Wednesday, 24 September 2014


Just a little something to show and tell today!!
Ben was born on Monday morning in the early hours.
He is totally gorgeous but then as a new granny I am bound to say that.
Maxine is doing well and so proud of herself of course.
Isn't new life just wonderful.

Nothing on my desk today and I doubt that I will be crafting much this week!

Have a great week everyone - I won't promise that I will visit all your WOYWW desks today but hopefully will get round a few.

x Jo

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Saturday smile - nosey neighbours!

I just had to smile at this lot this morning.
I think they wanted to know what I was having for breakfast!!
They lined up and peered over my fence.

There is always something in the field to amuse me - pheasants, magpies - 18 at one time!, rabbits, squirrels, jays and now cows. Country living!

Join in with more smiles over on Annie's blog "A stitch in time"

Have a good weekend
x Jo

Wednesday, 17 September 2014


Just a quick post today as I am dashing to spend time with my "mother to be" daughter.
Not long to go now, so I am keeping her company on the odd days when she has no other activities planned.
She is really well and all ready for the arrival! Hope it's not too long now.

So my table is a bit bare really.
I have been sorting out and passing on a few craft mags.

I also found a little dolly which I might give a certain little girl for her upcoming 3rd birthday - although that means I will have to make a little boy doll for her brother!

I have been busy knitting with the cream wool but can't show you what I have made just yet!

Have a good week - I hope you are enjoying the lovely sunny Autumn days.

x Jo

Friday, 12 September 2014

Friday smile

Good morning all.
Just something that made me smile and hopefully made my five little great nieces and nephews smile when they received it!
Two lovely jars of homemade blackberry and apple jelly (I know the label says jam but I didn't notice till they were stuck on the jars!)

Enjoy the sunshine if you still have some and pop over to Annie's blog - A stitch in time if you want a few more smiles!

Have a great weekend.
x Jo

Wednesday, 10 September 2014


 Good morning all!
The sun is pouring through my window and the birds are singing as I type.
I love these bright Autumn days don't you?
My desk is covered with little frames that I have collected for Maxine.
We will use chalk paint and soft wax to "up-cycle" them and then use them to frame our little embroidered dumflings! (See here if you don't know what this means).
I was given two huge boxes of frames to add to my already huge pile so I was forced to have a good sort out and took some to the charity shop. A girl can have too many frames!!!

My latest sewing/crafting activity is below.
I was given a little chair which needed a facelift.
I delved into my fabric stash and found this piece of silky curtaining.
Once I had painted and waxed the legs( - the chair's not mine!) - I recovered the the seat and made a fitted back piece, stapling it all in place.
Not a bad renovation but it did take me all day to plan, cut, sew and staple!

Well that's it for today.
Have a great week and don't forget to show us what you have been up to by revealing all on WOYWW.

x Jo

Friday, 5 September 2014

Friday smile

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Just a little bit of late Summer colour!
I took my camera for a walk around my garden today to show you the last bit of colour before the frosts come and it all goes.
I love the yellow daisies - they flower all summer long.
Pop over to Annie's blog if you want to see more Friday smiles!
Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014


Good morning all.
What a lovely start to September we are having.

I had a fun day out with Maxine yesterday visiting the little Shropshire town of Shifnal.
It has some lovely little shops and I found the Flower Fairy book in a charity shop.
I thought I might create some little collages using the book and poems for inspiration.
The green yarns are for our needle felted pictures. They will be useful for the backgrounds to Maxine's little embroidered pictures.
I found the fabrics at our local car boot sale - not sure why I "needed" them but they will come in handy I am sure.
A girl can never have enough fabric!

Annie will be writing her own blog this week, now that she is back online so I will let her tell you how she is settling in to her new "life".

Have a good week and hopefully I will get round to a few more WOYWW desks now that my computer has settled down.
x Jo