Wednesday, 17 August 2016


Well who stole last week then?? It doesn't seem five minutes since I was posting myWOYWW post a week ago - Must be a sign of old age creeping up on me.

I seem to have had a busy time but not much crafting.
I blame the Olympics - watching it - not taking part -lol!

I treated Ben to a doll and a pushchair this week - he loves it - he's called Tom.
I thought a nappy and matching bib would be useful so spent a while making these two.
Note how girl centred dollies are - why don't they show a boy holding the bottle for dolly??

I have managed another Twiddlemuff and Annie delivered four to the local nursing home for me so hopefully they will be put to good use.

I have also been helping Tilly get together her latest shop stock.
This week she is working as "artist in residence" for a day at Acton Scott museum so that will be fun.

So, that's it for this week.

Thanks for calling by.
Have a great week.
x Jo


Judys Lace Creations said...

Good on you giving Ben a doll.We all need to be able to relate to and cuddle babies. I think it also helps boys to be gentle around pets as well. Love what you've mae.lucky Ben to have a mum like you.

glitterandglue said...

Morning Jo. Another twiddle muff - I've done jigsaws and the Olympics!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #6

Lynn Holland said...

Ive just my friends grandson an action man as grandad didn't like Oliver playing with Evie's girly dolls haha xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I remember my boys being attached to their cuddlies and they were fascinated by baby dolls too. Good on you, hope Ben has fun.
I've been glued to the Olympics too, standing and yelling at the tv!! It's been so exciting.
Good luck to Max this week, hope the AiR goes brilliantly!
Hugs, LLJ 3 xxx

Helen said...

Like you I have been addicted to the Olympics, just wish all the "best" stuff wasn't on so late!! What a medal haul we've achieved too, Go TeamGB! Love Tom, he is lovely. Helen #2

sandra de said...

Lovely to see boys given the opportunity to play and explore, I do agree with you about the time flying ... two weeks since I last visited and it feels like yesterday.
sandra de @11

Kathyk said...

Love your "workdesk" this week ... cute add on outfit you've made too



Annie said...

I think all little boys should have a dolly or two....we all want them to be loving, caring daddies not we? I'm sure Marks dolly Francis was good practise for the coming months :-) :-)
Annie x

Jackie Mackay said...

Pleased to see you giving Ben a doll - it's such great fun dressing dollies. Have a good week - hope it's doing well at Acton Scott x Jackie 18

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Jo,lolled at your caption for Jan! Indeed you'd think nowadays that toy packaging would be more gender neutral, it's not difficult, is it? Hope your day is going well, Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8. xxx

Caz said...

Lovely to read you've given Ben a doll...... little girls need cars too! :-)
Weeks do seem to fly past - especially when it's Olympics or Wimbledon or similar on LOL!
Caz #28

Sandy Leigh said...

Such a cute dolly! Yes, the Olympics is on constantly at our house. But I'm actually missing some of my regular programming! You know, I've always wondered that about boys and dollies too. That dolly's outfit is adorable. Hugs! Sandy Leigh #27

Christine said...

I quite agree with you about both genders not being represented.
My SIL is wonderful with Little Soldier, his mother was a childminder so he has changed nappies etc. since a young age. It's a great skill for a man to have .... and we all need a cuddle now and then.
Love the extras you made, bril idea.
Take care
aka Bishopsmate #40

Elizabeth said...

looks allright and nice

Chidkid said...

So sweet.. nothing wrong with a boy having a dolly!

Felicia Aaron said...

Jo, GREAT idea for Ben!! I think being able to cross the "borders," if you will, expands their minds and helps them think outside box as they get older! Boo hiss for stigmas...they never leave a bad taste in your mouth! Haven't watched much of the olympics, but what I have watched does tend to keep you entranced and side tracked! LOLOL Happy Wednesday to you! :) Blessings

LisaDV said...

Love the diaper and bib. Have a fantastic and blessed Wednesday! LisaDV #26

Diana Taylor said...

Good for you getting Ben the doll - it's a brilliant idea. And yes, the Olympics is taking up a huge amount of time in our house too - but it's well worth it - aren't we doing great!
Hope you have a great week,
Diana #30 x

Julia Dunnit said...

Well hey, you at number one on the list! Several gals left comments that there was no links, but I didn't do anything because I could see it, you could see it...very strange! Love that you bought Ben a dolly, bet he'll learn a lot through having a Tom! Thank you for your extra special email, so thoughtful of you as always.

Lea.H said...

Fab idea to do some crafting for the doll - and good for Ben wanting one, I hope he has fun with his new toy :) Lea 49

StampedbyChris said...

Happy that you gave Ben a dolly! Yeah for the Olympics!
Chris # 25

Angela Radford said...

Hi Jo, you're right the Olympics has been distracting. I just start some crafting and something interesting comes on but it will be over soon. Have a great woyww, and happy crafting, Angela x 15

Neet said...

I just love the bib and matching nappy. What a fabulous idea.
Thank goodness the Olympics are nearing the end - I have had too many late nights watching - but hasn't it been exciting.
Hugs, Neet 5 xx

BJ said...

My son had a baby doll too, good for you. Know what you mean about Olympics vs crafting!!! BJ#24

Diane Futrell said...

My son lived playing with babies too. What a cute diaper and bib set.
Have a great day!
Diane #27