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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

WOYWW.....

Oh where do these week's go?  Time really does go quicker as you get older doesn't it?  Here we are at our Wednesday catch up of the creative spaces again so I'd better get sharing mine....




I have been busy making more Memory bears this week.  This one is made in Memory of a much loved husband.  I've used his silk ties to make him and I love how he's turned out don't you?



I was then brought some fluffy dressing gowns to make 3 more bears in memory of a much loved Mum, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.......



I ended up wearing rather a lot of the bears before I finished them all.....I do get in a mess many days and I certainly make a lot of dust with my job.


I did manage to make three rather gorgeous bears using the dressing gowns that I'm sure will be much loved by all....they give such comfort to grieving folk.


Once the work was done I then pulled out my boxes of fabrics to make a few bags to go to Margaret for her charity.....I was given a large piece of green brushed denim many years ago and I decided it was perfect to make strong school bags so I found enough brighter fabrics to line each bag differently and then top stitched each one to strengthen it in matching colours.



I've made 10 bags so far but may well make a few more if I get time before sending them on to Margaret.

That's all from me for this week.  I hope you have enjoyed your visit.  If you leave me a little message so I know you've called in I will do my best to pay you a return visit.  Hope you all have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x

19 comments:

Helen said...

Love your latest bears; and those bags make such good use of that fabric. Helen #2

Catriona Mason said...

Bears are beautiful, Annie. I love the wee bags and as you know, I have just taught myself to make lined bags. I recognise that lining at the left hand side-my friend and I have just shared the party fabric to make wine hlass holders! Hope you also get some fun sewing time this week.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW....you do keep busy. Those bags are lovely. Good use of a lot of fabric. Precious little bears again too. That's quite a popular and great idea.
Have a great week..I love seeing your bright yellow flowers. Hopefully soon for here.

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Such lovely bears - and your bags look very strong/neat. I actually bought some fabric from Create & Craft this week (it has Jack Russells on it and in their sale, so I couldn't turn that down), so eventually I will get my little sewing machine out and try to make something. Ali x #12

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Annie, the bags are fabulous; hard wearing on the outside yet colourful inside. Those memory bears will certainly bring comfort. Have a good week. Sarah #17

glitterandglue said...

Morning Annie. How can I say a big enough THANK YOU??? The bags are lovely. Marian will be so thrilled to see them. I'll send her your link. Had to smile at the thought of you wearing your bears!! - sounds like me when in sewing mode.
Take care girl. Thank you again. God bless.
Margaret #7

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Annie, yes, I love our little community on here, everyone is always a joy to visit. Generally, I have to say I haven't met an unpleasant crafter yet, even on FB, but I have heard stories from others, lol. Love seeing all your makes, and laughing at you covered in all that fluff! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8 XxX

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The fluff covered front made me hoot! I look down at myself and always seem to be covered in threads...sigh...I'm never going to be a neat and tidy crafter :-D. Love the bags, the different linings/topstitching make them look so individual - great idea!
Hugs LLJ 16 xxxx

Twiglet said...

What a bit of fluff you are!! Love all your makes Annie - we will have a good boxful for Margaret won't we. xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Gosh, that was a big piece of green denim! Perfect for book bags as you say....love the over body strap, so useful. Well, I reckon you must be very old, because time never gets away from me..........

Suzanne Alexis said...

Your memory bears are so sweet! What a great idea. Those school bags look sturdy, and the inner fabric and matching stitching makes them pretty. The kids will love them! Have a good week!

Suzanne #34

Angela Radford said...

Hi Annie, loving the new bears. Who knows where the time goes, I just think it's because we are so busy all the time, so much to do Lol! Have a great woyww and happy crafty week, Angela x18x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, I had to chuckle at the mess you got in making those bears. The same thing happened to the lady who sits next to me at the quilting class last Thursday as she snipped away at the bags she was making ... what a mess! I think the mess was worth it for both her and you, your teddies are gorgeous. Great work with the bags too. Oh, and I did have a lovely time with my sister, thanks. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #25 Have a great week. Hugs, Ellie x #25

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

A beautiful way to hold memories, I love your Bears and what a fabulous amount of bags, such a generous donation for charity. Thank you so much for sharing.
Creative wishes Tracey #13

April Story said...

My goodness you have been busy. I have one quilt square to make and I will be waiting until the day before it is due! Love those bears and bags.
April #23

Neet said...

How lovely it must feel to know you are giving comfort in times of sorrow.
I like the bags you made, the green is perfect for the outside (love khaki and olive and it seems similar) and those bright linings make them look rather special.
Hugs, & thanks for visiting me, Neet 3

Cheetarah said...

Do love seeing your bears and bags Annie! And I can definitely imagine those bears giving comfort in difficult times! Hope you're having a fantastic day! xo Cheetarah #24

sandra de said...

Lovely stitching and ideas as always and a big thank you for saying hello when I have been awol for so long.
sandra de

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful memory bears Annie, love them and ooooh, wow,, love the bags wonderful way of suing up scraps, Margaret will be delighted!!
Thanks so much for your great desky share.
Happy belated WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #26

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