Wednesday, 24 November 2010


Good morning blogging friends.
Another busy week has passed and we are back to the best day of the week when we all have a good snoop round lots of crafting spaces.  If you are here by chance and don't know what I mean then please pop over to Julia's blog and join in the fun.
Last Saturday saw the last of our new carpets going down so we are now able to get a little more straight and furniture and pics can now be put back where they live.  I have bought some lovely new Really Useful Boxes for my sewing room to organise our shop craft items in when we get what doesn't get sold this Saturday at the Montgomery Craft Fair....of course we are really hoping it all gets sold and we can then restock my lovely new boxes with fresh items  :-)

Today I have put my card toppers out and have made a start at making them into cards but alas I have to clear my rail before I do any more and I'm afraid to say my 'to do' rail is heaving today.  I have everything from jackets to shorten the sleeves on and a curtain to shorten to trousers and skirts all needing altering so it may be a while before I get back to my card making.

 I have already had to shorten a huge pair of patio door curtains this week and make a huge pair [280 cm long!] of double width voile curtains so I am on curtain overload!'s the proof!.....just remind me girls to never offer to make huge voile curtains again cos they were really horrid to make.  The voile slips and slides and is impossible to measure accurately.

 So now girls when you're having fun visiting all the other blogs just think of me clearing the sewing mountain before I can have my fun  :-)

Thanks for dropping in and for leaving your lovely comments.  I will do my best to get round as many of you as I can over the next few days.


Susan said...

Happy WOYWW!
I too have been catching up on some sewing repairs. My desk may look tidy today but you should see my sewing table! LOL it's all on the ironing board! Can't wait to see your completed cards!
Susan xxox #12

Twiglet said...

You are always so organised, neat and tidy. You should see my room today!!!

sandra de said...

You have at least made a start with the cards and they look gorgeous. I love the little boxes and you are sewing as well. It all looks very productive and inspiring.
Sandra #58

Angela Toucan said...

cards are looking lovely

hope your craft fair is a success

be blessed
from Angela #68

Neet said...

Love your Really Useful Boxes but judging by what you have been making they will be needed for new stash as I think you will have a really good day. Good Luck with the stall. Oh - and thanks for the look around (don't envy you all those alterations).

Hugs #27

JoZart Designs said...

Don't those boxes look great!? Good luck with the craft fair...hope you sell everything and have space in those boxes for more.
Love the Pudseys on the previous post, well done to the children! The Advent Father Christmas is gorgeous.
JoZarty x

Zue said...

Hi Wipso
Your cards look fantastic and the toppers really work well. Good luck for the craft fair!

You are so tidy and those boxes are a great idea. How quickly do you think thye will fill up?

have fun
Sue xx 77

Sue said...

Hi y a
oh i have a few of those boxes they are fab, great being able to see in them,gorgeous cards on your desk, hope you get ya rail cleared,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(16)

Theresa Plas said...

Best of luck at the craft fair! Your card toppers are SO cute! They look nice and puffy. Will be looking forward to the final card:)

Lionelsa said...

Have fun with your new boxes!

Helen said...

Love those little boxes. Well, it's lunchtime now, so hopefully you're halfway through your rail!!
Your daughter's biscuits for CIN look fab!

Bluefairy4U said...

Oh what lovely toppers you have. Hope you do well at the Craft fayre. Glad your getting on top of your to do rail. Curtains are so tiring and heavy to do I have a lot o sympathy for you as I made my own years ago from Silk and interlined and lined and they were triple pleated and were for a very high bay window took me about 6 months ! Have a lovely day, big Hugs JO.xx *24*

Anonymous said...

That's two RUB fans so far on todays WOYWW hop! Not planes on my desk, BTW, but clothes pegs with the names of my menu items clipped to the bag toppers :) Today I am working on recipe cards. Wasn't it just a week or two ago when your rail was completely clear? Funny how that happens. Have fun with your toppers.

Mary Anne (7)

Susanne said...

It looks like you can make quick work of finishing the cards up - good for you. Happy WOYWW!

donnalouiserodgers said...

wipso? just remember:
never work with:
radioactive substances,
channel 5

Joey said...


I will always remember never to work with voile now!!!lol, hope all goes fab at thecraft fayre

Joey 17 xxx

G Peplow said...

Hi there, love your busy space, always such a lot going on but tidy! Your Christmas cards look stunning:) As for tackling curtains you are reading this from the lady who still has pins tacking up the hem of hers and that's been so for months. I'm impressed you actually make yours and they're Voile. OOh brownie points LOL :0) xx #63

Becky said... new containers! I hope you get to fill them up with new stuff too!

karen said...

Great containers! I hope you get to fill them with all new stash! Good luck at the Craft Fair!
Your card toppers are to die for! I really want to be on your xmas card list :)
xoxo Karen #82

mckinkle said...

Oh Wow Annie, your cards look super, each one that little bit different to the next, just how I like it!

Hope you have a FAB day on Saturday, very best of luck for it!

Keryn x

oneoff said...

Great advice from Doone there; she's a smart cookie! I have visions of you sewing away in an ever less controllable cloud of voile.

Good luck for the fair on Saturday; I think your makes are beautiful and very reasonably priced. Hope you come home with empty boxes!

Bernie #11


To have lots of lovely boxes to fill, sigh now I have empty box envy ;)

Claire said...

all those cards look lovely
C (74)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Oh dear, voile is just awful to handle, but it looks fab. Once bought a wonderful blue voile for a dress, but it ended as a scarf!

Good luck with the fair!

Maarit (96)

Maz said...

Ooooh, have fun filling those boxes. And I don't envy you with all those curtains! Maz (65) x

Mandi said...

Super boxes and the tags look great too
Id hate having to alter curtains!

mandi x

Chrissie said...

The Really Useful Box company must be doing quite well!
Those cards are absolutely stunning Wipso! The toppers are just the best!
Chrissie #5

jude said...

Love the toppers.Hope you got your curtains organized and sorted .Your so neat tiday and very organized not like me.My desk is so messy at preasent .Anyways hope you had a good wednesday hugs judex3

Spyder said...

I really love those realy usful boxes and have just bought a few more little ones for brads and all things tiny, Cards looks fabulous! I must do some more! Have a Happy WOYWW
((Lyn)) #54

Jane said...

Sounds like you are gonna be very busy!
Happy WOYWW!

minnie_mac said...

I love your card toppers. They are absolutely beautiful.


Carmen said...

The card toppers are gorgeous. I've made a grand total of 1 Christmas card so far :P

I'm posting your book tomorrow Annie, I want to get a jiffy for it - didn't think my usual bubble wrap and bin bag job was really befitting a giveaway and you would have to slice it open ;)

Carmen xx #101

Mrs A. said...

Can you tell me please where you purchased your really useful boxes from. I saw one of these on Chrissie's blog and she thought it might have come from Staples?

Sherry said...

Those little boxes are so aptly named aren't they! They look good too. Hope you have an amazing day at the craft fair and sell lots!

Know exactly what you mean about voile - not that I've ever stitched it, but folding up curtains made from it is bad enough!

Thanks for the lovely snoop around x

Sherry (105)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Well you have been very busy. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 42)

Mrs A. said...

Thankyou so much for giving me the details for the boxes and joining my blog. Off to have a look now at the site as I really need to get my stash organised.

akilli melek said...

lovely cards, good luck with the clean up and the fair

have a lovely weekend
caroline #2

voodoo vixen said...

I am late woyww-ering so get to see that you have completed loads of cards!! So much work in each one too... I could have told you about the voile... won't touch the stuff myself anymore!! Annette #85

Alisonw30 said...

Hope you got the curtains finished and got back to the cards!

Have a good weekend x

BumbleVee said...

I'm pretty enthralled with those little cards... I think they are wonderful...

Minxy said...

Nice to see your still busy as ever, those cards look lovely, good luck with your sale x

Deborah Frings said...

Really Useful Boxes are just the best storage items going!! I love the cards you've made.
Deborah #103