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Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Happy Wednesday to you all.  I've been a busy bee since we had our last snooping day.  We spent the weekend finishing off the new front garden by planting lots of plants I took from cuttings from our old house.  They are fairly small plants as yet but they will grow, cost us nothing and how lovely to have brought some of our family home to our new little bungalow.  

This didn't leave a lot of time for crafting/sewing over the weekend and as Mondays I take and fetch the twinnie munchkins from pre-school and then have them all day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays it will be Thursday before I get much done but I do have a progression to show you on what I'm busy with on my work desk.  

Do you remember the cord, wooden beads and chop sticks from last week?.....

Well, some of the beads have been paired up and strung together on some of the cord.

Some more of the beads have been linked using more cord and attached to crosses made from the chop sticks.

Do you know what it is going to be yet?

One set has progressed rather further and looking  more like I'm getting there....I bet these will give you a better idea what I'm making.....if you haven't guessed already then by next week things will hopefully be more recognisable but I will keep you waiting til then.

The other good news I'm sharing today is that another of my customers from our old house has now found me with sewing and I have yet another coming tomorrow too.....it's coming slowly but business will pick up in the New Year when I hope to get an advert in a local church magazine that reaches 3500 houses!! :-)

So that's it from me for this week.  Please leave me a comment with your Linky number and I will pop over to pay you a return visit as soon as I'm able.

Annie x


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah glad to see thing settling in for you, Annie and your man thought was going to be a puppet of some sort maybe a snowman in suit?
.. okay just joking :D Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #12 i think

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

It's a puppet! Looks like lots of fun.

Fiona #4

Helen said...

Glad you are settling in and sorting the garden - bet it will look fabulous come next year! Looking forward to seeing the finished what looks to be a puppet. Clever Annie!
Hope the 3500 people who will see your ad don't all want curtains... (grin) Happy WOYWW Helen 6

peggy aplSEEDS said...

How nice for you that you'll have familiar plants from your old home in your new garden! Your puppet is taking shape. I wonder what it will be!
I'm sure you'll be getting a lot of customers as soon as people find out about your skills, Annie!
Happy WOYWW!

Chrysalis said...

Oh, they are going to be so sweet - how clever! Glad you're feeling at home, and that business is, if not booming, growing gradually. Nice that it should increase in 2015, after the Christmas mayhem. Happy WOYWW, Chris # 8

Neet said...

I really thought I would never guess but then a puppet came into mind. Clever Annie!
Glad more work is coming your way and that you are planting some of your old place in your new one. What a lovely idea.
I had a little Christmas tree in one house and transferred it to another and then to this one - it is now gi-normous! Love having it still with me.
Hugs, Neet 30 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lol, you have a mysterious desk too this week! We could be a duo off the telly, like Cagney and Lacey or Rosemary and Thyme...grin!!
It looks like you're making puppets or little figures but I would never have guessed until the last pic of it. I'm glad your customers are seeking you out...good luck with the new advert!
Hugs, LLJ 25 xx

Anne said...

Well I'm hopeless at guessing :-) - but now several ladies have suggested puppet - yes I can see it!! :-) Lovely that sewing is picking up and you have reminders from your previous garden . Happy WOYWW Anne x #32

Twiglet said...

Looks like a load of balls! x Jo

Christals Creations said...

Puppets! Moving is always unsettling even if it's a dream move. We moved three months ago and it's still a work in progress. This time next year I am sure it will feel like home though. Hope the sewing picks up for you. :)

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Annie...wan't sure at but yes I can see puppets...what fun are they for the grandkids? So cool that you're planing up the new place with cuttings from the old...sort of doing that myself with my pot plant garden. You'll have to show us some pics in the future as the garden develops. Cheers RobynO#34

Ginny maxam said...

I have no Idea as to what it could be!! Good luck with your business! I'm a small business owner too! Thanks for sharing,
Happy WOYWW Ginny #43

jill said...

I'm sure it's puppets your making Annie . Thanks for stopping by earlier . Have fun with the little ones & I hope your making something fun with the Lego with them. Happy woyww Jill #10

Belinda Basson said...

I had no clue what you were doing with the beads on string till I scrolled down! Great idea! Can't wait to see them finished.

Lisca Meijer said...

I admire you looking after twin toddlers three days a week. I get tired just thinking about it.
I've been fascinated by your wooden balls. It really does look like a puppet now. We'll see next week.
Thanks for visiting me earlier,
Have a great week,

voodoo vixen said...

You making puppets Annie? They look just like puppets to me, can't wait to see the finished projects. I am sure you old customers will find you as time goes by but an ad in the church mag is a good idea too! LOL Happy WOYWW to you, Annette #26

Karon said...

I love this, at first I couldn't see but then ah a puppet of sorts! Will look forward to seeing them completed. TFS

Karon #48
Karon's Krafty Korner

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh I've taken time to peep about past posts too, You have so many fun projects going on. A marionette would be my guess for use of those beads and chop sticks. Thanks for stopping by. I'm so looking forward to Turkey/Dressing and all the trimmings tomorrow!! We've now 8 inches of snow and it's still falling. EEEEKKKKKKKKs

Mrs.D said...

Those puppets look fun, what a great imagination.
Teh front garden sound good, hope you will show us some pics as it all grow and make you feel at home in your new home.
Thanks for popping by my desk and yes I am feeling much better, just a croaky voice now.
It is interesting what people pick up from other people's desks, I had to look back to see the blue on mine, and realised that actually there is only blue card on the guillotine, blue packet of the baby wipes and a blue disc holder, for stamps, on the windowsill. but blue clearly struck achord with you.
Bless you
Chris #27

Judys Fabrications said...

I love making puppets too, but sadly have no need any more. Glad the garden is taking shape and settling in is feeling better.Moving is a Very Big Life Event.
Have a great rest of week.
Judy #11

fairy thoughts said...

Hi annie
Really ... honestly are you crazy ... gardening at this time of year lol. you should be inside finishing off those .... puppets? or whatever they are .....or making cards or something in the dry!
That said you will be glad you did when spring arrives and you are ahead of the game.
havea fun week
janet @20

Julia Dunnit said...

Good news on the customer front..when I opened my shop and people questioned my choice of location, instead of talking about home, rent, rates etc...I just used to tell them that if I was any good, the customers would travel if they had too. It's true. So I understand the pleasure at seeing old customers in your new home!
I'm getting the cord the balls and the chopsticks now - how much fun these will be. I still have mine..and actually, one of my friends used to be a painter for Pelham Puppets which is still just down the road from here!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

Are they called marionnets? Puppets? The last photo was definitely a giveaway!

How nice to be able to bring clippings from your old home to your new home. What a great idea. I had a beautiful, mature lilac bush at my last residence and when I drove by one day I noticed that the new owners had torn the whole thing out! My heart ached for the beautiful plant.

I'll be linking up with you tomorrow!

I've had my Thanksgiving meal so it was a perfect time to visit desks - either that or take a nap!!

Thank you for visiting me already! Happy belated WOYWW
Kay (21)

Anonymous said...

How totally cool! You are a crafty one:D I also spy a Bernina in the background! Now don't gasp or anything but I just sold my Bernina 1630 on ebay! I know, I know, but at this point in my life I would never ever have believed this but I have fallen in love with a 1918 hand crank Singer sewing machine! I have also learned I like hand sewing!!! I've been eyeing some of my WIP quilts that haven't been touched for, well let's just say they are in much need of some attention! giggle!
Beth P
Yes, I am late visiting, sorry I do tend to be a bit of a tortoise!