Wednesday, 20 November 2013


Another happy Wednesday has come around – thankfully!

What a busy week we have had too.

I never really plan my crafty activities for the week, as I prefer just to tackle each day as it comes and do what ever takes my fancy – how lucky am I??

After a lifetime of work when every minute was filled and even my evenings and half my nights seemed to be spent thinking, planning and creating, it is lovely to be able to “cherry pick” the jobs I choose to do.  (And when I say jobs I don’t mean WORK – just crafty activities!)

So imagine my delight when I had an email asking if I could make a Katie Morag style dolly for a Christmas gift. (Scroll down if you want to see the finished dolly and travelling bag).

I had two days of fun making them and the pleasure of thinking how much the recipient will love little Katie.

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Today my work desk has been my long kitchen unit where I have been mounting the gorgeous little dumflings that Maxine made.

We have used mostly re-cycled frames which I have painted/distressed and waxed.

I love them – I just hope Maxine approves – then they will go on her Tilly Tea Dance stall at Craven Arms craft fair on Dec 14th. All together she has 20 pictures ready plus a few left over dumflings.

These little Christmas tree decorations were made with the little hearts Maxine and I made together. I think I shall make a few more as I think they are quite pretty.

I also knitted a little hoodie for Annie’s grandson – forgot to take a photo but it was knitted in Crofter baby wool in shades of blue and looked fab.
Well that’s it for this week.
Thank you for calling by and leaving such positive comments – it really does inspire us to do more!

Now -  over to Julia’s Stamping Ground to join in our blog hop for this week.

See you around!

X Jo


Annie said...

We all know that "Josie doesn't work ...she just plays" [as said by our two little twinnies] don't we but it has to be said that I rather like what you've been playing with this week :-)
Annie x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Katie Morag is gorgeous!! You've got her just right..the expression is brilliant :-) CLever you...those hearts are rather gorgeous as well!
HUgs, LLJ 41 xx

Pearly Queen said...

Lovely pictures and fab hearts too!


Neet said...

Well, looks as if you two have been busy crafting all those lovely goodies. Good luck with the sale Maxine. those hearts are adorable and I bet the pictures are fabulous.
Hugs, Neet xx 8

BumbleVee said...

Me, I don't work either ...I just play ..... and love it. Today I may do some crafting or not.... or I might bake ...or not ...or I might ..well, the list goes on as you know...there is always lots to do including house stuff, but when you can pick and choose it is so much better.....hardly seems like work at all .....

love the little hearts ....

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

100% in agreement with not meeting schedules, committing to time frames and being able to "Enjoy" what I chose at my leisure.
Of course the frames are a GO..really special, I like one of a kind designs. Hearts are always on my list. Have a fun filled week, I'm off to create.

Anne said...

beautiful makes Jo. Love the doll. It will be treasured by the recipient. Anne x #35

famfa said...

Gorgeous things you have made. Love the katie morag doll - very clever
Famfa 64

Caro said...

The frames for the dumflings look great and I love the little hearts. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#48)

glitterandglue said...

Beautiful, Jo. Great stuff, and everything looks so colourful. The felt pictures are lovely. Well done.
Have a great week.
Margaret #20

mamapez5 said...

I'm not sure who Maxine is, but I love the little pictures and their recycled frames. Katie Morag is just perfect and will, I am sure, be well loved. The hearts are pretty. What a talented lady you are! Kate x #84

Julia Dunnit said...

You're absolutely right about the frames, they set off the dumfings perfectly, great job. as are the hearts, so sweet. moray dolly is gorgeous..keep smiling about the pleasure she brings, it's guaranteed!

Elizabeth said...

Hello Jo, lovely post ... the frames are perfect for Maxine's lovely dumfings and those little hearts are very pretty too. The Katie Morag doll is gorgeous - the bag is perfect. I quite agree that having the freedom to 'work' on what you like makes it all much more pleasurable :) Have a great week, Elizabeth (desperately unpacking crafty stash) x #43

Carole said...

The joy of creation...I'm sure Katie Morag will be much loved and offer comfort to a very special child. Carole #67

trisha too said...

Not surprised at all someone wants a dolly, what a perfect gift for some lucky girl!

Beautiful dumflings and ornaments, they are definitely pretty!

Happy WOYWW to you!
#75 this week
with a tiny book

Helen said...

Wow, talent really does run in your family! love the pictures and of course your fabulous tree decorations. Helen 3