Wednesday, 11 January 2012

WOYWW - pretty pockets

Today I will be mostly working on my ironing board!
I am making little collages, on pockets, for our little frocks for the "Dress a girl around the world scheme."
Here are a few that I made yesterday.



I always work on my ironing board when I am using Bondaweb ironed onto the back of the fabric that I cut up for collages. I have a nice new ironing board cover on it - I  am such a messy worker - the iron and cover get coated in melted adhesive.  
Once I had finished my "Give-away" collage for Jo of Jozart, I cleaned up my iron and put my new cover on.
Just in case you haven't seen Jo's collage on her blog, here it is. 

She loved it and even hubby D was fascinated by it so I take that as a compliment. (The men in my life don't usually take a huge amount of interest in my crafty activities!)
If anyone thinks they might like a little collage then email me ( twiglet517@hotmail.co.uk ) for details. I really enjoy making them and its great to see a photo transformed into fabric and  brought to life with embroidery.

I think this week will be spent making a few more little frocks. Annie and I cut out loads on Saturday when the men were at footie - in fact she has made a competition out of it for her Wipso blog celebration "Give-away".
Pop over and join in!!

Ok folks let's head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and see what she is up to. Then we can join in the blog hop that is........ Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday!!
Have a great day.
x Jo

38 comments:

Annie said...

Jo those pockets are stunning. They will really make a simple little dress very special. Pat on the back for you.
Hugs,
A x

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

You are one talented lady. I think maybe I should take up Annie on the offer for more entries. I know what you mean about the non-interest of males in your life and craft. Although every once in a while something sparks an interest (and in all fairness he did like both the presents that were made for him for Crimble......). Have a lovely week x

ScrappnBee said...

Those pockets rock! Those are some really lucky little ladies to have you making dresses and pockets for them! Love the collage! It looks fantastic! -Amanda 34

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I don't even own an ironing board, so I iron anywhere I can lay my heat resistant craft sheet. I'm in awe.

Love the houses AND the fl0wers. Both put me in mind of spring.

Happy WOYWW (#3).

Kate said...

Jo's picture looks great and some those little girls are going to adore their designer dresses with your pockets on them.

** Kate **

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm been over to Annie's and shocked to discover it is not easy to guess how many you made in the twenty four hour stint between the two of you! you are two wonderful ladies, well done! love the little flowers for the collages, and I too am a messy worker too, and yes saw Jo's collage on her blog - well done! Shaz in oz.x

Polly Polkadot said...

I've been giving the free motion embroidery a go on the singer sewing machine, so it is nice to have a nosy at what others choose to make.

Helen said...

Oh wow, you never cease to amaze me! Now those dresses will look even more special. you are a true diamond.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Applique is something I haven't really got into - partly cos I haven't a clue where to start. But you've really brightened up those pockets by doing that - it makes a big difference! Your collage of Jo's house is wonderful too, I wouldn't have the patience!
Hugs, LLJ ~26 xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow what gorgeous pockets, wish I could use a sewing machine!!sadly not!!!hugs trace x

JoZart said...

Aren't I the lucky one to have my house pic created by you!? Thanks again Jo for my really special prize... it's a treasure!
Great idea to make patterned pockets. The little girls will love them and can't you just imagine them comparing pictures and chatting about those houses etc., ??
Have a good week making all those dresses against the clock !!
Love JoZarty x

Deb said...

oh your collages are so pretty, the frocks will be fabulous!
Happy WOYWW! Debxx#115/116

Mrs A. said...

Love your pockets. I always use my non-stick craft sheet on my ironing board. Works a treat and is dead easy to clean off. Would love a colllage of my house as it is an ususal design. Will send you an email to get the deets. Hugs Mrs A.

505whimsygirl said...

Those pockets are adorable!!! How fun. The girls will absolutely love them!!!

Happy WOYWW #45

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jo, the pockets are a brilliant idea and so pretty, and practical too. The collage is beautifully done too ... a work of art so no wonder your hubby was impressed. Have a good week. Elizabeth x #96

sandra's crafty corner said...

wowzers that looks fabulous,thanks for sharing at woyww
hugs sandra (81)

MaggieC said...

That picture is so beautiful, and such a real treasure for the future. By the way, I do have a very good breadmaker, but I do enjoy getting myself covered with dough, as long as there is someone else in the house to answer the door. xx Maggie #105

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love your little pockets. Your creativity is awesome. I've so much enjoyed the little collage you sent me. You do so well with fun things!!
Enjoy WOYWW, and have fun the rest of the week.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

You have a big heart, that you do! So wonderful that you're making such pretty little frocks for those little girls! They will feel so special for sure! A wonderfully blessed new year to you and your family! Patsy from
HeARTworks

L00py's Craft Creations said...

I'm seeing how many I can get round this way.then when I have finished I'll come back again, that is if I can STOP reading all the posts first Happy WOYWW

LOu P

Di said...

Fabulous pockets Jo! And that house collage is amazing - still waiting for a sunny day here to take a photo, I could be some while :( Happy WOYWW, laptop playing up yesterday so I'm a bit late. Di xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Jo's collage is wonderful, no wonder she's so thrilled. Im loving the little houses on the pockets, how sweet they are. I've used bonds web. .i have a lot of sympathy for keeping an old cover for the purpose!!

Lisa-Jane said...

I just fond your collages so awe inspiring, truly beautiful. What are the little motifs on the pockets? Are they cut from a bigger piece or are they stamped on etc? They are so cheery!

Carmen said...

That collage is so clever. You have an amazing talent .

Sue said...

Hi Jo...LOVE those little houses and great embroidered house..beautiful work as always

Thanks for the good wishes...the meeting is on the 20th Jan. Going to Brighton to meet the team, I'm just so excited like being let loose in a sweetie shop lol
Sue x

BumbleVee said...

It's pretty amazing how much detail you get on the little house collages.... they are great....

butlersabroad said...

Pretty pockets and I saw that wonderful collage on Jo's blog, it's lovely.

Hugs
Brenda 103

Katie said...

Those are very pretty!

Katie (159)

Cardarian said...

Those pockets are just stunning! I wish I was a little girl recieving such a lovely dress with a pocket like that! Also the collage you made for Jo is so nice - she was really happy! You deserve all the compliments!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Neet said...

What a fab idea to put those pockets on the dresses. Love the house ones especially.
Thanks for sharing and for commenting on my blog - Hugs, Neet xx

Sarah said...

your dresses are like the Magic Porridge Pot - an endless supply of yumminess. Love the pockets! Thanks for the peek in to your crafty space...Sarah at 6

Enfys said...

Your dresses are just fascinating. I love your pockets. Sorry I'm late, but lovely to see a nice busy desk!
hugs
Enfys

SueH said...

Aww Jo, the two of you are doing a wonderful job with all the little dresses and to put in all the extra work on the pockets is definitely going the extra mile. Those little girls are going to so thrilled when they get them.

Jo’s picture is really fab and something so personal, she’s going to treasure it, that’s for sure.

Thanks for stopping by this week.
Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Angelfish said...

Those collaged pockets are absolutely gorgeous. I'm another who uses my non stick on the ironing board for anything sticky. Works a treat :o)

Fiona xx

Terri said...

What beautiful scenery. Great idea "from around the world" And I too work on my ironing board. It is just the right height for standing when you are tired of sitting. I've messed up my cover and my iron. I recently got a new iron so I'm trying to be careful. Any tips for getting those sticky messes off the bottom of an iron? Blessings Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

bohemiannie! art said...

The pockets are wonderful! I use an old sheet on my ironing board - actually now its a table - and don't care what gets on it.

Karen said...

What gorgeous little pockets, they are just fab :)

Sorry I am a little late this week but I hope you had a great WOYWW and also have a lovely weekend, Karen #164

Morti said...

Love the collage! I ought to rummage out a photo of my house for you to have a go at....

Thanks for stopping by!