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Wednesday, 2 January 2013


Happy New Year to all my wonderful blogging friends who take the time to call in every week and leave such special comments.  I really hope we all have another brilliant year of shared crafty fun ahead of us.

I'm starting off my New Year with a good sort out of all my fabric boxes [not something I can do while Sewing by Annie's is open for business as you can imagine].

So today I'm showing you my mess!!!!

Not so messy eh?...you should have seen it 5 min later!  It's all sorted now and back up on the shelf.  
Yes folks, I really do have 3 huge boxes full of fur fabric [metres of the stuff] so if anyone has any brilliant ideas as to what I can make with it all I'd be thrilled to hear them.

I've had time for a bit of crafty fun playing with one of my Christmas presents.  I haven't done lino cutting since school days but it all came flooding back as I got started....I love the smell of the linseed as you make the cuts.  I still have to finish off the cutting before I ink it up but I'm sure you will see the results at some point.

I would also like to share with you this wonderful collection of goodies that I won over at Carol's blog.... Smile at the flowers.

Not a bad start to the year eh?  I really love the gorgeous x-stitched Christmas hanger and crocheted fingerless gloves that Carol has made.....Thank you for picking my name out. x

Well folks that's all from me for today apart from to repeat my Happy New Year wishes to one and all.  May it bring health and happiness to you all.

Don't forget to pop over to our new Facebook shop and 'like' us so you can keep an eye on our New Year makes.  It has been shut since before Christmas but we do hope to get going again with new ideas for 2013.
Annie x


okienurse said...

Congrats on your prize win! Awesome lot of stuff. Faux fur is everywhere here this year. Little girls (and not so little girls) are wearing vest and hats made with the stuff. Not to mention the coats, muffs (hand and ear warmers) etc. Looks like the lino cutting is coming along well. I look forward to seeing it inked up! Hope you have a Happy and Prosperous New Year! I look forward to seeing your posts in 2013! Vickie #17

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Vickie has suggested most of what I was going to say! How about hot water bottle covers?
Hope 2013 is a great year for you and your loved ones...
Happy new year, LLJ 31 xxxx

Redanne said...

Hi Annie, congrats on your win! Love, love, love your lino cut dragonfly, it is quite stunning. You seem to have a great knack for it as well as all your other lovely creations. Happy New Year and hope 2013 is a good one for you. Anne x #7

Twiglet said...

Yes I think we should make faux fur the fabric of 2013!! Love the dragonfly - will look forward to seeing what it prints like! x Jo

Neet said...

What a lovely prize you have received. And rightly so too, could not have gone to anyone nicer.
What fabulous boxes, now that gives me an idea of how to store my bits and pieces that I have started to accumulate - but where do I put the boxes? Need to ponder that one.
Lino cutting - ugh from me! I taught it to third years for so long it really put me off - not my thing, sorry - but you look to be making a great job of it. Look forward to seeing your dragonfly in flight.
Thanks for all the friendship over the past year, you are such a lovely person.
Hugs, Neet xx 12
ps and I adore seeing your grandees

Kate said...

Happy New year! The lino cut looks great, I remember doing those at school too.

** Kate **

Shazsilverwolf said...

What a fab start to the year- well done on the win! I adore your dragonfly- he's beautiful.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #41 xx

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

A very Happy New Year to you and yours too Annie xx Ah lino cutting. I have very happy memories of doing that at school.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, Annie. What a lovely drangonfly you are creating on the lino can't wait to see the results of that being made into something gorgeous. Lucky win there and looks like some lovely goodies. Not doing WOYWW this week as my camera is playing up!!
Tricia xx

lisa said...

Happy New Year, Annie. I'm glad I'm not the only one who starts the new year by having a good sort out and tidy up. Why does this time of year make you want to do that I wonder!!
Congrats on your lovely prize and Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #65

sandra de said...

Stunning lino cut and I can see you putting this amazing image to good use. Congrats on the win, what a nice way to start the year.
sandra @24

Lydia La La said...

Hello Annie. I'm sorry that I haven't been here for a while. You in the mean time have gone ahead in leaps and bounds! I have many of your posts to read and I look forward to it very much.... xo

Karen said...

Happy New Year to you! Wow, what a prize! You can make little fur bags, hats, gloves, scarves, toys are fantastic and hospitals would love them if you're going to donate anything. It all helps! Take care, Karen 71 x

Helen said...

Happy New Year! Sounds as if you need to make some teddy bears... hope you find something for the fur fabric. Have a great week. Helen, 4

Carol said...

Hi Annie, glad you liked your prize.
Lovely dragonfly, look forward to seeing how it develops.
Carol xx

Angela Coles said...

congrats on the win, those things look gorgeous and have loads of fun with your lino cutting. That's something I've not tried yet.

As for all that fur fabric, this is what I'd do with it.

Many blessings to you and yours from Angela

Tracey said...

Happy New Year to you. Congratulations on your fantastic win. Such a lot of fabric and I hope you find a use for it all. The dragonfly looks really interesting. I shall pop back to see what you do with him. Tracey R ±48

Ann B said...

Beautiful dragonfly and clever to do that on your first attempt in so long, can't wait to see it inked up.
Congrats on the win - couldn't happen to a nicer blogger.
Hope 2013 is a happy and healthy one for you and yours.
Ann B

mamapez5 said...

Your lino-cut is looking good so far. I can't wait to see what you do with it. have a good week. Kate x #66

Christals Creations said...

I love a good tidy up. Not that I get round to it often but it's so satisfying.
Enjoy finding something to do with the faux fur.

Caro said...

The lino cut dragonfly looks amazing...I have never tried that. Another thing to add to the list! Have a very Happy 2013. Thanks for sharing. Caro #57

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your lovely prize win - a great way to start the year. I've never tried lino cutting - it wasn't on my school curriculum and I now feel deprived - your dragonfly looks fabulous :) Look forward to seeing the finished project. Wishing you a happy and healthy year ahead and I look forward to reading more of your posts throughout the year. Hugs, Elizabeth x #54
PS: it was me that sent you a text at New Year!!!

Lisa said...

Your dragonfly looks fabulous. Glad you were able to get organized. Now maybe you could send some organizing mojo my way.
Happy New Year. LisaDV #99

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

Congrats on the wonderful goodies! What a wonderful way to start off the New Year.

Happy WOYWW and Happy 2013!


CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow lots of goodies and I love the look of your lino cutting, looks amazing! Anyway Happy New Year to you, here's hoping 2013 is a superb year for us all. Take care Zo xx 69

JoZart said...

Happy New Year from a Happy/ Sad me! Happy I had my entire brood around me for a fewdays and so sad they've ow all gone home.
Thanks for all the fun and look forward to more this year. Lucky start for you to have a lovely win and I love your lino cut. It's so easy now with the soft cut sheets.
It will stamp really well on fabric too.
Have added Vickie's Angel Sunshine.. thanks for telling me the pic hadn't loaded.
Lots of love Jo x

Sue Pinner said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR Annie...congrats on the award, makes a good start to the new year hey? hugs xx

donnalouiserodgers said...

happy new year, I am mid crochet blanket....

it will cover fingers toes and all the bits in the middle ha ha ha\

fab stash you won there.

dxxx 95

SueH said...

Happy New Year to you Annie!
What a way to start the year off with that lovely parcel from Carol. It looks like she was busy too with all those hand makes.

You are being good starting your clear out already. I really need to get on and do something in here with all the craft stuff that I’m not likely to use again…..I’ll get around to it eventually, Lol!

Happy Crafting!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Congrats on your win. Always fun to play around with new ideas. Happy New Year..and enjoy WOYWW

Anonymous said...

You made me laugh Annie having that much fun fur! No ideas from me but I'm sure you'll use it up slowly. Lovely gift from your husband, I remember doing lino cutting at school too, lots of fun. Lovely home made items you won too, I've been thinking about making fingerless gloves for me for work as I sit by a window, my hands get a bit cold. Hope you all have a wonderful 2013.

Brenda 73

Anne said...

What lovely goodies you won. Have really enjoyed visiting your blog this year and seeing your lovely makes and gorgeous family. Happy New Year to you and yours. Anne x #120

Nan G said...

Congrats on the win! Looks like a nice lot goodies! Can't wait to see what this Lino cutting is all about! New Year's greetings! Nan 78

StampinCarol said...

Lino cutting... how cool! And what a fabulous win! Happy New Year and WOYWW!!
Carol N #76

KatzElbows said...

You should make Anna Karenina hats; apparently they're all the rage. My £1 hat from last year is really fashionable. Plus, as hats go, they're pretty easy to make, especially for someone with your skills.

Happy WOYWW,
Love Rachel, #6

Chrysalis said...

Well done for winning, and for the early Spring cleaning. I should be doing mine rather than blog-trotting! Happy new year! x

Kezzy said...

Wow loving your prizes you won, I buy Mollie makes every month. Your carving is brilliant, wow I can't wait to see it inked up. Not sure what to do with the fur but make sure your daughter knows to let your grandchildren be animals in the rest of their school plays and primary school :-) Happy Woyww, I'm off now to like your facebook shop :-)
Hugs Kerry xxx

famfa said...

Lovely win. Well done. Wishing you and yours a very happy new year.

Di said...

Hi Annie, what a stunning dragonfly - yet another skill! Hmm, furry fabric - I'd play safe and go for toys. Sorry I'm a bit late for WOYWW. Hugs, Di xx #19

Paula Gale said...

Hi Annie - what a lovely way to start off another year of crafting with some wonderful goodies - I love that card with the cat on too - a really lovely selection of stuff there to enjoy. I had last years Mollie Makes calendar - they are so nice with inspirational pictures for each month - enjoy as each month comes and goes!

I bought some bits and pieces of offcuts a week or so ago from a local economy fabric shop, as I want desperately to make some things using my sewing machine just to see if there is any mileage or need to get a decent machine - I have one of those small machines that do one or two stitches. I bought it for stitching on cards - but I want to do proper things now instead - so where you have massive boxes of fabric, mine fills 3 of those plastic drawers on wheels - more if I didn't cram so much into each drawer (well, I need the space for other things)...

Ah! Lino cutting. Kirstie Allsopp was doing this recently on her Vintage Home show on C4 (I love it), and printed ducks out on a blind. Your dragonfly does look better mind! I wouldn't mind a go at that - imagine - some people have actually made a career out of doing it lol...

Well, it remains for me to wish you a Very Happy New Year - all the very best of health for 2013 - I'll try to pop along more this year - so I need to be better at blogging in general lol.

all my love
Paula x x x