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Wednesday, 10 June 2015


Here we are at another Wednesday fun day when we all expose our creative spaces to the world.  If you'd like to find out more and maybe join in then please pop over to Julia's to check out the details.

I've had a busy and very messy week here at Sewing by Annie's....

And of course you'd all like to see just how messy I get from time to time.  I was making a couple of rather tricky cushion covers but the fabric was very static and fraying so not only was there a lot of threads but I ended up covered in them!!!....nice colour though hehehe

It's Prom time again and this week has seen the first of the prom dresses I've got to shorten and alter this year.....these are for twin girls. :-)  Pretty colours aren't they?

My postman has brought me several more wonderful ATCs again this week......Each one makes me smile.....thanks so much girls I love them.

And last but by no means least here's a few snaps from a rather special 2 1/2 hours of one to one with Lexi this week.  Shell had to take Sam for an appointment and of course it's so much easier when you can take just the one so she asked if I would have Lexi for her......of course I would :-)

She came with a little Early Learning Dolly to make and who better to have a sewing session with eh?  What a special time we had. .....and wow just look at the results [please feel free to click on the pick to have a closer look].  The kit said age 5-8 years on it but this little 3 1/2 year old did a pretty good job of it didn't she?

I hope you've enjoyed my show and tell this week.  If you leave me a little hello comment I will call by at yours ASAP to see what you've been up to this week....bet you've not made as much mess as me :-)
Annie x


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well done Lexi...what a good job you did sewing that dolly. She's really pretty! As are those Prom dresses.....love the minty green one :-)
Hugs, LLJ 17 xxx

jill said...

How clever Lexi is with her sewing . She must of course take after you for that Annie . It's never to early to get them interested in some form of crafting I think. Happy woyww Jill # 21

Neet said...

Wow Annie, Lexi certainly is taking after her gran. What an achievement for a little girl. Amazing - but with you for a teacher ...
Lovely atc's on show again - you must have quite a collection by now.
Don't envy you with those dresses, shows what talent you have.
Have a good week
Hugs, Neet 7 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Me again! I buy Fusible Fleece by the metre off a big roll. It's like polyester wadding but has a coating on one side, which you place against the wrong side of the fabric and iron. The heat activates the glue. You could buy ordinary wadding and stick it on with fabric glue, or quilt it on, but I'm a lazy mare and this works for me. I just hate doing it!!!
LLJ xxxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Annie, I LOVED that poem. And it's so true, too. You are a genuine genius with a sewing machine. And I have the ATC to prove it. Bleubeard was SO thrilled you included him in the card. He felt so special. Thanks so much for the lovely, lovely card, poem, and ATC. I loved it all, as did Bleubeard.

Happy WOYWW from #1.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Forgot to mention what a great job Lexi did. She sews better than I ever could.

Twiglet said...

Another little crafter in the family - bless her. Great great grandma would be thrilled. x Jo

Julia Dunnit said...

My word Lexi did do a great job..what a cute doll! How lovely to have nannie all to herself for a while! I love the colours of the prom dresses. Can't avoid telling you how much i would HATE having to take them up!

MrsC.x said...

ah what a lovely way to spend an afternoon that is something that she will remember always. That is what i remember most about my favourite great Nan was the things she taught me and the time we spent together
Happy WOYWW :)
have a great week
Charlie x #15 or find me here

sandra de said...

Thank you for the home sewn ATC it embodies Wipso. Enjoy your cuppa with your sweet little grandee.
sandra de @35

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

What a brilliant job Lexi did with her doll kit. I don't envy you the prom dress alterations. I would honestly rather start from scratch!

Fiona #38

CraftygasheadZo said...

Loving your pics! Gorgeous dresses and projects on show. My son has his prom coming up too. Bit easier with a boy, smart suit job done! Enjoy your week. Take care Zo xx 39

Lynn Holland said...

My goddaughter wore a blue prom dress like that last year, she looked stunning and it brought a tear to my eye. They grow up so quickly.
I cant believe she has nearly finished her first year at 6th Form college and is now looking at universities.
Lovely hats for the grandees xx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Annie, great collection of ATCs. What a clever girl Lexi is the doll is lovely. The Prom dresses bring back memories, I used to organise proms for my year 11 when I was Head of Year, it was lovely to see them all dresses up. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela xXx 24

Helen said...

She's a chip off the block for sure, a seamstress in the making definitely. the prom dresses are gorgeous, especially the minty green one. Have a fab week, hopefully without a curtain in sight! Helen 3

Ohhh Snap said...

Your granddaughter looks pleased as punch with her doll! Beautiful ATCs you received and the prom dresses are lovely. #44

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

So glad my Atc made it over there safely Annie .. you do have a lovely collection, sorry am so late back here too.
Shaz in Oz.x

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