Wednesday, 3 April 2013

WOYWW

The evening sun was streaming through my window so I snapped a quick pic of the mayhem on my table....

  • half made dollies - some in the box and some on the window sill
  • an idea for a pretty pincuchion made from crazy quilting
  • wool waiting to made into dollies hair
  • scraps of sheer fabric with my practice - tiny hems - ready for when I tackle the wedding dress. It's ages since I have done any very fine sewing - I felt I needed to practice before I launched into the real thing!! Of course my very clever little seamstress sister was on hand with excellent advice so I am sure all will be well when I get round to doing it. Max came over on Monday and we had a trying on session. She will make a beautiful bride I am sure.
  • PS - only shortening the dress - not making it from scratch!!!!
Do have a good snoop and then join in the blog hop fun over with the lovely Julia at her Stamping Ground.

OK folks - I am off to tackle the frock - I may be gone for some time!!

Have fun and thanks for calling by.

x Jo

36 comments:

KatzElbows said...

I love your audience. And your desk looks great, busy and in constant use. I wish I could say the same about mine.

Have a great Wednesday.
Cheers, Rachel #35

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Gulp, a wedding dress....that is a big challenge. Good luck with that! Actually I helped my mum make mine all those years ago....fond memories of sewing on loads of tiny pearl buttons :)
And thank you for the link to those divine little pin cushions....sooooo pretty!!
Hugs, LLJ 36 xxxx

Annie said...

Good luck with the dress today. Oh how lovely to see some sunshine.
Hugs,
A x

Belinda Basson said...

Glad it is you and not me making that dress or the poor bride would probably loose it on her way down the isle as the seams fell apart! Sewing is not my line of expertise! #45

Helen said...

Good luck with your mega challenge!!! My sister made my wedding dress and even though the marriage failed, I kept the dress in her memory (as she passed away 15 years ago). Love the desk in the sunshine - had almost forgotten what that was! Helen, 4

Anne said...

Great photo of your desk love to see the sunny shot. Oh my a wedding dress. Never tackled one of those - did bridesmaids dresses many years ago. Happy WOYWW Anne x #51

Ria Gall said...

your desk look like you have been real busy and I would have kept quiet about not making the dress!

Enjoy your WOYWW sunny day today
Ria #65

Shazsilverwolf said...

My desk is right next to my window- late evening sunshine- yes actual sunshine - yesterday told me two things. One, I need a blind, and two, my windows need cleaning! Which involves moving the desk. Didn't think this through very well when I laid it out. Love your dolly watchers, really cool.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz.xx

zue said...

Such pretty things you have there to play with. The dollies are so sweet!
xx

Cardarian said...

Good luck with tackling the frock! You have so many lovely things on your desk today!
Have a lovely week!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Di said...

Lovely dollies Jo - and bravo for tackling the wedding dress. Keep us posted on progress - and hope there are some happy pictures of the event when the results can be fully shown. Am sure it's gonna be just beautiful.

Ahem, I thought the knickers duster was rather suitable to protect my hair whilst doing housework? It fits too :))

Hugs and Happy WOYWW.

Di xx

Neet said...

Good luck with the wedding dress (hope we see it soon) and WOW for the dollies. What gorgeous wee folks live in your window at the moment.
Happy WOYWW.
Hugs, Neet xx 6

Laura said...

Best of luck with the dress. Did you catch the Great British Sewing Bee on BBC2 last night? It made me think of a few WOYWWers and how they'd fair (you'd do pretty well I think!)
Happy WOYWW
Laura
108

mamapez5 said...

Of course Max will make a beautiful bride. All brides are beautiful. I don't envy with a fine hem to sew though. I love all the little dollies. It reminds of when my second son was tiny. I made him a rag doll and he carried everywhere, tucked under his arm, until it's neck wore out beyond repair At least it was loved! have a great week. I hope the sun shines for you again. Kate x

~Sue C said...

Cute little dolls playing in the window. Wedding dress?! wow! I can't even imagine. You rock! lol! SueC#94

SueH said...


It’s an invasion….it looks like you’re being overrun by all those little dolls Jo, I bet you could make them in your sleep now.
I think you’re brave to tackle the wedding dress but I’m sure you’ll do a wonderful job, as you do with everything you make.
Happy Hemming!
Sue @ 72
x

Kelly said...

It's nice to have company when you work and those dollies look perfect for the task. I hope you'll post pics of the bride... even if you're not making the dress from scratch ;-) But I'll bet you could! Creative Blessings! Kelly #103

famfa said...

Lovely productive desk, great sunshine capture. Good luck with the dress.
Famfa 88

BumbleVee said...

looks so warm and inviting in thee ....and lucky you...what a view! I saw it on the previous post ..with little bun....

I think I will try to figure out how to make a pincushion using the whites and laces and sort of the way we are piecing our cloths with the class I'm doing. I have no idea how to put anything together so it will be a bit of trial and error til I figure it out... and it will be hand done... hahhaha... cuz I'll never figure out the way to do it with a machine I'm sure... well, maybe I will...never say never hey?!

jill said...

lovely crafting area. happy woyww Jill #28

jill said...

lovely crafting area. happy woyww Jill #28

jill said...

lovely crafting area. happy woyww Jill #28

Angie said...

Wow so much going on there ...good luck getting it all done. xx

Sandy Leigh said...

Jo--I just adore this sunny scene with your dolls there, yarns, sewing machine. I tell you, this is right up my alley! Thanks for your sweet visit today. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #98

glitterandglue said...

Do you two sisters have more than 24 hours in each day? - you just seem to achieve so much. Well done - the desk looks fun and busy. Be blessed as you see to the wedding dress.
Margaret (glitterandglue 78)

Angelfish said...

Good luck with the dress. I made mine xx
Fiona #120

Karen said...

Love the dollies on your workweek. Hope the wedding dress goes OK. Happy WOYWW! Karen 124 x

fairy thoughts said...

gorgeous little people watching your progress. good luck with the hem
janet #27

Patsy Paterno said...

What time does the sun set in your place? Here it is dark by 6 pm!!!
Hemming! I am very bad with hemming, just saying! Patsy from
HeARTworks

JoZart said...

Oooh! how on earth did I miss that Max is getting married! Lovely news and something good to look forward to.!
Just browsing for a few spare minutes before we leave for Holland. It's been hectic here with having the family here and being ill and prepping for the show that I must apaologise to you and Annie that I haven't managed to blog your lovely quilts. Back to normality when I get back next week!
Love Jo x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Phew glad you are only shortening it Jo!.. my sister made her wedding dress, her going away outfit, plus three bridesmaid dresses how is that? all were full length and fully lined except her going away outfit was very mini :D ah do love the dollies on the window sooo cute :D.

...happy 200 WOYWW thanks for popping over, Shaz in oz.x #9

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jo, I hope the dress shortening has gone well and you can say 'job done' now. I expect you've been watching the Sewing Bee on telly for inspiration :)

Love all your dollies sitting in the windowsill - such a pretty and cheering sight.

Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Lisa-Jane said...

Bless those little dollies having fun in the sun there! Such a rare thing to have a bit of a sun on our work at the moment isn't it?!

Gibby Frogett said...

Belated WOYWW greetings - that looks a lovely sunny spot to craft in - loving all your little people on the window sill. Have a lovely weekend... Gill x #93

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Hi
I'm late too LOl...love the dollies and glad you mastered the wedding dress...love the birdy checking you out too and that gorgeous countryside rainbow shot!!
hugs
Annette In Oz #74

scrappymo! said...

Hope all has gone well with the wedding dress hem! Your little dollies look so cute (I have peeked a post ahead)!