Wednesday, 9 May 2012

WOYWW

Happy Wednesday to all.
This was my desk with sunshine (yes! sunshine!) beaming through my wiindow, yesterday afternoon.
I just couldn't resist a photo - we have had so many gloomy days it was lovely to see the sun - if fleetingly.

On my desk are a few of my carboot bargains.


  • A lovely lady gave me this fabric when I explained that I would be making frocks for the "Dress a girl around the world scheme" with it. So many kind folk out there!
  • Also you can see the pretty little "broiderie anglais" mats  and lovely vintage Irish linen hankies that M bought to craft with. Not sure what she will make with them but we just couldn't resist them.
  • I also got 3 circular knitting needles - always useful for little shrug knitting.
Just a few of my week's makes below.....

Two tiny waistcoats for my friend's grandsons to wear to their uncle's wedding.



A random patchwork draught excluder.


Lastly the latest little knitties for the "Fish and Chip" babies.
I posted a parcel with 16 little jumpers and matching beanie hats to Dawn yesterday - 13 sets from me and 3 from Annie. I still have plenty of wool scraps so will continue knitting for a bit longer.

Join in our WOYWWednesday blog hop by following the link to Julia's Stamping Ground - so many busy crafty folk to snoop on!!!

Thanks to all who visited me last week  - I really appreciate your thoughtful, kind comments.
x Jo

38 comments:

Annie said...

So lovely to see that sunshine yesterday. You've been such a busy bee this week....so nothing changed there I hear you say :-)
Hugs,
A x

Di said...

Wow, busy as ever Jo. What makes me gasp is the number of Fish and Chip babies sets - I've only made one so far :( I take my hat off to you! Hugs, Di xx

Jan said...

Fabulous work space & craetions xx Jan 56

Lynn Holland said...

Well done with your fish and chip jumpers we sent off 22
Lynn 40
One I made earlier today

Karen said...

WOW lots of interesting projects, you have been busy as always! They all look fab, although I do especially love the draught excluder, especially all those various shades of purple :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #49

kath said...

Hi...thanks for today's crafty snoop...lots of lovely makes and those waistcoats are so adorable...happy WOYWW...hugs kath (44) xxx

JoZart said...

I'm sure that you and A have elastic days as you cram so much in. People say I do a lot but I'm eclipsed by you two and still you both manage to make for those in need too.
Great makes and great booty too.
Lv JoZarty xxxx No 99

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Brilliant post.

Happy WOYWW.

Sarn (#61) x

Trish Latimer said...

Well done you on the dresses and the jumpers!!!! Trish #60

jill said...

If only the sunshine would stay. I love car booting it's amazing the things you can get from them .
thank you for sharing your crafting. jill #52

Miriam said...

Lots of fabulous stuff going on.

#97

Helen said...

yes, I had sun yesterday too,but it's not here today!! Love those waistcoats, they are beautiful. have a great day.
Helen 9

mckinkle said...

Super post Jo, love your fish n chip sets and well done you for making so many for the cause, Im only at 6!

Keryn x

famfa said...

Fab waistcoats, love the draught excluder. Great boot finds. Famfa#118

Redanne said...

Loving those waistcoats and well done on the fish and chip sets - amazing. Anne #2

CraftygasheadZo said...

Some super makes, how lovely. Take care, enjoy WOYWW this week, I know I will! Zo xx 73

Whimcees said...

Hello!

You are one busy woman - beautiful work! We had some sunshine here yesterday also but today it is cloudy and cold again! Wishing you a wonderful day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Samantha Elliott said...

Wow! Those waistcoats are gorgeous and such a rich colour. Well done on the fish n chip jumpers.
Hettie xx

BumbleVee said...

Always lots to see over here..... you are as busy as ever.... good for you.

I'll try to do a few little things while hiding in the basement... 'pretending I don't exist' ...like Harry Potter

...or better yet, running away from home.... to your house..hahhaha.....

Peggy Cain said...

had fun snooping around! Have a great week

Sherry said...

You got some great bargains there!

I love your random draught excluder - who'd have thought we'd still be needing that at this time of the year!

Well done for making all those little knitted items, you have a very kind heart xx

Love the silky waistcoats too - how smart they will look in them!

Thanks for already coming to see my desk this week x
WoYwW # 142

Daniella said...

I am amazed by people who can sew! It is a skill I've never been able to master!! I am a wiz with glue though! LOL!!
xxDaniella #131

Anne said...

hello we had sun yesterday as well so wonderful but back to the rain today :-( I am amazed at how much you manage to do each week. I am struggling to keep up. Happy WOYWW. Anne x

kay said...

well done on so many sets for the children
have a fab crafty woyww
kay #28

Hazel said...

Lots of lovely needlework and knitting and great that you got some bargains - thanks for sharing (Hazel, WOYWW #95) x

trisha too said...

Always some sweet sewing to see here, Twiglet!!

:)trisha woyww #155

Shoshi said...

Wow, you have been busy, Jo! I love all your projects - such lovely colours, and so varied. Glad you managed to pick up some fun things at the boot sale.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #84

Doone said...

ah I do like the draught excluder,

I suspect I should take down our winter door curtain and get our excluder back out...

Dx

Dragon said...

OOO you are so sewy!! I LOVE the waistcoats... fab post thanks for sharing
FRankie
xx

MaggieC said...

As usual, I am left totally exhausted after reading your post today about all the huge number of things you have achieved. Thank you for your visit today and your kind comments. Have a good week, and I hope you do not get flooded out with all the rain that is pouring down yet again. xx Maggie #77

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love your post and ALL the great things you accomplish in a week. Remarkable. Love the colors of the draft stopper. Have fun and Happy WOYWW

Julia Dunnit said...

Aw look at those gorgeous waistcoats! Bet the bride will be so chuffed to see the boys so beautifully dressed! See, Boot fairs are such interesting places - I walk past what you buy, and you would shudder at the stuff I consider...love that!

sandra de said...

Those waistcoats are so cute. But the triumph would have to be your draught excluder. Well done.
Sandra @22

Neet said...

Love those fish and chips outfits and the waistcoats are beautiful. There will be two well turned out young men at the wedding.
Hugs, Neet #19 x

Angelfish said...

You have been busy. Those little waistcoats remind me of the one I made for my nephew to wear at our wedding.

Bridget Larsen said...

I love that patchwork extender, will send a hint to my mum to make me one
Bridget #12

Polly Polkadot said...

I didn't manage to make it back to WOYWW, but I'm having my trip around. I like the draught excluder in particular.

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I love words like 'carboot' instead of 'trunk' - sound so much better! :<) Wishing you a lovely day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane