Wednesday, 24 June 2015


 Here is my tidiest bit of my work table!
Just a few bits and bobs left over from Maxine's crafty activity yesterday.
She is making a beautiful quiet book for Ben so I have him for a couple of hours "playtime" while she beetles away on my table. She will probably get round to doing a WOYWW one day!!!

Below you can see Ben enjoying the colour book I made for him last week. (See posts below)
He loves all the pages and studies each bit intently - I think his favourite of the moment was the ladybird hiding under a flap.

Hope you are all well and enjoying this gorgeous weather.
We had a little visitor this week but I am sure they will be posting pics and telling you all about it.

Have a great week.
x Jo


Peg Robinson said...

Wish I was a better seamstress. Love what you are doing and the lovely reading time with Ben. Peg #26

Annie said...

Gorgeous pics of 'special' time being spent Jo. He's such a little poppet and they grow up so quickly so make the best of every minute.
Annie x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Gorgeous pics of you and Ben! That quiet book was a work of are so clever :-)
I'm really looking forward to meeting up with you and Annie in a couple of weeks' time.....going to refrain from cake though, on a diet big time at the mo!!
Hugs, LLJ 9 xxx

lisa said...

It's wonderful reading with the littlies isn't it. I really miss that now mine is old enough to devour books by herself. Enjoy every second.
Hugs Lisax#23

sandra de said...

Wow that is a beautiful book and it looks like Ben is enthralled.
Have a lovely week
Sandra de @24

AnyOldCraft said...

Glad Ben is enjoying the book. Children as such a joy. :) #27

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jo happy WOYWW. Lovely that you get some Ben's very special isn't it. Have a lovely week Cheers RobynO#18

Sandy Leigh said...

Can I just squeeze Ben's cherub cheeks? He is soooo cute!! And of course I love seeing a sewists messy table! It's the best because something is being created. Hugs! Sandy Leigh #42

Neet said...

Gosh hasn't he grown! He's a beautiful little boy and you look every bit the proud gran.
Thanks for the visit to me earlier.
Hugs, Neet 10 xx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I've made all sorts of things with and for my girls, but never did a soft book. I'm sure Ben will cherish his sweet book with the hidden ladybird even when he's a grown man. Happy WOYWW! #45

JoZart Quilts said...

What a gorgeous little fellow he is and I know just how you enjoy your time with him.
Thanks so much jo for your comment and glad you like my sewing bee bag. I am relieved I've got a few votes, but don't expect to win as I and most of my friends don't do social media.
Jo x

Diane Baker-Williams said...

The color book you created is amazing! Definitely a family artifact that needs to be handed down. I have a vague recollection of having a quiet book when I was young. It was made of material and had zippers, pockets, snaps and such. Thank you for bring back a wonderful memory. diane #43

Anne said...

The book is fabulous. I don't know why but I had an image in my head of Ben as still a little baby :-) they do grow so don't they :-) Can't believe my grandson was 10 yesterday! Happy woyww Anne x #22

Helen said...

What a lovely series of photos of you with Ben - and the quiet book is obviously a huge hit! Helen 3

Hettie said...

That was Fergus' favourite page too!! Probably because of the ladybirds that roost in my craft room window recess every winter.
Next time I come up maybe I can get to see your desk!!
May I ask a favour please? Would you let me have a copy of the cappuccino cake please? Love it.

BumbleVee said...

hahahha.... love it...your tidy looks rather similar to mine.....