Wednesday, 14 March 2012

WOYWW - countdown to 401!!

This is what I have been busy with over the last week.....



  I have used up all the remaining pieces of fabric kindly donated by our friends, blogging friends and customers.
The mad total of little dresses for the "Dress a girl around the world scheme",  that Annie and I have made between us, is 401.
I think the pictures speak for themselves.

Click on picture to enlarge.....

These make up the last parcel of 30 that I will be sending to Louise of Sew Scrumptious. She has been coordinatng the collection and distribution of the frocks - I think we are nearing a grand total of 1000 from all of her blogging friends etc .Update - YES! 1000 reached - click on Louise's link above to find out more!

Thanks lots to everyone who donated fabric and trimmings - we couldn't have done it without you.
I think it was Angie who said I was addicted - she was probably right! However, I shall be giving it a rest for a while. I have lots of other sewing jobs for friends and family so will be busy with them over the next few weeks.

Have a great blog hop everyone - I shall have a bit more time for visiting your desks this week.
Join in by hopping over to Julia's Stamping Ground and  add your blog to Mr Linky.

Jo x

49 comments:

Annie said...

Wow wow wow. Well done you Jo. The last lot look so very special...who would have thought they were made from the scraps/left overs? :-)
Hugs,
A x

Di said...

Oh dear Jo, I knew it would happen :( I bought a pretty flowery single duvet cover and a plain fitted sheet and pillowcase on Monday at our local charity shop. They've been washed ready to be ironed and posted to Annie. Not to worry though - you've done absolute marvels and it's time for a rest. Have a great day! Di xx

ScrappnBee said...

I have loved viewing your little dresses as they have been born at your creative hands! Enjoy your rest. you deserve it! YOu have definately made the world a better (and slightly more fashionable) place!-Amanda #40

NEEDLEWINGS said...

oh boy, those are wonderful! Love all of the delightful colors.

Helen said...

What a lovely picture of the last dresses. well done you!!

jude said...

Jo you should be so proud beautiful aray of dresses that will be received with love .
Have fab wednesday and creative week
judex 17

Sew Scrumptious said...

Wow! Thank you so much. You are amazing. I am just about to blog about you and Annie and reaching the 1000 total! Should be up later today!

Neet said...

You two should be so proud of yourselves, I am sure all the WOYWW'ers are proud of you. What a fabulous job you have done, think of all those happy little ones out there.
Congratulations!
Hugs, Neet xx #19

Joanne said...

I think you deserve a medal and still say this sort of thing is far better than sending money. Well done you.
Hugs Joanne xx

Kate said...

Wow, over 400 you are both amazing!!

** Kate **

SueH said...

Well I definitely thing that you and Annie have done your bit for the cause Jo. It’s an amazing achievement to have made more than 400 little dresses, I take my hat off to you both…..well done!

Happy Crafting!
Sue H #41
x

sandra de said...

OMG you and Annie are amazing and I love you each dress seems to have it's own little unique touch. Just divine.

Neil said...

Great looking and creative space this week, thanks for sharing and I'm sure that all your hard work will bring joy and pleasure to those who receive them.
Neil #8

May said...

I just love all your makes!! do you ever sleep, you busy clever girl, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

Ann B said...

Another batch or super-pretty dresses. I popped over to Louise's blog and saw the photos of the little girls wearing some of the dresses - makes it all worthwhile - well done to the both of you.

ann b
#2

mckinkle said...

Well done Jo on your super achievement!

It was great to see the pair of you on her blog too!!

Have a super week, Keryn x

Peggy Cain said...

you are a blessing to 41 little girls and more beautiful dresses Have a fun WOYWW.

Peggy Cain said...

you are a blessing to 41 little girls and more beautiful dresses Have a fun WOYWW.

sandra's crafty corner said...

oh wow they all look amazing well done to you and the other gals doing this for a lovely cause, i can barely sew by hand,
thanks for sharing, happy woyww
hugs sandra xxx

MvM-design said...

Quickly watching all those lovely desks!!
Have a happy WOYWW Wednesday :)))
Watch mine too, I've an awesome announcement on my BLOG(click)
Hugs Marleen ;-)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wowzer, all those dresses, way to go!Take care, enjoy snooping around the wonderful desks & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 33

Spyder said...

1000!! well done! I love those little pik check ones they are all so pretty!!Thanks for my snoop! Have a great crafting week.
HaPpY wOyWw!!
((Lyn))

BumbleVee said...

you girls ..... you're the best.......

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Congratulations on all your dress-making achievements, it was a fantastic thing to be part of. Such a worthwhile effort, you both deserve medals!
Hugs, LLJ #26 xx

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Wonderful dresses for a wonderful cause! Your machine must be plumb tuckered out!

Carol said...

Wonderful dresses, particularly love the checked ones.
Fantastic achievement, congratulations to all concerned. just brilliant.
Carol xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...wow your one busy lady...Mel :)

kay said...

congrats on making so many,enjoy the break,x

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

That's an amazing number and such a good thing to do. Wow!

Cheers,
Susan #113-ish

Anne-marie said...

Wow you have been very busy they all look fab thank you for sharing
Anne-marie no 23

Angelfish said...

You and Annie have done the most amazing job with these dresses.
Fiona xx #166

Angie said...

Love the colours of this last batch ....now ...step away from the dresses ...at least for a few months lol xx

Sophia said...

401?! Whoa! That's a lot of stitching and sewing. NICE work. I'm seriously impressed and the dresses are oh so adorable! :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wowzah! 401 dresses, that is just superb! I love the latest batch of dresses in that top photo, so sweet and cheerful.

famfa said...

You clever lovely ladies. Well done you. Amazing work. X

Chrysalis said...

Hi Twigs - thanks for popping over for a visit. I love all your work - especially the rag dolls. x

Dragon said...

OOOO how lovely, what prettiness here today. Thanks for sharing
Frankie
xx

Polly Polkadot said...

A fantastic well done to both of you.

Diana Evans said...

oh so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow!!!! you sure have been busy!!!

Elizabeth said...

Hello Jo, I think you and Annie have worked wonders and deserve a medal for the number of pretty little dresses you've made between you - there will be a lot of happy little girls running around wearing them with pride - the rest is well earned and I'm sure you'll enjoy catching up with all the other projects you want to work on. Elizabeth x

VonnyK said...

They are really beautiful, what lucky little girls. You are doing a really wonderful thing for them.
Have a well deserved rest.
Von #67

Morti said...

Ohhhhh - well done you guys! How fab! And yes, you probably are addicted now, for sure...

Thanks for stopping by!

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm incredibly late, but no less impressed; you should be really proud of your contribution, I'm in no doubt that each recipient will recognise the love in your stitches.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm having a terrible time getting Blogger to cooperate with me this week. Your contribution to this project goes above and beyond. I think you and Annie took on this project as the sole makers of these dresses. So impressive.

akilli melek said...

well done! that is very impressive.
love the blue ones in the previous post too
caroline

Joynana said...

What a wonderful undertaking you and your friends are doing. I applaud you all. They are just too cute. Any little girl will love them.

lisa said...

How fantastic, you should be very proud of yourselves.
Sorry for the late visit.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #78

Sew Scrumptious said...

Love the photos of lots of dresses together. Gorgeous! Would you be happy for me to use it? I've been asked to provide some photos for a possible magazine feature and want to send a selection. That one really caught my eye!

Paula Gale said...

Oh Jo - well done to you and Annie for making all those beautiful dresses - all 400+ of them - each one, no doubt, unique as the little girls who will be wearing them.

Having looked at them in spurts and then the picture here of a load together and it's safe to say that you could have put them on the highstreet and made a fortune as they were just so stylish - however, I know you wouldn't have dreamt of anything other than sending them off to this fabulous cause. Well done you.

Also, happy WOYWW and apologies for not making it round in a while. I'm rubbish at making time for things but do I strive to change that.

Lots of love and hugs

Paula x x x