Wednesday, September 28, 2011

One more dress & WOYWW

I finished dress No 6 late last night. Here it is in the nice summer sun we have at the moment.
A matching head band and bright red ribbon bows.
This is how it started out in life
And this is how much is left of it on my desk early this morning.
The bodice part is still complete and will go to make up another dress using some white material
from my stash. The long strips are the shoulder straps so really all that is left is the 5 little scraps in the middle.!! Waste not want not.
Onto my desk later this morning.
Wimpey should have been going to the vets at 8am for a blood test but I had to cancet so he had a reprieve and breakfast and I had time to have a play with a few bits and pieces. Over at the Craft Barn they are running a challenge to make 12 Calaendar pages one for each month and I have decided to join in. It's all Neil's fault as I have been following the pages he has made on his blog and now I'm hooked. Got 4 weeks to catch up on though. Wkl (January) was a blue and crackle theme so this is the one I'm toying with here. The yellow pad leaning up is to guage the size I want the page to be and the Amazon packaging will be the sturdy backing. There are a few of Ann's lovely crochet flowers left that I have been using on the dresses. The pencil pot is destined to be a bird house but it got waylaid enroute! What else can you see. Oh yes the little arch shaped gadget is for switching on all my electrics in one go. So the compter, day light and sewing machine all come on together. Clever hey!

Playing with blue icicles and crackle paint at the moment. I sort of have a smidgen of an idea lurking in the background.
And just behind my desk hanging on the wardrobe is the next upcycling project. I love this dress but don't wear it anymore. It has two layers of flounces so I'm planning on getting 3 little dresses from it for the Dress a child appeal. If your very observant you might just spy a white square of paper on the notice board which has Wimpey and Wrappers weight written on in lb's. They have a few health issues at the moment so are being monitored. Next weigh in is on Friday for them.
Quite a long post from me today. If you want to have a nose around other crafting desks then why not take a smooch over to Julia's blog. Have fun. Tthe Boys are posted below.

20 comments:

  1. You must be disappearing girl! Send instructions urgently :) Lovely dresses! Di xx

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  2. BTW are you Neil's wife -or should I say is he your husband being all polically correct? If so, what a wonderful crafty house you must have - am on my way right over. Engine's revving up here !! Di xxx

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  3. You definitely make another girl happy with this fab dress...love WOYD and esp the 'wrapper' with the sewing machine on it!
    xxx Margreet

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  4. Love the dress, and the fabric on your next project - I bet they'll turn out lovely. Tfs Jenny

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  5. Can't wait to see what you come up with. xxx

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  6. You've got some great projects on the go - love all the fabric :) xxx

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  7. Not really up to doing a lot of blog hopping just yet but couldn't resist having a peep at your latest little dress......just beautiful. Well done you.
    Hugs,
    A x

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  8. I feel exhausted just reading all the things you get up to. I am also into genealogy and have periods when I just search the entire internet for different sources of information. Lots of fun but another very addictive hobby to add to the crafting.

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  9. Ahhh...Mrs. A., what a lovely post with those fab dresses. You're an amazing woman you know. I just adore seeing how you recycle garments because the outcome is always brilliant. I love seeing the swaps you get in - that desk set is awesome! The little monkeys are so cute to help with the gathering of leaves - hope you gave them a nice little treat. wink, wink! Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love; I get such a big smile when you do. Have a lovely week and take care.

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  10. Read this post yesterday but couldnt comment as blogger was given me hassle! love your sewing machine cover - I have one (I got it free as a birthday present with my quarterly sewing club) but its rubbish really - will hopefully make myself a nice one one day! like those little dresses you are making - I havent got spare time at the moment so wont be having a bash at one! LOL about you not seeing my owl - probably because it doesnt really look like an owl yet (might never the way I am going!). Like the idea that you have a smidgen (thats my pet name at home!) of an idea lurking cant wait to see what transpires from it! Have a fab week :)

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  11. I meant to say, with regard to your missing relative, try altering the spelling of his name slightly. Don't be too accurate with birth dates etc - you need to think laterally and you may find him. If you want to contact me directly, I can have a look for you, if you would like.

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  12. Such pretty dresses ....looking forward to seeing what you create with the snow flakes.

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  13. Such lovely creation and Thank You for the heartwarming comments on my blog
    Cheers
    Sonia
    http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi! Just popping by to say I am having a giveaway and would love for you to enter! I will try and pop back later for a proper look but want to invite all the wonderful WOYWWers for a chance to win!
    xoxo Karen

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  15. Wow how talented are you???? these dresses are gorgeous.xxx

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  16. Hi Mrs A, I say every year that I am going to make a calendar, and I never do. Looking forward to seeing yours :)
    Love the pretty dress, what beautiful fabric. The smocked bodice would make a pretty bag too.

    Always a pleasure to see your latest projects, and of course to see what the boys have been up to!

    have a lovely weekend xx

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  17. Another gorgeous dress darling! I love the smocking, my gran had a real thing for smocked dresses! Thank you for your kind offer of knits, I am aiming for 6th november! love Annie x

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  18. Hi again, I made it back for a better look! The dress is so sweet! Ahh, you are so talented! And I love the sewing machine cover! So bright and fun!
    I will have to check back to see your calendar pages! I am liking the blue snowflakes!
    Thanks for entering my giveaway! Good luck!
    xoxo Karen

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  19. A wonderful cause and you are doing such a wonderful job! There are some little girls out there who are going to be thrilled. Mind you - I'm pretty amazed at the skimpy dresses you disassembled to make the new ones. I might have been able to wear something like that 20 years ago but not since! Versatile and clearly very fit too! Hugs, Lesley

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