Wednesday, 15 June 2022



Good morning all.

Do you remember the beige boucle yarn that I showed you last week?

Well, here it is hanging out to dry.

I used a variety of acid dyes to get shades of greens and purply pinks as requested by Tilly.

She was really pleased with the end results and I think they will work well in her wet felting and for use on her workshops.

The other thing I want to share is this..

Years ago I was given lots of polyester flags. I have cut the logos off and now I am left with yards of thin fabric and have no idea what it can be used for.

If anyone has any clever ideas I would be grateful. It seems a shame just to scrap it but I really can't think of any purpose for it. What do you think?

Well that's me for this week.

I hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather with more to come I think.

This week I am watching the tennis at Queen's (only on tv not the real thing!)

Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 8 June 2022



Good morning all!

The last little ATC and card to arrive came from Susan in Australia. Thanks lots Susan - they are perfect and all so beautifully finished. 

Yesterday I was sorting out the wool boucle yarn ready to dye for Tilly Tea Dance. She has been very busy wet felting fibres to create background pieces for her pictures. If you are on Facebook you will be able to see some of her little videos here.

We bought this boring beige as a job lot at the Wonderwool event in Builth Wells before all the lockdowns. It will look much, much nicer when I have dyed it in a variety of greens. Max chops it up to use as foreground herbage in her pictures.

My latest twiddlers have been simple ones with lots of textures and shades.

These take a lot less thinking and planning time and are easy to do - just not quite as much fun for me but I am sure they will come in useful up at the hospital.

So that's it for this week.

I hope you enjoyed your Jubilee celebrations. It was lovely to watch all the events over the weekend but I think Paddington and Her Majesty stole the show!

xx Jo 

Wednesday, 1 June 2022


Good morning all.
Just a little bit of twiddle mitt fun to share with you today.
Shrewsbury hosts a wonderful Flower Show in August so I thought an appropriate twiddler would be in order. (Front and back here)

The other twiddler is an" Under the sea" one.

I hope the jelly fish isn't too scary - I just thought its wispy texture might be fun.

Last but not least..

My lovely ATCs from Sylvia,

Our Queen of Snoop, Julia. Robyn and Tracy.
Thanks lots to everyone. They are a fab depiction of our "Connection".

I think I will buy a little cork board like Jan, to display them all. They deserve pride of place in my sewing room.

That's it for this WOYWW.

Have a happy Platinum Jubilee.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 25 May 2022



Good morning all!
Just look at this lovely little work of art.
I know anyone who swapped ATCs with us received a print of this, but, Annie gave lucky old me the original! I love it and will be framing it to hang in my sewing room. She is such a talented, crafty person.

Below are the ATCs we have received so far....

Always such different ideas and clever ways to present the theme of "Connection".

I know Annie has one or two more so I will show and tell those next week when she has shared them with me. Thanks to everyone who swapped with us - we love to see them and I will display them in my sewing room.

Below is my "garden" themed twiddler.
I just hope the beetroot and carrots don't look to temptingly realistic!

That's it for this week - except for these lovely pictures of the gardens at Dudmaston Hall NT....

We had a glorious day there last week.

Let's hope we get a little more of that sunshine this week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

WOYWW 13th anniversary!

 Who would have thought that we would still be sharing our work desks with bloggers around the globe 13 years on! WOYWW, organised and maintained by Julia at "Stamping Ground", has kept us all together, sharing our desks and crafty activity, all that time. We have made wonderful friendships and supported each other over the years. A big thank you to Julia and Jan for keeping us all going. It means a lot.

So, today I am sharing one of my little ATCs. The rest of them will be winging their way to you if you have said you wanted to swap. I have most addresses but if Ali and Susan still want to swap please email me your addresses and Annie and I will join up and send you our ATCs.

My sunflower celebration cake has a tiny Ukraine flag included on it to show our global support and connection. Maxine has a Ukrainian friend and it has been very hard for them to cope with all that has been happening.

AND finally....( I can never add that to the end of my blog without remembering our lovely friend Shaz. So, on our 13th anniversary, I felt I needed to add it and include her in our thoughts and celebrations.)

My crafty activity for this week...

This is the back and the front of my latest seaside twiddler.

I needed a short lighthouse to fit in the space and thankfully LLJ had a lovely photo of her local one on her blog!

Best wishes to all on our Blogiversary!

xx Jo