Wednesday, 30 October 2013


Good morning to all who drop in here each week.
It's nice to know folk out there find my crafty table interesting!
Join in the WOYWW fun over at Julia's Stamping Ground - there are lots more crafty folk over there who are willing to share their creative desks with everyone.

My table is much tidier this week as I had a big clean up last week and totally re-organised all my fabric stash. I think I know where everything is but only time will tell!
This week I have put ready some Christmassy fabric which I will be using to make some scrapbox dolls. I made a basket full last year and they have nearly all gone now. I cut out and do all the machine sewing first and then sit in the evening stitching on hair and faces etc. I have 2 cardis and a hoodie to finish first but I like to have plenty at the ready.

Here are the little beads bags that I made for Jo's scheme at CHICS. The children keep their Bravery Beads in them as they progress through their treatment for cancer.

Well that is certainly a short post.
If you want a giggle then scroll down to my Friday smile.
Thanks for calling in.
Have a good week.
x Jo


Annie said...

Lots ready for the making today....just those cardies to finish eh ;-) Labour of love.
A x

The Taming of the Glue said...

I love the little doll, she's just too cute. What a great idea the bead bags are and well done you for making them. Hugs. Pam#39

Karen Busby said...

Oh you are making those bags too. Just seen some on another blog. Amazing idea and the children must love them.I love the sound of your scrapbox dolls :)
Karen no.51 x

jill said...

What a lovely idea those little bag are & well done for making them i'm sure they will mean so much to the children .
Happy crafting Jill #37

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jo, lots of lovely fabric at the ready and the little baggies are super ... those Bravery Beads must mean a lot and be very encouraging for the children.

Thanks for dropping by earlier - it's always good to hear from you.

Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a good week. Elizabeth x #42

Carole said...

I spy loads of lovely fabric and the sweetest little doll...then I read about all the charitable things you share. God bless. I loved that you shared the jabala and called it a big bar code. Too funny.

Happy snooping Carole #65

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely bead bags Jo and well done on the knitting identical sleeves too! LOL Had a laugh at you in the stripes... had a few of those from when I lived in Libya as a teenager.. they are lovely and warm!! Annette

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Tidy fabric stash....blimey, you get lots of brownie points for that! Mine is indescribable at the moment, stuff everywhere. What I need are bookshelves so I can lay it out at eye's the dragging stuff out from the bottom of a box that I can't stand. Hmmmmmm, there's a thought....
Lovely little bags too, you and Annie are so good :-)
Hugs, LLJ 35 xx

Eliza said...

You always seem to get so much done and for a good cause too, they are great bags for the children, we need more people like you in the world.

Happy crafting and Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 17
thanks for visiting

Sandy Leigh said...

What a wonderful thing, those bead bags are precious. And it's so special they can keep their bravery beads in something handmade. I really really need to get out every bit of my fabric and see what I have for once--it's just stashed in too many places right now! Thanks for a sweet visit to my worktable. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #10

Christals Creations said...

The bags are super cute though have no idea what bravery beads are. :)

Neet said...

Tempted to put "Ho Jo" but decided you may not realise what I meant so instead I will just say how nice it is to see your bead bags and see the fabric for the festivities ahead.
Hugs, Neet 16 xx

Monique said...

Wow what a great idea those bags, they look lovely, I'm sure they will love them.
xx Monique #75

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love the scrapbox doll and the CHICS bags. What lovely and worthwhile things you make. Julie Ann xx #20

trisha too said...

Jo, your bags are adorable, the kids are going to be delighted to have them.

(Thank you for your visit last week--I apologize, but being such a flake, I can't remember if I stopped by to see you then or not!)

A very happy WOYWW to you,
#79 this week with
a mess, bunting, and
tiny book

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh a grand clear up and judging from the pic on Friday a trying on session! how to think that you would one day reach in to your wardrobe to put this on to help against the cold...schlepping up to the shops n it!!
as the owner of a scrapbook Dollie, I must say that she gives me daily cheer with her winking beady legs, the colours you've got on your desk will be wonderful and jewel-y.

Anne said...

Love the bag idea, I dare not commit to anything else at present as I am struggling so much with what I have to do. Happy WOYWW Anne x #96

Robin Spitzer said...

You are so productive! Lots of bags this week!

Hugs Robin 74

Nan G said...

Cute little bags! Lots of crafty sewing coming up. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #6