Wednesday, 7 February 2018

WOYWW


Just a quick post today!

I have had that nasty winter bug that everyone seems to have had, so have missed out on my WOYWW posts for a week or two.
Yesterday I felt well enough to finish off the little twiddle mitt I have made for a friend who has had a brain injury. I thought it might help get coordination back so I have added a zip, poppers, buttons and lots of textures.

Also on my table are some of the items that I have mounted and framed for Tilly Tea Dance.
She is busy re-stocking all the local shops that sell her artwork, so I am on hand to help out!

Well that's it for this week.
Hoping you are all feeling well and for those - like my little sis -  who are still struggling with this nasty bug - Get Well Soon!

xx Jo



Wednesday, 17 January 2018

WOYWW


Well fancy that - I am on time today and actually posting my WOYWW on Wednesday morning!

Things are on a green theme here today.
The machine threads and embroidery floss are all ready for Tilly Tea Dance to get to work this morning. She will be creating a few more little pictures with free machining and hand embroidery sitting here in my sewing room.

Beside the threads is a little Katie Morag kilt that I made this week. Green tartan is difficult to find so I have used a green tartan/check cotton winceyette for the little dressing up skirt.
It went together well and is cosy too.

I made a little kilt-like flap at the front and embroidered a mock kilt pin in silver thread.
The waist is elasticated so it should fit a 4-5 year old.

This is a tiny hoodie which I knitted for my great nephew's cuddly monkey.
It is dressed in football gear so I thought this would go nicely with it.
I even put the monkey's  name on the back! (Bonkers, I know!) But he will love it.

So that's my crafty activity for this week.
Thanks for all your lovely comments. I will look forward to a good snoop round your desks later.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

WOYWW

At last, a spare minute to pop my WOYWW post up for you all to see.

I have been busy looking after Ben - well, playing in the garden on a crisp sunny afternoon would be a better description!



My table has the results of my knitting marathon over the last few days.
Two little fancy shrugs for my great nieces' dolls and a Katie Morag aran sweater.

I am knitting a couple of these little sweaters to go on ebay for World Book Day.
If I can find some suitable tartan fabric I will make a couple of Katie Morag kilts to go with them.
Lots of little folk love these little outfits so I hope I find time to do it.

Oh and just peeking out is a tiny Tilly Tea Dance embroidery that has been left behind on my work desk. It's pretty - I wonder what she is going to do with it!!

That's it for this week.

Hope you are all well.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

WOYWW - Happy New Year!

Just a bit late posting today!
I have my little helper here today and his Mum is busy wet felting in my kitchen....

 It's a lovely way to create beautiful, original backgrounds for her Tilly Tea Dance art work.
It just takes time and peace and quiet.
So we leave her to it and Ben gets to have fun with Nanny and Grandad.
He has used his magic painting dinosaur book, played with Grandad's model railway, played diggers and dumpers on my coffee table "building site" and is now enjoying 5 minutes of Thomas the Tank Engine on tv.
It's a nice life - I don't know who enjoys it most... Ben or Grandad. Happy days!

Below are the two little shrugs I knitted recently. One tiny one for a new born and one large one for a one year old. I love this little pattern.

So all that leaves for me to do is to wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!

See you next week!
xx Jo

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

WOYWW


Only a few sleeps left till Christmas!
My desk is bare so here is the little snowman Ben and I made last week.
We scooped up just enough on a tray to bring indoors and make a mini snowman.
We only had a few minutes as the snow was falling fast and Max wanted to get back home before the roads were impassable - it's normally a 5 minute drive and it took nearly 2 hours as the roads through town were grid-locked!

As this is our last post before Christmas, I just want to say ...

A Merry Christmas to all our friends around the globe who read our WOYWW posts each week.
Thanks you for all the friendship, fun and crafty activity that you have shared over the years.

Have a lovely time, put your feet up and enjoy a bit of pampering - (well I can but hope!!)

Best wishes
Love Jo