celebrate. Great dolls too.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, a very happy anniversary to you! 30 years, that's wonderful!

Queen Of Toys said...

Happy 30th Anniversary to you both and what a lovely post of mixed blessings that you have created.

Eliza #103

Kezzy said...

Wow free bubbly that doesn't happen often, but a big congratulations on the wedding anniversary. I guess I was one of those customers lol. Gorgeous little baby knit and WOW those cute little dolls they will make such a special gift. Love your blooms such a gorgeous array of colours. I'm super late this week, happy woyww :-) Kezzy x