Wednesday, 20 October 2010

WOYWW after a few crafty activities


Good morning all - I hope you are all feeling fine on this wonderful Wednesday!
Lots to look at on my table today....
On the right is the gorgeous pure wool sweater which I bought from our local car boot and  felted in the washing machine. Below it you can see some little brooches which I am making from small squares cut from the sweater. Also I have made a little purse for my camera.

In the middle is the pale turquoise hoodie that I have been knitting for P. I just have the zip to put in and then I am going to embroider some cream daisies down the front.
I also decided to knit another shrug using Sirdar Crofter - I love the colours.
The little lilac brooch was made using woollen fabric and yarns with a beaded centre.


And finally.... this is the little bag made from the lower part of the re-cycled sweater. I love the colours and patterns and think it looks great with the little wooden handles. It will probably go in the blog shop with my other bags.
So, another busy week and I have even managed a shopping trip with daughter M. and a fun day Monday with Wipso!

Hope you have enjoyed your weekly snoop.
If you want to see more WOYWW exposed then hop over to Julia's blog and join in the fun!


PS for a close up of my sock dolls on the window sill, check out the post below!

46 comments:

Suz said...

Morning early bird hehe...lo the bag and the sock charaters..bit nippy this morning hey?
Hugs Suz x

Suz said...

ooops love the bag! x

Wipso said...

Lots of yummyness on your table today Jo. You've been a very busy bee :-)
A x

Cardarian said...

Love the bag and all the rest of the lovely things on your desk! It is always so interesting to come by your desk!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Nicks said...

OMG that bag is to die for

Toucan Scraps said...

great jumpers

blogger won't let me see the other picture

I'm in earlier thie week under 100 at 60!

Sue said...

Hi ya
oh luv the bag gorgeous colours, a fabulous job recycling the jumper,clever chick, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(13)

Helen said...

You (and Wipso!) are always so busy, and I love the sock dolls. Have a good day. (38)

Cheryl said...

oh gosh hun how super clever are you,they are all such amazing makes just love them all hugs cheryl x
(25)

Ann Nichols said...

you are just so clever! The bag is beautiful! I will go take a closer look!
Ann

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

The bag is a grrrreat idea! I had some pillows made using old sweaters, but now I think I'll try for some bags! You've been busy! Patsy #3

Susan Allan said...

I always enjoy snooping around your desk. All the felted things you have made are beautiful. I love the handbag.

I dream of doing all these activities and you just get on and do them...
Have a great Wednesday
Sue xx 72

triciasconfetti said...

What brilliant ways to use up old woolies. You are very clever.
x Tricia(79)

JoZart said...

Love the bag and the sock dolls are such fun. Thanks for a lovely snoop!
JoZarty x

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

hi hunny, hope you are keeping well, havent had time to play along the past few wednesdays, things just all seem to happen here on that day, hope I can join you soon, love your new creations too btw, absolutely gorgeous, take care, hugs mandyxx

Kate said...

How funny, just found a charity shop book about making sock dolls, have yet to try - no time!

What a find that sweater, the makes look lovely.

** Kate **

Carola Bartz said...

I love how you recycled the sweater! Great idea, looks fabulous.

Jules said...

Love your bag! Looks like you've had a busy week :D Jules (63)

Pam said...

Love the bag and the animals on your previous post. Hugs Pamx

Maria (inkymits) said...

cool idea with the brooches!

Maria #73

Terry & Kim said...

I love that you recycle sweaters - and that you have the talent to do that! The purse is so cute.

Terry #4

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

You are so creative, the things you make from a jumper are amazing. Great desk. Tracy Evans x

Morti said...

Awww, fab stuff as always Twiglet! Love the Sock Duck..... heheheh. Thanks for stopping by!

Linby said...

Oooh great bag. Thanks for your congrats.
I'm going to a literary luncheon and Gervase P is the speaker - I understand you might know him?
Linbyx

peggy gatto said...

Great purse, clever you!
I adore your dolls too!!!

Neet said...

Some fabulous stuff on your table. What a brilliant idea felting that sweater and using it as you did. Love the shrug. #22

Anne said...

Love your latest creations ---great bag !!!
Anne xxx

Daniele said...

great idea making embellishments from knitted garments thanks for the peek

Jingle said...

That little bag is adorable! I love the stuffies in the post below, too!

dandelion dreamer said...

those tiny little felted brooches sound funand I love that colourful bag!m x

Ciara said...

I love the things you make - that jumper is definitely a lot better second time around! The bag is fab.

My favourite things are the little sock animal, sooooo cute!

Good luck with your 7 birthday cards :-)

Ciara
xx

akilli melek said...

think my fav is the zebra but love them all. you are so creative, wish i had a smidge of that inspiration. thanks for popping by earlier, caroline #36

Doone said...

aw- twiglet= I am inspired - I want to do some wet felting now and make some christmas gifts - i will go to Oxfam when I get home on Saturday - pick up some dyes and show you some stuff next week?

Dx

Paula Gale said...

ooohhhh woolly gorgeousness... you've been a very busy lady as usual - love the sock creatures and the hoodie for P = make sure she doesn't get barred from the local shopping centre when you have finished it!!!

clever makes with the jumper too - i'd love to shrink a jumper on purpose!!!

hugs

Paula x x x

Shari said...

I love all that you created with the recycled sweater. I too really love the pattern and colors! A lot of other fun stuff you are making and had a look at your sock creatures from earlier post and can't tell you enough how adorable they are! You really are amazing!
~Shari #123

Linda C said...

What an amazing talent you have. I never thought washing a sweater was called felting and that you could make things out of it. Great creations! Linda C #86

voodoo vixen said...

Aaaaw, the sock peeps are adorable and I love the bag, you make such brill stuff!! Annette #33

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh you have been busy! love the animals on the previous post too! Thanks for sharing (No 46)

butlersabroad said...

You are a speedy knitter! Love the recycled jumper and the little felted bag.

Hugs
Brenda 87

Chrissie said...

You are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO clever. Everything looks yum!
Chrissie

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely idea...I saw a couple pumpkins made for different textured sweaters the other day and they were lovely!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Some lovely items you have on your desk. I'm a newbie to the WOYWW so please be gentle with me!! Best wishes, Kym (No 42)

Friko said...

Nearly midnight here, so it's been a long day. I expect you are cosy in your bed by now after a busy day at your work bench.

madebyKarla said...

Love recycling! beautiful bag!

Blueberry Moonlight said...

Now that's 1st class recycling! So many things remade from one item, well done!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I'm so late again - had to go back a bit to meet the sock creatures - I think Betsy, mooching about, may well be my new best friend! That sweater is a gift of a find, perfect for all the jobs you've set it - love the colours.