Wednesday, 26 August 2015


 Good morning all - well actually a wet and gloomy one here.
It doesn't matter much as I am going to town and will dodge the showers.

My table is covered with left over bits and bobs from our crafty activities yesterday.
Maxine has been designing Ben's 1st birthday invites and I guess she will show you what she has been doing on her Tilly Tea dance blog.
On the left is some flesh coloured wool waiting for me to knit some little dollies. Flutterby Patch blog has some really lovely little dollies and she is going to sell her patterns on Etsy so I will make a few for my nieces little ones for their Christmas stockings. The little scrapbox doll on the right is also made following another of Flutterby Patch ideas too.

Below is the little discovery toy that I made for Ben.
He likes to shake it and see what shows through the little plastic window.

Well that's it folks. I need to get sorted ready for my trip to town.
I might be gone for some time as we are going to Watson and Thorntons fabric shop. A great place to lose an hour or two!!

Feel free to snoop around my WOYWW table and leave a little comment - I love to hear from you all.

Enjoy your week.
x Jo


Annie said...

An hour or two in Watsons and Thorntons? Hope you've got your hubby's credit card with you ;-) Have a fun time.
Annie x

Lisca Meijer said...

An hour or two? I bet you can spend all day in there!
Love the little things you make. So clever!
Have a good week,

Cardarian said...


I love your sewing machine - really fancy - I have a new one - not as fancy as yours but as I am rediscovering sewing I really like what I have - the toy for little Ben is a real gem!
Have a lovely week!
Lots of hugs,

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah wonderful desky Share,Jo, and am sure you wont have any trouble losing an hour in a fabric shop :D
.. and saw one of those find it toys on Tilly's blog on last week's post just now .. she made it or their holiday.. not the same but similar.

Thanks so much for sharing.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #34

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Barb said...

Ben is a lucky little boy having you both make his special "designer" toys. I looked at the little dollies and they are so cute. I look forward to seeing what you make with your pack of wool. Have a lovely week. Barb#27 xx

Patsy Paterno said...

Your discovery toy is certainly intriguing! So admire your nimble fingers! happy WOYWW! patsy

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Annie, I'm sure they'll send out search parties, if you are gone too long, lol. Lovely little toy for Ben.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Looking forward to seeing the knitted dolly pattern. I will put my thinking cap on to conjure up some ideas for suitable dollies for Ben. I think a knitted builder might be appropriate considering his current fascination with the building site!

Neet said...

You and your daughter should go in to designing children's toys. You have such great ideas and a built in tester in that gorgeous grandson of yours.
Have you recovered from your playtime with your friends last week yet?
Hugs, Neet 15 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love that discovery're so clever! What a great and yet simple idea, and perfect for using up scraps too :-)
I want to come to Watson and Thornton too....if only to get that chap to strip again, lol!!!
Hugs, LLJ 11 xxx

Judys Lace Creations said...

Oh those little dollies are GORGEOUS!!! I went over to the site, and will show my auntie, as she adores knitting little dolls.She's knitting the Jean Greenhowe ones at the moment.I will show auntie on the computer when we visit at her Nursing Home next week. She'll love the site.
What a lucky grandson to have you as his granny!LOVE all the wonderful things you make for him.

sandra de said...

Have a great time shopping and I love that little discovery toy. You are so clever.
sandra de @39

Diana Taylor said...

I love the little discovery toy you made - very clever! I hope you have a great time in the fabric shop - my husband is always amazed at how many hours I can spend in a place like that! Have a great week, and I hope the sun comes out soon!
Diana #23

Hettie said...

Coooooo! look at all those buttons on your machine!!!! Bet you have played with all of them!!!
So why no Friday Smiles post then?
Hope you didn't spend all the housekeeping money in the fabric shop or else it will be bread and honey for tea all week :-)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

You always have great little things you are creating. Had to miss WOYWW this week, yes I did FB you a message/ friend. I thought we were but when I wanted to share the quilt thing it say no...whatever works for you. Have a great weekend. Storming here

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! What a clever toy! I think I would find that fun too!!! BTW can't ever imagine that you would have to close the door on a messy room!! So Sorry for being so late - been a bit caught up with 'stuff'! Chrisx