Wednesday, 5 December 2018


Good morning all!
I'm back - not that I have been anywhere - just absent from WOYWW and busy with "work".

The craft fairs etc with Tilly Tea Dance last week went really well. It was lovely to hear all the positive feedback from her workshops and to see folks smile as they walked towards her Tilly Tea Dance stall. Click here to see what we were up to. Tilly Tea Dance at the craft fair

My latest crafty activities have been little dressing up outfits for friends and family.
Ben needed a Woody outfit for a Disney themed birthday party....

He already has the jeans and yellow checked shirt so I think these will just finish off his outfit nicely!

 My friend's granddaughter wanted a witchy cape and a Red Riding Hood cloak.

All I would say is.... don't ever ask me to sew slippery crushed velvet again. A simple job became a nightmare! It looks Ok and I am sure they will love it. Cheap isn't always the best choice - it was probably intended as drape/display fabric. OR my sewing skills have been seriously lacking in the velvet department!

So, that's it for this week.
Today is a fun day with Ben day so I will try and check out your desks later in the week.
I bet you are all busy with C cards - I really must plan mine - I have bought the stamps - lol.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 14 November 2018


It's all go on the Twiglet work table this week.
Today it's set up for brooch finishing.
Tilly will arrive with a bagful of beautiful brooch fronts and I will be adding little brooch pins to the back and packaging them ready for the Salop Leisure Christmas Craft Fair on Nov 24th and 25th.

If any of you are near enough to pop in, we would love to see you.

Below is the latest knittie for Ben. I showed it to him and he put it on straight away and said "Can I take it home Nanny?"  Success then!!

Hope life is treating you all well.

Have a great week.
xx Jo

Wednesday, 7 November 2018


Good morning all.
The magic porridge pot that is my wool bag has suddenly been replenished!
I can't resist a bargain - the random wool was on sale and it's perfect for my twiddle mitts, so, I stocked up ready for when I have a dull moment and feel the need to twiddle.
Also, Annie sent me a link to the stork/flamingo pattern. I thought they were cute so may give it a go.

I just wish I had snapped a picture of my desk last Friday.

Max needed a costume for a 90s party so she came here, armed with a bag of fabric.
It was a delight to see her set to  and create a wonderful skirt with flouncy net edging and big glitzy bow. She used an old skirt as a pattern - sketched what she wanted and the using her fabric - and my stash and machine, created the perfect outfit to wear with my favourite 90s shoes!

Of course, I had fun looking after Ben and just popped in now and then to give -  technical advice.

It's lovely to see how she works - don't know where she gets it from- !

We had a chuckle  because she said "That's the dress I drew when I was 9 - remember when I said I wanted to be a dress designer and we made up a company called "Sprint and Sparkle".
Maybe that's where Tilly Tea Dance will go next!

Have a great week all.
I will be round to check out my WOYWW buddies desks later.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 31 October 2018


Happy WOYWW everyone!

Just a quick snap of my desk today....

Lots of Tilly jobs going on - picture framing and brooch and pendant bagging!

Do you like my new little friend?
Ben loves the Clangers and he noticed that they were made by knitting last week so, he asked Nanny if she could make one.
Well, you know I like to rise to a challenge so I downloaded the pattern from the BBC and made a Tiny Clanger. - I did use DK yarn so he came out slightly larger - I think I should have made his "suit" a bit bigger too as it barely covers all possible!! (You know - I think it's a nursing phrase...wash down as far as possible - wash up as far as possible - then wash possible!)

So that's it today.
I have loads to do for Tilly so must rush.

Finally, I must apologise for not visiting many desks last week - my cough and cold came back and I felt miserable all weekend. Hopefully it has gone now - it's certainly much better. There seems to be lots of nasty bugs about at the moment.

Have a good week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 24 October 2018


Happy WOYWW to all who pop in to see what I have been up to this week.

I actually managed a few hours playtime in my sewing room on Monday afternoon!
You will remember that Margaret sent us some Laura Ashley samples fabrics for Annie and I to play with.
Well we had a little challenge to see what we could each come up with.
I made the book cover which I posted here.
Then, on Monday, I made these.....

Some little needle cases and a couple of notebook toppers.

And below...

Some little lavender sachets.

It was fun being creative with just tiny pieces of fabric and also delving into my stash for bits and bobs to trim them with.

I am sure they will find a new home somewhere!

The rest of my week will be busy as I will be helping Tilly to get ready for craft fairs and an exhibition.

I hope you are all well and enjoying the sparkly Autumn days we have had recently. It sounds like it might be a bit chilly by the end of the week. Keep cosy all!!

xx Jo