Wednesday 2 July 2014

Loom bands and camouflage (WOYWW)

Well it is Wednesday and time to show you my desk as part of WOYWW.  As you can see my desk has been taken over by loom bands.  Alex loves them and can make three different varieties of bracelet. However, he keeps asking me to make the more complicated ones which is why the bands are all over my desk.  Half hidden under the bands are my ipad, my phone and various stamps which need cleaning and putting away!
Here are some of the bracelets I have made for him and a smiley face (the smiley face and the starburst bracelet were the most difficult - I definitely need a better and longer loom!).
The main excitement of the week however, has been the amazing parcel that arrived from Jo (Twiglet) - if you check out her blog you will see all the lovely goodies that she very generously made for Alex, all neatly laid out.  She made him camouflage curtains for his den, which have the words 'Top Secret' sewn onto them and were installed immediately as shown here...
a padded cushion for his desk chair, a cushion cover, two pillow cases and a duvet case (already in the wash so he can have them on his bed asap), a wonderful bag which he is wearing (Alex was most impressed with the three pockets inside it - 'it even has a pen pocket Mummy') and the notepad that he is showing in this picture. Thank you once again Jo! Now the pressure is on for my woodworking skills to make the desk to complete the den (although it wont be this weekend with the school fete and tour de France). 
I hope you all have a wonderful week.


Laura said...

The den looks amazing!
Jo is awesome!!

Jan said...

Happy WOYWW great space TFS xx Jan (45)

Nan G said...

Alex looks thrilled with his new camo for the boy cave! Love the bracelets you've made out of those itty bitty rubber bands! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #53

glitterandglue said...

Brilliant, Alex! Great work Jo and Mum!! Well done, too, on all the loom band work.
Have a great week.

Evalila said...

Your bracelets look great! Happy WOYWW, Evelyn # 58

Gillian Pearce said...

So that's what loom bands are for. I've been seeing them all over the place but not having any little ones around anymore had not idea what they were. Reminds me of the Hamas craze when my son was little.
Hope you're enjoying them as much as your son!
Have a fun week
Gillian #28

Twiglet said...

I have noticed lots of the loops for these bracelets up at our car boot sales. They look fun to make. I have two days at Annie's with the twins this week so no sewing for me. Have a lovely week - and keep smiling Alex - you brighten our day! x Jo

Eliza said...

Hi Caro, I jumped over here to see Alex,s beautiful face filled with total glee, what a brilliant top secret den he has, he looks like the real mr bond there on mission.

Have a great week oh and awesome bracelets too

Hugs Eliza
No post yet I will later today.

Anne said...

Hello Caro I too have been making the loom bracelets/rings. My granddaughters love them. Jo makes for Alex are super - I can understand his excitement!!!Anne x #32

Annie said...

It's been a long day full of fun for me but that means this has been my first chance to call by at my blogging friends to see what they have all been up to so I'm sorry for the delay this week.
Don't I have a clever big sister?'s so good to see Alex enjoying it all.
Annie x # 17

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh that big smile says it all! love what Jo created for him, and the whole idea of the den. You are really clever to have picked up the loom band thing so fast...I really like the starburst style!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh! The dreaded loom bands! My GD had me searching all over for them! Now I see them everywhere!! Love the 'Den' - saw the little array on Jo's blog! Chris 75

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I can't believe it, you are the second person I've seen today making those bracelets. I called in to see my friend today and she was making them too.
Happy crafting and have a great week, Angela x # 48

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow wonderful indeed, Caro! just love the curtains well done Annie.. and also.. have found a card you did for Alex on his fifth birthday I think of the Bugaboo Elephant Present digi .. going to use the digi so was looking for some layouts to get ideas from! it had somehow made its way into my bugaboo digi page on pinterest not sure where I found it..! happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Caro - what a special creative friend Jo is and Alex's smile says it all...brilliant. Thanks for visiting my desk, Happy WOYWW and cheers RobynO#8

Unknown said...

My students are very much into the making those bands, nothing as good as yours. Such a wonderful gift from Twiglet! Diane #71

Neet said...

Lucky Alex, he is certainly chuffed with what he got in the parcel.
My friends little one made me a loom ring the other day, don't think she has the hang of it quite yet.

Hugs and Thanks for visiting me - Neet xx

tocovya said...

I didn't know loom bands had made a comeback. This does make me feel middle aged. My 19year old was obsessed with these when she was about 6!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Caro,

The curtains look very cool! I bet Alex is tickled pink with the camo pillowcases and bedspread. One happy little boy!

The starburst bracelet definitely looks complicated.

Thank you for visiting me already!
Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (60)

Helen said...

What a lovely parcel for Alex to open from Twiglet - clever lady, and how fab the curtains look. He is definitely going to enjoy camping out in is room now! Have a great week with the loom bands.. Helen 2

Mrs.D said...

Coo isn't Alex lucky, all that stuff and Mummy making loom bands with him as well. I must say those loo bands do look fun, I've never seen them before.
Thanks for visiting me and I will try to get photos up for Wednesday.
Chris #42