Wednesday, 27 July 2016


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..

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


Annie said...

It's good to hear you've some time to craft and create....looking toward to seeing the results. I'm heading into my sewing room too so we may well be creating different places though lol
Annie x

sue jones said...

I love felting - I have a bag of stuff somewhere - You Fushia looks stunning. Have a fab week. soojay 13

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a really lovely article about the Twiddlemuffs! Well done you on doing such sterling work, it's good to see your efforts being appreciated like that :-D
And blimey, look at that fuchsia!! How fantastic to see it doing so well with all those buds - you've obviously got the pot plant green fingers :-)
Hugs LLJ 3 xxx

Anne said...

Glad you have time to craft. The fuchsia is stunning. Well done re the twiddlemuffs. Anne x #16

lisa said...

It rained overnight here too but the sun is out now so I'm hoping for some time outside later, fingers crossed. We haven't had much rain here at all lately, the garden is so dry. Your Fuchsia is beautiful. I love to have things in the garden that remind me of people and places.
Have a good week.
hugs Lisax #22

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super pics, love the fuschia. I have fuschia buses that belonged to my nan. When she died we had to clear her bunglalow and it seemed wrong to leave her plants so my mum dug them up and replanted them in my garden. They've all taken and bloom each year which is a lovely reminder to me of my nan. Take care Zo xx 27

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Jo, I do love that fuchsia. I have a few in my garden, they are one of my favourites in the garden. So many varieties, all with stunning colours. Look forward to seeing the felting pics. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #24 xxx

Felicia Aaron said...

Jo, you go on with it! I love seeing what's on your desk and about your twiddlemuffs! Your felting is fabulous as well! I have a new found love for felting as Max really got me excited about it all with her amazing creativity! That fuschia is GORGEOUS! I wish I had that in my yard, and....that it looked that good! Just beautiful! Have a blessed Wednesday and rest of the week! Felicia #37

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh my goodness...I adore fuscias! I am not familiar with Tom Thumb though. My mother always had a fuscia hanging basket every year in a shady corner somewhere, and now I always have one too. Thanks for visiting! Sandy Leigh #32

Sue said...

Hi Jo, My dad had loads of fuschias. They always remind me of ballerinas in their tutus:)

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You didn't leave your number (17), but I managed to track you down:)

Sue #9

Helen said...

Loved the article about the twiddlemuffs, no wonder you keep going! The fuschia is beautiful too! Helen #1

LisaDV said...

Your Tom Thumb fushcia is so beautiful. I always love your twiddlemuffs, that was a nice article too. Blessings, LisaDV #35

Angela Radford said...

Hi Jo, lovely fushcia. It started raining here this morning and then it stopped after about 30 mins. and it's been fine and warm since. Wishing you a happy woyww, Angela 14

dmgarafalo said...

love your fuscia. hugs donna #40

Diana Taylor said...

I love the little fuschia embroideries - they are beautiful and look so good on the darker background. I also love the colours of the new twiddlemuff - and what a lovely article, you have done a fab job and it's great you are getting the credit you deserve.
Hope you have lovely week,
Diana #20 x

StampedbyChris said...

The fuschia is really beautiful and I like the twiddlemuff. Haven't had rain here in days. Please send some!

Neet said...

Gorgeous bush, my latest one has not seemed to take as the other one did.
I would think just a sniff of this summer weather would be enough for wet felting Jo. I am a bit fed up of the rain now.
Hugs & Thanks for the earlier visit - Neet 5 xx

Lisca Meijer said...

What a gorgeous fuchsia! A beauty!
Thanks for visiting me,