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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

WOYWW......

Wahoo wahoo wahoo  I've actually managed some time in my sewing room this week and have something on my desk to share with you...




I have been busy doing some machine embroidery on the last bunch of Christmas tree card toppers.

I have now found cards and mounted up 64.......every one is slightly different :-)
It's been a fab way to use up some of my fabric stash making the little patchwork trees and I've really enjoyed spending time playing on my sewing machine. :-)

And that's not all.....



Amy asked if I could make her a Christmas tree that would hang up and could be played with by the children so I delved in my fabric stash, found some card [no shortage of that when you've just had 150 boxes with your new kitchen in them], sorted out some ribbon, felt and buttons and hey presto.....
....I have a feeling they will have fun deciding where everything hangs don't you?  And I had fun making it. :-)

And just in case you thought I'd had a quiet week this is the latest pic of the kitchen looking from the French windows/doors.
  • Double oven ....working and in use
  • Dishwasher ....working and in use
  • Sink ....plumbed in and in use
  • Gas hob ....still to be fitted
  • Curtain pole is up and I have shortened the curtains and they are up [and you know how much I love shortening curtains :-) ].

As you can see we are getting there but still lots to do yet.  I'm getting my exercise going from the old kitchen to the new....mugs in the new kitchen, kettle in the new kitchen, so I make a drink but have to fetch the milk from the fridge freezer that's still in the old  :-)  I'm sure the exercise will do me good.  Now all I need is a cat.....cos I now have a kitchen that's big enough to swing a cat in.  :-)  ......and I love it.

Please leave me a little message and I will pop over to yours to check out what you've been up to this week.  Thanks for calling in.
Hugs,
Annie x

27 comments:

Nikki C said...

Look at all those trees they are just so.kewl each being a different one and your kitchen is coming along nicely... good luck on trying to find a willing cat to swing around your kitchen lol hugs Nikki 6

Helen said...

Wow, and I thought I'd been productive! love the cards, and the tree you made to hang is just great, the kids will love that. Helen 3

tilly said...

Love the great idea with the tree and your cards are lovely...... kitchen coming on well
Tilly

Neet said...

Love your kitchen! It looks huge.
Great sewing, adorable cards and a fabulous tree. I am sure the children will adore it.
Hugs, Neet 17 xx

butterfliecrafter said...

sewing machine and fun don't go in the same sentence with me, sadly I can't and don't have the patience to learn it. But your cards are just lovely. And the kids will definitely have fun with that tree. Vicky(#8)

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Annie, the kitchen is looking a dream...how very satisfying! Love the play tree, what a super idea. You've made loads of cards..even with workshop samples I dont think I've made that many! bet the sewing was a welcome break!

Kristiina Majuri said...

I mostly use my sewing machine on paper nowadays... perhaps I should take some fabric out too, your cards look great!

Happy woyww
Kristiina #13

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The kitchen is looking fab, you must be thrilled!
I love that Play tree, what a great idea...the children will love changing the ornaments and having fun :-)
Hugs, LLJ 15 xxx

Anne said...

Her her Annie I'm still grinning at ' the cat' comment. Love the kitchen and the tree is fabulous! You are an amazingly creative! Anne x #23

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Wow, all those cards! I am very impressed. Perhaps a close up next week of one? The kitchen is looking grand! Will it be done by Christmas? Diane #24

sue jones said...

Another "wow" from me - when do you sleep?! Kitchen looking Gorgeous. Amazing amount of lovely cards too. Thanks for the visit earlier . Have a great week Soojay xx

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I love that hanging Christmas tree and I am sure the children will harbour of fun with the decoration. I hope you kitchen finally gets sorted into one convenient place before Christmas. xxx Maggie #18

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Those cards are just wonderful! They must have lovely texture from the fabric and stitching! So simple but so effective! Have a lovely week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #29

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

That Christmas tree is brilliant. We had something similar when the children were younger. It was a tree shaped advent calendar and each pocket held an ornament which you could then hang on the tree. I admire your patience sewing up all those cards. Thanks for stopping by.

Fiona #32

pearshapedcrafting said...

So pleased to see you have had some fun time! I have had a peek back at how things have gone and it looks like amazing progress! It's all looking brilliant! I love the Christmas tree and can imagine it will be a great hit! Hugs, Chrisx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Annie, lovely to see your kitchen is almost there. Awesome Christmas cards too, way to go you. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #1 xxx

Jackie Mackay said...

I'm impressed you got round to shortening the curtains - soooooooo boring. It took my friend best part of a year - she said no one looked under the bottom of the curtains (to the floor) Love the big tree idea on the door. Jackie x #20

lisa said...

Sounds like you've had a busy week, Annie. I love all your little xmas trees. You are so organised having them all made up into cards.
Looks like the kitchen is coming on a treat. I could lend you a cat to swing in it if you like!!!
Have a good week.
Hugs Lisax #16

Christine said...

Oooohhh! this little green eyed monster just loves your kitchen!!!!

I am also very impressed with all your Christmas trees, like you say - a great way to use up bits.

Have a good week
Christine

Bishopsmate #43

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, 64 cards - brilliant! I love the Christmas tree and if I find the time I may just pinch the idea ... otherwise it will have to wait until next year. Do you think you will miss all that exercise once the kitchen big enough to swing a cat is finished :) Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #31

Sharon said...

I love the Christmas tree. What a fun idea! Looks like you've been really busy with your Christmas tree card toppers. They look great!

Angela Radford said...

Sorry I'm late tonight, been out all day taking my mum shopping. All those gorgeous cards, somebodies been very busy Lol! Thanks for the visit to mine and happy crafting, Angela x 22

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

Your cards look beautiful! You have inspired me!

Greetings, Sofie # 37
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Twiglet said...

It really will be a fab kitchen! x

Lizzie said...

Oh, how exciting - a whole new kitchen. And french windows too. It's going to be wonderful! What will you do with the original kitchen, I wonder - a utility room, perhaps? Hope it all gets finished soon, so you can enjoy it.

Love the Christmas Tree toy - what a lovely idea! I think the children will have a great time playing with it. The recipients of all those cards will love them too - so pretty!

What a busy week you've been having. I hope you have time to relax a little soon.

Lizzie
#49

sandra de said...

Wow it is all coming together beautifully.
Sandra de@12

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow you have been busy! Looks fab. Take care Zo xx 33