Wednesday, 19 April 2017


Just a late in the day quickie!
It's been a busy few days with little time for crafting, but my dear sis and hubby really deserved a little dumfling for their coral wedding anniversary this week. It was just a hasty bit of dumfing and stitching but I quite liked the result.

Below are my fabrics all sorted for some bunting - perfect for a little girl's christening, I think.
So, now to nip round a few WOYWW desks and see what my crafty friends have benn up to this week.
Thanks for calling and leaving lovely comments.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

WOYWW - April 5th

Good morning all - and a beautiful, sunny April morning it is too!
I love this time of year - everything is beginning to grow and blossom.
The swallows are back - well I saw just one on March 31st, so they are here somewhere.
The robin sings his little heart out from about 6am till 7am each morning.

AND today is April 5th - the day we celebrate the life of a very special Dad who we lost 28 years ago.
On my table is the beautiful carved owl he made for me - one of three, as he made one for Mum and Annie too. He was the best Dad anyone could wish for and a great role model in how to live our lives and how to treat others. He holds very special place in our hearts.

AND lastly here are my ten twiddle mitts ready to go to a new home.
If anyone wants one, let me know. Otherwise they will go to somewhere local.
What do you call a host of twiddle mitts?
A twoddle? A twizzle?
I have had fun trimming them up with chunky hand stitches etc.
Never a dull moment when there is a twiddle muff to trim!

Have a fab week all you WOYWWers.

x Jo

Wednesday, 29 March 2017


Better late than never in joining my WOYWW friends around the globe.

My weeks seem to get ever more hectic but I am not complaining - it's fun and I enjoy every minute.
This week has been taken up with more picture and pendant mounting for Tilly Tea Dance.
My table has a beautiful little wet felted piece sitting patiently on my machine waiting for Tilly to work on it with free machining to create a background piece for her pictures.

She has also rounded up some of her pendants ready for a quick sale on Etsy.
If you want to see more of her work click here..  Tilly Tea Dance on Etsy 

My day has been spent having fun with Ben - his latest phrase is .. "First things first, nanny!"
He is like blotting paper and soaks up everything that is said to him, so I guess, when he has wanted to do something, I have said just that to him!
Here he is debating potato planting with Grandad...

 Well that's it for this week.
Thanks to all who visited and left lovely comments last week - I am sorry if I didn't manage to get to see your desk. I will try harder this week.

Have a great week.

x Jo

Wednesday, 22 March 2017


This week I have been mostly painting little frames with chalk paint for Tilly Tea Dance, mounting little sheepy pics for same clever artist or looking after Ben - for same clever artist!!
AND in my spare time I have relaxed by knitting a few more twiddle mitts and a little pair of pink ballet leg warmers,  going to a charity concert at Theatre Severn (lots of brilliant local dancers and singers) and dining out for a Sunday lunch.

So really the only thing to share with my WOYWW friends  is the knitty lovliness in my half finished twiddle mitts.

OR alternatively you can peruse all the crafty stuff filling my table and waiting to be organised and put away in cupboards - enjoy!!

I don't know where the weeks go - I missed last weeks WOYWW completely.
Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 8 March 2017


Just a quickie for all those WOYWW crafters who love a bit of textile work!

I managed to create a lovely little duvet cover using the patchwork pieces and some of the bedroom curtain fabric. I am not really a quilter and do find difficulty in keeping my seams straight and matched up.
I think it looks OK and I am sure its recipient will love it, which is all that matters.

It's another busy week for me so I am dashing to supermarket shop and then get down to cleaning my kitchen floor - I opened a wine box last night and the spout squirted red wine all over the place!! Yuk! Luckily it hasn't stained but it is still a bit sticky so I need to get the mop and bucket out!

Have a great week.
Thanks for calling by.

x Jo