Wednesday, 21 October 2015

WOYWW - monster attraction!

Monster alert!! Beware small monster on the prowl!

Good morning all.
A wet, drizzly day here but it will brighten later when our little "monster" comes to play.
Now, here is where I wish I had taken a before and after pic.
Maxine and Ben came yesterday and asked if I could make a monster costume for Ben to wear to two little parties he is going to.
Of course I can make monster costumes - I just need the right fabric!
Believe it or not - one of Maxine's cast off stretchy dresses was lurking in my "useful fabric bits" box ( I have loads of those boxes!!)
With a little bit of creative advice from my design team (Max) and a little bit of Nanny magic we came up with a brilliant little monster suit....

I will take a picture of Ben wearing it later and maybe post for my Friday smile this week.

Below are the finished table mats that I was making last week - cute aren't they.

This morning I have another little project on the go but will show you that next week.
I hope you are all well and not too bothered by the drop of rain we are having today.
The mud on the building site is horrible but each day brings us nearer to the rest of the houses being completed, so I must be patient - er and wear my wellies!!!

Have a great week.
Thanks for calling by.

x Jo


Annie said...

Think I heard the monster roar earlier....oh no it was just one of those ***** builders again lol. Can't wait for the show and tell pics on Friday.
Annie x

jill said...

Will be popping back Friday to see the monster costume .
The Christmas place mats are so cool & having the names on them is a clever idea . Happy woyww Jill #15

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You can make anything, Twiglet!! And it looks brilliant too. You have such skill in transferring an idea into reality - I'm not always successful at that! Those mats are fun too, clever you :-)
And I bet the builders aren't half as entertaining now they're covered up....

Hugs, LLJ 14 xxxx

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jo... you sure are a resourceful Nanny - just like that whipping up a costume for Ben. The place mats look amazing - a fabulous idea. Enjoy your week Cheers RobynO#35

Jackie Mackay said...

Can't wait to see your monster - great stuff you've got on the go there. Wish I had some little monsters to create for.

8-) Jackie #23

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

You are such a tease! I want to see that costume! But you're right, you don't want to ruin the surprise. I look forward to seeing it next week, modelled by your little gs! Lovely table mats! It will be a shame to use them for that purpose! Have a lovely week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #34

glitterandglue said...

Love the place mats - they are just great. Well done. Scary monster made there! Hope Ben enjoys the parties.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #42

sue jones said...

Wow I bet they love visiting you :D I love your place mats. Hopefully the house will be done soon xxHave a great week and thank you for the visit earlier today xx Soojay 17

Laura said...

Ooh, can't wait til Friday now! :D

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh, can't wait to see him in it! I love little monsters. Happy Wednesday! Thanks for popping by already. Sandy Leigh #43

Diana Taylor said...

That is going to be one great monster costume - how clever you are, I can't wait to see the finished costume. I love the place mats too. Thanks for stopping by earlier, I hope you have a great week,
Diana #30

Helen said...

love the peak of the monster costume, and your place mats are fabulous! Have a great week Helen #2

Lisca Meijer said...

I thought I saw a dragon tail lurking somewhere.....Great costume! I bet Ben loves it.
You've done well with the Christmas mats too.
Have a great week,

Anne said...

You are so clever- can't wait to see 'the little monster' :-) Love the table mats. Thanks for visiting. Anne x #22

Angela Radford said...

Look forward to seeing the finished costume, sounds great. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 24

Neet said...

Keep wearing your wellies - we are in the rainy season (do we have one or is it a year long thing?). Love the monster costume - must try to remember to call in tomorrow to see Ben wearing it.
Hugs, Neet 1 - thanks for visiting me earlier xx

sandra de said...

Can't wait to see your little monster costume and as for your wonderful xmas themed table mats ....gorgeous. Have a lovely week.
sandra de @28

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

The finished table mats look really beautiful!

Greetings, Sofie #56

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Twiglet, love the 'taster' pics of the monster costume,will be back Friday for the big reveal.It's lovely to be back in blogland, amongst all the incredible people who have given me such amazing support. Taking my time, but definitely getting stronger every day, it just came as a real shock when I realised how long it would take to recover properly.I've loved reading everyones comments on Dougs blog-waited till I was home as I knew I'd end up in tears!Have a great week, hugs, Shaz#11xxx