Wednesday, 14 August 2013

WOYWW 219

and here we all are ready to tour the world squinting into other peoples' craft areas!  You will be amazed at how neat some folk are while crafting and truly gobsmacked at what wonderful things others can make in their own little mess!! Pop over to Julia, our esteemed leader of noseyness, and check out all the fun.
This is my desk this morning... the little dressform is still waiting for her final transformation and on my desk are three large pretend buttons that I made to go on my quilt and rejected... they just didn't sit right so I made some smaller versions that I am happier with.
Here is my Graphic 45 Communique quilt on its new home on the sofa in the family room...
It got the Tom-Tom seal of approval too!  You can also see that I had enough material to make a quilted cushion for the sofa...
Not bad eh?  
and what do you think of my newly invented double binding?  LOL  I wanted a black border around the panel but I also wanted a patterned binding... so I sewed the black binding to the front and the wider patterned binding to the back and the sewed them together... and yes, it was a major faff but it looks so nice I did the same thing to the cushion... a beggar for punishment.. that's me!
and the beady eyed will notice that above the sofa is a picture... which I have 'altered' slightly!! LOL
It used to look like this... and when we were putting the pictures up a few weeks ago, Chris mentioned that he had never really liked it... so I thought he wouldn't mind me playing with it... at least, I think it was that one he said he didn't like... its been changed for 3 days and he hasn't noticed yet so I think I got away with it..

This is the first set of buttons I did...
and this is the second set... still on the fence post about them...
I love how the puffed up bits look on it... they were fun to do... NOT!!  
So with the altered TV unit with the Communique papers and the Ikea box on the top... think that is my family room sorted quite nicely for now!


46 comments:

  1. OK, I'm a bit weird, but I like the ladies better. They stand out more. I realize you like the puffiness, but I like the bit of color contrast. The others just don't stand out enough.

    Of course, your quilt is awesome, as is the picture. You are a true G45 gal now!!

    And I guess my internet held up. We got 1 inch of water every half hour during rush hour tonight. I bet my basement is flooded. I'm too chicken to go down there right now.

    Happy WOYWW from #1.

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  2. Amazing quilt. Just lovely. Love the picture too. Thanks for your comment. I too need toes in my socks.
    Famfa 7

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  3. I really like that dress form. Your G45 home decor projects are amazing. Happy crafting #2

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  4. Very exquisite, nice work. Kim 26

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  5. Hi Annette,
    The Graphic 45 quilt is really fabulous! And it all looks so nice in that room!
    Rosa # 29

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  6. I think you need to send these pictues to Graphic people and show them how tallented you are. Wow it trully looks fantastic. I like both sets of buttons.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 14

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  7. Oh what fun photo's Lovely quilt and TOM TOM knows what's new! They are a joy always noticing anything new in a room. Thanks for your visits. I hope to be back blogging and creating. #30 this week and enjoying some fantastic weather here. Happy WOYWW

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  8. Oh you have been so busy - I love your family room - the quilt and cushion, and the picture are all just gorgeous!! Helen 21

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  9. Thank you so much for showing and telling how that quilt went - fab, fab, fab!!! You are such a genius and Tom Tom knows it too! I winced a little knowing how my Daisy - ginger and white too - loves to give new treasures a good old kneading and - oops - didn't mean to get that rogue claw trapped in that thread - help me!!! A gorgeous family room. I love what you've done here! Julie Ann xx #39

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  10. Well done on your quilt - it looks great and worth all the hard work!
    Your room is looking great!
    Hugs
    xx

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  11. Haa Haa! I popped back to Julia's to check my number and forgot to put it on my comment! Doh!
    Hugs 49
    xx

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  12. Well Im hooked I had to come see you first just to see how it was all turning out.. and its great! My daughter loves this too and all her colors. I can't wait till she gets to see it today.
    Roberta #55

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  13. You should do a make over show! I love the quilt. Great picture too...he might never say anything and then if you ask him he will say "its been there for ages!"

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  14. Beautiful quilt & super that you managed a matching cushion too.

    Your G45 family room looks amazing and I love the altered picture.

    Toni xx

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  15. I think your double binding is fantastic. Your buttons are too (both sets) and the whole sewing and picture making is awesome. I am sure it is not long since you said you were not a stitcher but since have grown in leaps and bounds with your sewing makes.
    The picture transformation just sets the whole room off - well done you - and when Chris does notice I am sure he can only like - very much!
    Hugs, Neet 66 xx

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  16. It looks utterly fab. AM ashamed that I've done nothing with the fabric that I bought apart from think about it. Love that Chris hasn't noticed the alteration to the picture yet...I died my hair last week..a shade too dark for my liking and certainly darker than I've EVER used. Completely un-noticed except by girlfriends!!

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  17. Wow Graphic 45 comes in material form? where can I get some?
    Bridget #15

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  18. The devil really is in the detail..the border of the quilt is perfect..you needed the black but the patterned fabric just sets it all off. I love that fabric, it goes very well with your decor!
    And the picture looks heaps better now!!
    Hugs, LLJ 60 xx

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  19. Great quilt,cushion and picture. My DH wouldn't notice either :-) you are one very talented lady. Happy WOYWW Anne x #76

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  20. FANTASTIC!!! - so glad you saved it for WOYWW to share! Everything looks great, so co-ordinated and just downright gorgeous. I love the buttons. MMx #83

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  21. that all looks fabulous to me, how talented you are (and soooo tidy) between the dogs and the husband my place would never look so tidy. I love the altered picture too.

    Lynda #89

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  22. Wow, how clever are you. That looks fabulous and making those cushions too. I prefer the picture after you doctored it, looks great.
    I really love the altered cabinet you did, you really have made a fabulous family room.
    Have a great week.
    Von #13

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  23. What a fab job you have done there - the borders set it of brilliantly. Your family room looks so smart. x Jo

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  24. I think your quilt looks fabulous as does the cushion. I like the picture also and I think it's so funny that he disn't notice the change =)

    Back from my holidays wishing you happy WOYWW and a lovely week.
    xx Monique #97

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  25. oh my word can I please come and move in to your house. I am loving all the G45 stuff you have made it is all amazingly beautiful and sits and looks so good together.
    You should be one very proud crafter
    Enjoy WOYWW today and have a great week
    Hugs Ria #43

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  26. That is FABULOUS - what a beautiful creation. Thank you for letting me see it on WOYWW. :-)

    Happy WOYWW

    IKE xx #99

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  27. Fantastic projects from the G45 products. I love the picture, it finishes the room brilliantly. Hugs. Pam#33

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  28. wow, your room looks amazing, love the quilt and altered picture, they look fabulous together!
    Happy WOYWW, Debxx#8

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  29. I agree with Famfa, you SHOULD send these pictures to G45!! Your quilt is amazing and so clever to alter the picture on the wall. YOU ROCK GIRL!!
    Krisha #115

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  30. LOL! Exactly HOW MUCH fabric did Julia send you?? You certainly made the most of it, I can tel you. Fabulous. And my DH wouldn't notice either - well, at least not for 6 months or so....
    :)

    Happy (so late) WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (37)

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  31. Don't be afraid! It is most unlikely you will burn the place down using a pyrography machine. You CAN run the machine with the wire glowing white hot, but I find that doesn't give me long enough to draw the design without it being too dark. The hotter the wire, the faster you have to move it to keep the drawing from getting too dark. So I run the iron/wire at no more than half power. Anyway, enough of me, your work is GREAT! Hope the changes to the picture are approved of - when there noticed that is! Kind regards, John-W #67

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  32. i like your double border, it really sets everything off. nice job. the picture is a nice touch. really ties it all together.

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  33. WOW your family room looks fabulous, I am loving the red black and cream combo and your G45 quilt and pieces have really added a wonderful wow factor. Have a great week! Danie (a very late #133)

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  34. Um ya like G45 do you?! :):) Love the quilt and the fab pillow. So glad is got the tomtom approval. Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #4

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  35. Your home is amazing with all your personal work, I love it, love your desk too, looks interesting, and fun...Avril #91

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  36. Love what you have done to the family room... trust a DH not to notice the change in the pic. Have a lovely week.
    Sandra @108

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  37. Great home decor post this week, love how the quilt turned out, perfect room coordination!

    Hugs
    Brenda 5

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  38. What a fun quilt, and such a great living room pic, it looks fabulous!

    (Part of the challenge of working in the car is just using what you have--it definitely makes it interesting!)

    Thank you for stopping by this woyww, Annette, I appreciate your visit and comment!
    :)trisha
    #27 this week

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  39. Wow! What a great makeover. Your Graphic 45 quilt is amazing - and to have enough to make a matching pillow is very cool.

    I love the buttons; all of them. No need to sit on the fence.....

    Happy WOYWW
    Peace,
    Kay (23)

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  40. Super quilt and love how you have altered the picture and Chris hasn't noticed. Reminds me of when my Mother said I couldn't get my ears pierced a second time whilst living under her roof. So when I moved out, I had them done and went to visit and she didn't even notice! Thanks for visiting me BJ#90

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  41. Very kewl quilt you are a true G45 addict :) and the picture is perfect and matches so well with everything hugs Nikki 10 thanks for the visit

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  42. Lovely work! I think the room is coming together nicely--and love your cat! thanks for stopping by my blog (WOYWW#100). :)

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  43. Hey Annette, your fmily room looks fabulous. I love the red and black. Your dress form is looking lovely. Are you making it for Zeffy's challenge?? I'm running late this week visiting, I have not been feeling very well. Hope you're having a great weekend. (((HUGS)))
    Kimmie

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  44. Thank you so much for this. I can't tell you how much guilt it alleviates.
    The Bullfight

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  45. Your throw is so nice looking. And the matching shadow boxes are a great compliment. April #120

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