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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

WOYWW...

What a fab week of celebrations we have had.  So many wanted to swap ATCs that I had to make another batch of them.  :-)  I feel so very blessed to have so many blogging friends all over the world.  It really made me chuckle that it cost less to send one out to Slovenia via airmail than it did to send them to my friends in England....the world has gone mad.



This is the latest batch of ATCs I made.  I've dumfed red poppies onto green prefelt and beaded the centres.


I was commissioned to make a child sized Mr Tumble's spotty bag to go out to a little Grandson out in Dubai with one of my Tiny Tumbles.  I also had to make Tiny Tumble a spotty bag of his own too but forgot to snap a picture of it before posting it.....It was a real labour of love because I appliqued the colourful felt spots on the fabric before making the bag up so it took hours.  :-) It's fully lined, and has a velcro fastening and I'm pleased to say the lady that ordered it was very pleased with it.



The other bit of fun I've got to share with you today is what I've spent the last few days knitting a log cabin square in between coughing and sleeping and of course watching all the Jubilee celebrations on the telly.  [Why am I always poorly when I get a few days off from work?].  If you fancy having a go you will find the pattern here.  I'm not sure quite what I shall make it into but I have a feeling I know some little girls that would use it for a dolly's blanket.  :-)


And to finish off my Wednesday's post today is a collage of the beautiful flowers in our garden at the mo.  We seem surrounded by beautiful colour out there.....just wish I felt well enough to really enjoy it.  Thanks for calling by this week.  I've had a lot of wonderful ATCs through the post already but will aim to snap a few to share them maybe next week when hopefully I'm feeling rather better.

Hugs,
Annie x

40 comments:

Di said...

Oh Annie, poor you, still coughing. Hope you feel better soon - I can't imagine you slowing down!

Love the log cabin - and of course my ATC here is much treasured. Thank you again!


Hugs, Di xx

#47

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, so sorry to read that you are poorly. There's a theory about why we get ill when we have a break ... something to do with the brain recognising that we have a bit of time to spare at last!?!? I enjoyed reading your post - your ATCs are gorgeous and can quite understand why so many people wanted to swap. Love the photos of your flowers - hope you get out among them soon. Have a good day and Happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #48

Twiglet said...

Still coughing then? I might have to bring some of my homemade chicken soup for you!! x Jo

craftymonki said...

Beautiful ATC's!

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #60

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

...beautiful makings, loVe your ATC's very pretty indeed as are your garden flowers, thanks for sharing...Mel :) #27

Lynn Holland said...

Lovely cheery post Annie and thank you for ATC it's gorgeous
Lynn 61
One I made earlier today

Neet said...

So sorry to hear about that cough - wish it would clear up for you. I think that when the adrenalin stops (you rushing about with your jobs) the colds sneak in.
Lovely new batch of atc's, spotty bag and LC square and gorgeous shots of the flowers in your garden.
Thanks for sharing - get better soon.
Hugs, Neet #6 (who loves her dumfed popppy)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Thank you so much for my beautiful ATC Annie - it really does mean such a lot. I have sent something small back to you...though with the backlog of the Bank Hol, heaven knows when it's going to get to you!! Gorgeous pics of your Grandchildren in the previous post btw :)
HUgs, LLJ #70 xx

Carmen said...

Oh I hadn't seen your tiny tumbles! How cute! The bag is perfect! I heard Ruby talking through the monitor the other night when she should have been sleeping, went up for a peep and there she was, going 'shopping' with Mr Tumble! :P

JoZart said...

Lovely makes again this week and I am thrilled with my ATC. They are such lovely tiny treasures. Thanks so much again. Off to Germany tomorrow!
Love JoZarty x

kay said...

what a cute bag for the tumbles,hope you are feeling better soon,x
have a fab crafty week
kay #52

nerllybird said...

Hope you feel better soon, there seem to be a few poorly people around at the moment.

I missed posting last week, like a twit, and I'm pleading with people to do an ATC swap with me. If you'd like to, please let me know either via comments or at hsalthouse@yahoo.com. No pressue, though, lol
Helen S #77

Kate said...

More lovely Atcs! Hope you are feeling better.

** Kate **

April said...

Wow! even more ATC's :o) they are really lovely! Loving the spotty bag and the colours in the knitted square are great! Hope you're feeling better soon x April #79

KatzElbows said...

Sorry you're not feeling well. But thank you for sharing the flowers, both the real ones and the dumfed ones.

cheers,
rachel #78

Redanne said...

Oh dear, hope you feel better soon, it is probably because you slowed down, the bugs always get you then! Lovely pics of your makes and gorgeous flowers in your garden. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #24

famfa said...

Great bag. Lovely atc's, look complicated. Beautiful garden flowers, makes me quite homesick. Lovely post today, hope you are soon feeling better x

Flutterby Patch said...

Thanks for popping into Flutterby patch Annie. My goodness! I thought I was churning out a lot of stuff but your creations are amazing, and all so different. I've been suffering with a cough for weeks and apart from blaming the weather (which I normally do) I'm beginning to wonder if it is due to the fluff and fuzz circulating from mammoth sessions of knitting and sewing . . . I hope not as I'd be lost without them!! Hope you are feeling better soon.

Angie said...

Isn't it fun knitting those squares ....glad you found the tutorial and pattern OK. ... I agree that one square makes a brilliant dolls blanket ...wish I had a GD.xx

Sarah said...

Full on dumfing I see...love the big fun spots on the bag! And all the fabby pics in the posts below! We're all rained off here - tis indeed a dismal holiday week except for Lizzie's bash! Hope you feel as colourful as your post really soon...
Thanks so much for the visit! Sarah.

Jingle said...

Oh, your flowers are gorgeous! I love the ATC's you made, too!

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Gosh, I hope you feel better soon!

I adore your ATC's - the recipients are quite lucky! Poppies are my favorite flowers. :)

Cheers,
Susan #115

CraftygasheadZo said...

Pretty makes and super flowers, oh hang on, I was meant to say super makes and pretty flowers! Take care my WOYWW friend. Zo xx 65

Ann B said...

Love the ATC you made for me Annie, I will treasure it. Beautiful flowers in y our garden as well. I posted a photo of poppies in my garden as well I love the drama of those rich red blooms - pity they don't last very long.

Thanks for visiting earlier

Ann B
#102

Helen said...

Such a shame you were unwell at the weekend, hope you recover quickly! Your ATC's are particularly beautiful. Have a great day (if you don't cough!) Helen, 16

ScrappnBee said...

Hope that your cough gets better soon! Love the pieces that you made this week! That log cabin looks super cool! Love the flowers. My black thumb is totally envious! Have a great WOYWW! -Amanda x75

May said...

Gosh I do hope you feel better soon...Gorgeous Garden... Have a happy week, Hugs May x x#34

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

I hope you feel better soon. I think our bodies decide to relax and that's when we get sick.

I've never heard of dumfing so will have to google it. The log cabin blanket looks very cool. I wonder if you could modify the pattern to make a baby blanket out of it?

The photos from your garden are wonderful!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay
#114

Samantha Elliott said...

Sending you lots of hugs via the internet Pet ((((())))) You poor thing - have a Baileys for the cough - it doesn't help but once you have had a few you don't care!

I had a lickle package when I got home tonight. Talk about lush. My ATC is gorgeous and I am lucky to have a friend like you to make that ATC. MWAH Buddy!
xxx 135

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh, those yellow flowers make me want to sneeze. I joke that I must be allergic to the color yellow because it seems that most things that bloom here, bloom yellow. If i lived near you, I'd probably be allergic to the color purple. I just can't win for loosing. Love the dotty bag. WOW! You added the circles and stitched them all up pretty. That was labor intensive!

SueH said...

“So many wanted to swap ATCs that I had to make another batch of them”.
That’s what happens when you create such beautiful pieces of art Annie and they look even better in the flesh, so to speak. I will treasure mine.

You are certainly working with some bright colours this week. I love the spotty bag and I bet the little one to go with Tiny Tumble was really cute.

Happy Crafting

Sue
#127

SophieNewton said...

My little girl would love that Mr Tumble spotty bag, she's crazy for him! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW!
Sophie
#81

Anne said...

Hello Annie and sorry that you are still poorly. Have emailed you but thankyou once again for the gorgeous ATC and mine is on its way to you- sorry to be so late. Love Mr Tumble's Spotty Bag. He's a great favourite with my granddaughters. Look after yourself. Anne x

Charlene said...

So sorry you are still coughing...that can last awhile it seems. Congrats on your Jubilee celebration. I didn't get to see much of it but it reminds me of the events surrounding Derby time in Kentucky.

Love your crafty things but those flowers steal the blog! #2

peggy aplSEEDS said...

belated happy WOYWW anniversary! i just got back from a
trip so i've only just now have had the time to go visiting. it's no wonder that so many want your dumfed ATCs! they are wonderful and so unique!
blessings and hugs from #30
peggy aplSEEDS

Julia Dunnit said...

It's taking ages to catchup - am trying to read 10 days blog posts at every stop! Sorry you've been poorly, hope you're feeling a bit better, I guess the lesson is not to slow down!! Argh! LOVE my ATC, totally get all the precious work you did for it, thank you. And of course, I end up being away a wee longer than I thought and the babies suddenly grow! So many beautiful smiles! Love your TV appearance, we're big fans, so may well have really seen you!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh besides the coolest ATC's, The cutest grandbabies, you have some of the prettiest flowers too!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah dear Annie do hope that you are more chipper by now...minus the cough and feeling poorly and able to enjoy your beautiful garden and equally beautiful grandies - their pickies are soo cute! Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #8

Doone said...

as I said to your sister, thank you thank you thank you, it is beautiful thank you,

dxxxx

okienurse said...

I seem to be getting later and later getting around recently. Love the pics of the babies on the previous post and all the flowers and projects you do! Awesome. Thanks for dropping by my blog and for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie