Wednesday, 2 November 2011

WOYWW - there is nothing like a dame!

Good morning all!
I hope you are all well and enjoying these nice bright mornings and dark early evenings - it takes me a week or so to get used to the clocks going back.
It worked out well for me this weekend as my fab daughter M whisked me off to Manchester for the weekend and we got an extra hour in our hotel room after putting the clocks back - he he the way to get value for money ha!
It was all part of my birthday treat as she had bought tickets for us to go to see South Pacific and have a bit of retail therapy too. We had a really great time and I loved every minute. So a big thanks to M for that and a big thanks to hubby G for treating us to a night in the Manchester Hilton.
South Pacific was one of the first films I ever saw on the big screen in technicolour as a 9 year old and I remember how exciting, romantic and beautiful it all seemed to be. It has remained a favourite and I love all the songs - Some enchanted evening, Happy Talk and There is nothing like a dame..etc
So, the musical stage version was a perfect treat for me and it didn't disappoint. The cast did a great job and Samantha Womack was a fab Nelly Forbush.

Other bits and bobs round my table....
  • My latest Molly Makes mag - I won't be buying any more - not enough content and far too many wasted pages.
  • The little cardi I finished for one of our girls.
  • The box of fabric all cut up for our little frocks for our "Dress a girl around the world" scheme..
I think I have made 10 since last week.
Now lots of folk have said "What about the boys?".
So I have used a few T shirts and made some little boys' shorts.
Follow this link if you want to try one.

What do you think? They cost nothing, so well worth a go. (Just hope hubby doesn't miss his T shirts - lol)

And my latest little frocks.......

OK folks - I am off to find out what Julia has been up to and then take a sneaky peek at a your WOYWW desks. Have a great day.
x Jo

PS. Don't forget - if you are a follower and want to join in my give away - check out my last WOYWW post and leave me a message to say so. Thanks.


Annie said...

Fab post Jo. It might be worth putting a link to the pattern for the boys cos I'm sure lots will have spare T shirts they would happily run up to make shorts with :-)
A x

Helen said...

Great idea for shorts for the boys, why should they miss out indeed! Glad you had a great trip for your birthday treat!


Ooooh you are brave if I went anywhere near my dh t-shirts he would kill me - they are his pride and joy (seriously he has over 50 and takes up more wardrobe space than I do). The dresses are great, love the little pockets with flowers on :)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW . . .you are just so talented!

Glad you had a nice break.

Hugs, Sandra View my desk HERE!

Suz said...

Those little dresses just keep getting prettier and prettier Jo
Hugs xx

JoZart said...

What a life! Great to read about your trip to Manchester for South Pacific... such a treat. You deserve it so much.
Love your latest batch of dresses and it's good to see an idea to dress the little boys. Great idea to convert T shirts.
Glad you like the towel hangers ..we need a novelty/catchy name for them.
Love JoZarty x

Sarah said...

Wow and wow again - such a hive of generous creativity! Glad you had a great time and some pampering! Just bought Mollie too - I think I'm in love with the arty shots rather than the mag...might just mooch through it at Tesco's!!!!

BetteK said...

LOVE those little frocks ... what a talented twiglet you are! xXx

MaggieC said...

Glad you enjoyed you night out. The Sound of Music was on at the Gaumont (I think it was there) in Birmingham for years. I went at least three times to see it with different groups of friends. We used to go to the Chinese restaurant round the back first for a chicken chow mein. So you have really brought back memories for me there.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a fab weekend!! I love South Pacific too - do you remember tha Morecambe and Wise sketch with all the old newscasters doing There Ain't |Nothing Like a Dame?? Fab tv moment there!! My all time fav musical is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers... had a real crush on Howard Keel when I was a lass :)
Thanks for the link to the boy's shorts as well!
Hugs, LLJ xx

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great night out. I love those old Rodgers and Hammerstein movies and can remember being ill as a child and snuggling up on the sofa with a blanket, the dog and a real fire and watching films like that on the telly. I still love the amazing bright colours of technicolor films.

Brenda 74

Hazel said...

Wow you've been busy - very productive desk! x

Victoria said...

that cardi is gorgeous enjoy south pacific

Julia Dunnit said...

The shorts are a fab idea Twiggers - lovely to see a bit of gender balancing!!! Interesting about Molly Makes, you are not alone...I wonder if they're listening.

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh, your trip sounds lovely, and what fab dresses (as always) and cute boys items too.

famfa said...

Great idea for the shorts. Lovely dresses

Polly Polkadot said...

I mentioned to my mum I had some spare pillow cases and she told me about a pattern make dresses when I was little - I soon put her straight that the pattern was still out there and in good use!

Mrs A. said...

Lovely colours on your next batch of dressess. I'm sure you don't have time to sleep and now your churning out boys shorts!! I can't keep up. Lol. Hugs Mrs A.

Morti said...

D'ya know what? I don't think I've ever seen South Pacific (at least, not completely), even thought I know some of the songs and have even sung some of them on stage.

Lovely dresses, and "yay" for the boys having something too... Thanks for stopping by.

Anne said...

Hi there your trip to see South Pacific, some retail therapy and a night at a hotel sounds wonderful. The latest dresses are lovely - I really like the colours. A great idea re the boys shorts. Thanks for visiting me. Anne x

Elizabeth said...

Your trip sounds fab ... shopping and the Hilton too, what a treat!

I remember seeing South Pacific with my dad ... I was about 14 and we queued for ages outside the picture house to see it ... I was so happy that my dad took and thrilled by the whole film.

The shorts for the boys are terrific, what a great idea, and the little dresses are as cute as ever.

Hope your week a good one. Elizabeth x #59

Angie said...

The shorts sound brilliant ...great for any little boy to mess sround in.
So pleased you had such an amazing birthday treat ...I loved the film and the sound track too...glad to hear the show didn't let you down. xx

Angelfish said...

What a lovely birthday treat and the perfect use of the extra hour!
I thought you weren't going to bother with Mollie Makes this month. I think it is a lovely magazine for people who never actually plan on making anything, but like to look at pretty pages!

Neet said...

What a lovely lady you are, those little boys shorts now on top of all the frocks. You must be busy all the time with your sewing.
I live just outside Manchester, wish I had known you were coming up north - would have popped over and taken you out for a coffee. Now to check how long the show is on - Chas is a real Samantha fan. Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet x #11

April said...

Sounds like you've been having a great time! yet more lovely little dresses and those shorts out of t-shirts are great! x

okienurse said...

WOW Jo you were very busy this week also. I just got back off vacation and can't seem to find my backside with both hands much less get anything comparable to what you and Annie get done each week. Hope you have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #68

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Happy birthday! What a smash time! I loved South Pacific and watched it several times! The music is terrific! I'm so happy for you that you enjoyed your birthday! You deserve it as you give happiness to so many! Patsy from

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh, Twiglet, South Pacific what fun you will have had, and yes the wee shorts and cute dresses are just the thing and am sure hubby would not mind sharing some of his tee shirts or two or three.. :D thanks for popping over and leaving comments - happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x

Katie said...

What a great idea, to make the t shirts into shorts. Those dresses are adorable!

Chrissie said...

Oh my what fabulous stuff, you're SO productive!
Sorry I'm so late. Enjoy the rest of your week!

mckinkle said...

Your trip to the theatre sounds just perfect! And a stay at the Hilton too, I hope it was perfect for you as after making so many little dresses and shorts, you sure deserve a little treat!

Those rainbow shades on the dresses look just gorgeous!

Love the super little cardigan too!
Keryn x