Wednesday, 10 February 2016

WOYWW - overdrive!

Good morning all - WOYWWers and everyone else who likes a snoop to see what I am up to!

Well this week I am in top gear or maybe even overdrive! (Am I showing my age there?- I suppose it was before 5th gear was invented).

The little sewing room is taking shape and I have spent a few hours clearing and sorting - it still seems a never ending task but it is looking more like a place I want to spend time in. I might even show and tell next week.
This week you can see the results of my busy sewing and knitting fingers....

I had a fab red linen shirt which I decided would make two cushion covers to go on my new Ikea sofa cover in my breakfast kitchen. It was tricky making sure I had enough bits to patchwork together but I managed to make a matching pair. They each have a little pocket so that I can hide little treasures in there for Ben.
 The other cushion is one that I made from a recycled aran jumper a while ago.

Next, are a couple of twiddle mitts or probably "muff" is the right word. (Stop sniggering - you know who you are!!)
We seemed to cause a few giggles with these over the last week or so!
If you would like to know more then click this link here.
It does seem like a great idea  so we tried to add extra textures and bits and bobs to twiddle.

AND lastly one of my little Katie Morag skirts complete with faux kilt pin!
So that's it for this week.
I think I will have another busy week ahead.
I am knitting a little aran jumper for Ben and that is certainly keeping me awake as I have to follow the pattern line by line.

I hope you enjoyed your snoop around.
Have a great week.

x Jo


Neet said...

Busy as always but the cushions steal the show for me I am afraid.
Hugs & Thanks for the visit
Neet 1 xx

Anonymous said...

I love the wrist warmers and that white pillow is adorable.

Jackie Mackay said...

Great cushions - go well on the sofa - been there with the trying to piece bits together to make the most out of the fabric - I think these little puzzles keep the dementia at bay so we can concentrate on making rather than using the twiddlemuffs. Carry on the good work x Jackie 28

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey, you have had the wind under your tail this week! Some lovely makes...the Katie Morag kilt is fab :-)
And I'm sorry for sniggering............!!
Hugs. LLJ 13 xxx

JoZart Quilts said...

Lovely makes as ever. You'll certainly keep young and old happy and this time something for you in the middle age group, I must add!!!
jo x

Annie said...

I'm on my second twiddle mitt too Jo so we will have a few to send them. Glad to see you've been having some crafty fun.
Annie x

butterfliecrafter said...

how wonderful that the cussions have a pocket to hide something in it. Vicky#19

Sharon said...

Great cushions! What a wonderful use for old clothes.I love the warmers - I could certainly use something like that today. Brrr. It's -7C here today. Supposed to be colder still on Saturday.

Sharon K #44

Diana Taylor said...

I love your cushions - what a fab idea using the linen shirt - it looks wonderful against your Ikea sofa cover, the Aran one is so cosy and perfect for this wintery weather. Your twiddle mitts/muffs are looking good, you have been busy.
Hope you have a great week,
Diana #53

Helen said...

gorgeous cushions, and I love the sofa, too! Have a productive, creative week! Helen #4

Christine said...

Just love that Katie Morag skirt, and the false pin! well, brill!
Thank you for sharing with us.
have a good week
Christine #61

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jo, your cushions are gorgeous and I love that they are made from recycled materials. Love the Twiddlemuffs - what a brilliant idea for a good cause, one that I would never have thought of. So much to admire this week. The Katie Morag 'kilt' with the false pin is fabulous. Look forward to seeing what your busy fingers have been up to next week. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #64

Anne said...

Hi Jo. Such lovely makes - you and Annie never cease to amaze me with all you achieve! Bet I know who was sniggering lol .
I'm rushing round to visit as I'm very late - photo issues - again!!!!
Anne x #65

Patsy Paterno said...

Oh we had the same idea! I too had a cushion made out of an old sweater! So soft! Happy WOYWW! patsy

Julia Dunnit said...

It's amazing but reassuring to read that you are following a pattern for something! I love the cushion covers, in particular that you managed to include a little pocket to hide treats for Ben. That would not have occurred to me whilst I was trying to make the shirt into
2 covers! How thoughtful!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great post as usual, Jo, love your muffs with all the textures very nice indeed, seems funny when I'm sitting under a fan at night in summery cotton... Have fun on the homeward run of sorting.
Happy WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x #14

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

WendyCarole said...

Love the cushions and mitts. And the little Katie Morag kilt is so cute.

Robyn said...

those muffs!😍.
the pillows- love using gwht you have to create beauty rather than refuse!
thanks for visiting.

sue jones said...

I LOVE the cushions - they look very cuddly :). Thanks for your visit earlier in ther week - Sorry I am late! soojay xx

Barb said...

The cushions are lovely and great recycling. What a good idea to put little pockets in for surprises for little Ben. I love your Twiddlemuffs. I did read it and what a wonderful idea. My poor mum used to love cuddling and stroking soft toys after her stroke. Things like this mean an awful lot. Well done. Barbxx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Jo,

You have been quite busy! I like the look of the mufflers! At first I thought they were fingerless mittens.

Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (50)

Hettie said...

Loving your cushions there!! Nice to see you have been busy!!

Nikki C said...

Love your cushions never thought about using a dress shirt for one happy late WOYWW hugs Nikki 11

JoZart Quilts said...

Thanks for your comment, Jo! Just thought I'd tell you that the owl fabric was from Quilters Trading Post.
I'm really enjoying making a variety of items and I've really got stuck in as I have so much on from now until the event in May so that's my effort towards it ... all done and dusted.
Jo x