Wednesday, 4 November 2015


This week is a look back to the first Autumnal WOYWW crop that took place on Saturday.

About 12 deskers met up and it was great to chat, exchange ideas and eat cake! It was great to see both Shaz and MaryAnne looking so well after their recent illnesses and we missed Sam (Hettiecraft) who was unable to make the crop.

I took my camera but was too busy eating Fiona's lemon drizzle cake (seriously, it was so good I had 3 pieces!!) to take any photos.

 We made and exchanged Halloween tags (I only made a few).  I made some mummy ones with googly eyes.

Tags from left to right are: Dolores (Cardarian), Marcie Lee, Debbie (Tattered Rocks), Bluebeard and Elizabeth (Alteredbooklover) and Lizzie J.

The stamp in the middle is from Shaz Silverwolf.  I mentioned previously that I have been struggling to find a decent wine stamp and Shaz very kindly gifted me this one (it is made by Stamps Happen and is exactly what I have been looking for-a huge thanks).

I took my half finished quilt and between all of us I think I have got it sussed....just need some time to actually finish it!

It was a lovely day, full of laughs, catching up, coffee, cake, a great lunch some more cake and even a little crafting!  We had the raffle and Jan was selling craft stash for her brass band so I bought a few bits and pieces (well, it's for charity, so it would be rude not too!!!!-amazing how we can enable our crafting addictions when we want to!).

 A great day out.  It is never long enough to catch up properly with everyone but I love seeing others craft in the flesh (Fiona's delicate hand sewing, Morti's stitching, MaryAnnes amazing wool creations, Debbie's finnibar inspired creations, Cindy's delicate paper folding, Helens journal and Shaz's colouring to name just a few).

Happy crafting



  1. You may not have taken pictures but I seem to have lots of you in odd looking positions with your quilt.... your tags look great, and I love your googly eyes. Helen no #yet

  2. The tags looked really good....its always the way when one is having so much for to record the events on camera. well you will remember it anyway
    Bridget #1

  3. I'm not playing this week, but had to stop by to see photos of your day at the crop. At least I got to see your fabulous tags. I keep hearing about Fiona's great lemon cakes. Maybe some day I'll get to taste it, too! I stopped by Helen's blog and saw you many times. So at least I know you were there!

  4. Beautiful tags! Do like like wine stamp.

  5. I love you mummy tags! They are so cool!

    Greetings, Sofie #11

  6. Great tags and lovely to see all the pics on other posts. Have a lovely week.
    sandra de @19

  7. Loved your mummy tags - inspired idea!! It was fun to watch your quilting shenanigans - hopefully you've managed to get the border licked into shape! I've just quickly run up a baby quilt and I zigzagged the border..what a cop out :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 18 xxxx

  8. I am not surprised you didn't have time to take photos Lol! Three pieces of cake! it must have been good. Love your tags that's a great idea. Have a good woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 23

  9. Hi Kyla, adore the Mummy tag, that was inspired.I'm happy the stamp has gone to a good home where it will get used. instead of just being a shelf decoration! Every time I saw you you had your head buried in your quilt, so it must be coming along fine. Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #7 xx

  10. I saw one of those mummy tags on Shaz's blog - they're so cute! All the ones you received are great too! You must have had so much fun at the crop! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #31

  11. Sounds like you all had great fun, gutted I couldn't make it but as you know I was the road. Would've loved to see all the quilts and projects going on. Next time I will be there!! Take care Zo xx 32

  12. The tags are so cute! But lemon drizzle cake? That sounds heavenly. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #40

  13. I've been enjoying the photos posted on other blogs so I know you have all had a really good time.
    Everyone seems to have been productive especially in the tag department. They are all great. It was lovely of Shaz to gift you that stamp. It is beautiful.
    Doesn't she look well! I'm so pleased she is making a good recovery (albeit slowly).
    Have a good week,

  14. Fabulous to see all those who attended the crop, I miss the company of others (we used to do this a few years back) and the inspiration you gather from others, the sharing, the chatting and laughing - just meeting up with good crafty people. Glad you all had a great time Kyla and that you're progressing with your quilt. Cheers RobynO#28...great tags too

  15. This is the third post I've read showing lovely photos from the workshop, Kyla, and I'm now just a tad envious! So wish I could make it down for one of these fun events, and not just for the lemon drizzle cake ... maybe one year I will just make it happen! Thanks for sharing your photos. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #42

  16. Hi Kyla, Great meeting you on Saturday. When you finish your quilt you must show us. I want to do the MSQC jelly roll challenge but have resisted as I have so many unfinished projects at the moment. Thanks for the tag too. Love it.
    Take care
    Lizzie J #35

  17. It was lovely to see you and I was impressed with your quilt progress. I must take a leaf from your book and crack on with mine. Glad you enjoyed the cake. My lot have been grumbling about the lack of cake here, so I'd best make them one at the weekend!

    Fiona #51


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