Tuesday, 16 July 2013

WOYWW - Week 215

Hello WOYWWers, Followers and All,

Because it's Wednesday, I have a sneaky feeling that you might be here to see the mess on my desk so, without any unnecessary delay, here it is.
It's become a bit of a dumping ground, hence the clutter. I blame the hot weather ... it's been far to nice to stay indoors, even for crafting. Actually, this pic was taken at getting on for midnight Tuesday, UK time, and, as you can see the piles of photos that were there last week have all disappeared so I did get something done this week, just not a lot :)) The purple paper, white card base, embossing folder and the length of fabric are all covering a work in progress which I'm not ready to reveal yet. The fabric, which has a pretty strawberry pattern, will become another sundress, this one for my cute wee great-granddaughter, Rhian. The photo envelope contains pics taken on the trips we had out last week and under that is a pile of snippets and scraps I'm intending to use ... well, some of it anyway. Off to the right side you can just about make out the latest copy of Craft Stamper ... so far I've only found time to have a swift flick through so plan to settle down with a cup of tea and read it from cover to cover pretty soon :) Other items lying around are just the tools of a crafter, even the toilet roll you can see nestling in the recycled cat food box at the back.

That's it for this week, briefer than my norm but it's hot and it's late and I have a date with a pillow ... another night sleeping on top of the bed with the window open ... not that I'm complaining, it was a long hard winter.

I'll be back to participate in the WOYWW hop after I've had some beauty sleep. Don't know what the WOYWW hop is yet? Where have you been? Seriously, if you don't know and would like to know then make your way swiftly to head desk-keeper, Julia Dunnit's blog, the Stamping Ground, where you will find a really useful page that will bring you up to speed in no time at all ... and do join in the fun :)

In the meantime, take care everyone, have a great WOYWW and happy crafting,

33 comments:

  1. Hi Elizabeth, what pretty fabric for your GGD's dress. Love those type of prints for the wee ones.
    Krisha #5

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  2. That's a very pretty fabric..the little dress is going to look so sweet! The weather has been amazing, hasn't it? I'm hoping its going to stay nice for my hols next week!
    Hugs, LLJ 46 xx

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  3. Beautiful fabric and what a productive desk you have.

    Happy WOYWW Eliza 26

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  4. i dont have any trouble sleeping so really can enjoy the days, I do feel for those who don't sleep though. love the strawberry fabric, how pretty! you are pretty up to date with your photo printing and scrapping, huh...all the better reason to abandon the desk and enjoy the weather!

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  5. This strawberry fabric is so pretty...perfect for a little girl.

    Great that you are pushing on through this heat with your photo project...I am so jealous...need to get off my dugff once home from hols and get cracking on with mine...theya re a big ole mess!
    Scrappymo 64

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  6. I can equate with the top of the bed - too hot for anything else. I have taken the duvet out of its cover and use the cover as a cover (if you follow).
    Wish we could have rain at night when we are asleep and sunshine again when we get up - thinking of he gardens here.
    Look forward to seeing what is hidden.
    Take care - Hugs, neet 14 xx

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  7. Good morning, Elizabeth. What lovely fabric - enjoy making the dress. What secrets everything is hiding. Do hope we shall see the end results one day :)
    Have a great, if warm, week.
    Margaret #48

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  8. Lovely fabric, I do admire you scrap-bookers. So organised with photos. I need to sort mine. Take care Zo xx 81

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  9. Very pretty fabric and I am glad you are getting some good weather :-)
    Happy WOYWW

    IKE in Greece #33

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  10. Oh, not sure if my coment came out !! :-)

    Very pretty material and I am glad you are getting some good weather :-D

    Happy WOYWW

    IKE in Greece #33

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  11. Oh yes definitely too hot for much indoor crafting, we took the desk outside this week, well, not literally, but some craft items!

    Hope you haven't melted in the heat

    Waving hi from The House of Bears @#86

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  12. Love the strawberry fabric, I've just finished eating all our strawberries now, all gone! Happy WOYWW!
    ((Lyn))

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  13. Hi Elizabeth - nice fabric - I thought it was dp at first - everyone is saying how hot it is - Aust is warm days and very cool nights right now... too bad we are all shut up at work during the good bits... Have a great week - Happy WOYWW - Mxx #87

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  14. I am not a fan of the heat but I can forgive anyone in Scotland for their summer loving! Enjoy the sun and love that fabric too! Right, must go got a baby to chase...

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  15. Hello lovely fabric. I am getting even less sleep than usual. Don t like to complain but it s a tad too warm for me :-) Happy WOYWW & thanks for popping by. Anne x @ 69

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  16. Hi Elizabeth
    Yes it is certainly too hot to do much but I love the fabric .... Very summery perfect for your little one
    I have a pole of mags I am trying to work my way through I keep buying them but then never make anything must try harder .... Actually I have an idea I will post it next week about a swap
    Janet @41

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  17. Hi Elizabeth
    your desk is really neat and tidy and like a lot of people you are finding it too hot to craft.
    I think we all need to enjoy this weather as much as possible and do what feels good to us
    have a great day enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #75

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  18. Thank you so much for your visit--how fun to hear from Scotland! (or is it, hotland lately?) That sundress is going to be so sweet--I always loved making clothes for my little daughter and nieces...the little dresses just whip right up. Have a wonderful week and fun looking through your photos. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #6

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  19. love your desk lots of craftyness going on, thanks for the snoop

    Happy WOYWW
    Jay NO.65

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  20. Hi Elizabeth, beautiful fabric, nice & light & Summery. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #50

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  21. Gorgeous looking fabric... it will make a perfect dress for a little one/ Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#78)

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  22. Hi Elizabeth, it's been unbelievably hot here, too. But I guess we're used to it.

    That is lovely fabric. Just perfect for a young girl. And I can see leftovers being used in something heart related.

    Hope you got sleep. I appreciate you stopping by. Happy WOYWW from # 2.

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  23. What lovely fabric to make Rhian's dress from! She'll love it:) Lucy #67 x

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  24. My mom used to make little dresses for my 2 girls when they were little, and they loved wearing them. The print on that fabric is beautiful, so I'm sure your granddaughter will be proud to wear it too. Blessings!

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  25. Very pretty fabric there Elizabeth - you'll have to make sure and show us the dress when you get it finished. Thanks for the advice about my sewing machine - I've cleaned it all out, oiled it and put in a new needle - so will have to make another bag soon to try it out!
    Bernice

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  26. That will be a pretty little dress! We Brits really don't cope well with the heat, do we?! It has been pretty intense...
    Hope you have a good week, Helen 19

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  27. TY for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment. Believe it or not, patience is not one of better virtues. I can clear a room faster than a skunk with my level of patience. Thus the small number of beads. I digress though… So I love that fabric. My mom is really handy with a sewing machine, me, I don't have a great relationship with mine. We don't quite understand each other. I am working on it, though my granddaughter, who is 3, may be in college before that happens. I'm looking forward to seeing the dress when it's done. Have a great weekend. FYI…It's been hotter than HADES in th Southern US too. Thank god for AC. (((HUGS)))
    Kim
    WOYWW #3

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  28. I'm only just getting round to doing a bit of blog hopping to check out what my friends have been up to this week....a 6am to 9pm day with my gorgeous grandchildren yesterday sort of got in the way of blogging....but I'm not complaining cos it was a wonderful day. :-)
    I think we are all finding this heat a little tiring...do you think we can have too much of a good thing?
    Hope you have a great week.
    Hugs,
    A x #55

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  29. Thank you Elizabeth for stopping by already at my desk
    I hope you find time to have that cup of tea and read your craft stamper and magazine from cover to cover, I enjoy reading this magazine as well I still remember by my first issue of the many years ago probably more than 10 years it was issue number three!
    Jackie 39

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  30. ah such a very very productive desk Elizabeth!! Love that fabric and the dress am sure will be super cut and appreciated by your dear little one :D
    thanks so much for popping over Happy WOYWW :D Shaz in Oz.x #30

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  31. I'm late returning your visit so apologies for that. The material looks as though it will be a lovely little dress and I agree, if the weather is fine and warm then you should be out enjoying it! Annette #8

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  32. Its sounds like you have lots of projects underway and planned. I love the look of the strawberry fabric. Happy WOYWW! Danie #34

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  33. I know we shouldn't complain about the heat. Glad it is cooler today!
    Karen #57

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