Wednesday, 18 May 2016


Here is my work table in all its glory today!

We have been busy getting ready for an event that Maxine is taking her "Tilly Tea Dance" delights to.
Consequently we have a piling system in place!!
It will be all neat and tidy, ready for when she arrives later this morning but at the moment it's a mess!
Of course, I don't help by dumping my Twiddle muffs on the end of the table.
So - enjoy the snoop - you might spot half mounted daisy pictures and lovely woolly wet felted background pieces draped over my machine. The rest is just a jumble of left over bits and bobs that all need to find a home to get tidied away into.

Just a query for you clever card and paper crafters - Do you know how I can get hold of some large die cut labels - approx 15cm x 8cm with a fancy scalloped top with hole punched for ribbon thread etc?
Maxine is displaying her brooches on them and we will probably need to restock.

That's it for this week.
Don't forget our ATC swap next week. I have ours all ready to post but will also put  Twiglet* on Mr Linky next week so that I can pass one to the next person who signs in after me.

Have a great week and thanks for calling by.

x Jo

Wednesday, 11 May 2016


WOYWW 7th anniversary ATC swap.
I know we only need to make one ATC to pass on to the person with a* after their name on Mr Linky BUT...
Annie and I love to swap with anyone who wants to swap with us, so we usually make about 20 or so.
I already have a dozen or so folks who have asked to swap so don't forget to leave a comment, if you haven't already done so, telling me you want to swap with me. Annie and I will be posting ours out together and we are happy for you to return yours to either of us and we will pass them on.

OK - so what have I got to show and tell this week...
A little cardi and "new baby" card for my friend's new grandaughter...

AND you might see a picture like this on Tilly Tea Dance's blog. Here are just some of her beautiful pictures on my dining table, ready to load into the car for delivery! I have been helping her to get her work mounted and framed. I love the little ones in tiny box frames don't you?

Well that's it for this week.
Thanks for calling by.
Don't forget to let me know if you want to swap ATCs.
x Jo

Wednesday, 4 May 2016


Good morning - happy WOYWW!

Not much action on my desk this week!
Having said I wouldn't make any more Twiddlemuffs - here is one more!
I met one of the organisers in a local wool shop (Ewe and Ply in Shrewsbury) and she said they really do need lots more so, I scraped up enough wool to make one or two this week. The latest is a cheery red one - it has a lovely big poppy on it but I seeem to have chopped it off my photo!
The other bits and bobs are from Tilly Tea Dance who has been working on her needle felting and embroidery in the craft room and preparing a few more pictures for mounting.

AND - these are the beautiful flowers from an earlier post - don't they look pretty in that little jug now that they have opened out!

Well that's it I am afraid - I have nanny duties this morning and its a glorious sunny day so I am sure much fun will be had by all!

Have a good week. Thanks for calling by and leaving kind comments.
Don't forget to tell me if you would like to swap ATCs.

x Jo

Wednesday, 27 April 2016


I am a bit slow at posting my WOYWW today.
I have a happy crafter here, busy wet felting some background pieces, and I am having fun keeping Ben busy!
So just a couple of things to share with you...

Firstly, another peek at my ATCs for the WOYWW 7 swap. I have made about 20 so, it will be first come first served, if anyone would like to swap with me. I think Annie and I will be posting a few out together as usual so, if you would like one, leave a comment  and I will do my best. We always love to send our little ATCs around the globe and it's lovely to hear from our blogging buddies in return.

These are the latest Twiddle muffs that I have finished. My friend gave me a bag of chunky wool and I managed to make all of these with it. I think I have made about 30 now. I think that will be enough at the moment as I have a few other jobs I want to do instead.

Here is my latest little Katie Morag sock doll. I sent her to replace a lost one so it was good to help out someone in need!
That's all for now folks - thanks for calling by and for all your lovely comments.

have fun...

x Jo

Friday, 22 April 2016

Friday smile

Well now, what a lovely, unexpected gift this is!
I love surprises don't you?
I did a little crafty job for a friend and today this arrived.
It's a beautiful, little Emma Bridgewater vase with the prettiest frilly, palest pink tulips and creamy hyacinths.
AND a box of chocs too!
Thanks lots to the thoughtful lady who sent them.

So, this is what made me smile today and I am sure, as the flowers open, they will keep me smiling into next week.
If you want to join in with Annie's Friday smiles, then pop over to her "A Stitch in time" blog and see what everyone else is smiling about today.
Have a lovely weekend.
x Jo