Wednesday, 13 October 2010

WOYWW

Good morning to all you kind folk who visit this space every week. It's lovely to share my desk with you and thanks for all the great comments you leave. It really does inspire me to keep craftily busy!!!
Last week you may remember seeing the Sock Doll book on my desk. Lots of you said to make sure I showed you the ones I made so, of course, I had to get cracking and make some!!!
On top of my machine is Ziggy Zebra made from two of the socks you see in the middle of the picture.
In front of the machine is Meow - I gave him to Wipso's GD little P. and she loved him!
I now have a box with left over bits of socks which I have to save for ears etc!!!!

The little pink book was sent to me from Stitch magazine as my name was drawn as a lucky winner!!
It's called Stitch Divas and is written for youngsters to encourage them to make, create and decorate. The ideas are well set out with clear instructions for lots of simple, quite funky ideas. It's a fab little book which would make a lovely Christmas gift.

Below, you can see the gorgeous card and gift sent to me by the lovely Paula. Knowing how much pain she is in, I can only imagine how long it took her to make and I send a huge hug and a big, big thank you. They are beautiful and I will treasure my little picture.
Today I am going to bake my Christmas cakes!!!!
I put my fruit to soak over night in sherry and have all my ingredients ready. ( They were on special offer this week at my local supermarket). So if you can smell that gorgeous, buttery baking aroma as you read my blog you will know what it is! (Nigella's recipe)
Right - I am off to Julia's blog to put my name on Mr Linky - see you all later I hope.

41 comments:

Wipso said...

Christmas cakes?....does that include one for your little sis? :-)
Lovely desk today Jo. Little P just loved her cat and very proudly showed it off when Mummy and Daddy picked her up :-)
Thanks so much for all you do to help.
A x

Cheryl said...

oh yummy love xmas cakes my sister in law always makes mine and oh they are just lush,just love your work stace,and love the wee,cuddly toy on your desk he is so cute,hugs cheryl xxx

Cardarian said...

Mhmmmm I can smell the lovely Christmas cackes in the making! Do you have a special recipe???
Love your "sock art"
Hugs,
Cardarian

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great photos. :) Thank you for sharing!

Maggie

x

Alix said...

oooh making cake and sock cuties...life sure is good at your place!! ;0)

Stressed Stamper said...

Oh love the zebra...making my cake this weekend.
Check out the fish on my blog today
Sarah#16

Helen said...

Oh, I used to love helping my mum make christmas cake (and pudding) but sadly she doesn't do them any more (there's only the 2 of us there as my brother and his family can't stay (no room, too much noise for my mum) and we would be still going the following year!! but such memories.

Minxy said...

Is there no fabric art you can't master, your sock animals rock :)

Thistleblue said...

oh I love your wee sock friends, the Zebra is fab! Enjoy your Christmas cake baking!
Hope you have a great day
hugs
Michelle (73)
xx

Rosie said...

NOT making a Christmas cake this year - we're going for carrot cake instead! Enjoyed my visit to your workspace.

Morti said...

Yeah, I know it's not compulsory to visit every blog but I feel bad if I don't even get round to everyone who visited me.... :( Thanks for stopping by - love Meow!! What a lucky GD (well, for you, Great Niece, yes?)

butlersabroad said...

I've been thinking about Christmas cakes too, must check I've got all the ingredients needed! Love the sock dolls, seriously cute! And as for Paula, well we all know what a special lady she is.

Hugs
Brenda 96

sasa said...

Oooh - so cute - made a sock bunny a while back too - so addictive. Yours are truly fab, love them. Great job !
Yes, Christmas cakes are indeed kicking at my door too - got to get that booze soaking in ....
have a good week
sasa 10

Shari said...

Honestly your sock creatures are the cutest! I especially like the kitty and as I have just come from Wipso's blog, I can just see her GD loving it so. I can just imagine your fragrant kitchen! Thanks for posting!
~Shari #124

Toucan Scraps said...

love those soft toys Twiglet

Angela (120)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Jo, oh your sock creatures are absolutely adorable, love them both but especially the zebra - it's not my birthday though till next July but then again maybe it's for Christmas! I know I know, you can't say or it wouldn't be a surprise LOL
Thanks for telling us about that book, it sounds like a great Christmas present for 2 of my granddaughters
Anne xx

Chrissie said...

I spent hours sorting out a huge bag of odd socks at my daughter's the other day, I think I could do with that book, the toys are gorgeous... as are your things from Paula!
Chrissie

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Great desk and well done on your win, hugs heidi xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Great desk and well done on your win, hugs heidi xx

Anne said...

Love the sock animals -- absolutely fabulous -- can't wait to see what you get up to next
Anne xxx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Love 'Ziggy' and 'Meow', so cute! I can smell that cake from here!

A.xx(29)

Jensters said...

Just loving Ziggy Zebra and the card your friend made.....Mmmm cake!

WW said...

OMG!!! Those are so cute!! I love the zebra with his giant nose.

Spyder said...

Oh my goodness, Christmas cake!! My mum always made, and sometimes still does, Christmas cake. I made one once my ponies ended up eating it! Love your sock creatures, they are lovely!

Happy WOYWW!!
(((Lyn)))

Carola Bartz said...

Meow is just adorable!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on TWO wins. And those little sock dolls are darling. Glad little P loves the cat. So where are the Christmas cakes? You are really talented to make cakes and sock dolls in the same week.

Mandi said...

Bake cakes..blimey Im very impressed!

Super desk and love those projects, the card and frame...beautiful
See you again, have a great week
mandi xx

Susan Allan said...

Hi Twiglet
You have been busy...I love the zebra's lilac hair andthat book looks like one to have on my shelf and I can definitely smell the Christms cake cooking.

What a beautiful card and picture you received....I take it that was a birthday card.
Have a great week
Sue xx 66/88

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Your sock bunnies are adorable! Your desk is great.

The Taming of the Glue said...

The sock zebra is fab! Glad I can't smell that xmas cake but the thought of it is making me hungry! Pam (20)

Neet said...

Oh I love Miaow - they are both gorgeous though. Will enjoy seeing more (please) in coming weeks.
Now you ae making me feel guilty as I keep thinking I don't need to make C cakes this year. Ah well, maybe a visit to the supermarket for some ingredients. #142

Phree said...

Oh your post is just packed full of good things this week - rather like the christmas cake you're planning to bake, that sounds wonderful! Love Ziggy Zebra, he's fab and the gift you received from Paula is absolutely beautiful.

Paula Gale said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE those sock characters - they are just so much fun... i would never have thought to use the heel for the nose of the animal (doh) - thats why you are creative and i'm not LOL... I hope that someone realises how special those lovely bird dumfings are and snaps them up...

Also - you've taken some fab pics of those little things i sent you = glad you liked them by the way... I took some pics and they were flippin pants!!!! you deserved the time i spent on them anyway... making you smile was the motivation!

Paula x x x

Ciara said...

Oh I love the zebra chap, he's fab!

Ciara
xx

Ann Nichols said...

I love the little sock dolls! I love the rainbow in your profile picture! And I love the way that Christmas cake smells - Hum...delicious! :)Going to be following along!! Stop by and visit me (and follow if you'd like - I'd love to have you!) I have a history blog having to do with St. Nicholas and Christmas!
Ann

akilli melek said...

I do like meow, cant believe you made them in one week. Mine would still be in the box months later, lol. thanks for popping by on wed. caroline #1

silverpebble said...

Christmas cakes? Goodness, you are organised! Love the little zebra.

Felted House said...

I'm shocked to read of Christmas cakes but thank you so much for the reminder - I do try and do mine early but never this early before, but I'll make a start on ingredients shopping! I've seen sock kitties before but never a zebra, he is splendid! xx

Tina Gilmore said...

I love christmas cake! Nice desk too. Lovely to see you the other day and meet your gorgeous big girl", she's a treasure, if vintage!!!! she made me laugh and your pictures look stunning on the wall, thanks so much for bringing them over xx

Linda C said...

The zebra is absolutly precious! So fun. Nice to see you and your sister share this fun hobby! Happy WOYWW #78

sandra's crafty corner said...

oooh fab piccies,
thanks for sharing them hugs sandra (81)