Wednesday, 23 April 2014


Just a few photos to share with you today...

Not much work going on at my table but little Tanner bear has found a new friend!

Margaret at Glitterandglue put out a request for knitted dollies for charity.
Now, I am not very good at knitting little things but, under Annie's excellent tuition, I managed this one! Thanks Annie.
Pop over to Margaret's blog HERE if you fancy joining in.

Last week I had a pile of fabric ready to make into little bead bags for Jo to send to CHICs.
I managed to make 18 and hopefully by now they will have arrived in the post Jo!
Don't they make a colourful photo. They will be given to children with cancer to keep their treatment beads in. They get a bead each time they have one of their cancer treatments.

The last photo shows the contents of my latest car boot bargain.
I picked up this biscuit tin filled with all sorts of sewing goodies.
Perfect for a gal like me and I am sure I shall be sharing it with Annie too.
Enjoy a good snoop girls!
OK - we are still busy decorating - er when I say we, I mean my hubby is doing all the work - I just have the  "accidents" and clearing up to sort out!! Don't ask!
Suffice it to say ...we managed to replace the glass shade for the uplighter.
Have a great week.
Join in the mad blog hop over at Julia's Stamping Ground.
x Jo


Claire said...

Such a cute lil doll - he's gorgeous! And love your biscuit tin treasure - don't you love it when that happens??
Happy WOYWW!
no. 2

Anne said...

The dolly is gorgeous! What a fan find at car boot. Are there pins in the little blue container? I have one just like. Bought years ago. Maybe you can still buy them! Anne x #37

Annie said...

Now that looks like a well loved sewing tin you've found there Jo :-)
Annie x

Helen said...

oh sweet!! and great bargains for you and Annie to share.. have a good week. Helen 5

Pearly Queen said...

Oh how I love tins like that!


Neet said...

That doll is so cute and those bags are lovely and colourful.
Have a good week - Hugs, Neet 27 xx

sandra de said...

Gorgeous knitted doll ... you girls are amazing.
Sandra @20

Chrysalis said...

Whoops - glad you managed to replace the shade! Your dollie is so cute, and the bags will be much appreciated. Well done on the CBS haul - all very useful! Have a great week, Chris # 19 xx

MaggieC said...

I can see some Millwards needles among your treasures. I wonder if they are truly the Redditch made needles or the foreign imports. It is so sad that all the needle factories have closed now apart from one making specialist surgical needles. No-one in Redditch ever bought needles, sewing, knitting or crochet hooks, we all knew someone who could get what we needed. Those little bags are lovely, and what a great idea for the children. Thank you for your visit this morning. I have never heard nightjars before, which is why it took so long to work out what the sound was. It is a lovely place and there is always something new to see and discover. Good luck finishing all your decorating. xx Maggie #10

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Look at all those little bead bags - you are a kind and generous soul :-) And I'm also impressed that you're knitting a doll for Margaret's cause. That's one step too fiddly for me, I'm afraid.
Love your car boot bargain, all those lovely threads...well done you!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

aha Jo that car boot sale must have made you smile well and truly!! what treasure .. the contents rather remind me of my mothers sewing box.. the lace on this weeks make is guipure edging lace and came for it.. from 1960's... makes you remember those days sort of :D

and well done on doll make too beautiful indeedy! great cause!! Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #40

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Love the little "Darn it" case and the bead bags are a lovely idea xx

Fiona #59

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Fun post. Love all the photos. Too cold here yet for garage sales. Hopefully next week, but I've hardly time to keep up here much less run around bring home treasures ! Love your little stash. Happy WOYWW.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jo, belated congratulations on your Ruby Annivesary ... 40 years - absolutely fabulous! Super photos showing what you've been up to this past week ... you make me feel an absolute slouch, my output is just a tint fraction of yours!!! I blame the garden :) Hope the decorating continues without any more drama this coming week. Elizabeth x #39

Nikki C said...

Great find with all the sewing bits and the bags make such a pretty picture all laid out like that happy woyww hugs Nikki 4

Eliza said...

What a lovely lady you are for making all those bead bags, the children are going to love them. What a great find you have with all those sewing items, certainly a treasure found.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 28

Sandy Leigh said...

I love the little bear and bead bags! Thanks for your sweet visit and I'm checking into the 20 Minutes! Hugs! Sandy Leigh #60

Lynn Holland said...

Oh Jo what heart warming pics, you are a little star.
Lynn x

sandysewin said...

You've got some nice goodies in that tin, and a nice tin. Love the wooden spools.

Your knitted guy came out adorable.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comments. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #62

Laura said...

Love the little bags.
Good haul with the tin - not sure why I find reels of thread so mouthwatering, but they look lovely!

Caro said...

What an adorable knitted doll and I love the fact that you found such a useful tin of bits and bobs at the car boot. As you say, perfect for you! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#89)

glitterandglue said...

Oh, Jo - what a tinful of goodies! fabulous - having just emptied my parents' house - I can tell you we found two or three tins like that...
Thank you SO much for tackling the doll - do you need to sit down with a restorative drink, or was the experience not too bad?? Those bags are gorgeous too - Do you knit and sew in your sleep???
Have a great week.
Thanks for already visiting, and for your comments and prayers.
Margaret #49

Gill Edwards said...

nice bootfair find Jo. I know what you mean about being the one who clears up after hubby decorates i had that a month or so ago, isnt it fun!
Gill xx
formerly stamping lemons

Donna Wheat said...

Those knitted dolls are so cute, thanks for sharing Donna #26

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Twiglet
so much interesting stuff going on with you this week. I'm sure Jo will be glad of the bead bags I know she has made a lot of these. Love your stash of haby items ... be sure to give Annie the wooden cotton reels for the twins my GD love threading them onto a piece of cord... and they are like gold dust to get
janet #24

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Between you and Annie, you can solve all the charity problems. I think you have the BIGGEST heart! And those bags show it, too. BTW, I am SOOOOOOOOOO envious of the fun things in that tin. I love old thread spools and those really spoke to me.

Happy belated 40th, too. WOYWW wishes from # 9.

VonnyK said...

That knitted doll is so cute and what a great find in that tin. It's so lovely that you are making the bags for the kids. I'm sure it will make a little ones day brighter, especially with what they are going through. Hope you didn't have too may little boo boo's with the decorating.
Have a great week,
Von #13

BumbleVee said...

Awww ... little Tanner has such a fun time at your house Twig..... it's always a busy place and I know he loves activity! there sounds plenty to occupy a nosy little guy like him...

Judys Fabrications said...

Don't you just Love those mystery tins with sewing goodies inside.I always imagine the woman who owned the tin.Back then those sewing supplies would have been treasured.
Cute teddy.
Thanks for your kind words about my aunty.

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jo and thanks for stopping by my desk. Your little knitted man is perfect and what a lovely job making all those colourful bags for the cancer kids - big hugs from me. Cheers and have a great week Robyn#18

RosA said...

Oh my! What a fabulous biscuit tin find! I would have snapped it up too! Thanks for stopping by earlier and I would be happy to swap ATCs for the WOYWW Anniversary, but I am in Australia, (if postage is an issue). Have a good week,
RosA # 36

cockney blonde said...

What a brilliant car boot bargain. Love the bags and dolly, x


Hi Jo
happy WOYWW. I'm running late sorry. Your small knitted gifts are gorgeous and the bead bags just beautiful...what a great idea. Oh I love car boot sales and glad you got some treasures!
Annette In Oz #8

Angela Radford said...

That was a great find at the car boot sale. I have found stuff like that before, they always make me wonder who had used them and what things they might have made.
Happy crafting, Angela x 48

akilli melek said...

I'm not a seamstress but even i have biscuit tin envy with all those haberdashery goodies.
not playing this week, just popping in to say HI

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Jo! You always have such lovely things to see - your bead bags look lovely and your biscuit tin - well, what a lovely lot of goodies! Chris67