Wednesday, 20 May 2015

WOYWW - 311

Another week - another Wednesday!
Here is my worktable today...
 Not a very creative table this week.
I have made a pair of jeans for Ben using a pair of Maxine's stretch maternity jeans.

The little bag of fabric/buttons etc is all ready for me to make a couple of quiet cubes.
Ben loves the two that I have already made. He likes to throw them and loves it when Nanny rolls them back to him.

AND here is the view from my window - it's a wet day but the builders just carry on regardless!
Men, men and more men!

So, what have you been up to this week?
I know one or two have been busy with ATCs so, if you want to swap with me, leave a comment and I will see what I can do.
Next week is the WOYWW 6th anniversary so I shall put a * after my name and see who else joins in the swap!

Have a great week.
Thanks for calling by.

x Jo


Bridget Larsen said...

What are the building next door? those jeans already feel comfortable being maternity off cuts.
Bridget #2

MrsC.x said...

how cool that you have made jeans i am so impressed i can just about do a pillow and a simple quilt on my machine!

Happy Woyww! Have a great week :)
Charlie.x #11
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Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lucky you, seeing lots of men from your window, lol!!
Well done for recycling the maternity jeans..great idea and perfect stretchy material for little Ben to crawl around in :-)
I bet those quiet cubes are fun too, lots of things for little fingers to explore!!
hugs! LLJ 15 xx

Lea.H said...

Clever idea with the jeans - its amazing what you can make from something else! They look fab :) lea number 24

My name is Cindy said...

My Oh My - those jeans look so cute you are a clever bunny! But sounds like Nanny is having too much fun playing with little one to craft! Oh, and love the owl clock! Happy WOYWW Cindy #25

Christine said...

Suppose I will be joining you soon in 'recycling' clothes. Good Nanny's can do anything!
We had a session of name calling after Dexter was born and I am to be named Grandma Pink - wonder why??!?!
I am up for a swap if you send me an email with your addy.
Have a good week

Bishopsmate #31

sandra de said...

Fab jeans and you have created and will be interested to see how the building evolves from your window. Send me your addy if you would like to swap.
sandra de @32

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jo, happy WOYWW. Great idea to use the maternity jeans to make baby clothes. The work site looks great - just wish our plans were moving along a bit faster. Have a lovely week Cheers RobynO#16

Anonymous said...

Having been on the receiving end of one of your ATCs I can say most sincerely, yo deserve a break, so "not very creative" is perfectly fine. The ATC was stunning.

I may have to frame it....


Happy pre-anniversary WOYWW!
Mary Anne (3)

Sandy Leigh said...

Wow - it's so great to be able to upcycle jeans! Because unless they're just worn out, you hate tossing them. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #43

jan spencer said...

How lovely to recycle maternity jeans, very talented, I can only do cushion covers!
Jan. no 38

Elizabeth said...

Those jeans are so dinky, Jo! A great way to recycle maternity wear ... if Maxine feels anything like I did at the end of my pregnancies, she will never want to wear any of her maternity clothes ever again!!! The items on your desk this week has reminded me that I've lost my favourite snips ... got to have an in depth search for them and hope I haven't tossed them in the bin by mistake. Thanks for sharing the view from your window - it's interesting to see the what progress is being made opposite :) Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #56

lisa said...

How brilliant to recycle maternity jeans, they look so cute.
What a view you have from your window, not sure whether it's good or bad, building not so, lots of men...could be. What are they building?
hugs Lisax #48

Julia Dunnit said...

Cor, will it be lovely when the weather improves and those builders start working in shorts and not much else? Or not?!! it is a lot of building being done.
I love the idea of baby jeans from Mummy jeans, how cute! Your ATCS were beautiful, thanks so much for sending and everything..I posted your envelope today.xx

Neet said...

Now I keep humming "It's raining men, hallelujah" - oh blimey, can't get away from them is right - just been to see a friend and she has builders in.
Great idea to make Ben some jeans from his mum's old ones.
Hugs, Neet 17 xx
ps I have your addie - well sister's xx

Annie said...

So many men so little time!....and far too much dust, noise and mess lol
Annie x

Helen said...

Glad it's not only Neet singing "it's raining men" Hope you weren't too distracted to finish your sewing... Thank you SO much for the gorgeous ATC it is absolutely wonderful, as Mary Anne said. Happy WOYWW Helen 7

Hettie said...

Ooooo! You get to have your own Diet Coke moment...or maybe not!!
Impressed you made jeans...I hate altering them so will not be making them!

Laura said...

Great job Nanny! I adores having a Nanny that made clothes for me :)
I'd love to swap ATC's with you Jo, if you have any spares x
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