Wednesday, 14 December 2016


My desk is covered with freshly mounted Tilly Tea Dance work so I will show you what I managed to fit into my busy schedule this week instead!

There has been a lot of action on my work table - much fun had by all!
Steady on there girls - I mean sewing action......

Firstly, here is the little row of Christmas sacks that I made as Ben's advent calendar. He has loved peeping in each one to find a little treat/treasure each day.

Next is my trickiest project for a while.
I made two of these little puffy/quilty mats for Ben and was asked to make one for the latest addition to his playmate group - a tiny little girl who lives on a farm and I am sure will have fun with this one.

 And finally....

A little bit of teeny tiny knitting for the same little one.
You can see by comparing it to my pattern just how tiny she is.

I am probably going to make a few cosy sleep suits for Ben with the pattern after Christmas.

So that's me for this week.
Hopefully I will squeeze in a few minutes blog hopping to see what you have been up to. I have been useless at getting round the desks for while and I am really sorry.

Have a good week.

x Jo


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Jo, fun makes love the advent calendar and puffy blanket very cute ideas and some lovely knitting as well. Your pattern looks fun too
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x #7

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Jo, love the twist on the Advent calendar. Gorgeous idea. And those tiny baby clothes! Reminds me of when my youngest was born- at 25 weeks 6 days! Weighed 2 lbs and half an ounce! The hospital had a supply of knitted dolls clothes for them, as even the tiniest newborn stuff was far too big. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx

Robyn said...

I'm in awe and inspired by how much you have accomplished! Love the puffy quilt the the little advent sacks!
Robyn 3

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, we know ALL about you and your on-desk action....the quiet ones are the worst :-D. Lots of lovely things to peek at today, that advent calendar is gorgeous, I bet Ben has been thrilled with that! I hope that Tilly's stuff has been flying off the shelves too!
Hugs, LLJ 11 xxx

Diana Taylor said...

Fabulous advent calender - such a good idea as you can put all sorts of treats in the pockets, not just chocolates! Clever quilting - I've seen that puffy stuff before but still haven't a clue how it's done - it looks very tricky and impressive though! I love the little jackets - I thought the red one was for a doll, so she must be teeny tiny!
Hope you have a great week,
Diana #20

Annie said...

It's good to see you've managed to fit in some crafty fun time Jo.....and what fab results too.
Annie x

Helen said...

good job I wasn't drinking my tea!! love the puffy mat, it is beautiful. Have a great week, on or off your desk. Helen #1

Anne said...

Oooohhhh lovely makes Jo. You have been busy, the Advent Calendar is a super idea. Anne x #13

Sharon said...

The advent calendar is really cute. I bet he's been really excited opening the little bags. I would have loved it as a child. You have been so busy this week!

Sharon K #27

April said...

My goodness you have been busy creating beautiful projects.
April #29

Felicia said...

Jo, your advent calendar is the cutest! What a great idea! And that precious little girl is soooo lucky to have you creating such wonderful pieces for her! You are such an amazing woman with many talents! Of course, Max gets it honestly!!! I hope she is being blessed this holiday season with her crafts as well! I know Ben with appreciate those sleep suite too, I know I would! LOLOL Have a very Merry Christmas! Felicia #38

Julia Dunnit said...

Bet that Tilly Tea Dance has been very in demand thus season. Marvellous. Love the advent calendar, what a sweet way to teach him the advent countdown, and oh the excitement of all those little sacks!
I love the bubbly quilt, I bet that's really comfortable, the little girl (tiny, bless her heart), will get good use from such, I'm sure.

Lindart said...

That puffy quilt looks so cozy! Truly a treasure to be kept forever! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #35

JoZart Designs said...

Just popped over to ask if Annie is OK as she hasn't posted her Friday Smile and I know it's No 200. Hope nothing is amiss there.
Love all your gorgeous makes on your post. Ben will love the advent sacks and it will be a lasting treasure. The little knits are too cute and the puff quilt is gorgeous.
By for now Jo x

JoZart Designs said...

panic over!! I've just had a message from Annie so I know all is well.!
Jo x