Wednesday, 25 November 2020


 What a difference a week makes eh?  Last week I had no customers at all so I worked hard with making my Christmas cards and now think I've made enough for this year....

I've made 60 cards in 7 different designs.  Some are appliqued, some are machine embroidered, some are hand embroidered and some are made using 1" squares of different Christmas fabrics.  I've made them in batches and really enjoyed being creative.

Monday started a whole new week.  I have..
  • Shortened 4 pair of trousers
  • Shortened the sleeves on a gent's coat
  • Cut out the Memory bear [left] ready to make it this morning and..
  • Hopefully the clothes to make 3 more Memory bears and a Memory elephant will be arriving in the post that should keep me busy for the rest of this week.

That's all I have to share with you today so if you leave me a little hello message so I know you've called in I will do my best to pop over to yours later [I did my best last week and think I popped in to see most of you].
I hope you're all keeping busy and staying safe and happy.
Annie x


Julia Dunnit said...

Aw, one minute I read that you can’t get in the mood, and the next, you’re easy with the cards! Ouf, I really need to get mine written so I can tell about quantity! Yours look lovely, am sure you will get a lot of pleasure sending them. Funny how the orders come in waves isn’t it. I wonder if the lockdown ease will fill your rails again, I expect so. I keep forgetting to say how much your sweet pea header makes me smile when I open up your blog!

Sarah Brennan said...

What a fabulous collection of cards Annie, I feel very lazy in comparison. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #2

Lynn Holland said...

Well done Annie for keeping going. You are a shining star 🌟
Lynn xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It’s like buses - nothing for ages then they all come at once, lol! I rather like the check for the memory bear, he’s going to look very fine. Hope you’re keeping ok lovely gal,
Hugs LLJ 7 xxx

Anne said...

Hello Annie. Such beautiful cards. Good to hear you have customers again. Take care. Anne x 14

Twiglet said...

That bear will look fab in his tartan! Your cards look gorgeous Annie - well done you. xx

Catriona said...

Love the cards-you have found your mojo! That teddy is going to be beautiful because I kniw how carefully you match the fabrics. Glad to hear you’re sewing for customers again. Happy sewing.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow that was a quick polish of sixty cards Annie! Done in a blink!
Or a week anyway, took me nearly all year! Brilliant work, do love them all. Great work on bear etc too
Thanks for sharing, and God bless, Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Well done Annie. It's like buses, you wait for ages and then several arrive at the same time but at least you got on with the card making and they are gorgeous. Sending hugs and wishes for a happy woyww, Angela x17x

Neet said...

Suddenly struck me reading your blog that your postie must be kept busy with all the parcels of clothing coming to your house. I wonder if the Royal Mail know what you do or what they think about the parcels.
Good to see you have been busy - I MUST make Christmas cards.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx

Helen said...

I thought I'd done well doing 20 . But I did only have Sunday! I'm sure yours are much prettier though . Helen #3

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Annie, well done on getting so many cards made! And lots of sewing for you this week, you're always a busy bunny!Have a lovely week, Stay safe, Hugs, Shaz #10 X

glitterandglue said...

Hi Annie. Looks like a great pile of cards made now - well done. Loads achieved this week in your neck of the woods!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

60 cards - oh my goodness! They look so lovely too! I'll need to make a couple and using fabric gave me some inspiration! Happy #599, Annie! xx zsuzsa #29

Lillianb said...

WOW you have been busy, Great selection of cards,


Take care and stay safe,

Lilian B #13

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Those cards are looking splendid Annie, love the little Robin I have a stamp similar to that. You'll bring many smiles when they are received. Looks like you have been keeping busy in the sewing room again, I really need a room just for my machine. Take care Happy WoywW Hugs Tracey #12x

Crafting With Jack said...

Your cards look lovely and you seem to have quite a list of work for the rest of the week! A belated happy WOYWW Angela #25

Chana Malkah said...

Wow! You have been super busy and creative!

I am impressed with the number of cards you have made! I don't celebrate Christmas but I make cards each year for my SIL. I cannot imagine creating 60 cards. Yours look amazing!

Chana Malkah #32

Shoshi said...

You have been busy, Annie. Your fabric Christmas cards are beautiful, and it's fun seeing a half-done memory bear in progress!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #9