Wednesday, 1 August 2012


Just a  fun little pressie for Shell and Brent.
I made a little linen cover for a journal - the bride, groom and twinnies in all their finery.

We had an amazing day on Saturday - no doubt Annie will blog lots of fab photos for you.
It was such a lovely family wedding with 5 little grand children on their very best behaviour - a credit to their Mums and Dads.
I was asked to read a poem in church, so made a little collage for the card to hold my poem whilst I read.
It will make a nice momento of the beautiful Oxon Church, Shrewsbury, to go in the memory book.

My table hasn't seen much action for a few days.

I have been working on a very special felted picture but won't reveal it until its new owner has seen it.
So my table just has the little ivory linen clutch bag that I made to go with my wedding out fit and some prints of a few of my felt pictures and collages. I am going to put them on cards, I think.

Lastly - remember my chiffon scarf rainbow from last week?
Well, I re-arranged the scarves into a circle with a number on each.....

AND the grand total of scarves was.....


So the winner of my little poppy dumfling is...
Virginia  - not sure who you are and can't find any details for you so if you email me with your details I will pop it in the post.

OK folks - have a fun week - lots of Olympic fun and games!!
Over to Julia's Stamping Ground now, to see what you have all been up to.
x Jo


Annie said...

It's surprising how many scarves you can fit on each peg isn't it? :-)
A x

Neet said...

I would never have thought there were so many scarves - congrats to Virginia!
Love your linen bag and the collages for the card and the book. What fun ideas!
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, neet xx #27

donnalouiserodgers said...

ooh love the colour wheel, is it Virginia of Celtic House??? I know her - we share journals via colloborart..

I love your linen embroidered cover and the card, I think special events need to be celebrated with handmade heirlooms...


Redanne said...

Ah, I do love a wedding...your makes are stunning. Congrats to Virginia, can't believe there were so many scarves.......Happy WOYWW, Anne x #58

Sandy said...

Your linen cover is adorable how lovely. Its always such alovely time at weddings well I think so anyway. Sandy :) #43

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Beautiful array of color in the scarf circle..Your little wedding creations will be a treasure too. Oh the fun of the Olympics..makes television worth watching again. Have a wonderful week.

JoZart said...

Such lovely keepsakes you have made for the wedding. It all looks so wonderful and I look forward to seeing more pics from Annie soon. It's amazing just how many scarves there are.... well done to Virginia.
If you can't follow how to make those bibs from my pics just LMK and I'll spill the beans!
I thought about you when I made those slides, headbands and bracelets.... you should dumf some little flowers and make some with those as they are very popular and would sell well for you.
Love JoZarty x

Claire said...

loving your creations!!
i think a lot of us have got distracted ny the games - but they are great fun!!
wishing you a great week :)
no. 67

JoZart said...

I forgot to answer your question about the yarn for the crochet flowers.... I had trouble here getting cotton in bright colours, despite looking all over on my travels, but found it in Germany at around 2 euros a ball. I am going to Germany again on 10th Aug so let me know if you want me to get you some as I will be getting more for me whilst I'm there.
Jo x

kay said...

wow,62 scarves,i was only 40
off to find the wedding pictures
have a super woyww
kay #82

mamapez5 said...

Because I can't get round to everyone's desk on a Wednesday I use a system and today it has brought me to you. Having read your blog I realise that you are related to Annie who I have been corresponding with for a time now. (I used to live in Oswestry, but moved to Spain three years ago. I still have family around the area).
I just love all your work, especially the poppies, and the items of wedding memorabilia are wonderful. Kate#100

Spyder said...

these covers are just toooo lovely, so clever of you!

Shoshi said...

Well, whoever would have thought there were as many as 62 scarves! I was waaaay off, and thought I was being so clever! They look even more stunning laid out like this - it's a lovely photo.

You've been busy with the lovely wedding stuff, making some great keepsakes.

Thanks for your comment - I'm thinking of doing some blog posts on using our old rubbish and recreating it as something beautiful - a challenge to us all, I think. We're so quick to consign stuff to the bin when it could be re-created!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #7

May said...

Gosh, I did'nt think there would be as many scarfs as that..Beautiful keepsake covers so glad it all went well... Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x

Lynn Holland said...

Oh haven't you had a lovely week, it was so nice to read about it and see your lovely crafting.
Lynn 74 x

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

All such great projects! :)
Mary Jo #107

Helen said...

Love the linen cover and wow I didn't realise there were that many scarves! You did get a bargain xx

EllieWee #84

Lisa-Jane said...

Gorgeous projects as always, that church is just stunning. You must have a lot of patience. I thought I was being clever by counting the pegs last week (as others did too) but I was way out. Congrats to Virginia the lucky thing!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Holy cow! 62 of those things. I tried to count the pegs but could definitely tell that some of the pegs had some than one scarf. Anyway, that was a fun and colorful challenge. Love the wedding journal!! And the chapel collage. Just lovely!

Anne said...

Lovely the linen cover and card collage you are so clever. It sounds as though you all had a wonderful day. Anne x #129

Di said...

Fabulous work Jo! And who'd have thought 62 scarves - crumbs!!

Hugs and happy WOYWW, Di x #11

Ali H said...

Love the rainbow flower of scarves ! Sounds like a lovely wedding & your Church card protector is great ! Thanks for stopping by ! Ali #53

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey, I was way out!! That's a fab piccy of the rainbow scarves, great fun!
Lovely journal cover of the wedding couple - Annie's pics are very pretty, so glad you all had a wonderful family day.
Thanks for my birthday wishes, I had a lot of beautiful beads!
Hugs, LLJ #1 xx

Carol said...

What beautiful card and lovely Journal covers. Truly special mementos of wonderful day. Carol xx

famfa said...

The eddying looked amazing. Everyone looked so happy and gorgeous. Low your momentos - beautiful.

Famfa 33

trisha too said...

Adorable giftie, they will love it!

Good grief, what a fabulous find, 62 scarves, you lucky lady!

:)trisha #117 this week

Neesie said...

That's a lot of scarves! Congrats to Virginia.
I think there's a lot of distractions at the moment with so many WOYWWer's really into the Olympics, which is wonderful. ;D
I'm watching some amazing footage even all this way over here and mostly at silly-o-clock!
Two more Golds in 24 hours ~ yeah! The Aussies were having a go at the Brits here with being behind them on the medal table...but we'll show 'em!
I better nip off for an afternoon snoozy (oh I wish) ready for yet another late night...all worth it though ;D
Thanks for visiting my desk earlier ~ Neesie #37

RosC said...

That was fun with the scarves. I thought there were a good number but came in a little under 62. What a pretty circle.
Glad the wedding went well, and the linen cover is fun. Thanks for wizzing in with a comment.
Ros. #60

Craftychris said...

Love the linen bag and those scarves are amazing and so many! Thank you for visiting my desk and have a fab week. xx

Helen said...

62 - wow! The wedding sounds fab, I have seen some of Annie' pics and your keepsakes are gorgeous. Helen, 24

nerllybird said...

Beautiful wedding mementos, they'll be much appreciated I'm sure, TFS
Helen S #73

sandra de said...

Such a lovely journal for the wedding memories. The scarves look amazing.
Sandra @36

Catie Cuddles said...

What absolutely divine ideas these are ... The church in particular I am sure will be cherished.
Thanks for sharing at Woyww

Anonymous said...

Wonderful keepsakes for the wedding Jo, loved the pics Annie posted too. What amazing scarves, they look brilliant all laid out like that!

Brenda 3

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Jo, wow what fun you are having here. Just love your creations on your desk of course as you would know! :D
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #43
PS had trouble loading your blog kept getting error messages.. mmm who know why?

fairy thoughts said...

your book cover is fab, love how you have included the little people as well. amazing the number of scarves you had!
running late this week

Kezzy said...

Wow those scarves are gorgeous, and what a fantastic picture for inspiration, I love it. And wow those wedding stitching is Well out of this world, they are amazing and what a fantastic way to keep some memories. I think the dumfling will look perfect on a card, I have a card that Annie sent with my tabard I ordered and its got felt, fibres and beads on, I have it on the wall next to my computer as I love it so much. Happy woyww :-) KErry xxx

BumbleVee said...

my worktable hasn't seen any action since the reno a matter of fact I don't even know exactly where my table is stacked with stuff and in behind other stuff and hidden in the garage....somewhere.... I hope I can some day find the little box of other 'stuff' I packed so that if I get some downtime..I might be able to stab a bit or something..... when will I get those down hours I wonder? ...

love the dragon fly dreaming.....