Wednesday, 2 January 2013

WOYWW - Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!
I hope it is a healthy and prosperous one for you all.
We had a quiet New Year's Eve and then today hubby went off to watch Shrewsbury Town win for a change and Maxine and I had a fab crafty day together.
Here she is at the dining room table - she needs to spread out when she is crafting!
We are busy making another draught excluder.
She chose the colour scheme and then we worked together so that I could show her how to do the feather stitch and fly stitch hand embroidery.
The end result was gorgeous - the photo doesn't really do it justice - it was too dark and gloomy to do a proper job.  She took it home to show everyone but I guess it will go in the blog shop or on ebay sometime soon.

My earlier crafty days were spent making dressing up outfits for Annie's daughter in law to be.
She needs them for the new school term so I quickly ran up a princess dress, jesters outfit and knights tabard. I think the children will have fun with these!


That's it for today folks.
I hope I can get around to see a few desks this week - I don't know where last week went.
Join in with Julia and the gang over at her Stamping Ground!

x Jo

36 comments:

Sue Pinner said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR Jo..hope it's a good one xx

Annie said...

The outfits for Gina are really brilliant Jo....I know there will be lots of little children that will benefit from them.
Biggest hugs,
A x

okienurse said...

always so busy Jo! Love the outfits for the kids! I am sure they are going to love them! Hope you had a great holiday.Hope you have a Happy and Prosperous New Year! I look forward to seeing your posts in 2013! Vickie #17

Bella said...

Good thing it is your Quick and not mine, I would still be sewing this time next year!

Eliza said...

I love it how you say you just whipped up a jesters outfit, a princess, etc etc.... like water flowing from a tap easy peasy. This would be a mammouth effort for me. I do like the draught stopper.

Happy New Year
Eliza

Kate said...

Great makes. Love the way you say you just 'ran them up!' They look so complicated, I'm in awe of your talents.

Happy new year

** Kate **

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I second Kate's comment. Your sewing talent is awesome :) I love the draught excluders, gorgeous fabrics and embellishments!
Happy new year, LLJ 31 xxxx

Karen said...

Happy New Year! What a talent, just to run up an outfit so quickly! Happy WOYWW! Karen 71 x

sandra de said...

OMgoodness is there no end to the amazing things you can whip up. Looking forward to another year of seeing the amazing things on your desk.
Sandra @24

Angelfish said...

The children will be chuffed to bits with those fab costumes. Loving the colours of the draught excluder.
Fiona x #64

MiniOwner said...

Oh I am sure the children will LOVE those outfits. Such a pretty draught excluder, too. Happy Wednesday and a Happy New Year, too. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@67)

Helen said...

Great outfits, but how gorgeous is that draught excluder?! Beautiful. Sewing obviously runs in the family. Have a great week,Helen 4

Carol said...

You have been busy and what fabulous makes too! Love the draught excluder and the costumes are amazing.
Happy New Year.
Carol xx

Angela Coles said...

fabulous dressing up outfits, I know some kiddies, a little girl in particular, who love dressing up. The draft excluder looks lovely too.

many blessings to you and yours from Angela

mamapez5 said...

Beautiful draught excluder. I love the colour scheme. I wish I had known you when I was running a nursery school in Oswestry. We were always wanting someone to make dressing up clothes for us.The jester outfit is great. Kate x #66

Tracey said...

Wonderful outfits that you have made. I wish I had someone to show me how to make a draught stopper. I shall be attempting this over the weekend, with youtube to guide me. Happy New Year to you
Tracey R ±48

Erika said...

Great outfits Jo and all the best for 2013, hugs Erika. 59

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Erika said...

Great outfits Jo and all the best for 2013, hugs Erika. 59

CraftygasheadZo said...

Some good crafting going on, we had a quiet new year too as we went to watch Bristol Rovers yesterday who also won for a change!! Anyway Happy New Year to you, here's hoping 2013 is a superb year for us all. Take care Zo xx 69

Carole said...

Such beautiful and fun costumes you've created. Happy New Year #107 Carole

BumbleVee said...

Happy New Year Twiglet!!

I'm doing my usual first week of the year purge and re-organization of my 'stuff'.....and the Christmas stuff. I'm being ruthless! Yeh...right... I look at this and look at that, and can't decide what to keep so mostly keep it all. Maybe I should have some give-aways ...yes that's it.... a good way to give somebody else my good stuff that I don't use anymore, but definitely don't want to put in the bin.

donnalouiserodgers said...

Adam and i did embroidery over Christmas as part of his textile homework, it is such a therapeutic craft, but does require a stronger and younger neck than the one I have now!!!

dxxx 95

Happy new year sweetie,

butlersabroad said...

Lovely crafting from you and Maxine, very pretty colour choices and it's nice to be able to share things with your daughter. Love the outfits you made and can't believe you just "ran them up!!" Hope 2013 is a great year for you and your family.

Hugs
Brenda 73

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Very colorful post! Love the color combo on the draught excluder Wishing you a Happy WOYWW and also a wonderful New Year. #87

Mary Ann said...

Love the outfits:)

Anne said...

Great outfits- I wish I had your talent and speed!! Happy New Year Anne x #120

Buttons said...

Loving that draught excluder Jo and majorly impressed with the outfits. We could have done with your talents at our school before Christmas (fairies/panto costumes and loads of reindeers needed dressing so many trips to the shops were required!!) Hope you have a wonderful year ahead in 2013. Hugs, Jenny #47

Nan G said...

I cringe when near a sewing machine so I am so in awe of your 'quick' makes! Love draught catcher. Looks pretty even in a dark pic! New Year's greetings! Nan 78

Di said...

Love the draught excluder Jo and those little outfits are fabulous!

Happy New Year and sorry I'm a bit late commenting for WOYWW. The ironing basket mugged me and demanded to be emptied! Hugs, Di xx #19

Caro said...

Those outfits are adorable...Alex would really enjoy the jesters one! The draft excluder looks fab as well. Thank you for sharing. Have a very Happy New Year. Caro #57

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Happy New Year Jo ;-)
Wow fab stuff, the draught excluder is gorgeous, lovely mix of fabrics the outfits are gorgeous too.
Anne x

pearshapedcrafting said...

You have been busy again! Those outfits are going to be popular! Happy New Year! Chris@70

SueH said...

I see you’ve been busy with the old sewing machine already JO, there’s no stopping you, is there!

The draught excluders look amazing and the kiddies are going to love their new dressing up clothes.

Happy New Year to you and………
Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

JoZart said...

The children will certainly be so very thrilled with those super outfits. Lovely stuff. Great start to 2013!
Love jo x

Kezzy said...

Wow I love how you just quickly made 3 costumes, there amazing. I so am loving the draught excluder, such gorgeous yummy colours. Happy
Woyww :-) Kerry xxx