Wednesday, 21 August 2013


Happy Wednesday everyone!
These Wednesdays seem to come round just a bit too quickly!

I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine and showers.
My work table looks like I have just dumped stuff on it today - that's because I have!
Just have a nose around and see what there is to snoop.

This week I have been busy helping to make dressing up outfits for a toy shop assistant in a school pretend toy shop. I also made little Lexi and Sam a similar set so that they can be shop keepers too!

I had a lovely surprise when I met up with Annie at the weekend.
She brought a little pressie back from her trip to see the girlies - Julia, Jan & Di.
The lovely Di had made us both beautiful magnetic bookmarks and  a matching decorated candle.
What a great idea  and so much appreciated - thanks lots Di.

Another gift came from Tina at Indigo Moon, Montgomery.
She popped over for a coffee and brought me a bag of ribbons - just look at it all!
I am sure we will find some good uses to put it to.

That's it for this week.
See you on the WOYWW round up later on - join Julia and co at her Stamping Ground.

Thanks for popping in.
x Jo


jill said...

What a lovely candle , i'd just keep that to look it's to pretty to use. Happy woyww Jill #34

Annie said...

Love the candle Jo and those ribbons are brilliant :-)
A x

Neet said...

Fab sewing as always and what a gorgeous candle and bookmark. Who's lucky then? Have envy with the ribbons but know you will put them to greater use than I would so only mild envy. Bought some more fabric in Abakahn yesterday when out with Chloe, one day i will get my sewing machine out and use it.
Must show my pearl necklace soon now it is repaired.
Hugs, Neet 32 xx

Sandy said...

What a lovely candle and so many lovely ribbons. Your dress up outfits I am sure will be a hit.
Sandy :) #64

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That Di, she's a good 'un!! Lovely candle and bookmark! It was fun to see you joined in via smartphone too last we'll have to get you down in real life!!
Love the dressing up outfit, so cute :-)
Hugs, LLJ 63 xx

glitterandglue said...

Exciting goodies there this week! I think your desk looks fine - lots of fun on there.
Have a great week.
Margaret #55

Helen said...

Hi Jo - your veggies look fab. My son really wants to get into growing his own. I think he may end up with an allotment!!! You are right about the soap. I don't think they could even comprehend having so little. As you can see I scrolled right down your blog to the next post!!!! I was having fun ;-) Happy WOYWW from Helen 71 x

Kate said...

The outfits look great. Lovely candle Di!

~ Kate ~

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Fun things you have shared. WOW, would love to add all that ribbon to the stacks I have hoarded away!! Enjoy using it. Thanks so much for your visits, I'm playing catch up again, but am seeing the end of the tunnel! Happy WOYWW #83 this week.

Pearly Queen said...

OOOOh - pretty ribbons - I'm a sucker for ribbons...


Anne said...

Lovely goodies Jo. The candle and bookmark are gorgeous. love ribbons - trying to use what I have and not buy more but I just can't resist :-) Happy WOYWW Anne x #92

peggy apl said...

lovely gifts you received this week! and what a cute pretend outfit! happy WOYWW! thank you for sharing,
hugs, peggy aplSEEDS @ 12

Ann B said...

McCalls, that's a name from the past, used to love their dress patterns back in the day when I sewed lots (in my teens when I couldn't afford to buy so made everything - including denim jeans).
Love the shopkeeper outfit and a beautiful gift there.
Thanks for visiting already, much appreciated.
Ann B

MiniOwner said...

How lovely to have such gifts! The shopkeeper outfit is fab, too. Happt Wednesday.
Sue x (MiniOwner@65)

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh my goodness, that bag of ribbons is divine! Love that little costume too. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #9

Ria Gall said...

wow you have been busy and I am loving the little dress up pieces I am sure they will all enjoy wearing them.
What lovely gifts
Have a really great WOYWW and enjoy the rest of your week
Hugs Ria #85

Carole said...

Lovely gifts...generous friends. Snoop on! Carole #111

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Ooh! Look at all those fun ribbons. What a sweet gift the candle and the bookmark.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I saw Annie's lovely candle and magnet, and was delighted to see you got one, too. Di is such a sweetie to do that. And getting that ribbon must be a true joy for you. Happy WOYWW from #10.

Caro said...

Di's candles and bookmarks really are so very pretty. The ribbon looks great and I know you will put it to good use. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#87)

Helen said...

Crafty people are so kind! Love the bookmark and candle, and the bag of ribbons leaves me green wit envy, lol!! Love your own projects to this week, Jo. Have a good week. Helen 8

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh, that candle is so pretty and the matching bookmark too! I just love ferreting through mounds of ribbons - I always feel it's just too much fun for one magpie! Have a great WOYWW! Julie Ann #35

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Jo
love the candle and bookmark. I think I have that craft pattern have fun playing
janet #31

pearshapedcrafting said...

As ever your desk is a joy to look at! Love the idea of little school shopkeepers! Love your pressie and those g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s ribbons!! Chrisx 128

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Love the dressing up outfit - that will surely be a hit. And the matching card & candle combo is a very sweet gift indeed. Don'tcha love meeting up? I know I do!

Happy (better late than never) WOYWW!
Mary Anne (27)

Patsy Paterno said...

I spy a little headless doll! I love ribbons, and those look special! patsy

trisha too said...

Jo, your dress up outfits are SO cute, and look at all those goodies, yay!

Thank you for stopping by this week--you can see more of the technique at Unruly Paper Arts, it's an oldie but goodie.

#21 this week

Spyder said...

Really busy desk this week, bit late but happy woyww!!

((lyn)) #5

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely gift, the candle is stunning! Love your dressup clothes and had to laugh, yep, the twinnies would need a set too! Apologies for my late arrival of doing the round of WOYWW desks! Annette #6