Wednesday, 18 May 2022

WOYWW...13th Year Celebrations

 It's been a manic week here for me but I have still managed to make my ATCs for the swap...I think Jo has a list of the ones wanting to swap because we are both sending them out together. 

Since last week I have....

Made this lovely Memory bear out of a wonderful husband's favourite shirt.

Made these three Memory dogs in memory of a 19 year old little dog that died of old age but was a very special friend for it's owner.  They are made out of the dogs toys and blankets.

Made this Memory cat in memory of a much loved Mum.  I was asked to put a lock of her hair inside when I stuffed it so I made a little fabric heart shaped pocket to keep it safe inside.

On top of all that I have 

  • shortened 5 shirts, 
  • let out 3 pair of trousers,
  • shortened a coat,
  • put a zip in a gents hoody
  • and adjusted a pair of surgical support pants [yes I do get asked to do all sorts here].
I have also..

Raised both these two bridesmaids dresses at the shoulders and shortened the one.

My next job is to shorten the 4 hems on this gorgeous prom dress so that's what I will be busy doing today plus...
  • I have more memory bears on their way and 
  • another dress coming for me to work my wonders on this morning.

As you can see the fun never ends here for me and, as always, it never rains but it pours.  I will do my best to call on as many as I can this week but for now...
Happy 13th year celebrations to you all and here to many more.  Thank you all for the love and friendship over the years.
Annie x


Twiglet said...

Wonder woman!! So much crafty activity in your sewing room this week - well done you. Thanks for linking me. I will post all our ATCs today. Happy and glorious 13th WOYWW anniversary. xx Jo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy 13th Annie, I’m so glad out paths crossed and we’ve got to know each other over the years! I’m just sad that I’m away for the Crop, we’ll have to try to meet at another time. LOVE that prom dress, ooh, gorgeous colours - if the young lady doesn’t come back for it, can I have it, lol! (Only have to lose many many dress sizes before then, lol!!)
Hugs LLJ 6 xx

Lynnecrafts said...

Happy lace anniversary Annie. What a lovely lot of seeing you’ve been doing. I love the idea of the little lock of hair kept safe.
Take care and happy WOYWW
Lynnecrafts 19

Tracy said...

πŸ₯³πŸ₯°πŸ’•Happpppy 13th Annie 🀸‍♀️❤πŸ’› Happpy day πŸ’•πŸ€Έ‍♀️❤ over the moon tooooo have you as my swap partner πŸ’•πŸ₯°πŸ’• just going to send you an email in a sec 😊 You've had a busy week as well, a joy to visit ... the love you put into each bear, dog and cat keepsakes always fills my heart ... such treasures of loved ones next door. Sending much love and hugs your way Tracy #10 xxxxxxx

Neet said...

You are always so busy Annie but I guess you get some enjoyment from all the alterations. Good to see some more Memory Bears - the number must be mounting quite high now.
I've just told Jo that the atc's for you two are in the post. Take care and be in for a surprise - I thought it was communications not connections.
Hugs, Neet 7 xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have been incredibly busy. Looks like you are getting a great swap PIF. Happy WOYWW from # 1,

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Just read your comment. I look like a blue gray cat (grin).

Diana Taylor said...

You are an absolute marvel - the little dogs are adorable and I wish I had heard of your idea when we lost ours a few years ago. I am impressed with your list of alterations having spent about 2 days this week trying to shorten some 'stretch fabric' trousers - a day of that was figuring out why the Wondaweb wouldn't work!!
Happy 13th Anniversary,
Diana xx #18

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Annie, super girl! Happy Anniversary my friend. I have an ATC ready to post for you. Am I sending them both yours and Jo's together, I don't mind either way. Wishing you a very happy woyww on this special day. Hugs Angela x15x

Caro said...

Happy WOYWW Anniversary. I have ATCs ready for you and Jo and they will be posted tomorrow. I have put 1st October in my diary! Very exciting. Take care. With Love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#11)

BJ said...

Love what you did with the lock of hair in a heart shaped pocket, lovely thought. Happy Anniversary BJ #18

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Annie, first of all, swooning over pics of Louie and isn’t Gina looking good. Props to her! I love the Memory dogs, and how sweet to include a lock of hair in a memory animal, it’s a tender finish to put it in a heart, you’re a gem you are. Four hems on one dress…just reminds me why I hate doing any sort of alterations! Not that I ever did them for anyone but myself, but you know what I mean. Or probably you don’t. It will make the owner a very happy gal, it’s a lovely outcome of your work, huh! Happy Anniversary. CANNOT wait to Crop!

Anne said...

Hello Annie. I couldn't let this special WOYWW go by without popping in to see you all. I feel so lucky to have been part of the group and to have met some lovely people.
Little Louie is beautiful, congratulations to all. Anne x 29

Tracy said...

Hellooo Annie πŸ’›πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•❤πŸ₯°in our excitement yesterday I didn't get your address in the email πŸ€—πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•❤ I've just popped an email your way πŸ’•❤πŸ₯°πŸ’›πŸŒˆ⭐Much looove and hugs xxxxxxx

Helen said...

I see my comment I left on Weds has got lost... blooming blogger!! hopefully by now your atc will have arrived (with Jo anyway!) Gorgeous memory bears as always. Happy WOYWW (trying again! Helen #3

Spyder said...

A lovely surprize this morning! Two ATC's arrived together, just finished adding numbers to helps my brain know who's got what, and then I'm off to the post Office.... a different one, one that doen't charge over £18 just to sent a small 'Get Well' card to America! Happy WOYWW 13th Anniversary....a bit late, couldn't comment before...((Lyn))#21

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh my! Your memory animals are wonderful and such a lovely idea! I am truly impressed with the number of alterations you've done. Hoping I will be able to come to the crop! Hugs, Chrisx