Wednesday, 13 April 2011


Good morning all.
Firstly, apologies to those folk whose desks I didn't manage to visit last week.
I always try to call on those who visit me and then as many as I can manage after that.
Sometimes its lots but last week it didn't seem to be many.
I promise I will try harder this week!

OK so what's on my desk today?
Lots of fabric on top  of a little secret gift - you can just have this sneaky peek today. I may let you see the whole thing another time.

The fabric is probably going to be made into crafter's aprons. We have neat little grey cotton ones in the shop - they are just crying out for someone to buy one to add a splash of colour too!! (I thought I might have a go at printing one with fabric paints to jazz it up a bit!)

You can also see my little bag. It was just plain silver satin and I decided to add a little dumfling to match the outfit that I shall be wearing on Saturday.

Here it is in close up.....

I dumfed some marbled silk onto some glitzy black/silver fabric and then added a little brooch and some beads. The brooch was just a little scrap that I picked up from the car boot - I knew it would come in handy one day!! I stitched the whole thing onto the front of my bag and love the look of it.

Well short and sweet today.
We are gardening, weather permitting, for daughter M. and hopefully having tea in Shrewsbury.
(Well it is my 37th wedding anniversary - I think I deserve a medal - not just tea!!)

Have a great Wednesday - now I must nip over to the lovely Julia's desk and see if she needs a little house elf to tidy it for her this week!!


WhingingNinja said...

ooh that flower really adds to it doesn't it? love the fabric

Wipso said...

Happy Anniversary Jo. You deserve lots more than a medal. Have a very special day.
A x

Susan Allan said...

The fabrics are very pretty and the silk bag is gorgeous. Have great day
Sue xx 41

Helen said...

Happy Anniversary, hope you have a lovely day.
Your desk is full of lovely things again, especially that bag.

akilli melek said...

that bag is gorgeous. It never ceases to amaze me how you and your partner in crime can make the most amazing stuff out of what appears to be nothing special at the beginning.
have a fab wednesday
caroline #49

Anne said...

Happy Anniversary to you and hubby !!!
Lovin the fabric, look forward to seeing what you make.
The bag is so pretty too.
Have a good day
Anne x

Artyjen said...

Happy Anniversary! Enjoy :)
xoxo Sioux

Neet said...

First and foremost HAPPY ANNNIVERSARY - read on Wipso's blog earlier.
Secondly some beautiful material on your desk and what an adorable bag you have shown us.
Enjoy your gardening and most of all your Shrewsbury Tea. #26

Sue said...

Hi hun
happy anniversary to you both, hope you have lovely day. pretty flowers below, lovely material, the bag is gorgeous, my bag is goin on its first campin trip this weekend, thanks for the snoop, have good day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(10).x


Ooooooh, great fabrics - I've just discovered fabric and sewing and I seem to be accumalating huge piles of it LOL. Have a good day. RAch xxx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Blessings on your 37th anniversary- yes you both deserve a medal. What a splendid bag you made- it's really special. I don't think you were able to visit my WOYWW post last week. I received your surprise in the mail and posted about it. Thank you, thank you! What a dear you are! Patsy from

JoZart said...

Aaah I wondered just where you were going on Saturday that was so special to have such a pretty bag.... I'm guessing it's for your anniversary dinner?!?
Have a great time and congratulations!
Love JoZarty x

Anonymous said...

I don't use much fabric, so it's always a treat to come and see what you're up to. Gorgeous collection. Have a great anniversary.

cheers, rachel #70

Angie said...

Happy Aniversary ....definately a medal is required lol would get far far less for murder. That bag has such a retro antique feel the material too ...have a wondeful day.

Sam said...

Happy Anniversary to you both.
That is a lovely bag you have there, and some lovely fabrics too.

Cardarian said...

Happy wedding anniversary! Have a lovely day! All you have showed us today is very nice, but that bag is just stunning!

Doone said...

COngrats, yeeppeee, you deserve more than tea,

you deserve each other,


oneoff said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you are doing something lovely to mark the occasion, whether tea or dinner.


Tracey said...

Happy anniversary mr & mrs Twiglet....Love the bag...xxxxx

okienurse said...

Beautiful fabric and I love the bag with the little brooch! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #78

Di said...

Happy Anniversary Jo - sorry I'm late! Love the bag and also the idea of brightening up the aprons with some fabric painting! They're great as they are of course but you do need something else to keep you busy :) Hugs, Di #72

Sherry Edwards said...

Your fabric looks lush!

Happy Anniversary xx

Felted House said...

Thanks so much for your message about Archie - I do miss blog-land but haven't been able to pick up any wool since my mum went into hospital, just impossible to find any time - it feels like I'll never ever be able to get back to felting at the moment - no end in sight to the grimmer things in life, but I will try when I can! xx

karen said...

Happy Anniversary to you and the mister! You really jazzed up that bag with your beautiful creation! Amazing as always!
Thank for the visit earlier!
xoxo Karen

minnie_mac said...

Happy anniversary. The bag is so beautiful.


Tracey Brossart said...

Gorgeous fabric and stunning bag!

Happy be-lated WOYWW!

I have some yummy candy on my blog if you'd like to check it out! :D

My Blog Candy!

xx Tracey xx

Bluestocking Mum said...

Happy Anniversary from just down the road in Church Stretton!

warm wishes

jonaks said...

its lovely! and I am late in visiting this week. and it will be wednesday again!

Dawn said...

The bag is delish (with your little addition) I hear the wedding went well from Wipso. so happy for you all

Love Dawn xx

Gez said...

Gorgeous looking fabric :)

Belated, Many Congratulations on your Wedding Anniversary. I hope you got spoilt :)

Popping by to wish you & your family a lovely Easter. Best wishes, Gez.xx