Wednesday, 4 September 2013


Good morning all.
Just a little "dumfed" (needle-felted) picture that Maxine made to show you today.
I mounted it in a re-cycled frame that I painted with chalk paint and then rubbed down and waxed.
I have loads more to do but think I will try a few other colours for mounts and frame colours.

I have been on a spending spree this week so I thought I would show you my crafty goodies.

Annie and I have purchased a big cutting mat, a plastic ruler and a rotary cutter. So we are all set up now to get into quilting mode!
We used all the proper gear when we went on our bag making workshop and we were so impressed we decided it would be a good investment.

Also I had a litle trip to Dunelm and treated myself to some nice buttons.
(All prices and receipts are well hidden!!!!!)

Lastly I thought I would add a lovely pic of Jo (Jozart) with the fab boards that she made for each of us. I have the blue one in my sewing room and I am thrilled with it - thanks lots Jo.
Another short post this week but at least you have some nice pics to look at!
Have a great week - see you on the mad WOYWW desk hop.
x Jo


Di said...

Hi Jo

Love the framed needle felted piccie. And good luck with the quilting gear - no doubt you and Annie will be flying along with your new goodies.

Hiding prices and receipts is no good girl - EAT them!

Hugs, Di xx

Annie said...

Love the buttons Jo and I have to agree with Di with getting rid of the evidence :-)
A x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You have been having fun! Love the pcs of you and JoZart, it's so good meetin up with other deskers.
And I love my rotary cutter, I use it all the makes life so much easier!
Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

Kate said...

Nice shopping, I ordered some more storage items from Dunelm the other day, even with the postage it was a bargain.

Nice boards from Jo.


Spyder said...

Loved the framed picture and of course all those lovely buttons!! You can never have too many...
Have a great Crafty Week! Happy WOYWW?!
(((Lyn))) #46

kay said...

Lots of lovely goodness today,happy crafting :-)
Kay #41

Neet said...

Had to smile at your purchases as I have those and I hardly sew. That is to be remedied asap!
Love your buttons and Maxines picture is adorable.
Hugs Neet xx

Sandy said...

Your framed dumfed looks awesome and great that you are all inspired to make bags with your new goodies. Love the new boards from Jo they are lovely colours..
will look forward to seeing them on your wall with lots of goodies on them.
Sandy :) #35

sandra de said...

Your little dumpfing is gorgeous. Love how the frame has finished it off completely.
Sandra @68

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

Have a great time with your sewing project and I just love those quilted heart boards! great idea!

Hammers said...

Love the mounted and framed felt art. It's gorgeous, the frame came out well too. Ha ha I don't hide the receipts, I do what my Dad has always done, halve the cost...downwards...ha ha ha. Love the board, I just made my own board - not quite as fancy though. Cx #98

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Me again! Thank you so much for the offer of some cards, a couple of Christmas ones would be awesome :-)
LLJ xxxx

Anne said...

The picture is so lovely. Happy WOYWW Anne x #54

Caro said...

The 'dumfed' picture is gorgeous...I just love that effect. I also love the photo of Jo with the hearts. It must have been so lovely to see her. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#78)

Helen said...

Love the dumfed picture! Obviously Maxine has your crafty genes too. Have a great week, Helen 23

Cazzy said...

Hi Jo,

That is such a pretty picture.

Well done on the illicit button haul too!

Cazzy x #66

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great recycled frame with a neat distressed look. It really brings out the best in your demfed art!! Hey, I recognize those new toys, you aren't the only one with those new playthings! Fun buttons too!

ike said...

Oh WoW !!! Lovely buttons and the quilting is super. :-)


IKE in Greece #67 xxxxx

Julia Dunnit said...

that Jo and you Jo...competing for prolific and most generous, I'd say. love the dumped picture in the frame, perfect finish I'd say!

Karen said...

Love your shopping spree items, so good to have the right items to create easier. Happy WOYWW! Karen 68 x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm a big fan of buttons, so I had to enlarge the photo and snoop. Really nice.

I KNEW the red heart was for Annie. It just felt like it, although no one said anything last week.

I'm running late, so I know it's almost time to return (grin). Happy WOYWW on Friday from #2.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I forgot to mention. I wish we lived closer (like on the same continent) because I have a huge mat, a rotary cutter, and several of those plastic grids for getting fabric straight. I never use them. Not ever. They were given to me by a friend and I suspect you and Annie would find better use for them.

Christine said...

Haven't been to Dunelm for months - I can feel withdrawal symptoms coming on!!
Never managed to get my head round quilting even though I invested in a 'Quilting for Dummies' book........ how sad!

Bishopsmate #48

voodoo vixen said...

I still find it amazing that you and Annie didn't have mats and rotary cutters! So much easier on the wrists and I find the material cuts straighter than with scissors, less movement or something! Apologies for being so late returning your visit! Annette #18

Theresa Clarke said...

Some lovely purchases. I hope you enjoy playing with them.

Theresa 102