Wednesday, 16 April 2014


 Good morning all!
Here is my table for you to have a good snoop around today - it is quite tidy - mainly because I haven't really done much on it over the last week!
Of course I have been crafting with Annie but that was at hers so I left all the mess down there!!!
My little pink purse is filling up with the ATCs that I made at Annie's yesterday.
If you want to swap with me when the WOYWW 5th birthday arrives in May, then leave a comment and I will make a list. It's a lovely way of finding out what fab techniques the WOYWWers can come up with and we really enjoy joining in each year. So, thanks to Julia for giving us this little pleasure!

The other bits and bobs on my table include instructions for a fab bag from Gina aka Ginxie on Etsy.
I will show you what I do with it once I get going on it.

Also there is some cheery fabric that I will make a few bead-bags for Jo's collection for CHICs.

AND my carboot bargain jigsaws - we all love the hungry caterpillar don't we.

Below are the two dresses that I showed you fabric for last week. Ha ha - well I suppose I have been quite busy on my table then haven't I?!!
They both need hems doing to finish them off but I need to see them on M. first.

Well that's it for this week.
I will be over to check out a few desks later.

Have a great week.
x Jo


Annie said...

You have been failed to say supervising the painter in the house too ;-)
Annie x

Jan Ltc said...

Happy WOYWW. You look ready for action! xx Jan (48)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ah, so that's where I've been going wrong...craft at someone else's house and leave your mess there! Oi, Julia - can I come round yours...... :-)
Gorgeous dresses for M. You should go on Great British Sewing Bee!
Hugs, LLJ 37 xx

jill said...

I'd love one of your ATC's please Jo, so put me on the list please. Like you i've already made my atc's for swapping .
Happy woyww Jill #41

Anne said...

Hello Jo I think leaving a mess elsewhere is a great idea :-) Dresses look great. I used to make my own clothes (sigh) don't seem to have had time or inclination (if I'm honest for a long time)
I would like to swap ATC's with you - mine may well be very simple - but I will make something. Anne x #51

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

You amaze me with all that you accomplish. Lovely dresses, I wouldn't get 1 done in a week. Pretty colors. Wish I lived close by, I've a serger with thread problems and I bet you could help me out ! I'd love to exchange ATC's with you. Just treasure those little things.Thanks for stopping by and Have a lovely week

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jo, you have been busy with the sewing machine this week, two dresses, very nice. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#43

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jo, you have been busy with the sewing machine this week, two dresses, very nice. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#43

Karen said...

My you are a busy bee!!! Could you send me some of your energy? Dialysis takes it out of you....zzz...... Take care, ♥ Karen ♥ #55 x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jo, that's where I'm going wrong! I need to craft on someone else's desk and leave the mess there :) That bag pattern looks interesting ... I like crazy patchwork and I'd like to try collage too so it might be the thing to give me just the right encouragement needed. You've obviously been a lot busier than you thought ... the dresses for M are lovely. Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend. Hugs, Elizabeth x #50

glitterandglue said...

Hmm, Jo. Well, if all that isn't being busy - then I'm now sure what is... Love the hungry caterpillar - great story. Unfortunately, all my grandies are now beyond him. I even have a couple reading the Hobbit and such elevated works of literature!!!
Love all the ATCs stacked in your little purse - looks like a great bunch of scrummy coloured bank cards!
Have a really special Easter.
Margaret #18

sandysewin said...

Looks like you've got several sewing projects sorted and ready to roll. Those dresses look pretty and comfortable.

I just picked up several fabrics yesterday for spring/summer garments. They're pre-washing now, as I type. :-)

Happy creating and Happy Woyww,

Sandy #17

Sandy Leigh said...

You know, I always have to visit you Jo, and see what amazing things you are stitching! Your dresses are an inspiration, because I'm wanting to do some makeovers of old dresses and see what I can come up with for spring. Happy WOYWW - Sandy Leigh #67

Robyn said...

I'd love to swap ATC's .Please send me an email with your mailing info- you can find it in my blogger profile and I will send you back mine.
I love the pink ATC purse!
once a weaver always a weaver!
thanks for visiting , your kind words and the snoop around your place!
Robyn 2

Helen said...

Great plan for having no mess at yours! Not sure I could live without my stash round me though... which is as well, given that it IS all around me!! Thanks for the visit. Hope to get some ATC's made very soon, in which case I'd love to trade with you.

Chrysalis said...

That's got to be the best sort of crafting - doing it in someone else's home and leaving the mess for them!! The dresses look fab. Easter blessings, Chris # 31

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Jo
my but you are ahead aren't you... all those ATCs done already. I haven't even thought about mine ... maybe I should do pink leopard like the box (Mmm)
I would love to be on your list I still have all the previous ones on display
janet #22

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm lovely work on your atc's.. seem to get no further ahead here :D love the dresses and wow the bag looks great too, Jo!! well done all around..

God's blessing on you and those you love this Eastertime, Shaz in Oz.x #60

Judys Fabrications said...

You've accomplished loads this week. Love the dresses and bag.
Thanks for the visit.
Judy #32

Danie May said...

You desk looks busy and I love your two dresses, both look very comfy. Thanks also for the link to the WOYWW ATC Swap info too, I am very interested in participating. Happy WOYWW and Have a great week! Danie #29

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the look of those bag instructions - must use my machine more!! Oh! The Hungry Caterpillar - such lovely days - but they have to grow up.........enjoy while you can - which of course, looking at what you left at Annie's place, you clearly are!! Love those dresses for M! Sorry for not getting back very quickly - a few family problems yesterday - sorted now!!! Chrisx 69

Ann B said...

I like your style Jo, leave your sister to do the clearing up, that's where I've been going wrong.
Thanks for visiting yesterday. I'm on catch up today as I had no internet for most of yesterday.....bummer.
Ann B

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Beautiful dresses! Would love to swap ATC with you! You can s= some of mine that I swap on my blog. Diane #52

Neet said...

Lovely dresses. Clever you.
I need to make sone atc's before I can sign up for a swap session but I hope to be able to do some.
Hugs, Neet xx

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