Friday, 12 September 2014

Friday smile

Good morning all.
Just something that made me smile and hopefully made my five little great nieces and nephews smile when they received it!
Two lovely jars of homemade blackberry and apple jelly (I know the label says jam but I didn't notice till they were stuck on the jars!)

Enjoy the sunshine if you still have some and pop over to Annie's blog - A stitch in time if you want a few more smiles!

Have a great weekend.
x Jo

Wednesday, 10 September 2014


 Good morning all!
The sun is pouring through my window and the birds are singing as I type.
I love these bright Autumn days don't you?
My desk is covered with little frames that I have collected for Maxine.
We will use chalk paint and soft wax to "up-cycle" them and then use them to frame our little embroidered dumflings! (See here if you don't know what this means).
I was given two huge boxes of frames to add to my already huge pile so I was forced to have a good sort out and took some to the charity shop. A girl can have too many frames!!!

My latest sewing/crafting activity is below.
I was given a little chair which needed a facelift.
I delved into my fabric stash and found this piece of silky curtaining.
Once I had painted and waxed the legs( - the chair's not mine!) - I recovered the the seat and made a fitted back piece, stapling it all in place.
Not a bad renovation but it did take me all day to plan, cut, sew and staple!

Well that's it for today.
Have a great week and don't forget to show us what you have been up to by revealing all on WOYWW.

x Jo

Friday, 5 September 2014

Friday smile

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Just a little bit of late Summer colour!
I took my camera for a walk around my garden today to show you the last bit of colour before the frosts come and it all goes.
I love the yellow daisies - they flower all summer long.
Pop over to Annie's blog if you want to see more Friday smiles!
Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014


Good morning all.
What a lovely start to September we are having.

I had a fun day out with Maxine yesterday visiting the little Shropshire town of Shifnal.
It has some lovely little shops and I found the Flower Fairy book in a charity shop.
I thought I might create some little collages using the book and poems for inspiration.
The green yarns are for our needle felted pictures. They will be useful for the backgrounds to Maxine's little embroidered pictures.
I found the fabrics at our local car boot sale - not sure why I "needed" them but they will come in handy I am sure.
A girl can never have enough fabric!

Annie will be writing her own blog this week, now that she is back online so I will let her tell you how she is settling in to her new "life".

Have a good week and hopefully I will get round to a few more WOYWW desks now that my computer has settled down.
x Jo

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

WOYWW - dumfling delight!

 My table is covered with dumfling delights this week!
I have done a bit of sewing but nothing I can show just yet.

My friend is coming over tomorrow to choose a picture from Maxine's latest dumflings.
So, I set them all out nicely on my sewing table.
Don't they look pretty?
I am sure she will find something to suit.
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Now a quick update on that much younger sister of mine - Annie aka Wipso!
She says to thank you all for your lovely messages and that she is settling nicely into her new home. I think she is enjoying sorting and putting things in order but still has a long way to go.
She is so happy just to have moved at long last and is finding life in a bungalow much easier.
As yet, they don't have broadband so she is missing being able to contact friends/family etc but hopefully it won't be too long.
Well, that's it for this week.
If the sun shines today, I am going blackberry picking and having friends to lunch.
Have a good week all.