Wednesday, 5 December 2012

WOYWW -Day 5 of advent

Good morning all - a double purpose to my blog post today.
I am trying to blog each day in the lead up to Christmas so check back at the other festive posts, if you are interested.
I have had a big clean up in my sewing room and my table is empty so I thought you might like to see what I have been busy with instead.

Annie gave me a pattern for a little fabic gift pouch so I gave it a go today.
I used old gold silk and some cream satin for the lining.
I am using it to pop a little scrapbox angel in ready to post to a special friend.
I think it looks OK - it turned out a bit soft and floppy and Annie said it needs to be stiff - erm... ladies!!!!
Yes - I should have used a crisp craft cotton but I quite like the softer look.

 Next is my first attempt at a Christmas card.
I just can't get going with them this year.
This one has a little photo of snowdrops printed onto linen and then mounted over some tartan fabric with a little lace trim.
With a little more effort, I think it might be OK

And lastly - on funday Monday, Annie and I made a few more Christmas mice and I popped them in the blog shop - we sold all the others this week!

That's it for today.
I hope you all have lots of lovely Christmas ideas for me to snoop as I blog hop around the WOYWW desks today.
Thanks for calling in here - please leave a little comment and then I can zoom over to see what you are up to.

x Jo
PS _ Just added my name to Mr Linky and read Julia's post.
Then I popped over to check out Santas Challenge - I think I will be donating - such great work going on there and such a gorgeous little girl called Alya and her Mum Caroline, who many of us know through this lovely blogging family WOYWW. Check it out -!


Lynn Holland said...

Oh what lovely things on your desk. The mice are sweet and well done on your card.

MiniOwner said...

Aww how cute are those wee mice?! The card is looking good. I love the idea of printing the photo on linen. Happy Wednesday.
Sue x (MiniOwner @1)

Annie said...

I think the same fabrics with a little iron on vylene would make the difference Jo cos I rather like the lushness of the fabrics.
...and I rather like your Christmas card :-)
A x

inkypinkycraft said...

cute Christmas mice! thanks for sharing.
happy woyww trace x #33
p.s. I have festive candy

Apryl said...

Beautiful gift bag!

#11 Apryl

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm not surprised the meeces are hurtling out of your shop, they're gorgeous and soo sweet!
And I prefer a stiff one to floppy too, fnar fnar...what?? Gift bags of course..~grin~
Hugs, LLJ #30 xx

Neet said...

What cute little mice, and what a gorgeous pouch. I am with you on the soft feel, I think it looks lovely being so squashy.
Am with you also on the "C" card front - somehow I have found it very difficult to get going this year and am so behind with the celebrations for the big day.
Have a lovely week
Hugs, Neet (forty something) xx

Helen said...

Well done on the sales, and how fab is that gold fabric! Have a good day and good luck with your daily blogging! Helen, 5

butterfly said...

The gift pouch looks great, and I love the linen-printed snowdrops - what a lovely idea. Happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Roudi said...

Oh look at the adorable mousies! Love love them! ♥
Happy WOYWW. xx
Roudi #48

sandra de said...

Ohhh so sweet little mice all in a row. Love your soft fabric pouch looks very smart.
Sandra @27

JoZart said...

Gorgeous goings on there today and I don't know how you will manage a daily post when you add so many lovely things in one!!
Make sure you come over to wave to Baxter, remember that special, well loved, Ted whose brother you helped find?
Lots of love Jo x (Heinz 57)

Redanne said...

Oh I love that beautiful gift pouch, it looks fabulous in gold and cream. The little mice are so, so sweet, not surprised they are selling well. Love the pic of the snowdrops too, it looks great on the card. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #49

KatzElbows said...

Are they the mice on the mouse organ? Cos I'm totally getting a Bagpuss vibe! I've struggled to be inspired with cards this year, but yours looks great.

cheers, rachel #50

tuesday afternoon said...

Your little mice are so sweet, delightful! Happy WOYWW

Anonymous said...

Oh that little pouch is just gorgeous, Jo. It would be lovely to put jewellery in as well.
Have a good day.
Tricia x #66

Pearly Queen said...

Love the snowdrop card!


Sunshine Girl said...

What adorable little items you have on show there! love the mice. Sunshine Girl - no 21.

Dawn said...

Been checking out the scrap dollies so cute and the hippo is adorable. I still have my rag doll (so beautiful she is) nice to have a catch up sorry it was a wet craft fair Love Dawn xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

No wonder your mice are selling well - they are rather gorgeous! Love your Christmas card - photos on fabric -always a winner for me! Chrisx

Kate said...

Such cute mices and I like the golden pouch.

** Kate **

Julia Dunnit said...

I love the golden pouch...even if it is floppy...what a luxurious way to present a gift..lovely. And he little emcees are just so cute! you remain very enjoying your advent blogging!

Caro said...

I love your golden pouch and the little mice are adorable. Thanks for sharing. Caro #60

Karen McAlpine said...

I like that little fabric pouch! And, the mice are adorable. They look really fun to make too. Looks like you have the Christmas spirit today here on WOYWW.
Karen 97

Caz said...

I just LOVE those mice!!! Your gift pouch was quite lovely - even if it wasn't a stiff one ;-)
I got going on Christmas cards then ground to a halt............

Anne said...

The pouch is lovely as it is. Cute mice and I do like the Christmas card idea. Happy WOYWW Anne x #112

Ann B said...

Posting daily until Christmas - good luck. Takes me all my time to do it once a week.
Te pouch you made is beautiful, rich colours and fabulous silk - a joy for the recipient.
Thanks for calling round earlier.
Ann B

Mrs A. said...

Love your meeces to pieces. Re your little purse. You could try using iron on Bondaweb in between the layers to give a bit of body otherwise there are pills! Hugs Mrs A.

famfa said...

Gorgeous card. Pouch looks decadent. Lucky friend. Great mice
Famfa (80)

Lucy said...

The fabric wrap looks great. I used to make them, so i understand your trepidation with it. CHRISTMAS MICE are just the best and these specimins just look fantastic! Keep up the great work:) Lucy #18 x

Samantha Elliott said...

Aw Jo.... those mouses are sooo sweet! Love the snowdrops too. Love Snowdrops and am lucky enough to have them growing wild in our garden as we are on the edge of the forest!

Nan G said...

Love the little Christmas mice!mso cute. Great start on the card. Loved your dove card on the day 6 post. Belated happy WOYWW! Nan 85

Cardarian said...

Hi Jo!

I have been through all of your advent posts and everything is just so beautiful! You make lovely stuff! Thank you for sharing!
Lots of hugs,