Wednesday, 11 November 2015


It looks like my little dolls have had a wild night - they seem to be draped round my machine, exhausted - but from the smiles on their faces I'd say they enjoyed it!
I haven't had much time to craft here in my sewing room but did manage to finish sewing together these little ones.
It's all go at the moment packing and unpacking bags and boxes.
Not sure where it will all fit in but maybe that's a good excuse to clear out some of the fabric etc that hasn't seen the light of day for a year or two.

This is the beautiful Tom Thumb fuchsia that came along with LLJ when we saw her earlier this year isn't it looking fab - this mild Autumn weather has suited it and it is laden with blooms. It always makes me smile and looks so cheery right in front of my kitchen window.

I hope you are all well and enjoying life.
Thanks for calling by my sewing room and for all your lovely comments.
Join in with the mad Wednesday blog hop over here with Julia and her buddies in the Stamping Ground.

x Jo

Wednesday, 4 November 2015


 Just a little bit of crafty activity from the sewing room today.
My free evenings have been spent knitting "parts" for dollies.
I loved the little characters on "Fluttterby Patch" so I bought the patterns and started knitting. Well, Like everything else I pick up - it's addictive!

 I have already given one away and she has been named Daisy and is already a firm favourite.

In a spare afternoon I made my friend a quilted table runner for Christmas - well she had it all cut ready to sew - I just quilted through random ivy leaves with gold thread and put binding around it.

We have had a busy week because Maxine was contacted by someone wanting to buy some of her beautiful needle felted pictures so we had to get a few mounted and framed and then set up a little exhibition in my dining room. Here are a couple of them...

Check out "Tilly Tea Dance" if you want to see more. She sold four so, I think she needs to get a few of them on her Etsy site now, in time for the Christmas rush!

And lastly, as I was in Watson and Thorntons fabric shop on Monday somehow I felt the urge to stock up on my fat quarters!! ( Something sounds a bit weird there but I am sure you know what I mean!!)

Just a tip for anyone sewing metallic thread - these needles help to stop the thread from breaking. Also they have a humongous eye so they are easy to thread - a tip for short sighted old dears like me!!)

Well that's it for this week.
It was lovely to see the photos of all our WOYWW buddies at the crop last Saturday - and so good to see that smiley pic of Shaz looking so well too.

Have a great week and thanks for dropping in.

x Jo