Wednesday, 10 October 2018


I am writing this on the most glorious October afternoon - and the forecast is for an even better day for WOYWWednesday!

I thought I would take a quick snap of my messy table today as it will all be tidied up ready for Tilly to work on for WOYWWednesday.


Here you are folks...

My cosy sweater that I have just finished for Ben.

The little sheepy pics that I have framed for the Tilly Tea Dance exhibition in Wem.

AND the mountain of woolly rovings sorted ready for Tilly's taster session with a local WI group. They will be making little needle felted pansy brooches.

So that's my table for this week.

Now, maybe Julia has more information to share with you about next year's celebration crop - or as Jan has named it CROPTEN. It should be a great get together. So keep your eye on her Stamping Ground blog for more details!!

Thanks for calling by and for your lovely comments.

Have a great week all.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 3 October 2018


Good morning to all my blogger friends - WOYWW or others. Thank you for popping in to see what I have been up to.

Maybe you will remember that Annie put a picture on her blog last week,  of me sorting through some lovely fabric samples Margaret sent us.

We challenged each other to come up with a few different items.
I did manage a little afternoon crafting one day last week and this is what I came up with.

It's an A5 journal cover...…

I have lots more little pieces so I need to get my head round a few other items - I bet Annie has been busy and probably has made loads of lovely things - you know what she is like!!!

This is the latest bagful of twiddlers for the local hospital.

And here are some of my Chocolate orange Christmas pud covers - all ready to donate to the charity that Graham does voluntary work for. They made a useful amount of money by selling             them last year.

The tiny, beady stars are Christmas decorations made and given to me by one of my oldest buddies. We called to see her in Ruthin yesterday and she showed me lots of amazing crafty items that she had been busy with. She is a quilter so had a beautiful baby quilt and a fab tweedy quilt which looked so cosy. Pity I didn't think to take photos!!

So that's what has kept me out of mischief recently.

I hope you are all well and keeping cosy in this chilly weather.

Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 26 September 2018


Well here we are - back to my role as Tilly Tea Dance supporter!

We had a busy day yesterday mounting work ready for shops and an exhibition.

The items at the back are samples that Max made for her workshops.
In the front are the Tilly Tea Dance Fibre Packs that she sells to folk who want a small quantity of colour coordinated rovings, yarn etc

So this morning I will be shopping with Ben and Maxine and then we will be back here for Nanny duties (- ha ha - that means fun and games on the lawn if the weather is good - Ben, Nanny and Grandad playing cricket as that is the new sporting attraction!)

Maxine will be wet felting so I might snap her in action and post a picture later.

It was Ben's birthday over the weekend - this is the cake that I made.

He is a Go-Jetters fan (CBeebies). The little cake at the back was a gluten free one for his other nanny - we hope she didn't mind having Grandmaster Glitch and a Grimbot on the top! AND, yes, I noticed one of his little characters had fallen over - a cocktail stick up his back soon put him right!!!!

That's it for this week.

xxx Jo

Wednesday, 19 September 2018


My playmates are on holiday so I have had a busy week catching up with friends and crafting.

Here are my latest offerings....

Birthday cards for the youngsters in my family.
I like making little fabric collages.
The bottom one is for the kick boxer in the family.

AND yesterday we had an outing to Biddulph Gardens in Staffordshire.
It was a great place to walk around - beautifully set out with wonderfully landscaped areas. We went to "China" and "Egypt" .

Then we noticed this giant stone creature....
He was peeping over the top of a high wall and was about 4 ft wide!
I wouldn't want to meet him on a dark night!

Well it's short and sweet today - I have a birthday party to prepare for so, I will be baking cakes today.

Have a good week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 12 September 2018


Well folks - here I am bright and early today!!

My little playmate is away so I am filling my time catching up with buddies and being creative while I can get in my sewing room - Yahoo!!! Above is the little bag I made to put his birthday gifts in. He can fill it with his toys etc and hang it in his bedroom. Then when he is at uni I will make him use it for his dirty linen- lol!!!

Talking of catching up with buddies.....

We had a wonderful weekend with over a dozen of our WOYWW friends (and a some of their lovely men) at Llandudno. It was the first crop that I have been to and it certainly didn't disappoint. We spent the day chatting, with a little bit of crafting and tucking into a delicious lunch and munching on yummy cakes through the day. Thanks to Margaret and Jan for all the organisation - the day went like clockwork!

Here are the crafty bits and bobs, ATCs etc that I came home with...

 On the left is a little parcel from Oz from the WOYWWer who had travelled the furthest - Shaz from Oz!!! We spent a delightful hour needle felting together - what a special little friend she is too.

Included in the photo is a little bear complete with poem from Annie, a beautiful handmade specs case from Jan, some raffle prizes AND lots of lovely ATC swaps.

Below are some of the little ATCs that I made to swap. Lots of little friends - all shapes and sizes - all giggling and ready for action - yes that was us on Saturday!!

Well that's it for this week.
There are lots of photos of the crop around the blogs so make sure you check us out!!

See you next time.

xx Jo