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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

WOYWW....

Thanks to all who called by on me last week.  I'm sorry that I was unable to make any return visits but as most of you will know we paid Jozart a surprise visit up in Liverpool last Wednesday [pics here for those that missed them].  I had to play catch up all day Thursday and Friday with all my customers sewing and didn't get a spare minute to pay you all visits....I really do hope I can do better this week but of course Monday and Tuesday were both spent with my little twinnie munchkins so I shall be playing catch up with my sewing today again....I seem to spend every day chasing my tail lately  :-)

I do have a few pics to share with you of what I have been sewing this week....


Here is the bag, zipped purse and zebra sock puppet I made to go with my LillyBo quilt number 9....cute eh?

We took our latest two quilts up to Jozart last Wednesday....she was so thrilled to see them too  :-)

Please follow this link to find out more about the LillyBo quilts and hopefully some of you might like to have a go at making one for this great cause.
 







You will have seen my first page for Nanny Annie's fun folder with Mr Potato head on it last week and this week I have made 3 more pages to share with you...




They are all made in felt and fabric and the pages all have button holes in the sides so they can be put in a big red jumbo file.  This means they can easily be taken out to be laid flat for playing with and can be shared by my 5 grandchildren....as you can see I've only made 4 pages so far so I need to get at least one more made so there is no falling out when they all come to Nanny's to play  :-)

As they are all made from snippets I just might link them up at Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground this week  :-)


I hope you like my latest pages....if you want a closer look you should be able to click on the pictures to enlarge them.

The last pic I am sharing with you is this one of .......

My new toys.....a huge cutting mat, a 6"x 24" clear rule and a rotary cutter.  I know a lot of you card makers will have similar but mine is for cutting fabric.....I'm so excited and can't wait to use it all.  It will be brilliant for making the LillyBo quilts and quiet book pages.

Can you tell I'm easily pleased?

Thanks for calling by.  I will do my best to pay you all a return visit this week....customers allowing  :-)

Hugs,
Annie x

23 comments:

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Nice to see you're sitting at home, twiddling your thumbs doing nothing.........LOL!! I missed last weeks desks, so caught up with your visit to see JoZart..looks like you all had a fab time! Love the hearts she made you...now, next stage is a full scale assault on the next WOYWW crop.... ;-)
Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Chasing your tail - sounds hugely familiar.. I haven't caught up with your trip to see Jo yet, I hate being out of control busy! Jan is a recent preacher of the joys of a rotary cutter, so I know how marvellous a cutty time you're going to be having!

Twiglet said...

Snap - now I need a little project so I can play with my new toys! x Jo

Neet said...

Lots of loveliness on your blog today as always Annie. Am now chasing my tail - loadsa birthdays to do cards for - September was a busy month on several years.
Hugs, Neet xx

Spyder said...

Not sure where my first comment went but it disappeared, My fault talking about time lines and blogger!! Love your creations!! Life and blogging are on two different time lines and one is sooooo fast you darn not blink! I didn't get round many last week as I was away and the internet connection was useless! Have a great Crafty Week! Happy WOYWW?!
(((Lyn))) #46

Julie Ann Lee said...

I know just what chasing your tail feels like, Annie! You are just doing amazingly, though! I loved that Mr Potato Head last week and now the Sandcastles are just great. I have so little equipment, being a bit of a newbie, so I think I'd be dancing and singing if I got a rotary cutter!!! You see, I'm easily pleased too! Have a lovely week, hope you catch up with that tail and thanks for the visit! Julie Ann x #34

Kate said...

Love the book you're making, what a beautiful idea for your grandchildren.

~Kate~

glitterandglue said...

The book you are making is beautiful - a real heirloom for the little ones to play with - well done. Just caught up with your trip to see Jozart - what a day you all had - and what a great hubby!! I must say that the Abakhan looks much bigger than the one in Mostyn which is where we go.
Have a great - and I am sure - busy, week.
Margaret #50

Di said...

Oooo, how very clever Annie. Such a brilliant way to teach little fingers how to do up zips, buttons and fasten poppers - at the same time as counting. Brilliant snippets makes!

Hugs, Di xx

famfa said...

Your quiet books are amazing. I don't know about th kids, I would have fun doing those he he. Lovely photos of your meeting with Jozart, how lovely.
Don't worry about it commenting, I do it all the while. Making the most of th kids being back at school today though
Famfa 10

voodoo vixen said...

OK... why did you not already have a cutting mat and rotary cutter? How long you been sewing? LOL You will love the rotary cutter... Chris bought me one after I made the first LillyBo quilt and boy do they take the strain off your wrists!! Lovely new pages for the munchkins too! Think my fav is the ladybug.

Anne said...

Hi there - like you always seem to be chasing 'my tail' and I wondered if I would be bored when I retired :-) Happy WOYWW Anne x #54

Caro said...

I just love the book you are making - so cute! Have fun with your new toys. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#78)

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Annie
oh you will have fun with your new cutter I have the same and it is great for cutting patchwork it takes all the hard work out of it.
janet #37

Helen said...

I chase my tail a lot too, so no worries about visits if you don't get time! Love the bag for the latest quilt and of course all the other makes! Have a good week. Helen 23

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the book pages and how they have so many activities per page. How much fun is that?! Great bag with matching zipper purse too. The zebra puppet made me smile. Enjoy your new toys!!!

Danie May said...

Such adorable pages and I love your tote bag. Have a great week! Danie #25

Mrs A. said...

What a fabulous idea your book pages are. So colourful for the little ones to play with. Hugs Mrs A.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Gotta love the awesome latest pages for the kiddos. These are going to be wonderful when you get them all finished. I really love the flowers.

See you Friday. Happy WOYWW (because it's still Wednesday in my world) from #2.

Debs Willis said...

Cute ladybirds - love it!

Hugs
debs x

Roberta B said...

lol.. chasing your tail.. feels like I am doing that all the time too. At least you no your not the only person in that boat. Have a great day.. Roberta 17

scrappymo! said...

You are so goig to love that rotary trimmer with that huge mat. Perfect for quilting!

Your projects look great...you have been very busy to get so much accomlished! You go girl!

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow the quilt bag is so gorgeous and I love your book your making, what a fantastic idea and looks fab, think I would want a play if I was around yours lol. Gorgeous new goodies, I bet they will make life easier. While I was away it was my birthday and my sister and I decided that next Monday if I get rid of this damn cold, for my pressie she is teaching me all about my sewing machine. Her birthday is end of Sept and I am going to be teaching her jewellery making as her pressie. Happy Woyww :-) Kezzy xxx