Wednesday, 3 July 2013


Good morning to all our WOYWW followers.
I hope you are still all with us after the Google Reader panic.
I am still unsure what it was all about but we signed up to Bloglovin as a belt and braces precaution.
Today I have put all my little ATCs into the beautiful little tag flag book that Jo made for me.
The photo shows all my little beauties before I popped them into the book.
It really is a fab way to store them as they are all visible and safely stored so they don't get damaged.
Now Annie and I don't really do much papercrafting - although we do have quite a mountain of stash between us! Jo's booklet was so lovely that Annie decided to make another, following Jo's design, to store last year's ATCs. So I guess she will be blogging hers today AND I know I will have to have a go and see if I can make one- it might have to have some white linen and hand stitching on it though!! lol.

Just to reinforce that thought - below are my latest car boot cale purchases.
A pair of huge pillow cases with a monogram and beautiful satin stitched edge.
They have pretty little mother of pearl buttons and hand stitched buttonholes.
I love them and I know they will be upcycled into something soon.

 And below are the super bits and bobs that I bought for Annie's toy box for her grand children.
They were all in perfect condition and a great bargain.
Needless to say the little twins loved the dog and cat puzzles - new to them on Monday - they had them sussed by Tuesday!! I now need to find something a bit trickier for them.

Well that's it for this week - I hope I can get to visit a few more of you this week but maybe not today as I will be playing with my twinnie friends.
Join in our blog hop over at Julia's Stamping Ground.

Have a great week
x Jo


Pearly Queen said...

Bloglovin is just another Reader. It means you can follow all the blogs you like by adding them to Bloglovin. What I miss is that I can't see all the people who are following MY blog, and that is something I sorely miss...


Helen said...

I signed up for bloglovin too but not properly I think, anyhow my blogs I follow are still showing so no worries here! Love all your atc's gathered together, I bet they look brilliant in the book from Jo. Am running late today, must dash! Helen.2

Annie said...

We are so very lucky Jo to have such generous friends aren't we? You're right...I have proudly shown off my paper craft skills today :-)
See you in a bit.
Annie x

Di said...

Hi Jo! Hope you left room in there for mine, life went off track a bit but as soon as possible I'll finish mine off!

Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a great collection of ATCs you have! They will go nicely in that beautiful album...what a great gift!
Nd more fab car boot stash...those pillowcases are so lovely, such a lot of work must have gone into them. I'm glad that you are rescuing them :-)
Hugs, LLJ 59 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh those pillowcases are delicious. I swear it's the ironing that's needed that stops people using them now. I think a card album covered with exquisite Twiglet fabric and embroidery would be fab.

Anne said...

Gorgeous book ( saw it earlier on Jo's blog) and ATC's. Can't wait to see what you do with the pillowcases- love them.
I'm sorry I didn't visit last week.I did link then went back to start visiting my link had disappeared. Intended then to just visit a few of ones I follow regularly but was so tied up with helping mum I didn't manage it. Anne x #65 (hopefully :-) )

Laura said...

Lovely ATC storage...
I really must work something out for mine

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lovely WOYWW ATC's and your sisters album is a great project. Have fun with it. Totally love old lace work, embroidery etc.
Holiday here tomorrow so lots to do for getting involved with the park festivities. So enjoying my brother and having Mom with us as dad recovers in the hospital. Priceless moments.
Enjoy the week

SueH said...

More great finds at the car boot sale Jo, I’m never that lucky when I go.
It certainly didn’t take the little ones long to sort out the puzzles………5000 piece one next?

Happy Crafting!

mamapez5 said...

Car boot bargains always give you a lift don't they?
I love the tag books that Jo made for each of you, and Annie's own one. No competition between you two then?
It's good to have a go at something different for a change though. kate x #113

Karen said...

Beautiful pillowcases, what a great find. I love how they remind me of my Nan! Happy WOYWW! ♥ Karen ♥ 97 x

ike said...

What a super hoard of ATCs you got and that is such a fantastic folder for them :-)

IKE x #30

The Taming of the Glue said...

The ATC book is such a good idea, very kind of Jo to make them. You certainly find some beautiful items at boot fairs! Hugs. Pam#27

Ria Gall said...

I have already seen Annie's tag book so I am looking forward to seeing what you do with yours, they are such a great idea
Happy WOYWW enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #52

pearshapedcrafting said...

You must go to some very posh bootsales - what a great find! Those atcs will look fabulous in your flag book! Chris#119

The-Butterfly said...

Nice finds! Colourful looking desk - good luck with the projects - happy woyww#132

Spyder said...

Evening! I'm late getting started let alone getting round, I love your little booklet, I was sure I had you in my head to send An ATC too, but my brain is so small it doesn't take much to over fill it with stuff! Aw, maybe nont...I'm thinking of last year coz I have one of yours from then...lovely!! Thank you for my snoop,Have a great week Happy WOYwW!?

((Lyn)) #56

Spyder said...

.....or maybe I'm thinking of Annie?! see...small brain, no room for "thinking!"

Eliza said...

I so love your little ATC booklets sorry I am late visiting you. CVute little puzzles too and it is amazing how fast children grow especially in their first few years.

Eliza & Yoda 81

voodoo vixen said...

Well, Annie scared me into signing up for Bloglovin, even though I had searched and I don't think my reader is going to disappear... but just in case... LOL
What fabby pillow slips you found! I am not sure I would be able to cut them up... maybe just use them as is!! Happy WOYWW from Annette #4

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for dropping by with your lovely comments. I really do appreciate it.

My wee cosy craft space is in fact kitchen units from Ikea which fitted perfectly in that 5ft little space in the corner of my bedroom! Not ideal but will do for now untill I move to my big mansaion in the country complete with art studio...NOT lol...well a girl can dream can't she? lol.

Thanks again and take care

Jackie #80

Anonymous said...

How nice to have a pretty holder for all the ATCs . . . The pillowcases are beautiful with all of that detail. Happy WOYWW! ~ Laura #105

Hettie said...

When I first glanced at the picture, I thought it was a funny man book and the ribbons were arms!!! Need a drink me thinks!
Lovely pile of ATCs there. Love the pillowcases there.

Kimberly Hogan said...

I have yet to try my hand at making an ATC, but this pile makes me really wanna give it a go. I don't get the whole google reader thing either, I just jumped on over to bloglovin' anyway. I actually like bloglovin'. Enjoyed reading through your blog. (great blog name too) Have a great weekend. (((HUGS)))

Neet said...

Great finds at the latest car booty - must find one to go to soon and then I can bag some great stuff like you seem to. Especially love the pillowcases.
Sorry I am so late and thanks for visiting me - got behind with workshop prep and then this lovely weather came and I can't see my screen outside. Making a real effort this morning.

Hugs, Neet xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Those crafty kids figure out those puzzles in a flash don't they! Love your ATC card holder too...sorry to be so late! Happy really late WOYWW! Sue Kment