Wednesday, 28 December 2011

WOYWW - just a bit late!

Happy Wednesday everyone.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.
Ours weekend was spent with daughter M and was really great.

Thanks to all of you who sent beautiful Christmas cards - you are such a clever bunch!!

Not much going on in my craft room this week. I seemed to have been so busy up to Christmas that I am finding it quite a treat doing other things for a change.

The picture above shows all the gorgeous lace, braid and fabric sent to us by Rebecca for our "Dress a girl around the world" frocks. A huge parcel came along with Christmas stuff. I unpacked it and showed it to Annie and packed it away ready for the New Year when we will start again with our little frocks. So a big "Thank you" to Rebecca - it will all be put to good use.

Below are a few "dumfed" cards that I made as gifts for my Yorkshire friends. When I lived up there, they all loved to dip into our card box for special occasion cards so, I like to make sure they still have a few now and again.

I think I like this set best. I used an idea in my latest Stitch magazine and made them in a range of colours.

Well folks - short and sweet today - and late!
So a quick dash to Julia's Stamping Ground to link up with you all and I will be round to see what everyone else has been up to.

Enjoy your New Year celebrations.
Best wishes

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

WOYWW - Merry Christmas makes

Good morning all.
This was the view from my window looking out towards the snow covered hills on Sunday.
Very pretty but cold and icy too for a couple of days.
Just the sort of weather for a boiler breakdown and power cuts - that was us - AND a plumbing leak that soaked a kitchen ceiling - that was daughter M.  Nothing a few pounds can't put right but we had a few cold days and an evening of knitting by candlelight!

Here are my makes for this week.....
A little knitted monster for a little boy who I am hoping to meet soon.

Three pretty, pale pink pinafore dresses made with the gorgeous fabric that Keryn sent us.
They really do look lovely and Annie will be passing them on to the girls this week.

Lastly, I will leave you with my Christmas card and wish you all a Happy and Peaceful Christmas - have a great time. x Jo

Join in with our Wednesday blog hop - follow the link to Julia's Stamping Ground and enjoy all the crafty festivity around the globe.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

WOYWW - dumfing fun!

A different view across my table today.
Notice a lovely little pin cushion attached to my sewing machine - thanks Jo - just what I needed. I love my pin cushions and have several which are great when I am hand sewing. BUT when I am machining they seem to bounce off my table - yes I work that fast and my table vibrates! SO  the little dragon fly covered one is perfect and means the pins will always be handy just where I need them.
I made a little Christmas mouse to post to my little Aunty in a residential home. She used to love all my crafty bits and bobs and I still feel the need to send her something even though she really doesn't take much notice these days, bless her.
Scattered round are a few of my latest dumflings. It's not a good photo - so dark and gloomy here today.

Now below you can see the stalls I loved best at the German Market in Birmingham on Sunday.
Lots of fab felted items - bags, toys, puppets, shoes etc. The colours were so bright and cheery. We had a great time - even though it poured down most of the day. We made up for it with cups of hot chocolate - and Gluehwein - and hot potatoes and mushrooms - and hot cheese sticks. YUM!
I didn't buy much but enjoyed seeing all the traditional German wares.

OK folks - only one more WOYWW before Christmas so let's see what you are all up to this week.
Join in the blog hop by following me over to Julia's Stamping Ground -  have fun!
x Jo

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

WOYWW - vintage lovelies!

Good morning all!
My table today is full of vintage loveliness.
I found these tray cloths and crochet mats at the local car boot. They are so fresh and pretty.
I was going to chop them up for my crafty activities but I might keep one or two as they are in excellent condition.

This week I made some tiny silver/white hearts for daughter M. She wants to decorate her hallway with them.

My other bit of craftiness produced this cute little hoodie for baby S.
They will be well dressed babes won't they?!

Short and sweet this week.

If you are looking for little Christmas gifts you might like to check out our blog shop...
Sisters Crafty Creations - we have lots of pretty stocking fillers and special gifts which are waiting to be posted out at short notice!

Have a great day everyone and if you want to join in our mad WOYWW bloghop, then follow me to Julia's Stamping Ground and see what all the other crafty folk have been up to.

Have a great week.
x Jo