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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

WOYWW...

The easy answer to what's on my work desk today is.....a little more than last week!  Thankfully I am now feeling much better and life is returning to normal [that is if it ever is here at Sewing by Annie's :-) ].

On my desk ironing board and table today is a new project I have been planning.  Having been truly inspired by Maryke Phillips who had a stand at the quilting exhibition Jo and I went to a few weeks back I have been getting my head around making a fabric book.  Maryke makes the most gorgeous quilted books using felts, fabrics, beads and stitching...you can see them in her gallery over here.  I am really loving all the gorgeous colours in nature at the moment so am planning on calling this book Autumn.  It will be something I will do on Funday Mondays and in between my customer's sewing jobs so will take a long while to make....I don't plan to rush it  :-)


You can even see a little autumn sunshine :-)




The other thing I've got to show you today is a little pair of slippers I made on Monday from a pattern designed by one of my blogging friends Penny.  The pattern is for an up to 6 month baby but I thought it just might fit our little Lexi.  I love this random wool and they have made up really pretty but......




.....my little model is so tiny that they are still too big for her so we will will have to wait for her to grow into them.  :-)  Thanks for the pattern though Penny.










The other thing I'd like to share with you is a photo I took of the sky at silly o'clock on Tuesday morning while waiting for the twins to arrive for a day's fun with Nanny Annie......well worth getting up early for eh?


Thanks to all who called by here last week and left me such lovely get well comments....I'm sure they really helped my speedy recovery....You really are all such a lovely bunch.  

Before you pop over to Julia's to join in the Wednesday fun if you'd like to leave me a little hello comment I will pay you a return visit in between my sewing jobs.  Thanks for calling by.
Hugs,
Annie x

41 comments:

Helen said...

So sorry I didn't return your visit last week Annie - it is not like me to miss all the fun so I must have been busy! Time to play today though :-) I am so glad to hear you are feeling better this week. That photo of the sunrise sky is beautiful and matches your cute baby slippers perfectly!! Happy WOYWW from Helen 56

Pearly Queen said...

They look very pretty Annie. I'm amazed they are so much too big for her!

Twiglet said...

Your Autumn book will be gorgeous - my favourite colours of course. Pity you can't capture those sunrise colours and bottle it!! x Jo

Lou said...

Your book looks gorgeous and can't wait to see it finished, am quilting an advent calendar for the girls at the moment.

Those slippers are so cute, she'll grow into them :)

Beautiful sunrise

Happy WOYWW

Lou x #74

Lynn Holland said...

Awh aren't the bootees pretty and they match the colours of the sky pic too. Not that you planned that Annie of course. Have a good crafty week.
Lynn --18

Ann B said...

Beautiful photo Annie, makes your heart glad to see a sky like that. Your autumn book will be great, love the cut out leaves and can't wait to see the finished article.
Thanks for dropping in - I liked Fruit Salad as well, and Penny Arrows - remember them?

Ann B
#55

JoZart said...

Your fabric book will be such a lovely project and you will keep coming up with new ideas for it. Just think of the finished result!
Love Lexi's slippers and your sunrise view certainly is worth getting up for... makes me think what I'm missing when I turn over!
Glad you are better now...
Jo x

Cardarian said...

Hi Annie!

As it looks you are much better now - I love your idea of a fabric book - can't wait to see it! I bought a book about fabric makes recently and I might be doing stuff too!
Such cute slippers - shame the little one can't wear them yet!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Caro said...

So glad you are feeling better. That sky is stunning and those little slippers are adorable! I think that the autumn book will be amazing once it is finished and I look forward to seeing it. Thanks for sharing. Caro #73

jill said...

I can't wait to see your finished fabric book using those wonderful autunm clours. Jill #61

Helen said...

That is such a gorgeous sky - and so are the pics you are using in your new Funday Monday project - that will be fantastic! Have a great week. Helen, 4

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Awesome sky pic - you just wouldn't paint colours like that, would you?? Gorgeous..as are Lexi's little boots. very pretty indeed.
Glad to hear you're better :)
Hugs, LLJ #58 xx

glitterandglue said...

So glad you are feeling much better! That sunrise....aaaaah, gorgeous - makes an early start all worthwhile, doesn't it? Enjoy making your book.
Margaret

Samantha Elliott said...

That fabric book looks like it will be gorgeous Honey! Those boots are lovely too and match the sky colours sooo well!
Glad to hear you are feeling better this week.
Hugs
xx

famfa said...

Your fabric book sounds great. Can't wait to see more. Love the slippers. Just had a peak at your costumes for the party. FABULOUS. Bet it was lots of fun. Glad you're feeling better.
FAMFA (20)

mamapez5 said...

I am so glad you are feeling better Annie. Don't over do it too soon! Those little slippers are so cute, though they look rather fiddly to make.
I just love all the colours and images of Autumn, so I am sure your book will be beautiful. You have made a beautiful start on it anyway.
Thanks for visiting my blog, and leaving a kind comment. (If his song made you shed a few tears, that is a kind comment in my book!)
Hope you continue to improve in health this week.
Hugs. Kate x #72

House of Bears said...

Love your ironing board desk! We can craft anywhere can't we?

Lovely slippers by the way.

The bears @#80 this week

lisa said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better this week, Annie. You look as though you are making up for lost time there. Those slippers are so cute. That had reminded I was going to see if we'd still got slipper soaks. I will check tonight!!!
I'm glad you shared that gorgeous sky too. It was definitely worth getting up early for wasn't it.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #71

pearshapedcrafting said...

Loving whats on your ironing board! Lovely colours! Glad you're feeling better. Look forward to seeing a photo of Lexi walking around in those cute slippers in the future! Chrisx

triciasconfetti said...

As usual there is so much to admire on your desk, Annie. Those cute little slippers and the colours of the sky are as if you planned them purposefully. As for the colours in the fabric book, well I just love autumnal things. Nature was very clever designing all those colours to go together so well.
Tricia

Karen McAlpine said...

Ohh. Love that fabric book!! I should try that. Thanks for the inspiration!
Karen 113

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh my goodness..those slippers are precious. Beautiful work. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #24

Chloe G said...

Gorgeous little slippers! And your fabric book will be fantastic too, those leaves are very pretty. I recently saw a beautifully made little book in a local embroidery exhibition, which was really inspiring: the artist spent a year making it and it was only 3 inches high! Good luck with it!

okienurse said...

Beautiful picture of the sky Annie. Someone else had one up and said it rained all day after that. Hope you got to keep the sun. Love the slippers and tiny feet! Glad to hear you are feeling much better this week. Thanks for visiting my desk. Have a great week. Vickie #77

Buttons said...

That autumnal book already looks divine. It will be great to watch it 'grow'. And what fab little booties! They are just perfect for any little angel. Happy WOYWW, hugs Buttons #96

Angie said...

I think you will make amazing quilted books ...just up your street....and those slippers are so cute. I didn't join in this week but needed to visit a few friends xx

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

The book looks intriguing, the sky looks beautiful and those little feet are just too cute xx

Nicky said...

Glad you are feeling better and I love the slippers you have made and the photo of sky - I love early morning sky's - sorry I didnt come an visit last week - was 'ONE' of those weeks when I just seemed to run out of time - have a great Wednesday Nicky - 129

Annie said...

Thanks for sharing your workspace and crafty makes the slippers are gorgeous. They remind me of slipper estates that we wore inside our wellies in the winter. So cozy.

Crafty hugs Annie x

Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier today its really appreciated x

trisha too said...

What a beautiful photo, and those tiny little feet in those adorable slippers, how precious!!!


:)trisha
#129ish this week

scrappymo! said...

That sky is just remarkable. How good of you to get up at that hour!

The wee slippers are so cute and bet they fit her in no time at all.

Sunshine Girl said...

Those slippers are adorable and good luck with the book. Funnily enough about 20 mins ago I took a photo of the morning sky here too! Its just all grey now though! Thanks for visiting me.

sandra de said...

A fabric book there is no end to the wonderful creations you can come up with. The autumn pics you have so far are beautiful. Love the sunset.
Sandra @10

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

The material on your ironing board looks like a batik - I love that style of fabric. Those fabric books are very cool, by the way.

The slippers are just too dang cute. Better to be a bit big than too small. I'm sure Lexi will get some great use from them.

Thanks for visiting me already!!

Happy WOYWW Hugs, Kay #5

JoZart said...

Thanks for your message re (2) angels!! Woo hoo!
Jo x

JoZart said...

Quick addition to the guidelines on my angel swap post... Please can you add a tiny tag to each with your name and also Name the angels!! We may get a Gertrude or two amongst them!
Lv Jo x

JoZart said...

Of course they'll do we'll just call her them fallen angesl!!
Jo x

Clare with paint in her hair said...

ohh cant wait to see how the quilting turns out! Lovely sunset picture too.

Neet said...

Gorgeous slippers, fabulous sunrise and interesting start on a fabric book. Must follow your links.
Glad you are better at last, that was a nasty nasty bug.
Thanks for visiting me - have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Neet x 43

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, just popped in here from the Friday Smile - I'm still smiling too - still trying to catch up with what everyone has on their desk - and I'm glad to see you are better. The quilted book looks like a great project and I look forward to seeing the finished piece. Too late to wish you a happy WOYWW but can wish you a lovely weekend instead :) Elizabeth x #75

Zeffy said...

A belated hello annie....your babies are so cute...must keep you on your toes looking after them....i also love love your fall book...have fun making and filling it...have a good week-end.hugs from Athens!!