Wednesday, 30 March 2016


Happy Wednesday all!
I have to take my car into the garage this morning so I am quickly posting a few pics to share with my WOYWW buddies (and anyone else who pops in to see what is keeping me out of mischief this week!)

I finished off my little chick/chicken finger bobs for Ben and then hid them ready for him to find them when he called yesterday. He kept two here and took two home to play with.

In my crafting time, when I have my sewing room to myself, I have been busy with a little project that is nearly finished but I will be sharing it a bit later in the year! Or maybe just a taster pic for you....

At other times Tilly Tea Dance has been beetling away on my table making and mounting more of her gorgeous dumfling pics. Apparently the shops that she has placed them in, are rapidly selling out!

Of course with the dumfing (needle felting) comes the need to restock our rovings.
Just look at this heap of fluffy gorgeousness that I ordered from Sara's Textures.

Sara is brilliant - she created just what we wanted by dyeing or blending yarn specially for us.
It is a blend of wool and silk and will dumf most beautifully I am sure.

And lastly here are my latest Twiddlemuffs - all finished and ready to go to Shrewsbury hospital.

Well that's all I have time for. I hope you enjoyed a peek at all my crafty bits and bobs!

I hope I can get round a few desks this week for a good snoop.
Meanwhile, thanks for calling.
See you soon.

x Jo

Wednesday, 23 March 2016


Another week - another WOYWW!
Not a great deal on my desk to show.
I have been busy with a little project but I am not sharing it just yet.

So, as I had lots of left over yellow fleece from my little lion hoodie, I decided a few Easter chick finger puppets would go down well with Ben and his buddies.
I have sketched a few ideas for chicks, hens and bunnies. As you can tell, I am talented at drawing!!!!

I bet you can guess who has also been busy working on my table this week - yes Tilly Tea Dance of course.
She has been busy replacing some of her stock as she has most of the rest out in shops and galleries at the moment. There are a couple of her litle dumflings on show on my table. She spent most of yesterday wet felting in my kitchen - all good fun.

That's it for today.
I am nipping up to Annie's to see if I can help her get the house straight ready for her visitors - she has had such a lot to do over the last few weeks.

Have a great week everyone and thanks for calling by.

x Jo

Friday, 18 March 2016

Friday smile

Good morning all.
A splash of colour to start the weekend for you!
My beautiful hyacinths that Ben gave me for Mother's day are now opening out
and and the perfume is wonderful! 
I thought I would share them with you.

This was the view of sunset from my lounge window.
Stunning isn't it.

That's it - just a quick but colourful Friday smile for you.
Have a great weekend.

x Jo

Wednesday, 16 March 2016


 Just a quick WOYWW update for today.
Above are the little re-cycled frames that I have finished for Maxine's next Tilly Tea Dance needle felting workshop.
They look fab and I am sure they will be just what little needle felted dumflings need to set them off nicely!

AND below is my little lion!
He has to wear yellow for his little "do" on Friday morning so we bought a piece of yellow fleece and this is what happened to it!
I am not sure what he is thinking - something on the lines of... " last year I was the Easter bunny and then a monster and now this! What next Grandma?!"

So just a quickie today - I am visiting relatives later so got to rush.
Have a great week.
Thanks for calling by.

x Jo

Friday, 11 March 2016

Friday smile

This is the little embroidered picture that Maxine made for my Mother's day card.
It makes me smile every time that I look at it.
It is beautifully sewn and made with love and shows so much talent and creativity.
That's my girl!

I hope it makes you all smile too and I am sending it with a big hug and positive vibes to all who need them.

x Jo

Wednesday, 2 March 2016


Another week - another WOYWWednesday!
It's a vile, wet and wintry day here so, to cheer us all up I am exposing myself to you all.
Yes, of course.... my untidy work table, strewn with bits of this and that.
I almost burst into verse Pam Ayres style -

Oh I wish I'd looked after me room
And spotted the dangers that loom
All the scraps and the bits
That get on my t. .table
Oh I wish I'd looked after me room

Mmm maybe not - I can foresee a few difficulties with my rhyming there!!

Well as you can see there are bits and bobs all over the table.
A half finished twiddle mitt.
An Action man knitted football outfit,
A Tilly Tea Dance sheepy pic waiting to be framed.
Lots of dyed woolly bits.
And other scraps and general stuff.
My next job will be to tidy it up as I am sure my little helper and  Tilly Tea Dance will be back to finish mounting her pics ready for her workshop on Saturday!

So I will leave you with a snap of my latest twiddle mitt -I nearly had to prise it from Annie last night as she really took a fancy to it!!!
Have a great week.
Thanks for calling by.

x Jo