Wednesday, 17 August 2016

WOYWW

Well who stole last week then?? It doesn't seem five minutes since I was posting myWOYWW post a week ago - Must be a sign of old age creeping up on me.

I seem to have had a busy time but not much crafting.
I blame the Olympics - watching it - not taking part -lol!

I treated Ben to a doll and a pushchair this week - he loves it - he's called Tom.
I thought a nappy and matching bib would be useful so spent a while making these two.
Note how girl centred dollies are - why don't they show a boy holding the bottle for dolly??


I have managed another Twiddlemuff and Annie delivered four to the local nursing home for me so hopefully they will be put to good use.

I have also been helping Tilly get together her latest shop stock.
This week she is working as "artist in residence" for a day at Acton Scott museum so that will be fun.

So, that's it for this week.

Thanks for calling by.
Have a great week.
x Jo

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

WOYWW

Well - at last, a bit of crafty activity from the Twiglet work desk!!

 

 Firstly, my wool rovings and yarns all laid out ready for wet felting.
I haven't done any wet felting for ages so it's fun to have a dabble and just for a change I raided Tilly's stash of gorgeous yarns and rovings!

Below are the dollies' clothes mentioned last week. Apparently they were well received by Ben's little friend. Her mummy is expecting a new baby so she is dolly mad at the moment and spent ages changing dolly's nappy! I think I shall be making a few more of them for other birthdays coming up in the next few weeks.

These are the latest twiddlemuffs...
Some are going to a local residential home, so I am sure they will be well loved and twiddled.

Today, I will be hosting Maxine and Ben. She is so thrilled with the response to her "Tilly Tea Dance" creativity but with success comes more hard work, so she will be dumfing and stitching while I play diggers and dumpers!

Have a great week everyone and thanks for calling by.

x Jo

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

WOYWW

Well it's been another busy week here.
I even managed a bit of time at my sewing machine making a set of dolls clothes for one of Ben's little friends. I made a top, skirt, cardi and nappy BUT forgot to take a photo! I might ask Tilly Tea Dance to post one on her blog as she now has the outfit.
I have also been helping my friend gather the fabric and bits and bobs to make a quilt for her newest grandaughter. She did an amazing job and sent me a photo today of the finished item. What a labour of love....



My twiddlemuff knitting is still ongoing and I used up some oddments to make 3 more for the local hospital.

Meanwhile, Tilly has been using my desks for more crafty creations. She is busy organising more workshops and creating beautiful little pictures and brooches for local shops. AND I have had fun keeping Ben busy - we had his cousins to play today and, once he got used to them, he really enjoyed sharing his toys with them!

So that's it for this week.
Have a great week and enjoy your crafting.

x Jo

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

WOYWW

Good morning all!

It's a bit overcast and gloomy here but still quite warm.
It rained overnight so it's a bit too damp for outdoor play this morning - maybe that means I can potter quietly and craftily indoors!! I fancy doing a little bit of wet felting using some new natural pre-felt. (I might update this later if I manage to finish any)



My table has lots to snoop around for you today. Just bits and bobs that keep appearing as I tidy drawers and cupboards. AND my latest unfinished twiddlemuff - yes I know I said I would give it a rest but Karen at the hospital was so pleased with my donation of footie twiddlemuffs, and the rest, that I thought I might make a few more when a find time.

Here is the link to the media release about the footie ones..
 http://www.sath.nhs.uk/media/news_archive/2016-07-July/160725-STFCTwiddlemuffs.aspx



And lastly - just look at this little beauty...

It is the Tom Thumb fuschia that LLJ brought for me last year.
It is packed with tiny blooms and looks a real picture! Thanks Jan - a perfect specimen - and so is the fuschia!

Well thats it for today - it's now pouring down so I shall finish baking my bread buns and get felting!
Have a good week. Thanks for visiting and for your lovely comments.
Join us all blog hopping around the globe over with at Julia's Stamping Ground - so good to see you back there Julia!!

xx Jo

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

WOYWW

What do you post on WOYWW when you have had a busy week doing all sorts of things and yet nothing has happened on my workdesk??
It's unusual for a week to pass without just a little bit of crafty activity!
I am blaming my happy days spent with Ben, my DD who raids my craft stash and then makes the most lovely things with it all, and the hot weather!
So my table has a few bits and bobs waiting for attention.


I will be happy to get back in there on a dull day when I have the urge to create.

Meanwhile, I am playing diggers and dumpers on my pebble patch, blowing bubbles and throwing the ball high up into the apple tree and listening to the laughter as it rattles back down to the little boy at the bottom.
I am baking buns and making nice lunches and family teas. I am whizzing round the housework like a demented house elf,  cleaning in the minimum time and making the iron fly over any piles of ironing that come my way!

Now a trip to Ikea calls so I will see you later when the day has cooled off and I am ready to chill for an hour or two.
Hope you are keeping cool but enjoying the lovely weather.
So, I am popping over and say welcome back to Juila and also say a big thank you to Jan for looking after us so well over the last few weeks. Join us in our mad blog hop over at Julia's Stamping Ground.

x Jo