Wednesday, 11 September 2019


Tilly is busy wet felting in my kitchen today.
I love her fluff creations - gorgeous colours and textures all laid out ready to felt.

I have been sorting pictures ready to photograph for her website and Etsy shops.
She is also hoping she might get a cancellation table at Shropshire Leisure Christmas craft fair so will need lots more stock if she manages that!

My little job this morning was using some left over bunting flags to make a quick string to hang across the front of a little outdoor playhouse for my friend's Granddaughters. I think they will love this pinky bunting don't you?

Short and sweet today. I thought life might be quieter now Ben is at school but I seem to get busier!!

Thanks for calling by.
Have a good week.
xx Jo

Wednesday, 4 September 2019


Well, according to Max, Ben went off to school looking smart and feeling happy!
So that's another milestone passed successfully.
I hope he is just as happy next week when he will be there all day, 5 days a week!

I guess once Max gets her routines sorted out we will be back to a few Tilly Tea Dance crafting/organising sessions.
I will look forward to that - this week I am catching up on the necessary jobs - cleaning windows, sorting and dusting. ( Don't worry - this urge doesn't last long!)

I had a really busy week last week.
I took down Tilly's exhibition and got all the left overs sorted and ready for their new homes.
She did really well and had some lovely feedback from folk so it was well worth the effort.

I did manage to finish off a little twiddle mitt.

And, a kind friend gave me all these little items to trim up some more twiddle mitts so I will get going again now that the weather is a bit cooler for knitting!

Have a great week.
Thanks for calling by and leaving lovely comments too.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 28 August 2019


Yes, back to school time for Nanny!

This week I have been busy with all sorts of necessary little jobs like shortening trousers and making 2 bags for Ben. The left hand one is made from a T shirt collected by Max after doing a 10K run. Quite appropriate little logo for his PE bag I thought.
The other bag is for his out door wear for forest school etc.

All good fun!

I am late posting today - I just seem to be a bit busy.
I spent most of yesterday taking down the Tilly Tea Dance exhibition and sorting all the pictures etc into the right places ready for their next purpose. I am sure she will be pleased at the result when she returns from her hols.

So, short and sweet today.
It's cooler and raining at the moment so I will catch up with a few jobs before meeting up with friends in Ruthin tomorrow.

Have a good week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 21 August 2019


How can this be possible....

I have jars and jars of buttons - thousands, I am sure.
AND yet, I only need 4 that would either match or look good together on this 6 month size chunky jacket that I have just finished.

Guess what.....

I am going to have to buy 4 more to complete my task!
It's not a problem but ridiculous all the same.
I was hoping to find a blue, red, yellow and green to match the flecks in the wool or 4 matching denim blue ones.

So, that's what's on my table today.
Now I will visit my WOYWW friends and see what's on theirs.

Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 14 August 2019


Well … not exactly my desk but I know Shaz in Oz will be so glad to see my post this week!

This little package arrived in the post today... check out the post date...23rd May!!
I think maybe it's flown by it's own power from Australia as it has taken two and a half months to arrive.
So, better late than never Shaz. I will be forwarding them on this week. Your little card is gorgeous and the message inside so very thoughtful. Thanks lots.

Apologies for not managing to show my desk last week - time flew by and I had a very busy week helping Tilly with mounting and finishing.
This week will be much the same so I have written this post today, Monday, ready for Wednesday - I hope that makes sense!

Thanks for calling by.

See you at your desks later.

xx Jo