Wednesday, 14 October 2015

WOYWW - Christmas is coming!!

Today I have a little bit of Christmas crafty activity to share with you.

They are little placemats for a friend's grandchildren. She started them and then has been too busy with her Grandma's duties to be able to finish them. So, I have had a great time making little collages to go on the side and will be stitching all their names on later. I just need to get all the bits stitched on and the backings added but that will be tomorrow.
I have even made one for Ben so it is a win, win situation.
I hope they like them.

I have also been knitting a little rosey pink cardi for a little 2 year old. It's a fab colour and will suit her I think. It works up really quickly as it is in chunky wool.

Now, the really good news is that we have sold our old house and hope to get everything moved by the middle of November. At last I might be able to get a bit of order into my sewing room!

Must dash - I am looking after Ben today while Maxine goes for a bit of pampering and gets her hair cut.

Thanks for dropping in and for your lovely comments.
If you are wondering what this is all about then pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and join in the WOYWW fun!

x Jo


Lynn Holland said...

Fabulous news on your house and I'm loving those place mats.
Sounds like a happy house at yours this week. :-)
Lynn 17 x

Neet said...

How lovely that robin is, the reindeer and santa too - have I missed anyone?
You have such busy fingers and that cardigan is an adorable shade of pink - hope we see it when it is finished.
Hugs, Neet 13 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those placemats are a great idea and brilliant for using up scraps! Well done for finishing them off for your mate :-). I like that little cardi least you don't have to find the colour match in that yarn, lol!!
I'm so pleased that your house has finally sold, that's a good way to finish off the year. Woohoo :-)
Hugs, LLJ 10 xxx

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jo, what fabulous Christmasy placemats...the kids will love them especially with their names on...Ben too. Gorgeous pink for the cardi. And wonderful news about the much happening. Cheers RobynO#25

Jackie Mackay said...

Great placemats. Yes it's time for thinking about Christmas. We have been trying to think of new projects to do for Christmas with our Voluntary groups. Love the robin. Jackie #21

Annie said...

Love the placemats Jo and the knitting is coming along nicely too. Have a fun Grandma day with Ben....give him a hug from me.
Annie x

Judys Lace Creations said...

Those placemats are gorgeous!!

Sandies' Patch said...

Love the place mats! Maybe a them with a table runner or Tree skirt?
Love the colour of the knitting, what brand is it?

CraftygasheadZo said...

What fabulous Christmas makes! Take care Zo xx 32

lisa said...

Everyone seems to be moving house at the moment! Great news that you've got a sale.
Love the placemats, I bet these will still be out on the Christmas table 20 years from now, I know how things become a tradition, especially when they are handmade.
Have a good week.
Hugs Lisax #19

Sandy Leigh said...

Congratulations! You will have so much fun setting up your new sewing room. And in the meantime, your sewing room is quite like a workshop producing the cutest things. Have fun with the little one! Sandy Leigh #37

Barb said...

Congratulations on selling your house. You'll have lots to look forward to now. The little place mats are lovely and I'm sure the littlies will all love them, especially with their names on. The little pink cardi is a very pretty colour and going to keep some little girl snuggly this winter. I bet you've enjoyed looking after Ben today with lots of cuddles.

Thank you for visiting me earlier and leaving a lovely comment. Have a lovely week Jo. Barbxx #34

Helen said...

fantastic place mats! well done on selling the house. Helen #5

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

I love the Christmas place mats!

Greetings, Sofie #46

Christine said...

LOVE those placemats! Great idea.
I am busy knitting mittens for my little soldier, he came to visit today with cold hands, not that he seemed to mind!!!
Have a good week

Bishopsmate #45

Kelly said...

What a sweet thing for you to do for your friend. Congratulations on the house! Always wonderful when life falls into place. Creative Blessings! Kelly #42

Jumbleberries said...

Love those Christmas placemats. Jumbleberries. xx

Angela Radford said...

Lots of lovely crafting happening this week. Love the Christmas place mats they are going to look great on the table. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 26

Tilly Tea Dance said...

The mats are brill. Ben will love his. So glad we can finally get down to planning your sewing room and organising your hoard, sorry, collection of crafting wonders! Thanks for watching Ben today...though that's the first time I've heard going for a smear test described as 'pampering' ;-)... oh, were talking about the hair cut!! :-)

Lisca Meijer said...

Congratulations on selling the house! Have you got your eye on another house?
The place mats are gorgeous. I love the little robin.
Well done on the pink cardy. Every little girl looks good in a pink cardy.
Thanks for visiting already,
Have a good week,

trisha too said...

Those placemats are adorable, and that yarn is YUM!

Congratulations to you on selling the house!

Happy WOYWW!
:)trisha, #52 this week
with paint, a shelf and a bench

Julia Dunnit said...

Well I'm late, so hope Maxine had a good couple of hours off! Those placemats are too cute - what a great idea - will make sitting at the 'little table' more bearable in years to come!
Great news on the house sale, just great.

BumbleVee said...

How I love cute little English robins....