Wednesday, 17 January 2018

WOYWW


Well fancy that - I am on time today and actually posting my WOYWW on Wednesday morning!

Things are on a green theme here today.
The machine threads and embroidery floss are all ready for Tilly Tea Dance to get to work this morning. She will be creating a few more little pictures with free machining and hand embroidery sitting here in my sewing room.

Beside the threads is a little Katie Morag kilt that I made this week. Green tartan is difficult to find so I have used a green tartan/check cotton winceyette for the little dressing up skirt.
It went together well and is cosy too.

I made a little kilt-like flap at the front and embroidered a mock kilt pin in silver thread.
The waist is elasticated so it should fit a 4-5 year old.

This is a tiny hoodie which I knitted for my great nephew's cuddly monkey.
It is dressed in football gear so I thought this would go nicely with it.
I even put the monkey's  name on the back! (Bonkers, I know!) But he will love it.

So that's my crafty activity for this week.
Thanks for all your lovely comments. I will look forward to a good snoop round your desks later.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

WOYWW

At last, a spare minute to pop my WOYWW post up for you all to see.

I have been busy looking after Ben - well, playing in the garden on a crisp sunny afternoon would be a better description!



My table has the results of my knitting marathon over the last few days.
Two little fancy shrugs for my great nieces' dolls and a Katie Morag aran sweater.

I am knitting a couple of these little sweaters to go on ebay for World Book Day.
If I can find some suitable tartan fabric I will make a couple of Katie Morag kilts to go with them.
Lots of little folk love these little outfits so I hope I find time to do it.

Oh and just peeking out is a tiny Tilly Tea Dance embroidery that has been left behind on my work desk. It's pretty - I wonder what she is going to do with it!!

That's it for this week.

Hope you are all well.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

WOYWW - Happy New Year!

Just a bit late posting today!
I have my little helper here today and his Mum is busy wet felting in my kitchen....

 It's a lovely way to create beautiful, original backgrounds for her Tilly Tea Dance art work.
It just takes time and peace and quiet.
So we leave her to it and Ben gets to have fun with Nanny and Grandad.
He has used his magic painting dinosaur book, played with Grandad's model railway, played diggers and dumpers on my coffee table "building site" and is now enjoying 5 minutes of Thomas the Tank Engine on tv.
It's a nice life - I don't know who enjoys it most... Ben or Grandad. Happy days!

Below are the two little shrugs I knitted recently. One tiny one for a new born and one large one for a one year old. I love this little pattern.

So all that leaves for me to do is to wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!

See you next week!
xx Jo

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

WOYWW


Only a few sleeps left till Christmas!
My desk is bare so here is the little snowman Ben and I made last week.
We scooped up just enough on a tray to bring indoors and make a mini snowman.
We only had a few minutes as the snow was falling fast and Max wanted to get back home before the roads were impassable - it's normally a 5 minute drive and it took nearly 2 hours as the roads through town were grid-locked!

As this is our last post before Christmas, I just want to say ...

A Merry Christmas to all our friends around the globe who read our WOYWW posts each week.
Thanks you for all the friendship, fun and crafty activity that you have shared over the years.

Have a lovely time, put your feet up and enjoy a bit of pampering - (well I can but hope!!)

Best wishes
Love Jo


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

WOYWW

Good morning all.
I seemed to have missed a couple of WOYWW weeks somewhere!
I was busy helping Maxine with craft fairs etc and time just flew by. I didn't even have time to visit a few desks - so apologies to all - I missed having a good snoop round!

I have had a little time for crafting since then and managed to finish a few more twiddle mitts.




I have about four that just needs trimming up and stitching together and then that will be it until after Christmas.


Yesterday I found time to make a few Christmas cards - nothing very original but I enjoyed dabbling with fabric and my sewing machine for an hour or two.



On Saturday I am going to help Annie with her craft fair so, let's hope lots of folk turn out for it - she has made some beautiful items  - check out her FB page if you want to know more...Sewing by Annie

That's it for this week.

I hope you are all well.
Looking forward to seeing what you are all up to.

Have a great week.

x Jo