Wednesday, 13 June 2012

WOYWW - Dumfing magic!

Our WOYWW ATC fun continues.
As our little dumflings are winging their way around the planet, then by return, come these wonderful little works of art.
Many are accompanied by cards, notes, good wishes and some even included lovely crafty bits and bobs.
Thank you all for your lovely comments and beautiful ATCs.
We have had such a lovely week - made even better on funday Monday when Annie and I got together to play - you show me yours... I'll show you mine!! We both think we should make a big collage of them so that we can keep them all together and display them as they deserve.
 What a wonderful way to "meet" new and old WOYWW friends. I think our Julia deserves a medal for having such a brilliant idea.


As for fun day Monday.....
well it didn't get off to a good start...
Look at the girl - she has been so poorly.
As I looked across the table at her peeping over her dumfing machine it reminded me of those captioned war time posters (Chad? Mr Wot?)




WOT NO MOJO?












                                                                                                             
But then we started crafting and somehow it worked its magic.
The needles dumfed, the felt flew and before we knew it she was back on top form and creating the most fab and gorgeous crab apple blossom dumfling!


Of course - I was busy dumfing on my machine opposite her.
So we chatted and giggled, drank coffee, ate chocolate - oops did I just admit that!!! YES we ATE CHOCOLATE! How else does a poorly girl get better?
Here are my little dumflings.
 We have had such a giggle over Maxine's suggestion re clearing her mortgage by selling my dumflings.
Seriously though - they have turned out rather well so, we think we might make dumfling mini-felts with them and make a shelf in our blog shop for some of them. So keep a look out after next fun day Monday.

Lastly, here are my latest little jumpers and beanies for the fish and chip babies.
I posted them to Dawn yesterday. She is the blog friend who wrote a post about them (read here)and who has kindly collected them and passed them on to a local organisation ready to send out to Africa.

Well what a colourful post that is!!
Have a great week everyone - see you on my blog hop.
x Jo

48 comments:

Annie said...

Oh how I've chuckled at your post Jo. I do look in a sorry state :-) I guess many use crafting as therapy in one way of other and it certainly worked for me didn't it? :-)
Hugs,
A x

Sarah said...

luuurve all those atcs...all so fab - the face from Doone is a beauty! Looks like a huge machine or did Annie shrink in the wash? Wishing you more delightful dumfing...Sarah at 2

Redanne said...

Great post, wonderful ATCs and gorgeous new dumfingys. You have been so busy too making all those fish and chip tops - they are so pretty! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #30

Rita said...

Fabulous post Twiglet. What a terrific array of ATC's cards. I love the poppy dumfling on the machine. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita 29 XX

Helen said...

Nothing keeps you two down for long... love the atc display. Helen, 3

Michelle Webb said...

Fab ATC collection, the postie must have been very busy posting lovely thick letters through your door. I see mine there too. I need to put my swaps and your lovely dumfling on my blog too, but I'm at work until 5pm. You're right it is a colourful post. Michelle x

Joanne said...

A dumfing we shall go, a dumfing we shall go.........I LOVE my little dumfling so much that my step daughter is NOT having it......so there....
Hugs Joanne xx

okienurse said...

busy bees! I am still grinning from your post. Love all the projects of dumfing an the little jumpers. Awesome! Vickie #42

Queen Of Toys said...

All those atcs are great, you should do something special with them. Love your dumfing too. You always seem to inspire me.

Have a great crafting week
Eliza #65
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Sandy said...

My dad used to draw him on everything that little man overlooking the brick fence. Love your dumfling crab apple so pretty. Sandy :) #69

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i've been seeing the dumfing ATCS around the desks and they're truly gorgeous. and your collection of returns are also great. too bad i was away before the anniversary and didn't have the time to make more than the one ATC to swap.

Laura said...

A crafty friend, crafting time and chocolate - the best medicine known to womankind!
Laura 78

lisa said...

I'm glad you managed to work your magic, company, a giggle and chocolate are wonderful healers aren't they.
Dumflings is a wonderful word, it's a new one on me but they look stunning.
My MIL is making jumpers for fish and chip babies and she was amazed that I knew what they where. WOYWW is a wonderful educator!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #74

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Jo, well what fun WOYWW is and my mail has been fun too as you will see by my today's post your amazing dumfling has arrived - thanks so much for sending it way over here, and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #76
PS off to check the post down below as looks like you answer my query during the week thanks!

Doone said...

ooh a collage of them all would be amazing - I keep turning mine form you tow into the light and admiring the design, beautiful work, and so glad you kindnesses were returned, hope Annie is feeling perkier...

dxxx

Claire said...

what a wonderful atc stash! it was a fun swap, wasn't it?
and what colourful creations!!
happy WOYWW :)
no. 46

craftymonki.com said...

Fabulous stash of ATC's!

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #12

Cardarian said...

Ahh your ATC was so beautiful - not just for looking but touching too! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Mine went out a bit late but they will arrive soon!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Ann B said...

A collage is a brilliant idea and a perfect way to display the beautiful ATCs you received. Love your dumflings and I'm sure they would sell very well - I keep stroking mine.
Ann B
#21

Helen said...

Hi Jo I think you should run classes for making dumflings! I for one would love to be able to turn out a strip of flowery lovelies like you have in your photo. Thank you again for mine. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 14

Tertia said...

What lovely work you both did, why was I not told there would be chocolate? I would have been there in a flash... oh wait, I am on the other side of the world.
Happy WOYWW

Julia Dunnit said...

Aw poor Annie...or Mrs Chad!! Glad the therapy and chocolate worked a bit for her..Imust say it is still dificult to believe that those felt and dumfed works of art come off your machines...I envisage long needle hours by candle light with milk bottle glasses. And how you get a machine to do what you do is another miracle. Thanks for the colour, very cheered!

Gez said...

Great post Jo! Sounds like you've all been having fun! Sorry to hear Annie has been unwell, please pass on my best wishes.xxx Sorry, for not calling sooner, life n all that!!!

Love Gez xx

505whimsygirl said...

Glad you two had a great time! How great to have a friend to craft with. I have a knitting group one night a week but we are taking a hiatus during the summer.

you dumfling is just wonderful! I love it.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #124

butlersabroad said...

Glad to hear Annie perked up, she really looked ill in that photo, or maybe just tired. Love the little dumflings and great idea to put the atc's in a collage too.

Hugs
Brenda 107

SueH said...

I’m sure I say this nearly every week but it amazes me just how much you get in the week between desk showings and it’s not surprising that everyone wanted ATC’ from you because they are so special.
Loving the colourful knitting too. I was looking at pattern books and wool in Hobby craft this morning but really mustn’t get tempted just yet because I need to get so many things I’ve started on finished before I get to something new…..that’s if I can remember how to knit….it’s been so long, Lol!

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x
#72

Angelfish said...

It's a rainbow of a post this week Jo! What a lovely collection of ATCs you have there. I'm in awe of your dumfing :o)
Fiona x

BJ said...

Still adore your dumflings - BJ#8

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

What a fab post. I was wondering what dumflings were as I kept hearing about them . . . but now I now. Thanks for the info.

HAPPY WOYWW

Hugs
Sarn #4

Di said...

Great post Jo - yup, it's Annie Chad :)

Happy WOYWW! Hugs, Di xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Lots of great things have been coming and going in the mail. You have a great collection. I love all the pretty flower dumbflings you've created. I think your Mojo is just fine! It was the chocolate, I'm sure!

sandee said...

Looks like you and Annie had a grand time together, and yes this was a gloriously colorful post! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

kay said...

i spy lots of gorgeous atcs and thanks again for my dumfling and chocolate is always a miracle cure :)
have a fab crafty week
kay #25

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...you ladies are angel's doing all the loVely makes for the fish n chip babies you really are :) as for the dumfling I think it's marvelous all the ATC's that you made stand out a mile in their colour and texture...super work!!...thanks for stopping by me...Mel :)
My Daughters cat Sala is a Marbled Bengal as she has since told me she is partial to brushes!

Bugged Designs said...

First time I've came across dumfing - they look interesting. Glad to see chocolate came to the rescue, I can highly recommend it. And oh yes, chad! I remember drawing them at school along with many a "wot no...." message alongside them!

Helen T said...

I remember the 'Wot No...' sketches :) I love the felt thing with the flowers (is that a dumfling??) - Helen T #48

Samantha Elliott said...

Wow! Those dumflings are gorgeous. Love the blossoms! Glad Annie is feeling better. I often find crafting to be a great healer!
Have you tried sniffing your ATC from me? Try it!

Carol said...

Hi Jo, yes chocolate has great reviving properties, just wish I wasn't on a diet!
Wonderful dumflings, love the new apple blossom design.
Carol xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Glad you were the supplier of choccy to the invalid!! Poor Annie, she has been poorlu, hasn't she? Glad the crafting helped her feel better though - lots of lovely things on show this week. The dumfling looks tricky to do on the machine...
Hugs, LLJ (aka Mavis) ~1 xx

nerllybird said...

Haha, love the Chad picture!

I feel even worse now about forgetting to put my little notes in with my ATCs - I'm such a twit when it comes to posting things...*sigh* :P
Helen S #23

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Your dumfing ATCs are truly breathtaking. I've been following them across the WOYWW posts and every one is a treasure. Well done you!

Love them

Happy WOYWW

Mary Anne (5)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Well you've been super busy! Fab collection of ATC's you have there. Take care & enjoy snooping, am going for the better late than never approach this week! Zo xx 56

Morti said...

Fab chucklesome post this week. Also, thanks for the link ref the fish & chip babies, I've been trying to work out what they were for some time! I've been to Dawn's website to get the pattern, and if I get a chance, I'll make at least a couple! I inherited a load of wool with which to make up some clothes for the grandchildren of the lady who passed away, and I'm sure they won't mind donating some of the wool to such a good cause. Taught myself to crochet a granny square last night! YAY!

Thanks for stopping by....

BumbleVee said...

Awww poor Annie...hope she is much better .... at least you had some fun.... and I am so envious that you have her close by you and can visit almost anytime.....

I put my ATC on my blog today because it is the brightest spot in my life at the moment....thanks so much Jo....I will get around to sending you one ...but, not too soon I don't think. This reno has us both down and is causing all sorts of headaches.... hopefully once it gets going we can bow out a bit and the contractor take over totally....and we just hide out in the basement....or somewhere far, far away..... if it wasn't so weird at my own sister's I would go there ...but, it is too off the wall there at the moment...I'm having to steer clear or strangle somebody......

Valerie said...

well, I learned something today. I have never heard of a dumfing! I enjoyed your humor and your pictures! Valerie #26

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's taken a bit, but finally I've tracked down the source of the dumfling! Awesomeness, ladies! LOVE the name! Feel better, Annie. Darnell 129

Carmen said...

Oh I love that photo - thank you for posting it. Poorly thing but I agree, crafting is fabulous therapy :P

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great post..I needed the humor. Chocolate..I need to make a pan of brownies..it will help me a LOT.
Your little creations are just adorable. I have showed so many and they are so amazed.
Break over, back to getting ready for company!!! HOORAY..