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Wednesday, 30 May 2018


Well folks what a wonderful week last week was....for so many reasons.

The 9th blog anniversary saw me visiting everyone who had joined in the fun....even if there were a few I was unable to leave a comment on [sorry about that].

I've had a lovely week since with happy mail popping through my letterbox each day with ATC swaps.....

Many thanks to...
[from top left...]

and Neet

and Shaz

They are all so different but each one was made with love and I will treasure them....just got to make a folder now for them to go in :-)

It was a really busy week for me with sewing too.  In the 4 days I worked [I don't work Tuesdays as I often have little Theo to look after] I managed to.......
  • Make 2 Memory bears and 1 Memory rabbit 
  • Shorten 2 bridesmaids dresses 
  • Put a concealed zip in a heavily sequined evening dress 
  • Shorten 3 dresses 
  • Shorten the sleeves on 2 dresses 
  • Shorten 4 pair trousers and
  • Take in a bikini top
As you can imagine there weren't many spare minutes in my days but I love it when I'm busy and was really buzzing.

The one little Memory bear was made out of a school fleece jacket with a special label around his neck......I hope Ella likes it as much as I do cos it's really cuddly.

The other two were made in memory of a much loved sister.  I really love the colour combination of these two and the lady I made them for loved them so much she would like me to make a cat to match them....so it's back to the drawing board for me to design a cat pattern.....

First draught of pattern.....will make one up now to see what it looks like.
You may see the finished cat next week....if it turns out ok :-)

That's all from me for today.  Please leave me a little comment so I know you've called by and I will do my best to pay you a return visit ASAP.
Annie x


Helen said...

a happy bunch of atcs! was wondering about mine but then I remembered I sent it to Jo, so you probably haven't caught up with her yet! Love the latest bears too. Helen #1

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Annie, thanks so much for the ATC and the fabulous poem. I feel rather guilty as I didn't realise that I would also be getting one from Jo and only sent one in return. I will have to bring some extra goodies to the crop for you to pass onto her. You and Theo are welcome to pop over one Tuesday to visit Eva and I in the shed. I am not far from Trentham Gardens and the Monkey Forest if you wanted to make a day of it. Have a great week. Sarah #8

Twiglet said...

Those little bears are such a hit Annie! xxx

Anne said...

Hello Annie. A lovely collection of ATC's. I'm sad I didn't manage it this time! Have a lovely week. Anne x #20

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a fab collection of ATCs! I loved yours (both of them!) so much and will treasure them. When I get back in the Jancave, they're going on the side of my bookcase where I have my Rogue's Gallery ;-)
Hugs LLJ 11 xxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Annie, I loved the ATc's and poem from you & Jo! Aren't all the ATC's amazing? So many clever crafters in our lovely group.Saw the cat on FB- love it!Thats a lot of alterations, and I can imagine that sequinned dress was particularly challenging! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 XxX

Angela Radford said...

Lovely collection of ATCs. Pleased to see the business is going strong too. Loving your bears too. Have a lovely woyww and happy crafting, Angela x16x

Neet said...

Thanks for your kind words Annie, and also for the lovely stitched atc which came in the post last week.
Lovely selection you have on your desk, now are we going to see a fabric book to hold them in? Jut wondering.
Hugs, Neet 4 xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a nice amount of ATCs you received this year. And those memory animals are adorable. Thanks for visiting me early this week. I appreciate it. You must be really, really busy with sewing and sewing and cutting and sewing. Happy WOYWW from # 10.

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Annie, your ATC collection looks lovely. So many different styles. Thank you so much for yours, and the poem. Beautiful! Looking forward to seeing the cat! Have a lovely week, and a fun time with Theo, Heather x #13

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a Happy gathering of ATC's all different but made with the same intention to create for the 9th Anniversary... Fabulous.
You have been very very busy this week, love the idea of the school memory bear.
Thank you for sharing WOYWW.
Creative wishes Tracey #9

Julia Dunnit said...

Sorry I’m late Annie! You TOOK IN a bikini top. Man, of such stuff my dreams are made!! You are a brick to do the alterations, it’s one of the reasons I keep quiet about being able to use a sewing machine to be honest!! LOVeD your ATC and poem, clever clogs, and to coin another phrase - ‘such fun’! really, wasnt it!

glitterandglue said...

Hi Annie. Made it at last! Great ATC collection there - such fun - all that post plopping onto the doormat! you were certainly busy with the sewing. I can imagine you there on your posh - and very smart - new sewing machine!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #7