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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

WOYWW....with body parts

Hello to all my wonderful blogging friends. My friend Mojo is away on her holiday but I am doing my best to manage without her just now.....I'm sure she will come home soon with her batteries recharged and with lots of creative ideas so I'm happy to wait.  :-)
I have a few pics to share with you to show you what I am doing in the mean time....

I've finished my last 'fish and chip' set and now posted it to Dawn ready for them to be shipped out to Africa.....If you still have any waiting to be posted don't forget to get them posted soon cos there is a final deadline coming up.

As you know we were asked not to make them pale colours so I made this one out of some bright random wool I had....fab or what?

Yesterday was a munchkin day so that Mummy could get some school planning done and here they are saying hello to all their blogging Aunties from the reading corner  :-)  They have had high temps this week with a nasty little bug....Lexi had it first and was kind enough to share it with Sam!  Thankfully they are little fighters and seem to be shaking it off now.

At long last I have made a display of all the wonderful ATCs I received in the 3rd birthday WOYWW swap.  I have attached them to 1" wide cotton tape and fixed the tape over the door of one of my wall cupboards....I'm rather pleased with the finished result too and am able to sit and admire all my wonderful talented friend's work while I am here typing at the computer....thank you all so much.

This is what you call perks of the job....these are trimmings off some gorgeous vintage lace I had to use for one of my customers.  He rebuilds and referbs old vintage caravans and I was honoured to be asked to make the curtains and blinds for his latest one.....I'm sure these bits will be put to good use in some creative moment [that is when Mojo gets back from her holidays!].

I can here you all saying..."so where are the body parts Annie?"

Here they are.  You will be pleased to know they are only dolly body parts.  :-)
It's the twins 1st birthday coming up next month....where has that time gone?!!!!.....Their mummy has asked if I will make them each one of my rag dolls so this is the work in progress.
I'm just waiting for a new bag of stuffing to arrive to finish off the bodies.  I promise I will show you more as they progress.  :-)

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today.  If you would like to leave me a little message I will do my best to pay you a return visit in between my sewing jobs today.
Annie x


Twiglet said...

The way those munchkins are growing they will be reading stories to you soon!! x Jo

Helen said...

Love the munchkins! They are growing so fast..... hope Mojo comes back, mine is missing too and I have things I need to do (now the Olympics are over I hope to get back to "normal"!) Helen 3

sandra de said...

Love the wall art and such a great way to display all those atc's. Mine are in a folder quite unimaginative!!
The grandkids are sooo cute hope the bugs stay away for awhile.
Sandra @32

Lynn Holland said...

Everything is looking lovely including that vintage lace, it's gorgeous
Lynn x

Lynn Holland said...

I meant 62 sorry x

Elizabeth said...

Just got a few minutes to say hello before I dash out. Love your ATC display - a great way to enjoy them. I can't believe the twins are almost one year old already - where does the time go! I take it that was one curtain making job you didn't mind at all - love those caravans too. Have a great day and happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #56

The Scrapbook Lady UK said...

great display of atcs. happy woyww jenx 60

Neet said...

A whole year has passed? My how time flies, and what little cuties they are too. Love that photo of them both.
You will never lose your Mojo completely, you are always too busy making something or another and I can't wait to see what that lace turns into - it is gorgeous. Great perk indeed.
Hugs, Neet 21 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You have had a fairly full on few months, haven't you..no wonder Ms Mojo has gone for a short holiday... Mine did in July, could hardly stir myself to make anything. But here I am, just starting to literally pick up the threads again :)
I LOVE the wedding pic of the five little 'uns sitting on the grass, my absolute fav!!
And Annie, You've got me wondering now as to what this mysterious 'other part' of your life is....!!
Hugs, lLJ #74 xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah how cute is that the munchkins in the reading corner as long it is not the naughty corner where I seemed to reside at that age! so glad body parts are of the dolly variety! thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #64

SueH said...

Well, despite Mojo off sunning herself somewhere you certainly seem to have had a busy week!
I really can’t believe that it was almost a year ago we were all eagerly waiting for ‘the phone call’ to say the twins had arrived, and just look at them now.
Can’t wait to see the finished dolls, I’m sure you will make them extra special for them.

Happy Sewing!

Christals Creations said...

Our munchkins have just moved form two rooms into our old big room and are loving it. Fab reading corner. :o)

Julia Dunnit said...

Good grief, the twinnies are nearly one? Don't they look edibly gorgeous! I think you could do with some mojo less time Annie - recharge your batteries while the head stops buzzing with ideas!!

JoZart Designs said...

Lovely post as always ...lovely makes and cutey babes. I always think that making things for the little ones is the most rewarding of all I make, don't you. They'll love their rag dolls. My mum made knitted Jane Greenhowe toys for my 2 girls and now the children play with them so they are becoming family heirlooms.
Thanks for your lovely comment. I had the best of times with them over the last week.
Jo xxx

Anne said...

Love your posts Annie. Can't believe that the Munchkins are nearly one!! Am almost ready to post my Fish and Chip baby outfits!!! The lace is just gorgeous. Can't wait to see the dolls. Happy WOYWW. Anne x

famfa said...

Can't believe they are nearly a year old, only seems like yesterday....... Hope you get mrs mojo back soon. Dolls look great
Famfa 16

Gita said...

Hope Mojo gets back from her holidays soon so you can get back to "work". Great display of your ATC's. #109

Cardarian said...

I looked at the lovely photos from the wedding! oh what a glorious day you had! I saw the doll parts - I bet the little ones will love them!
I am sorry you won't make it to the WOYWW crop - I would love to meet you!
Lots of hugs,

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your title made me think of the saying: A good friend helps you move. A great friends helps you move bodies.

I was there for you! I was going to help you move those body parts if need be. I'm sorry your pal Mojo has run off. I'll bet she and my Good Humor are off vacationing in the sun somewhere.

I love your ATC display! I wanted to make a little book for mine but that hasn't happened yet. It could still happen but please don't hold your breath, otherwise it will be your body I'll be moving.

Danielle said...

Adorable munchkins! I hope they feel better soon. dani#33

okienurse said...

great post today Annie! I don't know what to comment on first...yes I do! The munchkins are growing so fast. They are so cute I wish I could hug them up! I think the way you are displaying the ATC is brilliant. Love the lace find too..twins will love the dollys . Thanks for visiting my desk and commenting. vickie #38

mamapez5 said...

Those two little munchkins are growing up fast. I bet they'll love their rag dolls. One of my sons had one that he carried everywhere, tucked under his arm, until he wore the neck out!
My friends have all been helping me with the fish and chip baby knits and we managed to get a further 203 sets delivered to Dawn in time for the September shipment. We are still knitting, and I have nearly 100 more sets ready to go.From now on we are linked with a different organisation called Greenfields Africa, which is run by a couple from Market Drayton, so not far from you. He is shipping to Uganda and we are just asked to make a small donation towards shipping costs.
It keeps us busy, and the tiny garments are just right for us to knit while it is hot. You can't do with a big piece of knitting on your lap in the summer.
Kate x #69

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

Wow - I can believe the little cuties will be one year old already!!! Time does fly, doesn't it.

Lucky you - that lace is fantastic! Ms. Mojo better hurry up and make an appearance because I want to see what you are going to do with it.

Thanks for your visit - your name is in the hat!


Hettie said...

What alot you have going on and with Mojo away too!
Sorry to hear the twinnies have been poorly and I am sending a hug with this message! xx
Love that lace and looking forward to see what you do with it!

Lydia La La said...

Just too bad that you're a little depleted. This too shall pass!!
I don't think minding twins is too easy at their age. Cheers xo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is what happens when I arrive late and the post is not on top. I feel so bad for you. It's always a sad day when you lose a friend, and even sadder when you lose a loved one, whether it's a pet or person. My heart goes out to you today.

Di said...

Super photos as always Annie - love those little ones! And the lace is just wonderful.

Belated Happy WOYWW, Di xx #7

karen said...

Wow, the twinnies are nearly one already!? I remember visiting your blog when they were born. I am sure they will love the dolls their grandma makes for many many years!
xoxo Karen #127

Tertia said...

I can not believe how those two have grown! From everything you have done it really doesn't seem that Mojo has gone walkabout!
Happy very belated WOYWW!
Tertia #116

Whimcees said...


So many interesting things going on at your house! I can't wait to see your finished dolls for those adorable twins! Love how you have displayed the ATCs! Wishing you a happy weekend!


Barbara Diane #76