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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

WOYWW...

I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and Santa brought you all you deserved.  We have really enjoyed many family together times over Christmas and for me that has made it all simply perfect. 

I am still focusing on plans for next year with what I'm sharing today.  Our family does a Secret Santa for the eight adults.  We are limited to just a £20 limit on what we spend and as you can imagine much hilarity is enjoyed when we open our gifts.  There is always a good mixture of joke and sensible gifts but my Secret Santa really knew what I wanted this year.



A gorgeous storage box filled with glass storage jars, 2 packs of pretty fabric fat quarters, ribbons and much more :-)

It was just what I wanted for my new sewing room and this is what I have planned for it....



In one of my temporary cupboards in my make do sewing room are my 7 old plastic sweet jars filled to the brim with ribbons and trims but the jars have now gone brittle and have seen better days so I will be sorting the contents and filling my fab new jars at some point in the New Year.


The dolls clothes you've been seeing made leading up to the big day really put smiles on my little grandees faces as you can imagine and I've now been given an order for proper dolls sized blankets as the baby blankets that have been used are "just too big Nanny" :-)  Of course I'm more than happy to please and have needed something to do with my hands.  I've now finished 3 and the 4th will be finished soon.  :-)




So that's what I've been doing.  How about you?  If you'd like to leave me a little hello message to let me know you've been then I will do my best to pay you a return visit as soon as I can to see what you've been up to.

Wishing you all a very happy New Year and here's to many more fun times together in 2015.

Hugs,
Annie x

32 comments:

Judys Fabrications said...

I sometimes think that if Santa brought me all I deserve, I'd have a very meagre bundle (hehe).
Glad you had a happy time over Christmas.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

What a lovely gift. Happy New Year to you and yours Annie. Thank you for visiting me every week x

Fiona #18

Helen said...

I think you really scored with your Secret Santa, (and the box is beautiful!) I am glad you had a wonderful family Christmas and hope that 2015 brings you everything you wish for. Helen #13

Twiggy said...

What a lovely gift. Happy New Year
Twiggy

sandra de said...

Now that is a gift from someone who knows you well. Love your family pic. Wishing you a joyful 2015 and a big thank you for all your lovely comments and visits.
sandra de @31

Christals Creations said...

What a lovely present and how nice to be appreciated so much by your family. :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely Secret Santa gift there...that's a great idea. Bet you'll have fun using that little lot :-) And your dolly blankets are coming on a treat!
Thanks for the fun and great comments this year, it really has meant a lot. Hope we get to meet up again sometime in 2015!
Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

Twiglet said...

Looking forward to lots more crafty activity and family fun too! x

Anne said...

A lovely Secret Santa gift Annie. Happy New Year. Anne x #28

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Annie and may tomorrow be the start of a wonderful year. I totally enjoy desk snooping and yours always displays fun creative ideas. Thanks for you friendship, cheers RobynO#35

StampinCarol said...

Thanks for stopping by! Love those jars full of ribbon, etc. And your Secret Santa exchange sounds like fun! Hope you have a great 2015!
God bless you!
Carol N #34

fairy thoughts said...

It's been a blast this year hasn't it ... and you finally moved hat must have been so exciting in your new home with all the family visiting. Now you have all the planning of your sewing room to look forward to too.
Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments through out the year, they really mean a lot.
Happy new year
Janet @11

Shel C said...

But of course dollies need proper doll blankies! Sounds like you are happy and ready to tackle new projects in a new year. Happy 2015 :) Shel#39

Angela Coles said...

enjoy your new storage jars. Many blessings to you and yours.

Hettie said...

Great gift for you there Annie. Isn't Ikea a craft girl's best friend!!
Your wish is my command and my shopping goodies are on my blog now for you! I nearly fell over when I saw the price of the needles!! Gulp!
Hugs
xx

Artatag said...

A lovely gift. Thanks for sharing!
I wish you and your family a very happy and successful New Year!
Hugs
Gabriele 25

Alexandra said...

What a cute little blog you have here! I love how cosy and inviting it is. I also LOVE your jars filled with snippets of sewing/craft stuff. Looking forward to getting to know you more in the new year. Happy New Year! :)

Sandy Leigh said...

Your secret Santa box makes me happy just looking at it! So perfect for your sewing nook. Have a wonderful new year and thanks for your sweet visit. Sandy Leigh #27

Karen said...

Hello from me again!! It's nice to be back. Hopefully I'll be able to catch up in between the bad times on dialysis sometimes. It's getting better/easier with time. Take care, Happy New Year to you and yours. Love Karen xx

Robyn said...

I've been up to a lot of WOYWW visits!!!! and family and food.
Happy New year!
Robyn 1

BumbleVee said...

Hi Annie.....just flying by to wish you a very Happy New Year.....

hugs, Vee
xxx

Belinda Basson said...

So nice when you get what you want and need for a gift. Your family photo at Christmas looks really special in your previous post. Enjoy the dolly blanket making session.

Lisca Meijer said...

Hello Annie,
I love your storage jars and lovely box. I also had a peep of your previous blog with the lovely photo of your family at Christmas. Great to see you all together and happy. (You buried under tinsel)
Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. Happy New Year to you and yours.
Lisca#45

Kyla said...

oh what a lovely idea and the Secret Santa knows you well a fabulous gift
Thanks for visiting my desk already
Kyla #5

Angela Radford said...

Thanks for the visit Annie, lovely sewing box. Happy New WOYWW Year, hope it's a good one, Angela x 23

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Just popped by to wish you a Happy New Year and here's to lots of good times in your sewing room. Love that Secret Santa present. What a star your giver was! Xx

MaggieC said...

A perfect Secret Santa for you this year. I also had a special Secret Santa gift this year that is just perfect which I will show off next week. Enjoy making those small sized blankets for the little ones. They will love them. Have a very Happy New Year. xx Maggie #50

Julia Dunnit said...

So late I've enjoyed your Friday smile too....feels like Sunday to me! Now my dear friend, you know I'm going to be happy that the children loved the dolly clothes and that now you're busy making the blankets....but what I can't drag my eyes away from.....is that a milk skin on the top of your coffee?????

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ahhh what busy bee you will be Annie with those lovely new jars to fill.. a rescue mission eh? Shaz in Oz.x #15

Mariane C said...

I am happy to be able to say Happy New Year to you and all, and so glad to see your "desk" as well. That is really inspiring me. Thank you ever so much for sharing. :)

Nikki C said...

I think it's great to see how inventive people are with secret Santa and a budget we did it at work and it was a blast to see what everyone got and how well we knew each other happy late woyww hugs Nikki

Neet said...

Love your gift which you put to good use straight away by the looks of it. Oops! More work now for the dollies.
Happy New Year, your first in your new home.
Hugs, Neet xx