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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

WOYWW....

Hello all.  I think a lot of us made the best of Julia's early posting last week and it certainly made a difference to the callers that called in here.  There were lots of new faces calling by so I'd like to say thank you so much to you all for your lovely comments.

So?  What is on my desk this week?
If you had read my post yesterday you will know what my Tuesday was filled with so today I am sharing my table full of my paper crafting with you...


I've printed off background pics to use for my little book like the one Annette sent me.....I say 'like' cos mine really is nothing like the gorgeous one she sent me that you can see here on her blog but mine has taken the design of her book and ran with a head full of ideas I'd got to make little books for my grandies to play with.



I've used jungle background papers to make the book with and attached double sided laminated animals that I've attached to ribbon so the little ones can move them from one section to another in the book and make up stories as they play....and at the end of the day the little animals can be tucked in the little pockets so the book can be closed up and tied.




I thought these could be taken away on holidays with them to play with.  They can be opened up and tied into place while playing, the animals wont get lost and they can use their imaginations to make up stories.

Clever eh?  :-)


Here are my next ideas in the making.....Fairyland, a zoo, a house, a farm, and bugs and insects.  My mind has been doing overtime as you can see so thank you Annette for sewing the seeds and sharing your instructions as to how to make the little book....it certainly caused us a few giggles in getting me to understand how to get the folds right but I've got there in the end.  :-)

The other snap I'm sharing with your today is this one...

Next Tuesday Jo and I are booked into a workshop to 'make a bag' that a friend is starting to teach...we are being used as her guinea pigs!  :-)
We have cut out all the pieces of fabric ready for the day so just maybe next week this pile might look rather more like a bag...I love the colours of my fabric and am really looking forward to the day's fun.

Thanks for calling by today and leaving such lovely comments.  I will do my best to pop by yours to say hello as soon as I'm able but I really hope you all have a great week while you're waiting for my visit  :-)

Hugs,
Annie x

45 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

I think you got it right! LOL Love the ideas you have to make them travel books for the littlies, they will love them!
Yum to your choice of fabric, will be looking forward to seeing the finished product.. and maybe getting a late night class in how to make one!! Annette

Crafting Queen said...

what a lovely book. Have a great day.

Helen said...

Such a clever idea, the little ones will love it - and knowing how creative they are, the stories they make up will be fabulous! Helen 6 (now that linky is up, lol)

Twiglet said...

The books will be loved I am sure! Looking forward to the bag making. x Jo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really LOVE how you made this. It is going to be a real favorite, especially when they are on road trips. This is super impressive. And I'd say Annette did a great job of 'splaning.

Happy WOYWW. Looks like I'm number 2.

Eliza said...

Now that is a really clever idea for the book, love it.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 4

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous WOYWW xx Jan (15)

mamapez5 said...

I love the little books you are making. You really are a paper-crafter as well as a fine needle worker and the rest! Children love interactive books, and I am sure the twins will have lots of fun with these.
Enjoy your bag making day. kate x

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Annie
love the book you are making and Annette should be doing tutorials for us all I reckon LOL. The kids are going to love the jungle theme I am sure. Have fun making your bags too
hugs
Annette In Oz #4

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! These books are such a brilliant idea! You should market them, as I don't think such a good yet simple idea has yet seen the light of day! They will be so stimulating for their imaginations and I'm sure they will treasure them, as you made them by hand. Perfect. Love the look of the material too - gorgeous colours. Linky has made an appearance so I'm #12 today. Julie Ann x

Claire said...

our kids used to love these kind of interactive books when they were small! you've done a lovely job :)
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 8

Danie May said...

How fabulous to be creating these little books to share with your grandchildren. Your themes are perfect and I so love the cute animals you have for them. Can't wait to see your finished bag either. My MIL recently made me one in a fabric of my choice and I just love it! Hope you have a great week and Happy WOYWW! #25

glitterandglue said...

Travel books for the littlies. Good idea. Saves the "are we nearly there yet" questions as soon as the engine is started!!
Love the fabric.
Have a great week - enjoy making the bag.
Margaret #9 (I think)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, love your jungle book - what a good idea to attach the animals that way ... the children will love it. You really are getting the papercrafting bug :) I like the colours in your fabric too and look forward to seeing the completed bag. Hugs, Elizabeth x #16

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hi there! We only passed through Ludlow on our way up to Chirk and it wouldn't have been fair on my family to have called in...and anyway we are meeting up in twelve days time! And yes, I did get your email...and replied to it but it was via my husbands iPhone, so maybe it went adrift in the telephonic ether. I'm going to say no to your kind offer but may I suggest that you contact Rachel, or Karen (she has a white cat avatar) or even Crafty Gashead Zo.. I know that they are all actively doing charity stuff at the moment. Hope that helps!
LLJ 20 xx

Andrea said...

what a fab idea the little ones will love them .I hope the bag making goes well and we get to see the end results have a great week and happy woyww Andrea#32

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Annie, what a brilliant idea for the kids. I can see loads of happy play time there. Hope you enjoy your workshop. Have a fun week MMx #42

Bernice said...

What a great idea - your grandchildren will love these wee books! Have fun making them.
Bernice #39

Anne said...

That's a wonderful idea Annie how clever of you. I have found the instructions (or destructions )for making the little book after seeing the one you posted .
The fabric is gorgeous and I look forward to seeing the finished bags. Happy WOYWW Anne x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lovely cheery start to my visiting today! Love those books, wish I'd had something like that on our long journeys to grandparents when ours were young ones! Chris 46

Judy McCarthy said...

Just love books with pockets and surprises inside.it will be much loved I'm sure.
Judy #55

Neet said...

Looking forward to seeing the bag. How nice to have you two to test it out.
Love the album you have made - what fun it is and I am sure it is utterly gorgeous.
Will think of you as I look at Marti.
Winks - Neet xx

ike said...

That's a truly cozmic creation - what a brilliant idea :-D

Happy WOYWW

IKE in Greece #58

Lynda Norton said...

thats a great book, and the workshop sounds like it will be a blast.

Always nice to see a desk with a cuppa on I think:)

Lynda #59

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

That's so clever and I'm sure your grandies are going to get many hours of entertainment from it. Have fun with the bag making course. I'm enjoying making the purse, which you will have seen already with your early bird visit :o)

Fiona xx

john-w said...

Love the book idea, and your rendition of it - great jungle animals. Just the thing for the grandchildren on a journey. Hope the bag making goes well - I'm sure it will. Margaret (glitterandglue) has made a lot of school bags for our church team to take to Uganda. The team are there at the moment - come home tomorrow. Have a good week,
john-w #23

sandra de said...

Your jungle book and ideas for different scenes is so clever. I can image the little ones having a great time . Thanks for the lovely comments about my painting, from my perspective I am always amazed at what you have achieved in one week. Looking forward to seeing the completed bag.
Sandra @69

Silvia said...

Great Idea to keep the kids occupied. Wish I had thought of it when mine was little. I look forward to seeing your Bag. I am a fabric addict so i am loving your Fabric
Happy WOYWW
#71.Silvi's Place

Mrs.D said...

Pretty, pretty things, Jo. So creative, your grandies must really enjoy coming to Grandma's.
those folds on the books do look rather complicated, but are probably very simple when you get to grips with them.
have fun at you bag making.
Chris #83

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi for WOYWW - love your animals - I thought it was a pop up book on your table... have a great week - Mxx #84

Pearly Queen said...

What a great idea! And so beautifully done, of course.

Penny
x

confessionsofaninkoholic said...

What a lovely book and I adore the little animals!

Have a great week!

Dawn #94

Gráinne said...

What a nifty little book and great animals too. Very cleever. Have to try this. And such a tidy desk :-) Suzanne
#60

ibalady said...

those kits for your grands are adorable. as for your workdesk, Are you really a crafter? Its not cluttered enough to be in the middle of something . have to admire a clean workspace prior to completion is amazing . once I complete one its not too bad. however there is usually "after clean up" pic that follows. its way cleaner after that

Winnie said...

Such an awesome book! They would be perfect for travel and gifts for little hands! Love the idea that you can make ones tailored for a kids interests etc. Great job! Enjoy your bag class, sounds fun! Winnie#65

Ann Strecko Koeman said...

What a great idea for the travel books! I love all books but this is so darn cute! Ann #114

Julia Dunnit said...

ooh nice Annoe, Pinterest pften shows 'quiet books' for journeys and down time, such a lovely idea...I really like the animals on strings idea. I'd be as nervous as a kitten havingyou take a sewing workshop!!

Mrs A. said...

Brilliant idea for those little books. As you say the story lines are almost limitless for making up. would be super for going in with the little quilts you are making too. Hugs Mrs A.

sara j said...

Wow - so many cool things you are doing. Those books are so cool....I love the sample, but yours with the moveable animals is just perfect! It was something about the way you wrote that...so the little ones can make stories that just captured that image for me!! And what a good friend to be a guinea pig for the bag class...lots of fun things in your world!!
Sara j #7

Laura said...

Oh, the littlies will just love the book!
Laura
52
:)

Bridget Larsen said...

That book is a great idea, love all the pictures you have for it
Bridget #63

JoZart said...

love your ideas and results of your foray into papercrafting! You are doing so well and you say you aren't a papercrafter... YES you are, you are an all round crafter.
Love Jo x
Back home and missing my curly girlies!

Roberta B said...

Hello. Well Im Roberta aka Bert #122. And Im new and very slow at this. I seem to get lost in all the goodies in every one sites.. just wanted to say thank you for sharing and letting me peak. Have a lovely day. Bert

Angela Coles said...

fabby dabby books, and I have that paper trimmer too.

Those sweets lasted nearly a whole week. My children are quiet good at rationing sweet treats and they only get eaten after meals.

Kezzy said...

WOW Annie I so am loving your jungle book, it's really awesome and what a fantastic idea to make it a jungle. I can't wait to see what you do with the fabric lol. I am mega late this week, no real excuse really apart from I have been crafting, really enjoying getting painty, doing tutorials, and just creating full stop with no must do's it's really fun and I am still at it lol. Happy late woyww :-) Kezzy xxx