Wednesday, 29 June 2016


 Just a few jolly pictures to brighten a rather gloomy day!

Firstly the lovely ATCs I have received over the last week or so...
I love the way they are all so different and each one a tiny work of art.
Thanks lots to our WOYWW friends from around the globe.. Cardarian, Sharon K, Lisa D. Laura and Elizabeth. They really are beautiful and I now need to make a little book to keep them in.

 Here are two little pals who have been having a snoop around my untidy work table today!
We are calling them Izzy and Ben because they are a little gift for Ben's bestie Izzy.
Ben has a set that like to hide in the pockets on my red cushions and he loves them.
(I think he would quite like these two as well so I will have to put them up out of sight!)
Oh - and of course, all credit must go to Flutterby Patch - the creator of the little knitted dolly pattern.

AND lastly, my Shrewsbury Town Footie Club Twiddle muffs.
(So glad I didn't knit England ones - oops!)
They are all ready to go to the hospital along with the final bunch of about 20 normal ones.
Now I need to find something else to keep me busy - a little dumfing maybe?

That's it for this week.
I am sending a special hug to Julia and a big thank you for writing such an amazing blog yesterday. We are with you all the way and willing you back to good health blog buddy!!

Thanks for calling by.

x Jo

Wednesday, 22 June 2016


My work table is looking a bit dejected today.
I have been painting frames for Maxine's "needle-felted garden" workshops.
Each little frame is painted and waxed and has a little piece of linen, all ready for attaching a little finished "dumfling" to.
The rest of the bits and bobs are left overs from other activities. Do you like the printed cards? They are prints of Maxine's finished needle felted pictures. She has about 6 different ones and they make a colourful display on her table at craft fairs etc.
The cash box looks impressive doesn't it!! Unfortunately it's empty - just a handy place to keep a float for workshops etc.
Now here is what I have really been spending odd hours on.....

My addiction!

AND now that it has moved into the realms of themed twiddle muffs.....

On the left is one finished one and the other muffs are ready to sew together and trim up!

The wool was supposed to be for the footie muffs but I just couldn't resist the gorgeous colour in that random ball - so I guess I will still be knitting muffs tfor a few more weeks yet!! All in a good cause.
(Just in case you don't know what they are.... they go to the local hospital for use with patients with dementia/Alzeimers).

AND the owl...
Well Ben loves him and loves the little chair that he can climb onto so I often go in the lounge and find them both sitting together on my chair!!

Well that's it for this week.
Join in with our WOYWW fun over at Lunch Lady Jan's blog.
Here's hoping that Julia is recovering well and able to check out a few of our desks and make sure we are all behaving ourselves! Best wishes Julia, if you are having a sneaky peek at my desk today!!

x Jo

Wednesday, 15 June 2016


Another week another WOYWW! Pop over to Lunch Lady Jan and join in if you like sharing your craft fun with others.

It's been a wet week and of course there has been footie to watch so I have had a little bit of time for crafty activity.
Shrewsbury Town Football club donated a few items for me to use to trim my Twiddlemuffs.
I added a few bits and bobs that I thought would make the muffs more interesting to a footie fan.
Here is what I came up with.....

Then I chopped up a pair of old denims and added these to a different one - a zip, buttons and a little pocket on the back.

I have had lovely emails from the hospital so I will be knitting a couple more footie muffs and then taking a whole boxful for them next week. I will try and take a photo before they go!

AND here are the last couple of ATCs - some lovely work with velvet from Diana - Velvetmoth and a beautiful little ATC from Lynne Mizera in Canada. We have had such lovely little works of art sent to us - many of them coming across oceans to reach us! Thanks lots both.

So that's it for this week.
Sending all our love and best wishes to Julia and the hope that she is feeling a bit better each day.

Have a great week everyone.
Thanks for calling by.

x Jo

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

WOYWW friendship

A happy WOYWW everyone!

Today I am posting the ATCs which have arrived so far in response to our anniversary swapathon!

They are all so different and individual.
It's great to see what everyone does and, as a non-papercrafter, I am always in awe of the creativity and mix of skills involved.
So, a big thank you to Angela, Neet, Shaz -silverwolf, Jan, Sandra de, Wipso, Annie, Nikki, Debbie, Sylvia and Chris.

At the top is my little Queen of WOYWW pincushion that I made to celebrate our first anniversary in honour of our favourite Queen of Snoop, Julia.  We are so glad you are home and on the mend Julia - our love and best wishes and a huge hug to you from all of us.

Have a good week everyone!

x Jo

Wednesday, 1 June 2016


I am quickly writing the text for this post on Tuesday 31st May.
I am waiting for Ben to come to play and thought I would do this little task while I wait.

Firstly, I know we are all thinking of Julia and we can only imagine what her life has been like for the last few months. So, our very best wishes go out to Julia, her family and  friends. Here's hoping all goes well and she can make a speedy recovery. I know she will be in the thoughts and prayers of a lot of folk this week.

I took my crafty activity out onto my patio table for a photo in the sunshine.
Don't they all look bright and beautiful - a dozen twiddle muffs waiting to be delivered to Shrewsbury hospital. I have lost count of how many I have made but think it must be about 40 now. I was going to stop but I am afraid I am addicted - totally hooked! If anyone knows a cure - let me know, or better still send me some more chunky wool oddments to feed my habit!!!

Now I have to thank all you lovely folk who have sent ATCs to Annie and me.
I will take photos next week when Annie has seen them all as I think there is still a bit of passing over to be done. It has been fun creating our mini works of art and sending them round the globe. It brings home to us just how important our little online crafty group has become. Again, all due to a fun lady who could see the value of like minds joining together, around the globe, for a bit of harmless fun! God Bless her!
Ok - so if you want to join in the fun, you need to pop over to Lunch Lady Jan's Fabric Frenzy. She is making a great job of looking after Mr Linky! Thanks Jan.

Have a great week.

x Jo