Wednesday, 9 November 2011

WOYWW - a change of scene

Hello - are you all well? Me I am having a change of scenery at the moment. The table of indeterminate purpose has been temporarily abandoned for the sofa of most determinate purpose - that is I am hand sewing. That's because I wanted to make my little fella something adventy - I was toying with wooden and altering and then Wispo (oops nearly wrote twilglet and then twilight there, that is what is entertaining me - sorry Carmen the vampire porn is hilarious but something about the first book and film I love and you can keep RP but the whole Edward look - hello!). So soory very easily diverted I saw the lovely hand stitched advent calender that Annie had and then at the NEC my mum offered to buy one for me to make for Timothy - well ladies (and gents) in this time of frugal spending who am I to refuse so I give you my started advent calender on the sofa of determinate purpose........


Now stretching back a week - the pies - very very easy - take one silicon muffin mould, push a layer of pastry into cover so you can see no colour anywhere (no resting pastry needed or rolling  :) add in your filling, seal on pastry lid using water (more pushing!)  Bake at 190 - 200degC for 20 to 25 min, let them cool for 2-3 min upend on to a baking tray (they pushed out really easy without greasing). Egg wash the tops and put back in the oven for another 20 min. Voila!  We figured cherry filling with heart moulds would be good the possibilities are endless - now go find those silicon muffin trays and bake!!

Motivation - at the moment I think the reason I can do so much (out of sight on the table are two finished secret santy presents (first one done - just one thing to buy and then a wrapping - aren't you  just proud of me!) , The start of another bag, A card for a competition. Is that I have lots of different things so if one thing is frustrating or boring I leave it for something else, sewing, painting, papercraft.  Another is that I have some nearer deadline stuff and other 25th of next month  and last and I think this one is a no brainer - I love making things for people, it gives me so much pleasure and all that I make has a person who will receive it so everything is personalised to them no as in named but something important so hopefully will be received with love and appreciation.  Right of to sew(and drool a little).

I will post about how I did the bag (it didn't even get a look in oh well!) soon in a separate post but will give you a heads up on the nearest woyww post.  Have a good week you hear.

24 comments:

JoZart said...

That looks a cosy corner... popping in quickly to say hello and thanks for your message!
JoZarty x

L00py's Craft Creations said...

oh just the place to curl up with a needle in hand, love the advent calendar, I still have a fabric wall hanging one I made the kids years ago, it still comes out every year lol

Happy WOYWW

Lou #46

Carmen said...

No thanks - YOU can keep RP! :D Ack - I cannot tell a lie, I read all the Twilight books but it is a shameful thing for me to admit! I will admit though her other book, the alien one... The Host. Really enjoyed that one. Would love to see that as a film though NOT by the producers of the Twilight films. Zzzzzzzzzz.

I am very proud of your Secret Santy-ness. Am slow at mo but just got some hints from my stalkee so shall be on a roll soon.

Have a good week missus.

Neet said...

You are no 45 on the list this week. Thanks for sharing your new project and area of work - and the pie. Neet x

Annie said...

I’m doing a quick dash round as many desks as I can in my coffee break to see what you’ve all been up to. So much fab creativity going on everywhere I go. It’s really brilliant.
Keep doing what you do best and have a great week
Hugs,
Annie x #51

MaggieC said...

I love the way you think, moving from one project to another to keep your mojo working hard. I work in a similar way, with loads of different things on the go.

Morti said...

ROFLMAO - your post has made me chuckle with your random meanderings. A bit of an ADHD moment, as we say in our house (Mr B is ADHD, that's what makes him a great teacher)....

Thanks for stopping by! Morti@19

Dotty A said...

Oh arent you the cleaver one!!! Love how you diplayed your project! and so enjoyed your post too.. Thanks for the invite to visit today!

The Crafty Elf said...

Well one good thing I don't think you will ever get bored and good for you! Have a great week!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Great Christmassy project sewing that advent calendar for you little 'un - it just adds to the family traditions that we all build up and what makes each festive season so special! I look forward to seeing your bag!!
Hugs, LLJ #42 xx

KSD Creations said...

I hope the advent calendar goes well. I too am in the midst of the buggers but I'll get it all done, I hope.

Kendra-Sue
WOYWW #103

Shazsilverwolf said...

Can't believe how busy the NEC was, I definitely won't go on a Saturday again! Did get some nice stuff tho, I have to go collect your parcel tomorrow, so it will be featuring on next weeks WOYWW. Have a great week, Shaz

Sarah said...

you are in cruise control....that's a great festive creation in the make and sewing is so soothing and a freind for life...needle, thread and fabrics - so simple and wonderful. thanks for sharing today, Sarah at 13.

Marjo said...

Wonderful new workspace..Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a wonderful WOYWW.

xoxo Marjo

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

It is always a help to have a few projects on the go.... though how you find the patience for hand sewing I have no idea... better you than me even when the results are this lovely xx

Electra said...

The sofa is always more comfy than our craft room chair, isn't it?

ScrappnBee said...

Give me a comfy couch any day! Good luck with the advent calendar. It looks cute! Thanks for sharing! Happy WOYWW!! -Amanda

Angie said...

Really enjoyed your post ...looks like you are very handy with a needle and thread.xx 46

bohemiannie! art said...

I totally understand.

Bubbles said...

The way my luck is going at the moment, I'd sit in that beautiful crafting corner, and end up with a pin or needle in my bottom! The whole twilight thing goes right over my head because I haven't seen the films, read the books or even googled it... my daughter is appalled at this as she is one huge twilight fan...

Have a wonderful woyww!

Neil said...

Hi there, I'm a little late this week but wanted to pop in to see what you've been up to. Hope you enjoy the rest of the week and have loads of creative fun!

Twiglet said...

Sounds like a very busy cosy corner to me! Must check back on the pies. x Jo

Hazel said...

Good start on the advent calendar - I'd love to sit on that sofa and craft - looks mega comfy (Hazel WOYWW #89) x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I must be the only person in the world who has never read the Twilight series (or Harry Potter, for that matter). Hope that doesn't diminish me in your eyes (grin).

Can't wait to see how the advent calendar turns out. I'll watch for it.

Thanks for visiting me. If you want to see what I do with the caulk, please see today's post on my blog:

http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2011/11/inspiration-avenue-homage-to.html