Wednesday, 1 July 2015


All change!

I decided to move my craft table away from the window - Partly to make more room for extra crafters (You know who you are!!) and also, at this time of year it is almost too bright in front of the window and we suffer from glare as we craft on a sunny afternoon.
So this was me yesterday....

I was sorting out some ideas for needle felting (dumfing) and had a few of my books out looking for inspiration.

And this is me today....

Table turned through 90% and a little bit tidier!
On the end is a little hoodie that I have just finished knitting.
Ben has lots of little girl friends who will soon need 1st birthday presents. All the mums seem to like hand knitties, so I have been busy.

Lastly, as I sorted out all my bits and bobs, I found my lovely ATCs waiting for a book to keep them in.
This lovely ATC and clever little envelopes came from Robyn (Rainbowweaves blog). It was at my old house waiting for me. I love all the stamps from around the globe - so appropriate for a WOYWW swap!

Thanks Robyn.

That's it for this week.
Have a great week but take care in the heat wave.
I hope our blog buddie Julia has enjoyed her hols - pop over and join our blog hop on her Stamping Ground blog spot!

x Jo

Friday, 26 June 2015

Friday smile

I have just finished a little set of dumfling cards for a friend's birthday gift....

They made me smile so I hope they do the same for you too!

If you want more smiles and even a giggle or two then pop over to Annie's "A stitch in time" blog.

Have a great weekend.
x Jo

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


 Here is my tidiest bit of my work table!
Just a few bits and bobs left over from Maxine's crafty activity yesterday.
She is making a beautiful quiet book for Ben so I have him for a couple of hours "playtime" while she beetles away on my table. She will probably get round to doing a WOYWW one day!!!

Below you can see Ben enjoying the colour book I made for him last week. (See posts below)
He loves all the pages and studies each bit intently - I think his favourite of the moment was the ladybird hiding under a flap.

Hope you are all well and enjoying this gorgeous weather.
We had a little visitor this week but I am sure they will be posting pics and telling you all about it.

Have a great week.
x Jo

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Happy dinosaur smiles!

My finished "rainbow colours" book for Ben.
It's bright and cheery and certainly made me smile.
It took ages to complete so definitely a labour of love!
Here are the inside pages complete with little pockets and flaps to explore.

I hope he likes it .
I certainly enjoyed making it.

Have a great weekend all and if you want a few more smiles hop over to Annie's "A stitch in time" blog.

x Jo

Wednesday, 17 June 2015


Another week - another Wednesday when we all get together to show our work desks to all and sundry!

I have had a lovely week of crafty activity.
I finished the Hungry caterpillar tray cover for Ben's high chair. It looks Ok and he loves his "puff" caterpillar that I made for him.(I took a photo to show you but it's on my phone and I can't download it at the moment - will try next time.)
I had a mad half hour and made a peg bag - see post below.

Then Maxine and I saw decided a colour themed quiet book would be fun.
So I made 6 colour pages with patchwork and collage.
I think Ben will enjoy lifting the flaps and tucking the little toys in the corner pockets.

And last but not least thanks to Sylvia, Sandra de and Robyn O. for these fab ATCs.
We have received so many beauties this year!

That's it for this week.
See you next week.
x Jo