Wednesday, 11 November 2015


It looks like my little dolls have had a wild night - they seem to be draped round my machine, exhausted - but from the smiles on their faces I'd say they enjoyed it!
I haven't had much time to craft here in my sewing room but did manage to finish sewing together these little ones.
It's all go at the moment packing and unpacking bags and boxes.
Not sure where it will all fit in but maybe that's a good excuse to clear out some of the fabric etc that hasn't seen the light of day for a year or two.

This is the beautiful Tom Thumb fuchsia that came along with LLJ when we saw her earlier this year isn't it looking fab - this mild Autumn weather has suited it and it is laden with blooms. It always makes me smile and looks so cheery right in front of my kitchen window.

I hope you are all well and enjoying life.
Thanks for calling by my sewing room and for all your lovely comments.
Join in with the mad Wednesday blog hop over here with Julia and her buddies in the Stamping Ground.

x Jo


Annie said...

Those dollies look wonderful have been a busy knitter :-) Our fuchsias are still looking fab that we can actually see them for building supplies ;-)
Annie x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey, that fuchsia is amazing! It must have flowered for four months THATS good value, lol!!
And I'm saying nothing about dollies lying around......I'll get into trouble ;-)
Hugs, LLJ 2 xxx

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jo, GGGOoorgeous fuchsia - it's looking wonderful, all full of flowers, sure is a lovely sight to see from your kitchen window. Cheers RobynO#30

Robyn said...

That fuchsia brightened my spirits! and the sweet little dolls too!
Robyn 36

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

We have that same fuchsia in our garden. My daughter chose it as the subject of her observational piece for college work this week. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Fiona #34

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Your sweet little doll collection brought a smile to my face. Happy WOYWW! #37

Neet said...

Just wondering what all those girls have been doing all night long. they lay there as if all pooped out but still have smiles on their faces so, as you say, it must have been good.
Love the fuchsia - looks spectacular - I take it this is in the new hoe?
Hugs, Neet 4 xx

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh I love a good fabric cleanout. I did that last summer, and prepared rectangular pieces of cardboard to wrap the fabric around and store it in bins, and it all looks so proper now like a fabric store! Keeps it from wrinkles too. Your dollies are adorable. Sandy Leigh #45

Lisca Meijer said...

Your Tom Thumb is looking very gorgeous indeed! No wonder your little dollies are smiling...
Have a great week,

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Twiglet, yes your dolls do look happy! When I swapped rooms I used that as a good excuse to clear out stuff that hadn't seen daylight since who knows when. And love the fuchsia, one of my favourite plants, always so showy and colourful. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #7 xxx

Laura said...

Are the dollies Christmas presents? I love that they each have their own look and hairstyle.

Helen said...

those dolls do look happy! I love your fuschia - I have one outside that's been growing for years and years and is still flowering madly right now! It needs a good cut back before winter though. Helen 6

Christine said...

I wonder if your dollies have been out partying overnight with my teddies!!!
Love making these little cuddlies (or ornaments.
Have a good week
Bishopsmate #41

glitterandglue said...

The dolls are gorgeous, Jo. Well done. That fuchsia is so lovely - mine are still in full flower as well. I just hate to think of cutting it back when there are so many flowers still on it.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #32

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Haha those dollies look a bit like the girls and I used to look after a good night on the town...before Ben came along! Maybe they're happy because they've heard a rumour that there's a Ben doll on the way! :-)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I love fuchsia plants...and this is a beauty. Bad storms going thru our area, so will have to shut down my electronics. I wish you or your sister were closer..trying to change thread in my new machine and the little computer keeps saying thread twisted..will have to watch a youtube video. Enjoy the week....hope my roof stays put.

butterfliecrafter said...

I always have a hard time throwing things away even if they have been laying around for years, because maybe some day they can come in handy. good luck. butterfliecrafter#8

Julia Dunnit said...

A whole gang! I think it might be the sewing up part that would undo me, I'm probably a bit too impatient! My gal has several knitted dollies from family and she wont be parted..they are far more enduring than other softies.
The fuchsia is just an explosion of joy isn't it, love that it s in your daily line of vision.

Annie Claxton said...

Those dollies are so sweet and they do look like they've been partying :o) Have a great weekend. Annie C #33

Neet said...

Popped in to see if I had missed something, guess you are busy. Hope it is that rather than anything untoward.
Sending love anyway.
Hugs, Neet xx