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Wednesday, 19 September 2012


Hello my WOYWW friends.  I did manage to call in to see most of you last week but was unable to leave you comments as we were AWOL for a few days [see yesterday's post].  I'm happy to report that I managed to recharge my batteries and came home raring to go again.  :-)

So what is on my work desk today?

My best find of my holiday!
We had coffee in a little cafe in Harlech.  The other half of the shop was an old fashioned sweet shop with shelves full of sweets in jars.  I got talking to the shop owner because I can no longer get empty jars round home and he said he had so many that he struggles to find homes for them!!
Of course I couldn't let this chance pass me by so for a donation in his charity box I left with 6 new jars to put my ribbons into....my old ones had cracked.  Trust me when I say....I'm easily pleased.  :-)

Since coming home I have now finished the first little dragonfly picture.....it's only about 10.5cm square but I'm rather thrilled with it.  I will probably upload it into the shop at some point if anyone is interested in buying it.

Monday afternoon was spent crafting and creating with Jo and our friend T and we spent it doing little appliqued and free machined characters...it's def a case of practise makes perfect and I have a feeling I have a way to go yet but they are rather cute.

That's about it for me for today.  Tomorrow is the munchkins 1st birthday so there will be lots of celebrations going on this week.....there is more news to share with you but I am saving that til my Friday post....aren't I a tease?  :-)
Thanks for dropping by and leaving me your lovely comments.  I promise I will do my best to leave you return comments this week.
Annie x


Anne said...

You did really well with your jars.They will be great for storage and you will be able to see whats in each one instantly.
Loving your little crafting ideas.

Twiglet said...

Love the fun day Monday dolly collages - especially the yellow one- ha!! x Jo

Di said...

Hi Annie

Lucky find with those jars girl! And the little folk are so cute.

Hope the birthday bash goes well, so hard to realise it's a whole year now.

So, what's this 'ere news then? You tease!!

Happy WOYWW, hugs and an armlock until you spill the beans, Di xx #81

lisa said...

I'm glad you had a lovely holiday, Annie, despite the weather.
Love your sweet jars. I think us crafters are very easily pleased aren't we. We don't need expensive handbags and so on, just a scrap of ribbon or some great storage and we smile like cheshire cats!!!
Love your cutie characters and the dragonfly is gorgeous.
Enjoy the 1st birthday celebrations, is it really a year!!!!
Hugs Lisax #93

JoZart said...

Your munchkin characters (it's GOT to be them) are super. Wouldn't they make great pockets on children's clothes?
Your dragonfly looks ready to take off... so delicate.
You sound like me managing to acquire those jars like that... our faces would get us the Parish as my Mum used to say!
Now I'm curious about just what you are going to reveal! Teaser...
Lots of love Jo x

Helen said...

I haven't had a break at all this year and really need one!! Love the dragonfly and also the little people!! Helen 5

donnalouiserodgers said...

I love your dragon fly, so beautifully delicate,

and I too get pleased when I have negotiated a bargain!

one man's rubbish....

Dx 97

inkypinkycraft said...

That dragonfly's beautiful! Such lvely colours, have a great and creative week trace x. 58

Neet said...

Great that you got those jars. I am going home with a dozen of those tiny jam jars from where we were staying as they are good for water pots in classes.
Love your characters, how cute would they look stitched onto something - like denim jeans as a patch. So many uses.
Lovely dragonfly too.
Hope you are still feeling rested.
Hugs, Neet xx 33

Angie said...

I cant get over how brilliant and beautiful all your creations are.
OMG 1 year old ...in someway i feel it was only yesterday that we saw the first photos ...in others I feel it should be their 2nd. Hope you all have a wondeful time xx8

sandra de said...

How could anyone turn away a glass jar. What a bargain. Love the dragonfly pic and good to hear you had a lovely break with DH.
Sandra @105

Carmen said...

Craig is a dab hand at going around our local bakers and more recently the indian takeaway to relieve them of their huge jam (or chutney) buckets and barrels. Like you say, they are glad to be shot of them and he finds them invaluable for storing bird seed and food.

Love that dragonfly - his sparkly body is just perfect - we're seeing a lot of the real thing round our way lately.

Samantha Elliott said...

Gosh is it a year since those gorgeous twinnies were born? Give them a hug from me won't you? As if you need any excuse!
Lovely dragonfly picture there

ScrappnBee said...

Happy birthday to the grandbabies! It seems like yesterday that they were still on their way! LOVE the dragonfly! It is positively gorgeous! The applique is looking cute too! Thanks for the peek! Thanks for sharing. Have a great WOYWW! -Amanda x81

StampinCarol said...

Aw, grandchildren! Do love them! Hope they have a great birthday celebration! Love your dragonfly - so pretty! And your jars!!! Oh my! Too cool! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #124

Rita said...

What great luck to get those jars. I love your dragonfly too. Hugs Rita xx 4

Pam said...

Love the like characters very cute Hugs Pam #83

mamapez5 said...

Things like finding the jars would give me a kick too! I love the little dragonfly. He is so pretty.
Have a wonderful birthday celebration with the munchkins.
Kate x

Claire said...

jars are so useful for ribbons aren't they??? great find!
love your lil picture :)
happy WOYWW!
no. 65 (it was 67...)

SueH said...

Glad to hear you had a lovely break Annie and managed to come home with storage for your ribbons as well. That’s the downside when going abroad for holidays. I often see things I want but can’t have because of getting them home.
Loving your cute little people. When I first saw them I thought you had branched into rubber stamping.

Thanks for stopping by this week.
Happy Crafting!

MiniOwner said...

Hello there! The little characters are so cute. Love them. Thanks for visiting my desk this Wednesday.
Sue x (MiniOwner #86)

okienurse said...

way to go getting the jars from the shop to store your 'stuffs' in! I love being able to see what I have and what is available. The dragonfly picture is awesome. Have a great week! Vickie #73

Karen McAlpine said...

The jars were a great find!!! Love that felted piece!!
Karen 122

Mrs A. said...

Those jars are a great find. super for ribbon storage. Mine is all stuffed in adouble shoe box and i havbe to turf it out onto the floor to see whatsa what. Me, me,me for the dragonfly pleasse. Can you let me know the cost?
Hugs Mrs a.

Elizabeth said...

Those jars are a brilliant find. Enjoyed the holiday snaps - you were pretty near our favourite Welsh holiday destination, Barmouth. Just love that coastline. Happy to hear you came back refreshed and raring to go. And happy birthday to the two sweetest twinnies in the world - I'm sure it won't be too much of a hardship for you to give then an extra hug from me :) Have a great week. Elizabeth x #113

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

Oh, love the dragonfly! Ok, back to the jars. You really scored on that one! Way to go.

Hugs, Kay #17

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Love your dragonfly, it's absolutely gorgeous! Sharon #72

Sandy Leigh said...

Love your stitched characters and the dragonfly is so pretty! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #36

mashy20 said...

Thanks for all the birthday wishes! They have given us the best year of our lives! Love the dragonfly piccie and the little people are soooo cute!xxxx

Anne said...

Good to hear that you got away and recharged your batteries I love Wales. Love the dragonfly it is so beautiful. Cannot believe the twins are one how quickly the time goes. Have a good time at the party. My GD will be 5 on Saturday so we will be partying as well :-) Anne x #149

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Goodness, that was a quick year!! Happy Birthday to the twins tomorrow :)
I'm glad you managed some time away to recharge your batteries..sounds like you needed it. It's really beautiful around Harlech, a good place to go to relax!
Butter wouldn't melt, huh???? I think we all know that's rather a tall story....lol!!
Hugs, LLJ '73 xx

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

oh yes - jars would make me happy too! the little dragonfly is beautiful!

Deb said...

I am currently buying some jars similar to that for my pantry, they are great for my flour, sugar etc!
love your dragonfly pic, so beautiful and thos elittle people are so cute!

Sue from Oregon said...

oh looky at all you have going on this week. Your jars can be used for soooo many things. I can see them filled with cookies and goodies too! A lucky find! Love your embroidered little people too. Happy Birthday to your Gbabies. Seems just yesterday their Mommy was showing off her baby bump!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love the jars, somehow they always find a need. You amaze me with the needle felt creations. Just adorable.Have a great weekend, 1 yr already wow..Can't wait to see the excitement Enjoy

Lisa-Jane said...

What great sized jars! My ribbons are in large coffee jars and I love them all lined up. I adore your dragonfly picture, just so sweet!

Julia Dunnit said...

Harlech looks wonderful and yes, I couldn't agree more that you needed a break..and a place with no phone signal and silly wi fi is the perfect place!
Really like the dragonfly piece, very delicate. The little characters are so cute - you'll be making cloth books and childrens stories any minute!

Buttons said...

Woohoo on those jars! What a genius find there! Love the dragonfly too. So much detail in such a small area. Beautiful. Hugs Buttons #79

Tertia said...

I can not believe they are 1 already. Where did the time go? Happy birthday to them. I am singing to them, you can't hear because South Africa is too far, so you will have to do the singing for me. :)
The jars are great! The dragonfly picture is fantastic. Glad you enjoyed the break.
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia #46

Nan G said...

Cool find with the jars! The dragonfly is beautiful! What is it made of? Is that blue lace I see? Interesting! WOYWW'er #134 Nan G

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

I am imagining your jars full of ribbons. That is a great idea. Love the Dragonfly piece.

Better late than never #150

KatzElbows said...

Your jars will end up looking like works of art. How wonderful. And I love the dragonfly piece. It's so beautiful.

Happy WOYWW on Sunday,
rachel #62

Morti said...

Well done on obtaining the sweet jars - perhaps the shop owner should try selling them on ebay! V cute dragonfly picture, and your free machined characters are rather sweet!

Morti #58

Kezzy said...

Happy you had a nice break, sometimes you just need it, end of story :-) we need that sometimes. I love the jars, I would be that easily pleased as well. I so love the dragonfly picture it's stunning and those little characters are so so cute. Happy Woyww :-) Kerry xxx