Wednesday, 30 April 2014


Good morning to all my WOYWW friends across the globe.
I hope you are all well and enjoying the lovely Spring weather we had over the last few days.

My desk is looking rather tidy.

You can see my bargain bias binding maker and my buttons to cover beside some buttonhole elastic.
I guess I might be letting out some trousers soon.

Yes! I did it again - spent Monday with Annie and crafted there - leaving all my threads and scrappy bits at hers!
This is what I made....

It's a little card for Annie's son and fiancee who get married soon. I wanted something nice to pop their wedding gift in.

My other crafty activity this week involved using up the last half metre of fabric left over from the dress I made for Maxine. I just hope we have a nice warm Summer so that she can wear it. It was quick to make so I might look for a bit more jersey fabric for another one.

That's it for this week folks.
I hope you enjoyed checking me out - I will be over to look at what you are up to soon.

x Jo


Ann B said...

Hi Jo. I love the little card, very pretty and a definite one-off. Hope the sun is cracking the flags again this summer and you get lots of those cute sundresses made.
Ann B

Helen said...

what a lovely card!! hope the weather does warm up, just been looking at a rather chilly bank holiday forecast! Helen 9

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jo and happy WOYWW. WOWOWOW I love your wedding card, it's beautiful. Have a fab week Cheers RobynO#35

Neet said...

Well Jo, just have to say it was good to see you over on your sister's blog.
Nice dress you made, let's hope yesterdays weather repeats itself and we get lots of sunshine over the coming months. Not looking good today as yet!
I love the card you made, very appropriate to go with the gift.
Now what is buttonhole elastic please?
Hugs, Neet 44 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, what can I say? Having seen you sprawled over your sister's blog? I think you've had a secret life as an artist's model.... ;-)
Love the card, so pretty and that top is fab. Sewing jersey is a you have any top tips??
Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

Craft buddy said...

Love your sweet little stitched card and that WOYWW card holder is fantastic! I'd say your desk is dreamily tidy! xJessie #46

My name is Cindy said...

Wow that wedding cake is delish, super sewing! Had to smile about the trousers. Happy WOYWW, Cindy #51

sandra de said...

I am sure they will love the "woyww" holder.LOL

Chrysalis said...

Hi - I love the card, and it's great to get together to work with crafty friends. I've just joined a knitting group, and it's good fun. Well done on the sewing, too. Love, Chris # 15

Carole said...

Oh so sweet stitched card...lovely
very neat and tidy.
Be well Carole #68

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Jo, that "card" is a gift in itself. It is incredible, and I believe frameable after the gift has been opened.

Saw you at Annie's. That is a great two photos of you. Happy WOYWW from # 2.

Eliza said...

Beautiful card but that dress is perfect for summer and the warmer weather. You are so clever with that machine, I'm envious. Happy crafting and thanks for sharing.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 47

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jo, a very tidy desk indeed. Your card is lovely and so is the top - fingers crossed for a good summer. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #70

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Your card is lovely. Thanks for sharing your desk.

Caro said...

Well that desk is very neat indeed! I love the idea of leaving all the mess at Annie's...the resultant card is just stunning. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#61)

Angela Radford said...

That is a gorgeous card. Happy crafting, Angela x 49

Hettie said...

Lovely card there and that top looks great.
Don't be too shocked if you pop over mine!! Haa Haa!
Hettie 79

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful romantic card and love the top, x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your tidy desk - love what you made at Annie's - so delicate! Chrisx 95

Nan G said...

Fab card! Lovely dress for the summer weather. And .... Absolutely love the sock/mitten birdie below!! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #82

voodoo vixen said...

Such a pretty little card and great dress to! Very impressed at the tidy desk and loved the pic of you at Annie's! Annette #6

Annie said...

Better late than never I say :-)
I love that your desk is so tidy cos mine isn't lol
Big hugs for all the help this week.
Annie x

MaggieC said...

Hi Jo, my crafting day is with Maria Simms at St Peter's Church hall, Monkmoor road, Shrewsbury. I am really looking forward to it, a whole day just to play and a great tutor as well. She is there every month. It looks as though you have a lovely collection of sewing goodies to play with, and such a pretty card for the newly weds to be. Thank you for your visit and have a good week. xx Maggie #61

Robyn said...

OOh tidy desk- do come by and see if yo can make that happen here! the card is lovely, really lovely.
thanks for stopping by and the snoop around your place.
Robyn 34

RosA said...

I have one of those bias binding makers too. Haven't used it for ages but it is so useful when you need matching binding.
If you would like to swap ATCs, my email address is rosk8anneatyahoodotcomdotau.
Hope to hear from you.
Have a good week,
RosA # 10

trisha too said...

Beautiful card, and what a cute top. You're so talented, Jo!

Thank you for stopping by this week,
:)trisha #84
(not showing
the mess.)

BumbleVee said...

I love the card Twig....... beautiful job....

Sarah Anderson said...

Love, love, love the wedding card :)