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Wednesday, 16 July 2014


Happy Wednesday to one and all and thanks for calling by again this week.  It's so lovely to be part of this wonderful group that meet up every Wednesday to snoop at the creative spaces all round the world.  If you still don't know what I'm talking about then please pop over to Julia's at the Stamping Ground to find out more.

Firstly I hope you like my latest header to my blog....it must be a really good year for the lavender because ours is just stunning at the mo and I couldn't resist updating my blog with a pic of it to share it with you.

So what is on my desk this week?

I decided to delve into the wonderful gifted bags of fabric that I shared with you over the last couple of weeks and make a start to use some of it.  These were the results of a day's playing...

I hope you like the look of my first set of 6 mug rugs [coasters] and the holder I made for them to go in.  I will be putting these together with other items to raise money for charity at some point and had lots of fun making them.

That's it from me for today.  Life here is pretty hectic...
  • we took car  load 30 to the tip at the weekend [much more and there will be nothing left to move :-) ]
  • we took more boxes of unwanted stash to the charity shop
  • we are off to the solicitors this afternoon so will hopefully know more as to when we will get a moving date soon.
  • we are still packing boxes ....it will soon be ready to be loaded into the van :-)
  • ......the list goes on and on

So thanks again for calling by.  Please leave me a little hello comment and I will do my best to return your visit to see what you've been up to this week.
Annie x


Anne said...

Hello Annie
The lavender looks gorgeous. The mug coasters and holder are lovely. Hope you get that moving date!!! Happy WOYWW Anne x # 20

Helen said...

I did notice the lavender and was hoping I hadn't not noticed it earlier, if you know what I mean! Glad you may finally be coming to the end of this moving story, hope the happy ending happens very soon! The mug rugs are beautiful!! Helen 4

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I can smell the lavender from here! I bet you'll be cutting that to dry before you move :-). Still keeping everything crossed that all goes smoothly...you'll soon be in your new place!
Hugs, LLJ 15 xx

Crafting Queen said...

These are wonderful.

Neet said...

A little "hello" to you this lovely sunny morning, and a big virtual "hug".
Hope you take some cuttings with you when you move as you have shown us some beautiful flowers, shrubs and things recently.
Love your coasters, I bought some fabric yesterday which I could not resist but haven't a clue what I am going to do with. Might have to come to you for some ideas.
Thanks for your earlier visit.
Hugs & Love
Neet xx 29

Mrs.D said...

Annie, what gorgeous mug rugs, they go well with the lavender at the top of your page and i'm sure they will sell quickly where ever you put them,
The news about the move is encouraging, although I don't envy you all the upheaval.
Bless you
Chris #32

cockney blonde said...

Noticed your new header straight away, beautiful. So vibrant. Love your mug rugs and holder, were they deliberately made to match your lavender?

Twiglet said...

Ooo - I love the lavender pic and the new look! Blinds finished - just waiting for the redecoration to be complete now!! x Jo

sandra de said...

Gorgeous pic of the lavender ... just want to run my hand through it all. Love the coasters you have made , I imagine they will be great sellers. All the best with your moving, sounds like you are doing an amazing sort out.
Sandra de @53

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah dry some and post downunder... if only we could eh??
Praying for that move to all go very smoothly without a hitch. It can be so stressful. Would freak out at the thought here. Really need good clean up!! Shaz in Oz xxx#3 oh and love the clever coasters.

French Nanny said...

Love the lavender. I have a hedge here too and the smell is gorgeous.


glitterandglue said...

Love the mug rugs, Annie. Sounds like it is all go in your home at the moment. Hope you soon get that all important date! I do understand how long it seems to take, and how frustrating it is - been there, done that, and got the tear-stained tee-shirt!
Thanks for visiting and for your message to John!
yes, I can't wait to show off the dresses either. Seems like they have taken for ever to make.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #13

glitterandglue said...

PS. I agree with you about the lavender. Ours is going crazy this year - every colour blue and white, too.
Margaret #13

Unknown said...

Your coasters are gorgeous and match your new header perfectly!
Sounds like your packing is moving along nicely.
Hope you get your moving date soon.
Gillian #50

fairy thoughts said...

I noticed the lavender straight away... hope you are going to take some with you when you move.... wont be long now :-) hopefully.
love the coasters I should do some of those for my folksy shop, great to use up little bits... if only there was more time
janet #11

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Love lavender, I have some in the garden. It's always difficult to decide what to take with you when you move but you can't take everything LOL!
Love the mug rugs, great idea.
Happy crafting and have a great week, Angela x #42

Kelly said...

I'll have to remember these for a future project. I never can seem to find one when I need it. Creative Blessings! Kelly #75

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Annie..happy WOYWW. You do well to be sewing amidst the packing, but congrats I hope it all goes well. It's a great opportunity to have a clear out and actually sometimes find that 'lost' item. Cheers, I love the mug mats, RobynO#41

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,
The lavendar is amazing! A friend of mine makes lavender eye pillows and I've been lucky enough to get one in the past.

The mug rugs are great!

Thank you for visiting me already!
Peace, Kay (22)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Hello from rainy Philippines, Annie! Oh the lavender is just lovely! And the coaster match them! I like how you made each coaster different but have the same color scheme. So nice to look at all together.

Happy WOYWW!
peggy aplSEEDS@73

Laura said...

Beautiful lavender :)
Never heard them called mug rugs before, but they are very nice!
Belated Wednesday wishes,
Laura The Tardy Desker!