Wednesday, 19 January 2022



Just a couple of rainbow twiddlers on the go, to share with you today!

I found some nice bright chunky yarn on offer and of course I couldn't resist adding a bit to my rather large stash.

I think they look bright and appealing. I have added a few colourful, fancy buttons to both and also a few crocheted twiddly bits too.

I now need to spend time on a little bit of admin for Tilly Tea Dance's Saturday workshop.

I may be gone for some time...

Have a good week all.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

WOYWW -bigger and better!

 Just a little update on the Amaryllis from last week.

All nine blooms on the 2 stems have now opened up and it is just the most stunning plant I think I have had. I know it won't last long but it is so beautiful and a delight to greet me as I enter my kitchen each time.

When I was teaching, my little ones used to love painting them and I am tempted to dip a brush in a pot of red paint and give it a go! Maybe I will have a go with Ben when he is here over the weekend.

My craft room remains unused at the moment but that's because in spare moments I have continued with my knitting challenge - to date - 3 hoodies, a little cardi and I have almost finished a little lace edged jumper.

So, as you see, never a dull moment.

I hope you are all well and able to make the most of life in these weird times.

Maybe later in the year I can email you all and say "Party in Shrewsbury - bring your own booze!"

Meanwhile, stay safe and well.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 5 January 2022



I just wanted to share this beauty with you all this week.

Ben planted the Amaryllis with me a few weeks ago and of course it took off like a rocket growing over a cm a day. Each time he came we measured it and made a graph to mark it's amazing progress.

This week the two big buds burst into bloom. The first one has 5 flowers and the second one has 4 slightly smaller ones. It stands proudly at about 55cms!

Isn't nature wonderful.

With all the misery around I just love how this cheery, bright red bloom brings such pleasure.

No crafty activity this week although I have nearly finished 2 more hoodies and Tilly and I cleared her exhibition so, hopefully, she will get a little post Christmas boost to her funds.

I hope you are managing to avoid the bug and the snow. It's colder here today but at least we had stunning sunshine and blue skies as we drove past the Stretton Hills yesterday.

Have a good week all.

x Jo

Wednesday, 29 December 2021

WOYWW Happy New Year!


Good morning all!

Another late posting - I don't know where the time goes.

I had a couple of lovely days with Ben here for a sleepover and then all of them for tea last night.

It was great to have them here (we are all testing every 2 days just to be sure we are negative) and we all enjoyed a yummy roast with loads of veg followed by home made bilberry cheesecake.

My only crafting this week has been knitting. 

No twiddlers I am afraid, as I have been making little hoodies for a friend's little girl. 

I've made lots of these over the years as they are cosy and comfy as a pull on. I don't know if the tinies actually use the pocket on the front but it's a nice feature and I bet the older ones love having somewhere to pop there tiny toys and favourite bits and bobs (as long as Mum takes then out before popping in the washer!).

Well that's it - short but sweet.

Happy New Year to you all and maybe we can meet up later in 2022 when this virus clears off!!!

xx Jo

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Happy Christmas! WOYWW


Happy Christmas everyone - I hope you all have a lovely time and can be with the ones you love.

This is Maxine's little felted Christmas card - so typical of her Tilly Tea Dance tiny sheepy landscapes but with a bright shiny star above in the purple sky. I love it.

Below are a couple of tree fairies that I made a for a friend's granddaughters. 
They are bout 3 inches tall - cute!

And then of course it wouldn't be Twiglet's blog if I didn't share my latest twiddlers.
I thought two Shrewsbury Town Football Club ones might make nice gifts amongst the twelve that I dropped at the hospital this week.

So, that's me for this week.

All the very best to everyone who drops in to see what I have been up to this week.
Thanks for all the WOYWW fun and friendship. Long may it last.
Stay well and stay safe.

Happy Christmas!
xx Jo