Wednesday, 24 April 2013

WOYWW 203

I've been on a roll this week, catching up with blog entries of all the quilts received for the Lilly Bo Project from whilst I was on my travels. Lots of sewing related projects, but nothing inky until I get started on my WOYWW ATCs for the 4 year blogiversary.
My arty desk is still exactly the same as last week as I haven't been near it as I've been sewing in the guest bedroom.
I've been making tote bags for a batch of quilts which are due shortly, you can see them to the left of my sewing machine.
 
tote bags in progress...
I've made several head dresses for children's fancy dress wear....
some little girls will get a surprise soon....four will be going to a blogging buddy for her grandees to fulfil a promise I'm sure she will think I've forgotten!
and I also made a Merida fancy dress for the younger of the Brighton Belles and she will also receive one of the head dresses. At 3 years old she loves to wear anything that sticks out, that's sparkly, and long, so I think this will be just right. 
I'm also almost finished making a teal coloured Merida Dress to take to my little fraulein soon but here's the pale blue one, finished, which will soon be going to Brighton in the post. With the wonders of Skype I will be lucky enough to see her open the parcel.
Everyone seems to be so much cheerier since we've had some long awaited sunshine, hope you've had your share wherever you may be.
We know our lovely leader Julia has been in Spain, enjoying her share of sunshine, but is home now in time to get us organised for this week's WOYWW. For full info, all the tales and gossip, and lots more work desks pop over to the stamping ground.

36 comments:

Neet said...

Love those head-dresses and things. The children will be so delighted. Hope we get to see the little frauline in hers.
Hope all is well.
Hugs, Neet xx 4

Helen said...

What a beautiful outfit and head-dresses. Have a lovely day - I have managed to make a few anniversary swap atc's, phew! Helen, 2

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jo, lovely post - the little dress is just the most perfect princess dress and what little girl doesn't like dressing up. Yes, the sunshine does seem to have cheered us all up, though the sunny times are being interspersed with showery ones up in this part of the country. I'm just enjoying the warmer temperatures, rain or shine :)) Have a great WOYWW and an enjoyable week. Elizabeth x #53

Angie said...

Where do you get the inspiration ...and energy ....you are always on the go ...very envious ...especially at the moment as I hurt my knee while away in Belfast ...well getting off the bus on the way to the ferry on the first day. I feel 100 ...no I haven't been to the Dr ..it is a little better !!!!.
The head dresses etc are stunning ...so wish I had a GD. xx58

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh wow Jo, stunning dress and head wear there. Sounds like you have been busy. I'm not getting much crafty done as I'm settling Baxter, my dog as he only came home Sunday. Take care Zo xx 82

Ria Gall said...

my goodness you have been so busy and you are going to have a lot of very happy and excited children. I see you are going to be making ATC's for the anniversary, it is
4yrs, I hope you didn't mind me pointing that out

Happy WOYWW and thank you for sharing your desk
Ria #60

~Sue C said...

How adorable! Lucky little girls. =D Happy Wednesday!
SueC#93

Paul Browning said...

You may have not touched your official crafting desk this week but you are as always, busy being creative and making beautiful things. I'm in awe of how talented and skilled you are in so many areas. The children will love the outfits and accessories you'ce produced. Pxx

Annie said...

Oh wow Jo you have been so busy. So many wonderful things to see too. Your little girls will be so thrilled with what Grandma has been making too I'm sure.
Hugs,
A x # 39

Anne said...

Hi Jo was going to email you (well still will :-) ) the head dresses arrived this morning and they are gorgeous!!!!!! I can't wait to see my GD's to pas them on. If they keep still for long enough I will try and take some photos. I didn't think you had forgotten I don't know how you managed to get them done so soon with everything you've had going on!! Hugs Anne x

Lynne said...

Good grief, Jo, where do you find the time?? Wonderful creative goodie-ness for the little ones, how lucky are they?

Eliza said...

Your head dresses are wonderful and that dress it just beautiful. It is so great modern technology, have fun watching the parcel being opened.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 102

Regina Hamilton said...

Those head dresses and that dress are so cute. Happy crafting. #6

kathi17 said...

Those head dresses and the dress are beautiful. There are some very lucky little girls out there! I love the colors of the cloth on your desk too.

Kathi #105

mamapez5 said...

Now I wonder what all those bags are for?!
Your granddaughters are very lucky to have someone who can make such beautiful dressing up clothes for them. Isn't skype wonderful? It has made the world a smaller place, and kept a lot of long-distance grannies smiling!
Kate x #40

Karen Ives said...

Lovely outfits.
Karen #64

Shaz Brooks said...

Gorgeous things you've made Jo- I went & got some of those beads you showed last week! Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #114

Caro said...

You are so wonderful with your costume making...the headdresses and costume are stunning. Those little girls will be so happy! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro xx #131

Kyla said...

You have some lovely makes on show, such gorgeous headdresses and dress, I bet the recipients will be over the moon.

Thanks for visiting my desk already

kyla #118

tilly said...

beautiful dress and head-dresses.......how did you fit it in with all your trips lol
Tilly

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh my word Jo, you never rest gal! I love the costumes, what girly wouldnt! bet you cant wait for the parcel opening, oh the joy.

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Jo
yes the sunshine makes such a difference to how we all feel, my little one spent all afternoon naked in a washing up bowl in the garden. Glad you are getting back to being crafty again or is it mass production. have a good week
janet #23

Amy Wright said...

What beautiful head dresses!

Happy WOYWW!

Amy #77

Tertia said...

No sunshine over here I am afraid. Only cold and gloom, I hate it! At least your happy post made me smile, I can just imagim
ne the delight when the grandies get those parcels, mine would absolutely, positively go wild!
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #17

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Gorgeous dress. And OMG the zig zag card template makes my head spin. I'm sure it is actually quite straight forward once you start, but it's just the starting....

I need to ask you about delivering the quilts to you at the crop. Will you bus/train/car? LMK.

Happy WOYWW!

MA (8) (so very late this week!)

Cardarian said...

I will tidy alright - when you come we will be doing crafting - well as much as we will be able to with the boys there ha, ha...Will you be able to talk on Friday??? Let me know!
Oh I love all the stuff you are making - Ha, ha I want one of those head dresses too! Who doesn't want to be the Queen of Sheba???
Lots of hugs and love,
Cardarian

Lynn Holland said...

Isn't it great that us crafters never stop. Can anyone sort out for us to have extra hours in the day please or add another day to our week.
You've made some real lovelies here Jo.
Lynn xxx

Twiglet said...

Oh Jo - don't we just love making dressing up outfits!! Your little one will love that frock and all that gorgeous bling! x Jo

Nan G said...

Oh aren't you just the bestest person! The little darlings will love the fancy dress-ups. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #98

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Bags, headdresses, dress up frocks. Your sewing is magnificent. You sure spoil those grandies.

I've missed you so much, and am so glad to be back and will try to catch up soon. I realize I'm a bit late getting here, but still wanted to wish you a happy belated WOYWW from #7.

505whimsygirl said...

So I'm kind of seeing the dress backyards..... the finished project is beautiful.

I'm now visiting random WOYWW posts and chose to visit you!

Happy WOYWW
Kay (14)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I don't know how I missed you on Wed, so sorry I'm late...
How fab to see your sewing machine in action! Love the Merida outfits.. I'd quite like one of those actually :)
Hugs, LLJ 22 xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lovely headresses and....wow! that dress is fabulous! Running very late this week! Chrisx

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a great princess dress! You are doing an incredible thing, Jo, with organizing and making the quilts and totes. I'm sure that sunshine is shining brighter on you for it!

Have a wonderful what's-left-of-the-week! (Sorry, I'm so late getting around.) Darnell #52

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Sew creative! I'd've loved to wear this when I was young...hang on, I still do...ha ha! Time constraints mean I’m Weekend-WOYWW-ing, but hope you’ve had a good one! Deb # 125

lisa said...

You have a very busy desk there, Jo. So many beautiful things.
Hugs Lisax