Wednesday, 13 November 2019


Good morning all!
Welcome to my WOYWW  for today.

I have been busy adding tiny crystal beads to some snowdrop pictures for Tilly.
It's about the closest I get to working on the actual piece of artwork. 
Mostly I just get to mount and frame them, so I am very honoured to be able to add just a few tiny little crystals that twinkle in the "snow".

Note the reading glasses - I don't actually need them for reading but do need them when threading a beading needle and to find the holes in these tiny beads!

Apologies for not visiting many desks last week. We had a few days in Yorkshire to catch up with old friends. Luckily we missed the floods but met up with lots of snow in North Shropshire on our way back. 

Today I will be helping Tilly get ready for her workshop and packing stuff to take to a Craft Fair in a few weeks. 

I hope you are all keeping cosy and well.

Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 6 November 2019


Do you know this man?
Annie's birthday treat was a trip to the theatre to hear Gruffydd Wyn sing.
We had a fab night and, as it was a charity do, we bought raffle tickets.
I won a basket with a bottle of red and a bottle of white wine.

On my way out - my dear Brother in law met the said singer and offered to give him a bottle of my wine!! We had a good giggle and I was snapped handing over a bottle of Tanner's best white to Gruff - he certainly deserved it - a lovely voice and a great evening of music - including the lovely Libby Gliksman who also sang so beautifully.
Message to self - don't let BIL near my raffle prizes!!

Here's my desk today.
Just a few snowmen covers for chocolate oranges. They will be going off to charity soon.
I have a few more fairies to knit in the next few weeks. They too will be winging their way around the town for charity.

So that's it for this week.

Another busy week ahead.
Have fun!

xx Jo

Wednesday, 30 October 2019


A very quick post this week..... this little flock of fairies is all ready to set off on their journey to North Wales.
I packed a boxful of crafty bits and bobs for an outreach group who have a Christmas Fair up there.
I am sure someone will love a little fairy in a box.

I am still knitting them so there will be a few more out and about quite soon!

It's school half term here so I have lots of Halloween fun and games to play this week.
Yesterday we decorated Ben's tent with spooky fabric so that it was nice and dark inside.
Today we will be making pumpkin bunting and dancing ghosties!

Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 23 October 2019


Last week I was informed that I was making a "mummy" costume ready for Ben for a Halloween party!
So, out came the old T shirts and a bag of sheeting remnants.
I used his PJs as a pattern and cut out a top and trousers.
I stitched strips of sheeting across all pieces, before making up the garment.
Then I added a hood and some extra bits and bobs to make it look well worn.

The result was one very happy little boy who wore the outfit for the entire evening.

This week I am making little gift pouches from card for the tiny fairies.
You will know that card/papercraft is not really my thing but I was quite pleased with the result.

I think his little friends will love having a fairy in a packet don't you?

That's it for this week.

See you around the WOYWW desks later.

xx  Jo

Wednesday, 16 October 2019


My little fairies are all dressed up and ready to go!

I gave them all a little pair of bead shoes. I thought some might be used as Christmas tree decorations and the extra weight will help them to hang nicely.

I will let Ben choose which ones he wants for his little friends.
If any are left over I will sell them and donate the pennies to Children in Need.


This is the result of my hard work yesterday.
Max wanted some yarns dyeing so that she could wet felt them into her landscapes.
She is keeping very busy with her Tilly Tea Dance workshops and also trying to get a collection together for a little art exhibition in Oswestry at the end of the month.

So I boiled up a green set and a warm wine set.
I like the results and they should be useful.
I can add some to the next round of Inspiration packs too - although having made 78 last week we might not need any more before Christmas!

Today, I think we will be felting together and then it will be fun time later when Ben comes for tea.

Have a great week and thanks for calling by - it's lovely to connect with so many crafty WOYWW friends around the globe.

xx Jo