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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

WOYWW #225 - Sewing

I think I hinted on getting my sewing machine out a couple of weeks back and I've had a few items which needed altering in a pile for a while so out it came. It usually lurks in the back of the wardrobe and probably gets used a lot more in Narnia than it does here - LOL.


I have shortened the strap on my Tim Holtz messenger bag and added some "D"-rings to his apron as I am sure they were both made for a giant, of which I most certainly am not. I have also taken in some pj bottoms and trousers for my hubby as he has become so trim with all the cycling - lighter than me now even.


Anyway, as for crafting projects this week, all I have done is a page in my 12 months journal and I am pending doing the October calendar pages soon using one of the stamps I made the other week. The colourful box is my micro beads which haven't been used YET.


Oh so much to do, so little time. I'm off to Craft Club this evening so at least I'll do something there.

Come join the fun in the weekly mega desk hop we lovingly call WOYWW over at Julia's.

Have fun.

26 comments:

Kristin said...

ooooh, you had me at micro beads :)
LOVE looking at what's on your desk - there's such eye candy there - and your journal page is just wonderful - full of so many layers and detail.
Thank you too for your sweet comment about homeschooling, you really made me smile :) xoxo

Regina Hamilton said...

I hope your sewing machine had a wonderful time in Narnia. I'm glad you got it back. You have a lot of crafting goodies on your desk. Happy crafting #5

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I don't know what I'd do if I had to move my sewing machine every time I wanted to sew something. Glad you got it out. Of course, I doubt you'll be sewing any paper like I do.

I'm not playing this week, but stopped by anyway. Have a great WOYWW.

Julie Ann Lee said...

I know what you mean about so little time! Where does it go? I like the idea of your sewing machine being used in Narnia! I can just see Mrs Beaver making some nifty little pinnies with it! Love your gorgeous journal page too. Happy WOYWW! Julie Ann xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

PS #35 Sorry, it's early!

Helen said...

What a great post - love all the things that you've been doing here - especially the Fly South piece - stunning!! Have a great week. Helen, 14

Candace said...

Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

Hugs Candace
#36

Christine said...

Good morning Ms Tailor!!! sounds like you had a very productive time.
Enjoy Craft Club .......... I think I have some micro beads somewhere..... will put it on my list for when I am back at my desk!!!
Bishopsmate #45

Neil said...

good morning! Love the journal page. Won't talk about the sewing machine, not really my thing though I do sometimes think that I should look at getting one of those tiny ones to use for paper, I think my wife would not be impressed if I got inks and pastes all over the big one!

Anne said...

Love the Narnia reference. :-) Gosh you were up early!!! Lovely page and pretty beads. Happy WOYWW Anne x #56

ike said...

Great page and such lovely colours for the beads :-) I hope you have a great night at Craft Club .... I wish we had that sort of thing here :-(

HAPPY WOYWW 225

IKE in Greece #75 xxxx

Dawn said...

Great post BJ, lol you have been busy with your machine. Love the journal pg too, gorgeous colours.
Huge hugs x

House of Bears said...

We want to dive into that first picture and forage around in your stash, it looks very inviting. Alternatively, we'd be quite happy to join the sewing machine in Narnia too. :)

The bears @#79

Marit said...

The peek on your desk (and shelves) is inspiring! I am in ooh and awe over your journal pages too, awesome!! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #76

MiamiKel said...

OH you have been busy! What a gorgeous cache of things to be working on :) Nice to peek at your desk!

Blessings!
Kelly #43

Gráinne said...

Good idea, the D rings :-) looking very good. The page is absolutely fabulous, like the colors and texture you put on. Have a good time crafting ... Happy WOYWW, Suzanne
#90

The Taming of the Glue said...

Wonderful journal pages, love the colours. The box of micro beads looks so pretty. Hugs. Pam#34

glitterandglue said...

Joining the sewing machine in Narnia sounds good - as long as it is AFTER the 100year winter and Christmas can come!! great stuff all over - you look like you are going to continue to be one busy lady.
Have a great week.
Margaret #61

lisa said...

I love the fact that your sewing machine goes to Narnia. Maybe it plays with mine there!!!! You sound like you've given it a good work out now it's back anyway.
Love your journal page. Have fun at Craft Club, it's mine tomorrow, although sometimes there's more chatting than crafting gets done!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #58

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi BJ - it seems to be sewing week on WOYWW! That said - I'm loving your calendar pages, the collage works really well and your embossed trees are fab.

(Still laughing about Narnia!)Have a fun week. MMx #48

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Funny you should mention microbeads. I picked up a bin the other day and it was surprisingly heavy. I had no idea what was in there so I had to peek--micro beads in little glass jars. I haven't used those in forever nor seen anyone else do so (or even mention them!). I love your fly south page. I'm ready to do so myself. It is soooo cold in this office. I need to migrate.

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh good girl BJ...my altering pile will be waiting a day or two more, I'm sure! Like that 'all' you've done is that journal page - it's fab, surely took more than a few minutes at your desk! I've borrowed some micro beads from LLJ for some embroidery I have planned....and haven't quite cracked them open yet..they look so pretty en masse!!

Lea.H said...

I do like the journal page you have done Lx

The Mann Fam said...

Congratulations on your win of the Summer Scavenger Hunt!

JansArtyJunk said...

LOL...I'm imagining what has been stitched in Narnia now!!!...Loving the sight of those micro beads too! ;)

April Story said...

Congrats to your hubby. I find that I use my sewing machine more now that it is out and in the open. :-)
April #21