Wednesday, 16 September 2015


Well for the first time in a few weeks now, I have had a crafty day at my sewing machine.
About time, I hear you say!!
So, at last, I have something of my own to share with the WOYWW crafters.

Well of course I have been chief advisor whilst Max has been busy here, but it's not the same as playing at my machine myself. So, on Monday, I made a banner for Ben's 1st birthday.
We are having a little tea party for his little buddies so I decided a banner by the front door, to let folks know where we are, would be a good idea.

The theme of course is the "Hungry Caterpillar".....

Then, I got all the bits and bobs together again to make his birthday card...

AND out of the chaos came...

Don't tell him it's here - it's not his birthday till next week!

I hope you are well and keep dry and safe with all the wild weather predicted.

The sun is beaming through my window as I type this.

Have a great week and thanks for calling by.

x Jo


Helen said...

Just love the banner, and Ben's card too! hope the party is good fun! Helen 5

Annie said...

The banner is even better in real life and the card is just perfect Jo.
Annie x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hey there lovely gal! That card is just perfect and so you :-) I love it, a real keepsake! Hope the birthday and party go well., I can't believe he's one already, where does the time go?
Hugs, LLJ 13 xxx

Neet said...

Well, hate to brag but it is beautiful here whilst I am writing this. I am still in sunny Spain and it might get too hot again for me so the umbrella will be handy.
Cannot see your first picture but the ones I can see are fab. Love the card for Ben.
Have a wonderful week, I will be back to cold and wet at weekend.
Hugs, Neet 7 xx

sandra de said...

Such a clever idea and the end result is always stunning. Have a lovely week.
sandra de @26

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love the banner and card! Take care Zo xx 36

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow Jo, how wonderful are these two creations for your little man, he is such a delight - love photo on the wonderful banner... and great card .. have to make one for a four year old too..
Thanks for popping over. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #33

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Diana Taylor said...

What a beautiful banner - and he's a real cutie too, such a lovely picture of him. So glad you are getting some sunshine, it's been lashing with rain all day here - I think we are getting your share too!
Have a great week, and thanks for the visit earlier,
Diana #22

Lisca Meijer said...

Such lovely things you are making for Ben. I hope we are allowed to see some photos of the event when the time comes.
Thanks for visiting,

akilli melek said...

not sure which is my fav the banner or the card - i love them both. Hope you have a super fun birthday with him
c xx

sue jones said...

Gorgeous Banner!! and i adore that card. thanks for dropping by earlier Soojay xx

Sandy Leigh said...

A crafty day at my sewing machine makes me happy no matter what I'm making. But he will cherish this card for years to come! Hugs! Sandy Leigh #40

Beth Sinn said...

I love your banner and card! My son, Ben, also loves the hungry caterpillar.
-Lizzie #54

Julia Dunnit said...

Sun?sun? No missus....unless its dark skies and liquid.....we really have had an awful day here!
I love the banner, what a fab idea. I love the idea that you sit down at your machine and hey's all finished!

Anne said...

Both the banner and card are fab. Been making my granddaughter's birthday card today - she will be eight next week - where did that time go?????? Anne x #34

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Cannot believe where time has went...1 how fun, loving your banner and adorable card. I peeped about a few posts I've missed and you have lovely flowers and last weeks. WOYWW has some awesome photos. Loving the needle felting. While at the fair (a perfect fall day)I spotted your brand of sewing machine Husqverna. never heard of it before, but they had lines waiting to watch the demo. Have a lovely weekend we have storms predicted, but maybe I will have some "IN HOUSE" time.

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jo just popped in to check your desk this week, no post from me - too busy elsewhere. WOW just love that you had time at your sewing machine...fantastic banner and card...they will be so very special to Ben - beautiful work Enjoy your week RobynO

RosA said...

Good card! That's very clever, I think.
Lovely spring weather here! (But it will turn hot, all too soon.)
Thanks for your visit earlier.